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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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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Shabby Chic for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Mervi and the theme is 
Shabby Chic.
I made this card and I have also made some flowers for a swap.
Lots of elements on this, alot from my scrappy box too.
This is a great way of using scraps (I think anyway)
as you can just add odd bits here and there.  Makes it look more shabby!!!


And onto the flowers.






Our sponsor this week is Swedish House Crafts

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Graduation for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Amy lives in USA and I know Graduation is a big thing there, so this is her theme.
I,ve had this paper in my stash for ages, I think it was a freebie in a magazine.
I stamped the corner of a pierced Noble Square with one of Phill Martins corner sentiment stamps.
Then just added a Congratulations peeloff, ribbon and gems.
Not too fancy and would suit male or female.
And now coming up to Graduation time in afew weeks.


Pop over to the challenge blog and see the rest of the DT's work.
xxxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Anniversary Box Card

Good Morning All

One of my new ladies at my craft club asked me to make a special card for her to give some friends.
This lady, Denise, has never crafted before she came to our club and the first thing I showed  her was  how to make was this style of box card, as they are so impressive.
She was hooked and now comes along every week and is very quiet as she beavers away, learning about die cutting and embossing.
She did not feel that she was upto  the skill level to do  a card for her friends yet, but she soon will be, I'm sure.
This is the card I made for her to give.








All the embellishments are hand made -
Bows, Pearls with diamonte surround, Ribbon Flowers on the sides.

I adore the vellum flowers with large pearl centres, so pretty.




I added 'Congratulations' Ribbon around the box
and that is the only colour there is.

She was very pleased with it.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 22 May 2017

Happy Anniversary

Good Morning All

I was asked to make a card for my ex Spanish teachers wife for their 39th Wedding anniversary.


I used
Nellie Snellen heart die
CE leaf die
Homemade ribbon flowers and bow
John Lockwood Anniversary stamp

They went away for a nice romantic weekend in a log cabin here in Spain.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Happy Birthday Allsorts

Good Morning All

It is Happy 8th Birthday for Allsorts Challenge today.
Our Birthday challenge is kindly sponsored by Tattered Lace who are offering a fabulous £50 store voucher for this weeks winner...................and in addition there is a £5.00 voucher for every single entrant to spend at their Crafting store. 

To use your £5 voucher you will need a code which can be found by visiting each of the DT's personal blogs, collecting the nine letters/number and WORK OUT  the unique code.......it's a really simple one ! Your voucher will be valid from today until Saturday 27th May and is limited to one voucher per entrant, that means even if you enter three times you will only receive one voucher.
My letter is 'S'

As Tattered Lace are the sponsor for this one so I used their Pin Dot Butterfly die.
I cut all three butterflies from a piece of Hunkydory card and inset the butterflies back in after putting a contrasting card underneath.



I added a homemade embellishment with a bow. gem butterfly trails. tiny vellum flowers and a sentiment with charms as this was for a friends nieces birthday.
This will be a busy one for our Design Team.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 19 May 2017

Testing

Good morning all.

I am testing out my new tablet.
My John bought it for my birthday, which is next week,  with a little help from his mum as her pressy to me too. 
So I thought I would try to write a new post from start to finish.


Watching Lisa Horton show from the other day, just took the pic instantly on the tablet. Now to try and find another pic.
A couple of old ones pulled from Google photos file.



Thanks for bearing with me for this test.
See you tomorrow.
Xxx
Wendy L.


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

More Pics and Doily Dresses

Good Morning All

I made these three cards a while ago but the doily dress embellishments are something I can make while watching TV at night.




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More pics of my visit.
These are Noah and Aurora.
He has a fascination with my sisters compost bin, he always goes to look at the snails and slugs that gather there.





xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Back Home

Good Morning All
I arrived back home on Sunday night along with Johns Mum.
Isn't it nice to get back in your own bed after being away?
I had a lovely visit and Mum enjoyed it too.
Wonderful seeing all the kids and Grandkids.
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Welcome too to my latest follower, not sure when you joined meas I have been away.
Christi  you are very welcome and I hope you enjoy your visits.
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There was afew parcels waiting for me !!!!
One was this swap of bookmarks,  we had to make 4 bookmarks for our partner.
This lady crocheted a couple and another 3 from paper.



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I completed this blanket while I was at Mums too.  
The same style as ones I made for Noah and Aurora.
This one is white, pink and lilac as we know Megan is having a girl.



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Afew pics from my visit.

Nanna (Me)  with Hollie & Tess





My son Rick, Hollies Dad.






Tess with Mum, Lorien.



More pics tomorrow.


xxxxx
Wendy L


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Ring o' Roses for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by  our team leader, Brenda.
Ring O' Roses a Pocket full O' Posies.

I used S/B Butterfly Circles die
A new circle of Stars die from Ebay and decorated it with Vellum blooms.
I used the smaller die for the sentiment from the butterfly set.

I used some of the tiny butterfly fall outs for the corners and some tiny vellum flowers.
Hope you like it.

Prizes




Back home tomorrow after a lovely time with Mum and family,
seeing John Next door and going to Phill Martins shop in Sheffield.
xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Butterflies for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge time again with a theme of Butterflies.
I suspect this will be a busy one!!!!
Now believe it or not but this card, in real life, is brown, green and peach!!!!
I could NOT get it to photograph right or even edit it in Google photos.
The paper is from Docrafts
The tree did not cut very well on the right hand side so I could not throw it out so used it in this half way.
Added loads of tiny butterflies cut with a Tonic punch.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Jigsaw embellishment

Good Morning All
I bought a jigsaw a while ago from the charity shop, I wanted to paint the pieces and use to make embellishments.
Here is a card I made using one of the embellishments.




I attached a butterfly to the bottom of the piece with a jump ring.
Cut a heart from corrugated card and stuck some flowers on top.
Added some leaves and a feather and stuck the whole thing onto a pierced square.
Then onto a piece of Pixie Powdered card.
I think it looks OK.

As we speak I should be on the train to Sheffield to meet up with John Next Door.
My sister and I are going to visit Phills Martins shop while we are there.
Lock my purse up!!!!!


xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 8 May 2017

New York

Good Morning All


I made this card before I left Spain, obviously.

Sue Wilson's New York - Times Square.
This is one of my fave colour combo's.
Just decorated up with flowers and butterflies.

xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Music for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Helene and the theme is 'Music'.
 found some fabulous vellum with a music print in my stash and some lovely ribbon too.
Not much else needed. Just stuck some peeloffs of musical instruments onto acetate.


Sponsor 
and an extra prize




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Music to my Ears -
Talking to Hollie on Skype the other night (seeing her and Tess tomorrow, cant wait)
She said
" Nanna, when I,m at your house next month, can we go in your craft room and make things"

When they were here a couple of years about 18 months ago, we had an afternoon of thunderstorms, so I sat her down at the coffee table in my craft room and gave a pair of rounded scissors, some paper, glue and glitter etc and she was like a pig in muck, which pleased me no end.  She made a card for her Mum and her Granny (I,m Nanna and Loriens' Mum is Granny)
A crafter in the making me thinks.

xxxx
Wendy L

Cute for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All
Crafty Friends Challenge time this week is 'Cute'
I used an image by the sponsor, Di's Digis called Home Tweet Home which I thought was rather cute.




I made it into a New Home card, all bright colours.

See you later for Allsorts Challenge.

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I wont be visiting your blogs as I am in UK.

Going to a Craft Fair in Bromborough with my sister Gill.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Fantasy for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
Craft Rocket Challenge this month is 
FANTASY

I decided to Make Hollies Birthday Card, which is not until July but I like to be well prepared!!!
I used an LOTV Topper from a load I bought along with my craft friend Val.
Everything else is from stash.


They are coming for a visit at end of June, cant wait.  It will be Tess's first visit here and it will be hot, I hope they can manage, may have to get extra fans for bedrooms. 
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Flying off tomorrow to Mums but all posts are scheduled so you dont get away from me !!!!  LOL
And I get to see ALL the family as we are driving down to Corby.
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Afew pics from yesterdays trip.




Me in the middle, Val C on the left and Val J on right



This is the boat we went on.

xxxxx
Wendy L

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