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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, 16 June 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All
Instead of a Sketch for my Craft Club ladies  this week, I gave them each a sheet from a Decoupage pad from Joanna Sheen, I have done this before and they come up with some lovely makes.
This is mine, a very quick, easy card.



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Here are the gifts I gave to my Craft Club ladies this week - Soap in a box.
I had made this box ages ago and thought it was very pretty and it was also very easy to make.

So I looked in my stock of gifts and thought the soaps would go in it very nicely.
I bought these lovely,  shaped soaps when we were in Altea in April.

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Onto last weeks challenge, a sketch.

Dawn

Maggie


Val C


 Claire

Eve

Denise

Sharon

And the name drawn was Dawn

Enjoy your day.

xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Travel for Allsorts

Good Morning All

The theme this week for Allsorts Challenge is hosted by Lin.
Travel.

I made this card a while ago for our friend Andrew.
He runs a car sales business here in Spain called Car Broker Spain, hence the CBS.
He has also starting Rallying this year too, hence the car.
Also, him and Amanda love Champagne (from France)
Also,  Andrew likes red wine from Italy and Amanda likes  white from Spain, hence the wine bottles.
So I hope this qualifies as Travel!!!!


Our sponsor this week is

"My name is Suha and I have created Swedish House Crafts in the second part of 2016. It is a little Swedish online shop with lots of enthusiasm for crafting in a different style, dare to be different. Visit SHC and learn more. I have been professionally crafting since 2008, I gave colouring classes (with Promarkers) in Sweden, had exhibition in 2014, and used to make cards and mixed media mainly. I have a master degree in digital and visual design. Yes, 100% of graphics in the shop are my artwork including the logotype. Because I am not leaving my education, I am using it in my passion for paper crafting in the first place. Great combination as the future is full of plans and surprises, hold on and follow SHC on Facebook and blog, you'll find SHC everywhere."



xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Cards from Cards

Good Morning All

The other day I was clearing out some boxes from the spare bedroom wardrobe and I came across a big box of both used and new cards (John Next Door gave them to me before he left).
Afew of the used ones had really nice bits on that I thought I could cut out and make toppers.
So here is three cards I made from them
This is the remainder of the printed sheet from the card I showed on Tuesday.

This paper was free in a magazine my sister gave me.
I added some parchment flowers to the corners.

This paper, again, is what I printed and I thought it matched the tulips on the topper perfectly.

So it just goes to show, dont throw stuff away, see what you can make with it.

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We are going to stay with one of my Craft Ladies tonight, Jen.
We are going to see Paul Young and Jamie Moses in a band called  Los Pacaminos at Villa Martin.
Jen has booked a table at an Indian restaurant for 6 of us, I think her sister is joining us too.
I'm really looking forward to it as Jamie used to play with Queen and I have seen him many times with Brian May.
I met him too at a Queen Convention when he was playing there too, he is a guitarist by the way

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Waterfall Card

Good Morning All

When I was sorting some stuff out in my Craft Room, I found a box with Waterfall  card blanks in that I had bought from Create & Craft many years ago.

So I decided to make one before I gave the box away.
I printed the backing paper on my new printer which is so much better than my old Epson.
The tiny toppers are from an LOTV Topper sheet.
Sentiment is homemade and then I dotted afew larger pearls into the flower centres.


Not too bad but not quite my favourite make.
I gave it to Denise, one of my Craft Club ladies, as she took the box with the blanks in.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

This week I have a sketch for my Craft Club ladies and you too if you want to make a card.



Sketch to follow

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Ages ago I bought a lot of gems in different colours

I bought some circular gem holders and then spent ages, and I mean ages, filling them with a good mixture of colours.

Then I made little boxes for each one and wrapped with ribbon.

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Now onto last weeks challenge which was to make a card with an image cut into 4 pieces.
I like this one best of the two I made.
This is a stamped image onto inked card.

This is pretty paper cut into 4 equal squares and matted.

Dawn

Denise

Claire


 Val C

Maggie

Val J

Eve

Sharon

And the name drawn was Dawn, so she received a little gift.
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Well we finally have a new craft shop opened by us here in Spain.
Paul and Liz are a lovely couple and we wish them every success.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Fantasy for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and this week Ellie would like to see 
Fantasy - Fairy - Dragons - Mermaids.

I used this sweet Die cut sheet of Fairies with lovely blue Cornflowers.
Matted onto blue card and then matted onto two pieces of offcuts from a paper pad, which I showed HERE on Using My Scraps Post.





I dont know where the sentiment came from, but I matted it onto Mirri card and added two large blue gems.





The lovely satin ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and this hides the join in the two different pieces of paper, but it matches the pink of the roses in the top one.


I added some blue paper flowers to the corner with an Ivy leaf die cut.

xxxxx
Wendy L


Thursday, 6 June 2019

Sketch for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge this time is hosted by Christine
 and she has given us a sketch to follow. (see below)
I used a Humphry topper and tag from Crafters Companion.
Followed the sketch with yellow and orange colours and added lace.



Pop over and see what Team B have been upto.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Groovi Threesome

Good Morning All
Well I think we are back to normal after the celebrations of the football.
I was just so happy for my John that Liverpool won, it has been a long time in coming and after being so close in the League with Man City.

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Clearing out some older pics from my photo file and they are all Groovi.

I keep cards like this for special friends and relatives, not the charity box.
This one is a Pixie Powder background.
The first two are using the Queen grid plates from Groovi, quite hard to line up but worth  the work.



 This is a cute Rocking Horse designed by Linda Williams, perfect for baby cards.
Ironically, I used this plate last night to make another one in blue parchment.

Enjoy your day, we have  accountant to see and we have to  try to find a new hand control for Air Con, cant be without that!!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L



Sunday, 2 June 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Well done Liverpool, but I have one, very hungover OH, but he is HAPPY.
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I  made two cards for my challenge for my Craft Club ladies on Friday.
Anyone is welcome to play along too, you can either join on my Facebook page or email me a picture. 
All names go into a draw for a little prize.
My challenge is
To cut an image into 4 and display it  in format but however you wish.
Here is the first one which I stamped the image onto inked card, cut into 4 pieces then stuck onto purple card at an angle.


This one is a square piece of pretty flowery paper, cut into four equal pieces then matted onto red card to match the bottom mat.

I think the first one shows what I want to see most.
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Here are the gifts I gave out on Friday to my ladies.
Erasers to go with the Pencil sharpeners last week and the pencils the week before.
I used a tutorial from Pootles again.
I made them with thick paper then stuck a piece of pretty paper on the front.

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Now onto last weeks challenge - sketch
It is a sketch I have used before and I will check that the ladies make a new card LOL. 
 My card

Eve

Val C

Maggie


 Sharon

Claire

Denise
 Dawn

The name drawn was Eve-

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
xxxx
Wendy L

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