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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 my new grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tidying and Emptying

Good Morning All
Thank you so much for joining me today, hope you are all well.

As I mentioned last week I have been clearing my scrap box so here is afew pics of cards made with it all.
There is  card here that a friend may recognise, as when I am given a homemade card I cannot throw it but I will recycle it if I can.
My, now nearly empty, scrap box.


Here are afew of the cards I made.






This one is  John Next Doors Daffodil stamp and one of his sentiment stamps.
I coloured this with Mica paints, but you cant see the shine on the pics.









The one below is the last bits of a Hunky Dory kit and my new Sue Wilson Butterfly dies.





The last bits from a Dufex decoupage sheet.



The next one is trying my masking  again with texture paste.
I love this technique.
The strip must have come from craft meeting as it is not one of mine.
Perfect Peony flower again.




I thought this one would make a good 'Good Luck' card.


And finally, the two below are the same, except one used Iced Snow and one Diamond Snow.
Again, one of Johns striplet stamps coloured with Mica paints.


Also, after watching You Tube I decided to try and organise my card and papers abit better.
so I went to the China store and bought some A4 storage stands.
I labelled them too.


They were stood as they are meant to be but as the shelf above did not allow me to get card out very easily from the toop, I decided to lay them on their backs.

And I bought plastic wallets for all the pieces that are smaller than A4 and inside the wallet I put an envelope to put all my die cut labels that I cut out all the time from odd pieces too.



So now I just have to swivel round on my chair and choose the correct coloured wallet, and slide it out, instead of having to stand up and pul the stand out to get the wallet or card out.

As I couldn't buy all the wallets in the correct colour to correspond to my card I used clear ones too.

xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mask

Good Morning All
Another card today using my scraps.
My crafty friend Val lent me some masks and this one is a lovely butterfly one.
I used blue ink onto  LOTV paper.
I added some gem butterflies stuck onto die cuts and a couple of Dufex butterflies.


xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, February 6, 2016

One Layer for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is CAS, chosen by Julie.


I used a new technique for me.
 John Next Door did it on Hochanda a while ago.  stamped an image with glue then used Gilding  flakes. All stamped onto a CE Noble Pierced Rectangle.
The stamp is Alexandra from CE
Sentiment  heat embossed onto a Pierced flag.
Very pleased with how this turned out and will no doubt be using it again.
Pop over to the challenge blog to see all the other wonderful DT creations.

Sponsors are
Sissix
Offering this lovely die

and
Digistamp Boutique

xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, February 5, 2016

1st Cut & Fold

Good Morning All
I have done my 1st Cut & Fold book.
Once again, I had looked at these and thought they looked too complicated.
But I took the bull by the horns, and found a free pattern on my Book Folding Group on Facebook.
And here it is.


Very pleased with it and it wasn't as hard as I thought.
I,m doing a more complicated one now and will show it when completed.
xxxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Things With Wings for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Judith this time.
she would like to see Things With Wings.


I have used these big letters before and  was given them by Linda from Animal Aid.
The pretty backing paper was free in a magazine.  The green butterfly is from a Tonic Die and the gem one is from the local China store which I stick onto acetate and cut out.
Homemade bead pins and Sentiment.
I,m sure this will be  a popular challenge so why not pop over to the blog to peek at what the rest of the DT had made.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Love/Valentine for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All

My first post today is for Craft Rocket Challenge  and they want to see Valentines or Love creations.


I used Sparkly pink glitter paper matted onto a dark maroon textured paper
Different sizes pink hearts
Pink satin flowers
Pink satin bow
Peeloffs on the hearts.
Pop over to see what all the other DT have been up to.
xxxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Parchment Border

Good Morning All
I have decided to clear my scrappy box, this is the box I keep by my desk and into it goes allsorts.  Bits of card, paper, die cuts, embellishments etc etc etc.
So this is the first of many cards I made starting last Saturday.
I was determined not to make anything else until this box was empty, totally.
When I buy any new stash I always cut or stamp afew to try it  out and some of these go into my scrap box.
This Sue Wilson striplet is one of those.
As you know, I cant sit watching TV doing nothing so I sometimes do abit of pricking or parchment work and this is one of those too.
Added the two together to make this card, joined with a piece of Satin ribbon.


xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, February 1, 2016

London Underground

Good Morning All
I was asked to make a card for a ladies Grandson, 11 years old.  She sent me a pic of his bedspread, underground network in London and a pair of footy boots on it.
!!!!!!!!!!
Now that was a challenge.
Anyway, I found an old underground map in an old diary, it did have a couple of marks on which I covered with sentiment tags !!!


She always likes them personalised too.
I stuck the shirt and 'Grandson' on a piece of acetate so that he could lift it to see the old map.  This was from 2010, I think, so it had probably changed by now.
She was pleased with it, which I,m glad about as I only made the one.  As you may know I normally make two cards when asked, just to give them a choice.

xxxxx
Wendy L





A Note

[Allsorts Challenge DT Blog] New comment on Blog followers


Found this on another Blog Guys which explains why everyone is losing followers :)

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Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bring on the Bling at Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts challenge this week is hosted by Tracy and she wants to see 'Bling.'

I used the centre of the S/B Fleur de Lis Squares, cut it 5 times.  Stuck  4 of them onto a double sided sticky sheet, then glittered.  Glittered the fifth one and stuck right in the centre.  
Put some blingy pearls in the centres.
I cut a frame and then used Cheery Lynn Corner .....
Sue Wilson Perfect peony in the corner and some bling and ribbon in the opposite corner.


I used a circle sentiment form the sponsor Scrappers Delight.
in the inside of the card, stuck onto some lovely glittery pink card.
I have lots of these sentiments ready printed and mount them onto either Scalloped circles or Scalloped hexagons.



Also Brenda has donated this lovely paper pad as a prize too.
xxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hollies Christmas Card

Good Morning All

I wanted to show you this gorgeous card made and designed by Hollie
 (and maybe a little help from her Nursery School teachers)





Now this is definately one for my memory box.

Don't little things like this mean so much to us Nannas?

I still hve my boys cards that they made in Playschool too.





I bought her this hat, scarf and gloves set while I was there.
She needed it to keep her warm as
she walks to Nursery each morning, which I am glad about.
I do think too many kids get taken to school in cars and dont get enough exercise.




xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, January 25, 2016

Little Book

Good Morning All
When I am at home I keep a Diary for writing reminders and lists etc etc.
So when I go away I dont want to take it with me as it is A5 size and as I am limited on weight and space when travelling with a budget airline.
So I decided to make myself a little book to take with me when I travel and I have kept it now as it is a good size to keep in my handbag all the time.






This is the tutorial I used on You Tube



I folded little squares of paper to use for lists and these slotted in the slots in the pages.
I copied reminders onto these too, from my big diary.


Quite cute and useful too.

xxxxx
Wendy L


Diet starts today, weight has crept back on slowly but surely, so got to get it in check.
More walking too.




CHALLENGES
Craft Dee Bowz 33 - AG
Not Just Cards - AG

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Valentines for Allsorts

Good Morning All
I am hosting the challenge at Allsorts this week and as we are approaching Valentines Day I have set that as the theme.

Used
White Centura Pearl card
S/B Fleur de Lis Squares and tag
Cheery Lynn Chrysanthemum
Cheery Lynn Hearts


Sponsors this week
Lets Create
xxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
House of Cards -Embossing / colours
Ends end Jan
Crafty Ribbons - 142 - Flowers

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Embossing for MAWTT

Good Morning All
I will try to catch up with you all in the next few days but we have got OH sons flying in this morning so I am trying to get unpacked, go to airport to pick them up AND I have new craft stuff that I want to play with!!!!!

Moving Along With The Times is hosted by our newer DT member today, Diane.
She would like to see some Embossing on your creations, either wet or dry, I used both on my card.


I used Crafts Too 'Sweet Lattice' A4 Embossing folder for the background and Bronze Gilding Wax.
Marianne Creatables LR0278 for the corners.
Marianne Craftables CR1249 for the square frame and the flowers and leaves.
Sentiment is from Woodware 'Singles' set of stamps, heat embossed in gold, although it doesn't show too good on this pic.
Why not pop over to the challenge blog and join in.

xxxxx
Wendy L
CHALLENGES
House of Cards - Embossing / Colour
Ends end Jan
Crafty Ribbons 142 - Flowers


Cas - No Patterned Paper for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All
I,m Home.
Wonderful time wth family, Hollie is so much fun.
Great time with John, helped him prep for the Hochanda takeover last weekend, such a talent and great company, Thank You John.

Craft Rocket Challenge this time is CAS, no patterned papers allowed.


I do find it hard to do CAS and I know I say that each time I post one for a DT card!!!

I used 
DL card blank
CE Bevelled Glass Striplet
Copper glitter
Satin ribbon
Homemade Sentiment tags
Afew paper flowers from Ebay.

Why not pop over and see what my teamies have been up to.
xxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Family Book

Good Morning All
This is the Family Photo book I used the cereal box for that I mentioned the other day HERE.
I used most of the cereal box for this but couldn't throw the smaller piece that I
 had cut off, so I made the little date book on the linked post.
Here is the start of my inspiration frm Dawns Inspirations on You Tube.
This is the front cover before I decorated.
I used lots of card and lots of LOTV and Paper Capsule Papers.
I inked the edges of the covers.
I made it 8.5" x 8.5" and the spine is about2.5"



















I have tried to include lots and lots of spaces for Photos to be stored.
Lots of pockets.
It is quite heavy and will be alot heavier once I have added photos!!!1








And finally this is the message I found that was very suitable for the front.

Then I die cut some letter from foam and attached ribbon around to tie it together.
I will show pages as and when I complete them.
Thanks for visiting.

On my way home tonight, so see you tomorrow.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

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