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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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Sunday 31 May 2020

Happy Sunday & Challenge

Good Morning All

Here are three cards for my Craft Club Challenge.

This card is using some of the scraps from my challenge card last week.

These came about because I was trying to use lots of strips of card and paper  and I saw similar on Pinterest.
So I decided to use is at a sketch for my club ladies.

Last weeks sketch.

My card



Maggie abit blurred, sorry


Val J






Name drawn - Val J

Thank you all.

Wendy L

Saturday 30 May 2020

A Magical World for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is
A Magical World
Chosen by Tracy.
A while ago I was watching a video of Barbara Gray making an inky background with brushes, so I thought I would have a go.
I made an circle aperture  to ink through, cut a sticky circle out for the moon mask and ripped paper to make the hills-.
I used some stamps I got free in a magazine.
Quite happy with it but needs practice!!!

Prize on offer is a stamp set.

Wendy L

Monday 25 May 2020

Anything Goes for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons have some amazing Grosgrain ribbons, lots and lots of themes.
This one is from their cartoon range and I thought it would be perfect for Noahs birthday.

Aswell as using it in strips, I cut a couple of the individual images and stuck on a small piece of card with red liner tape

I also used some seam binding on the sentiment tag too, that comes in lots of colours.

I have been doing alot of knitting and crochet while we have been in lockdown.
I bought this lovely cotton yarn from my local craft shop before it closed for lockdown and I have made myself a top, made Tess a top and done mask adaptors to send to UK and Mums card home.
The link for this top

I love this top which was a free pattern on You tube, I just hope it fits her.
Here is the link

And this is what I sent to Mums care home plus another 100 to various hospitals.

Wendy L

Sunday 24 May 2020

Happy Sunday & Challenge

Good Morning All

Here is my card for my challenge for my Craft Club and anyone else that would like to join in.
Phill Martin papers
Clarity stamp

Sketch to follow

Last weeks challenge was Tic Tac Toe.

I used Flower Emboss Script

Dawn - Flower Emboss Music

Denise - Flower charm ribbon

Nancy - Lace charm ribbon

Val J - Emboss Charm Baby

Sharon - Flower emboss music

Val C - Flower Emboss Script
Christine - Script Charm Bird

Claire - Flower Emboss Music

Jen - Music Animal Ribbon

Eve - Music Animal Ribbon

Maggie - Flower Emboss Ribbon

Name drawn - Maggie.

Well done all.

See you tomorrow with Craft Ribbons.

Xxx xx
Wendy L

Saturday 23 May 2020

Gingham, Spots & Stripes for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and our host is Mervi.
Gingham. Spots  Stripes
I think the papers were free in a magazine.
The sweet topper was gifted to me by one of my Craft Club ladies.
Dotty ribbon from Crafty Ribbons (link in sidebar)

Leftover papers used on inside.

We dont have a sponsor for this challenge, so just for fun.

Wendy L

Thursday 21 May 2020

Watercolour dabbles

Good Morning All

As you know I have been playing with doodling and Watercolours.
Here are afew of the watercolour ones,  simply splodges and then stamping over the top.
I got the ideas from Pinterest.
JNDs butterflies and dragonflies.

JNDs heart stamp

JNDs trees

I have some more to show you next week but first, I wanted to show you some pics of trees I took while walking the dog at the weekend.
I think this is a Jacaranda tree, I know I used to see them in Florida, but not sure if these are the same kind but they look the same.
Not much leaf on them but plenty of flowers

This is the flowers closeup.

I have no idea what this one is but there are loads at the back of us where they are building lots of new villas.

These are the flowers, they are so pretty closeup, all spotty red inside and the petals curl right up

Wendy L


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