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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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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Like????

Good Morning All

I have been making these 5cm  stick pins with danglers on.
What do you think??
Pack 1

Pack 2

I have put them up for sale on a selling page.
5GBP inc. P&P for 1 pack as seen.

xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 24 April 2017

Bright

Good Morning All
Another scrap of ribbon and I think the papers may be Docrafts, not sure though, but they are small pieces so matted onto co ordinating card.



The tag for the sentiment is from Sue Wilson Belgian Tags set.
Butterflies to decorate.

A nice bright card!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 22 April 2017

I Spy for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Brenda chose the theme for the challenge at Allsorts and it is
I spy Something Beginning With 'B'

Again, I used LOTV Topper of a Brown dog, added Brown Butterflies




If my printing is a bit off line and I cant get the sentiment on the inside in the centre, I add something, I wont throw it away!!!!
So here I added more of the tiny brown butterflies.

2 Prizes on offer




xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 21 April 2017

Baby Baby


Good Morning All

I made abit of a boobie yesterday, I posted the same card as Wednesday.
Dont know how it happened must have been a senior moment!!!!
But thanks for the comments anyway.
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I made these two cards yesterday.  
It's very seldom I make shaped cards but I saw this when I was browsing around Pinterest and thought I would have a go.
I got the two from a piece of A4 Hammered card.
I hot glued and gathered the ecru trim.



Do they need any more on?
I have put 'Congratulations'  inside.

Looking forward to my craft club today, although Lyn and a couple of others not there but the two Vals will be so time for a catch up. 
xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

More Scraps

Good Morning All
Wow, did anyone watch John Lockwood's show on Hochanda last night?
I watched online as my John was watching Leicester and Athletico, I was willing Leicester on, how I would have loved them to win.
What an amazing product that Glitter Kiss is.
I love my Gilding Polish but I think I may love this Kiss more!!!!
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I made this one using more bits from my scrap box.
It is the negative cut out from S/B Labels 4 (I think) and another negative from a scroll.
Paper from Docrafts
Looks OK I think, would do for a man too.


Went back to Dr's yesterday just to make sure ear infection has cleared as I'm still experiencing ringing and some deafness.  All OK but he gave me more decongestant medicine even though my cough has gone and I dont feel that my nose is blocked, he said it is congestioon in my head!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 17 April 2017

LOTV Topper and scraps

Good Morning All

I bought a load of LOTV toppers a while ago and this is one of them.
In fact, I bought that many, as did my crafty mate Val (you know who you are !!!!) we probably wont EVER have to buy anymore!!!!!
All the flowers have been in my scrap box as has the pixie powder background.


Hope you are all having a nice Easter weekend and a good break from work for some of you.
John took me out for lunch yesterday which was lovely, 
We had a roast beef Sunday lunch which was yummy, we dont have one very often.

xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Sketch for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Well we had our first BBQ of the year last night, just John and I.  It was lovely and warm and sat outside until about 9pm with Un Poco Vino !!!!

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Kath and she has given us a sketch.
I decided to make my Sister Sylvia's Birthday card as it is her birthday next week.



S/B Labels 4.
Vellum flowers
Homemade butterfly
Not sure where lilac flower is from.
This is the sketch Kath gave us to work with.






Sponsor is Lets Create

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Birds / Feathers for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge this time is hosted by one of our newer DT, Jackie Trinder.
I met Jackie and her hubby at Ally Pally last year, lovely couple.

She has chosen a theme of Birds/Feathers.
I have made a tag for this one.
A cute LOTV Penguin topper.
Flowers from a swap.
I have made some similar. (see below)



Pop over to the challenge blog and join in Jackies challenge.
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I have been busy making lots of flowers.
Would anyone be interested in buying any?
All these for 6 quid

or
mix any 2 of these for 5 GBP (Paypal only)




Anything I sell goes towards postage for Postpals.
When I was in UK I posted over 25 cards that the ladies at my craft club made and I paid for all the postage.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Scrappy Box continued

Good Morning All

The next card made from my scrappy box.
Behind the trellis is a scrap of Pixie powder acetate that was left over.
Love this Shabby Chic paper.


xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 10 April 2017

Scrappy box week

Good Morning All

I have been trying to empty my scrappy box, that is all the bits and bobs that collect in a box on my desk.

This is one I made, the paper is from a craft mag my sister gave me.
The sentiment is from a sheet of various ones in the same font.


xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Bring on the Bling at Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is Bring on the Bling.

I took this opportunity to make the Birthday card for one of my Craft Club friends, Jen.
I used Centura Pearl card in a cream colour.
Marianne Die LR0236
Some roses sent to me in a swap, gorgeous
The bling is around the sentiment and a blingy butterfly.


Sponsor
xxxxx
Wendy L

Animals or Birds for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All
Crafty Friends challenge this time is Animals or Birds.
I have chosen an image from one of our sponsors, Toadstool Printables called Baby Mice.


I cut the image with S/B Beaded Oval Die.

Homemade sentiments.
I stuck each one of these gems in the diamond of the Pawprint Embossed card.

Sponsor

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Book or Movie for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
Craft Rocket challenge is Book or Movie Inspired.
One of the first pictures I went to the picture house to watch with my Mum was Mary Poppins.When I saw this topper from LOTV, that was in the collection that a friend gave me, I saw the lady feeding the birds and singing 'Tuppence, Tuppence, Tuppence a Bag.



So cute.
I have not added a sentiment yet, it was in a Christmas collection but not sure yet if it will be a Christmas card.
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Had a lovely day with Val yesterday but we were both abit dissappointed in Elda.
It is a 'shoe making' town and the Museum was very interesting, then we looked around the shops and ended up in a China store and bought afew (essential) craft items.
All the shoes we looked at were very very nice but very expensive.
Then we sat in a Plaza and passed the time talking and drinking until it was time for the coach back.
Then back to Catorce for an evening meal.
Back home and spoke to John Next Door on Skype and stroked the TV controls LOL while making ribbon flowers with my new ribbon.
Very Nice
xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Shelf Card/Box

Good Morning All

Here is another Shelf card/box I made to go in our local shop.
A little bit fiddly to make but very enjoyable if it works out right!!!



All homemade embellishments.



I put some tealight candles in the shelves or the buyer could add chocolates or even jewellery.



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Well, first night on my own last night, I had the TV controls all to myself!!!!!!
I have never been on my own here so this is a new experience for me.
Just aswell I'm not going to Johns and Ally Pally as this cough and head cold just wont go away, my head hurts so much when I cough and my head feels like it is stuffed with cotton wool and the constant ringing/buzzing in my ears is driving me mad.
From what  I have heard, it is the same for alot of people that have had it, takes a long time to clear.
Just hope I manage on my coach trip with Val today, not got too much energy!!!

xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 3 April 2017

My Pin Cushion Swap

Good Morning All

Last Wednesday I shared the gorgeous Pin Cushion I received in my Swap, well here is the one I made for my swap partner.

I altered a Ferrero Roche chocolate box and filled it with homemade fabric flowers.







I did not stick the pins in the top I put them inside
(for posting)








I also included some other goodies too.



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My John is scooting off to Liverpool tomorrow to watch a footy match and catch up with family so lots of crafting for me!!!!

On Wednesday,  my crafty friend Val and I are on a coach trip.
  We are going to a place called Elda, not been there before.
Will show some pics n a future post.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Food for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is chosen by me.
Food Glorious Food.
Not far from where I live is a road called the Lemon Tree and all along is citrus groves filled with Lemon Trees.
So when I cut this decoupage out it reminded me of driving along there and seeing all the lemons.
The papers are from a Docrafts pack which I thought was suitable as they have apples and Blackberries on.




I thought this little bucket charm was so cute.

Sponsors


xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES
CraftyHazelnuts Patterned Paper - AG
Ends end April

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Into the Woods for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Emma in Team A.
Although Emma has been with us a while, this is her first host.
She has chosen a theme of Into the Woods, so anything to do with woodland.
I decided to do a Man card so no embellishments.
LOTV topper cut into 3 pieces and matted onto brown card then onto hessian.


Pop over the the challenge blog and have join in the challenge.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Pin Cushion Swap

Good Morning All

Wow, when I got home there was a parcel waiting for me, my latest swap and the  theme was Make a Pin Cushion.
This is the pics as I opened it.




Lots of lovely, little parcels wrapped in tissue paper.




Stunning Pin Cushion
with Stick Pins.

Bags of extras - Embellishments, Laces, Trims




Cant wait to use some of these gorgeous gifts on my makes.
Thank you Julie, so much, so gorgeous.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Final GDT

Good Morning All

Final spot as GDT for Shopping Our Stash for March.

We had to make a stepper card for this one.
I have not done one of these for ages!!
I set about with a Dufex decoupage set, matted onto corrugated card bought in local Spanish Papel shop.


Back home now and settling back into my craft room with a load of LOTV toppers to play with.
Meeting up with my two crafty friends this afternoon too, lots to catch up on.
xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cupcakes for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Tracy Mouse.
She would like to see Cupcakes or Sweet Treats.
Once again, I revert to my LOTV toppers, there is always something that fits the theme!!!
Homemade embellishments and all matted onto a Craft Too Emboss folder CTA401.
Image cut with a S/B die but dont know which one as John gave it to me.




Prize from Brenda, our Team Leader


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It is this little chumkins Birthday today, 1 year old




This is the card I made for her.
I wanted to make something bright and colourful to catch her eye.
And I know her sister, Hollie likes owls so I added afew of them too.
Only 3 months  until they all come out for a visit.

I have posted 25 plus cards  for the Post pals while I have been here.  The ladies at my craft club all made some too.
(Link in my side bar).
They are doing an auction for  crafty items too.
(If you want to contribute and dont do Facebook, email me and I will give you the link)




xxxxx
Wendy L

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