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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 2 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

A mass of Christmas cards

Good Morning All
Well, what a day yesterday was, no power for 12 hours from 8.30am.
Everything you think of doing requires electric.
The annoying thing was that it could have been sorted if the Admin company that looks after our building had got their act together instead of faffing about, it would have been sorted by midday.

One bonus, I have written out most of my Christmas cards  ready to take to UK in December for posting and giving out to family and friends.
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Afew years ago I bought 100   4x4 card blanks for Christening invites which were not needed.
So I thought I would use them to make very quick cards to pack together in a handmade paper handbag to sell at the craft fayre.




And, believe it or not, I made a total of 27 in one afternoon and they all had inserts too.!!!!!!
I used lots of bits from my Christmas box.

And here is a handbag too.

I made 6 more of these while watching X factor on Saturday evening!!!
I have a total of 40 so I am putting 10 in each bag.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 30 October 2017

Freebie Die

Good Morning All

Did you all survive the clocks falling back????
I didn't, I was wide awake at 3.30 and up making cards at 4.30.
But this is not too unusual for me but my tinnitus is very bad at present and causing terrible headaches too.
When I lived in UK and had to go to work, I hated going out in the dark and coming home in the dark, I dont think I ever opened the blinds in the kitchen!!!
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When I was staying with John Next Door he gave me this gorgeous die from a magazine, I think it was Diecutting Essentials but not sure.
It makes a quick but very effective card.
I have made a load of these in different colours to make some card packs to sell at the fayre in November.
I think this one was made with Crafters Companion card.
You can actually piece the sleigh and reindeer back in if they are cut from a different colour card, and the Merry Christmas too, which I will be doing with some of the others I have made.

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I had an up and down weekend.
Shed afew tears on Saturday as it was  the anniversary of Lucas's death, 7 years.
On the up side, we had a couple of nights out with friends and met a couple from London who have a holiday home in the village.
Trying to persuade them to come out for New Year and join us all in Sella.
I,m still on a mission to find a tasty dessert to make and take with us.
I have found two recipes for  calorie laden treats, one using chocolate and roasted nuts and another from Mrs Duck using Crunchie bars, both have a zillion calories but sound so yummy, of course.
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I need a couple more Design Team members for Moving Along With The Times.
If you might be interested please leave a  comment or email me.
Very easy team to be on, only need to comment 2 weeks out of 4 and create once per month.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Christmas Creatures for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge is hosted by Tracy Mouse and she wants to see
Christmas Creatures.
I used this beautiful Reindeer die I bought on Ebay, cut it in gold card.
And all I did was mounted it onto a Crafters Companion 3D emboss folder and added a piece of ribbon through a pearl buckle






I tried to get a close up of the lovely embossing of the 3D folder on pearlised card.

Sponsor
giving this set of dies


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John Next Door used one of my pearl gems yesterday on his gorgeous card, infact he has used afew during the week
All available to buy on selling page  here or on Facebook page.

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Seven years ago today we lost little Lucas.


xxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 27 October 2017

A Gift

Good Morning All
I received this gorgeous Chloe Stamp from June at Poppyfield Card Crafts as I commented on her card one Saturday.
As an extra, she sent me this lovely Stamp from Chloe.
I adore Chloes's dies that she released a few months ago, the ones where the butterflies are cut into the card but you can lift the wings.
I think she did one with holly too.
 Hmmmm, a possible purchase when I am in UK in December but keep it quiet!!!!!

I used a sentiment from one of Johns sets and just added gems .
A very quick, easy card.

I have made a few Christmas  cards using this stamp,  just in different colours and different  gems.

xxxxx
Wendy L



Thursday, 26 October 2017

Tag/Charm for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times is hosted by Hazel from Team B.
Theme is Add a Tag or a Charm
 I added both.
I matted a Santoro image, that my friend Val gave me last Christmas, onto a Tag.



Then I added a homemade charm to the twine.
I shall send this one to my friend Trudy, her birthday is in January and we  have been friends since school.
Xxxxxxxx



We had a lovely day yesterday.
My John suggested we go into Guadamar to do the bank and shopping instead of Quesada for a change.
It was lovely and we stayed there for a lovely Chinese for lunch too.
Then came home and I made 4 quick baby cards,  and 6 very quick Christmas cards.

xxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Simply Quilled

God Morning All

I have been quilling again and just playing with it really, different shapes  and colours.
With this one I did not add any other embellishments,  just a piece of ribbon and a sentiment on some lovely leafy paper.


Xxx
Wendy L 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

John Next Door Fest

Good Morning All
I have been watching John on recorded Hochanda shows.
Still not perfect but I am enjoying his range of stamps and media plates.
He is on again today with his new shaped Media Plates and new stamps.

Spring Flowers Set

Spring Flowers Set

Butterfly Corners Set

Circle Leaves Set

Ducks Doodahs sells all Johns stamp sets with free UK postage for orders over 20 quid

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 23 October 2017

Congratulations

Good Morning All

A cute Celebration card today.
I think I was clearing bits on my desk when I made this.
But I do love the foamiran flower, we made quite afew of these at Craft Club a while ago.

Quite a busy card for me but I do like it.
xxxx
Wendy L


Saturday, 21 October 2017

Halloween for Allsorts

Good Morning All
The theme for Allsorts Challenge is Halloween.
I dont really do Halloween cards so the nearest I can get is  a Wizard.
I went to my fall back item - LOTV toppers never fail to come up trumps when I am stuck for a topper to suit a theme.





I added an Owl charm, keeping with the theme of Harry Potter wizards !!!!!!!
LOTV paper too.








Sponsor is

Little Claire     giving 2 stamp sets.



Enjoy your weekend whatever you are up to.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Cute for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All
Crafty Friends Challenge this time is Cute.
All Dressed Up provided me with this cute Hedgehog digi.
I embossed yellow card using CE Mosaic leaves.
CE Pierced Circle die.
My butterflies and circle sentiment.

Sponsor 
😂😂😂😂😂😂
Well, Autumn has arrived here, I have had to get my cardigans and long pants out of their storage boxes.
Still hot during the day but a definite chill in the air morning and evening.
We went out last night just after dinner and I had to wear a cardigan, although we sat outside at the bar and once the wind had dropped I could remove it, nice and warm again.
Back later for another challenge.
xxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 20 October 2017

Nice and Bright

Good Morning All

A nice bright quilled flower for you today.
I quite like the shape of this flower.
I need more practice though to get the single pieces more curved.

Val J and I are going to a quilling class after Christmas, so that should be fun.
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Well I had the windows cleaned outside my craft room on Wednesday, then, guess what,
it started raining for the afternoon and through the night.
That's typical isn't it.
Fortunately, the rain was not on the front of the apartment, so windows OK.
On the good side, when I have them done, I have to move my desk and lots of other stuff, so I take the opportunity to have a really good clean and tidy up.
It always makes me feel good when I  tidy up, I do love organising everything and now I have some space on my desk!!!!
xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 19 October 2017

JND Butterfly Corners

Good Morning All
I have been playing with my new stamps from John Next Door.
I love the Butterfly ones and this is from the Butterfly Corners set.


Johns stamps are available from The Ducks Doodahs website. and she offers free postage within UK for orders over 20quid.

xxxx
Wendy L

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

Craftyhazelnuts Paper - Patterned Paper

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

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