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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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Monday, 30 January 2017

Shabby Chic Card

Good Morning All
I have been playing around with Shabby Chic again after watching Pamellias You tube videos.
She has amazing talent and I adore her style.  I find it quite difficult because I need to have format and order.  But I love the look of Shabby Chic so I am going to keep practicing.
I had to make a box for it too as it is quite a deep card with the flowers on.




This is the lid of the box.

Card in box and lid.

Very happy with this.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Lets Celebrate for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is 'Let's Celebrate' hosted by Tracy.

I went for Anniversay.
Printed paper for the background. A lovely Mulberry paper frame embellishment
Paper flowers and homemade stick pin with Satin ribbon.
And afew pearl hearts.


Sponsor
Tattered Lace with these wonderful prizes as it's our Birthday.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Wellington and Pixie

Good Morning All
Here is a card I made a short while ago and have pulled out of the files!!!
Sue Wilson NZ collection - Wellington
Pixie Powders - Plum twist and Midnight Blue 
Homemade charm.




I used the other part of the Pixie paper 
Enjoy your day.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Junk Journal No. 2

Good Morning All
Junk Journal number 2.
This is a great way of using all your bits of scrap papers which we all have I,m sure.
I know that sounds abit awful but it is true, we all have so much we never use and if I can put a smile of one of these kids faces then that is great.
I know I have to pay the postage costs but it was not too bad, just under 7 euros for this Journal to the UK.

I posted this last week to one of the children on Post Pals, obviously one of the older girls.
I hope she enjoys it.
Lots of pics coming up!!!!!

Front, not gone too overboard with this one.

Hand crochet doily and a charm.

 The spine with bead charms.

The back.

 Inside using all the scraps of paper to create pockets and tuck spots for tags and journalling.





I put a pocket at the back with lots of bits of card for her to write on and some stickers.

I hope she likes it and I sent some extra bits for her sister too as Post Pals encourage you to send to the siblings too, as  life must be difficult for them too, with so much of their parents time taken up with hospital visits etc.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 23 January 2017

Happy Birthday Lorien

Good Morning All
Yesterday was Loriens Birthday (my DIL) and this is the card I sent her.
I was playing around with Sue Wilson Butterfly dies, and double heat embossing them.
I am making them to put into Swaps I do on Facebook but here is two I was really pleased with.
LOTV 'Victorian Times' paper pad.




I put some layers of vellum under this one.


And layers of mulberry paper under this one.

Happy Birthday Lorien.

They are coming out here in June Woohoo, can't wait.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Daisy Daisy for Allsorts

Good Morning All
It is my turn to host the challenge this week over at Allsorts
I chose the theme of Daisy Daisy.
I used John Lockwood Daisy Dream Stamp and his paper pad 'Spring Shades'
I used Perfect Medium to stamp and then brushed with Pearl shades of Cosmic Shimmer.





The Cosmic Shimmer looks so pretty stamped onto black card.


The paper has flowers on which, I think, look like daisies.

Prize is one of Johns Stamp Sets











xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Curls and/or Swirls for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Crikey it is soooooo cold here, we had snow yesterday and it was so funny as the Spanish people were coming out and taking photos and the old people were standing at their doors looking out in amazement!!!  I have been told that they have not had snow in this area for over 90 years.
There are loads of posts on Facebook of beaches covered in snow and abit more in and they have had about 4 or 5 inches.
Yesterday we had snow, a little bit of sunshine (you could see the sun shining on the mountains at the back of our village)
Then the rain came and last night 2 thunderstorms!!!!
Now it is raining and cold, so cold.
I cant move from the fire and go in my craft room so it is crafting on my knee!!!!
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Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Hazel on Team B.
She would like to see Curls or Swirls.
I used my ever faithful Sissix 'Iron Gate' die on top of John Lockwoods kitchen roll/Pixie Powder technique. 
CE Ornate Oval for the sentiment.
All mounted onto card coloured with Gilding Polish.






I added a gorgeous Tattered Lace Butterfly with some pearl dots on body.




I stuck one of my bead danglers in top corner and some gems and pearls in each corner,
I have to have symmetry!!!!


xxxxx
Wendy L

Add A Bow for Craft Rocket


Good Morning All
Craft Rocket Challenge this time is Anything Goes so it will be a busy one for the Design Team.



 I used John Lockwood Daisy Daisy stamp
and heat embossed in blue.
JL stamp to fit the Pierced Flag die.
JL Paper pad.
Pierced Square frame.

Two of my homemade stick pin embellishments I showed HERE


And one of the same butterflies stuck on a ribbon bow.

Here are some more of those lovely stick pin embellishments with gem butterflies.


To see all the other gorgeous creations from the Design Team pop over to the challenge blog.

xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES
Fab n Funky - Add Ribbon

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Loaded Envelope

Good Morning All
This is a Loaded Envelope.
A new item for me to make and this came about from a group on Facebook.
I think it is more an American thing but becoming more popular in UK.
Anyway, I thought I would give it a go and another great way to use scraps too.
This is it without all the goodies stuffed inside.





Then you will it with whatever you want.

I have been making packs of homemade embellishments to include in my swaps - 
Butterflies, tiny Envelopes and Flowers and Tags.

Just anther way of using my time and stash.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 16 January 2017

Magical Butterflies

Good Morning All
Did you enjoy the weekend?
Watching Hochanda Creative Expressions takeover?
I'm catching up as I recorded most of them, I cant inflict 48 hours of crafting on my John, especially at a weekend when sport is on!!!!!!
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Do you ever get frustrated with your crafting?  So many things I want to do, so much stash to use.
Why cant we stop buying new stuff?????????
I keep popping onto Ebay and bidding on charms, beads, laces, trims and I dont NEED them, I just enjoy the bidding, if I win them, great, if I dont, not a problem.
Tried to get my head in the right place and had a bit of a tidy up.
I HAVE to start using all the bits on my desk, that is what I,m going to do today.  I need to make some Man cards as I have been asked if I want to have a card stand in the local bar English bar.
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Anyway, keeping with the theme of butterflies this one is using Sue Wilson Magical Butterflies and the negative from New Zealand Wellington.
Pixie Powders, Plum Twist and Midnight Blue (I think)
Phil Martin corner sentiment heat embossed in white.


Have a good day.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Things with Wings for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by our lovely Tracy Mouse.
Things with Wings is the theme so, of course, for me it had to be butterflies.




The paper is from a 12 x 12 pad I bought from C&C when it was on offer.


Satin ribbon with one of my homemade stick Pins.



As our sponsor is Tattered Lace, I used one of their dies for the butterflies.





I used the remainder of the paper to decorate the inside.
Sponsor
xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Santoro

Good Morning All
My lovely crafty friend Val bought me a lovely Santoro set for Christmas.
It includes lots of decoupage, toppers and papers.
So I have been making afew cards with it.




Whenever I photograph purples and blues they never look true, if you know what I mean.
I know John uses a white light box but I,m afraid I cant go to all that trouble, dont have the room!!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 9 January 2017

Sincere Condolences

Good Morning All
I made this card using the technique shown by Julia Watts on Hochanda in December using Pixie Powders on acetate, tissue paper and glitter.
I used Midnight Blue and  Aqua Lagoon, I think.
Phill Martin Corner Sentiments.
Sue Wilson Lattice Frame
S/B Negative from Scalloped Oval.
CE Leaf die.
Paper flowers from Ebay.


xxxxxx
Wendy L

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