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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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Monday, 28 September 2015

Christmas card for Noah & Aurora

Good Morning All
Well by the time this goes out I shall be taking Mum to airport for her flight home, I think she has enjoyed herself even though she has had a bad cough.  At 90 years old though, she does very well, cant walk very far but OK.
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I have got into the swing of Christmas and this is the card I have made for my Grandson and Granddaughter (my eldest sons children).
I,m trying to get all mine made and then I can get them written ready to take with me when I go to UK in December to post and give out.




I have made a box card again.  The 25th die is one from a friend at our craft meet.

I added lots of bits that were in my Christmas box, tags, snowflakes, sentiments etc.


I was given these cute bags, they are about 2cm tall, but so sweet.
I thought I would fold some money and put it inside for Mum & Dad to spend on the kids.  I buy little bits for them but they have loads of toys so I tend not to buy anything like that for them.





xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Pick A Tune for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All

Team 1 time on Crafty Friends Challenge and the theme is Pick a Tune based on a song.

I went really old fashioned
'Congratulations' by Cliff Richard.


I used this gorgeous image from the sponsor All Dressed Up.
Coloured with Promarkers and cut out with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis  Square.  Then use Sue Wilson Gemini Cygnus die in Centura Pearl card for the base over pink card.
I added a 'Good Luck ' acetate sentiment and surrounded by paper roses.
A ribbon bow with a bead decoration to finish it off.
I,m really pleased how this one turned out, I think it's the Sue Wilson die that does it.

All Dressed Up


Pop over to the challenge blog to look at all the other great DT creations.
xxxx
Wendy L

Numbers at Allsorts

Good Morning All
It is my turn to host the challenge at Allsorts this week. 
I would like to see NUMBERS on your creations, so that leaves a wide choice for you.






I made a selection of A6 cards with various numbers on for Birthdays.




This is the one on the Allsorts challenge blog using Marianne Butterfly die  CR1205.  This is one of the first dies I ever owned, I won it on a blog candy I think.



All very simple, using stuff from my stash that I have had for a long time.





We have a wonderful sponsors prize this week from Marianne Designs.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Julias Patchwork

Good Morning All
Abit late this morning as I forgot to do this post last night and just realised.

I watched Julias first show  on Hochanda the other night and loved this technique but cant remember what she called it, I used bits of scrap paper.



All the flowers and leaves are bits lying around, and needed to be used up.

Have a nice day.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Friend

Good Morning All
This is a book fold I completed a while ago.
The pattern was bought from Etsy, Patterns for Pages HERE, the owner is very helpful and will make a custom pattern for you.  She made 'Hollie' for me which I am going to fold when I go back to UK in December, and  I will  leave it there for her to put in her bedroom. 




I am very pleased with how this one turned out, a lovely fold and I am happy with the decorating too.

This has just been taken off my hands and gone to a good home.

I love making the flowers from pages I have to remove from some books, nothing goes to waste in this house !!!!!


xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 21 September 2015

Anything Goes for Creative Craft Cottage

Good Morning All
Creative Craft Cottage this time is nice and easy Anything Goes.

I used this cute digi from the sponsor, Rick St Dennis


I coloured it with Promarkers, cut out with Spellbinders scalloped circle die and mounted that onto a base card with Sue Wilson mini snowflake striplet cut in silver mirri card.
My Christmas box is out of storage now so Christmas cards here I come !!!!
Need about 2oo for the charities and about 30 for me.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Tagul Word Art

Good Morning All
I just had to show you this card I made yesterday using this site HERE
I found this site  from Facebook, one of the groups I follow on there.  You choose  your words, the font, the colour and the shape then print it or save it to your account for future use.
I will be making afew Christmas cards using this as one shape you can use is a Christmas tree.


The first word you type in will be the biggest word on your creation.
It's a fab tool to work with but I have to get to grips with the colours yet

Have a great Sunday

xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Sparkle for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts challenge this week is hosted by Tracy Mouse
and it is a typical girly one 'Sparkle'.


I used a LOTV Topper, recycled a sparkly scalloped circle from another card and cut it up to edge the main image.
Added some sparkle to afew roses, sentiment tags and a bead pin with a string bow and a gem.
We do not have a sponsor this week but Brenda, our boss lady is
offering
apair of tickets to the NEC Hobbycraft show in November
so well worth entering this week.


Pop over to the challenge blog and see what all the rest of the DT have been up to.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Hat & Scarf for MAWTT

Good Morning All
We had a really good turnout of entries on last fortnights challenge at MAWTT, great.

Janice is hosting this fortnights challenge at Moving Along With The Times and she would like to see Hats & Scarves (must be wearing both).


I used a sweet decoupage from Crafters Companion called Paintbox Poppets.  There are lots of tiny pieces but it is diecut so that makes it alot easier.
The two papers I have used are some of the first I  ever bought!!!!!!! 
So they must be 9 or 10 years old.
I added a crochet heart and a Teddy charm.
Pop over the Challenge blog and see all the other lovely DT creations.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Cupcake Flowers

Good Morning All
Still feeling abit down after Hollie going home but we have MIL here and my Mum arrives n Saturday, so keeping busy.

Back into my craft room and trying to get it tidy and clearing alot of stuff.  Using alot  on my cards too, all odd bits and bobs.





I got this idea from a You Tube video HERE.
Quite easy, and I inked the edges and spritzed with water to try and make the ink run abit.

I will use these to decorate my book folds.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Buttons

Good Morning All
Having withdrawal symptoms from Hollie, such a fab week.  She is such a character, so much fun.  Counting the weeks now until 30th November when I get on the plane to UK to see all the family.
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Allsorts challenge this week has been chosen by Susan and she wants 'Buttons'.

I stamped this lovely image with a Lakeland stamp I have had for years, I stuck tiny buttons where the blossoms are and more shaped buttons in the corners.
Papers are from my scrap box, all matted onto yellow card and a white card blank.



Sponsor is Hobby house
Pop over to the challenge blog to see all the DT's gorgeous creations.
xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 7 September 2015

Let's Get Spotty for Creative Craft Cottage

Good Morning All
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge this week is 'Let's Get Spotty'
I used this sweet, pre-coloured  image from our sponsor.
The paper was free with a magazine I think, must be quite old as I cant remember !!!!
I added little dots with Creative Expressions glue.



Sponsor is My Stitch Back in Twine

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Lots of Layers

Good Morning All
When I saw the theme for Allsorts Challenge this week, picked by Mervi,  I just knew what I was going to make.
Hollie and her Mum and Dad arrived on Wednesday and I put this on the dressing table in Hollies bedroom.




As you know I am into Book Art and I thought the hedgehogs looked so sweet.






Sponsor this week is --




xxxx
Wendy L


Thursday, 3 September 2015

Animals for MAWTT

Good Morning All
If you are a follower of  Moving Along With The Times Challenge
you will know that Hazel has finished as Team Leader, other things in life taking over, as they do.
  I and the other DT members did not want the challenge to finish, so I decided to step into the breach.  I have been running it through the Summer, but today is the first of our regular fortnightly challenges.
So todays challenge is hosted by me for Team B,
 (as we now have two teams running every fortnight).

I would like to see an animal on your creation, the cuter the better.


I used this cute Humphrey decoupage from Crafters Companion, scraps of paper and card from my box, quilled flowers and two types of ribbon.
I hope you will join us over at the challenge blog, and wish me well in my new venture of running the challenge blog.
xxxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Today's the Day

Good Morning All
Todays the day, Hollie Day.  Gosh, cant wait for 10pm, they should land at 9.25, by the time they get through.
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I dont think I have shown this before but It was my team leaders Birthday on Allsorts a while ago and this was the card I sent her.





Whenever I see Poppies, I always think of Brenda.

xxxxx
Wendy L

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She looks so grown up with her hair in a pony tail.



Dressing up with her cousin.

She asked me last night, would I have the paddling pool ready for when she got here.
What could I say, too dark, too tired, we will see.
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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Mad for Embellishing

Good Morning All
Ladybug Crafts challenge this month was 'Mad for Embellishing', But Sarah seems to  have gone AWOL, but I will post this anyway


I added butterflies, the pink ones from Mei Flower, the silver ones punched from Dufex.  Parchment flowers with gem centres and a homemade sentiment tag with twine, and finally some square gems in the corner.  The big flower in the centre is a cut out one that I have had in stash for years !!!

xxxxx
Wendy L

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