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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 a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx

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Saturday, 27 February 2016

Sentiment in Focus for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge time again hosted by  Helene this week.
She wants to see  a Sentiment as the main focal point on your creation.


I used LOTV papers.
CE 'Just For You' Sentiment die
Satin ribbon
My pearl pin

Sponsors
Marianne

Have Fun
xxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Pins

Good Morning All
Just to let you know I still have Bead Pins for sale.





If you purchase you will receive similar to the ones shown in  pics.

12 x 5cm for 5 GBP  plus 6 x 3.5cm free

I will  have to charge 1GBP towards postage costs.




 I have afew left,  similar to these with a charm attached.
These are a pound extra.


xxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Another Vals Birthday

Good Morning All
This is the card I made for the other Val that attends our craft meets and her Birthday was on 14th Feb too.
I thought I had already shown this but couldn't see it, so forgive me if I,m having another senior moment.


Lots of flowers cut from patterned vellum.
Marriane corner dies.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 22 February 2016

Foxglove

Good Morning All

I found this card in my file (trying to get it all sorted so there will be some oldies on here ).




The digi is from Delicious Doodles, mounted onto S/B Labels 6 and this was mounted onto a Marriane die cut.
I distressed the CoreDinations card after embossing it in a Swiss Dots folder.

I added a couple of charms onto the ribbon.
I printed the sentiment and stuck onto a smaller one of the Labels dies.
Have a good week.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Birthday Wishes for Allsorts

Good Morning All
Allsorts Challenge  this week is hosted by Kevin


I wanted to make something abit different.
I have made this shape of card in the past but a good while ago.
A diamond Easel card.
The Balloon decoupage has been in my box for ages but I thought it would make an ideal Birthday card.
As it was only quite small I had to sort of spread things out abit, if you know what I mean.


Sponsor 
     
And we also have another pair of tickets to the NEC Spring Hobbycraft show 17th - 20th March




xxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES
House of Cards - Shaped Card

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Mothers Day

Good Morning All
Sorry this post is abit late for Craft Rocket Challenge.
I thought I had scheduled it but I must have forgotten, senior moment me thinks!!!!

Anyway here it is, my Mothers Day creation.


LOTV topper
Joanna Sheen Banner die
CE Striplet 'Quilted Blocks'
CE Poinsettia  die cut painted with Mica Paints

xxxxx
Wendy L



Only Words at MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge this week is hosted by Christine.  She only wants words, no images.

I need two new members to join Team A if anyone is interested.

I made this card for my crafty Friend, Lyn, her birthday was way back in November, same day as Noahs actually.
I was really pleased how this one turned out.
I cut 3 of Sue Wilsons 'Hollywood' dies.  Lots of parchment flowers, stamped the centre sentiment and the round one is from Scrappers Delight.



There are some gorgeous creations form the rest of the DT so pop over and take a peek.



xxx
Wendy L

Monday, 15 February 2016

Friends Birthday

Good Morning All
As I mentioned on Friday, my friends both named Val and  have Birthdays on 14th Feb.
So here is one card I made for Val Craft ( that is my name for her, to distinguish between the two).





I had to make an envelobox for it as it, obviously, wouldn't fold flat.

I thought these bright colours woud cheer her up.

Whenever I use coloured paper for an insert, any off cuts go into my quilling box, then, when I am in the  mood, I sit and make  a load of quilled flowers.

The shaped card is some leftovers from a Hunkydory set.

I still love making this style of  card.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Circles no Squares for Allsorts

Good Morning all
Allsorts Challenge is hosted by Kath.
Kath joined us last year and this is her first host and she wants circles.
As I dont have any big, big dies I used a bought card base, a rectangle, not a square, and used lots of circle dies, S/B scalloped Circles and S/B Butterfly Circles. 
 Circle sentiment and doilies too.
When I made this I had been practising my quilling and this is some of it, mounted onto a scalloped black circle to make it stand out



Two types of ribbon as we are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons
.

And we also have a pair of tickets to the NEC Spring Hobbycraft show 17th - 20th March to give away.
xxxxx
Wendy L

Girly for Crafty Friends

Good Morning All


Well, what is more 'Girly' than Pink, Glitter, Ribbons and Gems?


I used -
Image called Skylar and Friends and ' Bee Happy'from Oddball Art
S/B Fleur de Lis Squares
Sentiment from 'Tilly Daydreams' paper pad from Docrafts
My bead pins
Organza ribbon, two widths to make bow


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and



xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 12 February 2016

Another clear out

Good Morning All
Aswell as clearing out my scrappy box, I have been looking through my photograph files too.
These 3 pics have been in my files for ages and I mean ages, like afew years probably.

I don't colour much anymore as I feel I,m not very good at it.  
I did these when I first got my Promarkers and I do still use these pens when I do colour images.



I think this is a bugaboo image.

I,m sure the border is EK Success border punch. 

The one above looks abit dated, don't you think?



I do like the quilled flowers on this one.

********
Have a good weekend.
Happy Valentines for Sunday too.
I think we will be going out for a meal tonight but we dont really celebrate St Valentines anymore.
Gone are the days when I used to get 24 red roses !!!!!

And Happy Birthday to my two friends, both called Val and both have birthdays on 14th Feb and both come to craft meets on Fridays too. 
xxxxx
Wendy L

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Tidying and Emptying

Good Morning All
Thank you so much for joining me today, hope you are all well.

As I mentioned last week I have been clearing my scrap box so here is afew pics of cards made with it all.
There is  card here that a friend may recognise, as when I am given a homemade card I cannot throw it but I will recycle it if I can.
My, now nearly empty, scrap box.


Here are afew of the cards I made.






This one is  John Next Doors Daffodil stamp and one of his sentiment stamps.
I coloured this with Mica paints, but you cant see the shine on the pics.









The one below is the last bits of a Hunky Dory kit and my new Sue Wilson Butterfly dies.





The last bits from a Dufex decoupage sheet.



The next one is trying my masking  again with texture paste.
I love this technique.
The strip must have come from craft meeting as it is not one of mine.
Perfect Peony flower again.




I thought this one would make a good 'Good Luck' card.


And finally, the two below are the same, except one used Iced Snow and one Diamond Snow.
Again, one of Johns striplet stamps coloured with Mica paints.


Also, after watching You Tube I decided to try and organise my card and papers abit better.
so I went to the China store and bought some A4 storage stands.
I labelled them too.


They were stood as they are meant to be but as the shelf above did not allow me to get card out very easily from the toop, I decided to lay them on their backs.

And I bought plastic wallets for all the pieces that are smaller than A4 and inside the wallet I put an envelope to put all my die cut labels that I cut out all the time from odd pieces too.



So now I just have to swivel round on my chair and choose the correct coloured wallet, and slide it out, instead of having to stand up and pul the stand out to get the wallet or card out.

As I couldn't buy all the wallets in the correct colour to correspond to my card I used clear ones too.

xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 8 February 2016

Mask

Good Morning All
Another card today using my scraps.
My crafty friend Val lent me some masks and this one is a lovely butterfly one.
I used blue ink onto  LOTV paper.
I added some gem butterflies stuck onto die cuts and a couple of Dufex butterflies.


xxxx
Wendy L

Saturday, 6 February 2016

One Layer for Allsorts

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge this week is CAS, chosen by Julie.


I used a new technique for me.
 John Next Door did it on Hochanda a while ago.  stamped an image with glue then used Gilding  flakes. All stamped onto a CE Noble Pierced Rectangle.
The stamp is Alexandra from CE
Sentiment  heat embossed onto a Pierced flag.
Very pleased with how this turned out and will no doubt be using it again.
Pop over to the challenge blog to see all the other wonderful DT creations.

Sponsors are
Sissix


and
Digistamp Boutique

xxxxx
Wendy L

Friday, 5 February 2016

1st Cut & Fold

Good Morning All
I have done my 1st Cut & Fold book.
Once again, I had looked at these and thought they looked too complicated.
But I took the bull by the horns, and found a free pattern on my Book Folding Group on Facebook.
And here it is.


Very pleased with it and it wasn't as hard as I thought.
I,m doing a more complicated one now and will show it when completed.
xxxxxx
Wendy L

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Things With Wings for MAWTT

Good Morning All
Moving Along With The Times Challenge is hosted by Judith this time.
she would like to see Things With Wings.


I have used these big letters before and  was given them by Linda from Animal Aid.
The pretty backing paper was free in a magazine.  The green butterfly is from a Tonic Die and the gem one is from the local China store which I stick onto acetate and cut out.
Homemade bead pins and Sentiment.
I,m sure this will be  a popular challenge so why not pop over to the blog to peek at what the rest of the DT had made.

xxxxx
Wendy L

Love/Valentine for Craft Rocket

Good Morning All

My first post today is for Craft Rocket Challenge  and they want to see Valentines or Love creations.


I used Sparkly pink glitter paper matted onto a dark maroon textured paper
Different sizes pink hearts
Pink satin flowers
Pink satin bow
Peeloffs on the hearts.
Pop over to see what all the other DT have been up to.
xxxxx
Wendy L


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Parchment Border

Good Morning All
I have decided to clear my scrappy box, this is the box I keep by my desk and into it goes allsorts.  Bits of card, paper, die cuts, embellishments etc etc etc.
So this is the first of many cards I made starting last Saturday.
I was determined not to make anything else until this box was empty, totally.
When I buy any new stash I always cut or stamp afew to try it  out and some of these go into my scrap box.
This Sue Wilson striplet is one of those.
As you know, I cant sit watching TV doing nothing so I sometimes do abit of pricking or parchment work and this is one of those too.
Added the two together to make this card, joined with a piece of Satin ribbon.


xxxx
Wendy L

Monday, 1 February 2016

London Underground

Good Morning All
I was asked to make a card for a ladies Grandson, 11 years old.  She sent me a pic of his bedspread, underground network in London and a pair of footy boots on it.
!!!!!!!!!!
Now that was a challenge.
Anyway, I found an old underground map in an old diary, it did have a couple of marks on which I covered with sentiment tags !!!


She always likes them personalised too.
I stuck the shirt and 'Grandson' on a piece of acetate so that he could lift it to see the old map.  This was from 2010, I think, so it had probably changed by now.
She was pleased with it, which I,m glad about as I only made the one.  As you may know I normally make two cards when asked, just to give them a choice.

xxxxx
Wendy L





A Note

[Allsorts Challenge DT Blog] New comment on Blog followers


Found this on another Blog Guys which explains why everyone is losing followers :)

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As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other Open Id providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.


Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer

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