Sunday, 27 February 2011

Totally Gorjuss + more

Good morning all.

Just a real quick post as I am rushed off my feet today. So much needs doing and not enough hours in the day. But I wanted to share this little cutie with you - been wanting some of these for ages and got a few in the sale. I have been real apprehensive about using black for colouring but I am pleased with the result. Need a lot more practise but hey - if at first you don't succeed ..........


Image: Pure Innocence
Papers and ribbon: stash
Gems: Quixotic


Totally Gorjuss - Black/ + (red)
MFT challenge - sketch

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

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Sweet Stop Sketches + Colour create

Good evening all.

OMG she back again - 2 posts in one day (she's definately not feeling well). Well, I thought I might as well post this card while I have the PC. The boys have gone to their dad's house and little one is watching TV.
Wow - what a lovely day this turned out to be only spoiled by the discovery that my drain is blocked - AGAIN. Last year had major drain work done in the back garden as it got blocked time and time again over 3 years. Not nice when kids play there. And with the garden have been done nicely I really thought that problem was over ...... but no. I am crossing fingers I won't have my summer spoiled by that problem. It has now been sorted but I am wondering for how long.

Anyhow, here is another card made for an upcoming birthday. I totally love this stamp which I got the other week from Crafts and Me. And then I found a generous stack of decoupage images from the same illustrator. Gosh, mush have bought them 3 years ago and put them somewhere safe (even from myself lol).


Image: "Pink Lightning" by Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Paper: docraft "Fairy collection"
Flowers: prima
Brads: Hobbycraft


Sweet Stop Sketches - Sketch
Colour Create - Fruit bowl (cherry, melon and kiwi)

Thank you for swinging by and enjoy your evening, Mette

Stampin' for the weekend + Stamptacular + more

Hello all.

Not an awful lot has changed since yesterday. Weather is still grey and wet and it's still half-term. Tomorrow is my mother's birthday and I sent her an older card which I thought would be perfect for her. I won't be able to visit her but at least phone calls are not too expensive.
I do have a lot of birthdays coming up in the next few months - both my sister and my gran in March. This card is for my sister and I really hope she'll like it. As you can see I am colouring more with Prismas again but will still use Promarkers.


Image: Tolally Gorjuss @ Funky Kits
Papers: from stash
Ribbon: stash
Thread: Quixoric
Flower: made from 3 prima flowers
Brad: Hobbycraft


Stampin' for the week-end - Monochrome
Stamptacular - Someone Special
Stamp with fun - Recipe (3 papers, 3 flowers, 1 ribbon
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
A Spoonful of Sugar - Birthday Wishes

Thank you for swinging by my place and enjoy your day, Mette

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Charisma cardz + Dutch Dare + more

Good evening all.

It's a little late tonight but not been able to get to the PC to scan this card. It has been another dull and grey day here and I really really wish the sun would come soon. I am so fed up with the cold and wet weather here that I made this spring card using lots of "happy" colours. This thime however, I have used my Prisma pencils to colour the image (my prefered colouring medium before Promarkers) and I still love using them.


Image: Ally by Debs Creations
Papers: MME "Oh la la"
Lace: Local shop
Flowers: Prima e.line
Pearls: Jay's
Stickle "Crystal" and "Cotton Candy"


Charisma - Spring
Dutch Dare - Sparkle/Bling
Sukkersott - Lace/pearls + flowers
Allsorts - Inspired by nature
Magical Monday - Lace

Thank you for swinging by and have a lovely evening, Mette

Monday, 21 February 2011

Creatalicious + Totally Papercraft + Paper Sundae + Craft your Passion

Hello all.

Well, the first day of the school holidays and the weather is bad. Wet, grey and damp - just typical when the kids are of. I have finally been allowed 5 min on the PC to upload my card otherwise the boys are monopolising the PC.
Lasagne is in the oven and tomorrow Phoebe and I will be baking cookies and banana muffins. Might go to the cinema one day so that they are not too bored. It's a little hard keeping them entertained in winter and in the summer all the entertainment is very expensive.

So here is the card which I made yesterday - a little hard to make male cards but Kenny K has a lot of super images just right up "Man-Street".


Image: Mae Western by Kenny K
Papers: odd bits from stash


Creatalicious - For men + 3 stars
Totally papercraft - Do it with digis
Paper Sundae - Masculine
Craft your Passion - Male card

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

Friday, 18 February 2011

BnW challenges + Simon Says + more

Hey again.

Yes, second post from me today but don't worry - it won't happen often lol. I won't be able to post this card tomorrow so just wanted to share it with you. I have used a fairly old stamp but still such a wonderful image.


Image: Melissa with heart from Whiff of Joy
Papers@ Melody by Prima Marketing
Lace, ribbon and buttons: stash
String: Quixotic


Belles n Whistles - favorite things and heart (paper and lace)
Fab n funky - make your own embellishments (flowers and tags)
simon Says - make your own
Crafts and me - Spread your wings
Paper Sundae - Pick your topping (Lace and flowers)
Oldie but Goodie - Add a heart

Thank you for swinging by and enjoy the weekend, Mette

Lollipop + Papertake Weekly + more

Hey all!

Yes, it does look as if I am not doing a lot but I promise you I am. Just not had a chance to post anything on here. Been busy with the usual cleaning, washing, cooking etc and been making cards. Sometimes it seems that what ever I plan for a card it just doesn't look right and sometimes a card comes together just perfectly - I am sure you all have days like that.
Getting ready for the kids having 1 week off now so not sure how often i'll be able to post but with 2 teenage sons I am hoping they sleep late in the mornings :).
Mr postman delivered a few nice parcels this week so got some lovely papers and a few stamps to play with.

This is a card I made with 1 of the images I won over at Anita be Stampin' - isn't she just wonderful. The best thing is that all proceeds go to cancer charity :). Why don't you visit Anita's shop and check it out.


Image: Busty Betsy digi from Anita Be Stampin'
Papers: Doodlebug
Ribbons: recycled from a present
Gems: Stash
Ranger Crackle Accents and Stickles "Cotton Candy"


Anita Be Stampin' - sketch
Lollipop craft - Favorite colouring medium (PROMARKERS)
Digital Tuesday - Use a die cut
Papertake Weekly - Glitz

Thank you for swinging by and enjoy your weekend, Mette

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Sugar Bowl

Good morning Tuesday.

Hm - another wet, cold and dull day. It's about time we had some warmer and sunnier days. Kids are on half-term break next week so hoping for some better days. Well, nothing eventful happening here at the moment so just wanted to show you this card which I made for the SUGAR BOWL CHALLENGE. Love these new Sassy stamps- they are very ME. Used my Promarkers again :).


Image: Luv a Latte @ funkykits
Paper: Stash
Flowers: Prima
Buttons: Papermania and local market stall
Sentiment: TLC

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

Monday, 14 February 2011

Tickled Pink + Sweet Stop sketches

Good morning Monday.

Happy Valentine's Day to all and hope you had a wonderful weekend. As yesterday was a miserable day weatherwise I managed to get a lot of postponed housework done - you know the kind you save for a rainy day lol. Phoebe went to a friends disco party and had a super day. Her little cousin was born on Saturday weighing 10lb 8 but so far we have only seen photos of him. He's so sweet :).

Managed to get quiet a bit of crafting done too and wanted to share with you this card today. It's a birthday card suitable for any age I think and again coloured with Promarkers. I used a digital image but this is also available in rubba.


Image: Lil Lolita 30s from Tickled Pink stamps
Papers and ribbon: stash
Gems: Quixotic
Flowers: prima
Sentiment: K & Co. Rub-On


Tickled Pink - Birthdays
Sweet Stop Sketches - sketch

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

Saturday, 12 February 2011

ATS challenge + Promarker + more

Good morning Saturday.

Yesterday I went for a little retail therapy at IKEA. Needed a few bits for the house but you never come away with just what you need. Besides, IKEA have so many marvelous storage ideas just perfect for crafters so I had to get just a few bits. And of course I had to get some of their swedish meatballs and gravy which we had for dinner - mmmmm.

It's still Valentine theme out there in challenge -land but wanted to do something that was NOT red or pink and I suddenly remembered I had some cute little Valentine stamps which I got a few years ago. Took a while to remove all the dust hehe but here is one of them in all her glory and coloured with Promarkers


Image: Hey Cupid from CC Design (2008)
Paper and ribbon: stash
Gems: from Bunny Zoe
Ink: Rangers Distress Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black


Card pattern - Sketch
Promarker challenge - Let there be love
Dutchdare - LOVE
ATS Wednesday challenge - Valentine (non-traditional colours)
Sukkersott - Valentine
Do you stack up - Ribbons

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

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Anita Be Stamping

Good morning Thursday.

Another grey and wet day but luckily my garden is being finished today so all I have to do is sit back and wait for summer - haha, who am I kidding. Gone for an easy maintained garden with slabbed and graveled areas all over. All I have to do is get the pots and plants - super.

This is my card for today. I have not used this image before but I think she's really cute. As always I have used Promarkers for the colouring. This card will be entered into ANITA BE STAMPING challenge.


Image: Anita Be Stamping
Papers, ribbon and buttons are all from stash (had it ages)

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

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Pollycraft + Magical Monday + more

Good morning Wednesday.

Wasn't yesterday gorgeous so unlike today when it's wet and grey. Can't wait for spring and summer and colours :).
This has got to be my last L-O-V-E card, seeing too much red at the moment lol but I like this little lady - there's something cheeky about her. She's been coloured with Promarker with a little glitter.


Image: Heartstrings by Pollycraft Design
Papers: Me and My Big Ideas (red) - Doodlebug (black/white)
Stickles "Crystal"
Crackle accent


Pollycraft challenges - sketch (Love)
Magical Monday - Valentine
Craft your passion - Anything goes
Charisma cardz - No embellishments
Digital Tuesday - From the heart
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Valentine
A Spoonful of Sugar - Let's see some LOVE

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

Monday, 7 February 2011

Bella {hearts} Bronte for many challenges

Good morning Monday.

Did you all have a lovely week-end and managed to stay grounded in the winds. Saturday was terrible with rain and wind but at least it's staying dry for now. We didn't do much really although we did go out Saturday and shopping yesterday. Hoping my garden will be finished sometime this week but it's already looking a million times better lol.

My card for today is another valentine card featuring Mo's adorable Bella and her dog Bronte. Isn't this image gorgeous - full of childhood innocence and trust, when love was for love's sake.


Image: Bella {hearts} Bronte digi by Mo Manning
Paper: Basic Grey "Sugar Rush" + scraps
Inks: Versamark + Ranger Distress ink "Vintage Phote"
Emboss powder: Stampendous "Pirate Gold"


Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Mo's Challlenge - Lots of Love
Stampin for the weekend - Valentine
Stamp Something - Digi day
Double Dutch - Valentine
Do it with Digis - L-O-V-E
Allsorts - Must be Love
Crazy 4 challenges - Valentine
Secret Crafter - Valentine
Totally Papercraft - Friendship
Paper-crafting journey - LOVE
Stamptacular - Hearts gone wild

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

Friday, 4 February 2011

Anyone 4 Anya + Sketchy Colour + more

Good morning Friday.

What a wet and dull morning we are having. Phoebe and I went flying all the way to school and I had to battle the wind coming back home lol. Wondering if my gardener is coming this morning - it's blowing a gale.
Not much to tell since yesterday but did get this card done. Isn't she just gorgeous - I totally love CC Design but don't use them often enough. They sit in my stamp drawer and I take them out ever so often to look at them hehe.


Image: Violet with Key digi from All that Scrap
Papers: K & Co (blue) + scrap
Flower: Prima and Wild Orchid
Gems: stash
Stickles "Crystal"


Fab'n'funky - Chocolate and blue
Flutterby - Anything goes
I {heart} promarkers - Anything goes
ATS Challenge - Anything goes
Sketchy Colors - Brown, blue and white
Anyone 4 Anya - Sketch

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

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Lollipop + Papertake Weekly + Wild Orchid and others

Good morning Thursday.

Well, my garden is slowly taking shape but it will be well into next week before it's finished. I really can't wait for summer when we'll be able to sit and enjoy lovely sunny days - who am I kidding, this is England lol.
As you may have noticed if you read my profile I live away from my family and don't get to see them as often as I would like. Getting to Denmark from England should be easy but it isn't. So it's understandable that I miss them terribly and they are always in my thoughts and heart. I decided I would make a card for my sister who is 7 years younger than me and I love her dearly. She suffered a brain haemorrage a few years ago (at the age of 40) and has since then been unable to work. On the surface she is fine but her concentration span is very short and she gets easily tired. So this card is for her to let her know I am thinking of her ...............


Image: Ladybug and friends "Hello Sunshine"
Papers: from stash
Ribbon: Stash
Flowers: Wild Orchid
Sentiment: TLC


Lollipop challenge - Sisters
Papertake Weekly - anything goes (Flowers optional)
A Spoonful of Sugar - Photo Inspiration
Sweet Shop Sketch
Wild Orchid - Love is .................. Sisters :)

Thank you for dropping by and enjoy your day, Mette

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Totally Tilda + Craft your passion + Stamp with fun + more

Good morning Wednesday!

Well, don't get a lot of crafting done at the moment let alone blogging but hopefully things will get better soon.
My mum and dad are still stuck in Germany while the insurance company and the hospital discuss how best to transport my dad home. He has to have a nurse present and he's still unable to sit up. But, according to my Granny, both are ok :).
I am having my garden totally re-styled at the moment so it's looking like 2 giants had a mud-fight in it lol. It will be worth it in the summer sitting enjoying a cool drink under the warm sun (wishful thinking here).
Yesterday I fell on the way back from school and hurt my knee and ankel really bad. Both parts are very tender and sore, on top of a flu with sore throat I am ready to be put to pasture lol. I really really want sping to come NOW!!!!

My card for today is in tune with the up-coming Valentine celebrations. I have used a little bit of heat embossing and a Magnolia Tilda image.


Image and sentiment: Magnolia
Swirl stamp: Crafty Individuals
Papers: Basic Grey (Pink background). My Minds Eye (red heart paper) Bo Bunny (Heart)
Inks: VersaMagic "Red Magic"
Papermania clear emboss powder
Heart gems: Quixotic paperie
Stickles "Cotton Candy"


Totally Tilda - Lots of hearts
Magnolia Down Under - Embossing
Stamp with fun - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - As you like it
Stamptacular Sunday - WHATEVA!
Craftyourpassion - Bling on your Love (glitter and gems)
Simon Says - Love is in the air
7 kids Challenge Fund - I {heart} you

Thank you for dropping by and enjoy your day, Mette