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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, 27 February 2014

Use Something Not Meant For Crafting

Good Morning All
It is time for a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz and the theme is to use something not meant for crafting.
Now I must admit, I have used quite afew things in the past not bought for crafting eg, material I have cut off the hems of curtains HERE and HERE.  There are afew obvious things like buttons cut off clothes, bows cut off underwear, Cereal boxes .................................

So I had to put my thinking cap on for something else.  I used some plastic fishing line and attached a fish charm.  I coloured the Dr. Digi image 'Fishing Andy' with Promarkers and mounted it on X Cut die cuts.

I tied a bit of the same fishing line through the holes in the homemade sentiment.

The easel is propped against some  Dufex decoupage.

And I found this fish bead and thought it would go quite well with the colours and the theme.

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Wendy L

Crafty Creations Challenge 257 - Keep It Simple
Inky Impressions 148 - So Charming
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Masculine
Crafty Bloggers Challenge - Boys
Card Making Mamas CMM 81 - Stack it Up


brenda said...

Great use of the non crafting items Wendy and love that image.

B x

Unknown said...

Love this card Wendy!! Your coloring is amazing! Plastic Fishing Line was a clever choice! We call it Kat Cut in Newfoundland, lol don't know why!! xxx

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

this is a fabulous card I love these images just right for the men in our lives Ginny x

Anonymous said...

Brilliant. Definitely fits the brief.
Love Val x

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Beautiful card Wendy and a great challenge, much harder than you would think lol! You came up trumps though, good luck.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Rita said...

What a fabulous card Wendy. I love your idea of the fishing line. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Patricia said...

Brilliant, what a fantastic card Wendy, love it
We use things not for crafting but when "asked" to do it we really have to think!!!

Patricia xx

DesignerDiva said...

This is so good Wendy! What a fabulous image and the fishing line is inspired!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous,fab image and papers.xx

Lorraine said...

A brilliant mans card Wendy and a fab way to attach your charm.
Lorraine x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
Clever call with the fishing theme and using the line. Got to do a card with a button in a couple of weeks and that's giving me sleepless nights hahaha!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Melanie said...

A fabulous card!


Darlene said...

What a great idea to use the fishing line! I'll keep in mind some of those other repurposable items you mentioned too! This card is such fun! Great job!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ONE FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Unknown said...

Awesome card, so much fun. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Inky Impressions, good luck. Suzanne DT

Vesi said...

Very fun card. It is sladark this angry old man. Thank you showed her in the challenge of Card Makin Mamas. Good Luck
Vesi - Dt CMM

Sabine said...

The little fisherman is so cute and very beautifully colored.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations,


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