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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, 19 October 2019

Embossing for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All

We only got back late on Thursday after Ryanair messed up our landing space so we were very late getting home.
Then on Friday I realised I had not done my card for today's challenge at Crafty Friends which is very unlike me as I work far ahead but I was waiting for my digi image from a sponsor.
Anyway I found a card in my files that fitted the theme of
Embossing, wet or dry.
I used CE Hearts Embossing folder on Pearlised card.

I made a box with a window for the card to go in, as it was a special anniversary.

Wendy L

A Hint of Gold/Silver for Allsorts

Good Morning All

It is Ellies's turn to host this weeks challenge at Allsorts with a theme of
A Hint of Gold or Silver..
My card is using some left overs again, far too pretty to throw away.
The only new piece of card I cut was the gold Mirri which I cut the circle out of before I stuck the blue and patterned gold card over it.

A4 stamp set from Rare Earth

Will be back later for the Crafty Friends Challenge.
Wendy L

Thursday, 17 October 2019


Good Morning All

I will be on my way home tonight after a quick visit to see mum.

Here is a Groovi card I made a while ago.
It is one of my fave plates and can be snipped to thread ribbon through where the lines of dots are.

I did the butterflies again and snipped around to add on top to give some depth.
Coloured on the back with Felt tips.

A pretty card I think.

Wendy L

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Polychromo coloured images

Good Morning All

A couple of cards I coloured a good while ago.
This one is one of Johns stamps from his early days with Creative Expressiobs, easily coloured with Polychromos.

This is one of the images I bought from my local craft shop by JustInklined and, once again coloured with pencils.

Thank you visiting and back soon.

Wendy L

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Happy Sunday to you all.
I am in the UK at present visiting Mums, just a short visit.

My challenge on Friday was a sketch.

My card

The gifts I gave out at my Craft Club on Friday were some left from last week and some other odds.
As some ladies have been AWOL  I have had gifts left over.

I am running out of gift ideas so I will have to get my thinking cap on.

Onto last weeks challenge which was Tic Tac Toe

My card - Ribbon Lace Green




The name drawn was Eve again, so she was a happy bunny.
Nancy won the raffle.

Wendy L

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Spots Stripes for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Kath and the theme is

Spots and / or Stripes.

I used both as these some smaller pieces of double sided card left over from another card.
I punched some circles out from leftover to add abit of contrast.
A cute Humphrey topper and the matching tag I stuck inside the card.
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons (link in sidebar)

Prize on offer
   Two stamps from Craft Stash
Image result for woodware wren stamp

Wendy L

Thursday, 10 October 2019

A Sketch for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge this time is a sketch chosen by Carole from Team A.
As some of you may know, I have stepped down from running this challenge blog and Diane has taken over the reins.
I shall be staying on Team a for the time being and here is my card using Caroles sketch.
Another Christmas card and I think the image is Katy Sue.
Some snips of waste card that I cut and curved at the end to match the sketch.
Matted onto Snowflake embossed Mirri card.

Thanks for visiting

Wendy L

Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

My turn to show a Crafty Ribbons creation today and I have used the Unicorn ribbons again.
The pockets are made from the Advent Ribbon so, using the number, made a 17th birthday card.
Added two strips of the pretty unicorn ribbon along the side.
All matted onto Hearts EF.

Very similar design using the number 10.
The pocket could hold a gift voucher or money or just another little card as mine does.
All ribbons available HERE

Thanks for visiting and leave a comment so I know you have been.

Pop back later for my MAWTT post.

Wendy L

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Christmas tags

Good Morning All

At my Craft Club on Friday I took a tray of Christmas bits with me and set about making my tags for gifts.

It is a great way of using scraps of Ribbon and lace etc.
I had already stamped some sentiments from John (JND)

My scrunched up Poinsettia, there is a tutorial on top of my blog.
And lots of pieces of ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, link in sidebar.

I made 10 so I need afew more yet.

Wendy L

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Crafty Ribbons Unicorn Launch & Penny Black GDT & Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons have launched some wonderful Unicorn ribbons this week and here are my two cards using  two of the ribbons, available HERE
They both feature the Advent calendar Ribbon  which I cut and made pockets.
This one I covered the number with a crinkled poinsettia and slipped a little card in the pocket.
The note has the ribbon with the word Love on.
I added a band of the narrow ribbon across the bottom.
All matted onto a mirri circle and embossed snowflake card.

This one I made into a Baby's  1st Christmas card using the No. 1 from the Advent Ribbon.
Similar to the first card just different colour Mirri.
I added a sweet little bell charm to the narrow ribbon.

To be in with a chance of winning a bundle of ribbons, visit the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog or Facebook page and enter a comment on the posts  on  1st October


As you may know,  being an Allsorts DT member we can participate in the Penny Black at Allsorts DT too.
I used one of Penny Blacks older stamps 3916K The Light Brigade
Coloured with Polychromos.
Matted onto embossed Pink card
Sentiment Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Narrow satin ribbon from my craft shop and added two jingle bell charms
Doily die from Crafters Companion
Left the sentiment blank as I think I shall use this card for one of my Grand kids and will add their name.

Pop over to the challenge blog and see all the other design team makes

My challenge card for my club on Friday was a Tic Tac Toe chart.

On my card I used Ribbon Lace (well the Groovi border is lacey) and Green

Craft Club Gifts.
I gave the ladies a small Pen Key ring this week.
Very handy to keep in your handbag and I think I shall keep one for myself.


Last weeks challenge was a sketch.

My card





and the name that was drawn was Eve.
And Dawn won the raffle this week.

Enjoy your day.

Wendy L

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Ribbon for Allsorts

Good Morning All

It is my turn to host Allsorts Challenge this week and I have chosen
I had a bundle of narrow ribbon so I thought I would weave them to make a background.
I have kept the toppers to a minimum to show it off.
I wouldn't like to tell you how long it took me to do the weaving, absolutely ages!!!!
But worth it I think.
I am going to send this to my Mum for her birthday next month as it is so pretty.

I would also like to show this wall hanging that Dawn, from my Craft Club was making last week.
Her hubby made the frame for her to weave Ribbon and Wool to make this pretty Home decor item.
She used some lovely glittery wide ribbon.
Isn't it a good idea?

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Ribbons giving this lovely bundle of spotty Ribbon.
Dont forget Crafty Ribbons are having a Unicorn week to launch their new ribbons.
See my post from Tuesday for details of how to win a Ribbon Bundle.

Wendy L

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Paperclip Swap

Good Morning All

I do like to enter swaps on Scrimpys Facebook page.
I do have to limit them as postage costs soon mount up.

This one was to make 5 Shabby Chic Paperclips.
I made a book for them to display in.
I used a cereal box to make the book.
This is the front

 This is the back

And this is the inside with the paperclips added to slides of card.

I added afew dangle charms too.
I hope my swap partner likes it when it arrives.
Dont forget that Crafty Ribbons has a massive launch of their Unicorn Ribbon this week on Facebook
and their Inspiration blog with details of how to win a gorgeous ribbon bundle.

Wendy L

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Lemon Crochet

Good Morning All

I always have some sort of Crochet on the go.
Here is a shawl I have just finished in lovely soft Lemon and White DK wool.

When I am looking for a new pattern, I browse You tube and pick one from there.
I have a couple of favourite crocheters so I check them out first.
I think this is from Bella Coco.
On Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog and Crafty Ribbons Facebook page there is a giveaway to launch some gorgeous new Unicorn Ribbons.
All you have to do is comment on there (Not here) to be in with a chance of winning a Bundle of Ribbon.
Comment on first post of the day on the Inspiration blog and the 8am post on Facebook.

Wendy L

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Happy Sunday & Challenge

Good Morning All

Here is my card for my Sketch Challenge this week.
The topper is from a Hunkydory kit and the papers from Joanna Sheen.

Here is the sketch to follow.

The gifts I gave out at Craft Club on Friday were sweets, some Smarties and some Wine Gums.

My Groovi Workshop went very well on Tuesday and all the ladies signed up for the next one in two weeks time.
I had three Groovi virgins and they all bought the starting tools needed so that was good for the shop too.

My challenge from last week was to
Make Your Own Background.
My card using weaved strips of card.

Jennifer weaved strips

Claire used Torn glitter paper

Val J Glitter

Lynn J used a knitted square

Denise used sprinkled glitter

Maggie stamped
 Maggie weaved strips

Nancy weaved strips

Eve torn paper

Pat weaved ribbon

And the name drawn was Pat.

Enjoy the rest of your day

Wendy L


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