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Alicante, Spain
Hi. I live in Spain with my great 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 my new grand daughter born july 2012. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson born Nov 2013 to my elder Son. I love the bones of these kids. Thanks. xxxx


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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bead pins

Good Evening All
Come on get buying, all money goes back into the charities I support -
 Animal Aid and Cancer Research.
When I went to the UK I met up with John Next Door and Mrs Duck and I took them both a selection of my bead pins.  Mrs Duck (Ang) said I should sell them again so here goes.

They will be the same as last time 5GBP for 12 and 6 x 3.5cm FREE

If you would like to buy some of these gorgeous bead pins please Email me at 
I will need your Email address that is attached to your Paypal so that I can issue you with a Paypal invoice, Thank You.

Here is a sample of what is on offer.  I usually pack a mixture of colours.  The price includes P&P.

Examples of what is on offer, they are 5cm approx and 3.5cm

All these for 10 GBP

                                            All these for 5 GBP

Wendy L

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Car Showroom

Good morning All
Nearly at the end of my personal Die cut challenge and the last few are scheduled for DT posts so back to normal for afew days.

A friend of ours has just started his own business selling used cars here in the village.  He painted the showroom in scarlet and black so I made this card to match!!!

Die cuts of cars on the inside cover and made the front to look like a window.
I,m sure he will do well.  He and his wife are a lovely couple and we go out for a drink with them occasionally.
We bought our car from him when he worked in the garage across the road.

Wendy L

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Penny Black 'Blossoms & Bows

Good Morning all
It is my turn to contribute to the Penny Black  at Allsorts Challenge and the theme is Blossoms  & Bows.

A sweet, pretty Penny Black image   4164K Titled 'A Rose'.
 Embellished with lots of flowers, and ribbons from Joanna Sheen, and I used the S/B Scalloped Hexagon for the sentiment, I do use this alot for my sentiments.

Dies Total = 74

Wendy L

The Ribbon Girl - Add Flowers
Ends 7th March

Cards Galore Encore - AG
Ends end March

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Use Brads

Good Morning All 
We started back at our craft meeting on Thursday and it was lovely to see the girls, some not seen  for over 6 months and there was a couple of new ladies too and one was doing a rag rug, do you remember those?
Looking forward to next week already to see if anyone brings any new craft ideas for us to try.

I,m  afraid I put weight on this week at Slimming club so slapped wrists for being a naughty girl!!!!!
Todays Challenge at Allsorts  is set by  Helene and it is  'Use Brads'

I used pale blue brads to attach the vellum sentiment to the card.  Lots of quilled flowers in shades of blues and white, My Minds Eye paper.  The dies used are Marianne LR 0200 for the dark blue trellis pieces and Memory Box 'Elegant Scroll'

Sponsors this week are Marianne


Pop over to the challenge blog to see all the other DT's creations and all the details.

Dies Total = 73

Wendy L

Friday, February 27, 2015


Good Morning All
I forgot to write my post last night so this is abit rushed.  I have been making flowers again, different types.

I got a load of these dazzlers when I was in UK in January and I saw John Next Door use use a Sue Wilson flower die  HERE that looked like quilling, and he stuck one in the middle and it gave me the idea of using these large dazzlers and wrapping them with quilling paper.  The material one is scraps from my curtains.

And here is two very quick cards I  made with them.

I inked the edges of the paper to match the blue of the other bits.

And inked the edge of the material to tone in with the paper.

Just a different idea and gives me something ot do while watching TV at night!!!!!

Have a good weekend and see you tomorrow, Slim club to this morning so rushing abit.
Wendy L
Creative Knockouts - Layers  (Blue card)
Ends 5th March
Crafters Cafe  - Layers (Blue Card)
Ends 4th March
Tuesday Throwdown - AG (Orange card)
Ends 3rd March

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Two from One Card Recycled

Good Morning All
I made a card for my neighbours birthday last year and his wife always gives me any cards they have received after the event to see if I can recycle them, and, if you know me, you know I can't throw anything away!!!!!

The original card was an easel with the pic of the little boy propped up on the base of embossed tools,
and here is what I made from it.

 I made two cards from the one.

I used X Cut Tags and S/B Scalloped Circles for the sentiments. 
I,m not sure if I have listed these before but I dont think the odd one will make much difference, do you?

Dies Total 71

Wendy L 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Matinee Jacket

Good Morning All
Mostly healed now from my fall on the stairs last week, just a little bruising on my face and legs but getting better.
Having a break from my Die Challenge today, to show you this sweet matinee jacket I have just finished knitting in this gorgeous lace pattern for the new baby.  Megan only has 3 weeks to go now so I will give this to Johns Mum to post when she returns to UK after visiting us next week.

Creative Inspirations - Lace -  Lace pattern of knitting
Ends 3rd March
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Ends 2nd March
I,m so glad that both DIL's like hand knitted / crochet clothes for their kids as I enjoy doing them and Loriens Granny knits loads of jumpers and cardigans for Hollie.
I knitted this in the first size so I want to get it to Megan for when the baby is born and dont want to wait until I visit at the beginning of May.
She will be a little sister for this gorgeous fella, Noah.

Wendy L

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pretty Purple

Good Morning All
Another couple of Marianne dies today,  LR 0106 and LR 0107, both flowers, one has rounded petals and the other has pointed ones.  The sentiment is set into a S/B Die D Lites Frame One.

I decorated the inside too with the leftover paper but the reverse of it.

Dies Total = 69

Wendy L

Monday, February 23, 2015

Charity Cards

Good Morning All
A break from the dies challenge today.
A while ago I was given  quite alot of craft stuff by Linda from Animal Aid (one of the charities I support here)
Amongst it was some aperture card blanks, some were very small and some were very long and thin.  

They were not the type of cards I would  buy but, you know me, I can't throw anything out.
So I decided to make some boxes for them and give them back to Linda for her to give as raffle prizes.

So here is some of the cards once I had decorated them.

And here they are all wrapped in cellophane and ribbon ready for Linda and I have enough cards to make up two more boxes.

Wendy L

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bright Oranges

Good Morning All
Well I am getting to the end of my dies, only afew more days I think, well, maybe more than afew!!!!!
Afew of my blog friends have been counting their dies sets and I have a small amount compared to some of you!!!!!!
I was asked if I was counting the individual dies or the die sets, well it is the die sets, this means that, for example, S/B labels 4 has about 5 dies in the set but I count this as one.
Thanks for comments on my bead pins, I think they are a bargain after watching TV this morning!!
Todays is quite a bright card and I used Cheery Lynn SF-2 Stacker Flower, Memory Box  Double Ticket for the sentiment and Marianne LR0152for the decorative circles.

I quite like the way this one turned out even though oranges and yellows are not colours I use a great deal but have used them afew times during this challenge to myself.

Dies Total = 67

Wendy L

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week has been set by Jo and she wants to see 'Purple'.

Quite an easy one for me because I love purple and I can assure you this is purple, not blue as it looks in the pic.
 I cut a doily using X Cut doily Die cut and for the  corners I used Cheery Lynn B175 'Lace Corners' and I cut the other two corners and used on the inside.

The sweet image is a digi from one of the sponsors Day for Daisies and our other sponsor is Nicecrane.
Nicecrane $20 spend

Dies Total = 64

Wendy L

Friday, February 20, 2015

LOTV Baby Boy

Good Morning All

Todays card features two Marianne dies, one is the fence, birdie and cage and John Next Door gave it to me so I dont have the number and the other is  Marianne CR1249 for the square and flower.

The paper is LOTV as is the topper.  I have started using the spare paper to decorate the inside of my cards so that I am not left with loads of odd bits, that I think I will use and I never do.

Dies Total = 62

Wendy L
ABC Challenge - D is for Diecuts
Ends 27th Feb

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pink & Butterflies

Good morning All
The challenge at Moving Along With The Times is Pink & Butterflies and I am hosting it this week.
Pop over to the challenge blog to see all the other  gorgeous DT creations, and we have three new ladies joined us this week on Team A.

I used S/B Butterfly Circles die for this one and cut in pink and white, inked the edges and put brown Liquid Pearls on. The sentiment is stuck onto an X Cut labels die but I do use these all the time so not counting in my dies challenge today.  I had the lovely little butterfly charms in my box so put onto a pin and stuck under the ribbon.

Inside I used S/B Belly Band Die 5, I know this can be used to create a lovely band for a card but I just cut two shapes in pink and brown it put inside my card.

Dies Total = 60
(I,ve got more dies than I thought I had and still got some to show)

Wendy L

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Good Morning All 
My eyes are a little worse today but not sore at all, I look abit like a panda LOL, but feeling alot better in myself, so back to crafting today!!!!!!

A DL card and I used a Budding Vine embossing folder mounted onto blue card.  The flowers are dies I have used before, Cheery Lynn Roses and Chrysanthemums but the swirls are Sissix
Decorative Flourish.  I used a little Gilding Wax to lift the embossing.

Dies Total = 58

Wendy L

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pink & Green

Good Morning All

This is the sorry sight in the mirror this morning.

Yesterday I felt my vision was not quite right and it must have been because the bridge of my nose was swelling so my glasses weren't sitting correctly,  so the bi-focal bit wasn' t right.
So this morning my eyelids are bloody and swollen. Still feel sicky and shaky inside, and of course a headache.
I love this Cheery Lynn Ivy Corner Flourish and I have matched it with Marianne  LR0168 for the Centre flower.  I,m still on a mission to use lots of old stuff and the bead pins are some of the first I ever made.  The white embossed background card is used bought cards that I get given, so I use the plain pieces for embossing.
I used a pearly Gilding Wax on the pink centrepiece but it doesn't show too good.

Dies Total = 57
Nearly there now, if anyone had asked me how many dies I had, I would have said about 20 to 30 LOL, and now I am upto  57
Wendy L

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hearts Again

Good Morning All
My friend Val loved her Birthday card I showed yesterday.
I,m feeling abit sore today, I took a tumble down the stairs on Saturday evening as I was going to get ready to go out.  I dont know how I did it but fell the last couple of stairs and smacked my head against the floor and the wall, so two nice large, very sore lumps on me noggin and very bruised right knee and shin. And I think I jarred my neck too, as my shoulders are sore.
 Ooh how I want to get a flat all on one level!!!!!!
Todays card is Hearts again, I have already done one featuring a Heart die and this is another one  but using Cheery Lynn small hearts DL128 and the bigger heart is X Cut Filigree Heart.

Dies Total = 55
When I set myself this challenge I thought I would have used them all within one month,  LOL how surprised am I.!!!!
Afew left I,m afraid but not too many.

Wendy L

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Vals Birthday

Good Morning All
Yesterday was my friend Vals Birthday and this is the card I made for her.

I found out just before Christmas that she loves to dance, a right little raver when she goes out!!!! so I used this Tonic 'Party Heels' die, I thought would be perfect for her.

Dies Total = 53

Wendy L

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Not Birthday

Good Morning All

The challenge at Allsorts today is 'Any Occasion other than Birthday' and is hosted by Tracy.

I chose to do a Sympathy card as my charities do require a fair amount of them unfortunately.

I matted a Sissix 'Iron Gate' die cut from Centura Pearl card  onto green patterned paper and black card.
I used the Leanne die again for the flower, and added Gilding wax.

Sponsor this week is Jiggery Makery
and  our lovely Tracy is giving a prize too,

so pop over to the challenge blog for details and have fun.

Dies Total = 52

Wendy L

Friday, February 13, 2015

Brown Frame

Good Morning All
Hope you are all well and looking forward to St. Valentines day tomorrow.  We dont really celebrate in a mushy way, we are going out for an Indian meal but we dont buy each other gifts.
Continuing my personal 'Dies Challenge' here is number 51, X Cut Ornate Frames.

I kept it fairly manly even though it is 'Ornate Frame'

Dies Total = 51

Wendy L

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Using Broken Jewellery

Good Morning All
On this card I have used some pieces of broken jewellery that was given to me.

The gold and pearl piece on the bow is one and the other is in the centre of the die cut, it is like a diamond stud.  The die used is S/B Shapeabilities Pendants in Spades cut in silver Mirri card. I embossed a piece of white card and added some Gilding wax.  I  mounted the sentiment on
  S/B Scalloped Hexagon, this is another one I use alot for sentiments.

Dies Total = 50
Wendy L
Bunny Zoes  - For The Girls
In The Pink - Love is in the air


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