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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

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Last chance to enter my giveaway

It's the last day to enter my giveaway for the faerie pocket filled with lots of goodies... there's a pair of vintage gloves, buttons and beads, paper and tags, ephemera... also ribbon flowers and vintage flowers from Tinsel Trading and lots more.
Just leave a comment Here

Monday, May 30, 2011

52 Starlet Art challenge...... Marilyn Monroe

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."   
Marilyn Monroe      

Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words


For Owen
This challenge word had me thinking about my soon to be eighteen year old sons future... All we can do as parents is hope and pray we have given out children wings so they can fly.... and a stable landing place when it is needed.   

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fed up .......... with Blogger

I don't know if you have noticed but Blogger is having some issues again.. with comments, followers  and sign in. So in light of the fact you may want to  leave me a comment to be entered for my give away...  and can't............here is my email BLISS.WDA@GMAIL.COM  

Hopefully blogger will fix the issue soon.... I hate being unable to comment on friends blogs and not having comments from you. Please blogger fix it....

The digtal art work is Titled "FED UP"
the girl in the image does look fed up with having her photo taken...or maybe she fed up with blogger.  

Hugs Wendy 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lot's and lots of eye candy and ..... a swap coming soon

I don't know about you but sometimes you have to give a gift card to someone... and then it comes in that boring envelope.... It hurts my artistic soul to give it that way so I have come up with an idea on giving my gift cards  that's a pleasing and beautiful way.... The idea came to me after seeing Terri's beautiful elegant paper shoes.... HERE  is the link so you can see them and her video tutorial on how to make them... Terri adds a bundle of ribbons in to her shoes but there's just enough room to add an gift card.

First this is the one I give Mr.B teacher....  without the  gift card

and now with..
and this is for a wedding I'm going to this weekend...
 Wrapped all up ready to give....

I love making these shoes and so here's my idea..... a faerie shoe swap... details soon..

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Collage Obsession Challenge Mermaids

The collage Obsession site offered these two beautiful mermaids to use in a challenge.... I have come to love mermaids as much as faeries lately so I couldn't just use one...  They are both too wonderful. The blog button is on my side bar if you'd like to take part...  
A mermaids Wish

The sea horse's gift


Yes that's it .. it is the first week of the summer holidays and I have been a busy bee...finishing swaps to get in the mail...And swaps have come in so I took photos today so I can show you.

The whimsy pocket swap came from Missouri's Lilac.... look at all the goodies... I sent this one to her.

Also I'm swapping altered matchboxes with the monthly matchbox swap on flickr.  The theme this month is Music..... here's the one I'm sending.

and this is what my partner sent to me.. just look at the little piano... so super cute.. 

52 Starlets Challenge ....... Clara Bow

Sad Clara, the weeping clown

Pop over to a new challenge site hosted by Missouri's Lilac. Each week she gives us new image of a starlet to play with .. this is what I came up with.... It hard to believe there was a time when movie stars didn't speak... Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom in the Silent movie era of the 1920's  

Monday, May 23, 2011

TAKE A WORD...... Zetti

Mary Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row.

Images courtesy of Mrs Inman, scrapbooking .com

Saturday, May 21, 2011

fridayfoto Challenge

I present to you a lost piece of art...... Madame Cat
found in a dusty attic, thought to be worth over 26 millon dollors...

Image from peggy's mixed up art.....http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/ and scrapbooking.com

Friday, May 20, 2011

And she waved her magic wand......

I have a faerie godmother and her name is Kim and she has a blog called Tabby place http://tabithalenox.blogspot.com/.... she waved her magic wand and send me a bag... but not just any old bag.... A bag that I have wished , dreamed and hoped of owning for some time... and this marvellous bag was filled with oodles wondrous goodies.... She truly is my faerie godmother for she added magic to my day... thank you dear Kim  

The goodies are so beautiful that I was breathless as I opened the bag. I pulled out two books, just look at the stunning ideas in this one... Oh I have to make some of these crowns.

and I want to have a tea party like this one.

But that 's not all...

 A frozen Charlotte shrine OH boy! your should have heard my cry of joy....

and now there is one item missing from the photos....... I loved it so much that I had to wear it straight away..

Kim you are the best faerie godmother of all time... thank you , thank you...

Monday, May 16, 2011

The faerie pocket giveaway

I count each one of you as my friends, I feel blessed knowing that you come to visit my blog and leave comments that brighten my day.  It is time for me to share some art with you! A faerie pocket filled with goodies to brighten your day.

The only thing you need to do is post a comment below to be entered in the giveaway. Make sure there is a way I can contact you.  please leave your email.

You have until the 1st of June.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Whimsy Pocket Swap

I'm taking part in a wonderful swap hosted by Tee over at the Altered paper.. we are making small magical pockets to swap .. there's mine.   

Yes I've used the same faerie image , she so damn cute that I couldn't help myself..

 I just need to fill the pocket with some goodies and it will be ready to swap... if you are interested it taking part  click on the link on my side bar... who knows I could be swapping with you?

Soarful's Marie Antoinette challenge

I've always felt sorry for poor Marie Antoinette, she was only stating if they didn't have any bread maybe they could eat something else instead... She was just having a blond moment... I know I have them all the time. But it also begs the question if she'd said "OH no that's terrible give them the bread off our table" Would she still be famous today?


I'm in the faerie garden

There 's nothing I enjoy more than a good challenge... Jeanie at All my Art, challenge us to make a door hanger 
....  Yes A door hanger , One of those boring hangers you see in hotels. ....here's mine.  I made it two sided...

Now if hotel had one of these to add to the door I would be more likely to use it and maybe even bring it home...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Yes I did

My favorite scones recipe.So now I plan to make a cup of tea and eat a scone...Mmmm!  Hugs Wendy

The aftermath

The aftermath of blogger going down , lots of time for me to play with the computer and make lots of digital art.. I think the title sums up how I was feeling. I hope you..... EnJOy!

Madame Butterflies purse Take two

What happened? My madame Butterfly post has disappeared  ...     so I will re posted. 

This is for the Artful bag challenge hosted by my dear friend Anna over at Frosted Petunias... We are back playing with paper... I found this wonderful paper with butterflies  and made a purse to take to the Opera...

The fan is made with vintage wallpaper. The butterfly is a German scrap, some of the other embellishments were in a matchbox from Lesley.. Another post that went missing. thank you Lesley the embellishments were just what I needed to finish this project off.

This is what Lesley sent for the Matchbox monthly swap on Flickr. The theme for May was weddings... click on the photo so you can see all the details . It is so pretty and it was filled with goodies..that were so useful...

Here's hoping that this post stays put... Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The matchbox Monthly swap

Goodies came in the mail yesterday. A altered matchbox for the matchbox monthly swap group on Flickr.. here's the link

 I sent a matchbox  to Jeanie and Lesley sent this to me.. The theme was weddings.. in light of the royal wedding.It couldn't have come at a better time because I was working on my purse for the artful bag challenge and some of the goodies were just what I needed to finish the project .. click on the image to see the details, it is so pretty.   So big thanks to Lesley. The  theme for June is Music...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Door hanger Challenge

Jeanie over at All my art 
is having a door hanger challenge... This is what I came up with... They are very addictive. More to follow.

I want to move

To new york... I loved my mother's day weekend away to the wonderful city of New York... it is so fun and of course it has the store Tinsel Trading, but more than that it reminds me of London... I loved that you can walk everywhere. I spent my time looking at the architecture.

 Tinsel Trading was as wonderful as I expected it to be ... so much to look at... A Craft's pleasure dome. Just the window display had me wanting to rush in.

Inside didn't disappoint , rows and rows of  boxes filled with flowers, fruits and bugs. On the other side trims , ribbons in a rainbow of colors...


 Sequins that looked like the scales of a mermaids tail. German scraps.....
 Pots of sparkly Mira and glass glitter....and mother of pearl buttons
and clouds of  flower petals

I truly felt light headed as I walked around so much to look at, lucky for me they had a chair for Mr. Husband to sit and wait.
Well worth a trip... Hugs Wendy

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