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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Bear With Me

Seriously...you're going to have to bear with me on this one. Yes, I know the summer has bearly started...but when I saw this cute little fellow I knew I couldn't wait until Christmas to use him! Yes, it's 4th July and I have made a Christmas card for this week's (non-Christmas) challenge at Sweet Stampin! I told you that you'd have to bear with me!

So, our theme for the challenge this week is "Bear with me"....see I have a theme here!! And here is the little fellow that I was telling you about....


See...he's super cute isn't he! And the card isn't too Christmasey...despite the Christmas tree...the reindeer and oh the sentiment! Oh dear!

I have coloured my little cutie with my Promakers and used plain brown paper and pretty brown gingham paper (as well as those reindeer) in the background.

For more bear inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog and 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 this week...



Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Bingo...and a little competition!

Hello there! Happy Saturday!

Another week has whizzed by and it's time for another fab challenge from the lovely ladies at Sweet Stampin. This week we're playing a spot of bingo!


So you know how it works....three elements from the board....and don't forget some stamping! As soon as I saw the board I knew which line I wanted to include....


Yep, I had to go with purple....then I decided I wanted to work with embellishments as that's something I don't do very often....so I went with pearls and flowers.

I am really pleased with this card, although my photo is very wonky, I love the layout and think the embellishments work well (I will have to experiment more often I think!). I have used polka dot papers, along with a pretty light grey paper. The pearls are the sticky variety and I think they go well with the polka dots.

For more inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at all the gorgeous DT cards that have been created this week. You'll also find out all about our fab sponsor....


Now...if you also fancy a bit of a competition...we are celebrating our little afternoon tea blog turning two this month and we are giving away a lovely tea tasting adventure. It's a simple leave a comment competition...take a peek at Tea With Me and Friends to find out more!

Thanks for popping by today, we're looking forward to seeing your creations!

Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Let's see your stockings.....

...no I'm not being saucy.....over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month we want to see your Christmas stockings!

Welcome back to Wedgie's World....I hope you are well and having a fab week so far!

So, I'm not sure where time is going to...but it's already half way through the year and we have another fab stamping challenge for you at Christmas at Sweet Stampin. We want to see your projects featuring Christmas stockings and don't forget you need to include some stamping!

Here is my card....


I have gone with a twist on the usual Christmas colour combo for this card, adding a splash of pink in with my red and green. I am not entirely happy with my paper choices, but it does look a bit different to the rest of my Christmas cards.

My cute little penguin and his stocking have been coloured with my Promarkers and I have added plenty of sparkle with my Stickles. Finally, I have added a little white faux stitching with a gel pen.

For more stocking inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog where you can see the gorgeous DT cards that have been created for you this month. You can also find out about our sponsor this month....



Any London dwellers who fancy entering a competition to win a lovely tea adventure at Piacha in London should head over to my afternoon tea blog.

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Something old and something new....

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I hope you're well and have had a lovely week! I am actually writing this post on Thursday evening and the sun is coming streaming in through the window....it's so lovely! I hope the sun is still shining when you are reading this post!

So, we're back with a fab new challenge for you over at Sweet Stampin....this week our theme is something old and something new. I love challenges like these as you get to have a good rummage through your crafty stash!!

For my project I managed to find an image that I stamped and coloured rather a long time ago...perfect for my something old....



As the image was already coloured in pink and blue using my Promarkers, I decided to carry this theme with my papers. I found the lovely pink gingham strip in my box of papers and also the wonderful cherry DP. The sentiment had also already been stamped....I do wonder which project these were originally meant for!

So, there are lots of "old" things on the card.....but what about the "new" I hear you cry! Well, if you look at the top right hand corner you will see three lovely, shiny pink gems....they are brand new!

For more inspiration for this challenge take a peek at the gorgeous DT cards on the Sweet Stampin challenge blog...while you are there you can also read all about our lovely sponsor this week....


Did you know that Lorna and I have started our own challenge on YouTube? Take a peek for afternoon tea gossip and general rambling....there is a new post every Saturday morning!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

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