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
It is a good size and you can decorate to your hearts content.
I did mine very quickly and just used afew of the dies that are included.
See the pic below to see how many dies you get in the box.
I used sturdy white card and the coloured card is some I bought whilst in New Zealand in 2007.
It is Paua Shell card, which is a shell native to New Zealand.
Very beautiful and they make jewelery from it.
You could even decorate the inside to make it really special.
This is the die, well worth buying if you can get hold of it.
These are all the extra dies you get aswell as the box die, obviously.
It was lovely to get back to Craft Club on Friday.
Some of us did meet up last week just for a natter but it was lovely to see everyone crafting again.
Our best wishes go to one of my ladies, Pat, she had a pacemaker fitted while we were off.
So wish her a speedy recovery.
Todays post is for a sketch challenge I set my ladies at Club on Friday.
It has a die on that I have used before, Creative Expressions Pierced Ovals.
So this post is for my Embossing Folder, as I am challenging myself to use all these too.
I have used a stamp that John demoed on Hochanda from Two Jays.
I bought two and I thought this one would be great for Sympathy cards.
I coloured it the way John did, with inks.
The Emboss Folder is from Craftwell and the striped ribbon is some I bought at Ally Pally when I helped John afew years ago
I rubbed some Mica Magics on the emboss folder to colour a little bit and give it abit of a sheen.
I tied the sentiment tag in with Organza ribbon.
Dies Used --- 36. CED5514 - Pierced Ovals 37. CED1420 -Mosaic Leaves
Emboss Folder Used -----
3. Craftwell - Checkered Argyle
The gifts I gave out were notepads to start the New Year.
I made a little folder for each one tied with ribbon and a little tuck pocket inside the front.
Handy to keep in our handbags, I know Val J uses one all the time.
Last times challenge was to use Flower & butterfly & charm.
The name drawn was Eve
And the raffle winner was Dawn.
Crafty Ribbons are promoting Hearts today, so here is my make featuring narrow Grosgrain Heart ribbon.
I found these little offcuts in my ribbon box.
The colours aren't very good on this pic but the backing paper is green and from Phill Martin.
I used a corner punch and added pearls to the centres on all the mats.
I tucked the ribbon under a hand crochet flower and added my sentiment tag on top of it.
No dies used on this one so a day off my challenge!!!
I used Wild Rose digi from Beccys place and coloured it with my Perga Aqua pencils.
Mounted it onto a Sue Wilson Die and added an offcut of flowered paper to the side.
Homemade sentiment and ribbon and some pearls in the corners.
Use a Sentiment with more than One Word.
Sentiment is from John Lockwood when he was with Creative Expressions from a set called Camellia Ring Elements and also the paper is his too.
The die is Spellbinders
There is tiny charm with Best Friend on it.