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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 2 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx

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Saturday, 23 March 2019

Feathered Friends for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is
Feathered Friends hosted by Ellie.
Although my feathered friend is more flowery than feathery!!!!!

I went for something abit different, an altered coat hanger.

My sister gave me this ages ago and it was just plain wood.
So I covered it with decoupage paper attached with Mod Podge to give it a sheen.

Then I went delving into my stash to see what pretty things I could decorate it with.
I,m sure the three items across the top, I have acquired through swaps.
The gorgeous lace across the bottom I have bought.
I am going to get this put up on the wall in the hall.


Prize this week.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons time again for me.
 I made this one using a spare piece of card  I had made using Pixie powders.
I placed it underneath the parchment and then added Seam Binding from Crafty Ribbons shop.
This is what I love about Seam Binding, you can always find a colour to match whatever you are doing, I think this matches perfectly.








If you cant fine a very specific colour you can always colour with your alcohol pens, I use Pomarkers.




I just added a lovely Happy Birthday charm to the ribbon to finish it off.


xxxxxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 19 March 2019

2 Pram Blankets

Good Morning All

We are having to go back to UK tomorrow to empty MIL's flat.
She has got a place in a lovely Nursing Home so we are going back to give notice on her flat and get rid of everything.
Hopefully Johns kids will take some of it and she can take her chair and her TV with her.
Must admit though, I am not looking forward to it.

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Anyway, onto nicer things, here are two Pram Blankets I have just finished in lovely soft DK wool.
This one is in a Chevron Stitch


And this one is Drunken Granny Stitch!!!!!
So easy and very quick to grow.

Enjoy your week.
Back on here tomorrow with a scheduled post for Crafty Ribbons.
xxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Well it was lovely seeing afew of my Craft Club ladies again on Friday, I feel as though I have been away for ages.
There were only afew there though as so many are away in UK visiting family, probably taking advantage before flight prices go silly for Easter.

My Challenge sketch this week is -------------

Here are two cards I made


You can either email me a pic or comment on Facebook HERE

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Onto last times challenge and it was lovely to have  a new entry - Jackie and also Jenny L back with us, aswell as afew of my Craft Club, so here they are ---------------
You can see the original post HERE

Jackie T

Jenny L

Jackie T

Dawn

Eve

Sharon

Jackie T

Val C


Maggie

Val J

The name drawn was Val J who received a little gift a club on Friday but I would also like to send a little gift to Jackie Trinder for her entries and the first time joining in.
Thank you to all
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No gifts to show you this week, as there were only 4 there I used previous ones

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Use Fave Stamp or Die for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is to use your
Favourite Stamp or Die

I love this tree die and use it alot,  Especially for Sympathy cards, when it looks good with small butterflies added to the branches. Not sure what brand it is but is has a little girl on a swing on the lower branch which I cut off for this occasion.
I cut it from Kraft card
I used  Candy Dots again and all topped onto LOTV paper



I tied twine around it and tied a homemade sentiment tag.




Brenda is giving these 2 sets to a winner


Image result for personal impressions everyday dog kisses stamp

Join me tomorow to see my Craft Club Challenge creations from my ladies and some extras too.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Bugs for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by our Jessie this time and her theme is 

Bugs

I went with Dragonflies and used a Groovi plate, one of my favourites.
I mounted it onto Pixie Powder background and matted that onto Pink card.
I mounted the sentiment onto black card (to pick out the black in the Pixie powder), then matted onto same pink card.

Pop over to the challenge blog to see all the great work by my Design Team B

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

A Mixture

Good Morning All

It is lovely to be home in the sun.
When I was walking Rico this morning I very nearly had to take my coat off and I dont wear one when we go out int the afternoon.  Such a pleasure after the rain every day in the UK.
I dont think it will be long before I shall be washing the jackets and hats ready fr packing away for the summer!!!
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I am trying to clear some of my photo files so here is a mixture.

When You join Clarity's Groovi club you get a mini plate each month and here are a couple of cards using two of those plates.


And here is one I made using a digi, (not sure where from) that was already coloured in my  digi file.
Once again, I used bits from my desk - Circle, corner die cut and added a fish charm with twine.
The ovals are cut with the Clarity Picot dies, a great addition to my stash and not just for parchment as you can see here.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 11 March 2019

Iris Folding

Good Morning All

Some of my Craft club ladies wanted to try Iris Folding so I set about printing some patterns, cutting apertures in card blanks etc.

Here is my card I made to show them how it can turn out.
Very simple but very effective I think.
I used Pearlised paper for the folding
Just added a sentiment tag and afew of my mini butterflies.


Here are the two crds made by Dawn & Denise at my Club, very good for their first attempt.


And here is my final one, abit more intricate.


xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Ladies/Girls for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All

Crafty Friends Challenge time again ad the theme is 
Ladies / Girls.

So I think this will be a popular one.
I used 'Girl Power' from our sponsor - this image may be an older one but click to see whats in sore now.  Di's Digis which I coloured with Promarkers.
Backed onto Starry paper.
I found a sentiment in my stash and the Happy Birthday is Ribbon.



xxxxx
Wendy L

For A Child for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is
For A Child
and I am hosting this one.
I dont make many children's cards so I thought this would be a good theme to see what other people make.

I used a Paintbox Poppets Topper
Alot of this is  recycled or scraps
The big Birthday is cut from a card and I added a Happy peeloff.
Off cuts left over from LOTV paper matted onto pink and brown card
Satin ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Homemade sentiment tag


Prize 
Stamp Set
xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Seeing Double

Good Morning All

Here is a couple of kids cards I made using a topper from goodness knows where.
I dnt make many kids cards and I know I should.
I kept them simple and bright.


I like making this theme as a challenge to see other ideas for them. LOL

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Crafty Ribbons welcome Fiskars

Good morning All

Fiskars have joined forces with us for this month and we were sent a punch and some amazing scissors to work with.
These are the scissors. 



The scissors are super sharp and fold away, so neat.

For my card I used this wonderful ribbon from Crafty Ribbons shop HERE

I punched the little bees out from orange paper and coloured them with Promarkers (well I added stripes)

Used a decoupage topper I had in my stash and tucked it just under the edge of the Pebble ribbon


I found a sentiment that fitted perfectly that was a freebie in a magazine.

I coloured white seam binding from the shop with the same Promarker to add to the tag.
Although the seam binding is available in many colours, you can always colour it if you want to match an exact shade.
If you do Facebook, pop onto Crafty Ribbons page.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Happy Birthday Val J

Good Morning All

I just wanted to show you this card I made for my friend Val J.
It was her birthday on 14th Feb and  here is the personalised card I made for her.
I used Groovi Circles, I hope she liked it as I know she is not a great fan of Groovi.

This is what I like about Groovi, I am able to personalise with both sentiments and names.
I matted the circles onto brown embossed card with lovely pearl brads.
I added pink seam binding from Crafty Ribbons to add a tiny tag sentiment and pink lace too.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

As this goes live we will have arrived in UK as Johns Mum is not too good.
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Here is my card for this week, maybe longer as we are not sure how long we will be away.

USE YOUR SCRAPS
I would like to see your background made from scraps.

This is odd scraps of card left on my desk.

And I even cut some butterflies out of them before I glued them down, from the parts that wont be seen!!!

And a second card, again using nice pieces of card that are not big enough for a whole mat.

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These are the gifts I gave out on Friday,  a tube of Murray Mints in a pretty box.



 Decorated with ribbon and a dangle charm.


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Last weeks challenge can be viewed HERE
but here is the sketch  again.

My Card


Jenny L

Val J

Denise

Dawn

Sharon

The name drawn was Jenny L so I shall be posting a gift out to Jenny while I,m in the UK this week.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Wendy L

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