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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 July 2019

Box Cards

Good Morning All

Whenever I am asked to make a card for someone, I tend to go for Box cards, as they are a Wow card I think.
Here are three I have made in the past few weeks.








I enjoy making them too which is a bonus and I can use lots of flowers.
The last one I did make a box for too as it was quite sticky uppy.

xxxxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 28 July 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All
Here is my card for my challenge this week which is Tic Tac Toe.




I used a sweet LOTV Topper matted onto an inked doily with heart pearls stuck around.
i added two sentiments as  the image is two babies in a pod (Twins)
And a cute rocking horse charm tied on with organza ribbon.
I used     Pink - Charm - Baby


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These are the gifts I gave  out at my Craft Club on Friday - Tweezers which I made a slide in pouch for. 
 I try to give something Craft related one week then sweets or chocolate the next, mind you, in this heat, chocolate is not a good idea!!!


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Onto last weeks challenge HERE which was a sketch.

My card

Jen

Denise


Sharon

Nancy

Maggie

Val C

Lynn Jones

Val J

Name drawn was -   Val J

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Wow, on Friday my Craft Club was packed, I didn't even have a seat myself until someone left early

We cannot let anyone else join now which is good.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and keep cool!!!!

xxxx
Wendy L 

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Summer Colours for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All

Summer Colours
I have used bright green and yellow for the backing  and coloured the image from our sponsor 
with Polychromo pencils.
I tied a Guitar charm with twine to match the image.

Pop over to the challenge blog to see details of sponsor and all the other DT work.

xxxxx
Wendy L


Buttons & Bows for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and Kath  has chosen

Buttons & Bows
The background is from a pad from Hobbycraft when I was in UK and I punched the corner shape.
I used scraps of card to weave a corner and I stuck these onto a stictched circle that was already cut on my desk.
Added the buttons and one of my bows with a pearly centre.
The sentiment is from one of Johns stamp sets


Prize on offer this week

xxxxx
wendy L

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Just For You x 2 & Thank You

Good Morning All

I keep a stock of Groovi cards to give to my family, Craft club ladies, and to include with swaps.
Here are afew which I thought worth showing you.

I like this one, nice and bright.


Very happy with the border work on this one

Both mounted on different colours of Rainbow card which gives a nice effect with parchment.

This one has a Pixie Powder and Acetate background

I may be starting a Groovi class/workshop at my new, local Craft shop in September, just waiting for them to get the stock and the Starter Kits.
This should be fun.


xxxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Bits & Bobs

Good Morning All

We had a very busy weekend.
Went to the quiz on Friday and won 6 bottles of wine and a box of Smarties!!
Saturday was the village Fiesta parade so we joined some friends to watch that.
Then on Sunday John and & had a BBQ and our new neighbours joined us for a drink afterwards.
So back on a strict diet this week after I put on 1lb when I got weighed at club last Thursday.

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I always end up with lots of smaller pieces of embossed card or paper after I have cut a square.
So here are two card, very similar where I am trying to use these bits up.



These could be used for afew different occasions.
Hope you like.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Well we had our village Fiesta Parade last night.
So we joined our friends Andrew & Mandy as their showroom (Cars) is on the High Street.
They put a Sofa on the road side and we sit and watch the parade and have afew drinkies and nibbles!!!!!

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Onto my card for my challenge at Craft Club .



And here is the Sketch to follow

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Last times challenge was going for 2 weeks with me being in UK to see Mums.
My card

Sketch

Eve

Dawn

Denise

Maggie

 Nancy

Val J

Jen

And the name drawn was Denise.
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Forgot to add that there were no new gifts given out as I used up ones from previous weeks.

Enjoy your day

xxxx
Wendy L



Saturday, 20 July 2019

Charms for Allsorts

Good Morning All

It is my turn to host the Allsorts Challenge this week. 
I have chosen a theme of
CHARMS


Very often my cards start out with something that is lying around on my desk, and this was no different.  The starting point was the New Home Sentiment that I had cut with the free dies I got when I bought my Gemini machine.  Also a piece of card I had coloured using Izinks and brushes.
So I stamped some trees onto the card from a set of Johns stamps and added organza ribbon where I had left a blank stripe.

I added a New Home charm to one ribbon and an Elephant for good luck to the other.
I matted the sentiment onto yellow card so that the colours matched the blue and yellow of the inking.

The prize Sissix is giving this week.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Splish Splash for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Splish Splash
 is the theme for Moving Along With The Times Challenge this time, chosen by Jodie from Team A.

I went for an LOTV Topper of a man fishing.
The background is one I made myself, as I was testing my ink spray by  spraying it onto paper.
I thought it looked like a spray of water.
As it turned out OK I glued onto a piece of card then ran it through  Leafy Montage EF.



I stuck a circle sentiment onto a hexagon and tied a Wish charm onto it with twine.



xxxxx

Wendy L

Saturday, 13 July 2019

CAS for Allsorts

Good Morning All

CAS is the theme for Allsorts this week chosen by our Tracy.
Clean & Simple
Quite hard for me to do as I like to add Charms, ribbon, pearls etc etc.

I had afew scraps of card left on my desk from another project and thought they were too pretty to throw so I left them as they were and mounted onto lilac card, one was just the right size for a sentiment stamp.

I embossed white card with a butterfly folder and inked the edges and left it at that.
I soooo wanted to add some butterflies and a ribbon, but no, I was strong and left it alone.
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Brenda is giving a lovely prize of these die  sets

xxxxx
Wendy L

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