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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 3 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017 and Arianna born 2019. 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, 16 January 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My Challenge for the Craft Ladies on Friday was a sketch and here is my card.

I made this one when I had my spell of making Man cards using LOTV toppers.

I think this is my last piece of hessian which I have had for years and love it, great for Man cards.

Again, I am using some gems left over from Crystal art, I have loads so I shall be using them on lots of things.

The paper is from an LOTV pad too.


This is the sketch to follow.

Here are the gifts I gave out,  Notebooks which I made covers for.



Now last weeks challenge was a Tic Tac To

I went with Emboss,  ribbon and Blue

Claire - Square Pink Butterfly

Dawn -  Pink, Embossed, Gems

Denise - Pink Square Butterfly

Eve -  Blue Embossed Ribbon

Maggie - Pink Square Butterfly

Val J - Pink Square Butterfly

Maggie, No. 2

Sharon

Name Drawn was Dawn again

xxxx
Wendy L








Saturday, 15 January 2022

Add A Heart for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Mervi and her theme is

Add A Heart

I used a CE Emboss Folder of hearts and added a heart charm to the sentiment.

This digi is an old and I think it is Nicecrane.


We have a voucher donated by

Also 
Brenda is looking for another design team member to join our lovely team, if interested please email Brenda, details on challenge  blog, 
xxxx
Wendy L



Thursday, 13 January 2022

Groovi Men Cards

 Good Morning All

Here are the rest of the Groovi Man cards I made for my Groovi class last week.

I thoroughly enjoyed making these as there is lots of snipping, which I love doing.

This one is quite simple and uses the starter plate for the background.  Then I snipped the car out and added it with tiny gold brads.


This one looks great left plain then matted onto Clarity designer paper to show through the snipped out bits.


This one, I coloured the squirrel to make him stand out abit more.


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I found this somewhere on the net and thought it very apt and I think I shall print it out and add it to my Journal

Everyone of them is true and I need to take them on board as I am a great worryer, wish I could change!!!!



Thanks for looking.

XXX
Wendy L


Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Some Notebooks

 Good Morning All

I have made some Notebooks to try and sell at my slimming club for the ladies to record their slimming journey and alos to try and raise more funds for the Dog charity.

This first one is a triple tag notebook and has two notebook in.



I made two like this one which are A5 size with pockets and tags inside.



I also have a YOu Tube video showing more of the insides.

Tha papers are from JaneyBJournals and the links are on the video description.



Thanks for visiting

XXX

Wendy L

Sunday, 9 January 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

Good Morning All

Well we have had a good break  from Craft Club and we were back on Friday with a new challenge but I did have lots of lovely entries from the ladies which are all below. 

For the first challenge of 2022 I decided on a nice easy Tic Tac To.

I went with Gems Ribbon Butterfly

The card is embossed with Mosaic Leaves from Creative Expressions, added afew of my punched butterflies, an organza ribbon bow with a Stick Pin


Chart to follow - 3 in any direction


I made another very similar to go in charity box too.



The gifts I gave out to the ladies on Friday were odds from last year so a Lucky Dip really.




Now onto the last challenge which was
CAS with Butterflies

My card which was made at the same time as the two above.

4 from Dawn




2 from Denise


2 from Eve



4  from Maggie




3 from Val C

Val J


5 from Claire





My John picked his fave which was Maggie Pink butterfly  (2nd one under her name) and the name drawn was at my Craft Club on Friday was 
DAWN.
Thanks to all.

Xxxxx
Wendy L

















Saturday, 8 January 2022

AG with Option of New for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge today is

Anything Goes with an option of using something NEW

I ordered a set of Masks from Clarity but I had them sent to Ricks house because of the import taxes here in Spain since last July.  So I was able to get them when I visited in December.

They are a set of  Happy words so I used Smile and stuck the word down first while I inked the card, then I took the word of and stuck the outside piece down while I inked the word in black.  The reason I did wiggly lines of glitter is because I smudged abit and I didn't want to waste it so used a glue pen and added copper coloured glitter then stuck a peeloff flower on the top of each line.


I like how it turned out and will be playing alot more with these masks.
They are A6 size

Prize on offer is a store voucher from

Helping Hands Craft is a UK retailer of craft and art supplies.  Established by keen amateur artist and mother of two, Emma, the website offers a range of over 2,000 arts and crafts products from modelling clay, pencils, pains, paper, easels...the works!  The website is constantly adding to its product lines, and recently was accepted as an official licensed retailer of Faber Castell products.

xxxx
Wendy L




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