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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 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, 30 June 2018

Baby Animals for Allsorts


Good Morning All

I promise this is the last one today.
Why do my DT's post on same day!!!!

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by  Helene and the theme is Baby Animals.

I used this cute topper from Crafters Companion  from a Humphrey set.
I dont know why I like gingham paper for Baby cards.
Added a lovely ribbon with a heart buckle.
Homemade sentiment.

There was a tag with the set so used that too.

Added the last piece of paper onto the inside.

Prize for winner
Rare Earth Stamp


xxxxx
Wendy L

Fairy Fantasy for Crafty Friends.

Good Morning All

My second post today is for Crafty Friends with a theme of
Fairies and Fantasy.





The image is from our sponsor - A Day For Daisies
I glittered her wings.
 and added a fairy charm on the ribbon bow.



Back later with Allsorts.

xxxx
Wendy L

Pretty Butterflies for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

It is my turn to contribute to the Crafty Ribbons Challenge on Facebook.
They also have an Inspiration blog.

They do seem to have a ribbon to suit every need.
I love this butterfly ribbon, so all I had to do was add lots of butterflies!!!!
The ribbon is available HERE


Happy Crafting

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Pixie Parchment

Good Morning All

Well it is getting very hot here in Spain, I know the Uk is having a heat wave a present too.
I am getting up earlier to take Rico out for a walk.
This morning we were going out of the door at 7.19 then I was getting in the pool at 8.20, so he had a good 8 mins walk.
I take him out at 4pm just for a pee walk in the shade then a longer walk at night as the sun goes down.
When I craft, which I am doing quite alot of while footy is on, he sits under my desk watching the world go by from the window.

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Here is the card I made using the Pixie Powder background I talked about on Tuesday.
Since starting Groovi it has awakened my Parchment itch.
I have done this design afew times over the years but I enjoy it as it involves alot of pricking and snipping.
This is how it starts, followed a pattern and embossed with a fine tool.


Coloured the flowers with felt tips on the reverse.




I had a parchment butterfly so decided to add that after I took the first photo.



I bought a Groovi plate with different butterflies and use any odd pieces of parchment to make butterflies now.



Happy Crafting
xxxxx

Wendy L

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Happy Birthday Brenda

Good Morning All

It is Brenda's Birthday today, she is my team leader on Allsorts challenge blog.

This is the card I sent to her, she loves Poppies and whenever I see a card  with them on, I always think of Brenda.
The papers are from Making Cards Magazine, ages ago, my Sis gave me loads.
I used one of my pretty bows.







I used the leftover piece of pretty paper for the inside.

Happy Birthday Brenda.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Pretty in Pink

Good Morning All

This is a card I made for a friend I used to work with at Huntapac Produce.
We all still send each other cards for Birthdays and Christmas.
The topper is one of the first craft items I bought years ago!!!!
Used JND Ribbon Threader die



Ribbon and Buttons available from 



Happy Crafting

xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 25 June 2018

Pixie Scraps


  • Good Morning All
I Hate when I cut into  sheet of card and there is not enough left for a mat on another card, only smaller pieces.
Well I made this pixie powders card  last week and used a large piece under some parchment work, i will show later in the week.  Anyway, I couldn't  throw out what was left so I cut into smaller pieces and matted them onto card and there was also a piece of floral paper left over, so did the same with that.
Looks OK I think and another one to go in the charity box.
The ones I gave the rescue centre are selling well.


If I have two pieces of card or paper, I stick onto a mat then add ribbon to hide the join.

Happy Crafting
xxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All
These are what I gave my  Craft Club ladies on Friday.
)The boxes are made following a You Tube vid by Mixed Up Crafts HERE
The took me a while to do.




Abit awkward   getting the ribbon round.

I always tie with a good length of ribbon so they can use on other projects.



I added a dangle charm to each one aswell for them to use.




I made another tiny box to go inside.









Each containing a 'Fun'  treat of chocolate.


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This is the card I made for the sketch for them to follow this week.
It is from a Peter Rabbit decoupage sheet.
The sentiment is from one of JND sets.
The surround for the sentiment and the frog is mounted on a die cut from Sue Wilson Swiss collection - Zurich.



This is the inside .
I fussy cut around two of the images from the title on the sheet.


And another one I cut for the envelope.











And here is the sketch.

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I have decided to show the cards the ladies make on here aswell as on my Facebook page.
This is from last weeks challenge.
I gave them each a sheet from a decoupage pad from Joanna Sheen and a  couple of wooden buttons.

This is mine with a tag too.

Jen's

Denise (drawn winner of a little gift)

 Val C

 Eve

Thanks to all the ladies for playing along
xxxxx
Wendy L


Saturday, 23 June 2018

Sweet Treats for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by  Susan and the theme is Sweet Treats.

Some of you may know that I run a Craft Club here in Spain, and I give my ladies a little gift within a homemade box every week.




I made these boxes using my Envelope Punch Board.
Followed a Pootles   tutorial on You Tube.

I added a homemade gem for the closure.

I tied some gold ribbon around.
I make the bows big so that the ladies can use the ribbon on their own creations

Sponosr is


xxxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 22 June 2018

Lovely Lilac

Good Morning All

Back to Craft Club today and I am looking forward to see the girls.

I,m not sure if I have already blogged this card, I made it for a friend and then realised I had already made one.
The card is from a pad I bought in B&M or somewhere like that.
The sentiments are from one of Johns sets.
All set onto pierced Squares and Ovals.
Pretty lace from Crafty Ribbons HERE.https://www.craftyribbons.com/shop.aspx?c=1204


xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 21 June 2018

June Blooms for MAWTT

Good Morning All

MAWTT Challenge is hosted by Judith and her theme is June Blooms 
so Flowers as main Focal point.
Crafty Ribbons are sponsoring us for this challenge so a lovely prize on offer.




So lots of flowers on this.

One of John Lockwood's
Language of Flowers stamps.
Foamiran flowers
Flower paper from Joanna Sheen.
Pop over to the challenge blog to see what all the DT have made.
I am also looking for another DT if anyone is interested in joining us.
You would only need to make once per month and comment for 2 weeks out of 4.
xxxxx
Wendy

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Danglers

Good Morning All

I have been making afew of these dangle embellishments to add to cards and also, to give away.
I can make loads of these while watching TV at night.



I bought some lovely Hand charms with
'Handmade'
written on them.
These look great added to them with a length of chain.

Stocks replenished now.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 18 June 2018

Tranquil

Good Morning All

We had a lovely weekend in Jalon, infact it was Benissa.
So quiet and tranquil, no traffic sound, just the birds, a donkey heehawing and the bees buzzing.

Fun in the pool Saturday afternoon.

 Breakfast Sunday morning.
The hosts cook for us if we want them to, which we did on Sunday morning.


Lunch on Sunday with some new friends. 
We tried Cocas, similar to a pizza.


The others stayed here.


John and I stayed here 


And this is the owners place.

I can well recommend this place if anyone wants to stay in a nice, quiet, peaceful pace in the Spanish countryside not far from Benidorm.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 16 June 2018

More than 2 dies for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts challenge this  week is to use More Than 2 Dies.
I used CE Pierced Circles to make the frames
JND Gerbera
And a butterfly die that came free with my Cut n boss machine


The sentiment is from a Woodward 'In The Frame Ditties' set
Dragonfly made with a Groovi plate.
The background is stamped with various  JND  stamps

Sponsor is
offering a voucher to spend in store
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We are way in Jalon this weekend so no craft club for me yesterday, Friday,  so there is no Craft Club gifts to show you tomorrow.

Xxx xx
Wendy L

Friday, 15 June 2018

Away

Good Morning All

This is where we are going today just for 2 nights.
It is a place called Jalon, about one and half hours north from us








I will probably add more pics once we get there.

Happy Weekend

xxxx
Wendy L

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