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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx

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Monday, 13 October 2014

On a Mission

Good Morning All
I have been on a mission this weekend, by that I mean I have been trying to use some of my stash, bits I dont particularly like, if you know what I mean.
I was given a load of stuff by John Next Door before he left for UK.  A lady had come into his shop and given him loads of boxes of stuff - Kanban kits, Create & Craft boxes etc etc.  As you know, I cannot throw anything away and as I make lots of cards for charities here, I am determined to use it all, even if it takes me years !!!! LOL.
I am NOT buying any more stuff other than essentials like glue, tape etc.
I took one pack of cards with me to craft club on Thursday so I thought I would carry on until all gone.  So I have been completing these this weekend and I will show these on my posts this week. 

 Today I wanted to show these cute boxes.






There are loads of tutorials on You Tube for milk carton boxes.  They stand about 14cm high and I have used all sorts of  stuff I have had for years. Small flowers bought on Ebay, large black one is one I made years ago using a die cut.  Scalloped squares were given to me before we moved here, in all different colours too, so I will be using these up.  A great way of using small bits of paper too.


I have decided to make 15 or 20 and give one to each member of the Slimming Club at Christmas, yet to decide what to put inside though.





They are big enough to put afew chocolates in so I will make one each for our Mums as they are coming to Benidorm with us for Christmas.  Although we dont normally buy gifts, as we will all be together on The Day, we have agreed to swap small gifts.











xxxxxxx
Wendy L

13 comments:

  1. Well done Wendy, I too have far too much stuff and still buy more LOL !!. I'm sure if all of us just used up what we had already got the craft companies would go out of business. Love the little boxes - but are you sure a little chocolate in each is good idea for your slimming club ladies ??? Have a lovely day - it's pouring down here in Kent today. Janice xx
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  2. Good Morning sweetie, Absolutely Fabulous in every way!! Hugs Pops x x x

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  3. Fab boxes............Oh and good luck with the stash diet ;-)

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  4. These are really sweet Wendy… love the colour combos and pretty decoration… will make lovely gifts at Christmas!
    Hope you have a good day!
    Big hugs
    Sue B xx

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  5. Hi Wendy
    Fab boxes. Love the orange one in particular.
    I already have what's known as SABLE. . . . . Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy lol!
    Can you send some Sun over please, its persisting down here and cold!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  6. These boxes are great. They will make a perfect gift for your slimming world friends x

    hugs sally x
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  7. Great way to use up that stash making these fab boxes.
    Hazel x

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  8. Lovely gift boxes-will have to be a bath bomb for your slimming group gifts!

    Michele.

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  9. Fabulous box`s Wendy, lovely colours and embellishments.
    pam

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  10. Love all the boxes Wendy especially the orange one-it's really striking.
    I love the way you use all your bits and bobs up. I should do the same myself as i have far too much stuff i never look at.
    What a horrible rainy day today.
    Love Val x

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