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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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Sunday, 8 December 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

My Craft Club challenge this week for my ladies
is a Tic Tac Toe and here is the chart - use one line, up, down or diagonal.

My card, again featuring ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.
 I used Oval - Dog - Ribbon

I will show all their cards next Sunday.
The gifts I gave out on Friday were yummy choccy bars all boxed up with organza ribbon and a sentiment tag.
They were so happy with these, especially Val J who ate hers straight away!!!!

It was good to get back to my Craft Club on Friday and here is the challenge I left them with the last time I was there 2 weeks ago.
This was the sketch they had to follow.

My card




Val C

The name drawn was Dawn.
Eve won the raffle

Wendy L

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Snowflakes or Snowman for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Kath and an easy them of 
Snowflakes or Snowmen

I made this card for my Groovi workshop, to show the ladies that you can make a lovely card with just a very small topper of Groovi work.
The Snowflake background is a die cut matted onto silver mirri card.I think the sentiment is a stamp from one of my craft club ladies, been in my Christmas box since last year.

I made this one too with a scrap of parchment and a Snowflake EF of Johns.

Brenda is offering this stamp set as a prize.

Wendy L

Friday, 6 December 2019

Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons Design Team for me again and here are more gifts bags I decorated for my gifts.
This selection feature some Advent Ribbon from the store Here.
I cut it up into individual pieces and stuck down with material washi tape.
I then stamped snowflakes and Christmas trees on front and back.
I will add a homemade tag to each bag.

 These two are using a couple of recycled Christmas cards from last year.
The ribbon available here

Wendy L

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Santa/Elves for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Santa and / or His Elves.

I was going to drop out of this one as I could NOT find any images with Elves on, then I read it was either with or without the Elves so I found this Santa image in a magazine. Phewwww.

The paper is from LOTV, a silver doily, Johns Snowflake die and the circle sentiment is from Netty free.

Have fun with this challenge and show Team A your makes.

Wendy L 

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Abit of a Mix

Good Morning All

Weather has changed here in Spain, high winds and alot of rain yesterday and last night, so winter woollies are out.

This post is a bit of a mix as I have not been making cards with being away in UK.
I may have shown this bottle  before.
I am doing a One Stroke painting class at my local craft shop which I am loving,
We did this wine bottle with lights inside afew weeks ago.

Then this plastic plate with a little Penguin.

We made a lovely calendar yesterday but it wont upload onto my laptop yet so I will show that on another day.
Also, while I was away, I had my knitting with me and made these prem baby hats to send to a hospital.

My Groovi workshop is this afternoon so I have been prepping for that.
We are doing glittering today and I have 3 new ladies too, so back to basics with them.

Wendy L

Sunday, 1 December 2019


Good Morning All

I got back home on Friday evening after a lovely visit to my Sons and Johns.
Whilst I was with John (JND) we talked about my die challenge I did for myself back in 2015. 
 I challenged myself to use a die set or  die from every single die set that I owned.
He has challenged me to do it again but with a difference.
As I am doing an online course for Journal Therapy, he challenged me to do a Journal page each day showing a die from a different set on each page.

Of course I had to agree, partly because it will make me catalogue my dies again and also, I am going to get rid of some that I will never use again.
So, I am going to make myself a Journal, and decorate each page with a die cut.
So now I am getting my thinking cap on, lots of ideas in my head,  so watch this space.
It will probably commence in January and if anyone wants to play along and showcase their dies by making cards or boxes or pages etc, we will give a prize, both John and I.

Meanwhile here are afew pics from my time the my gorgeous grandaughters.
Tess loves dressing up and has a great selection of outfits.

WE had a lovely winter walk in the woods.

I bought afew bits at the craft shop for them to paint.

Hollies piggy bank

Tess's Lion money box

Wendy L

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Christmas Gifts for Allsorts

Good Morning All

It is my turn to host the Allsorts Challenge and I chose a theme of

Christmas Gifts.
I altered some plain Brown carrier bags for all my gifts this year, as I did last year too,
instead of using non recyclable  paper.

I have more of these to show you next week for Crafty Ribbons DT.

These are also a great way of recycling last years Christmas cards as I have used  on some.
Some are 12 x 12 paper that I have had for years and not known what to do with as they had 4 images on, so I cut them up and used them too.
Random stamping of snowflakes and Christmas trees, ribbon added across the top and tied odd embellishments to it.

I had great fun doing these and I used quite afew bits that I have had in my Christmas box for years.

Prize on offer
Christmas Cracker Kits from Stix 2

Wendy L

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Good Morning Hochanda

Good Morning All

Exciting day today as I am going to Hochanda to meet up with John Next Door.
As most of you know, that is where his name comes from as I used to call him
John next door as my partners name is John too.
I,m glad he kept the name when fame beckoned him!!!!
I  am going upto Sheffield to stay with him and Sam and, hopefully, we will go to his local Craft shop and I can fill my suitcase for my return journey on Friday.

Todays card is for my Johns sons birthday, I had to make it early as he is going to work in Melbourne for at least 6 months, so made it early in November when he came to stay with us before his trip.
A typical 'man' card, holding the TV control !!!!

Wendy L

Monday, 25 November 2019

Cute Dinosaur

Good Morning All

I,m still in the UK at my sons and loving every minute with my Granddaughters, Hollie & Tess.
Except, I have horrible toothache, I had to go to emergency dentist on Friday and I thought it had settled, but bad again today on and off.
I dont make many children's cards other than for my grand kids but this is one I made a while ago.
The Dinosaur is from LOTV I think.
Mounted onto Embossed card and the side panel is a scrap left over from a Pixie Powder sheet covered with acetate.

See you soon.

Wendy L

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Thank you or New Year for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is either
Thank You or New Year
I used two pieces of pretty paper I had left over from backing a book fold, matted them onto white card and then onto Mirri card.
An acetate Thank You sentiment which I had to use gems to hide the glue.
A couple of flowers and ribbon with a charm.

Prize on offer

Wendy L

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Steampunk for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Jackie Reader this week and her theme is


Now I dont really do this type of card but luckily, I found some papers in a used pad that I bought on a declutter site.
One of my craft club ladies, Jen, lent me her cog dies, so I cut a few in both gold Mirri and black and layered them up.

Tied the sentiment on with twine wrapped around the mat.

That's as good as it's gonna get!!!!

I,m winging my way to Corby to my younger sons today.
Really looking forward to seeing them all, especially Hollie and Tess.
Then I am meeting up with John Next Door at Hochanda studios as they are quite near to Corby.
Really excited about seeing John again as it has been a while.

Wendy L

Tuesday, 19 November 2019


Good Morning All

I made this card back in June and just found it in my files.
It is using a scrap of paper from a paper pad I bought from the Declutter site.
All bits and bobs.
I think the toppers are Hunkydory.
I love that piece of paper, so pretty.

Just a couple of days to go before I go to Ricks to see them all and meeting up with John and Sam.
Wendy L

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Happy Sunday & challenge

Good Morning All

This is my last Sunday post for a couple of weeks as I am going to my sons on Thursday so the challenge for my Craft Club ladies will run for 3 weeks.
It is a sketch and if you would like to join in just email me a pic.
This is my card following the sketch below.
CE Tree die onto silver corrugated card and green glitter card.
3 candy buttons and a scrap of patterned paper.


The gifts I gave out to the ladies on Friday were a chocolate treat - Rocky biscuit bars.
I decorated the boxes with organza ribbon and a dangle charm for them to use on their cards.

Onto last weeks challenge which was Use a Mouse.
I gave them each a page from a Joanna Sheen decoupage book.

 My card

Christine - She was back from UK for a couple of weeks, not been here since last Spring so lovely to see her again.






The name drawn was Pat and the raffle was won by Jen.
Wendy L


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