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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 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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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Parchment Butterfly

Good Morning All
I would like to welcome Anges Treasure to my blog and hope she has a  creative journey with me.  I do love it when someone decides to join me.

I found this card in my archives!!!!  I did make it a while ago but wanted to show it to you all.   I hope my friend Lin looks in today as she has just started doing a little bit of parchment work.  Lin joins us at our craft meets on Thursday mornings and she also runs the Slim Club I attend.  



It is two layers of exactly the same pattern so it did take a while to do.

Have a lovely Sunday and I hope you remembered to alter your clocks last night, those of you that live in the countries that do. 
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES
Creative Moments - Anything Goes + Wings
Hiding In My Craft Room # 143 - Freestyle
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Ends 10th April
Fan-Tastic Tuesday 28 - Anything Goes
I WON THIS ONE

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Use Your Dies

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is 'Use Your Dies' so I,m sure this will be a really busy one.

I have made a wall hanger using Spellbinders Hexagon dies and the label is an X Cut.




All mounted onto wide white satin ribbon with a thinner pink one, interspersed with Mei Flower ribbon bows.

I stamped a sentiment onto the  X cut label and tied twine through the holes.


I have had this blue hydrangea decoupage in stash for years and thought it would go well on this creation.

The cameo on the bottom is an item I got in some blog candy.

I hope you like it and will pop along to the challenge blog to have a go at this one..

Sponsors this week are --

Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge

  and Lets Create

Have fun
xxxxxxxxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES 
A Creative Romance - Spring Flowers
Alphabet Challenge- D for Dies
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Think Pink
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Ladybug Ink Challenge - For a Lady

Friday, 28 March 2014

Hugs

Good Morning All
Hugs to anyone that wants one this morning.
I wish I could have one off this little one.



Gosh I could eat her, she is getting so cute


I have coloured another image from Beccy Place, using Promarkers, she has some lovely ones on her site and some great tutorials too.








I didn,t think this needed too much embellishing, so a homemade sentiment tag, a couple of tulips behind a mini envelope.




I made  a tiny card to go inside the envelope.

xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Beccys PlaceAnything Goes
A Creative Romance - Spring Flowers
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Thursday, 27 March 2014

CAS

Good Morning All
Charisma Cardz Challenge time this fortnight is CAS, easy peasy or is it?
When I sit and think about doing a CAS card it is quite hard because I want to add loads of embellishments.
Anyway this is as near as I could get I think -- Card blank, image from Kenny K coloured with Promarkers, sentiment and afew peeloffs.



Sponsor
Kenny K

xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES --
I Love Promarkers 212 - Anything Goes
Rubys Rainbow - Happy Birthday
Just Inspirational Challenge - Mono
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

WOYWW

Good Evening All
Just a quick post to show you my desk, Why?  Because I visited this blog this morning HERE and wondered what WOYWW and this means ----Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  It's a link that starts from HERE where folks show their work desks or work space, just abit  fun really, so here is mine and I,m bragging 'cos it's nice and tidy.




The reason it is  quite tidy is because I couldn't get back to sleep this morning at 5.30 so I got up and moved afew things around and had a bit of a sort out.  So where you see my chair, I can just swizzle around and my plastic drawers are there on the bookshelves behind me, with all my different colours of card in.  I have tried to get the stuff I use alot, positioned there so I dont have to keep getting up.

xxxx
Wendy L


More Bits

Good Morning All
 I had my last injection y on Monday but it is looking like i will have to go and see a specialist next week, but we will see how it goes, I am doing some exercises that the Physio gave me, so, hopefully, these might help. 
I have been busy making lots of cards for the Craft Fayre coming up at our local English Bar on Good Friday.  I,ve really enjoyed this time as I can make lots of cards using all sorts of bits up, instead of having to use a sponsors digi image or anything specific.  I,m trying to use all my scraps and bits and bobs lying around my desk and boxes.


Whenever I use a die, I always cut some extras if there is card left, so I have lots of bits in my colour, co -ordinated boxes of card.  So this is all bits from the box in creams, beige and browns with a cute Little Humphrey on the easel.
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ---
Crafty Ribbons - A G + ribbon
Creative Card Crew - Animals
Simply Create Too - Animals

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Girly but no pink

Good Morning All
Hope all is well in your world, it is in mine
Hollie Skyped with her Daddy yesterday and her talking is coming along great, so much fun.  She goes around the house with a pack of baby wipes, cleaning and wiping things down, so funny.  Cant wait to get my hands on her in May when I get over there.
 Also, as it is my Birthday in May, I think we shall have some blog CANDY, what do you think?

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This is my first challenge for Hobbycutz  (I got the dates wrong !!!duhhh) and it is Girly but no Pink.




I chose a lovely  digi from our sponsor Whimsy Faerie Dandelion ', I  think she is quite sweet.  Coloured with Promarkers, matted and layered onto orange and brown card ( OH beer cartons).  Two Hobbycutz  embellishments with a heart shaped button, ribbon and a couple of homemade sentiments.  I really like these Hobbycutz Embellishments, they look so good on all creations, scrapbook pages and cards, and I shall be using them alot more now, I have pinched these off John Next Door until mine arrive.
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ----
Bearly Mine - One for the Girls
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs  - Things with Wings
Totally Papercrafts - Beautiful Borders (EK Success border punch)


Saturday, 22 March 2014

All About The Boys

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge theme this week is 'All About The Boys' set by Tracy.

I wanted to do a different design of card and came up with this.  It looks like  a cross over at first.




I bought some magnetic fasteners from Ebay, so I made a strap with the mustard coloured card and wrapped this lovely  ribbon around it.



The papers and the tiny buttons are from PaperMania.

Sentiments are homemade, tied with blue and yellow narrow ribbon.



Then the inside stands like an easel card.

Happy Birthday is a Marianne die
(just bought, along with 5 others, but Sshhhhh !!!)



Lots of pictures so I hope you get the idea of the shape of this card


I chose to use this gorgeously cute image from Digi Darla.  I just think he is so sweet.
I have been practicing my colouring and this is done with Promarkers







Sponsors are ----

xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES--
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes + Ribbon
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Countryview Craft - paperchase
Craftyhands Challenge - Buttons 6 Bows
The Stamping Boutique - Recipe
Pennys Papercrafty Challenge - Button & Bow(on string tag)

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Photo theme

Good Morning All

Time for this weeks challenge at Moving Along With The Times  and the theme this week, has been chosen by Pami and it is a photo


So choose the colours from here that take your fancy.  So pretty.

Well here is my interpretation.
 The green card looks abit brown in the picture but it is in fact, sage green mounted onto hammered pink card.  Homemade sentiments and tags.  Three colours of Joanna Sheen ribbon stuck with one of my bead pins and a single rose with a twisted stem.


I have started decorating the inside of some of my cards, so I put another piece of the hammered pink card with a tiny pic of the larger pic.

xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ---
Divas By Design - Flowers One on the image and one on ribbon
Tuesday Throwdown - Tic Tac Toe - Ribbon, die cut, flowers
Whoopsi Daisy challenge - Tag
Corrosive Challenge - Go Green
Fussy Fancy Friday - Shabby Chic
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes + Sentiment

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Foxglove

Good Morning All
I have made a card using a Delicious Doodles digi and it is a flower you dont see very much of these days, but still so very pretty, but I do believe it is poisonous.






Coloured with Promarkers, matted onto Spelbinders Labels 6, a dotty embossing folde on Coredinations card.  Homemade sentiment, satin ribbon with   fairy charm and leaf charm.  Another Marianne butterfly die cut in purple card.

Welcome to  my new follower too, Angies Treasure, hope you have fun.

xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ---
Cuttlebug Mania - Going Dotty ( Used Cuttlebug with a Crafts Too Emboss folder)
Creative Card Crew - Charms
Craft Your Passion - Green
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - Green
My Creative Moments - Anything Goes
   

Monday, 17 March 2014

Nail Art Sort Of

Good Morning All

I hope you have all had a good weekend, I have, I've been busy making lots of cards as I have been asked to do a stall at Easter at our local English bar to help the local under privileged  people.  As my stock of cards is very low I need to get busy as it is only 5 weeks away, on Good Friday.  In the last couple of weeks I have given nearly all my cards to the two charities that I support here, Animal Aid and  Stoma Support group.
Also, I have been accepted onto Hobby Cutz Design Team which will be great fun.  I am on team 1 and John next door is on team 2, so that should be fun.
My first challenge is on 6th April.
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The card I am showing you today is made from some stuff that Linda from Animal Aid gave to me to.  She often rings me to ask if I can use items that she has been given and she cant sell on her stall, so I do try to make use of it when I can.






She gave me this stuff for Nail Art and I thought I could definately use that on cards etc.  The gold flakes, I thought, were like gilding flakes, which I have never used but thought it could not be too hard.





I cut a large butterfly with a Marianne die from double sided sticky paper, stuck it onto a scalloped circle then brushed the flakes on with a paint brush.
So good so far!!!




I matted onto a larger circle and added another, smaller, Marianne die cut  butterfly, a Mei Flower fluorescent butterfly, Bitty blossom flower, ribbon and sentiment.

All mounted onto embossed card matted on pink.
As you know, I dont like to waste anything and when Linda rings to ask if I could use something she has been given I dont like to say 'no'.  I think it looks pretty good do you?  I know I shall be using the gold again and there is the same amount of silver too.
CHALLENGES ---
Bunny Zoes - Mono
Craft Dee Bowz - CDB 11 Anything Goes + Bow
Unstampabelles - Three different Shapes 


xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Pretty In Pink

Good Morning All
Just to let you know I am feeling better with my back.  I have been having my injections each day and the last one today.  The pain is alot less and just discomfort really, at night, so still not sleeping good, but then I never do anyway.
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Thanks to everyone who joined in with my challenge last week, I had fun visiting you all even if I did not have time to leave comments on all.
The challenge this week at
Allsorts  has been set by Sarah and it is 'Pretty In Pink'.




For this easel card I used a Passion for Stamps image which is a lovely cute pair of bootees, obviously coloured pink and mounted onto a Nellie Snellen heart die.  The sweet circle sentiment is from Netty HERE and I attached it with a cute clothes peg.  I love the cute teddy  bear ribbon, this has been in my stash for years.  The papers are Forever Friends.

CHALLENGES ---
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes  + Sentiments


I made another card using a  very pretty Nicecrane design.



I mounted the pre-coloured image onto white card die cut with a Nellie Snellen Multi Frame die MFD030, then on to pink card cut with Spellbinders scalloped circle.
I embossed white card with Tied Together embossing folder, interspersed with pearls and pink gems.  Added feathers, ribbon with a pearl buckle.

I used pink paper for the insert and punched the edges with a heart punch

Sponsors this week are -----


4 Images

AND


 
CHALLENGES ----
Paula Hollifields a Little Bit Crafty - Are we thereyet
Crafty Ribbons 80 - Anything Goes + Ribbon
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Wendy L                                                                               


Thursday, 13 March 2014

Pink Humphrey

Good Morning All
Another quick card I have put together for the craft meet today
I thought I could cut out the decoupage images, infact, these Humphrey are all die cut so that is great.


Afew gems, ribbon bows, matting and layering and that's it.
I want to try to get half a dozen designs together and I thought I would put up 4 of each design.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ----
The Ribbon Girl Challenge  - Animals
Crafty Calender - Animal Antics
Crafters Companion - Mono
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - ribbon & Bows

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Easy Blue

Good Morning All
First I want to say 'Happy Birthday' to my Brother In Law Barry
Gill - will you pass on my love to him on the big 65
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Second I want to tell you that I had to give in to the pain in my back and go to the Doctor on Monday.
Appointment at 11am, prescription to Pharmacia to get 6 injections, back to Doctor to have 1 injection in my bum, straight to hospital with letter from Doctor to have an Xray, 5 minute wait from going to reception, called in for Xray, 20 minute wait then handed envelope with a CD and report in, back home by1.35pm.  I have to go to Doctor each morning this week to have an injection, and take the results from Xray with me today for him to look at.  Touch wood, last night I was feeling abit better.
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I just want to share a  quick card with you today as I have been asked by a lady at our craft meeting on Thursday mornings if I could put some card packs together for some  non-crafters who may turn up.

This is one idea I had.  I want to show them that you can make a card out of very little stash.



I used a 5 x 5 blue card blank
Darice embossing folder inked along sides
Homemade sentiment
Satin ribbon
Blue tulip
Blue gem
Cut and fold paper flower (not sure where from)

xxxxx
Wendy L


CHALLENGES --
Crafters Companion - Mono (Darice embossing folder Stripe)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters - Flowers
Countryview Craft  - Paper chase

Monday, 10 March 2014

Beccys Images

Good Morning All
I just wanted to show you a card I have made with an image I won a while ago from Beccys Place HERE and she has lots of freebies there too.



The image is coloured with Promarkers, flowers and leaf die cut bought on E***.  
Homemade sentiment tags.
Crochet butterfly and bead pin available in my Etsy shop at top of sidebar.  Homemade tags tied with a string bow.
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----
Beccys Place - March Challenge
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge- One for the Girls.
Crafty Calender - Animal Antics
Come & Get it Challenge - Ribbon and bow
Stamping Sensations - Pretty in Pink
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Animals


Saturday, 8 March 2014

Sport

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is chosen by ME and I want to see 'Sport', any type, male or female.




This is my card for this challenge, I know it is not a sports motor bike but my boys love motorcycle racing, both road racing and motocross.  This is the nearest I could get for the image but I like it.
CHALLENGES ---
A Little bit Crafty - Are we there yet
Crafting by Design.  Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Masculine
Sisterhood of Crafters - Masculine
Flat Friends Challenge  - For Men


This is the pre-coloured one that comes on the same sheet too and I will use this on another card.


Sponsors this week are----

15 GBP voucher

AND


                                                                                   3 Images

Pop over to the Challenge blog so see all the other DT creations.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Moody Blue

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times challenge this time is 'Moody Blue and Debs wants to see Blues, there is a photo on the blog for inspiration for the colours.
I,m feeling abit blue as my back has gone again and I,m in agony, this is the worst it has been as I now have abit of numbness down my leg, so it's obviously a trapped nerve somewhere.  The worst is the night time when I,m trying to sleep and just cannot get comfy.  And we have more visitors arriving tonight.
I will just have to carry on crafting, at least the pain doesn't seem as bad when my mind is occupied!!!!


I decided to use a pre-coloured image from Pink Gem Designs and kept it very  simple as it is a 'male' card.
Afew opaque gems and a homemade sentiment.  The darker blue is a negative die cut and the image is cut with a Spellbinders Scalloped Circle, as is the sentiment.  The trellis corners are a Cheery Lynn die.
xxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES -----------
Flat Friends  - Cards 4 Men
The Crafting Cafe - CAS
Cute Card Thursday - Use Gems
A Little Bit Crafty - Are we there yet?

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Blue Humphrey

Good Morning All
While I was in the UK looking after Mum I did lots of cutting out and this cute Humphrey was one of them.  It is so sweet this image of him peeking over the wall. 


I just used lots of blues, gems homemade tags and a sentiment.

CHALLENGES
Crafters Companion - Mono
Crafty Calender - Animal Antics
Crafts & Me 146 - Anything Goes
Paper Creators Challenge 20 - Squares, Circle, Rectangle
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I also want to show you what John Next Door made for me, if you are one of his followers you will already have seen this.  HERE



He made this sweet  heart shaped box  for me to keep my bead pins in.  I love it and I have already filled it with the pins too.
As some of Johns followers have asked for a video tutorial, I will get him onto it when he gets back from Benidorm, and I shall act as camera woman!!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L


Monday, 3 March 2014

Box No. 4

Good Morning All
A little bit tender this morning after a great day out with friends yesterday.  We went to a car meeting and then an Indian meal afterwards which was so yummy.  Great fun.

Here is Box no. 4  I,m not too pleased with this one but here it is anyway.
I painted the box with brown acrylic paint, covered the bottom with this lovely 'vintage' paper, then proceeded to embellish .








Cream and brown lace gathered on the  edges on the lid with a  wool flower in the centre.





Then just decorated up with Buttons, ribbon, a necklace of black beads.

xxxxxx
Wendy L
I gave John next Door three of these boxes so have a look what he has done with them.

CHALLENGES
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Rhedd & Rosie  - Anything but a Card
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Countryview Crafts - Paper Chase

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