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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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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bargain - Hat Pins

Good Evening All
I love making these bead/hat pins.
     




Cerise Pearl, white pearl and Silver.
If bought they will be very similar to these, if not the same

I would like to sell them so I have put more together.  There are 12 in this pack, and are about 5.5cm long . Including postage from here they are 5GBP for the 12.
Infact, I will add 6 more similar to the ones in my sidebar
 so getting 18.

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.
AND MORE I HAVE MADE









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. 
xxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGE
Tuesday Throwdown 206 - Anything but a card or tag
Ends 5th Aug

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fave Colour

Good Morning All
The challenge this month at Ladybug Crafts is 'Favourite Colour'.
Not that it  is a hard one because I love pink, some shades of green but I think purple and / or  lilac has got to be the winner.


Decoupage teddy
Die cut recycled form one of Johns cards and I added pearls
Homemade Hat pin and ribbon

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Buttons Galore

Good Morning All
Hobbycutz challenge theme is 'Buttons Galore' chosen by Elaine.



I chose this little cutie from the sponsor All Dressed Up and she is called Fairy Magic.
Coloured with Promarkers.  Nearly everything I used was either given to me in candy or by Linda (Animal Aid)- the butterfly die cut, the paper and the starry ribbon.  The buttons were bought in The Range a while ago, a big bag of mixed colours and sizes.
Hope you will join us this week and have some fun.
xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Suzy Bees - Anything Goes
Ends 2nd Aug
Crafty Catz 241 - Anything Goes
Ends 2nd Aug
Sister Act 67 - Anything Goes
Ends 2nd Aug
Deep Ocean Challenge - Layers

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Time For Tea

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is Time For Tea set by Sarah.



I stamped the image using a Flonzcraft stamp as they are one of the sponsors this week
Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge

 along with Eureka Stamps
$20 store voucher

xxxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES-
Crafty Ribbons 99 Anything Goes + ribbon
Delightful Challenge - Add Ribbon
Ends 1st Aug
Crafters Cafe 73 - Anything Goes
Ends 30th July
Pennys Papercraft 187 - Anything Goes

Friday, July 25, 2014

Forever Baby

Good Morning All
A sad day today. Lee and Megans tiny doggy got run over yesterday morning and she is in bits. Anyone that has not had a pet will not understand the pain she is going through, I just feel so much for her.  She loved that tiny dog so much.  She was call Bambi and  was a long haired Chihuahua, so tiny and so cute.

The pain will get less as time goes by but that does not help at the time.
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Todays card is a for a baby girl and back to Forever Friends.




It is from a pack, ages old too, but I do still love FF products.  This came with a tiny box to match, for a  gift or money.

These are quick, easy cards, but all help the charities here and most of mine go to Animal Aid which helps the dogs, mostly abandoned ones.

xxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Golden Wedding

Good Morning All
I made this card for a commission and can show it to you now.


The ribbon was candy and perfect for this type of card, flowers Cheery Lynn and Sissix 'Iron Gate' die.

Johns family are coming out at the end of this week so busy getting all things clean and tidy.  So hot here now I dont think they will want to do too much other than stay by the pool, I hope anyway!!!!!

xxxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Tuesday Throwdown 205 - Hand made flowers
Ends 29th July

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Good Bye John

Good Morning All
By the time you read this John Next Door will be well on his way, driving through Spain towards France, on his way to UK.  I will miss him so much but he has done it for good reasons and I,m sure doors will open for him in the crafting world.

This is the card I made for him.



The front is acetate and I stamped in the corner and heat embossed with gold.  Inside I put 'Bitty Blossoms' flowers made from book pages.
Heat embossed the sentiment and added Zva Creative swirl bling which I was lucky to win last month on their blog hop.






I,m not sure where the butterflies are from, they were with some blog candy.

I added one of my bead pins to the ribbon and gems to the butterflies.

This pic is without the acetate, as it always reflects when photographing.

Good Bye John, see you in December.

xxxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Suzy Bees
38 - Anything Goes
Ends 25th July
Totally Gorjuss 245 - Butterfly
Ends 25th July

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White on White for Allsorts

Good Morning All
The Allsorts Challenge this week has been set by ME and I want to see your White on White creations.  The DT have come up with some stunners.
 I,m so looking forward to seeing these.  Here's mine.


I have used a Marianne Trellis die and a Chrysanthemum die. Hobby Art stamp for the sentiment.  Organza ribbon, twisted and stuck on with red double sided tape.  Swiss dots embossing folder.
Sponsors ---

and
3 images
Please join us and have fun.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, July 18, 2014

Wedding Card

Good Morning All

Hope all is good in your part of the world.
I wanted to show this card I made for a lady at my Slimming Club.  Her friends daughter was getting married last Thursday, or rather, she was having the blessing here and getting married in the UK, and she wanted a special card making for her.


 She gave me the doves that are inside the bird cage, as they were being used for table decorations.  She wanted a bird cage on it and butterflies, and she had written a verse for the inside!!!!!  I did have to ask John Next Door for help with this one.  I dont have a bird cage die for a start and he does, luckily, he hadn't packed it!!!!!!  It is all Centura Pearl card and I put acetate on the front and domed it up, if you know what I mean.  That is why the light id reflecting on it, whichever way I tried to photograph it, it was the same.


I stamped the inside and brushed with pearlised chalk and sprayed with hairspray to hold it.




 And because I made it so high, I had to make an envelobox to put it in


This is the front of the box decorated with peeloffs and tied together with organza ribbon.

I will find out today if she liked it.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Colour Theme

Good Morning All
The Challenge this week at Moving Along With The Times is a colour theme set by Hazel, our lovely leader.


summer brights


I chose to do a kids card as I hardly ever make these.  I used all different shades of blue and turquoise and the decoupaged image is stuck onto bright yellow card. I hope you will join in with this challenge.
xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES -
The Crafters Cafe - Birthday
Pennys Papercraft 186 - Anything Goes
Ends 23rd July

Monday, July 14, 2014

Noahs Blanket

Good Morning All
I have made a lovely blanket for Noah to have on his cot.  Megan asked me to make one after seeing the one we made for Mum HERE.
She wanted Blues and white so I did blue and White and Grey.




I am very pleased with this, it looks better in real life than on the pics.
Just found out out they are expecting again, due March 2015, so happy for Lee, fingers crossed, he is so happy again after losing Lucas, these babies are so precious. 

Here is Noah


xxxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, July 13, 2014

White on White

Good morning All
Hobbycutz Challenge theme for this week is White on White.



I covered two Hobbycutz butterfly laser cuts with clear glue and added holographic glitter, the gem on the right side is an piece from an old bracelet.

Sponsor this week is -
Iva Nova Chest
They have some gorgeous jewelry finding s and beautiful little acrylic roses like the black one I have used on the sentiment.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Splish Splash

Good Morning All
The theme this week for Allsorts Challenge is 'Splish Splash' chosen by Tracy Mouse.


I used My Minds Eye paper for this cutie with her brolly and wellies. (Sorry, not sure where she is from)
Thanks Helene, the image is from Pink Cat Studios.


Sponsors this week are -


xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Anything Goes at Charisma

Good Morning All
Charisma Challenge time again and a nice easy one 'Anything Goes'


Bugaboo are the sponsor for this week so I used one of their digis, and coloured with Promarkers.

And this is the inside, I have started to try and use all my cut off scraps instead of saving them and hardly ever using them.


xxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes
The Maleroom Challenge - Game
Ends  22nd July
Creative Card Crew * Masculine

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summertime Tildas

Good Afternoon All
I pulled these cards out to enter a couple of challenges and do a blog hop while I,m watching Grand Prix and Tennis.


Tilda eating her Ice cream cone, Coloured with Promarkers and quilled flowers.
CHALLENGES
Totally Tilda - Anything Goes
Ends end July
Stamping Sensations - Summer Blooms
Ends end July
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Tilda with her cute summer dress and hair bow.
This one is quite vibrant with my bead pins, ribbons and lace.
CHALLENGES
The Ribbon Girl - Summer
xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Fairies

Good Morning All
I would like to welcome Laurigami to my blog, I hope you enjoy your visits
Allsorts Challenge time again and the theme is 'Fairies' set by Susan.
I used a lovely image from one of our sponsors 'Nicecrane'


The paper has got fairies on (I think it was a freebie in a mag) and I added a fairy charm too.  Homemade sentiment tags and afew gems.

sponsors are--
and 

Digistamp

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
xxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Suzy Bees 36 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog 101 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Outdoors

Friday, July 4, 2014

Oldie Friday

Good Morning All
Just been doing my blog hopping and visited Mrs Duck and Jacquie who participate in 'Oldie Friday' showing an older creation, so I thought I would show one too.
This dates back to January 2012 and was shown on my blog then.  I chose this one because of the bead decoration, similar to the one I made from the old necklace the other day.


Still passable I suppose, the image is a Gordiano rubber stamp from Joanna Sheen and was my first foray into Promarkers.
Have a good laugh and enjoy your weekend, whatever you are doing.  I looking forward to it as I will be a footy widow again and can craft to my hearts content. 
xxxxx
Wendy L


Thursday, July 3, 2014

MAWTT blog hop comment winner

Good Morning All

NO, NO, NO; I did not just buy envelopes.  I want to get into scrapbooking and when I was in the UK I took a USB stick with all the pics I wanted printing and took it to Asda.  So all the pics are ready so I HAD to buy 2 scrapbooks and some 12 x 12 papers and some holographic card and some fancy card and a corner stamp and some knitting wool to knit for grand kids, thats it honest.!!!!!
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The winner of the comments left on my blog for the Moving Along With The Times Bloghop is 

Well done Christine and I will need your address to send your goodies off to you, please email me.
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Quick card today.
Two embossing folders - Tied together and
Sentiment from
Tag was sent to me in some lovely candy
xxxxxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

An Old Neckace

Good Morning All
Myself, John Next Door and Val from Spain are going to our local craft shop this morning.  Ollie is closing the shop and moving back to the UK and as she has not been able to sell her lease, she is selling everything off.  I really dont want to buy anything other than envelopes, I need some 7" square ones, so that when I make
  6 x 6 card and the embellishment go over the edges, I have an envelope to fit.
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I wanted to show you what I made last night while I was a football widow!!!
I was given an old necklace so I chopped it up and made these.





There were very tiny beads, some pearly 4mm and some darker 6mm.  So I made a loads  of hat pins and some of these petal shapes.
John Next Door came up with the idea of making the petals into a big flower, which I do have plenty to do that, I will give it a go.



They are a dark burgundy colour and I even used the same wire that the necklace was made with.
So all these cost me afew pence that the pearly hat pins cost.



I couldn't wait to get on and  make a card with some, and, of course John had some too. 


So this is the card I made - Tonic Studios 'Butterfly Die Set' called 'Summer Azure'
S/B Labels 4 the a stamped quote from Hobby Art.
The swirly gems are from Zva Creative which I was so lucky to win on their blog hop in April


I look forward to reading your comments to see what you think of my bargain.

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Wendy L


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Flowers

Good Morning All
This morning is the start of  a new challenge at Ladybug Crafts and Samantha has chosen a theme of 'Summer Flowers' so this opens the floodgates for us flower lovers.


A very CAS card for me, the circle die is borrowed from John next Door who will be next door no more soon,  he is moving back to the UK this month, Boohoo.
There are punched flowers from handmade paper and some bought ones from Ebay.  Paper was a magazine freebie and punched butterflies from offcuts of Dufex decoupage sheets.

xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
Natalie & Amy - Summertime (I used summer bright colours)
Ends end July
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tuesday Thowdown - Anything Goes

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