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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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Sunday, 30 May 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My challenge for the craft ladies this week was to make something from a piece of paper I gave them, so really it is Anything Goes, for those that want to enter and were not at club.

My card


This was the paper I gave them, which I have had for years, it will be interesting to see what they come up with.

Last weeks challenge was to use Buttons and I had some wonderful makes-

My card

Claire made 4   !!!


Dawn

Denise

Eve made a dragonfly!!

Val J made 2


Christine

Val C

And the name drawn was Claire so she received a little gift.

XXXX
Wendy L






Saturday, 29 May 2021

Celebration for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time and out theme is

Celebration (NOT Birthday)

I made a Groovi card for Anniversary using a plate a good friend  lent to me.

I snipped out some areas and backed onto Clarity Designer paper.


Our Sponsor is Chocolate Baroque giving this lovely set of stencils.

 Chocolate Baroque Ophelia and three mini stencils.

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From the comments left on my Allsorts post last week, of which there were 22, 

Random Org chose number 11


No. 11 is Jackie Trinder, so please get in touch with your mail address and I can post the journal to you this week.
Thank you all.


XXXX

Wendy L

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

AG for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons time again and it is an easy one

Anything Goes

I made a large 8x8 card as I am using a piece of Designer card from Clarity which I cut the middle from, so used it as a mat.

I used one of the Grid Italy plates and the topper is from Clarity too, one of their Poppets.

I added a lovely piece of  French Cotton Lace along the side and , as usual, tied my sentiment tag on with ribbon, this time it is seam binding.  There is a massive range of colours and at great prices too.



I,m showing this card but it has been seen on Facebook.
I made it back in Feb at a Zoom workshop with Tina Cox, so it has been shown on the Groovi worldwide page.
I used the same seam binding for the sentiment tag.
There is always a colour to suit and if not you can use your inks to colour a white or cream one.



xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 23 May 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My challenge for my Craft Club ladies and yourselves if you wish to join in, was to use lots of Buttons.

I gave them each a bag of buttons, mixed sizes but all the same colour tones.

I have made afew cards like this, especially for St. Valentines day back in Feb, infact, that is when I made this card, getting it ready for the challenge, but as we were not able to meet, I have had to save it until now.


The gifts I gave out were a mix of the pens I showed last week and some sweets 
like chocolate M & M's

Last weeks challenge was a sketch

My card

Claire

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Val J

Val C

Christine

And the name drawn was Eve, 
XXXXX
Wendy L













Saturday, 22 May 2021

Bright Sunny Colours for Allsorts 12th Birthday

 Good Morning All


Allsorts 12th Birthday to day and we want to brighten things up with

Bright Sunny Colours

I used an image and papers from one of our past Sponsors, Pinksy Doodles.


I had to make another one.  I just love this pretty club plate from Clarity and the sentiment matched perfectly for our theme



There are lots of wonderful prizes including these


We are also fortunate to have a lovely group of sponsors to whom we are most grateful, this week prizes which  come from the following craft stores: Craft Stash, Chloes CardsTattered LaceCrafting.co.ukSizzix and Bee Crafty.

Go to Allsorts Blog tocheck them out.

Some of the DT are giving prizes on their personal blogs, so well worth visiting.
I shall be giving a Handmade Notebook.





Here is a video showing the inside and embellishments in the notebook



I shall pick a winner from the comments  next Friday and post name on Allsorts post on Saturday, so be sure to check back.

xxxxx
Wendy L


Thursday, 20 May 2021

Not Keen

 Good Morning All

Do you ever make cards , look at them, then realise you are not that keen on them??

Well  this is these two.

Not sure why but that's the way it is.  They will go in the charity box to raise money for the dog rescue shelter.



We decided to have afew days away last week and we went 15km down the road, Dont laugh.
It was good to get away and explore a town we live so close to yet never go very much.
I dont like driving to Torrevieja as the streets are very narrow and lots of one way, which is very typically Spanish old towns.
At least now I know my way around abit more and we enjoyed it.
Here are afew pics.





There are lots of little beaches and they  look very safe for little ones to play in the sea.
Normally at this time of year you would never find a parking space but at present it is lovely.  Nice to walk around, not too crowded and not too hot although temps did reach 37 on Sunday but it felt nice and fresh with the sea breeze.

XXXX
Wendy L


Tuesday, 18 May 2021

For The Boys for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All


Crafty Ribbons are having a Showcase Week

For The Boys

I made a card for Noah, my Grandson.

My trusted LOTV toppers again, perfect for Boys cards, matted and layered onto blue and black card.


The Pirate ribbon from Pirate range - 
Word Ribbon from Pirate range - Aye Aye Blue
Anchor ribbon from Nautical range - Anchor Stripe

xxxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 16 May 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All



We have had afew relaxations in our rules re: covid.

Now 10 people can meet but Liz at Craft Shop, would prefer keeping it to 8 at present in the shop so I had afew more at Club on Friday.

The challenge I set them was another sketch and one I have used before.

This is my card using a die cut from Creative Expressions for the sentiment.

I added a large parchment flower and and dangle charm on the ribbon.

All matted onto embossed Leaf Mosaic card .



Some of the ladies got a pen and other got chocolate as their gifts.



Onto last weeks challenge which was to use 2 or more butterflies, so a nice easy one.
My card

Eve

Dawn

Denise

Claire

Christine

Maggie

Val C


Name drawn was Eve.

Xxxxx
Wendy L

 














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