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Alicante, Spain
Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have 2 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx


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Saturday, 22 September 2018

Autumn Colour for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All

Crafty Friends Challenge this week is Autumn Colours.
I have made so many Autumnal cards for DT work I struggled to make something abit different.
For this card I used afew scraps on my desk that were browns and orange and gold. 
I stuck them to a base piece of card and then ran it through an Embossing Folder.
I then added a circle of parchment with a lovely orange flower I had Groovied onto it.
Added Terracota seam binding to the circle sentiment and that's it!!!
I hope it fits the bill!!!!

The sponsor for this challenge is 

Wendy L

Blue and / or Water for Allsorts.

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Helene.
The theme is Water and or Blue.
I made a blue mat for my card and matted the LOTV topper onto paler blue card.

The fish slides along the twine too

Our sponsor is 
offering a 15 pound voucher.

Wedny L

Thursday, 20 September 2018

LOTV & Crafty Ribbons

Good morning All

I made these sweet cards, all very similar and all using the same 3 toppers from LOTV.
My favourite type of crafting is to pull afew toppers, afew papers and various ribbons and sentiments out  and make cards, as many as possible!!!

On a sheet of LOTV toppers you get 4 very small ones, so I used 3 of each card.
Just varied the paper and ribbon.
All the ribbon is from a bag of snippets from Crafty Ribbons.

Happy with these and all ready to go to the charities once I have added inserts.
Some good news as well, LOTV are starting to sell the toppers and pads again I think as they are moving away from digis due to EU laws I think. 

Wendy L

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Same plate

Good Morning All

Another two cards using the same Groovi plate, this is one of my favourite plates, so simple but can be made so beautiful with additions.
It is the same plate as I used for one of  the MAWTT cards last week.

This one is  just mounted onto a background made by myself with inks and then matted onto  mint  card.
A homemade dangle charm and sentiment tag.

 This one is using three layers of parchment, two are coloured (Bought, not by me LOL)
I used the plate on the small top square and then matched up on the piece underneath.
Still practising my borders.
Very pleased with this and I will save  it , to be given to a special person.

Well, back home tomorrow and I will be so glad to get in my own bed and to go and get Rico Thursday, I have missed him.

Wendy L

Monday, 17 September 2018

Old stuff and an ATC

Good Morning All

I made this card using a lovely ATC that I received in a swap.
It is a mason jar with a shaker.

All pretty in Pinks with Mulberry paper, butterfly ribbon and gems.
Afew more old bits from stash used too. 

Still at Mums in order to visit Johns mum, back home in afew days.

Wendy L

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Good morning

I am asking you all a favour, please click on link to Post pals in the side bar and find Skylah.
This little girls tumours are growing again.   She loves Blind Bags especially Disney Rapunzel and Peppa pig ones. I must admit that I did not know  what they were but googled them. They can be bought at Argos, Sainsburies etc so I am going to buy some today  and post to her tomorrow.
If you do Facebook search Post pals there  for the story. She is so beautiful, there is a pic of her with her little brother I think.
It makes you count your blessings as I go yo visit 3 of my grandkids this morning before we go off to John's mums again.

I can't copy and paste the story as I am on my tablet  but please have a look.

Thank you

Wendy L

I have ordered some from Argos to collect tomorrow but they did not have the Disney or peppa pig. I hope the ones I have bought bring a little smile to her face.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Create A Scene for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is set by Ellie and she would like us to 
Make a Scene using stamps or dies.

I used the same stamps as I used last week for Allsorts, from Creative Stamping magazine a while ago, but I do like them.

I started it by using JND Oval Media plate and Izinks.
I stamped some of the animals  in the forefront and the giraffe at the back.
Then added lots of grasses, branches and leaves.
Happy with this one.

Our sponsor this week is Swedish House Crafts.
They sell a wide variety of crafting items so why not pop over and take a peek.

Wendy L

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Use Ribbon for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Jenny  this time, and as we are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons, she wants RIBBON.
Love this ribbon John gave me, green and cerise, so just coloured odd parts of the Groovi pattern with green.

Pretty Lilac Organza ribbon.

Pretty White Satin Ribbon with the same Groovi plate as the one above, just a different colour scheme.

Wendy L

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

To Colour or Not to Colour

Good Morning All
Some of you may have seen this post last week as I published it my mistake a few days ago.

I bought this sweet Groovi Plate to make some Christmas cards.
This is the first play with it, one coloured and one not.
Which do you like best?
I mounted the plain one onto dark green card then Holographic Mirri card.

The coloured one I mounted onto blue snowflake paper then dark blue card.

I'm leaning towards the coloured one I think.

Wendy L

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

This is my card for the Sketch this week.
This will run for 2 weeks as I am going back to UK for a quick visit to see Johns Mum and my Mum.

I used a cute LOTV topper cut with CE Pierced Circles.
The paper is a freebie in a Magazine.
Sentiment is heat embossed using one of Johns stamp sets.

And this is the sketch to follow.

Craft Club Gifts this week were these cute boxes, once again, made from a tutorial by
I added ribbon from Crafty Ribbons to hold  closed.

I put a fine tipped glue bottle in each with a couple of stick pins.

Last week I gave the ladies a little bag  containing some Ribbon and buttons .

This was the card I made.

And the ladies cards.
My Oh My did some of them moan about this one, all in fun though.
This really was a challenge for them!!!!!
Jen - drawn winner



Val C

Val J


A lovely array of cards, thank you ladies.
2 weeks to play with the sketch.
Wendy L

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Bears for Allsorts

Good  Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and Kath wants to see Bears, any type but not Bear Ghrylls!!!

I used the lovely set of stamps that came with Creative Stamping Magazine a while ago.
The Koala Bear is so sweet.
The backing card is from when I cleaned my brayer after using Johns Media plates.

Brenda is giving a lovely set of stamps given by Penny Black
I was lucky enough to see a Koala when I was in Sydney in 2007

Wendy L

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Men or Boys for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All

Men / Boys
Now I think most of us find these type of cards harder to make, or at least not quite as enjoyable.
I know I do.
I cut a piece of paper from LOTV 'Father Knows Best' pad and cut a slit in the top corner to hold the LOTV topper.
I added some buttons from Crafty Ribbons
A charm with 'Dream written on it, tied with seam binding from Crafty Ribbons

Happy Crafting
Wendy L

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Eclipse Card

Good Morning All

My crafty friend Val J wants to try an Eclipse card and she asked me could we  do them one week at my Craft Club.
Not  a problem, except that I have never done one before.
So I asked Jen could I use her large Alphabet dies.

I used a card from some  I was given by Linda from Animal Aid afew years ago
(sadly I think she now suffers with dementia)
I offset the top letters slightly on the black to make them stand out more.
Quite pleased with how it turned out for a first attempt.

I shall be trying so more so watch this space.

Wendy L

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Groovi Men

Good Morning All

Afew weeks ago I borrowed my friends Groovi plates for men, cogs and wheels..

Here is another one but this time I did some snipping within the cogs etc.
I found a lovely piece of paper in a 6x6 pad from The Works.
Very happy with this one.

I think I shall borrow this plate again, a nice flat card too for posting.

Wendy L

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Instead of a sketch this week
( 'cos my laptop has decided to fall out with my printer, so I cant print anything)
I gave my ladies some ribbon and buttons  from my Crafty Ribbon DT supply and my own.
I made up little bags with some extra bits in.

I have quite a stash as I won the Crafty Ribbons Challenge twice before I became  a DT member.
So if any of you would like to join in my little challenge, just create  using ribbon and buttons, just like the Moving Along With The Times Challenge  last Thursday.
Here is my little lot.

And here is the card I made, I didn,t use the Wagon ribbon, I added a Happy Birthday one instead.
 I had to add afew pearl hearts to hide some splodges of blue ink from when I was inking the edges.

At the Craft Club on Friday.

I have made many of these boxes before but afew of the ladies wanted to be shown how to make them.
This is mine that I made to take to the class to show how they can be decorated.
Here is a link to Christina Griffiths You Tube tutorial.

The gifts I gave my ladies on  Friday.

I added a choccy biscuuit and a couple of gems and a dangler.

I made the boxes, once again, following a tutorial from Pootles on You Tube.
I am running out of gifts that I bought in UK when I was at Ricks in February, so I will have to stock up soon.

On to last weeks sketch.

My card

Val J 



 Val C




And the name drawn was Dawn, so she received a little gift from me.

If you want to play along with this weeks, just make a card or anything with ribbon and / or buttons on before Friday.

Wendy L


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