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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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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mojo Gone

Good Morning All
Some of you may know that I have not been too good and the consequence is that my crafting mojo has up and gone.
When I dont want to craft I know things are bad.
I,m  still not feeling too good but trying to force myself to do some stuff.
I am only posting this to let you know why I have not been visiting your blogs as much as I normally do, I,m not enjoying blogging as I usually do so please forgive me.

I have a couple of orders to complete  so I will have to shift myself soon.
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Nothing crafty to show you but here is a couple of pics in the mean time.

Lorien took Hollie and Tess to the petting farm on Friday, Hollie looks so happy.


This is Noah, such a happy boy and so much fun.

xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Photo Inspiration for Allsorts


Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge is hosted by Brenda and the photo is our inspiration.



June 25th

I used -
LOTV paper
Sentiment from A John Lockwood set
Decoupage flower
'Friend' charm
Joanna Sheen ribbon
Cosmic Shimmer pink dots
Frame is from CE Pierced Noble Squares



Sponsor is Sissix

giving this fab prize

xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Baby for MAWTT

Good Morning All

MAWTT this fortnight is hosted by our Beckie and she wants to see New Baby Creations.
Sometimes at our craft meets I sit and cut out decoupage (easy to do while I talk !!!)
This is one of them.
I used two sided paper to make blocks to mount the main image on.


Pop over to the main challenge blog to see all the other fabby DT creation.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Wedding for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
Craft Rocket Challenge time again and the theme is 'Wedding related'.


I used CE Alexandra Rosebury rubber stamp to make the background, embossed with Phill Martins Chic Grey embossing powder.

Phills Sentimentally Yours corner sentiment. Silver charm with Lilac tulle through it to make a bow.

Heart gems.

Pop over to see all the great creations from the other members of the design team.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, June 18, 2016

How Does Your Garden Grow for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Tracy is hosting the challenge this week for Allsorts and it  is
How Does Your Garden Grow.


I used Marianne die LR 0200 for corners
and
LR0206 for Ivy Trail.
Creative Expressions  Leafy Montage Emboss Folder.
CE John Lockwood Lily Lattice Stamp
Coloured with Mica Paints.
Satin Ribbon and a Resin Flower.
Sponsor is Marianne

xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, June 17, 2016

Arsenal Fan

Good Morning All
This is the last of the three cards the lady wanted me to make.
Arsenal fan, 30 years old and his name on please.!!!
I decided to use Tagul to combine all the above.





She decided she prefered the heart inside and as I  had not attached it, that was easy enough to do.


The 'Dream About Tomorrow' die is  a new one I just bought from Joanna Sheen,  it's very delicate.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Box Card for Baby Girl

Good Morning All
Back home now, came home abit early due to health problems of my own.
Getting sorted now though and my John is looking after me.
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Here is the same style card but for a baby girl.



xxxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, June 13, 2016

Box Card for a Baby Boy

Good Morning All
Still in the Uk and due home tomorrow but may have to stay due to a family problem.

Before I left Spain  a lady who asks me to make quite afew  cards asked me to make three.
This is the first one.





She loves this style of box card, as I love making them.
xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Fancy Ribbon/Bows for Allsorts

Good Morning All
I am hosting Allsorts Challenge this week, even though I am in UK at present, will  have some catching up to do when I get home on Tuesday!!

I used this way of braiding ribbon for my very first DT creation  for Allsorts HERE.
I chose this theme to see what else everyone comes up with.



I used
Green satin ribbon
Tonic Christmas Wreath Die - 
Outer part and Sentiment


Pop over and join us.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Music for MAWTT

Good Morning All
For the second time.

I want to see Music related things on your creation this time.


Paper from LOTV.
Peeloff onto acetate
Bits from stash - ribbon, gems and sentiment tag.

Please pop over and join us.
xxxx
Wendy L

For A Man for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
Craft Rocket Challenge this time it 'For A Man'
If you are like me, you probably dont do as many 'Man' cards as 'Lady' cards so I always quite like popping along to see the creations that you all make.
I made this card specifically for a neighbour.  Dave and his wife have 3 little dogs like the one in the picture.


I coloured the edge of the scalloped card with Gilding Polish.
The prose in the middle is Johns Daisy Daisy Background, heat embossed.
The little doggy frame in the corner, I think you are meant to add a pic but I just put Daves name.
I hope he likes it.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Stick Pin Book

Good Morning All
I love making these books, similar to the one I had on offer as Candy.
As my Sister makes cards I decided to make one for her and I posted it last week.
She has now received it so I can show it on here.





The tag does say Happy Birthday , which it isn't but it had Sister on it.









This is the inside with lots of stick pins and embellishments
she can  use on her cards.

She loves pink and leopard print so this suits her.




I shall be seeing her later as I think she is picking me up from the Airport.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Great Outdoors for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Tracy Mouse and the theme is The Great Outdoors.




I applied Gilding Wax on the edges of the green embossed card.
LOTV topper of a beautiful serene forest.


Sponsor is Digistamp Boutique

and this prize from Sissix
xxxx
Wendy L

Based on a Book for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All
Crafty Friends Challenge is Based on a Book.
I thought the image fitted 'Paper Dolls' by Julia Donaldson about a string of paper dolls that go around the house then escape into the garden.




A large crochet flower for the sentiment.

S/B Bitty Blossoms.

xxxx
Wendy L

Friday, June 3, 2016

Birthday Candy

Good Morning All
As it is my Birthday on 27th so I thought I would give some candy.

This is a mini stick pin book but also contains lots of embellishments and earrings.
More will be added before I post it to the winner.

I would love you to be a follower and to post a pic in your sidebar if you have a blog, but dont worry if you dont, the winner will be picked from the comments left.




              There are lots of stick pins.




Inside there are some earrings, bead embellishments, more stick pins and some ribbon bows with pearl buckles.




Some of the stick pins have charms attached.



This is the back of the book.
All the decorations could be taken off the book and used on your own projects.
There is lots of lace, doilies, ribbon and pearls which could all be pulled off if you so wish.


I shall draw a winner on Friday 3rd June, 1 week after my Birthday.
This will give me time to get address and post before I leave for my visit to UK on 7th.
If the winner does not come forward before 6th June I shall name another after I return to Spain on 15th.
Any Candy only people will not be included in the draw.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Candy Winner and an Oldie

Good Morning All

Yesterday this popped up on my Facebook page, a memory from 5 years ago and I thought it was so pretty.


I remember making this at a parchment class I used to attend when I first moved here.

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And now the winner of my Stick Pin Book and afew extras is..............

No.  16

CUILLIESOCKS


Please email me your snail mail address to wlt27@hotmail.com and add winner in subject line.
I need this before Monday so that I can post on Monday lunch time as I leave for UK on Tuesday and I cant take it with as only taking handluggage.
A big Thank You to everyone who entered and sorry you all could not win.
But I may make some more soon.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Silver and Black

Good Morning All
When I came back from Uk I was playing around with the goodies I bought and this is one of them.
It is John Lockwood Daisy Daisy Stamp heat embossed in Silver.
Matted and layered on metalic card and I added some CE Perfect Peonies in the corner.


xxxxx
Wendy L

PS
RIP Eileen Dobson
I was on Eileens DT for Creative Craft Cottage last year, and she passed peacefully last night with her family with her in Dunedin NZ.
Bless You. xxxxxx

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