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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 a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx


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Saturday, 27 August 2016

More than 2 die for Allsorts

Good Morning All
I,m hosting the challenge this week at Allsorts and I want to see at least two or more diecuts on your wonderful creations.
As we are sponsored by Sissix I used their Iron Gate Die, one of my faves.

Did you see John Next Door demoing this technique on Hochanda back in April.
He glued tin foil to card then ran it through an embossing folder.
If I remember correctly, he inked his but I used Gilding Polish on CE Wild Roses Folder. 
Cut the Iron Gate die in white card.
I made a frame with the pierced rectangles.
Added some satin flower and mosaic leaves.
Get Well sentiment in the bottom corner with two gems. Fine plaited leather down each side.
Wendy L


  1. Lovely card Wendy. I still hhaven't used this technique and I really must cos it looks so good.
    Love Valxxx

  2. Great effect with the metal background x

  3. A gorgeous card Wendy and fab technique for your background.
    Lorraine x

  4. That gilded panel looks really lush Wendy and shows up so well through the intricate die cut.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

    B x

  5. Love that technique Wendy, often thought of trying it but never have, looks awesome.xx {aNNie}

  6. Hi Wendy ... loving your card ... and I am sure your friend will love it too ... I had a little play with some foil and dies recently and was very pleased with the outcome ... thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment on my grandchildrens hand made canvasses ... really had fun making them ... hope you get to see your grandchildren soon ... I am really going to try to get to visit everyone this weekend on the blog hop ... have had a bit of a bad time lately but things are settling down now ... hope you have a super weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  7. Hi Wendy
    Very effective background and this is an under used die in my collection.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  8. Hi Wendy this is a stunning card I love it. Hugs Jackie

  9. Beautiful card Wendy, I like the dies you used and the flowers
    Kevin xx

  10. A fabulous background and some really lovely dies used here, love the colour of the background.
    Didn't see it as I do not watch craft programmes but a great pity that I didn't. Maybe I should and learn more.

    Kath x

  11. What a clever technique! Great background to a lovely card. Judy x

  12. What a clever technique! Great background to a lovely card. Judy x

  13. Fabulous background and beautiful card;-))m

  14. Hi Wendy,
    Marvellous creation, love the design, and the die cutting.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x



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