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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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Friday, 31 August 2012

Organza Flower

Good Evening All
Tell me what you think of this flower.  I saw this tutorial on Christinas website---
 Card Making Magic.com, how to make lovely flowers from organza using a heat gun.  I bought a large reel of maroon ribbon, about 5" wide and it has flocking on it (if you know what I mean) but it still worked with the same method.  I didn,t use aSpellbinder to cut out the circles  though, I just used fancy scissors and cut a rough circle.
I used a 5x7 card blank
Red paper to mat
White card embossed with Darice embossing folder in Cuttlebug
Happy Birthday stamp with chalked edges
Tiny red roses Ebay
Swirly gems from Zsa Creative (I won)
Homemade bead ornament twirl

Please let me know what you think. 
I am going now to play with my new Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms die and I am going to try them on felt. I will show you tomorrow what they turn out like.
xxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ------
QKR Stampede # 3 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
  

Thursday, 30 August 2012

No image

Good Morning All
It is great to be home and back with John and in my craftroom.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the UK with Hollie Anais and with my sister and the rest of the family, but it is always nice to get home.
Todays card is a fairly simple one made with stuff that was in the May Goodie Bag from Docrafts, and then I simply added a sentiment tag  and a butterfly (peeloff stuck onto acetate and cut out)
xxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ------
Joanna Sheen - Totally Sentimental
Paperplay 12-week 35 - Appreciation- Thank you
MAWTT - Flying High
Perfect  Sentiments  PSC 47 - Anything Goes with sentiment
LEJ Designs # 18 - Anything goes






Monday, 27 August 2012

Flowers

Good Morning All
Time for challenge # 30 at Love to Create Challenge and the theme is 'Make your own Flowers' and does that suit me or not, as you know, I just love making flowers so I have gone to town on this one. 
We are sponsored by 2 companies for this week - Crafty Sentiments and Pink Gem Designs

I  have used a Crafty Sentiments image called Suzette and I mistakenly printed her out on the small side but I thought I would not waste her and decided to make a window frame card (tutorial for this on post dated 19th July 2012).  Decorated it up with lots of different typs of flowers, sentiment circle is freebie from Jak Heaths  blog.  Silver Butterflies punched from waste of Dufex decoupage sheet and pink butterfly is a freebie from The Lilac Garden site, this is a wonderful site and Audrey is so talented and kind.

Have fun with this challenge as I know alot of you love to make your own flowers too.
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----
Eureka Stamps # 3 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl challenge - August Colour
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Kreative # 58 - Shape card
Challenges 4 everyone # 1 - Anything Goes
Come and get it challenge - Show us your flowers
   

Friday, 24 August 2012

Die(d and gone to heaven)

Good Morning All
Do you like my title?  It is for my die cut card and because I am here, in the UK, having lots of cuddles with my gorgeous grand daughter.  We are both lying on my bed and she is fast asleep while I look after her and her Mum is having a lie in and Daddy has gone to work.
My card is one I made a little while ago.
And this is the inside.
Once again, I followed Christinas tutorial from Card Making Magic (link on `Pretty` card on 12th August)
Butterfly is Marianne Die
Punched flowers with glitter glue centres and tiny pearls
Large flower is Spellbinders Blossom
Joanna sheen ribbon doubled with silk ribbon tied in a bow
Flower paper from Creat & Craft
Card from my local `Papel` shop
Hope you like it and I will have to sign off as Hollie Anais is starting to wake.
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ------
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Rubys Rainbow Challenge  35 - Butterflies
Flourishes  Challenge  183- Butterflies, bees, spiders    I won this one
Bearly Mine # 49 - Anything Goes
Unstampabelles # 14 - Flowers
  


Monday, 20 August 2012

Colour Challenge

Good Morning All
Monday is Love to Create Challenge day and the challenge this week is to use yellow Kraft and one other colour.  We are sponsored by Robyns Fetish Digital Stamps who will give one winner 5 of their images,  and Scrappers Delight TBA
The image I chose is 'Hog - Wild over You'
The card is  in shades of yellow and the image coloured with Promarkers, so my one other colour is pink (just a tiny bit of green and blue).
I hope you like it and will hop over to Love to Create Challenge and have some fun.
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ------
Eureka Stamps # 2  - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts #87 - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge # 127 - Anything Goes  I won this one
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Gem of a challenge # 53- Animal or Teddies

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Crafty Sentiments

Good Morning All
I,m awake early, once again, I cant sleep, so I thought I would do  abit of blogging!!

My card today is an image and sentiment from Crafty Sentiments and I think it,s pretty cute.
Coloured with Promarkers
Flowery paper was given to me by my friend in UK on my last visit
All other bits from stash.
I,ve kept it pretty simple as the image is so sweet.

xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -------
Ready Teddy Go #13 - Anything goes
Card Mania # 1 - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC 219 - Square Cards
LEJ Designs # 16- Clean and Simple
Whimsey Stamps # 50- Lots of Layers


Monday, 13 August 2012

Sassy on Fire

Good Mornin All
This weeks callenge at Love to Create is 'Sparkle', how yummy is that - lots of bling.  We have got 2 sponsors this week - Sassy Studio Designs (2 images given to 1st chosen ) and Digi Darla Designs (5 images to 2nd chosen winner)

I chose Sassy on Fire and she looks like  a foxy lady ready for a night on the town so I coloured her in pinks and reds with Promarkers
Mounted on glittered red card with gems in corners
Quilled flowers
Homemade pin with 2 red faceted beads hanging from a chain on the end
Homemade sentiment with chalked edges
Sparkly heart peeloffs
I highlighted her dress around the bodice with Anita 3D clear gloss but you cant see it very well on pic
Pieces of doily and a leaf die

Have fun with this challenge
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES-------
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge # 52 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Divas by Design # 47 - Female
Crafting for all Seasons # 33- Bright colour
In the Pink - 50 shades of Pink



Sunday, 12 August 2012

Pretty

Good Morning All
Todays card is flip card I made following Christinas video from Card Making Magic.  She has some wonderful tutorials and they are very easy to follow.

All the flowers are punched and inked
The pearly decoration is homemade and I thought it would be nice to try something different instead if a straight pin
Embossed pink background card with Cuttle Bug
Gorgeous organza ribbon
I think it looks really pretty
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES------------
Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspiration - Anything Goes Crafting for GOLD
Chocolate Coffee Cards # 19 - Emboss
Joanna Sheen - Try something New
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Friday, 10 August 2012

Woolly and Waste

Good Morning All
Todays card is one I  made last week and really cost next to nothing to make!!!!

Both sentiments are freebies - the circle is Jak Heath and the bits stuck around them are all cut offs from border shapes or doilies
Frame is the negative from a die cut
Buttons from ebay for a minimal amount for a big bag full
Centre flower picture is left over from  decoupage sheet
NOW the woolly fabric on the left is from a China Bazaar shop here (there are loads of them and you can buy anything and everything) This was with the knitting wool and John (next door) and I saw it and both agreed that it would look great on cards. 60cents (50p) for 2 balls!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just goes to show that you can craft on the cheap.  I found some lovely red twine the other night when we were walking to the bar for tapas, so I picked it up to use at some point on one of my cards!!!!!!!!!!!

Look what came in the post on Tuesday
This was my prize for a chalenge win at Ready Teddy Go at beginning of August, WOW how brill is this..............  I have already been using them on cards I have made this week.  The holographic tiny butterflies are gorgeous and seem to match any colour scheme too.
xxxxxxxxxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ------------
For the Love of Crafting # 9 - CAS card
Delightful challenge - Fabric fibre and trim
Crafty Catz # 145 -- Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts @ 120 - Frame It
Poodle Parlour - Die Cuts
Divas by Design # 47 - Female
Lets Create # 51 - Make it Pretty
  


Thursday, 9 August 2012

Green Christmas

Good Afternoon All
My, it is hot here and getting hotter for the weekend , 40 and above.

So, just the right time to think about more Christmas cards , LOL.



This style is quite easy to make
2 pieces of A5 size card - score 1 in half and the other into quarter intervals
Cut an aperture in the 2nd piece, any shape you desire
Decide on an image to dangle in aperture and make sure it will swing around freely on jump rings
Stick paper to first half before glueing 2 pieces together on 1st and 4th quarter
Bling up/decorate to your hearts desire!!!!

Mine is quite plain as it will be posted to UK, but I think you could colour 2 images and stick together for centre and put loads of flowers, gems, pearls, bows, ribbons etc etc.
I will definately be making more of this style both for Christmas and other occasions too.  Being A5 size, the aperture could be cut using my Cuttlebug and that would give it alot fancier design.
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ----------------
Tuesday Throwdown # 110 - Moving
My Mums Craft Shop # 69 - Christmas in August
Card Crafters Circle # 34 - Bend Me Shape Me
Paperplay Challenge # 32 - Shaped Card
2 Sisters # 103 - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas Just around the Corner
 


Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Soccer

Good Afternoon All

Hope all is well with you.
Today would have been my Grandsons 3rd birthday, so feeling a little low today.  But going to Spanish shortly, so that will take my mind off him.  I console myself by thinking he is in a better place now, possibly with my dad and his other great grand dad.

Todays card is a Bugaboo digi ' Soccer'.  I have kept it quite plain as it will be for a boy/man.
I just added 2 black buttons with twine
 Matted and layered onto papers and card from stash
Image coloured with Promarkers

xxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES ------------------
Crafts & Me # 96 - Use a digi
Creative Inspirations # 175 -  Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl  - August - Bingo (image, button, twine)
Lollipop Crafts # 85 - Monchromatic
Shopping Our Stash # 63 - Monochromatic

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Good Afternoon All
It,s very windy here today, which makes the heat a little more bearable.  It has been so sweaty (not very ladylike, I  know) here just lately.
Todays card is a celebration one I was asked to make a while ago- a stepper card, lots of bling.
Mirri card
Ribbons
Gems
1cm flowers
Image bought in USA a long time ago
Scalloped heart die is Nellies Multi frame 022

xxxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ------------------
Lexis creations # 71 - Sparkle & Shine
Hooked on Craft # 23 - Lets Celebrate
Card Crafters Circle # 34 - Bend Me Shape me
Paper Pretties Monday # 51- Use Scallops
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine  - Sparkle & Shine




Monday, 6 August 2012

Cupcake

Good Morning All
Goodness but the weeks are flying by, it,s time for week 27 challenge at Love to Create.  This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and they will give the winner a massive 21 dollars worth of digis.  The theme is an easy one - Punches / Die cuts,  well  it is for me because you know that I love making flowers.
I printed out my own sentiment on computer
Leaf dies are Marianne
Punched flowers with pearl in centres
Image - Bugaboo - Girl with Cupcake - coloured with Promarkers

We all love looking at your creations so do hop over and join in the challenge.
xxxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----
Incy Wincy Designs - Sugar & Spice & everything nice
Always Crafting #13 - Food
Kaboodle Doodle # 131- Sisterly Love
   I won this one.
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge # 197 - Gifts
Crafty Catz # 144  - Pink
Delightful Challenges - Birthdays




Saturday, 4 August 2012

Black & White Four

Good Morning All
A quick card today.

This is from a set of digis downloaded from Docrafts Creativity club.
I didn,t want to colour it as I thought it would look good just black and white
Simply matted and layered, 1st  white layer is embossed
Quilled flowers
Homemade - chain with beads on, held down with a brad
Die cut flourish and punched butterfly

Here is the full set
I made them all with a similar layout
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----------
Totally Papercrafts # 128 - Mono
Milk Coffee challenge - Tic tac toe emboss-digi-die
My Mums Craft Shop # 68 - Ice Cream flavours 1 for vanilla and 1 for strawberry


Friday, 3 August 2012

Little Girl

Good Morning All
I,m still on a high, Hollie is gorgeous and she  is very good, sleeps very well, and seems to be a contented baby.  Thanks goodness for Skype.

Todays card is a Joanna Sheen decoupage sheet.

Mounted onto  A5 embossed blue card
Sentiment reads ' Thanks for being a very special friend'
Quilled flowers
Offcut from a border diecut with pink gems on points
Flourish
Glitter glue added on flourish and umbrella
Joanna Sheen ribbon
She,s a cutie and  I hope you think so too.

xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES----------------
Paperplay # 31 - Layer it Up
Crafters Companion # 27 - Best Friends
Divas by Design # 46 - Flowers
Paper Pretties PWC 217 - Thank You
Creative Inpirations #174 - In the garden
Misheflo Monthly Challenge - Long Hot Summers
Moving Along With The  Times # 157 - Summer
Crafts and Me # 95 - Green with Envy






Thursday, 2 August 2012

Black & White

Good Morning All

It,s time for the new Forever Friends Monthly Challenge and the theme is Black & White.  This month we are sponsored by   Di's Digi Downloads and the winner will receive  a prize from them.
Also there is a favourites prize of 2 Forever Friends Elements stickers, but you must use a Forever Friends image to be in with a chance of this one
My card-----------------
A5 black card.
Matted using both black and white card from stash and top layer of white is embossed with hearts.
All embellishments are Forever Friends 'Going to the Chapel' outline stickers (which look abit green against the black but they are holographic.  The main image I stuck onto acetate and cut out.
Satin ribbon from stash and homemade pin with black & white bead on.
Hearts cut using Nellie Snellen Dies.
Congratulations sentiment from Forever Friends too.
I do hope you like it and will pop over and join in this months cahllenge.  I, as one of the Design Team, do enjoy hopping onto your blogs to see what you have created.

xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----
Hooked On Craft # 23 - Lets Celebrate
 

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Happy Days

What a wonderful morning it is today,  my grand daughter was born yesterday, just 3 days late.  She is gorgeous.  I will post a pic tomorrow.

Todays card is a pretty Teddy coloured with Promarkers.
5 x5 white card blank
Bright yellow card, beige spotty paper, chocolate card, with chocolate border die cut on edge
Yellow and orange quilled flowers
Papermania spotty ribbon and button (ribbon does not show up too well on Pic)

Have a great day
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES --------------
Totally Papercrafts # 127 - Orange and Yellow
Craft Room Challenge - Buttons and Bows
Pile It On # 31  - Cute as can be
Die Cuttin Divas # 76 - Anything Goes
Ready Teddy Go # 13 - Anything Goes
 





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