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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, 15 March 2013


Hi All
John Next Door and I have started a little challenge just between us.  This is  the item that put the idea in his head.
He gave me a canvas frame that measured about 16" x 16", it had a sentiment about daughters on, and as I dont have a daughter I thought I would paint it.  I used my oil paints and they took ages to dry but I have finally finished it.  You can see Johns on the link above.

  Here is mine when I first painted it.                             You can see Johns finished frame here.
I did it in white first then decided I wanted it in black, abit of a change I know, but as I started painting it, I thought it looked good sort of stripey.
It is all flowers and butterflies.

I used loads of different dies - Spellbinders Bitty Blossom flowers, Spellbinders shapes, Marianne butterflies, Crealies leaves and Cheery Lynn corners and hearts.

Of course, it is all dedicated to Hollie.   It will hang in my newly decorated reading room upstairs (this is really what was the veranda of our bedroom and has been glassed in, I have moved the bookcases into it, hence 'reading room') which has accessories in purple and pinks.
Wendy L
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By the Cute & Girly - Favourite Things  My Grand daughter and butterflies and flowers
Craft Us Crazy # 39 - Anything But a Card


Rossella said...

Hi Wendy
I have been looking forward to seeing the creations from you and John. Yours is so lovely and I will pop next door now.
Rosie x

Lozzy said...

WOW Wendy your frame is beautiful. Gorgeous colours and die's you have used. Best of all is your gorgeous Hollie. Will pay John a visit 2 as a great idea.
Lozzy xx

John Lockwood said...

Love it wendy yours is so much brighter than mine will have see if I can get any more... X

Vee Cassidy said...

Fab work what a brilliant size you had to work on. Thank you for joining us at Happy Campers and good luck in the challenge. Vee xx

Dawn said...

Lovely frame. I love the effect you created with paints and your little Hollie looks just so precious.

Hugs, Dawn

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Wendy. Your photos of Hollie are adorable and so special. I love all the pretty detailing you have added
Sue xx

Karen said...

Hi Wendy, such a pretty frame, great for home decor and a lovely item for everyone to enjoy!
Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Anything But a Card challenge and I hope we see you again hugs Karen P Paper Crafting Journey Design Team (http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/)

Miradormakings said...

Fabulous prject Wendy and the photo's are gorgeous.

Joan x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous results, Wendy loved reading your post and your favourites are mine too! Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G, Carolxx

Anita said...

Hi Wendy
You made a beautiful canvas but for the challenge at Marianne Design you also have to use an image of MD. You only used Creatables and that is nog enough for our challenge.
Please read our rules again.
Sorry but we'll delete your card.


Atty Fatty said...

shooo cute lil baby :) very pretty flowers .



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