I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog, mainly card making but I now have six Grand children, five 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 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
There is no Allsorts post today as the challenge runs for 2 weeks through the Summer.
The current theme is Feminine so pop over to the challenge blg if you fancy entering to win a lovely prize from Swedish House Crafts.
When Hollie and Tess were here the week before last, we had a short time crafting and Hollie always likes to play with my Groovi stuff.
She is very good and this was her make while she was here.
All her outlines were very good and as I wasn't watching her when she started colouring, she started on the front which is the wrong side for parchment, so 3 leaves were done on front and 3 on the back.
It still looks OK though.
I told here I would make it into a card for here to give either to her mum or her other Granny for Christmas.
Well what is more feminine than Pink, Pretty Flowers, Butterflies and Pretty pearls
The edge die is Cygnus from Creative Expression.
The butterflies are also Creative Expressions.
A parchment strip embossed and colours with pretty flowers.
Two strips of Organza ribbon in Pink and White.
Pretty, Pretty me thinks.
The winner (chosen by random org) will win aSwedish House Crafts £10 voucher and surprise gift from Suha the owner.
Managed to get a little me time yesterday to do this post, as you know, I have Ricky and family over and my time with them is very precious.
Hollie and I spent some time yesterday doing Groovi, she is very good at it and gets the right amount of pressure, I shall have to photograph it.
Last weeks challenge is running for 2 weeks as I have family over and the craft shop was closed on Friday.
I did this Groovi card a while ago but the Fresh Cut die one only last week.
I sold this card to my friend Mandy as she was having a Christmas party yesterday with some friends that were visiting.
We are all going out this afternoon with my family, their friends and 20 of us altogether.
Giant paella is on the menu!!!!
I thought this Fresh cut die from Clarity would be great for making quick cards.
As it was in the sale in July, it was a great buy.
Quick posts this week as my two gorgeous granddaughters are here coming tonight with Lorien and Rick. I pick them up as I drop Johns son and his partner off at the airport, good timing or what!!!!
Well here is a couple of items I made last month.
The first one is a stick pin holder and will go in my Christmas Gift box for my Craft Club ladies, I always try to make their gifts.
I used a small Pringles box, of which I have lots so will make more of these.
These little envelopes are for a Junk Journal and they are made from some gorgeous Tissue Paper that was used to wrap some swaps in that I received, far too pretty to throw away so I stuck it to some 160gsm card, used my envelope punch board then I Modge Podged them
My little Challenge this week that I set my Craft Club ladies (and yourselves if you wish to play along)
is to show an Animal on your creations, a 4 legged one, NOT a bird or an insect.
One of my ladies, Denise, bought this Groovi plate from Clarity sale page and she kindly let me use it.
I love and think I shall have to borrow it again.
I coloured on the reverse with Polychromo Pencils and under the parchment is a sheet I made with a stencil.
Here are the gifts I gave out to my Craft Club ladies on Friday.
I made a little handbag to hold a 4 sided nail buffer/ file.
Onto last weeks challenge which was this sketch.
And the name drawn was Nancy.
One on my newer ladies, Helen (she made the felt mice afew weeks ago)
Borrowed some Groovie plates and tools this week and she made this lovely topper ready to mount onto a card base.
I think I may have another convert.
No craft club next week as the shop is closed and I have my grandkids here.