Sweet Stampin' ~ Sparkle & Glitz ~ Farewell Abi

Hey there lovely crafty pals. I have happy and sad news to share with you tonight. The happy news, is that we have three new teamies joining the Sweet Stampin' crew and the first post from one of these lovely ladies is on the blog tonight for our new challenge. So I hope you'll swing by and welcome Fiona to the Sweet Stampin' team. 

The sad news, is that our lovely Abi is stepping down from the team. She has been here since September 2010 and took over the running of Sweet Stampin' with Fiona Robertson in April 2011. Abi has been the Blog Owner, Administrator, Best Crafty Boss Ever and all round Sweet Stampin' hero since that date. So we've decided to have a virtual party to celebrate our lovely Abi and all her contributions and commitment over the years and you're all invited. 

My 'tribute' party piece to farewell our lovely Abi, features a fabulous image from Faery Ink. She's an older stamp called Annie Afro ~ Glamorous Diva. How fitting is that name?! I've coloured her with my Promarkers and added some extra stripes to a background paper that I thought looked pretty fab with that disco ball. I was trying to go for retro psychedelic colours, but wish I'd used red instead of peach now! 

I thought a bit of disco ball sparkle was the perfect way to send off our Abi! She will be so missed and is leaving a rather large pair of shoes to fill, which is why Susan and I will be sharing Abi's job! But we've always been a great team and it's with the support of the whole team and our followers that Sweet Stampin' is the success that it is, so I hope we'll make our Abi proud by keeping this challenge blog going strong and this week, I hope we'll fill up the challenge with a record number of entries!

If you've had the pleasure of knowing Abi in her crafting journey, do stop into her blog and leave her some farewell love, it really is the end of an era and as this is our 'Birthday Week', it's a rather poignant date for Abi to step down. The challenge started on November 21st 2009, so we celebrate that we are still going strong 9 years later and hope to remain going for a long while yet!

Do head over to the challenge to check out the lovely creations and tributes to Abi from the rest of the Sweet Stampin' team, we've even a couple of guest tributes from old DT members. This really is the end of an era, sigh. Hugs to you all and happy crafting, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Creations: #378 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends: #75 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #46 ~ Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #470 ~ Let's Celebrate!
I Love Promarkers: #372 ~ Anything Goes + Use 3 Layers (I did on sentiment)
City Crafter Challenge: #438 ~ Friendship (This post is ALL about friendship!)
Little Red Wagon: #472 ~ Remember When... Disco was a thing? This stamp has been in my stash about as long ago as that!! LOL
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: All That Glitters Is Gold (If you look closely at the glitter ball, there are some definite 'gold' glitters in there)


Fiona said…
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog Wendy I'm thrilled to be part of the team and sad I've just missed Abi. Your card is a lovely tribute to her.
Faye Wynn-Jones said…
You are going to be an awesome blog mummy. This is a fab anews fun card, a reflection on you and the friendship you are celebrating. Hugs x
Sarah said…
Sensational!! I love that word and it seems fitting for your 70s inspired card!! I am sure you will do an amazing job share xx
Chris said…
What a fabulous tribute to Abi this card is Wends! Such an eye catching design with the amazing disco ball and the swirling background paper...such a glamorous image too, love her hair!
We're all going to miss our Abi...but I know you and Susan will be brilliant!
Awww Wends, i'm blushing! I've had so many lovely things said about me and you know I will miss you all too. You've become a proper little family to me and it's sad to go but i'm loving the party! Your card is fabulous & I love the glitterball! I can't think of a better person to take over my lovely & you will do an amazing job with Susan and the fabulous team.

Huge hugs wonderful lady xxx
Pat said…
Fabulous card Wends with a lovely tribute to your team leader, beautiful colouring on your card and a great disco ball.

Pat xx
Dawn T said…
Fabulous Wendy. Great card
Fikreta said…
Its so great card!
coops said…
So stunning Wendy fabulous design and bold colours and I love the fun image, her hair is brilliant.
Thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP 😁
Heather said…
What a fun card and a great tribute to your crafting friend. Thanks for sharing it at Little Red Wagon this week.
Tip Top said…
Great card! Thanks for entering at I ❤ Promarkers Challenge! Hope to see you again next time!
Donna Walls said…
Thanks for sharing your sweet card for Abi with us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Donna - DT Member

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