Saturday, 19 July 2014

My Favourite Stamp.....

Hello there!

I hope you are having a fab week!

I have another challenge for you this week from Sweet Stampin....and this one is a tricky one as you'll need to make a decision! We want to see your projects featuring your favourite stamp!

Now I had to think long and hard about this challenge as I have quite a few "favourites"! In the end though I decided to opt for something I thoroughly enjoy in life....


Yep - it had to be a cake!

Now out of all my cake stamps...and believe me I own loads....this is my favourite! It's a brilliant size, great for making an impact on the front of a card without being too big. I also love those swirls - it's just so pretty! It's great to colour with Promarkers (as I have done here) but it also works well when paper piecing too.

As you can see I have created this Birthday card for one of my friends - Alex also enjoys a spot of afternoon tea! 

For more favourite stamp inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at all the gorgeous DT cards that have been created. While you are there you can also take a peek at our fab sponsor this week....


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Krafty Christmas

Hello there!

Welcome back to my little card blog! This time I am back with a new Christmas challenge for you from Christmas at Sweet Stampin. 

This month we are wishing you a krafty Christmas - yes we want to see your Christmas creations that feature a little bit of kraft paper.

I love the colour of kraft paper and think it works really well with blues and also with greens, as demonstrated in my Christmas card....


I've used a lovely holly image and sentiment which has been coloured with my Promarkers. I then made the berries pop by adding a sparkle with my red Stickles.

I've used some gorgeous holly backing paper, along with some plain green paper and also my kraft paper. Finally I have added a little detail with some white faux stitching.

For more krafty inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the gorgeous DT cards that have been created. While you are there you can also take a peek at the fab sponsor who has joined us this month....


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Pink, pink, lot's of pink!

Hello there!

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

I'm back with a new challenge from Sweet Stampin - and this week we have a fab colour challenge for you. We want to see your "perfect in pink" projects!

If you've popped by my blog before you'll know how much I love a girlie card - give me a spot of pink or purple and some sparkles and I'm a happy crafter!


I've coupled all that pink with a girlie bath....some bubbles and lots of polka dots! The perfect birthday card I think....the only thing missing is a bit of cake!

I have printed my Digi Stamp Boutique image with my Promarkers, and I added a bit of sparkle to the bubbles with my Stickles. I have then used a combination of pink plain and patterned papers for the background, along with a printed sentiment.

For more pink inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the perfect DT cards created by Team Abi. While you're there you can also take a peek at our fab sponsor this week....


Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

PS - if you enjoy a spot of afternoon tea - you might like my other blog too!


Saturday, 21 June 2014

A little bit of paper piecing

Hello there,

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

As some of you know I have been here, there and everywhere with work recently. Just this week I have managed a trip to Cheltenham and Manchester, as well as time spent in our head office in Epsom. I've been really busy and exhausted a lot of the time, but I am pleased to report that I've had some brilliant news from work recently. I have been promoted! I am so proud of myself and I just wanted to share with everyone!

Anyway, enough of that...onto this week's challenge from Sweet Stampin. This week we would like to see your paper piecing skills....so grab your favourite stamp and papers and get crafting!

I've kept it nice and simple for this card, letting my images do the talking.....


I've taken two of my favourite stamps and a selection of pretty patterned papers. I have used my Promarkers to add a little details, as well as a little sparkle on the cherry with my Stickles.

I have finished the card with some faux stitching around the edge.

I'm really pleased with how this card has turned out and will probably make some more to send to family.

For more inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at what Team Abi have created. While you're there you can also read all about our fab sponsor this week:


There is also still a little time left to enter my fab afternoon tea competition over on my other blog. To find out more take a peek at Tea With Me and Friends!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx


Saturday, 7 June 2014

Babies!

Hello there,

Well, I don't know what is happening in my office at the moment...but all the ladies who sit at desks in my area are either getting engaged, getting a new job or having babies! Honestly....if we are not talking about wedding dresses we seem to be comparing baby bumps! I'll be clear that none of these things apply to me...although everyone keeps suggesting that I need to fit into one of the groups!!

This week's Sweet Stampin challenge fits in nicely with this theme however as this week we want to see your projects featuring babies!

Here is my card....featuring some rather cute little images.....


I bought these images as a set about five months ago when Joe's little niece Isabelle was born and I wanted to make a card for her. I think they are so sweet! I've coloured my images with my Promarkers and have gone with a really girly pink colour scheme!

I can't quite believe that five months have flown by so quickly already! 

For more "baby" inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at Team Abi's cute cards! While you are there you can also read all about our fab sponsor this week....


If there are any UK based afternoon tea fans out there you might want to pop over to my little afternoon tea blog too....as this month we are celebrating a year of afternoon tea posts at Tea With Me and Friends! In the last year we've featured over 60 afternoon teas and have met so many wonderful people, we are delighted to be able to celebrate with an afternoon tea competition! Take a peek at the blog for more information!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Sparkle and Shine

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I hope you're well and had a lovely week!

Today I'm back with a lovely new challenge for you from Sweet Stampin - this week we would like to see your cards sparkle and shine! See - I told you it's a lovely challenge!

Those of you that know me won't be surprised to hear that I went down the girly route for this card...featuring two of my favourite things....


I have combined two image for this card - the cute little cocktail, along with the plate of cakes (two things that should be enjoyed on your Birthday!). My image has been coloured with my Promarkers and I have added some sparkle to the cocktail and the cakes with my Stickles. 

I've opted for a purple and green colour combo, one that I really like. I've added some shine to the patterned papers by highlighting some of the stars and polka dots with my glossy accents.

For more inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at what the lovely Team Abi have created this week. While you're there you can read all about our fab sponsor this week....

If you also fancy drooling over some lovely afternoon tea photos you should take a peek at my other blog - Tea With Me and Friends. I promise lots of scrummy photos and afternoon chat - with none of the calories!


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Santa's Coming...or is he?

Hello there,

Happy Hump Day - look....the weekend is in sight!

I hope you are keeping well and have had a good week so far!

I am back today with another Christmas challenge from Christmas at Sweet Stampin....this month our theme is "Santa's Coming". I have a wonderful Santa digi image that previous visitors to my blog will recognise, it always makes me smile whenever I use it and I thought it was perfect for this challenge.....


Hee, hee! 

My image has been coloured with my Promarkers and I have added a little sparkle with my Stickles. My backing paper is a combination of plain and patterned papers, featuring some festive treats! I have made my little Christmas pud out of paper, and once again added a little sparkle with my trusty Stickles!

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


If you are looking for anymore blog reading this week, you could take a peek at my afternoon tea blog. Last weekend I indulged in a 1920s themed afternoon tea affair at Byfleet Manor (where some of Downton Abbey is filmed!). It was an event hosted by the Secret Tea Society and the afternoon was filled with pearls, tea and cake! Read all about it over on Tea With Me and Friends!

Some of the lovely Secret Tea Society Ladies

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx