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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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Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Painting & Junk Journal Winner

Good Morning All

Winner of Junk Journal

I put everyone's name on pieces of paper, there was 19 - 6 on Facebook and 13 on here


Winner is Karen L, who was on Facebook so I will duplicate this over there.

Thank you to all.
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As you know I have been doing abit of painting with a cheap set of Watercolours after seeing some ideas on Pinterest.
Here is afew cards I made at the weekend.
These cards are A6 size as I am filling a box for my Slimming group leader to use as a raffle prize.
They raise money for a very sick little girl in UK who needs treatment in Barcelona.

I love this one, I think it because of the stamp and of course, the butterflies.

And finally, this one.
Very similar to the first, but a sympathy card.

I have been doodling along with Barbara Gray from Clarity since the lockdown started.
So instead of having loose sheets of A4 paper, I decided to sew them all into signatures and make and ART / DOODLE Journal.
The cover was an old Readers Digest book so I decided to leave the green leather look instead of covering it.
I added a piece of paper I had splashed with watercolours, cut it to size to fit within the gold embossed lines.
I found these wooden butterflies in an embellishment box, heated embossed 3 times with copper powder, and stuck them on.
I will add some words at some point.

It keeps all my work neat and tidy and will use it for craft ideas too.
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Now onto the winner of the JND Junk Journal

There were                comments on my blog post and                     comments on my Facebook page

xxxx
Wendy L

Happy Birthday to me and a Giveaway

Good Morning All

It is my Birthday today (last week so this post is pinned if anyone else would like to comment to go in the draw) but not sure if we are doing anything, still abit wary of socialising in a bar or restaurant yet.

What I would like to do is have a giveaway of the Journal I made for JND challenge  in the New year.
I will do a draw from the comments left here and on my Facebook page next week.


Here are just afew of the pages inside.
I am really enjoying my journaling and I passed my Journal Therapy course with 100% pass Distinction, so a Happy Bunny.



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Here are afew more Watercolour cards I made afew weeks ago.
This one is all JND stamps



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We did go to friends last Friday for a curry, the same couple we had over to ours the week before for a BBQ on the roof.
They have a lovely dog called Pablo which they brought with them from England.
Here are a couple of pics of him.


He is about 4 years old.




The plants in the tubs, Helen bought at a garden centre last week for 3 euro each, purple and white in one tub and she repotted into her own tubs at home, what a bargain.

I think we may have to go and get some to brighten our area outside up.

We did invest in some new furniture last week as the cane sofa that John Lockwood gave me finally gave up and we had to bin it.
We did have  a good few years of use from it though.




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I saw this quote on Facebook and thought it very apt and  a rule that everyone should adopt.


Winner announced tomorrow Wednesday 3rd June
xxxx
Wendy L


Monday, 1 June 2020

Things with Wings for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Things With Wings
chosen by Jackie.
Obviously, for me, it is Butterflies.

The backing paper was a freebie in a magazine.
The large butterfly was sent to me in a swap, I mounted it onto a pierced die cut circle.
I inked all the edges of the white die cuts with Pink ink and stuck a couple of my little butterflies on too.

I used what was left over from the paper and card, for the inside.

xxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Happy Sunday & Challenge

Good Morning All

Here are three cards for my Craft Club Challenge.


This card is using some of the scraps from my challenge card last week.

These came about because I was trying to use lots of strips of card and paper  and I saw similar on Pinterest.
So I decided to use is at a sketch for my club ladies.



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Last weeks sketch.

My card

Eve

Nancy

Maggie abit blurred, sorry

Claire

Val J

Sharon

Denise

Dawn

Jen

Christine

Name drawn - Val J

Thank you all.

xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 30 May 2020

A Magical World for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is
A Magical World
Chosen by Tracy.
A while ago I was watching a video of Barbara Gray making an inky background with brushes, so I thought I would have a go.
I made an circle aperture  to ink through, cut a sticky circle out for the moon mask and ripped paper to make the hills-.
I used some stamps I got free in a magazine.
Quite happy with it but needs practice!!!

Prize on offer is a stamp set.


xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 25 May 2020

Anything Goes for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons have some amazing Grosgrain ribbons, lots and lots of themes.
This one is from their cartoon range and I thought it would be perfect for Noahs birthday.


Aswell as using it in strips, I cut a couple of the individual images and stuck on a small piece of card with red liner tape

I also used some seam binding on the sentiment tag too, that comes in lots of colours.


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I have been doing alot of knitting and crochet while we have been in lockdown.
I bought this lovely cotton yarn from my local craft shop before it closed for lockdown and I have made myself a top, made Tess a top and done mask adaptors to send to UK and Mums card home.
The link for this top



I love this top which was a free pattern on You tube, I just hope it fits her.
Here is the link







And this is what I sent to Mums care home plus another 100 to various hospitals.


xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 24 May 2020

Happy Sunday & Challenge

Good Morning All


Here is my card for my challenge for my Craft Club and anyone else that would like to join in.
Phill Martin papers
Clarity stamp

Sketch to follow

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Last weeks challenge was Tic Tac Toe.

I used Flower Emboss Script

Dawn - Flower Emboss Music

Denise - Flower charm ribbon

Nancy - Lace charm ribbon

Val J - Emboss Charm Baby

Sharon - Flower emboss music

Val C - Flower Emboss Script
Christine - Script Charm Bird

Claire - Flower Emboss Music

Jen - Music Animal Ribbon

Eve - Music Animal Ribbon

Maggie - Flower Emboss Ribbon

Name drawn - Maggie.

Well done all.

See you tomorrow with Craft Ribbons.

Xxx xx
Wendy L



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