Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Pretty in Pink

Good morning Tuesday!!
I can't believe it's the end of August already. Where does the time fly? It seems to me that the older I am getting the fast time is moving lol. Well, at least we are finally having a little sunshine. August is usually a wash-out and September turn out beautiful. But enough of my morning rambles.

I have wanted a Lil Lolita stamp for a long time but ordering them from Australia was a bit expensive so when the opportunity came to get them in digital I got several. They are available HERE.
She has been coloured with Promarkers (yes, I am getting the hang of these a little and loving them). The papers are from my stash as is the organza ribbon. The little princess charm I got from Quixotic and the buttons from Bunny-Zoe's. The flowers are made from scrap paper which, like so many of us, I am drowning in lol.
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Cupcake Challenge - Digital
Stamptacular - Pretty in Pink
Lil Lolita - Sketch
I {heart} Promarkers - Charming

Thank you for dropping by and have a lovely day, Mette

Monday, 30 August 2010

Merry Christmas in August

Good morning Monday!! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. As for me I am just waiting for school to start up again. Been out to get Phoebe's first school uniform - she looks so cute and she's getting really excited. As for the boys ...... well, they are just eating everything in the house so it's time for them to go too hehe. Hopefully once the house is quiet I will be able to post more often.
Today I made another christmas card for my pile. I have used on of the sweet Magnolia Tilda. She has been coloured using Promarkers and I followed the sketch for the Just Magnolia Challenge. The paper is by Craft Credation and the flower is by Prima.

Besides the Just Magnolia Challenge I am entering this card into

A Spoonful of Sugar
- Your Choice
Totally Gorjuss - Xmas in August
Paper Sundae - Xmas in August

Thank you for dropping by - hope you all have a super bank holiday, Mette

Monday, 23 August 2010

Have a magical christmas

Hope you all had a good weekend. I didn't do much since my car was still at the mechanics and my PC is still not sorted. So I had 2 bored teenagers who on Sunday multiplied :(. I ended up hiding in my room hehe.
However, the week is starting pretty well. Picked up my car earlier and although it has cost a lot I am pleased to have it back. I have spent the afternoon making Blackberry Jam - yummy!!!!! Nothing taste as nice a s home-made so will be baking bread tomorrow :)).
Anyhow, my card today is another christmas card for my box. I received this lovely fairy/angel from Wags'n'whiskers - her name is Angelica. Isn't she gorgeous??? And such a joy to colour. I used my Promarkers (hey - practise makes perfect as they say), a lot of stickle hehe, some glitter card, papers I have had for ages together with a white Organza ribbon, flower and button. Quite please how this turned out and will entering the card into the following challenges

Passion for Promarkers - White/blue christmas
A spoonful of sugar - Christmas in August
Cute Card Thursday - Sketch
Pocketful of Posies - Winged Things

Thank you for dropping by and hope you enjoy your day, Mette

Saturday, 21 August 2010

You Rock!!

This month is definately turning into a total nightmare lol. Firstly the kids are of school, secondly the car broke down and I am having to lay out 175.00 GBP for repair and MOT. Now my main PC is out of action and we have to use the laptop. It doesn't have a lot of memory so won't hold my sons computer game and now they are moaning. Wonder what will happen next as accidents usually comes in three :((.
One good thing was my son's AS results - A in biology and D in Chemistry and PE. Hopefully the this year will be just as good for him as he wants to go to Uni next summer.

Anyhow, enough of my grumbles. You wanna be entertained not listening to my rambles so here is my card for today. I made this for my son as a Well Done card and this super image from Simply Betty is just right for a 17 year old boy. Isn't he great?? He's coloured with Promarkers and papers used are Bo Bunny together with unknown. The stickers are all from stash and perfect for this card.
Did you know that Simply Betty is having a DT Call for her Challenge blog which will be starting September 15th.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Stamp Something - Digi day
Stampin for the weekend - Anything goes

Thank you for dropping by and hope you have a lovely day, Mette

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Being Fabulous ........................

Okay - I am now getting to the stage where it would be nice if the kids went BACK TO SCHOOL. 2 teenage boys and a 4 year old can drive you up the wall. The boys are constantly eating and my daughter is making a mess, constantly. In between I do manage to make a few cards so ..............

This is one of the fabulous images from Kenny K. I totally love these - have a huge thing for quirky atm. And this is my second attempt colouring with Promarkers and I am rather please how it turned out. I must admit that Star's clothes is done by Paper piecing and it turned out rather kool. The papers are Basic Grey "Lime Rickey", ribbon and buttons from stash and the super kool sentiment from TLC.
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Kenny K Bright and Bold
Stamptacular Buttons and bows
Allsorts Paper Piecing
C4C Music
Sweet Stop Sketch

I hope you all have a pleasant evening and thank you for dropping by, Mette

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Just Magnolia #68

Good afternoon! Hope you're all having a wonderful Sunday afternoon. Here it's finnaly turning out to be a day WITHOUT rain although it's not brilliant. Last night my 2 wonderful sons + 1 4 year daughter + a sweet oldest son's girlfriend did a belated surprise birthday party for me. My oldest son and his girlfriend were in France on my big day so they made a buffet and got the tastiest cake eva!!!! I must admit I did shed a few tears.
Anyway, my card today is for the Just Magnolia challenge and there is a super sketch. I have coloured the image with my newly aquired Promarkers and it's a first time ever for me (I usually use Prisma pencils). I am quite happy with my first try but realise I need more practising before it's how I like it. I hand-drew the brick wall as I felt she needed something to sit on otherwise she'd be hovering in mid-air lol. The paper is Basic Grey "Sugar Rush", the sentiment and flower from K & Co. I have used Crystal Stickles on her wings and a small gem on the flower. The ribbon is a piece of scrap from my stash.

Thank you for dropping by and hope you have a lovely day, Mette

Monday, 9 August 2010

Elisabeth Bell digi Design Team Call + 4 challenges

Good morning!! It's Monday and last week was a mixture of highs and deep lows. I celebrated my 50th birthday on the 5th and had a lovely day. However, on Friday my car broke down while out and about and Mr RAC told me that the Cam-belt had broken. Bye bye car - you have been a faithful servant for the past 10 years. Living in the country it's not easy getting around without a car especially with limited public transport.
Anyways, my card today is first for a DT Call for the very talented Elisabeth Bell. She's looking for a DT to promote her gorgeous digi stamps and I used one of her latest "I love you this much". Isn't she gorgeous?? She reminds me of Julia Andrews in Sound of Music singing The Hills are alive .......... You can find her HERE together with other lovely images.
I have coloured her with my Prisma pencils as usual although I did receive Promarkers for my birthday but need some more practising before posting anything for you ladies hehe. Used a lot of different papers from my stash and a punched flower with a button. The sentiment is from Hero's Art.


Color Throwdown
Simon Says - Sing it!
Cute Card Thursday - Whateva!!

Thank you for dropping by today and enjoy your day, Mette

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Kenny K #4 + Sweet Stop Sketches #67

Good morning all. It's another dull and grey morning here. Was woken up at 6.30 AM by my son who has been camping overnight. He was freezing and wanted his bed lol.
For my card today I have used 1 of the new images from KennyK. This 1 is called Lady Raven. Isn't she just fabulous. I love Kenny's illustrations. They are so sassy and grown up.
I coloured her with my Prisma pencils and used papers, ribbons and a key charm from stash. The sentiment is from TLC, I just love her sometimes quirky sentiments. Entering this card into

Kenny K's challenge - On the dark side
Sweet Stop Sketches

Thank you for dropping by and have a lovely day, Mette

Monday, 2 August 2010

Mo's #42 - Dare U 2 digi #43 - Digital Tuesday #69 and Stamp Something

Good morning. It's monday and the 1st of August. Summer seems to have deserted us and a lot of challenge themes atm is "Christmas in July". Seems like a good excuse to get a few more cards made before the winter and the last minute panic christmas cards.
This adorable little girl is "Pamela's Stocking" from Mo's Digital Shop. Isn't sahe just the sweetest?? I have coloured her with prisma pencils and blender. The papers, glitter paper, ribbon and snowflakes are all from stash. The sweet sentiment is from Elzybells, who are sadly closing down and having a sale. I have used glitter glue and Crackle Accent.


Mo's Digital Challenge - Christmas in July
Dare U 2 digi - Sketch
Digital Tuesday - Dazzle me!
Stamp Something - Christmas in July

Thank you for dropping by and have a lovely day, Mette