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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

Monday, May 17, 2010

Brag Monday " I can't get out " shadow box

I went to Michael's the other day and found this sweet little sliver charm in the shape of a bird cage it has a bird inside too. So sweet. I also had some old picture frames without glass sitting in a cardboard box for months and I had no idea what to do with them until today. So in between writing I decided to make a shadow box with the charm as the centre piece.  I painted the frame and a box lid with blue acrylic paint and the when dry and coat of crackle medium and then when that was dry a coat of vintage white acrylic paint. Then I sat back and watched the magic as the crackle appeared. I love that bit. I then covered the inside of the box with the image from  graphic fairy french postcard. Add some twigs from the garden, some flowers and some paper punched butterflies. It came together very quickly and it is now hanging on the wall by the computer. Have a great day ~Wendy

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I was in heaven

This weekend after begging, moaning and pleading, I  got to go the antiques fair.

And although my husband didn’t want to go at first, hey he knows me too well.. I had to look at everything, and he had to carry the heavy bag and had to give me more money…..but apart from that he had a great time too.

It may have something to do with the great food they were selling but I hope it was because we were spending time together.

He has been away for work more that he as been at home. I came away with sore feet and sunburn but also with some great stuff. Paul also agreed we needed to go back. We saw some iron railings that would look wonderful in the garden and large copper tubs just begging to be filled with plants.

I came home with lots of treasures and can't wait until next month...

Friday, May 7, 2010

Just for a laugh.....

As it Mother's day soon and that it was screaming at me to buy it.I am sitting eating the best ice cream a small tub of Haagen Dazs, Dulce de leche.OMG I just looked at the calories 103gram tub is 270 and I'v nearly eaten the...... sorry I'm going to put it back before I eat more"Get back you bad , bad ice cream" I say while using my spoon to ward off the ice cream sorry if I don't come back.

Sometime later..... on the local news....
Today Mother of two boys, author of Bliss and wife of Paul died while defending herself against a tub of Haagen- Dazs Ice cream. The police said they found her with a spoon clutched in her hand and an empty tub. She will be missed by her friends who knew she had an addiction to paper but did not know about her Ice cream habit.   

Wishing all my blog friends at happy mother Day...~Wendy

Thursday, May 6, 2010


"All that I am or ever hope to be,
I owe to my angel Mother."
Abraham Lincoln


I have been busy, but this time I finished the ironing before I started. I feel the need to make more, a necklace I think. But just when I thought I was ready the coloured ink in the printer gave out so I will have go and get more before I can craft. Love and hugs ~Wendy~

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Bliss Necklace

So in light of my first novel Bliss being ready and with a idea from a blog called (My artful adventures). I decided to make a charm necklace. I used the art work form my front cover and sayings from the book.

I made soldered charms one with the front cover and on the back (“Like I said Guardian Angel”) other charm has the name of the book Bliss and on the other side another sayings from the book (“Because the wings are really hot”) and the last square charm s has the letter S for the Silver the main characters name and the other saying (“you don’t understand what happiness is and what bliss awaits me”)

I made two round charms with the Adam and Ben after the two male characters’ in the book. I added wings and glass beads to finish. I really pleased with how it came out.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Brag Monday Secret box

It is Monday again time flies when you are having fun or very busy. So today between cleaning, blogging I have made something for Brag Monday again. I like this idea, its fun and I get to play instead of cleaning. A week ago I saw these graphics on the graphics fairy, two old postcards. bloghttp://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ and knew what I want to make. A box with, a secret a hidden space keep a love letter from my husband. From the outside it looks like a stack of old postcards and letters tied with a ribbon but when you untie the ribbon and lift the first letter it reveals the hidden space to put your treasures.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

All things Marie Antoinette

Have you watched the movie Marie Antoinette? If your answer is yes then you get a gold star because you must be a very cool person with great taste. If the answer is no. Then why not? It is gorgeous; the music alone is magnificent not to mention the beautiful and stunning costumes. After watching the movie the first time I down loaded an Adam and the Ants song from the movie and put ribbons on my two dogs and got out my china tea cups. My husband and children even found the tea flowers from the movie so I can have a flower bloom in my cup.

I fellow blogger and Marie Antoinette fan  http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/ had a party with all things Marie and as soon as I saw the photos I wished I could have been there. She is having a give away for a beautiful necklace she made for the party so check it out and rent the movie. You will be glad to did both.

Love and hugs


PS My book is now ready please check out LULU.com/ Wendy Aspinall.

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