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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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Sunday 28 August 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Hooray we were back at Craft Club on Friday which was great, lovely to see them all although we did go out for a meal last week which was lovely too.

I used another sketch for the challenge this week.

I used some digital images from Artymaze and matted onto Centura Pearl card embossed with Butterflies.

All matted onto pale green card

I added Gingham ribbon to the side and on the sentiment tag.

Sketch to follow

As I forgot to take gifts to our last meet, I gave out 2 this week
Wine Gums wrapped in crepe paper with a ribbon band from Crafty Ribbons.

And flavoured Tea Bags with a dangle attached.

Last weeks challenge was to use More than 2 Circles.
My card

Val C


Eve made 2


Val J made 2


Two from Claire


Maggies name was drawn so she got the prize.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,  especially UK as you have an extra day. 
Wendy L

Friday 26 August 2022


 Good Morning All

Back to my Craft Group today which I think we are all looking forward to, but I have shopping to do first for the charity as one of my Craft ladies is giving me a chunk of money to spend on food and nappies, so I will go to supermarket on my way to  Craft then I can drop at the collecting point next door to shop.

 I have made a Desk Calendar to give as a little gift at Christmas.

I found them on the internet, cut out and glued the top with PVA glue afew times.  I added large buttons as embellishments.

I think I shall make afew more as they are quite easy.
Wendy L

Wednesday 24 August 2022

2 Dinosaurs

 Good Morning All

Two more kids cards one  for the box and one is my Grandsons Birthday card in November, both with toppers from LOTV.

Backing papers are from Clarity and the mushroom ribbon is from Crafty Ribbon in UK.

Another great quote I have seen.

So True.

Wendy L

Sunday 21 August 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My challenge for the Craft Club ladies is a nice easy one.

More Than 2 Circles.

I used two  shades of green card for the mats and doodled the flower on white card, all cut with CE Pierced circle dies.

Last weeks challenge was a sketch 

My card

Dawn made 2

Denise made 3


Val J

I asked John to pick his fave and he picked Denise' 1st Butterfly one so she gets a little gift again.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
Wendy L

Friday 19 August 2022

Christmas Notelets & A Card

 Good Morning All

I am going out for a meal today with my Craft Club ladies so it will be nice to see them again.  We are back next Friday as the shop opens again on Monday.

I put out a video a while ago showing how I make these cute little notelets.  They are great for  keeping in your handbag and I will be giving some as gifts at Christmas.

Here's the video.

Also here is another Crafters Companion Poppets card, I just think he is so cute. Designer paper from Clarity and more Chrystal Art gems.


Wendy L

Wednesday 17 August 2022

Two LOTV Kitties & Two Journals

 Good Morning All

I was making cards for my challenges the other day and I found a sheet of LOTV toppers that were suitable for kids and teenagers.

So here are two cards featuring the cats.

I'm still using gems left over from Crystal art pictures and the backing papers from Clarity


I hope you survived the heat last  weekend, we had it too here in Spain. When I took Rico out on Saturday night it was like to different worlds.  Black sky one way and 

Sunshine the other 

We also had a couple of really bad wind storms too, whipping the chairs around outside, very frightening.
I have a new You Tube video out today with 2 Christmas Journals for sale. I used a kit called Rustic Christmas and all the links are on the video.
If I sell a journal I ask  a minimum of 20 euro but dont keep any of the money.
It costs 15.35 for certified post (I pack the parcel full of goodies to the weight limit of 500 gm)  and 4.65 goes in my charity pot.
Half to the dog rescue where we got Rico from and half to Helping Hands where the two ladies help the under privileged
 (ie. no income)  and alot of these are Ukrainians who have had to flea their country.  They buy food for them and help out with all sorts of other stuff too.  This is where I send all the things  I crochet for them in the winter.
So if you did buy one you are helping good causes.

See ya soon.
Wendy L

Sunday 14 August 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Here is my challenge card for my Craft Group although we are still not meeting due to shop being closed for holidays

It is another of my doodles.

Mounted onto oxide coloured card and embossed with Mosaic Leaves EF from Creative Expressions.

Here is the sketch to follow

Onto the challenge last week which was an exceptionally quiet one.

My  card

Just 1 entry from Denise so she gets the gift.

Enjoy your Sunday and here is a thoughtful quote.

Wendy L

Friday 12 August 2022

A Couple For The Box

 Good Morning All

I have been trying to use some older stuff up and I found these toppers from Crafters Companion, goodness knows how long I have had these!!

They are quite large so not alot of room left for anything else on the card front.

On this one I inked the edges of the topper and just added a sentiment tag with some gingham ribbon.

On this one I used some designer paper from Clarity, added a couple of cutoffs of lace and a circle sentiment.
Afew pearls and gems on each one to finish off.

Two more cards for the charity box.

Wendy L

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Hand Painted Doodle

 Good Morning All

As you know I have been doodling and on this one I decided to paint it too. I am happy how it looked and made it into a Christmas card.

The sentiment is from a  stickers set from Clarity Stamp in UK.

I think I may try doing some Holly wreaths and make more Christmas cards.

I'm not sure about the eyelash trim bow but too late now as its glued on, what do you think??

Thanks for visiting.
Wendy L

Sunday 7 August 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge and Taylormade4U

 Good Morning All

Aswell as my little challenge I am sharing a journal I have made using a kit from Taylormade4U called Transcontinental Railroad

This would be a great journal for the man in your life or for a trip to record your journey.


Inside front cover with a pocket

Centre pages and lots of writing space

Inside back cover

I have a You Tube to show more of it.

Now onto my challenge for this coming week.

Sketch to follow

If you would like to join in you can either email me a pic to
wlt27@hotmail.com or go to my Facebook page and go to the relevant album

My last challenge was over a 2 week period a we were away last weekend in Alicante .
The Cirque De Soleil show was amazing by the way, I hope they come to Alicante again next year.

So the challenge was to have the Sentiment as the Focal point.
My cards



Val J

I asked John to choose his fave and he chose Denise's card.
So I shall save a little prize for her until we next meet.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Wendy L


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