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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

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Come Little Children

I'll Take Thee Away, Into A Land

Of Enchantment

Come Little Children

The Time's Come To Play

Here In My Garden

Of Magic

Follow Sweet Children

I'll Show Thee The Way

Through All The Pain And

The Sorrows

Weep Not Poor Children

For Life Is This Way

Murdering Beauty And


Hush Now Dear Children

It Must Be This Way

To Weary Of Life And


Rest Now My Children

For Soon We'll Away

into The Calm And

The Quiet

Come Little Children

I'll Take Thee Away, Into A Land

Of Enchantment

Come Little Children

The Time's Come To Play

Here In My Garden

Of Shadows


Happy Halloween every one

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Help needed

A big , big thank you to Debbie  for stepping in and taking three french hens.  Update  because  Debbie is coming in late and will need some time to get her ATC's done I have moved the date back to November 20th.   


 I need one person to sign up for the 12 days of christmas swap.  Your day would be 3 french hens.   Because you will need time to get your 12 ATC made and sent, I am moving the due date until November 20th...   The details are all below.

The twelve days of Christmas ATC swap.

On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love give to me a partridge in a pear tree.

On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love give to me two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love give to me three french hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

What a great idea for a swap, A ATC swap because you all know that ATC have a special place in my heart. So I'm looking for twelve other swappers to take part...

Sign up before by emailing me by November 1st



Your name:

Your email address

Your blog address

Your mailing address

Guidelines for this swap.

Each person will create 12 ATC in the theme of the twelve days of Christmas. I will email which number is yours.

The ATC must be 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (regulation ATC size)

Once the ATC arrive here due date 15th  November I will sort them into the 12 days and mail them back to you with a little surprise, (Santa won't let me sent them without some Christmas magic)

Please include $ 5.00.

$7.00 for overseas to cover mailing. Thank you

Hugs Wendy

I had a question in comments and to to explain my thinking

you can make 12 ATC all the same or 12 ATC different but in the same theme. So if you get, say day 3 three french hens you can make each ATC different as long as there is three french hens somewhere on those cards....hope that helps to explain... if you have any more question please feel free to email me or leave a comment hugs Wendy

The 12 days of Christmas ATC swap ... the due date is the 15th of November

Good Morning , oh sorry Good afternoon.

Just a reminder to all the swappers taking part in
The 12 days of Christmas ATC swap the due date for the ATC to arrive is the 15th of November...It was the 1st of November but I put the date back to give you all more time but time is flying... if you think you need more time please email to let me know how you are doing BLISS.WDA@GMAIL.COM thanks. Okay nagging is over, you can go back to working on those ATC now.

Calling...... Karla I don't have your details in my contact list so please can you email me .. thanks

Thursday, October 28, 2010


The challenge over at Art creation Friday is to use this picture by Mucha. 

I  love his work I have many of his painting on my walls so this was a no brainer for me . Mucha and faeries of course and it is a welcome change from all the dark scary Halloween stuff I have been doing.  

What does DARK mean to you?

 To me is it  blackness , evil but to someone else I could said that word and they would come up with a different meaning ... I thought you might like to see some of the ATC's that were swapped for the Blissfull ATC swap. The theme is DARK and although some of the ATC's are dark some are not, THEY are a remindered that you can interpret  a word  in  lots of different ways.

If you'd like to see more go to http://blissatcswap.blogspot.com

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A late Spooky Monday post

I'm not only late for Mondays spooky post but putting the decorations outside. I normally put a few things out but this year nothing. So later I going to start ... I 'm thinking about a spider theme... I have lots and lots of webbing and  I made a body and a egg sack.  I found a spider that moves up and down so that should scare the living daylights out of anyone who comes to the door...  there 's nothing more fun than scaring a six foot two guy with a fake spider... 

I have everything ready but then it started to rain and it has not stopped...yet but I'm hopeful for later ..and later I will post photo so in the meant time I will show you this .

This tin came from my dear friend Becky. A Halloween treat because not only is it beautiful and scary at the same time, but it is a treat because it had chocolates inside....did you see I said had and  not has chocolate, they were eaten last night ... yummy ! thank you Becky.  Go see Becky's blog ....It is wonderful..http://whymsicalmusings.blogspot.com

Also in the mail a ATC from Lotus for the blissfull atc swap . Our theme this month is "Dark" pop over to see them all on my other blog http://blissfullatcswap.blogspot.com... It  is amazing how they all so different but all Dark. Thanks Lotus.

ATC from Lotus

The ATC I sent.
and lastly a sweet Halloween card from Nancy  at http://herartnest.blogspot.com  BIG thank you Nancy, she has used some of Becky's  COOL artwork.

Have a spooky Tuesday.go see Wendy at and all the spooky monday posts  http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities

Monday, October 25, 2010


don't know about you but I 'm tried, the broom is resting in the corner. Thank you to all the witches who came to my little tea party under the Halloween Moon, thank you for all the lovely comments . It was wonderful to met you all and I hope I hear from you again....A big super sized thank you to Anna the goddess of blog parties for hosting...

I had six correct answers to the giveaway  and I picked this name out of my witches hat this morning.

I wish every one could have won. Thank you again.  

Friday, October 22, 2010

A tea party under the Halloween Moon


In the 1800's a coven of five witches convened on the full moon on the last week of October to celebrate Autumn and the coming of Halloween. The coven would go deep into the weeping woods. Under the watchful gaze of the Halloween moon they would have a tea party. Year after year under that bright full moon the coven would meet and chat, and eat fairy cakes, lots of sweet goodies, and drink herb tea. (I don't know if you know this but witches actually have quite a sweet tooth.) The group grew with each passing year to include more of these spellcasters.

As years passed the magic and wonderment of the tea parties was lost. The last few witches moved into the new world and forgot about the special night all witches used to share...

I come from a long line of witches. Despite my great-great-grandaunts Megan and Sissy being at the first tea party, I had never heard of the tea party under the Halloween moon.  

Well that's until two night ago when I heard strange noises coming from Aunt Sissy's old trunk ......

 and when I unlocked it, I found this.....

Aunt Sissy's spell book. I picked it up, turning the old book in my hands. I had forgotten that it was in the old trunk, I laid it down on the coffee table. BUT then suddenly  the book shook as if some unseen hand was touching it.

I moved back, afraid. I watched as the book abruptly opened, the pages flicking open so I could read the words at the top.

"Inciting the magic for a tea party under the Halloween moon..." it was as if the spell book wanted me to have a tea party.... the book had a list of the spells the two Aunts had used back then...and photos of some of the tea parties.

 Look, this is my Aunt Megan with her strange taste in hats.


...and this is me, with Aunt Sissy.
 It seems I had attended a tea party under the moon when I was younger. Oh yes and the toad is Aunt Megan; it seems she and her sister had a fight about some young man... but that's another story.

The more I thought about the wonderful and magical time the witches of the past must have had, the more I wished. Could I have a party? Tt was Halloween and moon would be full this week.

But who would I invite? What food would I make? The spell book moved under my hands again and I looked at the page.

It had all the information I needed. A list of modern day witches and where to buy the goodies for the party... it seemed there was nothing to stop me...

The wind whispered through the trees, and dark clouds drifted across the full moon, and for a second I thought I saw a shadow pass over the moon.

The table was set with every possible treat: From fairy cakes with chocolate butter cream to fresh toffee apples. The kettle was boiling and the herb tea was brewing in the pot...

I had laid the table as the spell book had suggested; I had added pumpkins, fall fruits, and fall leaves to thank the goddess for her gifts this year....

I felt my Aunt Megan and Sissy's presence as I sat down to eat. The clouds cleared away and the moons light lit the area in a soft glow. I could feel the magic in the air....

Later when I came back home, I glanced at the pictures of my Aunts on the wall. The photos had changed, no longer were the photos of two old ladies but of two smiling young witches…

I think my Aunts approved of my tea party under the Halloween moon... and who knew? Maybe next year they would come too.
Of course only if Aunt Sissy changed Aunt Megan back from being toad.

Thank you for joining me for my tea party under the Halloween Moon.

Now for a giveaway: A small altered picture can be yours if you can answer these simple questions. 

1 ) Name the actress who plays Hermione Granger  in the Harry Potter films.
2)  Name  two actress who have played Samantha in "Bewitched." (Movie and TV program.)
3) What were the names of the witches in the movie "The Witches of Eastwick?"

Email BLISS.WDA@GMAIL.COM   with your answers. I will pull a name out off my witches hat on Monday...

A big thank you to Anna for hosting this magical blog party.

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