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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, 28 February 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My challenge this week is a Tic Tac To

My card


Chart to use 3 in a row - I used afew really - Pink Flower Heart - Square Flower Circle or Heart Ribbon Gem.


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Last week it was a nice easy one

Fairy

Simply to show a fairy on your card.

My card


Claire made two


Dawn

Denise

Eve made two


Sharon

Val C
Christine

The name drawn for this challenge is Christine.
Xxxxxx
Wendy L








Saturday, 27 February 2021

Feminine for Allsorts

 Good Morning All


The theme for Allsorts Challenge this week is

Feminine

chosen by Ellie.

I made this card for Mum on Mothers day.

It came about because when I am cutting parchment pieces with the Picot dies from Clarity, I have squares of parchment left over, as I always place the die in the middle of the parchment or paper so that it could be used as a mat or border.

So I used the Charles border grid plate and matted onto a piece of Designer paper from Clarity too.

I used one of my favourite plates for the circle centre on pale green parchment.

Added some punched parchment flowers in the corners.


I will add a tag for Mothers Day.
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 Tonic Pixie Dust header die for the prize

We also have a prize of this lovely stamp set from Chocolate Baroque who are on Hochanda on Friday 5th at 9am and 1pm UK time with some new releases.


Chocolate Baroque is a small independent art and craft company, based in the historic market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham in the North-East of England and is owned and run by Lesley Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from Sue's hand drawn originals, complemented by typography from Lesley.  The rubber stamps are made in house, by David, to our very exacting quality standards. And nothing gets past his eagle eye!

xxxx
Wendy L


Thursday, 25 February 2021

More clearing out

 Good Morning All

Another card today made from clearing out some of my digi stamped images.

This image is from Ruth at Passion for Stamps, not sure if she is still in business.

The emboss folder is Mosaic leaves from Creative Expression.

I think the digi would have been coloured with Promarkers, it has been in my topper box for a good while waiting to be used.

I added a metal filigree corner and ribbon for the sentiment tag.


Here is a card I made using one of the parchment sentiments backed onto card coloured with alcohol inks that I showed on Tuesday,

My latest video on You tube is for a DT  post for Minxy Studios UK.
This one is using her Tag bases, great to decorate or collage and can be used for cards too.
All links are on video.

xxx

Wendy L

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Paints and Oxides for backgrounds

 Good Morning All

I have been sorting my photo file out and this is an oldie that I dont think I have posted.

Playing around with  paints to make backgrounds.

Stamped with Archival ink, a Penny Black stamp.

Abit of fun playing with paints and Oxides


Afew papers I will use for journals or backgrounds, playing with Oxides.

Here are some playing with Alcohol inks


I used some of them for  backing parchment sentiments.
Alot cheaper than buying designer papers!!


Liz from my local Craft shop gave me a large Hearts Groovi plate for Christmas and here is a card I made for some lovely friends that recently got married.  
I should have added the names down the side but once started, I had to finish.

xxxx
Wendy L







Sunday, 21 February 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

A nice easy challenge this week for my Craft Club and yourselves if you want to take part.

Fairy

As easy as that, a card or tag or box, anything  with a Fairy on it.

Mine is a Poppet on parchment from Clarity and partly coloured with Polychromos.



Last weeks challenge was a sketch.


My card

Claire

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Val C

Sharon

Maggie

Christine

Eve No. 2

Name drawn was Christine, so she will receive a little gift whenever we can meet again.

xxxx
Wendy L






Saturday, 20 February 2021

AG for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and the theme is 

Anything Goes with Number as an option

So I made this card for  my Grandaughter Ariana,  who will be 4 this year so I took the number option too.

I found this digi I had already coloured in my topper box and I used offcuts of a sheet of card.

The spotty ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons (link in sidebar)

And I used up some of my Peeloffs of which there are many!!!


Sponsor is Wowvow

xxx
Wendy L




Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Showcase 2 colours for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons time for me again and we are having a showcase of using 2 colours.

I went with pink and blue as I wanted to show this beautiful ribbon available in store HERE

There are some lovely colours  and it has a lovely picot edge, not too thick, so ties into a lovely bow.

I made a frame with mine and found some parchment flowers to match the colours perfectly.


I love it and will deffo be buying some more.

xxxx

Wendy L

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

A Mix

 Good Morning All

A mixture to show you today.

On the weekends we very often get given freebies on Facebook within the groups we are in.  The first is from JaneyB Journals and Jane gave a couple of sheets of images and sets the challenge to show what we can make with them.

Here are the two sheets she gave out on Saturday, 2 A4 sheets.



And here is what I made.
First a triple flip tag for a Journal





Then  with the pieces left I made two Birthday cards.



Next, Gi Kerr from Happiness in Crafting gives a Friday Freebie every week and this week as her ink had gone in the printer so  the sheet was Black & White but still gorgeous.
I laminated it on one side and made a triple fold notebook folio for the charity box in the shop.

This is the inside showing two side pockets and I made little notebooks to go in those too.
I trimmed with lace and added decorated paperclips.
Then stuck some words on from one of Gi's kits.
I love it, infact I made two.




It is well worth being a member of the groups.

xxxxx
Wendy L


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