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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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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Golden Wedding

Good Morning All
I made this card for a commission and can show it to you now.

The ribbon was candy and perfect for this type of card, flowers Cheery Lynn and Sissix 'Iron Gate' die.

Johns family are coming out at the end of this week so busy getting all things clean and tidy.  So hot here now I dont think they will want to do too much other than stay by the pool, I hope anyway!!!!!

Wendy L

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Good Bye John

Good Morning All
By the time you read this John Next Door will be well on his way, driving through Spain towards France, on his way to UK.  I will miss him so much but he has done it for good reasons and I,m sure doors will open for him in the crafting world.

This is the card I made for him.

The front is acetate and I stamped in the corner and heat embossed with gold.  Inside I put 'Bitty Blossoms' flowers made from book pages.
Heat embossed the sentiment and added Zva Creative swirl bling which I was lucky to win last month on their blog hop.

I,m not sure where the butterflies are from, they were with some blog candy.

I added one of my bead pins to the ribbon and gems to the butterflies.

This pic is without the acetate, as it always reflects when photographing.

Good Bye John, see you in December.

Wendy L
Suzy Bees
38 - Anything Goes
Ends 25th July
Totally Gorjuss 245 - Butterfly
Ends 25th July

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White on White for Allsorts

Good Morning All
The Allsorts Challenge this week has been set by ME and I want to see your White on White creations.  The DT have come up with some stunners.
 I,m so looking forward to seeing these.  Here's mine.

I have used a Marianne Trellis die and a Chrysanthemum die. Hobby Art stamp for the sentiment.  Organza ribbon, twisted and stuck on with red double sided tape.  Swiss dots embossing folder.
Sponsors ---

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Please join us and have fun.
Wendy L

Friday, July 18, 2014

Wedding Card

Good Morning All

Hope all is good in your part of the world.
I wanted to show this card I made for a lady at my Slimming Club.  Her friends daughter was getting married last Thursday, or rather, she was having the blessing here and getting married in the UK, and she wanted a special card making for her.

 She gave me the doves that are inside the bird cage, as they were being used for table decorations.  She wanted a bird cage on it and butterflies, and she had written a verse for the inside!!!!!  I did have to ask John Next Door for help with this one.  I dont have a bird cage die for a start and he does, luckily, he hadn't packed it!!!!!!  It is all Centura Pearl card and I put acetate on the front and domed it up, if you know what I mean.  That is why the light id reflecting on it, whichever way I tried to photograph it, it was the same.

I stamped the inside and brushed with pearlised chalk and sprayed with hairspray to hold it.

 And because I made it so high, I had to make an envelobox to put it in

This is the front of the box decorated with peeloffs and tied together with organza ribbon.

I will find out today if she liked it.

Wendy L

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Colour Theme

Good Morning All
The Challenge this week at Moving Along With The Times is a colour theme set by Hazel, our lovely leader.

summer brights

I chose to do a kids card as I hardly ever make these.  I used all different shades of blue and turquoise and the decoupaged image is stuck onto bright yellow card. I hope you will join in with this challenge.
Wendy L
The Crafters Cafe - Birthday
Ends 23rd July
Pennys Papercraft 186 - Anything Goes
Ends 23rd July

Monday, July 14, 2014

Noahs Blanket

Good Morning All
I have made a lovely blanket for Noah to have on his cot.  Megan asked me to make one after seeing the one we made for Mum HERE.
She wanted Blues and white so I did blue and White and Grey.

I am very pleased with this, it looks better in real life than on the pics.
Just found out out they are expecting again, due March 2015, so happy for Lee, fingers crossed, he is so happy again after losing Lucas, these babies are so precious. 

Here is Noah

Wendy L

Sunday, July 13, 2014

White on White

Good morning All
Hobbycutz Challenge theme for this week is White on White.

I covered two Hobbycutz butterfly laser cuts with clear glue and added holographic glitter, the gem on the right side is an piece from an old bracelet.

Sponsor this week is -
Iva Nova Chest
They have some gorgeous jewelry finding s and beautiful little acrylic roses like the black one I have used on the sentiment.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Splish Splash

Good Morning All
The theme this week for Allsorts Challenge is 'Splish Splash' chosen by Tracy Mouse.

I used My Minds Eye paper for this cutie with her brolly and wellies. (Sorry, not sure where she is from)
Thanks Helene, the image is from Pink Cat Studios.

Sponsors this week are -

Prize is a collection of ribbons - new picture each challenge


Wendy L

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Anything Goes at Charisma

Good Morning All
Charisma Challenge time again and a nice easy one 'Anything Goes'

Bugaboo are the sponsor for this week so I used one of their digis, and coloured with Promarkers.

And this is the inside, I have started to try and use all my cut off scraps instead of saving them and hardly ever using them.

Wendy L
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes
The Maleroom Challenge - Game
Ends  22nd July
Creative Card Crew * Masculine

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summertime Tildas

Good Afternoon All
I pulled these cards out to enter a couple of challenges and do a blog hop while I,m watching Grand Prix and Tennis.

Tilda eating her Ice cream cone, Coloured with Promarkers and quilled flowers.
Totally Tilda - Anything Goes
Ends end July
Stamping Sensations - Summer Blooms
Ends end July

Tilda with her cute summer dress and hair bow.
This one is quite vibrant with my bead pins, ribbons and lace.
The Ribbon Girl - Summer
Wendy L

Saturday, July 5, 2014


Good Morning All
I would like to welcome Laurigami to my blog, I hope you enjoy your visits
Allsorts Challenge time again and the theme is 'Fairies' set by Susan.
I used a lovely image from one of our sponsors 'Nicecrane'

The paper has got fairies on (I think it was a freebie in a mag) and I added a fairy charm too.  Homemade sentiment tags and afew gems.

sponsors are--


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Wendy L
Suzy Bees 36 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog 101 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Outdoors

Friday, July 4, 2014

Oldie Friday

Good Morning All
Just been doing my blog hopping and visited Mrs Duck and Jacquie who participate in 'Oldie Friday' showing an older creation, so I thought I would show one too.
This dates back to January 2012 and was shown on my blog then.  I chose this one because of the bead decoration, similar to the one I made from the old necklace the other day.

Still passable I suppose, the image is a Gordiano rubber stamp from Joanna Sheen and was my first foray into Promarkers.
Have a good laugh and enjoy your weekend, whatever you are doing.  I looking forward to it as I will be a footy widow again and can craft to my hearts content. 
Wendy L

Thursday, July 3, 2014

MAWTT blog hop comment winner

Good Morning All

NO, NO, NO; I did not just buy envelopes.  I want to get into scrapbooking and when I was in the UK I took a USB stick with all the pics I wanted printing and took it to Asda.  So all the pics are ready so I HAD to buy 2 scrapbooks and some 12 x 12 papers and some holographic card and some fancy card and a corner stamp and some knitting wool to knit for grand kids, thats it honest.!!!!!
The winner of the comments left on my blog for the Moving Along With The Times Bloghop is 

Well done Christine and I will need your address to send your goodies off to you, please email me.

Quick card today.
Two embossing folders - Tied together and
Sentiment from
Tag was sent to me in some lovely candy
Wendy L

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

An Old Neckace

Good Morning All
Myself, John Next Door and Val from Spain are going to our local craft shop this morning.  Ollie is closing the shop and moving back to the UK and as she has not been able to sell her lease, she is selling everything off.  I really dont want to buy anything other than envelopes, I need some 7" square ones, so that when I make
  6 x 6 card and the embellishment go over the edges, I have an envelope to fit.
I wanted to show you what I made last night while I was a football widow!!!
I was given an old necklace so I chopped it up and made these.

There were very tiny beads, some pearly 4mm and some darker 6mm.  So I made a loads  of hat pins and some of these petal shapes.
John Next Door came up with the idea of making the petals into a big flower, which I do have plenty to do that, I will give it a go.

They are a dark burgundy colour and I even used the same wire that the necklace was made with.
So all these cost me afew pence that the pearly hat pins cost.

I couldn't wait to get on and  make a card with some, and, of course John had some too. 

So this is the card I made - Tonic Studios 'Butterfly Die Set' called 'Summer Azure'
S/B Labels 4 the a stamped quote from Hobby Art.
The swirly gems are from Zva Creative which I was so lucky to win on their blog hop in April

I look forward to reading your comments to see what you think of my bargain.

Wendy L

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Flowers

Good Morning All
This morning is the start of  a new challenge at Ladybug Crafts and Samantha has chosen a theme of 'Summer Flowers' so this opens the floodgates for us flower lovers.

A very CAS card for me, the circle die is borrowed from John next Door who will be next door no more soon,  he is moving back to the UK this month, Boohoo.
There are punched flowers from handmade paper and some bought ones from Ebay.  Paper was a magazine freebie and punched butterflies from offcuts of Dufex decoupage sheets.

Wendy L
Natalie & Amy - Summertime (I used summer bright colours)
Ends end July
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tuesday Thowdown - Anything Goes

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Good Morning All
The theme this week at Hobbycutz is PINK. set by Valou.

I used an image supplied bu Aurora Wings and coloured with Promarkers.  Paper is My Minds Eye and large flower (tutorial at top age) and Cheery Lynn Roses.  Lasercuts from Hobbycutz.

Used offcuts of paper and card to decorate inside                         of card.

Sponsor is Aurora Wings

Wendy L
Totally Gorjuss 242 - Pink and Green
A Creative Romance 25 - Girly
Bunny Zoes - Layers

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Summer Girls

Good Morning All
I want to welcome my new followers and hope that you enjoy visiting me.
The challenge this week at Allsorts has been set by Mervi and she has chosen 'Summer Girls'

I used a'Time for Tea' image, coloured with Promarkers, EK Success border punch, homemade quilled flowers and bead pins.  This image reminds me of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind, infact it is more like her sister in law, as Scarlett had dark hair.

Sponsors this week are - 

Buttons for Brains

Wendy L

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Button It

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge this week has been chosen by Susan,
'Buttons, Bunting and Birthdays'
It is a Birthday Blog Hop so here goes ----
You need to start off at the challenge blog.
To be eligible for the Prizes you must visit all the blogs and collect a letter from each. Then email Hazel at didosdesigns@yahoo.com with the word you have made with Blog Hop Word in the Subject Line. You must send the word to her to be in with a chance of winning!!!!
You should have have come to me from Judith HERE

My Letter is 'P'

Then your next stop is Janice HERE
There is lots of prizes so hope over to the challenge blog and take a peek.
There will be a prize from me which will include papers, gems and ribbon and maybe afew more items, a winner will be randomly picked from the comments left for me.

I used an LOTV image from one of their pads, love these.  The buttons on the front, my friend Val bought me for Christmas, the ones on each side are from the local China store and my Mums button tin.  Homemade sentiment tags and buttons have the same twine added that I used to crochet the flowers.

         For my comment winner - Hat pins, gems, handbag/shoes rubber stamps, animal ribbons, tags and more.

Wendy L

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pretty Simple

Good Morning All
From reading afew blogs this morning it sounds like we have swapped places with the weather, we had rain and grey skies and it sounds like the UK is having sunshine and blue skies.

This is a very simple card and I thought it would suit as a Sympathy or just Hello card.

Marianne Butterfly, Spellbinders Blossom flower, I embossed white card on Cuttlebug matted onto cream.

Wendy L
Dragonfly Dreams- Wings
Ends 6th July

Sunday, June 22, 2014


Good Morning All
I have been so busy trying to get lots of cards made as there WAS going to be a fayre on 11th July at the usual British bar here in the village, just to be told yesterday that it was to be no longer, no permit allowed so they cannot have stalls.  The same thing happened last November, then at Easter , the Mayor let them have a permit, what goes through his head, I dont know but it is so flippin' annoying.

Anyway, onto better things, we are having a Birthday Party on 26th June for Moving Along With The Times.

Thursdays challenge will include a blog hop and there will be quite alot of prizes available, including one to win on my blog.

This is a Stamp Fairy digi coloured with Promarkers, homemade sentiment tags, Spellbinders 'Fleur de Lis' square, scrunched ribbon and buttons given to me at Christmas by my friend Val.
Have a good Sunday.
Wendy L


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