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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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Monday, 22 January 2018

Bits & Bobs

Good Morning All
A pretty card using
CE Hearts Emboss Folder
John Lockwood circle stamps set
Glitter floral paper from a pad I was sent in a swap
EK border punch


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I just wanted to show you these two gorgeous cards I received from June (Poppyfield Crafts), one of my DT on MAWTT.  She has a give away on her blog every week and I was lucky enough to be drawn and got two lovely snowflake stamps.
She sent the cards in the package to, so pretty.

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Back home now, got back on Saturday night.
I must admit, it was nice to get back to my own bed and pillows, the hotel's were as hard as  rocks.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Butterflies for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge time again and it is my choice this week.
Butterflies of course, easy choice for me.
A nice, bright card using Tattered Lace Pindot Butterfly die.




I embossed a sheet of vellum with a CE butterfly folder but it doesn,t show too good on my pics.


Added some gold mesh ribbon and some of my tiny vellum butterflies.



I put two of the die cut butterflies together which I think looks nice.


Sponsor is Tattered Lace

Flying home today.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 18 January 2018

CAS for MAWTT

Good Morning All

is hosted by Amy this time and she wants
Clean & Simple
CAS

I used afew elements from John Next Door Butterfly Frames stamp set.


This is as CAS as I can do, so hard not to add a charm or a flower!!!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L
Still in UK and hoping to fly home at weekend. MIL is ok, a bit of a panic though.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Butterflies & Roses

Good Morning All

I was trying to clear some bits off my desk last week and here is a card I made.
I used some lovely glittery paper from a pad that was sent to me in a swap, matted onto green card.
The trellis that the butterflies are mounted on is the left over piece from tiny die cut squares.


Then added a couple of organza bows and a sentiment tag.

xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

More Scarves

Good Morning All
After showing my knitted scarf HERE my blog friend Karen knitted one too, she wasn't sure at first but then told me she found it easy, which it is.
This is her's which I think looks wonderful and looks great worn to the side. She has done garter stitch for the main and  stocking stitch for the criss cross and it looks great.





This is another one I have done for Hollie so it is abit smaller and I have done it all in garter stitch.

I posted this to her yesterday.








And  this is another adult size one that I shall try to sell.
Not sure if they look better all garter stitch or rib and garter stitch.



































Here is a pic of Hollie when they had snow in the Midlands around Christmas time.

Flying off to Uk this morning as Johns Mum is not very well, not sure how long we will be there.
I have scheduled posts for afew days but will keep you informed.
xxxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 15 January 2018

Craft Club Gifts

Good Morning All
On Friday, this was the little gift I made for my ladies at my Craft Club.
A cut Triangle box with a little Kinder chocolate bar and a charm inside.



I follow Sam from Pootles Papercraft on Youtube.
She has some wonderful tutorials.
Her box is bigger than mine but here is the link.





Mine are about 3" x 1"

So cute.





xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 13 January 2018

No Patterned paper for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge is hosted by Tracy and the theme is
No Patterned Papers
SO.....

When Christina Griffiths released her collection of dies I had to buy.
If you buy from Craft Stash and it is your first time you get 20% off, not sure if they still do it though.
Christina has the links on her blog.
I had them sent to my sisters house though, so had to wait to play with them.
This is the first box I made and did it the wrong way around so had to add ribbon across the top as you could see the flap through the window.


And this is the card with the trellis die.
Flowers and stick pin are my own but every other element is from the set.
I bought the 5x7 box set and one of the trellis sets to accompany the box.

So happy with these and I think they will get alot of use.

Sponsor
Craft Obsession
offering a voucher.

xxxxx
Wendy L

New Begininngs for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All

Crafty Friends Challenge is New Beginnings.
I chose this lovely image called, Wedding Day from our sponsor.



I left the image without colour, just added Stickles to the dress as I wanted it all Silver and white.

I added ribbon, one of my dangle stick pins with a heart on and some flowers.


Sponsor is 

Back later for Allsorts

xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 12 January 2018

Gifts for Craft Club

Good Morning All

I love watching You Tube videos to get ideas for something different than cards.
Well, here is a Post It note idea.
They fasten with a magnet hidden under the paper.




I decided to make little gifts for my ladies at my Craft Club.

I gave them these  last Friday.

I bagged each one and added a homemade paper bow with one of my gems.



In each bag I added one of my dangle charms for the ladies to use.


I have so many ideas after watching You tube, my ladies are in for a treat each week, or nearly every week if I get them made.
I am really enjoying thinking of ideas of things to give them all and how to box or bag them. 
I bet you all want to join my craft club now Lol.
xxxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Quilled cards

Good Morning All
Wow, did you watch John's shows Monday and Tuesday???
Sell out on the first show so he had to bring those wonderful box dies back for Tuesdays shows.
And I got a mention too.
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 Val J and I went to a quilling class last week, the first of 10 I think.
Very basic for me but we quilled alot of basic shapes, ready to build into a picture on week 5.

Anyway, these are two cards I made afew weeks ago.






Just adding afew butterflies help make the card I think.

I have also used some bits that were on my desk - tags and a die cut butterfly.


I sit and do the quilling at night while watching TV, then the next day I go into my craft room and make the cards.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 8 January 2018

Butterfly Sympathy

Good Morning All
A nice easy card to day.
Embossed Centura pearl.




I,m not sure where the emboss folder is from.

I stamped afew little butterflies and sentiment from JND  Butterfly Corner stamps set.


Added black organza ribbon with one of my dangle charms.



xxxxxx
Wendy L

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AG - Ends 26th Jan

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Something New for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Susan and the theme is Something New.
I used my New Mason Jar die
 My new paper pad gifted to me in a swap



CE Pierced Circle die
Tied a tag around the neck of the jar


A beautiful organza ribbon bow with one of my stick pins.





Sponsor is


xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Flowers for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by our Beckie this time and she wants to see Flowers on your creations.
The flowers were sent to me in a swap.
Butterflies are Creative Expressions die
Embossed Centura pearl card is CE Wild Roses
Sentiment is JND  and one of his Tag dies.



On this pic I had decided to add some pearls on the black swirls.


Hop over to the Challenge blog to enter.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Winter for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
My first post today is for Craft Rocket Challenge.
Lisa is stepping down as team leader and Helen is stepping in, so great news.
The theme is 'Winter' so I have made my first Christmas card for 2018 !!!!!!!!

I used
LOTV Topper - a lovely, cute Winter scene
CE Snowflake emboss folder
Organza ribbon








One of my dangle charm










One of my  Stick Pins








Back later with my MAWTT  DT post.

xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

New Embossing Folder

Good Morning All

My lovely crafty friend Val J gave me an embossing folder as part of my Christmas present.
I had to give it a try  and here it is.


I used pearlised card for it and very pleased with how it turned out.

Val has since bought the die and set of sentiment stamps that match the wavy line across this folder so I used them at craft club last week.
I may have to consider another purchase even though I have told myself I dont need anything else in my stash!!!!!!!!!


xxxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Scraps

Good Morning All

Last week at my Craft Club I made these mats for afew cards using some scraps of paper.
I had seen the idea on Pinterest.





I like this one with a darker paper underneath.
And I have used quite afew scraps from my desk too.

xxxxxx



Our trip to Sella is off as John has caught the dreaded tummy bug, he was bad yesterdayand I really dont want anyone else to catch it from us, so best if we stay away.
So disappointed though.
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I wish you all a very Happy New Year.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 29 December 2017

Box Card

Good Morning All

Just clearing out my photo file for 2017 so this is my final box card.
People do like this style of card, they are very effective.
The flowers are cut from Centura Pearl paper using CE Perfect Peony die.



Starting t feel back t normal now after a horrible tummy bug.
Hope you are all well and looking forward to New Year.
I was abit worried I wasn't going to make it to Sella, but, touch wood.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Tiny Paper Trees

Good Morning All

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
Did you catch John on Hochanda yesterday??

I made afew little decs for the tree which never got put up, it's only a little fibre optic one anyway.
But I had other things on my mind so only put the cards up.

I followed  this You tube video
The little star on the top is genius, have a look at the video and see what you think.



They can be decorated with gems or pearls, glitter and more.

Quite cute dont you think



xxxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 25 December 2017

Happy Christmas

Good Christmas Morning to you all.

Just thought I would show you some of the gorgeous Christmas cards I have received.




I love this one given to me by one of my craft club ladies, Eve.
I love Iris Folding and this is all glittery, same shape but colours moved around.
So effective.

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I would like to show you this bag that one of my Craft Club ladies made using Drink can ring pulls.
Isn't it amazing??
Well done Jen.

Dont forget John is on Hochanda tomorrow.

Merry Christmas Everyone.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Knitted Cowl

Good Morning All

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
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We are having a very quiet one, going out for an Indian meal, no special menu, then meeting friends for a drink.
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I saw a pattern for this knitted cowl on Whoot.
I used two strands of double knitting on size 7.5 needles, but probably could have used a larger size.
It grew very quickly and I did it in two days.


This is my version.



I am knitting another one for myself, slightly different though, as I have given this one to my friend as she works in a cold garage all day.







And here is Amanda wearing it



xxxxx
Wendy L

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