I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog, mainly card making but I now have five Grand children, four girls and a boy. As I love these kids so much I can't help showing an odd picture of them now and again. I really need to get into Scrapbooking too, loads of pics to use. I do some knitting and crocheting too. I also have a page on Facebook - Wendy's Crafty Crafts where I have a fun challenge most weeks.
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
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.
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
Last weeks Sketch
Debbie Harper - 1st time, welcome and thank you, great card.
Val J's was the name drawn again this week, well done Val.
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.