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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, 30 March 2021

AG for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons time again and I decided to make a couple of kiddies cards as I really dont make that many at all.

I chose this Grosgrain ribbon with number and Maths on but there is a massive selection HERE

and lots suitable for kids too.

I pulled two toppers from a sheet of LOTV Dragons.

The rainbow paper was a freebie in a magazine years ago



So pop  over to Crafty Ribbons Facebook page to see lots more inspiration

xxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 28 March 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

I hope you all remembered to alter your clocks in UK and some parts of Europe.


My Challenge this week for you and my Craft Club is

Square  -  Circle  -  Square

Must use all 3

I made a Groovi card using various plates, again, all matted onto Clarity Designer paper


Here is my Facebook page for more.
Hopefully we may be able to get back to Craft Club after Easter, we will just have to wait and see if figures go up as people will always break the rules and meet up for family dinners for Easter.
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Onto last weeks challenge which was a nice easy one
Use a Butterfly
My card

Claire made 3



Dawn

Val J

Maggie made 2


Eve, Love the inside of this one

Front

Eve no. 2

Denise

Sharon

Val C made 2


Christine

Name drawn  - Sharon
With special mention for Maggie, John loved her Giant butterfly card.
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Facebook is having a wobbly with me, it's saying I have been abusive and won't let me like or comment in some groups, so I am taking a break from some groups. 

XXXX
Wendy L














Saturday, 27 March 2021

Anything Goes for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is

AG with an option of  Mono

I stuck with Mono -  shades of Brown.

I embossed a piece of Kraft card with Paws folder from Creative Expressions and then inked it with Walnut Oxide ink pad to make the paws stand out.

The bone buttons are from Crafty Ribbons (link in sidebar)

I love this pad of Puppy images I bought last year and its great for Man cards too.


I made another card, very similar.
The black card is embossed but doesnt show on the pic.
Once again, the paw buttons are from Crafty Ribbons and I added a tiny offcut from the previous card of the embossed Paw prints.


Chocolate Baroque are sponsoring this challenge and these are the prizes, there are two as this is a two week challenge due to Easter.
Chocolate Baroque Floribunda Net and extra prize Tattered Lace Pure Rose

Chocolate Baroques next shows on Hochanda TV will be on Good Friday 2nd April


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 March 2021

Happy Birthday Tess

 Good Morning All

Another oddment from my Topper box today, still trying to get to the bottom of it.

It is decoupage and I added part of a doily and a cute silver spoon charm.

The background is stenciled.  Spotty ribbon from Crafty Ribbons (link in sidebar)


Today is this little cuties Birthday, she is 5 today.


I hope we will be facetiming tonight to see her open her pressie.
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The campo is getting yellow with all the wild flowers coming out in the sun, they all go to sleep at night.
Spring is here.


Have  a nice day.


xxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Showcase 'SPRING' for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons Showcase this month is SPRING.

This card will probably go to one of my Grandaughters.

I used a cute topper from a sheet from LOTV called Spring.

I used the cut off papers and card and made a band to wrap the ribbon round.

The ribbon, along with other cute animals is available HERE.

I added some Nuevo drops in the corner that Liz from our craft shop gave me for Christmas.


If you pop onto Facebook this week and leave a comment on the main post you may win a prize if your name is drawn out.

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I just wanted to show you this Groovi card I made in a Zoom workshop with Hazel Edwards.
It is a large card and all matted onto Indian Summer Designer paper from Clarity.
I love it but there is one mistake, hence the butterfly on the side.



xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 21 March 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 

Good Morning All

My challenge this week for my Craft Ladies is a nice easy one

Lets See A Butterfly

I used afew of my Groovi plates.  All matted onto Clarity designer paper with brads.


This card goes into my stash, not the charity box.
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Now onto last weeks challenge which was a sketch.

My card

Dawn

Denise 1 & 2


Val C 1 & 2

Sharon


Eve

Val J

Now onto a thoughtful moment, I found this, probably on Pinterest.

XXXX
Wendy L














Saturday, 20 March 2021

Spring Flowers for Allsorts

Good Morning All 

It is Allsorts Challenge time again and  Brenda has chosen the theme of

Spring  Flowers

Our sponsor is Pinksy and she sent us this lovely digi of a Vase of Daffodils to use.

She also provided the lovely backing paper too, they are called Wibbly stripe and come in lots of colours.

I used a Groovi border grid on peachy yellow coloured parchment and I coloured the image with Polychromos.




xxx
Wendy L




Thursday, 18 March 2021

Notebooks for Charity

 Good Morning All

I have made some more notebooks in Pockets to go in the box to raise funds for La Finca Castellana.

As we are back at slimming group yesterday, I filled another box with goodies - Notebooks, Bookmarks and Cards.

These were made with a freebie from Gi Kerr  - Happiness in Crafting

In the link above you will find all her Freebies in the Files section.


I made the pockets from a gardening book and decorated  with Snippets I had already made for Junk Journals.


I love making these and I found a notebook for 85cents in the China shop so  cut the pages to the size I needed and managed to get 5 from the one book.

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I have been making mini books to house my Stick Pins which I have for sale in my Etsy

My Etsy Shop - wendysworksES - https://www.etsy.com/shop/WendysworksES?ref=search_shop_redirect

 but if you would like some please

email me or message me on Messenger for price.


Here is a video too.

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I meant to share this with you on Tuesday with the Mothers day card.

My nephew in the UK started a business a while ago making and selling fudge and cookies.

I ordered some for my Mum both for Christmas and Mothers da

He sent me a pick of the ones he sent on Sunday and he also sent me some in the post and OMG, if you are a fudge lover you should try these, they are so creamy and yummy and a great range of flavours.



He posts round the UK so have a look on the linked website, you wont be sorry.

Also you get a 10% discount on your 1st order.

Andy & Sarahs.co.uk

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Wendy L

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Mothers Day

 Good Morning All

This is the Mothers Day card I made for Johns Mum.

I used the Groovi Henry Border grid plate, I did have a bit of trouble getting to grips with this one but managed it in the end.  The centre piece is the Groovi club monthly plate which I coloured with Polychromos.  All matted onto Clarity designer paper.

I do love using the border grid plates but the embossing is not good for my creaky thumb.


After afew restrictions were lifted in UK my Sister was finally able to visit my Mum 1 to 1.
Here is a pic of them both.  Mum is 96.



xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 14 March 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All


My Challenge this week  is another sketch and here is my card.

This topper I have had in my box for years, I think I was experimenting with cocktail sticks and pearls on the ends.  Infact I have a couple more with tiny knitting on for baby cards which I shall make up and show in another post.


Sketch


Last week was a sketch also.


My card

Claire

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Christine

The name drawn was Eve.

The Craft Club ladies are still enjoying this so I shall carry on with it until we can meet up again and see all the cards in person.

xxxxx
Wendy L


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