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.