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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, 28 August 2021

CAS for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is 

CAS

which I always find quite hard but then enjoy when I do it.

I  used a CE Emboss folder with Butterflies, added 3 of my homemade vellum butterflies and a stamped sentiment, simples!!! 



Chocolate Baroque Wisteria Lane stamp for winner


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Wendy L






Thursday, 26 August 2021

Reminder or River of Creativity

 Good Morning All

Here is my rerminder for the River of Creativity Challenge for the month of August is

One Earth

I made another card and very simply, added a tag saying.

You Are My World

I hand wrote it to make it more personal

I love this Groovi card, it's so pretty.


xxxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 22 August 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

This week my challenge for the Craft Club ladies is

A Card for a Child.

I pulled out a sheet of LOTV toppers and made two cards, very similar but one is for a design team project so will be posted at another time.

The toppers were perfectly matched to this Pirate ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

I think the paper is from LOTV too


This will run for 2 weeks as we are back in UK for a family funeral.

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Onto last weeks challenge which was 

Masculine card

My card


Val C

Claire

Dawn

Denise

2 from Eve


Sharon

Val J

The name drawn is Dawn so she will receive a little gift.

XXXXX
Wendy L









Saturday, 21 August 2021

Travel for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

Crafty Ribbons are having a Showcase Week and I am the last post so quickly pop over to their Facebook page and leave a comment on the original post to be in with a chance of winning a ribbon bundle.  The draw will be done at 3pm UK time today.

I made a TN - Travellers Notebook.

I used this wonderful Grosgrain ribbon with images of skylines / famous buildings on it.

I used it to make the closure or wrap around.



There is a notebook inside and 2 pockets


This would be great for taking on a holiday to write memories and notes and receipts etc.
This fold out on the side is made from an A5 envelope and cut one end open to make a pocket.


I think I may give this as a raffle prize at my Junk Journal class.u
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Here are afew pictures of the sun going down the other night when I was walking Rico.
It just looked so beautiful going down between the mountains.





Thanks for visiting
XXX
Wendy L


Thursday, 19 August 2021

Pretty Groovi card

 Good Morning All

Another Groovi card today as I have not been doing alot of Groovi work.

This is a printed image and I only coloured the flowers and mounted onto grid work which I live doing.

Looking forward to getting my new plates which are taking an absolute age to get here


XXXXX
Wendy L


Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Groovi Christmas card

 Good Morning All

Quick posts from me this week and maybe none over the next couple of weeks due to a death in the family and we are having to return to UK so booking flights and tests and trying to sort lots of stuff out.

I made this Groovi card afew weeks ago for my class.

I still need to add the sentiment but it was quite a quick one to make.


XXXX

Wendy L


Sunday, 15 August 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

This weeks challenge is simply

Make a Mans Card

Although we did not meet as the shop is shut, the ladies still wanted to do a challenge.

A simple Mans card  using a topper from Lily of the Valley and paper from them too.

Using these toppers is a very easy way to make a nice Man card.


xxxxx
Wendy L


Saturday, 14 August 2021

Allsorts & Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

Two design teams and one card today.

Allsorts Challenge is

Add Some Sparkle

 we are sponsored by Wowvow who are giving a 15gbp voucher

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Crafty Ribbons is

Anything Goes


So I made a 5x7 card,

Papers are Phill Martin, Groovi cut flowers with glitter added to the petals.

A ribbon bow with a glitter stone centre.

My ever faithful Seam Binding from Crafty Ribbons too.


Thanks for visiting
XXX
Wendy L



Thursday, 12 August 2021

New items in Etsy

 Good Morning All

I have added two items to my Etsy shop HERE

I wanted to make a Christmas Folio for someone to makes lists in and provide tags for their Christmas gifts so I made a test one first using some gorgeous Owl papers from JaneyBjournals

I have used these papers before to make a lovely Lapbook on a video here, this has now been sold.

Front

Back









As you can see there are lots of tags and extra journaling space and envelopes and tuck spots.

Now onto the Christmas one










I have flip through on You Tube



If you would like to purchase one of these pop over to my Etsy shop, link at top.
Thank you
XXXX
Wendy L




Tuesday, 10 August 2021

A gift

 Good Morning All

I have been making gifts to go with items in my Etsy shop and this is one of them.

It is a notebook made from torn papers.


The notepad part is held in with lace.
And there is a pocket on the inside to hold bits & bobs

There are some lovely items in my Etsy shop if you are looking for a nice gift for someone.
xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 8 August 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

I hope your weekend is going well.

Not a great deal of crafting going on here as it is so hot, August is the worst month for the heat but we choose to live here!!!


Here is my card for the challenge and the sketch is below.



I found these lovely filigree pen holders in a shop and they were a good price so I bought them and then set to, making a suitable box for them.  I hope the ladies liked them at my Craft Club.

Onto last weeks challenge which was to use more than 2 squares

My card

Dawn

Denise

Eve made 2


Val C

Claire

Maggie

Sharon

Val J

The name drawn this week was Sharon.
Thanks to all
The ladies want to carry on with the challenge even though we are not meeting for 2 weeks as the shop is shut.

xxxx
Wendy L






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