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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 3 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017 and Arianna born 2019. 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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Friday 29 June 2012

Pariotic colours

Good Morning All

I tried posting this early today when I was up because I couldn,t sleep but blogger was having a hissy fit on me.

Please look at the blue flower on this because the shapes were given to me by John next door
 (I always put next door because my partner is called John too).  I made them into flowers on Wednesday night while footy was on and I thought they were so lovely I have saved some to put in my candy at the weekend.
I have stuck to shades of Red White and Blue for the challenges I want to enter
Sweet Tilda is holding a cup cake and a wooden spoon coloured with Promarkers and inked round edges
Round sentiment are from Jak Heaths Blog
Border is done with XCut border system
Doily round Tilda is a Square one pleated and glued around
Peeloff butterflies stuck onto acetate and cut out

Afew pics of the flowers

I shaped them with a large ball tool on an embossing mat and layered up.  You could use as many of little as you like but I think they are lovely.

Wendy L

Challenges -----

Cute Card Thursday # 223 - Patriotic
I Love Promarkers # 123 - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash #57 - Red White Blue or stars and stripes
Fab n Funky #127- Cute and Girly
For the Love of Crafting#7  - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs #25 - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers # 155 - Theme -cupcakes
Chocolate Coffee and Cards #16  Anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - Anything Goes

Thursday 28 June 2012

Baby Pink

Good Afternoon All

Just a quick post before we go out to eat, it,s far too hot to cook here, so we are going to local Spanish bar for afew drinkies and tapas.  Then we have to get back for next semi-final, so glad Spain made it through last night and we will be shouting for them on Sunday.

6 x 6 pink card blank
Pink gingham paper printed myself and mounted onto white card
Sentiment printed myself and inked on edges
Ribbon and brad from stash
Centre sentiment is from USA years ago and this is the last one

I do still like simple cards, hope you do too

Wendy L

Challenges ---------

Crafty Ribbons #22 - Clean and Simple
Tuesday throwdown - Gingham

Wednesday 27 June 2012


 Good Evening all

My it is so hot and humid here, so sweaty which is very un lady like, I must say.

NOTE:  I will put some candy together and post here over the weekend sometime.  It will be drawn at random when my grandaughter is born (around 28th July) and I will post it out to winner when I come to UK on 20th August.  I hope you will all join in.

A quick post tonight of my footballer which fits quite well this fortnight, with the Euro footy on and John is watching Spain play Portugal, obviously we are hoping Spain get through.

It is made from one of my pieces of 36cm card and folded as shown
Paper from C & C a long time ago
Stamp is Flippin Men from La Pashe coloured with Promarkers (I bought a set of Spectrum Noir Blues yesterday)
Circle is a freebie and  a peeloff Happy Birthday
Black bits on corners are waste from peeloff sheet

Wendy L

Simon Says - Sporty & Patriotic
Crafts and Me # 90 - Birthdays
Paper Playtime # 77 - Say it with Sentiment

Teddy Brown

Good Afternoon All

My card today is a Forever Friends Stamped image, coloured with Promarkers.

Tried to do something abit different.  I made a stepper card and stuck afew bits on - mini envelope, buttons, sentiment freebie from Jak Heath, chalked round edges.  I made a tiny mini card to go in mini envelope.

Wendy L

Challenges -----
I Love Promarkers # 123 - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop # 63 - Favourite Stamp
Caft Your Days Away #48 - Teddy Bears
Cutie Pie Challenge # 21- One for the Boys
Crafts and Me # 90 - Birthdays
Creative Inspirations # 169 - Anything Goes
Whimsy Challenges # 45 - Anything but Square
Crafty Ribbons challenge # 22 - clean & simple

Tuesday 26 June 2012


 Good Morning All

We are going to the beach today and then this afternoon I am going to our local craft shop with my neighbour John to have a browse around and no doubt we will buy afew bits and bobs!!!!

Todays card is a gorgeous Sarah Kay image coloured with Promarkers

I think this image is so cute - she is carrying her little picnic basket and a bunch of flowers she has picked for her Mum (maybe)

5 x 7 card blank folded into an easel
Pink doily cut in half
Lilac card from stash
Homemeade punched flowers with gem centres
Diecut hearts with peeloff sentiment ' With Love'
EK corner punch on lilac card base

Hope you like it

Wendy L
Challenges -------

Milk and Coffee - Summertime
Sentimental Sundays # 108 - Cute and Girly
LEJ Designs # 9- Summers here
Cute Card Thursday # 222 -  Here Comes Summer
Joanna Sheen challenge - Summer daze
Frosted Designs Fridays - Make your own Flowers

Monday 25 June 2012

Tildas in the Pink

Good Morning All
Hope you all had a great weekend.

Wow, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Love to Create and what a great prize there is for the winner, I wish I could enter.  There is $40 worth of goodies up for grabs and the theme is Anything Goes so there is no excuse not to enter.  And they are great goodies, pop over and take a peek.

My card for the DT is another pink another easel and another Tilda!!!!!!

6 x 6 pink card blank
Gorgeous Tilda with watering can and flower coloured with Promarkers
Paper from Creat & Craft years ago
Birthday sentiment -  a free stamp on a magazine coloured with Promarkers
Quilled flowers
Homemade pearl pin
Pink buttons from the Works shop in UK
EK corner punch
Spellbinders label die cut

Pop over the the challenge blog and check out all the other DT's designs and the prize on offer.


2 Sisters # 97 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday # 108 - Cute & Girly
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Make it Mondays # 95 - Anything Goes
Pile it On #26 - Make your own embellishments
Crafty Cardmakers # 71- Make your own flowers
MAWTT - Happy Birthday
Allsorts Challenge # 160 - Any die will do
Lollipop Crafts - Flowers inbloom

Saturday 23 June 2012

Baby book card

Good Afternoon All

I have been busy this afternoon.  As I have said previously, I want to make afew special items for the craft table in July for the local people.

This card blank was one included in goodies I won from Docrafts for Star letter, it,s a 6 x 6  multi page one.  I think I will have to make a box for this one as it wont fit in the envelope provided.
I will not go through everything that I have used but it includes lots of bits I bought in USA years ago.  The papers are all freebies. The pram on the front is Forever Friends decoupage.  I have also put a tag in where the sender can enter the name, date and weight of baby.  I like doing this type of card because it enables me to use allsorts of bits from my stash.
I hope to be able to show people at the local fayre what I can make to order if necessary, but I will sell on the day too.

Challenges -------

Sarah Hurley #69 - Texture & Dimension
Cardz TV # 11 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly # 138 - Pastelcolours

Twisted Easel Wedding

Good Morning All
Hope you are not too wet there.  Watching the weather reports and there are flood warnings for the North West where we used to live.  And it showed Blackpool on TV  and there was torrential rain, it looked so bleak.  More excuses to stay in for all of you at that end of the country.

Todays card, from me, is one I was asked to make for Linda (Animal Aid Charity) for a friend of hers, getting married after 29 years together.

DL cream card blank
Pearlised card
Die cuts hearts of gold mirri
Die cut cream hearts
Blinged up with lots of flowers - Cream Spellbinders Blossom one, silk flowers and leaves from USA and small paper ones bought on Ebay
Joanna Sheen ribbon holding two wedding rings (from USA), bride & groom sticker (from USA)
Homemade pearl pins
Small envelope at back holding prints of two greyhounds which Linda wanted on the card somewhere as the lady used to own one
Note - all bits from USA I have in my stash for over 5 years, I am trying to use my older bits

Challenges -------

Sarah Hurley # 69 - Lots of dimension & texture
Allsorts Challenge # 160 - Any Die will Do
Card Crafters Circle # 28 - Weddings
Divas by Design #40 - To Die For
Delightful Challenge - Delightfully Anything Goes
Paperplay Challenge # 25 - Use a Die
Crafters Companion Monthly #25 - Embellishments
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (ribbon, free, blooms)
Creative Challenge - Gold & Cream
Quirky Crafts # 13 - Handmade flowers with ribbon

Thursday 21 June 2012

Not a Card

Good Afternoon All

Wow it,s a hot one here today.  Just posting this before I go for a dip, 2nd one  of the day I might add, I,m trying to get back into my exercise regime of swimming every morning before brekky.

Today,s item is not a card but something I have made for the craft stall in July
I bought cheap post it notes from local shop (about 1 euro for 6)
Folded black card to make an easel
Then decorated as show.  You could really go to town on the decs or keep it very mellow.

Challenges -------
Simon Says Challenge -- Anything but a Card
Crafts & Me # 89  - Anything Goes

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Bits and Bobs

Good Afternoon All

Abit late today but we have been to our Spanish lesson this afternoon and I have had some terrible headaches, I think they are due to bad sleeps. The last few nights have been really bad, but Heyho, there are folks alot worse off than me.

6 x 6 cream card blank
A5 paper cut to size from Create and Craft
Square of cream card cut diagonally
Spellbinders scalloped circle dies
Butterflys 3d sticker
Papermania polka dot tiny buttons
Freebie sentiments printed and chalked
Joanna Sheen ribbon
Sunflower given to me by my friend Linda (Animal Aid Charity)

I am trying to use afew bits that have been laying around on my desk -circle shapes, sentiments and odd buttons and ribbon from end of rolls etc.

Challenges ------
Tuesday Morning Sketches # 151
Fab And Funky Challenge # 126 - Polka dots
Divas by Design # 40  -  To 'Die' for
SOS Challenge # 56- Stuck on Stickers
Craft & Me # 89 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (button diecut ribbon)

Tuesday 19 June 2012

White Elegance

Good Morning All
Wow we had a great thunder storm in the night, gosh was it loud!!! And there must have been  dusty rain with it as everything is covered in red dust this morning.  John had to go down and bring the cushions off the outside sofa in. So this morning it is all muggy and clammy, so fans going full blast trying to keep dry and cool.  My daughter in law Facebooked me last night and asked if I could send her some sunshine, oh how I wish I could.  But I dont think she will want too much as she now only has five and a half weeks to go and I would imagine she is getting abit uncomfortable. 
I am putting together some CANDY to celebrate the birth and I will bring it with me to the UK in August (to post) when I come over to see baby.  I will post a pic as soon as I have it sorted, so I hope you will all join in.

Todays card I have just completed.  I am putting together some really ornate cards for a table sale in July at the local bar for a fund raiser they are holding to help the local poor families.

5 x 7 card blank folded to  make easel
Wood grain white card for easel back
Embosssed heavy white paper
Grey ribbon and charm from a wedding invitation I recieved last year
Spellbinders Blossom one flowers and quilled flowers
Homemeade pin and charm on inside
Flourish and heart sent to me by Chrislee from Docrafts
Heart corner punch on insert corners
Forever friends large gems
I have just put 'Congratulations' on so that it may be used for any occasion

Papertake Weekly - Bingo  Ribbon Free Blooms
LEJ Designs # 8 - use something Recycled
Quirky Challenge #  13 - Homemade flowers with ribbon

Monday 18 June 2012


Good Morning All

It is challenge time again over at Love to Create and the theme is - Colours of Summer.  The sponsors are Robyns Fetish and Digi Darla.  And the winner will receive 5 Robyn Fetish digital images, how good is that?
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

My card as a DT member for Love to Create
Image is Robyns Fetish - Sunflower Smiles
6 x 6 yellow Papermania card blank
Spellbinders label die chalked on edges to soften
Spellbinders scalloped circle die, to cut felt and make flower with Papermania brad in centre
Quilled flower
Yellow narrow satin ribbon wrapped around orange card
Sentiment mounted on  Memory Die Ticket

challenges -----
Divas by design # 39 - Summertime
I Brake for a Challenge - Summer fun
Simon Says - Summer inspiration
Lollipops challenge # 83 - Flowers in Bloom

Sunday 17 June 2012

Rainbow Colours

Good Morning All

I,m up abit late this morning as we went out last night with our neighbour, John and his partner, to a great Spanish bar where there was music and dancing, although we aren't dancers, it is good watching everyone.  We had a very enjoyable night.

Todays card is a lovely cute image but I,m not sure where she came from, but she is coloured with my Promarkers

The rainbow card is from stash and I made a 6x6 blank
Spellbinders diecuts circles
Homemade pearl pin
Charm reclaimed from a bracelet
Butterfly peeloffs mounted onto acetate, cut out and only stuck down i n middle so that the wings will stick up
Lilac swirls are bits cut out from my Marianne butterfly die
Dots stick on decoration on side from Docrafts


I Love Promarkers # 121 - Tutti Frutti
Papertake Weekly - 3-2-1  die cuts- 2charm/jewellery- 1 butterfly
Crafty Ribbons - Butterfly and bows

Saturday 16 June 2012

Boys Toys

Good Morning All

Just a short time left to enter Love to Create Challenge - Use something recycled sponsored by Sassy Studios - fun digis.  See earlier post for my DT design.

A quick post this morning as I am having to go to the market to change something I bought last week (It doesn,t fit).  I want to get back and get working as I have two commission cards to make.

It is another Wellington image from Docrafts, and he is playing with a toy aeroplane
6 x 6 cream card blank
Rust coloured paper given to me by my friend when I was back in UK
Silver mirri card
Tag cut with John' s borrowed Spellbinders Antiques Frames and Accents die (Next door)
Charm from bracelet and dismantled.

I have been making quite afew Man/Boy cards but still feel that I cant bling them up as much as I would lilke to.  I will be blog hopping later on so I hope to get afew ideas from all the Fathers Day cards on show.  I lost my Dad over ten years ago and lost Lucas, my grand son, 2 years ago, so I dont make Fathers Day cards anymore, just general ones that the charities could sell for any occasion for a  man.  Chin up Wendy, dont get morbid.

Challenges ------
Card Crafters Circle # 27 - Feeling Sentimental
Fussy and Fancy Friday # 65 - Boy Attitude
Delightful Challenge - One for the Boys.
Ready Teddy Go # 11 - One for the Boys

Thursday 14 June 2012

Well In The Pink

Good Afternoon All

Second post from me today. I told you I could get down to crafting and blogging after doing the food shopping this morning.

I am determined to use alot of my older stash, like all of you I presume, I have loads  that I hardly ever use and cannot ever remember where it came from.

A4 sheet of flourished embossed ink card cut in half diagonally and scored and folded into three equal parts
Scalloped shapes from stash
Flowers quilled all different types, the roses are Chrislees (I still have to practice those)
Homemade pearl pin
I think border is a Martha Stewart that my good friend Chrislee from Docrafts sent to me - I cut it in half and stuck to the edges
Sentiment was freebie in Making Cards Magazine

Challenges -----

Card Crafters Circle # 26 - One colour
Tuesday Alchemy -Anything Goes      
Truly Madly Crafty Challenge - June - Monochrome
Crafty Calender Challenge - Flowers in Bloom
Truly Scrumptious # 82 - Flower Power
Crafters Companion Monthly # 25 - Embellish
Lollipop Challenge # 83 - Flowers in Bloom
Lets Create and Craft # 47 -  Anything Goes


Good Morning All

We have been and  done the dreaded food shopping, how I hate doing it too.  So now I can get down to blogging and crafting - my fave things.
This is a fairly simple one as the image is one of Wellington embossed stickers
6 x 6 beige card blank
Corners from the Wellington pack as is the sentiment shape
Black gems are Papermania
Spotty paper from stash
Ribbons and brown shapes are all cut off bits which I never throw away, they can always be used somewhere

I would love to do a card making class, i would just give the ladies a bag of bits - paper, card buttons, ribbons, shapes that have been cut and bits used etc etc.  i think there would be some wonderful creations dont you?

Challenges -----
Delightful Challenge - One for the Boys
Lexis Creations - Happy Birthday
Crafting for all Seasons # 29 - For a Man
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Ready Teddy Go # 11 - One for the Boy

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Teddy in a Box

Good Morning All
We have just had our Community meeting and all went well.

Todays card is a gorgeous teddy decoupage from Le Suh and I think it,s sweet.

36 x 12cm cream card folded into 3

Decoupage mounted onto Lace borders and then onto chocolate card with faux stitching on all edges
Embossed coredinations card on middle piece
Gold mirri on last piece
Chocolate circle diecut with peeloff sentiment
Memory dies Tag with homemade ' Just for You Dad'
Circle flower homemade
Ribbons from stash
Spellbinder Labels diecut
Joanna Sheen and gold ribbon from stash cut into short pieces and added to top and bottom on front page

Hope you like it.

Also I just wanted to show you this lovely little stash that I won on a blog hop in April over on
 What a Beautiful Mess blog
Ten gorgeous packs of gem & pearl swirls and flourishes by Zva Creative.  I cant wait to get using these.

Challenges -------

Here Come the Boys # 28 - More than One Fold
Shopping our Stash Weekly # 55 - Double the ribbon
Papertake Weekly - 3-2-1    3 diecuts/2 ribbons/1 decoupage
Fab & Funky # 125- Father Day
Bearly Mine # 39 - Tic Tac Toe  (Dies flowers sentiment)
Cutie Pie Challenge # 20 - Real or Faux Stitching
Creative Craft Challenge - Cream & Gold
LEJ Designs # 7- Dearest Daddy/ Male
Crafting for All Seasons # 29 - For a Man
Die Cuttin Divas # 29 - Fathers Day
Ready Teddy Go # 11 - One for the Boys

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Tilda paddling

Good Evening All
I,m abit late posting but I  have had a busyish day, been to the beach and out for lunch.  Our team won the quiz on Sunday night so we got a  15 euro food voucher to spend at the Bar where the quiz is held, so John and I went there for lunch and very nice it was too.
Yesterday I went to our local ish craft shop and bought afew things - Spellbinders Edgabiliies (which I thought were border cutters but are more for embossing) stupid me. And a Marianne die which I will show in a future post, and afew Spectrum Nior pens to use along side my Promarkers.

Todays card is another Tilda who is paddling her feet.

Deckled edge A6 card blank
Hot off the Press 'Soft Nostalgia' paper and sentiment
Pink doily
Gems from stash
Tilda coloured with Promarkers

Challenges ----

Cute Card Thursday # 220 - Water Water Everywhere
Passion for Promarkers # 153 - Theme
I Brake for a Challenge - Summer Fun
Bunny Zoes # 25 - Girls Girls Girls
Just Keep On Creating # 2 - Anything Goes

Monday 11 June 2012


Good Morning All

It is time for a new challenge at Love to Create Challenge blog titled YOU MAKE ME SMILE and there must be something recycled on your creation

This week the sponsor is Sassy Studios Designs and they have such great digis.  You can win 2 of their designs if you win.   I chose 'Country Girl' and  had a great time colouring this one with my Promarkers.  We had to put something that was recycled so I pinched the doily from my plate when we had a coffee and biscuit last week, (I always do this - waste not want not is what I say) .  The pins I make are usually made from broken bracelets and necklaces too.

Hope you like it and will hop over and join in the challenge this week.

Challenges -----

Bunny Zoe's Crafts # 25 - Girls Girls Girls

Sunday 10 June 2012

Shades of Lilac

Good Afternoon all
I wanted to show you this before we go out to the quiz tonight.  I finished it this afternoon and I am quite proud of it.

It is made from different shades of lilac card and a little bit of pink.  I attached lace to edges before I stuck to the fronts and then went to town with embellishments of gems, hand made flowers, flourishes and pearls etc etc etc.  This doily is from a pack I bought in local Chinese bazaar shop for -----------50cents for 50, can you believe that?  No wonder cafes put your biccys on one each time you have tea or coffee.

Joanna Sheen - Lavender and Lace
Craft Your Days Away #47 - Bingo - flowers, ribbon/lace,gems
Crafters Companion monthly # 25 - Time to Embellish
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Ribbon or Lace

Enchanted Fairy

Good Morning All
I hope you are all well this Sunday morning.

My card today features a 'Enchanted Fairy of Little Venice' from Paper Mania
5 x 7 card blank
Decoupage as above
Homemade pin
Sentiment banner from above kit
Ticket made with bits cut from Spellbinders Antiques borders (from John next door) and a freebie circle sentiment
Doddle swirls I used Glitter glue

Challenges -----
Cropstop # 75 - Monochromatic is in
Crafty Anns Challenge # 67 - It,s a Girl thing
Totally Papercrafts - Doodle on it

Saturday 9 June 2012

Man or Boy

Good Afternoon all

Back to normal here after our little flood in the garage the other day.

So back to crafting --- Todays card, or, one of todays cards is a MAN or BOY one.
How times change, this image makes me think back to being in junior school, in the summer holidays we used to pack a picnic and  cycle off to the woods or the local park for the whole day.  We would play in the stream and make a swing in the trees, make tents with one of Mums old sheets.  What fun we used to have, unlike today when kids are not safe to do this sort of thing, what a great shame.
6 x 6 card blank
Robyns Fetish digi -bike-
Paper and card from stash
Sentiment was a freebie chalked on edges
Buttons from The Works in UK threaded with navy twine
Peeloff sentiment - Dad Just For You
I tend to leave some sentiments so that they can be used for Fathers day or Birthday or just giving a card

Challenges ----
CARDS TV # 10 - My Guy
Shopping our Stash #54 - Fathers day or Masculine
Delighful Challenge - Fun in the Sun
Crazy Challenge # 121  - Childhood Memories
Poodles Parlour  - Fathers day or Male
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge -189 - Fathers Day

Friday 8 June 2012


Good Morning All

What a day we had yesterday.  The builders started rebuilding the entrance to our complex, and, guess what, they split a water pipe which flooded down into the garage area.As our car and storeroom are at the same end as the entrance, our storeroom got the water.  Luckily, we got there in time to stop major damage but we spent about an hour brushing the water to the grids.  The water people were out within the hour to repair and put the water back on.  So all OK now.

Todays works is a tag I made for afew challenges
A 3 x 5 piece of brown card
Slightly smaller paper card to mat
I think this is Persian Accents Spellbinders frame that John (next door) lent to me,SORRY, It,s Antiques Frames and Accents
Forever Friends image is just cut off the packet
Punched and inked flowers
Homemade pin
Narrow satin ribbon
Peeloff sentiment

Divas by Design # 38 - Chocolate
MAWTT - Anything but Square
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes / Travel

Thursday 7 June 2012

Baby decoupage

Good Afternoon All

I,m still using up all the decoupage that I cut out whilst in the UK on Holiday.  So here is a little cutie.
6x6 card blank
Blue and red card from stash
EK corner punch
Narrow blue satin ribbon
Buttons bought from The Works in UK
Decoupage Toddler carrying his Teddy (I bought from C&C - 100 sheets Studio Light afew months ago)

Challenges ------

LEJ Designs # 6 - Button It
Sarah Hurley Chalenge # 68 - Red White & Blue
Ready Teddy Go Challenge # 11 - One for the Boys
Creative Inspirations # 166 - Card for a Male

Forever Friends

Good Morning All
I am now a DT member for Forever Friends Monthly challenge blog.  I was so pleased to be asked to join them, I just hope I can live up to their expectations.

Here is my first card

It is for the June challenge - Bearday sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads

36 x 12cm cream card - scored at 12, 24 and 30cm intervals and fold as shown
Forever Friends paper from Christmas pack
Forever Friends Birthday Wishes transfers for image and sentiment
Pink card shapes cut with Spellbinders dies
Lace from stash - very fiddly getting this to stick in a circle
Corners are waste from peeloffs

I hope you all like it and will hop over to Forever Friends Challenge blog and join in this months BEARDAY challenge to win some of Di·s Digis.

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Lots of Elements

Good Morning again

I shouldn,t really be crafting this morning as we are going to Spanish lesson this afternoon so I should be revising, but Heyho, some things take priority!!!!

I have just finished this gorgeous card to enter afew challenges, so here goes
A 5 x 7 card blank folded to make an easel
Tilda with wings image coloured with Promarkers
Deep red card from stash
Spotty paper - freebie
Flourishes sent to me by my good friend Chris Lee on Docrafts forum
Quilled flowers again made from paper sent by Chris
Charm recycled from a bracelet
Pearls pin homemade by me
Lots of gems and butterflies to bling it up
Spotty ribbon - Joanna Sheen
The base paper is very faintly printed with butterflies in ale green (again sent to me by a lovely Docrafts member)
Sentiment - freebie mounted onto Spellbinders label diecut and lightly coloured with chalks (I have started using my chalks alot more as I only have one Tim Holtz distress ink pad and they just give a bit of colour )

Challenges ------
Die Cuttin Divas #68 - Sketch
Bearly Mine Challenge # 38- Charming
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says challenge - Simon Says Jubilee, Crowns & Gems
Truly Scrumptious # 82 - Flowers
I Love Promarkers # 120 - For a little girl
Fab & Funky # 124 - Go Green
Whimsey Challenge #42  - Things with Wings
Cropstop Challenge # 74 - Pearls
Lollipop Crafts # 83 - Flowers in bloom
Crafters Companion Monthly # 25 - Time to Embellish

Tri Fold Card

Good Morning All

Another try on a different fold today-I am experimenting with the pile of card my friend in the UK gave to me.  There is a big stack of cream card measuring 36 x 12 cm so I am trying lots of different folds (there has been afew shown in earlier posts)

Papers from Create &Craft TV a long time ago
Decoupage from C&C
Circles cut with Spellbinders
Pearl Pin homemade
Flower with gem centre
Spotty Ribbon  from stash
Peeloff sentiment

Challenges -----
Sentimental Sundays # 105  - Show me your spots (bonus sketch)
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes-Travel Story

Tuesday 5 June 2012


Good Morning All
I hope you are all well after your Jubilee celebrations.  We watched the concert last night and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I,m not much of a royalist though.  I loved Princess Diana  and William  is very much like her in his ways, I do hope so.

Todays card is totally getting away from red, white and blue.

Beige 6 x6 card blank
Chocolate card embossed on Cuttlebug with M-Bossabilities folder double sided Garden Delight
Marianne butterfly die using parchment and cream card, two gems added
PaperMania ribbon with gold brad at centre
Home made pin
Sentiment tag from Papertole

Monday 4 June 2012

DT Member

Good Morning All

I was so pleased to have been asked to join the folks over at Love To Create Challenge blog as one of their design team.  So chuffed.  It is a new venture for me and an exciting one too.  When I was first told about it two and a half weeks ago, I couldn,t wait to get started on my card for them.  But I  couldn,t post and show you all until today.

The Challenge is - Fathers Day/Special Man in your life
Sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps
A6 black card blank with front cut in  half diagonally
Bugaboo digi image - Johnny sing - coloured with Promarkers
Buttons from stash.  Beige ones are Papermania (in the goody bag from Docrafts)
Music paper from my friend in UK that passed some of her paper & card onto me

I hope you all like it and will hop over and join in the challenge and look at all the other DT designs.

Wendy L

Challenges ----
Lexis Creations - For the Man/Boy in our Lives
Cards for Men # 12 - Fathers Day
Here come the Boys # 28 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown 100 - Masculine
Kaboodle Doodle Challenge - All Manly Men
Crazy Challenge # 121 - Childhood memories
Poodles Parlour - Fathers Day/Male Card

Sunday 3 June 2012

Teddy & Flowers

Good Morning all

I made a good buy yesterday at Aldi,  They were selling rolls of ribbon for 1.99euro (about
1.50GBP) for 20metre, So I bought 5 rolls - 3 organza 1cm wide and 2 satin 3mm wide.

Todays card is another decoupage and an easel, two of my faves.
A6 cream card blank folded into an easel
Teddy with flower decoupage not sure where from, had it so long
Joanna Sheen ribbon
Flowers from A big spray I bought for afew euros and dismantled
Paper - Create & Craft a long time ago
Buttons -The Works shop
Pink gems

Challenges --------

Crafty Catz # 135- Buttons and Bows
Totally Papercrafts - Folds folds & more folds
Secret Crafter # 188 - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes Challenge # 24 - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge - Animal Kingdom

Friday 1 June 2012

More Good News

Hi again

More good news -- I have been asked to join the Love to Create Design Team.  I am so happy to join the new team.  Our first challenge goes live on 4th June so I really do hope you wil hop over there to join in on Monday.

Hugs to all


Good News

Good Morning All

I have some wonderful news to share with all my blog friends - I have been asked to join the Design Team  on Forever Friends Challenge Blog. I have known for a while and it has been very difficult to keep it a secret!!!!!!
D Day is 7th June for Forever Friends, that's when the new challenge for June starts so I hope you will hop over  and join in.

Now for todays card

Pale lemon A6 card blank
Quilled flowers made from goodies sent to me by my friend ChrisLee over on Docrafts site, she sent me a lovely box of flowers, paper strips to make flowers and those gorgeous green flourishes.  The flowers centres - Chris uses the strips of paper from her paper shredder- A girl after my own heart - waste nothing!!!!!!!
She also sent me some punched border strips, she is so kind,
and I used one as a mask to distress ink the pattern on each side.
Pin made from jewelery stash
Tag and sentiment from freebies on Astris Artistic Efforts - a wonderful blog
Pearls cut from a string and re-used
Ribbon from Joanna Sheen

Challenges -----------
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Divas by Design # 37- Anything goes
Fussy & Fancy Friday # 64 - Swirls & Flourishes


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