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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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Monday, 23 April 2018

Altered Paper Clips Swap

Good Morning All

As you know, I am in a swap group on Facebook and the last one I too part in was to send Altered Paper Clips.

Well here are mine.
I used lots of bits of ribbon from Crafty Ribbon
you can but off cuts, great for this type of work.

This is a great way of using scraps too.
Also, if you make Junk Journals, a great way to add page marks.
I decorated both sides, that is why there are so many pics.

Wendy L

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Sketch and Craft Club

Good Morning All

I gave the ladies at my Craft Club on Friday,  one of these lovely boxes made from a tutorial by Pootles.
I put two fragranced Tealight candles in each one.


Quite an easy sketch this week
Three circles in a diagonal line.

And my interpretation.
I stamped my backgroung paper using JND stamps

This one, I used the free stamps with Stamping magazine and the papers too.

We are away tomorrow for afew days to a place called Altea.
We went there last year for the same price and  the deal was too good to pass up. 
99 euro for 3 nights, 4 days full board.
So I have scheduled a couple of posts.

Wendy L

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Pearls for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by  Helene.
The theme is Pearls.

I used a Chloe stamp and die
for the main focal point.
Ombre card underneath that you can just see under the flowers.

I added pearls in flower centres.

One of my dangle stick pins made with pearls.

Circle Sentiment from The Spruce 

I added random pearls because................
see this picture below,
a brown smudge near a flower petal!!!


Wendy L

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Friends Birthday card

Good Morning All

I made this pretty card for a friends Birthday.
Centura Pearl card embossed with Fanfare folder from CE.

Johns Gerbera stamp and die, heat embossed in black and white.

I did originally make it for a sketch challenge but decided to keep it for a Birthday card.

Leaf element from another of Johns stamp sets.

Random pearls and some tiny butterflies.


John is on Hochanda on Sunday with some new releases.

This is the view in the very large park where I walk Rico sometimes .
A beautiful manmade lake, lots of geese and ducks so I have to be careful.

Wendy L

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Twist card and Walking day

Good Morning All

My friend got a magazine for me with a Tonic Twist die included, Die Cutting Essentials 35.
Christina Griffiths does a great You Tube vid HERE

Trying to get a photo that show the twist or the flip in it.

I used elements of Johns stamps on these and all homemade embellishments.

We had a lovely walking day at the rescue centre where we got Rico from on Sunday.

John took Rico and I walked this girl called Nat, she was a lovely dog and would make a great pet for someone.
A very good walker on a lead, unlike Rico who pulls.
There must have been about 50 or 60 walkers and we all pay 5 euro, so, hopefully they made lots of money.

Wendy L

Monday, 16 April 2018

Altered Choccy Box

Good Morning All

John always buys me a box of Ferrero Rocher chocs for Christmas or Birthday so I have afew empty boxes in the cupboards upstairs, (well they are not going to be full are they???)

Here is one I have decorated.
Started by decoupaging with paper first.

Then went on to decorate with ribbon flowers and lace etc. etc. 

This will go in my Christmas box ready to load up with goodies. 

Countryview Crafts - Altered Item
Ends end April
Wendy L

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Sketch & Craft Club Gifts

Good Morning All
Sunday Dog Walk today so it will be a noisy morning for us!!!
It is a way the rescue centre raise fund, they charge 5 euro to walk, either your own dog or one of theirs.
I made some nibbles as they have a little stay behind after the walk and sell Tea, coffee and nibble to raise even more money.
I also gave them another box of cards to sell too.
Onto todays card, it is for my sketch challenge.
I used 3 thin strips of embossed card.
Johns    stamp
My tiny butterflies and a stick pin.

The sketch for this week, can be  used either way, portrait or landscape.


These are the gifts I gave out at Craft Club on Friday.

I found these in a supermarket, they are room smellies.
Little glass  jars with oil in and you add the sticks to them.

Tall and thin but great fun making the boxes for them and even more fun decorating them all.

Dont forget, there is a little gift for a randomly drawn name for the Sketch Challenge.

Wendy L

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Spring Flowers or Showers for Allsorts

Good morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by  Ellie and the theme is 
Spring Flowers or Showers.
I got this stamp out of the packet and thought it was a daffodil, then realised it is a Camellia, as the title is Camellia Ring  Elements by John Lockwood.
I looked online and Camellias do flower in Spring, so that's OK. 

I coloured the same colour as a daff.
The sentiment stamp is from the same set.
I heat embossed this with Copper powder.

The mini sentiment is from JND sentiment set.

A lovely prize on offer this week so pop over to challenge blog for details.

Wendy L

Friday, 13 April 2018


Good Morning All

I have a big birthday coming up in May and John wanted to buy me a Gemini machine but as my Cut N Boss is still in good working order, I thought it abit daft to get a Gemini.
So he asked what else I wanted and I have been toying with the Groovi plates for a long time, so that was what I asked for.
Joanna Sheen posts here free, which is great, why other companies dont do it I dont know!!!
Anyway it arrived this week ad he let me play with it.

Well here is my first card made with the Groovi system and afew plates I added to the order!!!!

Happy with it and it is something I can  do at night while watching TV.

Our lunch yesterday was lovely.
Here is one of the two Paella dishes Vincenta served us

And it was Andrews birthday, the guy in the middle holding a red wine.
We had a great time.

Wendy L

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Springtime for MAWTT

Good Morning All
MAWTT Challenge this time is hosted by Diane.
Her theme is Springtime.

I went with my beloved LOTV toppers pad.
Matted onto bright yellow card.

Spring has sprung here in Spain.
When I walk Rico I see these gorgeous Daisy like flowers.
I just love the way they are yellow in the centre then distinctly change to white.

They nestle in amongst these purple ones too.
All grow just like weeds on the campo(wasteland)

I saw this orange tree too, looked strange having blossom and fruit on at the same time.

We are out for lunch, another giant Paella, and no doubt, afew drinks. Mmmmm.
It will have to be indoors though as the wind has been horrendous this last few days, hopefully, due to change on Saturday.
Wendy L


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