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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

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Swap details and Bella projects

It's me fairy Petal Elfwed and I'm here to tell you  we have had 11 fairies already sign up to swap wands in the spring wand swap. There's still space if you would like to join us.  Email  BLISS.WDA@GMAIL.COM

The details are here
And two projects for the Bella creation groups. A piece of  altered art using a jello mould, image of a faerie and a nest made from Spanish moss. 
and a ATC shrine. Yes it's an ATC.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Spring Wand swap

The Spring wand swap is now full

Big Announcement
Calling all would be feaires to come share your wands, the spring magic is afoot.

Here's how it will work each participant will make a spring wand to swap with someone else. This is the time to go crazy , lots of sprinkles , dazzle and magic.  Embellish, embellish and when you think you have added enought add one more sprinkle..... be creative.

You can use any medium to make your wand. Don't make it too heavy or the handle to long for shipping.  The handle on the one I made is a chop stick and will fit into a A4 padded envelope.

Remember to add your moo card with your wand.
This is about a beautiful hand crafted wand so you don't have to send anything else.

I will take sign up until April 15th or until full.
To sign up email BLISS.WDA@GMAIL.COM with your name, mailing address and blog address.
I will email you with your partners details.  
All wands are to send on May  1st.

Please take the button to spread the word, invite your friends.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Playing with paper,glass and soldered. I love nothing more than soldering glass together to make something beautiful. I found the ovals at the antique market and they have been waiting for the muse to hit. 

Also I made this for a swap. The things with wings matchbox swap hosted by JoAnne at Vintage Dragonfly. Yes under all that, there's a matchbox.

 And this is what I filled it with.

and oh yes I feel a swap coming on... so watch this space.. and a giveway... I missed my blog birthday... details coming soon.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Take a word 


WITH FLOWERS - South winds jostle them


Emily Dickinson

South winds jostle them,
Bumblebees come,
Hover, hesitate,
Drink, and are gone.
Butterflies pause
On their passage Cashmere;
I, softly plucking,
Present them here!

Tulip image courtesy of Peggy at http://fridayfotocollage.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 26, 2011

At last!

I've been waiting and waiting to show you the latest shrine made for a dear blogging friend Mina and at last it arrived at her home so I can show you it... Mina's blog is called The green witch with sprinkles which is a super cool name and so I made this. 

Goodies in the mail

It's been raining all day, thank goodness the mailman brought some goodies to brighten the day. A thank you gift for being the 200th follower at Bella creations, their site is charming and filled with lots of talented ladies who have welcomed me with open arms.

The button is on my side bar if you'd like to check them out . Thank you Lacee for the wonderful altered note book. Its needs to be filled with beautiful quotes and poems. Maybe one like this by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Flying here and there,
Birds' song and birds' love
And you with gold for hair!
Birds' song and birds' love
Passing with the weather,
Men's song and men's love,
To love once and forever.
Men's love and birds' love,
And women's love and men's!
And you my wren with a crown of gold,
You my queen of the wrens!
You the queen of the wrens —
We'll be birds of a feather,
I'll be King of the Queen of the wrens,
And all in a nest together.

Friday, March 25, 2011

A rose by any other name

The Artful Bag Challenge

The theme for March in the Artful bag challenge is to Embellish it. For this challenge we take an existing bag and make it fabulous. It can be as simple as adding a pin or you can cover your bag with anything from vintage lace, rosettes, silk, felted and paper flowers.

I took one of my old bags sitting at the back of the closet unloved, lonely and turned it into this one of kind artful bag.. I like most of you have lots of those unloved bags who for no other reason than I am bored with them get tossed  in to the back of my closet...

All it took was some painted roses , some stamping, ribbon flowers ,some magic and my unloved bag is LOVED again. 
Hugs Wendy

Thursday, March 24, 2011


As you know I been busy making five banner peices for Amy's banner swap but you know what it is like, if you make one why not make two so I made a banner for myself...

 I 'm loving the spring colours. Each one is different. There all have faeries folk and the last one a fearies dog.Well dogs like to have wings  too  The images courtesy of the land of nod... It is a fun way to bring some spring into your life, so go head make a banner today.... hugs Wendy

Ps I have entered my banner in the the Canvas Corp Banner Contest.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A English Rose

 Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor
1932 - 2011

Little April showers

Drip, drip, drop

Little April shower

Beating a tune

As you fall all around

Drip, drip, drop

Little April shower

What can compare

To your beautiful sound

Drip, drip, drop

When the sky is cloudy

Your pretty music

Can brighten the day

Drip, drip, drop

When the sun says howdy

You say goodbye right away

Drip, drip drop

Little April shower

Beating a tune

Ev'rywhere that you fall

Drip, drip drop

Little April shower

I'm getting wet

And I don't care at all

Drip, drop, drip, drop

I'll never be afraid

Of a good little

Gay little

April serenade

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Clearing the decks

I started writing this post this morning and as I downloaded photos of all the wonderful things I had to show you . I got a message saying that I had used  all my space up. NO WAY! A blog without photos is like an ice cream cone without ice cream.... so wrong.

Little did I know the when I titled this post  "clearing the decks" that I would be clearing the decks of photos I had downloaded... so now I cleared space hopefully my photos will appear.  

 My post was going to be about me clearing the decks of swaps.

All five completed and ready to sent to Amy.

I also wanted to share goodies...

 from Kimberly. A pay it forward gift... Kimberly always finds really cool ways to wrap.... this time she wrapping it in a dress pattern packet.. and gift is even more cool a hanger made from the cover of a old book . How gorgeous is that. Thanks Kimberly I love it.  

and Trisha sent a gift. A necklace with the letter W.. beautiful.Thank you.  Okay back to sorting out the downloads.

Hugs Wendy

Sunday, March 20, 2011

taKe a wOrd #21 aRcHITeCTUrE

When it came for me the think of the word Architecture only one building came to mind.

The  Eiffel Tower

Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the Exposition Universelle, the Eiffel Tower is 300 m/984 ft tall. At the time it was built, it was the world's tallest free-standing structure.

The Eiffel Tower stretches approximately 300 m (1000 ft) high. Including the 20.75 m (70 ft) antenna, the structure is 320.75 m (1070 ft) high, which is about 81 stories. Completed in 1889, the tower replaced the Washington Monument as the tallest structure in the world, a title it retained until 1930, when New York City's Chrysler Building (319 m/1063.33 ft tall) was completed (although the tower was still taller if the respective spires of the two structures were excluded). In 1902, it was struck by lightning, which caused builders to reconstruct 300 feet of the top later in 1902-3. The lights illuminating the tower also had to be replaced, due to short-circuiting.

The tower is the second-highest structure in France, after the 350 m Allouis longwave transmitter, built in 1930. The Eiffel tower is the highest structure in Paris. The second-highest structure in Paris is the Tour Montparnasse (Montparnasse Tower), at 210 m.

The iron structure of the Eiffel Tower weighs 7,300 tons, and the total weight is 7,300 tons. The number of steps to the summit has varied through various renovations: At the time of construction in 1889, there were 1665 steps to the summit platform at 300.65 m; after renovation in the early 1980s, there were 1920 steps; and today there are 1660 steps (although it is not possible for the public to reach the summit via the stairs—elevators are required beyond the second platform).

Depending on the ambient temperature, the top of the tower may shift away from the sun by up to 8 cm (3.25 inches), due to expansion of the metal on the side facing the sun.

Maintenance of the tower includes applying 50/60 tons of three graded tones of paint every seven years to protect it from rust. However, few people realize that the tower is actually painted three different colors in order to make it look the same color. The colors change from dark to light from top to bottom, but it looks the same because of the background (the sky being light and the ground being dark). On the first floor, there are interactive consoles hosting a poll for the color to use for a future session of painting.

I vote pink.

The images used are courtesy of Scrapbooking graphics.com and art-e-ology.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Playing with steampunk

The theme for April's ATC swap is steampunk and I can't blame anyone else for that decision ...I like to push myself as an artist and the ladies who take part in the Blissfull ATC swap so that why  I suggested it. But boy was I  worried...  a real departure from the faeries and whimsy.. but once I start checking it out. 

I realised I had seen lots of steampunk in movies . I just didn't know that is what I was looking at ... movies like the Golden Compass , Van Helsing, Wild, Wild west  and A series of unfortunate events...

So I started  playing with around with the digital art and came up with two steampunk inspired pieces.. 

Hugs Wendy

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The spring Bunting swap

 It rained all day yesterday so a great time to work on swaps and get parcels ready to mail out. I am taking part in A spring Bunting swap hosted by the very talented Amy from http://rubymoonart.blogspot.com/

She still has some spots left so if you would like to join me. Please pop over to see Amy. The details are on her blog... I managed to get two done,  three to go . They  turned out really cute.

Have a great day
Hugs Wendy

Sunday, March 13, 2011


What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong

I see trees of green, red roses too

I see them bloom, for me and you

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue, and clouds of white

The bright blessed day, dark sacred night

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces, of people going by

I see friends shaking hands, sayin', "How do you do?"

They're really sayin', "I love you"

I hear babies cryin', I watch them grow

They'll learn much more, than I'll ever know

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world

Yes, I think to myself

What a wonderful world

Oh yeah

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Thinking spring Tag book swap

A month ago a call went out from JoAnne at vintage dragonfly for swappers to take part in  the "thinking spring tag book swap"... I had already done a tag book swap and it had been such fun and the tag book that came back is so wonderful.  I didn't think twice about joining the group... JoAnne was an amazing host and the tag book that came back is gorgeous ... I would like to thank Joanna for hosting and also all the ladies who took part.  I love each one of your tags and will treasure my tag book .

from Paula
from Nancy at

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