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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, 7 December 2022

Taylormadecards4U

 Good Morning all

I,m back home after a wonderful visit with Rick, Lorien and the girls.

Saturday just gone was the Design team day for Taylormadecards4U.

I used some pretty Christmas images to make a Notebook and a couple of cards.



I do have a video  to show these,


Here are afew pics of the family.
My son with Hollie & Tessie watching a Christmas film on my last night.

My 2nd night there, going out for dinner after watching the girls in their dancing show.




Super visit.
xxxxx
Wendy L




Sunday, 4 December 2022

No Challenge Sunday

 Good Morning All

I am travelling home today, so afew teary goodbyes.

So, of course, I wasn't at craft on Friday so no new challenge.

I am missing this fella too and John of course.

This is Rico sat under my desk, his fave place when I am crafting.

We let his hair grow in winter too so he is quite hairy at the moment.

He is at La Finca Castellana while I'm away so I'm sure he is having a great time with all the other dogs.

This is the rescue centre I raise money for.



I just thought I would show a couple of my doodles in my practice journal


This one I shared on Instagram and FB yesterday, just a fun doodle.


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I asked Eve to run Craft Club for me and the gifts I left for her were 
these bars, abit like Milky Ways.

xxxx

Wendy L

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Christmas for Challenges

Good Morning All

Both challenges are Christmas this month.

Moving Along With The Times is just

Christmas

Chosen by me.

I use my Favourite ever Groovi plate and I managed to buy it when someone was destashing their Groovi plates.

I glittered parts of it and backed it onto pearlised green card.

Quite a quick card to make but I think, very effective.


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Next is Crafty Friends Challenge and their theme is 

Tradition Christmas Colours.

I chose Green & Gold for another CAS card.
Snowflake Embossing on Centura Pearl card and one of Johns sentiment diecuts.

Head on over to the challenge blogs and play along.

xxxx
Wendy L




Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Crochet Circular Shawls

 Good Morning All

Can you believe we will be in December tomorrow!!

Soon be Christmas!!!

As you know, I can't sit and do nothing while watching TV at night so here are two Crochet shawls in circular designs.

I have done both designs before but this one has a raised row every three or four rows which I really like.

    
                                Here is this one before I added the border.


And here it is completed.


I will be keeping these two incase anyone wants them for a new grandchild.

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Here is a pic of me enjoying my fave tipple of Bacardi and Diet Coke when we were out last week in Quesada.   I dont normally like seeing pics of myself but this one is OK.


I like it when I see pics of you, puts a face to the name.

Thanks for visiting.
xxxx
Wendy L



Sunday, 27 November 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

The challenge for my Craft Club will run for 2 weeks this time as I am going away for a week.

It is a sketch and this is my card using a decoupage image of an Elephant.


Sketch to Follow

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The gifts I gave out were little boxes with sweets in.


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Last times Challenge was Spots & Stripes.

My card

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Val J

Name drawn is Eve, so she was a happy bunny receiving her prize!
xxxxx
Wendy L










Friday, 25 November 2022

2 Groovi cards.

Good Morning All

Abit more Groovi today.

This is one heart from the large A4 plate, kept it general so it could be given as a Wedding, Engagement or Anniversary card.


One of my fave plates here with abit of snipping too.


xxxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Abit of Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Abit of a mix today.

First is an LOTV topper card.  Just using some bits from my scrap box and makes a good card for kids too.


Next is afew envelope pockets for my Junk Journals following tutorials by Joie de Fi


I like having some of these made then they are ready to add to my journals.
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I have also been making these as little Christmas gifts.


I have a video out today showing how.

xxxxx
Wendy L










Sunday, 20 November 2022

No challenge Sunday

 Good Morning All

As you know there was no Craft Club on Friday so that means there is no new challenge so last weeks runs for this week aswell.

We went out for a meal instead as it was Pats Birthday.

This is the card I made for her.

It has a Groovi border and a cute LOTV topper.


Thanks for visiting and I do enjoy reading your comments.


Here are afew pics from Fridays meal.

The Birthday girl  - Pat











xxxx

Wendy L

Friday, 18 November 2022

More CAS

 Good Morning All

We are not at Craft Club today as one of my ladies is 80 next week, Pat, so we are going out for a meal to celebrate.


So here are a couple of  CAS cards I made for the charity boxes.

The first one is  JND die cuts and embossed lines on the card blank.



This is a Creative Expressions die cut and it makes a very quick effective card.


Thanks for visiting and see you Sunday.
xxxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Johns Big 70

 Good Morning All

Last week my John reached his big 70th Birthday and here is the card I made for him.

He is a big Liverpool fan, well most sports he likes, and we are going to see a Grand Prix next year too.  This is a big 8x88 card, as I didn't have to post it.  The brown texture paper behind  I was given a load of them  in different colours and thought they suited a Man card.


I did ask my Craft ladies if they would like to make him a card too as it  a big birthday and they did me proud.

Thanks to all.

xxxx
Wendy L




Sunday, 13 November 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Spots & Stripes is the theme of my Craft Club challenge this week and it will run for 2 weeks as we are not at Craft next Friday.

The toppers  are from  LOTV  and one of my ladies gave me a pack of papers, some striped and some spotty so I will let the ladies choose some to use.


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Gifts I gave out were Choccy bars and of course,  I made boxes.
I ended up adding ribbon or bands to all of them as the magnets were near useless!!!


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Last week challenge was a sketch

My card using another LOTV Topper.

Dawn made 2


Denise

Eve

Claire

The name drawn was Denise.

Thanks for joining me today.
xxxx
Wendy L










Friday, 11 November 2022

CAS

 Good Morning All

I had to make some quick Christmas cards for the charity boxes so I went Clean & Simple.

I cut some tall triangles from different shades and textures of green and gold  card for these two.

This one I printed the sentiment straight onto the card base and added afew gems, I think there was a little smudge!!!

Then embossed some diagonal lines.


This one has a die cut from John Next Door, one of his older sets.


This one is mounted on to red Mirri card, same as the leaping deer and Johns Snowflake emboss folder.


I will show more next week!!
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Here are afew pics of my views in the morning when I walk Rico.
Just as the sun is coming up, the mountains in the west look red.

Then they get lighter as the sun get up more.





This is my favourite time of day especially this week as the full moon has still been visible too.


xxxx
Wendy L



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