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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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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Add A Number for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by  Judith on Team B.
She wants to see a Number on your creations.
I made a 1st Birthday card to go in my charity box.
I dont make many children's cards so this was an ideal opportunity.
LOTV Topper matted onto S/B Scalloped Circle and CE Pierced Circle.


We have had afew days of rain, it never stopped all through Tuesday night and we had a bit of mopping up to do on Wednesday morning as the doors here do not fit as tightly as the UK, so rain tends to seep in underneath.  I remember when John Next Door lived here and he had water coming down the stairs one time, after it came in through the doors on the roof.
Well at least it saves me from watering all the community plants and neighbours too.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Quilled Poinsettias

Good Morning All
I give the girls at my Craft club a sketch to follow each week, just for fun, if they want to have a go.
All the details are on my Facebook page HERE.
Well this is my card and I am very pleased with it, so much so that I am giving to it to my Son as their Christmas card.



I added some stamens in the centre of the largest poinsettia, set into hot glue.

The swirl gems are from Zsa Creations which I won on Facebook afew years ago.


My quilling is still not perfect but I am enjoying it and that is the main thing.







This is the sketch.
Just for fun but if you fancy having a go, email me your pic and I shall add it to the album on Facebook.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Quilled Angel

Good Morning All
Another quilled creation today, this is my attempt at an Angel.



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A couple more baby pics.  Arabella Louise is the name they have decided on.
She does have a look of her older brother Noah when he was born. 
 I hope she has his dark colouring, he has  beautiful eyes.
She looks a little chunky monkey in these pics.


Looking forward to getting my hands on her in 3 weeks time.
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I have a weekly sketch challenge going on on my Facebook page each week HERE
Good fun which I started for my Craft Club and extended to Fb page, anyone can enter and I give a little prize for a winner.  I would love you to join in.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 28 August 2017

Perfect Quilling

Good Morning All

I am really getting into quilling and have joined a couple of groups on Facebook.
Some of the work shown on there is amazing and when I saw this, I asked the lady, Edit Percze, if I could show her work on my blog.
It all looks so perfect and neat, just gorgeous.
These are some Christmas decorations she has quilled.

Well here is another one made by me, it pales in comparison!!!!!



Afew strategically placed to hide excess glue!!!


Here is another attempt.











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Just afew pics of a swap of Glassine bags I received last week from my swap partner on a group on FB.

Handmade flowers and lots more


Beautiful Glassine bags

I showed mine HERE

I opened a parcel last Friday at Craft Club and the ladies were amazed at all the goodies I received.
It is great fun and I get some amazing ideas from the goodies I receive  too.

xxxxxx
Wendy L


Saturday, 26 August 2017

More than Just a Bow for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and it is my turn to host this one.
I want to see ribbon but more than a bow, use your ribbon to make or decorate in a different way.

I found this wonderful You tube tutorial HERE
It is abit fiddly but well worth the effort.





The gems are stitched in between each petal.
The lady on the video used pearls which looks gorgeous but I didn't have the correct sizes.

I photographed this on my hand then you could see how big it is.





                                                                    Sponsor is
Fantastic Ribbons
Have a good weekend.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Birthday for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All
Crafty Friends Challenge this time is Birthday
so I expect it will be a busy one.
As we dont have a sponsor for this one we could do anything we wanted!!!

I have been doing abit of quilling so used some shapes to make a flower for this card.




I used Phill Martins Corner Sentiment stamp.
Afew butterflies, one of which hides a blotch on the stamping!!!

Back later with Allsorts Challenge.


xxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 25 August 2017

Leftovers

Good Morning All
This is the card I mentioned yesterday, using the last bits of card left from the embossed and patterned card used for making the poinsettia cards.





Two bits of the patterned not big enough to make a full mat to fit the 6x6 card blank.
S decided to push them to opposite corners.


Matted the two pieces of embossed card onto black to go in the other corners.










Then pulled a  Tree die cut from my stash,
a couple of gems and
a card made from scraps !!!!!










Hello Baby

She looks like Noah in this one.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 24 August 2017

A couple more Poinsettias

Good Morning All
A couple more cards using the Creative Expressions Poinsettia die and stamp set.




You can just about see the embossed card on the top right diagonal of this one, I think it is one I borrowed from a craft friend at club.

The sentiment is a Creative Expression die.
Gems in the middle of each poinsettia.



Embossed card on bottom left of this one with a patterned card on top right.


Tomorrow I shall show you how I used the last scraps of card.


xxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

More Iris Folding

Good Morning All
Here are another couple of Iris Folded cards using the same set I was given.
I think the flower pot is very pretty.



 The same as the the other day but more colours.

I have added sentiments since making these and are now either in the bar for sale or in the charity box.
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OK Baby was born last night about 5pm UK time, very quick once things had got going.
Name ---- Reine or Poppy, Noah wants poppy but we will see, 7lb 10oz.
xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Stamped Poinsettias

Good Morning All
Afew Christmas cards I made a while ago using Creative Expressions Poinsettia die and stamps.
Once again I pulled afew bits out ont my desk - paper, die cut sentiments,  a stamp and, of course the Poinsettias.






This die cut leaf swirl I have had for ages, I think someone sent it to me.
I coloured it from pale mint green to a darker green with Gilding Polish.
I used two strips of paper from a 12x12 sheet.
( the sheet had strip of pattern)
I added a  large pearl in the centre of Poinsettia.


This I made landscape.
Added some glitter glue to the leaves.
Stamped the sentiment, same as the first one.


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The last one is a Creative Expressions sentiment die


More Poinsettias in afew days.
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Not been to visit all of you as we have Johns family over so alot of running round and BBQ's.
Also waiting news on new Grandaughter, she is being induced as I type.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 21 August 2017

Iris Folding

Good Morning All

I thought I would drag these out of my photo archives, well afew months ago really.
Iris Folding.

A Snail.

A Pussy Cat

And Two Trees, same aperture but different colours.

I was given a box of stuff for this art ages ago and made a couple, but here are afew more, just need to add sentiments.
I do have afew more to show later in the week.
These are quite small folds and a little fiddly but quite effective I think.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Forest Friends for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is Forest Friends hosted by Tracy.




I used a cute Peter Rabbit decoupage.
CE New York Times Square die.
Charm tied with twine in corner.










Sponsor is Tattered Lace

and another prize of a stamp set.

xxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 18 August 2017

Hair Bows for Hollie

Good Morning All
I have been following a lady on You Tube HERE, she makes some amazing creations with ribbon.
So here is my try at a couple, made into hair bobbles for Hollie ready for her to go back to school.



I got the gems a bit wonky on this one.

Attach each to an elastic.



This is the stuff I used to cut up for the gems.

I'm getting a little parcel together for her to open before she goes back to school in September.









Here is a pic of  her on her last day in July, dress up day.
Pirate Princess of the Caribbean.



I would like to say 'Hi' to Mia, thank for joining me on my crafty journey and you are welcome to join my Facebook page HERE
xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Something Beginning with 'B' for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Diane from Team A  is hosting our challenge at Moving Along With The Times this week and she would like to see
Something beginning with 'B' on your creations.
No brainer for me ----
BUTTERFLIES.


I used Creative Expressions Mica Flakes for background.
CE Cascading Butterflies die
Paper flowers and the leaf die I,m not sure where from
Homemade sentiment tags.
Pop over to the challenge blog and have a go.
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It will be nice to get back to Craft Club tomorrow, I,ve missed the girls.
I did give them a little sketch challenge before we left and it is also on my Facebook page
 Wendy's Crafty Crafts if you want to have a go. Make a card following the sketch then email me a pic, there is a little prize for a randomly drawn winner.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Tunnel Card

Good Morning All
I was watching Hochanda and I think it was Crafters Companion, that was showing these style of card.
I,m sure they were using a die but I tried it on my own.
Hard to get a good pic as it was reflecting on the acetate.
The picture of Santa is from a 12x12 sheet with 4 on.
Then I added the acetate with the Santa Sleigh on into the middle fold.
Cut the front with CE Pierced Rectangles.


Using up some old sentiments and Christmas bits.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Quilled flower card

Good Morning All

As I mentioned yesterday ,after receiving my swap card from Sheetal It made me want to get my quilling stuff out.
So here goes.

Sorry you can see the flash on these but it was actually raining on the day I took them as these were made last week.


I really enjoyed making the flowers as, once again, it is something I can do while watching TV at night.
More to come!!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L

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