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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 July 2022

No Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

No challenge today as we were not at Craft club on Friday as shop is shut and I am in Alicante,  home today.  There will be a new challenge next week.

Another CAS card today with another of my doodles.

Quick Easy and Simple.

There are vertical embossed lines which are hard to see in photo.

Last one for a while, well maybe!!!


Wendy L

Friday 29 July 2022

Groovi Flower Layout

Good Morning All

Clarity have been selling Layout Plates so I thought I would have a go at doing a similar layout with plates I already own.

I am very happy how it turned out and will be keeping this one for my own use.

Cirque de Soleil tonight  woohoo.

Wendy L

Wednesday 27 July 2022

CAS card

 Good Morning All

Tomorrow we are going to Alicante for afew days.

I have a ticket to see the Cirque de Soliel Luza show which I am so looking forward to.  I have wanted to see one of their shows for a long time and when I saw they were coming to Alicante, John said he would buy me a ticket for my Birthday.

So we are going to make a weekend of it.

Back to card making. 

A very CAS  card from me.

I cut a leaf from a piece of alcohol inked card and just edged it under this left over piece of ephemera from a kit.

I embossed diagonal lines across the corner just to give it some depth.

I have decided I quite like making CAS cards.
Wendy L

Sunday 24 July 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My challenge at Craft Group and you if you would like to.

I want to see the Sentiment as the focal point.

Here are afew cards I made for it.  The sentiment dies are both from Creative Expression.

CE Butterfly EF

CE Mosaic Leaves EF

Paint Splashes background.

John gave me these papers years ago.


I forgot to take the Gifts with me on Friday so they will get two when we return on 26th August.

Onto last weeks challenge which was a sketch.

My Card




Val J

I decided to draw two names and the challenge will run for two weeks as I will be in Alicante and I will still do one while we are not meeting.

Names Val J and Denise.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Wendy L

Friday 22 July 2022


 Good Morning All

As you may know I make junk Journals but I have also got into Journaling for myself too.

One of my Craft Group ladies gave me a lovely notebook for my Birthday and I started collaging on afew pages, then started watching afew You Tube videos on the subject and came across Shayda Campbell via Attic Lane. and I was inspired as she combines doodling with journaling too.

Here are afew of my doodles, which I may have shown before, and some collage pages in my Notebook.

So after watching afew of Shaydas videos, I went online and purchased an  A5 size  Ottergami journal.

I am designing my 2023 Diary in a Bullet journal style.

This is my 1st page.

I hope you will join me on my Journal journey.
I will post my progress.

Wendy L

Sunday 17 July 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

Good Morning All

Our Craft meetings will be coming to an end soon just for afew weeks for the summer while the shop is shut in August. 

Anyway, this is the card I used for my challenge this week.

It is one of my doodles on watercolour.

I matted it onto pretty floral paper and bright yellow card.

Sketch to follow

Gifts this week were leftovers from previous weeks

Last weeks challenge was a sketch too.




Val J

The name drawn was Denise so she got a little gift from me.
We have Johns son coming in on Monday from Australia,  well he is coming from Barcelona where he has been on a stag weekend first,
See you Wednesday if I can get anything made, soooo hot 
Wendy L

Friday 15 July 2022

Paint Splodge Card


Good Morning All

This is a card I made using leftovers on my desk.

They are pieces of card splodged with paint. Wonderful ribbon from Crafty Ribbons in UK and a topper from my Junk Journal stash.

Back to craft club today as I,m feeling loads better.

Thanks for visiting and see you Sunday.


Wendy L

Wednesday 13 July 2022


 Good Morning All

Another quick post today as still feeling abit under the weather.

This is a card I made a while ago using an image from a decoupage book I bought at my local craft shop.

I used a CE Leave Emboss folder and a little stamped sentiment tag.

Here is a thought provoking  quote I saw on Instagram

Thanks for visiting and see you Friday I hope,
Wendy L

Sunday 10 July 2022

Happy Sunday - No Challenge

 Good Morning All

No challenge this week so I will be carrying over last weeks.

I had to cancel our Craft Class due to me being unwell.

So just a couple of very CAS cards from me.

One of my ladies, Dawn, gave me some earrings she had made and she put them in an envelope and these tiny butterflies fell out too.

So, you know me, waste not want not.  I added afew gems to each one and made a very simple card.

This is one of my doodles, made into another very simple CAS card.

I am really enjoying making these types of cards.

Wendy L

Friday 8 July 2022

Baby Yellow Crochet

 Good Morning All

Abit of Crochet to show you today.

One of my craft ladies asked me to knit her a baby cardigan, but as I find knitting harder on my hands I said I could crochet one instead.

She wanted lemon colour and I made two hats with the left over yarn.

I followed a pattern from Maisie & Ruth over in YT
as I did for the bobbly hat. the 2nd hat is from Craft & Crochet on YT.
They are all quite easy.

Wendy L

Wednesday 6 July 2022

Taylormadecards4u blog hop

 Good Morning All

I am sharing a Design Team make and video with you today for Tylormadecards4U

She has a shop selling Digis  and all the links are in the description box in my video.

Card One

Card two

And here is a journal

Pop over to see the video.

Links for the Bloghop

Wendy L

Sunday 3 July 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

Good Morning All

I have chosen a sketch for this weeks challenge at my Craft Club.

The image is from Sharm Studio on Etsy and she still has 50% off.

Matted onto Centura pearl card embossed with CE Butterfly folder.

The Gifts I gave out were little packs of biscuits.

Now back to last weeks challenge which was a bingo chart.

My card using  Embossing Oval Flower

Denise - Pink Circle Flower

Val J  -  Square Emboss Blue

Eve - Pink Circle Flower

And Eve was the name drawn.

See you Wednesday.

Wendy L

Friday 1 July 2022

Crafty Friends & MAWTT Challenges


Good Morning All

I shall start with Crafty Friends Challenge  which has a theme of


I made two cards, very similar.

I used CE Mosaic Leaves EF.

The tag toppers came from one of my crafty friends.

I helped tidy her craft room, way back in March and she disposed of alot of stuff so I grabbed some bits and these were among them.

I rubbed over the embossing with Johns (Crafts Too) Mica Paints.

Added  a sentiment tag on each one.


Which is Inky Backgrounds

I was playing with my Oxides and water, and had quite a selection to choose from but as I was doodling at the time too, I chose colours that matched the doodled flower.

Great fun to play with.

Enjoy the challenges this month.
Wendy L


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