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Sunday, 25 October 2009

Home Sweet Home

Two of my aunts are moving home shortly and so I decided to get crafting and make their new home cards, not leaving family cards to the last min for a change (I still have the Christmas cards for my family that I made too late last year!!!).

I  went with an orange and pink colour scheme for one card....bright and cheerful! With a big flower in the middle, created from a huge punch I bought earlier this year. I added pink ribbon and mini flowers, along with a "home sweet home" sentiment. I was quite pleased with the results.....

I was even more pleased with myself when I checked out the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week to discover their theme for this week's challange is orange and one other colour....spooky!!

The DT examples are as cute as ever...lots of aqua and orange, which I think looks fab.....take a peek here:

The other card I created was slightly more dramatic, using red and black as my colour scheme. I used some black lace, cute mini punch flowers and my sentiment:

Hope you like my designs and hope my aunts don't find them on here before I send them!

Wedgie xx

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Candy Corns!

Time for a cheeky card challenge before bed I think!

I've just visited Cute Card Thursday and this week they want a sweet treat...they've asked for our sweet/candy projects. I love the DT examples....all very cute:

So, I put my thinking cap on and tried to think sweet thoughts...not sure whether I'm hungry or simply obsessed with cupcakes, but thats what sprung to mind! So, here is my card....not technically a sweet, but I hope thats ok.....I can guarantee everyone that my cupcakes are always a sweet treat!

As you can see I am back to my true girlie self after a couple of challenges where pink didn't feature....but I don't think you can feature cupcakes without a little pink!!

I like this card as its very simple to make, with a pink patterned background, the sentiment is printed on white backing paper and then the little cupcakes are made out of scraps of paper that I had on my craft desk. I finished it off with little metallic buttons for the cherries. Simple but effective!

Wedgie xx

Feeling Paw-ley?

I've been on a bit of a craft shopping spree recently and bought loads of new bits and pieces on the internet. I've been waiting patiently for everything to arrive and yesterday the wait was over!

I was so taken by some very cute puppy toppers that I bought on EBay that I got crafting straight away and came up with the following.....

These really cute little puppies come from Theresa who has a shop on EBay called Cardtoppings. You get 24 little toppers, printed on quality card, each one measuring 8cm x 8cm...there are six different designs in this set. I think they go perfectly with my get well sentiments!

I've used various papers to make bright and cheerful get well cards, trying to create something to make the poorly person smile!

Theresa has all sorts of other designs in her shop, all very cute and worth a look!

Wedgie xx

Friday, 16 October 2009

Boo! Spook Fest Time!

Halloween will soon be upon us, and Cute Card Thursday has got us celebrating early as they want to see our spooky cards or projects. There are pumpkins, witches and a little vampire all featuring on the DT cards this week - all very cute...take a peek:

Well I've managed to steer away from pink for yet another week to join in the fun...I did however manage to sneak in a little purple....

I have put this together using my craft box that I keep at my boyfriend's place and to be honest I'm amazed I managed to make anything as my supplies were really low. Note to self....I need a little shopping trip...woo hoo!

Anyway, I've used scraps of paper and a little bit of sticky ribbon as the background, my pumpkin friend and the word BOO! are attached using sticky pads to add some depth.

I've never made a halloween card before and I really enjoyed this challenge.

Wedgie xx

Monday, 12 October 2009

Autumn Charm!

Whoops...I'm a bit late this week...must be all those Christmas cards I seem to be making at the moment!

Anyway, I decided to try and be clever again this week and combine two challenges into one card....over at  Cute Card Thursday they want to see our projects that feature a charm...either shop bought or homemade. You can see the lovely DT examples here While the ladies at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge want to see projects with an autumn colour scheme, again the gorgeous DT cards can be found here

So, thinking that I usually make very girlie, pink cards I had to put my thinking cap on this week! I've had some charms that someone gave me last Christmas and I've never used, so I thought I pick my favourite one and start there. This is the design i came up with..... looks a little wonky because of my stupid scanner, but I hope that makes it look more rustic! I'm not 100% convinced about the colour scheme, but I do like the charm. I picked it because it reminded me of a spider's web.

So, a walk on the wild side for me....colours that I'm not too sure about, but hey it's good to try different looks out once in a while!

No doubt I'll be back to my girlie-self very shortly!

Wedgie xx

Sunday, 4 October 2009

More Challenges!

The sea air has obviously been invigorating!! I've got the urge to do a couple more challenges before bedtime!!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and therefore we have been asked to "think pink" over at 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge #33! I'm good at pink....its pretty, girlie and I love it! In fact loads of my cards feature this delightful colour! Meanwhile at High Hopes Challenge 47 they want us to pile on the layers with their challenge - Lotsa Layers!

So, I decided to combine these two lovely challeges and came up with this little card. Girlie and pink, with several layers...this card can be used for any occassion!

I'm a little new to this layering lark.....I usually leave that to my winter wardrobe! However, I really enjoyed making this card - trying out the different pinks that I've got in my stash, hunting out the perfect piece of ribbon and using my flower punches. Great fun!

This is also the first time that I've combined two challenges, hopefully it's worked out well and I've covered both briefs!

Hope you enjoy!
Wedgie xxx

Celebrate with Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!

Evening all - hope you all had a fab weekend. I've been visiting my aunty down in Bognor Regis with my sister...and yes, we didn't break the tradition...we went paddling in the sea! It was a tad bit cold to say the least, but we couldn't visit the seaside and not dip our toes in the sea!!

Anyway, its time to celebrate and say a big happy blogoversary to the lovely ladies at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: To celebrate they want to see projects involving a I put my thinking cap on and came up with this....

I wanted a slightly different celebration rather than the usual Birthdays or anniversaries, and when I was thinking about the things I have celebrated in the past I remembered passing my driving test. I was a rather nervous driver to start with and although my driving was good my nerves always seemed to get the better of me....I finally passed on my third test (fourth if you include the test that the car failed because of a dodgy indicator but I don't like to count that one!!) and I was sooooo pleased. I actaully wanted to kiss the tester, but decided it was better not to!

Anyway, this card is to celebrate passing your driving test - whether you managed it first time or twenty-first time!!

Hope you enjoy!
Wedgie xx