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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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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Santoro Travellers Notebook

Good Morning All

Afew years ago, my crafty friend Val J, gave me a Santoro pack containing lots, and I mean , lots of toppers and papers, tags etc.
Now I have used quite alot for cards and still loads left so I decided to make a Travellers Notebook with some.
I stuck one of the pieces of A4 oto a black sheet of A4 card to strengthen it.
So this is the outside cover ties with seam binding.

And here is a flip through of some of the pages.
Lots of tags and tuck spots.








I use pages from books to make tuck spots and pockets.


I just have to make sure there are no swear words and and gory bits on the script!!!!




On this page I have added a decorated Paper clip

Abit of fun and I really enjoyed making it.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Hope all is good with you.
My John still suffering and my back not any better.
So we are both feeling sorry for ourselves!!!!

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Here is my card for this weeks sketch

The silver letters on blue card are punched from Mirri card using a handheld alphabet punch.
These have been on my desk for ages so decided to use them as I need to replenish my stock of all types of card.


This weeks sketch,  I had to do some by hand as my laptop has fallen out with my printer AGAIN.

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I gave each of the ladies a gift box










I added three little Mint chocs, very similar to After Eights.










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Last weeks challenge was to use Ribbon with a bonus of adding a charm.
Ribbons from Crafty Ribbons
I love seeing all the different ways  the ladies use the ribbon.

Dawn


 Denise


 Jen

Val C

Eve


 Val J

Sharon

And it was Val C who was drawn but as she hadn't used a charm she did not get the bonus prize!!!
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I just want to show you this card that Jen made at class on Friday, she does make some lovely shaped cards.


And it folds flat for posting too.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 12 January 2019

New Beginnings for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All

Time for Crafty Friends Challenge again and this time the theme is 
New Beginnings - 
New Year, New Baby, New marriage etc. etc.
Diane had to change sponsor to A Day For Daisies, so I went with Mother Moon, which I thought was quite apt for a New Baby card.
I used a CE Hearts emboss folder in pale lemon.
A sweet charm tied with narrow Organza ribbon
Added a yellow feather behind the image, coloured with Promarkers.
All matted onto holographic Mirri card.

This is the card I made first, I thought I may aswell show it.

I used  image from Bugaboo,  called Crawling.
Gingham paper
Embossed hearts for balloons
Sentiment stamped with JND Mini Sentiments stamps


xxxxx
Wendy L

A Number for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and our host is Kath.
She has chosen a theme of Birthday or Anniversary but it must have a number on.
This card is really all made from my scrap box except for the gold Mirri card.
I used a Parchment border
Some dies cuts left over from when John (JND) moved
Heart shaped brads
Sentiment and number from an old Forever Friends set

I do like how it turned out.

We have a lovely prize for a randomly chosen winner.

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My John still suffering with flu and to top it all I pulled my back out on Thursday so not too easy getting out of chair and toing and froing for him!!!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Pretty Pink Box Card

Good Morning All

I was asked to make this style of card by one of the couples we went away at New Year with.
I had previously made one for Liz and she liked it so much, she asked me to make one for her Auntie Beffy's 90th Birthday.




I used lots of pinks, well, who doesn't like pink??


Groovi butterfly and dragonflies.





Added lots of tiny parchment flowers to the left and right flaps.





Liz was very happy with it and it taking it to Canada next month for her Aunties birthday and a surprise party for her too.


Well my John is still laid up with flu, keeping my fingers crossed that I don't get it and keep on taking my Vitamin C.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Two Groovi

Good Morning All

Hope you are all well and got over the New Year Celebrations.
It is nice to get back to normal.

I have to replenish my boxes of cards upstairs as I have given quite alot of cards to charity and got two boxes for sale in different places, so I need to make all varieties of cards.
Here are two, one Sympathy and one, Anniversary, both Groovi.
The background for this one is homemade using the tissue paper technique, 


And this one is pink dotty paper matted onto dark pink card.

I,m still loving my Groovi and cant wait to spend a voucher my Craft Club ladies bought me for Clarity when they have their members sale next month.

I have even converted Brenda, my team leader at Allsorts Challenge.
She showed a lovely card she had made on Saturday.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Happy Sunday & Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons time again for me and here is a great card for pet lovers.
Gros grain ribbon with paw prints and tiny dog bone  buttons, aren't they cute?
Ribbon is called Muddy Paws available HERE and the buttons HERE all in the shop at

So I am using this card for my little challenge for my Craft Club ladies and anyone else that would like to join in.
USE RIBBON ON YOUR CARD OR CREATION - Simples
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These are the gifts I gave the ladies this week




-Poppets chocolates.
I found some Mint ones  aswell as the Toffee ones







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Last weeks challenge was to show a Teddy on your card.
I did give the Craft Club ladies a sheet from a pad I got from Joanna Sheen

My card

Eve

Sharon

Jen



Val C


And Jen was the name drawn.

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This week an easy challenge as I didn't have time to do a sketch or make a card, so, using the first card on this post as inspiration, - USE RIBBON
Bonus prize if you use a charm aswell..

xxxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Hearts & Flowers for Allsorts

Good Morning All

I am hosting Allsorts Challenge this week

Hearts & Flowers
I made a Wedding card with these lovely embellishments I was gifted in a swap.
I used freebie papers from a magazine.
The champagne glasses topper is probably the oldest item in my stash, one of the first things I bought ????? years ago!!


And I added one of my homemade dangle charms with a heart and a butterfly on.

Pop over to the challenge blog to see all the other DT creations and the prize on offer is a 
Heart Stamp & Flowers.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Music for MAWTT

Good Morning All

I found this music printed paper in my stash, very pale as it is pink on cream.
Then I had to search for an image that was music related and found this sweet LOTV topper from a sheet called  Funtime Teddies, love the dancing teddies.
I decided to make it into a Congratulations card - Wedding, Engagement etc.

I tied a charm around the wide organza ribbon and added a large gem flower and heart gems in the corners.

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We had a fab time in Sella. 
 The weather couldn't have been better, just perfect clear blue skies for the whole 3 days.
The roads were abit scary though, getting to the apartment, glad I wasn't driving.
Ironically, it is where my crafty friend Val J lived when she first moved to Spain.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Happy Sunday & Happy New Year

Good Morning All

I will wish you all

A Happy New Year

as we are going to Sella tomorrow morning with friends for a couple of nights.
Rico is going to the kennels this afternoon, which he thoroughly enjoys, I'm sure.

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My card for this weeks challenge for my Craft Club and any more that would like to join in.

I gave all the ladies that wished to play along, a page from this topper pad I got from Joanna Sheen.



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Last weeks was a sketch

Mine


Eve

Sharon

Val C

Val J ( drawn name for a little prize)

Enjoy the rest of your day.


Xxx Xx
Wendy L





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