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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 3 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017 and Arianna born 2019. 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, 24 January 2021

Happy Sunday & Challenge

 Good Morning All

The challenge this week is Bingo or Tic Tac To.

I used Pearl/Gems - Butterflies - Ribbon

or

Vellum  - Sentiment - Butterflies



So even though my Craft Club is not meeting I am still setting the ladies a challenge which you are quite welcome to join in too.
My Facebook page has details too.

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Last weeks challenge was a sketch
My card

The sketch

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Maggie 1

Claire

Maggie 2

Christine

Name drawn - Maggie

Thanks to all
xxx
Wendy L







Saturday, 23 January 2021

Beautiful Blooms for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by our lovely leader, Brenda.

Her theme is

Beautiful Blooms

I used this image from my stash and it is from a company called Right Said Fred but I,m not sure if they are still in business, I have had it a very long time and it was already coloured.

I made a scrappy background with torn card.  Stamped the sentiment with brown ink and added brown lace from Crafty Ribbons.

I stamped Mum on a piece of parchment and added pearls as I will send this to Johns Mum for Mothers Day.


The prize is from Rare Earth

Rare Earth A4 Illuminated Blooms stamp sheet
(the link goes to crafting.co.uk - although C&C own RE they said to direct the link there)

 

Thank you for joining me today

xxx

Wendy L

Friday, 22 January 2021

Pocket tags for Junk Journals

 Good Morning All

I was watching Gi Kerr on You Tube and she made some lovely tags with a side pocket which I thought were adorable.

Here is my take on them.

I used lots of Gi's words and ephemera.

For the tag tops I tore  some cotton sheet into strips.

Homemade tassles attached with bulb pins.

I stamped the little bird using the Walnut Oxide ink pad.



Mini envelopes made with my
We are Memory Keepers punch board.

These will all go into my stash ready for my next Journal or Folio.

xxx
Wendy L



Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Hearts for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons are having a theme week of Hearts.

I die cut a heart aperture and added Grosgrain heart ribbon in rows underneath it.

I matted it all onto silver Mirri card and  punched the corners and added the heart shapes that fell out on the plain white card.

I kept it very CAS really.



Prize of
Just go to Facebook Crafty Ribbons page and leave a comment.




xxxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Triple tag and Glue bottle pins

 Good Morning All

Well it is looking more likely that we will have a lockdown in our region of Valencia, as the neighbouring one, Murcia, has locked down again.

I have been doing lots of crafting as I have no classes to go to.

There are numerous tutorials for these but I saw one from Tracie Fox and she used butterfly back for pierced earrings.

Anyway, I made afew and am very happy with them.

They are great for the fine tipped glue bottles.



Also from Tracie Fox is a positivitag Challenge on her facebook group.
She provides a couple of freebie sheets in the group and want Positive Tags.
I made a triple folding tag and used both sheets of paper.


I have also made a You Tube video if you would like to take and peep and if you  become a subbie that would be fab.

xxxx
Wendy L







Sunday, 17 January 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Even though my Craft Club has been put on hold due to the new restrictions from the virus, I am still doing a challenge for the ladies and you if you wish to enter a card.

Here is my card using a Humphrey topper from Crafters Companion.

The Centura card and mirri card is embossed .

Congratulations ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.


The topper came with a tiny tag which I have added in this pic.



This is the sketch to follow

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Last weeks challenge  sketch.

My card

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Sharon

Claire

And the name drawn out was Dawn so she will receive a little gift from me, goodness knows when but I will keep until we can all meet again.

xxxx
Wendy L








Saturday, 16 January 2021

Something New for Allsorts

 

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is set by Helene and her theme is 

Something New

I have been playing with my New Groovi Plate monthly subscription plate which I thought was perfectly apt for the start of a new year after the one we have just had.

This one I posted to my sister Carol and asked her to share with my other sister, Gill.

I am not sure if I mentioned but we lost our other sister, Sylvia and December 3rd.

She had dementia and the contracted Covid.

This is actually on purple parchment.


And this one is one a medium green parchment.
I only did White work (embossing) and I didn't think  they needed any colour adding.


Tattered Lace Shoes die for Prize


xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 14 January 2021

My Craft Club Xmas Gifts

 Good Morning All

These are part of the gifts I gave my Craft Club ladies for Christmas.

I made these little books and filled with little embellishments for them to use.

The books are about 4 or 5 inch square and made from Kraft card.

I made about 15 of them, all very similar but obviously different using bits from my stash.

I added grommets and ribbon for the fasteners.


I made some little dangle charms.

I added them to a page by punching holes in a toning piece of card and a jump ring.

These are Xmas dangles

These are paperclips following a tutorial by Gi Kerr Here for dress and Here for handbags.


Thanks for visiting.
xxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Another Baby Shawl

 Good Morning All

As you know I love Crochet and here is another baby shawl I have completed.

I followed a tutorial on You Tube by Craft & Crochet HERE

I did the border in lemon as I am trying to use all my part balls of wool and lemon is a neutral colour for a baby.




At present I am crocheting Shrugs and Shawls for myself and a couple of friends.
Excuse my PJ's.


xxx
Wendy L




Sunday, 10 January 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

I decided on a sketch to start the 2021 Challenges off.

My card

Embossed Butterfly Centura pearl card.

Lily of the Valley image coloured and mounted onto 2 different shades of green card.

Green and white ribbon on side with sentiment tied on and a couple of ribbon flowers added.


Sketch to follow

Everyone is welcome to join in.

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We have new restrictions brought in on Thursday last week so our Craft Club is suspended until further notice, so this will give me a chance to build up my stash of gifts for the ladies.
The craft shop is still open and we could meet but only 4 to a table and well spread out so Liz and Paul thought it best to be safe than sorry which is good.
I know 2 couples personally that have the virus and it is not pleasant although they are still at home fortunately, but quite ill.

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The challenge I set before we broke up for the Christmas holidays was a sketch.


My card

Dawn made 2



Val J

Denise

Eve

Eve no. 2

Eve no. 3

Val C
John decided the one he liked best was Denise's so she will receive a special prize to start the New Year off.
Thanks to all

xxxx
Wendy L















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