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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 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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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All
These are what I gave my  Craft Club ladies on Friday.
)The boxes are made following a You Tube vid by Mixed Up Crafts HERE
The took me a while to do.




Abit awkward   getting the ribbon round.

I always tie with a good length of ribbon so they can use on other projects.



I added a dangle charm to each one aswell for them to use.




I made another tiny box to go inside.









Each containing a 'Fun'  treat of chocolate.


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This is the card I made for the sketch for them to follow this week.
It is from a Peter Rabbit decoupage sheet.
The sentiment is from one of JND sets.
The surround for the sentiment and the frog is mounted on a die cut from Sue Wilson Swiss collection - Zurich.



This is the inside .
I fussy cut around two of the images from the title on the sheet.


And another one I cut for the envelope.











And here is the sketch.

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I have decided to show the cards the ladies make on here aswell as on my Facebook page.
This is from last weeks challenge.
I gave them each a sheet from a decoupage pad from Joanna Sheen and a  couple of wooden buttons.

This is mine with a tag too.

Jen's

Denise (drawn winner of a little gift)

 Val C

 Eve

Thanks to all the ladies for playing along
xxxxx
Wendy L


Saturday, 23 June 2018

Sweet Treats for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by  Susan and the theme is Sweet Treats.

Some of you may know that I run a Craft Club here in Spain, and I give my ladies a little gift within a homemade box every week.




I made these boxes using my Envelope Punch Board.
Followed a Pootles   tutorial on You Tube.

I added a homemade gem for the closure.

I tied some gold ribbon around.
I make the bows big so that the ladies can use the ribbon on their own creations

Sponosr is


xxxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 22 June 2018

Lovely Lilac

Good Morning All

Back to Craft Club today and I am looking forward to see the girls.

I,m not sure if I have already blogged this card, I made it for a friend and then realised I had already made one.
The card is from a pad I bought in B&M or somewhere like that.
The sentiments are from one of Johns sets.
All set onto pierced Squares and Ovals.
Pretty lace from Crafty Ribbons HERE.https://www.craftyribbons.com/shop.aspx?c=1204


xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 21 June 2018

June Blooms for MAWTT

Good Morning All

MAWTT Challenge is hosted by Judith and her theme is June Blooms 
so Flowers as main Focal point.
Crafty Ribbons are sponsoring us for this challenge so a lovely prize on offer.




So lots of flowers on this.

One of John Lockwood's
Language of Flowers stamps.
Foamiran flowers
Flower paper from Joanna Sheen.
Pop over to the challenge blog to see what all the DT have made.
I am also looking for another DT if anyone is interested in joining us.
You would only need to make once per month and comment for 2 weeks out of 4.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Danglers

Good Morning All

I have been making afew of these dangle embellishments to add to cards and also, to give away.
I can make loads of these while watching TV at night.



I bought some lovely Hand charms with
'Handmade'
written on them.
These look great added to them with a length of chain.

Stocks replenished now.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 18 June 2018

Tranquil

Good Morning All

We had a lovely weekend in Jalon, infact it was Benissa.
So quiet and tranquil, no traffic sound, just the birds, a donkey heehawing and the bees buzzing.

Fun in the pool Saturday afternoon.

 Breakfast Sunday morning.
The hosts cook for us if we want them to, which we did on Sunday morning.


Lunch on Sunday with some new friends. 
We tried Cocas, similar to a pizza.


The others stayed here.


John and I stayed here 


And this is the owners place.

I can well recommend this place if anyone wants to stay in a nice, quiet, peaceful pace in the Spanish countryside not far from Benidorm.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 16 June 2018

More than 2 dies for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts challenge this  week is to use More Than 2 Dies.
I used CE Pierced Circles to make the frames
JND Gerbera
And a butterfly die that came free with my Cut n boss machine


The sentiment is from a Woodward 'In The Frame Ditties' set
Dragonfly made with a Groovi plate.
The background is stamped with various  JND  stamps

Sponsor is
offering a voucher to spend in store
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We are way in Jalon this weekend so no craft club for me yesterday, Friday,  so there is no Craft Club gifts to show you tomorrow.

Xxx xx
Wendy L

Friday, 15 June 2018

Away

Good Morning All

This is where we are going today just for 2 nights.
It is a place called Jalon, about one and half hours north from us








I will probably add more pics once we get there.

Happy Weekend

xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Groovi meets Pixie

Good Morning All

I love my Groovi, as you know, hope you're not getting too fed up with it!!!!!

I wanted to make some background papers to mat my parchment work onto.
I love adding it to  rainbow card or paper, it looks nice on a multi coloured background.
So I wanted to make my own.
Here are two different colours.
I think it looks ok too.
Blues.


 Red
& Gold

xxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Pretty Paper

Good Morning All

I made this one afew weeks ago and the paper is from a pad I bought from Joanna Sheen, so pretty.
Each page is different shades.
This was when I was clearing the bits from my scrap box.
The die cut was cut before John Next Door moved back to UK.
A quick, easy card to go in the box for the charity.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 11 June 2018

Groovi Twosome

Good Morning All

My friend Liz is popping over this morning to give Rico a trim, she is a dog groomer in Scotland so she is doing the honours for us today.
I much prefer him trimmed and tidy with short fur, it has grown so quickly since we had him trimmed in March and it will be better keeping it short in the heat here.
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I,m still enjoying my Groovi and buying more plates to play with.

This is on I posted onto the Facebook group to ask which they preferred.
With or without the tiny flowers.


It was a mixed response so I left them on.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

It was lovely to get back to Craft Club on Friday.
But I will be missing again next week as we are going away for the weekend with afew friends.

The gifts I gave out to the girls were Tea light candles in a pretty box.





This is the challenge this time and it will run for 2 weeks again.
I gave the ladies a sheet from this decoupage pad I got free from Joanna Sheen plus a couple of wooden buttons.
 Do with them what they wish.
If anyone wants to play along just use a sweet / cute image and add 2 buttons.
Just abit of fun.






I made a Tag with one of the images from the sheet.





I decorated the inside of the card with another of the images.











And with the last piece I stuck it on the envelope.


Have a good Sunday.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Ladies Night Out for Allsorts

Good Morning all

Allsorts time again, wow the weeks go so fast!!!
 Girly and Glam creations from everyone this week.

I made a pretty doily dress and mounted it onto glitter card.
Added afew pearly gems.

We are sponsored by

xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 8 June 2018

Settled back home

Good Morning All

Been home for a couple of days and we got Rico back home on Wednesday and today is my Craft Club, Yehhhh.
Decided to tidy my craft room so  in total chaos and cannot craft at all.!!!!
I need to empty a unit John Next Door gave me to make room for a free standing fan for summer.
So I have to find space for all the stuff  in it!!!!
How do you all store your stamps?
Inks and blocks?

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Before I went away I was desperately trying to clear my scraps.
This is one I made.




Scrappy bow with seam binding and one of my smaller pins.


Left over piece of paper used on the inside.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.



xxxxx

Wendy L

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