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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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Sunday, 7 August 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge and Taylormade4U

 Good Morning All

Aswell as my little challenge I am sharing a journal I have made using a kit from Taylormade4U called Transcontinental Railroad

This would be a great journal for the man in your life or for a trip to record your journey.

Front


Inside front cover with a pocket

Centre pages and lots of writing space

Inside back cover


I have a You Tube to show more of it.


Now onto my challenge for this coming week.

Sketch to follow


If you would like to join in you can either email me a pic to
wlt27@hotmail.com or go to my Facebook page and go to the relevant album

My last challenge was over a 2 week period a we were away last weekend in Alicante .
The Cirque De Soleil show was amazing by the way, I hope they come to Alicante again next year.

So the challenge was to have the Sentiment as the Focal point.
My cards



Denise

Eve

Val J

I asked John to choose his fave and he chose Denise's card.
So I shall save a little prize for her until we next meet.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
xxxx
Wendy L












Friday, 5 August 2022

Doodle Journals

 Good Morning All

I showed this on Instgram last week.

It is a notebook one of my Craft ladies gave me for my Birthday, isn't it gorgeous??

It's A6 size and I am using it for my practice journal.

I was going to use a prompt opposite a collage page but then decided to go with the Alphabet.

So whenever I am I am creating and I come across anything that I think will work in it I put it aside ready to use.


This is one collage page and some thoughts before I decided to use the Alphabet



I enjoy doing them, so much so I have decided to do a Bullet Journal using them for my 2023 Diary.


Here is the 1st page from my 2023 Journal Diary.
I  love planning things like this.  I think I get as much fun planning as I do making it LOL.
This is all my own drawing, not copied from anyone, just using different doodles I have picked up along the way.



xxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Waste Not Want Not

 Good Morning All

Todays card is made from a card that was in my parcel from Clarity Stamp.com.

I took the photo before the glue had dried and you can see it under the mulberry paper. but its ok now.

It was too nice a picture to waste and I very often do this, Clarity always include a card in their parcels now.   I added a couple of raindrop gems.


So this will go in my charity box.

xxxx

Wendy L

Monday, 1 August 2022

Crafty Friends & MAWTT Challenges

 Good Morning All

This month for Moving long With The Times Challenge we have a theme of Anything Goes.

Back in May, my friend in the UK sent me a birthday present of some silver heart shaped earrings and they were presented on a card.

So I cut the image out and covered the holes where the earrings were with hearts shaped gems.  I mounted it onto two different colours of blue card and punched the corners and added pearls and a butterfly.

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Crafty Friends Challenge this month is a chart of Summer Colours.


For My card, I recycled a card I received in my Clarity parcel back in June.  I cut the inky background and the sentiment from it.
I added one of my doodled flowers for the topper

So both these cards are recycled and I m happy with them.

Have fun if you join us in the challenges.

xxxx
Wendy L




Sunday, 31 July 2022

No Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

No challenge today as we were not at Craft club on Friday as shop is shut and I am in Alicante,  home today.  There will be a new challenge next week.


Another CAS card today with another of my doodles.

Quick Easy and Simple.

There are vertical embossed lines which are hard to see in photo.

Last one for a while, well maybe!!!


xxxx

Wendy L

Friday, 29 July 2022

Groovi Flower Layout

Good Morning All

Clarity have been selling Layout Plates so I thought I would have a go at doing a similar layout with plates I already own.

I am very happy how it turned out and will be keeping this one for my own use.


Cirque de Soleil tonight  woohoo.

xxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday, 27 July 2022

CAS card

 Good Morning All

Tomorrow we are going to Alicante for afew days.

I have a ticket to see the Cirque de Soliel Luza show which I am so looking forward to.  I have wanted to see one of their shows for a long time and when I saw they were coming to Alicante, John said he would buy me a ticket for my Birthday.

So we are going to make a weekend of it.

Back to card making. 

A very CAS  card from me.

I cut a leaf from a piece of alcohol inked card and just edged it under this left over piece of ephemera from a kit.

I embossed diagonal lines across the corner just to give it some depth.


I have decided I quite like making CAS cards.
xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 24 July 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My challenge at Craft Group and you if you would like to.

I want to see the Sentiment as the focal point.

Here are afew cards I made for it.  The sentiment dies are both from Creative Expression.

CE Butterfly EF


CE Mosaic Leaves EF

Paint Splashes background.


John gave me these papers years ago.

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I forgot to take the Gifts with me on Friday so they will get two when we return on 26th August.

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Onto last weeks challenge which was a sketch.

My Card

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Val J

I decided to draw two names and the challenge will run for two weeks as I will be in Alicante and I will still do one while we are not meeting.

Names Val J and Denise.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
xxxxx
Wendy L






Friday, 22 July 2022

Journaling

 Good Morning All

As you may know I make junk Journals but I have also got into Journaling for myself too.

One of my Craft Group ladies gave me a lovely notebook for my Birthday and I started collaging on afew pages, then started watching afew You Tube videos on the subject and came across Shayda Campbell via Attic Lane. and I was inspired as she combines doodling with journaling too.

Here are afew of my doodles, which I may have shown before, and some collage pages in my Notebook.







So after watching afew of Shaydas videos, I went online and purchased an  A5 size  Ottergami journal.

I am designing my 2023 Diary in a Bullet journal style.

This is my 1st page.

I hope you will join me on my Journal journey.
I will post my progress.

xxxx
Wendy L






Sunday, 17 July 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

Good Morning All

Our Craft meetings will be coming to an end soon just for afew weeks for the summer while the shop is shut in August. 

Anyway, this is the card I used for my challenge this week.

It is one of my doodles on watercolour.

I matted it onto pretty floral paper and bright yellow card.


Sketch to follow

Gifts this week were leftovers from previous weeks


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Last weeks challenge was a sketch too.


Dawn

Denise

Eve

Val J

The name drawn was Denise so she got a little gift from me.
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We have Johns son coming in on Monday from Australia,  well he is coming from Barcelona where he has been on a stag weekend first,
See you Wednesday if I can get anything made, soooo hot 
xxx
Wendy L








Friday, 15 July 2022

Paint Splodge Card

 

Good Morning All

This is a card I made using leftovers on my desk.

They are pieces of card splodged with paint. Wonderful ribbon from Crafty Ribbons in UK and a topper from my Junk Journal stash.

Back to craft club today as I,m feeling loads better.

Thanks for visiting and see you Sunday.

xxx

Wendy L



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