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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Black and White.....and a splash of colour!

Hello there!

I hope you are well and have had a lovely week!

This week has seen three different work Christmas celebrations and my mum's Birthday.....I'm exhausted!! I only have two more work days left....and lucky am able to work at home on those two days, so no more nasty 6:30am commute this year! I am so pleased to type that!

This is my last Sweet Stampin challenge of 2014 and we have decided to leave you with a colour combo challenge....we want to see your black and white cards with a splash of colour on them. It can be any colour....but it must only be a splash!!

I decided to end the year with a trademark cupcake card....

I love this stamp, it's pretty and I think it looks great both coloured and also in back and white. Because there is that lovely berry on the top of the cake, I decided my splash of colour needed to be bright red. To match the elegant cupcake I decided to use a black and white striped backing paper, along with some plain red paper to continue the colour theme.

There is of course some sparkle on the card too!

For more inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the gorgeous DT cards that Team Abi has created this week. While you are there you can also read all about our fab sponsors this week....

We can't wait to see what you've been creating!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Winter Sports

Hello there,

Happy Hump Day! I do love Wednesdays....half way through the week! This week Wednesday is even more welcome as its my last day of work this week....tomorrow I am off to Germany with my family to visit the Christmas markets near the Rhine. I love that part of Germany and cannot wait to get back out there!

But before I go...we have a new challenge for you over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin, and for the last challenge of 2014 we have a winter sports challenge.

I have picked ice skating as my winter sport....and have gone a little overboard with the Christmas jumper inspired backing paper! 

My image is coloured with my Promakers and I have made my ice shine and sparkle with my stickles. I have this Do Crafts backing paper for ages and thought it went well with my ice skating theme.

For more winter sports inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at all the gorgeous DT cards that have been created this month!

While you're there you can also find out about our fab sponsor this month....

Thank you for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 6 December 2014

A little Christmas magic...

Hello there,

I hope you are keeping well and haven't caught one of these nasty bugs that are currently doing the rounds! It's starting to get really cold now and there are a lot more people sniffing and sneezing in my office...I'm really pleased when I have no meetings and can work from home!

Anyway, as regular visitors to my little blog know....I LOVE Christmas! I love the sparkle, the excitement, the Christmas movies, scrummy food and Christmas songs on the radio. I am like a big kid as soon as I start seeing the Christmas adverts on TV....especially the Coke Cola advert!

Last year I was really pleased when Becca and Sheree agreed to queue with me to have our photo taken with the Coke truck in London!

Anyway, we have a "Things with Wings" challenge for you over at Sweet Stampin this be honest this is a theme that always leaves me a little cold...I never know what to create....but this time inspiration struck....

Yes, I was inspired by a certain Christmas advert...can you tell which one??

I used a printed backing paper as the background to my card and simply added a stamped fairy image with 3D sticky pads. I coloured her with my Promarkers and added a little glitter to her wand and wings. Finally I added my Christmas sentiment (which doesn't look wonky on the card - honest!).

I am really pleased with how this card turned out.....for more things with wings inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at the gorgeous DT cards that Team Abi have created this week. While you are there you can find out about our lovely sponsor this week...

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx