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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Animal Antics!

Evening All,

I have a cute little card for you this evening featuring a cute little kitty cat! I love sister has two kittens called Rocky and Rambo...they are about 3 months old now and they are soooo cute! Thats one of the downsides of renting rather buying I suppose...I can't have a cat of my own.

Isn't he cute? I've coloured my little kitty cat using my Promarkers, and I've added a little sparkle to the bubbles with my bronze stickles.

The inspiration for this card came from this week's challenge over at a Passion for Promarkers where the theme is "animal crackers". I've also had a hunt around blogland to find some more animal challenges:
Creative Card Crew - animal antics

I had a lot of fun exploring new challenge blogs this evening, if you get the chance pop by and see all the gorgeous DT cards.

Just a quick post from me this evening.
Thanks for popping by,
Wedgie xxxx

Monday, 25 July 2011

Shabby Sparkle!

Hello campers - hope you've had a good Monday!

Look at this - three posts in a row, I love having my stash so accessible! Tonight I've created a card for the Cupcake Challenge this week where their theme is "Shabby Sparkle"....if you need some inspiration pop over to the Cupcake blog and see all the gorgeous DT cards.

Now if I'm honest I'm not too keen on shabby...I like my nice clean cut lines too much, but for this shabby card I got tearing! I've used pinks and blues together...I really like this colour combo. For my stamps I've used a happy birthday sentiment and a cupcake, the cupcake has been fixed onto the card with 3D sticky pads to make it pop! For my sparkle I used some stickles on the icing of the cake. I finished the card with some faux white stitching around the outer edge and around the sentiment.

I'd also like to enter this card at the Free and Easy challenge over at Allsorts this week.

Thanks for popping by today, see you soon!
Wedgie xxx

Sunday, 24 July 2011


Hello there, hope you're well today!

I've had a lovely day, my friend Sheree came for lunch. We had mini homemade quiches and raspberry cupcakes - yummy! I then took her around two of my local antique shops, one was a lovely old barn full of fine antiques, the other is an amazing, rambling house filled to the rafters with fab antiques! We had a brilliant afternoon!

I still made some time for some crafting though! I haven't made as many cards as I thought I would now that I'm settled in! Weird! This card was designed for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge where the theme this week is "numbers".

I wanted to create a pretty card, perfect for a granny. So I opted for soft pinks and blues with some lovely flowers and a little glitter!

I'd also like to enter this in the "anything goes" challenge over at Allsorts this week.

Right, I better get going...its Sunday evening and I have one more week of work left before I have a week off....and I can't wait! I'm really looking forward to seven wonderful days of pottering!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Happy Saturday!

Hello campers! I hope you're well today!

Its another Saturday and so that means another challenge for you over at Sweet Stampin...this week I'm really excited because I have chosen the theme for you! I decided to pick the theme "fashion"...not because I'm uber trendy, but because I wanted to see all the different ways fashion can be shown by us crafters!

Our lovely weekly sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique, and they kindly gave me an image to play is the lovely Jade....

Looking at Jade's outfit here I think I've successfully demonstrated that I'm never going to be a fashion designer!! The fab layout for this card comes from this week's sketch challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday....Arlana has three little flowers on the left hand side....I opted for these cute little bags to go with my fashion theme! Check out the SSW blog to see all the gorgeous DT cards.

I got a little carried away with the theme this week and created a second card too, this one featuring one of my favourite sentiments...

Ever since I developed my dodgy knee I've had to stop wearing all my favourite high heels because they hurt my knee too much. So, instead I have to lust after my sister's amazing shoe collection and just hope that one day I'll be able to wear a pair of heels for more than five minutes without my knee hurting!

It doesn't stop me loving this sentiment though and I have my conquer the world shoes ready in my wardrobe! Hee, hee!

Don't forget to pop by all my fellow Sweet Stampin DT blog's to see their wonderful fashion creations and I look forward to seeing your cards this week!

One last piece of fantastic news I have to share today is that I sent my donation off to Marie Curie this week - the total was over £1090! I'm so touched by the generosity of everyone and want to thank everyone for their support. Its been a tough couple of months and I really appreciate everything that everyone has done for me. Thank you.

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Monday, 18 July 2011

Shine and Sparkle on your Birthday!

I love my fact I love most people's Birthdays! Its a special day in the year just for you, its your time to sparkle and celebrate however you choose to! I've got one work colleague who always jokes about how long my Birthday goes on for each year....I suppose I do manage to have more than one celebration each year...but thats just because I've got different groups of friends...and as I mentioned at the beginning of my post....I love my Birthday! I hope I never turn into someone who dreads their Birthday...I thought it might happen when I turned 30...but no...I'm 32 now and still love my Birthday just as much as ever!

This card I hope demonstrates my love of Birthdays...

A glass of bubbles in the bath...what a lovely thing to do on your Birthday! I decided to make a really girlie card, after all you can't beat a bit of pink on your card! I also wanted to use the fab pink, starry backing paper that I found when I moved flat! Isn't it pretty and just perfect for a Birthday card! I love this stamp and use it quite a lot, this time I've added in the bathmat and slippers.

I'd like to enter this card in the free and easy challenge over at Allsorts this week...pop over to their blog and see all the gorgeous DT cards. The other challenge this card fits into is the "wish upon a star" challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week....the lovely cupcake ladies want to see some stars on our projects. To see some more starry cards pop over to the gorgeous Cupcake blog!

Thank you for popping by today and I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Wedgie xxx

Thursday, 14 July 2011

I'm getting there....

...hi there...thanks for popping by today. Well, I've been in my new flat a little while now and I'm starting to get things organised. Do you remember I told you about my new craft desk? The fab 1950s bureau...well I've started to organise my stash now and its looking fab! I got home from work nice and early this evening, so its just gone 8pm....I'm munching on my dinner....and I've already created a card...thats a good evening so far me thinks!
I've made this card today to send to my Aunty Maggie, she lives down in Bognor and I send her my cards regularly....just to say hi! I know how lovely it is to find "fun" post on the doormat instead of bills..... think more people should send cards "just because".

Doesn't Kasi look pretty in pink??

I'm entering this card in several different challenges, I'm making up for all those challenges I missed out on!
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - another fab sketch by Arlana
StampFairy Challenge - try a new technique - you can't really see it, but I tried a little paper piercing on the little purple strip behind the sentiment
Passion for Promarkers - include some gingham
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Sir Stampalot - anything goes

This would also have been a good card for our challenge at Sweet Stampin this week...our theme is cute and cuddly....have you entered yet?? Go on give it a go!

Don't forget to pop by all these fab blogs to see all the wonderful DT cards that have been created this week.

Lovely to see you, hope you pop back again soon!
Wedgie xxx

Monday, 11 July 2011

Woo Hoo...I'm back!

Well hello there! Long time no see! What a busy couple of week's I've had! Well, I've moved into my lovely new flat now (well, I'm here and most of my stuff is here...mum still has some of my belongings, but I'm getting there!). I've bought lots of lovely furniture, including a fab 1950s bureau which is my new craft desk! The flat is really starting to feel like home now.

As well as moving, I've also hosted my Marie Curie Blooming Tea Party...we had approximately 30 people turn up and join us for tea and cakes. Despite a little rain we had a lovely afternoon and raised £274....which means that we've hit our £1000 target now! Woo hoo! My Just Giving page will remain open for some time though, so if you know anyone who might like to donate please send them the link. I want to say a HUGE thank you to all my friends and family who have supported me over the last couple of months, everyone has been amazing!
Lorna and me in our vintage aprons, that coffee pot is a fab vintage find!

All this activity means that my poor little blog has been a little neglected lately and I even missed my challenge this weekend on Sweet Stampin....sorry Abi...I hate letting people down! So I decided this evening that I needed to make some time for some crafting and here is what I've created.....

Sorry this photo is well as a printer that won't work, my camera is also playing up! To be honest I'm not that happy with this card either....I feel like I'm missing my mojo at the moment....maybe I just need time to settle into my new flat??

Anyway, enough of my moaning....this little card is for three different challenges:
Cupcake craft Challenges - Pick your favourite Cupcake challenge - I've picked number 140. Something Beginning With C (cupcakes!)

Pop by all these fab challenge blogs to see all the gorgeous DT cards!

Thanks for popping by today and hopefully I'll be back again soon!
Wedgie xxx