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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, 27 October 2021

 Good Morning All

3 more Christmas cards today and I am still making them.

All mine are written out so now I am making for the charity box, some in the box at the craft shop and some in the hairdressers where I have a box too.

These 3 are very different but still using old stash.




Thanks for visiting
XXXX
Wendy L


Sunday, 24 October 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My challenge this week for my crafty ladies is a sketch.

My card is another Christmas card and still using my old stash from Making Cards magazine,


Sketch to follow


The gift boxes I gave out were filled with sweets.



Last weeks challenge was a Tic Tac To or Bingo


My card -  Square Snowflake Xmas tree

Dawn is on a roll
No. 1

No. 2

No. 3

Denise

Eve 

Val J

Val C

2 from Claire


The name drawn was Dawn.

XXXX
Wendy L







Saturday, 23 October 2021

AG with Vintage option for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and the theme is Anything Goes but  Mervi has also added a Vintage theme too if you would like to use it.

I found these vintage pieces in my stash, goodness knows where they came from, so I used them all on this card and they fitted the Vintage theme too.

The lace is from Crafty Ribbons (link in sidebar)


We have 
sponsoring 
and this prize too
Indigo Blu Rose Blush stamp

I made this extra card using Ruth's Hollyhocks digi.  I have used this before and coloured it pink, very easy and enjoyable to colour.



xxxxx
Wendy L


Thursday, 21 October 2021

Christmas Showcase for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Afternoon All

Crafty Ribbons are having a Showcase week for Christmas.

I made a noticeboard which I shall hang on the wall in my craftroom when I have had a move around at the end of November.

I used some wonderful Bias binding with a fancy edge to sew the borders.

And for the middle criss cross part I used the Christmas Skinny  collection




Very happy with this and I am quite pleased with my stitching LOL.
xxxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Afew more Christmas cards

 Good Morning All

As you can see, I am still clearing out my Christmas box and using some really old stash.

These toppers were from Card Making Magazine from before I moved to Spain, over 11 years ago.

The Snowflakes are JND and the rest is all older stash.

I am getting great satisfaction using my old stuff.




It does mean I can buy new next Christmas though!!!
Also  Crafty Ribbons  having a giveaway on their Facebook  page.


XXXX
Wendy L


Sunday, 17 October 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All


The challenge I set the craft club ladies on Friday was Tic Tac To

I went with Square Green Red or Square Snow Xmas (See chart below)



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These are the gift boxes I gave out containing Spearmint Polos



Now last weeks challenge was a sketch and here is my card


Val C

Dawn


Denise

Eve

The name drawn was Dawn.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
XXXX
Wendy L









Saturday, 16 October 2021

Autumn for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this time is hosted by  Brenda and her theme is

Anything Autumn

so I decided to make a little notebook for my  charity box.

I made the cover and decorated it with some pieces left over from another DT project


Inside the front cover I made a pocket.


And this is the back cover showing the twine from sewing the pages in.


The prize is a lovely stamp from Lavinia Stamps

And this from Tim Holtz




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Wendy L

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Thank you Groovi

 Good Morning All

Here is a quick Groovi card made with one of the monthly members plates.

I gave this to Liz & Paul at the craft shop for looking after Rico while we went away the other week to Altea.

I added some little butterflies and mounted onto mottled Lilac card stock.


XXXX
Wendy L


Tuesday, 12 October 2021

A Couple More Christmas Cards

 Good Morning All

This post published very quickly by mistake last week so if you saw it you are not going mad!!!

Still on my mission to use my Christmas Stash.

I have had these die cuts in the box since last year, the tree is Creative Expressions and the Sentiment on the 2nd one  is Johns (JND)



These are quick cards ready to go in the charity box at the shop.
xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 10 October 2021

AG for Crafty Ribbons & Happy Sunday Challenge

 Happy Sunday to you all.

Crafty Ribbons time for me again so I combine this with my challenge for Craft Club too.

I found these brads and wanted to use them so added a small piece of Seam binding to each one.

I used one of my Oxide inked background and a scrap of floral card and added 3 butterflies with the sentiment.

I added 3 pearls to each brad centre so they look abit like butterflies too.


I also added seam binding to the sentiment tag too.  Seam binding is so versatile and there is a massive colour choice in the Crafty Ribbons shop.  I love it and use is alot in my journals too.


The challenge last week was a sketch and there were only afew entries as some of my ladies are on holiday.

My card

Sketch

Dawn 1

Dawn 2

Denise

Eve 1

Eve 2

Dawn 3

And the name drawn was Eve

The gifts I gave out were Wine gums and some had last weeks M&M's

Now this weeks challenge is another sketch

My card


Keep well everyone.

xxxx
Wendy L








xxxx
Wendy L


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