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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Happy Bunny

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! Hope you've had a tea-riffic week!

Mine has been busy...but being busy keeps me out of trouble! I'm back this week with another lovely challenge from Sweet Stampin...this week we have an Easter challenge for you. Can you believe that it's nearly Easter already....it looks like 2015 is going to escape as quickly as 2014 did!

Anyway, here is my Easter card for you.....



I have used a cute Digi Stamp Boutique image for this card, coloured with my Promarkers. I love this happy little bunny....he looks so pleased with himself! There again if I had all those Easter eggs I supposed I would look happy too! 

As well as the Easter egg backing paper, I have also added some cute polka dots paper and some blue and white striped paper. My sentiment has been made on my computer, I added a little faux stitching to the Easter egg shape as a finishing touch.

For more Easter inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the fab DT cards that have been created this week. While you are there you can find out about our fab sponsor too....


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digi Stamp Boutique - monthly competition

If you fancy taking a peek at something a litle different this weekend, you could always visit my YouTube channel....yes Lorna and I decided that reading about our afternoon tea adventures on Tea With Me and Friends wasn't enough....now you can see and hear us too! 

We'd love it if you could give our vlogs a little "thumbs up"..... Take a peek here!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Bring on the cake!

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I hope you've had a lovely week!

Today I back with a fabulous new challenge from Sweet Stampin....a challenge is that very dear to my heart! If you have popped by this blog before or seen my afternoon tea blog you'll know that I am rather partial to cake! I love it all...Victoria sponge, coffee, lemon, chocolate...you name it and I'll try it. My sister recently made a gin and tonic cake....how good does that sound??

Anyway, if you hadn't already guessed...our challenge at Sweet Stampin is....CAKE!


So, you might not be able to tell from this picture....but this little cutie is literally little...measuring just 9cm x 9cm. Normally when I create dinky cards like this I keep it simple, I tend to just stamp, colour and add some faux stitching....so this time I decided to challenge myself to adding a little more.

I have to say I am really pleased with how this turned out, its still not overly complicated with just two papers and a little faux stitching, but there is definitely more elements on there than my usual dinky creations!

For more cake inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog to see the scrummy cards that my fellow teamies have created! While you're there you can read all about our lovely sponsor this week...



If you fancy drooling over some more cards, why not pop by our afternoon tea blog....guilt free reading guaranteed!


We have a lovely new logo - let me know what you think!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Whoops.....better late than never....

Hello there,

So, I was supposed to post this card yesterday, as we have a fab new challenge for you over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.....but I got a little dis-organised by a weekend of country music at the O2 with the lovely Abi and Sammy from the Sweet Stampin family! I enjoyed the twang and cowboy hats a little bit too much and forgot to get my card organised!

Anyway, as they say....better late than never!

Our challenge this month is a "Blue Christmas" - interpret that however you like, as long as you create a Christmas card and there is some stamping involved! Here is my card....


I love this little cutie!

I've used a blue and white polka do background to mirror the snow in my image, I have then added some more blue and white patterned paper and a little Dollie! I have added a little colour to my card with my Promarkers and then added a little sparkle with some Stickles (you know me....I can't resist a spot of glitter!).

For more blue Christmas inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin Challenge blog....while you're there you can take a peek at our lovely sponsor this week....


As you can see Lorna and I thoroughly got into the spirit of country with our hats and checked shirts....


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 28 February 2015

All or Nothing....

Hello there,

Happy Saturday....I hope you've had a lovely week.....I didn't think mine was ever going to end!

This week we have a fab new challenge for you at Sweet Stampin....it's an "all or nothing" challenge so we either want to see your creations with no layers at all....or lots of layers!

The card I am sharing with you was created for Joe for Valentines.....


Not your average Valentines card I know!

Joe and I have a gorgeous pair of cats called Steve and Tinker, and some how I've managed to convince Joe that it's his job to deal with all the messy things in life....cat poo included! He thought this card was very funny when I presented it to him during our romatic Valentines meal and was impressed that I actually drew poo on a card!

I kept it nice and simple for this card and stamped my cat images and the paw prints directly onto the card blank. I coloured them with my Promarkers (trying and failing to make them look like Steve and Tinker) and then added the handwritten sentiment (and poo) onto the card in pen.

Now if I'm honest I wasn't sure how my lovely Sweet Stampin teamies would feel about having poo on the blog....so just in case I also made a lots of layers card.....


As well as the card blank, I have used a layer of black, a layer of patterned paper and a layer of white card before adding my stamped coffee mug. I have added a stamped sentiment and some faux white stitching to finish the card.

For more "all or nothing" inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the gorgeous DT cards that have been created.

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 14 February 2015

I can make anybody pretty.....

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I hope you are keeping well!

Well, I wonder if there are any country fans out there now humming a certain song to themselves? Shall we try another couple of lines....

I can make you believe any lie
I can make you pick a fight 
With somebody twice your size

Anyone who knows me and my sister will know that we are big Brad Paisley fans and when I saw the challenge theme at Sweet Stampin this week I knew I'd find inspiration from Brad! Our theme is....."inspired by a song".

Anyone who knows me will also know that I have a little bit of a thing for a glass of bubbles....you can give me a lovely glass of Prosecco....or even better a glass of champagne and I am a happy girl! Bubbles are always special.....and make for a lovely Birthday treat....


I have gone with a red and brown colour combo, along with that fab polka dot paper. Those polka dots remind me of my favourite tipple!

I have coloured my image with my Promarkers and then added some sparkle to the glasses and the polka dots.....because everyone should sparkle on their Birthday!

So does anyone know the song yet??

It's ALCOHOL by Brad.....one of his most famous songs and the way he likes to end his live shows. Everyone sings loudly (and badly) and sways along! Its brilliant fun!

For more inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the fab DT cards. While you're there take a peek at this week's sponsor too....


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Only Words!

Hello there,

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a fab week!

Today I have a lovely new Christmas challenge for you from the team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin...this month we want to challenge you to put those images away and use words only on your Christmas cards!

You still need a stamp of some kind on your creation....whether its a digi or a traditional stamp....but it must only be words! Now I know if you are like me you will find this somewhat challenging....


Do you know how difficult it was not to slap some digi holly leaves on this card??

I have gone with a very traditional red and green Christmas colour theme, to match my holly inspired sentiment from Digi Stamp Boutique. I have added white faux stitching to the edge and a little sparkle on the sentiment with my red Stickles (well you can't beat a bit of sparkle!).

For more inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the DT cards that have been created this month. While you're there you can find out about our fab sponsor this month...


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 31 January 2015

I Love.....Chocolate!

Hello there,

Happy Saturday...I hope you are keeping well and have had a good week.

Can you believe that its the end of January already?? It looks like 2015 might fly by as quickly as 2014 did! With Valentines Day just around the corner the ladies at Sweet Stampin have decided to get you in the mood with a "love" challenge theme this week!

Now I don't know about you...but I LOVE chocolate....in my humble opinion you can't beat a square or two to cheer you up! With this in mind I decided to feature chocolate on my love themed card....


I've gone for a CAS look, printing my digi stamp directly onto my card blank. The cute chocolate box  image is from Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps - when I saw it I knew it would be perfect for this challenge. 

I have coloured my image with my Promarkers, and added a printed sentiment and some faux stitching around the edge.

For more inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the gorgeous DT cards that have been created this week. While you're there you can find out about our fab sponsor this week....


If you are looking for some more sweet treats, why not pop by my afternoon tea blog and take a peek at the scrummy photos...


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx