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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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Tuesday, 28 September 2021

House Mouse

 Good Morning All

I have been getting on with my Christmas cards this last week as I want to get them all made and ready for posting in November.

Here are 3 I made using a pad from Joanna sheen a good few years ago. I am on a mission to use all my old Christmas stash.

The sentiments are from JND die set.

So cute

So cute




We are enjoying ourselves in Altea for afew days.
See you Friday.
xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 26 September 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge & River of Creativity Mid month share

 Good Morning All

River of Creativity Challenge share time so I am combining this with my Happy Sunday Challenge.

The theme is Fashion so I am making the challenge a sketch. (see below)



I gave these canvas bags out as the gifts this week and they were all very pleased with them too-

Now onto last weeks challenge which was Christmas

My card


Val C made 3



Dawn

Denise

Eve

Sharon

Val J

The name drawn out was Val C

XXXX
Wendy L









Saturday, 25 September 2021

AG with Nature Option for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge theme this week is chosen by Ellie and it is

Anything Goes with an option of Nature

I made two notebooks to give to family members and they both have a theme of nature running through them.


This is the first one and this is the front cover.
A lovely pastel shade paper and I added a strip of material for strength on the spine.

I added a double page with pockets and put a Journal card in each one.


This is the second one, very similar.



And both have a pocket on the inside of the back cover.

Very happy with those and I hope the girls I gave them to did too.

Our sponsor is Chocolate Baroque
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!


xxxxxx
Wendy L


Thursday, 23 September 2021

3 Different Ribbons for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

It is coming to the end of Crafty Ribbons Showcase week so here is my card to show 3 different ribbons.

I used one one of the Oxide backgrounds I have made and embossed using the CE butterfly folder.

I used the Strawberry Grosgrain ribbon available in many colours HERE

And the gorgeous lace HERE, again in many designs and colours.

I also added a tiny bit of organza on the sentiment tag.


Enjoy

XXX

Wendy L

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Crochet Shrug

 Good Morning All

I dont have a card to show today as all the ones I made at the weekend are for DT work or my Sketch challenge so I bring to you instead a shrug I have Crocheted.

I follow a lady on You Tube, Hey Carrie and here is  her video for this shrug.

I did add the sleeves, making them longer.

I found some lovely soft wool, it is abit like cotton.

Anyway I have decided to give it to Lorien when I go over in November as she really likes it.


XXXX
Wendy L


Sunday, 19 September 2021

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning  all. 

A nice easy challenge this week for the ladies as I didnt have time to do a sketch so the theme is

Christmas

This is one I made at my Groovi class last week.  An easy plate to use and I added afew gems.


A quote I saw this week


The gifts I gave out on Friday

And now onto last weeks challenge which was Checks or Ginghams

My card

Dawn

Denise

4 from Eve




Liz

Sharon

Val J

Name drawn was Sharon

xxxx
Wendy L






Saturday, 18 September 2021

Any Creature for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and our Team Leader, Brenda is hosting this one.

Any Animal or Creature

I delved into my topper box and found this gorgeous one from Lily of the Valley.

I used a 5x7 card blank and Kraft card for the mats. 

I cut out with CE Pierced Ovals die


We have a 15gbp voucher from Stamp Addicts for a randomly chosen winner.
Stamp Addicts is a family run business based in Bedfordshire and have been in business since 1992. We have watched the popularity of rubber stamping and all papercrafts steadily increase over time and now manufacture our own branded rubber stamps which frequently feature on Hochanda TV as well as craft shows across the UK.

xxxxx
Wendy L


Thursday, 16 September 2021

Penny Black Christmas

Good Morning All


My card today is a Penny Black.  I think it was some cards I bought on Ebay a very long time ago. 

I coloured with Polychromos and stencilled to look like snow.

All mounted onto Christmas paper and gold Mirri.


I have been making some cards for my crafty Friend Val, to help her out.  Very difficult in 30 degree heat!!!!! Phewwww.

xxxxx
Wendy L


Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Groovi Christmas

 Good Morning All

I have a Groovi class at the shop this afternoon and I thought we would do Christmas.

Here is a quick card I made for them and I had to borrow the plate from my Craft mate Sharon. I thought I had this one but I only have the heart shape.  They look so effective with some gems and glitter added.

I mounted it onto dotty paper which I though looked like snow and added a peeloff for the sentiment.

My next ones I will emboss the sentiment as I do have some Christmas ones on a plate somewhere


I shall be making more like this for my crafty friends.

xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 12 September 2021

AG for Crafty Ribbons & Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

I used this card for both Crafty Ribbons Design Team and for my Craft Club challenge.

The theme is Anything Goes for Crafty Ribbons

I made the theme for the craft club challenge

Use Gingham or Checks


This ribbon is so perfect for the LOTV topper and is  available HERE
The ribbon is a perfect match for this LOTV topper isn't it?

I gave these gifts out today.
I have been able to stock up while in UK last week!!!!!


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Onto last weeks challenge which was to use Pink & Blue.

My card

Val C  no, 1

Val J

Val C No. 2

Sharon

Eve No, 1

Eve No. 2

Eve No, 3

Denise

Dawn

Claire a blue  one

And a Pink one

The name drawn was Eve but as she had won so many weeks she asked that t be drawn again and it was
Denise.

xxxx
Wendy L







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