I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog, mainly card making but I now have five Grand children, four girls and a boy. As I love these kids so much I can't help showing an odd picture of them now and again. I really need to get into Scrapbooking too, loads of pics to use. I do some knitting and crocheting too. I also have a page on Facebook - Wendy's Crafty Crafts where I have a fun challenge most weeks.
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
So I took this opportunity to make Noahs 1st Birthday card. I am in the UK celebrating his birthday which was on 26th but he is having a party today.
I used loads of stuff from my stash, printed paper, present decoupage, tags and ribbon. I cut Happy Birthday using a Marriane die and the Grand Son was borrowed from my friend Lin at craft club.
I decorated the inside, cos' he is special.
As this goes out I shall be winging my way to UK to see my gorgeous family and it was Noahs birthday yesterday, so Megan is having a party for him on Saturday.
I had my purse lifted from my bag on Tuesday so no bank cards and couldn't hire a car as my driving license gone too, so flippin' annoying.
Megan wanted some boots crocheting for Noah, I have already made some Christmas ones for him HERE, then I found this pattern on You Tube HERE so I had a go at these. They are so cute dont you think?
Pop over to the challenge blog for details and have fun.
Still got the tale end of my cold, I hope it disappears before Thursday when I fly over to see all the family.
I shall have this in my suitcase for Hollie.
I borrowed the Spellbinders little box die from John Next Door before he left for the UK and I cut a load of them, enough to make one of these for Noah next year too. I cut the boxes in white and the lids in red and green.
My friend Lin lent me a Christmas Cd so I printed the tiny images to stick on the lids and I bought the tiny black numbers from the local China store.
Linda gave me all the big letters in a bag of stuff last week.
I was in a quandary as to what to put inside as I didn't want to put sweets in every box, so any ideas you have please say in your comments.
I put afew sweets in, sultanas, hair slides, balloons, a couple of glass ornaments I bought in Venice.
So I still have afew empty boxes to fill, ideas please.
I chose a gorgeously cute image from Nicecrane 'Vintage Kids, mounted on to blue card and then mirri card. I embossed a piece of white card with a 'Vine' folder then inked it. I added all bits from my stash and then embossed a silver card with Best Friend because I,m going to give this card to one of my oldest friends Trudy, as it is her Birthday in January, so I shall take it with me when I go back next week, she loves dogs so will suit her perfectly.
Ooh, this time next week will be 'cuddle' time for me.
Pop over to the challenge blog to see all the other DT creations, so gorgeous.
Her are afew more cards made with the stuff Linda gave to me.
This is a triple folded card blank in pink so I matted and layered and
added bits from my stash.
Here is another one in green, so I made it into a Christmas card.
Diane, another lady I give cards to who raises money for a stoma support charity here in Spain, called on Tuesday and I gave her a bag with most of the Christmas cards I had made so I want to make afew more just in case I need any more, even though I have written all mine ready to post in the UK.
I also gave here about 60 others too so my stocks are quite low now, what an excuse to craft even more !!!!!!
Good Morning All
Thank you for all your 'Get Well Wishes', I am feeling better.
The theme for the Allsorts Challenge this week has been chosen by Tracy Mouse. Anything but a Card so here is a blanket !!!!
Here is the finished blanket I have made for the new baby. I did it all in lemon edged with white.
My eldest boy, Lee and his partner Megan are having a girl, possibly Octavia. A little sister for this little cutie, here's Noah with his hair all slicked back, just wish he would lose his dummy.!!!!!
I know he will get rid when he is ready, Hollie only has hers a bed time now.
Only two weeks until I get to cuddle him!!!!
I am really pleased with it, I love this crochet stitch and will no doubt be using it again.
Well I have been home for 5 days, washing done, ironing done, back into the groove so to speak. We had a great time too cruising the Med and a little bit of Greece too. Brought back an awful cold though.
Moving Along With The Times Challenge time again and the theme is 'Celebrate Kindness' chosen by Hazel, our team leader.
The leaf and bow dies were lent to me by one of my Thursday craft club girls.
Cheery Lynn and Spellbinders Bitty Blossom flowers.
I cut an aperture in an A4 white card using Marriane die LR0236, this is my fave die, just love it. I added a decoupaged Poppy, glittered it (cant really see it on pic) added ribbon, Zva Creative swirls and a parchment sentiment