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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, 31 July 2017

Candy

Good Morning All

As promised here is some candy to thank all my lovely followers who pop in and leave comments.
I want to combine this with all my lovely followers here and my  Facebook Page
I started that page to try to promote my handmade embellishments, not to make a profit, just to cover costs and help charities, including PostPals, the local poor families here in Benijofar,
 an Animal charity (people give me scraps of wool and I crochet blankets for the dogs)
a Cancer Charity (my friend, Diane is involved with a group that raises money for this)
I  have a page at the top of my blog too, to show what is available.
I just enjoy making these embellishments and have lots of them!!!

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Obviously I would like you to be a follower and add to you  sidebar.
If you do Facebook, I would love you to join me on there and I shall pin a post on there for people to comment on.
If you comment here and on Facebook you will get two chances.

I shall write all the names down and give them a number then use Random Org to generate a winner.



Includes - 
2 Creative Expressions D/S sticky sheets
Sue Wilson Rubber stamp -  Zentangle Happy Birthday UMS110
13yds mixed ribbons
Hand crochet set of doilies
1 set Handmade Pearl gems
Mica Flakes -Midnight Blue
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Die - Striplet Stacked Diamond
Various gems
Various Handmade Embellishments
5 sheets Lily of the Valley Toppers

I shall close this candy on last day of July and announce winner on 1st August.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 24 July 2017

Paper Handbag for my Swap and Fiesta

Good Morning All
I have been talking about the swap I am organising for a group on Facebook, well here is some Paper Handbags I have made, two of which will be used for the swaps and the rest I shall fill with goodies of some description for my stall at the Christmas Fayre in November.
I enjoyed making these once I had made the first one, I ended up making 10 !!!!!!!
Plus 4 more for my crafty friend Val J who raises money for cat care.






Before they were decorated.









                                                                        Front of one
 Back

Front

The white grosgrain ribbon flower and bow are available on my selling page at top of my blog.





A great way of using the larger ribbon flowers I make
and some of the yards and yards of lace I own too!!!!!!
Added charms to some of them.
I thoroughly enjoyed making these and will enjoy filling them with goodies to sell at craft Fayre and if they dont sell I shall give them as gifts at Christmas.
I always give everyone on our block a little box with chocs in along with their Christmas card.
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I have decided to donate this fabric book that I was selling on my Facebook Page to an auction that Post pals are having HERE.
They want craft items to auction so if anyone would like to help, please do.
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On Saturday it was the last night of a fortnight of Fiesta in our village.
It culminates in a grand parade at night along the main street after they have collected all the Fiesta Queens from their houses accompanied with the band.
They walk up to the top of the village near  where we live, then the parades commences back down the street.


Amazing gowns they all wear.


And back now.












It was that warm that this poor girls body makeup was running.






The Queens got a ride on the way back!!!



We have some friends that have a car business on the main street so we had ring side seats for the parade and took the cool box filled with Errrrrrr wine and beer!!!!
Well the parade does take about two and half hours.!!!!
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Have a nice day.

Wendy L

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Fancy Fold for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge is Fancy Folds.
Mine is an Acetate Easel card and I embossed the acetate with a Butterfly embossing folder from Creative Expressions.
I cut the Marianne butterfly twice, once in green card and once in parchment paper.
Lace and seam binding  with a flower to hold the easel shape.



The papers were from a magazine my sister gave me and as there was quite abit left here is another 2 cards I have ready to decorate.



I used one of them but the other is for another DT project so I cannot show you that one.



I added a tiny bow from  one of my Birthday cards to hide a cutting mistake on the circle sentiment!!!









                                                                       Sponsor is Crafty Ribbons

Final week for my candy, so comment and head over to Facebook to get another chance on
Wendy's Crafty Crafts Page
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I made Top 3 at Crafty Ribbons challenge on Facebook with my card for Hollie's Birthday HERE.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Age as Focal Point for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Carole from Team B wants to see an age as the focal point on your creation.
As I have cards for sale in a local bar, I thought I would make some with ages on like, 50, 60, 70 etc.
This is one I have made, just got to think of Man ones now!!!!


I used -

7x7 Scalloped card blank
 Creative Expressions Love Heart 8x8 embossing folder.
Sue Wilson Pierced Circle die.
Sue Wilson Wellington die.
SW Mosaic Leaf die.
Flowers from Ebay.
Numbers dies from Ebay.
My Stick Pin available to buy  HERE.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Matchboxes and Embellishments

Good Morning All
I hope you caught John Next Doors shows on Hochanda yesterday.Amazing demos and some lovely stamps and masks, he had afew sell outs too.
Well done Mate, and well done to Mrs Duck, Ang for all the lovely samples she made for him.
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Dont forget, you get another chance to enter Candy Draw HERE on my Facebook Page.
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The swap I mentioned on my previous post is to make a card to accompany a handmade bag or box which must contains at least 6 handmade embellishments, of which 3 must have lace on.!!!!!
Wow, I thought of that one, !!!!!!
Well I have shown you some of the lace flowers I made to go in the bag.
These are some matchboxes I have made, two of which will go in the bag and the others I shall use to go in with raffle prizes at my craft club.




I added three concertina butterflies in this one, so pretty with my pearl gems.

The flowers on the top are made with Cheery Lynn Roses die.




This one has a Foamiran flowers I made at my craft club on top.
Filled this one with my tiny butterflies.

I love these metal corners I bought from Ebay.
Concertina flower I received in a swap!!

Filled this one with different embellishments from my stash.

I have not decided yet which one I am using for the swap.
There is a couple more to show you another day.
Thanks for visiting.
I found a You Tube video that would help
HERE
with making the box.
I used one that I had received Stick Pin blanks in and unfolded it.
xxxxx
Wendy L


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