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Monday, 30 January 2012

More recycling...some ribbon and some hearts!

Hello Campers! I survived another Brownie pack holiday.....or a Brownie Residential Experience as I'm supposed to call it apparently!!! We had tiaras, tears and cupcakes!Two little ones decided go home, but apart from that the little princesses all had a fab time!!

Today I took an annual leave day in order to recover.....I've spent my morning sleeping (I'm getting too old for these weekends!!) and the afternoon crafting! What a wonderful day! I'd like to share a card with you that I'm really quite pleased with....its pretty and sparkly...but not pink or purple (yes, I know how shocked you are!!).

I've gone with a rich red and orange colour combo.....along with a pretty white lace butterfly (taken from a birthday card my aunty sent me last year), some pretty ribbon from my stash and two little hears on pins. I stamped my sentiment and backed it with more of the red paper.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Allsorts - one or more hearts

Pop by all these blogs to see the fab DT cards that have been created for us this week!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Animal Crackers

Happy Saturday!

Bet you weren't expecting to hear from me today! Yes, I know....I'm at Brownie Pack Holiday...but I decided I couldn't miss out on Team Fi's challenge this week at Sweet Stampin and so scheduled this post!!

The theme this week at Sweet Stampin is "animals".....and Team Fi have created some gorgeous DT cards...pop by the blog to see them!

Here is my animal card....

Yes.....another new stamp...I've been very naughty recently!! Its cute though isn't it?? Those gorgeous backing papers are also new...I'm really going to have to stop spending on craft materials now!

So, if you popped by yesterday I told you a bit about Brownie pack holiday...we've got such a cute theme this time....princesses. The groups are all named after gem stones and we're spending our time making tiaras and heart mobiles and making and decorating heart shaped biscuits. On Saturday evening we're having a princess tea and I promised to make some cupcakes fit for a bunch of little they are...what do you think??

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Friday, 27 January 2012

You're a Gem!

Happy Friday Campers!

Hope you're all keeping well and have had a lovely week! What are you up to this weekend...I'm spending mine with 19 Brownies on pack holiday! Its a princess themed weekend and I can't wait....loads of crafting and biscuit we're having a princess tea on Saturday evening and I get to dress up! Yes, I know....I'm probably more excited than the Brownies!!

Anyway, I've taken today as annual leave so I can prepare and relax before the madness begins!! And of course I made some time for some crafting!!

This is the last new stamp in the collection I just bought....I'm really pleased I bought them because I think they're all so pretty! I've used some blue backing paper which has been topped by the swirly paper....which is actually some left over wall paper!! I've coloured the cupcake with my Promarkers and attached with 3D sticky pads. I've backed my sentiment with the same blue backing paper and added some cute gems for a bit of bling!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - You're a gem (use gems on your project)
Passion for Promarkers - recycle something - the wallpaper (ladies I've already entered once this week...I wasn't sure if I could enter a second time, please delete me if I can't!!)

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Happy Highlights!

Hello folks.....yes its me again!!

I can't help it honest.......its those new stamps!! Besides we're taking the Brownies to the panto tomorrow night (Robin Hood apparently) and I probably wont get the chance to blog!!

Papertake Weekly have a fab challenge this week called Happy Highlights. They basically want to see us highlight part of our cards.....if you want some inspiration pop by their blog and see the gorgeous DT cards.

So, here are two of the other stamps that are in the new collection I've just bought...this time the slice of cake and the coffee mug. I think they're sooooo pretty! So pretty in fact that I kept my colouring limited, just colouring the coffee and the icing on the cake. I've also used some glossy accents on the white icing.

Right, I'm off to bed now!! I promise to stop stamping now!!

Thanks for popping by,
Wedgie xxx

New Stamp Alert!

Whoops! I seem to have acquired some new clear stamps!! Not sure how it happened.....but I'm really excited!! So excited that I had to use at least one of them straight away!!

I'm really pleased with how this card turned out....the colours are pretty and romantic and go really well with the stamped teacup I think. As well as this gorgeous teacup I also have a coffee mug, a cupcake and a slice of cake - all with that lovely swirly pattern!

This card has been created for the following fab challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - the gorgeous sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenge - all you need is love - hopefully my sentiment is romantic enough for the Cupcake ladies!
Passion for Promarkers - recycle something (I recycled the pink ribbon which was originally tied around some envelopes)

I haven't joined the Sweet Sketch Wednesday ladies in fact its been far too long! I popped by today to find a gorgeous sketch to use and fab DT cards for inspiration....there was no stopping me!! Hello Ladies - its lovely to see you all again!

Don't forget to pop by all the challenge blogs to see the gorgeous DT cards that have been created.

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Monday, 23 January 2012

A little Monday humour

Hello there....Happy Monday!

I hope you've had a good Monday! I'm back with a card to make you smile...whether you've had a bad day or not!!

Hee, hee! I know I've used this digi quite recently, but it does make me laugh!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Buttons, Bows, Bling & Blooms - use as many as you like
(I went for blooms, bling and homemade buttons!)

Thanks for popping by,
Wedgie xxx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

All my favourite things!

Hello folks.....hope you're having a lovely weekend.

I've been lucky enough to have a long weekend, and I have to say its been fab! Its been full of all my favourite things....friends, food, crafting....and the odd glass of bubbles!! Wonderful! Becca and Lorna visted on Friday for a girlie sleepover (I haven't laughed that much in ages!!), Lorna had arrived at luchtime on the Friday and I greeted her with a homemade mini afternoon tea...yummy!! Yesterday afternoon was spent watching a cheesy rom-com and making myself a cute cushion. Last night Joe and I saw Aron and Alex...we drank, watched rubbish TV and even fought zombies!! Today I've been making cards....I'm currently up to my eye balls in pretty paper - bliss!!

There are also lots of my favourite things featuring in my favourite challenges this week!! Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge has a fab food and drink challenge, which I made this card for:

There is an awesome needles and pins challenge at Allsorts - as I've proved this weekend, I love a bit of sewing which inspired me to make this card....

Finally, there is a music and dance challenge over at Cute Card Thursday - you can beat a good boogie!!

Don't forget to pop by all the blogs to see the gorgeous DT cards that have been created this week!

Thanks for popping by,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 21 January 2012

All White!

Hello there!

Hope you're well. Today is Saturday and so we have another challenge over at Sweet Stampin....and if I'm honest I found this challenge REALLY difficult!! The theme this week is "white on white" no colour please!

Making this card made me realise how much I enjoy using colour on my cards.....I really struggled to create a card that I liked....

I used a pretty sparkly vellum for the background and added a white punched border across the bottom, adding three punched flowers. I stamped my little sheep on white card, and added some grey faux stitching around the border. Finally I printed my sentiment on the computer.

I really hope this post reads ok.....I'm writing it on Friday evening....I've got Lorna and Becca around for a girlie evening.....and to be honest I'm a little distracted! There may have been lots of food eaten and may have been some bubbles drunk!!! So if this doesn't make sense I'm sorry!!

Thanks for popping by....please pop by the Sweet Stampin DT blogs to see some more white on white cards.

Wedgie xxx

Monday, 9 January 2012

Lots of new!

Evening! Look at me...three cards in three days!

I'm really enjoying having some free time in the evnings again! I loved making all my Christmas pressies.....but it really did take up a lot of time! This evening I've been for a run (yes I've started running again), done some Pippa Middleton pert bottom exercises (yes I want her bum!!) and made this cute card all before 8:30pm!

Isn't he a sweetie?? This card has a couple of new things on it....the cute stamp for a start....and there is some paper piercing on there (as a border on the dark blue paper). I've never paper pierced before...or at least if I have I don't remember it!! I've made this card for several different challenges:

Allsorts - paper piercing
Cupcake Craft Challenge - something new (either the stamp or the paper piercing!!)
Sir Stampalot - monochromatic

Pop by all the blogs mentioned above to see some gorgeous DT cards!

Right, I'm going to make a cuppa now and put my feet up!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Something New...with a sweet twist!

Hello Folks,
How are you today? I hope you've had a fab weekend!

I've spent this afternoon making beef stew, raspberry vodka liquer and cards.......what a fab combination! I am now nice and full (don't you just love comfort food) and looking forward to trying my liquer once its cooled down a bit!

So, Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge has a fab challenge this week.....its called "Let them eat cake"......probably one of my favourite things to do! So I couldn't really miss this challenge could I??

I love these stamps and this sentiment.....oldies, but goodies!! On the other hand I have also used cute new backing paper....the pink one with tiny white stars.....isn't it cute?? Its also perfect for a couple of challenge blogs which have a "something new" theme:

Also....Papertake Weekly has an "anything goes" challenge, along with the optional theme of "something new"!

Pop by all the blogs mentioned to see some gorgeous DT cards.

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Feeling a little bit dotty!!

Hello Campers! Happy Saturday!

Well my first week back at work has been a complete nightmare....I'm sooo glad that its the weekend!! Not only do I get two days away from my desk, but we also have a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin! This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Stamp Fairy.....and I was really lucky to be given the cutest digi image to play with...just wait until you see her!!

Our challenge this week is dots and what are you waiting your paper stash for all the dotty paper you can find!!

Isn't Betsy a cutie pie?? I'm really pleased with this card....I love dotty paper (maybe a reflection on my current state of mind!!) and I decided to use one of my favourite colour combos too!! My friend Becca would love this little card, but its not her Birthday until June.....maybe I'll have to make her a different one instead!!

Don't forget to pop by my fellow DT member's blogs to see some more gorgeous dotty cards!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx