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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, 22 January 2023

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

The Challenge this week is an interesting one

Recycle or Re-use or Re-purpose.

I made these Notebooks back in December for a You Tube Video.

They are made from an envelope I get each month with my Groovi Club plate in.  It's roughly  9 x 6 inch and I fold in half, cover with pretty papers and add pages.

These are the first two I made then my filming went wrong!!.


This is the third one I made and is featured in the video.


Inside front cover

Inside back cover




I also re-used a card from Johns Birthday last year.
I do this with most cards, especially hand made ones.

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The gifts I left for Eve for Craft Club......

Emery boards which we all need in our handbag and I thought these were rather pretty in rainbow colours.  I made a sleeve for them too and decorated with images form Happiness in Crafting on Etsy.


My Facebook Group if you want to add to challenge.

xxxxx

Wendy L

Sunday, 15 January 2023

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My next few posts are all scheduled as we are away for the rest of January.

  I have left everything with Eve for Craft club on each Friday and this is the first challenge card.  All the challenges will run along side each other and winners will be chosen on my return.

So my Sunday posts are all scheduled with a new challenge in each one.  So this week is a sketch.

The papers are from an LOTV pad and the image is a digi from Kristie Art Designs on Etsy


This is the sketch to  follow. (Excuse the rough drawing)

 These are the Gifts which are A mix of sweets.


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xxxx
Wendy L



Wednesday, 11 January 2023

Kraft

 Good Morning All

There will be a shortage of post over the next few weeks as we are off on our jollies tomorrow with little internet access.

I have scheduled my Sunday challenges  for the Craft Club ladies.

I made this card afew weeks ago for the MAWTT challenge and didn't post it, it is made with a Kraft card blank I bought while I was in the UK in December and their challenge is to use Kraft card this month.

I was playing with my Heat Emboss powders and this is a sentiment I stamped.  I just matted it onto dulled Mirri card and added a die cut that was on my desk.


Thanks for visiting.
XXXX
Wendy L


Sunday, 8 January 2023

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

Even though my Craft Club is not meeting this week, the ladies do still like to do a challenge card.

So I did a sketch for them and this is my card.

I made the background by spraying with Prism sprays I had  bought at my local craft shop.  I used black and yellow.

Then I heat embossed the sentiment onto black card and matted onto a piece of hessian. Then added a small piece of Washi tape at the bottom and some gems in the top corner.


Sketch to follow a nice easy one

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Last times challenge was a Bingo or Tic Tac To.

My card -  OVAL, SQUARE CIRCLE

Chart

Dawn  -  Man, Waves, Oval.

Waves Spots Stripes

Denise  -  Square circle oval



Eve  -  waves stripes spots

Val J  -  Male, Square, Stripes

I asked John to choose his fave this week and he chose val J.
Thank you to all.
xxxx
Wendy L









Friday, 6 January 2023

Gone Fishing

 Good Morning All

A man card from me today, alot easier when I use the Groovi system.  I coloured a little bit just to make the man and the boat stand out.

I created the background using messy ink sprays


There is no craft club today as it is a Red day here for 3 Kings which is a big holiday in Spain, as big as Christmas day for us  I think.
So all the shops are closed and this means I wont see my ladies until the end of January as John and I depart on our holidays next Thursday for 2 weeks.
I shall be scheduling my posts but not my You Tube.
Thank you
xxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Tunisian Crochet

 Good Morning All

Well I hope you all had a good new Year.  A quiet one for us, infact a usual Saturday with John in the kitchen.

I start the new year with a nice thick Crochet pram blanket for the charity.

It is crochet but Tunisian Crochet which is like knitting bit only using one needle.  To be honest, I did not enjoy making this, I wanted to try this style but wont be doing it again.


Here is a tutorial on You tube if you want to take a look.
xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 1 January 2023

Crafty Friends & MAWTT Challenges

 Good Morning All

Welcome to the New Year of Challenges with Crafty Friends and Moving Along With The Times.

I will kick off with Crafty Friends with a theme of



For me that means Baby cards and I have made two, one for a Boy and one for a Girl.

For this one I stenciled the background and added an LOTV topper cut with an Oval die from CE.


Again this is a topper from LOTV matted onto some lovely pink embossed card my friend gave me.
The sentiment banner I have had for years.


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Now onto Moving Along With The Times Challenge where the theme is
Use Kraft Card
 I made this card using a Stencil from Clarity stamp.
I didn't ink it I used a fine liner pen then I coloured using Nova Metallic  Markers.  Then I heat embossed the circle sentiment.

Please pop over to the challenge blogs to see the rest of the DT work.
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A nice, thought provoking quote I saw on Instagram.



HAPPY NEW YEAR.
XXXX
Wendy L








Friday, 30 December 2022

Thank you

Good Morning All 

I think this is the time to say

Thanks to you all for sticking with me and supporting my Blog.

Happy New Year to you all.

I show you 3 cards I have made to take on holiday with us, for the staff that serve us.






All quite different but using bits I have had for a while.
The 1st and 3rd one use a stamp from Phill Martin  which I dont use enough.

See you all in 2023.
xxxx
Wendy L



Wednesday, 28 December 2022

Craft Club Challenge

 Hi All

My Craft Ladies decided they would still like to do a challenge card even though we are not meeting (We do all chat on a Whats App group)

So I set to today and made a bingo chart and a card for them.

I used Circles, Square and Oval.

I heat embossed the sentiment on the oval with CE Bronze powder.


And this is the chart to use, three in a row.


This will run until 6th Jan when my John will select a winner.

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I must say a big 
Congratulations 
to John Lockwood (JND)
on his Engagement to Sam.
xxxxx
Wendy L



Friday, 23 December 2022

Chrismas Meal

 Good Morning All

No Craft club today as we are going out for our Christmas meal.

Its the only Christmas dinner I get as I dont make one!!

Todays card is made using a digi from Sharm Studio on Etsy

Again, using bits and bobs on my desk.

Another one for the charity box.


I would like to wish you all a 
Merry Christmas

xxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Thank you Clarity

 Good Morning All

By the time this post goes out I should have had my 4th jab.  I was hoping I would get it before we go away in January.  John had his afew weeks ago and all was good for him.

Today's card is made with a topper I received in my parcel from Claritystamp.com

I matted it Kraft card then onto embossed Pearl card


Most of the cards I make go into boxes to sell in various places.  I collected some money from the Slim club and the hairdressers where I have boxes of cards and it amounted to 23 euro so that goes in the charity box.

xxxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 18 December 2022

Happy Sunday Challenge

 Good Morning All

My Challenge card at Craft on Friday

Circles And Spots

An LOTV Topper and recycling a card from Clarity Stamp Co. and Spotty Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons UK.



The gifts I gave out at craft Club on Friday were....


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Lat weeks Challenge was
Christmas Trees
My cards



Dawn no. 1

Dawn no. 2

Eve no. 1

Eve no. 2

Eve no. 3

A new entry from Vicki 

Denise

3 from Claire



3 from Karen



Val J

The name drawn was Dawn.
Xxxxx
Wendy L








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