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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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Monday, 30 December 2019

Crafty Ribbons DT

Good Morning All

It is my turn to post for Crafty Ribbons today and I'm going Birthday with two gorgeous, yummy  Grosgrain Ribbons.

I made two cards with some toppers I received in swap parcel, all Tea cups and Cakes themed and I thought this lovely Macaroon ribbon would fit perfectly.



I added this gorgeous pale pink Sentiment ribbon across the top.

Then decided to add some gems in the corners.

xxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Ladies wanted a challenge

Good Morning All

When my Craft Club ladies last met on 20th Dec, I was not going to set them a challenge as it is quite a while until we meet up again on 24th Jan, but they said they wanted one.

It is a nice easy one   ---
Flowers & Butterflies & Charms
It is NOT either / or, it is all three items




If you want to play along you can email me a pic and I do give a little prize to a randomly chosen winner.

xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 28 December 2019

Groovi Seals

Good Morning All

I made a large card with one of my Christmas Groovi plates, to be honest I am not keen on it so may give the plate away to one of my class ladies.
It's matted onto Clarity designer paper and then onto 7x7 scalloped card blank

I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and now getting back to normal.

No Allsorts today as the current challenge, Anything Goes,  runs for 2 weeks.

xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Two Jays Stamps

Good Morning All

First I would like to wish you all 
Merry Christmas.

When I was at my Sons in November I ordered these two stamps from Hochanda when John was demoing them.
I thought one  would be good for Sympathy cards and one for mens cards.

This one is made using lots of scraps on my desk for the backing,which I think looks really good.
I didn't colour the images but I am going to have a go, like John did, by using the ink on his stamp to wash over the image.

I hope you all have a great day tomorrow, not sure what we are doing, probably just go to local  bar for afew scoops.
We did go to Iceland last week and bought afew nibbles that can be shoved in the oven.
We were thinking of going to our local Indian restaurant but we had a terrible meal there afew weeks ago.

xxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Happy Sunday until January

Good Morning All

I did not set my Craft Club ladies a challenge on Friday as the craft shop is now closed until 20th January so I thought that was abit long to carry it on for, but they decided they wanted one so I will have to have a think now as I have not prepared anything.
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Here are the gifts I gave out on Friday, a little nibble to keep them going as we went out for our Christmas  meal, so we only crafted for a short while then piled off to a restaurant for Christmas lunch (for some anyway)
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I gave them all their gift bags last week and added one of the crackers I made a while ago, using Johns cracker die from last year.

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I still did the card prize and the raffle-
Here is the sketch 

My card

Val C

Denise

Dawn

Claire

Eve

The name drawn was Denise
I put up three raffle prizes as it was the last one before Christmas.
A usual prize plus 2 x 10euro voucher to spend in the craft shop.
Denise
Sharon and Claire
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Dont forget I am starting my Die Challenge on 1st Jan.
While I was with John Next Door he set me a challenge  ---
  to use a die from every set I own and use it on a Journal page.

I thought there were too many for all to be used on journal pages so I will intersperse with cards too.
I am doing an online course for Journal Therapy so this is why he set this.
I passed the 1st two modules with distinction by the way!!!.

I would love someone to join me on their blog and both John and I will give a prize.
I have starting  doing the makes for it and have already got rid of some dies I have not used and will not use in the future, so a great way of having a clear out too.
If you want to join in just tell me and I will visit all your posts.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 21 December 2019

AG for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Lynn is hosting the Allsorts Challenge and it runs for 2 weeks over the Christmas period, the theme is
Anything Goes.

Now you may think this card is abit odd - a golfer on a Christmas card.
Well, the reason being is it is for my Johns son, who is an avid golfer and he has just moved to Melbourne in Australia for at least 6 months.It will be hot when he got there as he went afew weeks ago to get himself sorted and travel abit before he starts the job in mid January.

£15 Stamp Addicts voucher for a prize this week.

xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Not A Card for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Well the Big Day is nearly here.
I dont know what we are doing, last year we just went to the local bar and had afew Tapas with Andrew & Mandy.  We will see what happens.

Moving Along With The Times challenge  is the last one for this year and the theme is 
Anything but a Card 
and afew of the DT are giving prizes so worth a go.

I painted this wine bottle at my One Stroke Painting class afew weeks ago.
Far from perfect but I'm happy with it.


I am giving some homemade embellishments and a stencil as my prize.

xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Groovi Deer

Good Morning All

I have been busy getting stuff ready for my challenge by John Next Door, which starts in the New Year, so I have pulled this one from my files.

I have used this Groovi plate many times, I love it.
Mounted onto Gold Mirri card which I cut with a Picot die.

See you Thursday for MAWTT Challenge.

xxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Happy Sunday and Challenge sketch

Good Morning All

My challenge for my Craft Club ladies on Friday was a sketch and this is my card using an LOTV Topper.

And here is the sketch.

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Here are the gifts boxes I made for them all.



Each one contains a choc very similar to a Ferrero Roche Spanish Style and half the price!!!!

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Now onto last weeks challenge which was a Tic Tac Toe.

My card


Denise - Cat Black Circle


 Dawn - Cat Pink Oval

Val J - Oval Dog Ribbon

Pat - Oval Dog Ribbon

Eve - Cat Black Circle

Claire -Cat Black Circle

Dawn was the name drawn
Raffle won by Janine.

xxxxx
Wendy L


Saturday, 14 December 2019

Winter Colours for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All

Crafty Friends challenge time again and this goes on for 3 weeks to cover the Christmas period.
The theme is Winter Colours and there is a palette.
I went with the dark pinks and burgundy.
I dont know where the image came from, I have been having clear outs in all 
departments in my craft room!!!!

Hop on over to the challenge blog to see the other DT's work and the colour palette.

xxxx
Wendy L


Inspired by a Song for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts challenge is hosted by Ellie this week and her theme is
Inspired by a Song
I chose
O Christmas Tree, nice and easy at this time of year!!!

I cut a tree from green Mirri and added yellow gems and simply backed it onto  a scrap book paper featuring a tree too.


Prize on offer.
Tattered Lace from the Pastel Heaven collection 2019


xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Classes at local Craft Shop

Good Morning All

As you know, I run a craft club at our local Craft Shop here in Spain.
They also do many others classes too and as I mentioned last week, I go to a One Stroke Painting class on Mondays.
I showed some of my makes last week and here is a calendar we made last week, I am very happy with this, the daisies turned out quite good.



We were painting flowers yesterday but didn't have time to get them onto a canvas, so, hopefully I will do it next Monday.
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Also, I hold a Groovi workshop every other Tuesday and here are afew of the  things the ladies made last week.

Sue has only been coming for 3 sessions.

Some of the ladies wanted to do glittering on their work.
Shanni has been coming for quite afew weeks and this is one of her flowers that she made in class, she has done traditional parchment in the past, but her picot snipping has got really good-

 And last Tuesday was Lenni's first week and new to parchment too.
Here is her completed glittered card.
She didn't picot cut the flowers but she cut them by hand too.

Didn't they all do well.

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If you read my post the other day after my visit with John Next Door, you will know he has challenged me again to use all my dies!!!!!!
But this time in a journal, as I am doing a Journal Therapy Course online.
I wont be able to use every die in the journal so I will be making cards alongside to show you.
I have made the journal, not decorated, but done the inside.
It has 3 signatures and I will use dies to decorate and make pockets and tuck spots.

I am keeping a big box in my craft room with my makes and the dies in to keep it all catalogued and organised.
This is a great way of having a clear out too.
I already have a pile of dies that I have not used since my last die challenge to myself, so I am getting rid.
Same with Emboss folders too, I am going to use these alongside the dies and get rid of some too.

xxxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 8 December 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All


My Craft Club challenge this week for my ladies
is a Tic Tac Toe and here is the chart - use one line, up, down or diagonal.

My card, again featuring ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.
 I used Oval - Dog - Ribbon

I will show all their cards next Sunday.
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The gifts I gave out on Friday were yummy choccy bars all boxed up with organza ribbon and a sentiment tag.
They were so happy with these, especially Val J who ate hers straight away!!!!

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It was good to get back to my Craft Club on Friday and here is the challenge I left them with the last time I was there 2 weeks ago.
This was the sketch they had to follow.

My card

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Val C

The name drawn was Dawn.
Eve won the raffle

xxxx
Wendy L

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