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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, November 29, 2012

who knew!

 That Epsom salts makes fabulous snow !  that any glass container can be turned into a winter scene! Even upside down wine glasses. 

That a mixture of half water and half bleach will bleach out the color on bottle brush trees so you can then spray them with alcohol inks!  

Or that strings of gold bead garland can be sprayed with Alcohol inks to look the like vintage decorations. 

 and that you can buy all number of cake decorations to add to your scenes. 

and that is.... IS  all the snow I want to see this year....   Hugs Wendy 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Angel wings

 Shabby and oh so chic angels wings made with the help  from Dawn's fabulous tutorial .  Here the link

So easy to do, once you know how.... I got my sowing machine out  but Dawn glued her's....  I'm thinking how cool would a bigger pair look...    

Sunday, November 25, 2012

building houses

 I love glitter houses, the cuteness, the faded charm, the sparkle and glitter,  they are so enchanting  that this year with the thanks to pinterest and this link http://melstampz.blogspot.com/2008/09/wee-houses-35-templates-tutorials.html....... I  started building my own

 A church 

 and a wee cottage
 I 'm so happy with how the first two turned out. I think I need to make more. Maybe add a christmas faerie or two. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy thanksgiving

This is going to be an important Thanksgiving for me this year. I will be celebrating my first Thanksgiving as an American citizen. 
Like so many before me I have adopted the USA as my home.

 And with that, the turkey is going to taste extra special. 

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 19, 2012

The christmas tart tin swap

 This is the tin I made from my lovely partner Lynn for the shabby chic christmas tart tin swap at blissfullART 
and here is the beautiful tin she send back.  

I'm dying to pull out the tree and put it on .... I feel the Christmas magic.

Friday, November 16, 2012

yes the BIG Day is HERE

I'm another year old , maybe wiser but defiantly grayer ....   49 who would have thought it....  Where did the time go! It seems like a blink of an eye that I was standing next to my Dad having that photo taken. We had just moved into our new house  I remember picking out which bedroom I wanted.  Time sure does fly when you having fun.

Mr. H and the boys have an excitement filled weekend planned.

 They got my ticket to see the breaking dawn, twilight movie today, then shopping and lunch out with my lovely hubby tomorrow  and then on Sunday we are all going for breakfast at Mimi's. 

but today I get to eat cupcakes and watch the twilight movie.  What a great day.  

Okay I'd better get a wriggle on.... the movie starts at 11... 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

into the garden, my love

 Come into the garden , my love 
Digital image using Rian's sheets ...... Riandesigns.eu

back ground and lovers. #1306, #1302 in the happy hoil Hindy 

flowers.... sheet 1266 vintage Romantic roses 
head and butterflies # 1267 turquoise shabby 

 Overlay from Altered Emporium at Deviant scrap

Monday, November 12, 2012

you'd better not pout

This kit has the sweetest pouty girls in it ....just in time for some Christmas inspired art 

available now at  

 Cut and paste canvas

 and some digital art 

finecrafted design... background 

marta van eck.... overlay
 HVS....baubles and child
Rucola ...snowflake 
tumble fish studios  ...wings and halo 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

that's it ... I've started

 That's it .. I've started making pretties for christmas  First an altered tin.   This one has a home to go to or it would be staying here with me. 
  and the ballet shoe is also on it's way to special someone ...  and I  love how it turned out.....  I think I need to make one for myself ... good job ballet shoes come in pairs. 
Don't just love this image ... it's a paper whimsy. 

A glue book

In April I started a swap and here are all the wonderful pages.. I just need to make a cover and back in keeping with all the beautiful pages I received in the swap 

  Starting with the first month April Spring time from Jan, Sandy, Kim,Janet, 

 Shades of Blue from Janet,Linda, Sandy,Karla
 Here comes the bride from Janet,Sandy , Karla,Linda 

At  the beach from  Kim, Karla,linda, Janet
 Egg and nests from Jan, Janet, Linda,

 Pretty faces from JoAnne ,Mary Ann, Karla, Linda 

Music and dance  from Karla,Jo Anne, Janet,Linda
 Marie Antoinette  from Karla, JoAnne,Janet,Linda
 and lastly Happy Holidays from Linda, Mary Ann, Janet, 

I'm tangled up

with the new kit from hidden vintage studios

It's a start!

The first christmas of my married life I started making handmade christmas cards for my family and a few friends ...

  Now twenty something years later I'm still doing that every year. 

In November I pull out my ideas book and think how I what my cards to look. They have improved since those first ones ,which were felt christmas trees with seed beads sown on....
 My mum has saved each and everyone.  
I hope she loves this years ones.  I took my inspiration from the beautiful image from Paper Whimsy. Thanks to Gale for putting the image back on sale  and Kimberly for the idea.
  Each one is different,  the common link is the image.   These ones are in Mr H suitcase , as he's flying to England tonight to visit the families. Darn it! one of us needed to stay at home with the dogs and kids.    But he has my list of things I need and want, Bistro  gravy, Yorkshire pudding mix and Jaffa cakes! 

So only another twenty or so to get made, Easy !  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A taste of India

Rian sheets this month  will transport you to the sights and sounds of the India.  

One of my favorite movie is Vanity fair  with Reese Witherspoon ( Becky Sharp) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers ( George Osborne)   it too as a taste of India and that's what inspired this piece ...    as Becky traveled to India with Joseph Sedley, wouldn't she have sent a letter back to her dear friend Amelia Sedley telling her of  the wonder of her new home.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Any more takers for the christmas cake swap ?????....

  Any more, any more for the christmas cake swap ... I would like a few more  I know you're busy at this time of year  but is a easy and quick swap.... and how nice to get a special cake box filled with goodies  through the mail........  Details are here
I will keep in open until tonight 


Giving thanks

 For each new morning with it's light ,
for the rest and shelter of the night,  
for health and food, for love and friends,
for everything Thy goodness sends.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 New Thankgiving theme kit
and if you missed all the Halloween Miro kits they are now available in a Mega kit for a limited time 


Friday, November 2, 2012


  There's a sale on 
Pull out your pocketbooks and purses... smash open your piggy banks.. No queuing or over night camping required ! 



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Christmas cake box swap

You will be sorted in to groups of three players and you will make a " cake box" for each swapper in your group and you will received  one back from each swapper in your group. 

I will email you the pattern of the box  so they are all the same size.. Thank you Lorraine for the pattern , You rock!  Let you imagination go wild as you decorate the outside of each box  and then fill them with artsy goodies for your partners.

The items in your boxes should be Vintage  or Vintage inspired and fit into the Christmas theme.  Old buttons, lace , ribbon, millinery,  trims, jewelry findings, ephemera, images, charms, Interesting bits&bobs, Etc.The boxes are small so they will fill up quickly.

 Please remember to sent quality, usable items ....items you would like to receive in your box. 

 You will need to mail your boxes directly to your partners... postmarked December 1st...

 Please, Please don't sign up if you can't make your boxes and have them filled by the due date of December 1st ..

To sign up please email at BLISS.WDA@gmail.com

I will need your 
Email address
Blog address
Mailing Address

  I will send you a confirmation email once I have your info and sent you the box pattern. 
  I will close the sign up on Monday 5th November  and email your partners details on the Tuesday evening... 

Feel free to grab the button and add to your blog 

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