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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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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Thank You

Good Morning All
Back to quilling today.
I was sent this pretty pink die cut doily in a swap pack.
Pixie powder background.
Pretty card I think.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Two Christmas cards

Good Morning All
Still making Christmas cards and trying to use lots of bits from my box.
This embossed card and the sentiment have been in the Christmas box since last year.


Foamiran flowers.
CE Snowflake emboss folder.

xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 16 October 2017

Ribbon Bows

Good Morning All
The other night, while watching TV, I made all these bows and afew flowers.





I will pack them up and add them to the goods I want to sell on the stall and on my Facebook page too.
xxxx

Wendy L

Sunday, 15 October 2017

LOTV Fest

Good Morning All
One way I love to craft is to put afew items on my desk and get cracking.
I did this last week.
Afew sheets of LOTV toppers, papers, gems, tags, a couple of emboss folders and card blanks.
I needed to fill my box of 'Man' cards, ready for the Fayre in November.
I do like adding twine or string to 'Man' cards.









11 in total so I need to have another afternoon like this then the box will be full.

CHALLENGES
Ribbon Girl Challenge - Any Image
Ends 28th Oct
Craftyhazelnuts Paper - Patterned Paper
Ends end Oct
xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Think Pink for Allsorts

Good Morning All
The theme for Allsorts Challenge this time is Think Pink as it is Breast awareness week.

I made a card using lovely pink quilled flowers and pink pearls on a pierced square.


Sponsor is
Who have some very reasonably priced products on their website.

xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Autumn for MAWTT

Good Evening All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge is  hosted by Zoe from Team A.
She has chosen a theme of Autumn or Fall.
I used my new Winter stamps from John Next Door
All available from Ducks Doodahs free UK postage too (over 20quid) she also has a special off on until tomorrow)
CE Mosaic leaves emboss folder.

Loving playing with John's stamps and my stamping platform, my sister bought one after John had been on Hochanda in August and said I should get one.
I love it, makes stamping  so easy, I highly recommend buying one.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Embellishments

Good Morning All
On Sunday I made some embellishments.
I think they look quite pretty and I hope to sell some at the craft fayre in November at the local English bar.



I think one of these would look so pretty on a card, either as the focal point or as an embellishment on the side.
And, I really enjoyed making them.
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Well I hope anyone that has been flying over the last few days  has got where they need to go. My heart goes out to my friend Val,  her flight was cancelled due to French air traffic controllers and she can't get home on another flight until Sunday.
I took some neighbours to airport last night as they were told to turn up on time  even if there were delays.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

JND Butterfies

Good Morning All
I made this card when I got home from my Craft Club on Friday.
I had been showing the girls my new stuff from John Next Door .

I started with the rectangle media plate from the shapes set, coloured with Izink, then experimented with a mask.
Then the butterfly stamps, and there are lots of stamps in the set, some tiny ones too.



All I had to do when I got home was mat and layer and I added a couple of charms with coloured twine.
I cant praise enough, these new products that John is using .
The Inks are very juicy and the stamps stamp very neatly and precise.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 9 October 2017

Shabby Chic Plaque swap

Good Morning All

Another creation I made for a swap on Facebook.
Create or decorate a plaque or canvas in a Shabby Chic style.
Lots of homemade doilies, fabric flowers.
Stunning Applique, stick pins.
Thoroughly enjoyed making this.



I swapped mine in person as my partner lives in Corby so we arranged to meet up when I was staying with my Son.
We had a good natter too, a lovely lady, Debbie.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Concertina card die

Good Morning All

A quick post this morning.
I have just added this card onto my Facebook Page so I thought I would show it on here too.

I bought the die to make this card while I was in UK.
It makes it so much easier, I have made it in the past, cutting and measuring and alot of trial and error!!
LOTV Toppers, fabric ribbon down the sides, tiny bows and butterflies.
Easy Peasy.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Trees Leaves for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and the theme is Trees and/or Leaves hosted by Mervi.

I used  a tree die unbranded and dotted it with some of my tiny butterfly embellishments and some pearls.
Very simple but nice I think.


Our sponsor is Marianne Designs

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A new sketch  is up on my Facebook page.
I would love some of you to join in with me.

xxxxx
Wendy L



Friday, 6 October 2017

Tag Envelopes

Good Morning All
Yeh back at Craft Club today, missed them girls and still missing my mate Lyn who moved back to UK.
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I made these tag envelopes before I went to UK.
I will use them in a Junk Journal or for gifts or even for a topper on a card with a tag inside.
Also, making these is a great way of using up bits of ribbon and odd bits lying on my desk.

These three each have a quilled flower on

xxxxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Birthday or Pretty Pink for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
Craft Rocket Challenge  time again and this month it is
Happy Birthday or Pretty Pinks.
I went with Pinks.
I had this heart negative on my desk so decided to use it and I had just taken delivery of a Joanna Sheen Signature die - this little heart, which I cut twice in the same pink card.


I used Glitter Polish for the edges of card underneath.
Paper from magazine.
Satin ribbon
Resin rose
Peeloff corners with pearls in centres-

Sponsors are

Di's Digis's

Xxx
Wendy L. 

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Afew pics from UK visit

Good Morning All
Here are afew pics from my visit to UK.
First stop was in North West.

4 generations - Mum, me, my son and my grandaughter






Noah and Aurora love playing in my sisters garden, bubbles and water balloons.

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Next stop was Leicester.

I went out for lunch with John Next Door, Mrs Duck (Ang) and one of their friends.



Now he is having a well earned break in Greece, he wasn't booked on Monarch, thank goodness!!!!

Then these are some miniature plants that a lady made for John and Ang.
I couldn't resist showing you these, they are amazing.
She makes all parts of them and the tiny flowers and leaves are paper.
Very intricate work.





Then last stop was Corby where I met up with a lovely lady from  my swap group on Facebook.
We met up for a cuppa and a swap.

Then finally, Hollie and Tess.
Hollie had a school assembly where they had to dress up as a favourite character and sing!!!

Then this little cutie has just started walking and learning to talk, so funny.


A most pleasurable trip and today I am taking some friends to Quesada to pick up a coach for their cruise.
Then John and I are going out for a walk.
THEN I can get in my craft room and play with all my new goodies!!!!!!

xxxxxx
Wendy L


Monday, 2 October 2017

Hair Bows for the Girls

Good Morning All
Well I,m home after a wonderful trip to see new Grandaughter and all the family, both in North West and Corby, and, 
John Next Door and Ang aka Mrs. Duck.

I made these hair bows for Hollie, Tess and Aurora before I left.





Ribbon Flowers


And finally this gorgeous lace flower.
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Lots of goodies to unpack today and find a home for.
I think we need to build an extension!!!!!
I bought lots of John next Doors's Stamps and emboss folders, a stamping platform which I cant wait to try as my sister bought one and she loves it. Cheap paper pads from various shops.

I won a voucher from Crafty Ribbons so lots of seam binding in various colours.

Mrs Duck gave me some gorgeous ribbon too.
I,m so lucky to know such wonderful people.
Cant wait to get stuck into my new stuff but got a busy week ahead with other stuff.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Home today

Good Morning All
Well today is packing day, as I go home later this afternoon.

So, two celebration cards!!!!


Same paper, same die cuts, just a slightly different design.

Xxx Xxx
Wendy L. 




Saturday, 30 September 2017

Sentiment in Focus for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by our lovely Helene.
She wants to see the Sentiment in Focus on  your creations.

This sentiment I have had in my stash for years, and I mean years.
Someone gave a load of them to me before I moved to Spain, so well before 2010.!!!!!!
I just made a frame for it with some on my mini butterflies.
A nice bright card and using old stash so me is happy bunny.!!!!!!


Our sponsor this week is 
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I shall be on my way home tomorrow after nearly two weeks with my lovely families and John Next  Door.

xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Geometric Shapes for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Jan Small this time and the theme is
Geometric Shapes.
I made a couple of cards for this one.
Both 'man' cards, both very similar, both squares and circles, both with buttons  and both using pearlised card.


Pop over to the challenge blog and join Jan with this one.
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Meeting a Facebook friend this morning from a swap group.
She lives around the corner from my son, so very handy for my swap.
xxxxxx
Wendy L






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