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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 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


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Monday, 27 April 2015


Good morning All
As this goes out I shall be on my way to the airport to get my flight to Uk, fingers crossed that French Air Traffic Control dont go on strike!!!!
While I,m away I wont be able to visit you all as often as my tablet is not very Blogger friendly.

Since watching Sue Wilson and her Weaving dies on C&C the other day, I thought I would try doing it without a die, not as detailed but quite good I think and at very little cost !!!!

 I dont know about you, but when I watch C&C I really DO WANT the products but can't afford them, so now I have got to think to myself, 'do I really need them?'

No I dont is the answer.  So I made do with figuring a way to do this without the die, and afew people have said that this die is quite complicated to use so this is what I figured out.

 I cut white card at 1/2" and coloured card at 1.4" and stuck them together as shown.

Then I cut an aperture in an A5 card and weaved the strips behind it as the pic below shows.

And this is the result which I am very pleased with.
My bead pins with a homemade tassle (I made quite afew of these the other night and am very pleased with them too), homemade quilled flowers and the leaf die I borrowed from Val at craft meet, and an acetate sentiment.
What do you think?

Wendy L

Here is afew pics when we went on the Tapas Run yesterday, that provide a little train that passes all the bars taking part.

We only managed to visit 4 bars before it ended at 4pm but a good time was had by all.
And a couple of friends flew in from Belfast so they were able to join us too.
Great fun.



Janice said...

Beautiful weaving Wendy, what a super card. Hope air traffic control behaved for you, it's snow up here that could cause flight delays! Jx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous project Ginny x

brenda said...

People in tee shirts Wendy, so clearly it's a lot warmer there than here (hope you packed your thermals).

Super basket weaving.

B x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab weaving.xxx

Jacquie said...

Hi Wendy,

Fabulous card, just as good as any I have seen using SW die. You do lead a lovely life doing the Tapas trail lol!

Enjoy your stay here in the UK with your family.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Patricia said...

Looks really good to me Wendy, love the colours you chose and your great design.
Patricia x

Helene E said...

You did splendidly without the die, it looks perfect. And oh, a little train too, wasn't I jealous enough already... ;)

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Wendy… the weaving looks fab... you've done an awesome job with it! Love the pretty embellishments… especially like the bow with the different shades of blue and the stick pins! :-)
lovely to see your Tapas photos… looks like it was a beautiful day and glad you had lots of fun!
Hope you are in the UK now and all is ok for you
Take Care
Big hugs, Sue B xx

karenlotty said...

Your weaving is brilliant and I totally agree with you about the difference between liking and needing "stuff" I did buy the weaving dies and decided at how often I'd use them it wasn't worth it I'm going to have a go your way Might even try it with the plain piece from the 3D bow die set! Hope you had a safe journey Love your stick pins too

Janice said...

Lovely effect Wendy, and just goes to show that you don't need to buy dies to create a great card. Have a good trip back to the UK. Janice xxx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

PharmacyMichele said...

Great take on the weaving dies-looks great.


pam said...

Fantastic Idea Wendy, looks just as good to me, you have done brilliant, your cards looks gorgeous.
Might have a go myself if you do not mind, me casing your idea.
great photos..hope you have warm clothing for UK..

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
Well, it looks like you need both sets to make proper use of the dies, which makes them a very expensive buy.
Your fantastic card shows you don't have to have fancy stuff to make a great card.
I guess that little train came in handy after a couple of glasses of vino blanco lol!
Hope its warm enough for you here.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Gail Townsend said...

love how you have done your weaving, lovely cards. looks like you enjoyed your day out, hugs Gail xx


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