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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 a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sketch for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times is hosted by Carole and she has given us a sketch to work from.
See below.
This is my take on it.
John Lockwood Papers
All bits in my stash - homemade stickpin, ribbon, button, butterflies.
The image is peeloff fans onto acetate





Have fun.

xxxx
Wendy L

More Banners for Christmas

Good Morning All
Welcome to Pauline, I hope you enjoy your visits.
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Time for Craft Rocket Challenge and the theme this time is Ribbon and / or Lace.
This is actually a banner I made here but you cant really see much of behind all the lace ribbon trim.
The trim is some I bought in USA about 8 years ago!!!!!
Matted onto embossed card and used Gilding Wax on the edges.
The centre is a Tag die from Sue Wilson with a sticky topper, years old from Create and Craft.



I thought this would be suitable for either Wedding or Baby or Anniversary.


xxxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Last of Similar Cards

Good Morning All

Last one of the similar cards.
I adore this ribbon that I got from Ally Pally in April, it makes lovely bows threaded through a pearl buckle.
Creative Expressions Perfect Peony and Pierced Noble Square again, and Warmest Wishes again.


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Here are my two gorgeous Grandaughters Hollie and Tess.


xxxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Another Christmas Card

Good Morning All

Another Card similar to yesterdays.
Creative Expressions Pierced Noble Squares
Creative Expressions Warmest Wishes
Cheery Lynn Flower
Docrafts paper again


Another one tomorrow.
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When I was at Ally Pally I bought afew bits for Hollie to make some Christmas tree decorations with and here she is using some Gilding Polish.
She loved it.


xxxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, September 26, 2016

Christmas Card

Good Morning All
I,m home and full of cold AGAIN.
What is it with aeroplanes????
I have been taking my vitamin C while I was away too.
Boohoo I feel yuk.
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Love this way of using a wide ribbon, threading through a pearl buckle.
Backing paper is from a Docrafts pad
Tis the Season is a Tonic die
Creative Expressions Poinsettia coloured with Mica paints


A couple of similar ones to follow.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Newsprint for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Annie., but I think Brenda has stepped in.

I had this image in my file, already coloured, and thought it was so cute, just  like Noah.
So I decided to make his Birthday card.
The printed paper is from LOTV.
Sentiments from Scrappers Delight.
Core-dinations card.



Sponsor is

I will see him just after his Birthday in December.
Have a good weekend.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Special Occasion for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All
Crafty Friends Challenge is Special Occasion
I decided on Happy Anniversary
This sweet image was provided by our sponsor and is called Little Dragonfly.
Butterfly emboss folder
CE Perfect Peonies







One of my fancy stick pins.


Sponsor - Julia Spiri



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Will be on my way tonight after a wonderful 10 days. Visiting with John, Ally Pally then lots of wonderful cuddles with Hollie and Tess.  Pics to follow when I download camera when I get home
xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, September 22, 2016

More Christmas Tags

Good Morning All
Here are afew more Christmas tags.




I saw this idea of making a Christmas tree from twigs and covered in white glitter to represent snow.

And these below are recycled Christmas cards.
Quilled flowers I have made.

A lady gave me a bag full of ribbon at my slimming club - Pieces  from the shoulders of sweaters etc. So I used alot of these bits.

Two more days then I shall be on my way home.
I have had lots of cuddles and fun times with Hollie and Tess.
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I brought a pack of my homemade pins (18) with me to uk to give to a lady at ally pally but she was not able to make it.
I dont want to take them home so  first one to txt me their postal address to me on
07756 178 834
I shall post to you before I leave on Saturday.
Now sent, thank you. Xxx
xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Christmas Tags

Good Morning All
Before I came to UK I was busy making afew Christmas tags to add to my gifts and, maybe sell afew.

I wanted a Vintage feel to them and saw some Gingerbread ones along with a recipe, in a miniature envelope.






One of the ladies at my craft meet had this cute Gingerbread man stamp, so I stamped afew and cut them out, then inked around edges.



I typed a recipe out and printed off onto a vintage looking paper.



Very pleased how these turned out.
Als a great way of using scraps up too, bits of ribbon, lace, gems, flowers etc.


I have since made a lot more but in a different style which I shall show another time.


xxxxx

Wendy L



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Black & White + 1 for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Time for Allsorts Challenge again and Kevin wants us to only use Black and White plus one other colour.

I went for Blue.
The die with the sentiment is one I got with my Saphire.
I used Baby blue ribbon and Rik Rak braid, doily, paper flowers and butterflies
All mounted onto Pierced Rectangels.
Alot of this was bits lying around on my desk!!!!!


Our sponsor this week is 

Why not pop over to the challenge blog and  peek at all the other wonderful creations from our DT.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Birthday Cake for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Claire is hosting our challenge this week over at Moving Along With The Times
She would like to see Birthday Cakes as it is her own Birthday this month.
I had this image in my file, I think it is Digistamp Boutique.
Scraps of paper from LOTV
Home made Fancy stick Pin
CE Pierced Flags stamped with John Lockwood Happy Birthday.



There are some lovely creations from our Design Team, why not take a peep.
xxxx
Wendy L

Mostly Blue for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
Craft Rocket challenge today is Mostly Blue.
I made this card for a friend to give to  her  Mum on her  80th Birthday back in June.
I made a frame with the CE Pierced squares and wrapped satin ribbon around it.
The centre paper is one of Johns.
Sue Wilson Hollywood from California Collection coloured with Gilding Polish.
Mosaic Leaves and satin roses.
The sentiment is stamped from one of Johns flag set that match the Pierced Flag die set.


Jacky also want an A4 envelope decorating as she has some papers and photographs she wanted to give to her Mum as it was a special birthday for her.






She loved it and I did too, very pleased with them both.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

On My Way

Good Morning All

Well, as this goes live I shall be at the airport, on my to UK.
I hope John Next Door doesn't forget to pick me up at East Mids!!!!!!
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This is another card using Sue Wilson Wellington Die from the New Zealand Collection.
Isn't her new collection lovely?


See you at Ally Pally.
Forgive me as I wont be visiting blogs while I am away but I  have scheduled posts going out.
Thanks Everyone.
xxxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, September 12, 2016

Noahs Christmas Card

Good Morning All
This is the card I have made for my Grandson, Noah.
I used a large topper left from a Forever Friends paper set and added a gorgeous teddy bear that can be used next year for their Christmas tree.



My MIL arrives tonight to keep my John company while I am in UK at Ally Pally and visiting Rick, Lorien, Hollie and Tess.
Cant wait.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Anniversaries/Special Occasion for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Kath.
The theme is Anniversaries or Special Occasions
I used my Sue Wilson 'Wellington' die from her New Zealand Collection.
John Lockwood Daisy Everyday Sentiment stamp
LOTV Butterfly Kisses paper
Homemade embellishments.

Sponsor is Crafty Ribbons


xxxx
Wendy L

Friday, September 9, 2016

Striplet Bag

Good Morning All
My case is packed and weighed, ready for Wednesdays flight.
Cant wait to see Johns New craft cave and no doubt he will be working with some of Sue Wilsons new Indian Ocean dies too, they are so gorgeous and are on my shopping list for Ally Pally.
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I made this bag following a tutorial from John  on You Tube HERE.
This is before he joined Creative Expressions, I think.


A little bit fiddly to do but quite pleased with how it turned out, xxx
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Finally, I have  added back all the pics on older posts that disappeared   and getting to grips with Google photos.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sons Christmas card

Good Morning All

Well , I have finally found out what is wrong with Picassa with the help of my John.
Google, in it's infinite wisdom, have decided that they no longer want Picassa so we all have to use Google Photos.
I cannot edit, sort into folders or anything, I hate it.
So forgive my pics at present until I have learnt how to use it properly.
I had to start using Picassa afew years ago, because, once again, Google changed things.
I wish they would leave well alone.
Moan over, sorry.
Update - I spent alot of last night sorting out and renaming alot of albums in Google Photos.
I,m getting there I think. Please tell me which photo storage you all use, thanks.
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This one is either for Lee or Ricky, obviously.
John Lockwood '12 Days of Christmas ' paper pad from last year.
I think the bauble die was borrowed from John afew years ago too.
I coloured them with Gilding Polish.

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Wow is it hot here, getting upto 40 degrees Sunday and yesterday, we had to have aircon on all day  yesterday.
Hopefully, it will cool abit next week as Johns Mum arrives next Monday to keep him company while I am in UK visiting John Next Door, Ally Pally and then Rick and Lorien, and, of course, Hollie and Tess.
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Message for Little lamb - Are you deffo going to Ally Pally, if you are I have a small gift for you.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, September 5, 2016

Christmas card for Hollie & Tess

Good Morning All

Not long until I see my gorgeous Grandaughters.
And this is the card I have made for them for Christmas.
Aren't I organised LOL!!!!!
I even wrote out alot of my Christmas cards the other day, all in bundles ready for taking to UK in December to post!!!!!

This topper is recycled from an old Christmas card and I thought it was too cute to throw away.
As it had two images I thought it perfect for Hollie and Tess.



Excuse my blog if some pics disappear, Google now disowned Picassa!!!!!!!!

I need a tutorial on how to use Google Photos if anyone has a link please!!!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Mug for Stick Pins

Good Morning All
I decided to make another item to store my homemade stick pins in on my desk.
I had some polystyrene balls that John Next Door had left when he returned to UK.
So I used one of the larger ones and a coffee mug that someone had bought and left here.
There are two sizes of balls so I will have to think of something for the smaller ones.










I covered with decoupage papers from Creative Expressions.






This is it finished.


Added pink frilly lace, cream lace and a crochet doily over the top.



I glued some Cheery Lynn paper roses around the base and glues some pearls in the middles.
I made a base from cardboard circles.

These are some long stick pins I made a while ago.

So pretty.
xxxx
Wendy L


Saturday, September 3, 2016

New Beginnings for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge time for this post and Tracy has chosen
New Beginnings.
I decided to use this cute picture of a new puppy, as so many of my cards go to Animal Aid.
I used a sheet of John Lockwoods paper pad, matted onto scraps of card, it is two sided so the pale blue is the other side to the flowers.
So cute.


This is the inside of the card using the last bit of paper from the sheet.


Sponsor is Digistamp Boutique


We are looking after my friends dog this weekend, due to a family funeral they had to fly to UK on Thursday.  She is a black Labrador and so well behaved.
This is her in February, just a pup, now fully grown but still gorgeous.
I got woke up with a wet nose pushing into my face yesterday morning, needed a wee!!!!


xxxxx
Wendy L

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