Thursday, 31 May 2012

Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Rainbows, Clouds or wings

Good morning all.

Well, it's time again for another fabulous challenge over at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and as always the super talented DT ladies have provided some stunning inspiration samples. This fortnight we want to see you incorporate "rainsbows, clouds or/and wings". There are so many different ways to intepret this so why not head on over to the challenge blog and check out the DT ladies projects.

As always you are welcome to use any image you like but we would love to see you using LMM stamps which are available HERE. And in our latest release Barbara has given us some gorgeous images which will be perfect for this challenge. These are located under What's New.

Here is my take .....

...... I decided to make a baby/toddler card and used the super cute Elle sitting on a fluffy cloud :). The background is made up of various scraps and I have seen a few of these around blogland and thinks it's a fabulous idea. The sentiment is from Unity Stampsand the button from Sew Sweet.

OK, enough of me - it's your turn head on over to the BLOG and hopefully join us for this challenge. You have 14 days, plenty of time :) and there will be a fabulous prize as always.

As for me I am going to dress my daughter up as a queen and then we are heading up to school for the street party from 9.30 - 13.30 and a talent show after :). Please cross your fingers for dry weather.

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

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Alisa with roses (Resistance is futile)

Good morning all.

Another glorious start to the day but they say it's not going to last - but I bet we have all been loving this glorious weather.
Tomorrow Phoebe's school is holding a little street party in celebration of the Queen's jubilee - I sure hope it stays dry and a little warm. So much happening here at the moment - the Jubilee, the Olympic touch travelling around Britain and EURO 2012 will start in 10 days time. The boys are looking forward to that, I won't as Denmark is in a really touch group and not likely to progress (Gremany, Holland and Portugal, now that's scary). Later on in the summer the Olympic games and my trip home to see my family. It's going to be a memorable summer :).

I have a question?! Do anyone else try and stick to a certain budget only to have it broken by something you really must have!? Well, I did reach my budget limit and wasn't going to spend any more money for a while and along come Mo Manning with a new adorable image. I tried to resist - I honestly did but my resolve didn't last long.

So my card for today ....

..... features the latest Mo Manning image. Alisa with roses was just too adorable to pass up. Isn't she gorgeous ..... now maybe you understand why I found it so hard to resist her lol. Or maybe I am just to easy to pursuade hehe. She didn't need a lot of details so I kept the card simple.

Materials Used: Alisa with roses from Mo Manning - cardstock - Jillibean Soup dp - crinkled ribbon - sentiment from Unity Stamps


I {heart) Promarkers - use a digi
Celebrate the Occasion - Anything goes

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

Tuesday, 29 May 2012


Afternoon all.

It's starting to cool daown just a little bit and am now ableto sit in the garden without fear of sun-stroke :). I like it better like this but I have never been able to just lie in the sun - I get bored to easily unless I am reading a good book.

I normally have a showcase of my forgotten (and neglected) stamps on a Tuesday but have been busy with Dt work. So I will just show a card which was intended for a DT challenge but unfortunately my mind wandered and headed in a completely different direction and totally forgot the challenge theme (back to the colouring desk for me).

But I would still like to share this little beauty with you ......

........ this is MINT and she's one of the latest little, adorable girls from the magic pen of Barbara over at Little Miss Muffet. I love colouring these as you can really go to town and have a lot of fun.
And it gives me a chance to remind everyone of the current "Anything goes" challenge where you have a chance to win 3 rubber stamps. But be quick - it ends in 15 hours.

Materials used: Mint from Little Miss Muffet Stamps - cardstock - jillibean brick paper - tree from Nikki Sivils - the clouds are also from Little Miss Muffet


Fashionista Challenge - Simply Summer
Totally Stampalicious - Summertime
Totally Gorjuss - something new (digi image and papers)

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

Monday, 28 May 2012


Good morning all.

Well, we are definately having some fabulous weather here at the moment. Been enjoying the sun and had a super weekend. On Saturday Phoebe and I went into town and I purchased a pair of walking boots as part of my "get-fit" regime. Gonna go for a walk every day and where I live is excellent with green fields and ups/downs :).
Yesterday was quiet - started doing my ironing but it's just too hot. I will leave it till tomorrow when it's going to start getting cooler, atleast 10 degrees cooler.

Here is my card for today ....

........ I knew I had to have this stamp when I first saw it. I love this image - she's just so darn cute. And just perfect for a nice summer card. Made this yesterday morning while my room was still cool.

Materials used: Chloe from Whimsy Stamps - cardstock - Designer paper (unknown) - twine - buttons - tag - Hero Arts Thoughtful Messages

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

Friday, 25 May 2012

Dilly Bean Friday challenge - Friendship

Good afternoon all.

What wonderful weather we are having at the moment. It's almost too good to be true. Just hope it lasts till Thursday next week in time for the Queen's jubilee party. Phoebe's school is having a street party and I can't wait as I have never been to one. I am sure Phoebe is looking forward to it too.
Tonight she's gone on a school walk with my friend and her daughter - she won't be back for the next 2-3 hours. I am not going as last year I ended up with pains in my feet for months and had to have physio in the end.

Anyways, it time for DILLY BEAN FRIDAY CHALLENGE and this week we are celebrating "Friendship". This is a great opportunity to make a card for a special friend. If you are needing a little inspiration head on over to the challenge blog and have a look at the fabulously talented DT team's projects,

here is mine .....

....... I have used Amalia and Laylah - they are just so cute and I love creating cards with Megan's images. They are all available HERE.

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

Thursday, 24 May 2012


Good morning ladies.

It's Thursday and we are showcasing a new release over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Barbara has yet again created some fabulous images and they mix and match really well. 7 new images and a "build-a-critter" set - there some lovely animals, a cute baby, a cloud and wings to play with :). But you really need to head on over there and have a look for yourself.

I have used the adorable Squirt ....

...and teamed him/her with this lovely daisy-rock

.... to make this card

.... isn't he just the cutest lil' chipmunk eva!!!!! Had a lot of fun with this and teamed it up with Papermania and kraft cardstock, Jillibean Soup paper and I believe the sentiment is from Unity Stamps.

So, now it's your turn to head on over to the Blog and have a look at the gorgeous projects from the rest of the super talented DT team. It sure looks as if they had just as much fun as me.

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

Wednesday, 23 May 2012


Good morning all.

Glorious weather here in the UK. Clear skies and sun, what more do you want from life (well, maybe some stamps hehe). This time last week we had a hail storm here - the weather can be quite really. But this weather is so good for the soul - I know I feel a lot better and happier when the sun is shining.

Ben went back to Sheffield early this morning so won't see him now for the next month. He has his final exam on Friday but is involved in a fitness trial at the university (as a guinea-pig) and he still has to work. At the end of June he'll come and stay till he starts Uni again in September.

So, here is my card for today ....

...... featuring MacKenzie from MayzyArt. She designs the most wonderful images - they are both fun and a joy to colour. She has also started her very own challenge blog and their first challenge is "May Flowers". So I thought I might have a play since the sun is out.

Materials used:
MacKenzie from MayzyArt - printed onto Make it Craftty blending paper - Papermania cardstock - Jillibean very flowery paper - Prisma flowers - brad - sticker strip from Doddlebug


MayzyArt - May Flowers
Flourishes - Include a flower

Thank you for visiting and have great day. Hugs, Mette

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


Good morning all.

FINALLY starting to feel a little human again and this nasty flu I had is moving on. I hate feeling weak and achy everywhere but unfortunately nothing we can do about flus atm. And of course it helps that the weather here in the UK has turned very summery with blue skies and sun.

Yesterday was James' 16th birthday. My son is turning into a young man and it's very hard telling him off when you have to look UP lol. All he does is say "Ok mum" and do his own thing anyways. Ben also came home yesterday, only for a day or two, but it's nice to see him again. Soon he'll be here full-time until University starts again and by then I might sing a different tune.

Naturally I haven't been feeling like crafting a lot but I did do a bit, and I have reached the letter B in my catalogue and using my neglected stamps. So here is Tuesday's Showcase .............

........... featuring Eden. She's just such a sweet little girl from Belles'n Whistles (designed by the talented Elisabeth Bell). I believe I have used her once before but sadly she's just been gathering dust. A shame really as she's perfect for a new baby girl or 1st birthday card. Hope you like her.

Materials used: Eden by Belles'n Whistles - Make it Crafty blending cardstock for stamping - cardstock (yellow and kraft) - Jillibean dp - ribbon


Bunny Zoe's challenge - Anything goes
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - New Baby
I Love promarkers - Anything goes

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

Friday, 18 May 2012


Good evening all.

Oh Boy, I am ever so late today with my post. I do apologise and let's get straight to this week's DILLY BEAN FRIDAY CHALLENGE. This week our theme is "flowers". Simple and easy as you can use whatever you like - on the paper or as embellishment. And who doesn't love flowers?! Why not go over to our blog and take a look at the fabulous DT ladies inspirational projects - I am sure you'll be wanting to play along with us :).

Here is my card ....

...... feauring the sweet Amalia with daisy crown and I have also used the Daisy borders. Both these stamps and many more wonderful images are available HERE. And Megan has just added 17 new images so there is enough variety for anyone.

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

Thursday, 17 May 2012


Good morning all.

it's Thursday which means time for a new forthnightly challenge over at Little Miss Muffet. This week we are setting the extreme challenging theme "Anything goes". So basically anything you fancy using any stamp or digi. Naturally we would love to see your cards using one of the fabulous images from Barbara and they are available HERE. There are lots of wonderful images to choose from in both rubber and digi.

This is my card.....

......... and I have used the super cute Pepper. She's just a dream to colour and so cute - love her little smile :). These stamps are so versatile and suitable for any age really.

Now, it's your turn to hop on over to the BLOG and take a look at the rest of the talented DT ladies inspirational creations. And we hope that we have inspired you to play along with us.

Materials used: Pepper from Little Miss Muffet - cardstock (white and kraft) - Jillibean Soup papers - twine - TGF sentiment

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

Wednesday, 16 May 2012


Good morning all.

This week Tickled Pink is sponsoring Diva's by Design where the challenge is one close to our hearts "Tickled Pink" - you get to use loads of pink :). Once again the fabulous Pink ladies have created some fab projects to inspire you with their take on the challenge. Why don't you visit our blog and then have a go at the challenge yourself. There is the chance to win some digi stamps.

Here is my card ...........

Materials used: Pinkette Hope from Tickled Pink Stamps - Pink, white and brown cardstock - designer paper - Hero Arts "Heartfelt Messages" - a little flourish

Thank you for dropping by and have a lovely day

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Good afternoon all.

Not sure what's happening with the weather (yup, here I go again hehe) but the lady on the TV did say it would rain badly all day but luckily it's been dry until now. I am convinced however, that the weather is the reason for all the nasty bugs and germs around. Can't seem to shift this flu and sore throat I have and don't seem to have any energy.

Well, onto today's showcase of forgotten and neglected stamps. I wasn't really sure whether to include newer stamps but felt that I had to use them since most of them are already unused and as I am are doing this based on the companies/artists in my stamp collection it seemed only right. We are still on "A"...., here is TUESDAY SHOWCASE ......

.... featuring a free stamp and sentiment from the ALLEY WAY STAMPS. I love the play on words and this is such a great image. I will be fabulous for my brother who has a birthday soon. It's really hard finding an image he would like being a hardcore rocker. I think he might actually like this :).

MATERIALS USED: Fun-gi from Alley Way Stamps - brown and kraft cardstock - MME "Abbey Road" dp - buttons - twine

That's it for today and I hope you all have a great day. Hugs, Mette

Monday, 14 May 2012

Mummu - In honour of my "mormor"

Evening all.

Just a real quick post to share with you a card which has been standing on my deck for a few days. Reminds me of my "mormor" (granny) who sadly died in March. I miss her terribly but I don't think her passing will hit me until I go home in the summer and she's no longer in her house. My "mormor" had a wicked sense of humour and would have love this card.

Meet the fabulous Mummu ....

...... she's one of Mo Manning's creations and I think my favorite of them all. This card will be entered into DP2 Challenge "Tickle my funny bone". I have used my Primas colours for this image.

Materials used: Mummu from Mo Manning - scraps of various papers - ribbon - sentiment from Dilly Bean Stamps.

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


Good morning all.

Well, after a lovely week-end it's back to grey and wet weather here in the UK. Not surprised?? Me neither lol. Despite the nice weather I have not been feeling well - flu #2 or just #1 making a stonger come-back. Don't feel like doing much exept wrapped up on my sofa watching CSI, Big Bang Theory and Glee. Sad, I know :).

Did manage to craft a little over the weekend and today's card ......

...... features the sassy Samantha. I have quite a few birthdays coming up soon and this on will be brilliant for a certain lady. I just simply followed the challenge over at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS "One layer". And since this is a huge year here in the UK - The Queen's diamond jubilee and the Olympics - I choose to use the english colours.

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

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Tickled Pink sponsoring

Oh dear me - I am so late with this post but feel asleep earlier, am not feeling well (again), totally shattered and getting another flu with a sore throat. But enough of my ailments, without furhter ado ...

This week Tickled Pink Stamps is proudly sponsoring The Corrosive Challenge where the theme is "Flowers and Doilies and Bling - Oh My!" (use at least 2 of the 3) . We hope you head on over there and join in all the fun and you'll have a chance to win some Tickled Pink digis too. In the meantime why don't you take a look at The Tickled Pink Stamps Blog and have a look at the fabulous DT teams inspirational creations.

This is my take on the challenge ....

...... and I have used the fabulous Lil Spanish Lolita Willow. She's an absolute dream to colour (Oh me, I can just imaging her dress paper piecied). Please find a little time time take a look at The Tickled Pink Stamps Blog and have a look at the fabulous DT teams inspirational creations. For the time being these great images are still available HERE

Materials used: Lil Spanish Lolita Willow, White, yellow and kraft cardstock, Jillibean soup designer paper, Prima Flowers, brad, Hero Arts "Thoughtful Messages"

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

Friday, 11 May 2012

Unity Friday


Good evening all.

Just a really quick post and yes, I do know it's my third of the day but promise it won't happend often :). Just wanted to share a different kind of card with you before I am off to bed.

Here it's is .....

..... I have used a KOM from Unity. Not sure about the year but it is from September. I do love this tree - so delicate but stunning.

Materials used Unity KOM stamp September 20??, brown cardstock, designer papers from Graphics45 (Wizard of OZ?), Versamark ink, emboss powder from Stampendous "Pirate Gold", ribbon

I will enter this card into

Unity Friends with Flair Friday and
Craft-A-Lot Unity with Bling challenge

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

Dilly Bean Friday Challenge


Would you believe it's sunny!! Oh yes, the sun is actually shining for a change here in my part of the UK. Was beginning to fear we were going to have 40 days and nights of rain. the river is fit to burst it's banks which won't be good for people living close to it.

Anyways, how is everyone today? Are you all ready for another fabulous challenge week with DILLY BEAN FRIDAY CHALLENGE?? This week it's a nice and easy challenge - for all those of you who just love to "Bling it on". Any kind of bling and the more the blingier (no such word, I know hehe).

I don't have a lot of bling but I managed to dig out a bit for my card ....

...... isn't Amalia Ballerina gorgeous!? I love her, she's just so damn cute. Especially all dolled up, in pink with a little bling :).

Why not hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the other DT ladies fabulous creations. So much talent and inspiration and definately a lot of bling :). And did you know that Megan is having a super image offer HERE?! BUY 10 IMAGES AND GET 10 FREE. Now who can resist a deal like that. So grab you own Amalia and play along with us.

Materials used: Amalia Ballerina, Jillibean Sout paper, cardstock, Crafty Individual stamp for background, Gems, Ribbon, Ranger Ink

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


good morning all.

Welcome to day 2 of the LITTLE MISS MUFFET MAY RELEASE
How did you like yesterday's wild release?! Weren't they just fabulous?! And the wonderful Barbara didn't just stop there..... Nope, today we have a further 6 new images to share with you and they are just super cute. A few of them you might know but there are also a few new faces. And they are all waiting for new homes :).

My card for today ....

........ is using the ever handsome Dill. Isn't he gorgeous!? I just love his cute face and he's perfect for those tricky boy cards.

So now it's time for you to hop on over to the LMM Challenge Blog and see what the other super talented DT ladies have created. And take a look at the new (and old) faces we have for you to play with.

Materials used: Image Dill, cardstock, papers MME Abbey Road, buttons, stamps TPC Studio "transportation"


Pixie Dust Studio - For the Boys
Southern Girls - About the boys
Divas by Design - For the boys
Crafty Cardmarkers - For boys

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

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Good morning all.

YEE HAW, it's finally here - the new release from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Today we are showing you 4 fabulous new Wild West images by Barbara and believe me, they are just super cute. Perfect for big and small wild-at-heart adventurer.
So you need to hurrying over to the LITTLE MISS MUFFET CHALLENGE BLOG and check out the fabulous projects from the rest of the design team. They have created a wealth of inspiration show-casing these cute new images.

Here's mine ......

......... and I have used 2 little girls named Sage as Annie Oakley and Ginger as Sacagawea. Aren't they just darlings!? Had so much fun colouring these 2 and making this card.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow when there will be more new releases to show you and more fabulous projects from the fabulous DT team.
These 2 images together with 2 super fabulous boys are now available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps .

Materials used: apart from the images listed above, CS and kraft, Nikki Sivils designer papers, Hero Arts "Heartfelt Messages", Memento and ranger ink.


Creative Craft Challenge - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Cute, cute, cute
The Crazy Challenge - For a child

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

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


Good morning all.

Well, the weather is a little hit and miss today - sun, cloud, rain, thunder lol - we are getting it all. No wonder a lot of people are getting poorly, including me :( - haven't been feeling 100% for a week now but getting better.

So, if you are a visitor to my blog you may remember that I am re-storing my rubber and cateloguing my stamps - both rubber and digis - and I am feeling quiet ashamed of all the stamps I have and never use. So I have been thinking about a way to start using them (and yes, it will take like foreva!!!) and came up with the idea of a Showcase Day, which is now gonna be on Tuesdays. I will just start from A and work my way to Z, so the stamp compnies/artists I have in my collection.

So, here is my first showcase .......

...... I do believe this is from 2008/9 from Alota Stamps. Oh my word - I wanted this set of 6 donkies so bad but it was completely sold out. When I finally got it home I think I used it once and they have been in my "non-organisation-box" since. What do you think? Isn't this one just adorable?!

Materials used: Donkies (plate 2) from Alota Stamps - cardstock - Jillibean designer paper - ribbon - Hero Arts "Heartfelt Messages"


Alotarubberstamps challenge - use animals
Cute card Thursday - For the boyz
Dutchdare-cardchallenge - Spring has sprung
Waste not Wednesdays - Use something old (my stamp?)

Thank you for visiting and have a fab day. Hugs, Mette

Sunday, 6 May 2012


Good evening all.

Sorry I have been a little quiet but not been feeling good all week. I am sure I caught what the kids had but their bugs usually effects us in a bad way. And not been feeling up to crafting much. Been going to bed at 9 pm.

I did have a very busy week last week - we can't just go to bed and complain about "woman-flu" hehe - women don't get poorly, right?! Got my haircut (finally), went to Derby (stressful) and had my eyes tested (about time). So my new glasses will be ready for pick-up on Wednesday which means I might be able to see a little better.

Today has been a lovely sunny day here although as soon as it's evening it's soooooo cold. I did manage to make a card last night.

So, here is Sunday's card ....

......... perfect for mother's day. Which, by the way, is the theme at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS - my mum was a young girl in the 50s and I love this image. Just missing the jukebox now.

Materials used - Patsy from Kraftin' Kimme Stamps, cardstock, Bo Bunny designer papers, Ribbon, Button

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

Tickled Pink Sponsorship - The Squirrel and The Fox

Good morning all.

Tickled Pink is sponsoring THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX challenge for their "One for the Girls" challenge. What better excuse to dust off one of the gorgeous Tickled Pink images that will be absolutely perfect for this. And if you are looking for a new image you can find them HERE and there is currently 25% off digital stamps, so you get a bargain too :). Or you are welcome to use any other girly image and join in the challenge for your chance to win a Tickled Pink image.

Here is my card .........

...... and I have used fabulous Lil Fashionista 80s Sockie. Oh yes - I remember those days. The fashion was definately ....... interesting lol. As was the hair judging from some old photoes I dug out the other week.

Materials used: Lil Fashionista 80s Sockie, Cardstock, Bo Bunny designer paper, Buttons, Hero Arts "Thoughtful Messages".

Challenges I enter into:

Jellypark Challenges - Girly Girl
Southern Girls Challenge - Get your Girly On
Paper and Such challenge - Just for the Girls

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

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Little Miss Muffet CHallenge - May Flowers

Good morning all.

Thursday and time for another fabulous challenge at LITTLE MISS MUFFET. This next fortnight we would love to see creations with the theme "May Flowers". THat could be anything from papers with flowers, images with flowers and adding all kinds of flowers to your project. Simples!!!!!

As always we welcome any creation but remember that if you sre using a Little Miss Muffet Stamp then the theme is always "Anything goes". We love to see what you create with Barbara's gorgoeus images. They are available HERE and now in rubber too :).

So, here is my card ....

...... and I have used the lovely Sugar and teamed her up with a huge flower lol. i didn't really like the white flower so stamped on it to make it less bright with some Tim Holtz ink. The dp paper is really delish and with glitter on some of the flowers. A die-cut and little sentiment completes the card.

So, now it your turn to show us your gorgeous creations so hop over to the blog and check out the rest of the DT ladies inspirational creations and join in the fun.

Right, I am off to Derby today to get some more of the brilliant boxes I now store my rubber in. Last time I got the last ones in the shop and the had to get some more lol - honestly THESE are the best find EVA!!!! as you can store rubber on both sides and it holds a lot. I put a sheet of acetate between them just incase.

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

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Gorjuss Girl

Hello all.

Just a quick note to let you know that I haven't been abducted by aliens hehe. Sometimes I wish when my 6 year old and 16 year old fight and argue. But haven't been feeling 100% and pulled a muscle in my neck during the night.

Have you noticed that the Little Miss Muffet images on my sidebar has changed?! Oh - I absolutely cannot wait to show you, we are definately talking mega-cuteness.

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

..... super cute image, minimal fuss. I love Gorjuss Girls and they are so much fun to colour. I teamed this one up with some funky papers and kraft (yup, I definately need shares in that). Hope you like her. (Oh - sentiment means "Hey my friend")


Gorjuss Girls
Kraft and white CS
Bo Bunny dp
Letters Doodlebug

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