My Design Teams

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Buzz, buzz, buzz!

Hello there,

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

Today I'm back with a lovely new challenge for you from Sweet Stampin....today we want to see bees and/or birds on your creations. I was feeling particularly creative when I sat down to make this card and decided I wanted to practice my doodling....


Perhaps I got a little carried away....and the writing is at a rather jaunty angle...but overall I am really pleased with how this card looks. The swirly doodling reminds me of bees buzzing around my garden, perfect with my little stamped bees. 

I have coloured the bees with my Promarkers and added a little sparkle to their wings with my Stickles.

If you would like some more inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the gorgeous DT cards. This week the winner will get a fab Sweet Stampin goodie bag!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Cute Christmas!

Hello there,

Happy Hump Day! I do love Wednesdays!

I'm back today with a fab challenge from Christmas at Sweet Stampin....this month we'd love to see your cute Christmas designs! You can create anything as long as you include some stamping and it must be cute, cute, cute!

I decided to combine a couple of my favourite things.....


Yes, penguins and polka dots!

My cute penguin image has been coloured with my Promakers and I have gone with a simple background of kraft card, plain blue paper and blue and white polka dot paper (which always reminds me of snow!).

For more cute Christmas inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the super cute cards that the DT have created for you! While you're there you can also take a peek at our fab sponsor this month...


If you are looking for something sweet to read/watch you could also pop by my other blog which is dedicated to our afternoon tea adventures....grab a cuppa and prepare to drool!


We also have a lovely YouTube channel full of vlog posts....some tea related some not!

Thank you for popping by today!
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 9 May 2015

I do love a spot of gardening!

Hello there,

I hope everyone is keeping well. It's been ages since I last posted a card....I got a bit confused with my dates in April and managed to miss a Sweet Stampin challenge! Whoops! Lucky I have a lovely DT who understands my slight madness!

Anyway, I love this time of year....my garden starts to really demand my attention as things start to grow! My nan had really green fingers...which admittedly I thought was weird when I was younger....but I am pleased that I have grown to really enjoy gardening. I find it so fascinating to grow things, and rewarding to be able to eat your own fruit and veg.

I am so lucky where I live now, I have a lovely garden with lawn, fruit trees, flower beds and also plenty of space for veggies. I spent last Monday "finding" my main veggie patch....


It was a long day, but as well as that weeding and lawn haircut we also planted some plants in the other beds.

Now, why am I telling you all this? Well....as you'll see Sweet Stampin has a perfect challenge for me this week...we want to see your projects including spring flowers!

Here is my card....


I have gone with a slightly different design to my usual style (there's not a cupcake in sight!), using this cute stamp featuring a little girl in her garden. I picked this image as it reminds me of my garden and how much I enjoy a spot of gardening.

My image is stamped and coloured with Promakers. I have also added some flower embellishments (something else that I don't usually use) as I thought the card would look better with a pretty bloom.

For more spring flower inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog and take a peek at the beautiful DT cards that have been created. While you're there you can also read about our fab sponsor this week....



If you are looking for another read today and fancy something a little bit different why not pop by my blog dedicated to all things afternoon tea? We have a lovely guest post featuring the Biscuiteers afternoon tea this week!


Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Hmmm...I found another theme I'm not so keen on....

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I hope you are keeping well.

This week we are a new challenge for you over at Sweet Stampin.....and I have to say it's one that definitely challenged me....we want to see your creations made for children. I thought this would be fairly easy....but it took me ages to pick a suitable image from my collection!

In the end I went for bright, colourful and simple....


I hope this fits the bill ok...I'm definitely not keen on creating cards for children!!

I have paper pieced my tiger image, using a black ink pad and plain coloured papers. I have then added some fab polka dots and plain papers in the background. My little tiger has been mounted on 3D sticky pads.

Pop by the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog to take a peek at all the gorgeous DT cards that have been created this week. While you're there, take a peek at our fab sponsor too....


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Bells or Candles

Hello there,

Happy Hump Day - I do love  a long weekend....mid-week comes around so much quicker! I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend.

Today we have a fab new challenge for you over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin...I do always think its funny writing about Christmas cards when the sun is shining outside! This month's challenge is "bells or candles".....


As you can see I went for bells! 

These are two separate digi images, which I have printed, cut out and coloured, before combining them on a card blank. The colouring has been done with my Promarkers and I have made one of the bells really shine with some gold Stickles.

I have added a digi sentiment and some faux stitching.

I just love this little fellow....


For more inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog to take a peek at the fab DT cards that have been created this month. While you are there take a peek at our fab sponsor too....


Thanks for popping by today,

Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Happy Bunny

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! Hope you've had a tea-riffic week!

Mine has been busy...but being busy keeps me out of trouble! I'm back this week with another lovely challenge from Sweet Stampin...this week we have an Easter challenge for you. Can you believe that it's nearly Easter already....it looks like 2015 is going to escape as quickly as 2014 did!

Anyway, here is my Easter card for you.....



I have used a cute Digi Stamp Boutique image for this card, coloured with my Promarkers. I love this happy little bunny....he looks so pleased with himself! There again if I had all those Easter eggs I supposed I would look happy too! 

As well as the Easter egg backing paper, I have also added some cute polka dots paper and some blue and white striped paper. My sentiment has been made on my computer, I added a little faux stitching to the Easter egg shape as a finishing touch.

For more Easter inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the fab DT cards that have been created this week. While you are there you can find out about our fab sponsor too....


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digi Stamp Boutique - monthly competition

If you fancy taking a peek at something a litle different this weekend, you could always visit my YouTube channel....yes Lorna and I decided that reading about our afternoon tea adventures on Tea With Me and Friends wasn't enough....now you can see and hear us too! 

We'd love it if you could give our vlogs a little "thumbs up"..... Take a peek here!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Bring on the cake!

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I hope you've had a lovely week!

Today I back with a fabulous new challenge from Sweet Stampin....a challenge is that very dear to my heart! If you have popped by this blog before or seen my afternoon tea blog you'll know that I am rather partial to cake! I love it all...Victoria sponge, coffee, lemon, chocolate...you name it and I'll try it. My sister recently made a gin and tonic cake....how good does that sound??

Anyway, if you hadn't already guessed...our challenge at Sweet Stampin is....CAKE!


So, you might not be able to tell from this picture....but this little cutie is literally little...measuring just 9cm x 9cm. Normally when I create dinky cards like this I keep it simple, I tend to just stamp, colour and add some faux stitching....so this time I decided to challenge myself to adding a little more.

I have to say I am really pleased with how this turned out, its still not overly complicated with just two papers and a little faux stitching, but there is definitely more elements on there than my usual dinky creations!

For more cake inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog to see the scrummy cards that my fellow teamies have created! While you're there you can read all about our lovely sponsor this week...



If you fancy drooling over some more cards, why not pop by our afternoon tea blog....guilt free reading guaranteed!


We have a lovely new logo - let me know what you think!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx