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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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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Books

Good Morning All

John Next Door has set the new challenge for Sunday 24th, but it may be earlier as he has commitments, so keep watching.  I will show you what he has sent at the end of this post. A hint is 'books' this got me into what I have made here.
I saw these books on Youtube and I thought that it would be a great idea for storing my digis that I print off ready for colouring, and I can store them with a piece of paper reminding me which digis they are as  I always forget.





It is called an 'Envelope Book'





 You could add as many envelopes as you would like.  I used the front and back off a hardback novel.  John gets these from his work, as they throw old book aout that have not sold.   I covered it with Papermania Capsule papers and decorated it the Papermania flowers from the same collection.  I distressed the edges and made a fancy binding with me Spellbinders Edgabilities.
This is a view of the top showing how you stick the envelopes on a piece of card that has been scored and folded into 1cm mountain and valley folds.






I love it, and I am going to make some more to take to my 'DIL's for gifts when I go on my Hollie Days on Easter Sunday.
I have found out this week that I am going to be a Nanna again.  This time it is my son who lost his son in 2010.  He is settled with a new partner now and seems very happy, I am so pleased for him and I think he is ready for this now, it has obviously taken time and he has been through some very bad times.

Dont for get that my candy draw takes place on Sunday 24th March, this will give the winner time to get their address to me before I leave for the UK.

This is what John gave me for our challenge this week.    
Everything is blues/greys -  paper, card, ribbon, flowers, diecuts and strips of glittery card.

And an old novel. 

I have definately had to get my thinking cap on for this one.  I have completed one and thinking about the second one now.
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -------
LEJ Challenge # 48 - Add Flowers
Crafty Sentiments  - Flowers Galore
Really Reasonable Ribbon # 68 - Flowers and Ribbon
Tando Creative # March week 2 - Flowers
Sarah Hurley # 78 - Recycle

13 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Wendy. I love the design and gorgeous colours
Sue xx

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

Brilliant project Ginny x

pinky said...

I love your beautiful envelope book! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
Pinky

Lorraine said...

A brilliant project Wendy. I love teh design and colours.
Lorraine x

Fandhmum said...

Fabulous book Wendy and huge congrats on your lovely news

Rosie x

Sonia said...

What a terrific work my dearest friend^_^
Have a lovely day,
Sonia

seemacrafts said...

this is absolutely stunning hun well done LEJ Design team member

she3655 said...

Hi Wendy, What a fab idea, Oh you could use this for a multitude of things, it's great.. Thanks for joining in at LEJ Designs x

Bunny said...

This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments. And good luck.

Caz xx CSD DT

MaƂgorzata Chrobak said...

Fantastic idea:)

Claireliz said...

What a great idea, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
Cxx

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I LOVE this! The envelopes make great pages and I LOVE the color palette. Thanks for joining the Tando Challenge!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful project! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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