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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 a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx


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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sparkle N Shine for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts challenge time again and this one is hosted by Susan and it is Sparkle and Shine.
CE 'Mr & Mrs' die
John Lockwood Paper
X Cut circle die cut into quarters
Phill Martin Twinkles on edges of centre circle and corners
Blue heart gems

I used the remainder of the paper on the inside and some of the die cut hearts from the Mr & Mrs die

Sponsor is Stix 2

Have Fun
Welcome to Pauline, my latest lady to press the 'follow' button, thank you.
Wendy L

Anything Goes for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All
Crafty Friends Challenge is my first post this morning.
The theme is Anything Goes and we are sponsored by Pot Pourri Designs
And it is one of their images I have used on my card.
I made a dress from doilies and used another doily behind the image.
All matted onto John Lockwood paper and a Creative Expressions pierced flag sentiment.

I used what was left from the sheet of paper for the inside of the card and a piece of satin ribbon.

Here are some more doilie dresses I have made for card embellishment, fun making them.

A great way of using old bits of stash up too.

I have had these doilies for ages.

Wendy L

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Flat Wedding Card

Good Morning All
I have been asked if I want a stall at our local English bar for a small Christmas fair at the end of November, so I'm busy trying to make loads of quick, easy cards.

I did make this one a while ago.
A lady asked me to make a flat (for posting) Wedding card.
Cheery Lynn Corners
Peeloffs !!!!!

Wendy L

Monday, October 17, 2016

Scrunchy Poinsettia

Good Morning All
Just back from our cruise yesterday.
Caught up on Corrie!!!! before tonights programmes.

This is another Christmas card made using my scrunchy Poinsettias (tutorial  on page above).
I love these flowers.
Fanfare Emboss folder
CE warmest wishes die
CE Pierced Noble Square
Nellie Snellen circle die

Wendy L

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Pink October for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge is hosted by Mervi this week
and she wants PINK.

I used -CE Maggie die by Sue Wilson
CE Cygnus die by Sue Wilson
Homemade Stick pins and sentiment tags.

Sponsor is  Crafty Ribbons
providing this lovely prize.

Malaga is our port of call today, last stop before home tomorrow.

Wendy L

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Trees/ Leaves for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Jessie this time and she wants to see Trees and/ Leaves.
I didn,t think I was going to get this done in time, before I went away on holiday.
Believe it or not, I got two done.!!!!!

This is a stamp John gave me and there was no packaging so I dont know which company it is from.

I used Flake and Glitter Glue with Gilding Flakes.
CE Mosaic Leaves die cut and an dd flower that was in my stash.
The paper is John Lockwood Paper pad.

This is made from the negative from the Mosaic Leaves and odd bits on my desk.
Paper from LOTV and a homemade stick pin.

Have fun if you join in with Jessies challenge.
Wendy L

Happy Birthday for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
Craft Challenge time again and the theme is a nice easy one
Happy Birthday.

I made my younger sons Birthday card for this one using John Next Door Foil method for the background.
He pastes kitchen foil onto card then runs it through an embossing folder and voila!!!
I added a vellum topper matted onto S/B Ornate Square.

I think this will be a busy challenge so why not join in.
Monte Carlo and Monaco today, we may go onshore and take a mortgage out for a drink!!!!!

Wendy L

Monday, October 10, 2016

Blue Tit

Good Morning All
As I am away on a cruise this week, forgive for not visiting you, as internet is sooooo expensive on board.
We are at sea today and arrive in Rome tomorrow.
My posts are scheduled for the week so I hope you enjoy.
This is a topper from LOTV and very pretty I think.
LOTV papers too
Homemade charm and sentiments.

Livorno is the stop after Rome and we hope to do a trip to Florence, as we have been told is is a stunning city.

Wendy L

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Autumn for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge time again and the seasonal theme is Autumn, hosted by our lovely leader, Brenda.

I stamped the image which I think is one of John Lockwoods.
Heat embossed then coloured with Mica paints.

I used Johns idea with the tin foil glued to card then ran through in an embossing folder.

CE Mosaic Leaves folder.
Homemade Sentiment tags and Stick Pins.

Sponsor is
Digistamp Boutique

Wendy L

Friday, October 7, 2016

Happy Birthday John

Good Morning All
Today is John Lockwoods Birthday and this is the card I posted to him.
Not too fussy.
I used a vellum sentiment fastened on with brads.
Pearl card from stash.
Die is from Sue Wilson Indian Collection - Mauritius.
Kept it very minimal.

Have a wonderful day John.
Here are afew pics from my time at Johns and Ally Pally.

John preparing his Blog Post.

Sorting his demo cards out for Ally Pally.

Me helping John prepare demo packs.

And, finally, at Ally Pally.

Just a note to add -  Thank you for all your kind comments for my best friend.
The operation was a complete success and it had not spread to the Lymph glands and now all completely removed.
Thank God.
Wendy L

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

For a Friend

Good Morning All
My best friend is having an op today to remove a lump from her breast.
She has been so upbeat about all this, since finding the lump in early summer,  until the surgeon described what would happen today.
I wish I could be with her.
We have been friends for  nearly 50 years, from starting secondary school.
She loves her garden so I used bright sunflowers to try and cheer her up.

I used - 
Creative Expressions - Mosaic Leaves die
Noble Pierced Square die
Mosaic Leaf  and Roses Emboss folders
Wendy L

Monday, October 3, 2016

Birthday Card

Good Morning All
This one is for a friends Birthday.
Well prepared as it is not until January!!!!

LOTV paper
Pierced Noble Square
Homemade embellishment
CE Wild Roses Emboss folder
I have been busy making another Advent Calendar  box for Noah and Aurora, watch this space.

Wendy L

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Penny Black at Allsorts and Allsorts

Good Morning All
Two posts in one today.
First is for Allsorts Design Team.
The theme is to do a take on a past challenge, that is one of the design teams creations.
This is my take on one of Tracys creations HERE.

Tattered Lace butterflies.
LOTV Nitwit Butterfly Kisses papers.
Nellie Snellen Decorative Circle die.

I hope I have done her card justice.

This is Tracys card which is so gorgeous, my fave colours and butterflies too.

Sponsor is Sissix
offering this fab prize.

It is my turn, as part of the DT for Allsorts to create for Penny Black and More.
The theme is Autumn and this is what I came up with.
I used this cute Penny Black stamp from a set called  'Stitches'  (Product Code 30-303) and she looks like she is laying down in the hay.
I used all Autumn colours, terracota and greens and the paper has children collecting blackberries.

Why not join us in either challenge this week.
Wendy L

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sketch for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times is hosted by Carole and she has given us a sketch to work from.
See below.
This is my take on it.
John Lockwood Papers
All bits in my stash - homemade stickpin, ribbon, button, butterflies.
The image is peeloff fans onto acetate

Have fun.

Wendy L

More Banners for Christmas

Good Morning All
Welcome to Pauline, I hope you enjoy your visits.
Time for Craft Rocket Challenge and the theme this time is Ribbon and / or Lace.
This is actually a banner I made here but you cant really see much of behind all the lace ribbon trim.
The trim is some I bought in USA about 8 years ago!!!!!
Matted onto embossed card and used Gilding Wax on the edges.
The centre is a Tag die from Sue Wilson with a sticky topper, years old from Create and Craft.

I thought this would be suitable for either Wedding or Baby or Anniversary.

Wendy L
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon or Lace

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Last of Similar Cards

Good Morning All

Last one of the similar cards.
I adore this ribbon that I got from Ally Pally in April, it makes lovely bows threaded through a pearl buckle.
Creative Expressions Perfect Peony and Pierced Noble Square again, and Warmest Wishes again.

Here are my two gorgeous Grandaughters Hollie and Tess.

Wendy L

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Another Christmas Card

Good Morning All

Another Card similar to yesterdays.
Creative Expressions Pierced Noble Squares
Creative Expressions Warmest Wishes
Cheery Lynn Flower
Docrafts paper again

Another one tomorrow.
When I was at Ally Pally I bought afew bits for Hollie to make some Christmas tree decorations with and here she is using some Gilding Polish.
She loved it.

Wendy L

Monday, September 26, 2016

Christmas Card

Good Morning All
I,m home and full of cold AGAIN.
What is it with aeroplanes????
I have been taking my vitamin C while I was away too.
Boohoo I feel yuk.
Love this way of using a wide ribbon, threading through a pearl buckle.
Backing paper is from a Docrafts pad
Tis the Season is a Tonic die
Creative Expressions Poinsettia coloured with Mica paints

A couple of similar ones to follow.
Wendy L

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Newsprint for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Annie., but I think Brenda has stepped in.

I had this image in my file, already coloured, and thought it was so cute, just  like Noah.
So I decided to make his Birthday card.
The printed paper is from LOTV.
Sentiments from Scrappers Delight.
Core-dinations card.

Sponsor is

I will see him just after his Birthday in December.
Have a good weekend.

Wendy L

Special Occasion for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All
Crafty Friends Challenge is Special Occasion
I decided on Happy Anniversary
This sweet image was provided by our sponsor and is called Little Dragonfly.
Butterfly emboss folder
CE Perfect Peonies

One of my fancy stick pins.

Sponsor - Julia Spiri


Will be on my way tonight after a wonderful 10 days. Visiting with John, Ally Pally then lots of wonderful cuddles with Hollie and Tess.  Pics to follow when I download camera when I get home
Wendy L


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