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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 23 February 2024

Create Own Background for MTTC

 Good Morning All

My Time To Craft Challenge this time is chosen by Becca with a theme of  

Make Your Own Background.

I often make my own as I like to use my scraps and this is one of them.

Strips of designer paper and coordinating card.

I used the same colour card as the mat, a lovely peppermint green.

I added a die cut sentiment and a Groovi flower and leaf.


It is very satisfying using some scraps, dont you agree??
xxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday 21 February 2024

Abit Grungy

 Good Morning All

I have gone abit grungy on these two cards.

Very similar as in the colours and stamps  used.

I inked on watercolour card with oxides  and water, left to dry then stamped randomly.

Added afew dew drops

Thoroughly enjoyed making this style too.



What do you think?
Yay or Nay?

xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday 18 February 2024

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

We went out for a meal on Friday as the shop was shut but I still did the challenge for the ladies.

This week I chose a them of HOBBIES as I had this image which I coloured with my Polychromos.

So, obviously, my chosen Hobby is knitting.



Last weeks challenge was a sketch.


My card, nice and simple

Christine

Claire

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Val J

I asked John to choose a winner and he had a hard time choosing between Eve and Dawn, eventually settling on Eves card, so she got the prize but I gave Dawn a runner up prize of a stencil.

Thanks to all
xxxx
Wendy L




Friday 16 February 2024

Baby & Birthdays

 Good Morning All

Back to Baby cards today.

All using LOTV Toppers and the first two are using scraps and offcuts too which is always good, makes me feel good anyway.



The paper on this one, I made into the focal point as it was so nice.
The card is Phill Martins texture paste in a sparkly blue colour, put through a stencil.  I cannot tell you how long that has been in the drawer waiting to be used!!!!

No Craft Group today as the shop is closed and we are going out for a meal.  We have 3 birthdays in Feb.  Eves was last Friday and the two Vals was on Wednesday, yes St Valentines day.  And Val C was 80 years young so we are going to celebrate all three.


xxxxxx

Wendy L

Wednesday 14 February 2024

JND Trellis die

 Good Morning All

Happy St. Valentines Day.

I have two smaller cards to show you today, abit too small, 5x5, but they will go into one of the boxes I make for charity raffle prizes.

I have alot of dies and decided I really should start using them more.

This one is so pretty from John (JND), I love anything Trellis.

Its a small die, about 4" square, so great for this size of card blank.

The paper is from an LOTV pad.

The sentiment is a die cut too.


This one I'm not as keen on.  Paper was in my stash and I used a peeloff for the sentiment.



Both of these cards would fit my Craft Group challenge too, I put it on my Facebook page too Here.

xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday 11 February 2024

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

I hope you are all having a good weekend.

The challenge I set the ladies on Friday was a sketch.

For my card I used a stencil with Oxides to generate the honeycomb design, added some gems in the corners.

A die cut sentiment in the centre.

Quite simple but effective I think.



The gifts I gave out were  Mint Penguin bars in various boxes I have made.

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Last weeks challenge was a chart to use 3 in a row.
My card using Brads  Square  Butterfly

Chart to follow


Claire  -  Bird Square Sentiment

Dawn  -  Orange. Bird.  Rectangle

Denise  -  Rectangle Gems Animal

Eve  -  Butterfly. Square. Brads

Christine  -  Animal. Sentiment Circle

Claire  -  Bird Square Sentiment

Val J   -  Sentiment. Square. Bird

The name drawn was Dawn.

xxxx
Wendy L








Friday 9 February 2024

Cupids Arrow for MTTC

 Good Morning All

My Time To Craft Challenge is

Cupids Arrow

I made two cards as I wanted to use all the embossed card which is a CE Folder.  The topper is LOTV, same one on both cards.

This first one I made into an Anniversary card.


And this one I made into a Congratulation card, so it can be used for Wedding or engagement.





The Design Team are spread out around the world so why not pop over and visit them.
xxxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday 7 February 2024

Hello Baby

 Good Morning All

I have made afew Baby cards for the charity boxes.

These all use LOTV toppers.

Everything I have used is stuff I have had for ages so that felt great to use old stash.




Enjoy your day.
xxx
Wendy L


Sunday 4 February 2024

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Over at my Craft Group on Friday this was the challenge I set them for this week, a chart to follow and here is my card using  afew options really  - 

Orange  -  Circle  -  Butterfly

Rectangle  -   Gems / Brads  -  Animal (counting a butterfly as an animal)!!!!

Everything Clarity on this one I think  -  Paper and Groovi.



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The gifts I gave were Twix single bars.  I made a load of these boxes when I was feeling under the weather back in November and I had bought afew packets of these Twix bars too.

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Onto last weeks challenge which was a sketch.

My card

2 from Christine



Dawn

Denise

Eve

The name drawn was Christine
xxxxx
Wendy L









 

Thursday 1 February 2024

Hearts for MAWTT

 Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge this month, with it being St. Valentines,  is

Hearts

I decided to make a Wedding Card.

The die is a Nellie Snellen MFD022 and I have had it for years.

I tied two wedding rings in the corner with gold ribbon.

All matted onto Heart embossed Pearlized card.

And to finish off I added some peeloff sentiments and motifs and afew gems.


I added some peeloffs to the envelope, trying to use them up.

The Wedding Rings

xxxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday 31 January 2024

Groovi

 Good Morning All

Wow, last day of January already, time is certainly flying.

I have two cards to show you today made with the fab Groovi system from Clarity stamp in the UK.

This is one of my fave plates, Agapanthus, love it.

The brad at the top has a butterfly on it gorgeous.


This one is using an off cut  to cut  a Butterfly, still makes a great card.
Again I used one Butterfly brad and two pearl ones.


I have finished another pram blanket for the charity.
I followed a YT video from Coco Bella Crochet called Alpine Stitch.
It's easy to follow and she explains very well too.

I also boxed up another set of 8 cards to go to them aswell.
I dropped them off on Monday along with some cartons of milk and baby wipes too.




xxxxx

Wendy L

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