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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 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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Wednesday 31 October 2012


Good Evening All
We are back home but I have unpacked and done the washing an some of the ironing and I still cant find my mojo.
Here I am wearing my sunglasses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is the ship we sailed on, and I think someone stole my mojo whilst on there.  I must get it back as I have a DT card to make before Monday.
Wendy L

Monday 29 October 2012

Fresh Brewed

Good Morning All
Time for this weeks challenge at Love to Create and we are sponsored by Fresh Brewed.  The theme this week is 'Lots of Layers' so it is a nice easy one.

                                            Both Image and sentiment are from Fresh Brewed

                                                                 This is the outside
                                     And this shows the way I have folded the 12 x 36cm card
I,m sure you will have lots of fun with this challenge and now that I am back from my hols I shall look forward to visiting your blogs to take a peek.
Wendy L

Squirrel and Fox Challenge # 29 - Use a Ribbon
Papercrafting Journey - Ribbon or Twine

Monday 22 October 2012

Double Bubble

Good Morning All
I will be on the high seas when this is posted I hope.
As it is Monday it is a new challenge at Love to Create.  We have two sponsors today ---
Crafty Sentiments , who will give the winner 3 of their digis, and Floppy Latte Designs.  Floppy Latte will give the winner $10 worth of their designs.
The theme of the challenge it 'Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere' so my first card is made with an image from Crafty Sentimetns called  'Holloween'.
I've tried to make the ghost look like he is floating around holding beaded pins so I attached him to  a piece of acetate.
I used an orange 5x5 card blank, matted with black card and I used pumpkin paper printed from a site called 'Squidoo' where you can get lots of free papers.
Joanna Sheen ribbon
Homemade bead pins
Black corner is a Marianne Creatables.

My second card uses a Floppy Latte design called 'Purrcedes'.
I coloured the image with Promarkers
Used some black punched flowers with ornge brads at the centres, and some yellow and orange punched flowers too.
A different shaped bead pin
Used some pumpkins cut out from the paper I used on card above

I found this challenge abit challenging as Halloween was not a big thing in the UK when my boys were young but let me know what you think.
Wendy L

Lexi Creations # 76 - Halloween  (1st card)
Sentimental Sunday - Halloween (2nd Card)

Monday 15 October 2012

Trick or Treat

Good Morning All
If this goes out on schedule I shall be on the high seas somewhere around Italy.
It,s Monday morning so that is time for Love to Create Challenge and this week the theme is Trick or Treat OR Something Sweet. The sponsors this week are the great Sassy Studio Design, who will give a  winner 2 of their digis, AND
 Digi Darla Designs.
I chose a Sassy Studio design called Little Honey.  I coloured her with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir.  The silver card has spiders webs embossed on it and I have used a lovely glass new moon trinket hanging from the gorgeous deep red ribbon bow.  Felt flowers made with Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms and some punched flowers.  Homemade sentiment and a freebie ticket sentiment too. Black gems and a homemade bead pin completes my design for this weeks DT card, I hope you like it and will join in the challenge and have fun with this theme.
Wendy L

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Autumn Colours

Good Evening All
This may be my last post until the end of October (except for 2  scheduled ones for Love to Create Challenge DT).
I am away on my hols on Friday for just over 2 weeks.

Very simple card using a 36 x 12cm cream card, folded at 6, 12 and 18cm from both edges and folded as shown.  A decoupage of autumn leaves mounted on terracotta and lemon Core-dinations card.  Afew peeloffs added (I know alot of folks don't like peeloffs but I do) and some twine.
Wendy L

Monday 8 October 2012

Fall Fun

Good Morning All
The challenge at Love to Create this week is Fall Fun, as this is an American saying 'Fall', we would say Autumn so I always think of harvest so I chose this gorgeous image from our sponsors this week called 'Harvest Basket'.  Eureka Stamps are looking after us this week and they sell both rubber and digi stamps, and will give the winner 5 digis of their choice.
                                            This pic is when it is closed and tied with a bow
                                          This is the inside with another bow and sentiment
You can see from these 2 pics where the folds are

I made a sort of Trifold card this week and it is held closed with wide organza ribbon (from Aldi)
Paper inside from Create & Craft
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Yellow card sent to me from a Docrafts buddy
Wooden button from ebay with twine
Gems from Papermania

I hope you all have fun with this challenge and all the DT girls enjoy visiting your blogs.
Wendy L

Friday 5 October 2012

Something Different

Good Morning All

I saw these on a friends blog and thought they looked so good.
I followed her link to the Youtube tutorial and here    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6XK9vYM6P8   it is.  They are abit fiddly but well worth it.  I used 3" squares so that makes a 6 to 7" size decoration.
I used double sided 'Me to You' paper so that all sides had print on them, it looks very pale in the pics and for Christmas they would look really good in bold colours.  I,m going to hang them on my glass doors at Christmas time.
Wendy L

By Cute & Girly - October
Unstampabelles # 15 - Recycled or repurposed For these you could use any old bits of papers

Thursday 4 October 2012

Recycled Bits

Good Morning All
I was up ever  so  eary this morning as I could not sleep, so I made a couple of cards at about 4.30am!!!!  I sat looking at the drawers that I keep all my off cuts of card in, and there were so many small bits, so I thought this was a good way of using them.  I keep my card in colours - blue in one drawer, red in another drawer etc etc and each drawer has a small tray in with all the very small pieces, so I pulled one out and got a 5 x5 card blank and laid some pieces on and came up with these.
This is the first one I made - all shades of yellow, cream, brown, beige, rust and orange.  Then added afew buttons, ribbon, gems and a charm.
The same with this one in blues, I laid down the first layer then afew pieces matted on top with foam tape to give abit of depth.
I,m quite pleased with myself and shall be doing some more like this to use all my small bits up.
Please leave a comment and tell me what you think and if any of you use the same idea, hop back here and tell me and I shall hop over to your blog and take a peek.
Wendy L
Going shopping today with my friend Susie.  First I am taking some more cards, Christmas cards, to a charity shop and then we are going to a new Primark that has opened here.  I must admit, I,m not a great fan of Primark in the UK but it wont harm to go and take a browse around.

Unstampabelles Challenge # 16 - Recycled or repurposed  1st card
Try it On Tuesday - Lots of Layers
Just Keep on Creating # 4 - Anything Goes

Taking a Nap

Good Morning All
Forever Friends Monthly challenge again and this one is a BINGO (see below for details)

                                                       Gems  -   Pink  -  Ribbon
We are sponsored by Di's digis

for the winners prize

for Forever Friends Favourite is sponsored by Milk Coffee
My card is using a Milk Coffee digi 'Lizbeth Takes a Nap' isn't she a cutie? Coloured with Promarkers
I used green gingham paper  with pink  crinkled paper, both from stash
Punched flowers
Homemade bead pin
Freebie sentiment
Green doily cut up for corners
Stick on gems and pearls

BINGO table- to use accross, down or diagonally

Ribbon - Pink-       Gems

Glitter  - Buttons - Hearts-

Tag -      Lace-       Blue

See  FF challenge blog for all details and have fun
Wendy L

Pin &  Tack # 2 - Anything Goes
Card Mania -Homemade flowers

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Birthday Tilda

Good Afternoon All
Well we are back from our weekend away and we didn't get washed away in the rain.  We went on a coach trip that should have been a 3 to 4 hour trip and ended up 6 1/2 hours and we had horrible rain all day Saturday but Sunday was glorious again and today we are back to gorgeous Spanish weather again - lovely.  I've been up on the roof to empty all my plant pots of water, after the torrential rain  on Thursday and Friday.
Anyway, as we go away  for our annual holiday in a couple of weeks I will only be entering afew monthly challenges and I made this one yesterday to enter the Crafters Companion challenge for October (I was lucky enought to win the September - Whoopy).  They are celebrating their birthday soon so thay want a Birthday card but you have to use an item or items of theirs,
5 x 5 card blank
Tilda coloured with Promarkers and I have bought some Spectrum Noir pens after watching Christinas Tutorial at Card Making Magic.
I used my new Spellbinders which I bought when Cuddly Buddly had an offer on - Scalloped hexagons.
Flowers made from felt using Spellbinder blossoms and bitty blossoms
Blue speckled paper is Crafters Companion from a Christmas pack from 2010 that came with a magazine
Embossing on front corner, I used Crafters Companion Box board
Homemade bead chain
Ribbon from stash
Round sentiment - freebie
Wendy L
Crafters Comapanion Monthly - Birthday
 Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes & Birthday
Just Keep on Creating # 4 - Anything Goes
By Cute and Girly - Birthday
 Use it Tuesday - Use your scraps I,ve used some  very old paper (2010)

Monday 1 October 2012

Thinking of You

Good Morning All
Monday is the day for a new challenge at Love to Create.  The theme is Thinking of You and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stampshttp://www.bugaboostamps.com/.
My card is a fairly plain, without much colour, easel.
The image from Bugaboo is called 'Love Conquers All' and I thought it would make a lovely Sympathy Card.  I just coloured the butterflies in pale pink and lilac. The round sentiment is a freebie from the lovely Annette at Nettys Cards.  I made the quilled flowers and the blue butterflies were given to me by Linda from Animal Aid.  The delicate white corners are Memory Box 'Macarena' and the trellis type corners on the bottom are Marianne Creatables LR0200.  Have Fun
Wendy L

Pin & Tack  # 2 - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons # 36 - Things with Wings
Flutter-by Wednesday # 207 - Open


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