Wednesday, 29 February 2012

La Promenade au Jardin

Good morning ladies.

We are still celebrating the new Paris release at Little Miss Muffet and today is the final inspiration feature. So why don't you hop over to the blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the DT ladies.

The new WHIMSY MAGAZINE is also release and features some of the Three Companies Team Up release - Fabulous images by Little Miss Muffet and Make it Crafty, Wonderful sentiments from Whimsy and exquisite chip board from Make it Crafty. The magazine can be found HERE

My card features the lovely La Promenade au Jardin - isn't she fab?!

Thank you for visiting this morning and have a wonderful day.

Huggles, Mette

Monday, 27 February 2012


Good afternoon all from an overcast Derbyshire.

Well, we have a lovely weekend and now it's gray and wet again :(. I had a little trouble getting Phoebe to school this morning. I think she wants to stay home with mum all day long so we had a few tears. I hate leaving her crying but the teachers assure me she's fine.

Today's card feautures an oldie but definetely lovely stamp ....

...... "Sitting" which is available HERE. This is a "just because" card from an idea that developed and I needed to get it done :). Hope you like her.


Stamp: "Sitting" from Funky Kits
Cardstock: White and kraft
DP: Bo Bunny
Sentiment: Polka Doodles

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely day.

Huggles Mette

Sunday, 26 February 2012


Good morning all from sunny Derbyshire.

It isn't nice when one of your children is ill but when 2 are ill mayhem erupts. It's not that I panic, it's just that my daily routine gets knocked out of sync and my time to craft is reduced (dramatically). However, both should be back at school tomorrow :).

Yesterday was my mother's 70th birthday and I did feel a little sad not being able to be there with her to celebrate. She went for a nice meal with my sister and brother (my other brother was skiing in the Alps - again lol) and the grandkids and it's always a little sad not being able to join in. Am planning a 3 week vacation home in the summer (been 3 years since we last went to Denmark).

So, today's card is for KRAFTIN' KIMMIE CHALLENGE .....

........ I have used "Pricilla" as she was already coloured and teamed her up with some scrap paper. Had a massive tidy up of my scrap papers yesterday - sorted them into themes/colours and collected small pieces of scrap in a bag to give to school. I am going to make a huge effort to use up all my scraps.


Pricilla by Kraftin' Kimmie (available HERE)
Scrap papers
prima flowers
Embroidery thread

Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous day.

Huggles Mette

Friday, 24 February 2012

Dilly Beans Friday Challenge

Good morning all from an almost sunny Derbyshire.

It's Friday and that means it's time for another fabulous challenge with DILLY BEANS FRIDAY CHALLENGE. This week the theme is "In Stitches" which means you can use real or faux stitching on your project but you all know that :).

My card is very simple this week ....

...... and I used the amazing "Cheshire Cat" - gotta love that smile. This image and many more fabulous images by the talented Megan can be found HERE. It would be really great if you could join us this week so very don't you check out the DT team's projects and get crafting.

Thank you for dropping by and have a fab day. Huggles from Mette

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Fancy or Lacy

Good morning all from a dull and grey Derbyshire.

So how about that Three Company release?! Were you as amazed by the awesome cards from the showcase team as I was? I'm super excited that some of the new Little Miss Muffet stamps are now available in rubber too!

Don't miss this week's Paris Inspiration blog hop... There's still time to join in the fun... there are some fabulous prizes to be won... not to mention the fabulous projects to see!

This fortnight the Little Miss Muffet challenge theme is Fancy or Lacy. We are looking forward to seeing you go all out on your creations! However, if you use a Little Miss Muffet Stamps image then you can enter using the theme Anything Goes. We always love to see your Little Miss Muffet Stamps projects

For my card I choose Lace .....

...... I used 3 of the new images from the Paris release - Irene, Florence & Evelyn - aren't they just gorgeous and they work so well with all the elements released from Make it Crafty and Whimsy too :).

Why not hop over to Little Miss Muffet blog and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the DT team - I am sure you'll want to join us :)

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

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


Good morning all.

It's still rather cold but according to the nice lady on the weather report it should start to get warmer. It would be nice with a little warmth :) and some more sun to brighten our days.

Maybe that is why my cards lately are of the bright and summery type lol. But "what is this" I hear you ask - well, eventhough I don't have a camera (yet) there is no need why I can't make a fancy fold card hehe ......... tada ...........

..... and once you open it up it looks like this .........

........... isn't it cool!? I am usually quite conservative when it comes to folds so I have been rather daring :). And it makes a lovely "surprise" card too. I will enter this into ATS WEDNESDAYS CHALLENGE where the theme is fancy folds.


Shroom @ All that scrap
Papers: Cosmo Cricket and Nikki Sivils
Birds, flowers and sentiment from Hero Arts stamps

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

Monday, 20 February 2012

Paris Blog Hop and Inspiration

Good morning all from a stressed out mum hehe. A little late this morning as it's first day back at school after the break.

So, to keep up the celebrations at LITTLE MISS MUFFET - we're having another blog hop!! Come hop around with us "in Paris" this week with a continuation of the new releases in a Blog Hop!! Leave a comment as you go for extra chances to win! You have until February 27th to complete the hop and we'll post the winners on February 29th.

The first stop on the hop is AJ and ends here!

One lucky winner who leaves a comment on this post will receive this exclusive digi pack AND any two RUBBER Stamps from the new release!! How cool is that?! Then make sure you leave comments along the blog hop because there will be another TWO random winners selected from the design team blogs to get the following exclusive digi pack!! Oh-la-la... gimmie some winners!! :D

You should have arrived on my blog from the talented Leah Ann so if you have landed here by "accident" please start at the beginning HERE

Form my card I have choosen the lovely Taylor relaxing with a good book - those were the days lol. I have kept it simple ...

And just in case you haven't heard the big news? Whimsy, Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps have come together to give you a little romance in Paris this Valentine season! You can join the festivities and read all about it on the ThreeCompaniesTeamUp blog. But wait... have you heard the really big news?! Little Miss Muffet Stamps has now released images in RUBBER! That's right - so pop on over HERE to get your rubber fix. :D

So, you're next stop on the hop is the fabulously talented PEGGY

Well, why are you still here?! lol - get hopping :).

Huggsles, Mette

Sunday, 19 February 2012


Good morning all from sunny (but definately NOT warm) Derbyshire.

Yesterday was very nice - I had a few hours to myself as my son was at work (he has a Saturday job) and my princess was at a party. Bliss but strangely I do miss the noise - oh yes, my princess would win "chatterbox of the year" lol.

Some in the quiet I made this .....

..... for the "Sparkle it up" challenge at TIDDLY INKS CHALLENGE. Not sure how much sparkle they want so the wings have had a coating of glitter :). And the sentiment a glittery emboss


Angel from Tiddly Inks stamps
Basic Grey dp
White cardstock
Ranger Stickles
Hero Arts sentiment
Stampendous emboss powder DISCO

Thank you for dropping by and continue to enjoy the day of rest. Huggles Mette

Friday, 17 February 2012

Dilly Beans Friday Challenge

Hello again!

I told ya I'd be back (hope I didn't sound like Arnie hehe) and we have a brand new challenge for you at DILLY BEAN FRIDAY CHALLENGE - "Seeing Red". You can interpret this however you like but for mine it was a matter of colour ..........

.......... Check out the fabulous DT ladies inspirational projects and why don't you join us this week. As always there will be a prize for the winner and a top 3. Megan's wonderful images can be found HERE.

Thank you for dropping by and have a fab day. Huggles, Mette

Little Miss Muffet - Paris release inspiration

Good morning all.

SO - how did you all like the fabulous Paris release with the collaboration of 3 fabulous companies - Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Make it Crafty and Whimsy Stamps?? Wasn't it wonderful - just like a candy shop where you can go in and have a Mix'n'Match and come home with the perfect goodie-bag :). And I haven't even had a proper play yet lol.

I have a few things to share today for inspiration and first we have 3 tags ....

..... feauturing 3 of the gorgeous hatters. They are so versatile and suitable for any occasion.

Next up is a very CAS card featuring Agent Eclair, isn't she chic?! Not covered in mud this time around lol..........

These images together with the rest of the Paris release images are naturally available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and for extra effect why not hop along to MiC and grab a few scenic images and Whimsy Stamps for that special sentiment. And remember - some of Little Miss Muffet images are now available in RUBBA for the first time EVA!!!!!

Time for you to hop on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog to see what fabulous inspiration the other DT ladies have to show.

I'll be back a little later with my card for Dilly Bean Stamp challenge so do come back. Until then ............

thank you for dropping by and have a great day. Huggles, Mette

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Puddlejumper Mary-Jane

Good morning all.

Think I might be up before the birds, it's ever so quiet here. Kids are still asleep so there is just me, my coffee and blogger here.
We are going to Derby today. I promised Phoebe to take her to the Disney Shop during this school break - I know, I wan't thinking, she caught me in a weak moment hehe. I don't really mind, it's nice to spend time with my kids and James will come with us too.

So today's little card....

....... isn't she darling?! I love By Lori Design - simple, cute and so much fun to colour with just a hint of humour :). And don't you just love these colours together - they are from a photo inspiration for THE PINK ELEPHANT CHALLENGE. This will also be entered into CRAFT YOUR PASSION CHALLENGE


Puddlejumper Mary-Jane by By Lori Design
White cardstock
DP: Bo Bunny (stripes) Echo Park yellow

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

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Good morning all.

Did you enjoy yesterday's release?? There will be a lot more to show over the next few days so keep looking out for it.

Well, the kids are off school this week so don't get a lot of time to craft nor blog. Phoebe is easily bored so I have to keep her entertained and I tell you, it gets harder and harder playing princesses when you feel like a granny lol. At 51 I don't excactly feel like Sleeping Beauty :).

I did get a little time the other day and decided to try some experimenting. I am not sure whether it worked but it does look better in RL ......

......... I stamped Drucilla with Versamark and then embossed with WOW! white embossing powder. I used my Promarkers for colouring but didn't want a lot. I rather like how this turned out but not entirely sure - what do you think?!


Drucilla by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
The paper and self-adhesive ribbon is from Papermania
Prima flowers


Allsorts Free and easy
Kraftin' Kimmie # 115 Pins and pearls
Totally Gorjuss # 118 Lurve
Unscripted sketch # 145

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

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Grand release - a blog hop - prizes and more

Happy Valentines Day!!

Have we got some exciting news for you today!! Not only is today a release day for LITTLE MISS MUFFET, we are joining up with Make it Crafty and Whimsy to bring you a fantastic collection of images, sentiments and even matching embellishments to get your creative minds flowing with ideas! There is inspiration, a blog hop, challenge and HEAPS of prizes!! We also have extra inspiration for you at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog. :D

My card is for introduction only and nor part of the blog hop but wanted to show the fabulous new images from LMM, gorgeously intricate lacercut chipboard from MiC and there are some beautiful sentiments from Whimsy stamps

On my card I have used Le Petite Princesse and teamed her up with some Basic Grey papers. I have used one of the lovely chipboards from MiC and coloured it with Promarkers.
9 of the new images will also be available in RUBBER!!! Yes,Barbara has had her arm twisted and is releasing 9 rubber stamps for all you die-hard rubba-lovers :)


To get started in the excitement, the first stop on the hop is the inspirational


Make sure you comment along the way for a chance at winning a few extra goodies and once you reach the end, we'll share all the details on the prizes you can win and we even have a fun challenge you can enter which could win you a feature in the upcoming Whimsy Magazine! Wooohoo!

Did we just hear you scream?
haha - they are awesome right? The ideas exploded!!
Well they are available RIGHT NOW!!

Now before you hop on to the next gorgeous creation there is more; if you hop on over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamp Store and to it's owner's blog, sweet Barbara from Forgotten Scraps cause on both you will find a wonderfull FREEBIE, now who can resist that!!!

For lots more challenges, prizes and excitment overload why not hop over to THREE COMPANIES TEAM UP where you will have the change to win fabulous prizes, enter out-of-this-world challenges - I asure you you'll want to join in the fun

Let me tell you that it's been SO HARD keeping this under wraps, we have all been bursting at the seams with excitement so come along and join in the big release.

Thank you for dropping by and happy hopping :). Huggles Mette

Monday, 13 February 2012

Some Changes

Not sure if everyone is aware but Google Friend connect will end at the end of February which means we are all gonna loose our wonderful and kind followers.

There is a new linky you can sign up to and the link is - I have already put mine in my sidebar so if you wanna continue to follow me I would be so happy :).

Wryn - Grow a little love

Good morning all.

Yet another dull day here but at least it's not so cold anymore. The kids are off school for the week so I will be spending a lot of time playing princesses or my favorite "mummy and baby" games lol. I must admit I can't always follow my daughter's imagination but then again - I am getting a little old lol.

Today my gran is being moved from the nursing home to a hospice. It will be good for her as at the nursing home they don't have time (or staff) to take individual care of her but at the hospice she will get assigned her own member of staff who only looks after her. My sister tells me she just sits and "sleeps" all the time waiting to turn 90 in March. After that it's anyone's guess how long she's gonna wanna live. I think she lost her will to live when she lost independence.

Anyways, here is my little card for today ...........

......... and another pic showing the sentiment on the tag ..........

........... this is one of the cutest little girls around. I have teamed her up with another cute image. The tag slides inside a little opening under the image - thought it was a neat touch. I will enter this into the TIDDLY INK CHALLENGE.


Wryn - Grow a Little Love
Heart Flower border
Garden of Love sentiment - all from Tiddly Ink
White cardstock
Basic Grey dp
scrap of ribbon

Thank you for dropping by and have a fab day. Huggles, Mette

Sunday, 12 February 2012

The Key to my Heart

Good morning all.

Devastated by this morning news. The wonderfully talented and much loved Ms Whitney Houston is dead. She has and always will be my favorite and will be missed but at least still have her music ...

My card for today is a Valentine card featuring a newcomer to the image world ....

...... D'Arcy's Diaries - this is a fabulous young girl who has completely taken me by storm. She's just fabulous and this image is fab for a Valentine card. Hope you like her.


The Key to My Heart @ D'Arcy's Diaries
White and Kraft cardstock
Bo Bunny dp
Hero Arts sentiment


Crafts and me New Image
Fab'n'Funky Love
I love Promarkers Love
My mum's craft shop Love
Paper Shelter Valentine
Simon Says Love

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

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Lulu's morning Fix

Good morning all.

It's a glorious yet freezing day here. Gonna go for a walk later just to enjoy the sun and clean air - yes, I live in the Countryside. Ben is home AGAIN this weekend so will be busy spoiling him and the other 2 :).
Half-term has started so next week will be less crafting and surfing, more cleaning and being general maid.

I totally forgot about this card but am posting it now ....

.... this is Lulu's morning Fix from Stamping Bella and I love her. Mind you - I love all her stamps :). I will enter this in the "Anything goes" challenge using last week's sketch :).


Lulu's Morning Fix from Stamping Bella
K & Co. papers

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

Friday, 10 February 2012

Dilly Bean Friday Challenge

Afternoon all.

I really wish it would start to warm up just a little. It's ever so cold lol.

Anyhow, it's friday which is always a good thing. For starters the weekend is here to cheer us up and secondly it's another DILLY BEAN FRIDAY CHALLENGE. This week the theme is ..................... yup, Love is in the air and this is my card

..... isn't she fabulous. I absolutely love her and she makes such a wonderful image for love cards. She is available HERE together with other gorgeous images and Megan has just added some new ones - they are gorgeous :).

I used several scrap papers for this card and the sentiment is Hero Arts. Why don't you hop over to the challenge blog and get inspired by the uber-talented DT ladies and then join us. We'd love to see you.

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

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Jasmine Inspirations

Good morning ladies (and gents if any about this early)

It is Thursday and we are halfway through the Valentine and love challenge over at LITTLE MISS MUFFET. So why not hop over to the challenge blog to see what fabulous inspiration my fellow teamies have for you - you will be blown away :).

I created this little card for Phoebe which I will give to her on Valentine together with a chocolate heart ........

.............. I used the sweet new image Jasmine - she's just so adorable holding her teddy. The papers are very old, must have been amongst the first I bought lol, which just shows that good things lasts forever :).

Anyways, you still have a week to enter out Valentine and Love challenge and with Valentine coming up the should be nothing stopping you so .................

go crafting.

Thank you for stopping by and have a crafty day. Huggles, Mette

Wednesday, 8 February 2012


Good morning all.

Well, it's 6.30 am, woke at 6 am as I couldn't sleep anymore. Have had a shower, a coffee and am now waiting to wake the kids for school. Busy, busy day ahead of me so decided to post now.

TODAY'S CARD is for the photo inspiration challenge at BY LORI DESIGNS ..............

............. used one of my favorite image - yes, I miss my sister who is too far away from me.


Sisters @ By Lori Designs
White and kraft cardstock
Basic Grey papers

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

Monday, 6 February 2012

50s Judy

Good morning all.

Yes the snow is still here and had a lot of fun playing in it yesterday. A hot mug of cocoa afterwards did wonders for getting warm :).
This morning Phoebe went on a school trip - all the main roads are clear so it wasn't a problem.

Today's card is for KRAFTING KIMMIE CHALLENGE ...............

................ their theme this week is Birthday card to celebrate Kimmie's birthday. Well, there are so many fabulous stamps to choose from and I went with this saucy thing - she looks as if she's celebrating something :).


50s Judy from Kraftin' Kimmie
White cardstock
DP are from Basic Grey
Prima Flower
scrap of vellum
Polkadoodle sentiment

Thank you for dropping by and stay warm. Hugs, Mette

Saturday, 4 February 2012


Good evening.

Well, the snow has finally arrived. All 3 kids have just gone outside to get wet and cold and I have for once had the heating on all day - it's freezing. Normally I wouldn't do that as it's so expensive but today I did.

I have been staying indoors crafting most of the day when I have not been doing housework or being personal slave to my 3 kids - and yes, we have Ben home from Uni this weekend too.

I thought I might participate in a new challenge featuring a new stamp company The Alley Way Stamp. For their first challenge which you can check out HERE you should get inspired by .....

....... which isn't that hard as it's a fabulous photo with loads of inspiration. So, this is what I made .....

...... a little simple but loving the banners and colours. I used one of the fabulous freebie available on the blog. Hope you like it.


Ladybug @ The Alley Way Stamps
White and kraft cardstock
scrap papers
Polkadoodles sentiment stamp

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

Friday, 3 February 2012

Laugh Line Flower


Yup, my second post of the day but this card has been sitting on my desk for a few days so though it was about time to post her .............

............ I love paper piecing, actually think it's on of my favorite techniques - next after colouring hehe. And this stamp has been on my wish list for a while now so decided to get her in the January sale. This card will be entered into ATS WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE.


Laugh Lines Flowers @ All That Scrap
stamped onto MIC card stock
White and kraft cardstock
Echo Park "Country Drive" dp
Hero Arts "Thoughtful Messages

Thank you for dropping by and stay warm. Hugs, Mette

Dilly Bean Friday Challenge - Zombie Love

Good morning all.

Oh my goodness it's cold - definately wise to wrap up warm when going outside. And apparently we are getting snow tomorrow - hm, not sure I like that idea.

Anyways, it's Friday :) and that means another fabulous challenge at DILLY BEANS FRIDAY CHALLENGES. This week we would love for you to participate in a little bit of zombie lovin'. You may of course interpret that as you like but here's mine .......

.......... yup, no traditional colours here and I love this image. She's just so cute in a freaky sort of way. With this cold weather what better way to stay indoors and participate in a little lovin' and if you need any inspiration the Dilly Girls have loads to show you. Megan's fabulous images can be found HERE and I am sure there's one for everyone. So, what are you waiting for ........ join in!

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

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Valentine

Good morning all.

It's Thursday which means it's time for another challenge at LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS. Did you like the new release from last week?? Weren't the image fabulous and just perfect for this weeks theme


When I lived home in Denmark we didn't celebrate Valentine. Only ever heard of it when watching films or TV programs. After moving to the UK I have naturally been bombarded with it hehe. It's even become big'ish in Denmark too lol. Personally I believe that you should tell someone you love them anytime and not have a special day for it but I think it's a good idea for young people - something fun for them :).

I made this card which I will be giving to my daughter for she is the light in my life. Don't get me wrong - I absolutely adore my sons and they are just as special to me but being teenage boys they do not sit and cuddle with me anymore lol.

If you are looking for a little inspiration jump over to LMM blog and check out the other fabulous DT ladies projects. I am sure they will inspire you to join in and make a Valentine for yourself. And remember - if you use a LMM stamp then it Anything goes evertime.


White, red and kraft cardstock
Bo Bunny dp

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