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Alicante, Spain
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, 16 October 2021

Autumn for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this time is hosted by  Brenda and her theme is

Anything Autumn

so I decided to make a little notebook for my  charity box.

I made the cover and decorated it with some pieces left over from another DT project


Inside the front cover I made a pocket.


And this is the back cover showing the twine from sewing the pages in.


The prize is a lovely stamp from Lavinia Stamps

And this from Tim Holtz




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Wendy L

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Thank you Groovi

 Good Morning All

Here is a quick Groovi card made with one of the monthly members plates.

I gave this to Liz & Paul at the craft shop for looking after Rico while we went away the other week to Altea.

I added some little butterflies and mounted onto mottled Lilac card stock.


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Wendy L


Tuesday, 12 October 2021

A Couple More Christmas Cards

 Good Morning All

This post published very quickly by mistake last week so if you saw it you are not going mad!!!

Still on my mission to use my Christmas Stash.

I have had these die cuts in the box since last year, the tree is Creative Expressions and the Sentiment on the 2nd one  is Johns (JND)



These are quick cards ready to go in the charity box at the shop.
xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 10 October 2021

AG for Crafty Ribbons & Happy Sunday Challenge

 Happy Sunday to you all.

Crafty Ribbons time for me again so I combine this with my challenge for Craft Club too.

I found these brads and wanted to use them so added a small piece of Seam binding to each one.

I used one of my Oxide inked background and a scrap of floral card and added 3 butterflies with the sentiment.

I added 3 pearls to each brad centre so they look abit like butterflies too.


I also added seam binding to the sentiment tag too.  Seam binding is so versatile and there is a massive colour choice in the Crafty Ribbons shop.  I love it and use is alot in my journals too.


The challenge last week was a sketch and there were only afew entries as some of my ladies are on holiday.

My card

Sketch

Dawn 1

Dawn 2

Denise

Eve 1

Eve 2

Dawn 3

And the name drawn was Eve

The gifts I gave out were Wine gums and some had last weeks M&M's

Now this weeks challenge is another sketch

My card


Keep well everyone.

xxxx
Wendy L








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Wendy L


Saturday, 9 October 2021

Embellish It for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Lolo and her theme 

Embellish It

I made a couple of Notebooks to go in the charity box at the local Craft shop.

I added lots of embellishment to the fronts of  both and  tied with Organza ribbon


The smaller one I made a bag for and that is embellished too.
I added a decorated paperclip to both too.


Our sponsor this week is Crafty Ribbons and the randomly chosen winner will win a ribbon bundle (have to pay postage)

Have fun
XXX
Wendy L



Thursday, 7 October 2021

Clearing out the Christmas stash

 Good Morning All

Here are three more Christmas cards I made afew weeks ago when I was on a mission to clear my old Christmas stash.

The bottom part of this background is made from the cover of the paper pad.

Ribbons from Crafty Ribbons


Parchment poinsettias on this one.  And Snowflake die from John at JND



Pleased with all these and that is some of my old stash used up but there is lots more to come!!!!

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Wendy L


Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Wildlife for River of Creativity

 Good Morning All

River of Creativity Challenge this month is

Wildlife

I used a stamp set that was a freebie in a magazine and is perfect for this.

I have afew backgrounds already inked on my desk using Oxides and I thought this pinky orange one was perfect for an African scene.


Hope you like it.

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Wendy L



Sunday, 3 October 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Hope you are all having a good weekend.

My challenge card this week is another sketch.

My card


Sketch


Here are the gifts I gave out at club on Friday, very much like Peanut M & M's mmmmm yummy


Last weeks sketch

My card

Dawn


Denise


Eve


The name drawn was Dawn.
See ya soon
XXX
Wendy L










Saturday, 2 October 2021

I Love...... for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is

I Love......

Well there are afew things I love in the Craft world  ---

Junk Journalling and Groovi being just 2 of them so I went with Groovi.

I used one of the Italian grid plates for the border and pale green parchment.

The focal point is one of Clarity's Poppet images and I just glittered the flowers and did a little bit of white embossing on her skirt.


Our sponsor is Helping Hands with a Voucher for the winner.
Helping Hands Craft is a UK retailer of craft and art supplies.  Established by keen amateur artist and mother of two, Emma, the website offers a range of over 2,000 arts and crafts products from modelling clay, pencils, pains, paper, easels...the works!  The website is constantly adding to its product lines, and recently was accepted as an official licensed retailer of Faber Castell products.

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Wendy L


Friday, 1 October 2021

Bingo for MAWTT

 Good Morning All

Over at Moving Along With The Times Challenge is is Caroles turn to choose a theme and she picked a Bingo chart.

I used Gems,  Patterned paper and Embossed paper as the parchment is embossed.


I made this gorgeous Groovi hearts a good while ago at one of my Groovi classes as we were glittering our work and I made  this to show how lovely it could be. 
 So I mounted it onto Gorgeous designer paper then onto Gold Mirri.
There was not much room for a sentiment tag so just added a Peeloff Congratulations to keep it general then it may be given as an Engagement or Wedding or Anniversary card.

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Wendy L




Tuesday, 28 September 2021

House Mouse

 Good Morning All

I have been getting on with my Christmas cards this last week as I want to get them all made and ready for posting in November.

Here are 3 I made using a pad from Joanna sheen a good few years ago. I am on a mission to use all my old Christmas stash.

The sentiments are from JND die set.

So cute

So cute




We are enjoying ourselves in Altea for afew days.
See you Friday.
xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 26 September 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge & River of Creativity Mid month share

 Good Morning All

River of Creativity Challenge share time so I am combining this with my Happy Sunday Challenge.

The theme is Fashion so I am making the challenge a sketch. (see below)



I gave these canvas bags out as the gifts this week and they were all very pleased with them too-

Now onto last weeks challenge which was Christmas

My card


Val C made 3



Dawn

Denise

Eve

Sharon

Val J

The name drawn out was Val C

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Wendy L









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