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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 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, 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

Monday, 7 May 2018

Groovi Men

Good Morning All
A couple of Men cards using my Groovi plates.
Still learning and these were two of my first so very simple.

This first one, well I have to admit had a  big mistake on.
I did the D back to front and I couldn't waste it so stuck the green label over it!!!
Thought it would do for a Fathers day card.


I bought a Groovi plate with Planes and Hot air balloon and Helicopter on, suitable for Men cards.

I do love the Groovi system.
Was always abit dubious about getting it as quite expensive and in my mind, I thought it was cheating on parchment craft.
It is proving more expensive as I NEED more plates.!!!!!
One of my Craft Club ladies has ordered one too so we can swap plates, !!!!!

xxxxxx
Wendy L

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Sketch and Craft Club gifts

Good Morning All

This is my interpretation of the sketch below for my little challenge at Craft Club.
I used a decoupage pad I received free with an order from Joanna Sheen.
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons Here
The background I made when playing with  Izinks and masks last week.


These are the gifts I gave out on Friday, small boxes with a hinge lid.

Each one contained a Rocky Chocolate biscuit and a couple of my stick pins.

 I just love these pieces of ribbon from Crafty Ribbons HERE
I bought a bag of off cuts for a quid and they are perfect for adding to tags.

Sadly I had not made enough, so Val J had to do without, she will be getting an extra one next week. 

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Here is a different craft.
One of my Craft Club ladies Jen, made this lovely bag from drinks can ring pulls.
It looks great in real life.
Well done Jen. 

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And here is the sketch if you want to play along.

Enjoy your Sunday.
xxxx
Wendy L



Saturday, 5 May 2018

Fancy Folds for Allsorts

Good Morning All
The theme this week is Fancy Folds for Allsorts Challenge.

I saw this on You Tube, numerous videos for this design.
An Easel card with 4 drawers underneath.
The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons bargain bag of offcuts.



This was actually my practice one but it turned out fine so it is going in my Christmas box.

It will be filled with goodies for a gift for someone.

I cant wait to see everyone's creations for this theme.

Sponsor is Digistamp boutique

xxxx
Wendy L

Animals for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All

Crafty Friends Challenge is a nice easy one, ANIMALS

I thought I would make a Man card and chose this sweet digi from the sponsor, Di's Digis that features a bear and a mouse.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Tools Emboss Folder
Homemade circle sentiments



Love how this one turned out.
xxxxx
Back later for Allsorts

Wendy L

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