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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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Friday, 18 August 2017

Hair Bows for Hollie

Good Morning All
I have been following a lady on You Tube HERE, she makes some amazing creations with ribbon.
So here is my try at a couple, made into hair bobbles for Hollie ready for her to go back to school.



I got the gems a bit wonky on this one.

Attach each to an elastic.



This is the stuff I used to cut up for the gems.

I'm getting a little parcel together for her to open before she goes back to school in September.









Here is a pic of  her on her last day in July, dress up day.
Pirate Princess of the Caribbean.



I would like to say 'Hi' to Mia, thank for joining me on my crafty journey and you a re welcome to join my Facebook page HERE
xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Something Beginning with 'B' for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Diane from Team A  is hosting our challenge at Moving Along With The Times this week and she would like to see
Something beginning with 'B' on your creations.
No brainer for me ----
BUTTERFLIES.


I used Creative Expressions Mica Flakes for background.
CE Cascading Butterflies die
Paper flowers and the leaf die I,m not sure where from
Homemade sentiment tags.
Pop over to the challenge blog and have a go.
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It will be nice to get back to Craft Club tomorrow, I,ve missed the girls.
I did give them a little sketch challenge before we left and it is also on my Facebook page
 Wendy's Crafty Crafts if you want to have a go. Make a card following the sketch then email me a pic, there is a little prize for a randomly drawn winner.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Tunnel Card

Good Morning All
I was watching Hochanda and I think it was Crafters Companion, that was showing these style of card.
I,m sure they were using a die but I tried it on my own.
Hard to get a good pic as it was reflecting on the acetate.
The picture of Santa is from a 12x12 sheet with 4 on.
Then I added the acetate with the Santa Sleigh on into the middle fold.
Cut the front with CE Pierced Rectangles.


Using up some old sentiments and Christmas bits.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Quilled flower card

Good Morning All

As I mentioned yesterday ,after receiving my swap card from Sheetal It made me want to get my quilling stuff out.
So here goes.

Sorry you can see the flash on these but it was actually raining on the day I took them as these were made last week.


I really enjoyed making the flowers as, once again, it is something I can do while watching TV at night.
More to come!!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 14 August 2017

Glassine bags completed

Good Morning All
On 1st August I showed the Glassine bags I had made for a swap HERE.
Well here they are completed, filled with goodies for my partner to enjoy.




I really enjoyed making these and it was a new venture for me.

They are now parcelled up ready to post today.
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My parcel from Sheetal, a swap for Bag and 6 embellishments HERE, included a gorgeous Quilled card.
Well it inspired me to get my
 quilling stuff out and have another go so you may well be bombarded soon!!!!
I made quite afew cards very early this morning as I was awake at 3.30 and couldn't get back to sleep, so up I get and go into my craft room.
I should really have done some housework, but Heyho, lets forget about that!!!!!
The trouble is, I think, when it is so hot, we dont really get any walking done so it is really affecting my sleep.  We went for  a short walk last night to take the recycling and ended up in the bar with friends for 2 hours!!!!
I shall have to start swimming again early in the mornings, pool gets too busy later as as there are alot here on holiday, it gets sooooo busy during August.
Enjoy your day.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Handbag & Embellishment Swap

Good Morning All
I thought I would just show you what I sent to my swap partner for the Handbag and Embellishment swap.
I used one of the Handbags I made a HERE.


 I made a card, sort of Shabby Chic

 and made a box for it too this is the lid.



Then the embellishments included lots of my  ribbon flowers, bows, Stick Pins, Butterflies etc etc etc
which you have all seen before so I did not photograph them..
I did two swaps as we were a partner short for one of the ladies but they both got very similar.
xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Name / Numbers for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge time again and our host is Susan.
The theme she has chosen is Names and /or Numbers.
1st take

2nd take with a pearl embellishmnt.

I used -
 Marianne die LR0236
CE Perfect Peonies
Numbers die from Ebay
Homemade sentiment tag
Homemade pearl embellishment
Star charm



Sponsor is
Marianne Designs
giving some gorgeous dies.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 11 August 2017

Quick Christmas Cards plus Swaps

Good Morning All
A couple of quick Christmas cards today using my bows again.
Same paper as yesterday but a quicker make!!!!



I,m so addicted to making these bows, love them.
Just 1.50GBP for 6 plus 1yd of same ribbon
See HERE
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I just thought I would show you some gorgeous swap items I received this week from 2 ladies on the group on Facebook.
The swap was my host - make a bag or a box and add a card and 6 embellishments.
A card and a paper pad from Lynn

another card - diamond fold

The Bag

3 embellishments

and 3 more
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From Sheetal
the box

a stunning quilled card ( this made me gt my quilling stuff out)

6 gorgeous embellishments

Thank you ladies, will all be put to good use.
xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Buttons Christmas

Good Morning All
As promised, here is another card featuring a great way to use buttons, I,m sure you all have loads in your stash!!!

Once again I saw a similar design on Pinterest.
I mixed them with afew gold gems too.
A very easy card, just need to cut an aperture through the paper, mat it onto gold mirri card and then stick a circle sentiment in the aperture.
Added one of my bows that I have been making.




Without any buttons  and I think it still looks good.



A really quick way of making cards and I shall be making more similar to these as it is a great way of using my bows.
Infact I still have 2 sheets of this paper left so I can make another 12 like these.

Circle sentiments from Netty HERE

My bows available at top of blog and HERE

Xxx xxx
Wendy L.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Buttons

Good Morning All

I was browsing Pinterest and came across a lovely card with buttons as the main feature.
That one just had a bow in the middle, very CAS really, but I liked it.

Anyway, here is my version.


I chose buttons of a similar colour - Lilacs.
Flower was in some candy I won.
As I made it into an Anniversary card, I stuck some hearts on too.
Quite pleased with it.

I,ve got a Christmas card to show you tomorrow using buttons again.



xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

5 Christmas cards from 2 sheets

Good Morning All
I was  carrying on making Christmas cards to build my stock up, as I need so many.

I bought a 12x12 Christmas paper pad from a show I went to with my sister in April, so I chose 1 sheet which is glittered and 1 sheet to match from a plain paper pad from Lidl.
I made as many cards as I could without cutting into any more paper.
I already had some LOTV toppers mounted onto the same coloured paper.
No. 1

No. 2

No's 3 & 4

No. 5
Using the last scraps

And finally the  very last piece goes to punch out Butterflies.

I thoroughly enjoyed making these, I just have to add inserts and sentiments.

We were talking at our Craft Club the other day and I think I am a lazy crafter.
I like staying sat at my desk and dont like getting up and down all the time to get more stuff to use, or die cut stuff.
I like everything around me to use.
Does that make sense?

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Ribbon Bows

Good Afternoon All
Wow, wow, wow, it is hot here.
Too tempting to stay in the living room with AC and fan on.
The trouble is, it feels like walking into an oven when you walk out of here.
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I have just been in my craft room though for about an hour to make these 3 cards to show off the ribbon bows I made last night, as I wanted to get them on the selling page here (at the top of my blog) and on Facebook.
They are made with Grosgrain ribbon and about 2"


A pretty adornment to any card

This card is following a sketch that I set the girls in my craft club as we are off for 2 weeks while the bar is closed.
It was going to be a Baby Boy card but I didn't think the flowery paper suited so made it into a Birthday card instead.
The larger butterflies are double heat embossed





I have made afew following the lines, they all go to keep my boxes stocked.

It's quite good fun following a sketch, I have decided to give them one each week and to bring the cards they make the following week for us all to see.

Well I hope you like my bows and cards.
I would love you to buy some, just email or comment .
Thanks for looking.

xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES
Scrap & Craft - Baby
Ends end August

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Colours of our flag for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Mervi and she wants us to use the colours of our national flags.
Although I live in Spain, which is red and yellow, I am English so mine is Red, White and Blue.
I went very CAS for this one
CE Happy Birthday die and Pierced flag die (appropriate)
I put the coloured flags in order of red, white and blue then added buttons in reverse order.

We have two sponsors for this one -

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Wow, it is hot here, strange how some places are getting extremes if weather.  Parts of Europe getting excess heat and UK excess rain.
Yesterday on FB someone  posted 53 degrees in the sun and 38 in the shade here.
No wonder the A.C. taking a battering!!!!!!
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I Skyped  Hollie on Monday as it was her 5th Birthday.
She was wearing the hair clip I made her HERE
Mum and Dad bought her a bike and her face was a picture as they led her through the kitchen and she saw it on the lawn.
A Magical moment and one I was so pleased to share.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Things that Fly for MAWTT

Good Morning All
She wants to see Things that Fly.
So of course, for me it had to be Butterflies.
This lacy one , I have had for ages, I think someone sent me afew die cuts.
CE Butterfly Embossing folder for lilac card.
One of my dangler Stick Pins for sale HERE on my Facebook page and on a page at the top of my blog, an absolute bargain.




xxxxx
Wendy L

Animal Kingdom for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
Craft Rocket Challenge is my first post this morning and the theme is Animal Kingdom.

Way back in May when we went to Seville, I took some decoupage with me to cut out while we were in the apartment, keeping cool!!!!
You may see afew of these images!!!!

I thought Hugs & Kisses sentiment went quite well as you should always kiss a frog!!!!!!

Have fun
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The winner of my candy has been in touch so it is winging it's way ASAP.
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Back in abit for MAWTT. xxx


xxxxxx
Wendy L

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