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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 October 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Here is my card for my Craft Club Challenge this week.

And another.

The Sketch to follow

The gifts I gave out were Halloween sweets in a lovely Triangle wedge box.


Last times challenge was Black & White ONLY.
My two cards

I let the ladies choose from papers of mine.

2 from Dawn

2 from Denise

2 from Eve


Val C

Maggie entered this but the cat had Blue eyes but here it is.
It is a lovely card.

The name drawn was Eve.
Wendy L

Friday 28 October 2022

Christmas Crackers

 Good Morning All

The Cracker die from John (JND) is probably the most used of all my dies, and I have lots!!!!

Each year I make about 20 crackers using it to give all my class ladies and neighbours.  I fill with sweets which I buy when I visit UK as we like Heroes or Quality street etc and alot cheaper in UK than here.

I have used plain card for most of them and left one end open ready for the sweets.

I used Johns Poisettias too for decoration.

Now the die is being passed around my craft club ladies who all want to use it.
Wendy L

Wednesday 26 October 2022


 Good Morning All

When I was at Groovi Class the other week I had in the box, loads of pieces of cut parchment,  Butterflies, Squares, Circles and Ovals.  So I decided I needed to  get on top of them and use them.

I took some to Ibiza too to doodle about with so there will be more to come.

So this is one card I made with some.

I used a square to write Happy Birthday Sister and the paper from LOTV worked well with it I think.

I will keep this one for my use.

Wendy L

Sunday 23 October 2022

Happy Sunday

 Good Morning All

As this goes live we will be in Ibiza, so I was not at Craft on Friday so there is no challenge this week.

Last weeks Black & White theme carries through for another week.

Pics below for challenge.

These are three cards I made at group a while ago. I make the toppers then make into cards when I get home.

This one is an LOTV Topper for a Man card.

The next two are images from a Ukranian seller and I used as toppers

Sharm Studio on Etsy

I have been giving cards in boxes to the charities for Raffle Prizes.


My cards for Black & White Challenge.

I gave the ladies a selection of my papers to choose afew from to make their cards.

My cards

I left Eve in charge of my Craft Club and I left here the raffle prize and the gift to give out which were Choccy again!!!

Wendy L

Friday 21 October 2022

Concertina Box Cards

Good Morning All

I have made Concertina Box cards for all my Grandkids.

I have used all bits from my stash and added a little sentiment tag with their name on, on the front.

They open into this and will stand up too.

The front and the back are glued into the lid and the base.

It is a great way of using the smaller images  too.

I have  made little envelopes to go inside and I will add  money too.


Wendy L

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Crochet -Shawl for a Boy & a Girl

 Good Morning All

As you know I do like to crochet while watching TV and I made this lovely shawl,  It is about 36 x 36 inch and it is done in rounds not row by row.

The tutorial is Here from Maisie & Ruth on You Tube.

The wool I chose is DK and very soft.

One of my Craft ladies, Maggie has bought if it for her unborn great grandchild, she wanted another in pink as she doesn't know the sex yet.

So I made another in pink!!!

It is very easy and the video is very easy to follow.


We are off on our jollies today, Ibiza here we come, so the next 3 or 4 posts are scheduled but I will try to keep my eye on things.


Wendy L

Sunday 16 October 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My Craft Club Challenge this week is Black & White only.

I let the ladies choose a couple of pieces of paper from my stash.

Here are two cards I made .
The die is a Freshcut one from Clarity

Challenge entered AllsortsAllsorts

This one is a doily die from Cut & Make, no idea where that one came from!!!

The gifts I gave out were from previous weeks, so a lucky dip really.

Dawn made a Pass the Parcel too so we each paid 1 euro and played which was fun and we raised about 15 euro as they paid for a biscuit too.
All for my two charities and a bit of fun too.

Last weeks challenge was this sketch

My card




Val J

Name drawn was Val J.

Wendy L

Friday 14 October 2022

Black Groovi

 Good Morning All

I have used black parchment for today's card and a plate I borrowed from Eve, one of my Craft Club ladies.

The lines are very fine on this plate and I just added some white work on the petals.

I did have to use my lightwave to work on this parchment.

I mounted onto pale grey card before adding to card blank.

A Good Quote

Some of the makes the ladies made a Groovi on Tuesday.






I think they all did great.

Wendy L


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