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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, 9 June 2015

Re-use Birthday cards

Good Morning All
Getting so hot here now, we have even discussed about moving the bed so that it is directly under the ceiling fan.  Yesterday was 30º at 11am, definitely pool time, I did have my first dip of the year last week.
I wanted to show you these two cards I have recycled from my gorgeous Birthday cards HERE that Lyn and Val gave to me.
When anyone gives me  a handmade card I cannot throw out so I have to rehash it into a card for the charities.

 This is the one Lyn gave me, so gorgeous.
She had printed a sentiment personal to me so I removed that and cut a X Cut doily to replace it with.  I think the die Lyn has used is a Tonic.  I found some peach coloured card in my stash, very similar in colour to what Lyn has used, to mount the doily on.  I re stuck the butterfly to act as the stopper for the easel and voila, a gorgeous card to raise some money for the charity !!!

This is one Val gave me, I just took the lacey top off and re-mounted onto white card and that was it.
Added a ribbon and pin, so beautiful.
I have two very talented friends.

Wendy L


Janice said...

Morning Wendy, a great idea to recycle your birthday cards. I tend to keep the best of my homemade cards, but recycle the rest. A bit overcast here in Kent this morning, although it has been sunny, we have a cold wind which makes it chilly in the shade. Enjoy your dip in the pool....I'm very envious. Janice xxx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Wendy, how clever to recycle.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Elaine said...

Brilliant idea Wendy to re cycle them xx

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

Fabulous card and great idea Ginny x

Alison59 said...

Great recycling :-)

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Wendy.
Sue xx

karenlotty said...

Great way of up-cycling I'll do it with shop bought given cards (not many of my friends have given me handmade ones and I keep those) but they're never as pretty as these

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Wendy what a fantastic idea to make the most of your handmade cards. They are gorgeous. Hugs Jackie

pam said...

These are beautiful Wendy, great idea to upcycle..
Pam x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
Two fab cards and a great idea to recycle/upcycle (never know what's the difference lol!)
I would live in the pool if I lived in Spain lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x


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