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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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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bargain - Hat Pins and Earrings

Good Morning All
Message for Peggy
You left a comment on Hatpins could you email me on address at sidebar, thanks.

I was looking through my older posts the other day and found this HERE some of the first pins I made, goodness, how thing have progressed they are not very good but I thought they were great.
I love making these bead/hat pins and earrings so I have decided to sell them.
New Colours Added further down post on bead pins.
Earrings 5.50GBP inc. P&P

Special offer again - 12 pins for 5GBP 
+ 6 FREE

Just got some new beads, so pretty.

Here is a close up of a gorgeous pearl bead cap and peach coloured bead.

To show an assortment.  Similar available. Red ones sold.

                                                                   No. 6  SOLD

 NO.7 AVAILABLE Mixed bead & Pearl


No. 5  AVAILABLE Blue/Black bead and pearl

  NO.8 AVAILABLE  Mixed bead &  Pearl

If you would like a particular colour, please ask and I will see if I have the beads to make them.
 They are about 5.5cm  or 3.5cm long .


 Including postage from here they are 5GBP for  12.
Plus 6 FREE
As they sell I shall update pictures.
I have loads of them in mixed colours and I made John Next Door a load to take back to UK with him, he does use alot, take a look at his blog to see how he uses them.  I used them on the card I posted HERE.

I just enjoy making them and as most of my cards get donated to charities here,  it enables me to buy more stock.
Thank You
I can only sell using Paypal. 
Please email me on address in sidebar, or leave a comment with a contact email. 
Wendy L

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Good Morning All
I,m enjoying my fun times with Hollie.
The challenge theme today for Moving Along With The Times is Fairies chosen by Pami.

I didn't have any Fairy images but I had this gorgeous paper.

I chose a turquoise card to mat onto to compliment the colour in the paper, used the same card to cut the butterfly die from Tonic ' Butterfly set - Summer Azure'
Homemade sentiment tags and bead pin.
Pop along to the challenge blog for all the details.
Wendy L

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hobbycutz Extra

Good Morning All
Hobbycutsz DT were abit thin on the ground this week so I stepped in and
 pulled this one out of the archives!!!
I made it for my Spanish teacher to give to his Mum &  Dad.

As he was giving it to them in person I used the bigger of the
 Spellbinders Blossoms, glittered them up.
Obviously, lots of Gold.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sugar & Spice

Good Morning All
Woohoo, 2 days until Hollie arrives, I,m like a kid waiting for Christmas.  And, hopefully, Noah will be coming early in October, his first venture abroad.
Allsorts Challenge  is 'Sugar & Spice'  all things nice, Girly, sweet treats etc, and has been chosen by our Tracy Mouse.
I decided to take this opportunity to make a Birthday card for one of my sisters.  I used a decoupage image that I had in my box, a cute cat carrying a cake (sweet treats)
Everything is from my stash, all the dies cuts I keep ready to use in boxes.
The circle sentiment is from Scrappers Delight
Joanna Sheen ribbon and Bead pins made by me!!

When we have our craft meets on Thursdays, if any of us have bought new dies, we take them along and let the others borrow them, or die cut there as I take the Cuttlebug, so this is where alot of these are from.

Sponsors are 
3 images


Wendy L
We Do Doobadoo 14 - Something Feminine
Ends 20th Sept
A Creative Romance - AG
Ends 27th Sept

Friday, September 12, 2014

Similar Lilacs

Good Morning All

This selection  are like the cards I made yesterday but in lilacs.  I love it, now that we dont have to stick to traditional Christmas colours of red and green, although I do love to see a  traditional Christmas card, I do like using all colours.

I have not bought any Christmas stuff this year, only this lovely holographic mirri card is new, all the papers have been in my box  for one or two years, if not longer.

The tiny gems on the bauble are probably 5 years old!!!!!

Peeloffs are just as old, tiny ones stuck on the bauble on this one

Wendy L

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Christmas Collection

Good Morning All
I have made a start on Christmas cards.  I am trying to get all my own made then get going with ones for charities and I,m not sure it there will be a Fayre at the local bar this November.

I,m quite pleased with how these have turned out and have made a set in lilac too which I will show in afew days.

Crafty Bloggers Challenge - AG
Ends end Sept

A Girl Who Crafts - AG
Ends end Sept

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - AG
Ends end Sept
I did all the die cutting first using a variation of shapes, then sat down and put together, I had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
  Do you feel that sometimes things go right and other times it just doesn't come together

I did have to borrow the bauble die from my friend Val, Thanks Val.

All very similar but different and if I didn't put the bead pin on they would go flat for posting.

Wendy L

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Beads

Good Morning All
I took possession of some gorgously stunning Chrystal beads yesterday and I couldn't wait to get started on them. I bought a selection of colours, red, green, turquoise, dark blue, clear and mirrored.

Here is a card I made with the red ones and below is a picture of red and green, great for Christmas cards.  I will show the other colours when I have made the pins.

This card uses the Sissix 'Iron Gate' die and the Winter Wishes is one I borrowed from one of the Thursday morning craft group girls.  All mounted onto embossed white card, quite simple really but I think it looks good.

All bead pins still on offer at top of blog.

Latest Noah Pics, lunch yesterday, he has obviously started feeding himself!!!!

Wendy L

Sunday, September 7, 2014

One For The Boys

Good Morning All

Hobbycutz Challenge this week has been set by Mixamatoasties and it is 'One For The Boys'

I used this cute image from the sponsor, coloured with Promarkers.

Homemade Sentiment tags and scraps from stash.

Sponsor is
The Paper Shelter

Wendy L
Creative Corner - Cute Animals

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pretty In Pink

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge is 'Pretty In Pink' and has been set by Susan.
 I think this will be popular one.

I used a Digistamp image, a lovely one for a sad occasion, such a beautiful sentiment on it.

I cut the aperture with Spellbinders die and glued the image inside.
Decorated with homemade sentiment tags, ribbon and bead pin.

Aud Sentiments 114 - Other than Birthday
Ends 27th Sept
Natalie & Amy 24 - Thins with Wings
Ends end Sept
                                                                                              Craft Fairy
                                                                                              Ribbons and lace


                                                                                               Digistamp Boutique
Nine days and counting now until Hollie gets here.

Wendy L

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Shaped Card

Good Morning Again

My second DT creation today is for Moving Along With The Times, and the theme is 'A Shaped Card'.

I did abit of Teabag folding for this one, all bright, summery colours.  Everything used was from my stash, buttons, sentiment tag and a strip of gems.

Wendy L
Crafty Little Fairies- Sparkle & Bling
Ends 2nd Oct
Crafting By Design - AG
Ends 26th Sept
Pennys Paper crafty - AG
Sisterhood of Crafters -  Fancy Fold
Crafting at Weekend - AG
Ends end Sept

Use Acetate

Good Morning All
I would like to welcome my newest followers from Ambacrafts and Donna and Pamellia  too, I hope you enjoy your visits.  I love it that you  wish to join me.  Thank You.
Time for Charisma Challenge and the theme is to use 'Acetate'

I used this cute digi from the sponsor, coloured with Promarkers.  I made the card and then realised I had forgotten to use Acetate Gurghhhh  (senior moment  LOL)  so I put a sleeve on the card and decorated it with peeloffs - corners and lovely pink
'Ten Tiny Fingers'
'Ten Tiny Toes'
I used a crochet butterfly and used my bead pins for the antennae.

The circle die is a Nellie Snellen.

Sponsor is Bugaboo.
Back later with another DT card.
Wendy L

Scrappers Delight Challenge - New Beginnings
Cards Galore Encore - Make a Card
Ends end Sept
Die Cut Divas - New Things(acetate wrap)
Ends end Sept

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Good Morning All
As promised, this is a pram / cot blanket I am working on for the new babs.  I first saw this style of crochet blanket on Jans Blog here posted on 20th Aug 2014, so I looked on You tube and found a tutorial HERE.

The wool used is the same as I used for Hollies Cardigan HERE, it is a very pale lemon.

Back to card making - I was asked to make this card awhile ago for a ladies Grandson.

I used Coredinnations card and distressed it.
Paper from a Craft Mag.

The tiny letter beads I have had for years, hope you like it.
A Little Bit Crafty - Distress It
Ends End Sept
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned paper challenge - AG
Ends end Sept
Crafting By Design - AG
Ends end Sept
Pennys Papercrafting 193 - AG


Latest pics of Noah at my sisters last night.

He looks tired and ready for bed.

Wendy L

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Late one For Hobbycutz

Good Afternoon Everyone

I was asked if I could do a quick card to add to the Hobbycutz Challenge Blog so I put this one on, even though it doesn,t use any of their products.

It is a Marianne Die cut, which I use alot and a sentiment stamp from Hobbyhouse.

A nice card I think and now I am going to sit out side and read while OH gets the BBQ ready, Mmmm.
Waiting for Megan to get in touch too, she is having her 12 week scan today. 
Got some gorgeous crochet to show you tomorrow too, learnt a new stitch and it looks fab.
Wendy L

Monday, September 1, 2014

Cute Critters

Good Morning All
Stupid me nearly forgot to post this one, got my mind on other things, Hollie and Noah being two of them.  Hoping now that Noah maybe coming out here within the next week, Yippee.
Time For the Monthly Challenge at Ladybug Crafts and it is Anything Goes.

I used a LOTV topper of the cute little mices playing around in the potting shed.

My minds Eye paper, Cheery Lynn Roses die for the flowers and homemade sentiment tags and bead pin.

Wendy L


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