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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 30 July 2020

Notebooks with Gi papers

Good Morning All

Here is yet another notebook using the gorgeous Digi papers from Gi Kerr who has a group called Happiness in Crafting on Facebook 
I bought this lovely set of papers from her Etsy shop.
This one is another quad fold notebook with two lots of paper to write.

And this one has papers in the other fold

As you can tell, I am still enjoying making them, different styles and a way of giving embellishments tucked away in the pockets.

Wendy L

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Watercolour card and Happy Birthdays

Good Morning All

Hope you all had a good weekend.
Nothing new here really but I believe you in the UK are all hearing horror stories about us in Spain with the virus.
I,m not one to spout off about politics but this really annoys me, Boris enforcing 14 day quarantine for people travelling back from Spain.
We have our face mask wearing enforced, unlike UK.
We have nowhere near as many cases as UK.
I could go on for ages but I wont.

Firstly let me wish my younger son a Big Happy Birthday.
And it is Hollies on Friday.
Missing these guys so much and goodness knows when I will see them again

Back to crafting 
Another water colour card today.
Very quick and easy and fairly CAS

Very hot here so taking alot of my crafting into the living room where it is cooler as we have a ceiling fan in there and when the wind drops, we put the AC on, sod the leccy bill, better to be comfortable!!!
Making lots of embellishments which will be shown at a later date.

Keep well all

Wendy L

Sunday 26 July 2020

Challenge & Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

The challenge I set my Craft Club ladies on Friday - A sketch and one we have had before but very useful to make more Man cards.

My card, I used a digi from my file that I had already coloured
Cut out with Pierced Circles and Squares


The gifts I gave out  were a crafting item instead of something to eat!!!!


Onto last weeks Tic Tac To challenge.

My card - Square White Lace

Christine - 3 cards - 1st  - Red Charm Ribbon

2nd card - Red Square Circle

3rd card Green Santa Circle

Denise - Circle Square Red

Eve + Red White Green

Sharon  - Square White Lace

Dawn - Red Square Circle

Nancy 1 Santa White Charm

Nancy 2 Circle Santa Green

Claire - Green Santa Circle

Maggie - 

Val J - Circle Square Red

Name Drawn - Christine and she has gone back to UK for the summer so will save the little prize  for her.

Wendy L

Saturday 25 July 2020

Allsorts Reminder

Good Morning All
Just a reminder that Allsorts challenges are running for 2 weeks over the Summer.
The theme is Flowers all Over and there is a fab stamp from Chocolate Baroque on offer.

Here is another Notebook I have made for my gift drawer.
I used an A4 piece of card and folded in four and covered in a lovely sort of damask paper..
This is the front

The back

Inside with tags and tuck pockets and notepaper sewn in.

Decorated with some butterflies and bead dangles.

See you tomorrow

Wendy L

Friday 24 July 2020

Christmas week for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All
Crafty Ribbons are having a showcase week for Christmas Ribbon.
I have been making some gifts for my Craft Club ladies and this is one.
It is a little flip book.

As you can see the ends are open to hold items.
I added some sheets of gems and I am also going to add some sentiment tags.
Both items we all use on our cards.

The ribbon is Grosgrain and available  HERE   along with loads of others.
The pink bow is also made with ribbon instore too.

This was fun to make and a useful gift too.

Wendy L

Thursday 23 July 2020

Blue Quad fold Notebook & Paperclips

Good Morning All

Another Notebook to show today using papers from Happiness in Crafting - Gi Kerr.
Firstly, these are paperclips I have made using some hearts from a freebie from Gi, she usually includes some on the freebies.
I attached a little dangle charm.
I will use ones like this to adorn the notebooks.

This is the front cover of the notebook.
It is made from an A4 sheet and closes using Seam binding from Crafty Ribbons

Folded into 4 equal parts and stitched note pages into two of the folds.

This is the other side of the  sheet with tuck spots and journaling cards

Hand crochet doily

Love these papers.

Thank you for visiting.

Wendy L

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Boxed card and pram blanket

Good Morning All

An acquaintance asked me to make a card for her friend and wanted a box for it too.
This is the card I came up with.
Tatt Lace pierced dot butterflies on CE Embossed butterfly folder.

I made the box using my Crafters Companion Score board.
The ribbon across the box is from Crafty Ribbons

She was very pleased with it too and her friend loved it.
Here is another pram blanket I have crocheted.
I have quite a stash of them now so if anyone wants one I will only charge 10 gbp
6.50 of which is postage from here.

Thanks for visiting.

See you soon.
Wendy L

Sunday 19 July 2020

Happy Sunday and Challenge

Good Morning All

Happy Sunday to you all.

Masks are now mandatory in our region from yesterday, meaning they must be worn at all times outside the house or bar/restaurant.
My challenge for the Craft Club this week was Tic Tac To.

I used Square White and Lace from the chart below.
I think the digi is from Right Said Fred (I dont think they are still in business producing digis though)
The paper is Country Meadow from LOTV

The blue ribbon is from this stack that a lady left at the craft shop for us all to use.
All the ladies took what  they wanted and I brought the rest home and hung on  piece of card which I punched holes in to thread the ribbon through.  On hand all the time now.


The gifts I gave out were Murray Mints  in boxes I made and tied with ribbon and a charm.

Onto last weeks challenge which was a sketch

My card








Val C

Val J

The name drawn was Sharon.
Thank you to everyone.

Wendy L


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