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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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Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Up and Away

 Good Morning All

We are off on our travels today to Portugal, so I have scheduled afew posts.  We are staying in Porto as we cant get a direct fight to the Algarve so it was either Porto or Lisbon and Porto looked more appealing.

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Today card is another Groovi one without a sentiment until I need it.

A grid border with a Poppet image.  I just love doing this style and so pretty.


There will not be a post on Sunday as I will not be at  Craft on Friday, obviously, so last weeks challenge will run for 2 weeks.

Take care.

xxxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 15 May 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Here is my Craft Club challenge which is running for two weeks as we are going to Portugal, to Porto. Believe it or not, we cannot get a direct flight to  The Algarve from Alicante so we decided to go there instead.

I am so looking forward to it as it looks very much like Seville, which was wonderful when we went afew years ago.


Anyway, back to the challenge which is a Bingo chart and here is my card.

I used Emboss Gems Butterfly

or

Emboss Leaves Square



The gifts I gave out were more choccy, which I need to get rid of before it gets way too hot here for chocolate!!

These are some bugs I bought in Aldi and of course, I had to make little boxes for them!


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Onto last weeks challenge which was a sketch.

Sketch



                                                My card

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Claire

The name drawn was Claire.
Thank you
xxxx
Wendy L








Friday, 13 May 2022

Another Groovi Christmas

 Good Morning All

Oh dear Friday 13th, hope you are not supersticious!!!

Here is another of my Groovi Chrstmas cards.

I do like using this plate and doing abit of snipping


Challenges - 
Krafty Chicks Challenge  - Christmas  Ends 18th May
CRAFT Challenge  AG  - Ends 18th May


I am still making alot of quick cards for charity so will try to remember to take some pics.
xxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Groovi week

 Good Morning All

My, how the time is flying by, already nearly half way through May and soon will be my Birthday!!

I have a couple of Groovi Christmas cards to show this week. I said earlier in  the year that I was going to try to make 10 Christmas cards per month but that hasn't happened!!

Anyway, here is one.

I used elements from afew different plates which is the beauty of the Groovi system.


XXXXX

Wendy L

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My Challenge for the craft club on Friday was another sketch and here is my card.

I used a Poppet image from Clarity, Butterfly EF from Creative Exression, Happy Birthday Charm and some fabric net I was gifted.


Challenges I am entering - 
Crafty Calender AG Ends end of May
Can You Handle The Pressure  -  Must use EF  Ends 11th May
Craft Rocket Challenge - Ends 27th May
Elliebelles Corner --AG  Ends 30th May

Sketch to follow.

Here are the gifts I gave out - Wagon wheels which have shrunk massively since I was a child!!

Onto Last weeks challenge

My card


Claire

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Val J


Val C

The name drawn was Val J

xxx
Wendy L









Friday, 6 May 2022

Mans Card

Good Morning All

Todays card is using another dig image from KristieArtDesign.

I bought this sheet as I thought they would make cards suitable for men.


Thank you for visiting

xxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Crochet Cardigan

Good Morning All 

As you know I cant just sit here watching TV, 

I usually crochet and here is a cardi I have done.

It is quite a loose stitch and the yarn is very soft and  lovely peach and fawn colours.


The sleeves are a little long but they will do.  I have since undone the sleeve seam and made the sleeves shorter as they were annoying, so now it fits much better. 


xxxxxx

Wendy L

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Birthday for MAWTT & Animals Birds for Crafty Friends & Challenge

 Good Morning All

Today is Moving Along With The Times Challenge and I am looking after this one and I chose the theme of

Birthday

because it is my Birthday this month.

I made this card a while ago but loved it and I am keeping it for a crafty friend.

I used the Groovi  Henry Grid from Clarity and used one of their Poppets too backed onto sparkly gold card.


I would like to enter the following challenges  --  


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Crafty Friends  challenge Theme this month is 

Animals / Birds
I bought a couple of pop out decoupage sheets from the craft shop  as they were some lovely animal ones.
This Lioness is one of them.
I mounted onto embossed card coloured with Mica Magics.
I typed the sentiment out and added to yellow card to match the oval shape.


I hope you will pop over to both challenge blogs to see what all the other DT's  have made.

Challenges Entered  - 
Crafts Galore Encore  End end May
Crafty Animals - Ends 27th May
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I used the Lion card as my sketch card for my Craft Club challenge on Friday so here is the sketch.


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Onto last weeks challenge.

My two cards using Oxides and John Lockwoods stamps


Eve

Claire

Dawn

Denise
 

Val J

2 from Val C


The name drawn was Claire


The gifts I gave out were these bags I bought at an auction.  I thought they were handy for taking stuff to Craft club to keep flat and clean.
I use mine alot. They are  great for A4 size papers.


I rolled each one and tied with a  pipe cleaner.



Thanks for visiting and see you  soon.

xxxx
Wendy L





Friday, 29 April 2022

Last Two Hearts

 Good Morning All

Here are the last of the Groovi hearts, I promise, well maybe not!!

These have been very quick and easy cards and great for filling the charity box



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Also, at my craft club last week, one of the ladies had made some pickled red cabbage and beetroot and she asked if she could raffle a couple of jars to raise some money for my charity box.  So, of course I said yes and Eves hubby had made some cake so some donated for a piece of that too.
So  12.55 was added to the box so that was great, I thank them all.
xxxxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Same image Different Card

 Good Morning All

Two more quick cards using a Groovi Heart.

I can sit at night doing these hearts and they are great for any card, Wedding, Engagement, Anniversary or even Birthday or Baby, like the one below.


This paper is from an LOTV pad and the embossed card is Centur Pearl and the EF from Creative Expressions.


Enjoy your day and see you Friday.
xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 24 April 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My cards for my challenge this week at my Craft Club are these two using Oxides.

The stamps are from John when he was at Creative Expressions.

This one is Snowdrop Elements


Sketch to follow

2 Card using Johns Pierced Tag Sentiments.

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The gifts I gave out were Tesco Caramel Bars as we now have a shop called Overseas which sells alot of Tesco products.
I made pouches for them from Amazon packaging and decorated with some of my Junk Journal ephemera.
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The last challenge, 2 weeks ago, was a sketch.


My card featuring some gorgeous ribbon from Crafty Ribbons UK called Animal Cuddles.


Dawn

Denise

Christine

Claire

Eve

Val C

The name drawn was Christine.

xxxx
Wendy L








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