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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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Wednesday, 28 April 2021

AG for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

I made this card for my Crafty Ribbons post using their a very small piece of their Sentiment ribbon. HERE

Simply attached it to a can tab with a pearl flower.

I used shades of pink card, some embossed with CE Butterflies folder and the image is from a company called Nicecrane, I have done a search for them but dont think they are in business anymore as I have had this for a very long time.



Crafty Ribbons Facebook Page HERE

I have been busy making a lovely Christmas project this week using more Sentiment ribbon from Crafty Ribbons so watch this space!!!
xxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 25 April 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

This is the challenge I set my Craft Club ladies on Friday and I also post it on my Facebook page HERE.

Anyway one can join in, just email a pic or join my Facebook group and comment.

I used Pink Blue and Square


The chart to use 3 in a row.


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Onto last weeks which was a sketch
My card


Val C

Christine

Claire made 3



Dawn

Denise

Eve

Val J

And the name drawn was Claire so she will receive a little gift next week.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, we are having a roast lamb dinner later.


xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Wendy L









Saturday, 24 April 2021

Rainbow Colours for Allsorts

 Good Morning All


The challenge over at Allsorts this week is chosen by Kath and it is

Use 3 Colours from the Rainbow.

Now if you dont know the exact colours here they are

 Colours of the rainbow are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.

I made two Groovi cards and the first one uses Orange Yellow and Green.

The topper is parchment too.

This is a large card for me, 8x8, so I will be giving it to someone here in Spain.

I am trying to use my pieces of parchment that I have cut the middles from.







Look closely at the pic above.

I know its there others probably wouldn't see it.



I made a mistake on this one when I was piercing so
 I stuck a large butterfly on, I was lucky to have one in suitable colours.






My next card I have already shown on Facebook on the Groovi Worldwide page but here it is for you all to see.

 I chose Blue Indigo and Violet.

I coloured the parchment myself with crayons and oil to blend them.

It is all very subtle as the colours blend together through very pale blue, lilac and then darker shades.

I used a Groovi grid plate for the border and the centre oval is from December 2020 Monthly plate


I did some picot snipping in the centre of the largest hearts.


I sent this to the craft shop to see if it would sell for Valentines (that was when I made it, back in Feb)

We have a new Sponsor this week called Pearlywinks and they are giving a 15gbp voucher to spend in their store.
Pearlywinks craft supplies is a family run business based in Manchester, the business was established in 2018 by Simon and Donna who have been avid crafters for at least 20 years following on in family footsteps. The business has grown from less than 10 ink sprays to over 100 different ink products, Texture Paste, Stamps, Stencils and a selection of mediums. All of our inky products are made in house and we try to have our products made by other UK based companies. We have been featuring on the craft channel Hochanda on a monthly basis since the company began.

xxx

Wendy L



Thursday, 22 April 2021

Groovi Heart

 Good Morning All

I had my first Groovi class yesterday, again limited numbers but that is fine, it is nice to get back some sort of normality.  There will be end of State of Emergency on 9th May but each regions leaders can still enforce  rules so we will have to wait and see what is announced.  The figures for Valencia are very very love, some of the best in Spain.

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I did this card a while ago.  I really enjoy snipping, more so than embossing my Groovi work.

It is done with Lavender coloured parchment so I needed my Lightwave to see through to work it.

Again, backed onto Clarity Designer paper.

I added little heart gems to match the heart design.


xxxxxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Showcase week for Crafty Ribbons - Animals

 Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons showcase week is Animals, Great or Small.

I used the remainder of my Bunny Grosgrain ribbon to cover a small Pringles tub.

I added brown  cotton lace at the top.


I used a piece of my alcohol dyed card to cover the lid and added a tab with the ribbon too.


I will be using this for a gift, maybe add some sweeties.
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These gorgeous  daisy type flowers are out again during the day when the sun shines. 
I love how they go from white to yellow.
 At night the petals all fold down.




XXXXX
Wendy L


Sunday, 18 April 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Yey, we were back at Craft Club on Friday, only 6 allowed but that's good.

I sorted out a rota for the ladies and it worked out ok.

Groovi classes start on Wednesday too and those ladies are happy about it too.

Onto my challenge for the ladies, it is a sketch.

Here is my card.

I used an offcut of parchment to make the panel and backed it onto a piece of alcohol dyed card, and used some others scraps for the other side.

I used the multi Heart Groovi plate that Liz from the craft shop gave me for Christmas, love this plate.


Sketch to follow



So being back at Craft I brought out the little boxes that I make too with a gift for each person.
These are little triangle boxes with a truffle inside.

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Now onto last weeks challenge which was
Male card
I showed 3 last week but here is one of them.

Val C made 3



Christine

Claire

Dawn

Denise

Eve made 2 (while she was watching Paul Church on TV!!!!)


Sharon

Maggie made 2


The name drawn was Sharon so she will receive a little gift.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
XXXX
Wendy L








Saturday, 17 April 2021

AG with Ribbon option for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and the theme is 

Anything Goes with an option of using Ribbon too

Again, I am using an image from my stash, an old one and I dont know where from.

Possibly Kenny K

I used to write the name on the back but I stuck this one down before taking note!!!

I am trying to increase my stock of childrens cards, so this can go in the box.



The super grosgrain ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and they are our sponsor for this challenge, so you could win a voucher for their shop if you hop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog and add a card.

They have a large selection of children's ribbon HERE

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I often use ribbon in my junk journals, especially for the closures.

If you are interested in a wonderful gift for a friend, Daughter, DIL, have a look in my Etsy shop

I have some lovely journals and also handmade embellishments for your cards too.

If interested message me and I will post direct(cheaper) instead of certified.

TIA



xxxx

Wendy L

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Charles Groovi Plate

 Good Morning All

Another Groovi Card today and this is using the Charles Border Grid Plate and this is one of the easier ones I think.

Again, it is a large 8x8 scalloped card blank and I do keep these cards for people here, usually my Craft Club ladies.

I made the border from the piece of parchment left over after diecutting the centre out for another  piece of Groovi work.  I cover the centre cut out with Clarity designer paper then make another piece of Groovi work to go on top.This time the butterfly does NOT  hide a mistake it is there purely for decoration!!


I had my 1st vaccination on Tuesday, the Astrazenica  one, and I felt fine after it.  They say the 2nd one can be anything between 2 and 10 weeks.

xxxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Tags with side Pockets

Good Morning All

I have some tags to show you today.

I got my inspiration from Gi Kerr on You Tube .





I really enjoy making these as it is like a secret pocket and a surprise when you open and see what's inside.
I have linked Gi's channel above, she has some great tutorials.
xxxx

Wendy L


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