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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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Thursday, 22 October 2020

Halloween or Orange / Black for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All


It is my turn to post for Crafty Ribbons today and the theme this week is

Halloween or Orange / Black

I dont really do Halloween so I went with the colours.

Crafty Ribbons do some gorgeous laces so I pulled some black and made these lovely paperclips which I will use in a Junk Journal or a swap.I also used some of the lace, together with a dangle charm, on the end of the clip to hang out at the side of the page.

The image is from a Pressed Flower book I have been cutting up for my Junk Journals


We have a great prize on offer, just leave a comment when you  go to the 
facebook link above.



xxxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Tidy up & Tags

 Good Morning All

If you follow me on Facebook you will know we have been having a move around downstairs.

The 3 seater sofa John used had gone kerput so we  threw it out and he got the 2 seater one the dog used (I know, he is spoiled, the dog not John)

So we moved the smaller one from my craft room so the dog had his own sofa again!!!!

So here he is all settled and comfy.


This is my craft room now, desk moved to where the sofa was.

This is the other end of the room before I had a good sort out.  It is now all tidy, windows cleaned, curtains washed and everything in its own place.
Now I just have to keep it tidy!!!!

Nice an tidy



OK, onto my make for today which are giant tags for a Junk Journal.
I'm not sure if I shall use the 1st one in my current journal as it has a Botanical theme, but the next 2 I definitely  will.



They are double tags and I used a full A4 sheet of card so they are quite large.

I am making all my tags and pockets for  the journal before I actually start sewing it together.
I uploaded a video on Sunday to You tube showing a lovely double pocket.

xxxx
Wendy L




Sunday, 18 October 2020

Happy Sunday and Challenge

 Good Morning All


The challenge this week for the Craft Club is

Bake a Cake

And I published my card yesterday for Allsorts Challenge but here it is again


I gave out a little box of sweets to ,y Craft Club ladies  this week and I also added a dangle charm too.



Last times challenge was a sketch


My card using s Sherrie West digi


Dawn

Denise

Eve

Nancy

Sharon

Maggie

The name drawn was Dawn, so thanks to all the ladies.

xxxx
Wendy L






Saturday, 17 October 2020

Emboss for Crafty Friends

 Good Morning Again

Crafty Friends Challenge this time and the theme is 

Emboss Wet or Dry

This card is an image from Sponsor Digi Doodles


I made another card for my one of my Grandaughters.

Once again, a topper from LOTV

The emboss folder is Creative Expression and the sentiment ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.



xxxxx
Wendy L


Birthday or Cupcake for Allsorts

 Good Morning All


Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by ME and I want to see either

Birthday Cake or Cupcakes.

I found this wonderful ribbon in my stash and I really dont know whose shop it came from.

I just thought it was perfect for what I wanted.

I made a little note book and some paper from Happiness in Crafting and I used the ribbon to hide Gi's name.


Isn't the ribbon wonderful, I have never seen one like it before, it is quite silky.

Inside the front cover I added some chocolate Grosgrain from Crafty ribbons to make a pocket to hold three tags made from leftovers on my desk.



The pages are coffee dyed and notebook papers cut to size which is roughly 6x4 inch.




We have a new sponsor, Pinksy

 Maker of digital images and cutting files for card making and craft projects.

I made a card using her cupcake image and the paper is from her too, on special offer.

I used the last piece of the gorgeous ribbon too, 


.                                                                              xxxx

Wendy  L

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Groovi Poppet

 Good Morning All


I gave in to temptation when Pergamano brought out these printed Poppet designs, so cute.

They were released at the same time as the Italian Grid plates too so it was a very considered purchase but well worth it as I will get lots of use from them all.

This grid is called Naples and the Poppet is called Poppy and I coloured her with water colour pencils on the back.

All backed onto Clarity designer paper.

Ooohhh I have just seen a mistake on this one as I Look at the pic, I wonder if I can rectify it!!!

Afew weeks ago at my slimming class a lady asked if I could crochet some face mask holders.
She sent me a pic of one she had bought and it is just a long row of chains and Single Crochets.
On some I added a safety pin at each end and the one she had bought was doubled back to make a loop and a  pearl added.
They hold your mask when you take it from your face, similar to glasses holders.
Here we have to wear a mask to go in a bar and go to the loo but we dont have to wear it at the table, so these are very handy, John wore one all the time in Alicante last week.
Quick and easy enough to make too.


Take care

xxxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Cards from Tags

 Good Morning All


I showed some tags I made for my DT at Allsorts back on 3rd Oct HERE

As I have already made most of my Tags for Christmas gifts for family, I thought I would make these into cards.

This 1st one, I added to a background of embossed mirri card, easy peasy.


The next one I used odd scraps of embossed cars I had left and added a couple of pearly snowflakes


So two more cards for the box.
I have been asked if I want a stall at a small Craft Fayre in November so I said yes and now have to get together a larger collection of cards to sell hopefully.  I have not made too many Christmas cards as I had enough for my own personal use.

xxxx
Wendy L




Sunday, 11 October 2020

Back Home

 Good Morning All


We got back home on Friday after having a lovely time in Alicante.

Lots of walking, eating and drinking but not feeling guilty as we were on holiday!!!!

They have some amazing Fig trees along the front there, here are afew pics.

This one had two iron struts holding up a branch, you can see one on the left by the lampost.





This is one of the shopping streets in the old town.



xxxxx
Wendy L


Saturday, 10 October 2020

Winter Scene for Allsorts

 Good Morning All


Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Tracy and here theme is

Winter Scene / Snow

I used a Penny Black Stamp 3726K Snowscape

Mounted onto Snowflake paper which was a freebie in a mag, added two pearl snowflakes.

I sprayed the image with Izink Silver frosted spray.


Brenda has got this fab stamp set as a prize.


Have fun


xxxx

Wendy L


Thursday, 8 October 2020

Groovi for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

It is my turn to post for Crafty Ribbons Design Team.I used a snip of some sentiment ribbon that was on my desk to adorn this Groovi card.

This is a new Groovi plate I bought and is meant to create a wrap, like an envelope, but I thought I would get more use using it like this.There are many variations that can be created.

I layered a green piece ontop of a normal piece of parchment.   It is a very pretty, delicate design.   I added pearls to some of the scallops.   

I added the ribbon as a sentiment and the Birthday tag with Seam Binding, all available from Crafty Ribbons


Similar design with a homemade crochet doily.

And another one!

And here is a card made by one of my Groovi Class group.
She has not done parchment work before so I think she has done good.

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As I may have mentioned, we are in Alicante having a few days away.
Having a lovely time, too much to eat and drink but walking it off I hope. 
Getting eaten alive though at night  by the mossies,  I must have good blood!!!!!
See you Saturday. 
Xxx
Wendy L 

Thanks for visiting

xxx

Wendy L

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Bags made from paper

 Good Morning All


Here afew notebook bags I made for my class to show the ladies. 

They could hold tags aswell.

I love making these.

I make them from book pages or parcel paper, then I ink them through a stencil and add embellishments or clusters.





xxxxx

Wendy L


Sunday, 4 October 2020

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

This weeks challenge is a sketch and will run for 2 weeks as we are going to Alicante for afew days next week and will miss Fridays Craft Club.

My card

Sketch to follow


I covered these Post it pads for my gifts this week.
I tied with organza ribbon and added a charm.


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Last weeks challenge was Autumn Colours,
I made tags


Val c made 3




Claire


Dawn


Eve


Sharon


Denise


Name drawn out was Val C

Thanks to all
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My Junk Journal class went very well last Thursday and they all enjoyed it and want to do more.
Here's a few pics.






xxxx
Wendy L







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