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I 'm wife, a mother , a daughter, a sister,a friend,a crazy faerie loving, art creating, born in England living in the states, blond hair blue eyed, tea drinking, mixed media, atc swapper, digital artist, blogger ,Facebook, reader, writer, old movie watcher, paper addicted, high heel lover, dog owner,cupcake eater, creatively eccentric.. party hat wearer. Welcome to my blog. Where I hope you'll stay awhile and come back often. Hugs Wendy

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Welcome to One world one heart event 2011


It is time!
 The world is a small place and it is going to get even smaller


Sunday, January 30, 2011
Welcome to my little blog where magic and whimsy happens.


OWOH 2011!

The kettle is always on ready for visits from the faeries in my garden and friends in blog land, so pull up a chair and sit while.







My name is Wendy and I live in the States with my family but I was born in a small rural village in Leicestershire..





 I  love playing with paper  (Okay I confess, I have a paper addiction) and paints, but also fabric..




but I also try my hand at soldering charms, digital art, altered art and making and trading ATC ( artist trading cards)



















I also write.. it's a wonder I have anytime to do housework but I do.  I live in a house full of males, husband , two teen aged sons and a male dachshund,  Do I need to say more? The only female input is from my other sweet female dachshund  Willow... and she will say yes to everything if there's a treat around.





Well thank you for coming for a visit , come back anytime the kettle will be on and maybe next time the faeries will visit too.






Oh wait! before you go please leave me a comment to be entered in the drawing to win this.








A fabric wall hanging


UPDATE: the faeries came over last night  saying that because I have so many comments now I should add another door prize. I never argue with the faeries so I will put another name out to win this

One of my altered faerie tins
The drawing will be on February 17th
 remember to leave a blog address or email address so I can contact you... have fun at the other parties

Hugs Wendy


THANK YOU TO LISA FOR PUTTING THIS EVENT TOGETHER ....YOU ROCK!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Good things should be shared......

OH I DID IT AGAIN....What did I do again, I hear you ask...okay I'll tell you, I talked a friend in to starting a blog.... and trading ATC.

My friend Cindy who has the most beautiful garden and it doesn't have any flowers in bloom yet.... but  boy it is so pretty even with nothing blooming.

Has listened to me going on and on about my love for trading ATC  and my blog...SO today after working out she asked if I would help her set up a blog..... and now she has one and I can't wait for her to post photos of that wonderful garden and yes she even wants to try ATC trading.....   


Now you all know what it like to only have one follower so please go see her...  http://cindyrosesgarden.blogspot.com       Maybe we can convince her to join the Blissfull ATC swap.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The tea cup faerie

A piece of art for you to take to put on your blog... click on the image to save to your computer... A big thank you to Karen at  the graphics fairy for the copyright free images.

Valentine heart holder giveaway


As part of my Tuesday tutorial for Jo Anne at
 Vintage dragonfly.



 I 'm going to offer the holder I made as a giveaway with some goodies included....an vintage hanky, A cabinet card and a vintage valentine card...And some other goodies... to make your day... so how do you win ? I know you are asking.....

It is simple just leave a comment on this post telling me what is your favorite valentine candy?.... I love the sweet hearts myself, but I don't say no to chocolate too... Joanne will announce the winner on next week (February 1st)Tuesday tutorial....and go check JoAnna and my Tuesday tutorial.


 HUGS  WENDY

Sunday, January 23, 2011

TAKE A WORD #13 Botanical


Take a word Challenge #13   Botanical



If good deeds are flowers,  in the end you will have garden.
By Wendy Aspinall  




a BiT oF fUN

sOmE DIgITaL ArT i HaVE BEeN PLAyING WItH TOdAy

Saturday, January 22, 2011

IF YOU DOWN INTO THE FAERIE WOODS

If you go down into the faerie woods tonight, watch where you stand, and never eat any of their food...



I used elements from a digital kit called before the first snow by Lorie Davison

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday foto collage

Miss Peggy Gatto , the wonderful and talented digital artist we all know has started a new challenge blog
Call Friday Foto Collage .http://fridayfotocollage.blogspot.com Where she's posted beautiful photos for you to use in your art work and then link back to her ... she had this wonderful photo posted .




Isn't she pretty! but I have a new thing about art dolls I have never made one so this was a good chance for me to try out a digital picture.. the images on all my digital work are from Studio Gypsy and Studio Tangie

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Faux frozen Charlotte Fairy

I don't know if you've noticed but you can't swing a cat around the blogging community these days without seeing frozen Charlotte's everywhere. They are the most sort after crafting element. But have you looked how much they cost, and that if you can get them, I have been outbid so many times that I was starting to get cross.. So being the kind person who looks at everything trying to figure out how it's made and what they used . I set about making a frozen Charlotte .. I'm not going to called it, that name because I don't want you to think that this is one of the frozen Charlotte dug up from a China Doll factories in Germany.  This is my Faux frozen Vicky named after one of the children I used to nanny for all those years ago.



She is made from the oven-baked clay her face is taken from a real frozen Charlotte I received in a swap ....but rest is moulded by me.... the feet and hands are not perfect I am not a clay artist...but it my first and they will get better.





Monday, January 17, 2011

Love is in the air

It's been a busy few days around here ... the snow has melted and at last and I can't tell you how pleased I am about that...... I can get to the post office but heck I then realised I don't have the swaps  ready to mail out so it's been rush , rush  today so I can get to the post office after dropping to boys off at school ....


The "will you be my valentine swap" hosted by creative wing http://creativewingsboutique.blogspot.com/









Here's what I'm sending..... I have to say I have really enjoyed putting this together and I can't wait to see what goodies come back....we had to send fifteen small Valentine themed goodies and one tag. This is my tag... 







 also I have finished my heart for the heart swap hosted by Debbie at  http://mosaicmagpie.blogspot.com/





  I don't know who will get my heart but  I hope they love it.

I'm getting back now to work on my tutorial for Joanne at vintage dragonfly. I am doing next Tuesdays tutorial ( 25th)on how to make a Valentine heart pocket ... so watch out for the details.  I'm having a give away too.








Oh yes don't forget to check out this week Tutorial  at http://vintagedragonfly.blogspot.com/


Hugs Wendy 







Sunday, January 16, 2011

Take a word Challenge..... Butterflies

The challenge word for this week at take a word  is Butterflies.
Don't you just love this quote, it is so true. If you'd like to see more go to http://takeaword.blogspot.com/


Friday, January 14, 2011

I have always wanted to try.....

It Friday again, time flies when you are having fun , although a fun week is not what I call this week but I have spend time with the boys and that is a blessing in it's self..... I also had lots of time to try new crafts I have always wanted to have a go at...


 A fabric cuff and also I have wanted to try to make a postcard..    




 The idea came from just Lilla  at http://justlilla.blogspot.com/ hers are beautiful and she said they could be mailed but I don't think I will risk trying.. but they would be fun to sent in a padded envelope...Anyway the snow is melting at last... I am dying to get out of the house and I see a trip to Micheal's in the foreseeable future...

aRT CReATIoNS fRIdAY Challenge #100


It is Friday again and here is the image with have to play around with this week.....

Thursday, January 13, 2011

friends are always welcome

and they are. I love having friends pop over to say hi and leave comments .. they make my whole day and I love visiting all my friend in blog land... I think of those little messages  as calling cards ... just like they used to do..... I left a calling card at a new blog I found thanks to my dear friend Jill from flight and feathers... she had posted about this blog and the wonderful images....  and I  have used one of those images in my picture today. Thank you to bumble button http://bumblebutton.blogspot.com/

Go leave a calling card today ~ hugs Wendy 

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