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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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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Free Panda Stamp

Good Morning All
Papercraft Essentials gave away a cute Panda Stamps and embossing folder with Sentiments in issue 142 which MIL brought with her on her recent visit.

Here is a sweet Mothers Day card I made with it.
I used Coredinations card and sanded it back.
Organza ribbon and a pearl buckle.




Some of my homemade butterflies matched perfectly.

Happy

xxxxx

Wendy L

Monday, 20 February 2017

Thanks Veonnifer

Good Morning All
I keep mentioning the swaps I make or receive within a group on Facebook, well here is afew cards I have made using some Shaker Mason Jars sent to me from the very talented Veonnifer.
HERE is the post where I showed all that was in the swap.




All I had to do was decide which paper matched with the Mason Jar and mat and layered onto a card base.
Added a sentiment and I did not think they needed any other embellishments.

Busy making lots of cards, boxes and altered items as I have been approached by another place in the village that would like to show them.
And  my charity lady called last week and wanted another batch of cards for a fundraiser, I usually give her 50 assorted ones,
so busy busy busy.
How did I ever find time to work!!!!!!
xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Anything Goes for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Firstly, I would like to welcome Miranda, my latest follower to my blog, thanks for joining us.
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Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Annie and the theme is 
Anything Goes.
Now there are afew of the Design Team that are offering a prize, aswell as the main prize for the winner of the challenge, we dont know who they are so you will have to visit all to find out.!!!!!
You MUST enter the challenge at Allsorts to qualify and
 you will have to pop over to each DT's blog to see if they are the one offering candy.
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LOTV topper
Pixie Powders on blue paper
Pixie Powders on black paper
All matted and layered onto black card
Homemade sentiment and a charm

Sponsor
Swedish House Crafts

Good Luck

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 16 February 2017

For a Man for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times is hosted by our lovely Beckie and she wants
 to see something for a Man.

My well loved LOTV toppers come out again, that Gail gave me,
 along with their papers too


I used the remainder of the piece of paper to decorate the inside .
Doing this I done end up with loads of scraps too.
Why not pop over to the challenge blog and join in with this challenge.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Anything Goes for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
Craft Rocket Challenge this time is a nice easy Anything Goes.
I used Sissix Iron Gate die.
John Lockwood Nasturtium Everyday Elements Stamp with White Emboss Powder.
Ribbon, stick pins and parchment punched flowers.
A new technique (for me) for the backing (see below) (I may have blogged this before !!!!!!)




I saw Julia Watts on Hochanda back in December and as soon as I saw her do this technique I had to  dash into my craft room to try it.
She spread Cosmic Shimmer glue on a piece of acetate, added Pixie Powders and some glitter then backed it with scrunched up tissue paper.
This is a sheet using different colours of Pixies and glitters.


Back later for another post.
xxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Another Valentine Card

Good Morning All
This is another Valentine card I made.
This was for my ex Spanish teachers wife, my friend Jacky.


You can just see the print on the pastel pink card on these pics, this has been in my stash for years, very pretty.


A large tag with a vellum emvelope

A little card with an insert inside the vellum envelope

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Slimming club today, I dont expect a great weight loss as MIL is here and we have been going out alot more than usual.  But, fingers crossed, I may have lost 1lb, if I have I will be pleased.

xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentines Day

Good Morning All
This is one of the Valentines Cards I have made to put into the local bar.
It is very busy and very red.
It is A5 in size. I tried to make it a bit shabby.





Homemade embellishments.

LOTV Papers.




Hearts stuck on a tag and a tweeny tag too.



Homemade butterfly .


Hope you have a lovely day.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 13 February 2017

Thanks

Good Morning All
This is a card I made to go in with a swap of Pringle tubs to a lady in Norway.
The swap was for an Altered Pringle Tub
(I will show this in another post)
I have quite afew smaller Pringle tubs as  we bought a case of the Sour Cream flavour at the Fayre n November!!!!!! Yum yum !!!!!!
I have lost 8lb upto now on my diet!!!!!!

Anyway, this is the card I made to go in with it.
I used a new Sue Wilson die that my craft friend Lyn bought me for Christmas.




I made this paper butterfly and another larger one as in the picture at the end of post.






These are jigsaw pieces I have painted and decorated with flowers.


Also some of the tiny butterflies I have been making with my friends punch, scraps of papers and vellums.



Thanks for visiting and I do love reading your comments.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Hearts and/or Flowers for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Brenda standing in for Kevin
and the theme is Hearts and/or Flowers.



I delved deep into my stash for this one.
The paper is from Create & Craft (years old)
Card is Hunkydory.
Nellie Snellen Heart die
Marianne Flower dies
Alphabet letters Saphire dies




Sponsor is Marianne Designs


xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES
Shopping our Stash - Blue
Ends 13th Feb

Anything Goes for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All
Crafty Friends Challenge is an easy Anything Goes.
I used a digi from one of the sponsors - Day for Daisies. 'Happy Tree', not much colouring but I do like it.
CE Pierced Ovals for frame.
Sentiment with seam binding ties in two colours.
All mounted onto hessian backed card.


Sponsors

and 



Join me later for Allsorts Challenge.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 10 February 2017

Pretty Box

Good Morning All
Jen, one of our ladies at Craft Club, showed us how to make this lovely box.

She showed us and I made this one but I could not for the life of me, remember how to make it. 
 I searched You Tube to no avail, so I had to ask Jen to show us again.





I have made afew and put them in the local bar to see if they sell.
This one used a 12 x 12 piece of paper and 4, 6x6 pieces for lid.
This makes a box about 4" but you can use smaller pieces for a smaller box.
Very pleased with it and have since made more and smaller ones too, to sell in the bar.
Our Craft Club today, love it, crafting and chatting. 
xxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Tiny Butterflies

Good Morning All
A while ago, in a swap I received, there were some tiny butterfly embellishments.
They were so cute I thought I would make some myself.
The only problem was that my butterfly punch had broken and I couldn't be bothered die cutting them all, so I asked the girls at our Craft Meet if they had one  I could borrow.
I got a Martha Stewart one and a Stampin' Up one, both gorgeous.
I sat at night making loads of them, layering with vellum  and adding gems or pearls.
I have cut a load out as I  have given the punches back now, but got loads to stick together.

Well here is a card I made using some of the butterflies.





A very simple card, I just stuck some of the butterflies onto embossed card, added sentiment (homemade) and a ribbon.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Love LOTV

Good Morning All
A I hav4 mentioned before, Gail that was visiting Spain gave me some LOTV toppers when we met up for Coffee before Christmas.
This is one of them.




I made an aperture in the front of a
 6 x 6 card blank suing S/B Decorative Labels 22.

I used the smaller one for the image to go onto inside that aperture.

Perfect peonies and leaves for the corner.
Some heart gems and Want 2 Scrap corners.



I used two different sheets from LOTV Country Meadows Paper pad.
So glad I bought afew of these pads before they stopped selling them.


I used the piece I had cut out from the front for the inside.
Waste not want not. !!!1

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 6 February 2017

Desk Calendar

Good Morning All
Here is a Desk Calendar I made for a swap on Facebook.
I found the calendar months on the net and printed off.
Then made a card for each month and layered with another piece of paper from LOTV, but I left one end open to put a tag in for dates or journaling
Random stamping and embellishments on each page.







I hope my swap partner liked it.
xxxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Swap from Norway

Good Morning All
I don't normally post on a Sunday but I just had to show you this one.
This was from a swap on Facebook and the lady lives in Norway.
The swap was to decorate a Pringle Tub.

I have not shown mine yet but it is scheduled so you will have to wait, haha.
The Tub

With the Lid, a sweet cherub on top

A Beautiful card and a bag of extras

 Extras including lots of lace trim, flowers, pearls and clips.
This wonderful green flower pot trim, never seen anything like this before.

So Happy
xxxxx
Wendy L

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