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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 a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Christmas Window

Good Morning All
Firstly I would like to welcome my new followers, I hope you enjoy what you see and I love to read what you have to say too.

As most of you know, I have been feeling down in the dumps abit lately, so, talking to John Next Door on Sunday, he suggested that sprucing my craft room up my help.  Well when I decide to do something, I want to do it NOW, or even yesterday.  So off I went on Monday to look for new shelving or cupboards, shop was shut for siesta so I went back last night and ordered what I NEEDED and it is being delivered this morning, I hope.  Two tall shelving units, so this means I need to do a total re-organisation, which I love.  I have been up since 7am and emptied room out, swept and mopped, so now waiting for the call to say they are on their way.  And the best bit is I am going to our local craft shop with Val (Spain) she doesn,t have a blog but we met through my blog and she only lives 10 minutes down the road.  So going to spend abit more money!!!!!

Two Christmas cards I made last week using a window idea.



        I just cut thin strips of the same card and stuck on the inside in a lattice pattern.  Kept the rest fairly simple.







 Used a Spellbinders square de lis  die for the window.




The sentiments are freebie from Netty HERE, she has lots of these on her blog that cover nearly every occasion.
 




A gorgeous Forever Friends picture for the inside stuck on embossed card.

CHALLENGES ------
Crafty Calender - Going on a Bear Hunt
Created With Love #CWLC 57 - Tic Tac Toe - Emboss, ribbon, brad    Made TOP 3








This is done the same way using a Docrafts decoupage, Daisy and Dandelion.




All my Christmas stuff is from at least, 1 year ago, most, 2 or 3 years ago.

Have a fun day, I know I will.

xxxxx
Wendy L

22 comments:

  1. beautiful cards,good luck on your new shelves and organizing, something I need to seriously do,lol !!!
    Paula

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  2. Hi Wendy. Love the window idea. Think I'll have to copy that. As you know I'm a sucker for cute so love both cards.

    We'll have to buy plenty of crafty goods later to fill up your new shelves!

    Love Val x

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  3. These are gorgeous Wendy, such fabulous designs and I love the cute images.
    I hope you have a fabulous time crafty shopping and filling up your new shelves.
    Sue xx

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  4. My previous comment got timed out. :( I love this card, Wendy. Love love love the window. Thanks for joining our Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Created With Love Challenges.

    ~~Chris

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  5. I always find a spruce up on the crafty front help the mojo Wendy.

    Liking the window effects here.


    B x

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  6. Two beautiful cards, Wendy. I hope you will post a pic of your newly organised craft room
    Rosie x

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  7. what a lovely cute card just love the image thanks for joining CWLC this week
    Rachel DT

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  8. Gorgeous Christmas cards Wendy. Enjoy sorting out your craft room and refilling those shelves.
    Lorraine x

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  9. Stunning cards Wendy, I love how you did the lattice window effect.
    Hope your units arrived and you are getting sorted
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  10. beautiful cards Wendy, love your see through windows .
    hope your craft room is sorted.
    pam

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  11. Oh I love the way you put the window in your cards. that is so inspirational. Going to have to try that one. Great cards both of them.
    Thanks for joining us in the fun at Created with love challenges.
    Linda K. DT

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  12. Hi Wendy
    Gorgeous cards. Love how you have done the apertures.
    Hope you're feeling better now. My room could do with a re-jig too. No room for more units sadly.
    Hope it all went well and you had a lovely time with Val.
    Ang x

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  13. What a fab card! love this technique! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Tic Tac Toe Challenge!
    DawnD

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  14. Very beautiful cards Wendy, I love them. Lucky you in getting to re-organise your crafty place. I have to re-organise but have no-where to put anything. Hugs, Jen x
    Krafty Keepsakes

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  15. What a great idea Wendy, Both are brilliant, I can see lots of Christmas scenes working for this.
    Have a great day and don't buy the shop out :O
    Hugs Mau xx

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  16. Wow , love all your cards!!!! So sorry to hear you are down in the dumps and hopefully reorganizing your craft room will help to turn things around ... keep your chin up, I am sure we have all been there...when I am there I stick to these words "This too shall pass" , it really helps , extra hugs today.

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  17. Hi Wendy hope you have fun re organising your craft room and your shopping trip with your friend xx
    Your cards are so lovely the window effect looks fantastic xx

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  18. WOW these are gorgeous Wendy!! I love the sweet bear images and fabulous designs! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
    Tammy x

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  19. Adorable card, love those windows card!! And that image is so cute!! Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenges this week, hugs Kate (DT)

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  20. What a clever idea with window card. It's fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.

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