My Design Teams

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Anything but a card....

Hello there!

Happy Saturday! I hope you are keeping well.

It's been a bit quiet around here recently...that's because Lorna and I have just spent an amazing week in sunny Cuba! We swam in the sea, drank loads of rum and generally enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. We went on various tours and saw all sides of Cuba - it's a really interesting country to visit.



Anyway, enough babbling from me! I'm really here to tell you about the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin....this week we want you to get creative with an "anything but a card" challenge. 

You can make anything you like, as long as you use a stamp somewhere. I opted for a bookmark for my project......


I have kept it clean and simple, using plain white card to stamp my sweet jar on. My image has been coloured in bright Promarkers and I have added a little sparkle with my Stickles. I had a little faux stitching to give the bookmark a border and finally finished it off with some blue ribbon.

For more inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at Team Abi's creations. While you are there you can find out about this week's sponsors....



Thanks for popping by today.

Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Just for Men...

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! It's the weekend at long last! It's been a really busy week this week, which found me in Nottingham, Swindon and also London. I am shattered and really glad that it's the weekend!

I'm back with another challenge for you from Sweet Stampin and this week Team Abi have a challenge for you that normally leaves me feeling really rather cold! Yes, its that "just for men" theme that I dislike as it tends to mean I have to steer clear of the pinks and purples in my paper stash. However, this time I have to say that I am actually quite pleased with my card and I might even go as far as saying I enjoyed making it!

Shock horror!! Here it is....


As you can see I have gone with a brown and blue colour combo for my masculine card and I have stamped a hand of cards. I must admit I added a little faux stitching which I suppose is a little girly, but overall I think it's a very masculine looking card!

For more masculine inspiration (cards not men!!) pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at Team Abi's DT cards. While you are there you can also take a peek at our fab sponsor this week.....


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Seeing spots....and stripes!

Hello there!

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

Today I'm back with a new challenge from Sweet Stampin and this week we want to see your cards featuring spots and stripes.

I have opted for a black and white colour combo for this card with a splash of blue.....


I have used Promarkers to colour the image and Stickles to add a little sparkle to the bubbles! 

For more spots and stripes inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the fab DT cards that Team Abi have created this week.

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Christmas Critters!

Hello there,

Welcome back to my little blog, I hope you are well and are having a fab week!

I celebrated Christmas 2013 (yes you read that correctly!) last Friday with Lorna and my friend Becca. We hadn't got around to having our Christmas dinner (despite seeing each other on other occasions!) and so decided to go all out. We had dinner at Becca's house and then ventured out to the local pubs.....


Yes, we are wearing our Christmas jumpers and are armed with crackers! Hee, hee!

Anyway, onto the reason for this challenge - we have a fab new challenge for you over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin! This month we'd like to see your Christmas creations featuring Christmas Critters!

My mum loves sheep - it's her thing! So when I saw this fab digi stamp I knew I had to buy it.....it also fits in with our theme really well......


I have coloured my cute little Christmas sheep with my Promarkers and added rather a lot of sparkle with my Stickles! I have then run with a green colour scheme - using both plain and patterned papers. Finally I have added the wonderfully themed sentiment!

For more Christmas Critter inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog to take a peek at the wonderful DT cards that have been created. While you're there you can also take a peek at our fab sponsor this month....


I'd also like to enter this card at the following:

Glitter n Sparkle - Use a digi
Papertake Weekly - repeat, repeat (repeated holly pattern)

Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

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