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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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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Last Ones

Good Morning All
These are the last, I promise, from this pack.  I have made the whole lot and used lots of old stash too, so I am a happy bunny.  Just got alot more packs to go through !!!!!






This is one of the printed acetate wraps, (sorry about the reflection).
There were parchment mini envelopes in the pack too so I used these too on the inside of these cards.



Last one I promise.
I,m sure the charity ladies will be happy with them.

We depart on our holidays on Saturday so my DT posts are scheduled and I will see you when I return in 2 weeks.  I may sneak a post on while we are away, depends on internet connection.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nearly Done

Good Morning All

Nearly shown them all now, just one more day  LOL.





Same way of making the Poinsettias as the flowers on  previous days.


A different design, above is the inside but I decorated the front a little bit.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Afew More


Good Morning All
Here are afew more, a different style today and still using old stash, peeloffs, flowers, pins.






Trying to show the shape of the card blank.






I think you can see the design more from these pics.










xxxxx
Wendy L


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Embossing

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge is Embossing this week chosen by Helene.  She would like to see Embossing on your creations.


I did  abit of parchment craft on this one, using an emboss and pricking stencil, mounted onto crimson and mirri card cut with Spellbinders Labels 4.  I also found the dotty embossed mirri card in my stash so used this too.  All mounted onto hammered cream card and a Leabilities Poisettia (as in my tutorial on page tab at top) and homemade pin and tag with ribbon.

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xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, October 17, 2014

And More

Good Morning All

Here is another couple of cards from the pack.  Tomorrow I will show you a different style from the pack.  Are you bored yet?



I' m so glad I have an outlet for my cards, the ladies really appreciate them and it enables them to raise much needed funds.  I also gave some to my craft friend, Val last week as her daughter sells them to raise money for a cat charity.
Wishing you all a good day.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, October 16, 2014

White Only Christmas

Good Morning All

It is my turn to choose the them for Moving Along With The Times Challenge 

I decided on White Only Christmas (or as near as possible) LOL
I had to use a bit of silver, and some of the snow flakes look abit cream but all cut using the same card so it is the light shining on it and casting a different shade.



I used Spellbinders Snowflakes die and Centura Pearl card.  Matted an embossed dotty card onto mirri card, homemade bead pins and sentiment tag with a lovely sparkler.
Pop over to challenge blog for all details.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More Cards

Good Morning All
Definate change in the weather here, I had to get my jeans out on Monday and a cardigan too!!!!
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Here is another couple of cards from the pack.
The flowers on this one were made from a scalloped circle,folded into eight and cut into petal shapes, then wet and squished.



The paper on this one is at least 7 or 8 years old, one of my first buys from Create & Craft.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

First of Many

Good Morning All
These are the first of the cards I mentioned yesterday.  
You may be bored by the end of the week  LOL.


 This is a pack that was given to me.  I could not fathom out how they folded so I took them to our craft meeting and one of the ladies showed me. There are various colours and they are shaded. Some are folded like this, some are plain, some have acetate wraps so I will show them throughout this week.
 I have been making the flowers too, just wetting and squishing, similar to the tutorial on page at the top of my blog.
The gem butterfly is from local China shop and I stuck it onto acetate and cut it out, silver ones are waste from Dufex decoupage sheets.

Once again this is all stuff that has been in my stash for ages, I think the big flowers are Papermania from one of the Docrafts goody bags, so they must be afew years old.
I,m using all my older pins, I think I have progressed onto making more beautiful ones.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, October 13, 2014

On a Mission

Good Morning All
I have been on a mission this weekend, by that I mean I have been trying to use some of my stash, bits I dont particularly like, if you know what I mean.
I was given a load of stuff by John Next Door before he left for UK.  A lady had come into his shop and given him loads of boxes of stuff - Kanban kits, Create & Craft boxes etc etc.  As you know, I cannot throw anything away and as I make lots of cards for charities here, I am determined to use it all, even if it takes me years !!!! LOL.
I am NOT buying any more stuff other than essentials like glue, tape etc.
I took one pack of cards with me to craft club on Thursday so I thought I would carry on until all gone.  So I have been completing these this weekend and I will show these on my posts this week. 

 Today I wanted to show these cute boxes.






There are loads of tutorials on You Tube for milk carton boxes.  They stand about 14cm high and I have used all sorts of  stuff I have had for years. Small flowers bought on Ebay, large black one is one I made years ago using a die cut.  Scalloped squares were given to me before we moved here, in all different colours too, so I will be using these up.  A great way of using small bits of paper too.


I have decided to make 15 or 20 and give one to each member of the Slimming Club at Christmas, yet to decide what to put inside though.





They are big enough to put afew chocolates in so I will make one each for our Mums as they are coming to Benidorm with us for Christmas.  Although we dont normally buy gifts, as we will all be together on The Day, we have agreed to swap small gifts.











xxxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cream & Brown

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge has the theme of 'Cream & Brown' chosen by Jo.

I decided to take this opportunity to make my Mums Birthday card as she is 90 in November.



This is it stood up

 As I have the use of my friend Vals Grand Caliber,  I cut an aperture out of an A4 Hammered Cream PMD card to make an A5 using Marianne die LR0236.

Corners are Leabilities 458558
Flowers are --
Roses Cheery Lynn
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Some bought
Ribbons and homemade pins.


This is the inside that shows through the aperture.

xxxxxx
Wendy L
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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Autumn

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week has been set by Tracy and it is 'Autumn'



I used a cute LOTV topper and inside I used a sentiment from Craft Fairy.

CHALLENGES
Craft-Dee BowZ - AG with ribbon
Ends end Oct
Craft 4 Eternity - 3 of same letter
Bunny, Bow and Brown






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xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Crafting at the Weekend 6 - AG
Ends 25th Oct
Open Minded Crafting - Autumn

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hedgehogs

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times challenge this time is 'Hedgehogs' chosen by Janice.
I, could not for the life of me, find a hedgehog image except Penny Black but I didn,t feel like colouring, so I finally found this decoupage with a small hedgehog in the corner.


I used a negative from a die cut, (I keep all these in a concertina file), mounted onto mirri card then embossed white card then mirri card again.
See challenge blog for all details and have fun.

xxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Crafting By Design -A G
Ends end Oct
Crafting with Dragonflies - A G
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - AG Christmas
Ends end Oct
Sisters of Craft - AG
Ends end Oct
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - AG

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Autumn or Halloween

Good Morning All
Second post from me today.
Ladybug Crafts Challenge this month is Autumn or Halloween, so for me, it had to be Autumn as I dont do Halloween really.  I did one when I was on the DT for Love to Create but it is not something I usually do as no-one wants a Halloween card here.


I went for Autumn colours, I used a Sue Wilson California Die, various leaf and flower dies in greens and browns, creams, tan.  Homemade bead thingys  under the ribbon and a homemade a sentiment tag.
xxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Inky Chicks 39 - Die Cuts Only
Deep Ocean Challenge 87- At least one flower
Die Cuttin Divas 185 - AG
Open Minded Crafting 20 - Autumn
Ends 11th Oct

Penny Black Christmas

Good Morning All

Wow change in the weather here, another thunder and lightening storm Monday, as we had one  the previous Monday too.  But thankfully it is abit cooler so I can retreat into my craftroom once again.
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This morning it is Penny Black and More Challenge that we guest design for as a DT for Allsorts.
The theme is 'Get Ahead For Christmas'


The background is recycled from a Christmas card last year which I thought was far too pretty to throw away.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and added 2 lots of ribbon and one of my bead pins.

xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bargain - Hat Pins and Earrings

Good Morning All
Message for Peggy
You left a comment on Hatpins could you email me on address at sidebar, thanks.
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I was looking through my older posts the other day and found this HERE some of the first pins I made, goodness, how thing have progressed they are not very good but I thought they were great.
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I love making these bead/hat pins and earrings so I have decided to sell them.
New Colours Added further down post on bead pins.
Earrings 5.50GBP inc. P&P



Special offer again - 12 pins for 5GBP 
+ 6 FREE

Just got some new beads, so pretty.

Here is a close up of a gorgeous pearl bead cap and peach coloured bead.



To show an assortment.  Similar available. Red ones sold.


                                                                           
                                                                   No. 6  SOLD

 NO.7 AVAILABLE Mixed bead & Pearl

                                                                                                    

No. 5  AVAILABLE Blue/Black bead and pearl

  NO.8 AVAILABLE  Mixed bead &  Pearl



If you would like a particular colour, please ask and I will see if I have the beads to make them.
 They are about 5.5cm  or 3.5cm long .

                                                                                             
                                                                                 

 Including postage from here they are 5GBP for  12.
Plus 6 FREE
As they sell I shall update pictures.
I have loads of them in mixed colours and I made John Next Door a load to take back to UK with him, he does use alot, take a look at his blog to see how he uses them.  I used them on the card I posted HERE.

I just enjoy making them and as most of my cards get donated to charities here,  it enables me to buy more stock.
Thank You
I can only sell using Paypal. 
Please email me on address in sidebar, or leave a comment with a contact email. 
xxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Crochet Shawl

Good Sunday Morning All
I am so pleased to announce that my eldest son, Lee and his partner have found out that they are having a girl, a little sister for Noah.

I have had this shawl on the go for more than a year and finished it afew weeks ago, just in case.



I also have done another blanket in lemon, using the same batch of wool I bought at the local craft shop before it closed, I will show this in a future post.  I showed the start of it HERE as I couldn't wait to show off this lovely new (to me anyway) stitch I had seen.  HERE is Hollies cardigan using the same wool and here she is wearing it.


Hope you are all having a lovely weekend, Mum is taking us out for a Sunday roast today, Mmmm.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A Stitch Up

Good morning All

It is Sarahs turn to choose the theme this week for Allsorts Challenge and she picked a Stitch Up.


I used brown card and did faux stitching around the edges.  Topped with My Minds Eye paper and a gorgeous piece of lace that a got in some blog candy.  Joanna Sheen ribbon with a faux pearl centre, homemade bead pins and sentiment tag.
The small flowers are bought and the big one Marianne die with a brad center.
Marianne dies used -
Large fancy circle - LR0168
Leaves - CR1245
Happy Birthday - LR0223
Butterflies - LR0158

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xxxxx
Wendy L

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