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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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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

JND Poinsettias

Good Morning All

By the time this post goes out I should be well settled at Rick and Loriens.
Having seen John and Mrs Duck on Monday for lunch and a good catch up.

So it is apt that this card used Johns Poinsettia dies. and I think this is one of Johns Sentiments too.
I love these dies, they cut so well, and I do have afew Poinsettia dies LOL.

More shopping today, well it is silly to have a suitcase paid for and take home part empty!!!!!

Wendy L

Monday, 12 November 2018

Hello from Leicester

Good Morning All
When this goes Live I should be at John Next Doors after meeting him in Preston at a demo and travelling back to his in Leicester.
We had a good catch up last night and this morning I am helping him prep for a workshop tomorrow.
Then we are meeting Mrs Duck for lunch before I get the train to my younger sons in Corby.

I am pulling some older cards from my files while I am away from home.
So here are a couple using the same Groovi plate.

This was before I added the butterfly and stick pin.
I did not quite get the inner square in the centre but I wanted to match the pattern up on each layer of parchment.

Same plate but a different shape and grid work.
The backing paper is some I made using my crafty friend, Jen's Distress Oxides, as I don't have any and I think Jen has nearly every colour!!!!

These are fairly quick cards to make with the Groovi system and I am still enjoying it so that is the main thing.
It also means I can make some beautiful cards my charity box.

Wendy L

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Poppie or Red for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and this week our lovely Kath wants to see Poppies or the colour Red, very apt for this week, there is lots of Poppies and red everywhere.

Out come my Groovi plates again.

Brenda is giving a lovely set of Poppy Stamps for a randomly chosen winner.

Wendy L

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Winter Animals for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by  Jackie Trinder today and her theme is 
Winter Animals

Now I'm not sure if Penguins count as winter animals but I know they live in cold places!!!
My forever favourite toppers
Johns Snowflake Sentiments die
I think it maybe CE Paper pad
Pierced ovals and circles
All matted onto green Mirri card.

Wendy L

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

LOTV Toppers

Good Morning All

Getting ready for my trip to UK tomorrow, cases packed and loads of cards to post to Postpals and all the families and friends  Christmas cards.
But we have a busy day today.
Doctors for blood results and we have to take Rico to the kennels for his jolidays too.
then I have cooking to do to leave in freezer for John, xxx

Here are three Christmas cards using LOTV toppers and the same Embossing Folder.
These are all older toppers but the first one is now in the LOTV shop online.

Christmas Teds Art Sheet

I made some Sentiment tags with one of JND stamp sets.

Added a cute bronze Stocking charm

All their Art Sheets are available HERE

Wendy L

Monday, 5 November 2018

Groovi Christmas

Good Morning All

Here are afew Christmas cards made with my Groovi plates.

I wish I had coloured the second one abit more, I only coloured the stars in yellow.
 I made these a while ago when I first bought these cute plates.
They are matted onto dark green card although it does look black  on the pics.

And this is Hollies Christmas card, she will be made up that I have put her name on it.

Lorien studied art and make up at Uni and look at these two sweeties.

I cant wait to see them in a weeks time.

Wendy L

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

The sketch this week will run for nearly three weeks as I am going to UK on Thursday to visit family and John Next Door.
I will miss Craft Club for 3 weeks as the bar is closed the week I get back and I'm away for 2 Fridays.
This is the sketch to follow

I made the background under the parchment by inking through a leaf stencil.
I embossed the dark green card with a wood grain EB

A pretty two layered parchment butterfly

Gifts for my Craft Club ladies are small notebooks

These are the last of the goodies I brought back from the UK last time I was at Ricks, so my trip is coming at the right time for me to stock up again.
I'd buy stuff here but I can find more  bargains in UK!!!!

The ladies and the bar staff loved these so need to get more on my visit!!!

Last weeks sketch
Basically, just make a rectangular card.

My cards I showed last Sunday


Lyn Edwards in UK


 Val C



Val J

Denise was the name drawn again.
We were out last night with friends, Jacky and Alan.
Alan is the Spanish teacher John and I used to go to and he is retiring in a couple of weeks and they are moving back to UK.
So sorry to see them go but this happens very often here, after so many years, people have had enough and go back.
I wonder if we ever will !!!!!!?

Wendy L

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Pretty Paper for Allsorts

Good Morning All

This week Brenda is giving a wonderful prize over at the Allsorts Challenge.
And it is a nice easy theme.
Pretty Papers.

I used two from LOTV - Spots & Stripes.
I added a couple of  parchment Dragonflies & a butterfly.
One of my homemade dangle charms with a sentiment stamped from Johns  mini sentiment set.

Wendy L

Friday, 2 November 2018

Mums Birthday

Good Morning All

It is my Mum's 94th Birthday tomorrow and this is the card I made for her.
I used a 7x7 scalloped card base, I keep these for special cards!!
Coloured parchment on top of a homemade background.

Then I used afew different plates to make the main part of the card and added snipped flowers on top to add abit of depth.

I made a fancy snipped border on the coloured parchment.


I have had an email supposedly from DHL asking me to click on the link and check my address as they have tried to deliver a parcel but the address is incomplete.
So far as I know I have not ordered anything via DHL, do you think it is a scam.
I,m too scared to click on the link incase it  invades my laptop with a virus.

Wendy L

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Christmas is Coming for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All

Christmas is Coming.
I bought JND's Poinsettias dies and the Christmas Snowflake Sentiment die set when they were released.
I cut the poinsettias from glitter foam in silver and red.
The paper is from an old Making Cards Mag.

I thought it needed something else in the top corner and as I didn't have my Christmas box out when I made this card, I didn't have all my supplies, but I had just bought these Christmas tree buttons.

This is my last card for Craft Rocket as I have decided to step down from the Design Team.
Had a great time with them and been with them for afew years.

Wendy L

Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge

Good Morning All

I used 2 sheets from an LOTV paper pad and made an Eclipse card, they seem to be quite fashionable at the moment.I had to add butterflies as the tape ripped some of the paper on the G.
I slightly offset the letters on black foam.

Wendy L

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Embellishments for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

It is my turn to post for Crafty Ribbons Design Team.

As you know, I love making embellishments and here are afew more made with lovely Satin Ribbon
and Organza Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons Website.
Also these gorgeous Jampot Ribbon selections HERE

Pretty buttons from Crafty Ribbons too.

Here is a couple of cards I have sent to Crafty Ribbons for their display boards when they go to Craft Shows.

Crafty Ribbons hold their challenge on Facebook now, but well worth having a go to win a bundle of ribbon.

Craft Fayre did not do too well, quite poorly attended but I did cover the cost of the table.
And a big thank you to my mate Val J for coming along to help before she even unpacked her case from arriving back in Spain late Saturday night. xx

Wendy L

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Happy Sunday to you all.
Craft Fayre day today, not sure how it's going to go but we will see.
A nice easy sketch this week and here is my card using scraps.
I aways end up with lots of pieces of card and paper in 1 or 2" strips so I glued them onto a piece of card and ran it through a Snowflake Emboss Folder.
Added an LOTV topper, cheesecloth, JND Snowflake and sentiment.
Looks OK I think

Sketch - basically, just use a rectangular card base.


Onto last week Sketch

My card




Val C

Denise was the drawn name this week

Gifts for the ladies this week.
A tutorial HERE by Pootles

I found these yummy chocolates in my local supermarket, they are exactly like Ferero Rocher but alot cheaper!!!!

These will make perfect bauble decorations for the Christmas tree and as I had afew left over I will take them for the grandkids on my next visit.

Have a great day.

Wendy L


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