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Alicante, Spain
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, 30 May 2019

Crochet

Good Morning All

Here are afew Crochet baby blankets and shawls I have made over the last few months.
Love this stitch and quite easy when once you get going.
I can't add a link via my tablet but it is on You Tube - Cute Craft Ideas called 'How to make fancy baby blanket tutorial'




                                                                     And another one.

And Another !!!

I am going to have to search for a new pattern now.

Don't forget that John is on Hochanda today at 6pm.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Seam Binding for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

My turn to post for Crafty Ribbons Design Team and I have made this lovely card featuring their Seam Binding.  There are so many colours to choose from HERE. I added some darker green Rik Rak from the store too.
I embossed a piece of green Ombre card with a folder from Crafters  Companion called Wishes
 (I think).
The club Groove plate from March and one of the Queen Border Grids to make the centre piece.




I love seam binding as it is so easy to tie into a nice bow and soooo many colours available.




Pop over to the Facebook page to enter the challenge.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Happy Sunday to you all.
The challenge I set my Craft Club Ladies on Friday was a sketch and here is my card for it.
I must admit, that this is mostly made from scraps on my desk or in my scrappy box.
A small piece of Butterfly embossed card, inked on the edges.
I cut some flags and stamped the sentiments.
Seam binding, pearls and and afew butterflies.


Sketch to follow

Here is the link to my Facebook page, you can enter there or email if you wish to play along. I draw a name next Friday at my Craft Club.

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Onto last weeks which was a Tic Tac Toe.

My cards
Ribbon, Circle, Pink

 Pearl, Blue, Purple

Val J - circle, lace (border), blue

 Sharon- pink, button, purple 

 Val C - ribbon, circle, pink

Claire - purple, button, pink.

Eve - purple, pink, pearl 


The name drawn was Sharon so she received a little prize.

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Now onto the gifts I gave out to the ladies on Friday
As I gave them pencils last week, I thought I would give pencil sharpeners this week.
Ok, some of you sharp eyed people will notice that  a couple of the boxes are Christmassy but I do try to use all my scraps!!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Monochrome for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Ties challenge is hosted by Penny from USA today.
She has chosen a theme of 
Monochrome.

I bought this Groovi plate when Clarity had their members sale in in Feb/March thinking it would be suitable for 'Man' Cards.
I also bought the coloured parchment at the same time so when I saw this theme I thought it would be perfect.
I was going to colour the squirrel in but when you look closely at the lines there is no definitive line to end the colour.

Why not pop over to the challenge blog and see what Team A have been upto.

xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Clear out

Good Morning All

Busy day for  me today.
I have to pull my desk and storage units away from the windows in my craft room as I have a new window cleaner coming this afternoon.
I look forward to it really, because it makes me have a good clear up and sort out too.
I am determined to go through all my drawers and shelves and have a really good tidy out over the next few days
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Showing you three Groovi cards today as I am having a clear up in my photo file on my laptop too.
I love the first and the last one most but still enjoying doing them all.




OK, gotta go now and make a start as  I have to get cleared out then we are off clothes shopping at La Zenia boulevard, there is a Primark there and I have my birthday coming up next week!!!!

xxxxx

Wendy L


Sunday, 19 May 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Two cards I have made for my Tic Tac Toe challenge on my Facebook group.
Ribbon  Circle  Pink

Pearl  Blue  Purple


Chart to pick 3 items in a row from

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These are the gifts I gave out to my ladies on Friday at Craft Club.
A pencil in a handmade envelope.
I made a belly band for each one with a sentiment tag on.
I definitely made good use of my Memory Keepers Envelope board for these.


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Now onto last weeks sketch
My card
Sketch


Eve

Claire

Val C

And the name drawn was Val C.

Well done to all and thank you to all.

Enjoy the rest of your day

xxxx
Wendy L


Saturday, 18 May 2019

Happy Birthday Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge is 10 years old this week, so guess what the theme is!!!!!
I used one of the Queen Groovi border Grid plates and matted it onto coloured parchment.
I stamped the sentiment and flowers with Stazon ink.
I used CE Gilding Polish  to colour the bottom mat in a Pearly shimmer.


There are LOTS of wonderful prizes this week including this laminator.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 16 May 2019

PTC Swap

Good Morning All

Here is a little PTC I made for the Groovi Swap group on Facebook.
The theme was BLUE and here is the link if anyone would like to take a peek at the others the group  have made.

This is the card I sent to my partner too.
I leave it general so they can re-use if they want to.
I added punched parchment flowers that I cut from my scraps.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Johns Spring Flower Stamps

Good Morning All

We took Rico to the vets yesterday to have him clipped.
His fur had got so long and it is getting very warm here now.
I dont think it will be long until we change his walking times.
In Summer John took him out for a quick walk around the block in the afternoons and then we took him out for a longer walk at night when it has cooled off abit.

                                       From this                                                                       to this

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Onto  a card I made yesterday.
I had been playing with Izinks before I went to UK so I used a  piece of that.
I used  Johns stamp set Spring Flowers
then matted it onto some Embossed card.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Well we are back home after our visit to Mums and it is so nice t feel some sun on my old bones and not need my rain coat.

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Onto my card for  a sketch today.
Papers are from a Tonic pad, Groovi butterfly, my own stick pin and various flower dies.

And here is the sketch to follow

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Onto the last challenge which was to make a Criss Cross Card.
My card

Val C

Sharon


 Eve

Claire

Pat

And the name drawn was Val C.
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These are the gifts I gave out at Club on Friday.
Wardrobe hanger fragrances.


I made a thin box for them but left the hanger out  so that I could use A4 card stock.
I stuck pretty paper on the front and that was it.
There was a lovely smell when I opened the carrier bag at class.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

xxxxxx
Wendy L



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