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Alicante, Spain
Hi. I live in Spain with my great 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 my new grand daughter born july 2012. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson born Nov 2013 to my elder Son. I love the bones of these kids. Thanks. xxxx

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Hollies Advent Calender Box

Good Morning All

Still got the tale end of my cold, I hope it disappears before Thursday when I fly over to see all the family.

I shall have this in my suitcase for Hollie.



I borrowed the Spellbinders little box die from John Next Door before he left for the UK and I cut a load of them, enough to make one of these for Noah next year too.  I cut the boxes in white and the lids in red and green.

My friend Lin lent me a Christmas Cd so I printed the tiny images to stick on the lids and I bought the tiny black numbers from the local China store.
Linda gave me all the big letters in a bag of stuff last week.




I was in a quandary as to what to put inside as I didn't want to put sweets in every box, so any ideas you have please say in your comments.
I put afew sweets in, sultanas, hair slides, balloons, a couple of glass ornaments I bought in Venice.

 So I still have afew empty boxes to fill, ideas please.


CHALLENGES
Jellypark Challenge - Christmas
Ends 30th Nov
That Craft Place - AG
Ends 7th Dec
The Crafting Cafe - Not a Card
Ends end Nov









I cant wait to see her face when I give her this box.












xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, November 22, 2014

No Designer Paper

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and the theme is 'No Designer Paper' chosen by Brenda.


I chose a gorgeously cute image from Nicecrane 'Vintage Kids, mounted on to blue card and then mirri card.  I embossed  a piece of white card with a 'Vine' folder then inked it.  I added all bits  from my stash and then embossed a silver card with Best Friend because I,m going to give this card to one of my oldest friends Trudy, as it is her Birthday in January, so I shall take it with me when I go back next week, she loves dogs so will suit her perfectly.
Ooh, this time next week will be 'cuddle' time for me.
Pop over to the challenge blog to see all the other DT creations, so gorgeous.

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xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, November 21, 2014

And Some More

Good Morning All

Getting closer to my visit to UK to see Hollie and Noah, cant wait.
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These card blanks were in the stuff Linda gave me and all I did was add afew gems and pearls and glitter, not much else I could do really but I,m sure some of you would have done more.






The fronts fold out so that they will stand freely.

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                                   Wendy L


Thursday, November 20, 2014

And More

Good Morning All

Her are afew more cards made with the stuff Linda gave to me.


This is a triple folded card blank in pink so I matted and layered and 
added bits from my stash.





















Here is another one in green, so I made it into a Christmas card.

Diane, another lady I give cards to who raises money for a stoma support charity here in Spain, called on Tuesday and I gave  her a bag with most of the Christmas cards I had made so I want to make afew more just in case I need any more, even though I have written all mine ready to post in the UK.
I also gave here about 60 others too so my stocks are quite low now, what an excuse to craft even more !!!!!!

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

More

Good Morning All

Here is another couple of cards made with some stuff given to me by Linda from Animal Aid.  They look like Kanban to me but I may be mistaken.




This one is A6 size and simply matted onto silver mirri card and added a couple of embellishments.



This one is A5,  I matted the topper onto embossed card, then onto pink card.


All going back to Linda to sell to raise money to help the dogs.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lindas stuff

Good Morning All

This flippin' cold is still hanging on, we are all the same, the four of us that went on the cruise.
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Linda from Animal Aid was in touch last week and she had some more stuff for me.  There was a load of card blanks and toppers in the bag so I will be showing you afew of these this week.
I will be giving her them all back in the next bag I give her once I have embellished them up.



This is a pretty card blank so I cut a fancy square and cut it in half diagonally.  Added some homemade flowers and die cut swirly leaves.


The sentiment was in another bag Linda gave to me a while ago but because it is acetate I had to stick pearls on to hide the D/S tape used to glue it on.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Anything But A Card

Good Morning All

Thank you for all your 'Get Well Wishes', I am feeling better.
The theme for the Allsorts Challenge this week has been chosen by  Tracy Mouse.  Anything but a Card so here is a  blanket !!!!



Here is the finished blanket I have made for the new baby. I did it all in lemon edged with white.
 My eldest boy, Lee and his partner Megan are having a girl, possibly Octavia.  A little sister for this little cutie, here's Noah with his hair all slicked back, just wish he would lose his dummy.!!!!!
I know he will get rid when he is ready, Hollie only has hers a bed time now.

Only two weeks until I get to cuddle him!!!!
 I am really pleased with it, I love this crochet stitch and will no doubt be using it again.




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xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES
Little Red Wagon - Mono

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lets Celebrate Kindness

Good Morning All
Well I have been home for 5 days, washing done, ironing done, back into the groove so to speak.  We had a great time too cruising the Med and a little bit of Greece too.  Brought back an awful cold though.
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Moving Along With The Times Challenge time again and the theme is 'Celebrate Kindness' chosen by Hazel, our team leader.



The leaf and bow dies were lent to me by one of my Thursday craft club girls.

Cheery Lynn and Spellbinders Bitty Blossom flowers.
xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Crafting by Design - Thanks
Pennys Papercrafting - Use black card stock
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Thanks
Deep Ocean Challenge - Handmade Flowers

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Remembrance / Poppies

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is Remembrance or Poppies chosen by Susan.


I cut an aperture in an A4 white card using Marriane die LR0236, this is my fave die, just love it.  I added a decoupaged Poppy, glittered it (cant really see it on pic)  added ribbon, Zva Creative swirls and a parchment sentiment

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xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES
Cards Galore Encore - AG
Ends end Nov

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Orchids

Good Morning All

Only afew days of holidays left, home on Saturday, so there will lots of catching up to do along with lots of washing and ironing !!!!!

This is another card I was asked to make for a lady who likes Orchids and I did have a problem finding an orchid image.  I found one in some decoupage sent to me by a lovely lady called Brenda.


I used two of the decoupage and put one inside the aperture and one on the corner.
Tiny silver butterflies are punched from Dufex decoupage waste and the gems ones are bought from local China shop and mounted onto acetate and cut out.
Homemade bead pins .

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cupcake

Good Morning All

Another scheduled post.

I was asked to make this by a lady who lives near us, for her Daughter who makes Cupcakes.

I was given a load of stuff by one of John Next Doors customers and this cupcake decoupage from C&C was amongst it.  I embellished it with gems and pearls.  Last bit of paper from C&C years ago.



xxxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Quick Christmas Card

Good Morning All

We are still away so this is scheduled and I will catch up on your comments when I can get internet access.
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This is a quick card using the flower making tutorial on a page at the top on my blog, I sit making these while watching TV at night.


The card blank is one I was given by Linda from Animal Aid (one of the charities I support ), it hd a little shelf on and a tab but I cut that off to give it a window effect.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Bright Colours

Good Morning All
I hope this posts OK as we are on the high seas.

Ladybug Crafts Challenge is 'Bright Colours' so get your sun specs on!!!



This is all stuff that was given to me and I think it came, originally from Create & Craft.  I did  teabag folding, added flowers and leaf die cuts.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Winter Theme

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times
Judith has chosen the theme this time and she  would like to see either  -
Winter theme or Game of Thrones


I decided to use this cute image from LOTV of a little boy skiing, mounted onto mirri bord 'Fleur de Lis' square.

Pop over to the challenge blog for all the details of how to enter.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Keepsake Box for Noah

Good Morning All

I have had this box for afew years, OH bought it for me one Christmas full of bath goodies and it is a good , sturdy box.


So I covered it with PaperMania Capsule papers in complimenting colours.


I printed an image from Delicious Doodles of these gorgeous dolphins (my fave)


And because I wanted to give it to Megan as Noahs Keepsake box I couldn't go too mad on the embellishments.



I'm really pleased with how it turned out and hope she likes it.
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As I mentioned a couple of days ago, we are away on our hols on Saturday for 2 weeks.  See you soon with pics.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Just Christmas

Good Morning All
We are away this afternoon so my posts are all scheduled for the next two weeks, so please forgive me if they dont work properly.  I will catch up with you all on my return.
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This week for Allsorts Challenge the theme is Just Christmas and has been chosen by our team leader, Brenda.

So I took this opportunity to show these.  Megan asked me if I could crochet Noah some Christmas Bootees so I found a You Tube pattern and made these.  I thought I would try to make them more Christmassy by adding white pompoms (Snow)




Then I found another pattern HERE for these cute ones.  These are too small for Noah so I was going to give them to the new baby, BUT, I was in the local bar where we have our slimming club and I was showing my friend Lin, when a customer asked could she look at them.  She told me they were gorgeous and that she was pregnant so I told her to keep them, how kind am I !!!!!!!  LOL

I will crochet some more for Noah and the new baby too.

Pop over the the Challenge blog for all details of how to enter and have some fun. 
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xxxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Last Ones

Good Morning All
These are the last, I promise, from this pack.  I have made the whole lot and used lots of old stash too, so I am a happy bunny.  Just got alot more packs to go through !!!!!






This is one of the printed acetate wraps, (sorry about the reflection).
There were parchment mini envelopes in the pack too so I used these too on the inside of these cards.



Last one I promise.
I,m sure the charity ladies will be happy with them.

We depart on our holidays on Saturday so my DT posts are scheduled and I will see you when I return in 2 weeks.  I may sneak a post on while we are away, depends on internet connection.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nearly Done

Good Morning All

Nearly shown them all now, just one more day  LOL.





Same way of making the Poinsettias as the flowers on  previous days.


A different design, above is the inside but I decorated the front a little bit.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Afew More


Good Morning All
Here are afew more, a different style today and still using old stash, peeloffs, flowers, pins.






Trying to show the shape of the card blank.






I think you can see the design more from these pics.










xxxxx
Wendy L


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