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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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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

1501 post and A Busy Card

Good Morning All

Well, believe it or not but this is my 1501st post.
Back on 21st November 2011 was the first one with very little confidence, but thought I would try doing my own blog after being on the Docrafts forum and some of the girls there did a Bloghop at the weekend, so I thought I would join in.

Then I talked John  (John Next Door)  into starting his, and looked where he is now.
Sue Wilson noticed him and he got friendly with Mrs Duck and on he went.  I,m glad we keep in touch, he is a good friend, I've cried on his shoulder afew times !!!!!

I love blogland
 And I have been lucky to meet afew of my followers too, over the years.
I thank you all for joining me and here's to many more years of crafting.
I dont know what I would do without it.
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Today's card is what I call a busy card, lots going on.
Decoupaged flowers
Concertina butterfly with one of my pearl gems.
CE Cygnus die for border at bottom
A gorgeous doily die cut I was sent in a swap.
Paper from Making Cards Magazine I think.




xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 11 December 2017

Home Today

Good Morning All

On my way home today after a wonderful visit with Mum and seeing all my family and lots of friends.

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 A couple more large matchboxes today.
The paper is a 4x4 pad I bought at a craft show at Port Sunlight in April with my sister.
I have lots of laces that I amassed during swaps.





I used one of my Angel charms for the handle and surrounded it with paper flowers.


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I always make the covers for the matchboxes from corrugated card and one of my ladies at my craft club gave me a pack, so I am using those.
Another piece from a 4x4 paper pad.
Bits that were on my desk - a decorated peg - a butterfly -  die cut swirl - cheesecloth.



I did stick paper in the inside but it is hidden by the tissue paper I added to wrap around any goodies that I will add before giving.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Snowflakes for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is Snowflakes hosted by Helene.
I used Marianne corner die LR0278


I,m not sure where this sentiment came from, I found a sheet with afew on and thought I should use them.

Flower die is from Ebay.
Paper - Lisa Horton CE
JND  - Merry Christmas sentiment stamp(Winter Trees)


Seam binding and organza ribbon to attach a 
Snowflake charm.
This one now sits on my sister's
 Window ledge
Xxxxx
Sponsor is Marianne Designs.

xxxxx

Wendy L

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Twas The Night Before Christmas for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge is  hosted by Emma on Team A.
The theme is Twas The Night Before Christmas and Emma has added all the verse on the challenge blog.
I used the title as I had these two die cuts in my  stash that my crafty friend Lyn had given me before she deserted me to go to UK!!!!
(She knows I'm only joking but I do miss her)

Excuse the reflection of the camera on these pics, but photographing mirri card can be a nightmare!!


Pop over to challenge blog and see all the rest of Team A's creations.
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Dentist went well and very quick, no injection, he just put a new filling in
Wendy L

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Val's Card & Jens Box

Good Morning all
I just wanted to show you all this fab card made by my crafty friend Val J.
This is for  a man she plays cards with on Wednesday afternoons, so perfect.
Most of us dont really like making Man cards but when I saw this I loved it, what a great idea for his age and personalised too.


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Then onto this box design shown to me by another of my ladies at my craft club, Jen.
She made one like this and gave me the link. HERE.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USJspCfb0gk


I have made afew but left them flat for travelling, will glue ends together when I am at mums.
I want to fill with goodies for each of the Grandkids to hang on the tree.
This one was my tester!!!
It worked out well so I will fill with chocs for John.
Also a great way of using small bits of paper that you dont want to throw out.
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Well dentist for me this morning, I lost a great big filling 
so I have a massive hole in my back tooth!!!!!
Dreading it.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

UK Here I come

Good Morning All
Well I am on my way to UK to see Mum and all the family.
Rick is coming up north so I will see them all. 
Great.
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I  have been making boxes to give as gifts, this one is a Ferrero Rocher box, a small one.
I covered it in material, and a doily. I  lined the inside  with felt.
I used Foamiran flowers and silk flowers to decorate and lots of lace and pearls.



I shall fill with crafty goodies for one lucky person.

This is a giant matchbox, about 16 x 10 cm.





I love making stuff like this, I can really go to town on embellishments and it doesn't matter how much they stick up as it does not have to fit in an envelope!!!

And, I can use some of the lace and flowers I have acquired.



xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 4 December 2017

Owls

Good Morning All
I had this Owl die cut on my desk for a while, so thought I would get it used.
The paper is from a paper pad from Lidl.
And I found an owl charm in my book of embellishments that is a perfect match.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Thank You for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is Thank You.
Back to quilling for my card.

The papers were free in a magazine.
Pierced Circles from Creative Expression.
My  mini butterflies.
Circle Sentiment from Netty

Sponsor

xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 1 December 2017

Pretty Emboss Folder

Good Morning All
A very simple card today because I think the pretty Emboss folder makes it.
Just a couple of embellishments and a sentiment was all that was needed I thought.
I,m not sure what die cut the large butterfly is, I think I must have been sent it in a swap.
The flower is CE Perfect Peony.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 30 November 2017

My Challenge

Good Morning All
Each week at my Craft Club I set the girls a little challenge, usually a sketch to follow but this week it was Bingo or Tic Tac Toe.
I also put it on my Facebook Page - Wendys Crafty Crafts.



I played with Elephant - Silver  - Teddy
I used Crafters Companion - Humphrey toppers
Silver Mirri card
Teddy charm
Embossing folder free with magazine
CE Pierced Circles


I made a tag with the smaller image  and attached a silver charm.


If anyone would like to play along you can email me a photo or comment on Facebook with a pic too.   I draw a winner on a Friday morning from all that make a card and send out small gift.
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Dont forget, John Lockwood aka John Next Door is on Hochanda today with his new releases and they are amazing.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Santoro

Good Morning All
Well my trip draws closer and I am practically ready.
I am only taking hand luggage and that is nearly full of cards for posting and delivering to family and friends, also, I am taking some to post for my friend Val J.

Todays card is made from a pack Val gave me for Christmas last year.
I do still keep using it Val.
Hope you are feeling Ok after your hospital visit on Monday.  



I can make some quick cards with this kit and it is great for filling the boxes when I did my Craft Fayre.
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A couple of pics of the Sunrise the other morning, so stunning.





xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 27 November 2017

Birthdays

Good Morning All
Yesterday was my Grandsons Birthday and I forgot to photograph his card before I 
posted it off to him.
But I did photograph my crafty friend, Lyn's card.  Their birthdays are on the same day.
Lyn is a Pink person and she loves Centura Pearl card so I,m sure she would like this card - Lots of pink, flowers and pretty.


So Happy Birthday Lyn & Noah for yesterday.
Miss you both.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Christmas song for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge time again and the theme has been chosen by  Ellie.
Inspired by a Christmas song.

I made Hollie and Tess's Christmas card.
I used Forever Friends images and I hand wrote the tags to make it more personal for them.
Songs I thought of - 
All I Want for Christmas is You
White Christmas
Santa Claus is Coming to Town


Prize is 

Well it is my Craft Fayre today and my crafty friend Val J is helping me.
Lets hope it is a busy one.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Christmas Animals for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Jenny and Team B this time.
Christmas Animals.
I used a die from Ebay of this reindeer, mounted onto red mirri cut with pierced circle die.
I kept this card very simple and flat as I am going to post it to my niece in Canada.

There are some gorgeous creations from Team B.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 20 November 2017

More Magazine Papers

Good Morning All
Here are some more Christmas cards made from papers from a magazine I think, I have had them for so long, I dont know where they came from.

All to go in the box for the Christmas Fayre.







Ends end Nov
xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Glitter for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge time again and this week  Kath wants to see Glitter.
Well there is lots of it on my card.
Green Glitter card and the corners and Tree cut out from card with Glitter flakes stuck on before I put through my die cutting machine.
The tree die is from Sue Wilson Festive Collection and the corners are Leanne dies.


Sponsor
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And another prize


xxxxx
Wendy L

Add A Sentiment for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All
Crafty Friends Challenge time again and the theme is 
Add A Sentiment.
I was given this cute Penguin Door Hanger from the sponsor.
Glued it onto a piece of white card and cut out.
I put Tess on one side.


Glittered it up abit with some sparkly knitting wool.
Added danglers to the bottom.
I added Hollie on the other side.

Then added a Sentiment tag saying

As at the top the Hanger says 'Santa Stop Here'


A bit of fun for Hollie and Tess to hang on the door.
I hope to give it to them in December when I go to Mums.
Rick is going to try to get up north for at least one night.

Sponsor 

xxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 17 November 2017

Magazine Papers

Good Morning All
I bet you all have papers from magazines stashed away in a drawer somewhere, well I have too and these are some cards made with one lot.
I think it was Making Cards magazine, the paper is very good quality.
So, four very quick, easy cards that will go in the box for the Christmas Fayre
and quite flat for posting too.





Told you I was trying to use all my bits and bobs.
There will be more to follow soon!!!!
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All packaged up now ready for sale at the fayre and on selling page
HERE  and on Facebook
1 gbp per pack plus P&P




xxxxx
Wendy L

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