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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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Thursday 31 October 2013

Anything But A Card

Good Morning All

Charisma Cardz Challenge time again and the  theme is Anything But A Card.

I made this beautiful Christmas decoration.  It is about 5" wide and is so pretty.

I followed a tutorial HERE, Becca is so clever and she has a blog too, Amazing Paper Grace

The Challenge has three sponsors this week ----

I,m away on holiday when this challeng goes live so I'm afraid I wont be able to visit your lovely creations. 
Wendy L

Saturday 26 October 2013


Good Morning All
Well Autumn is here and the clocks go back tonight and when this goes live we shall be on our way to Barcelona for our cruise, I have scheduled all my posts as I dont know if I will have access to a computer, taking my notebook with me but we will have to see what the charges are to get internet.

Anyway, as it is Saturday that means Allsorts Challenge time and the theme this week has been chosen by our wonderful leader Brenda - Treemendous  - she wants to see a tree or afew trees on your creations this week.

I have used the branch of a tree on my card and this cute image is from one of the sponsors - Digi Darla (details below). 

 I have coloured with Promarkers
Card is AC 12 x 12 card pad
Paper is from a Joanna Sheen CD
Brown satin ribbon
Homemade bead pin with charm attached
Crochet flower
Homemade sentiment and tags (LOTV stamps)
X cut dies

Sponsors are  ----
Digi Darla                        
5 images of choice

Wendy L

Friday 25 October 2013

Bye Bye for a couple of weeks

Good Morning All

Today is packing day, we go up to Barcelona very early  tomorrow to join a cruise ship for two weeks.  I have scheduled my DT posts but nothing else.  I will probably only have intermittent internet connection (it is so expensive on board) if there is wi-fi some places we go on shore.

This card is to show Ita  (from Ireland )that I have used some of the gorgeous moulded pieces she sent to me and there is more coming up on DT cards.

I have kept it fairly simple and used a sentiment from Netty (see my side bar for link to  her blog).  The leaves for the flower are made when I did the poinsettia tutorial here.

See you in a couple of weeks.
Wendy L

Thursday 24 October 2013

Shape Up

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge time again, and the theme has been chosen by Laurie.  It is Shape Up and that means  'A shaped card' so off you go with your imagination.

A while go I was given some card blanks by Linda (Animal Aid) and these were some that I was not too sure how they worked Durrrr, then it came to me -----

I needed to glue two pieces together to make a sort of box or window shape.  I used a Bugaboo image which I think is very sweet, some paper from stash with Chinese symbols on.  I put a piece of acetate in aperture and added afew gems and that was it.
Hop over the the challenge blog and have a go, we cant wait to see all the gorgeous shapes you come up with.
Wendy L
PS.  Forgive me for not visiting all your blogs this week, but we are away on Saturday cruising the high seas!!

Tuesday 22 October 2013


Good Morning All

I recently bought an A4 embossing folder from 'Crafts Too' which is three panels across an A4 sheet.  This is what I made with it.

I cut it into three pieces then mounted onto a folded card.

One end is swirls and a bird, then criss cross and finally more swirls and a bird.

I did not want to add much in the way of embellishments as the embossing is so pretty.

This is the criss cross pattern.

I do have to make lots of 'Get Well' cards the charities I give to.

I just added circles from the off cuts and afew gems.
Here is my new cleaner!!!!!!!

She may be able to clean this one up for me, this was on the wall outside my door yesterday afternoon!!!!!

  Love her to bits and back. xxxx

Wendy L

Saturday 19 October 2013

Ribbon & Bow

Good Morning All

It is time for the Allsorts Challenge again and the theme this week has been set by Helene and it is Ribbon & Bow so this is a good one for most people I think.

I chose an image form one of the sponsors and coloured with Promarkers.

Then I pondered what to do with it Mmmmmmm.

I decided on something abit different for me and this was after seeing John Next Doors post here on how to make this style of box.  Made from acetate and a couple of pieces of A4 card, EK border punch and a Spellbinders Octagon die.  I found it easier using the red DST instead of a wet glue.

Incase you are wondering, inside is a baby talc and a sponge.

My box is octagonol  instead of hexagonal because I did not have a suitable die.

It took abit of fiddling about but I managed it quite well I think.   I am not too good at measuring and following instructions very closely, I tend to look at something and think,mmm I,ll do it like this........

This is it before putting the image on and putting goods inside.

You could use as a gift box for anyone really and put Body lotion or shower gel inside, or candles or chocolates mmmmmm.

The sponsors this week are ....

Passion for Stamps   will give a winner 4 images of choice.

              And    Ribbon Girl                      

Wendy L

Bunny Zoes - Ribbon

Friday 18 October 2013


Good Morning All

Friday again and fat club day, I dont think I have done too well this week, but 'heyho' gotta carry on.  I made a Cherry Bakewell from a recipe given to us by one of our leaders and it was made from chick peas, believe it or not, and it was flippin' gorgeous.  If you would like the recipe let me know and I will email it to you.  If you have ever followed the club that uses syns this whole cake is only 6 syns.
Just one week to go until my hols too, so excited.!!!!1

Another project of making boxes.

These measure about 4.5" x 6.5" and will hold about 6 A6 cards.

Now this one came about because I saw a belt at the charity shop, where I work on Tuesday mornings,and I thought it would look great on a card or box as the case may be. 

The tassle was off a cushion cover and the wooden circle and the rope was from the belt.

Then I just decorated with whatever embellishments I wanted.  Quilled flowers (inked on the edges), crochet flowers, corner die cuts, pearls, lace, brads.

I just had to show you all this piccy of Hollie when we Skyped last week.
Her Mum took this pic of her giving Nanna a kiss,  (she kisses the computer screen).  Aint this sweet?  Love her to bits.
Wendy L

Thursday 17 October 2013

The Greed

Good Morning All

Charisma Cardz Challenge time again for me and the theme this week is 'The Greed'  (food) set by Catherine.
I chose this digi as it reminded me of my Dad after eating his Sunday lunch, putting his feet and snoring in his chair.  The picture looks abit purple but it is blue.

I Used ----
Image from sponsor 'Dr, Digi' coloured with Promarkers
Sissix Scalloped Square die
Spellbinders scalloped oval die
Homemade tags inked on edges
Paper freebie on a magazine
Gems from local store.

Sponsors this week are ---

All That Scraps 

Dr Digi House of Stamps
See challenge blog for details

Wendy L                                                                          

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Handbag notebook

Good Morning All

I made this little book cover to take for the raffle at my Slimming Club.  I used a cereal box to make the cover and covered with Papermania paper from a goody bag about 2 years ago.

It measures about 6 x 4" and has a little post it pad inside and then I folded pieces of card and glued together to make compartments for storing bits and bobs in.

I will probably make one for myself to keep in my handbag to make notes.

A good gift idea too.
Wendy L

Sunday 13 October 2013

Johns Sunday Mojo

Good Morning All
It was Johns turn to provide the goodies for Sunday Mojo this week.

This was left on my window sill on Saturday morning.

Sticky backed fabric, felt, gingham, ribbon and pearls.

I had bought this box ages ago in the local Chino store, so I decided to cover this.  It is about 4" square and 2" deep.

I had to use some of the red DS sticky tape as the fabric was not sticky enough to hold.

I cut the green felt with a  Spellbinders border die.

I cut the felt and gingham with a poinsettia die and mixed the layers and  added a big glass pebble.

I used a glue gun to add all the embellishments as I think this is a stronger bond.  
(I want a battery powered glue gun but cannot find one here, mine is electric).

Why not hop over to Johns blog to see what he has made, the link is at the top of this post.

                                                                                      Wendy L

Saturday 12 October 2013

Use A B C

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and the theme is    ' Use ABC '   set by Jo.

I used ---
A Humphrey topper sheet from Crafters Companion.
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die.
X Cut labels die.
Embossing folder '1st Class' and inked it.
ABC embellishments have been in my stash for years.
Baby peeloff.

The sponsors are.....
Whimsy   will give the winner 4 images of their choice,  




Wendy L

Friday 11 October 2013

Hollies Christmas Card

Good Morning All

A quick post from me today as I am going to do the dreaded supermarket shopping, how I hate it.

I have been busy getting all my families Christmas cards made as we go on holiday soon and dont want to be panicked when we get back.  Also I want them all ready to post when I get to UK in December to see my new Grandson (cant wait).

This is a recycled Christmas card with crochet edges.
Lace tied into a bow
Computer made sentiment
Embossed card inked on edges
Cheery Lynn Chrysanthemum strip B311 with gem in centre
White gems from local shop

Wendy L

Thursday 10 October 2013

Spooktastic Times

Good Morning All

This is my week for Moving Along With The Times Challenge as I am on team A and the theme this week is Spooktastic Times so that means anything Halloween or Spooky or Cutie Spooky etc.

I used ---
An easel card
Black card
Paper downloaded from Free Digital Scrapbooking  (they have some great freebies on here)
Image is from Simply Betty coloured with Promarkers
Die D Lites 'Flower Box'
Cheery Lynn Chrysanthemum B311
Marianne Creatables Ivy leaf die CR0206
Ribbon, gems  and charm from stash

Pop over to the challenge blog and join in for this fun challenge.

Wendy L

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Boxes of ........

Good Morning All

I have been making quite afew of these boxes (see tutorial here) on Card Making Magic, and I will keep them in reserve to use as gifts.  They can be filled with all sorts of things - cotton wool,   potpourri,  sweets,   chocolates,   (see yesterdays post).

These were made with one sided paper so I had to hide the white bits with something.  I bought a great big bag of assorted buttons when I was in the UK and I decided to use them to decorate this one, along with some homemade flowers using Cheery Lynn 'Roses' die.

I used one sided paper again but cut  pieces to fit on the white bits that contrasted with the shades of beige. 
I decorated with crochet flowers and pearls, Marianne die cut flowers with quilled ones in the centres, inked on the edges. Lace around the top and a doily cut into four pieces and inked on the edges and stuck under the edge.
The corners n this are a new die I bought -
Lea,bilities  45.8558.

Doilies again on this one, lots of quilled flowers (I make these from off cuts of plain white paper, just a half inch strip) and peeloff/acetate  butterflies.
Crochet butterflies and flowers on the sides.

I hope this inspires you to have a go at making these, they are a great way of using loads of bits of stash that you may have around your desk, as I have.
The gold foil butterflies are punched from Duflex bits left from a diecut sheet that has been on my desk for months, I try not to waste anything!!!

I hope you like them.
Wendy L

Monday 7 October 2013

Happy Birthday John

Good Morning All

This is John Next Doors Birthday Present.  I have made a box (more tomorrow) and put in a bag of M & M's     (he does like a bit of choccy)

I made him afew bead pins of assorted colours.

I made him afew flowers too.

And this is his card.

Have a lovely birthday John.
Wendy L

Autumn / Fall

Good Morning All
The theme this month at Lady Annes Challenge is Autumn Fall so the card I have made is all browns, oranges and yellow.  I would love, love love to go to Boston USA in the fall, it always looks so picturesque when you see it on TV, anyway, back to card making.

I used a digi from the Bugaboo who is sponsoring this challenge.  I do find their digis nice and easy to colour.
This is very much a recycled card ----
Odd pieces of ribbon and twine left on my desk
Leaves cut from scraps
Off cuts from die cuts (Edges)

Items used ----
Lecrea Multi Die for leaves No. 45.8961
Spellbinders Edgebilities Triple Scallop
Sissix Scalloped Squares 657566

Wendy L


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