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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 January 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My challenge the Craft Club on Friday  was another sketch.

Here is my card and the sketch to follow, you are all welcome to join in if you wish, i do give out a little gift to whoevers name is drawn next Friday at Craft club.

This is an A6 size Christmas card using an LOTV topper and Centura pearl card embossed using Johns Snowflake EF.

I have no idea where the silver and white ribbon came from.

Sketch to follow

The gifts I gave out were these lovely envelope  bags I made from Amazon packaging with a tube of Mentos in each one.  I decorated each one with my Junk Journal stuff and gems left over  from Chrystal art.  I fastened by punching two holes and threading ribbon through.

Last weeks challenge was a choice of a sketch or a Baby card.






Val C

The name drawn was Eve so she received a little gift.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, we are going out for a Paella today Yum Yum.

Wendy L

Saturday 29 January 2022

AG with option use Stencil

 Good Morning All

Welcome to the Allsorts Challenge for with a theme  chosen by Brenda of

Anything Goes with an option of using a Stencil.

I am still playing with my Clarity Masks and loving them along with my Oxides.

I used the outer part of the mask to use as a stencil and inked through it with a contrasting colour, then stamped it randomly.   When I removed it I went around it with a fine tip pen.

I did get a couple of smudges, hence the gems left over from Crystal Art and I added alot more as I have loads left over.

Brenda is offering 

Two prizes, AALL and Create stencil  and Woodware stamp


Have fun.
I caught a show in Create & Craft the other day,  I dont watch much selling TV but like to watch John and Clarity.  -anyway Barbara was on C&C and as I was searching catchup I clicked on a show with Sandra Rushton doing zentangles.  So off i popped to You tube to catch up on some more of her work and here are a couple of tiles I have done.
I drew the heart free hand, hence a little mis shaped!!!
But still quite pleased with it.

This one is only part done but I think it will turn out nice.

They can become quite addictive.

Wendy L

Thursday 27 January 2022

Groovi Scraps

 Good Morning All

Most of the cards I make are square, so when I am using a sheet of parchment for Groovi, which are A4 size, I cut in half so I have two A5 sheets and I am left with a narrow strip after I have done my work.

Hence, I have alot of these bits left over so on this card I am trying to use some.  I have a plate with Butterflies and another with Bows, on so I use these to make embellishments and here is a Pink bow as the focal point.

I attached it to a smaller embossed square then onto  gridwork, all mounted onto Clarity designer paper then onto pink card.

I have not azdded a sentiment yet as I am not sure who it will be sent to.

Tuesday 25 January 2022

Two Clarity die cards

 Good Morning All

Here are a couple of cards I made last week using I die I have had for quite  while that I bought from Clarity.

I used the same backing paper but different colour cardstock.  Quite quick to make once decided what card to use.

I think I prefer the black one.
I,m quite enjoying my card making again.
Do you find you have spells on different crafts?
I am still crocheting lots of hats and cowls for the homeless and baby hats too.
I have found a  lady that  know other ladies that help charities that need these items so she takes them all from me which is great.

Wendy L

Sunday 23 January 2022

Happy Sunday Chalenge

 Good Morning All

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

For the craft club challenge I went with a sketch and a choice of Baby card this week.

This image and sentiment are some of the very first things I bought when I started making cards all those years ago!!!

The gifts I gave out were Blue Riband choccy bars.

Last weeks sketch challenge

My card

Denise no.1

Val J

Claire no. 1

Claire no. 2


Denise no.2


Val C

The name drawn out was Denise.

Wendy L

Saturday 22 January 2022

For A Child for Allsorts

 Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is 

For A Child

And as we are sponsored by Ruth Hamilton Designs, I used one of her digis called Bunny in  Basket.

I decided to make Tess's birthday card ready for March.

I coloured the image with my Polychromo pencils then cut with CE Circles.

 Matted onto Kraft card embossed with CE Mosaic Leaves.

I added the sparkle ribbon from Crafty Ribbons as Tess loves Sparkle, then added  narrow gingham ribbon to the sentiment tag and a heart charm.

Brenda is giving these as a prize too
A set of three Wizard of Oz stamps. 

A Tinman Stamp

Also Ruth Hamilton Designs giving Digis too

Pop over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful creations by the design team.


Wendy L

Friday 21 January 2022

Accordion books for a Junk Journal

 Good Morning All

These Accordion Books are what we made at Junk Journal Class last week.

There is plenty of journal space and you can decorate to your hearts content.

I just think they are so  pretty.

I do still love my Junk Journal making but now I give them away instead of selling.  I make them more into Notebooks then people might understand them abit more.
 In some cases I ask for postage but alot of the time I send to Postpals or friends.

Wendy L

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Frosty Colours for Crafty Ribbons

 Good Morning All

Here is my 1st card to showcase Crafty Ribbons massive selection of ribbons in Frosty Colours.

On this one I used narrow Grosgrain ribbon in blue on top of white satin ribbon with a gold edge that is wider at 1.5cm.

I was trying out a new Groovi plate too, cut it to an oval shape and added afew butterflies.

Here is my 2nd card featuring narrow Gingham ribbon and very narrow satin with gold edge.
I embossed pearlised card with a Snowfllake folder of Johns and added a LOTV topper

Wendy L

Sunday 16 January 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My Challenge for the Craft Ladies on Friday was a sketch and here is my card.

I made this one when I had my spell of making Man cards using LOTV toppers.

I think this is my last piece of hessian which I have had for years and love it, great for Man cards.

Again, I am using some gems left over from Crystal art, I have loads so I shall be using them on lots of things.

The paper is from an LOTV pad too.

This is the sketch to follow.

Here are the gifts I gave out,  Notebooks which I made covers for.

Now last weeks challenge was a Tic Tac To

I went with Emboss,  ribbon and Blue

Claire - Square Pink Butterfly

Dawn -  Pink, Embossed, Gems

Denise - Pink Square Butterfly

Eve -  Blue Embossed Ribbon

Maggie - Pink Square Butterfly

Val J - Pink Square Butterfly

Maggie, No. 2


Name Drawn was Dawn again

Wendy L


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