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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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Saturday, 31 July 2021

AG for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this time is hosted by Mervi and her theme is

Anything Goes with option of Roses

I made this lovely shaped card which folds flat for posting.

It came about because a friend of mine hosts a card class at the craft shop and she comes up with some amazing cards. She made this one and left it in the shop and one of my craft group liked it and asked me if I could make one and show them how to make it.

So off I trotted to You Tube and found a fab tutorial HERE

This is my version and I did use some papers that had Roses on too.

I'm really pleased with it and it is very easy too.




This is the 1st one I made to try out the design.


Sponsor is Chocolate Baroque

with this lovely stamp  for a randomly chosen winner.

Floribunda Net stamp



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 and David Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from 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!

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Wendy L

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Another Tag Recycled into a Card

 Good Morning All

This is the last of the tags I have repurposed into a card to go in the Charity box at the shop.

I used the Gingham ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and papers from Minxy Studio UK.


I have already shown this card on Crafty Ribbons page on Facebook as part of their Showcase week last week,  so some of you may have seen it there.
XXXXX
WEndy L


Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Recycling Birthday Cards

Good Morning All

Way back in May, I received some wonderful cards for my Birthday and alot were handmade.

So I have recycled them to go in the charity box at the Craft Shop, I checked with the ladies first. 


I think you will agree that there are some lovely  cards there which I cannot throw out so we may aswell get some good from them and raise some money for the dog rescue centre.

xxxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 25 July 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

I used a sketch for the challenge at Craft Club this week and this is my card.

The image was already coloured in my stash


Sketch to follow

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I gave out these gift boxes with a mini glue stick inside

I try to add a dangle charm most weeks then they can use on their own cards.



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Now onto last weeks challenge which was to use more than 2 circles.

My card

Val C made 2


Maggie joined in this week too.

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Val J

Sharon

And believe it or not, Eve's name was drawn!!

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Outside my door I have a coffee table and there is two little planters containing 3 very small cacti.
This one was in flower Friday morning.  A beautiful yellow colour.
First time it has flowered.

Thank you all for joining me and dont forget, you are all welcome to join in the challenge for a little prize.

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Wendy L













Friday, 23 July 2021

Black & White for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons are having a showcase week and it is

Black & White

I made two items for this, a card and a mini Notebook.

The card is 5x7 and I used papers from Minxy Studio UK, see link at end of post.

I added a homemade dangle charm to the sentiment tag.

I used 4 different widths of the gingham ribbon HERE





Go to Crafty ribbon page on Facebook and leave a comment  on the original post and you could win this




Minxy Studios UK

Minxys Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/Minxys.Studio.UK

Minxy Studio Etsy Shop - https://www.etsy.com/shop/MinxysStudioUK

Minxys Linktree - https://linktr.ee/minxysstudiouk



xxx

Wendy L

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

It's A Wrap

 Good Morning All


I bought the Groovi Wrap plates a good while ago and have hardly used them.

I didn't want to make an envelope or wrap though, so I made it into a card for my best friends Birthday.

I added lots of gems and pearls to the scalloped border.


This is inside when you open the flap


I mounted it onto pink card then onto a DL card blank.
xxxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 18 July 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My challenge this week for the Craft Club is

Use more than 2 CIRCLES

This is a Groovi card I have made and it has  4 circles if you look closely


I gave the ladies a triangular box with a tube of Polo mints in, tied up with organza ribbon and a dangle charm.


Last weeks challenge was a Tic Tac To


My card  Man Square Stripes

Dawn

Denise

Eve

Val C


Sharon


Maggie


Val J

Eve was the name drawn out this week.

See you soon
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Wendy L








Saturday, 17 July 2021

Feminine for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge is

Feminine

And it runs for 2 weeks.

I used one of Clarity's printed images and made a border with a Grid plate.

I love this card, it is so pretty.


Our sponsor is

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.

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Wendy L

Friday, 16 July 2021

AG for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons time again for me and it's 

Anything Goes

I used a topper from LOTV and lovely ribbon from the Summer Holiday range HERE

The spots on the paper matches perfectly with the ribbon , which has flip flops, sunglasses and bikinis on.  There are many designs in the shop.


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Wendy L


Thursday, 15 July 2021

Mid month reminder for River of Creativity

 Good Morning All

This is a reminder post for River of Creativity Challenge blog  where the theme for the month is

No hearts or mushy!!

So I made a very plain Groovi Parchment card which I coloured on the back with Polychromos.


Why not pop over to the challenge blog and have a go just for fun.
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Wendy L


Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Groovi Poppet

 Good Morning All

Back to Groovi today and this is one of Clarity's Poppets, pre-coloured.

I used a grid plate for the border and I think it looks wonderful.


A special card kept in my stash for friends and family.

xxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 11 July 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My challenge for the Craft Ladies this week was a Tic Tac To chart.



I used Man / Boy, Square and Stripes


I gave out these little pouches containing afew flavoured Tea Bags.




Last weeks challenge was a sketch and there were only afew ladies played along.

My card turned the sketch around



Dawn


Denise


Eve

Sharon

And it was Sharon's name drawn out,


XXXXXX
Wendy L




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