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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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Monday, July 25, 2016

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Good Morning All
I have been busy making embellishments for my cards.
I used a cocktail stick, attached a pearl to each end with a piece of twine through it.
I started using felt then decided to use old pieces of card.



 Final results.

They are approx 5cm x 10cm

so each one will be used for  one card
matted and layered,
probably onto embossed and coloured card
but I will show when I have made some cards with them.



I will use these for Christmas cards.

All the embellishments used on them are homemade.




I really like these two, so pretty.
I used all bits in my stash that I have made in the past - flowers, die cuts, ribbon, gems
Some more to come tomorrow.
Doing some more Christmas ones.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Anything but a Card for Allsorts

Good Morning All

A good while ago I started decorating a set of boxes, HERE and HERE and HERE,  I never completed them all.
Anyway this is the last one, the smallest of them all.

Allsorts Challenge this week is Anything But A Card chosen by Helene.







This box is so tiny, about 3" across.
This will be going to Slim club as a raffle prize.


Our sponsor is Lets Create







xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, July 21, 2016

MAWTT - Monster or Aliens

Good Morning All

Tanja is hosting the challenge for Team B this week at Moving Along With The Times.
She would like Monsters and / or Aliens on your creations.
This should be interesting visiting your blogs for this one!!!!
Now I must admit, this did not come easily to me.


I found some free clip art images.
Monster paper I have used before.
Silver holey foil  ribbon given to me by a craft friend.
Abit different for me but, heho, thats the fun of crafting.
xxxx
Wendy L

Spots and/or stripes for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
Two posts from me today and the first one is for Craft Rocket.
The theme for this one Spots and / or Stripes.


Topper from LOTV
Papers, ribbon and gems from stash.

Pop over to see all the other makes by the design team.
xxxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Covered Notebook

Good Morning All
A few weeks ago when I wasn't feeling my best, I started writing things down, hopefully, to try to make myself feel better and for me to look back and realise how lucky I am to have what I have in my life.
To live where I live, not have to go to work.
I can craft as much as I want and help charities too.
I can swim every day from June to September.
A fab man in my life who looked after me wonderfully.
Lovely family, gorgeous Grand Children (just wish I could see them more).

Anyway
This is the book I used, just a plain notebook that I covered in white felt then embellished with some of my homemade  pins, danglers and a doily.






I attached satin ribbon so that I can tie closed.





This is the back, left fairly plain.

The lace is so pretty.



The inside cover.

When the book is full, I can buy another notebook and replace it and the book slides out of the cover.


xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, July 18, 2016

Camellia Ring

Good Morning All
I have been in my craft room on and off all weekend.
Just playing around really and this is one I came up with.



I stamped and heat embossed John Lockwood Camellia Ring and coloured with Mica Paints.

Mounted onto LOTV paper, a spare piece of card embossed with CE Roses Embossing Folder and a CE Pierced Noble Frame.

I added one of my homemade tiny book embellishments.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Frame for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Annie has joined our DT at Allsorts afew weeks ago and this is her first week of hosting and she has chosen Frames.

I chose this sweet image from Day for Daisy and just coloured the owl because I wanted to frame it.

 I have kept it fairly neutral.  The oval sentiment tag and frame are from John Next Door before he left.
I cut a tiny tag and stamped them both, just crossed the s out and wrote in a t.

I framed the whole card with a CE Noble Pierced Square.
Added afew black gems in the corners.

We have a lovely prize for one winner so why not join in.
xxxx
Wendy L

Friday, July 15, 2016

For Val

Good Morning All

This is for my craft Friend Val (Val in Spain) some of you may know her in blog land.


Val was asking me about using a Striplet to make this style of card, so I thought I would make one to show her in our craft meet today.

Quilted Blocks Striplet
Sue Wilson Ornate Oval 'Just for You'
Persian Dawn Gilding Flake
Cast Bronze Gilding Wax
CE Mosaic Leaves
S/B Bitty Blossoms
Cheery Lynn Roses

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fancy Stick Pins

Good Morning All
I have been in my craft room at last and spending quite a bit of time in there.
This is what I have been up to.



Used 1" lace to make a flower.
I make the lace bases while watching TV at night
then use the hot glue gun to stick together the next day.

Stick Pin
Paper flower on top.




I  have used all types of embellishments on these - 
Flowers
Butterflies
Feathers
If anyone would like some and would like to contribute towards the postage which will be about 2GBP (via Paypal)
I will fit as many as I can into a package that costs me abut 2.50 euros to post.
Just comment or email me with contact details.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Get Well

Good Morning All
Another couple of cards from my files, and I do want to send Get Well Wishes to my Teamie from MAWTT Janice, to her hubby Craig, who is in hospital at present.


These are both very simiar design, same shapes, using the negative from the other one.
Sue Wilson California Collection 'Hollywood'.  
One of my first of her dies.

I think Mr Mojo has come home, possibly with only hand luggage, waiting for suitcase full to arrive.
I spent yesterday afternoon in my craft  room, I will show you soon what I made, lots of them too.!!!!
xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, July 11, 2016

Tattered Lace Shoe

Good Morning All
As I am still not crafting as much as I usually do, therefore I am pulling some pics from my files, so please forgive me.

This is a Tattered Lace die I used that belongs to my mate Lyn at Craft club.
It is very pretty, especially cut in pink against a white background.


xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, July 9, 2016

One for the Boys for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Kevin has chosen the theme this week for Allsorts Challenge.
One for the Boys.


I pulled out the ever faithful LOTV toppers for this one.
Matted onto yellow card and card inked with Chocolate Gilding Polish.
Once you have these Gilding Polishes, you never have to buy coloured, pearl card stock again.
Ribbon on the corners and afew gems and sentiment.
Kept very simple whilst it is for a male recipient!!!

Sponsor is Crafty Ribbons

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, July 7, 2016

No Designer Papers for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge this time is hosted by our lovely Janice.
She would like to see, or rather not see, any Designer Papers.


I had this frame left from cutting a Noble Peirced Rectangle so I covered the inside of it with card embossed with 'Romantique' emboss folder.
Inked edges with Violet Haze colour cloud.
Sue Wilson Ornate Ovel 'Just for You'
CE Mosaic Leaves
Sheena Douglas 'Anenome'
CE Twinkles for pearl in corners.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Anything Goes for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
My first post today is for Craft Rocket Challenge and it is a nice easy (busy) one,
Anything Goes.

This is one of the first stick pin books I made, far from perfect but it works for me.
I still use this even though I made the bigger one I showed the other day, as this one is smaller and fits on my shelf behind my chair.





 As you know, I love making these pins and the danglers to embellish my items and boxes etc and this is perfect for keeping them all together.
 I made it using sheets of polystyrene, covered in bits from off cuts of curtains etc.
Some doilies, I have made, others have been cut from a tray cloth on an earlier post.

I have used alot of my larger beads to make decorations for altered items (too large for cards).
This is the back, all wrapped around with ribbon so that it can be tied together to close it.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Giant Fabric Book

Good Morning All
As some of you may know I have not been too good.
I am finding it hard to craft or do anything at present but I am trying to force myself to do things, even housework, swimming and blogging.
Hence, I thought I would show this Fabric Book I made before I went to UK in June.
It is rather large as it is made from a pillowcase.
This is the completed item.


 I bought a quilt cover and one pillowcase from a charity shop for afew euros.


This is the pillowcase, folded and I made two lots with it so there are four pages in my book.
This will be the outside, covered with lace, see pics further down.


I folded it up so that I had pockets too.

This is a tray cloth that I edged with binding to give it strength to make another pocket on the other page.










Then I just  added as much or a litlle embellishments as I wanted - doilies, hand crochet, broderie anglais trim, lace, dazzlers etc.







I finally sorted through all my charms and put them on put them on large safety pins and pinned them in.




Then added  Stick Pins and Embellishments I have made.



It is rather large, about A4 size but I love it and it takes pride of place on my coffee table in my craft room, ready for when I want to browse for embellishments.
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xxxxx
Wendy L

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