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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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Friday 31 March 2023


 Good Morning All

Well we got to Melbourne OK, very tired though but good after a full nights sleep.

We went into city yesterday and had a walk alomg the river and went up to the Skydeck, 88 floors.


One of my Craft ladies gave me a bag full of Hunkydory kits.

Although I do like them to look at, I must admit I am not a great fan of using them, but waste not want not as the saying goes. So I sat at my desk and set to with a set suitable for Man cards and here are the cards I made, lots of them!!! I think I made about 20 cards.

Most of them are A5 size and they have filled my charity boxes up nicely!


Wendy L

Wednesday 29 March 2023

Boxes of cards

 Good Morning All

As you know I make alot for charity and here are two boxes I made from Centura Pearl card.  I decorated them and tied ribbon around.

Inside are 8 mixed cards, mostly Birthday and I give these to the two charities I support for them to use as Raffle or Tombola prizes.

This is my April page in my Journal, abit of doodling and a tiny bit of collage.  I am trying to keep up with my journaling and am enjoying  the design of pages and doodles and glueing on pages too.

John and I go to our local Library here in Spain, they have mostly English and afew  Dutch books.
There are the decals on the walls going up the stairs which I thought were great and so true.
This one says  
There is no friend  as loyal as a book.

Love them.
Wendy L

Sunday 26 March 2023

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

This weeks challenge will run for 3 weeks until after Easter as I'm away so there will be no craft meeting for the next 2 weeks.

Infact, Eve stepped in for me on Friday as we will be in Singapore as this post goes live, on our way to Australia to visit one of Johns sons.

So for the challenge I made a sketch and made it quite challenging.

This is my card using the last of the images from last years calendar.

This is the sketch to follow

I left the gifts with Eve for the ladies on Friday.
Assorted Teabags in a little pouch

Last weeks challenge was a sketch

My card featuring a 2 Jays stamp


3 from Claire




Val J

I asked John to choose his fave and he chose one of Claires.

Wendy L

Friday 24 March 2023

More Groovi Waste

 Good Morning All

As this post goes live we will be in the air on our way to Australia via Singapore to visit Johns youngest son, so afew scheduled posts  on the way.

Today is another way I use my offcuts of parchment.

Alot of my cards are square and as parchment usually comes in A4 or A5, I do have quite afew pieces that are 5 x 3 so here are some cards I have made to show my class.

I have a lovely plate with the large Happy Birthday in a lovey scroll font so I thought I would make that the focal point of the cards.

The first two cards, the pieces were not quite wide enough to fit the sentiment in full so added the Birthday word from a different plate.

Then just matted it onto designer paper.

Added afew gems to this one.

This is the sentiment as it is on the plate.

I'm very happy with these.
Wendy L

Wednesday 22 March 2023

Groovi waste

 Good Morning All

When I am cutting parchment for my classes, I end up with lost of pieces that could be thrown in the bin!!!!

But not me, I have to use them!!!

These are two pieces  of  8x8 designer parchment that I die cut the centre from using Clarity Picot Square dies and I used a Groovi grid to make a frame.

Then cut a piece of card large enough to cover the centre aperture and added one of the Poppet images and a sentiment.  Mounted onto a 7x7 card base.

Another one using same process but the  topper is smaller so used afew mats.

Join me on Friday to see more ways of using  my Parchment cut offs.
Wendy L

Sunday 19 March 2023

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Friday was my last time at Craft Club for afew weeks as John and I are going on a big holiday to visit his younger son in Australia.

This will be our last BIG holiday and we are breaking the outward bound journey in Singapore for afew days as we dont want to arrive at their house tired out, (I get bad tempered when I'm tired)!!!!!

Jamie wanted his Dad there when the Grand prix is on over Easter weekend so his kids are treating us to tickets!

Eve will be taking over next Friday then closed for 2 weeks and I will be back ready for class on 14th April. 


This is my card I made for their challenge.

It is a stamp from 2 Jays with JND.

I didn't bother colouring as I didn't think it needed it, it is so detailed

Sketch to follow

The gifts I gave out were Cadburys Creme Egg which I bought while in UK last month.  I made little baskets for them.


Last weeks challenge was to use 
More Than Two Squares
My card using my two way stamp from Clarity again!!!!

2 from Dawn

2 from Claire



Val J

2 from Christine


The name drawn was Denise.
Wendy L 


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