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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

Saturday, June 30, 2012


A use for some of the stuff I uncovered while clearing out my studio. One those things was this large box with a built in frame. It came with a photo album inside. The album as long been used but the box was under the bed waiting. The top did have clear film across it  but I cut it out and it now makes a wonderful shadow box ... it's large, that's a 12 by 12 piece of scrap booking paper in the background... The layers are bumped out with foam cord. 

It looks really pretty on my studio wall   

Sometime you just have to wait for the muse to hit.

A walk with Daisy May

credits to Tumble fish studios and fine crafted studios

steampunk tin swap at blissfullART

 Another fabulous steampunked piece of art from Martina .. this tin for our steampunked tin swap over at blissfullART ... Isn't it stunning...... thank you Martina for being my partner  I hope you love your tin as much as I love mine   

Thank you for the extra art too  

blissfullART swaps

 I closed out two swaps at blissfullART this week. The "I heart Vamps" swap  which is, Of course about the love for those sometimes wicked, always handsome vampires.... Beckie Loyall  give us the devilishly handsome Spike. (Yes I have a soft soft for Spike)
I went for the Twilight hotty Edward, although I'm team wolf. LOL 
Jan Larson went for another bad guy Eric from True Blood, Oh my! I feel the heat rising  
And Kim Smith went with Edward but the action is on the back .....watch out Edward,  Buffy is coming to get you LOL 

The second swap was the "midsummer night's dream" swap and I actually did swap it out on midsummer day... this was a truly magical swap.

  with fabulous ATC's from Karla, Darlene, Kimberly,Sandy , Lou and  Janet. 

I think this was one of my favorite swaps... Each cards is 
 ~* so magical*~ This is one of mine  
 and if you'd like to see more of our swaps 

The "red riding hood" ATC swap has just been posted on the

Friday, June 29, 2012

A redo

 On  Monday morning I decide my studio needed a redo. Not only to be painted but also it had got so out of control. It was messing with my inspiration. I picked the color at the store not sure in which way I wanted to go.... I was thinking apple green or robin egg blue  but this color just shouted to me... I'm so pleased I listened.   

  Just so you can see the before 

and now.  

I still have pictures to hang and other goodies to put away but I'm pleased I went head and redid my space... Now it's ready for Karen's Where blogger's create 2012 blog party coming on July 14th

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


It's summertime and the living is easy
Fish are jumping and the cotton is high
Your daddy's rich and your mama's good-looking
Hush, little baby don't you cry
don't cry, don't cry, don't cry
no no no no
don't cry, don't cry

credits: tumblefish studios, tangiebaxier,sherriBstudios

Monday, June 25, 2012

steampunked !

A steampunked domino book made using all the digital images I have made. I was surprised how many I had .. It's for a swap at VPI 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Faerie Shoe

Children, children don't forget
There are elves and faeries yet,
where the knotty Hawthorne grew
Look for prints of faerie toes.

Where the glassy ring over green,
 moonlight dances shall be seen,
Watch and wait O lucky you.
 If you find a faerie shoe.

For a ransom he will pay 
hobbling barefoot all the day.
Lay it on a mushroom seat,

Wish and wish  and go on your way.
If you wish should be discreet,
never fear but  he will pay.

thanks to Anna at http://frostedpetunias.blogspot.com/2012/06/midsummer-fairy-shoe.html 

hosting the midsummer dream faerie shoe challenge

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

shades of pink

I wanted to see if I could make a smaller dress today this one is only ten inches and the felt and cotton strips were dyed with one of those drink mixes....

Monday, June 18, 2012

new kit from crowabout studiosB

 How fun is this new kit from Nancy at crow about studios B  look at the fun bright colors.... available now at http://www.deviantscrap.com

Inspired, foot sore, stony broke and shocked !!!!

The art and soul retreat was fabulous, The hotel we stayed in was stunning and so were the views. I had never been to Vegas and was bowled away with the sight of slot machines in the airport  but the the area was beautiful.   

I could see the mountains from our room and the light is so much brighter and clearer than here in the south ...   


Julie Haymaker Thompson was a delight 

My class was  wonderful ....I enjoyed every minute of it  and because we were hand sowing ... so it was peaceful with time to talk to my fellow artists while we made our mixed media dresses.  The class was called Alterations and yes we did altered this pile of linen and lace in to this 

 I love how my dress turned out....... fit for a faerie. After the class there was a vendors event... lots of goodies to buy and now you know why I have stony broke in my title....
And you know why I traveled light  LOL more room for goodies  

and boy OH boy! Do I have goodies to show you 

and lastly to shocked...... while I was busy in my class my dear Hubby went racing fast cars and then went to the store Pawn Stars and then came back and to kill some time played on a slot machine ......... and WON the jackpot! 

YES I'm still reeling from that news

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Patriots

The liberty hot air balloon is flying high thanks to the new kit from Hidden Vintage studios 
 With thoughts of my oath ceremony still fresh on my mind, I found myself inspired..
And not only did I get to play with the "The Patriots" but also Fine-crafted  has a kit coming out the same day "The red, white and blue kit" and so I got to play with that too . They work really well together and are available at http://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/
A freedom fairy made with the flag from my ceremony 

Friday, June 15, 2012

fabulous Vegas baby

Yes today is the day ...
 The fridge is full of food for the teenagers, the doggy's have treats  and I'm putting the supplies I need for my class in my suitcase.... I've made sure I have lots of extra room for the goodies I plan to buy... there are two swaps an ATC and a postcard swap 

I've also been busy bee make small swaps to hand out... it's a little something they do at the retreat...   I'm so excited ... I promise to post lots of photos when I get back on Monday. 

Hugs Wendy 

Thursday, June 14, 2012


When you find something fabulous , you have to share.....
When the freebie photo editing company closed it doors a while ago I was stuck....but yesterday I found a new company who offer a free photo editing  http://www.picmonkey.com/... they have lots of fun editing tools ... here's my before and after photos.... yes they have crowns and the butterflies and it easy....lots of fun fonts to play with.

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