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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 2 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx


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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Mums Birthday Card

Good Morning All
I have dragged this one from the archives.  It is a card I made for Mum afew years ago and it was still in my photo file.  I thought I would show it to you as one of my followers, Alison, is a parchment fan.

It is coloured with felt tip pens

I made this when I used to go to a parchment class here in Spain.

I also wanted to show you what was waiting for me at Mums when I arrived in the UK a couple of weeks ago.

There was one parcel with 6 paper pads from LOTV 8x8"

Then another parcel with a mixed assortment - 12x12 papers, 12x4 papers, peeloff letters and numbers, card blanks and envelopes.

The paper pads are gorgeous too and I have used them already to make aq couple of cards.

I won these because I wrote a letter and sent pics of a couple of cards I had made in response to John Next Door being chosen as blog of the month in Papercrafting Inspirations (I think) back in summer.
I decided to show you because when I met up with John last week, he reminded me that it was me that pushed him to start his blog and me that gave him the idea for the name, as my partner is called John, so I always called him John Next Door.  Gosh how things have moved on for him, designing for Creative Expressions using alot of Sue Wilsons Dies, moving back to UK to persue this dream.
Well busy busy this week as Christmas gets closer.  Some friends going back to UK for the holidays so getting things wrapped and cards written ready to give out.  Mums arrive on 19th to accompany us to Benidorm.  Still chasing round sorting things out after getting my purse lifted.  And still getting over this rotten cold.
Have a good day.
Wendy L


val jones said...

Hi Wendy. Love the parchment card.
So glad you have put your pins up for sale again as they are so beautiful and miles less expensive to what you would pay in the shops.
Yes, John has done so well in the last year and to think i knew him before he was famous!!
My son goes home today boo hoo and we really must pick a day to meet up to exchange cards etc. Monday or Thursday would be good for me.
Love Val x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Wendy that card is stunning, wo pretty, I find parchment looks so delicate. Not sure how easy it is to work with, Stunning.
Love the stash you got, that looks yummy, Love Hazelx

Helene E said...

oooh, you lucky girl!

Janice said...

Afternoon Wendy, I too love your parchment cards - you are so clever !. Glad you inspired John to fulfil his dreams...a lot has happened in a short time for him. Love your LOTV goodies. Lucky you. Hope the cold isn't getter the better of you and that you recover soon. Janice xxx

brenda said...

So pleased you shared the card Wendy, it's beautiful and love the colours which show up so well against the parchment.

Nice bundle of new stash there as well.

B x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Wendy, John has a lot to thank you for but so glad you pushed him in the right direction lol!.

Congratulations on winning the fabulous stash.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

pam said...

Beautiful parchment card Wendy, enjoy your craft goody winnings..

Mrs B said...

Hi Wendy. What a stunning card, you are so clever. I'm sure your Mum loved it. What a great selection of papers that you won, enjoy using them : ) Take care.

Alison59 said...

Oh wow this is so beautiful. Thank you for showing me :-)

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
Your parchment is always amazing.
That is a fab prize you've got there and you should get in touch with Creative Expressions for your finders fee lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x


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