Thursday, 30 September 2010

Happy Christmas!!

Good morning Thursday.

Oh My Goodness - woke up this morning and the sun was starting to break through. What a wonderful surprise although it does mean catching up on my washing and less crafting time. But gotta make the most of a lovely day now that they will be few and far between. Not a lot else happening here apart from Phoebe is now getting settled in school and doesn't cry when I leave anymore. It's heart-breaking walking away from a crying child.

So onto today's card. Now that we are getting closer and closer to christmas I am making more and more and I do love them. There is nothing like a handmade card to tell someone they are special. This card is for 4 challenges - I used the sketch over at Just Magnolia, added a lot of glitter and bling (although it's difficult to see since I scan my cards but there is a lot on the wings and baubles and the paper is covered in gold writing) to fit in with the challenges for Crazy 4 Challenges and Totally Tilda and the christmas Theme is for Totally Gorjuss. The sentiment is in danish and basically means "Good Christmas". I stamped with Versamark and embossed.

I hope you like my card, I do think Magnolia make the most adorable images for christmas time.


Image: Magnolia
Sentiment: Panduro craft
Designer Paper: Craft Creations
Charm: Quixotic
Brads: Docraft
Stampendous emboss powder "Pirate Gold"

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

Tuesday, 28 September 2010


Morning Tuesday.
Well, what do you know. It's grey, damp and chilly again so no change there. Not that I really expected it from the english weather but would be nice with a little sun. Ah well, there is always tomorrow (yeah right, in my dreams lol).

I know we don't really send halloween cards here in England but with so many cute halloween images around it's almost a shame. So without further ado I am presenting .......... tada, another halloween card (huge smiles). I made this for the Quixotic challenge who wanted to see Halloween themed creations and I know that Elaine LOVES halloween. I used this adorable little girl - been wanting her since I first saw it. This is a digital image available at All That Scraps but it's also available as a rubber stamp. Although I love digital images (fast delivery, easy storage and re-sizable) there is something addictive about new rubber. Not sure if it's the smell or the fact they look too clean - just gotta ink them up.
Enough of my ramblings - hope you like this little darling.


Image: Witch by Sweet November available HERE
DP: Bo Bunny
Flower and Crystals: Prima e-line
Ribbon: Stash
Colouring media: Promarker

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

Monday, 27 September 2010

Thanks a Bunch

Good morning Monday.
Grey, wet and cold - that's today's weather here and I hate it. So I think I will be staying indoors and do some colouring today and some housework to keep warm. Hopefully my card for today is gonna cheer you up - it's summery :). I made this to tie in with - wait for it - 5 challenges lol. Whiff of Joy and Craftalicious asked for Thank you's, Flutterby and Paper Sundae both wanted to see Things with Wing and I just loved the sketch at Friday Sketchers. Well, I am quite please how this turned out - hope you like it too.


Image: melinda with bouquet Whiff of Joy
Sentiment: Whiff of Joy
Paper: Daisy Bucket + Basic grey
Ribbon: Jazzlin's Design

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your day, Mette

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Music Saved my Soul

This is the second week of Marcea's saturday feature "Music Saved my Soul" and I wanted to participate. I listen to music whenever possible and love it all, from Heavy Metal to Opera. I don't know about you but once a year - around May time - I get all excited and buy Popcorn, soft drinks etc etc and sit down to watch


This year was from Norway and the act during the voting period was Madcon. Love them and their music so my entry today is


My first ever DT work

Oh yes!! I can't believe it but the wonderful Linda Wright asked me to join her DT for Jazzlin's Design which is selling all kinds of crafting goodies. And I got to play with some of it these last few days.

This first card features the lovely Willow with baby from Whiff of Joy and it is available from Jazzlins shop or mail order. The papers are K & Co. "Classic McKenna" and all the embellishments are available from Jazzlins.

My second card features a Stampavie by Rachelle Anne Miller "Birthday Monkeys" which you can get from Jazzlins, priced at £5.95. The funky paper is by Bo Bunny which I had in my stash and needed a fun image to use it for.

I hope you like my cards, I definately had fun making them. If you are interested in any of the items featured here please contact Linda :).

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

Friday, 24 September 2010

100% Huggable

Good afternoon Friday.
Hope you're all doing fine. Been really busy these last few days and it doesn't help that Phoebe has caught a bad cold. Unfortunately she suffers from really bad asthma when she gets a cold so have to take her to the doctor later as she is struggling to breath. It's rather upsetting. Well, the nice weather didn't last long - thunder and lighting here yesterday evening and I did worry (just a little) if my car would be swept down the hill with all that rain hehe.

Anyways, onto my card for today. I have used one of my absolute favorite stamps "Beary Big Hugs" from Belles'n'Whistles. I wanted this stamp for a long time before she was back on stock. I made this card for the Belles'n'Whistle challenge which simply asked that you do a CAS card (Clean and simple). Hope you like this .


Image: Beary Big Hugs from Belles'n'Whistles
DP: Kioshi by Basic Grey
Sentiment: freebie from TLC

Have a lovely day and thank you for dropping by, Mette

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Too Ghoul for School

Hello Tuesday.
My - what a lovely day we are having today. Sunshine and blue skies - yahaa. I am sorry I have not been posting for a few days but life has a way of catching up with you and suddenly there are 101 things that needs my attention. Which has left little time for my favorite past-time - crafting. But that's ok cos it will be waiting for me when I have time again.
I have managed to make this halloween card featuring Lilith from Tickled Pink. Mine is a digital stamp but she is available HERE. She has been coloured with Promarkers. The bats are embossed onto card. The ribbon and buttons are from stash. I am entering her into the following challenges

Lil Lolita Boutique - Buttons
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Autumn

Hope you all have a lovely day and thank you for visiting, Mette

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Awesome Dude

Good morning Thursday.
Whoa hoo - the sun is shining lol. Sorry for always going on about the weather but living in England we party when the sun is shining. Phoebe is slowly settling into school but I think she still misses me :). I have a lot of time to myself but don't seem to get a lot done - kinda feel a little lost all on my own. Time to go back to work again I think.
I have a boy card for you today. We tend to do mainly girly cards and forget about the other half. Besides I have a few male cards to get done and one of those for my boyfriend who absolutely LOVES motorbikes. So I am on the look-out for the perfect image. Any suggestions? hehe
This image is TGF - isn't he super! Coloured him with promarkers and used a lot of my scrap papers (have a big box-full like the rest of you), pc generated words and buttons to complete the card. I hope you like it and it will be entered into the following challenges

Anyone for Anya - Blue/Green/Beige
Digital Tuesday - Sports
Stamp with fun - Sketch

Thank you for droppping by and have a great day, Mette

Monday, 13 September 2010


Good morning Monday!
Grey and dull again here and it's turning rather cool. Usually September is nice and sunny but not at the moment. I hope you all had a super week-end. Didn't do much my end apart from the usual "mummy" duties lol.
I managed to make this card yesterday and I just love autumn colours. They are very rich but calming at the same time. This little image is Hanglar and they are just adorable. Coloured with Promarkers again - so many colours still to get lol. The papers are from stash (might be Basic Grey and MME). Flowers are Prima attached with a brad. I used organza ribbon from stash and the little gems are from Bunny-Zoe's. Sentiment is from a K & Co tin I got a while back.
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Hanglar - Layered
Paper Sundae - 3 different embellishments
Allsorts challenge - Autumn colours
Sweet Stop - Sketch

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

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Happy Birthday!!!

Good morning Sunday!
Have woken up with the sun streaming into my room - makes a change from waking up to grey, damp mornings. However, afternoons have been sunny and bright so I hope this afternoon doesn't turn grey. Been busy getting the mountain of clothing down to ground level - lol, who am I kidding - with 3 kids that's impossible. Was rather tired yesterday evening so just watched X-factor auditions and went early to be. Woke up at 3 am and both my sons were still up playing games - grrrrrrr.

For ages now I have been in love with Amy Youngs images and I have several of them in digi-form but would you believe I have never made a card with them. So I decided it was about time I used one for a card. This little fairy is called Oleander and she is part of the Twisted Sisters and available HERE in digi and HERE in rubber (UK).
Although summer is officially open I decided I wanted some bright and happy colours. She has been coloured with Promarkers. The papers are Cosmo Cricket "Garden Variety". The flowers are punched and used gem, button and brad for the center.
I will enter this card into the following challenges

Friday Sketcher - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Flowers
Stamp Something - Spots and stripes
Digital Tuesday - Dots and stripes
Everybody Art Challenge - Handmade flowers

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

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Fairy Wonderful

Good morning Saturday!!
Still grey and damp here - I really hope the weather will turn around so I can do some washing. With 3 kids I always have a mountain lol. And Phoebe's uniform needs washing too, ready for next week. She has enjoyed her first week at school although dropping her of has been rather tearful. But that is understandable as she has never really spent a long time away from me.

Anyhoo, onto my card for today. I made this for a few challenges. This sweet image is called "Flutterby Fairy" and she is a fee digi by Meljen. I got her HERE. Coloured her with Promarker - I am slowly getting the hang of these :). The papers are from Basic Grey (various designs), flowers from Prima and the buttons and ribbons are from my stash. Although you can't see it (I scan my cards) I have added some glitter - every fairy needs glitter and the sweet sentiment is by TLC.
Well, that it from me today and I hope you enjoyed the card. Entered it into the following challenges

Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Flutterby Wednesday - Pink
I {heart} Promarkers - Transport
Cute Card Thursday - Play on Words

Thank you for dropping by and enjoy your day, Mette

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Sassy Cheryl - Snow

Good morning Thursday!
Not a very nice day again here in Derbyshire. It's quite cool and the sun has trouble getting through the clouds. Today is the 3rd day without Phoebe at home. It;s a little upsetting when she bursts into tears at school but I hope she will settle in soon. Her teacher tells me she's fine during the day which is a comfort.

This is another christmas card as christmas is rapidly approaching. I wanted to join in with Sassy Cheryl's challenge again this week which is Snow. Now Cheryl draws the most wonderful snowmen - they are funny and quirky but as I was looking thro her winter images I found this little girl. Isn't she just adorable? Haven't we all seen our kids dressed in too many clothes for a day in the snow. Her name is Tiny Tabitha and she's available HERE.
She has been coloured with Promarkers. The papers I found in the shop in Derby market. It's by GCD Studios and called Joyful Peace. It's beautiful colours, foiled, embossed and textured. Just gorgeous. I have used a feebie sentiment by TLC and the flowers are from my dear friend Linda :). I hope you like today card as much as I did making it.

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

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Girly Girl

Oh my gosh!! 2 posts in 1 day is criminal hehe.
Have 5 min before Phoebe is going to bed so thought I would post this card I made for Lil Lolita Boutique challenge where the theme is Girly Girl. Who doesn't like making a girly card full of pink and flowers. I used 60's Hippi Willow which is available HERE. Mine is a digital image but I believe Bunny-Zoe now stock these.
Willow is coloured with Promarkers and I used different papers from my stash. A ribbon and punched flower with a sweet button to make it even more girly and of course the perfect sentiment :). Hope you like her.

Thank you for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your day, Mette

Totally Tilda - Lilac and Lace

Good afternoon Tuesday!!
My little girl had her first day at school today and that was hard on us both. Her because she is very tired and me because I missed her like crazy hehe. But I am sure we will both get into the swing of things soon.

Magnolia's Tilda was the very first stamp I fell in love with when I first started stamping 2 years ago. Since then we are now spoiled for choice but Tilda is still as sweet as ever. This card is for Totally Tilda Challenge blog and this week the ask that you use Lilac and Lace. My Tilda is from the Bon Voyage Collection and she has been coloured with promarkers. All the papers are from my scrap box, the flowers are die-cuts covered with DP and I have used a button and a clear gem. The lace I have had for ages and I think it's beautiful. I hope you like my card.

Thank you for dropping by and I wish you a pleasant evening, Mette

Sunday, 5 September 2010

You're way Cool

Good morning Sunday.
Finally got my computer back after 14 days and boy am I glad to get all my stored stuff back (downloaded papers, digis etc). Been using the laptop but I don't have things stored on that.
Friday we took Phoebe to Gulliver's Kingdom in Matlock, Derbyshire, It's a theme park for children under 12. Boy - did she love that. We went on most of the rides and daddy even got stuck in one lol - he has very broad shoulders (body-building lol). Well, the picture above shows her favorite ride - the Merry-go-round. We left with a happy little girl who's face was painted as a pink cat and she was wearing a glittery cowgirl hat (yes - I have glitter everywhere).

This is my card for today. This cutie is called Friday and she is from The Greeting Farm available HERE. I made her for this week's Quixotic challenge Black, white and ??. I choose red. She has been coloured with Promarkers and layered onto different papers. The flower is from Prima and a die-cut. Sentiment is one of my favorites from TLC. I just love these little Creepy girls :)).

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

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Trick or Treat

Good morning Thursday!!
What a miserable start. It's misty, grey and cold this morning. Have been spoiled with 3 days of sun lol. Yesterday was really busy. Had to go to Derby to get school equipment for my boys and I found a little craft shop in the indoor market. Lol - it's been there for 2 years and I never knew but I shall be making more frequent trips to Derby from now. Normally I hate shopping lol. Wasn't able to spend a long time in the shop as the boys were going "Come on Mum - this is boring"!!!
Well, today's card is for Halloween. In Denmark we never celebrate halloween although my mum has told me that it's started thanks to US movies hehe. This image is by Sassy Cheryl and called Witches Broom - isn't she super?? You can get her and others HERE. She has been coloured with Promarkers, the papers are from Bo Bunny. Flowers are from Prima and the sentiments is done on my PC. This card will be entered into Sassy Cheryl's Challenge which this week is Halloween/Autumn.
Did this little witch scare you??? Who am I kidding - of course not lol.

Thank you for dropping by and enjoy your day, Mette