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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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Thursday, 31 January 2019

Add A Sentiment for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Diane this time and the theme is
Add A Sentiment
I already had this CE Sentiment cut out in my topper box along with this decoupage teddy with flowers.
So I matted it onto Phill Martin paper and added some little butterfllies.



I added some ribbon to the top corner and tied a Happy Birthday charm  to it with twine.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Hello

Good Morning All

We are putting Rico in the kennels today so that I can give my back a rest.
You never know whether you are doing right or wrong by keeping moving.
But as it has gone on so long now, I thought I would rest it for a couple of days before I leave for UK on Thursday.

This is one of my fave Groovi plates and can be used for many occasions.

Here it is before I added a sentiment.
White parchment onto coloured parchment with very fine picot cut scalloped edge.

I just added a simple homemade stamped sentiment with a charm and ribbon.
This is a large card for me, 7x7 and I keep this size for special  ones.


I have also been knitting and crocheting for the dogs and the homeless .
I found a group on Facebook who want to collect, hats, gloves and scarves for the homeless in Murcia, so another great way of using scraps of wool too.
These are things I can do while I am at Ricks in Corby.

xxxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 27 January 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

My challenge for my Craft Club  is to use flowers on your creations, and this will run for 2 weeks as I am going to UK on Thursday so will miss craft club next week.
Anyone can play along,  not just my Craft Club ladies, just email me a pic. or join in on Facebook HERE

I made two cards
First one is a decoupaged image on Embossed card with a charm and a couple of butterflies


This image is from Beccys Place, coloured with Promarkers, again, on embossed card.

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Here are the gifts I gave out at my Craft Club on Friday.
Little spray bottles and I made these cute boxes for them, ties with a lenth of ribbon and a tiny charm for the ladies to use on their cards if they so wish.
As my new lady does not make cards, she is a cross stitcher , I gave her  one of the past gifts of a Pot Pourri bottle.


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Last weeks challenge was Tic Tac Toe

Mine - Black, Charm, Tag


 Denise - Black, Charm, Tag

Jen - Black Triangle White

  Black Charm Tag

 Black Charm Tag

Eve - Black Triangle White

Sharon 

 Dawn 

Val C 

And Val C was the name drawn out.

Happy Crafting
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Wendy L


Saturday, 26 January 2019

Friends for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Lynn and her theme is
Friends

As I stated last week, I work well ahead for my DT makes and  for this weeks challenge  I made my best friends Birthday card back in October.
Her Birthday was on 3rd January, same day as my sister Gill's.
I first met Trudy when we were 11 years old, on the bus going to school.
I still see her every time I go to Mums as she now lives on the same road as Mum.

I had the shoe image from when I used a Groovi plate belonging to one of my craft ladies.
I added 'Best Friend' from another plate
and Happy Birthday from another.
This is what I love about Groovi - I can use different plates to make a unique creation and it is so easy to personalise too.

I always use odd pieces of parchment to either make butterflies of flowers, so I add many flowers.
The card underneath the parchment is from a 12x12 pad from Hobbycraft.
I felt it needed a little something else so added one of my ribbon bows.


Brenda is giving this lovely prize


xxxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Same Plate - 3 cards

Good Morning All

Hope you are not snowed in, our weather has turned very chilly, a cold wind, but still sunshine during the day.
My back is still bad and hoping it will get better next week as I am going to Rick and Lorien's  to see them all and have a bit of Nana time with my gorgeous girls.

Here are 3 cards I have made using the same plate, can be made to look so different in different colours.
This one has two layers, the underneath layer is coloured parchment.


This one has a Pixie Powder background

And finally, this one is rainbow paper background and my fave.


These are to show my team leader at Allsorts, Brenda, just what can be done with one plate.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Scraps

Good Morning All

I made this card at the weekend for a sketch challenge on a Facebook page.
I used a card base I showed HERE  when I bought some paper pads from a declutter site on Facebook and there were some scraps in them, so I decided to use them all for card bases.

I stamped a Birthday Cake image on a piece of pale green paper from the scraps.
Candy dots in the corner
A Charm and homemade sentiment tag tied to the ribbon.

xxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Sunday Morning to you

Hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.

Still suffering with a bad back and my John is just about over the flu, still not full recovered.
If he goes out for a walk, he comes home and falls asleep in the chair.

Here is my card for my little challenge, which, this week is Tic Tac Toe. (see chart further down)
Black - Charm - Tag

I showed this yesterday on my Allsorts DT post.
Chart to follow --  use 3 items from a straight line either down, across or diagonal 


I show this on my Facebook page to so anyone can join in.

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Last week we had a sketch to follow
Here is my card and sketch
My card


Jen

Eve

Val C



Val J

Sharon


And the name drawn was Val C  so she got a little gift.

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These are the gifts I gave out at my Craft Club on Friday.
Very easy to make triangle boxes and I added a little tag with twine.



Each one contained two little Teddy Bear chocolates.


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I had a new lady join us too, so welcome to Patricia (Pat) and also Maggie rejoined us after selling her house in France and moving here permanently.





Enjoy the rest of your day.

xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Make it Masculine for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Ellie is hosting the challenge at Allsorts this week and her theme is

Make it Masculine

Now it was my Grandsons Birthday last November but that was when I made this card, infact, I made it in October.
Am I organised or what!!!!!
I did the decoupage images when we were in Alicante at the beginning of October
(I always take my scissors when we go away!!!)
I used some letter and number paper
Personalised it with Peeloffs


Bee Crafty stamps for a randomly chosen winner.
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Here is the other image that was on the sheet of decoupage and I added a cute teddy charm.
I am using this card for my inspiration for my challenge tomorrow on  here and on my

I have this grid for a Tic Tac Toe challenge

I used Black - Charm - Tag

Anyone can play along, come back tomorrow for more details.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Have a Heart for MAWTT

Good Morning All

MAWTT Challenge time and Donna has chosen
Have A Heart

I used an X Cut die cut from Shiny red card
Added a banner flag from CE and organza ribbon and tiny paper roses.
As I dont really do Valentines cards, I kept this general with Congratulations, so it may be used as Wedding, Anniversary or Engagement.


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John is still recovering very slowly but my back is taking forever

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Santoro Travellers Notebook

Good Morning All

Afew years ago, my crafty friend Val J, gave me a Santoro pack containing lots, and I mean , lots of toppers and papers, tags etc.
Now I have used quite alot for cards and still loads left so I decided to make a Travellers Notebook with some.
I stuck one of the pieces of A4 oto a black sheet of A4 card to strengthen it.
So this is the outside cover ties with seam binding.

And here is a flip through of some of the pages.
Lots of tags and tuck spots.








I use pages from books to make tuck spots and pockets.


I just have to make sure there are no swear words and and gory bits on the script!!!!




On this page I have added a decorated Paper clip

Abit of fun and I really enjoyed making it.

xxxxx
Wendy L

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