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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, 31 March 2016

Come Dancing for MAWTT


Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge  this week is hosted by hazel.
The theme is 'Come Dancing'

I thought this lady from Time 4 Tea looked like she was going dancing.


I used - 
Image from Time 4 Tea 'Great Gatsby Girl'
Promarkers to colour
Centura Pearl card
CE Striplet 'Quilted Blocks'
CE Embossing folder 'Sweet Lattice'
CE Perfect Peony die
CE Iced Snow to cover red card under striplets
S/B Beaded Oval die
CE Leaf die

I hope you will pop over and join in with Hazels challenge.
xxxx
Wendy L

Mythical for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
This time at Craft Rocket Challenge the theme is Mythical - Fairies, Elves Dragons etc.

I think  this topper is from LOTV. but it fits the theme perfectly.
I,m still clearing out some stash, the butterflies are cut from a die set of John Next Door before he moved, I think they are Spellbinders.
Happy Birthday ???? cut at craft meet.
Once again,  some paper from stash  matched the image perfectly, I think I bought it from Papertole UK








xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 28 March 2016

Altered Filofax

Good Morning All

I,m still altering and decorating stuff after watching Fiona on You Tube

This is my latest, an old Filofax.




Fiona makes it all look so easy and perfect.

I,ve had this Filofax since I used to go to work and just renewed the insides each year.
I keep all my old diaries and knew I had this and thought it would be good to cover.
I will buy a new inside for it for 2017.

This is the back and I am still using some fabric cut off from a quilt cover when I recovered the outside sofa.


I crocheted the doilies myself.

Cut my name using an alphabet punch.


I made the lacy flower and added tassles made from some silky knitting thread and added a pearl on the end of each one.


I used felt for the inside and added elasticated lace to store odd bits of paper or cards etc.

Very pleased with how this turned out but could do better and will keep playing.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Wings for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is 'Wings' and hosted by our lovely Tracy Mouse.
So wings for me means Butterflies.


The large butterfly is Tattered Lace
Smaller ones, I think are Spellbinders Borrowed from John ages ago.
Tiny butterflies from Mei Flower
With Love die borrowed from Val C at craft meet
Paper from Capsule collection
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Sponsor this time is Penny Black with these great prizes.
  

xxxx
Wendy L
Lorien had the baby yesterday at 1.52pm, baby girl, 7lb 12oz.
Absolutely gorgeous,  will put a pic on soon.


xxxxx

Friday, 25 March 2016

Toys by Janice

Good Morning All

I wanted to show you these two cute stuffed toys made by Janice Small.
Jan is a  DT member on MAWTT blog with me and I am also a follower of her blog HERE.



I saw these when she had made them and asked her what she intended to do with them,
Anyway we came to an agreement and after I had had a senior moment with regards to my sons address (Jan you understand what I mean)
Lorien took these pics for me when they were received in Corby for the new baby.
They are ready in the Moses basket in the Living room, waiting for babs to come home, as I type Lorien is in hospital (Thursday Morning)
Aren't they sweet.
Jan is so clever.
Thank You Jan.

xxxxx
Wendy L


Thursday, 24 March 2016

Black & White

Good Morning All

When we went to Cartagena afew weeks ago, I took some images to colour with my Mica Paints.
This was one of them but I did not colour this one.
It was lying on my desk and I thought it looked good as it was.
I fussy cut around it.


I had to add afew black gems to hide my embossing powder dots!!!!
I do like it though.
I used
CE Pierced Flag Sentiment by John Lockwood
CE Perfect Peonies
CE Camelia Ring Element by John Lockwood
CE Mosaic Leaves Die
CE Leafy Montage Embossing folder.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Fabric Book Project

Good Morning All

Welcome to my newest followers, Pat and Maarit, nice of you to join me, I hope you enjoy your visits.

This is the project I used the tray cloth on.




It is a Shabby Chic Fabric Book.

My very first attempt so abit wonky!!!!

I enjoyed doing it and will make more, Christmas gifts!!!!!!

The fabric under the try cloth is still the off cuts from a quilt cover I used to make cushion covers for the seat on a sofa.


The frill around the edge is from an underskirt that I also picked up in the charity shop for 20cents!!!


I covered a plastic ring in ribbon so that the book can be hung up.





I am still making stick pins and thought this would be a great idea for storing them.
Also, earrings can be hung from the lace.

I have decided to sew in some more plastic rings so that bracelets or necklaces can be hung on them.

I am going to take this with me to Loriens when I go in April, after she has had the baby. She is in hospital at present as baby is breech. This will be a gift for her to store her jewellery  in her bedroom, I hope!!!!
Pop over to see Jennings 644  on You Tube, she has some gorgeous  tutorials for all sorts of stuff.

xxxx
Wendy L


Monday, 21 March 2016

Bargain from Charity Shop

Good Morning All
I have been watching You Tube alot just lately and found this lovely lady, Jennings 644.
She has some amazing videos and these prompted me to go on the hunt in Charity shops.
If you pop over and watch some of her videos  you will understand why.




 I found this tray cloth for 50cents.
I cut off the edge pieces so that I could use the centre  for a couple of  projects, one of which I will show you in afew days !!!!!



Obviously, I had to cut some of the thread and I did not want to throw any of them away, so---

This is what I did with them.





I hot glued the tips and stuck gems, or flowers or ribbons on and made all these  lovely embellishments.


So,  in a cuple of days,  I shall show you my first project using some of these.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Easter for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Easter is the theme at Allsorts Challenge this week.
Our host is Meeeee, stepping in for Susan as we did a swap when I will be  in UK beginning of April for Ally Pally and new baby.



I made three Easter cards for the Grand Children.
The top one is for Aurora and features LOTV topper.






Obviously this one is for Hollie.  

And the one below for Noah.
I found most of the papers when I was having a sort out of my papers and card afew weeks ago. 
I dont make Easter cards normally, only for the Grand kids now.

Sponsors



2nd Sponsor is Stamp Addicts giving a 10GBP voucher.

xxxxx
Wendy L




Thursday, 17 March 2016

In The Garden for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times challenge is In The Garden Chosen  by one of our newer DT Zoe.
Unfortunately, Zoe has some family problems  so I am standing in for her n the challenge blog.


I thought this Faye Whittaker decoupage was just perfect for this theme.
I expect we will see lots of flowers for this challenge so right up my street !!!!
Although I haven't added any onto mine!!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L

Anything Goes for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
Over at Craft Rocket Challenge this time the theme is Anything Goes, easy peasy.

I made this one for a friend in the UK who I used to work with, we always have a catch up when I go home the North West.
I used a topper from an LOTV pad, LOTV papers too.
The swirl at the top is Sissix and the die at the bottom is S/B D'lites Flower Box.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 14 March 2016

Striplet

Good Morning All
I,ve just been playing about with bits and bobs.
I have quite afew DL card blanks I want to use and get out of the way, perfect for a Striplet.
This one is CE 'Floral Meadow'.




Saturday, 12 March 2016

Fresh Spring Colours for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Brenda, our team leader.
She would like to see Fresh Spring colours, yellows, greens, even pinks.

I used this small piece of a Hunkydory set that was in my scrappy box, the flower on it was too pretty to throw out so here it is.
I tried to match the colours with yellow card, which I embossed.
All matted onto spring green card.
The butterflies and tiny flower are cut from ribbon.


Sponsor 

Pop over and see all the other DT creations.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Anything Goes for Crafty Friends


Good Morning All
Back home from Cartagena, a lovely trip we had and lots of history and lots and lots of walking!!!!.

Crafty Friends Challenge this time is Anythng Goes, so easy peasy for everyone.


So this is my first Christmas Card for 2016!!!!!
I used a pre coloured digi from KennyK
Sheena  Embossing Folder
S/B Snow Flake Two
Tonic 'Tis The Season'die (just the centre sentiment)

Sponsors are


Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Tiny Book Album

Good Morning All
When I was with John Next Door in December he gave me this tiny book, it is about 4" x 4"



I decorated the cover with Decoupage paper.

This is such pretty paper.
Then I wondered what to do with it on the insides.
GRAND CHILDREN !!!!!  Got to Be.


I put two pics of Hollie.

Then two of Noah.

Then two of Aurora (thats me too).
She was 1 year old yesterday too, how time flies.

And there are spaces for afew more (new baby due in April)
Hope you like it,  it now sits on the coffee table in my craft room.
xxxxx
Wendy L





Monday, 7 March 2016

Honest Opinions Please on Shabby Chic

Good Morning All
If you are a regular here, you will know that -I dont really do Shabby Chic Vintagy stuff but I always admire it so much.
I have been watching You Tube and thought I would have a go.




Honest opinions please, are they any good and which one, if any, do you like best.
I have a fave but I will see what you all say.
I have been doing afew Shabby Chic items but I shall show you  in future posts.
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We are away today for afew days to a place called Cartagena, a little south from us but very historic.
Also the cruise ships have started calling in there so it would be nice if one was in while we are there.

See ya soon.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Womens Day for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Mervi and it is Womens Day.
I bought some sheets of sparkly foam ages ago and was playing around and cutting with different dies.  This X Cut Doily one worked out beautifully.
The background is Mica Powder mixed with water and sprayed onto  black card.
Image is from Nicecrane, a Victorian Mother and Daughter I think.


Sponsor is Digistamp Boutique

And Brenda is giving two tickets to Hobbycraft show at NEC in March

xxxxx
Wendy L


Thursday, 3 March 2016

Purple Haze at MAWTT


Good Morning All
this fortnight is hosted by Jan S and she would like to see Purples on your creations.
I decided to make my sisters Birthday card.
I really will have to get some more Sue Wilson Dies!!!!, I always seem to use this 'Hollywood' from the California Collection.
I turned the centre horizontal so that I could stamp the sentiment on it.
All the bits on this are from my stash.
The borders are die cut using Spellbinders Edgeabilities.


Pop over to the challenge blog and take a peek at all the other wonderful DT creations.



A note to my friend Val (Spain) have a good trip and a great time in UK.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Fur or Feathers for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All

Craft Rocket Challenge this time is Fur and / or Feathers.

As I make lots of cards for an Animal charity I decided to go with fur and used this cute picture of a puppy.


I used all shades of blue for mats, the ends off the tag on the S/B Ornate Squares die set and the paper is from a Docrafts set.
I,m sure this will be a busy challenge.
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Talking of puppies, my friend has got a black labrador pup in January and we were lucky enough to baby sit the other week.
She is so good, doesn,t bark, not boisterous, just sleeps.















xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

A Task

Good Morning All
A lady who regularly asks me to make personalised cards for her gave me a challenge afew weeks ago.
Three cards for her three Grandsons - One likes Lego, one likes QPR and the other is a mechanic!!!!!


 For the Lego, all I could think of was to print some paper to use as a background.
I used paper for  mats all the colours from Lego.



QPR,  I printed onto printable acetate and added silver circles to act as footballs all mounted onto embossed card.


The only car paper I had was of vintage cars, and I embossed silver card iwth a 'tools' embossing folder, and I added a key as it was his 18th.


She was pleased with them all anyway.
I think she likes the fact that they are personalised with their names etc.


xxxx
Wendy L

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