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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 30 August 2020

Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My challenge card was the one I used yesterday for Allsorts DT.

The challenge is to use at least 2 Circles.

I set a challenge for my craft club on Fridays and this week some of the ladies wanted to see and learn the process of making Junk Journals so the challenge I set some of them was to make a  Junk journal with the bits they had left over from the class.

So those that weren't taking part in that I set them to make a card featuring more than one Circle.

The gifts I gave out were leftovers from previous weeks so nothing to show here.

Last times challenge ran for 2 weeks at the Craft shop was closed last Friday for the owners to have a holiday.

My card

Claire made 3



Eve made 2

Nancy made 4


Val C

The name drawn was  Claire.
Thank you all

Wendy L

Saturday 29 August 2020

Going Round in Circles for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Kath has chosen the theme for this weeks Allsorts Challenge.
Going Round In Circles.

I used one of my strip backgrounds and a Penny Black stamp called Christmas Tidings(PB3998F)
Although I made it into a Sympathy card.
I cut the image and a backing with CE Pierced Circle die.
This card will also be used tomorrow for my Challenge, anyone is welcome to join in.

Prize on offer is a stamp from Bee Crafty
BEAUtanicals ~ Wildflower 4, Beautanicals Wildflower 4, £3.99, Bee Crafty

Wendy L

Thursday 27 August 2020

Posh Birthday Card

 Good Morning All

Last week , my Slimming group leader messaged me with 2 days notice to ask if I could make her a card for a dear friend.

I used  JND champagne bottle and his corner die-

I glued pearlised paper onto gold mirri but you could see the glue, hence the swirls of Stickles spread around to hide it.

I found the scrap of glitter card and added the two sentiment tags onto it.

I stuck the bottle on with foam tabs so I added two stick pins  as though they were coming out of the cork.

She was very happy with it and I was too, considering such short notice,

Wendy L

Tuesday 25 August 2020

Ribbon Gifts

 Good Morning All

I have made afew of these Ribbon holders for gifts and swaps.

I made an envelope and filled with Sentiments and tucked it behind the ribbon.

I use the ribbon holder I get from the China shops here and covered with nice paper.

Ok I think dont you¿¿

Wendy L

Saturday 22 August 2020

Fairy & Fantasy for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All

Crafty Friends Challenge time again and our theme is
Fairy & Fantasy
I chose this cute LOTV Topper matted onto an odd piece on my desk and then onto butterfly paper.

I added this lovely Fairy charm to the sentiment with organza ribbon.
Then afew of my little butterflies.

We dont have a sponsor for this one so playing 
Just For Fun.

I wont be posting tomorrow as we didnt have Craft Club on Friday as shop was closed, so challenge goes on for another week.

Wendy L

Friday 21 August 2020

Holiday Fun for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons are having a Showcase Week
Holiday Fun

I made a travel notebook folio which I thought would be good to take on holiday and keep notes, receipts and any souvenirs.

I used some old French map pages to cover the board.
Added a cluster pocket in the bottom corner and this gorgeous Holiday ribbons available HERE.

This is the inside, like a concertina folder

And the back

And this is how I have decided to store my ribbon,  on pins and hooked at the side of my desk, so always in view.

If you leave a comment on Crafty Ribbons Facebook page for the Showcase post.
You will be entered into a draw to win a ribbon bundle.

Wendy L

Thursday 20 August 2020

Tonic Hexagon

 Good Morning All

A while ago, our local craft shop  where I hold my Craft Club, got some Tonic dies in stock and this was one one of them.

I only have one set of Hexagon dies so I decided to buy it, although, did I really NEED it??

Here is the card I made with it, an easel card.

I love the stitched detail around each die.

Thank you for visiting.


Wendy L

Tuesday 18 August 2020

A Groovi Wrap

 Good Morning All

I have not been doing much Groovi since Lockdown but I could not resist ordering one of the Wrap plates designed by Linda Williams.

A closeup

This is two pieces overlaid

They are designed to make a wrap, like an envelope but I wanted them for cards.
Very delicate and pretty dont  you think??
This is one I made for one of my Craft Club ladies, Maggie, which I personalised for her birthday on Friday.

Thanks for the visit.

This is poor Rico feeling sorry for himself.
We think he has got bitten and he has knawed his tail abit raw so we had to buy him a big collar to stop him messing with it, poor love.

Wendy L

Sunday 16 August 2020

Happy Sunday and a Sketch challenge

 Good Morning All

A nice easy sketch for this weeks challenge and one I have used before.

My card and again it is a digi from my file and I dont know whose it is.

Last weeks challenge was to use Black & White only, gold or silver allowed.

Wow, I was blown away by the gorgeous cards the Craft Club ladies made.

My card

Val C made three cards




2 from Sharon


Nancy made 2

All do gorgeous.
Name drawn was Nancy.

Postpals are having an auction to raise funds over on Facebook.
Please pop over and request to join then you can add a comment to bid on an item.
The auction end tonight at 7pm UK time.
I have donated a lovely Junk Journal.

Thank you all.

Wendy L


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