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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 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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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Sunday Gifts & Sketch

Good Morning All

This is my card for this weeks sketch, see below.
Paper from Making Cards Magazine (old)
Woodware and JND Sentiment stamps
CE Perfect Peony with Pixie Powders




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These are the gifts the girls received on Friday
I have actually showed these before for an Allsorts challenge HERE



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Last Weeks Sketch

My card

Eve

Val J

Denise

And guess what, Val J drawn again, she wanted to let someone else be drawn but it is totally random so only fair that she keeps it.

Happy Sunday
xxxxxx
Wendy L


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Wild Animals for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge this week was to be hosted by Jan S but she had to step down from the DT so it is a new  DT Debbie that will take over.

She chose the theme of Wild Animals.
I found this set of toppers in  my stash, goodness knows how old it is!!!!
 But it fits the them perfectly.




It came with a half sheet of backing paper so used that too.

I added homemade sentiment tags and that was all that it needed I think.

Hop over to challenge blog so see other DT's work.
And we have a couple of new it's this time too.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

My Persoanl Junk Journal

Good Morning All

I made an altered book Junk Journal following Craftyirenas You Tube video a good while ago.
And just lately I have been watching ArtyMaze, Joanna Clough and Yvonne Preston , so I decided to try and complete it bit by bit, page by page.
Joanna Clough is doing a great series of videos on how she fills in her journals, very interesting and very random.

So yesterday I decorated the front and back.



I first covered the whole outside in brown felt.
I used  a large cream doily.
A vintage image of a lady.
The watch face and the heart were gifted to me in a swap.

I stuck a small doily with a gem over where the ribbon and lace closure is.


This is the spine with afew dangle charms and glass beads.






I am going to do each page as I want to write in them.






So this is the inside cover.
It really is going to be made from junk and scraps.

This tag is a piece left over from  when i was using JND Media plates, I used to run the brayer over.


I made a tuck from a couple of pieces of patterned Mirri card and a piece of the doily used for the front cover



I cut these two cups and saucers from a scrap and glued to hide the title of the book I used.





The card is from a swap, which I thought was pretty.
The lady wrote inside it and I wanted to keep that and be able to read it so I tied it to the spine with twine.



As the pages of the book are glued as per Craftyirenas video, there are tucks spots in between each one.


I covered this page with scraps of nice paper from my rubbish bag.

I used the blue piece as it was larger, as a fold-over for more private thoughts.

I cut words out that I glued on as part of my writing.


I,m hoping this will help me put things down on paper and out of my head.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 16 July 2018

Happy Birthday Mandy

Good Morning All

Yesterday was my good friend Amanda's Birthday, the big 50.
This is the card I made for her.

Pixie Powder background and a homemade dangle charm.
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Dont forget if you would like to join in my little sketch challenge, look back on yesterdays post or see my Facebook Page HERE

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

This is my card for my challenge this week.
(See pic below)
Paper is from a magazine.
I cut into it with two Rectangle pierced dies, wrapped some organza ribbon corner to corner and added a dangle charm.
Cut some pierced Ovals and stamped with JND Sentiment.

There are no pics of Craft Club gifts as there was only 4 of us so I used up leftover gifts from previous weeks.
As I make 10 or 12 gifts each week, there are always some left over even though I give the barstaff one too.

This weeks Sketch

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Last weeks Sketch


My card

Debbie Harper - 1st time, welcome and thank you, great card.

Jenny Lawrence
Eve

Val J

Val J's  was the name drawn again this week, well done Val.

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Fiesta fortnight here in Benijofar and there is an antique card show later today so we shall have a wonder down and see Andrew and Amanda as they have a stand there.
Also it is Amandas 50th Birthday today so I shall take her card.
We took them out for a meal on Friday to celebrate.

Happy Sunday

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Flowers All Over for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Mervi and the theme is flowers all over so nice and easy.
Also, our challenges are running fortnightly over the summer.

As you all know, I am into my Groovi so I used a Roses plate for part of this one.
Matted onto rainbow paper.


I also used  a flowery paper for the  inside too.

Sponsor is





xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 12 July 2018

A Mix

Good Morning All

Another Groovi card or two today 




This one is using scraps - 
Bits of leftover embossed card,
a negative die cut,
a couple of bits from leftover parchment and finally some of my mini butterflies.




The sentiment is acetate, had them for donkeys years.
I stuck pearls on to hide the glue.

I have been playing around with making my own background papers to use under the parchment.
So watch this space!!!



And finally another Groovi card.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Crochet Pram Blanket

Good Morning

I have had this crochet blanket on the go for a while.
The joint of my thumb makes it a little uncomfortable crocheting sometimes so I only do bits at a time.
Now believe it or not but this is pink and lilac,
I kept moving it around the living room  to try and get a decent pic.



I followed a tutorial on You Tube from Creative Grandma HERE

Abit tricky to get the hang of it but got there in the end.

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Getting hotter here by the day and trying to keep Rico cool.
I had two little paddling pools that I had bought when the kids were here, so I put them on the roof terrace for him to paddle in or sit in, whatever.
He soon demolished those though so I brought a shallow plastic crate up from the garage and filled that for him, he seems to like it.
I just wish I had a camera up there when he goes up to play, he trots off up there then comes down with his legs and underbelly wet through.
I am forever mopping a messy floor!!!!

This is him when we have a BBQ, he sits up on my sofa  and watches the world go by


xxxxx
Wendy L 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Scraps

Good Morning All

Here are three cards I made last week using bits I have had for ages, I,m still trying to get to the bottom of my scrap box.
(Will it ever happen!!!)

I had these strips of lemon and blue card cut for weaving, along with this negative die cut, so used them both on this card.

Not too keen on that one but I do like this one.

Die cuts and flowers in the corner have been in scrap box for  far too long.

Stuck some Washi tape onto card then ran it all through CE emboss folder, Mosaic Leaves.


The last few strips and the rest of the embossed card used on this card.

Along with a couple of odds of parchment.

The lemon one says
'Get Well Soon'

Cant see it very well on pic.


Well, that's afew more bits used!!!
I must use my embossing folders more as I do think they can make a card.


Happy Crafting
xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

This is my card for the Sketch this week, see below.


I had to add a couple more butterflies as I made  an imperfection on the ribbon, I pulled it because I was trying to straighten the end.

Pixie powder pierced circle.
Woodware Sentiments stamp.
















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These are the gifts I gave out this  week.
A tiny bottle of  Potpourri Oil.
I made a little holding box for them and put a little tag on each one so that they knew what it was.


It took me a good while to make these as I had to make an inside bit to hold onto the neck of the bottle.
But very happy with how they turned out.

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Onto the cards for the sketch from last week.
This is the sketch

My card

Dawn

Eve - Great design

Jen - Lovely and delicate

Jenny Lawrence - great take on the sketch
I think these maybe 3 of my butterflies that Jenny won previously!!! 

Val J -Using cute Paddington

 Val C

And Val J was the name drawn this week.
Thank you everyone.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

xxxxxx
Wendy L


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