I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog, mainly card making but I now have six Grand children, five 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 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
Thank you for all your good wishes.
I am feeling much better and just get snuffly during the night now.
When I was visiting John (JND ) I helped him unload the car after demoing and doing workshops.
He lives on the second floor so much help was appreciated!!!
We had a good sort out, emptying boxes and crates and he generously passes some bits my way!!
Well this frame was one, I think it is one of his Gerbera Frame Dies
I added some paper from Joanna Sheen
CE Happy Birthday Sentiment die cut
Parchment butterfly and dragonfly
Lots of Pearls
Also, when I was back there, my son Ricky took to to the Dudley Living Museum.
What a fab day out and the bonus was they were filming Peaky Blinders and we were able to watch them film a scene. Very far away though but very interesting.
A great day out if anyone goes.
Rick went in the summer with Lorien and the kids.
He explained to me that some of the building have been relocated here from other parts of the country, brick by brick.
There are shops, a fair ground, a blacksmiths, a chain makers, a chippy where the food is cooked in good old fashioned dripping (the fish and chips were yummy) etc. etc.
This is the bakery and the sweet chop both selling yummy goods.
Rick captured this pick of Tommy and Arthur Shelby
I was so glad to get this fella back last week.
We could not collect him on the Monday after I got home as planned as the roads were flooded and we couldn't get through to San Miguel, so we got him back on Tuesday morning and he soon made himself at home again, just like he had never been away.
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches
The branches on my Christmas tree are pieces of ribbon.
I made this Christmas tree ornament from a Polystyrene shape, about 6" tall.
I really enjoyed making this and it would make a nice centre piece for the table.
Not that we have a Christmas dinner!!!!!!
We have not had a traditional Christmas dinner since the first year we moved here, 8 years ago, we went to our local Indian last yer and we re doing the same again, I think.
They dont do special menu so just the same price as usual, not getting ripped off just because it is Christmas day!!!!
We have a lovely prize this week, a Christmas crafting kit.
Getting ready for my trip to UK tomorrow, cases packed and loads of cards to post to Postpals and all the families and friends Christmas cards.
But we have a busy day today.
Doctors for blood results and we have to take Rico to the kennels for his jolidays too.
then I have cooking to do to leave in freezer for John, xxx
Here are three Christmas cards using LOTV toppers and the same Embossing Folder.
These are all older toppers but the first one is now in the LOTV shop online.
Christmas Teds Art Sheet
I made some Sentiment tags with one of JND stamp sets.