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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 2 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx


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Saturday, 6 June 2015

Satin & Lace

Good Morning All
It is my turn to host the Challenge this week at Allsorts and I want to see Satin & Lace.

I made a box to hold some shop bought cards that I was given, some were too good to cut up so I thought I would make some open boxes.  Some I shall give to Linda from Animal Aid, to use as raffle prizes and some I shall take to a craft fair I am doing on 21st June in a nearby village.

I used good thick card from Lidl, paper from My Minds Eye, satin green ribbon and cream lace.  A couple of flowers made from the same paper with buttons for the centres.

I have put 20 cards in the box so someone will get a bargain.

When anyone gives me cards, either used or new, I always try to re-cycle them or I will cut the backs off if they are plain, and use  for embossing on my cards.  My regular followers know I cannot throw anything away.
When I do the craft fair I am taking some of my ols stash that I never use and will try to sell it off, just to get rid of it.
We have two sponsors this week
Marianne Designs

This prize from Marianne


Wendy L


Patricia said...

Great idea Wendy, box beautifully decorated.
Your right someone will get a "great" bargain
Patricia x

brenda said...

What a great idea Wendy, both practical and pretty.

Thanks for a great theme this week, really enjoyed it.

B x

Mervi said...

Beautiful boxes to keep cards tidy, I've made some too.
Thanks for the great theme. Happy weekend;-))m

Doreen said...

Love this fabulous box.xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
Fabulous box and beautifully decorated. Bet you could sell the boxes on their own too.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Alison59 said...

Lovely box :-)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous idea Ginny x

Janice said...

Afternoon Wendy, a simple idea but one that comes in very handy. It's good to recycle, and for good causes too. Enjoy your weekend. Janice xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Wendy,

A beautiful decorated box and one that comes in very handy.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sue B said...

Oh these are fab Wendy.. great design… so useful… and so pretty too! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Wendy this is a gorgeous it is a brilliant idea. Hugs Jackie

pam said...

Hi Wendy, Great idea to make those storage box`s.. lovely papers and lace detail.

susiestacey said...

Beautifully decorated box - makes a great gift. Lovely theme too Wendy x Susan x

Craftnut said...

Great Upcycle Wendy x


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