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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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Saturday, 31 March 2018

New Beginnings for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Tracy is hosting this weeks challenge at Allsorts.

The theme is 
New Beginnings.

I used
Card coloured with Gilding Polish - blue
CE Love Hearts Emboss Folder
Blue doily
Topper not sure where from - had it for years!!!





I used another topper from the same sheet on the inside with an off cut from the embossed card.



Sponsor is







We were out yesterday for lunch with friends and Andrew ordered Paella for all 6 of us.



It was chicken, not seafood, best I have ever tasted. 

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Food & Drink for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Sue B is hosting MAWTT challenge this time and her thoughts are Food & Drink

I decided to make an Easter card to send to one of the Grand Children and went with theis sweet
House Mouse decoupage.
So cute snuggled in a basket munching on Easter eggs.




Yes the image is stuck on wonky as I stuck the mat on wonky by mistake!!
So I went for a contemporary look!!!!!

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

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Gerberas

Good Morning All

I found some old die cuts in a box that I  had cut using some of Johns dies before he moved back to UK, however many years ago that was!!!!

I added some Gerberas from his new die set that I had heat embossed with white and black.
The brown corner die is, I think a Spellbinder one which John used here and was the inspiration for him designing the Sandwich box die.


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We went over to Guadamar  harbour yesterday in the car and took Rico with us.
He tends to get car sick, so John keeps him in the footwell by his feet, he was OK but goes very quiet.
Here are afew pics.



We dont know if he has ever been near the sea, but he sniffs like crazy wherever he goes.




You can see on  this pic how long his fur is, although he is molting, we are going to ask the vet this morning if he can be trimmed.
















There were quite afew wind/kite surfers on the next beach too.
It was very windy.





xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Thank You

Good Morning All

I just wanted to show you this card that one of my Craft Club ladies gave to me on Friday.

She is a great dog lover and has 3 of her own, (I think it's 3)




This is what she wrote inside,
as though from Rico.



And this is the other side.
An ode from Pam Ayres.



We signed the official adoption paper on Saturday, so now we are going  to the  vet tomorrow  to get the Chip details changed.










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A sunset the other night when I was taking Rico for a walk.





They are doing an awful lot of building at the back of our apartment block.   Lots of detached villas, but John and I call them white boxes as we feel they have no character.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 26 March 2018

1st Crafty Ribbons DT

Good Morning All

My first post for Crafty Ribbons DT and so excited!!!!
They run a challenge on Facebook, I have won  afew times in the past and was able to get hold of some of their gorgeous ribbons.
See my post HERE to see how I used some of them.

As soon as I got hold of Johns Ribbon Threader die I knew I wanted to use it for this project.
But I wanted to add an extra something!!!
I bought these pearls a while ago and the hole in them is very large, too big for Stick pins, but perfect for ribbon.
They make it look like little bows all the way round.

This card is larger, 7x7.
I offset the mats to make it abit different 
This beautiful Satin ribbon is available HERE and it is only 3 quid for 20 mtr.







The sentiment is from Johns Stamp set - 







This is another card I made using the same technique but with some gorgeous buttons from Crafty Ribbons too.



The Pink Heart buttons and pastel round ones are all available from Crafty Ribbons,
as is the gorgeous Heart Grosgrain ribbon.


And Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog
If you visit the inspiration blog you will see some creations by Jan.
I sent her some bows I made when I got my ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and she has made some lovely Easter projects with them.
xxxxx

Wendy L

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Sketch

Good Morning All
This should have posted last week but due  to the death  of the owner of the bar we craft at, I extended last times sketch for another week.

Sketch for this week.


Here is my interpretation 







I used Pierced Square and Oval  dies and D/S paper.
Beautiful lace from Crafty Ribbons
Sentiments form JND.









These are the gifts that I gave out at Craft Club on Friday.



They are very slim, tall boxes and hold 4 Maltesers!!!

We had to move to a new venue for our Craft Club as the bar is still not open and we now know that Paul is not opening the bar again so we shall have to find another venue.





A big Happy Birthday to Tess today.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Black & White for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge is me this week.
I only want Black & White, no other colour.
I found these images in some Making Cards Magazines that my sister gave to me.
Perfect for this theme.
I used
White Centura Pearl card
CE Striplet - Bevelled Glass
Heart Corner Punch
My Stick Pin
Flower gifted to me
Flower Organza ribbon



Sponsor 
Rare Earth Stamps

xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 23 March 2018

Left Overs

Good Morning All

When I was making my Rosette and a card to go with it, shown yesterday, I had some bits of paper and card  left over so I made these two cards.
The edges are what is left when you cut the rosette out.




The sentiments on all these are from various sets of Johns.
Seam binding ftom Crafty Ribbons.
Butterflies and pearls.
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We are at a new venue for my Craft Club today as Paul still has not opened the bar after Martyns death, not sure if he ever will.
But I do have alot of stuff in ther, both for the craft club and for sale, so I need to get it all out.

xxxxx
Wendy L


Thursday, 22 March 2018

Rosette Swap

Good Morning All
Another swap I posted to UK last week was a Shabby Chic, layered Rosette.






I used lots on this -
3 layers of rosettes
Pearls and satin flowers string
Lace
Feather
Cream Trim




A tag with a sentiment
A Stick Pin


This is the card I made to go in my parcel.
I used a Rosette maker die and one of my pearl gems for the centre-
and, of course, some tiny butterflies that I make.


Call back tomorrow to see what I made with the left over bits.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

ATC's

Good Morning All

As you know, I am in a swap group on Facebook.
On my post HERE I showed you the ATC's I made for my swap partner, the theme was Valentines.
Well these are the ones I received from my partner.
They are so pretty and I shall put them to good use on my cards.


My next swap is ATC's again and the theme is Springtime.
I made these first using some prints for Junk Journals, but then thought the bunnies and Tulips was more Spring like.









I used some free papers from Making Cards Magazine years old.

I put them in individual bags and decorated up abit.


Hope my swap partner likes them.



My next swap posted last week is a layered Rosette!!
So watch this space.



xxxxxx
Wendy L

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