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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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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bargain - Hat Pins

Good Evening All
I love making these bead/hat pins so I have decided to sell them.

                                                                           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 long .

                                                                                              No. 10  SOLD
                                                                                           Very pale pink pearl and cream pearl and silver.
                                                                                    These are 5.5cm long approx

 Including postage from here they are 5GBP for  12.
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. 
xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

LOTV Topper

Good Morning All

On this card I used an LOTV topper, I love these, great for making quick cards.


This is just one of many I make to go in the box for the charities I supply.
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I got my box of Christmas stuff out last week, so I am trying to use all the bits up from last year, decoupage I have already cut out and bits for toppers etc. 
I want to get all mine made for my family next then it leaves me free to make for charity.
Although it is still very hot here, I spend time in the afternoons in my craftroom, once the sun has moved around the side of the house.  Although I am still knitting and crocheting when I sit outside.  I,m finishing off a pink crochet blanket that I started a good while ago.  We dont know yet what Megan is having, scn is imminent I think.
Have a nice day.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Stencil or Mask It

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week has been set by Helene and she would like to see you use a Stencil or a Mask.

I have used a lovely image from Passion for Stamps coloured with Promarkers.


A5 size card base, matted and layered with green card and paper from stash.
I used this brass stencil and stippled the flowers through it with green ink pad, then pricked all the holes.
I dont think it looks too bad, what do you think?




Sponsor is
Ace Envelopes is one of UK’s leading suppliers of envelopes, over 25 million envelopes in different sizes, colours and shapes available for next day delivery services to meet your needs

xxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Cards Galore Encore - AG
Ends end Aug

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Vintage

Good Morning All
It is Moving Along With The Times Challenge time again and the theme this week, has been chosen by our boss lady, Hazel.

VINTAGE


I love looking at 'Vintage' cards but I do struggle.  Anyway, I was given a load of stash by John Next Door and this image was in a box, there were quite afew, cards penny farthings, clocks etc.
I distressed some Coredinations card for the first layer then tore some paper for the next one.  Added some homemade sentiment tags and a charm that has got abit tarnished so I thought that would look good.
Hope you join in with us this week
xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
As You Like It - 2 fave embellishments (Charms 'cos good for any gender card and homemade sentiment tags 'cos I love making them)
Ends 28th Aug
It's all about the Vintage  - Ancient History
Ends 27th Aug
Paper Pretties - One for the Boys

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

With Love

Good Afternoon All
I was just looking through my file and found afew parchment cards that I had not shown so here is one.


I don't do alot of parchment now but when I look at it I tell myself to do more, it looks so pretty.
This just has a little colour on the flowers.  It always looks better matted onto a dark card.
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Ends 19th Aug
FanTastic Tuesday - AG
Ends 19th Aug
PINspirational - AG
Ends 19th Aug
City Crafter - Roses
Ends 19th aug

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fancy Folds

Good Morning All
I hope all is well in your part of the world.
I,m getting homesick for my little grand children, I miss them so much, this is the down side of living here.
Thanks goodness for Skype. Rickys house move went well and I had a tour via Skype yesterday morning and Hollie modelled her new cardigan for me and she looked so sweet.
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Todays challenge at Hobbycutz is set by Craftin' Suzie and she wants to see 'fancy folds'
I was browsing around on Pinterest and came across this style which I thought looked good and HERE is the blog with the template from Clairebear.






I have used all bits and bobs from my stash - buttons, charms, string/twine, stamped sentiment tags and paper.  Mustard card is 12 x 12 card pad bought from TKMax last year when I was in UK.  Bead pins (for sale at top of my blog).





This gorgeous bird in cage is one of Hobbycutz Laser cuts.




These two pics, hopefully show the fold abit more.

Sponsor for this challenge is Iva Nova Chest
Suppliers of jewellery findings and beads etc.

xxxxx
Wendy L


CHALLENGES

Crafty Calender - AG
Ends end Aug
Crafting At The Weekend - AG
Ends end Aug





Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sentiment

Good Morning All
Welcome to Jacqueline, a new follower, hope you enjoy your visits.
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Allsorts Challenge this week is ' To Make A Sentiment As Focal Point' and has been chosen by Jo.

I chose to use this Digi from Digistamps


I used 'My Minds Eye' paper and cut a mat using Spellbinders BellyBand.
Decorated up with my Bead pins (For Sale at Top of page), ribbon and Zva Creative flourishes on corners.


As there was some paper left from the 12 x 12 sheet I used it for the inside and cut some flowers using a Martha Stewart punch

We have two sponsors this week.

PPR Papercrafts

And 
Button for Brains

xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Suzy Bees 41 - Anything Goes
Ends 16th Aug
Cards Galore Encore - AG
Ends end Aug

Friday, August 8, 2014

Lucas


Good Afternoon All
This gorgeous chap is Lucas, my late Grandson, he would have been 5 today.
I console myself that he is in a better place.





xxxx
Wendy l




Thursday, August 7, 2014

Buttons & Bows

Good Morning All
I would like to welcome my newest follower Jaqueline, I hope you will enjoy popping in for a visit.
I,m not doing a great deal of paper crafting as it is so hot in the craftroom, as the sun is on the front of the house all morning and it gets sooooo hot in there with so many windows.  So I,ve been doing alot of my bead pins and selling afew too, so that's good, I thoroughly enjoy making these and wish I could sell more, so if you are interested please get in touch, either comment or email me.
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Charisma Challenge time again and the theme is 'Buttons & Bows'


I used a Bugaboo image and coloured him with Promarkers.

This is the inside, using bits of leftovers.


Sponsors this time are -
Bugaboo
Digstamp
The stamping Chef
See challenge blog for details
xxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Crafty Girls Challenge - AG
Ends 21st Aug
Bearly Mine Challenge - AG
Ends end Aug
Crafting For All Seasons - Animal
Ends 19th Aug
Cute Little Fairies - Cute & Cuddly
End end Aug
Scrappers Delight - Buttons & Bows
Ends 13th Aug

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Knitting

Good Morning All
I am suffering abit in the heat, getting up to 40 degrees and humid this week, combined with sweats (change of life) too, not a good combination. 
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Glad to hear from Ita too, pleased  you are out of hospital and hope you are feeling better.
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Good to see Christina from Flowers Ribbons & Pearls on C&C again yesterday, she is a natural isn't she.
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I have been knitting for my grand children. 
I wasn't sure what size Noah is so I knitted a larger size and I think it will fit him this coming winter.


Believe it or not but this is navy blue, it looks like a sky blue in the picture.  It is a little jerkin for this gorgeous fella.
 I have started knitting for the new baby now but it is not good for my joints in my fingers.


Just had his bath and getting ready to go out for tea with Mum and Dad.




And here he is all, all dressed up and ready to go.



And this is a cardigan I have knitted for Hollie.

I will post it over to her when I get their address later.

They have moved into their first house this week end just gone.

CHALLENGES
Craft My Life  - Anything But A Card
Ends end Aug
Crafting From The Heart 30 - AG
A Little Bit Crafty - Sewing
Ends end Aug
Sisters of Craft - AG
Ends end Aug


xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Fave Things


Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge today is 'Favourite Things' so that is Easy Peasy - Butterflies
Well it was a toss up between butterflies and flowers !!!!! I wanted to use this paper so butterflies won.



Three strips of ribbon down the middle, two of my bead pins (For Sale at toop of my blog) and homemade sentiment tags.
The butterflies are from one of the sponsors - DigiStamp
Digistamp

Penny Black are sponsoring too with this set of stamps


xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Craftyhazelnuts Paper challenge - Use patterned paper
Ends end August
Creatalicious Challenge 65 - Mono
Ends 15th but needs voting.
Crafty Calender - Anything Goes
Ends end August
Bearly Mine - AG
Ends end August
Cards Galore Encore - AG
Ends end Aug

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fave Colour

Good Morning All
The challenge this month at Ladybug Crafts is 'Favourite Colour'.
Not that it  is a hard one because I love pink, some shades of green but I think purple and / or  lilac has got to be the winner.


Decoupage teddy
Die cut recycled form one of Johns cards and I added pearls
Homemade Hat pin and ribbon

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Buttons Galore

Good Morning All
Hobbycutz challenge theme is 'Buttons Galore' chosen by Elaine.



I chose this little cutie from the sponsor All Dressed Up and she is called Fairy Magic.
Coloured with Promarkers.  Nearly everything I used was either given to me in candy or by Linda (Animal Aid)- the butterfly die cut, the paper and the starry ribbon.  The buttons were bought in The Range a while ago, a big bag of mixed colours and sizes.
Hope you will join us this week and have some fun.
xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Suzy Bees - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz 241 - Anything Goes
Sister Act 67 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Layers

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Time For Tea

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is Time For Tea set by Sarah.



I stamped the image using a Flonzcraft stamp as they are one of the sponsors this week
Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge

 along with Eureka Stamps
$20 store voucher

xxxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES-
Crafty Ribbons 99 Anything Goes + ribbon
Delightful Challenge - Add Ribbon
Crafters Cafe 73 - Anything Goes
Pennys Papercraft 187 - Anything Goes

Friday, July 25, 2014

Forever Baby

Good Morning All
A sad day today. Lee and Megans tiny doggy got run over yesterday morning and she is in bits. Anyone that has not had a pet will not understand the pain she is going through, I just feel so much for her.  She loved that tiny dog so much.  She was call Bambi and  was a long haired Chihuahua, so tiny and so cute.

The pain will get less as time goes by but that does not help at the time.
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Todays card is a for a baby girl and back to Forever Friends.




It is from a pack, ages old too, but I do still love FF products.  This came with a tiny box to match, for a  gift or money.

These are quick, easy cards, but all help the charities here and most of mine go to Animal Aid which helps the dogs, mostly abandoned ones.

xxxx
Wendy L

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!!!!!

xxxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Tuesday Throwdown 205 - Hand made flowers

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.

xxxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Suzy Bees
38 - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss 245 - Butterfly

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 ---

and
Please join us and have fun.
xxxxx
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.

xxxxx
Wendy L

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