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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, 14 May 2013

Forever Friends 'Anything Goes' Midway reminder

Good Morning All
This is to remind you that the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge is half way through and for my DT card I chose a Bugaboo image called 'Butterfly' Tag.

I made a crochet butterfly and stuck it on a Cheery Lynn heart die cut.  To be honest alot of the other bits were on my desk just waiting to be used.  When I cut anything, I always cut two or three and I always keep the waste bits, which I have used here on the corners. 

Flutterby Wednesday # 239 - Open
Catch the Bug Challenge  - 3 Strikes

And here is my Forever Friends creation, I have tried to do something a little different.

 A base 6 x 6  white card folded at 6" then 7.5", 9" and 10.5.

I bought a brilliant Forever Friends pack when I was in the UK at Easter called 'New Arrival' ultimate Die cut pack and it had loads and loads of stuff in it - Diecuts, sentiments, papers and letters, so all the images and sentiments are from this pack.  I also bought a lovely pack of blue pearl embellishments including the stars.

Crochet hearts with a pearl centre.
Ribbon from stash and two heart shaped brads.

This is the side view showing how it stacks up and I glued a little stand on the back.

This is the back and biggest layer.  I use X Cut Large dies for the shape.

This is the second layer, I used different shades of blue card and inked the edges of the pale ones.

Finished card decorated with crochet hearts, ribbon, heart brads, heart button with twine tied through it and blue pearls and stars.

I hope you like my cards and they have given you a little inspiration to hop over and join in this months challenge.

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - New Arrival
Unstampabelles # 23 - Easel card
Hobbycutz # 6 - More than one fold
Clearly I stamp - Celebration

Bugaboo are our sponsors this month and the winner can choose 7 of their lovely images.

The Forever Friends favourite is sponsored by Di's Digis, but remember, to win this you have to use a Forever Friends image or product.

$10.00 voucher to  spend in their on-line store.

I hope you will join in the challenge, if you haven't already done so, and     HAVE FUN.                              
Wendy L


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

Both wonderful cards Ginny x

brenda said...

Two great cards Wendy and isn't it a good feeling to use up the bits and pieces.

B x

Christina said...

Lovely cards Wendy but I really thing the pink has to be my favorite xx

Donemark v said...

Both cards are fab love the Forever friend.

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, these are both fabulous love the colours too huggles Pops x x x

Janice said...

Love these cards and am most impressed with the crochet butterfly! Jx

Lorraine said...

Two fabulous cards Wendy. I think my favourite has to be the bears! They are so sweet and the design looks brilliant.
Lorraine x

Eileen Ng said...

The step card is really cute! I like the look of the bears peeking out from above!

Fandhmum said...

Hi Wendy,
Two beautiful cards, I like the use of your scraps on the first one - I'm not sure there is anything left on my desk I could use,
Rosie x

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are gorgeous Wendy. I love the designs and colours.
Sue xx

chillin with Quillin said...

there both beautiful, like the crochet butterfly and like that you use all your scraps, I dont like wasting eighter!!!

Kathy D. said...

Ohhhh, come check out Clearly iStamp....we have some exciting news and an ALL DAY CHALLENGE!! Hope you can play with us!
Kathy D.

Danni said...

Very nice! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

pam said...

brilliant cards Wendy, fabulous butterfly

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

what a great easel card and such lovely detailed layering! thanks for joining in our Easel card challenge at UnstampaBelles.

mulberry station said...

Your card is simply adorable. I love how is stacks. Thansk for joining us.
Nancy Guest Designer Clearly iStamp

Denise said...

What a creation! This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Hobbycutz this fortnight. Good Luck.....
Crafty Hugs

Merry said...

This is a wonderful Easel card...so many terrific layers. Thanks for joining in our Easel card challenge at Unstampabelles.

Kathy D. said...

Babies are sure thing to celebrate!! I love the layers of this card and how one bear is looking over the edge at the other bear. Just adorable!
Thanks for playing with us at Clearly iStamp Challenge - Celebrations! Hope to see you on the 24th when the next special challenge will be posted!
The CDS store was delayed from opening but try back tomorrow or Friday www.cdstamps.com
Thanks Again,
Kathy D.
Clearly Digi Stamps DT

Janet - aka stacky said...

Both your cards are beautiful Wendy I love the design of the Forever friends one xx

Kathyk said...

Both of your cards are delightful but I LOVE your stepper card, thank you so much for joining us in our fortnightly challenge at Hobbycutz


Mau xx said...

Gorgeous! I love it xx
Hugs Mau

Pumpy said...

I love your card. Love Pumpy

Joan Macdonald said...

Love both of these Wendy but the forever friends card is gorgeous

Joan x

sammi said...

Cute card. Great way to use up those little bits and pieces. Thanks for linking up with us this week! We appreciate you sharing your creativity with us in our “Three Strikes, You’re Out!” challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

Lisa Jane said...

awwww- just love the stepper baby card ... such cute teds and a great design
Thanks for joining us at LCI this month
Don't forget to leave a comment on the DT's post for the chance to win one of the new images
Lisa x

Barbara said...

The crocheted butterfly is amazing... but the new baby card is just stunning!

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card, love the design and the super cute Forever Friends image. Thank you for playing along with us at Hobbycutz this fortnight.
Hugz, Lorraine xx


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