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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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Saturday, 31 December 2016

Something New for Allsorts

Good Morning All

I shall take this opportunity to wish you all

Allsorts Challenge this time is hosted by Mervi and the theme is Something New.
As you know I go on Facebook and there is a group on there for Journal Junkies.
I have never tried this before but it intrigued me so this is my first attempt.
This is the front and I used a gorgeous tag sent to me on my
first swap in another group on FB by a lady called Veonnifer.

The back with some handmade  flowers also sent by Veonnifer

Spine decorated with beads and danglers.

I will use it like a memory book, cutting bits out of magazine, poems, sayings, receipts etc.
As I suffer periodically with depression I thought this would be good to record thoughts.

Please note nail varnish missing off index finger on left hand - 2 days before I was having my nails done for Christmas, I was chopping veg for soup and took the corner off my nail and finger, so it was bandaged up when I had my nails done!!!!

I put 3 signatures inside
( these are sets of pages)

This is the first one.
All scraps of papers and envelopes, doilies too.

The middle one I kept in more summery colours.
The idea is, I think, to add journalling, glue pics, receipts, memory joggers, anything at all.

Some make them from used envelopes, junk mail
(which is where the name comes from I think).
I used lots from my scrap drawer which is why there are some tiny pages in the middle of each signature.

And this is the final one for a Wintery feel.
The two images are from a 12 x 12 set I have had for ages, didn't want to throw it away as I knew it would come in useful sometime.
The same with some  rectangle paper doilies too.
I have used one in each of the signatures,
as shown in the last photo.

The first part of this one I am keeping for recording my swaps.

And the final part to keep tags with my thoughts on.
I made a pocket for them and stamped with some very apt sayings from a John Lockwood stamp set.

Our Sponsor is Tattered Lace giving a lovely die set.

Wendy L


brenda said...

A super piece of crafting Wendy, you do this style so well.

Happy New Year and a crafty 2017.

B x

Mervi said...

Wow gorgeous creation, lots of beautiful details.
Happy New Year;-))m

aussie aNNie said...

Great display as always , the design and amazing showcase, love it, loving the different colours....xx

Janice said...

Morning Wendy, sorry to hear you've got a cough, hope you recover soon. Lovely journal book, so much detail. Happy new year to you. Janice xx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

Hi Wendy
Gorgeous creation, love all your details and such a fabulous idea too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
p.s. I'm on face book and would like to look at the group for journals as I love making them and sell them on Etsy if you can point me in the right direction please.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A beautiful project. Happy New Year to you and yours
Ginny x
My Blog As I do Rodos

Alison59 said...

WOW fantastic project Wendy :-)

Val Jones said...

Lovely as always Wendy.
Have a good New Years Eve and I'll see you Monday.
Love Val xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Wendy this is gorgeous make. I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous make. Happy new year Wendy xxx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous feminine cover, love all the lace and flowers.
The page about worrying really made me smile as that would certainly be apt for my Hubby, he is dreadful.
Totally fabulous creation.

Kath x

Littlelamb said...

This is gorgeous Wendy. You are so clever. I wouldn't know where to start. Thank you for all your ideas this year and a Happy and healthy New Year to you and your family.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
Another lovely project and even better if it helps you at times when you need calming thoughts.
Happy New Year to you and John and hope 2017 brings you positive and happy times.
Ang xw


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