I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog, mainly card making but I now have five Grand children, four girls and a boy. As I love these kids so much I can't help showing an odd picture of them now and again. I really need to get into Scrapbooking too, loads of pics to use. I do some knitting and crocheting too. I also have a page on Facebook - Wendy's Crafty Crafts where I have a fun challenge most weeks.
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 2 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017.
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
If you saw my post here you would have seen the bits for the Mojo Challenge that John gave me, this is just a little challenge between John Next Door and I.
These are the bits again, we can use all or some and add our own bits to them.This is what I came up with.
This is the first one - An easel card using numerous die cuts of my own and quite afew of the bits that John sent round.
This is a close up of the lovely paper he gave me.
Second item was the book and this is what I came up with - a Secret Hiding Place like you see in Spy Movies!!!!!
I stamped my initials on one of the tags, inked the edges of some of the quilled flowers.
So this is the front.
This is a side view showing that it is a Patricia Cornwell novel (I do enjoy reading her books sometimes)
This is what I did with the inside, it took a while with a very sharp craft knife and I have kept all the insides to cut flowers from.
I stuck a sheet of the patterned paper on the inside page to cover the hole.
Attached ribbon to tie it closed.
This was something abit different and I really enjoyed it. It also got me into making some smash books / envelope books 7 memory books as shown in the link above. John gets alot of hard backs from the books at work that they can no longer sell (they sell 2nd hand books in the shop) and they are perfect for covering with nice paper and making these books with. There will no doubt be more of these in future posts from me. I have already made one for my my sons partner who has just found out she is having a baby. I have put lots of pockets inside it so that she can keep records and appointment cards or memory bits for her and the baby. So I think afew people will be getting these as Christmas gifts too.
PS. Here is what I have put together for next week, No. 4. Plus a stamped image which I have not done yet. The die cuts are from a set of Spellbinders I bought without reading properly (I seem to do this alot) I I think you need a set of stamps with them. They are meant to be Lillies, they are on a set with Crosses on, which is why I bought them, for sympathy cards. I am eager to see what John does with them, as he has an artistic eye for things like this.