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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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Monday, 15 October 2018

Baby Groovi Plates

Good Morning All

Since I bought my Groovi starter kit, or rather, my John bought it for me for my birthday this year.
I joined the Groovi club which I pay monthly for and in return we get sent a mini Groovi plate each month.  They are about 4" square.
This months was really quite nice, it was a swan.

Last months I wasn't too keen on until I used it last week.
This was a very quick card to make so I think I shall be using this plate again very soon.
I like it on the coloured parchment, I dont think it would look as good on plain.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

My card for this weeks little sketch challenge
I love this cute Ribbon  snippet from Crafty Ribbons and the Gingham is also from them too.
Toppers are freebies

Here is the sketch if you want to play along.

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Last weeks challenge was to use Ribbon and a Bow.
This was my card

I gave the ladies a little bag containing the ribbon and a bow.

Here are their cards
Eve

Val C

Val C

Val J

Sharon

And the name drawn was Val J so she got a little gift.

Email or visit Facebook Wendys Crafty Crafts if you want to play along.
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I just have to show you these gorgeous beaded creations that my new lady,Claire,  at my Craft Club makes.
This is a beautiful, vibrant turquoise colour.


And just for fun these Spiders


She is a very talented beader and jewellery maker.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Christmas for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Susan has chosen the theme of Christmas for the Allsorts Challenge this week.
I took the opportunity to make a Christmas card for two of my Grandaughters, Aurora and Arabella.
As their names both end in A, I added them down one side and across the bottom.
I am very happy with how this turned out after I had coloured with water colour pens.
I  think most of my family are getting Groovi cards this Christmas as I can add their names very easily.

Sponsor
Sticker You who do wonderful Custom sticker printing.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 12 October 2018

Postpals

Good morning all

Here are a few, very quick cards I have made to send to some of the Post Pals, link in side bar.  They go to the kids and their siblings, so if you click on the link it will take you to the page that tells you all about their work and about each of the kids they support.

There are all A6 cards , using papers and toppers free in a magazine, so barely costing me anything except a few embellishments and card base.
But if they bring a little smile to their faces it makes me happy.
My ladies at Craft club make some too and when I go to UK,  I address them and post them all which I pay for out of any profit I make if I sell any cards.

I just pull afew bits out on my desk and go ahead and make, great fun.





Xxx Xx
Wendy L

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Men for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Beckie this time and the theme is
For A Man.

I used to do this style of card years ago, cutting the letters out after sticking them onto Mirri card.
They are printed from a Crafters Companion CD.
I found some leftover letters in my stash so decided to use them.
The backing paper is a 6 x 6 pad from The Works.

Pop over to the challenge blog and see what Team  B have been upto.
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A very Autumnal morning on the Costa Blanca when I took Rico out at 8am.
Mist hovering in the lower roads

Then on the way home the sun popping up, very hazy


I do love going out for my early walk when it is like this.
Everything smells nice and fresh.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

More LOTV & Scraps

Good Morning All

Another couple of cards using my odd pieces of paper too good to throw.


On this one I added a couple of JND Poinsettias, heat embossed with gold.

All these papers were free in a magazine my sister gave to me last year and I still have loads left.
There are lots of toppers with it too so I will show some cards tomorrow using some of those.
I must be past the 50 mark now for my Christmas cards but still a few to go.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

LOTV and Scraps

Good Morning All
Well, we had a bit of rain last night at some point and I had to get my fleece jacket out of my winter storage box to take Rico out for his morning walk, it was a little bit chilly here on the Costa Blanca.
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These are a couple of cards I made using the pieces of paper that were left over from the cards I posted yesterday and last week.
They were decent sizes of paper, too good to throw, so I used two contrasting pieces and stuck a piece of Mirri on the join.
A lovely LOTV topper and JND Snowflake  sentiment 
A cute Christmas stocking charm

This is two pieces of the same paper, again, just added a piece of Mirri to hide the join.
I get a great feeling of satisfaction doing this, sad or what !!!!!

An easy way to use scraps.
I do find it very difficult to throw a piece of card or paper away, no matter how small, that's why I love finding ways of using them.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 8 October 2018

More LOTV

Good Morning All

A couple more LOTV topper Christmas cards.
Homemade sentiment tags.
Lovely LOTV topper matted onto CE pierced circle die

I,ve just realised I need to add a sentiment to this one!!!

CE Pierced Squares for the mat.

I am steadily working my way through my Chrstmas stash.
I have loads of LOTV toppers and they make cute cards. 
I did cave and buy some of John's new Christmas dies.
Well, one has to show him some support!!!!
xxxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 7 October 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

First I want to wish John Next Door a great big
HAPPY BIRTHDAY

My card for my mini challenge this week is featuring a homemade bow and gem.
A very simple card really, used CE Butterfly Emboss folder, an acetate sentiment I,ve had for years, gems to hide the glue.
Some tiny butterflies punched from a scrap of pixie powdered black card.






I gave each of the ladies a little bag containing a small length  of ribbon, a bow with a gem.

Do with it what they wish.
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If you wish to play along, make a card with  Ribbon and a Bow.



Once again there are no gifts to show you as I am still using leftovers.





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Last week the sketch was - Oval or Circle

My cards


Val C

Eve


Eve 

Val J

And guess what, Eve was name drawn again!!!!!
Wishing you all a Happy Sunday.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Trees Leaves for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge is hosted by Mervi this week and she wants Trees and / or Leaves.

I used the other part of the LOTV topper I used last week for another DT project.
I always seem to use the CE Mosaic Leaves embossing folder just lately.
Most of my DT work this last few weeks have had a them of Autumn or trees so I have used it alot.
The ribbon and the buttons are from Crafty Ribbons.




                                      I added a Leaf charm tied with twine onto the ribbon.

Sponsor is Marianne Designs
giving this wonderful prize

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Autumn or Halloween for Craft Rockeet

Good Morning All

Craft Rocket Challenge is Autumn or Halloween this time.
Now I dont do Halloween so it is Autumn, the last of quite afew over the last few weeks.
I stamped  some JND Winter Stamps from last year onto 3 pierced ovals.
I coloured each one in an Autumn shade using Tim Holtz mini ink pads.
Embossed the card with CE Mosaic leaves folder.

We get home from Alicante today.
Will add afew pics tomorrow. 
xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

LOTV

Good Morning All

I have been making quite afew Christmas cards to try and get ahead with stock to give the charities.
Freebie papers from Making Cards magazine
Wooden Christmas tree buttons from Ebay
Circle Sentiment from Netty here.

Snowflake from JND die set.
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons (link in sidebar)

Some nice, quick cards, cant beat LOTV toppers for cuteness and quickness!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 1 October 2018

Autumn Splendour for Penny Black at Allsorts

Good Morning All

It is my turn to be Guest Designer at
  Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge
This is because I am on the design team for Allsorts and some of us take a turn to join this one.
I used Autumn colours for this image from Penny Black called  Hello Sunshine 3874K and added it onto a Leafy Mosaic embossed card.
Added a stiplet cut from brown card to the side.
Brown seam binding from Crafty Ribbons



xxxxx
Wendy L

Craftyhazelnuts

Good Morning All


I used some lovely Snowflake paper from an old Making Cards magazine.
I am getting these used up as I have not got my Christmas box out yet so I keep these close by as they have papers, topper and sentiments.
I used a lovely Groovi 'Silent Night' plate, snipped the corners so you can see the paper.
All mounted onto holographic silver card.

Hazel always gives a lovely prize to a randomly chosen winner so pop over and have a go.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Happy Sunday

Good morning All

My John and I have decided to go to Alicante for afew days as we are not having a main holiday this year with his Mum not being too good, we dont want to go too far away incase we get called back to UK.
Although we live so near to Alicante, we have not spent much time there.
We have rented an apartment near the castle and the harbour, so really looking forward to seeing some history and eating some yummy Spanish food.
We leave later today, a friend is driving us over as I dont feel confident driving in the city and parking would be a nightmare.

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Onto this weeks sketch.
CE Paw print lattice
S/B Trio of tags 3
Izink Thè and Miel
Not sure where the images are from, just some stamps I found in the drawer.


The Sketch
A little gift for a randomly drawn name if you enter
Send me a pic.
You can use Ovals or Circles.

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No pics of gifts this week as still using up odds.
I need to come up with some new Ideas for gifts.

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Last weeks challenge was to use more than 2 squares, not counting the base card.

Mine







These two very similar, same LOTV paper and
Parchment butterfly and dragonfly.

Eve

Val C


Val J

And Eve was the drawn name again, lucky Eve.
xxxxx
Wendy L

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