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Sunday, 30 October 2011

More Spooky Happenings!

Hello crafters!

Hope you're having a fab weekend....our Halloween
Crafternoon tea yesterday was so much fun! The table looked fab, the food was really yummy and we had fun carving pumpkins and making spooking FIMO keyrings. Take a look at what we got up to.....

I actually made the spooky aprons that Lorna and I are wearing in the first photo....I'm so pleased with how they came out considering I haven't made aprons before. I used material scraps from my stash and some ribbon, they looked pretty cool and didn't fall apart!

I also have another card to share with's a little bit similar to yesterday's card....but I couldn't resist using this cute little image again! This time I've turned him into a spooky Birthday card!

This card would be perfect for my friend Becca....she loved the Halloween version of this card! I've opted for black and red papers today, which I think suit my little vampire really well.

I'd like to enter this card into two challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Spooky / whimsical card

Pop by both challenge blogs to see all the gorgeous DT cards that have been made.

Thanks for popping by today.
Wedgie xxxx

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Spooky Happenings!

Hello there crafters....Happy Saturday!

I hope you've all had a good week and have a lovely weekend planned. I have spent this week wishing my life away as Lorna and I are hosting a Halloween themed afternoon tea today! We've got Becca, Sheree, Anika, work Becca and Rafina joining us for scrummy Halloween inspired treats and some crafting and I can't wait! Here is a sneak peak of the cakes I have baked for the occassion - these are black forest cupcakes with an orange and cream coloured frosting....

I'll be back tomorrow with some photos for you!

So the theme this week over at Sweet Stampin is "Anything Goes" loads of scope to get creative and share your cards with us! What are you waiting for?? I was given a gorgeous Stampin Boutique digi to play with...its soooo cute and perfect for a Halloween card.....

Isn't that the cutest Vampire you've ever seen??

I've used green and orange papers to add to my Halloween theme and I couldn't resist a little sparkle! I actually gave this card to Becca....she loves all things spooky and weird!
Don't forget to pop by all the other Sweet Stampin DT blogs to see all the gorgeous cards that they've been creating this week.

Thanks for popping by,
Wedgie xxx

Monday, 24 October 2011

Something to keep you warm!

Hello crafters...look at me...posting two days in a row!!

I've had a lovely evening once again, I got home fairly early and have spent the evening making cards and finishing off my bunting. First off here I have a card that I'd like to share with you....

Isn't she cute??

I've created this card for two different challenges....

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Denim and Lace - I've made my own lace and used lots of denim colours! I think this makes for a really pretty card.....I'll be using this combo again! I've added a little extra white with my faux stitching around the edge.

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Wrap up Warm - I thought this little cutey looked snug as bug in her feathery boa....the perfect accessory for any party dress! I've coloured my image with Promarkers and added a little sparkle to the boa to add some dimension.

I have to say....I'm actually really pleased with this card! Pop over to the challenge blogs to see all the gorgeous DT cards that have been created.

Finally I wanted to share with you my finished bunting....if you popped by yesterday you'll know that I made that actual bunting, but felt that I was missing something....well with the help of some white felt I finished off the bunting.....

....spooky, but cute I hope you'll agree!!

Thanks for popping by today, its lovely to read all your lovely comments.
Wedgie xxx

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Getting ready for Halloween!

Hello crafters...hope you're having a good weekend!

I've had a fab day....I got my sewing machine out for the first time in ages. Lorna and I are hosting a Halloween themed afternoon tea next weekend for the girlies and I wanted to get some things ready. I've made bunting for the first time, it was fun picking the materials from my stash and putting them together. Here's what I've got so far....

I'm thinking of adding some little ghosts to the triangles....what do you think??

There are plenty of Halloween challenges out there at the moment....we've got one over at Sweet Stampin this week. But I've decided to make a non-stamped Halloween card for the challenge at Allsorts. I love my stamps...but I use them ALL THE TIME and sometimes I just want to make something out of paper! So, inspired by the HUGE spider that chased me around the living room earlier, here is my Halloween card....

Hee, can't beat some googly eyes!! More cute than scary, but hey its still a Halloween card! Now just don't ask me what happened to the spider in my flat...he was one those ones with really long legs and he didn't look as friendly as the one on my card!

Pop by the Allsorts blog to see all the spooky cards the DT made this week....and don't forget about our Halloween challenge over at Sweet Stampin!

While I'm talking about my fab teamies at Sweet Stampin I should mention the fab candy that Cathy's got on offer....pop by her blog and take a peek before its too late!!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Monday, 17 October 2011

I love Katy Perry!!

Hello there, lovely to see you!

I've had a fantastic weekend....the Katy Perry concert on Saturday night was amazing! I bought the tickets for Becca's Birthday back in its been a long wait, but it was definitley worth it! I had standing tickets which I had my reservations about, and to be honest we did stand for a long time and get shoved about by the great British public.....but I wouldn't have changed them for the world! We got quite close to the front, and the atmosphere was AMAZING! Katy looked and sounded awesome, it was probably the best concert I've ever been to...yes, better than Take That!

Right, back to business...I've been crafting! There are several challenges this week that fit together nicely, so I've been having fun going through my paper stash and here is my card.....

The colours are for two different challenges...

White and one other colour - Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge (I've gone for white and lavender)
Lavender and Lace - Allorts

.......and my cute embellishments are for the Buttons and Bows challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week.

Anyone who as stopped by before knows that I love my girlie cards and my favourite colour is purple (or shades of!). So, I decided to get my tea set stamps out and my glitter and get crafting! I've made my own lace using white paper and a paper punch (Allsorts ladies I hope thats ok!), this puch reminds me of dollies, its very pretty! I couldn't find any bows in my stash so I made one from ribbon. I enjoyed picking out my buttons....I haven't used buttons in ages!!

Don't forget to pop by the Challenge blogs mentioned to see all the gorgeous DT cards!

Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Something for the men!

Happy Saturday! I hope you've had a fab week and you're looking forward to the weekend!

Well, thats not something you'd usually find on my blog.....normally you'd pop by here to find pink, sparkly, girlie cards...but this week we have a masculine card theme over at Sweet I had to get my thinking cap on!

I have to may be for a man, but my card has still managed to turn out quite cute!

I love this reminds me of my boyfriend Joe who is a complete car nut and regularly comes home from the garage looking like this....covered in grease!!

Pop over to the Sweet Stampin blog to see all the other gorgeous DT cards for some great inspiration!

This is a short post today....I'm very excited because I'm off to the O2 later with my best friend Becca...we're seeing Katy Perry in concert and I can't wait!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

A bit of sparkle and bling!

Hello campers, hope you're well today!

Well, I had an amazing start to the week lovely car broke down on the way to work at 7am yesterday morning! I was on the A3 at the time, and luckily managed to pull into a service station...where I waited for 90 minutes to be recovered back to a local garage near my home! I then had to get the train back passed my flat again to commute took a total of 5 hours from start to finish!!!! It turns out that all I'd done was snap an alternator belt and this was easily fixed by my boyfriend and cost me just £4.50...shame the recovery cost me £78!!! Things can only get better!!!

Anyway, I decided it was time for a little sparkle on my blog and I guess some of the challenge blogs out there felt the need for a little sparkle too (who can blame them!!).

This sparkly little number is for two different challenges....

Isn't she cute and sparkly? I've used pink and blue backing paper, along with some fab sparkly pink paper. I've coloured my image using my Promarkers and I've added a little more sparkle with my yellow Stickle. This card is for the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle and Bling
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything goes as long as it sparkles (my kind of challenge!!)

I've also added a lot of tiny faux stitches to this card, so it would also be perfect for our fab stitches challenge over at Sweet Stampin this week....check out all the gorgeous Team Fi DT cards on our challenge blog!

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

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Black and White Christmas

Evening Folks!

I've had another fab evening....tonight I've made a card for this week's challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge and I've made the cutest mini cupcakes with a new caramel frosting recipe...its divine!

First off the card....the Cupcake challenge this week is "Black and White Christmas"...not the usual colours that you've associate with Christmas, however this combo makes for a very stylish Christmas card! I've used a new sentiment stamp that I bought in the sales after last Christmas and made a cute snowman to accompany the sentiment....

Isn't the sentiment cute?? I've used patterned backing paper for Mrs Snowman's hat and I've embellished my card with my trusty stickles...adding a little sparkle to the card.
Pop by the Cupcake blog to see all the gorgeous DT cards.

Now for the cakes.....I opted for mini cupcakes tonight because they are so easy to make, you only need half a batch of cupcake batter to make rather a lot of mini cupcakes! Plus I don't feel as guilty when I eat them! The cupcakes are vanilla with a caramel frosting and decorated with mini chocolate chips! I'm so glad I found this new caramel frosting, its smooth and very tasty! Thank you Rafina for sharing your backing magazine with me today!

Thanks for stopping by today...I'm off to eat cupcakes!
Wedgie xxx

Monday, 3 October 2011

Food Glorious Food!

Evening Folks!

Thanks for popping by today...after a busy day at work I've had a really lovely evening....I had absolutely nothing planned and Joe is seeing some friends what did I decide to do...make some cards! Bliss!

This month's challenge over at Stampalot Challenge is "Food Glorious Food"....a subject close to my heart! Anyone whose visited my blog before knows that I love cooking....particularly baking and this is often reflected in my cards. This evening is no different....

I went all girlie for this card...lots of pink and sparkle and a fab cupcake to celebrate someone's Birthday!

I've also been asked to make a card for someone at work recently which also kinda fits in with this theme....and another one of my! The Birthday boy in question loves his wine too and so I decided to make him his own bottle of wine....a very fine vintage! I've made my bottle out of paper and added a lable printed with the Birthday boy's name and date of birth. I made a little Happy Birthday tag and tied this around the neck of the bottle.
Well, its only just gone 8pm and I'm thining about bed already! The joys of an evening with no plans! I think a mug of hot chocolate and a good book are calling!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Phew! Its been a hot weekend!

Hello campers...hope you're all well and have had a fab weekend!

Its been scorching in Aldershot...really hard to believe that its October when its so sunny outside! I think there will be lots of bugs around when the weather changes again!

I had a lovely day yesterday with Becca, Lorna and Mum...we went to the monthly market in Farnham (where I bought a few goodies) and as an added bonus the food festival was also on - fab! Today I've relaxed in the garden and made LOTS of cards! I finally found my groove and really enjoyed some quality crafting this afternoon.

The first card that I'd like to share with you is for this week's challenge over at Simon Says Stamp where they have a fab "anything goes" challenge....

I really enjoyed making this cards recently have been very focused on using stamped images and pretty papers, but I really enjoy making things out of paper, so this was a fun card to make. I'm really pleased by how these cute shoes have turned out!

The second card is for this week's challenge over at Allsorts where they want to see at least five flowers on our cards....

Firstly, I've just realised that this is an awful photo!! Sorry! I've used a distressing ink to colour the image of a teapot on some pretty pink backing paper. I stamped the sentiment onto the backing paper and added lots of punched paper flowers. Finally came a litle sparkle with my stickles - you can't beat a bit of sparkle!

Have you checked out the challenge this week over at Sweet Stampin? We've got a cute lilac and lace challenge for you, pop by the blog to see all the gorgeous DT cards and get crafting!

Thanks for popping by today,
I love reading all your lovely comments.
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Lilac and Lace

Morning Crafters!

I hope you're all well and looking forward to a lovely Saturday. Hasn't the weather been nice this week?

Here we are on another Saturday and it's Team Abi's week for a challenge over at Sweet Stampin, our theme this week is lilac and lace. Are you ready to get girlie?? This week we are sponsored by the lovely Tiffany what are you waiting for....get crafting!

I love all shades of purple and so decided to use lots on this card! I also decided to use this gorgeous cupcake stamp....isn't it yummy? Pop over to the Sweet Stampin blog to see all the other gorgeous DT cards.

Other exciting news on the Sweet Stampin blog this week....we've got new teamies! I'd like to welcome all the new ladies to the team and I can't wait to get to know you all.

I'm off to the Farnham food festival today with Becca, Mum and Lorna..hope you've all got something lovely planned!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx