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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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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Embellishments for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

It is my turn to post for Crafty Ribbons Design Team.

As you know, I love making embellishments and here are afew more made with lovely Satin Ribbon
and Organza Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons Website.
Also these gorgeous Jampot Ribbon selections HERE




Pretty buttons from Crafty Ribbons too.

Here is a couple of cards I have sent to Crafty Ribbons for their display boards when they go to Craft Shows.


Crafty Ribbons hold their challenge on Facebook now, but well worth having a go to win a bundle of ribbon.

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Craft Fayre did not do too well, quite poorly attended but I did cover the cost of the table.
And a big thank you to my mate Val J for coming along to help before she even unpacked her case from arriving back in Spain late Saturday night. xx

xxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Happy Sunday to you all.
Craft Fayre day today, not sure how it's going to go but we will see.
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A nice easy sketch this week and here is my card using scraps.
I aways end up with lots of pieces of card and paper in 1 or 2" strips so I glued them onto a piece of card and ran it through a Snowflake Emboss Folder.
Added an LOTV topper, cheesecloth, JND Snowflake and sentiment.
Looks OK I think




Sketch - basically, just use a rectangular card base.

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Onto last week Sketch

My card

Eve

Dawn

Denise

Val C

Denise was the drawn name this week
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Gifts for the ladies this week.
A tutorial HERE by Pootles


I found these yummy chocolates in my local supermarket, they are exactly like Ferero Rocher but alot cheaper!!!!

These will make perfect bauble decorations for the Christmas tree and as I had afew left over I will take them for the grandkids on my next visit.

Have a great day.

xxxxxx
Wendy L


Saturday, 27 October 2018

Pearls & Gems for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge today is hosted by me.
Add Pearls and / or Gems to your creations.
I have decoupaged a lovely flower.
Added parchment flowers with pearl centres.
Added lovely Grosgrain pink ribbon with a bow and a gem centre.
Stick pin with both pearl and gem on.


I am giving a prize of some homemade embellishments to a randomly chosen winner so pop over to the challenge blog and have a go.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 26 October 2018

Shabby Chic Photo Album

Good Morning All
This posted by mistake the other day but here it is again.


I bought this album from the charity shop and it looked fairly new.



And here is what it looks like now, after I got my glue gun out and my laces and doilies.!!!!
I padded it with wadding, then covered it with white cloth from a quilt cover
Then a lace tray cloth and a toning doily.

This is the spine with a dangle charm and a tassle.
I used seam binding as a book mark and to tie the dangle charm to.

This is the back

                   I found a Peacock brooch in my stash which I was gifted in a swap I think.

Inside the front and back covers I added a sheet of felt.
On the front one  I left a pocket from the tray cloth.


Very happy witth this and I hope it sells at the craft Fayre on Sunday

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Halloween for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Amy from Team A this time.
The theme is Halloween and, as Amy lives in USA where Halloween is a big thing,
 but not as big in UK.
 I found this digi image with Pumpkins on so I thought this would fit.
I matted it onto some background  card I made with my friend Jen's Oxide inks.
I embossed some card from Johns beer cartons but it split abit in places so added inked doilies to hide!!!!!


xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Baby

Good Morning All

I found this Baby topper in my stash, goodness knows how long I have had it.
I used up some scraps of mirri and embossed card.
Added one of my ribbon bows.
Quite sweet I think.


Talking of babies, here is my baby, TOTALLY relaxed.

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Well my John goes to UK tomorrow for a footy match and to see his  kids and Mum.

I can have the TV control to myself for 5 days Yeeheeeeeeeee.
Busy sorting all the stuff out for the craft fayre on Sunday.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 22 October 2018

Red or Green

Good Morning All

I have been making quite afew Groovi Christmas cards for me to use myself, not go on the stall.

Over her, in the China stores I can buy a great big sheet of glittered card for 1 euro.
I make these cards at night while watching TV, well not make the cards but do the Groovi.
As the parchment is in an A5 sheet size, when I do a  square, there is always a piece left at the end so I do the poinsettia as an extra layer.


I love them both but i think I lean towards the green one, maybe because it has 3 flowers on.
Let me know what you think, I do love reading your comments.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Here is my card for my little sketch challenge this week.
I treated myself to Clarity Picot Oval die set and this was my first try at using them.
Note the two embossed lines around the edge as I didn't line up correctly but I wasn't going to waste it so I just offset and did another line.
The paper is from a Phill Martin pad.
My homemade embellishments - butterflies and bows.

The sketch to follow

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Now onto last weeks sketch


My card 

Val J


 Eve


 Sharon

Denise
has come on leaps and bounds in her card making, she was new to it when she came to my Craft Club a couple of years ago and look at what she is making now, I love this card.

And Sharon was the name drawn out this week.
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I want to show you these gorgeous bracelets that my new lady makes.
I cant remember if I showed you the beautiful necklace last week but here it is again.


A very talented lady.
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No gifts to show this week again as still using  up past ones.

Have a nice day

xxxx
Wendy L



Saturday, 20 October 2018

Circles for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All

My first post today is  for Crafty Friends Challenge and the theme is Circles.

We have a sponsor for this one and it is a new one - Lee H  Illustrations
and they provided us with a couple of cute images to work with. 
I chose 'Squirrel with Ladybird'
I made the background by sticking circles onto card ad then ran it through an Embossing Folder.
I have done this before and I think it looks quite good, great for 'man' cards.

Back later with Allsorts.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Traditional Christmas for Allsorts

Good Morning All

For Allsorts Challenge this week we have a theme of
Traditional Christmas Colours - Red, Green, Gold.
I grabbed a bundle from an old Making Cards magazine my sister gave to me.
Decoupaged the topper, cut up a doily to add as a mat.
Added a parchment Poinsettia in the corner, afew pearls to hide a mark on the paper!
Pretty backing paper from the magazine too.
So, traditional colours and a traditional image too.

Pop over to the challenge blog to see what my teamed have made.

Sponsor
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xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 19 October 2018

Tags for Christmas Gifts

Good Morning All

I have booked to do a stall for a Christmas fayre and so I want to get abit of stock together.
I have been making tags for Christmas gifts, to sell in packs of 8.
I must admit, I dont really enjoy doing them, the stall I mean, but my crafty friend Val J has said she will help me even though she only gets back into Spain the night before, she is a gem.

These are a pocket tag, so a tag within a tag.


A great way of using scraps too.



When I did a fayre afew years ago at Bar Catorce, tags sold quite well.

I can always use them as card toppers if they dont sell and I will use some myself to add to little gifts I buy for the family.
I always buy them low cost 'fun' gifts to leave under the tree.

Off to Craft Club today, look forward to this day and seeing all my ladies, although there are quite afew off today so it will be a small meeting.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Ribbon

Good Morning All

This is a design I copied from one of my MAWTT design team ladies when we had a Ribbon challenge afew weeks ago.

On this one the ribbon seemed to want to curve so I let it.
I used Phill Martins Scribbled corner sentiments.
Quite a simple card.







This is Jessies' card that inspired me.
Alot neater than mine.

Have a nice day
xxxx
Wendy L

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