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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Let's see your penguins....or polar bears!

Hello there,

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a fabulous week so far!

Today I am back with a new challenge from Christmas at Sweet Stampin....the perfect challenge blog if you want to get a head start on your Christmas cards! This month our challenge is simple....you just need to include a penguin or a polar bear on your creation.

I opted for a cute little penguin....popping by to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!


I have used a bold patterned backing paper, which I think makes my image pop from the card even more. My image is coloured with Promarkers and I have highlighted the holly berries in the hat with a little sparkle (aka Stickles).

For more penguin/polar bear inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the gorgeous DT cards that have been created this month. While you're there take a look at our fab sponsor this month....


Did you know this week in the UK it's Afternoon Tea Week? Yes, you read that correctly....a week dedicated to the art of afternoon tea! Over on Tea With Me and Friends we are celebrating with a week of afternoon tea posts and recipes....take a peek here!


Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Enjoy the ride....

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I hope you've had a fab week.

I'm on annual leave this week (woo hoo) and I am currently in North Devon with Joe for a couple of days. It's been a busy week...we've been painting our little summer house and finishing off the garden. I also had the pleasure of having a sneak peek at the new cake that The Ritz are launching as part of afternoon tea week!

An afternoon tea treat at The Ritz

To read more about the scrummy new cake pop by Tea With Me and Friends.....but before you go take a peek at my card for this week's challenge over at Sweet Stampin. Our challenge theme this week is "Bon Voyage" and to be honest this has me a bit stumped....I never make Bon Voyage cards!

Anyway, I had a rummage through my stash and found some suitable papers....which just left the image to find. In my stamps I came across the sentiment first, which I hardly ever use, but really like....I decided to use it with the bike stamp from the same set....




I think everyone should try to embrace this sentiment....many not on a bike though!

For more "Bon Voyage" inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a look at the gorgeous DT cards that have been created this week. While you're there you can also take a peek at our fab sponsor this week...


Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

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