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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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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Guest DT for Country View Challenge

Good Morning All
I am so pleased to have been asked to be a guest designer at Country View Challenge.  I won their June challenge, which was yummy, but I am so pleased to do a guest spot too.  As the theme is 'Quotations & Sayings'  I did have to have a think about this one.  Then I realised that the  time coincided with Hollies birthday (yesterday) and I wanted to make her a really special card as it was her 1st birthday,  so here it is.

 I made a rough template from paper for the shape and size, to tell you the truth, I had an envelope (about 11" x 5")  that I wanted to use as I have to post it to her.  Then I cut the shape of number 1 from a fairly lightweight white card, then cut a smaller '1' from pink card and glued on the front and just over the fold at the top.  I had to stick a plain piece of white card up the back of the card to make it stand up OK.

Then I looked on the internet for a quotation for Grand - daughter and found this one - author unknown (found here).   She is a gift to me after losing Lucas, and I cherish every moment I spend with her.

Then just went ahead and embellished to my hearts content !!!!

I used a Forever Friends decoupage bear holding his teddy bear.

Added ribbons, charms, butterflies, buttons with twine tied through, flowers and spare strip of gingham cloth.  Finally I dotted the scalloped oval with liquid pearls.

What do you think?  Do you think Hollie will like it?

Since found out that the flippin UK post has let me down again, she has not received it yet.  It is always her stuff that Royal Mail loses, anyway I emailed pics of it to her Mum and Dad.

                                                          Ain't she gorgeous?

  Really looking forward to my visit to UK in 4 days and I will see Hollie and her Mum & Dad the weekend after I arrive when they travel north to see me and rest of family.

                                          This one was taken yesterday after a tiring day at the Zoo with Mum and Dad for her birthday treat.

Wendy L

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Miradormakings said...

This is Stunning Wendy I am sure Hollie will treasure it. Beautiful Photo's too she is so sweet.

Joan x

Doreen said...

Beautiful,love the colours and fab details.xxx

Sue said...

Hollie really is a ray of sunshine, I can't help but smile when I see her photo.
Your card is stunning Wendy. Such a wonderful design with a beautiful sentiment.
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Wendy and I'm sure Hollie will love it, especially the bear, when it eventually shows up.
I bet you're counting down the days until Sunday.
Carry on with the packing but don't put too much in the case then you can bring lots of crafty goodies back home.
Love Val x

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

Beautiful card and gorgeous photo Ginny X

Ita said...

Hi Wendy Hollie is so cut,I would love to hug her.The card is fantastic,congrats on your D.T.

chillin with Quillin said...

lovely card and beautiful sentiment!!
Holly is so adorable !!!

Hazel said...

Wendy. A gorgeous cute card for a gorgeous cute little Hollie, she is beautiful enjoy your time with her and your family.

Hazel x

Claudia N. said...

Yes, she really is such a dear!!! Your card shows the love you have for her. A lovely make!

Thank you for joining us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Wendy and such a special design for a first birthday...a real keepsake too! :) Donna ♥ x

Wendy said...

Awww Hollie is adorable, do hope her card turns up, it's so gorgeous and very sweet.
Wendy xx

butterfly said...

What a lovely sentiment and such a cute card. Adorable photos of Hollie too - I'm sure she'll love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison x

pam said...

such a beautiful card Wendy, Hollie is adorable, beautiful photos

Patricia said...

Stunning card, love it all.
Beautiful Granddaughter,shes a real cutie. Enjoy every moment with her and your holiday.

Patricia xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
Was out all day so missed this yesterday.
Absolutely gorgeous card and I hope that Hollie gets to see the real thing. She is indeed a real cutie. x

Jennifer said...

This is an absolutely beautiful birthday card for Hollie, I am sure that she will treasure it and it is definately one to put away. She definately looks bigger in this picture and she is such a little cutie, she puts a smile on my face every time I see her. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Elaine’s Card Crafting said...

Beautiful first birthday keepsake for a beautiful little girl! Thanks for sharing with us for our first challenge at "Just For Fun!"

Elaine xx

Unknown said...

Wow i love this card thank you for joining in over at Just for fun Seema JFF DT

Rossella said...

gorgeous card and beautiful photos
Rosie x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card for a beautiful baby, Thank you for joining us at Just For Fun's 1st challenge and good luck
Hugs Susan xxx JFF Design team member

Kelly D said...

beautiful card for a wonderful baby
Thanks for joining us at Just For Fun for our first challenge.
Kelly - DT

Jenny Marples said...

A lovely card and what a beautiful grand daughter. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner, hugs Jenny x

Susan Renshaw said...

What a lovely card! Hope you enjoy your time with your lovely grand daughter! Thank you for joining us on Just for Fun!


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