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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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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Starting a journey

I'm starting a new art Journey tomorrow. I'm for the first time ever going to put my thoughts in an art Journal...my dear friend Kim http://tabithalenox.blogspot.com inspired me to give it a shot , she posted about a wonderful year long free workshop hosted by Effy at Wild precious life.com... A book of days 2012 ... all I needed to do was find a book and then think of a word that I wanted to use. That was the easy part..... Of course I'm going to use the word that has shape my blogging story BLISS.


My blog is called  BLISS ANGELS  because it is the title of my first attempt at writing a novel. Fitting then that it is the word I use for my first attempt at making an art journal.

VPI Vintage santa swap

Beautiful ATC arrived this morning as part of the Yahoo VPI group . April hosted the swap and these beautiful and stunning ATC came back ... thank you to Michelle Carrier~ Lynn Stevens~Liz DeWitt~April Dudko~Terri Daugherty~Wendy Robinson

Friday, December 30, 2011

Welcoming the New year with a new look

As I boxed up the Christmas trees and decorations for another year and cleared my home ready to greet the new year. I also changed my header and background ready for 2012.

This year I have made even more fabulous friends both in the blogging world and the world outside my home. I value your friendship and hope that you will continue to join me on my blogging journey.

I see lots of future swaps and friendship made. Wishing you a sparkly, magical New year.  
 Hugs Wendy

Thursday, December 29, 2011

VPI secret santa



The VPI Yahoo group had a secret Santa swap... and yes I had to wait until Christmas day to open it ...I don't know how I did it... but I did and now I'm going to show you what   
 ... my secret Santa Cathy sent me  http://catartnsoul.blogspot.com

Lots of lovely vintage goodies. lace, telegrams from Cathy's family, buttons, photos...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Wishing you




Wishing you a Sparkly, Joyful, Whimsical Christmas
~*~*~*~*~ 

Hugs Wendy

A gift for a special lady and a gift from a special lady



That special lady is my mum. She has an birthday coming up in January  and this is what I made for her ... I hope she likes it. the images is from paper whimsy... My new favorite resource for stunning images. I don't think there's one I don't love and want in my collection.



And talking of special ladies I had a surprise parcel arrive this morning from Mercedes  http://mercedesscott.typepad.com/.. First I cried because of all the thought she put into this surprise and then laughed out loud...
Fuel...... need I say more!

 Yes they are empty and ready to use.... but she also send some vintage goodies too



Vintage wallpaper and sheet music and a red box filled with all manor of Christmas goodies and as if that wasn't enough to stop my heart...... an winter wonderland ATC.

Thank you ,thank you  Dear Mercedes for your generous gift.

Hugs Wendy



Wednesday, December 21, 2011

a PIEcE OF wHImSY

First the story behind this.. When my Dad was a small boy living in Leicester in England ..He asked his Mum"Where do babies come from?" knowing that she didn't want to tell her five year old the in and out of where babies came from  she told him instead that the faeries left babies in flower buds.. A cute idea if not a tad untrue .. we all know that babies from from cabbage patches.. LOL

For the whole summer my Dad spend every waking hours searching each flower he saw.



Years later he told this story to me and it always stuck with me... I imagined that small boy looking in each flower hoping or maybe not hoping he would find a baby asleep...  so when Electra sent a  sleeping baby faerie to me the other day ... I knew what I had to make

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

party hats

I just joined The paper traders, a fun paper craft group on yahoo... They have a open challenge called party hats... how could I pass that up.



This is an altered cabinet card the name on the back says Mama Gace 1898.


Monday, December 19, 2011

I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISMAS





 Is my favorite christmas time movie, I'm a sucker for the old musicals... My mum loves them too so when ever there was a musical we would sit and watch them. I had a ATC come through to mail that had me humming white christmas . It is from the lovely Donna at http://postcardsfromthestudio.blogspot.com

 Thank you Donna for my ATC and the extra goodies


I may not get any real snow but just looking at this beautiful ATC makes up for that .

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
"May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white"

(I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow)

(I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
"May your days be merry and bright")
"And may all your Christmases be white"

The christmas cheer tin swap show case

I'm sad but happy today. Sad that another swap has come to an end but happy because yet again I'm amazed with the beautiful tins that have been made and swapped.

It's astonishing what you can do with a empty mint tin and lots of Christmas magic... sugar faeries dance , angels appear and it snows indoors.
A big thank you to all my little elves who took part ... these swaps are nothing without your talent and generosity.. Thank you

With only a few days to go until the big jolly man arrives I want to wish you all



A sparkly, jolly Christmas and A peaceful New Year


Hugs Wendy
Wendy
http://candydelane.typepad.com
Lemay
http://leapingfrogdesigns.blogspot.com


Marfi
http://marfibradford.blogspot.com


Marti
http://artfulcuriosities.blogspot.com




Lorraine
http://rainebeau.blogspot.com


Michele
http://nookcrannygifts.blogspot.com


Mina
http://greenwitchwithsprinkles.blogspot.com/



Donnely
http://bluerosegoddessarts.wordpress.com/


Lynn


Lynn
http://trashtotreasureart.blogspot.com/


Wendy
http://blissangels.blogspot.com

Jill
http://feathersandflight.blogspot.com/


Mercedes
http://mercedesscott.typepad.com/

Karla
http://sketchbookmailartclub.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas toys.... an aldered tin

I am hooked on the images from Paper whimsy ... I was so inspired I started this altered tin at ten o'clock last night and could wait to finish it this morning... it's not a mint tin but one of the many tins in my cupboard... it's about the size of a slice of bread  and I'm going to use a old plate stand to display it. I have another tin to make ... this one's special..... it's going to my Mum for her birthday.. I'll show you soon. Have a great weekend
~Hugs Wendy~   

HAPPY MAIL..... PART TWO

I think I have been very good this year... because  this lovely mail keeps rolling in... I must be on Santa good list because look what Santa's helper Electra sent me ...

 Do you see the tiny faerie baby... she so darn cute! I need to put her in one of my bird nests.
 A  stunningly, beautiful Christmas ATC
 A set of flower faerie books...   
and yes! my own faeries dust..... I did a happy dance when I saw this...No really! jigging and hopping all over the place... It's a good job no one could see me....   Thank you Electra.  

Happy mail week.......... part one

I'm having a happy mail day today ... actually all week has been happy mail .... I have so much lovely mail to show you I'm going to do it in two parts... first Big thank you to Karla for the bag of turkey feathers she send ...   


We are swapping out but I have a problem when we agree to this swap there was lots of beautiful Acorns with their caps littering the ground but alas this week only one's without caps .. so I went on line hoping I could buy some to send to her but did you know "there's a Acorn shortage this year"...  No really ! too much rain made the trees produce less Acorns  .....I'm so thankful that Karla as kindly offered to wait until next year when I promise to send her lots of  Acorns

 Second beautiful  surprise mail is from my friend Becky....A jingle, jolly Maria ATC and a snow queen card... Thank you Becky I love my gifts... back soon with part two of happy mail week

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Yahoo VPI group swaps

Snow  Buddies

 from left to right April Dudko.Martina Fuchs, Kris Dickinson.



Vintage Christmas
Top left to right Trisha Too,Gina Peake, Kris Dickinson, Bottom Lorraine Rigby,Martina Fuchs ,Ann Lavin... Thank you ladies for sharing your artwork with me. I can't wait to display them. What a wonderful Christmas display they all make.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

GET READY!

To hold on to your hats ladies because I have something to show you that will blow your minds and knock off your boots... Are you ready?

First let me explain... this is the Christmas cheer tin I received from my dear friend Jill of Flight and Feathers... I told you on my last post that I had peaked and could wait to have it in my hot little hands so yesterday when it arrived as by magic ... I was blow away..speechless...Gob smacked..All of the above and more.

 It's even more beautiful in real life, the photo doesn't capture the sparkle and glitter....all the tiny details. I placed in under the glass..so everyone can admire and drool....  there will be a lot of drooling going on!

Thank you miss Jill you outdid yourself.. I love , love my Merry and Bright tin.. Thank you so much for swapping with me.



Hugs Wendy



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Yahoo VPI group...... winner takes all

For the WTA ( winner takes all) at the yahoo VPI group.  I made this ATC shrine for Kris.. It's ATC sized although in the photo it looks smaller...I think it because of the shape. It's titled Christmas morning... I hope Kris likes it. It was pretty easy to put together,  I used matchbox to make the shrine part.

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