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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, 30 August 2014

Early Christmas Makes

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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Allsorts Challenge this week is the choice of Mervi and she wants to see your Early Christmas Makes.

I used a Flonzcraft rubber stamp and heat embossed it with gold powder.



Sponsor is

Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge



xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 29 August 2014

More Parchment

Good Morning All
My, it is still so hot here, infact it feels hotter this week and so I am not getting much crafting done as too hot to move from the fan in the living room!!!!!
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So I have pulled some parchment cards from my picture files.


You will have to excuse the reflection off the cello bag.
These are two similar cards, one Tulips and one Poppies.  They were drawn with the fine tip Promarker pen and coloured with felt tip pens.
I enjoyed doing the as there is alot of pricking.

xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Creative Corner - AG
Fairytale Challenge - CAS
Brown Sugar 109 - AG


Monday, 25 August 2014

Lilacs

Good morning all
It is 5.30am cant sleep, been playing Candy Crush, run out of lives, so thought I would do a post on here.
I could not load my pic from my tablet so only posted now,  LOL



I was asked to make this by a lady in Guadamar.  I cut some pearlised Lilac paper with a Fiskars edge punch and placed it to make it look like an envelope, then decorated with flowers (a must for me), my crochet flower and bead  pins (both for sale at top) Zva Creative gem swirls
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES
Unstampabelles  38 - Significant Birthday Twist shape it


Sunday, 24 August 2014

No White

Good Morning All

Yehee, Rick & Lorien have booked their flights, three and a half weeks until I see them and Hollie of course, so excited, feel like a kid waiting for Christmas.
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Hobbycutz time again and this one has been set by Angie, Mrs Duck.  She does NOT want to see any white on your creations.


I coloured this little cutie from the Sponsor Kenny K and the only white is the white of his eyes!!!
I cut round the image and stuck onto a piece of OH beer carton brown card, scraps from card box for the rest and afew dark gems.  For a 'man' card I cant add too much in the way of embellishments!!!
Sorry if anyone is trying to enter challenge, post has not gone live yet and I dont now why, SORRY. x

xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Crafty Calender - AG
Brown Sugar 108 - Lets get Krafty

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Warm Sunshine Colours

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week has been set by our lovely 'boss' lady, Brenda and she wants to see all the lovely warm colours - Orange, Yellow and Red.  Get your sunglasses on!!!!1


I used Marianne Die cut butterflies LR0158 and some gorgeous butterfly ribbon I found in my local China store.  Homemade sentiment tags and bead pin.

Sponsors are 


and


xxxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Bunny Zoes Challenge - Summer Colours

Friday, 22 August 2014

First Colouring

Good Morning All
I thought I would post these two cards today.  They have been sitting in my photo file for a long time.  They were two of the first images I coloured with Promarkers, trying to get my shading right.



I think I may have progressed abit, but I have to admit that colouring is not one of my preferred crafts now,  I did quite enjoy it when I first started but I get frustrated with it now, I dont think it ever looks too good, compared to some that we see on blogs.
I, obviously, still do some for DT commitments, but I prefer to use pre-coloured images if I can.  Is that lazy?
Anyway, these are two simple cards, fairly CAS I think. It is a Forever Friends stamp.
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Back to making more bead pins today, too hot to sit in my craft room so I will stay in the lounge with air-con.
Just had a Skype with Hollie, Mum has taught her a couple of Spanish words - Hola and Adios so cute.
I,m hoping they will be able to get over here soon. 

xxxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 19 August 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, 16 August 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

Thursday, 14 August 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
It's all about the Vintage  - Ancient History
Paper Pretties - One for the Boys

Tuesday, 12 August 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


Sunday, 10 August 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.  Lovely paper with all Latin words on.  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

Countryview Crafts - Word Play





Saturday, 9 August 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.


And 

xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Suzy Bees 41 - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - AG

Friday, 8 August 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, 7 August 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

Tuesday, 5 August 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
Crafting From The Heart 30 - AG
A Little Bit Crafty - Sewing
Sisters of Craft - AG



xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 2 August 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

Penny Black are sponsoring too with this set of stamps


xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Craftyhazelnuts Paper challenge - Use patterned paper
Creatalicious Challenge 65 - Mono
Crafty Calender - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - AG
Cards Galore Encore - AG

Friday, 1 August 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

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