Saturday, 28 July 2012

Lovey Dovey Oliver

Good afternoon all.

Oh boy, did you watch the Olympic Opening??? Wasn't it brill??? I truly enjoyed myself and thought it was amazing, very British. Full of a lot of influential music, a show for all the senses and what about letting 7 young people lighting the cauldron - loved it. My favorite moment..... when Her Majesty The Queen turned around to 007 she had a wicked little smile on her face. And right now the boys and I are watching the Cycling Road Race in which Britain hopefully will get a medal. ....... or 3 :). I love watching the Olympics - to watch 4 years of hard work, pain and dedication come together in such a wonderful celebration.

Ok, so I am squeezing a little crafting time in as well. I did colour up the same image with both Promarkers and Prisma Pencils, here is the final card. Will enter this into Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm.

Materials used: Lovey Dovey from TGF - Papermania card-stock - MME papers - TCS Studio "Transport" stamp set.

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

Friday, 27 July 2012

Dilly Bean Friday Challenge - RIBBONS

Good afternoon crafters.

Oh dear, can barely move today lol. Went to Gulliver's Kingdom yesterday with my kids and Ben's GF. This amusement park is set on a hill and you basically start at the top and work your way down. It's mainly aimed at kids under 12 but I think we all had a fantastic day. But it was very hot and tiring. Today is a rest day lol.

So, a new challenge awaits over at Dilly Bean Friday Challenge and this week's theme is easy and nice ..... RIBBONS. So head on over to the blog and check out the other talented DT ladies projects and join us. You are welcome to use any image bur you know we would love to see what you create with the awesome images created by Megan - available HERE.

Here is my little inspiring number :) ......

Materials used: Amalia with heart - Papermania card-stock - scrap paper - ribbons - Papermania tag

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

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Neapolitan

Good morning crafters.

Today we start a new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog. This fortnight the theme will be Neapolitan - yum, makes me think of delicious ice-cream :).
The DT ladies have been busy and created some wonderful projects to inspire you all - head on over to the challenge blog and take a look.

As always we welcome any image but we sure would love to see your creations using LMM image - there are so many to choose from HERE. Barbara is offering a prize for one lucky winner.

Here is my card ...

Materials used: Owl Always love you by P. Lee (available @ LMM) - Papermania card-stock - Basic Grey papers - tiny buttons

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

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Love you this much

Hello crafters.

A quick post from me. it's cloudy here but still very warm. Starting to feel a little bit better. Tonsillitis has gone but still have the massive marks on my arms which are red and painful.

Going to Gulliver's Kingdom tomorrow with Phoebe, James, Ben and Charlotte (Ben's GF) which should be fun. It's an amusement park aimed primarily at under 12s but we live just around the corner and have free tickets :).
We are starting to get very excited about the Olympics in this house - apart from Phoebe we are all looking forward to watching a lot of talented sports people :)

Here is my little creation for today. I have used an Elisabeth Bell digi stamp coloured with Promarkers. I will enter this into the Elisabeth Bell's World challenge "Summer Scene"

Materials used: Love you this much by Elisabeth Bell - Papermania card-stock - Bo Bunny Papers - twine - buttons - paper Smooches sentiment

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

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Horror post but with a little sugar at the end

Good afternoon crafters.

Well, I am knee deep in washing and ironing this week-end with my son back from his holiday and wet weather last week. Luckily the sun is shining so I am making good ground but hate the ironing, although I love to see all the clothes clean and ironed in the cupboards :).

My first Warning.... do not leave 6 year old girls unattended near your stash. I lost a sheet of A4 kraft stock and half a roll of pink washi tape when Phoebe felt she needed to be a little crafty this morning (pic to follow in another post). I have asked her not to use anything before asking me and normally I don't say no. I did hesitate a little when she wanted to use my markers but said yes as long as she sat next to me lol.

My second warning ..... look away now if you are scream'ish. This is a photo of my upper arm with the insect bites my doctor says have become infected. I have a few more bites on my arm, neck and shoulder. Not only are they very painful but they look horrible. I am hoping the penicillin will kick in soon.

So, this is my little sweetener, isn't she adorable?! Found this on etsy yesterday and love it. Her glasses are soo cute.....

Materials used: Groovy Love Girl from The Doodle Garden - Papermania card-stock - kraft - Echo Park papers - buttons - twine - sentiment from TGF

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

Friday, 20 July 2012


Good afternoon crafters.

IT'S FRIDAY and that means a new challenge over at Dilly Bean Friday Challenges. It's lovely to see so many of you joining in and this week the theme is a real cutie - Pink and Orange. Gorgeous colours that work so well together.

Remember that you can use any image you wish but you know we would love to see what you make with Megan's fabulous images, all available HERE. Right, off you go to check out the rest of the talented DT ladies projects - such diversity :).

Here is my little number ......

Materials used: Hello Friend from Dilly bean - Papermania Card-stock - scrap of dp - buttons

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


Good morning crafter.

So, I am slowly starting to return from the dead. Decided to see my doctor as I wasn't getting any better and turned out I have a nasty Tonsillitis. Now that the Penicillin is kicking in I am starting to feel better. Can eat and drink again but boy, the pain-killers she gave me is sending me to cloud 9 lol.

Anyways, you didn't come here to read about my ailments ......... NO, you came here to hear a little about the 2nd day of Little Miss Muffet release. Yup, our very talented Barbara has done it again and given to us some new cuties to craft with. We have 3 little boys and 3 little girls and they are just the cutest. These new images are available as digital and you can get them HERE. You need to head on over to the blog and check out the fabulous DT ladies projects using these new images.

Little Miss Muffet has now got their own community page on FACEBOOK. So why don't you join us and we can have a lot of fun.

This is my little number ...

Materials used: Parsley from LMM Stamps - Papermania card-stock - designer paper - buttons - Unity sentiment

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

Thursday, 19 July 2012


Good morning crafters.

Firstly I would just like to apologise for the lack of posts - I am still battling with a nasty flu and feel as weak as a newborn baby. I can't sleep and have no energy whatsoeva!!

Now onto today's news which is a new release from Little Miss Muffet. This week we are showing you some favorite digital images that have been turned into rubber - don't you just love the smell of new rubber?! :). There are 8 new rubbers and don't forget that these will no longer be available in digi format. These new stamps will be available HERE. So why don't you head on over to the blog and check out the other talented DT ladies projects using these new rubber stamps.

But before you do I would like to invite you back tomorrow morning for a little surprise Barbara has install for us all. You don't wanna miss it :)

Here is my little creation, a gift bag for Phoebe's teacher (sorry there is only 1 photo, my son "borrowed" my camera and took it to Spain before I had finished lol).

I found the tutorial for this little treat bag HERE

Materials used: School Turtle from LMM - Papermania card-stock - decorative punch - cello bag - hole punch - ribbon

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

Tickled Pink Stamps is Sponsoring Aud Sentiments

Afternoon crafters

This week Tickled Pink Stamps are sponsoring AUD Sentiments and their theme is Tags. They would like you to put the sentiment on a tag and who doesn't love tags - I know I do hehe. You can visit the Tickled Pink blog for inspiration and then have a go and play along. The prize is Tickled Pink digital images :).

This is my little number :) .......

Materials used: Lil Perfect March Lolita Christina from Tickled Pink stamps - Papermani card-stock - designer papers (can't remember which) - Papermania kraft tag - Sentiment from Paper Makeup Stamps

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

Saturday, 14 July 2012


Good afternoon crafters.

Well, it would seem that it's going to take a little longer to shift this flu. Still aching everywhere and my throat is so soar - definately not in the mood for crafting at the moment :(.

Had to take Phoebe down to the yearly carnival where everything is sooooo over-priced lol. We even have our own local Jack Sparrow (grrr - so not happy that Ben took my camera on holiday). I did spend a lot of pennies on silly rides and pennies but I think the main thing is that she had so much fun. It's definately one happy little girl singing "We will, we will rock you" behind me while doing a rock-chick show hehe.

Here is my little card for today - I just love Sally and she looks like she's having a lot of fun so will be entering this into Sassy Cheryl's "Summer Fun" challenge ....

Materials used:- Sally meets Bella from Sassy Cheryl - Papermania paper - Basic Grey fancy papers - buttons - Sentiment from TGF

Just time for me to thank everyone who drops by and hope you have a splendid day. Hugs, Mette

Friday, 13 July 2012


Afternoon crafters.

TGIF :) and that means another challenge at Dilly Bean Friday Challenge. This week it's all about SPARKLE ladies and gents and let's face it, who doesn't like a bit of sparkle. You can use any image but we would love it if you used one from Dilly Bean Stamps. You can find lots of wonderful images HERE.

Before you head over to the Dilly bean blog to check out the DT ladies wonderful samples, I just quickly want to share mine. I was inspired after being "forced" to watch Barbie Mermaid with my 6 year old. There was a pink, sparkling Dolphin in it. Mine is a seahorse but still pink and sparkling :) .....

Materials used:- Seahorse by Dilly bean Stamps - Papermania card-stock - Jillibean Soup designer paper - ribbon - candy stickles - sentiment PaperSmooches

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

Tickled Pink Sponsoring Winter Wonderland challenges

Good afternoon crafters.

I am late in posting. Last night I crawled into my bed at 7pm with flu. I was aching all over and couldn't even bend down to pick up stuff. Still feeling dreadful but my wonderful son is looking after me - although he doesn't do emotional women lol. Maybe I did complain a bit too much :). And food tastes "ugh"

Anyways, this week Tickled Pink Stamps is proudly sponsoring Winter Wonderland Challenges where of course the theme is Christmas - but this time the twist is to use your a sentiment as your focal point. Once again our wonderful Pink Ladies are playing along and we hope to inspire you to as well - there are some fabulous Tickled Pink Prizes up for grabs.....

This is my very first Christmas card of the year .....

Materials used:- Tickled Winter Little Lolita Evie - Papermania card-stock - Basic Grey papers - die cut tag - Hero Arts sentiment

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

Thursday, 12 July 2012


Good morning crafters.

It's time again for a new challenge over at LITTLE MISS MUFFET. This next fortnight we would like you to show us your circled cards and projects. Both big and small.

You are welcome to use any image for the challenge but naturally we would love to see what you would create with a Little Miss Muffet image - they are available HERE. So many fabulous images to choose from both in rubber and digi form. And there will be a prize for the winner.

Before I send you over to the challenge blog to check out the talented DT ladies project I just wanted to share my book-mark with you .....

.... and the other side ...

Materials used: Cinnamon available HERE - printed onto Make it crafty blending paper - scrap of designer paper - ribbon

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

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Let's go to Sleep

Afternoon crafters.

Would you believe it - THE SUN IS OUT!!! Been a really busy day for me. Went into town this morning to get a few bits, came home and made sandwiches for me and the boys, my internet was playing up (nearly had a heart-attack as I couldn't connect to the net), been doing lots of cleaning, washing and soon I will be cooking pasta for dinner. But the sun is shining and it's lovely outside. For the first time in ages. Who wants to be inside and cook lol. Tomorrow Ben is off to Majorca - he can't wait.

My card today features an images I haven't used for a long time but I thought I might try out for The Paper Shelter DT call. They have some gorgeous images and papers and are looking for a few ladies/gents. A simple card but am loving the colours ......

Materials used:- Let's go to Sleep by The Paper Shelter - Papermania card-stock - Jillibean soup designer papers - buttons - ribbon

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

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Hello Sunshine

Afternoon crafters.

I am afraid that my title is very misleading. Still grey, wet and chilly here in Derbyshire. My son Ben is going to Majorca on Thursday with his GF (lucky them) for a week so he will be seeing the sun before me I guess. I am just hoping that when I go home mid-August that the sun will be shining. If not I can always look forward to my birthday when I be getting a Big Shot (been on my wish-list for ages).

So, I decided to cheer everyone in the UK up by providing my own little sun. I will be entering this into the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge ...

..... isn't he fabulous!? He's just perfect for a sunny card to a friend or family member who needs cheering up.

Materials used: Hello Sunshine from HERE - white and kraft card-stock - twine - Simple Stories paper

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

Monday, 9 July 2012

Vintage stamp :)

Good morning crafter.

Hm - yes, so I have not been blogging for a few days nor have I been able to do any crafting. It's a little mad here with both my sons home and off school, I dread end of next week when Phoebe finishes for the summer - there will be no me time lol. To top it all it's miserable here in the UK with rain, rain, rain, I am just hoping it will stop soon, hopefully just in time for the Olympics.

My card for today will be put forward for a month's Guest DT spot with The Digi Bells so crossing my fingers.

Materials used: dug out this old Whiff of Joy stamp but unfortunately all the papers have gone so can't remember his name, he's still a little cutie :) - Papermania cardstock - MME "Abbey Road" designer papers - glitter glue (for his wings).

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

Friday, 6 July 2012


Afternoon crafters.

IT'S FRIDAY ............ this means we are ready for another great challenge at DILLY BEAN FRIDAY CHALLENGE. This week we want to see you use Fabrics and Fibers in your projects so head on over to the blog to check out the DT's fabulous creations. We certainly hope it will inspire you to join in the fun.

AND REMEMBER .......... you do not have to use a Silly Dilly Bean images but we would love to see them. Megan is as always offering one lucky winner a choice of digital images from her shop HERE.

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

Materials used: Amalia and Butterflies Framed @ Dilly Beans Stamps - Papermania card-stock - Kraft card-stock - Felt butterfly - ribbon and thingy (can't think of the name lol) - paper scraps - glitter glue - Sentiment from Dilly Bean Stamps

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

Thursday, 5 July 2012

LITTLE MISS MUFFET - Inspiration post

Morning crafters :)

We are now halfway through our fortnightly challenge "SPARKLE" over on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog so we thought we might show of some inspirational projects.
The fabulous DT team have come up with some gorgeous cards and you need to head on over to have a look and join in.

REMEMBER, you do not have to use a Little Miss Muffet Stamp to join us but we sure would appreciate it if you did :). As always Barbara is offering a prize for the lucky winner :).

Here's my little inspiration card ....

Materials used: Farmin' Apples @ Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Papermania card-stock - Jillibean Soup paper - the little piggies are from a Jillibean Soup paper - tiny flower buttons

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

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Picking Apples

Good morning crafters.

I have to state that I am seriously upset about the English weather this summer. It's been one long and extremely wet May and June and it seems July is going to be cold, wet and dull too. Someone please tell the weather man that we need some sun to charge up our batteries for the dark, cold and wet winter ahead lol.

I was going to wait with my post today as I am waiting for a brand new camera to arrive. Alas, it has not come yet so you will have to put up with another scan. I am really excited about the camera, I got it in advance for Project Life. Can't wait to start "clicking" again hehe.

Right, my card for today features one of my favorite stamps (and one of the first I bought approx. 4 years ago) and I still love her. Made this card for Elphine House Challenge ............

Materials used: Picking Apples (mine is from Sugar Nellie but no longer available there) - Papermania card-stock - Cosmo Cricket papers - gems - Unity sentiment

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


Good morning crafters.

This week Tickled Pink stamps is sponsoring the Fab 'n' Funky challenge and the theme is "Stars and Strips". The Pink DT team are playing along and you can check out my fellow DT ladies fabulous projects on Tickled Pink's blog. After that why not head on over to the Fab 'n' Funky blog and join in - you may win some fabulous Tickled Pink digi images.

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

Materials used: Lil Little Lad Frankie from Tickled Pink Stamps - Papermania card-stock - kraft card-stock - Button from Sew Sweet

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

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Follow me

Good morning crafters.

It's been a few days since I last posted - many apologies. Sometimes things get a little hectic and you just can't seem to fit everything in. Been busy with general mommy-duties, getting DT work done well in advance (going on holiday for 3 weeks so won't be able to craft - nor post) and researching what may well become my new obsession in September/October ..... PROJECT LIFE. Purchased a camera (hope it comes tomorrow) and as soon is I am able to get the Project Life Essential Starter Kit (in September) I hope to be stocked up, well prepared and rearing to go by then. I realized the other day that I am forgetting so many wonderful things in my life so want to do this. Will report more when I can.

This will not effect my love of making cards, might even add to it :). I made this very simple card over the week-end for Jellypark Challenges "Waving" - aren't these kids fabulous!!!! Totally love them ......

Materials used: Follow me from Jellypark - Papermania card-stock - Jillibean Soup paper

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