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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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Friday 12 July 2024

CAS for MTTC

 Good Morning All

My Time To Craft Challenge this time is chosen by yours truly, me.

I decided on 

CAS

I think this counts as Clean And Simple.

I embossed afew lines, added a stamped sentiment and a diecut butterfly.




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xxx
Wendy L


Wednesday 10 July 2024

More Tonic

 Good Morning All

I have a few more of the Tonic Sentiment Toppers today on Fractured style cards, this is a great way of using scraps too.




These are quick cards using these toppers,  once I have made the base.

I hope you like them.

xxx

Wendy L

Sunday 7 July 2024

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

I did a sketch challenge at Craft Group on Friday and I made 3 cards for this one.

Free images and card bases I make at group using off cuts.




Sketch to follow

The gifts I gave were odds left over from previous weeks as I am trying to give out all the choccy as its getting so hot.

Last weeks challenge was the Bingo chart.

For my card I went with Pink Baby Teddy or Pink Birthday Fractured


Dawn. Ribbon Birthday Flower

Dawn - Bird. Pink Ribbon

Denise - Flowers Birthday Ribbon

Denise - Baby Pink Teddy

Denise - Bird Pink Ribbon


                                   Eve - Baby Pink Teddy

Val J - Birthday Flowers Ribbon

The name drawn was Denise.

xxxx
Wendy L












Friday 5 July 2024

Pretty in Pink

 Good Morning All

Pretty Pink cards today using the Sentiment Toppers from Tonic that I bought in a sale at my local Craft Shop.

This is a fracture style card which I like making.


And this one using scraps and offcuts.


Both pretty though, dont you think?

Talking of Pink.
I cane across this weed growing at the side if the road near where I live.  It has white, mixed abd pink flowers on it.

Rico thought it was interesting  too!!


Very pretty dont you think.?



xxxx
Wendy  L



Monday 1 July 2024

CAS for MAWTT

 Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge time and the theme is

CAS (Clean & Simple)

Helen chose this theme and I think its a good one as I know many struggle with CAS as I do.  

We all want to add more embellishments but here is my version.

Abit of stencilling and a stamped branch and sentiment.

I did do some embossing in the top left corner too


I think it passes for CAS dont you??




xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday 30 June 2024

Happy Sunday Challenge

Good Morning All

I set a Bingo chart challenge on Friday for the Craft Group.

I went with Pink - Baby   - Teddy


Chart to follow  - 3 in a row.

The gifts I gave out were Mint Viscount biscuits in a little envelope made from book pages.


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Now onto last weeks challenge which was a sketch.
I made two cards for this one.



Dawn

2 from Denise


Eve

The name drawn was Dawn.

Xxxxx
Wendy L












Friday 28 June 2024

Summer Florals for MTTC

 Good Morning All

My Time To Craft Challenge starts this morning and the theme is

Summer Florals 

chosen by Alyson.

I used a digi backed onto bright yellow card and I embossed the top left corner.

I mounted this onto a leafy green paper, again, backed onto yellow card.

Added a yellow bow and a sentiment.


This was a flower in full bloom on a bar terrace across the road from us.  Isn't it gorgeous.  I used it on one of my Collage Journal pages too.





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Wendy L





Wednesday 26 June 2024

Sentiment Toppers

 Good Morning All

I bought a couple of sets of Sentiment Toppers from my local shop when they were on offer, they  are made by Tonic.

I thought they would be great for quick cards and they were.  These are smallish cards, 5x5, so will be going in the boxes I make for Raffle prizes.

There were a mix of sentiments, Birthday, Thanks Get well etc.

Again, I used leftovers  - bits of embossed card and odd pieces.






Do you like them??


xxxx

Wendy L

Sunday 23 June 2024

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Back at Craft Group on Friday and we had abit of a party as one of the ladies is moving a bit further south.

So she brought some cake and fizz in.

We will miss Maggie, she is a character and loved by all.

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I still set a challenge and this week was a sketch and here are two cards I made.  Sort of CAS but I like them.

I used some flower and leaf stickers from my Junk Journal stash.




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The gifts I gave out were Gold and Silver Marker pens, which I had made pouches for.

 I didn't give out choccy as Maggie brought in Carrot cake yum yum.



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Last times challenge was

Sentiment as Focal point.

My cards all using the same Diecut




Dawn

3 from Bev




Claire from my Groovi group

Val J

Vicki from Groovi

Eve



Denise 



Claire


The name drawn was Claire.

Xxxxx
Wendy L 

















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