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Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Beginnings!

Well, who would believe it.....its the last day of 2011! And what a topsy turvy year its been. There have been wonderful highs...such as joining the lovely Sweet Stampin ladies and finding my new flat....and devasting lows....such as losing Dad back in May....I still can't quite believe he's not with us anymore. However, a new year is about to begin and hopefully it'll bring with it lots of happy times!

I'm lucky to have a wonderful family and fab friends (ones I've met and those in blog land!).....not forgetting my amazing boyfriend Joe....each one has played a valuable part in my life in 2011 and I want to thank each one of you for your love and support.

So, what better way to start the new year than with a "New Beginnings" Challenge! We have the wonderful Angel Crafts sponsoring us this week at Sweet Stampin and we want to see your cards that feature a new beginning.....

2011 brought me a new home...and so I thought it was fitting to make a new home card for this challenge. I've used a cute froggie stamp as well as my large letter stamps (that I've had for ages but never used!!).

Don't forget to pop by all the DT blogs to see some more fab cards!

I want to wish you a very Happy New never know what it'll bring, but no doubt we're all up for the challenge!!

Thanks for popping by,
Wedgie xxx

Friday, 30 December 2011

Colour Combo Challenge!

Morning Folks!

Can you tell I'm off work at the I am with another card!! This mornings card is for the Allsorts Challenge thats been running over Christmas...its a colour combo challenge....our cards must be blue and brown. I love this colour combo, it always looks sooooo pretty!

I decided I wanted to make a pretty card to match the colour I got my little teacup stamps out. There is a little bit of sparkle in there, and some punched paper.

Pop by the Allsorts Blog for some more wonderful inspiration!

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow to see the new challenge from Sweet Stampin!

Thanks for popping by day,
Wedgie xxx

PS - Forgot to say that the Cola Cupakes that I made yesterday were very tasty! I think I might use more cola syrup next time because the flavour was quite faint, but the sponge was amazingly soft......yummy!!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Anything Goes!

Hello Campers! How are you today?

Well, I can't believe nearly a whole week has passed already.....I hope you had a lovely Christmas and you're now looking forward to the new year! My Christmas was good....lots of entertaining! My homemade pressies went down very well (thank goodness!!). Joe bought me a rather unusual I am wearing it! What do you think??

Today has been blissful.....I found a new shop that has opened in Aldershot called The Range (the place with the awful Christmas ad on the telly!!). Anyway, they have a HUGE craft department!! I was in heaven! As a result of my shopping trip I have spent an afternoon making cards and painting (yes, I've found another crafty hobby!!).

Here is one of the cards that I've created this afternoon.....

I'm entering this card in the "Anything Goes" challenge that both Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and Simon Says Stamp has this week! Pop by both blogs to see all the gorgeous DT cards!

Finally....also coming under the "anything goes" heading are the cakes that I've made this evening....cola cupcakes! Yes, you read that right...these are flavoured with that cola syrup that you use in Soda Streams! I haven't tried them yet, but I hope they're tasty!!
Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Friday, 23 December 2011

I've gone a little bit WI!!

Evening All!!

What on earth has happened to December?? How is it Christmas Eve Eve already?? I think I'm ready now....pressies are made and wrapped, crackers are made, cake is ready and looking cute (even if I do say so myself!!), I've done the food shopping....just got some baking to do tomorrow! One thing I've learnt this month is that I put too much pressure on myself sometimes.....I wanted to make everyone amazing homemade presents this year, but time got away from me and I got really stressed. After talking to Joe and Becca I realised that everyone is going to love what I've made and so what if there are a couple of shop bought pressies too!! I also learnt not to make vinegar based chutneys in a poorly ventilated flat still stinks!!!

I really haven't popped by all my favourite blogs this week...poor show I know!! But when I finally popped by Cupcake Craft Challenge this evening I realised that I'd been awared their Cupcake Cutie badge for my sparkly shoe card last week! I'm soooo proud, thank you lovely Cupcake ladies!!

I've also had some time this evening to make a card and Cupcake Craft Challenge has a fab sketch this week that I wanted to try out. This is a card for Joe's mum....she's getting a jar of my homemade tomato chutney among other homemade goodies, so I thought I'd make her a funny (not so tradtional Christmas card) to go with it!

I'm going to write in the card that if she doesn't like the chutney she can't blame was probably the wine I was drinking at the time! Hee, hee!! I wish I'd looked that calm and serene when I was making the chutney!!

Anyway, don't forget to pop by the Cupcake blog to see all the gorgeous DT cards that have been created. If you fancy a bit of a sparkly challenge you should pop over to Sweet Stampin where we have a "sparkle and bling" challenge!

If I don't see you again before I'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas....whatever you're up to this year I hope you have a wonderful time!

Thanks for popping by,
Wedgie xxx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Don't look at the light!

Evening All!

I hope you're well this evening and have had a good day. I've just got in from an evening with mum and Lorna at a local Christmas market, it was great fun and I bought a couple of sone things for me!

Before bed I wanted to share a quick card with you, this glam little creation is for the "Don't look at the light" challenge this week over at Cupcake Craft Challenge. With the party season just beginning the lovely Cupcake Ladies want to see everything that sparkles and shines on our creations this week!

For my glam Christmas card I have used a gorgeous pink glitter backing paper, topped with a gorgeous silver shoe, accessorised with a blue sparkly gem! I hope this is shiny enough for the cupcake ladies!

I'ved also been busy in the kitchen (no surprise there!!), I've made our Christmas cake this year and I was wondering how to decorate it, when I saw these cute little fellows in a craft book. They are made out of sugar paste and just make me smile....I can't wait to finish off the cake!!

Right, I know its early still, but I'm all shopped out and my bed is calling!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Happy Sunday!

Hello everyone!

I hope you're well and have had a lovely weekend....well its only two weeks until Christmas now....are you ready?? I'm still not!

Yesterday was lovely....we had our biggest ever crafternoon tea in honour of my sister's you can see from the photo it was a bit of a squash to get us all in there!! My cake went down very fact this morning there was only one tier left!! After lots of yummy food we all made Christmas crackers....aren't they gorgeous?? The one on top was made from my quietly crafty mum!!

So, today I've done a little Chritmas shopping, I've marzipanned my cake and I've decorated my flat! To reward all my hard work I decided it was time for some card challenges!! After a quick look around blog land I came across three fab challenges that I wanted to enter:

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - All Creatures Great & Small
Allsorts - It Takes Two (only two colours!)
Sir Stampalot - Bingo - Buttons, Flowers, Stickles

It looks like I've used green and red in this photo, but in fact this card is blue and pink!! I've used my stickles on my little flower and on the flowers in the image! Pop by all the blogs mentioned above to see all the gorgeous DT cards that have been created.

Don't forget about our "things with wings" challenge over at Sweet Stampin this week!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Things with Wings!

Happy Saturday Everyone!
Hope you're all well and looking forward to Christmas. I'm not organised at all this year, I seem to be doing so many different things at the moment and have no time for Christmas! For example today is another fabulous Crafternoon Tea at Lorna's flat....and today's tea is really special because we are celebrating Lorna's Birthday! I'm really looking forward to seeing all the girlies, eating lots of sweet treats and making some Christmas crafts! I have made a Birthday cake for nearly all my friends this year......and Lorna decided I needed a real challenge this time and requested a tiered cake!! Its a bit wonky, and the icing isn't that great (hence the ribbon!!), but here is the finished cake.....

Now, I must tell you about this week's challenge over at Sweet Stampin....this week the theme is "things with wings" what are you waiting for?? Get crafting!! We're lucky to be sponsored this week by Bugaboo...they've got some fab digis to choose from! One of my favorite characters is she is in all her glory!!

Hee, hee! I just love this sentiment!!

I've used some pretty pink and blue backing paper for this card, and I've made Stella bit glam with some sparkle on her wings!

For more inspiration pop over to the Team Abi blogs to see all their gorgeous DT cards!

Right, I better get going....I've got tea to get to!
Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Christmas Craft!

Evening Campers!

Hope you are well tonight...I've had a lovely evening....I've watched a cheesy Christmas movie and made a paper Christmas wreath for my front door. I saw the idea for this wreath online and decided to give it a go!

Now I've just got to hope that no one nicks it!!

I've also made a birthday card for a work colleague who loves cooking......and also loves singing loudly as she cooks up a storm in the kitchen....apparently it drives her hubbie mad!

As you all know I love this stamp...and the others in the collection.....and I thought it was just perfect for this card. I hope it makes Val smile!

I'd like to enter this card in the "anything goes" challenge over at Simon Says Stamp this week. Pop over to the blog to see all the gorgeous DT cards.

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx