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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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Sunday, 31 January 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Happy Sunday to you all.

Here is my challenge, a sketch this week.


My card using lots of my old stash, I have had these toppers and embellishments for over 10 years!!!

Play along if you wish, all for fun and a little gift from me.
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Last weeks challenge was Bingo

My card - Vellum Sentiment Butterflies

Dawn - Blue Square Gems

Denise - Circle Sentiment Gems

Christine - Blue Square Pearls

Claire - Vellum Sentiment Butterflies

Eve - Pink Circle Ribbon

Name drawn was Christine.
xxxxx
Wendy L











Saturday, 30 January 2021

Four Legged Friends for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Mervi is hosting this weeks challenge for Allsorts and her theme is

Four Legged Friends.

I used a topper from my Cute Pups pad I bought last year  in a craft shop in Villa Martin.

I matted it onto Tan and Black card and then Tan card that I used Paw Prints EF from Creative Expressions.

And added these cute paw buttons from Crafty Ribbons.

I,m not sure if they are still available but there are loads more Novelty buttons in store HERE



Talking of Four legged friends, here is Rico on Christmas day enjoying his Christmas bone.


Prize on offer is Woodware Stamps


xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Groovi Flowers

 Good Morning All

I am still doing Groovi and trying to use all my spare pieces.

I made this frame a while ago and found a parchment topper of these gorgeous flowers which I think are Primulas.

The border is one of the Italian city grids, so pretty.


xxxx

Wendy L

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Raising Funds

 Good Morning All

La Finca Castellana Rescue centre is the Animal Rescue place where we got Rico from.

They are desperately short of funds as it is not easy to do fund raisers in these times.

So I thought I would put a box in the craft shop, selling bits and bobs that I have made, to try and help them.  I took it to the last meeting we were able to have for the slimming club and the ladies there generously donated / bought over 35 euros worth of goodies.

These are what I have been making.

I did not put prices on anything just asked for a donation.

Firstly, the box itself

Macaroon grosgrain ribbon from Crafty Ribbons


Bookmarks laminated and a tassle added

Then some little handmade notebooks with the help of Gi Kerr's freebies on Facebook.


I made paper bags from book pages and decorated them and put the notebooks inside.

Then fastened the bags with decorated paperclips.

More notebooks

And more bags.

I dont think too much will sell in the shop as it is very quiet during these Covid times but anything is better than nothing.
xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 24 January 2021

Happy Sunday & Challenge

 Good Morning All

The challenge this week is Bingo or Tic Tac To.

I used Pearl/Gems - Butterflies - Ribbon

or

Vellum  - Sentiment - Butterflies



So even though my Craft Club is not meeting I am still setting the ladies a challenge which you are quite welcome to join in too.
My Facebook page has details too.

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Last weeks challenge was a sketch
My card

The sketch

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Maggie 1

Claire

Maggie 2

Christine

Name drawn - Maggie

Thanks to all
xxx
Wendy L







Saturday, 23 January 2021

Beautiful Blooms for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by our lovely leader, Brenda.

Her theme is

Beautiful Blooms

I used this image from my stash and it is from a company called Right Said Fred but I,m not sure if they are still in business, I have had it a very long time and it was already coloured.

I made a scrappy background with torn card.  Stamped the sentiment with brown ink and added brown lace from Crafty Ribbons.

I stamped Mum on a piece of parchment and added pearls as I will send this to Johns Mum for Mothers Day.


The prize is from Rare Earth

Rare Earth A4 Illuminated Blooms stamp sheet
(the link goes to crafting.co.uk - although C&C own RE they said to direct the link there)

 

Thank you for joining me today

xxx

Wendy L

Friday, 22 January 2021

Pocket tags for Junk Journals

 Good Morning All

I was watching Gi Kerr on You Tube and she made some lovely tags with a side pocket which I thought were adorable.

Here is my take on them.

I used lots of Gi's words and ephemera.

For the tag tops I tore  some cotton sheet into strips.

Homemade tassles attached with bulb pins.

I stamped the little bird using the Walnut Oxide ink pad.



Mini envelopes made with my
We are Memory Keepers punch board.

These will all go into my stash ready for my next Journal or Folio.

xxx
Wendy L



Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Hearts for Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons are having a theme week of Hearts.

I die cut a heart aperture and added Grosgrain heart ribbon in rows underneath it.

I matted it all onto silver Mirri card and  punched the corners and added the heart shapes that fell out on the plain white card.

I kept it very CAS really.



Prize of
Just go to Facebook Crafty Ribbons page and leave a comment.




xxxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Triple tag and Glue bottle pins

 Good Morning All

Well it is looking more likely that we will have a lockdown in our region of Valencia, as the neighbouring one, Murcia, has locked down again.

I have been doing lots of crafting as I have no classes to go to.

There are numerous tutorials for these but I saw one from Tracie Fox and she used butterfly back for pierced earrings.

Anyway, I made afew and am very happy with them.

They are great for the fine tipped glue bottles.



Also from Tracie Fox is a positivitag Challenge on her facebook group.
She provides a couple of freebie sheets in the group and want Positive Tags.
I made a triple folding tag and used both sheets of paper.


I have also made a You Tube video if you would like to take and peep and if you  become a subbie that would be fab.

xxxx
Wendy L







Sunday, 17 January 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Even though my Craft Club has been put on hold due to the new restrictions from the virus, I am still doing a challenge for the ladies and you if you wish to enter a card.

Here is my card using a Humphrey topper from Crafters Companion.

The Centura card and mirri card is embossed .

Congratulations ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.


The topper came with a tiny tag which I have added in this pic.



This is the sketch to follow

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Last weeks challenge  sketch.

My card

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Sharon

Claire

And the name drawn out was Dawn so she will receive a little gift from me, goodness knows when but I will keep until we can all meet again.

xxxx
Wendy L








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