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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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Monday, 31 December 2012

Fly in 2013

Good Evening All
Wishing all my blog friends a      HAPPY NEW YEAR

I just want to show you a sweet, delicate card I made a while ago featuring some butterflies from 'The Lilac Garden' site.  I thought I would show this because Audrey, who owns the site, is closing it down, which is a great shame as she has been a great inspiration to me in the past.


I pierced a pattern on parchment and very simply added afew decoupage butterflies and some punched ones and then added a sentiment, ribbon and a charm.
xxxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ----
Kaboodle Doodles # 152 - Anything Goes 
   

Friday, 28 December 2012

Cute

Good Evening All
I still cant shake of this cold and today I have got a really sore throat, one day I feel it's on its way out and the next it's back again.
I have chosen a nice bright card today featuring a Meljens image
coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs.  Card filled in with waste pieces of coloured card, quilled flowers and one material flower with a brad at centre.  Yellow ribbon under sentiment and wrapped around card.xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----
Fussy and Fancy Challenge # 79 - Furry Friends
Card Crafters Circle # 55 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz # 51 - Anything Goes   I Came Third on this one
Pink Elephant # TPE 180 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Lilac Wedding

Good Evening All
As it is Boxing Day there is sport on TV so I have spent most of the afternoon in my craftroom.
I,ve put loads of embellishment on this one - pearls, ribbons, lots of diecuts - Bitty blossoms, butterflies, swirls and leaves.  The focus is a decoupage of Bride and Groom teddies inside negatives of scalloped square diecuts.  I have used lilacs and creams and made it into a 8 x 8 card.
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----
Flutter by Wednesday # 220 - Anything Goes
Try it Tuesday # 2 - Lucky Dip ribbon,pearls, sentiment and diecuts
Tuesday Alchemy # 46 - AnythingGoes 
Pink Gem Challenge # 61- Lavender and Lace
   

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas to All

Good Christmas Morning All
I thought I would post a card today, even though it is Chrismas morning.
This one came about by accident really. I was printing some digis and this one printed on ordinary A4 paper, not colouring paper, so instead of wasting it I thought I would still use it without colouring it.  I mounted it onto black card and simply, added a black satin bow, two black and white buttons and peeloff 'Just To Say' on the plackard.  I think it looks OK.
xxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES -----
Allsorts # 186/187 - Black and White
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Seeing Double  (two buttons)
  

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Black & white & Simple

Good Morning All
I hope you are all ready for the big one by now, I have not bought any extra food as we go for a walk on the beach with friends and their 3 dogs, then we find a bar that is open and serves food.  Last year it was great, weather was very warm and people were in the sea swimming, it was lovely and makes for a stress free Christmas.  But I do miss my family, but this year my younger son has Hollie who will take over his Christmases from now on, and my older son is going on a mini holiday, which I am glad of as it will take his mind away a little from his son who passed away.

Anyway, onto happier things like card making
I received this heart from a friend on Docrafts and decided to make it the focus of my card.  Glued it onto a black base card and added afew quilled flowers, s simple sentiment and a diamond swirl from Zva Creatives - simples.
I would like to wish all my followers, old and new, a Merry Christmas and a Happy and productive New Year.
xxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ----
Allsorts # 176/7 - Black and White
Paper Shelter # 93 - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Carmakers # 81- Time in a Bottle


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Playing

Good Evening All
I have been playing with my new toy that I won from Christina at Flowers Ribbons and Pearls and made this  envelope/box  to take a card with  raised flowers on it.
 I cut out an aperture on the front and put acetate in to create a window so the recipient can see the card.  The sentiments on the card are from Forever Friends, the flowers are Tim Holts Dies and I put buttons in the centres which I found in my Mums old button tin ---- Now here's a story --- When I was in the UK in August I saw my Mums old button tin on the back seat on my sisters car, I asked her why it was there and she said Mum was going to throw it away and she volunteered to take it to a charity, so I stepped in and said I would have it------------
I put Spellbinder blossom flowers on the box with pearls in the centre

It brings back so many memories - I used to play with these buttons for ages when I was little, and some of those same  buttons are still in the tin, so they are about 50 years old!!!!
Anyway, back to crafting ----
this is another box I made with my Enveloplus from Crafters Companion (Christina prize)
 
I won the card on a challenge, the prize was $15 worth of goodies from Robins nest and these 12 x 12 papers are perfect for these boxes.  I thought this would be a good one for a Valentines Card.
xxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES----
Divas by Design # 66 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Pick of the Year (Anything Goes)
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Celebration


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Lucky Me

Good Evening All
I have been lucky again and won this great Enveloplus Board from Christina at Flowers ribbons and pearls, HERE

She sent me a Christmas card aswell which is absolutely stunning, she is so talented.

And this lovely stand to put the card on.
To win the board, all I had to do was leave a comment and  leave my name with Mr. Linky.  Christina has a web site called Card Making Magic where she has some amazing video tutorials which are really easy to follow.  The baby quad easel card I posted on here a while ago was made from watching one of her videos.  I got started straight way and made my first box envelope.
 This card is ideal for this as it is double sided.
I was a lucky girl yesterday as, when I went to the post office, there was 4 parcels for me --
1. Enveloplus from Christina
2. 12 x 12 papers and card from Robins Nest which  I chose when I won a challenge a little while ago.
3. A parcel of goodies from Honolulu.  This was from a good while ago, a fellow blogger said she would send some bits and I thought she had forgotten, but it turned up yesterday and, unfortunately, I cant remember her blog name, but Thank You very much if you read this, please leave me a comment to let me know you have seen this.
4. Some goods I  had bought on line.

So, needless to say, I have been playing today.
xxxx
Wendy L


Monday, 17 December 2012

Winter Fun

Good Morning All
The Love to Create Challenge this week is Winter Fun and QKR Stampede are sponsoring us and they will give the winner 5 of their digis, and Dearie Dolls also will give a prize.  I chose Penguin on Ice Skates and he is so cute.
I printed the sentiment on my computer, the round sentiment is a freebie, Sissix scalloped square die cuts, gems on the side and homemade quilled flowers and pin.  Noel die cuts were borrowed from John next door who has just started his own blog (so please visit him).  Have fun.
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----
Cutiepie Challenge # 33 - Cute christmas
Paperplaytime # 91- Winter Fun
Joanna Sheen - Love at Christmas

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Home

Good Afternoon All
It is good to be home but it was very difficult leaving Hollie and my family, she is so gorgeous and happy.  Oooh and it was soooo cold.

The first time I saw her awake on Tuesday morning, Lorien brought her into the kitchen after she woke up and her face just burst into a giant smile for me.  I had a great time with her and she was so good for me when I took her in the car to see my Mum and  my sisters.

I made this card before I left but it was still on my camera when I downloaded the pics of Hollie.
Featuring some of my crochet flowers

Tilda coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir
Pearl swirl from Zva Creative (I won)
Cream lace from local China Bazaar
Sentiment a freebie - Happy Birthday - With Love
Blue flower paper from Create & Craft a long time ago
Ribbon from stash
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES----
Go Fish Challenge # 31 - Anything Goes
Pin and Tack # 4 - Spark your Creativity Now
Really Reasonable Ribbons  # 62- Anything Goes and Ribbon
Passion for Promarkers # 178 - Happy

Monday, 10 December 2012

Anything Goes with Sassy

 
Good Morning All
Love to Create Challenge time again and this week it is a really easy theme of Anything Goes.  We are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and the winner will receive 2 digis of their choice.
 
 
I have coloured the cutie image with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens.  Printed a sentiment on my computer, added a lovely gold doily and die cut some snowflakes with a Spellbinders die.  And the final touch is a cute felt heart with a star gem.
Have fun and I am sure the DT will be kept busy hopping onto your blogs with such an easy theme to follow.
xxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES----
Cards Galore Decmeber - Christmas
Ladybug Crafts  # 4- Christmas or Winter
Joanna Sheen - With Love At Christmas
  

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Kenny K

Good Afternoon All
Getting excited now as Hollie day.  I adore this pic of her, I am going to have it made into a canvas for my wall.  She looks like she is going to be dark haired like her Mum.

Todays card is a Kenny K image.
Coloured with my Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs. Waste pieces of ribbon, a negative die cut, I used the same dark paper to make the corners as I used behind the image and black gems.
See you tomorrow.
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----
Passion for Promarkers - Happy Mega  Christmas challenge
  

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Acetate Card

Good Afternoon All
I am so annoyed with myself, I went to Aldi this morning to get a couple of bottles of tipple for my Mum for Christmas, then getting them out of the boot I dropped both of them!!!  The whiskey smashed but the Baileys didn,t but I still did not want to chance putting it in my suitcase just incase it was fractured in any way,  so I had to toddle off and buy another two.  So much for buying them here to save money.  Mum is 88 and she enjoys a little tipple of an evening.
We had a lovely Christmas lunch yesterday for our Spanish class and tonight we are going out for an Indian with Dave, Marlene and Robert (neighbours).  Daves wife, Susie, has gone to UK this morning for cuddles with her Grand daughter so we said we would take Dave out.

Anyway, onto my card for today, I saw this style demonstrated on Create and Craft this week.
 I think it shows up abit better against black
It is a twisted easel style and the card is made from acetate.  I have used Forever Friends decoupage on the easel and FF paper on the base.  Very simple and no embellishments.  I think it looks like the decoupage is floating.xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----------
Sarah Hurley -- Christmas
Cards Galore - December challenge
Card Crafters Circle # 52 - Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge # 208 - Christmas Friends
Fussy and Fancy Friday #77  - I Love Christmas
Ready Teddy Go # 17- Clean and Simple
  

Friday, 7 December 2012

Up For Grabs

Good Morning All
A quickie this morning as I go to my fat club at 11.30 and then it is Christmas Lunch for our Spanish class.
Last night I had a call from Linda (Animal Aid) and she said she had 3 bags of goodies that she had been given and didn,t think she would be able to sell, and did I want it?  So I said I would be able to use it one way or another.  WOW WOW WOW  It is all Christmas stuff which I know is abit late now but for the future.  There is quite abit of papers and card but lots and lots and lots of decoupage, and I mean lots.  I will never get through it so if anyone still like doing decoupage it is up for grabs.
There is some lovely foiled vellums sheets and dark coloured card that could both be used as backing layers, then there is loads of decòupage sheets and most of them are foiled edges too, then there are some packs that include the card and decoupage together.  She said a German lady gave them to her and they are German or Dutch,(judging by the make of them).  SO if anyone wants any please let me know and I will gladly post some out (Gosh my post bill is going to be enormous when I get to UK) but I would rather they went  where they will be used than all just stay in my spare room because there is so much.  I think I should start a decoupage class next September and supply all the ladies, that would be fun wouldn,t it?
xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Forever Friends Christmas card

Good Morning All
Time for our monthly challenge at Forever Friends and it is Christmas, believe it or not.  We are sponsored by Di's digi Downloads
                                                    and they will give $10 for the winner.


 The Forever Friends Favourite is sponsored by Meljens Designs and they will give 4 digis to the winner.

  For my fisrt card I used all Forever Friends product, which I love.

And for my second one I used a Meljens digi of a post box.
Have fun with this one as we have fun visiting your blogs and looking at your creations. 
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ------
Ribbon Girl - December Challenge
Charizma Cards # 48 - Christmas
Delightful Challenge - All About Christmas
Crafts and Me # 113 - Anything Goes with optional extra
 Ready Teddy Go # 17- Clean and Simple
   

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

More crochet flowers

Good Evening All
I am due to go to UK on Monday 10th and I have plenty of crochet flowers in various colours.  It is alot cheaper for me to post them there instead of here in Spain.  If the ladies that commented on original post would like some please email me and I will post afew out to you next week.  This is my way of saying Thank You to you lovely people.  Anyone else that emails me I will get round to posting some if there is any left but I am still crocheting (I am hooked (excuse the pun) at the moment) so will get as many out as I can.
Email. ----  wlt27@hotmail.com
Thanks to all my followers and friends.
xxxx
Wendy L

Wow Look what I won

Good Evening All,  I cant believe that I won this by commenting on Debbies  Blog Wiccababe


24 SEASONS Promarkers in a lovely case.
No excuse now to do some more colouring.
 
I have chosen a lovely card to show you today that I have made to give one of my neighbours.
I have used Spellbinders Snowflake diecuts, blue satin ribbon and organza spotty white ribbon, blue gems, dot embossed card and a Forever Friends sentiment.  I chalked the edges of the snowflakes.
xxxx
Wendy L
 
CHALLENGES ------
Creative Craft # 2 -  White on White
Die Cuttin Divas # 94 - Holiday Spirit
Bunny Zoes Challenge - Winter
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop # 17- Christmas
Unstampabelles # 18 - Christmas
DCC and Friends  # 5 - Christmas Time
 



 
 

Monday, 3 December 2012

John Next Door

Good Evening All
I have eventually persuaded John, who lives next door but one actually (he did used to live next door) to start a blog. I have mentioned him afew times on here as we enjoy going to our local craft shop for a browse and we encourage each other and do abit of swapping of craft stuff.   He is very talented at both craft and cooking - we get some yummy goodies at Christmas time like homemade fudge (Baileys flavour), mince pies and shortbread biccies. YUM YUM.  Anyway, his blog is here so hop over and have a peep and leave him a comment, as we all know, it boosts our ego when we get afew comments and followers.

Counting the days now until Hollie day - 7 days now!!!!

Back tomorrow with a card.
xxx
Wendy L

Holiday Cheer

Good Morning All
Monday morning means it's Love to Create Challenge time and the theme is Holiday Cheer sponsored by Bugaboo.

BUGABOO --> Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Also we have a bonus for you- Mei, one of our DT is offering a 20% discount on goodies from her shop for this week only
 AND
will give a chosen winner $20 voucher for her store, how good is that?
I really enjoyed making this card with Bugaboo 'Pocket Snowman'
and it features one of my crochet flowers, Spellbinders die cut snowflakes, embossed dotty card for background, gems and a button with twine.  The silvery blue paper under the flower is some I have had in my stash for ????????????? years, I am determined to use as much older stuff as possible.
Have a look at the challenge blog as there are more DT members and all the designs are amazing, and we have fun hopping over to your blogs to see what you have created.
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ----------------
Stamp and Create December - Christmas winter Sparkle
Cards Galore December- Christmas
Ladybug Crafts # 4- Christmas or Winter
Bunny Zoes - Winter
Created With Love Challenge # CWLC20 -Winter Blues
Allsorts Challenge # 183 - Advent
  

Sunday, 2 December 2012

One Year Gone

Good Afternoon All
I did not realise but on 21st November just gone, I had been doing my blog for one year, I cant believe it, it has flown by.  I only realised it because I have downloaded Picasa 3 and am having trouble getting to grips with it.  I believe it is better using Picasa for loading pics onto my blog as they are smaller.  The trouble is, I have taken into Picasa all my pictures from my folders on my laptop and they all seem to be jumbled up.  On my laptop, I have them all organised in folders eg.-- Hollie pics in one folder by month, digis in another folder by designer etc etc, but in Pacasa it seems to have mixed them all and I can create an album, but I want to put folders into that album but I can only find how to take the pictures in the album and then they are all together, not sorted by name or month.  If anyone can help me please leave a comment  with email or landline number and I will get in touch at an arranged time (I get free landline calls from here).  I have been on Youtube and learnt afew things but not how to put a folder into an album, stay as a folder, if you know what I mean.
Anyway, onto crafting.
At the fayre last week I sold quite afew female birthday cards so I am replenishing my stock.  This is a nice, simple twisted easel card using quilled shapes to make flowers.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I am at doctors tomorrow for some tests as I have a trapped nerve in my back and they want to check other things too.  Also I have to see the physio in the afternoon too and I am having my hair cut in between these two appointments so it,s a busy day for me!!
xxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES -----
Glitter & Sparkle # 9 - Flowers
Joanna Sheen - Anything Goes except Christmas
Chocolate Coffee and Cards # 27- CAS
  





Saturday, 1 December 2012

Recycling to its limit

Good Afternoon All
A quick card today using quilled flowers made from waste paper, a recycled Christmas card, a homemade pin using beads from a charity shop, a negative die cut,  all put on a 6 x 6 card made from some card that Linda (Animal Aid) gave me last week.  So all in all, this card only cost me the envelope and the ribbon (Joanna Sheen)
 
 

Wendy L

CHALLENGES -------------
Card Crafters Circle # 51 - Bearing Gifts
Crafty Catz Challenge #  161 - Recycle
Fussy Fancy Friday # 77 - I love Christmas
Crafting For All Seasons # 41 - Flowers
 

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