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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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Monday, 20 August 2018

Recycling Christmas Cards

Good Morning All

People give me their Christmas cards after the event for me to recycle or cut up or do whatever with.

When I was looking through my Christmas box the other week I came across a bag of them so I pulled afew out and recycled them for the charity box.
I really liked this topper, far too pretty to throw out.


I,m sure you all recycle your cards.
I'm sure the charities will be able to make good use of them. 
xxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

These are  my cards for the club challenge this week.
I saw this idea on Pinterest, various circles stuck on card , then embossed the card.
Very easy and quite effective I think.



I gave them each a little Glassine bag I had made and inside I added a selection of Circles punched from odd scraps of card.

If any of you would like to play along just email  me a pic of your card using circles, lots of them!!
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Craft Club Gifts for the girls this week.
A mix of all left over  ones so nothing new to show you.
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Last weeks Sketch

My card using Pixie Powder background

Eve

Val C with two cards


Val J

Denise

And Denise was the name drawn out this week so she received a little bag of goodies.
xxxxx
Wendy L



Saturday, 18 August 2018

More Get Well

Good Morning All
As Allsorts Challenge is still on a  two weekly schedule I thought I would show you some more Groovi!!!!!

A couple  of Get Well Cards to replenish my stock.
This one is  a homemade background and a couple of butterflies added as toppers.
I love this Groovi plate, very easy to use and great for adding butterflies.

I added a dragonfly to this one.
Practising my borders too.

Both on homemade backgrounds too, really enjoying making these with different techniques.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Add Texture for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge this time is hosted by  Hazel.
She wants to see Texture on your creations.

I added a Hessian backing onto my card.
I used the threads I pulled off the side to tie the charm and the tag.
I used a Football Decoupage image.




The charm say 'Just For You'


xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

New Home Card

Good Morning All

Our friends, Andrew and Amanda moved into a new apartment a couple of week ago and they had a 
House Warming party on Sunday.

This is the card I made for them.
A sweet LOTV topper all matted onto burgundy card with LOTV paper too
Heart ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and a key charm added with twine and one of my dangle charms added to make a length of ribbon look like a bow.

I also made these Wine Bottle Jackets to go on their gifts, to make them a bit more special.
One of my ladies at Craft Cub brought the template for these into club afew years ago, so I fished it out and I already had some glitter foam in my stash.
Now dont be jealous when I tell you how much I spent on the gifts -----
Pink Cava -- 2.49 euro
Rioja -- 3.49 euro
This is why it kills me when I go to UK how  much I have to spend on a bottle of wine.
My fave here,  is a semi sweet white and costs 1.99 euro here.

Note
My Junk Journal has been sold, sooooo happy I can make another one now!!!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 12 August 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

My card for the sketch below.
I used a Pixie Powder background I made with acetate and kitchen roll and glitter.
The Christmas tree is a Penny Black stamp
I have not added the sentiment yet as I haven't got all my Christmas stuff out yet.
Isn't the Gingerbread man charm cute?
All matted onto Silver mirri card.

This is the Sketch but take no notice of the Sentiment, I could not cross it out in my editing.

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Craft Club gifts this week were just just a little tiny box with a Tealight candle inside, scented, of course.
And I did add a couple of homemade embellishments.


Last Weeks Sketch was this one.

My card
with gorgeous printed ribbon from Crafty Ribbons

Eve



Denise

Val C

Val J

Dawn


Xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Boys to Men for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and the theme is 
Boys to Men.
When I made this card the World Cup was on TV and my John is an avid footy fan so I shut myself in my craft room and got way ahead with all my DT work.

I had 3 to make for the same theme for different challenges, so I got a decoupage sheet  out  - footy themed.
The backing paper is a Capsule collection I bought half price when I was in UK in June.
Homemade sentiment tag tied with string.

Sponsor is Marianne Designs
and they are giving two wonderful dies.
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This is what I have to put up with when I am sat at my desk, I daren't move LOL.
He follows me around wherever I go, toilet included.!!!!!


Happy Crafting
xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Get Well

Good Morning All

I have given so many cards to charities in the last couple of weeks that I need to restock my boxes.
I have been making quite afew Get Well Cards and here are a couple.
This is one of the tissue paper backgrounds I made, I thought it toned well with the colours I chose for the parchment.The Get Well and flowers is a narrow panel.
Then I added a butterfly, dragonfly and flower to the remaining part of the background.

This is from another plate and mounted onto plain green card.
I made the corners from the scalloped circle plate.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Junk Journal

Good morning all

My laptop is back from the hospital and all Ok touch wood.
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Now this truly is a JUNK Journal, made from lots of stuff I no longer wanted  to keep or use for any other projects.  This is the front cover

And here are a few of the inside pages.
I made 3 signature, lots of tags and tuck spots from scraps of paper and card.



This lovely page below is using a bag I get at the vets when I buy Rico,s dog chews.
It has a pretty harvest scene on it, far too nice to bin.


I used pages from the book that I had pulled out to make the journal, to make tuck spots.  All the non patterned pages are coffee dyed and other pages are freebies from magazines.

My friend Val is taking this to her daughters shop to try and sell it, raise some funds for charity.

Xxx Xx
Wendy L 

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Happy Sunday

Good morning All

Here is my card for my sketch (See below)
The die is Sue Wilson 'Maggie'
Ribbon from Crafty  Ribbons
Sketch to follow 
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These are the gifts I gave out to my Craft Club ladies on Friday.
Each one contains  a Drawer Freshener Sachet.

I have so much fun making all these bags and boxes for the gifts.
And I usually add a handmade embellishment too.


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Now onto last week's sketch


My card

Eve

Val C

Val J

And Val C was the name drawn this week so she received a little gift. 

Happy Sunday
Xxx Xx
Wendy L 



Saturday, 4 August 2018

No Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts challenge  is still on fortnightly  for the summer, so I will show you another Groovi card I finished this week.  I cut out some of the flowers to mount on top.

I had a couple of new ladies join us at Craft Club the week before last and they played with my Groovi stuff.  Well, I had a message through my Facebook page from one of them, as she had gone back to UK for a few weeks, and she has ordered the starter kit and a few plates,  so another convert.
I must admit, I was dubious about buying Groovi because as I have done original parchment in the past and enjoyed it, never excelled at it, but enjoyed it, so I felt I was  cheating by going Groovi, but I love it.  You can mix and match do many of the plates to create sone truly unique cards.

My laptop is in the hospital as it was getting very hot and cutting out and going very slow.  Hope to  have it back this morning.
I don't like doing my posts on this tablet  as I can't  do all the things  I normally do.
Fingers crossed it will be ready .

Xxx Xx
Wendy L

Thursday, 2 August 2018

One for the Boys for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge this time is hosted by one of my newer DT, Sharon.

She would like male cards, one theme most of us find we dont do many of.

I resorted to my beloved LOTV Toppers.
Freebie paper from a magazine.
Lovely wooden buttons freebie again with a magazine.


I decorated the inside with some leftover paper.
Added a white square for writing on.







xxxx
Wendy L

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