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Monday, 23 December 2013

A Little Favour Please....

Hello there,

I hope you are well and are ready for your Christmas celebrations.

This is a slightly different post from me today, as its a request for a vote from you! If you have stopped by hear below you will know that I also run a little afternoon tea blog with my sister Lorna which is called Tea With Me and Friends.

Afternoon Tea Treats!
On the blog you can read reviews of afternoon teas we've enjoyed, see afternoon teas we have created and drool over lots of scrummy photos of cakes! Take a peek here if you haven't seen it yet!

One of our favourite afternoon teas of 2013
Anyway, we have entered our little afternoon tea blog in the UK Blog Awards 2014, which we are a tad bit excited about! The awards will be judged by an official panel early next year...but to get to that stage we need a successful public vote....and that's where you come in! I'd really appreciate your support....if you are able to vote for us you just need to click on the link below and leave your name and email address.
Every vote counts at this stage and we'd be so grateful for your vote!
Thank you for taking the time to read this post....I know there isn't a card in sight!
Our homemade Halloween afternoon tea
I'd also like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!
Best wishes,

Saturday, 21 December 2013

All White Festive Greetings!

Hello there - its me again, I am back with my second DT card today!

This time I have my card for our fab festive challenge over at My Time to Craft and this week we'd like to see your white on white Christmas cards. Now I know how much I struggle with WoW cards and so I was pleased to see that we're allowed coloured images on our cards....making it a bit easier!

I've used one of my favourite new digi stamps sending people warm winter wishes....

I have used a white card blank, which has been topped with some pretty embossed white card. Finally I printed my image and added a little colour with my Promarkers and a little sparkle with my Stickles. My sentiment has been produced on my laptop.

I'm pleased with how this WoW card turned out - simple but festive! For more inspiration pop by the My Time to Craft challenge blog and see all the gorgeous DT cards that have been created. We've got a short break ahead of us now.....our next challenge will go live in January.

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Colour Challenge

Hello there! Happy Saturday....I hope you've had a fab week. Christmas is just around the corner now....are you ready for your festive celebrations?

I've broken up from work until the New Year many of you know its been a really busy year for me so I am pleased to have a little break. As you're ready this I am probably curled up on the sofa watching Christmas movies!

Anyway, this week we have a lovely colour challenge for you over at Sweet Stampin - we'd like to see white cards featuring just one other colour. This week we are joined by Stamp Fairy as one of our sponsors and Team Abi were lucky enough to be given a digi image to play with!

Isn't that image a cutie? I really enjoyed using this one! As you can see I opted for blue as my other colour....not sure why, but it seemed to fit the image well.

I've used white and patterned blue papers for this card, and I have used blue Promarkers to colour my image. Finally I added some faux stitching to the card. I am very pleased with how this card turned out.

For more inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog. While you're there you can also read about our fab sponsors this week.....

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Christmas Birds

Hello there,

I hope you are well and had a fab week.

This week we have a fab challenge for you over at My Time to Craft....we want to see your cards featuring festive birds! There are so many different types of birds...robins, penguins....turkeys...we will you pick?

I opted for a robin on my card.....

I've created my festive robin in a snow globe from papers in my stash, some punched snowflakes and of course lots of sparkle!
For more festive birds pop over to the My Time to Craft challenge blog to see what birds feature on the fab DT cards this week!
Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Let it Snow!

Hello there!

Well, I am here with the last challenge of 2013 for Christmas at Sweet Stampin....I can't believe that this year has already flown least I have a fab stash of Christmas cards to send to friends and family!

Our challenge this month is "Let it Snow"....we want to see your frosty inspired cards! I decided I had to feature a cute snowman on my card.....

He looks like he's enjoying his winter wonderland in the snow! I have printed my digi image and coloured it with my Promarkers. I have then added a little sparkle with my Stickles. I've gone with a blue colour scheme for this card, including some fab snowflake backing paper.
For more inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog, while you are there you can also read all about our fab sponsor this month
I'd also like to enter this card at:
Di's Digi Designs - non traditional Christmas colours
Glitter n Sparkle - show us some blue
Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Cute and Cuddly Christmas Animals

Hello there!

Me again! This time I am back with a new challenge for you from My Time to Craft and this week we have a fab Christmas challenge for you....we'd like to see your creations featuring cute and cuddly Christmas animals.

Now I thought long and hard about this theme...did I want to use a cute bear all wrapped up...or maybe some rabbits playing in the snow? Then it struck me...what's cute and cuddly and features Christmas animals....most of my Christmas jumpers! Now I'm a sucker for a good Christmas jumper, I have a nice collection of woolly ones....this year however I also have two cute stamp Christmas jumpers!

Hee, hee! Now isn't that a cute and cuddly Christmas animal?? I love this stamp so much, it just makes me smile! This card is a custom order for someone I work with, hence the name on the front.
I've stamped my image and added the colour with my of course Rudolph needed a sparkly nose! The background is made up of plain red and green paper and a little homemade holly - simple, but very festive!
For more inspiration pop by the My Time to Craft challenge blog and see all the cute and cuddly animals that the fab DT used on their cards.
Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx


Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I hope you are keeping well and had a fab week.

So, are you ready for Christmas yet? I'm not! Looking at my diary I'm not too sure when I'm going to get ready either...oh dear! Still, as you all know I love this time of year...all the music and Christmas coffee and mince pies...I'm just going to go with the flow and enjoy the season!

This week's challenge over at Sweet Stampin is a fab one...we'd like to see ribbons featuring on your cards...along with a stamped image of course!

Here is my card....

Now I love this fab digi image that I've's right up my street and I think it looks fab with the mince pie and Christmas pudding backing paper! I've teamed it all with some festive plain red and gingham ribbons. The image has been coloured with my Promarkers and I have added a little extra sparkle with my Stickles. I made the holly from scrap paper in my stash.
For more ribbon inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog to see the fab cards created by Team Abi. While you're there you can also see what prizes our fab sponsors have for you.
This week we are joined by.....

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx