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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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Tuesday 31 March 2020

Afew Groovi

Good Morning All

How are you coping with social distancing?
I have just been to the shop and I wasn't sure if I would be able to post a parcel but I was.
I am sending a Groovi Starter kit to Hollie, I was saving it for her birthday in July but thought I would send it now to help keep her and Tess occupied while there is no school.
Lorien is doing work with them both for afew hours each morning.

Here is afew Groovi cards I had in my picture files and I am showing one I sent to my mum for Mothers day, not sure if I have shown it before, sorry if I have.

You dont have to do alot of work with Groovi to make a beautiful card like this one.

Also the great thing with Groovi is being able to personalise your card.

 This one, obviously , is more complicated with all the snipping.

Keep safe everyone.

Wendy L

Sunday 29 March 2020

Happy Sunday

Good Morning All

I hope you are all coping well with your lockdowns,
We are approaching our 3rd week now and it still feels very strange.
But it does make me feel very anxious when I go out, either with the dog or shopping.
The Policia Locale keep driving around and I worry that they will stop me while walking the dog, I dont know why as we are allowed to walk him.

Well, onto to this weeks challenge for my Craft club ladies and anyone else that would like to join in.
You are all welcome to play as I know afew of you will be crafting alot more while you cannot go out as much.

Now this is quite a difficult one I think.

My card using Johns Pansy die again.

and a close up showing the rectangles under the ribbon

To see what everyone comes up with, join me next Sunday.

Onto last weeks challenge.
The sketch

My card







Julie from my Groovi Workshop


Val C
Entered but I could not download her card
Sorry Val

Val J

Name drawn out was Julie, I will give a little prize out next time I see her

Wendy L

Saturday 28 March 2020

Men or Boy for Allsorts & Yummy for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

I have two DT posts on here as both coincided so -
It is my turn to choose the them for Allsorts Challenge this week.
Men or Boys Card

I pulled out an LOTV Topper as I often do for these cards.
I found this piece of card in my box that had the circle already cut out so I used it as the aperture to show the image.
I added Candi dots in the corners and around the aperture.

I added two charms to the sentiment - A heart and a fish tied with string.

Rare Earth A4 stamp set for the prize this time.
Image result for rare earth new york

This week Crafty Ribbons are having a showcase week of YUMMY Ribbon and there is a yummy prize on offer too so pop over to their Facebook page HERE
For my card I used some yummy chocolate ribbon and cake ribbon.
The cake ribbon is quite wide and has different cake on.
I just cut a piece and stuck on with red tape then stuck heart gems on to cover the edges.

Just click on the links above to be taken to their store.
Wendy L

Friday 27 March 2020

Groovi Heart

Good Morning All

Here is a card I made for St Valentines day.
I bought the plate from  my local craft shop and glittered the front.

I put afew cards in the craft shop to show the Groovi work and tempt people to join in the classes

Missing my Craft Club today, goodness knows when I will see all the ladies again, a good few months yet I think.
Stay safe.
Wendy L

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Die Challenge Day 62 - The End

Good Morning All

Well I never thought I would get here, the last day of my Dies Challenge.
It was meant to be Monday but I had bought two more of Johns dies when he showcased them on Hochanda.
I love any kind of Trellis and I adore Pansies so it was a no brainer for me.
I coloured the pansies with Mica Magics

Dies Used -
130.   JND 098 Mosaic
131.  JND121  Pansy

So that is the end.
131 die sets and 26 Embossing Folders
Wendy L

Monday 23 March 2020

Dies Challenge Day 61 & Altered Paperclips & Journal page 18

Good Morning All

I joined in a swap on a Facebook group which was to decorate paperclips in a shabby chic way.

Here are the first two.
I used a Spellbinders Frame die for this side.

Then for the reverse I used a Memory Box- I was going to get rid of these dies they they worked out well for doing these paperclips.

I used the Spellbinders Ribbon  Tag die for these which I have used before.
I decorated with ribbon flowers and bows that I have made and bits of seam binding and lace.

Dies Used  -----
127.   S/B Frame One 
128.  Box - Double Ticket - 98104


Onto my FINAL Journal page -
This is the inside front cover.
I made a pocket for one side with a die cut Ivy and I have this stamp 'This Book Belongs To' and  I some more  of Johns Ivy around it.

Dies Used  ---
129.   JND133 Ivy Plate Die

Thank you every one for all your lovely comments thoughout my die challenge.
It has been fun but quite alot of work organising  the pics and my blog.
This was meant to be the last post for my Dies Challenge but since starting it I have bought a couple more so on it goes.

Wendy L

Sunday 22 March 2020

Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

I,m back again with my 2nd post for Crafty Ribbons DT.
I must admit I forgot this, which is very unlike me, but I will blame the Corona Virus!!!!

The first one is a small piece of Groovi work and Ricrac braid
I have been using alot of my offcuts of card for the backing.

A sewing theme to this one and lots of ribbon for this theme available Here

They also sell a large selection of buttons Here

I made this card for the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge
I used seam binding available here

Wendy L

Dies Challenge Day 60 & Happy Sunday

Good Morning All
This is my card for the Sketch Challenge.
My craft club ladies wanted to carry on doing the challenge even though we are not meeting due to our lockdown here in Spain.
It also shows my FINAL Emboss Folder too,
An LOTV Topper cut with Pierced Oval die.
I embossed Silver Mirri card with the Tools folder, added abit of hessian.

Sketch to follow.

Emboss Folder Used ----
26.   Crafts Too - CTFD3030  - Tools 5x7

Last weeks challenge was Tic Tac To.

My cards using Pearl Square Ribbon






Val J

Nancy - Pink Circle Ribbon

Jen - Pearl Purple Blue

Claire - Lace pink pearl

And The name drawn was Jen

Happy Mothers Day to all you Mums.

Wendy L


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