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Saturday, 18 July 2015

No Design Paper....No Problem!

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I hope you are keeping well!

A couple of weekends ago my mum treated me to a trip to Hampton Court Flower Show....we both love our gardens and really enjoy trips like these. On this occasion it was a really hot day, and the show was packed...but we still made the most of the day and bought some lovely plants.

There were some beautiful ladybird poppies at the show that mum loved....but we couldn't see them to buy anywhere. They were bright red with black spots and looked very pretty, it was a shame mum couldn't buy any....so I found her the seeds from a local garden centre. I then needed to post them to her....and decided to use this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin to create a card for her.

Our theme is "no design paper" - so no pretty patterns. I trawled through my stamp collection to find the perfect image and created this card....


I used a gate fold card for this project and decided in the end to use no papers at all. I stamped and cut out the seed packets, once coloured I attached them to one side of the card in the middle. I then stamped the cute little flowers on the front too. Once they were coloured I added the faux stitching to complete the border.

I decided that I also needed to make the inside pretty...so I continued the stitching theme and added some more stamped flowers.....


I hope mum likes her card....and more importantly loves the seeds!

I didn't take lots of photos at the flower show this year....as I had too much to carry....but here is a taster....




For more inspiration for this week's challenge pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at all the gorgeous DT cards. While you're there take a peek at this week's sponsor too....





Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Oh deer!

Hello there,

Happy Hump Day! I hope you are well and having a great week.

I'm back with a new challenge from the lovely ladies at Christmas at Sweet Stampin...this time our theme is "oh deer" - we want to see your Christmas creations featuring a deer or two...and don't forget your stamping!


I am really pleased with this card....although that little deer was a little fiddly to cut out! I thought it was a fab idea when I first stamped him on kraft card and started cutting....but then I got to those antlers! I used really small scissors!

I have gone with a brown and blue colour combo for this non-traditional Christmas card...although the blue and white polka dot paper reminds me of snowy skies. After I cut my reindeer out I fixed him to my card with 3D sticky pads. Finally I finished him off with a red shiny nose!

For more reindeer inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog to take a peek at the gorgeous DT cards that have been created.

While you're there, take a peek at our fab sponsor this month....


Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

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