Friday, 30 December 2011

Shades of red and black Challenge @ Dilly Beans

Good afternoon all.

Just back from a major shopping trip in Derby - my feet hurt, my purse is empty and I am so tired lol. I did manage to sort out my pin code (have to get a new one), I got myself a winter coat and some boots in the sale so I am pleased. Now all I need to do is do a little stamp shopping in the sale and it will be the perfect end to the year lol.

A new challenge is up at DILLY BEANS CHALLENGE and it's the last for this year.......



........... shades of red and black are so lovely together and if you visit the blog you will see the fabulous DT ladies inspirational projects. Please join us for a chance to win one of Megan's fabulous images.

Thank you for dropping by and have a great day. Hugs, Mette

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Saffron

Good morning all.

Well, I must confess I have not been doing a lot of crafting in the last few days. Been busy tidying, playing, cooking etc etc. And still not managed to sort out my bank card as I have not had time to go into Derby yet. Hopefully tomorrow as I am running out of essentials and I also want to get to the sales - A new winter coat is on my list and just had to add new boots. It's raining and I got wet feet going to the local store lol.
And I want a few stamps which are 30% off their original price - a good opportunity to get the ones I've had my eyes on for a while.

I made this before christmas for a present for Phoebe ..................



................ and I used a free image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Isn't she gorgeous?! I think she's just perfect for winter greetings and christmas. I will enter it into their challenge "Anything goes" which is nice and easy.

MATERIALS USED

Saffron @ Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Papermania Tag
Bo Bunny dp
Personal Impressions "Many Greetings"

Thank you for dropping by and have a fab day. Hugs, Mette

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Max and Georgia

Good evening all.

Phew!!!! My house is still like a battle-field. Phoebe had so many presents I could open a toy store - her dad and his family spoil her lol. But she's had a wonderful christmas and I guees she'll enjoy her presents until January 19th when it's her birthday - then it starts all over again :). I hope you all had a wonderful christmas spending it with the people you love and enjoyed having nice food and a good time.

I am going into Derby tomorrow to try and sort my bank card and hopefully get a new winter jacket which is desperately needed. James has got a nice amount to spend on new clothes which he needs and Phoebe will properbly ask for a new toy lol.

Just thought I would show you this ................



.......... made for the ATS Release Preview of the lovely winter kids by Amy Young. Please pop over and check out the creations by the talented ladies at ATS.

MATERAILS USED

Max and Georgia @ All That Scrap
Echo Park(houses) and Cosmo Cricket (brown) Papers
Buttons
String
Personal Impressions "Many Greetings"

Thank you for dropping by and have a lovely evening. Hugs, Mette

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Many Thanks

I would like to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR. I hope you all have a fabulous holiday and can't wait to see what the new year brings :).

I know I said no more christmas cards but hey - who can possibly say no to this little cutie ............................



........................ besides, it's good to start early on next years cards lol. She has been sitting on my desk for a little while begging to be coloured so I took some time out of my busy schedule and obliged.

MATERIALS

Many Thanks @ Saturated Canary
White cardstock
Bo Bunny christmas paper (maybe last year's - not sure)
Ribbon
Buttons

CHALLENGES

Saturated Canary # 7 - Christmas
Charisma Cardz # 50 Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Sketch
I love Promarkers # 97 - Anything goes

Thank you for taking time out to visit me and have a fabulous day. Hugs, Mette

Friday, 23 December 2011

3 digi Dilly Challenge

Good afternoon all.

Just back from food shopping. Wasn't a busy as I thought it might be but it's not overly fun to walk around town when it's raining cats and dogs :). Now all I have to do is wrap the presents which I will do tomorrow night while watching the big guy's progress on Google.

It's time for another fun challenge at DILLY BEANS FRIDAY CHALLENGE and today the theme is use 3 digis on one project. This is my card ..................




................. using 3 fabulous snowmen by Megan - these are available HERE together with lots of other super images. Why don't you have a little fun and join us and if you need a little inspiration check out the talented DT ladies projects.

Thank you for dropping by today and hope you have a super day. Hugs, Mette

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Aurelia

Evening all.

Well what a muddle. I went yesterday to fysio on my foot and was going to do my christmas food shopping. Unfortunately I could NOT remember the pin for my bank card and after 3 attemps it got frozen. I did remember the number when I got home but now it's too late as the card is frozen lol. I am having to use the money my mum sent me for christmas to go food shopping until I can get this mess sorted. I think that as I get older I will have fewer and fewer cards - I won't be able to remember them all lol.

I know I said it was my last christmas card yesterday (or was it Tuesday) but I wanted to share this tag I made for my daughter ............

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............ I have used one of the gorgeous angels from Kraftin' Kimmie and coloured her with prisma pencils for a softer look. The tag I made myself.

MATERIALS USED

Aurelia @ Kraftin' Kimmie
Kraft cardstock
Bo Bunny music paper
string
Gem
Personal Impressions "Many greetings"

CHALLENGES

Christmas Card Challenge # 3 - Non-traditional colours
Wee Memories # 80 - Anything goes
Craft your Passion # 89 - Things with wings
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas project

Thank you for dropping by and have a fab day. Hugs, Mette

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Last Christmas card

Good morning all.

Much like everyone else there isn't a lot of time for crafting this close to christmas. I am going to be busy getting the last housework done, some washing and food shopping. Unfortunately there are no more delivery spots left at Tesco so I am having to go out and do it. I don't really mind but with my feet being in a lot of pain it will not be a pleasant trip.
I am going to the physio-therapist tomorrow so hopefully we are at a turning point. The results from all my blood-pressure test were brilliant so I am really happy about that.

This is my last christmas card (I hope) for 2011 .......................



............. using one of Megan Suarez' fabulous images. They are so fun to work with and easy to colour. It's basically made up of little pieces of scrap I had laying around from my christmas-card-making-marathon. Megan's images can be found HERE.

CHALLENGES

Deconstructed Sketch
Charisma Cardz - Last minute xmas make
Cute Card Thursday Stripes
Annabelle Stamps - Last minute Christmas make

Thank you for dropping by and have a fabulous day. Hugs, Mette

Monday, 19 December 2011

Piper

Good morning all.

Hope everyone is still keeping sane in the rush before christmas. I went meat shopping yesterday and the supermarket was not very busy. It was strange to be there without the rush but maybe people are going later for the deals. Only need a few bits from the local shops and I am ready to enjoy the day with the kids.

Phoebe has gone to see Jack and the Beanstalk Panto today. She was really looking forward to it. And the teachers are treating all the kids from school to another theater trip to see Roald Dahl's BFG in January. Tomorrow is her last day and they are having a christmas party.

Anyways, I am finished with my cards for this year and just doing a few tags to go on the presents. This is one of them ...............



.................... I have used a Kraftin' Kimmie image. Tags are easy and fun to make as you can totally go wild with your imagination. But not here lol - this is a simple and easy one.

MATERIALS USED

Piper @ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Tag
Small paper scrap
Die cut snow flakes
Pearls

CHALLENGES:

KRAFTIN KIMMIE CHALLENGE # 109 - Tags
Stampin' for the weekend # 22 - Christmas
I love Promarkers #96 - Blue and White
Everybody-Art-Challenge # 172 - Blue and White

Thank you for dropping by and have a super day. Hugs, Mette

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Casper too cool

Good morning all.

8 days till the big guy is coming. Almost ready here - just have a few little goodies to get for the kids and my food shopping. As there is only gonna be the 4 of us I don't need much but still going to have something special. Ben will also be working and spending time with his girlfriend so it will be a nice and relaxing time. Until we hit Derby for the winter sale - mayhem lol.

Both the boys are at work at the moment so there is only Phoebe and me. She's watching music on YouTube (Bruno Mars and Katy Perry) and I am just doing housework, a little crafting and surfing the net.

Today I have another pocket card and tag to show ..............



................. they are quiet easy and don't need a lot of decorations - especially for boys. The card is 10 x 10 cm and has a pocket inside for either money or a gift card.

MATERIALS USED

Casper too cool by Pollycraft Design
White and kraft cardstock
DCWV papers "Christmas wishes" from a few years back
Sentiment is from a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp
Brads

CHALLENGES

Pollycraft #120 - Xmas fun
Passion for Promarkers #129 - Christmas
Papertake Weekly _ I dream of (favorite colours)
Craft your Passion - Tag you're it!

Thank you for dropping by and have an enjoyable day. Hugs, Mette

Friday, 16 December 2011

Santa Baby

Good morning all.

Well, I didn't get a chance to do anything yesterday as Ben has come home and he brought me a present - his washing lol. So been busy getting that done while it' still dry outside. And it's been nice having him home again :). Whether I am gonna say that in a week or two is a different matter lol.

This morning I took delivery of an early christmas present for the whole family - a 22" computer monitor. OMG are you kidding me - why didn't I do this earlier. My old monitor is at least 12 years old and 14" so this is wonderful. Ben and I have been so excited since it arrived lol - it's the small things that give us so much pleasure.

Right, are you all ready for another challenge with DILLY BEANS STAMPS and the fabulous DT LADIES!? This week's theme is Santa Baby and I made this .............



........... a matching gift card and tag using one of Megan's wonderful images. I made both quiet simple using just a little scrap paper and voila!!
Don't forget to jopin in with us to win a fabulous prize and if you are a little stuck for an idea just check out the other DT ladies fabulous creations.

Well, I am of to town now to do my weekly shop and battle the queue at the post-office :(.

Thank you for dropping by and enjoy a great day. Hugs, Mette

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Gorjuss Snowman

Good morning all.

Brrrrrr - it's cold this morning, lovely sun shine but sooooo cold lol. My fingers are so cold I am wondering whether i'll be able to do some colouring.

So yesterday was Phoebe's nativity play. It was brilliant - all these little kids did so well and they had practised so hard. Phoebe's dad managed to get here too to see it and she was very happy about that. Unfortunately I am not able to show any photoes but trust me when I say that she made a lovely and proud Mary.

I am in the process of making tags to go on the presents and little cards with an inside money/giftcard pockets but I did mention a few days ago that I was doing something different so here it is .........



.......... I decided to make a bag with a tag for my kids (Ben's is the same but Phoebe's has a little Gorjuss girl on it). These bag will be filled with little goodies from showergel to chocolates and anything in between. I hope to kids will like them and Phoebe will think they are from Santa :).

MATERIALS USED

Gorjuss Snowman from my local craft shop
Kraft giftbag and tag from Prima
Prima colouring pencils

CHALLENGES

Cards for Men - Number 2 (Twine giftset)
The Kraft Journal - Let it snow
Paper Sundae Challenges - Anything Christmas

Thank you for dropping by and have a fabulous day. Hugs, Mette

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Grumpy Georgia

Good morning all.

Well, it's the day of my daughter's christmas play and I can't wait to go see it at 2 pm. As I mentioned this year she's Mary and like she said "I am a very important person Mummy, without Mary there would be no Jesus" :). She's really looking forward to it and takes her role very serious.

My card for today has nothing whatsoever to do with christmas. I really fancied some warm and summery colours .................



............... and to use this super image. I absolutely love her expression - Phoebe looks like this when she's cross with me lol. Arms crossed over her chest and a great disapproving "Hmpff". Oh, and don't forget the little stap of the foot - priceless :). Might even use this in a christmas card - ah, the possiblilities. I have paper pieced her little dress.

MATERIALS USED

Grumpy Georgia @ All that Scraps
White and kraft cardstock
Papers: Jillibean Soup
Pearls
Stampendous Chunky Alphabet stamps

CHALLENGES

All that Scraps Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #194 - Anything goes
Decontructing Jen #30 - Sketch
Totally Papercraft #96 - Anything but christmas

Thank you for dropping by and have a super day. Hugs, Mette

Monday, 12 December 2011

Project Runway

Good morning all.

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. The weather here was wet, wet, wet but Phoebe and I finished the christmas decorating and yesterday she went to a party. Didn't do a lot this weekend - not even any crafting. Just your run-of-the-mill cleaning, cooking, washing etc.

So my card for today is for a friend who is always there to listen to my worries .......



............. I found this images on the deviant and there are so many fabulous artists there offering free images for colouring. This one is called "Project Runway" and is by J. Dufort. Isn't she fabulous?! My friend is very fashion consious so whe will love this one.

MATERIALS USED

Project Runway by J. Dufort
White and kraft cardstock
Various scrap papers
buttons
glitter pen

CHALLENGES

Color Q #114 (lol - i am too late again)
Creative Craft Challenge - stitching
Everybody-Art-challenge #171 - Sketch
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes


Thank you for dropping by and enjoy a great day. Hugs, Mette

Saturday, 10 December 2011

1st snowball of winter

Good morning all.

Hope you are all having a super day. I am busy decorating the tree with Phoebe. She kept asking and asking so had to give in lol. It's nice decorating the tree with her - she's singing the songs from their school christmas play which they are performing in the church on the 13th. Phoebe is Mary :). I do miss Ben however, as he has always been helping me with the tree.
Might go into town tomorrow and get a few new bits for the tree. Every year some items get broken so I am in need of some more baubles.

I am in the process of finishing of my christmas cards and getting the last ones posted here in the UK. I have been making some money cards for the boys as they don't want presents. Some will be posted soon.

Just having a little break as I wanted to share this ...........



........... I love this image as she's having so much fun playing in the snow. We don't have any snow yet but I remember last year we had sooooo much and Phoebe loved building snowmen and ladies. I like ice blue and lime green together as they are fresh and clean just like snow.

MATERIALS USED

1st Snowball of winter by E. Bell
White and kraft cardstock
Bo bunny dp
Snowflakes
Pearls
Ribbon
Personal Impressions "Many Greetings"
Versamark
Stempendous emboss powder "Disco Black" (has glitter in it).

CHALLENGES

B'n'W Challenge - Let it Sparkle
The Pink Elephant #128 - Snowflakes and sparkle
Mojo Monday#218 - sketch

Thank you for dropping by and have a super day. Hugs, Mette

Friday, 9 December 2011

Ruby Ragdoll

Good morning all.

Well, what a tado and headache. I am slowly getting all my things salvaged from the infected side of my PC but it's taking time to transfer all my images (digi-stamps), scans etc etc. In the process of installing all my bits and pieces but hopefully I will be back in full force soon.

Luckily I have finished all my christmas shopping. Went to the post office this morning to post my international letters - honestly, next year they will get cheap-to-sent bought cards lol. £11.00 to send a few cards. And there are a few to send here in the UK too.

I am suddenly really busy and my head is buzzing with ideas. Pfff - enjoy while it lasts hehe. Am gonna decorate 3 kraft bags and 3 kraft tags (hopefully will be able to add pics when done). They will be from santa for the kids. OK, the boys don't believe in him anymore but they'll play along. I have bought lots of little nick-nacks to fill in them and having a lot of fun (Yes, I want one lol).
I have also gotten a few kraft note books. Hope to make something over christmas with them - maybe a diary, ideas book etc etc for little girls. My daughter goes to a lot of parties so would be something personal to give as a present. Watch this space lol.

I do need to apologise as my card for today should have been for the 2nd DILLY BEANS CHALLENGE "Twisted christmas" but, I have not managed to recover that image from the dark side yet and the card is now on it's way to Australia. The image is visable on the challenge blog if you wish to have a look :). I certainly hope you will be playing along with us this week.
This is a card I made a few days ago................



............... featuring one of Megan's super images Ruby Ragdoll available HERE . She's just wonderful to colour and such fun to use at christmas.

MATERIALS USED

Ruby Ragdoll @ Dilly Bean Stamps
White and kraft Cardstock
Papers from K & Co (striped) and Me & My Big Ideas (red)
Ribbon
Sentiment Personal Impressions "Many Greetings"
Promarkers

CHALLENGES

Cupcake Inspiration #139 - picture inspiration
Paper Sundae #98 - use 2 from list (I choose Stripes, red and stitching)
The Sweetest Thing #146 - sketch

Thank you for dropping by and apologies for the long post. Hugs, Mette

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Important information

Hey all.

Unfortunately I received a nasty virus which I am currently getting fixed. Luckily I have 2 sides on my PC - Windows XP and Windows 7. The problem is currently on my XP and I am in the process of moving all my stuff to Windows 7. Please be patient - I will be back asap.

Hugs, Mette

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Sweet November preview day #4 - TESS

Good morning all.

Sorry I am a little late with this post but had an early appointment at the hospital and am just back. Must admit I made myself a coffee before doing this post so I hope you are all ready for .................



........... day 4 of the Sweet November preview. Today we have the sweet and innocent TESS - isn't she just darling?! It doesn't look as if anything is bothering her wearing her fabulous coat and hat - not even the wind.

So, be sure to click on over to Marion's and Nancy's blogs. Amy, the creator of the Sweet November line has a card to share with you and also outlines the details on how to win some blog candy which includes the stamp we are all using today. All you have to do is leave comments on our various blogs.

I hope you've enjoyed the previews the team has shared with you the past few days. The entire collection will be available for purchase at the All That Scraps store on December 8. There are even more projects using this series of stamps at the All That Scraps blog.

Thank you for dropping by and hope your day is filled with laughter. Hugs, Mette

Monday, 5 December 2011

Sweet November preview day #3 - ZACH

Good morning all.

This is going to be a really early post. I am off to the hospital this morning to have the BP device fitted and then back tomorrow to have it off again. I am also going to Toys'R'Us to ask santa for some help with my daughter's massive wishlist lol. Luckily I have a friend who has kindly offered to take me to the hospital, was dreading using public transport as I always get confused.

Anyways, WELCOME to the third Sweet November preview day. Today we are featuring ZACH, isn't he fab. I love his happy smile and headband. He has been teamed up with some papers I found in my "not-used-in-ages" box :).



This collection will be available for purchase at the All That Scraps store December 8 (was previously stated to be available earlier but due to a date snafu it's been changed). Be sure to also check out the talented November Gals Marion's blog and Nancy's blog. Amy, the creative mind behind the Sweet November line has a card to share with you and also outlines the details on how to win some blog candy which includes the stamp we are all using today. All you have to do is leave comments on our various blogs.

I'll see you back here tomorrow for the last of the Sweet November previews.

Thank you for dropping by and have a brrrriliant day. Hugs, Mette

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Sweet November preview day #2 - GEORGIA

Good morning all.

Welcome to the second day of Sweet November December preview. Today is the turn of the truely adorable GEORGIA - isn't she just the cutest?! Looks like she's having a lot of fun in the snow with her sled .................



.............. This collection will be available for purchase at the All That Scraps store December 7. Be sure to also click on over to our new design team members Marion's blog and Nancy Thomas' blog. Amy, the illustrator of the Sweet November line has a card to share with you and also outlines the details on how to win some blog candy which includes the stamp we are all using today. All you have to do is leave comments on our various blogs.

I'll see you back here tomorrow for another Sweet November preview.

Thank you for dropping by and hope you have a crafty day. Hugs, Mette

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Little Hopper

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Yup, it's me again with another post and please don't worry. I have checked my temperature and taken the tablets :).

Well, I took delivery of some super fabulous buttons this morning from SEW SWEET - oh my, I love, love, love buttons and these are right up my street. I am definately in heaven today lol. Phoebe's DS has been mended so she's happy again too, the sun is shining so all in all a great day here.

I really just wanted to share this card I made for one of Phoebe's little friends at school. He's having a party next week-end and I was looking for the perfect image and ...............



............. here it is. Isn't he fabulous?! I totally love this little fellow and I actually love making cards for boys (not somuch men cards lol). You can have some real fun if you find a good image.

MATERIALS USED

Little Hopper @ Tiddly Ink Stamps
Papers Bo Bunny
Kraft cardstock
Ribbon
Doodlebug number stickers
and BUTTONS :)

CHALLENGES

Tiddly Ink CHallenge #74 - Anything goes
Deconstructing Jen #29 - sketch
Cute Card Thursday #193 - Numbers

Thank you again for dropping by and don't forget to visit tomorrow for the 2nd preview day of Sweet November's December release.

Huggles

Preview Day #1 - MAX

Good morning all.

Today I am honoured to be part of the SN December preview. When Amy e-mailed me asking if I would help her out I couldn't stop smiling - the whole day. I absolutely LOVE Amy's images - they are fun, a joy to colour and so versatile and feel so proud that she has asked me to help with this preview. So without further ado let me introduce MAX ......................



............. isn't he wonderful. I think he is having a lot of fun in the snow but don't wanna be on the receiving end of that snowball lol.

This collection will be available for purchase at the All That Scraps store December 7. Be sure to also click on over to our new design team members Marion's blog and Nancy Thomas' blog. Amy, the illustrator of the Sweet November line has a card to share with you and also outlines the details on how to win some blog candy which includes the stamp we are all using today. All you have to do is leave comments on our various blogs.

I'll see you back here tomorrow for another Sweet November preview.

MATERIALS USED

Max @ Sweet November
Bo Bunny papers
Kraft cardstock
String
Tag
K & Co rub-ons
Tiny die-cut flowers

Thank you for dropping by and have a fabulous day. Hugs, Mette

Friday, 2 December 2011

Dilly Bean Challenge #1

Good morning all.

The sun is shining and it's time for the very first challenge at DILLY BEAN FRIDAY CHALLENGE. The theme this week is stripes and it's entirely up to you how you use it. Pop over to the challenge blog and check out the design team's super creations and then join in the fun. You have until the 8th December to link your project. We are looking forward to seeing what everyone is making.



This is my contribution and I have used the super fun Snow Family together with some kraft card and striped designer papers. A rub-on finishes the whole card.

You can currently get the snow family for free by visiting the challenge blog but if you are looking for something different Megan has a lot of gorgeous images HERE.

Thank you for dropping by and have a super day. Hugs, Mette

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Snow Days

Good morning all.

Brrrrr - it's getting really cold now (well, do have the windows open to get rid of nighttime dust and smells lol) but at least the sun is shining.

I am going in to town to do my weekly shopping today. I normally do it on fridays but it's so busy I have decided to change my shopping day. How I am gonna survive the after-christmas sales I don't know but my boys have made me promise to go with them (I don't like crowds). I am after a few bargains myself so will have to endure it - at least it's just for 1 day a year lol.

Talking of bargains - we all something for free right?! Well, the wonderfully talented Mo Manning had a free image on her facebook page for 24hours and what a sweet image it is, don't you agree ......................



................... Mo just produces the most darling little girls (and boys). They are perfect for young and old alike. I think this will go to my little princess who is luckily back at school today :).

MATERIALS USED

Snow Days by Mo Manning
Papers: Memory Box "Tinsel"
Ribbon
Snowflakes
Handwritten sentiment

CHALLENGES

The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration
Craft your passion - Tis' the season
Totally Papercraft - Christams
Mo's Digital Challenge - Great Outdoors
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Keeping warm

Thank you for dropping by and have a fabulous day. Hugs, Mette