Saturday, 30 August 2014

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hello there,

Happy Saturday - I hope you've had a sweet week!

I'm back today with a new challenge from Sweet Stampin and this week I found the challenge quite....well....challenging! Our theme this week is "embossing"....and as some of you know I'm really not a fan! I'm not keen on dry or wet embossing...no particular reason...I just don't like it!

However, I'm a big girl....so when I saw the theme I took a deep breath and looked through my craft stash for some inspiration. To make it a bit easier I opted for a Birthday card and to sweeten it a little more I thought I should feature some cake.....


I've gone with a bright zingy colour combo, using the strong green plain paper with striped and starred patterned papers. My dry embossing was created using my Cuttlebug - I embossed the present and then used a light grey Promarker to add a little more definition.

Finally I added a stamped cake image, which has been coloured with my Promarkers and I've added a little sparkle with my Stickles.

For more embossing inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at all the gorgeous DT cards that Team Abi have created. While you are there you can read all about our fab sponsor this week...


I would also like to enter this challenge over at:

The Pink Elephant - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes

Pop by all these fab challenge blogs to see some gorgeous DT cards.

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Pants!

Hello there!

I hope you are keeping well....and if you're in the UK I hope you haven't been blown away by the crazy weather we've had this week!

Now, I'm here to tell you all about the new challenge we have this week over at Sweet Stampin and I'm quite excited about this one as it's one of my favourite topics (well after afternoon tea, cupcakes and teacups!) ...yes, it's Christmas.....


Hee, hee....now when I saw this image and sentiment I knew I had to have it in my collection! I've kept the card quite simple in the back ground, letting the over sized sentiment and pants do the talking! My image has been coloured with my Promarkers and is attached to the card with 3D sticky pads to give the card some dimension.

For more Christmas in August inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the fab DT cards that have been made this week. While you're there you can also take a peek at our fab sponsors.....



Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Gifts Galore

Hello there,

Happy Hump Day! The weekend is in sight! Woo hoo!

Today we have a fab new challenge for you over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin, our theme this month is "gifts galore" and the DT have been given a fabulous digi image to play with. Thank you All Dressed Up for the fab image!

Isn't it a cute image?

I also love the contemporary blue and red snowflake paper and have used this as inspiration for my colour scheme of red and blue. I've coloured my image with my trusty Promarkers and have added a little sparkle to my tree with my Stickles.

And what do you see under my tree...my pile of gifts...gifts galore!

For more inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the fab DT cards. While you are there you can also take a peek at our fab sponsor this month....


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Bingo!

Hello there!

I hope you are well and have had a lovely week! Mine has been wonderful  as I have been on annual leave with Joe. We haven't gone away this year, but we have relaxed a lot and made our little garden is a little bit more beautiful with a new bed of plants and a small BBQ area!

Today at Sweet Stampin we have a lovely Bingo challenge for you! Here is the board for you to pick from.....


What a lovely collection of crafty items to pick from! I went for straight down the middle - ribbon, buttons and spots......



I've made this card for Joe as on Friday we celebrated seven years together. We may not be married, but we do still like to celebrate!

I have gone with a blue and pink colour combo, featuring a lovely teacup digi stamp which I think suits us perfectly! I've included some blue and pink ribbon, blue and pink buttons and of course my spots feature on both my buttons and ribbon!

This year we are celebrating our anniversary by nipping over to the Isle of Wight for a mini break. I have also arranged for Joe to meet some Marmosets at one of the zoos!

For more bingo board inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog, while you are there you can also take a peek at the prize offered by our fab sponsor this week.....


Thanks for popping by today, 
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 19 July 2014

My Favourite Stamp.....

Hello there!

I hope you are having a fab week!

I have another challenge for you this week from Sweet Stampin....and this one is a tricky one as you'll need to make a decision! We want to see your projects featuring your favourite stamp!

Now I had to think long and hard about this challenge as I have quite a few "favourites"! In the end though I decided to opt for something I thoroughly enjoy in life....


Yep - it had to be a cake!

Now out of all my cake stamps...and believe me I own loads....this is my favourite! It's a brilliant size, great for making an impact on the front of a card without being too big. I also love those swirls - it's just so pretty! It's great to colour with Promarkers (as I have done here) but it also works well when paper piecing too.

As you can see I have created this Birthday card for one of my friends - Alex also enjoys a spot of afternoon tea! 

For more favourite stamp inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at all the gorgeous DT cards that have been created. While you are there you can also take a peek at our fab sponsor this week....


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Krafty Christmas

Hello there!

Welcome back to my little card blog! This time I am back with a new Christmas challenge for you from Christmas at Sweet Stampin. 

This month we are wishing you a krafty Christmas - yes we want to see your Christmas creations that feature a little bit of kraft paper.

I love the colour of kraft paper and think it works really well with blues and also with greens, as demonstrated in my Christmas card....


I've used a lovely holly image and sentiment which has been coloured with my Promarkers. I then made the berries pop by adding a sparkle with my red Stickles.

I've used some gorgeous holly backing paper, along with some plain green paper and also my kraft paper. Finally I have added a little detail with some white faux stitching.

For more krafty inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the gorgeous DT cards that have been created. While you are there you can also take a peek at the fab sponsor who has joined us this month....


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Pink, pink, lot's of pink!

Hello there!

I hope you're well and have had a lovely week!

I'm back with a new challenge from Sweet Stampin - and this week we have a fab colour challenge for you. We want to see your "perfect in pink" projects!

If you've popped by my blog before you'll know how much I love a girlie card - give me a spot of pink or purple and some sparkles and I'm a happy crafter!


I've coupled all that pink with a girlie bath....some bubbles and lots of polka dots! The perfect birthday card I think....the only thing missing is a bit of cake!

I have printed my Digi Stamp Boutique image with my Promarkers, and I added a bit of sparkle to the bubbles with my Stickles. I have then used a combination of pink plain and patterned papers for the background, along with a printed sentiment.

For more pink inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the perfect DT cards created by Team Abi. While you're there you can also take a peek at our fab sponsor this week....


Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

PS - if you enjoy a spot of afternoon tea - you might like my other blog too!