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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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Saturday, 31 October 2020

Kids or Teens for Allsorts

 Good Morning All


Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Ellie and a theme of

Kids or Teens

I made this card a while ago for one of my Grandaughters. 

A sweet Penny Black image,  Fairy Stardust - coloured with Polychromos.

I cut with CE Pierced Squares and inked the edges.

Backed onto pieces of scrap on my desk.

I added a sweet fairy charm with organza ribbon




Our prize this week comes from Craft Stash. 


Craft Stash is the fastest growing online craft store that specialises in papercraft for card making, journaling, mixed media and much more! We have over 10,000 products to choose from and we’re constantly adding new brands and new products from around the globe.


Woodware Reindeer Stamp for prize this week



xxxx
Wendy L



Thursday, 29 October 2020

A Couple of Quick Birthday Cards

 Good Morning All

I made  these two cards from a freebie given on Facebook by Gi Kerr (Happiness in Crafting)

She gives a freebie every Friday on her Facebook page and they are gorgeous.

All I had to do was add afew embellishments and the doily, sentiment and pearls.


Thanks for looking

xxx

Wendy L

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Tags & More Tags

 Good Morning All


I have been making tags for Journals.

These were a freebie from somewhere and they came with the pocket.


I showed these giant double tags the other day but I needed to make pockets for them.
I came across a You Tube tutorial by Pink Monach Prints and it fitted the bill perfectly.
It has multi pockets so numerous tags and ephemera can be fitted in.





I have made a You Tube video that shows them off better.



Thanks for visiting

xxxx
Wendy L



Sunday, 25 October 2020

Happy Sunday & Challenge

Good Morning All

The challenge for the ladies this week is what I posted on Thursday for Crafty Ribbons DT HERE 

Spooky or Orange/Black

To be honest I have not had time to do a sketch as John and I have been backwards and forwards to hospital for various appointments.


I made these,  also for a Paperclip swap on Facebook and the theme was either Halloween or Nature..

I went with Nature as I dont do Halloween.

I used black lace from Crafty Ribbons and the pics are from a flower book.

I attached a dangle charm to the ribbon and lace.


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The gifts I gave out this week were Viscount mint biscuits and I put them in these lovely triangle sleeve boxes, added ribbon and a dangle



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Last weeks challenge was
Bake a Cake


My card

And a little notebook with Cake ribbon


Dawn

Denise

Eve

Nancy 2


Sharon

Maggie  x 2


Val C

Name drawn was Val C

Thanks to all

xxxx
Wendy L









Saturday, 24 October 2020

Celebrations for Allsorts

Good Morning All


Allsorts Challenge time again and this week Kath has chosen a theme of

Celebrations

I did another Qheen Groovi grid and added Groovi flowers and made it into a Anniversary card. 

I clipped the corners of the Clarity Designer paper with a We Are Memory Keepers punch that one of my Craft Ladies gave me


I,m getting back into my Groovi work, thank goodness, easy work while watching TV.

Prize on offer is this lovely Tonic Die



xxxxx

Wendy L

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Halloween or Orange / Black for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All


It is my turn to post for Crafty Ribbons today and the theme this week is

Halloween or Orange / Black

I dont really do Halloween so I went with the colours.

Crafty Ribbons do some gorgeous laces so I pulled some black and made these lovely paperclips which I will use in a Junk Journal or a swap.I also used some of the lace, together with a dangle charm, on the end of the clip to hang out at the side of the page.

The image is from a Pressed Flower book I have been cutting up for my Junk Journals


We have a great prize on offer, just leave a comment when you  go to the 
facebook link above.



xxxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Tidy up & Tags

 Good Morning All

If you follow me on Facebook you will know we have been having a move around downstairs.

The 3 seater sofa John used had gone kerput so we  threw it out and he got the 2 seater one the dog used (I know, he is spoiled, the dog not John)

So we moved the smaller one from my craft room so the dog had his own sofa again!!!!

So here he is all settled and comfy.


This is my craft room now, desk moved to where the sofa was.

This is the other end of the room before I had a good sort out.  It is now all tidy, windows cleaned, curtains washed and everything in its own place.
Now I just have to keep it tidy!!!!

Nice an tidy



OK, onto my make for today which are giant tags for a Junk Journal.
I'm not sure if I shall use the 1st one in my current journal as it has a Botanical theme, but the next 2 I definitely  will.



They are double tags and I used a full A4 sheet of card so they are quite large.

I am making all my tags and pockets for  the journal before I actually start sewing it together.
I uploaded a video on Sunday to You tube showing a lovely double pocket.

xxxx
Wendy L




Sunday, 18 October 2020

Happy Sunday and Challenge

 Good Morning All


The challenge this week for the Craft Club is

Bake a Cake

And I published my card yesterday for Allsorts Challenge but here it is again


I gave out a little box of sweets to ,y Craft Club ladies  this week and I also added a dangle charm too.



Last times challenge was a sketch


My card using s Sherrie West digi


Dawn

Denise

Eve

Nancy

Sharon

Maggie

The name drawn was Dawn, so thanks to all the ladies.

xxxx
Wendy L






Saturday, 17 October 2020

Emboss for Crafty Friends

 Good Morning Again

Crafty Friends Challenge this time and the theme is 

Emboss Wet or Dry

This card is an image from Sponsor Digi Doodles


I made another card for my one of my Grandaughters.

Once again, a topper from LOTV

The emboss folder is Creative Expression and the sentiment ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.



xxxxx
Wendy L


Birthday or Cupcake for Allsorts

 Good Morning All


Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by ME and I want to see either

Birthday Cake or Cupcakes.

I found this wonderful ribbon in my stash and I really dont know whose shop it came from.

I just thought it was perfect for what I wanted.

I made a little note book and some paper from Happiness in Crafting and I used the ribbon to hide Gi's name.


Isn't the ribbon wonderful, I have never seen one like it before, it is quite silky.

Inside the front cover I added some chocolate Grosgrain from Crafty ribbons to make a pocket to hold three tags made from leftovers on my desk.



The pages are coffee dyed and notebook papers cut to size which is roughly 6x4 inch.




We have a new sponsor, Pinksy

 Maker of digital images and cutting files for card making and craft projects.

I made a card using her cupcake image and the paper is from her too, on special offer.

I used the last piece of the gorgeous ribbon too, 


.                                                                              xxxx

Wendy  L

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