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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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Monday, 1 August 2016


Good Morning All

I have been making afew brads, or rather changing the look of them.
I used one on my post HERE last week.

I went to the China store and bought some large plain brads in gold and silver colour.
I dipped onto my Sticky Pad ready to emboss with glittery powder.

These are green ones and these turned out the best.

The bronze ones are using CE fine embossing powder
and the silver are using Stampin' Up powder.
They both went very smooth.

The ones on the far right are using glitter on Anitas Clear gloss.
I had fun making these and the green ones will be good for my Christmas cards.

It was this gorgeous girls Birthday yesterday, 4 years old.
She's on holiday with the family and she came out in Chicken pox the day they were leaving, hence the spotty face in the 2nd pic.

Obviously she was feeling well.

Much better getting these illnesses when they are young, I had chicken pox when my two were little, when they had it, and boy, was I ill.
I was laid up in bed for a week and had to have the Doctor out as I was in that much pain.
Thanks goodness my Mum was around to help with the boys.
I think they were about 3 and 5 years old.
We Skyped yesterday morning while she opened her presents which was lovely.

Wendy L


Jenny L said...

Hi Wendy,
Happy Birthay to the Birthday girl.
She is sure a little cutie.

Great idea the brads, and they look really fab, and glittery.
Thank you for sharing this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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

Brilliant idea with the brad have to try that love the family photos Ginny x
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sandy's crafty bits said...

wow loving your brads ... what a great idea ... the christmassy ones will look great on the cards ... love the picture of your lovely granddaughter shame she has chickenpox for the holidays ... but as you say it is better to get it over with early ... have a great week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Alison59 said...

What a happy birthday girl :-)
Love your brads :-)

Val Jones said...

Love the brads Wendy. Will have a go at these.

Hollie is such A pretty little girl. She looks so happy with her ice cream.
Love Valxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Pretty brads Wewndy and the red and green ones will be great for Christmas. The birthday girl looks toibe enjoying herself. My brother had chicken pox when he was 19 and he, too, was really ill. Much worse when you are an adult. Chris x

cuilliesocks said...

What a pretty little girl, I hope she managed to have a lovely birthday even with the chickenpox.
Love you pretty brads,Kate x

Lorraine said...

Lovely way to upgrade the brads, they look fab.
Lovely photos of a gorgeous girl
Lorraine x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Wendy this is a brilliant idea. I hope the little girl had a lovely birthday despite being ill. Take care. Hugs Jackie

pam said...

Great idea Wendy! looks like she is have a fabulous birthday, poorly or not.
Pam x

Desire Fourie said...

Wow what a fun way of jazzing up plain brads. Adore the cute little one too. Hope she is better.
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MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
What a great idea and genius to use the polystyrene to hold them.
Hollie looks so like you (not spotty obviously lol!) Where has 4 years gone? Ah, memories of scratching and looking like bride of Chuckie last May.......hate to think what I'll come down with next year lol!
Ang x

susiestacey said...

Lovely photos Wendy, hope the spots have all gone. The brads look fab x Susan x

susiestacey said...

Lovely photos Wendy, hope the spots have all gone. The brads look fab x Susan x


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