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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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Tuesday 29 June 2021

Simply Groovi and a Visit

 Good Morning All

This card was very quick to make with the Groovi System, no intricate grid work.

Just working with 3 plates and colouring with Felt tip water colour pens.

I dont mind this one going in the charity box, as you know, I keep the more intricate ones for Friends and Family.

This afternoon I am going with some friends to Catral.  There are two guys who make and sell candles and wax melts for burners - Fox & Wolf.
I have been before and so wanted to go back again.  Scott talks us through all the fragrances then shows us where they are made and then we go through to the packaging room where we can buy if we wish, but there is no pressure.
I first saw them on Facebook and they were advertising a free afternoon with Cava reception and choccy dipped strawberries.  So I asked afew of my Craft Club ladies and off we went.
I bought a burner and a pack of melts.   I have used 3 or 4 tealight candles and still only used 2 melts on the burner, amazing.  And the smell is delightful.
I ordered an electric burner online which I will collect today, so this acts as a lamp aswell as burning the melts too.
I also want to buy a diffuser for the loo downstairs.
They are not the cheapest but boy oh boy are they good.
Visit the website as I did and see if there are any offers on.  They do post out and sell in different outlets
both in Spain and UK and Netherlands I think.

Wendy L

Sunday 27 June 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

I hope you have all had a good week.

The challenge I set the ladies at Craft Club on Friday was a sketch.

My card

Sketch to follow

The gifts I gave out this week were a useful one instead of some yummy chocolate!!
Mini glue bottle and I made a stick pin embellishment for each one with lots of beads and dangles.

Onto last weeks challenge which I set as cute but I did give each lady an image from the Poppets by Crafters Companion.

My card

Now onto the ladies

Val C






Val J


The name drawn was Denise
Thank you all.

I made this  card yesterday for the Tuesday Sketch challenge and I want to take my Oxides to Craft Club next week for the ladies to play with.
I used Oxides for the background.
A stamp I got in a Your Creative Studio monthly box.
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
And the sentiment stamp is from Clarity.

Wendy L

Saturday 26 June 2021

Use Designer Paper for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is to 

Use Designer Paper

I used some Digital Designer Paper from JaneyBJournals and I made some Hidden Paperclips.  

I have decorated both sides as they will both be visible on either side of the page.

I made these for a swap back in May and loved making them

Our sponsor is
Chocolate Baroque is a small independent art and craft company, based in the historic market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham in the North-East of England and is owned and run by Lesley and David Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from hand drawn originals, complemented by typography from Lesley.  The rubber stamps are made in house, by David, to our very exacting quality standards. And nothing gets past his eagle eye!

Two prizes on offer from Chocolate Baroque
A stamp   

And stencils  too.

Wendy L

Friday 25 June 2021

Yellow Orange Red for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

It is a late post from me as I have to fall in with Crafty Ribbons schedule as it is Crafty Ribbons Showcase week and we are showing bright coloured ribbon

Orange Yellow Red

I made two cards for this as I loved them all.

This is the Strawberry Shortcake ribbon which I stuck onto a square piece of card then covered the edges with a frame cut using Creative Expressions Pierced squares.

And I used Country Check gingham for the sentiment plate.

It is all matted onto red card

For this card I just used the gingham.
I found these large brads in my stash (I dont know where they came from) and I thought they were perfect for threading ribbon through.
I used pearlised card embossed with Creative Expressions butterflies folder

Pop over to their Facebook page and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning a ribbon bundle.
Wendy L

Tuesday 22 June 2021

Notebook & Pouch

 Good Morning All

As you know I have a box in the local Craft shop which contains cards and goodies I make in order to try and raise funds for the Animal Rescue centre where we got Rico from.

Here is a Notebook about 4x4 with a pouch to hold it.

They seem to be going quite well and I have raised over 100 euros.

If anyone is interested in buying one of my Junk Journals or Folios, here is my Etsy shop.
As I am a newbie at this, mine a very cheap compared to some. I am amazed at what some people sell at but I do know they put alot of time in to make them.
Thank you
Wendy L

Sunday 20 June 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My challenge for the Craft Club ladies was to use an image I gave them from Crafters Companion from their Poppets collection.

They are so cute and I'm sure the ladies will enjoy.

If anyone wants to join in you can just use anything CUTE, I do give a little prize for a randomly drawn winner.

The gifts I gave out were these

Onto last weeks challenge which was to use a TAG.
My card

Claire made 2

Dawn made 3


Eve made 2


I think the ladies enjoyed this one!!
And Eve was the name drawn.
Wendy L

Saturday 19 June 2021

AG for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Kath and her theme is 

Anything Goes with option of adding a Bow or Button

I added a Bow to my card which started with Oxides then I stamped the flowers using a stamp Your Creative Studio subscription box.

I added a cream organza bow and some tiny punched butterflies from a piece of card that was in my scrap box.

There is a voucher from Stamp Addicts for a randomly chosen winner

Stamp Addicts is a family run business based in Bedfordshire and have been in business since 1992. We have watched the popularity of rubber stamping and all papercrafts steadily increase over time and now manufacture our own branded rubber stamps which frequently feature on Hochanda TV as well as craft shows across the UK.

Wendy L

Friday 18 June 2021

AG for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

It is my turn for Crafty Ribbon today and it is anything goes and what would I go for???


There are numerous butterfly design in the shop HERE

I used this beautiful antique looking one.

Along with a topper from LOTV and Pearlised card embossed with a butterfly folder from Creative Expressions

Wendy L

Wednesday 16 June 2021


 Good Morning All

Following on from my Challenge post on Sunday, her are some more of the cards I made using the rest of the tags.

These will all be going in the Charity box for the Animal Rescue Centre.
Have a nice day
Wendy L

Sunday 13 June 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

I have been using some tags that I found a while ago.  I had made them to sell at a fayre.

Here are two cards I made and thought they would be good challenge cards for the Craft Club ladies.

I embossed Kraft card and matted it then just added afew bits - Sentiment and a piece of doily

Use a tag on your card

The gifts I gave were in a mixture of boxes that have been left over from previous weeks but they all contained a Viscount Mint Biscuit.


The challenge I set 2 weeks ago was Anything Goes but I did give the ladies at club a piece of border paper to use within their creation.

My card

Val J



Dawn 2



Christine 1

Christine 2


Val C

Name drawn was Christine.

Wendy L


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