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


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.


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.


Max and Georgia @ All That Scrap
Echo Park(houses) and Cosmo Cricket (brown) Papers
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.


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


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


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 ............


............ 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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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 :).


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


Max @ Sweet November
Bo Bunny papers
Kraft cardstock
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 :).


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


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

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Mad Hatter

Good morning all.

Well, both my kids are not in school today. There is a major strike here in the UK which is effecting schools. The kids don't really mind as they get a day off.

Finally managed to get to the hospital for my E.C.G. yesterday. It only took a few seconds to do the test - how can they get an accurate reading from a few minutes?? Well, as I am not the expert I guess I just have to wait for the result. Will go back to my doctor once all the tests are done. Having a Blood Pressure measuring machine fitted next Monday so should be finding out by the end of next week whether or not my blood pressure is too high.

Well, onto today's show which is a little different ...............

............ I have not made an ATC for a long time and I needed a break from all the christmas cards so decided to play along with the Octopod Factory Challenge. Their theme this week is Anyone for Tea and I thought it would be a great opportunity to use my Mad Hatter but with a twist - No more Tea parties :). Hope you like him.

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

Monday, 28 November 2011

Dilly Beans Giveaway Challenge

We are all so excited about our new challenge blog!
To kick off the challenges we are having a challenge/giveaway!!!
We are offering the Snow Family digi for FREE! just right click the image & save to your computer!
We want to see what awesome things you can create with Dilly Beans! So use the image & get crafty!
When you are finished just link it to the challenge to be entered in our BIG crafty giveaway.
You have 3 weeks to get your project finished & all linked up :)
Enteries must be in by December 19 at midnight to be included.
The Dilly Beans Design Team will be picking their favorite project for the first place winner.
Then top three will be chosen to recieve 1, 2, or 3 free digi stamps of their choice!
We hope to have lots of participants so spred the word about Dilly Beans Challenge Blog!!!
Happy Creating XOXO

So, to get your free Snow Family image and join the Challenge for the fabulous prize please visit DILLY BEAN CHALLENGE BLOG

Hugs, Mette

Hippie Chick

Good morning all.

Well, my son is finally back at school but have Phoebe home today. She has been really poorly over the weekend and has problems breathing. I just wanna make sure she's 99.9% before sending her to school.

Sorry for not posting for a few days. It's not that I have been ideel - I have been really busy getting stuff ready for the new Dilly Bean Challenge and also made a lot of christmas cards. Honestly, I am getting a little fed up with seeing christmas papers and images lol.
The other day I received a big box from my mum. She had collected a lot of things for Phoebe including paper dolls. I LOVE PAPER DOLLS, it was my favorite childhood toy. I would sit for hours drawing, colouring cutting, organising etc. In the box from my mum were about 15, all from a danish magazin and I love them. So I have been helping Phoebe cutting and organising..... guess who had the most fun?!

Anyhow, this is my card for today ................

..................... My son's girlfriend has a birthday on christmas eve so I made this card with a gift pocket inside for a voucher. I love this image with her HUGE eyes and relaxed expression. I used the colour theme from COLOUR Q (I am too late to enter the challenge) and will enter it in SATURATED CANARY CHALLENGE too :).


Hippie Chick from Sugar Nellie
Various papers

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

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Zombie christmas elf

Good morning all.

It's really starting to get cold here now - well, winter will be arriving shortly so only seems fair she has her moment. After that it's SPRING :). Don't get me wrong I do love winter but there is something about spring that is just special - maybe it's the promise of a new beginning.

Some of you may remember that I mentioned that my baby brother plays in a ultra heavy rock band in Denmark called The Hitchcocks. Their music is very dark and sinister and frankly scares me lol - yup, I scare easily. My brother however, is a wonderful young man and although for most of his life I have lived away (there is a 22 year difference here) I love him to bits. So I was pretty sure that a christmas card featuring the cute and sweet was definately not for him. Enter Megan Suarez and her fabulous images at .....................

............ DILLY BEAN STAMPS. They are just perfect for him and anyone else who likes to walk on the wild side. And yes, she also have lots of cute and funky images to satisfy any taste. Don't forget that the DILLY BEAN CHALLENGE BLOG starts on the 2nd December 2011 and if you pop over and become a follower there may just be a few surprises posted before then. Did you know Dilly Bean also has a facebook page just clich HERE and push the likey button :).

This card was made specifically for my brother and I think he may just think it's kool enough lol.


Zombie Christmas Elf from DILLY BEAN STAMPS
Paper: Bo Bunny
Handwritten sentiment (I apologize in advance to Santa)


Card and Scrap - Traditional Christmas colours
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Christmas
Creative Craft Challenges - Free for all
I love Promarkers - Anything goes

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

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Good Morning all.

Hope you are all doing fine today. The sun is out but I still have my son home. Some of these flus can really knock you for 6 I think. This is the second one he has had this autumn :(.

Well, I didn't make it to the hospital yesterday. The bus never showed up and living in a rural village I am relying on un-reliable public transport. One one bus per hour goes near the local hospital. So I had to ring them and cancel the appointment and the book one for next week - yup, they only do E.C.G.s once a week. The lady did inform me that it may be a male technician who would be doing the test and I said that "as long as he doesn't look like George Clueny we shouldn't have any problems". Not sure whether she got it. Can you imagine if he did - my E.C.G. would go of the Charts :).

So onto today's card which I know is not christmas related ..................

................ isn't this image just the sweetest?! My daughter goes to quiet a few parties being at school and she is always asking me to make a card. However, she will choose the image, the papers and embellishments (hence the flower) and if she's not happy I have to redo lol. Luckily she just loved this one, she's into fantasy and fairytales, so it might also be a hit with her friend.
I will be entering this into the QUIXOTIC SKETCH CHALLENGE.


Waterbabies by Carmen Medlin
Basic Grey "Kioshi" (love the paper)

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

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Super Kool News

Good morning all.

Well, Mr Sun has decided to make a brief appearance this morning - let's see how long it lasts. I have James home with flu and Phoebe has complained a little about ear-ache. She's at school but if it doesn't get any better I am taking her to see a doctor.

In a moment I am of to the local hospital for my E.C.G. I am not really worried as I think it's just a few checks to make sure everything is going fine :). And to be honest - nothing can spoil my day and my creation for today is in relation to my super kool news ...................

............. A little while ago I found a fabulous free digi image on the talented Arielle's blog and thought "Wowzer - this is right up my street". Quirky and a little goth with a twisted mind hehe. This image was by the super talented Megan Suarez of DILLY BEAN STAMPS. When I saw that Megan was starting a challenge blog and looking for designers I decided to try my luck and guess what!? Well, I am sure you have guessed it - I am not the proud member a a fabulously talented design-team. The challenges will start on the 2nd December 2011 and I hope you'll come join in the fun.

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

Monday, 21 November 2011


Good afternoon all.

So we are having typical english autumn weather here at the moment. You know when it's grey, foggy, cold and generally miserable. Hate it!! I want to be able to see the sky and the sun even when it's cold. Not this "can't make up my mind" weather. Been out for a few walks but with my feet still being painful and no sign of a fysio appointment yet it's not much fun.

Tomorrow I am having my E.C.G and on the 5th December a device fitted which measure my BP every 30 min over a 24 hour period. Hopefully after that my doctor will be able to tell me that I am as healthy as an ox hehe.

Over the past few days I have had another look through my stamp collection and remembering exactly why I bought my stamps. Some of them were impulse buys - you know the ones you buy cos you see them on different blogs and absolutely must-have - and they are currently being sold on ebay as I know I will never use them. As a single SAHM of 2 kids with limited finances (kids grow so fast and cost so much lol) I have to be think hard when it comes to buying stamps. So when I get a "I WANT THAT STAMP" moment while surfing the blogland I have to apply my spending brakes. And ask myself 1. Is this one of my favorite artist? 2. Is the stamp versatile? and 3. Will I be using the stamp more than once?. That way I know I get what I really want and stop myself from buying stamps that will just gather dust. I am sure I am not the only one having to do this :).

So the stamps I do have I treasure just like the one used for this card ...........

............. for KRAFTIN' KIMMIE CHALLENGE which is a sketch. I love Annie Rodrique's images. And I wish I could get them all hehe. They are quirky, so much fun to colour and suitable for both young and old alike. This was the first Annie stamp I bought and I think she's fab.


Charlotte from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Scrap papers
Hero Arts "Heart to Heart" stamps
WOW! emboss powder

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

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Colourful World

Good morning ladies.

Wowzer - the sun is actually out today. For the past week it's felt like living on the Northpole. Low cloud, dark, grey and miserable and it sure makes my mood low and grey. So am feeling very springy today with the sun.

Today Phoebe is having a teddybear picnic at school. All the children are joining in so she had to bring a lunch-box and a few pennies for a cake. It's a small village school with only 80 pupils so they are able to do such events for everyone in school. She's was all excited this morning choosing which one of her vast collection of teddies was allowed to come to school with her.
This event is arranged to collect money for the annual nationwide "Children in Need" charity event. The TV station BBC hosts this and a vast amount of money is collected through a huge variety of events and individually sponsored challenges (yes, some people actually jump into a bathtub filled with custard or baked beans). It's so much fun watching it all on TV which will be tomorrow evening.

Anyways, enough rambling from me today. Here is today's share for TIDDLY INK CHALLENGE ...............

............... yup, told you my mood was spring'y lol. I have used this super image by Christy - I think she's just fabulous. The colours were choosen for the CUPCAKE INSPIRATION CHALLENGE, they are just my favorite citrus colours and I used a sketch from THE SWEETEST THING.


Colourful World @ Tiddly Ink
Papers; SU (black/white) and Paper Adventure

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

Monday, 14 November 2011


Hey again

Yes, second post of the day which is so not me lol. But just wanted to post this real quick for PASSION FOR PROMARKER ...................

............... their theme is "Kraft + 1". Well, I do love kraft so had to play along. Used one of the little tags I posted yesterday but made a little card to go with it. Pink is always a favorite with the little girls.


Anise by Stamping Bella
Kraft cardstock
Dp scraps
glitter glue
little heart gems

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

Tiny Tabita

Good morning all.

It's still mild here considering it's mid November but grey, dull and foggy. Hate it! I wish it'll be proper winter soon - yes, I know it's cold but atleast you can call it a season, this weather is just "can't really decide what season I wanna be".

Am still in the process of making a few more christams cards so this one is for SASSY CHERYL CHALLENGE ..............

........ and I love this little girl. She's so super cute all wrapped up for a play in the snow. But she still had to wear her pretty skirt - typical. I have used both dry and heat embossing.
I don't know about you but I keep remembering people I need to send a card to, soon i'll need a bank-loan to pay for the postage lol.


Tiny Tabita digi from Sassy Cheryl
Memory Box "Tinsel" paper
Stampendous emboss powder "DISCO BLACK"

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

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Good morning all.

Just a real quick post from me today as rushed off my feet again. Just been for a long walk with my kids (James couldn't possibly live without Call of Duty 3 on Xbox).

Just came online to share these tags I made for THE PINK ELEPHANT challenge.....

......... I love these cute Ketto stamps. They are just perfect for cards and tags for little girls and since Phoebe goes to quiet a few parties I need to make more. And these tags are also brilliant for using up some of the scrap I have accumulated :).


Suzette and Anise Ketto
Ribbon and heart gems

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

Thursday, 10 November 2011


Good morning all.

Well, it's one of THOSE morning. You know the ones where everything goes wrong. Had planned to go to the hospital this morning to have my blood-test. So had a shower, a coffee and toast and then I realised - I had to be fasting lol. So I will have to go tomorrow. I was also going to get my shopping done - I am out of bird food (I have a very noisy cockatiel named Loui). Then my son dropped quiet a few bomb shells on me like "mum, I am cooking tomorrow" and "Oh, and there is a 6th form meeting at school tonight at 6.40". Well, my face must have been a picture for the record-books lol. I don't have the ingredience he needs and have not made arrangement for the meeting so am now having palpatations and hot flushes. Having a few moments to calm down and plan my day lol. On top of that he casually mentioned that there is a tutor review day soon and he needed money for school trips (and they are not cheap) - all of these things he must have known ages ago. But hey, I think he's making sure I am still amongst the living lol.

Good thing my card is a little on the quiet side ..................

.................... actually it's very CAS. I don't think I have used this fab stamp for well over a year - no, even longer. Isn't he great?! I decided to go with a very simple lay-out - minimalistic rather. Hope you like it.


Herbert from High Hopes Stamps (2008)
Medium: Promarkers
Handwritten sentiment


Creative Craft Challenges - Minimalistic
Less is more - Red and Orange
CAS-ual - over the edge
High Hopes Stamps - Anything High Hopes

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

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Victorian Christmas Lylah

Glood morning all.

Another miserable day. Grey and wet here so what better excuse to stay indoor and do a little crafting. Besides christmas is approaching and I still need to do a few cards.

So today's card is a christmas card for TICKLED PINK CHALLENGE and BASIC GREY ........

................. both have the same theme - nice and easy Anything goes.. I really enjoyed colouring this image - all the fabric is an excuse to really go to town and do something dramatic :). I used a simple lay-out for my card. The sentiment is danish for "Happy Christmas".


Victorian christmas Lylah from Tickled Pink Stamps
Basic Grey "Jovial" paper

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

Monday, 7 November 2011

Marci with panda

Good morning bloggers.

Wasn't yesterday gorgeous - sun all day. So unlike today - dull and grey and wet :(. But We can't change the weather so it's just a case of enjoying the day. Am a little busy today - not done a lot over the weekend but enjoyed having all my kids around me and spending time together. Time to clean up after them in a moment lol.

First I wanted to share this card using a fabulous sketch from DECONSTRUCTION ......

................ and a sweet image which I have had my eye on for a few weeks and finally decided to get. She's just perfect for little girl cards. Love her cheeks :).
I choose the colours to tie in with Color Q.


Marci with Panda from LaLaLand
Papers: Bo Bunny & DCVW

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

Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon

This is what I am listening to at the moment. I know it's a little old-fashion but I absolutely LOVE Sinatra and this is one of his best. So this will be my contribution to Marcea's Music Saves my Soul. You may want to look at Landay Eugene Murphy Jr who won America Got Talent 2011 and be amazed.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Current Ebbtide

Good morning bloggers :).

Went to the doctor yesterday to have a blood-pressure checkup (it was on the high side 2 weeks ago) and it's still high :(. This means I am having to have further tests done i.e blood-tests, E.C.G and a measure device attached for 24 hours which will measure my blood-pressure at a 30 min interval. I am pretty sure that I am fine but it's a lot of hassle as the nearest facilities means a day-trip lol. But it's better to be on the safe side.

My mum called me yesterday. My gran has been moved to a nursing home and everyone there have made a very welcome. Unfortunately she is a lot weaker as she has suffered a few minor heart attacks in hospital. My baby brother (he's 28 - born when I was 22) came home from Copenhagen for the first time since my gran got bad. He told me it was a shock seeing her like this. But she is being well looked after around the clock so hopefully she'll pick up a little.

So, this is today's card and I used the sketch for PINK {INK} SKETCH ...........

............. and dug out another stamp which was purchased cos I absolutely adored her and then forgotten. Isn't she adorable?! She's one of Amy Young's beautiful mermaids. My daughter has already ear-marked this as her birthday card lol. This will also be entered into PAPERTAKE WEEKLY and ALL THAT SCRAP WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE


Current Ebbtide from CC Design
K & Co papers
Glitter pen and stickles

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

Thursday, 3 November 2011


Good morning all.

it's so nice having Ben in the house again. Somehow everything feels right again lol. I do miss him but I know he's having a brilliant time living his own life and he's loving Uni. I think it helps having 2 other kids at home still - the real test will come once Phoebe leaves. As she's only 5 I am not worried yet lol.

Looks like the sun didn't listen to the weather report this morning. It was suppose to rain but I am NOT complaining. It's really mild here considering it's the beginning of November. Omg - I had better get on with making some more christmas cards.

Alas, this is not one of them lol. Made this using the sketch at CLEAN AND SIMPLE ..........

.................. they are just so ........... clean and simple :). Used one of the little Ketto stamps I got resently at a very reasonable price. I think they are great for smaller cards and especially for quick little notes. Phoebe likes them and has coloured up a few to give to friends at school - "but not the boys Mum, they don't like pretty". I would like to enter this into BOWS'N'BERRIES and KORT'O'MANIA who are both asking to see CAS.


Anise from Stamping Bella
White, pink and kraft cardstock
MME designer papers
Sentiment from Papersmooches Chubby Chum set

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

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


Good morning all.

Another sunny day here although it is cold :). My Ben is coming home today - he claims he is missing my cooking lol but I really do not care what excuse he's giving - it's lovely to see him. I am hoping he stays till Saturday and we can watch the firework display here. In the UK we celebrate the 5th of November with hige bonfires and fireworks because of THIS event.

There is mayhem and carnage at Phoebe's school this week. They are putting in new toilets down in reception/class 1 so they have been moved to the big hall. The class teacher has asked parents if they are able to stay a little while in the mornings to help with reading etc - so that's what I have been doing. It feels good to help the little ones (of whom my Phoebe is one) read :).

So my card for today is for the PAPER SMOOCHES SPARKS challenge ...............

.............. there is a super inspiration photo and I have yet again used the chubby chums stamp set. They are just fabulous and I love them. The little cat has been paper pierced.


Chubby Chums from Paper Smooches
Echo park papers

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

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Natalie the Knitter

Good morning all.

I hope that everyone in the US had a wonderful halloween. I was unable to take Phoebe trick or treating as I was looking after a friends to little ones but judging from her reaction at the school disco it was prolly a good idea lol. Didn't get many callers either compared to previous years so stuck with a lot of candy :(. Halloween isn't such a huge event here in the UK.

Here is today's card made for KRAFTIN' KIMMIE CHALLENGE ...................

.................. "Monochromatic". This is another stamp I puchased and then she just went into the Lonely Stamps Club. Why I haven't used her yet I don't understand - she's fabulous. The sentiment comes with the stamp which just brings it all together. I have used a sketch from ANNABELLE'S STAMP BLOG - it was nice and simple :).


Natalie the knitter from Kraftin' Kimmie
Jillibean Soup dp + ???

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

Monday, 31 October 2011

Pure Innocence

Good morning all.

A really quick post from me this morning. It's early and have a lot to do but hopefully be back later with another post - omg, 2 in a day - outragouse!!!!!!!

Just wanted to share this card made for MY FAVORITE THINGS sketch challenge......

.......... and I needed a fast card for a little girl's birthday. These little Pure Innocence girls are just perfect for the job :).


Pure Innocence by Heather Ellis
Jillibean Soup "Blossom" paper
Paper flower
Embroidery threat

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

Saturday, 29 October 2011


Good evening all.

This is going to be a quick post. Had to take James to the emergency doctor this morning as he has nasty blisters and rash on his feet (he didn't think to tell his mum before) and it was becoming very painful. It's either and infection or a syndrom of some kind. Won't know until the pencillin is working. However, he also has a high blood-pressure (at 15) which is quiet worrying. Have to get him back to the doctor's in a week for check-up.
Phoebe went to a party this morning but she's now feeling poorly with a temperature so it's all areas go mummy here lol.

Just wanted to share this card which I made for the COLOUR Q challenge ..........

.............. I am sure there is no question as to why I choose this challenge - love those colours lol. I used a super image I won from By Lori Design and this card is being sent to my sister who I miss a lot. Hope you like it.


Sisters by By Lori Design
Scrap papers

Hope you all have a fab evening and thank you for visiting. Hugs, Mette

Friday, 28 October 2011

Paul Texting

Good morning all.

Hope you are having a great day and keeping healthy. Looks like we will be having some sun here today, yesterday it rained non-stop all day and we were forced to stay in-doors.
My bathroom is looking more and more like a battlefield everytime the workmen have been but hopefully it will be worth the hassle. Having a shower in the morning is an achievement in itself as we are not allowed to splash - acrobats beware!!!! lol

I recently won a challenge with Scrapbooker's paradise and was asked if I wanted to participate in this week's challenge. I didn't have to think too long before saying yes so why don't you pop over and play along - it might be you next week.


This is the card I came up with ...................

.................. Mo is an expert at drawing teenagers and I love them. This young guy looks like most teenage boys you see down town. Teenage boys are so difficult to make a card for especially if they are not interested in sports.


Paul Texting from Mo Manning
Fancy Pants dp
K & Co rub-on

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

Wednesday, 26 October 2011


Good afternoon all.

Hope everyone is feeling good and enjoying a dry but chilly day. Been having a lazy day apart from baking some bread (which my son has almost eaten hehe), been to the park with Phoebe and I am gonna go do a little colouring soon. I want to work a bit with my Prisma pencils - I have neglected them for a long time.

Just wanted to share with you my card for the SUGAR BOWL CHALLENGE .......

............ a super CAS sketch by Marie Terese. And I have used another stamp from the Lonely Stamps Club which I have not used in ages. I remember hunting high and low to purchase this one and I am hardly using it lol. I have kept the card clean and simple.


Diane Duda's Bunny
Crafty Individuals "swirls" stamps
Stampendous "Disco Black" emboss powder


Craft your passion - use kraft

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

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

a little birdie

Evening all.

As promised I am back with something totally different. However, I am having a really HUGE emergency here. It has almost reached near panic ............. the reason? One of my most used promarkers have run out of juice. It's one I use all the time for skin so I might have to use other colouring methods until my replacement pen arrives. Here I was happily colouring away and BAM!!! No more :( for the time being.

Anyway, here is what I wanted to share with you .................

........... this is a card I made for CAS-ual FRIDAY and CLEAN & SIMPLE challenges. For this I have actually used my Prisma pencils for colouring as I wanted a softer feel. Again a lot of white (yup, totally not scared anymore) and I like this one :).


Hero Arts "Hello Birdie" sparkle clear
Prisma pencils + Zest it.

I hope you all have a lovely evening and thank you for visiting. Hugs, Mette

Sweet Pea Halloween

Hello again.

Just a really quick post before I start on my mummy duties for the day - there are quiet a lot today hehe. With the kids being off school there is always a little more to do and Phoebe misses her daily routine I think. I played school all day yesterday until daddy took over :).

This card is for SWEET PEA STAMPERS challenge ..................

............. and there is no prizes for guessing what the theme is. You might already know that orange is my favorite colour so I am loving the halloween themes.
I will be back later with something completely different


Sweet Pea stamps
Bo Bunny papers
embroidery thread
self-adhesive pearls

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


Good morning all.

A while back I participated in FELINE PLAYFUL birthday bash and was lucky enough to win a guest design spot with the talented ladies at CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGE.
The theme for this challenge is Fancy Edges and you get the chance to win a gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamp. So why not join them this week for some fun and wonderful inspiration.


Lizzie from Whiff of Joy
Basic Grey dp
embroidery thread
Sentiment from a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp

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

Monday, 24 October 2011

What's cooking?

Good evening all.

Yes, yes, yes ............. it's me again with a really quick post as I have another card to share with you all. This is for MO'S DIGITAL CHALLENGE ..............

............. and they ask that you choose your favorite image. Well, it's like asking to choose between your children - all Mo's images are my favorites and I have choosen one I have not used for a long time. She's a real sweetie and is fun to colour.


What's cooking from Mo's
My Mind's Eye dp
G studio clear stamps

Thank you for dropping by and enjoy your evening/day. Hugs, Mette