My Design Teams

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Christmas Animals

Hello there,

Happy Hump Day! I hope you're having a fab week!

So, it's April and we have a fab new Christmas challenge for you over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin. This month we have a really simple theme for you.....animals....so all you need to do to join the fun is create a Christmas card which features an animal and some stamping. Simples!

Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up and the DT were lucky enough to be given some images to play with. My image is super cute.....


I liked the image so much that I decided to make it the focus of the card and keep the background quite simple. I also like the contrast between the soft Promarker colours I've used on my image and the black sky in the baking paper.

Once I coloured my image, I simply attached it to the backing paper using 3D sticky pads.


For more Christmas animal inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the gorgeous DT cards that have been created. You can also take a peek at the fab prize on offer from All Dressed Up.



Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Monday, 11 April 2016

Creative April

Hello there,

I hope you're well today.

If you've popped by my blog before you'll know that I make cards and dabble in sewing.....and that I love to bake cakes.....to be honest I love dabbling in all kinds of crafts. I've tried jewelry making, candle making and both knitting and crochet previously. I love the challenge of taking raw materials and turning them into something new.....and have plenty of craft materials and books to prove this!

So, I decided to set myself a little challenge in April....I decided that I would try and make or bake something new every day of April. I would try and keep things spontaneous by not planning every craft out, but I would also try and learn some new skills along my way.

It's day 10 of creative April now and it's been a fun month so far - I've made some simple projects and tried some new techniques out too. From felt brooches and fabric flowers, to a fruit bowl made with Mod Podge and hole punch circles (or whatever they are called!) to a fab cat tent made with an old t-shirt, some cardboard and two coathangers!

Here are some of my makes so far.....

Day 1 - Zipper pouch

Day 2 - felt cat brooch

Day 4 - 20 minute skirt with elasticated waist

Day 9 - Cat tent! 

Day 10 - fruit bowl made of hole punch circles

I have twenty more days to go in April and I'm looking forward to trying more crafts and learning new techniques, as well as practising some old ones. I'll be posting more posts during the month, sharing my crafting adventures!

If anyone has any craft project suggestions I'd love to hear them - leave me a comment below!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Birthday dress

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I hope you're well today.

Over at Sweet Stampin we have a fab new challenge for you - it's a paper piecing challenge!

It's my Birthday soon and I am going out to dinner to celebrate. I've picked the restaurant, a local place that serves amazing cocktails....but I still have one more important decision....what to wear! I love dressing up, wearing something special for an occasion....it makes the occasion even more special. I don't know about you, but I always feel more special when wearing something nice. And I hope I've captured that feeling in this card....


I have stamped this fab image onto a white card blank, and then I stamped it again on a piece of red paper. I cut the red dress out and attached it to my card. I then added a little colour to the image - giving my lady red lips (my favourite lipstick is a bright red Chanel lipstick called Pirate).

I love how the red dress pops from the card!


For more paper piecing inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog to take a peek at the gorgeous DT cards that have been created this week.

You can also find out about our fab sponsor and the prize we have on offer...


Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Time for some swirls and pearls!

Hello there,

I hope you're well and having a fab weekend!

This week over at Sweet Stampin we have a shiny new challenge for you this week. We'd like your projects to includes some swirls and pearls. I've been inspired by the Spring time which feels like its just around the corner now.....


I have to say I love this stamp - it's such a pretty image. I got the stamp free with my craft magazine this month and couldn't wait to use it. I also love the pretty floral paper - pinks and greens, so pretty!

I'm not too keen on the swirls however - I have stamped them on white card in a brown ink and cut them out before fixing them onto my card. I have then added some pearls. I think they look a bit odd in the corner.....

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


Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Boys to Men

Hello there,

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

This week over at Sweet Stampin we have a shiny new challenge for you.....and its one that shoves me firmly out of my comfort zone. Our theme is "boys to men" - yes, we want to see your masculine cards!

As Joe loves cars so much, I decided to feature a shiny sports car in this card.....


Yes, I know....there seems to be a bit of an 80s vibe with this card! Possibly the colours.....or maybe that car image! Either way I really enjoyed putting this card together!

For more challenge inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog, while you're there you can read all about our fab sponsor this week...


Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx