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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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Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Birthday wish for Kim

Dear Kim , my friend is having her Birthday today here's her blog address  
http://tabithalenox.blogspot.com
pop over and wish her a happy Birthday 

This is my birthday wish for her 

A birthday wish to you, I wish you a cup cake filled year,
faerie dusted, sunny days and moon beams, sweet dream nights.
I wish you another 365 day journey around the sun, hold on and enjoy the trip





Images from Hidden Vintage Studio, Lisa's altered images  and scrap booking .com 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

OH no! I forgot

OH no ! I forgot Mother's day, I'm a terrible daughter... I do have an excuse. Mothering Sunday is on a different date each year in England .. it is always on the fourth Sunday in Lent and it's on  completely different day in the US.... lucky for me my Mum is very understanding but I made this and plan to mail it tomorrow..  


 The image is my Mum as a baby, isn't she cute!
   I made her a cute card too, here's hoping that is gets there quickly and Mum forgives me... LOL

Monday, March 26, 2012

ATC'S TO SHOW AND TELL

Wonderful ATC's have arrived in my mail box.. don't you just love getting nice mail instead of junk and bills.




Okay first up is from Amy at http://amythecraftybooknerd.blogspot.com/ 
it was for the blissfull atc swap.. the theme "dress forms"...Amy I feel I have just stepped in to a french fashion house  Tres chic!   Thank you for the extra goodies too

 Next another dress form ATC this time from the lovely Karla ...at http://sketchbookmailartclub.blogspot.com/ 

This is so sparkly.. I wish this dress would fit me I would so wear it.

 and lastly "How does your garden grow" ATC's from the wonderful ladies at VPI 
Trisha Neal,Jan Larson,Marion Bockelmann , Beckie Loyall, Gina Peake and Sandy Scholz.

Thank you, I love this theme 
.. they are all so whimsical ....also A Big thank you to Kris for hosting

Friday, March 23, 2012

Big ,big news

I have big, big news to share with you all..... I'm so excited I can hardly type... okay Kim ( from Tabby's place) and I have started our own swap group on yahoo.....The blissfull ART swap  ( clapping hands)  

We plan to have a variety of swaps and challenges throughout the year, focusing on whimsical and vintage themes.This is a group for **experienced** altered art/mixed media artists who have a passion for creating high-quality vintage inspired art.

We also have a blog 
http://blissfullartswaps.blogspot.com/

 to go along with the yahoo group.


Kim and I hope to see you here...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Back to wonderland for you, Alice

I'm hosting a Alice in Wonderland swap on VPI... it my first time hosting with them and the cards that are coming in are stunning... and I thought I'd better get mine made today 




 so here they are







Monday, March 19, 2012

Take a word.... Part two 'Angelic"

Some words are so good that they need two entries , so there's part two of the Take word challenge this week "Angelic"... Anyone out there who has boys  and  red haired boys will know that "Angelic" is a hard word for them to do. So this is for all those red haired boys who try so very hard to be Angels...


And to my red hair, Mr Byron who has had his share of mishaps
Love you babe !






Thanks to Hidden vintage studios,  Lisa's altered art, scrapbooking com and Deviant art

Sunday, March 18, 2012

TAKE A WORD ..ANGEL

My favorite novels are the infernal devices series by Cassandra Clare

Her latest installment is called "The clockwork angel" and is set in Victoria England and is about the magical underworld of the shadow hunters....   

My take a word offering is based on that novel.... my steampunk clockwork angel.

and thinking all things steampunk. 

Here are my ATC's for a up and coming VPI swap the theme steampunk couples




Thursday, March 15, 2012

BAD,BAD PINTEREST

 As artist I feel very strongly about copyright infringement and to looks like Pinterest is getting a lots of press about it.


 The violations are so wide spread.
 It was estimated that 99% of what is pinned to Pinterest is done so in violation of Pinterest's own terms as well as  violation of existing copyright laws. And here's really the bad news, the user agreement seems to make the user/pinner ( that's you or me)  responsible and therefore the one that gets sued for infringement first if they pin things without permission or infringe upon the copyrights of others.

  So you think "I know I'll just pin my own work and add my name and  link", even though Pinterest doesn't really want you to self promote yourself.

 But then here the really kicker.....  get ready... By pinning our own art on Pinterest we are giving permission to Pinterest to not only profit from our work/content, but to do with it as they wish, essentially giving up the rights to our own work.


so what is the answer.....  well for a start pin correctly...  please read this. 

 If you pin any of my photos, please pin them correctly. Please do not click on the photo and then pin it. It will not direct anyone back to my blog. It will only give the address of the photo on the blogspot server and will not be able to give credit. 
but also some of the photo on my blog are of other artist work....and I always add the links to their blogs... if you want to use their images please go to their blogs to pin and remember to link back to them.

interesting link for you to to read ... please spread the word


http://www.knoed.com/thewindowseat/pinterest-change-your-terms-or-were-leaving/

CATCHING FAERIES

Did you try to catch bugs when you were a child...? thanks to a story my Dad told me about faerie babies, I would look and hope to catch faeries in matchboxes....  but I never CAUGHT one... 

BUT Today I managed to catch five! 

Do you want to see them....?  this is a matchbox faerie.. isn't  she cute... and tiny..


 The idea  for the soldered matchboxes came from Marie at Lost bird Studio .. thank you Marie for the inspiration and tutorial  ... I of course added faeries to mine....add glitter and flowers and then soldered the glass



then I thought Mm-mm they need a sleeve to protect them...so they really are Matchbox faeries
thank you again to Marie at 
http://marie-lostbirdstudio.blogspot.com/ 
but also Lisa at 
http://lisasalteredart.com/ for the faerie images.... 
Beckie 
http://whymsicalmusings.blogspot.com/  
for the use of the blue butterfly wings

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A three way...

 Now don't start getting any funny ideas about the title... what I trying to do is show you how you can take one image and use it in many different ways.... the Shouting man is from

Riandesign.eu collage sheet... vintage theaters and stages



Digital piece  " Water me"
"Oh no you didn't" ATC


Another Digital piece "SHOUT"

Sunday, March 11, 2012

ATC's

 ATC's for the blissfull ATC swap... this months theme "Dress forms" here the LINK if you'd like to join us 

 ATC for Lynn she won the winner takes all  lottery at VPI
she wanted spring themed ATC's.. I made her a hidden spring shrine ATC
~*~
 and these are for Kimberly's  Celebrate Spring  swap




I've used a mixture of images from Paper Whimsy,Itkupilli and Lisa's Altered art

Take a word......La Fee Verte

 La fee Verte, The green fairy  
the name of the drink Absinthe, 

I was inspired by the movie the Moulin Rouge.
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just love and be loved in return"
 
the take a word challenge this week is Green

Saturday, March 10, 2012

It's showtime

Life is a Cabaret

"What good is sitting alone In your room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret.

Put down the knitting, The book and the broom.

It's time for a holiday.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum
Come to the Cabaret.

Come taste the wine, Come hear the band.

Come blow a horn, Start celebrating;
Right this way, Your table's waiting.

What good's permitting Some prophet of doom

To wipe every smile away.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
So Come to the Cabaret!

I used to have a girlfriend Known as Elsie,

With whom I shared A four sordid rooms in Chelsea
She wasn't what you'd call a blushing flower...
As a matter of fact she rented by the hour.

The day she died the neighbors Came to snicker:

"Well, that's what comes from too much pills and liquor."
But when I saw her laid out like a Queen,
She was the happiest... corpse... I'd ever seen.

I think of Elsie to this very day.

I remember how she'd turn to me and say:
"What good is sitting all alone in you room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret.

And as for me, And as for me,

I made my mind up, back in Chelsea,
When I go, I'm going like Elsie.

Start by admitting, From cradle to tomb

It isn't that a long a stay.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
It's only a Cabaret, old chum
And I love a Cabaret.


Lyrics from Liza Minnelli and


 Digital images from Rian at

Riandesign.eu

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Inspired

Sometimes I come across an digital kit that inspires me so much. I can help myself and want to use it every where . That happen with the beautiful kit from Marsha Tumble fish studios . First came a digital piece and then


 a bliss Angel shrine.. this is going to a friend,
 and then ATC's
When inspiration hits, don't fight it just go with it and there's no telling what will happen but the journey is sure to be fun.....

Hugs Wendy

Monday, March 5, 2012

Goodies in the mail


I love opening boxes and finding treasures from friends ... this box was from my dear friend Kim ... remember the tin I made for her. Well here's the beauty she made and sent to me ... Now I wish you could smell this tin because not only is it stunning but it smells heavenly too ...

I have it sitting on my bedside table, I love waking up to see pretty things....  also in the box, postcards from a VPI  swap and moos from Kim first moo swap


 Blue postcards
This beauty from Sandy Scholz , thanks Sandy






This one with old blue eyes himself from April Dudko  thanks April

his stunning one from Jan Larson, thanks Jan
 


and heart and flower Moos from Alice Hyde,Kim Smith,Jan Larson  and Kim again... Thank you ladies, They are fabulous 

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