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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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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Bring on the Bling for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Tracy M is hosting our challenge at Allsorts today and it is
Bring On The Bling
I used Glitter paper
Sequin ribbon
Nellie Snellen heart die
CE Mr & Mrs die
My mini butterflies cut from waste glitter paper
Added pearls and gold gems 

I think this die cut was sent to me in a swap but so pretty.

Sponsor is 
Little Claire stamps
 giving these sets.

Wendy L

Friday, 16 March 2018


Good Morning All

I made this card for Ribbon Girl Challenge on Facebook.
The stamp was a freebie on a magazine.
I coloured it with some cheap water pens, looks OK I think.
The stamp came with an emboss folder too.
I used two types of satin ribbon

Wendy L

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Easter for MAWTT

Good Morning All

The Challenge for MAWTT is  Easter.
As some of you know, I have been going to a Quilling class with my crafty friend Val J.
I saw an image of a quilled chick on Pinterest and thought it was very cute.
When I made this card I had just got back from Uk and had bought some of JND goodies from The Ducks Doodahs
One of  the goodies I bought  was Johns Ribbon Threader die, I used afew of them on this one.

Pop over to the challenge blog to enter and see all the other DT work.

Some very sad news.
The bar I hold my craft club in is run by two English guys, a couple.
I may gave mentioned  that one if them was involved in a serious car crash a couple of weeks ago and has since been in a coma.
He died yesterday without ever coming round.
So sorry for his partner.
A very sad situation as the business has to go on.

Wendy L

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Cot Blanket

Good Morning All
I finished crocheting the squares for this blanket while I was in UK.
I sewed it all together once I got home and crochet round the edge.
It's quite large - 39 x 52"
Very pleased with it.

Trying to sell it now as I don't have any babies arriving  in the family (I hope)
One f my Craft Club ladies suggested donating it to the rescue centre and asking them to raffle it or auction it at their next fund raising event.
Good idea.

Wendy L

Monday, 12 March 2018

Recycled Friends cards

Good Morning All

I,m sure you are all the same, whenever I receive a handmade card, I cannot throw it out.
Obviously I cant keep them all, so I recycle them and they go in the charity box.

Here are two.

The flower art on this one is from Sandra, Cotswold Crafter.
She very kindly posted a couple of craft magazines to me. and she enclosed a little card too.
I used it as a topper for this pretty Birthday card.

The second one was from Jen, one of my ladies at my Craft Club, she gave me this Thank You card after Christmas.
I added some butterflies and altered the centre. 
She had used one of my ribbon flowers on it.

Thank you ladies and I hope you don't mind me recycling your cards.
We had a lovely day yesterday.
After opening my Mothers Day cards, I took Rico for his walk, so warm at 9am.
We both took him out later as we were going out for lunch with some friends, normally I would not take him out twice in the morning.
He is really good when we leave him, he will have to be as my John goes to UK tomorrow for a footy match on Saturday, so Rico will have to be left while I go to my quilling and Craft Club.

Wendy L

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Happy Mothers Day

Good Morning All

Happy Mothers Day to Mums in UK.
I  showed you the card I made for my Mum on Saturdays Crafty Friends DT post.

 I made this card for the sketch below.
I used JND Ribbon Threader Die.
I made the background using JND Gerbera stamp, just mixed up some Izinkz pigment inks.
The sentiment is from the stamp set too.
I stamped the sentiment onto S/B butterfly Circles.
Added one of the gerbera flowers in the bottom corner and one of my dangle pins with ribbon n the to corner.

Also, Happy Birthday to one of my Craft Club ladies, Jen.
Wishing you a fab day.
Also, my BIL Barry's Birthday today, Happy Birthday Barry.

This is for the sketch for this week too if you want to play along.

Have fun.
Craft Club Gifts the ladies received on Friday.
These boxes are miniature milk carton style.
Each had a chocolate in and afew homemade embellishments.

Wendy L

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Nursery Rhymes for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Ellie.
She wants to see something to do with Nursery Rhymes/ Fairy Tales.
it doesn't have to be a specific fairy tale/nursery rhyme, as long as it features something that you'd find in a fairy tale/nursery rhyme.
I love my LOTV toppers and this one screamed out - 
Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden row.

I used
LOTV Topper
CE Happy Birthday Die 
S/B Butterfly Circles die
Not sure where Emboss Folder from.

This card has gone to my friend, Marlene, for her birthday last month.

                        Great prizes from
Bee Crafty
See challenge blog for details.

Wendy L

Special Lady for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All
Crafty Friends Challenge is For A Special Lady
so I made my Mothers Day card for my Mum.
I embossed Centura Pearl card with CE Butterfly Dreams  folder.
Coloured the image, called Fancy Sunbonnet, with Promarkers and cut out with CE Sue Wilson Maggie die.
Added organza ribbon with one of my dangle Stick Pins and a Pearl Gem. (Available for sale)

Sponsor is Bugaboo and is available HERE

Back later with Allsorts DT.
Wendy L

Friday, 9 March 2018

JND Ribbon Threader

Good Morning All
 I love this card, it is so pretty.

I got  this pretty pink ribbon  from Crafty Ribbons when I won their challenge last month
It is very soft and has tiny cubes on, so gorgeous.
I bought some pearl beads from my local China store and the holes in them were too large to use for Stick Pins but I kept them anyway.
Then when I bought John's new ribbon die I knew I could use them.
I threaded them  as shown and they make the ribbon look like little bows.
I added one of my dangle charms to the bow in the corner.

So happy with this card.
I was discussing this die and this design  with John last week
And Yes John, I have posted early as I have made another one, similar but different!!!! for my DT


Can you believe that this little one, Aurora, was 3 yesterday.
Wow where have those 3 years gone.
I forgot to photograph here card before I posted it.

Rico has settled in nicely and seems very happy.
Loves his bed I made for him.

Wendy L

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Paper Bags

Good Morning All

I made some more quick paper bags for my friend to put in her shop filled with goodies.

I love making these.
They are made from a 12x12" sheet.

There are 10 altogether, using various papers and a great way of using bows and flowers I have made.

I hope Lynn likes them and sells them all.

We met up with friends last night, Lolas mum & Dad.
Look how much she has grown and still only 12 weeks old, she is gonna be a whoppa.
John took this one, abit blurry!!!

Rico arrives this morning, cant wait.
I hope he settles OK but the weather is horrible and wet.
Wendy L

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

A Gift Bag

Good Morning All

One of my ladies at my Craft Club, Jen, made this cute little bag  for me afew weeks ago.
She gave one to all the ladies while I was away a couple of weeks ago too.

I held it on this pic so that you can see how tiny and cute it is.

Thank You Jen.

Here is the dog we hope to adopt.
They named him Dorito, which is not a name we like or are going to keep.
We have decided on Rico, very similar sounding and he doesn't respond to a name yet anyway.

He is coming to us tomorrow and the lady from the kennels does a house check too.

Then we keep him for a week or so.
Hopefully he will settle and he likes us and we like him.

When we took him for a walk on Tuesday, he was not responsive to his name and did not look you in the eye.

We think he has been unloved in his short life.

He is about 1 year to 18 months old.
We have been out and got food, dishes, lead, harness and treats and toys.

I have already made 3 beds from an unused double quilt, so we hope he will be nice and comfy.

Wendy L

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

First ATC's

Good Morning All

I have heard of ATC's before but never really got into them.
The swap group I am in on Facebook set Valentine ATC's as a swap theme.
So I thought I would have a go.

All parcelled up, I added a bow and a dangle charm.

I will show you the ones I receive, when I get them.
Amanda has made a video on You Tube showing all the ATC's

We are going to walk a dog this morning, one we hope to adopt, will post pics tomorrow.
He is a beagle cross and so cute.
The kennels tell us he is a very good natured dog, so we walk him first then he comes to us for 1 week to see if he settles and we suit him too.  Then the adoption papers are sorted.
A very good way of doing it we think.

Wendy L

Monday, 5 March 2018

What a Face

Good Morning All

When I was in Uk last week, I took my knitting with me. 
I knitted Tess one of the cross over scarves in a pretty pink and white.

Trouble was, I dont think she was too impressed.!!!!!!

Dont you just want to cuddle her ?????

Wendy L

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Craft Club Gifts & Sketch

Good Morning All

The gifts I made for my Craft Club ladies on Friday were these Soap boxes.
This idea came to me when I was doing the shopping in Mercadona.
I saw these lovely soaps in 3 different fragrances, and thought they would make lovely gifts, so I bought some.
They are wrapped in beautiful papers too.

I thought I would make large matchbox style boxes.

One of my ladies, Eve, had given me some corrugated card in various colours, perfect for this style of box.

I just went to town on decorating with lots of my homemade embellishments.

I used pretty pearl brads for the handles and  various papers from my stash to decorate ends of the base boxes.

Here is the sketch for this week if anyone wants  to play along.
Email me a pic or comment on Facebook Here.
I draw a name  on Friday 9th at 1pm.
Twist it, turn it,interpret as you wish, just keep the general lay out.

As I announced the other day, I have been accepted onto Crafty Ribbons DT but just before I applied, I won over on their challenge and received a voucher to spend on their website HERE
This card is using a pack of ribbons they offer, offcuts for 1gbp (I dont have a pound sign on my laptop) HERE.
So I used some of them on this card.
They are strips of  between 3" and 6" perfect for this card.

Wendy L


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