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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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Saturday, 5 December 2020

Anything but a Card for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and Tracy has chosen a theme of

Anything But A Card.

I  made a Notebook and put it  inside a pocket.

This is for a raffle prize for my next Junk Journal class at the local Craft Shop.

I always give a prize and a small gift box like I do for my Craft Club ladies.

This is the finished item.

 I made the pocket from Kraft card and used some of the wrapping paper I bought in Alicante.  I added a vellum pocket at the bottom with a couple of butterflies.

This is the notebook.  
I decorated the front with ephemera from Luise Heinzl on Etsy.

I used coffee dyed and spritzed papers for the writing  pages and made a pocket on the inside and back covers.

I stitched the papers in and added butterflies to the remaining threads.

Inside the back cover I added a mini notebook too.

I had 4 ladies join me in the class in November and they all wanted another class  so we scheduled another for next week.
At this class I gave this notebook as a prize and Louise, the lady sat on the right, won it and she was made up with it.

Wendy L

Chocolate Baroque - Sailor Jim stamp for a prize

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 Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from Sue's hand drawn originals, complemented by 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!


brenda said...

Another really lovely journal book Wendy.

B x

Jackie T said...

Hi Wendy this is a gorgeous journal I love it. I bet the lady who won it was thrilled. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Alison59 said...

What a lovely notebook Wendy :-)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A wonderful notebook Ginny x
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Littlelamb said...

A lovely Journal Wendy. Hope your back is prov. take care.

Ellibelle said...

Such wonderful details here Wendy! It's beautiful!
Glad you're able to do a class!

Mummylade said...

I totally understand that she was thrilled to win it!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, what a great junk journal. I can see why the lady who won it loved it, enjoy the rest of the weekend, Hazel xx

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful notebook Wendy, lots of work to it and gorgeous images and papers, Kate x

Kathleen said...

This challenge frightened me, as I do not really make anything but cards but I knew one person who would love it as you are so very versatile and brilliant at making various projects and how right I was.
A really great make, great images, designs and colours.

Kath x

Jenny L said...

Hi Wendy,
this is so gorgeous and very beautifully designed also.
I love all the wonderful papges and the vinage images used.
The owl on the front is beautiful.
Great photo of you all in the craft shop.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mervi said...

Fabulous creation, lovely to see a group of crafters;-))m

Linby said...

A lovely journal and I am not surprised she was made up to win.

Tracy said...

Aww Wendy this is a beautiful gift, absolutely gorgeous. I love the papers, the vintage images are beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x


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