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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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Thursday, 24 August 2017

A couple more Poinsettias

Good Morning All
A couple more cards using the Creative Expressions Poinsettia die and stamp set.




You can just about see the embossed card on the top right diagonal of this one, I think it is one I borrowed from a craft friend at club.

The sentiment is a Creative Expression die.
Gems in the middle of each poinsettia.



Embossed card on bottom left of this one with a patterned card on top right.


Tomorrow I shall show you how I used the last scraps of card.


xxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

More Iris Folding

Good Morning All
Here are another couple of Iris Folded cards using the same set I was given.
I think the flower pot is very pretty.



 The same as the the other day but more colours.

I have added sentiments since making these and are now either in the bar for sale or in the charity box.
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OK Baby was born last night about 5pm UK time, very quick once things had got going.
Name ---- Reine or Poppy, Noah wants poppy but we will see, 7lb 10oz.
xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Stamped Poinsettias

Good Morning All
Afew Christmas cards I made a while ago using Creative Expressions Poinsettia die and stamps.
Once again I pulled afew bits out ont my desk - paper, die cut sentiments,  a stamp and, of course the Poinsettias.






This die cut leaf swirl I have had for ages, I think someone sent it to me.
I coloured it from pale mint green to a darker green with Gilding Polish.
I used two strips of paper from a 12x12 sheet.
( the sheet had strip of pattern)
I added a  large pearl in the centre of Poinsettia.


This I made landscape.
Added some glitter glue to the leaves.
Stamped the sentiment, same as the first one.


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The last one is a Creative Expressions sentiment die


More Poinsettias in afew days.
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Not been to visit all of you as we have Johns family over so alot of running round and BBQ's.
Also waiting news on new Grandaughter, she is being induced as I type.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 21 August 2017

Iris Folding

Good Morning All

I thought I would drag these out of my photo archives, well afew months ago really.
Iris Folding.

A Snail.

A Pussy Cat

And Two Trees, same aperture but different colours.

I was given a box of stuff for this art ages ago and made a couple, but here are afew more, just need to add sentiments.
I do have afew more to show later in the week.
These are quite small folds and a little fiddly but quite effective I think.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Forest Friends for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is Forest Friends hosted by Tracy.




I used a cute Peter Rabbit decoupage.
CE New York Times Square die.
Charm tied with twine in corner.










Sponsor is Tattered Lace

and another prize of these stamps

xxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 18 August 2017

Hair Bows for Hollie

Good Morning All
I have been following a lady on You Tube HERE, she makes some amazing creations with ribbon.
So here is my try at a couple, made into hair bobbles for Hollie ready for her to go back to school.



I got the gems a bit wonky on this one.

Attach each to an elastic.



This is the stuff I used to cut up for the gems.

I'm getting a little parcel together for her to open before she goes back to school in September.









Here is a pic of  her on her last day in July, dress up day.
Pirate Princess of the Caribbean.



I would like to say 'Hi' to Mia, thank for joining me on my crafty journey and you a re welcome to join my Facebook page HERE
xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Something Beginning with 'B' for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Diane from Team A  is hosting our challenge at Moving Along With The Times this week and she would like to see
Something beginning with 'B' on your creations.
No brainer for me ----
BUTTERFLIES.


I used Creative Expressions Mica Flakes for background.
CE Cascading Butterflies die
Paper flowers and the leaf die I,m not sure where from
Homemade sentiment tags.
Pop over to the challenge blog and have a go.
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It will be nice to get back to Craft Club tomorrow, I,ve missed the girls.
I did give them a little sketch challenge before we left and it is also on my Facebook page
 Wendy's Crafty Crafts if you want to have a go. Make a card following the sketch then email me a pic, there is a little prize for a randomly drawn winner.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Tunnel Card

Good Morning All
I was watching Hochanda and I think it was Crafters Companion, that was showing these style of card.
I,m sure they were using a die but I tried it on my own.
Hard to get a good pic as it was reflecting on the acetate.
The picture of Santa is from a 12x12 sheet with 4 on.
Then I added the acetate with the Santa Sleigh on into the middle fold.
Cut the front with CE Pierced Rectangles.


Using up some old sentiments and Christmas bits.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Quilled flower card

Good Morning All

As I mentioned yesterday ,after receiving my swap card from Sheetal It made me want to get my quilling stuff out.
So here goes.

Sorry you can see the flash on these but it was actually raining on the day I took them as these were made last week.


I really enjoyed making the flowers as, once again, it is something I can do while watching TV at night.
More to come!!!!

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 14 August 2017

Glassine bags completed

Good Morning All
On 1st August I showed the Glassine bags I had made for a swap HERE.
Well here they are completed, filled with goodies for my partner to enjoy.




I really enjoyed making these and it was a new venture for me.

They are now parcelled up ready to post today.
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My parcel from Sheetal, a swap for Bag and 6 embellishments HERE, included a gorgeous Quilled card.
Well it inspired me to get my
 quilling stuff out and have another go so you may well be bombarded soon!!!!
I made quite afew cards very early this morning as I was awake at 3.30 and couldn't get back to sleep, so up I get and go into my craft room.
I should really have done some housework, but Heyho, lets forget about that!!!!!
The trouble is, I think, when it is so hot, we dont really get any walking done so it is really affecting my sleep.  We went for  a short walk last night to take the recycling and ended up in the bar with friends for 2 hours!!!!
I shall have to start swimming again early in the mornings, pool gets too busy later as as there are alot here on holiday, it gets sooooo busy during August.
Enjoy your day.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Handbag & Embellishment Swap

Good Morning All
I thought I would just show you what I sent to my swap partner for the Handbag and Embellishment swap.
I used one of the Handbags I made a HERE.


 I made a card, sort of Shabby Chic

 and made a box for it too this is the lid.



Then the embellishments included lots of my  ribbon flowers, bows, Stick Pins, Butterflies etc etc etc
which you have all seen before so I did not photograph them..
I did two swaps as we were a partner short for one of the ladies but they both got very similar.
xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Name / Numbers for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge time again and our host is Susan.
The theme she has chosen is Names and /or Numbers.
1st take

2nd take with a pearl embellishmnt.

I used -
 Marianne die LR0236
CE Perfect Peonies
Numbers die from Ebay
Homemade sentiment tag
Homemade pearl embellishment
Star charm



Sponsor is
Marianne Designs
giving some gorgeous dies.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 11 August 2017

Quick Christmas Cards plus Swaps

Good Morning All
A couple of quick Christmas cards today using my bows again.
Same paper as yesterday but a quicker make!!!!



I,m so addicted to making these bows, love them.
Just 1.50GBP for 6 plus 1yd of same ribbon
See HERE
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I just thought I would show you some gorgeous swap items I received this week from 2 ladies on the group on Facebook.
The swap was my host - make a bag or a box and add a card and 6 embellishments.
A card and a paper pad from Lynn

another card - diamond fold

The Bag

3 embellishments

and 3 more
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From Sheetal
the box

a stunning quilled card ( this made me gt my quilling stuff out)

6 gorgeous embellishments

Thank you ladies, will all be put to good use.
xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Buttons Christmas

Good Morning All
As promised, here is another card featuring a great way to use buttons, I,m sure you all have loads in your stash!!!

Once again I saw a similar design on Pinterest.
I mixed them with afew gold gems too.
A very easy card, just need to cut an aperture through the paper, mat it onto gold mirri card and then stick a circle sentiment in the aperture.
Added one of my bows that I have been making.




Without any buttons  and I think it still looks good.



A really quick way of making cards and I shall be making more similar to these as it is a great way of using my bows.
Infact I still have 2 sheets of this paper left so I can make another 12 like these.

Circle sentiments from Netty HERE

My bows available at top of blog and HERE

Xxx xxx
Wendy L.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Buttons

Good Morning All

I was browsing Pinterest and came across a lovely card with buttons as the main feature.
That one just had a bow in the middle, very CAS really, but I liked it.

Anyway, here is my version.


I chose buttons of a similar colour - Lilacs.
Flower was in some candy I won.
As I made it into an Anniversary card, I stuck some hearts on too.
Quite pleased with it.

I,ve got a Christmas card to show you tomorrow using buttons again.



xxxxx
Wendy L

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