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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 3 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017 and Arianna born 2019. 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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Friday, 7 September 2012


Good Afternoon all
Afew weeks ago, I was given a photo frame by John (Next door) and he challenged me to change it, make it different and he would do the same with one.  It measures about 8 x 8" and has a verse about Mum on it.

I stripped all the pink roses paper and verse off it and stuck some different pink paper on, cut the aperture out but I made a mess of it and had to think of a way to cover it, so I cut scalloped circle with Cuttlebug.  Then, literally, went to town on the pretty embellishments - Marianne Butterflies die (with Anita 3D glossy on) - Quilled flower - Organza Ribbon (from some card blanks I bought in The Works UK) - Corners (Papermania) - Gem and Buttons.

And of course , my gorgeous Grand Daughter Hollie Anais fast asleep in her moses basket.  So this now stands with pride of place on my coffee table in my craft room.
I will try to get a pic of Johns to show you the vast difference in our styles. And here it is---
Our styles are so different as you can see.
Wendy L

Deep Ocean # 33 - Things with Wings
Totally Papercraft # 133 - Butterflies Bows And Buttons
Charisma Cardz # 35- Seeing Double ( 2 butterflies)   I WON THIS ONE
Bearly  Mine # 51 - Anything but a card
Tuesday Alchemy  # 30- Anything Goes


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the design.xxx

brenda said...

You have done a great job of the frame Wendy and who wouldn't use it to showcase your beautiful granddaughter.

B x

Sandy Ang said...

this is so sweet !

Unknown said...

awwwwwwwwwwhhhh!!!! This project is adorable and so is Hollie!!!!!!! How nice to have a neighbour to motivate and inspire you, are we going to get to see his project?? Hey? Hey??

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Wendy and such a beautiful photo of Hollie too.


Teresa said...

Great job Wendy it looks beautiful. xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, I just totally love this creation, fabulous sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

pam said...

hi wendy, you have done a brilliant job, fabulous..pam

Janet - aka stacky said...

You did a great job of altering the frame it is so lovely and such a beautiful photo of Hollie Anais xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

this is an awesome memory!!!
thanks for joining us gals at Charisma!!!

Unknown said...

Love it looks lovely,And Hollie Anais looks so sweet.

Lorraine said...

This looks gorgeous! You've framed the photo perfectly.
Lorraine x

Bubbles said...

A great transformation!!! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz,
Joanne x

Miradormakings said...

This is gorgeous Wendy made even better by the lovely photo of Hollie

Joan x

Laura Bradley said...

Aww this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Bearly Mine! Laura x

Laney said...

Beautiful frame Wendy!! Like your neighbours too!! Thanks for joining us at BMC

marion82 said...

beautiful frame sweetie!!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

you can visit
for my free digis!!

Eileen Ng-Frumkin said...

Beautiful card, beautiful baby--perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

NGCARDS said...

Great creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Kim said...

love the effect on the frame! Thanks very much for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts. Kim x


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