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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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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Tidying and Emptying

Good Morning All
Thank you so much for joining me today, hope you are all well.

As I mentioned last week I have been clearing my scrap box so here is afew pics of cards made with it all.
There is  card here that a friend may recognise, as when I am given a homemade card I cannot throw it but I will recycle it if I can.
My, now nearly empty, scrap box.


Here are afew of the cards I made.






This one is  John Next Doors Daffodil stamp and one of his sentiment stamps.
I coloured this with Mica paints, but you cant see the shine on the pics.









The one below is the last bits of a Hunky Dory kit and my new Sue Wilson Butterfly dies.





The last bits from a Dufex decoupage sheet.



The next one is trying my masking  again with texture paste.
I love this technique.
The strip must have come from craft meeting as it is not one of mine.
Perfect Peony flower again.




I thought this one would make a good 'Good Luck' card.


And finally, the two below are the same, except one used Iced Snow and one Diamond Snow.
Again, one of Johns striplet stamps coloured with Mica paints.


Also, after watching You Tube I decided to try and organise my card and papers abit better.
so I went to the China store and bought some A4 storage stands.
I labelled them too.


They were stood as they are meant to be but as the shelf above did not allow me to get card out very easily from the toop, I decided to lay them on their backs.

And I bought plastic wallets for all the pieces that are smaller than A4 and inside the wallet I put an envelope to put all my die cut labels that I cut out all the time from odd pieces too.



So now I just have to swivel round on my chair and choose the correct coloured wallet, and slide it out, instead of having to stand up and pul the stand out to get the wallet or card out.

As I couldn't buy all the wallets in the correct colour to correspond to my card I used clear ones too.

xxxx
Wendy L

15 comments:

  1. Lovely to see such productive recycling Wendy. I have a bundle of Christmas cards that need the same attention.

    B x

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  2. what a fabulous selection hubby always buys cards for me that have things I can take off and use Ginny x
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  3. Morning Wendy, a couple of good ideas, firstly to have a bits box to enable you to re-use stuff, and secondly good storage systems......both of these things i must get around to doing.......one day LOL !!! Janice x
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  4. Beautiful cards Wendy. I really should take a leaf out of your book and do the same. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  5. Oh you have been busy!
    Empty scrap box, beautiful cards and all tidied up :-)

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  6. What a wonderful array of cards Wendy. I dont recognise any of the cards as being mine.
    What a great empty scrap box. Would you like me to pass some of mine over?
    Love the way youve tidied all your stash. So need a sort out in my craft room. I can hardly get in.
    Love Val x

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  7. Hi Wendy,great ideas for storage,and I would never have thought to have to a folder for the cut outs,and colour code them.The A4 storage stand,thanks for the inspiration.My husband did a big reorganisation of my crafty things,a few weeks ago,all into larg plastic boxes.The male mind does not work very for crafting lol and now I do not know where anything is.I have not made much in the line of cards etc.,for a long time,I was blind in my left eye,and reading was impossible,thus I could not comment on anyone's blog,I was strong enough to have the surgery done a few weeks ago,and I am over the moon,that it is a 100% successful,I am having the left eye done in March.
    Your cards are beautiful,John is doing so well in his new job,and life.
    How are you?? I would to see some photos of your grandchildren, E.Mail. Itaobok@gmail.com.
    I have to try and finger our how to use my blog again.
    Regards
    Ita.

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  8. Hi Wendy all your cards are gorgeous. Well done on getting to the bottom of your scrap box. I love your storage ideas. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  9. All your cards are absolutely brilliant.
    Love some of your ideas, I need to do a BIG tidy up here.
    Patricia x

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  10. Wow these are all gorgeous Wendy… would never guess that you've used scraps… I especially love the Good Luck card… very pretty colours! :-)
    The A4 Storage stands look good… I a still debating how to store my A4 card… but this looks like a good option.
    Hope you're having a good week
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

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  11. Brilliant cards Wendy, fantastic job with your scrap box, great storage idea too. keep all my card colour coded in A4 clear boxes.

    Pam x

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  12. Great cards from your scrap bits I do keep scraps of card in colours (well sort of!) but my box of die cuts seems to grow and grow - there never seems to be one in the right colour I really must sort my storage out

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  13. PS Do I see you've used the Pierced Flags dies on a couple - brilliant aren't they

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  14. Fabulous cards & amazing paper storage x

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  15. Hi Wendy
    My goodness, I thought I kept small bits lol! Great set of cards. I particularly love the good luck one. The background and stamp look fab.
    I need a tidy workspace too and keep my scraps in plastic wallets.
    Ang x

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