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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
LAST CHANCE TO COMMENT
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

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Photo Inspiration for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Brenda.
I always associate Brenda with Poppies so she has given us a photo to go with for colours and inspiration.

As I did not have anything Poppy, I went along with some of the colours.


I used - 
LOTV Scenic pad of toppers
CE Happy Birthday die
Mask with Colour Cloud

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I dont know if I mentioned last week that I had donated some of the money I make selling cards and embellishments, to Post Pals.
 One of the boys wanted a Hot tub and Post Pals announced last night that they have enough money now to buy it for him.
So I am pleased about that and it makes it all worth while,
doing something I enjoy helps to give the kids some pleasure.
Please pop over to the site (link in the sidebar) and help in anyway you can.
Just making afew cards and sending them to afew of the kids is good.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Christmas in July for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All

Crafty Friends Challenge this time is Christmas.
Now normally I dont get my Christmas crafting stuff out until about August, but this year I have kept my box in my craft room and have made an early start as I had to make so many cards last Christmas.
Plus I have had to make an odd one or two for Design Team Challenges like this.


I used
6 x 6 blank
CE Snowflake emboss folder and Silver Glitter Kiss
Image from Sponsor - Beccys Place
Water pens and Mica Paints to colour
Homemade Gem

I,ll be back later for Allsorts Challenge.

xxxxx
wendy L

Friday, 28 July 2017

Pink Butterflies

Good Morning All
I bought the gorgeous Butterfly die on Ebay.
It is about 5" tall,  it does not show too good as I used D/S sticky sheet with Glitter Jewels.

This is the full card, it is A5 size.



One of my pretty ribbon bows with a pearl centre.
The circle sentiment is free HERE at Spruce.com
And, of course, some of my tiny butterflies to finish off.

CHALLENGES
Crafty Catz -AG or Not a card
xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 27 July 2017

First 20 Christmas Cards

Good Morning All

Last Friday at my Craft Club, I took a load of stuff I had cut ready to assemble some Christmas cards, nice and quick.
I had bought the A6 emboss folder off Ebay, so did all the embossing of, mostly, on  mirri card and cut all the mats and ribbon.
If you have followed me for a while, you will know that I make alot of Cards for charities so I need about 200 or more Christmas cards, well here is the first 20 or so.


Most of them are like these, embossed card on a mat, ribbon and a sentiement.


A couple of concertina circle ones

Circle sentiments free from Netty.
When I got home and over the weekend, all I had to do was add the inserts and bag up.
Easy Peasy.

See you tomorrow.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

A Couple More Matchboxes

Good Morning All
Here are the other two Matchboxes I mentioned the other day.




This burlap flower and the concertina flowers I received in a swap.
I have added afew pearl gems for whoever gets this to use as centres.

I got the filigree butterfly from Ebay.
I filled this one with CE Perfect Peony die cuts so whoever receives this one can make their own flowers.
Added afew gems too for the centres.
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Welcome to June, Karen, Marjeta and
Fifi and Lia, thank you for joining me.

CHALLENGES
Butterfly Challenge - Ragged edge and or kiwi colour
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

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