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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 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

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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Notebooks

Good Morning All

I have been playing around with some Shabby Chic papers and digi kits.
So I made a notelet book to go in the drawer for Christmas gifts.
This is the front and closed with seam binding.

It is a quad fold (A4) size
Papers from Gi Kerr - Happiness in Crafting



I added coffee dyed papers and notebook papers for writing on.

Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and lace from stash.



Seam binding and Heart buttons from Crafty Ribbons.










Word ribbon from Crafty Ribbons too.






The pieces of coffee dyed paper that were left, I made into tiny notebooks for my Junk Journals.
They are about 2 and 3" tall.
They are great for tucking in tiny pockets just to add abit more interest, and great for using scraps too.

So cute.


All ribbons can be bought from Crafty Ribbons and there is a link in my sidebar.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Happy Sunday Challenge

Good Morning All

Happy Sunday to you all and I hope you are having a good weekend.
Our weather is getting quite hot now, fans are out and AC on at times.

The challenge I set my ladies at Craft Club on Friday was to use some paper toppers and inserts that I gave out similar to this one.

                                                  Here are some cards I made using them.



The gifts I gave out were a mixture of what was left after John and I had been nibbling during lockdown!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gold Bars
Maryland Cookie bars and Viscount mint biscuits



I needed to get them given out as they melt in the heat here.
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Onto last weeks challenge which was a Tic tac to.

My card

Val J

Christine

Claire made 2


Dawn

Denise

Eve

Nancy made 2


Maggie

Sharon

Val C

Name drawn for the prize - Nancy

See ya soon

xxxxxx
Wendy L



Saturday, 27 June 2020

So Cute for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and the theme is
So Cute 
Chosen by Lynn
I cut the topper from LOTV with S/B Scalloped Circles, infact, all are cut using that set of dies.
I added afew of my butterflies.
Then when I had took the photo I noticed one of the scallop edges was cut off so...................

I stuck a flower over it!!!!




Prize on offer is    Chocolate Baroque Swirl Flower
Swirl Centre Flowerhead cling mounted rubber stamp

Chocolate Baroque is a small independent art and craft company, based in the historic market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham in the North-East of England and is owned and run by Lesley and David Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from Sue's hand drawn originals, complemented by old original drawings and typography from Lesley.  The rubber stamps are made in house, by David, to our very exacting quality standards. And nothing gets past his eagle eye!

xxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 26 June 2020

Gingham for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons are having a Showcase week on their Facebook page and there is a bundle of Ribbon up for grabs, all you have to do is comment on their opening post.

I used JND Heart Box die (just the sides) and made these Oval boxes.
I made the bows with 23mm Gingham ribbon 

I wrapped one box with Grosgrain ribbon with Macaroons on HERE
and the other I wrapped paper around and added another bow.



I shall use these for my Craft Club ladies gifts at some point.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Clusters for Junk Journal

Good Morning All

I have been watching You Tube and looking at ways to use more scraps.
This is one way of using very small bits of paper and card.
These are great for using bits of lace, material and papers.
They can be used in Junk Journals to create Tuck spots or just for decoration.
There are many tutorials on You Tube.


Great fun and they would also look good on a card I think.

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Well my Groovi Workshops start again this afternoon.
I dont think there will be many there as some ladies are still wary of meeting.
We will be wearing masks.

xxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Happy Sunday & Challenge

Good Morning All

Sunday is challenge time again and this week is a Tic Tac To.´
I used Doily Flowers and Spots
or
Ribbon Flowers and Pink
The spotty ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons
The stick pin is one I made and everything else from stash.


Everyone us welcome to play along  with the chance to win a little gift from me.

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The gifts I gave out at my craft club on Friday were these wonderful boxes made from a tutorial by Pootles HERE
They are quite large but quite unusual and the ladies can use them again.


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Onto last weeks challenge which was a sketch.

My cards


Denise

Eve

Nancy

Dawn

Val J

Christine

Maggie

Val C

The name drawn was Nancy.

xxxx
Wendy L




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