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Alicante, Spain
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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Sunday, 17 November 2019

Happy Sunday & challenge

Good Morning All

This is my last Sunday post for a couple of weeks as I am going to my sons on Thursday so the challenge for my Craft Club ladies will run for 3 weeks.
It is a sketch and if you would like to join in just email me a pic.
This is my card following the sketch below.
CE Tree die onto silver corrugated card and green glitter card.
3 candy buttons and a scrap of patterned paper.

Sketch

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The gifts I gave out to the ladies on Friday were a chocolate treat - Rocky biscuit bars.
I decorated the boxes with organza ribbon and a dangle charm for them to use on their cards.


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Onto last weeks challenge which was Use a Mouse.
I gave them each a page from a Joanna Sheen decoupage book.

 My card

Christine - She was back from UK for a couple of weeks, not been here since last Spring so lovely to see her again.

Eve

Denise

Pat

Sharon

Dawn

The name drawn was Pat and the raffle was won by Jen.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Christmas for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All

Christmas.
Our sponsor is All Dressed Up and they provided some lovely images for us to work with.
This one  is called Little Star.




The colours dont show very well but her face is more beige/skin colour and her wings are pinks.
I used Polychromos to colour
and scraps for the backing.
Wrapped gold twine around it with two cute jingle bells



I am going to give this to one of my Grand children.


Pop over and see what Team 1 have been upto with the images they have been given.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Christmas Flowers for Allsorts.

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and Mervi has picked a theme of

Christmas Flowers

I think this card looks quite opulent with the gold Mirri.
the Border die is from Crafters Companion I think.
I hid the join with some lovely sentiment ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.
I used Johns Poinsettia dies and stamps from last year and added a lovely gold centre to each one.



                                       The Paperbox £15 store voucher is the prize on offer this week.

xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Grandaughters Christmas card for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

I made this card for  3 of  my Grandaughters , Arabella, Aurora and Arianna,  for Christmas

All the girls seem to like Unicorns although Arianna is abit young.
I used a sweet topper from LOTV and added a Stocking charm.
A love the three heart shaped buttons from Crafty Ribbons too and tied them with fluffy twine.
Shop for the ribbon HERE.



xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

My Groovi Club

Good Morning All

As some of you know I have been running a Groovi workshop at my local craft shop.
It is going very well indeed and the nice thing is, quite afew of the ladies are totally knew to parchment craft.
Here is a pic of some of the group .


On Tuesday last week we were making Christmas cards.
Here are some very quick samples I made to show them.


This one was to show them that you can use all your small pieces of parchment.
I added JND Ivy leaf die and Poinsettias



And this is one that one of the ladies,  Linda made.

They are all doing very well and I had a knew lady last week too so now I have nine.
Two new ones due next week too.

Great news.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

Happy Sunday to you all.
My challenge for my craft club ladies on Friday was to take a sheet from this Topper book I got from Joanna Sheen.

Here is the card I made.

Lets see what they come up with next week.
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Last week, well, 2 weeks ago, was this sketch challenge.


My card featuring Snowman ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

Eve went Square.

Val J

Dawn

Denise

Pat

Sharon

And the name drawn was Eve and Denise won the raffle.
Well done ladies.
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The gifts I gave out at Craft club on Friday were the second part to the ones I gave out 2 weeks ago.
They are in unusual style box wrapped with Organza ribbon and a couple of gems positioned to make them look like Treasure Chests.

A sort of house shape.

And inside, a scrub bag for the soap to go in that I gave out last time.

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Did you catch Johns shows on Hochanda last Tuesday?
The Two Jay stamps were gorgeous and I gave in to a couple and also Johns Tags and corner Dies.
Cant wait to get them when I go to my sons  in a couple of weeks.

xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 9 November 2019

White on White for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts challenge this week is hosted by Brenda .

White on White

The paper is snow but it does look blue on the photo but I assure you it is white.
Who knew there were that many shades of white.



I used afew of Johns (JND) Snowflake dies cut from Pearlised white card.

Added white gems to the centres.




White organza ribbon around the card and a bow added too.




xxxxxx
Wendy L



Prize from

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Snowflakes for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Diane with Team A.
Snowflakes
is the theme and I made a couple more Christmas gift tags.
I use plain card from the back of a paper pad for the base.
Free papers from a magazine.
JND Snowflake die and lots of odd bits from my Christmas box.

Pop over to see what the rest of Team A have made.
xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Snowmen for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons has Snowman week as there are new ribbons released, all with a Snowman theme.
I used a new die from the Works and added it to a black tag to make it stand out more.
I just added a little colour to the nose and hat.
I added word ribbon to the tag.


And this is the lovely Snowman ribbon available HERE.

There is a prize on offer but you must leave a comment on Crafty Ribbons Facebook post from Yesterday, Monday, the first post of the Snowman Launch showing this picture.
This is what you could win.
No photo description available.
xxxxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 3 November 2019

Guest DT for Penny Black & Happy Sunday

Good Morning All
Penny Black & More Challenge is live again this morning and the theme is 
Christmas.

The paper was a freebie in a magazine.
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons (link in sidebar)
CE sentiment die.
Image is obviously Penny Black called Snow Joy - product code 3759H

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The challenge is carrying on from last week as there was no craft club on Friday due to the shop being closed for Day of the Dead Holiday here in Spain.
Here is a reminder of the sketch and my card.


Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Make your own Flowers for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Helene is hosting Allsorts Challenge and her theme is 
Make Your Own Flowers.
I have made two creations for this one.
I started a one stroke painting class at my local craft shop back in October.
This was made in the 1st class as the teacher always like to have  us make something to take home.
I have always admired this style of painting so when the craft shop announced the classes I signed up straight away.
The teacher was taught by Donna Dewbury in USA and she makes it look very easy, haha.

This is one of my first practice sheets

So I was quite happy with how this turned out.
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My second one is some more tags.
I cut some Poinsettias from coloured parchment and then just added bits from my Christmas box.
I used some lovely fluffy thick wool for ties.



Prize from  Buddly Crafts .
Image result for hot off the press layering daisies

I am entering Jo's monthly challenge of
Tags & Trimmings
xxxx
Wendy L

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