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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, 18 November 2017

Glitter for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge time again and this week  Kath wants to see Glitter.
Well there is lots of it on my card.
Green Glitter card and the corners and Tree cut out from card with Glitter flakes stuck on before I put through my die cutting machine.
The tree die is from Sue Wilson Festive Collection and the corners are Leanne dies.

Co-founded in 1974 by Patti Baker, Baker Ross is still a family owned and run business whose innovative ideas have led us to become one of the leading suppliers of arts & crafts to schools, playgroups and organisations in the UK. We employ over 80 dedicated and hard working staff located at our office and warehouse in Walthamstow, London.

And another prize

Wendy L

Add A Sentiment for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All
Crafty Friends Challenge time again and the theme is 
Add A Sentiment.
I was given this cute Penguin Door Hanger from the sponsor.
Glued it onto a piece of white card and cut out.
I put Tess on one side.

Glittered it up abit with some sparkly knitting wool.
Added danglers to the bottom.
I added Hollie on the other side.

Then added a Sentiment tag saying

As at the top the Hanger says 'Santa Stop Here'

A bit of fun for Hollie and Tess to hang on the door.
I hope to give it to them in December when I go to Mums.
Rick is going to try to get up north for at least one night.


Wendy L

Friday, 17 November 2017

Magazine Papers

Good Morning All
I bet you all have papers from magazines stashed away in a drawer somewhere, well I have too and these are some cards made with one lot.
I think it was Making Cards magazine, the paper is very good quality.
So, four very quick, easy cards that will go in the box for the Christmas Fayre
and quite flat for posting too.

Told you I was trying to use all my bits and bobs.
There will be more to follow soon!!!!
All packaged up now ready for sale at the fayre and on selling page
HERE  and on Facebook
1 gbp per pack plus P&P

Wendy L

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Ribbon Spool Swap

Good Morning All

Here is the Ribbon Spools from my swap partners.
They are so gorgeous and includes some lovely laces and ribbons.

All so pretty and packaged beautifully.
This is a card I have made using one of my new Embellishments.
Now this really is made from scraps, lots of bits that were on my desk.

I think it looks so pretty and I make them in lots of colours and variations.
I have added to selling page and to Facebook too.

1 gbp for 6
plus P&P

Wendy L

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Ribbon Spools

Good Morning All
The swap group I am in on Facebook had a swap last month of
Making & Decorating Ribbon Spools.
So these are mine, we had to make six, packed in three lots of two.

I cut mine using a Spellbinders Labels die.
Painted some and stuck LOTV paper on some.
Modge Podged them.

These were cut using an XCut die.

I added a peper clip with a bead dangler to stop the ribbon and lace from unwinding.
The recipient can then use it for something else, maybe a book mark or embellishment on a card.

Wendy L

Monday, 13 November 2017

New Embellishments & Christmas cards

Good Morning All
Hope you all had a good weekend.
Nothing out of the ordinary here.
I went to the quiz last night with my friend  Jacky, came bottom which is normal for us.  We do have to compete against teams of 4 and 6 people  and we did come away with a bag of sprouts!!!!!
Made some lovely embellishments on Saturday evening while watching TV.
I will package up ready for Christmas fayre and will add to selling page on FB and on here.

The card I am showing are a couple I made at my Craft Club on Friday

A stamped vellum Poinsettia to hide the ends of the ribbon.

I like plaiting ribbon this way as you can curve it around.

And this is a channel card I made for The Cotswold Crafters Blog

I would still like another DT member for Moving  Along With The Times  challenge team.
Leave me a comment if interested.

Wendy L

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Colours of Autumn for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and the theme is Colours of Autumn.
I used lots of my butterfly embellishments in shades of oranges, browns, yellows all on CE Leaves embossed card.

Our sponsor for this one is Tattered Lace with this prize

Anyone buying any of my embellishments will get some of these little butterflies free.
See page  at top of this blog or Facebook Page HERE

Wendy L

Friday, 10 November 2017


Good Morning All

A quick post today as I have lots more Christmas cards to make!!!!
I used John Next Doors's Butterfly Corners stamp set.
The Oval Media plate and Izinks ink pads.

Wendy L

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Trees for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Jackie Reader from Team A 
this time and her theme is 
I made this card just after I returned from UK and was playing with the new goodies I bought when I was with 
John Next Door
and all available at Ducks Doodahs
I used the Stamping Platform, Media Plates, Inkitz ink pads and his Stamp set 'Winter'

I kept it fairly plain so that it would go in the 'man' card box!!!!

Wendy L

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

More Bits & Bobs

Good Morning All
When I get a new die I always try it out to check that it cuts well, so I have quite afew die cuts that I need to use.
This pretty heart  is one of them.
The lilac glitter die cut behind it is a piece that did not cut too well so I just used the good sides!!
The patterned Mirri is some I bought from C&C years ago before we moved here.
Still determined to use some of my old stuff!!!!

It was my John's Birthday yesterday, he is now officially a pensioner.
We had a lovely day, I took him shopping for some new trainers.
Then in the evening we out for a lovely meal, and our neighbours joined us, so that was great fun and a good natter. X

Wendy L

Monday, 6 November 2017

Bits & Bobs

Good morning all.

We had a great time on Saturday at the car rally. We watched 3 stages of it in 3 different areas, one being a timed start in Sella, the mountain village where we are going for New Year,  very exciting and very noisy. 
We moved on to the next viewing point and set up a BBQ and the heavens decided to open as soon as we lit it, good job we had two large brollies!!!
Five minutes and it was over, so we all enjoyed the wonderful food Andrew had taken along.
Next year we hope to be watching our friends who we went with, compete. They have been on a course to get to grips with it all. Cars are Andrews passion, especially Subaru's.

A birthday card using some pieces Annie sent me from Australia.
LOTV paper, odd bits of lace and gems.
Tried to make it abit shabby chic.

My little Sketch Challenge on my Facebook page HERE
If you want to join in, either email a pic of your card or add it in the comments on the Facebook page.
I post out a little prize for the randomly drawn winner on Friday morning at my Craft club.

Wendy L

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Blue & Brown for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is my choice of Blue and Brown only.
I used Blue quilling papers onto a Brown card and shades of Blue satin ribbon on the corner.
I even coloured the peeloff sentiment with a Blue marker.

Well a first for us today, we are going to watch car Rallying with some friends.
Not too far away, about an hour to the mountains above Benidorm.
But a very early start.
I,ll let you know what it is like.

Wendy L

Friday, 3 November 2017

Baby Cards

Good Morning All

Some more cards I made to fill the boxes, I was abit short on Baby cards so I pulled out some LOTV toppers.
Although the toppers are small, I used 5 x 7 card blanks.
Filled the space with some of my ribbon bows.

Ends end Nov
Ends 19th Nov
Mums Birthday today and she is 93 years young.

Wendy L

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Christmas for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
This month it is Christmas.

I used a Digi from Beccys Place she has lots of freebies on her blog.

Printed the digi onto Kraft card.
CE Snowflake embossing folder
Ribbon from John Next Door
One of my Stick pins with dangler charm
available to buy HERE
or on the page at the top of my blog.
Only 6GBP inc. p&p for 12 pins.

CraftyHazelnuts Christmas - AG
Ends end Nov

Wendy L

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Swap from Debbie

Good Morning All
The swap group I am in on Facebook had a swap in September and my partner lives in Corby, so we arranged to meet up when I was visiting Rick and Lorien.
Well, I made a new friend, Debbie is a lovely lady and we will meet again when I am there.

The swap was to make a Shabby Chic wall plaque and Debbie does this technique wonderfully.

I have hung this in my bedroom, love it.
Mine is Here.
Wendy L


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