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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 2 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017. 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, 27 May 2018

Happy Birthday to Me

Good Morning All
It is my birthday today, the big 60.
First on the agenda is an airport run to collect neighbours.
Then, our lovely friends Andrew & Mandy (Lola's Mum & Dad) are taking us out for a meal
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This is my card for the sketch below.
Pretty Phill Martin papers
Silver/White heat embossed sentiment
One of my dangle charms and gem in centre of flower


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These are the gifts I gave out to Craft Club ladies on Friday.



A little box tied closed with twine.
Each one contained either Tic Tac mints or
these Lime & Orange flavour.


I tied a dangle charm to each one.








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Sketch card for this week, or rather this fortnight, as I am away on Wednesday for 6 days at Mums.
So this will run for 2 weeks and you can email or enter on Facebook as many times as you wish for more chances to go into the draw.


xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Bugs, Butterflies, Bees for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge this week is hosted by Tracy Mouse and the theme is
Bugs, Butterflies, Bees.

As you know, my John bought me the Groovi Starter kit for my Birthday which is tomorrow, but I have had my pressy for a while.
I did get some extra plates with it and this is one of them, pretty dragonflies and blossoms.
I coloured on the wrong side of the parchment and matted and layered.



This one is the same plate just different colours.

I added a  bow with a butterfly charm.

Prize
Rare Earth set of stamps
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My Craft Club Ladies treated me to a lovely lunch yesterday.
Mores cards and pressies waiting to be opened tomorrow.
But I must thank them for the generous Joanna Sheen voucher.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 25 May 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketch

Good Morning All

I made this card specifically for the Tuesday Sketch Challenge.
I used Phill Martin paper pad, both sides.
My own stick pins and butterflies
Cheery Lynn Chrysanthemum. 
Distressed the edges with Tim Holtz
CE Pierced Rectangles and pierced Flags dies.
Crafty Ribbons Seam Binding



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Only a short craft club today as we are having lunch for my birthday  which is on Sunday.
Cards have been arriving all week in the post and John has put them all away until the day.
Hopefully I might get brekky in bed  but doubtful as Liverpool are playing Champions league final on Saturday night so he will have either drowned his sorrows or celebrated the win.!!!!

xxxx
Wendy L


Thursday, 24 May 2018

Blk & Wht + 1 colour

Good Morning All

MAWTT challenge this week is hosted by  Jessie and the theme is
Black & White & one other colour only.

I used
CE LEafy Montage Emboss Folder
Cheery Lynn die Ivy Corner B315
JND Sentiment stamp
One of my Stick Pins





I added lots of pearls
A ribbon bow to match the 
Turquoise octagon .
Also there is a turquoise bead on the stick pin.



Pop over to the challenge blog to peep at all the other DT designs.



xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Bits & Bobs

Good Morning All

A couple of cards using some scraps from my box I am still trying to clear !!!!!

If you are like me, you have die cuts in boxes waiting to be used!!!

Butterflies galore just to match up with a scrap of ribbon I had left.

I think the die cut on the bottom of this one is from Johns Sandwich Box die I cut when I borrowed it from Val J.
Seam binding with RikRak over.

xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Postpals

Good Morning All

I am going to visit Mum and family next week.
Normally I will take alot of cards to post to Post Pals (link in sidebar) that some of my Craft Club ladies have made, but this time I am only on hand luggage so cannot take many.
I usually do this design, as I cut the circles from waste card whenever I am diecutting.
I love this ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, I thought it was perfect for these cards.



I hope they put a little smile on the faces of the kids that recieve them.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 21 May 2018

Another Groovi Mum

Good Morning All

I love the colours of this card.
I decided a good way of sticking the parchment to the card it to use a frame so I cut this one with Pierced Circles.
Rainbow paper underneath gives it a really pretty effect.

xxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Sketch & Craft Club Gifts

Good Morning All
Wasn,t the wedding lovely. I do love all the pomp and ceremony.
I am not a massive Royalist but I did love Diana and her boys seem to be lovely, grounded young men.
 I admire Harry alot.
They make a beautiful couple.
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A couple of cards I have made for the sketch this week.
Leafy montage emboss folder.
Topper from a magazine and cut in half diagonally.

Another one, sort of keeping the general layout but using different shapes.




A little offcut from a Groovi make.
Karen asked me what I use to colour my parchment - 
I use water colour pens and do it on the reverse of my work.



This is sketch to follow. 





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Craft Club gifts this week were a lovely box taught to me by one of my ladies, Jen.

I have looked on You Tube and not seen this style, it is abit fiddly but lovely.


They are about 3" square but can be made to any size.

I included a battery Tealight and a couple of stick pins.

Hope you are all having a good weekend.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Happy 9th Birthday for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Today, Allsorts Challenge is 9 years old so the theme is 
Happy Birthday.
And boy o' boy do we have some prizes on offer so pop over to challenge blog to see what there is.
Lots of sponsors for this one.

A nice easy theme too so it will be a busy one.

I went with a Parchment card,  which I made a while ago before I got my Groovi system.



This was made using afew different grids.
Mounted onto black card to make it show up more.





I also decorated the inside with bits of leftover card and ribbon.

xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Groovi Mum

Good Morning All

This card is made using my Groovi plates again but this is an offcut.
The starter set comes with sheets of A5 paper, so when I make a square card there is a narrow strip of parchment left.
Cant waste it can we??
Either use it or punch flowers.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Bits & bobs

Good Morning All
These new Privacy Laws are causing some  problems.
Not sure what we can link to etc etc.
Has anyone got any thoughts on the subject????

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I am still trying to empty my scrap box.


This is made with bits of die cuts that are in there.
I added some pretty lace from Crafty Ribbons.
some of my little butterflies.


And I used the leftover paper in the inside of the card with some more ribbon.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

LOTV

Good Morning All

I am trying to sort out my file of photos here on my laptop.
So here is one I made a while ago.
LOTV topper.



I think the paper was from Create & Craft years ago.
Seam binding I won from Crafty Ribbons.
Homemade sentiment tag.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 14 May 2018

Selection of Groovi

Good Morning All

Here is a selection of some of my first Groovi cards.
I did parchment years ago but I am loving the Groovi and am now teaching myself grid work and snipping so watch this space.
I like this one coloured.


These are all uncoloured.
One for the men.


And another using the same plate as the first one.



And last one today.

Hope you're not getting bored with these as there will be more to come LOL.
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We had our 1st BBQ of the season on Saturday evening. 
Some friends are over from Ireland.
It did get a it
 Chilly later on , we had to put cardigans on.
We had a lovely time though.
Xxx xxx
Wendy L


Sunday, 13 May 2018

Craft Club Gifts & Sketch

Good Morning All
Jenny Lawrence's name was drawn on Friday so I will post a little gift out to her, thanks Jenny for playing along.
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Instead of a sketch this week, I thought we would try something a little different.
So the challenge I set my Craft Club ladies is to make a card with more than 3 different shapes on, not counting the base card.

This came about because I am trying to clear my box of scraps AGAIN.

The triangle die cut has been there since John moved back to UK.
I know this because it is one of his dies I cut before he left!!!!
So I have used - Triangle, Oval, Square and Circle

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The gifts I gave my Craft Club ladies.





Once again, I made boxes inspired by Pootles on You tube.





I had already bought these fine tipped glue bottles, so I added afew homemade embellishments.

xxxxxx
Wendy L

xxxxx
Wendy L
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Saturday, 12 May 2018

In The Pink for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts challenge this week is hosted by Susan and she wants to see lots of PINK.

I used lots of Satin Pink Ribbon and a Topper that I have had for ages.



The gingham paper is actually Wrapping paper.

I punched out two dark pink hearts to contrast the paler ribbon.

Sponsor is 
Stamp Addicts giving a 
15gbp voucher.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Next week is our 9th  Birthday so join us, lots of prizes.

Please share on your blogs.

xxxxx

Friday, 11 May 2018

Engagement

Good Morning All
One of my best friends in UK messaged me last weekend to tell me another of her daughters was getting engaged.
Katie is a twin and a little younger than my youngest son.
All our kids grew up together and went to the same schools.
Sharon has 4 kids and one got married last year so she is excited about planning another wedding.

This is the card I made for them.



I coloured the reverse of the parchment in yellow and orange to make it nice and bright and a Happy card.

Again, the plate mate came into play as I could write their names and words with it.


xxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Sentiment for MAWTT

Good Morning All
She wants the sentiment as  the focal point on your creation.

I used this lovely sentiment from
I added an organza bow with one of my Dangle charms on.


The papers are from Phill Martin paper pad and I used the leftover piece inside with an oval die cut to write on.


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Groovi New Home

Good Morning All

I made this card for my crafty friend Lyn who moved back to UK last year.
She has been waiting for her house to be built and finally. a couple of weeks ago, she moved in.
Here is the card I made for her.
I matted the parchment onto rainbow paper and I think it looks really nice.
I used a couple of plates and wrote the words with the plate mate which is really handy.

I still miss Lyn but wish her and Bill well in their new house.

xxxx
Wendy L

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

2 Cards for Friends

Good Morning All
Here is a couple of cards that have been received by the recipients, our friends Andrew and Amanda.
First was Andrew birthday, he is a rally car fanatic but I didn't have a rally car die so the nearest I had was a racing car.

The second one was for their anniversary a couple of weeks ago.
I'd had this quilled heart made for a while, so I used the scraps of corrugated card as a base.
Sprinkled some heart gems on and some paper flowers and one of my bow embellishments.

Very happy with how this turned out.
They loved it too and Amanda told me she keeps all my homemade cards.

xxxxx
Wendy L

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