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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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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Card Date Book

Good Morning All
I was given a load of cards and three card date books by Linda from Animal Aid (A charity I support here).
The books have a slot for each month to put cards. and a place to write names etc.





This is the inside, showing some of the cards tucked in the slots.  I can't waste anything and it was a shame to cut these cards up,  so I thought someone might appreciate them in these books.  I do get given alot of used cards and I cut them up and use the backs or the plain bits to use for matting, or run them through the Cuttlbug with an embossing folder.

I forgot to take a picture of the front of the books but this is how I have decorated two of them and 
John next Door has taken the other one, so watch out on his blog in the future, to see what he does with his.





This is the first one, covered in this gorgeous embossed paper, velvet ribbon, Papermania flowers with button centres and a couple of Hobbycutz lasercuts.  I am on the DT for Hobbycutz and I love these lasercuts that Kobie makes, they are great embellishments.

CHALLENGES
Craft-Dee Bowz 12 AG + Bow














This is the next one, covered in material from a quilt cover I used to cover chair cushions for a sofa.  You could still see the writing through it so I needed embellishments to cover as much as possible.




X Cut alphabet die cuts and large  label for matting with green card and beer carton for brown !!!!

Marianne dies CR 1245  and LR 0250
Crochet flowers and butterfly with pearl centres
Quilled flowers.

I will be taking these to the Craft Fayre on Friday, lets hope they sell.  I enjoyed doing them anyway and if they dont they will be given back to Linda.


xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Tando Creative Challenge - Recycling
Just Inspirational - Wood Fabric
WON this one










Afew pics for you to look at.  The cacti are coming into flower at the moment and the bougainvillea is looking gorgeous too, in two tone blossom all on one plant.  These are on our roof patio.





We have a pot of cacti coming into bud at present and when it is in full bloom I shall post a pic, there are numerous  branches on this one so it will look stunning when all flowers are out, so watch out.




This is the water wheel on the Rio del Segura, this is where we go for a walk.

xxxxxx

14 comments:

  1. These are lovely, Wendy, I am sure they will all sell.
    Rosie x

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  2. Hi Wendy,

    These are fab, great covering and use of embellishments, I am sure they will sell well.

    Your plants are gorgeous, just amazing, looks beautiful where you walk too, you are so lucky.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. What a fantastic idea, they are too pretty and practical not to sell don't you think!!! Beautiful work my friend and I so enjoyed looking at your plants and especially the picture of where you go for a walk, reminds me of where I grew up, you have such nice weather going on, we still have snow and just got over another storm, blahhh!!! Have a great day !!! hugs

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  4. You have decorated these so beautifully Wendy, they look gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing your fabulous photos too.
    Sue xx

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  5. Love the books but loving the piccys of Spain even more. Love seeing flowers from cosier lands!!! Mum and Dad always take loads of pics when they go to Madeira for me!! Love Hazelxox

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  6. Fantastic "altered art" and beautiful plants.
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  7. brilliant as usuall Wendy, lovely design and embellishments on your books.
    thank you for sharing your photos of your beautiful plants.
    pam

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  8. Hi Wendy
    Beautifully decorated Wendy. Love the first one in particular.
    Will be interesting to see what his knibbs comes up with.
    Your plants are fabulous. Wish we could grow bougainvillea outside over here.
    Ang x

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  9. Stunning book with such rich colors. Beautiful job. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for April.

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  10. Beautiful altered date books! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ April Challenge.

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  11. ooooo your Date Book is sooo pretty! I love that you have used fabric :-D All your flowers are so beautiful! It must be lovely to see cacti flowering so much! Thank you for joining us at Tando xxx

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  12. great date books I love the crochet flowers and the fabrics are ace .thanks for sharing your fab photos too i have a little cacti but it has never flowered since I got it.. I obviously dont have your green fingers or the weather ! have a wonderful Easter Andrea x

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  13. Lovely recycled and decorated book with crochet flowers!! Thanks for sharing this with us at Tando challenge. Coco x

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