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Saturday, 19 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Hello All,

I hope you are well and have had a great week.

I am pleased to say I am officially finished work for 2015 and I'm in full on Christmas mode now! The house is decorated, my pressies have been bought or made.....the house smells of freshly baked mince pies and I've made all my Christmas cards! I can now relax and enjoy the festive season.

In keeping with the Christmas spirit we have a "Merry Christmas" theme over at Sweet Stampin this week....and the design I used for a batch of my Christmas cards this year was just perfect....

This little cutie was from a set of stamps I bought in the January sales earlier this year.....and promptly forgot about! Whoops!

I rediscovered him a couple of weeks ago and decided to use him in this paper piecing project. The set includes frosty the snowman and several different accessories.

I have stamped my snowman onto white card and stamped the various hats and scarf onto pretty patterned papers. I then cut out snowmen and hats and scarves and created my little characters. I added a little colour to his face with my pens and some sparkly "coal" with my Stickles. Finally I added my sentiment by hand and also a little faux stitching to finish the card.

I ended up with several different snowmen....

For more Christmas inspiration pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin Challenge blog and take a peek at the fab DT cards that have been created this week. While you're there you can also read about our lovely sponsor this week....

If you'd like to drool over some sweet Christmas treats as well, why not pop by my afternoon tea blog...

Thank you for popping by today.
I hope you and your family enjoy the festive season.

Wedgie xxx

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Santa Clause is Coming to Town.....


How are you today? I hope you're having a great week!

I am happy...super it's nearly time for my Christmas break....yes just six more working days until I "break up" for Christmas! I am aware that I sound completely like a school child...but I love this time of year...the films, the music, the mince pieces...everything is so shiny and bright (apart from the weather maybe!).

Anyway, today we launch the last challenge of 2015 at Christmas at Sweet Stampin - can you believe that?! If you have joined us all year you'll have twelve fab Christmas cards ready to send. As it's December and Father Christmas will be paying all those on his "nice list" a visit later this month it seems like "Father Christmas" is a good theme for our challenge this month.

I've used an oldie but a goodie digi stamp for this that always makes me smile.....

I just love the idea that Father Christmas has enjoyed one too many mince pies and got a little bit stuck in a chimney!

I've used red and green backing papers, along with some patterned paper featuring some of the treats that probably got Father Christmas into this little mess! I have used my Promarkers to colour my image.

Not feeling festive enough yet....pop by the Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at all the fab DT cards that have been created. You can also find out all about our fab sponsor this month....

We look forward to seeing your festive creations.

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

Saturday, 5 December 2015

It's Snow Time!


How are you doing? I hope you've had a fab week!

So....did you know it's December....just checking as I can't quite believe we are near the end of 2015 already! What exactly has happened to this manic year, which has flown by in a blink of an eye?? I am currently counting down the working days I have left until I "break up" for's nine just in case you were wondering!

So, this week over at Sweet Stampin we've been having some it's our Birthday!

The Sweet Stampin DT ladies are the nicest bunch of crafty ladies that I know - all so friendly and supportive. I am so proud to be part of this Design Team and would like to thank our fab leaders Abi, Tracey and Jacky for all the hard work they put into the team.

But enough of that....we have a new challenge for you!

This week's theme is "It's Snow Time" we want to see a little snow on your projects this week, and of course some stamping!

We are sponsored this week by the fab All Dressed Up and we were lucky enough to be given some lovely digi stamps to play with.....mine is soooooo cute.....

I'm entirely sure I have done the image justice, despite a healthy dollop of sparkle and shine I am still not happy with the card. Perhaps I should have included a sentiment....or maybe more snowflakes?? I just don't know!

For more snow time inspiration pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at all the fab DT cards!

Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx