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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Hmmm...I found another theme I'm not so keen on....

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I hope you are keeping well.

This week we are a new challenge for you over at Sweet Stampin.....and I have to say it's one that definitely challenged me....we want to see your creations made for children. I thought this would be fairly easy....but it took me ages to pick a suitable image from my collection!

In the end I went for bright, colourful and simple....


I hope this fits the bill ok...I'm definitely not keen on creating cards for children!!

I have paper pieced my tiger image, using a black ink pad and plain coloured papers. I have then added some fab polka dots and plain papers in the background. My little tiger has been mounted on 3D sticky pads.

Pop by the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog to take a peek at all the gorgeous DT cards that have been created this week. While you're there, take a peek at our fab sponsor too....


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Bells or Candles

Hello there,

Happy Hump Day - I do love  a long weekend....mid-week comes around so much quicker! I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend.

Today we have a fab new challenge for you over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin...I do always think its funny writing about Christmas cards when the sun is shining outside! This month's challenge is "bells or candles".....


As you can see I went for bells! 

These are two separate digi images, which I have printed, cut out and coloured, before combining them on a card blank. The colouring has been done with my Promarkers and I have made one of the bells really shine with some gold Stickles.

I have added a digi sentiment and some faux stitching.

I just love this little fellow....


For more inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog to take a peek at the fab DT cards that have been created this month. While you are there take a peek at our fab sponsor too....


Thanks for popping by today,

Wedgie xxx

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