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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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Wednesday 31 July 2013

Ice Cream Mmmmm

Good Morning All
Hollies birthday today, how time flies.  We have been on Skype this morning before Daddy takes her to the zoo, she waves at me now and kisses the screen and says 'Nanna' .  Just so cross that she has not received my card which was posted in the UK last week with a 1st class stamp on it too.  It will be on my blog tomorrow and it is a very special one so please pop in  and have a peep.
Todays card is one from a decoupage House Mouse set I have 'Gruffies'.

So cute, dipping into a tub of Ice Cream.

Wendy L

Joanna Sheen - Boys will be Boys
City Crafter challenge # 170 - Summertime
Crafty Boots - Animals
Dream Valley # 62 - Summer Days

Tuesday 30 July 2013

Wall Flowers

Good Morning All
I wanted to show you this wall hanger that I made at the weekend.  I have only just got a decent camera (I borrowed from my neighbour).


 I used Spellbinders scalloped circles in 3 diminishing sizes for the top one then reducing in size going down.  All in pinks, lilac and black.  Flowers made with Cheery Lynn roses dies. I have been making loads of these flowers and now have three boxes full  in various colours, except when John Next Door pinches a hand full when he visits my craft room.!!!!!!

I stamped and heat embossed the verse on the top one.  (Sorry for the flash.)

I added small pearls to the centres of some of the flowers and used liquid pearls for others.

The black flowers are Spellbinders 'Bitty Blossoms'.  Mei Flowers shiny butterflies.

Added gems and liquid pearls on the scallops.

Wendy L

Monday 29 July 2013

Lady in Pink

Good Afternoon All
My card to day features a freebie stamp from Creativity magazine, coloured with Promarkers and using all scraps from my desk and box.

Bits of ribbon and scraps of paper not really big enough to do much with.

ABC Challenge - Use Scraps # 88
Bunny Zoes Challenge - Pink & White
Dream Valley # 62  - Summer Days
That Craft Place - It's a Girl Thing

I,m on countdown now until Sunday when I fly to UK.  So looking forward to seeing all my family and especially my eldest son and his girlfriend, she is getting bigger by the day, due in November.  Had abit of bad news about Mum though, she had to be taken to hospital outpatients yesterday after an eye test, the optician did not like what he saw and sent her to hospital.  All seems to be OK though but she keeps banging her legs on things and her skin is not healing too good.  Ain't age a horrible thing?  but it gets to us all.  Looking forward to seeing Hollie though with her Mum and Dad later on in my holliday.

On Skype last night, she was looking at Ricks ipad thingy and smiling and waving to me, so cute.

Those eyes you could fall into couldn't you?

Wendy L

Sunday 28 July 2013

Sunday Mojo 20

Good Morning All
Abit late this morning, why?  Because my camera blew off the coffee table in my craft room during the week and I have borrowed one from a neighbour and I keep getting blurred pics so this one isn't perfect but the best I can do.

       This is the items I gave John Next Door to play with.

This is what I came up with, it is a holder for oil and you stand wooden sticks in it to scent the room.

I do love this shade of ribbon, a beautiful turquoise.  Johns idea looks great to, both of  using a smelly idea!!!!!  John took the picture at the top and the items look more green than turquoise, I would say the true colour is abit between the two.

We are taking a break for August as we are both taking holidays during this month so we will see you again for Mojo in September, and remember, if anyone wants to play we will post goods out to you.

Wendy L

One Stop Crafts # 236 - Add Flowers and ribbon

Saturday 27 July 2013

Kraft It

Good Morning All

As it is Saturday, it is Allsorts Challenge time and the theme has been set by Sarah and it is 'Kraft It' so away we go.
I embossed the card with a Darice embossing folder.

I chose this lovely cute image from the sponsor, Digi Darla.  Added some Cheery Lynn  die cut corners in brown card and a couple of my homemade sentiment tags tied onto a ribbon bow with twine.

Wendy L
Digi Haven - Any Animal
Card Makin Mamas - Mono CMM 71
Milk Coffee Challenge - Emboss it
Crafters Cafe # 21 - Anything Goes

Thursday 25 July 2013

Make Your Own Embellishments

Good Morning All
This weeks challenge for Charisma Cardz  is right up my street  -  Make Your Own Embellishments,  and it was chosen by Joanne.  So of course, I made flowers, quilled ones this time and a bead pin..  I used one of the sponsors (Card Mad Fairy) images and coloured with my Promarkers.  Different shades of pink satin ribbon, a dragon fly charm and a 'Just For You' tab which has been in my stash forever.

The sponsors this week are  The  Card Mad Fairy and they will give 3 images of choice.

Digi Stamp Boutique   will give winner 6 images of choice.

Have Fun.
Wendy L

Bearly Mine # 96 - Anything Goes 
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anthing goes with a Bow
Through the Purple Haze - Anything with Flowers

Wednesday 24 July 2013

Cute Poppet

Good Morning All
I have nearly reached 200 followers, this was pointed out to me by Naomi at Creative Bug on the Loose and she has made me a lovely badge to display when I get there, thanks Naomi.  Now I need 6 more followers before I can display it.  Please...........................

A fairly simple card from me today featuring a Paintbox Poppet.  I think she is such a cutie, such a sad expression on her little face.

I have used a negative from an X cut Die and kept it very simple, just added a ribbon bow and a sentiment and gems.  The background is a sort of web material, given to me by Linda from Animal Aid in one of the bags of goodies she gives to me.
Wendy L

Crafters Companion - Dies / die cuts
The Paper Shelter # 122 - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me # 139 - Anything Goes

Tuesday 23 July 2013

Desk Tidy

Good Morning All

I have been working on this altered item for ages.

I used different sized tins and one plastic cup and the lid off a Quality Street tin.

 If you remember on one of the Sunday Mojos when John gave me a book see it here, I used some of the pages from the book to cover the tins.  Here is how it started out.

I lined the insides with various shades of card.

Then I painted with Acrylic paints and I put a pretty pink paper around the plastic  one.

And this is how it ended up.  I decorated with flowers and gems and ribbon and buttons and butterflies, now isn't that a surprise?

Wendy L
2 Creative Chicks - 3D Project
Natalie & Amy  11 - Trash to Treasure
CarftDee Bowz - July Anything Goes + Bow
Crafty Bloggers - Metal

Sunday 21 July 2013

Sunday Mojo 19

Good Morning All
It was Johns Next Doors turn to supply the goodies this week and the lovely Ita was meant to be joining in with us but the post has let us down, so another time we hope.

This was the package supplied - pinks - paper, pearls, flowers, ribbon, calender, crochet flowers.

 and here is what I did with all this, three creations --

First is a wall calender using a piece of a cereal box for the base.

Ladybug Crafts - Fave Embellishment  flowers
Simply Create Too 42- Anything but a Card

Second is a 5 x 7 white card blank and a piece of white card I had stamped swirls on, that was left in my scrap box at some point, but it just happened to be the right shade of green to match a piece of ribbon he supplied.

Artistic Inspirations- Pastel Colours


Lastly, I used the final flower and put a crochet one on top with a pearl in the centre.

Card Mania - Pearls and/or Gems
Rhedd & Rosie - 11  Anything Goes

Wendy L

Saturday 20 July 2013


Good Morning All

The theme for this weeks challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge is 'Doodling' chosen by Lisa G.  I wasn,t too sure about this one - doodling Mmmmm what do I do?  I chose this gorgeous image from Eureka and coloured with my Promarkers, as you all know, I love butterflies and flowers.  I doodled with a glue pen and sprinkled glitter on it to make the swirly patterns.  I added a homemade bead pin and sentiment and tied a ribbon on my bowmaker and voila.

This challenge is sponsored by Eureka Stamps  and they will give the winner 5 digis of their choice.

Wendy L

Polka Doodles 3 29 Let it Fly
Delightful Challenge - Celebrate with glitter / bling
I Love Promarkers # 177 - Anything Goes


Good Morning All
I,m pleased to announce that the plaques I made HERE  for the slimming club went down very well yesterday, all the girls were well pleased when Pam gave them all out.

It is my turn to host the challenge at Allsorts this week and I have chosen 'Transport'.  I expect to see all different types from bikes to scooters to trains, planes and automobiles.  The winner will be chosen randomly but the top 3 will be chosen by 'moi', so I will be hopping by to visit all of you who enter.

I have done a decoupage of a steam train mounted on embossed green card.  I bought these lovely embossing folders with sentiments on - 'best friend' and '1st class' - which I thought were really suitable for this card.  I stamped the sentiment on another piece of green card.

The sponsors for this challenge are ----
Ribbon Girl  - 10GBP voucher for their shop.

Flonzcraft    -  

Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge

Have Fun.

Wendy L

Nutcrafters # 47 - One for the Boys
Rubys Rainbow # 58 - Recipe Embossed / handmade background - Black ribbon crossing
The Creative Card Crew # 40 - The Great Outdoors

Friday 19 July 2013


Good Afternoon All

I have just got back from the post office here in Spain and there was a parcel for me and inside was a Tonic Glass Cutting Mat, I have no idea who it is from but the post mark is CF which is Cardiff I believe. There is no note inside or any clue as to who sent it.   Can anyone shed any light on this for me then I can say 'Thanks' to the lovely kind person who sent it.

 Glass Cutting Mat 12 x 12 – Item 350e Craft Tonic Cutting Board   Just like this one.
Wendy L

Strawberry Cake

Good Morning All
Last night I called on John Next Door and he had been baking, (he is a wonderful cook).  He had made Strawberry butterfly cakes, so of course, he asked me did I want a couple for me and my John, would I refuse?, I dont think so.  (Yummy it was too).
It made me think of a card I had made a short while ago using a digi from Milk & Coffee called 'Charlotte and her Strawberry Pudding'

Coloured with Promarkers, a Spellbinders Bitty Blossom and quilled flowers, computer generated sentiment and some ribbon I bought in USA years ago, it has tiny sparkles threaded through it, dont know why I,ve not  used it before.   She is cute isn't she.
Wendy L


Totally Papercrafts # 176 - Make Your Own Flowers
Sarah Hurley # 82- Pink Sparkles
Crafty Sentiments - Female Birthday
Bearly Mine # 95 - Colour Challenge

Wednesday 17 July 2013


Good Afternoon All
Now that the fair is over and I have made all the plaques for the  Slimming Club I need to get on with clearing up my desk and craft room.  Here are afew pics of how it looked this morning.

I hardly have any work space left.!!!!1

Every spare bit of space is covered, so I really do need to have a sort out and tidy up.
This is my scrappy box that I throw loads of bits of allsorts in and now it needs clearing out.

  As I sold quite afew ladies birthday cards on Monday I need to replace the stock ready to give Linda a bag for her charity 'Animal Aid'.  Also, I go back to UK in a couple of weeks, and when I get back here I want to start making Christmas cards.  I have done most of my DT cards for the 10 days I am away, but I will be taking my laptop with me to keep on top of commenting and challenges too.  I will be staying with my Mum for a couple of nights and then, hopefully, one of my sisters.  I am so looking forward to seeing everyone, and Ricky and Lorien are coming up north to a friends Christening so I will see Hollie too.

Here is a couple that I have made this afternoon.

Sometimes I do like to just make cards with whatever is around, just sit there and think' yea, that will look OK on there,  and then other times, I plan what  I want to make, what I want to use, design etc.  How about you?

A man card using bits left over from one of our Sunday Mojos that John gave me and some of the lovely tags I made.

A boxed baby card or rather an envelobox with an acetate front.

Concertina style using Forever Friends'Additions' pack.

Deep Ocean Challenge 56  - Blue
Crafting with Dragonfly - Folds
Dream Valley # 61 - Fancy Folds

Wendy L

Tuesday 16 July 2013


Good Afternoon All
Wow, what a day yesterday.  I thought it was not going to be all that good at the fair but, although it was quiet, I did sell quite alot and took a fair amount of money to replace stocks with and also, to donate 3 bags of shopping (done this morning) to give to the poor in the village.

 The bar did not charge an entry fee, just asked people to bring a bag of non-perishable food.  When I took mine round this morning, half of the floor in the bar was covered with bags, waiting to be collected by people from the town hall who will distribute it to the families.
A pic showing the van loaded  this morning of all that was donated last night. 

 I packed away at about 9pm and brought the car home with all the stuff in, then we went back to enjoy the music.  It had been very hot during the day but was just perfect last night and we sat outside  until around midnight, a great day all round I think.  It was also lovely to meet Val, who visits my blog and leaves a comment.  She makes cards too and bought some of my crochet flowers and bead pins and some earrings too. Thank you Val, I will be  in touch about teaching you to crochet. xxxxxx

Anyway, now onto todays project - at my 'fat club', Pam, the leader, asked me to make some plaques for her to give all the members when we take a break for afew weeks in August.  She had shown me a picture on the internet and asked if I could do 15 similar, so here they are, all finished, ready to go to her on Friday.

               Close ups of afew.  I used the hard backs from books that John Next Door gives me from ones  that are to be thrown away.  I cut them in half and covered them with nice paper, punched holes with Crop-o-dial for the ribbon/hanger.  The sample Pam showed me had used small chalk boards to write the target weights on but I used different shapesd Post-It note pads.

I have tried to mix the colours and the embellishments.  I found the paper on the pic above of inches and I thought this was very appropriate, but only had enough to make 4 with it.

Wendy L

CHALLENGES ----------

The Crazy Challenge # 149 - Without Stamps
Really Reasonable Ribbon # 76 - Sizzlin Summer Colour + Ribbon

Monday 15 July 2013

Fair Day

Good Morning All
Today is the day of the fair at the local English bar to raise money for the poor in the village.  At the moment it is cloudy and I hope it stays that way so that it will be a little cooler.
I,m posting a Marianne Die card today.

I love this corner die, it is so pretty.  I did make a mistake, I got silicone glue on the ribbon so I covered it up by adding afew more splodges and sprinkling with glitter!!!! What do you think?
Wendy L

Marianne Design Divas - Layer it  up
Paper Creators Crafts # 11 - Think Pink

Sunday 14 July 2013

Sunday Mojo 18

Good Sunday Morning All
Mojo time again and we will be doing one more next week when Ita from Ireland joins in with us.  We are taking a break for August as I go back to UK and then John goes back with his Mum to visit family s we will resume in September.

I gave John Next Door a box of tissues and asked him to make a cover for them.

There was alot of measuring and afew mistakes too.

   The bits I cut off my curtains have come in useful again, I covered the top with it.

Embossed pink card panels for the sides.

Used my X Cut border punch to make edges for the

Then onto the decorating ----  fun fun fun.
 Buttons, flowers, pearls,  ribbon, lace

Wendy  L

CHALLENGES -------------
Creative Corner # 27 - Anything Goes
Ladybug Challenges - Fave Embellishment (Flowers)


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