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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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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Final GDT

Good Morning All

Final spot as GDT for Shopping Our Stash for March.

We had to make a stepper card for this one.
I have not done one of these for ages!!
I set about with a Dufex decoupage set, matted onto corrugated card bought in local Spanish Papel shop.


Back home now and settling back into my craft room with a load of LOTV toppers to play with.
Meeting up with my two crafty friends this afternoon too, lots to catch up on.
xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cupcakes for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Tracy Mouse.
She would like to see Cupcakes or Sweet Treats.
Once again, I revert to my LOTV toppers, there is always something that fits the theme!!!
Homemade embellishments and all matted onto a Craft Too Emboss folder CTA401.
Image cut with a S/B die but dont know which one as John gave it to me.




Prize from Brenda, our Team Leader


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It is this little chumkins Birthday today, 1 year old




This is the card I made for her.
I wanted to make something bright and colourful to catch her eye.
And I know her sister, Hollie likes owls so I added afew of them too.
Only 3 months  until they all come out for a visit.

I have posted 25 plus cards  for the Post pals while I have been here.  The ladies at my craft club all made some too.
(Link in my side bar).
They are doing an auction for  crafty items too.
(If you want to contribute and dont do Facebook, email me and I will give you the link)




xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 23 March 2017

2 More Matchboxes

Good Morning All
Here's the other 2 matchboxes I made for the FB swap.




I think the images are from Graphic 45.


I found a tiny weeny Teapot in my trinkets and glued this on top along with a button and a charm.

I hadn't filled these when I photographed them but I did add some tiny butterflies I had made and some more stick pins in the other one, as these were going to a different person.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Matchboxes

Good Morning All
Here are some matchboxes for another swap on FB.
We had to make 2 boxes and fill with handmade crafty goodies.
I made 4 so entered the swap twice, I will show the other 2 tomorrow.I really enjoyed making these, they are so cute and quite easy to make.






I added a tiny fabric book with stick pins inside for this one.






I hope my swap partner likes them.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

GDT No. 3

Good Morning All
Shopping our Stash Challenge is Forest Friends this week.
So as a guest DT, I made this sweet card.

LOTV Topper from a pad I think
Some negative die cuts.
Homemade sentiment tags
I think the paper is from Docrafts but thought it suitable as it has blackberries on and you find those in the forest along with the rabbit and wild flowers.


Flying to UK this morning to surprise my Mum.
She was feeling abit down in the dumps afew weeks ago, in alot of pain with her shoulder and hip, so my John said if I could get reasonable flights, why not go and cheer her up.
So I did and I am. !!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 20 March 2017

Friends Mothers Day Cards

Good Morning All
Mothers Day is approaching and here's two cards I was asked to make by my friend Jacky for her Mum and MIL.




Paper is from Johns Paper pad.
Creative Expressions Perfect Peony, heat embossed on vellum.


This one is using the same flowers all mounted onto card embossed in Wild Roses folder and Gilding Polish on top.

I,m off to surprise my Mum tomorrow, I,m flying to UK and land on her doorstep!!!!
(not literally).

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Anything but a card for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is Anything But a Card
So I will show you a couple of small Pringle boxes I decorated for a swap on Facebook a while ago.




 The front with homemade embellishments and a flower from a swap.



This is the back.
LOTV Papers
Various laces and trims




I lined the lid and added a large flower.









This is another one I did, once I made one, I wanted to keep going.  I do have quite afew of these small Pringle tubs as we bought a case  of 24 just before Christmas, no wonder I had to go back on my diet!!!!





Once again, LOTV papers.
Various lace and trims.
Tiny Butterflies are from a swap, so gorgeous.

I have been making loads of tiny butterflies at night while I watch TV.
Punching them out and glueing 2 together and adding gems,
Very fiddly but such fun.

This is the lid with a tiny envelope made with the same paper.
Another flower from a swap.
And my homemade embellishments - lace flowers with Stick pin and resin flower centre.

And finally, here are some flowers I put inside for my swap partner to use.



We have a prize for the winner

Plus a mystery prize !!!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Flowers for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Before I start MAWTT post.
This was posted on our DT blog by one of my team.

This was just posted on the Crafters Companion fan page - as we are quite a multinational team(!) just wondered if any of you would like to contribute to bring some joy to this little girl

Can I ask Family & Friends please as u all know  Maddie Is 7 Years old and has a terminal Cancerous Brain Tumour called Glioblastoma Multiforme and we are doing everything we can to make her happy during whatever time she has left. Maddison loves receiving post , Cards, Letters, Pictures etc we signed up to Post Pals and she's received a few cards from different parts of england and even 2 from Spain she loves looking on the map to see how far the Post has travelled she does this during quiet time in the afternoons when she's tired from her Radiotherapy while snuggling under her blanket on the sofa. So can I ask if you could send her a card or letter or even a picture thru the post and make her smile (NO Get well soon cards please as these are not appropriate but YES to Thinking of you or Best Wishes or even Plain cards with a picture on) if you could do this for us it would really make her day :) Thank You xxx

Maddison Seeney
c/o 21 Essex Avenue
Hateley Heath
West Bromwich
B71 1HU


There is a link to the Post Pals site on my sidebar.
I have already sent some cards to Maddie from my Craft Club.
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Jenny L is our host for this challenge at Moving Along With The Times.
She would like to see either Handmade or Die cut flowers on your creations for this one.
I went for my old fave of Cheery Lynn Roses.
Sue Wilson Lattice Frame
Creative Expressions Mosaic Leaves die
Pixie Powders (Gold and Midnight Blue) on vellum
Homemade stick pin in organza bow.



xxxx
Wendy L

Make it Feminine for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
Craft Rocket Challenge this time is 'Make it Feminine'
and we have  Di's Digis sponsoring this one so I used their image called
Braid My Hair.
As you may know, I,m not a great fan of colouring as I feel they never look good.
So for this one I just coloured the tiny birds in her hair.
Lots of Pixie Powders used on this for the frame and the background.
Pierced Oval to frame the image.
Once again, this pic is not good, blue does not look good with my camera, sorry.

xxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Fabric Book For Auction

Good Morning All
I made this Fabric Book for a swap on FB, I thought I had entered it but hadn't, Duhhhhh.
Just when I realised I had missed it, there was a post on FB from Post Pals doing a Spring Auction and wanted craft items to sell and raise money.
No brainer for me, I got in touch with them straight away.
I made the satin ribbon flowers and the embellishment in the top corner.




This is the inside with 4 pages so plenty of room for stick pins and pockets to store  embellishments.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Guest DT No.2

Good Morning All

This is the 2nd week of March so my 2nd card for Shopping our Stash Guest DT.
The theme is 'Luck O' The Irish' and Chris would like to see green on our projects.

I chose Emerald Green card for matting on this one and my ever faithful LOTV topper.
LOTV Paper too.
A sweet Fish charm tied with twine
Homemade circle sentiment



Pop over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT have been upto.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 13 March 2017

Paper Handbag Swap

Good Morning All
This is the swap I received from Anita in Norway.
The swap was to make a handbag from paper or card.



Isn't it gorgeous, she has such talent.

And these are the extras she added to the parcel.
Gorgeous embellishments.

HERE is the one I sent her.

This gorgeous image with crochet around it, just stunning.
We get some great ideas from these swaps.
xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Ladies Day For Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by our lovely Mervi and she
Would like to see creations featuring Ladies/Girls.
I altered a photo album, made it shabby chic.
Front





Homemade stick pins.

















The Back






Tutorial for this flower at top of my blog.




There is a fab prize on offer, visit challenge blog for details.

xxxx
Wendy L

For a Child for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All
Crafty Friends Challenge this time is For A Child.

We are sponsored by Pink Gems Designs and I used their image called
Jodie in Dungarees (pre coloured)




The backing paper is made using Pixie powders.
I tied some Tulle in a knot and covered with a tiny bow, added a bead dangler.
 Tucked some gem swirls from Zsa Zsa creations under edge of Pierced Noble Circle.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 10 March 2017

Matchboxes

Good Morning All
Here are my Matchboxes from my swap partner, aren't they lovely?
Each one contained homemade trinkets and embellishments.

I mentioned about going on a coach trip the other day and here are afew pics.
It was to a place called Biar, I did say Bier, so spelt wrong!!!







It was about one and a half hours away.  A very small village but very quaint and old.
We did climb upto the top of the Castle, my poor old, creaky knees!!!!

These narrow streets reminded me of Dubrovnik.


xxxxx
Wendy L

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