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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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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
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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

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Girls Birthday for MAWTT

Good Morning All

MAWTT challenge is Girls Birthday so I have made Hollies Birthday card, not until August but I always work well ahead.
I have made this style of card before.
It has 4 drawers in the base and is an easel card on the top.




She has owl curtains in her bedroom so

I added an owl charm too.





It is a standing joke that when I go over to see Hollie I always take some hair bands and clips.

So I made a couple of hair decorations from satin ribbon from Crafty Ribbons to put in one drawer and I shall buy some more bits to put in the others.


Pop over to the challenge blog and see all the other DT makes.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Birthday for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All

Craft Rocket  theme is  Birthday, so another busy one.

I used Centura Pearl card embossed with CE Fanfare folder
Pierced Ovals

JND Gerbera Die and stamp set, heat embossed in white and black
Added afew little butterflies

 JND sentiment and leaf stamp

Pop along to challenge blog to see my teamies makes.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Groovi Sisters

Good Morning All

Well it is my last day today at Mums, flying home at teatime.
Always nice to be here but nice to go home too.

A couple of cards made for Sisters.
Pretty in pastel.


Quite apt these cards entitled Sister, as visiting my sister this morning who has dementia. 
So sad, she does not know us now.  Breaks my heart to see her like this, I just hope she is happy in her own little world.

xxxx
Wendy L


Monday, 4 June 2018

Christmas for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

I have made this style of card before and really enjoy doing it.
4 Drawers under an easel card.
Great way to include a gift with a card.


Lots of ribbon on these two cards
Seam Binding  HERE
Grosgrain Christmas Trees HERE
Grosgrain Christmas words
Lace HERE
Heart Buttons HERE





The image and the sentiment are both recycled from Christmas cards.




I did splatters with white Gesso to, hopefully, look like snow.










Here is another one of the same style, again using a recycled Cristmas card.


A large heart button with seam binding threaded through.





A beautiful stick pin gifted to me in a swap.
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Trimmed off with an MDF embellishment with lace.

Pop onto Facebook and enter challenge, you may win a voucher to spend in store.
xxxx
Wendy L

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