Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Papertake Weekly "Let it Snow"

Finally feeling better. Has taken me 3 weeks to get over this horrible cold which took away all my energy and mojo. Together with the fact that my knee is still very painful after my fall. So hopefully I will be on the mend again.

This week it's my kids favorite theme at Papertake - Let it snow. They are all hoping for snow this winter - especially Phoebe as she has not really experienced it. I used these cute snowmen from Sugar Nellie's Home Grown series. They are just perfect.

Image: Sugar Nellie "Home Grown" coloured with watercolours

CS: Paper Mill Shop

DP: Doodlebug "Blizzard" and "Flurry"

Ribbon" Raspberry Ribbons

Gems: Stash

Thank you for looking, Mette

High Hopes No. 7

This is a first for me - my first High Hopes challenge. I love these stamps but don't have a lot as there are so many cute stamps out there and a limited budget it's hard to choose lol.
This sweet giraffe is 1 of my favorite stamps as he (and the other jungle friends) are so super for all cards. This 1 is for my dad and inside read "You have been around for a looooooong time".
Image: High Hopes
CS: Paper Mill Shop
DP: K&Co "Hopscotch", Basic grey "Romani" and DreamStreetpapers "Pompeii
Brads: Dovecraft
Buttons and ribbon: stash

Thank you for looking, Mette

The Secret Crafter No. 7

The theme this week over by The Secret Crafters is "Cute as a button" and Tilda certainly fits that bill. The huge flower is handmade to suit the colours I have used. The "greenish" paper at the back I have coloured using pastels - again to fit in with the colours.
Image: Magnolia coloured with water-colours
CS: The Paper Mill Shop
DP: K&Co. "Patchwork Stripes"
Ribbon: Raspberry Ribbons

Thank you for looking, Mette

Wednesday, 12 November 2008


Just to let you know that I am still here but have been rather ill the last few weeks. Hopefully on the mend now and back to taking up various challenges.

Hugs, Mette

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Sketch Saturday 23

This is a super sketch from the ladies at Sketch Saturday. I really enjoyed making this card and I think I will send this to my granma (she's 86 and I love her a lot).
Image: RAK from the wonderful Bev coloured with water-colours. Glitter glue on wings
CS: The Paper Mill Shop and local shop
DP: DCWV "Christmas Wishes.
Ribbon: Stash
Thank you for looking, Mette

Friday Sketchers 26

Isn't she just adorable. The moment I saw this new stamp by Elisabeth bell I knew I had to have her. And I used her for this week's sketch from the talented ladies at Friday Sketchers.
Image: Elisabeth Bell coloured with water-colours
CS: The paper Mill Shop
DP: Dovecraft "Retro Floral" + unknown
Flower: Prima
Ribbon: Raspberry Ribbons

Thank you for looking, Mette

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Ismaki 37

A super sketch this week again from the ladies at Ismaki. I originally intended for this card to go to my ex-husband's aunt, who is terminally ill with cancer but then I remembered that she just adores owls. So now I am on the hunt for a super owl stamp so I can cheer her up a little. She married late in life (a man 20 years her junior) and so never had any kids. I always think of her as the owl-lady cos she would carry a toy owl everywhere :). Saw her just recently when she took my boys on a hot-air ballon trip. She has decided to do all the things in life she would NEVER dream of doing lol. She has even bought a fast racing car.
Anyways, this sweet Tilda will have to go somewhere else :).
Image: Magnolia coloured with water-colours
CS: Pale rosa from The Paper Mill Shop
DP: Flair "Beach" and some rosa
Flower: prima and a jewel from stash. The leaves are hand made.

Thank you for looking, Mette

Monday, 27 October 2008

Friday Sketchers 25

It's always a pleasure to do the Friday Sketchers challenges and this week it's a sketch from the talented Claudia. As en extra bonus challenge you have to fit in your image as shown on the sketch. Hm - meant finding the right image lol. But I loved this challenge.
Image: magnolia
CS: Pale Rosa from The paper Mill Shop
DP: K&Co. "Classic K Margo", Basic Grey "Sultry Vogue" and unknown pink
Brads: Papermania
Flower Sticker: Lost maker name

Thank you for looking, Mette

Tilda and Friends "Golden Tones"

The theme this week at Tilda and Friends is "Golden Tones". And you only have to look around to see all the wonderful autumn colours in the countryside. I just love them. This is my ATC
Image: Magnolia
CS: Doodlebug
DP K&Co. "Hopscotch" + unknown
Flowers: prima with gold stickles
Brads: Dovecraft
Gems: Stash

Thank you for looking, Mette

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Stampavie 16

I love Sarah Kay stamps - reminds me of a forgotten childhood. The challenge this week is brown and blue. The embellishments are handmade apart from centre flower. "Tillyke" means congratulations.
Image: Sarah Kay
Card Stock: White
Designer Paper: Papermania "Cool Tones" + unknown
Flower: Prima and handmade

Thank you for looking, Mette

PS: just noticed I forgot the ribbon lol. Have to put it on before I send it to my gran

Ismaki 36

As always a super sketch from the Ismaki girls together with brilliant inspirations. I love Sugar Nellie Stamps (who doesn't) as they have something to suit everyone's taste. I made the flower embellishment myself from pearlescent card with some glitter glue (how to craft on a budget lol) and a crochet flower. "God Jul" means happy xmas in danish.
Image: Sugar Nellie
Card Stock: Local Craft shop
Designer Paper: Me&My Big Ideas
Ribbon: RAK from the fabulous Bev

Thank you for looking, Mette

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Sketch Saturday 21

Another boy card from me. I think this young man is just so adorable and perfect for little boys (which little boy doesn't like cars).
Image: Hanglar ad Stanglar
Card Stock: White and olive green from The Paper Mill Shop
Designer Paper: K&Co "Hopscotch" and Papermania "Cool Tones"
Number: Doodlebug

Thank you for looking, Mette

Friday Sketchers 24

Yet another great sketch over by Friday Sketchers and some wonderful DT cards. I wanted to make a card for my friend who is a very sophisticated lady (unlike me lol). And this super stamp from Elisabeth Bell is just perfect.
Image: Elisabeth Bell
Card Stock: White and mauve from The Paper Mill Shop
Designer Paper: Scenic Route Paper "Sentimental Small Daisies"
Flowers: handmade
Golden Peel Offs

Thank you for looking, Mette

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Tilda and Friends "Tag your're it"

Front of tag
Inside tag

I don't do a lot of ATCs but this weeks challenge was to make a tag so I thought I'd have a go. And Tilda is my favorite stamp so made it double fun. I made the tag so it opened with a tie closing. I think it turned out rather nice :)

Image: Magnolia coloured with water-colours

Designer Paper: Dovecraft "Retro Floral"

Ribbon: Raspberry Ribbons

Thank you for looking, Mette

Monday, 20 October 2008

Stamp with Sarah Kay 15

Another super sketch at Stamp with Sarah Kay. and the DT cards are so wonderful. I don't have many S.K. stamps but the new stamps look all amazing. I am sure I will be having a few for xmas if I whisper loud enough lol.
Image: Sarah Kay coloured with water-colours
Card Stock: White from Paper Mill Shop
Designer Paper: K&Co. "Sparkly Sweet"
Ribbon: Stash
Buttons: Papermania

Thank you for looking, Mette

A Spoonful of Sugar 21

Been able to make a few more challenges than usual cos I have had someone here looking after my princess. Why?? Cos I fell down the stairs the other night and injured my knee and ankel. Hm - must be getting old lol.
As I said before I have some boy birthdays coming up and my neighbour's son is 3 soon. I thought he might like this lovely elephant.
Image: High Hopes
Card Stock: White and blues "Paper Mill Shop"
Designer Paper: Flair Design "Making Waves" and Sandylion "Baby Boy Dots
Brads: Papermania

Thank you for looking, Mette

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Papertake Weekly No. 13

There is a great sketch by Katharina over by Papertake this week. Please go and check out this weeks challenge.
I have several boy birthdays coming up so thought I might get a head start making a few. And this little guy is just great for those.
Image: Sugar Nellie
Card Stock: Olive Green from The Paper Mill Shop
Backing Paper: Junkitz "Earth Retro Squares" & handmade "antiqu'ed"
Brads: Dovecraft

Thank you for looking, Mette

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Jehkotar 27

I know I am not a good blogger atm but I do visit my favorite blogs every day. I wanted to try this weeks sketch at Jehkotar Card Challenge - they do lovely sketches and DT cards. Hope you like this little girl. She has been coloured using water colours.
Image: Panduro
Paper: DCWV "Christmas Wishes"
Ribbon and Buttons: Local Market

Thank you for looking, Mette

Friday Sketchers 23

Don't get as many cards done as I would like but life pretty hectic lol. Terrible 2s and 12s together with arranging to finally moving in with my boyfriend after 7 years together is rather stressful. But I do get 1 or 2 made and as always there is a super sketch at Friday Sketchers. And the DT ladies are full of inspirations.
Image: Elizabeth Bell "PenPal"
Paper: American Traditional Design "Celebrate" & K&Co. "Addison Teal Swirl
Beads: Stash
Flower: Handmade

Thank you for looking, Mette

Friday, 10 October 2008

Lili of the Valley 3

I don't have any stamps from Lili of the Valley (hm, that's gonna have to change) but I remembered I had these sweet die-cut fairies I bought a while back. So I decided to enter this week's challenge "Enchantment". The backing paper is ripped strips and the small daisies are punched from different coloured paper.
Image: Lili of the Valley Die-Cut fairy
Paper: From Stash
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Ribbon: stash

Thank you for looking, Mette

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Sarah Kay Challenge Week 14

The talented ladies at Sarah Kay Challenge have provided a super sketch and some fantastic inspiration.
I do not have a lot of Sarah Kay stamps so not often I join but I just got this 1 - still waiting for my b/f to take me on a very late birthday shopping-spree at Sir Stampalot lol.
Image: Sarah Kay
Paper: K & Co "Hopscotch" and Flair Design "Making Waves"
Ribbon: Raspberry Ribbons
Flowers: Prima
Gems: Papermania

Thank you for looking, Mette

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Sukkersott No 10

Don't you just love Edwin!!! The challenge at Sukkersott is Brown and Green colours. And the fall is full of those colours.
On a different note I had to get my neighbour to put my spare wheel on my car. A nail at caused it to get flat. I am usually pretty good at being independant (you have to be as a single mum) but I can't change tyres.
Image: Magnolia
Paper: unknown stash
Ribbon: Raspberry
Flower: handmade
Button: stash

Thank you for looking, Mette

Friday Sketchers No 22

As always there is a great sketch at Friday Sketchers and the DT ladies do wonderful work.
For my card I have used this cute stamp by Panduro. These are only available in Scandinavia as Panduro is an old danish family company. My mum bought them for me as a "well-done for stopping smoking for 1 year" present . After some encouragement from me lol. When I next go home I am definately visiting their huge shop as they have some super stamps.
Image: Panduro
Paper: Scrap
Flower: Handmade (as are the leaves)
Sentiment: Panduro

Thank you for looking, Mette

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Tilda & Friends

Wrap it is the theme at Tilda and Friends. So I stringed some beads on pink wool and wrapped it around my ATC. All the paper used are scraps incl. the silver square. I went for a pink colour scheme as Magnolia is currently selling their pink collection for breast cancer donations.
Image: Magnolia
Paper: Scrap
Pearls: from ages ago when I made jewellery

Thank you for looking, Mette

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Magnolia Challenge 38

My favorite stamp. And there is a lovely sketch at this weeks Magnolia challenge.
Have you checked out Magnolia's Inspirations site lately. We are in for some very yummy stamps with their Winter and Pink Collections.
Image: Magnolia
Paper: MOD "Flutter Dots" + bits from stash
Ribbon: Stash
Flower and Brad: papermania
Number: Doodlebug

Thank you for looking, Mette

Sketch Saturday 18

I love this sketch at this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge. And they have some great prizes too!!!!
I used this sweet image a friend gave me - unfortunately those stamps are now collectables and costs a fortune lol.
Image: Precious Moments
Paper: Cross my heart "Uptown"
Ribbon: Raspberry Ribbons
Flowers: Prima
Pearls: Papermania

Thank you for looking, Mette

Friday Sketchers 21

There is another fabby sketch by Mumur over by Friday Sketchers. I have always been a little afraid of using purple/lilac but after seeing other bloggers being brave enough I had a go. Hope you all like it.
Image: Magnolia
Paper: No make
Ribbons: Raspberry Ribbon
Flowers: Dovecraft
Brads: Dovecraft

Thank you for looking, Mette

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Whiff of Joy Challenge NO. 1

The new Whiff of Joy challenge is finally here. The first one is an excellent sketch by the talented Katharina. Why don't you hop over to and check out the stunning DT cards and their yummy prizes too.
Here is my card .... a little contemporary???? Not sure it works but ....
Image: Charlie with Snowman
Paper: Doodlebug "Xmas Loopy stripes" and scraps
Ribbon: Raspberry ribbon
Heart: handmade

Thank you for looking, Mette

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar - Charming

The challenge this week is to use either a "charming" image or charms. I have gone with the latter as I wanted to use a snowflake charm given to me by the wonderful Bev. And I have used a sketch by the talented Nikki (
Image: Magnolia Tilda
Paper: Doodlebug "Flurry" and Pebbles Inc "Snowflakes"
Flowers: Prima
Brad: Dovecraft
Sentiment: handmade

Thank you for looking, Mette

Tuesday, 23 September 2008


There is a super sketch again over at Ismaki and as I had to make a card for a little adventurous boy I used this super image from High Hopes.
Paper: Basic grey "Gypsy" and K&Co "Hopscotch
Ribbon: Stash
Flowers: Prima
Brads: Dovecraft
Tags: Handmade

Thank you for looking, Mette

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Friday Sketchers No. 20

Friday Sketchers have another super sketch - this time by the talented Kristine.
I have used a sweet image by Hanglar and Stanglar and coloured her using water-colours.
Stamps: Hanglar and Stanglar, Hero Arts
Paper: Anna Griffin, K&Co "Green & pink Gingham", Basic Grey "Sultry/dressy"
Ribbons: Raspbery Ribbons
Flowers: Handmade
Buttons: Stash

Thank you for looking, Mette


This week Ismaki challenge is a super sketch. I have combined it with A Spoonful of Sugar challenge "Christmas" and used a lovely stamp from Whiff of Joy. As always I used water-colours.
Stamp: Whiff of Joy "Charlotte with Reindeer"
Paper: no maker
Flower: Prima
Brad: Dovecraft
Pearls: Papermania

Thank you for looking, Mette

Papertake Weekly No 11

This is another super sketch by the very talented Katharina. I have used the new stamps from Magnolia - they are so sweet. She's coloured with water-colour
Stamps: Magnolia Fall Kit 2008. Sentiment Hero Arts
Paper: basic grey "Sultry" and hand-painted/stamped
Flowers: Prima
Ribbons: Raspberry Ribbons
Buttons: Stash

Thank you for looking, Mette

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Friday Sketchers No. 19

My little princess helping mummy with her blogging work lol.

As always there is a super sketch at Friday Sketchers ( and check out the DT cards -absolutely stunning.

This is my card which features an adorable Hanglar and Stanglar and I coloured it using water-colours. I choose this colour theme as summer is nearly over and I wanted a last reminder of spring :). The sentiment is handmade. Flowers from Prima, paper and buttons from stash.

Thank you for looking, Mette

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Stamp with Sarah Kay No. 11

Another fantastic sketch over by Stamp with Sarah Kay. You should also check out the fantastic DT cards.
I love this image. She's so sweet and I have coloured her using water-colours.

Paper: me and My Big Idea "PL-306
Flowers: Prima
Brads: Dovecraft
Adhesive Pearls: Papermania
Sentiment: Hand made

Thank you for looking, Mette

Friday, 12 September 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar No 16

This weeks challenge is a sketch by the very talented Nikki. You can check out her work at She also has a feature in this months Stamper UK.
I really enjoyed this sketch and decided to make a girly card for a little friend.
Paper: American Traditional Design "Celebrate Flowers"
Ribbon: Kanban adhesive metallic foil
Flowers: Prima
Button: Papermania
Sentiment: No maker

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, 10 September 2008


I love this challenge. The sketches are always great (not always I get a chance to enter tho). I think this little girl with her bunch of flowers is ideel for a card. I have coloured her using water-colours (as always).
I must invest in some sentiment stamps lol - I always have to make my own as I only have "Happy Birthday" and "Best Wishes".
Image: Alotofstamps
Paper: Basic Grey "Haigh Street", K&Co. "Teal Swirls"
Flower: Handmade
Sentiment: Handmade
Brad: Papermania

Papertake Weekly - Autumn Haze

Autumn Haze is the challenge at PTW. I hope this is autumnal - apples are picked in the autumn and I have tried to use autumnal colours.
The lovely image by Elisabeth Bell is coloured with water-colours.
Stamp: "Pickin' Apples" by Elizabeth Bell
Paper: Handmade - 1. brushing a teabag to make it look antique, 2. gluing tiny pieces of tissue paper to create a marbled effect. The paper on the bottom I don't know the manufacturer.
Ribbon: Rasberry Ribbons
Flower: Handmade using the instuctions on Bev's blog
Stentiment: Handmade

Thank you for looking, Mette

Cute Card Thursday - Pretty in Pink

Another great challenge from the CCT team. And I have a lot of pink backing paper lol. The image is coloured using water-colours. I have glued small beads inside the blue flowers and a self-adhesive jewel inside the pink.
Stamp: Magnolia Tilda
Paper: Anna Griffin, Sandylion and stash
Flower: Prima
Sentiment: K&Co. "Dollshouse" sticker
Brads and ribbon: Dovecraft

Thanks for looking, Mette

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Stamp with Sarah Kay No. 10

Another super sketch - most of us love sketches - over by Stamp with Sarah Kay.
I have used "Precious Moments" and coloured with water-colours. All the materials used are little scraps that most of us have in abundance. The butterfly came free with some paper in a magazine.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar - Not a card

Never made a bookmark before but will definately make a few more (currently got 5 orders from my 15 yo son's mates lol).
Tilda is coloured with my watercolours and attached using 3D foam pads. The backing paper is hand-made - soaked in tea and a few coffee grains and I wrote the words when dry. The numbers - "1" and "2" are by Doodlebug. I made the little book from scraps of paper.


This is my first attempt at this challenge and I love the sketch.
I have used High Hopes stamped Giraffe "Stretch" and used water-colours. The papers are Basic Grey "Caravan" and "Romany" together with scraps from stash. The "1" on the mini envelop is Doodlebug. The flower is my first attempt (another first) at crochet flowers (you can find the instructions on - and she makes some lovely ones :) ). Inside the envelop is a food-plan for feeding the giraffe - lol.

Papertake Weekly No.10

Katharina has provided the sketch and the beautiful prize for this weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly. As always her sketches are so lovely to work with.
I have used a stamp from WoJ "Charlie with Snowman". He looks like he's having lots of fun. I painted him with watercolours and used a little glitter-glue to add christmas sparkle. The papers are Doodlebug "Flurry" and Pebbles inc "Snowflake". Ric-a-rac is from stash and the sentiment circle is hand-made.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Sukkersott No 4

I absolutely adore these little cute girls and boys but unfortunately they are not available in the UK yet. Hopefully soon cos they are just the sweetest :).
The paper doesn't have a maker, the ribbon is from stash, brads from Dovecraft and the tag is hand-written. I have used watercolours for the image and a tiny flower is attached to the tag. It's NOT a brad on the flower but a small self-adhesive pearl.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Sketch Saturday - No. 13

I haven't done a lot of cards for boys - maybe I should start to do some. Just can make some cheeky little cards for them :).
This little guy looks like "I am not scared of anything!!" I think he's sooooooo cute. Painted him with watercolours and the paper is some old ones from stash. Flower by Prima and again I glued several little beads inside the flower. Sentiment is hand-written

Friday Sketchers

Well, it does help to check whether the batteries in the camera are still ok before taking it back to the shop complaining that the camera is broke .................. ok, you can all stop laughing now. (LOL)

Anyways, it means that I can post my latest cards before the deadline. This is a sweet image by ALOTASTAMPS. She's painted with watercolours and mounted onto more paper I need to use up. The Sentiment is hand-written and the flowers are by Prima. I have glued small beads inside the flowers.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Magnolia Challenge "Cold as Ice" and Sketch Saturday

I have painted my Tilda on present using watercolours and a little glitter glue. She is mounted on paper from Doodlebug "Flurry" and Pebbles Inc "Snowflakes". The emellishment I made using some organza ribbon (blue and white), a blue tag and some Prima Flowers. It's fixed to the card using a brad. The tag has the word SNOW attached.

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday - it's a really good one and I like it a lot.

Monday, 18 August 2008

My little helper

With all the christmas card needed to be made it's good to know I have a little helper with painting. I must add that later on - after her bath - she decided to paint herself lol

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Friday Sketchers

Image: from the kind Bev
Paper: Stash
Ribbon and metal flake: sent to me by Bev (thank you)

This is my card for this weeks sketch challenge. I just love the Magnolia stamps as they are so typical scandinavian and remind me of home. Especially the christmas ones.