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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Woo hoo.....it's time to celebrate!

Hello there,

I hope you are well and having a good week.

This week it's celebration time over at Sweet Stampin as we are celebrating our 5th Birthday! I have been part of this wonderful DT for several years now and I love every minute of it - such a lovely and talented bunch of crafters!

So, let's get celebrating - we want to see your Happy Birthday cards to help us celebrate! We want to see a reference to birthdays on the front of the card and of course there has to be some stamping on the card (can be a digi stamp). It probably won't surprise you that my card features the odd cake or two.....



I opted for a pink and blue colour combo, featuring my cupcake trio and a lot of cherries! My cupcakes are coloured with my Promarkers and I have added a tiny bit of sparkle with my Stickles. 

For more Birthday card inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog. While you are there you can read all about our lovely sponsors this week....







I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - soooo girlie

I also just wanted to tell you about the UK Blog Awards 2015 - you may know that I write a little afternoon tea blog with my sister Lorna, which features reviews and rather a lot of scrummy afternoon tea photos! We entered the UK Blog Awards 2014 and we so pleased to make it to the finals - this year we want to try again...but we need your help!

Tea with Me and Friends at the UK Blog Awards 2014

The public vote is currently open....and we need your vote to get us back to the judged round again! All you need to vote is access to the Internet and an email address....each email address can be used to vote once in each category (any multiple votes are not counted). We have entered in two categories this year, if you would like to vote please click the links below....


We'd really appreciate your vote!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Brrr....can I get my Christmas jumper out yet?

Hello there,

Happy Hump Day! I hope you are having a lovely week - I am wishing mine away slightly as this weekend is Rhythm Riot in Camber Sands....our annual visit to the 1950s complete with lots of live music, dancing and cars! This is our third year at the event and I can't wait to get my petticoat out and put my hair in victory rolls!

Talking of clothes....as some of you may know I am a bit of a fan of Christmas time....I love everything about it...especially the fact that I get to wear my Christmas jumpers! Now can you imagine my joy when I found the stamp that features in my card today......


Hee, hee! I found this stamp just before Christmas last year and I have used it on so many Christmas cards since! I love the happy looking snowman.

This card has been made with our new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin in mind...can you guess what our theme is this month? We'd like to see your projects featuring snowpeople!

I have coloured my snowman jumper with my Promarkers and have added a tiny bit of sparkle to his hat and nose with my Stickles. I have continued the snow theme with some pretty snowflake backing paper and framed with a combination of light and dark blue plain papers. Finally I have added my stamped sentiment and some faux white stitching.

I'm really pleased with my snowperson card.....for more snowpeople inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at all the gorgeous DT cards that have been created this month. While you're there you can find out about our fab prize this month!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Red for Remembrance

Hello there,

I hope everyone is well and have had a lovely week. I can't believe that we are well into November already and I have just seen the John Lewis Christmas advert - where has this year flown by too? I do love this time of year, there is so much going on - lots of Birthday celebrations to look forward to (including Sweet Stampin's birthday!)  and of course Christmas too!

However, this time of year also brings about the time for remembrance as we approach Remembrance Day. I haven't had the opportunity to see the poppies at Tower of London myself, but I have been amazed by the photos I have seen online. One thing I learnt about the Tower of London's part in World War 1 was that over 1,600 City workers swore an oath of allegiance at the Tower to join the ‘Stockbrokers Battalion’ and serve in the war - they called themselves "ditchers" as they made their oath standing in the dry moat.

Not quite the same as being there in person, but here are some of my favourite images from the internet....

Taken by MPS Helicopters - @MPSinthesky Twitter

Taken by BBC News - @BBCNews Twitter
In honour of Remembrance Day, this week at Sweet Stampin we'd like to see cards featuring red for remembrance....and if you'd like to feature poppies too that would be brilliant! Inspired by the wonderful images I have seen online, I have found my poppy stamp for this challenge.....



I've gone for a CAS card, to let the poppies shine. I have used a plain red paper in the background, topped with white card. I have stamped my poppy image twice and added the petals from the first image to the second with 3D sticky pads to add a little dimension to the card. 

My poppies were coloured with my Promarkers and I have added a little doodling to the card with a fine black pen.

For more inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin blog to see the fab cards that Team Abi have created this week. While you are there you can also read about our fab sponsor this week....


I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - Inspired by a Beatles song - Penny Lane ("The pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray")
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Anything but a card....

Hello there!

Happy Saturday! I hope you are keeping well.

It's been a bit quiet around here recently...that's because Lorna and I have just spent an amazing week in sunny Cuba! We swam in the sea, drank loads of rum and generally enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. We went on various tours and saw all sides of Cuba - it's a really interesting country to visit.



Anyway, enough babbling from me! I'm really here to tell you about the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin....this week we want you to get creative with an "anything but a card" challenge. 

You can make anything you like, as long as you use a stamp somewhere. I opted for a bookmark for my project......


I have kept it clean and simple, using plain white card to stamp my sweet jar on. My image has been coloured in bright Promarkers and I have added a little sparkle with my Stickles. I had a little faux stitching to give the bookmark a border and finally finished it off with some blue ribbon.

For more inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at Team Abi's creations. While you are there you can find out about this week's sponsors....



Thanks for popping by today.

Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Just for Men...

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! It's the weekend at long last! It's been a really busy week this week, which found me in Nottingham, Swindon and also London. I am shattered and really glad that it's the weekend!

I'm back with another challenge for you from Sweet Stampin and this week Team Abi have a challenge for you that normally leaves me feeling really rather cold! Yes, its that "just for men" theme that I dislike as it tends to mean I have to steer clear of the pinks and purples in my paper stash. However, this time I have to say that I am actually quite pleased with my card and I might even go as far as saying I enjoyed making it!

Shock horror!! Here it is....


As you can see I have gone with a brown and blue colour combo for my masculine card and I have stamped a hand of cards. I must admit I added a little faux stitching which I suppose is a little girly, but overall I think it's a very masculine looking card!

For more masculine inspiration (cards not men!!) pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at Team Abi's DT cards. While you are there you can also take a peek at our fab sponsor this week.....


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Seeing spots....and stripes!

Hello there!

I hope you're well today and have had a good week!

Today I'm back with a new challenge from Sweet Stampin and this week we want to see your cards featuring spots and stripes.

I have opted for a black and white colour combo for this card with a splash of blue.....


I have used Promarkers to colour the image and Stickles to add a little sparkle to the bubbles! 

For more spots and stripes inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the fab DT cards that Team Abi have created this week.

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Christmas Critters!

Hello there,

Welcome back to my little blog, I hope you are well and are having a fab week!

I celebrated Christmas 2013 (yes you read that correctly!) last Friday with Lorna and my friend Becca. We hadn't got around to having our Christmas dinner (despite seeing each other on other occasions!) and so decided to go all out. We had dinner at Becca's house and then ventured out to the local pubs.....


Yes, we are wearing our Christmas jumpers and are armed with crackers! Hee, hee!

Anyway, onto the reason for this challenge - we have a fab new challenge for you over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin! This month we'd like to see your Christmas creations featuring Christmas Critters!

My mum loves sheep - it's her thing! So when I saw this fab digi stamp I knew I had to buy it.....it also fits in with our theme really well......


I have coloured my cute little Christmas sheep with my Promarkers and added rather a lot of sparkle with my Stickles! I have then run with a green colour scheme - using both plain and patterned papers. Finally I have added the wonderfully themed sentiment!

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


I'd also like to enter this card at the following:

Glitter n Sparkle - Use a digi
Papertake Weekly - repeat, repeat (repeated holly pattern)

Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx