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Saturday, 26 April 2014

No Design Paper!

Hello there!

I hope you are well and have had a lovely week. Welcome back to another challenge post from Sweet Stampin. This week we have a fab challenge for you - we don't want to see any design paper on your card at all!

You can use as much plain coloured paper as you want....but no patterns! I love this kind of challenge as it makes you a little more creative.....not being reliant on pretty patterned papers.

Here is my card for the challenge.....

I have kept my card rather simple - using plain coloured papers to make my teapot and teacups. I have stamped white flowers on all the china and added a little white faux stitching. Finally I added my "thank you" sentiment. It was my Birthday last week and I was rather spoilt by my lovely friends and family and so this made the perfect thank you card to send to people for my pressies.

I have made several of the cards....

For more no design paper inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the gorgeous DT cards that Team Abi have created this week. While you are there you can also find out about our lovely sponsor this week....

If you are in the mood for creating any Christmas cards (getting a head start) then take a peek at our Christmas challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month!

Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Friday, 18 April 2014

Happy Easter!

Hello there,

I hope you've had a good day and a great week!

No card from me this week, but I just wanted to share with you the wonderful Easter inspired afternoon tea that Lorna and I held for our friends this afternoon. As you might know we've been baking and hosting our own afternoon teas for a while now and love baking for our friends.

Easter afternoon tea

We stayed with tried and tested sandwich fillings like egg mayonnaise, roast chicken and cheese, using both white and brown bread. These were followed by Lorna's scrummy scones - topped with cream and homemade blackberry jam.

The sweet treats were made by myself, Lorna and our mum.

We had sheep meringues, chocolate and raspberry cakes, passion fruit and white chocolate tarts, lemon madeleines and chocolate and orange cakes with a chocolate glaze.

Easter sweet treats

I also made some little chocolate tarts with chocolate ganache, topped with little mini chocolate eggs. This is the second time that I have made this chocolate pastry, and I was pleased with how light and crisp it turned out - perfect with the chocolate ganache.......

Easter chocolate tarts
Next time I make these tarts (and I definitely will be making them again) I will add a layer of salted caramel under the chocolate.

Everything was washed down with rather a lot of tea - both black Ceylon tea and yellow tea. I also made a bottle of blackberry lemonade which was rather popular.

I'd like to enter my Easter chocolate tarts in The Pink Whisk Easter Make and Bake Competition, run inconjunction with Two Little Fleas.

If this afternoon tea has got you in the mood for more sweet treats pop by my afternoon tea blog Tea With Me and Friends!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Show us your Flowers!

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I'm one happy bunny today...if you popped by on Wednesday you'll know that I am now on annual leave from work and very happy! I'm not going away anywhere...but I have loads of lovely plans with my friends (including a spot of afternoon tea and a spa day!).

Today I am here with a new challenge from Sweet Stampin, this week our theme is flowers. I decided I wanted lots of flowers on my card....

Yes, I opted for this fab flower digi image, plus some bright and cheerful flowery backing paper! I knew I wanted to make this a colourful card (well flowers are colourful aren't they!) and I love this combination of pretty colours. My image is coloured with my Promarkers and I have added some faux white stitching to the edges of the card.

For more flowery inspiration pop over to the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog to take a peek at Team Abi's gorgeous DT cards...while you're there you can find out about our sponsor this week...

If you fancy some other blog reading today, you could always take a peek at my afternoon tea blog!

Thank you for popping by today!

Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere!

Hello there,

Happy Hump day! I do love Wednesdays...the weekend is in sight! For me that means a week's annual leave, which I am really looking forward to!

I'm back today with our monthly Christmas stamping challenge from Christmas at Sweet Stampin....and this month is a fab challenge! We want to see your projects featuring glitter! Now if you've popped by my blog before you probably already know how much I love glitter.....

Soooo...I've used one of my favourite Christmas digi images - that mug is just so cute! My image is coloured with my Promarkers and I have added glitter to both the image and also the snowflake backing paper.

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

Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx