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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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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Chocolate

Good Afternoon All
My card today was made especially for The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge 'Life is Like a Box of Chocolates.
I wrote the quote from the film (Forest Gump) on cream paper and diecut it with scalloped Oval then layered it onto chocolate coloured, card then brown card.  The paper I found in my scrap box and thought it was very apt with a mailbox on it and it was in the clours I wanted to use.  The backing paper is from Papermania.  Added Joanna Sheen ribbon in two colours and some buttons and flowers.
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES-----------
The Cuttlebug Spot - Life is like a box of chocolates
Creative Inspirations - # 203 - Buttons & Bows
Crafts & Me - # 122 - Dies and / or Punches
Bearly Mine Crafts # 75 - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy  - Add a Sentiment  I WON THIS ONE
Crafty Ribbon # 40 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday # 258 - Something Old
 



Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Sew Nice

Good Morning All
I made this yesterday because I have numerous of these little sewing kits that you get in hotels  and I did not want to throw them away, so this is what I did with one of them.
The papers are from Papermania Docrafts goody bag last year
Buttons from my Mums old button tin
Sacking from the Rioja wine bottle
White material is offcut from when I shortened my curtains for my craft room
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Also when I was out shopping in the local China store I found these --------

The charms are only 90 cents (70p) and there are loads to choose from along with jewelery findings, and the pearl pins are 80 cents and about 2" long.

The yellow sponge dibbers I thought would be good for either chalking or inking and I made some more of my cork blenders myself to have seperate ones for each colour I use.

Welcome to my new followers too, dont forget to enter the candy draw, I have added some pics of more bits I  have added and there will be more to come.
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ----
Crafty Bloggers # 8 Anything Goes
Lexis Challenge # 84 - Mono
Joanna Sheen - Layer it Up
Bearly Mine Crafts  # 75 - Anything Goes

Monday, 25 February 2013

Wrap It Up


Good Morning All
Time for a new challenge at Love to Create  and as my post title says the theme is 'Wrap It Up'  (Use twine, string or fibres) so I have wrapped twine around the side steps of my card and the sacking is recycled from a bottle of Rioja wine!!!!!
I kept it fairly simple as I thought this digi from Eureka stamps (called 'Heart Dog') was so cute I wanted to keep it as the main focal point.  I just added afew bits of glitter on the image.  Stuck some gems and buttons with twine tied through them onto the sides.
Our sponsors this week are  ---
Eureka Stamps
The Stamping Chef

Have fun with this challenge.
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -------
Here Come the Boys # 46 - Layers
Cuttlebug Spot - Cute as a button
Joanna Sheen - Layer it Up
4 Crafty Chicks - 4CCC # 130 - Twine
Crafty Ribbons # 39 - Button Up
   



Saturday, 23 February 2013

Scrappy Box

Good Afternoon All
I have been busy all day crafting.  I have a box/tray on my desk full of bits -- off cuts, negatives of diecuts, images, ribbon, allsorts.  So I have put some away where they belong but all the rest, I thought I would set myself a mission, no other cards until all these bits are used.

I started off with pink bits.   I was going to use the  pink flower and border matted onto grey card, but, stupid me stuck the DST on the wrong side and ended up with........................


this orangey card and instead of wasting it I thought I would go for another colour scheme,mmmmm.




So this is card NO. 1



I think it looks pretty good.











So, onto card NO. 2

The Cheery Lynn heart did not cut out properly, and, as you know, I can't throw stuff away, so I stuck a diecut over it.







Card NO. 3

              A Forever Friends image, embossed white card has been there for months.  Negative from a border diecut.  Punched flowers, again, have been there for months.







Card NO. 4

Again, this did not cut out properly, so covered it up with sentiment and a Marianne butterfly.












Card NO.5
Negative from a Cross Diecut matted onto shades of blue card, sentiment, ribbon and peace lily added.


 


                                                                                                   I was sent these sillouettes in some candy, was not sure how to use them but dont look too bad.  My white embossed card was crooked so covered it with feathers!!!                                  So this is NO. 6

Card NO. 7


 
I wasn't keen on my colouring for this image but I couldn't throw it.  Just added borders, ribbon and gems.
I still have afew bits left so will carry on and make afew more today, but first I have to do some blog hopping as today is the start of Allsorts Challenge (see post below)
AND FINALLY
Last few bits all used now.  Wow I feel so good.
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----
Lady Anne -  # 7CBLA_SF7  - Anything Goes
 

Animals


Good Morning All
Saturday means a new challenge at Allsorts and it is a nice easy theme this week of 'Animals'.
 We are sponsored by Crimson Cloud
And will give the winner 3 sets of diecuts of winners choice.

 and Digi Darla who will supply the chosen winner 5 digis of their choice.

For my card I am back to my beloved Decoupage and I thought the little hedgehogs would be coming out of hibernation around now.
I decorated it with quilled flowers, large gems, a homemade tag with ribbon and some gorgeous spring flowers paper.

We all have a great time visiting your blogs to see all your wonderful creations.
xxxx
Wendy L



Friday, 22 February 2013

Red Red Wine

Good Morning All
A quick post from me this morning as I have a busy day!!!!!  Fat club (Slimming Club) this morning with two of my neighbours, and then I am staying at the bar for lunch with OH to use a voucher I won at the said fat club last week.  I know it is a bit ironic that they give you a voucher to spend on FOOD but, heyho, can't waste it can I??????

This might be me this afternoon!!!!!!

Used--
Image - My Heart Pieces 'Party Time'
Promarkers
Buttons Scraps of paper
Freebie sentiment
Scalloped circle die cut
Scalloped hexagon die cut
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ------
I Love Promarkers # 156 - Four Legged Friends
Crafting For All Seasons # 46 - Dies & Punches
Cuttlebug Challenge - Cute as Buttons
 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

It's a Girl

Good Morning All
Would you believe it has been raining here in sunny Spain, the weather has been a little strange over the last few days, it has been sunny but the mountains have disappeared in mist.
On the horizon there are usually  a range of mountains and they have gone in the mist!!!  The first day I looked over and thought there was something abit strange then realised 'no mountains'.
Anyway, my card today is a gorgeous baby girl card, lovely pinks and pretty things.
xxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ------
Crafty Ribbons # 39 - Button Up
LEJ # 41 - Button Mania
Make My Monday - Buttons and Ribbon
Pretty Little Ribbon # 19 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Buttons and Bling
The Cuttlebug Spot - Cute as a Button







Monday, 18 February 2013

All That Glitters

Good Morning All
Monday means Love to Create Challenge time and the theme this week is 'All That Glitters'
The sponsors this week 'A Day for Daisies' and 'Di's Digis'

I chose a digi from A Day for Daisies called 'Forever Begins Here' which is pretty apt for a wedding card.


All I did to the image was add glitter to the veil and flowers.
Have fun.
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----
Squirrel and the Fox # 37 - Love
2 Sisters Challenge # 131- Love or Valentines
Crafty Bloggers - Feb -Anything Goes
Crafty Calenders - Love & Marriage
Claires Little Monthly # 30 - Love & Marriage
Divas by Design - Love & Romance
 Ribbon Carousel RCC 77- Love is in the Air

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Positive & Negative

Good Afternoon All
I made this first card for a challenge and then I thought I would start using the negatives of the die cuts when I cut them.  I have a file with all my negatives in but hardly ever use them, so, in future, I am going to use them straight away.  This way the charities I supply will get an extra card to sell!!!!!

This is the first one --- all the embellishments are homemade - flowers and bead thingy.

And here is the second one.












xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----
The Ribbon Girl - Feb - Colour Aqua or Turquoise
Lady Anne Challenge # 6 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too # 31 - Mothers Day or Female
Crafty Catz # 170 - Bingo   1st card - flowers/dies/embossing





Forever Friends News


Good Morning All
I have some news concerning the Forever Friends Challenge Blog, but first there is some fantastic candy on offer over on the blog here.


From March 2013, you will be able to see the Monthly DTs

fabulous inspiration on 2 postings per month

The Monthly challenges will now start

on the 1st day of each month

with an inspirational mid-way challenge reminder

on the 14th day of the month


(the Fortnightly challenges remain the same - every other Monday)


The candy runs from Wednesday 6th February 2013 at 2.00pm (GMT)

until Thursday 28th February 2013 at 2.00pm (GMT)
 

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Things With Wings

Good Morning All
Saturday morning and feeling abit down, dont know why, just am.  Diet mojo has gone, I feel my cards aren`t right, generally feeling 'unloved', do you know what I mean?  Dont forget I have candy on offer too HERE, please join in.

Anyway------------- Good job I made this card last week when I was feeling good because I think this is a lovely card, and -----
Saturday means time for a new Challenge at Allsorts and a great theme this week 'Things With Wings'.  So we want to see butterflies, birds, bees, dragonflies, fairies, angels, etc etc etc.........................

Our sponsors this week are Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.


AND
Stitchy Bear - $10 voucher.

I chose a beautiful image from Stitchy Bear called 'Swans'.  As swans are white I did not colour it and stayed with a Black & White theme.
 Side View------------

The only bit of colour is the sentiment which is a very pale pink 'Congratulations'.

xxxxxxxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES --------
Joanna Sheen - Black and White
Emergency Crafters - Romance
Heck of a challenge - Love & Flowers
Ladybug Challenge - Feb Valentine and/or Love
Charisma Cardz # 6 - Anything Goes 
Ribbon Carousel - RCC 77 - Love is in the Air
  




Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Mellow Yellow

Good Evening All
I have mde this card featuring the Saturated Canary image I used afew days ago for my Forever Friends DT and I love it.
I think she is so cute.  I used my Promarkers to colour her in shades of yellows and oranges.  Quilled flowers, crochet flower with twirl, swirls, gems, spellbinders labels die, homemade butterfly pin.  Matted and layed on yellow and orange card.
 
Also, I have been busy crocheting again and I have made more hearts as mentioned and linked yesterday.  I shall be adding some of these to my candy here,  just add your name on the comments.

xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ----
I Love Promarkers # 155 -  One For The Girls
 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Sun Fun Day

Good Evening All
I thought I would send you all abit of sunshine as so many of you are having high winds and lots of snow. We went for a walk on the beach today and I took some pics for you.

This guy really was going in for a swim.



Doesn,t it all look so beautiul.  It was quite dull when we set out then 15 minutes later when we arrived at the coast, it was lovely blue skies and a light breeze.
My card for today is a cute pair of teddies on a swing (Duflex decoupage), pearls, swirls, gems, flowery paper, ribbon and I have crocheted some hearts after following a tutorial here at Little Birdie Secrets, they are so easy when you know how.


xxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES --------
Ready Teddy Go # 19 - Love is in the Air
Bunny Zoes Challenge -Flowers and Pearls
Ladybug Craft - Valentines or Love
Card Mania - CMC 14 - Is it Love that I,m feeling
LEJ Designs # 40 - For Someone Special


Monday, 11 February 2013

Feelin' The Love

Good Morning All
Monday means a new challenge at Love to Create  Challenge so here we go with the theme of
'Feelin The Love'
My card is an image from Dearie Dolls called 'Head over Heels' and I have just kept it all hearts and flowers.  Coloured with Spectrum Noirs and Promarkers.  The paper on the back is so old I cant remember where it came from but I have left some open space there to show it off.  Lots of flowers mad with Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms. A double bow made with satin ribbon, gems, pearls, swirls and hearts.  

Our sponsors this week are Sassy Studio  and they will give the chosen winner 2 digis of their choice.


 Have fun with this challenge.
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ----
Cutie Pie # 37 - Valentines
Squirrel and the Fox # 37 -  Love
Sweet Stampin Challenges- Pearls & Swirls
Card Mania CMC 14 - Is it Love that I,m Feeling
Crafters Companion - Love is in the Air




Sunday, 10 February 2013

Black & White

Good Afternoon All
I have been in my craftroom all morning making afew cards for challenges and DT's.  Here is the first one I have made.
It is a Floppy Latte image and I went to town on the embellishments - heart, butterflies, pearls, swirls, lace, gems and ribbon.
Hope you like it.
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ------
Joanna Sheen - Black and White
Sweet Stampin - Pearls and Swirls
 


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Valentines Day


Good Morning All
My eldest son has gone home and I loved having him here, he seems alot happier now with his new partner and he is now able to talk about Lucas and we looked at pics and talked about Hollie (his niece) which is all good.

Saturday morning means it is Allsorts Challenge time and the theme is Valentines so
love is in the air!!!
Here is another Valentines card - I love doing these pretty, lovey dovey cards.
This is my creation for this week and it is right up my street.  Pretty and lovey and flowery.  It is a single card so  I had to make a stand for it.

Showing the stand I have made from thick cardboard




I have made a box for it too so that the flowers don't get squashed and I think it makes it look abit more classy!!!!







Our sponsors this week are Whimsy stamps - $10 voucher
AND
Stamp Addicts will give a 10GBP


xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -
Card Crafters Circle # 61 Love is in the Air - Valentine
Crafty Catz # 169 - Feature a heart
Totally Papercrafts - Valentines or Love
2 Sisters challenge # 130- Hearts
Totally Goujuss # 170 - Love



Friday, 8 February 2013

Love

Good Morning All
My card for my OH for Valentines
I just love this Marianne Die, I have used it loads.
All white with deep red Bitty Blossom flowers and I put red pearls in the centre of  a couple of them.

A Nellie Snellen heart die stuck on the top

And I stuck a stand made from card on the back.  I made a box envelope and cut a window in it.  Put on one of my flowers crocheted with cotton twine, two different sized ones attached together with a heart brad.
xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ------
The Ribbon Carousel RCC77 - Love is in the Air
Rubys Rainbow # 47 - Roses
By the Cute & Girly Feb - Roses are Red
Card Crafters Circle # 61 - Love is in the Air
Totally Papercrafts - # 153 - Valentines/love
The Perfect Sentiment  PSC65- The Colour of Love

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Birds Butterflies Animals

Good Morning All

Forever Friends Monthly challenge is sponsored by Joanna Sheen and the prize is some of her goodies.

1 tin of water colour crayons
1 stamp set - vintage babies
1 stamp set
1 stamp set
1 stamp set

And the Forever Friends Fave is sponsored by Saturated Canary
who will give the chosen winner 2 digis.

The theme is Animals and /or Birds and/or Butterflies, so that covers a multitude of options.

I have made a card for the birth of twins, it's a double easel with a pink Forever Friends Bear on one side and a blue one on the other and each one has a little yellow ducky.
The two circular sentiments are FF products aswell.  The base paper has 'Congratulations' on it and I stamped 'Best Wishes ' onto beige card then cut a pink and a blue scalloped circle.  Coloured peeloff corners and a gorgeous teddy charm  from Mei Flower tied with white organza ribbon on each corner. Finished off with some lovely pastel coloured lace I have had for years.
From Saturated Canary I chose this gorgeously cute image 'Butterfly Baby'
I didn,t think she needed much embellishments so I just added a ribbon (Joanna Sheen) and some Bitty Blossoms flowers and the little tiny pink ones on the scalloped circle are from Mei Flower
Hop over to the challenge blog and play along with us this month for a chance to win a great prize.
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ----
Craft Ribbons # 38 - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine # 72 - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs # 39  - Anything Goes 
Crafty Bloggers # 8 - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Ribbon and or Lace
Pile it On # 5 - Fancy Folds
The Paper Shelter # 98 - Alter or More Folds
The Pretty Little Ribbon Feb - Anything Goes  1st card - twin easel
 


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

February Pink

Good Morning All
Another cute pink card today.  I made this one for my Goddaughter and it is winging its way to the Uk now.  A cute Paintbox Poppets decoupage with lots of embellishments and ribbon.  The calender month, I printed off the internet.
xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES -----------
The Pretty Little Ribbon # 19  Feb - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes - Anything Goes
 

Monday, 4 February 2013

Love to Create Birthday

Good Morning All
Today is Love to Create Challenges birthday, so the theme is 'CELEBRATE'.  This is a really good week to join us because there are loads and loads and loads of sponsors so that means loads of prizes too.  One of our sponsors is Whoopsi Daisy and I chose one of their images for my card this week.
I have done an easel card,decorated with bitty blossom flowers inked on the edges and a lovely crocheted lacey one with twirly tassels.  Again I have used bits of paper that were in the drawer (trying to use them up) and printed a sentiment on the computer, matted them all up on Spellbinders Labels die.
 
I think she is so cute.
Please join us this special birthday challenge for a chance to win one of many great prizes.

xxxx
Wendy L
 
CHALLENGES ----- 
 One Stop  Craft  # 214- Anything Goes
Totally Gorjus - Anything Goes with Lace
 Totally Papercrafts # 152 - Make your own Embellishments
 
 

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