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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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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

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Away today

Good Morning All

As this post goes out we should nearly be landing in UK to go and see Johns Mum and my Mum.
It is only a short visit and I have scheduled my posts.

Here are some Groovi cards I have made to send with swaps.

This one is matted onto a Pixie powder background I made

This one took a while as the lace border takes time and patience.
I added some flowers punched from the scraps of parchment I have left over.


I really like this one, bright and cheery.

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During the summer months I always have a swim when I have taken Rico for a walk in the morning.
On Tuesday whilst swimming I saw a small black thing moving on the surface of the water so I went over, thinking it may be a bird, but it was a bat.
 I got out of the pool and found a stone to try to get it out.
I put the stone under it and lifted it onto the side, hoping it would dry out and fly off.
I carried on with my swim and saw it again, thinking it had got into the water again,  but it was at the opposite end to where I had put it on the side.
So I swam off to have a look, got this one out onto the side.
Went back to see if the other one was still there and it was.
So I had a pair of wet and soggy bats. 



I moved them but it the shade of a large plant pot and kept checking on them through the day.
They were still alive at 9pm.
When I went for my swim on Wednesday morning they had gone so I presume they were waiting for darkness to fly off.
I,m so glad they have gone and didn't die.
I felt so happy.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Four Cards from Scraps

Good Morning All

My desk seems to have built its mountain of scraps again.
So on Saturday I braved the heat in my craftroom, put the fan on, and made these four cards from some of the scraps on my desk.
This one is using a topper that was on one of my Birthday cards.
A dangle charm that I have made, infact I have made loads as I can make them at night while watching TV and keeping in cool with the AC on in the living room.


 I always seem to end up with lots of pieces of paper and card about 2" wide, so these two  cards are made with some of those.
Another dangle charm and I dont even know where that Kraft die cut came from.

An LOTV topper and two strips of waste card and paper again, covering the join with two pieces of ribbon.

This pretty paper was from a pad I bought on the Declutter site
 and this piece already had a circle cut out so I thought I would use it.
I stamped a verse on a circle I already had cut, inked the edges and it just fit inside.


So four cards for the charity box that only really cost me the base card blanks.

If anyone would like any Dangle charms I will post a mixed selection of 12 for  a fiver to cover post and a little bit for me.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 7 July 2019

GDT for Penny Black & Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

It is my turn again to GDT for Penny Black & more Challenge, run by my team leader at Allsorts, Brenda.
I used this Hollyhocks stamp, coloured with Tim Holtz ink pads and my blender pens from Clarity.
The paper is from Folksy Florals by Tonic, that I picked up in UK in a sale.
Cygnus die by CE for the border.

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Onto Happy Sunday Post-
My challenge for the ladies this week is a sketch.
My card.
I bought some printed cards from our new craft shop and this is one of them.
I coloured with my new Polychromo pencils

Sketch to follow

They have two weeks for this one as John and I are going to Mums on Thursday for a flying visit to see his mum too.
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My challenge for the Club ladies last week was to use Kraft card which I gave them.

My cards



The ladies made some gorgeous and very innovative cards, here they are.

Eve

Denise

Nancy


Val C 


Jen

Val J

Dawn

And the name drawn was Denise this week but Dawn won the raffle, so lady luck smiling on Dawn again.
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This is Helen, a lady that joined my group afew weeks ago.
She is more a sewer than a paper crafter and afew weeks ago I showed a material exploding box that she had made, and here she is with two felt mice and finished off this week.
Aren't they cute, the mice I mean.
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These are the gifts I gave out on Friday.
Before I added a butterfly wrap!!!



Enjoy your Sunday

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Summer Fun / Sport for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Mervi has chosen the theme for this weeks challenge at Allsorts.
Summer Fun or Sport.

I used a Paintbox Poppets topper  from Reddy Creative Cards.
Matted onto Kraft card and Leafy Mosaic Embossed white card.
This image just shouts out Summer Fun to  me.
 When I was little, during the summer holidays, my Mum would pack me up afew jam butties and off I would go for the day to the woods with my fishing net and jam jar, with afew of my pals.
There was never any fear in those days, no worries when I was gone for the day, always back in time for tea.
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Prize on offer is a Stencil & a Stamp set
xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Stars & Stripes for MAWTT

Good Morning All

Jenny from Team B is hosting Moving Along With The Times challenge this time and her theme is
Stars & Stripes
I used freebie papers from Card Making Mag cut some into squares and alternated them - Stars  and Stripes

There are some wonderful makes by the Design Team

xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Groovi

Good Morning All

Here are a couple of Groovi cards I sent t friends in the Uk for their Birthdays.
This one I sent to a lady I used to work with before I moved here, we all still send Birthday and Christmas cards to each other and occasionally meet up when I have time.

This one I sent to my team leader at Allsorts, Brenda, she has Poppies on her blog header so I usually make her a card with them on.


Groovi cards that I spend alot of time, I do keep for friends and family. 

xxxxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons hold their challenge on Facebook HERE

It is my turn to show my creation.
I used a couple of Ovals that I had inked when I was playing with my Izinks.
I stamped them with 2 of the stamps from Johns set  'Spring Flowers' JND0001
I used two pieces of card  and added the ribbon to hide the join, I very often do this instead of cutting into a new piece.
I didn't want to hide the ribbon behind the ovals so put it over the top.
Added afew gems in one corner and a sentiment tag in the other.
Why not pop over to their Facebook page and have a go at the challenge, you can do anything as long as you use ribbon.
You can win a ribbon bundle or a voucher if not in UK.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

My challenge this week is to use Kraft card.
I gave each of my Craft Club ladies a piece of A5 card to use in any way they wish, lets see what they come up with next week.
Here is my few, simply used as background, embossed and plain and I also die cut a tree too.



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The gifts I gave out to the Craft Club ladies on Friday were a triangular box with a little spritzer bottle inside.
The papers I used to make the boxes are what I bought from Mrs Ducks online shop
 (The Ducks Doodahs) a good while ago.
She does free postage in UK.


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Now onto last weeks challenge, which was a sketch (see last Sundays post)
My card

Nancy

Eve
Sorry can't download from messenger,

Dawn

Denise

Val C

Once again, Dawns name was drawn out so she got a little gift again and Val J won the raffle prize.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

xxxx
wendy L


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