Saturday, 31 October 2009

Crazy Amigos challenge "Men"

I am back with another post. Both the boys are off doing their weekend jobs so my little princess and I are having fun. The pumpkin is carved, the lollies and cupcakes ready and my daughter is dressed as a pumpkin. Let the monsters and witches come !!!!!!! I AM NOT SCARED

This handsome guy is from a collage sheet which I got a while back. I am slowly starting to do projects with NON-cuties (just for a little variety) and so far I have enjoyed them. I have only used a few simple items to crate this but I am quite please.

This ATC is for a challenge over by the Crazy Amigos. The challenge is "Men".

Thank you for stopping by on your journey through the blogging maze.

Have a crafty day, Mette

3 Muses Challenge 22

I will be having a few posts as I have still not worked out how to add several images to the same post. Everything gets jumbled up .......... still a few things to learn yet.

And I have not been able to do a lot of crafting as the whole house is/has been suffering from flu. When one gets better another gets worse lol. I did however manage a few ATCs.

This ATC is for 3 Muses challenge which this week is "Fowl Play". I wanted to take a different view and this is what came about. These guys are just so right for a humorous take and the caption "Owl Play" seemed fitting hehe.Hope it works and is ok for the challenge. My first time there.
Will be back later when I have nursed my sore throat and given my kids some breakfast. Thank you for taking the time to visit my little heaven.
Have a crafty day, Mette

Thursday, 29 October 2009

High Hope Challenge No. 50

This week's challenge at High Hopes is all about kids. And we do all love those little monkeys - my yongest (age 3) is especially trying at the moment. I am sure I have gotten several more grey hairs, 3 more wrinkles and a nervous twitch lol. But I still love her.

Isn't this little girl adorable ???? With her teddy and blankie.

Stamp: recieved in a RAK from a dear friend
Paper: Stash
Ribbon and flower: Hobby craft

Have a crafty day, Mette

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge No 3 "Autumn Colours"

Isn't she gorgeous!!!! This is one of the new stamps designed by Annie Rodrigue for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Her name is Charlotte and I just adore her.
This card I made for the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge where this week's challenge is to use Brown and Rust together with Green or Yellow. This is what I managed to achieve. Not bad since it's my first challenge for a year and that I usually only do ATCs hehe. I basically used matting and layering (always work so well) and Charlotte is coloured using my very worn water-colours.
Stamp: Kraftin' Kimmie stamps "Charlotte"
Sentiment Stamp: Hero Arts
Paper: Stash (since I started filling my paper by colour I loose the company name, used to file by company name)
Flower: Woodware
Have a crafting day, Mette

Monday, 26 October 2009

Tilda and friends

The theme at Tilda and friends is "Spooky" and althoug I doubt this cute fellar will scare anyone I am sure he dressed with the intention to look scary hehe.
I am so pleased I can contribute to the last challenges.

Stamp: Halloween Edwin (2008)
Papers: from my ever increasing scrap paper box
Button: at my age I forget tiny things :(.

Have a crafty day, Mette

Saturday, 24 October 2009

How dumb do I feel!!!!

Stamp: Leanne Ellis
DP: MMBI (pink) - MME (green)
Flower: Prima
Gems: from Bunny Zoe's

Image is coloured with Prisma

There other day I mentioned (casually) to a few friends the fact that I was unable to post pictures on my blog due to the fact that my digi cam had broken. One of the ladies commented that she didn't have a digi cam either but used her scanner ................. DOH!!!!!!!!!!! (does that count as a totally blonde moment?)

As you can see I do have a scanner but at the moment I feel rather silly for not having thought of that myself. Both my sons collapsed on the floor in pains of laughter as I have been moaning for ages hehe. So now I am finally able to add something for you to see besides my "ramblings of a mad woman".

The card is for a friend's birthday - I hope she likes it.

Have a crafty day, Mette

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Want to win some lovely candy....................

Of course you do!!!!

You can win this fantastic candy by doing the mini DT blog hop over at Quixotic Paperies. So what are you waiting for go here to start hopping.

You have until 28th October.

Have a crafty day, Mette

Monday, 19 October 2009

More new stamp designs

Just a quick note to advise of some lovely new stamps which will be available in Novermber.with
Amy has been doodling
and they will be released as stamps in November. Oh - please go to her blog here and check it out (they look cute). She is also giving away yummy candy.
What!!!! You're still here ........................ hurry!!!

Have a crafty day, Mette

PS: daughter has fallen asleep on my lap. I am stuck here

Soooo fustrating

Well, I believe I mentioned that I had borrowed a digi cam which took "poor" photoes. But the silly man can't find the connection cable - hehe. So I still cannot post pictures and have absolutely no luck.

I did venture to my local craft shop - I don't go there often since they started to sell Sugar Nellie stamps. It can get very expensive. This time I resisted and only got what I needed - EZmount.
Charlotte has been mounted and inked up .................... love her and want the others hehe.

I have completed 2 of the monthly ATC challenges. Addicted to ATC theme is Harvest. Monthly ATC Swap's theme is Xmas with the use of glitter and gems. Only need to ATC Swappers theme which is Spooky and halfway there so should be in the post end of the week. For anyone who love to make and swap ATCs please pop over and check them out. I have only been doing them for 1 month but I was jumping up and down when I received my first swap lol.
A sad news is that Tilda and Friends are stopping due to lack of participants. I will miss them as I do the weekly challenges but can't post .

Before I bore anyone lucky enough to visit my blog I would just like to say .......

Have a crafty day, Mette

Friday, 16 October 2009

Newest stamp member

This super stamp landed on my door mat this morning. Isn't she just gorgeous. I love these quirky stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
Unfortunately I discovered I do not have anymore EZ-mount so I can't ink her up yet :(. Ah well, another trip to the local craft shop hehe.

Have a crafting day, Mette

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The cupcake ATCs were made for Addicted to ATCs September swap "Cupcakes. I made identical ones for easiness although I changed the colours scheme.

These I made for the ATC Swappers September swap "Favorite Stamp". And at the moment I love Anya stamps.
I made 4 identical ATCs as it was easier. I quite liked them :).

Have a crafty day. Hugs, Mette

Cool gadgets

I am beginning to get the hang of adding cool gadgets etc to my sidebar. 6 months ago I was totally in the dark. Just added a cool music playing thingy for you all hehe.

On the crafty side I have now finished 2 of the monthly ATC challenges - only the spooky one left to do. On that note - Tilda & friends will be ending in 3 weeks due to lack of participants :(. I always do it put at the moment can't post my result.

I did borrow someone's digi cam but it takes terrible photos (might have to experiment a little). So for now nothing to show but feeling good.

Have a crafting day, Mette

Sunday, 11 October 2009


Logged on this morning to the devastating new that Stephen Gately from Boyzone is dead - only 33 years old. I am in shock. Far too young to die for anyone.
I have always liked Boyzone and they had just launched a come-back.
Sad day.

Hugs, Mette

Tuesday, 6 October 2009


Today I received my very first ATC swap ever. I was really excited - the envelop contained 4 beautiful ATCs from talented ladies who had entered ATC Swappers September challenge "My favorite stamp. I will definately join more as I had fun and it exciting to recieve some in return.

Otherwise I am not feeling too well (I bet like so many other). It feels like a flu that doesn't quiet know whether it's going to be a fulblown flu or not. But I am achie and freezing.
But I have managed to make a start on 1 of the monthly ATC swap groups October challenge - more fun :)

Wishing you good inspiration on your blogging journey, Mette

Monday, 5 October 2009

New Stamps

The very first stamp release from the brand new company Kraftin' Kimmie stamps happens today. This is celebrated with a blog hop and you need to start here.
They are available in the UK from Quixotic Paperie - link on my sidebar.

Wishing them good luck and success.

Hugs, Mette

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Still not able to post pictures

Yesterday was World Card MakingDay ................... omg, really!!! As if you didn't know.
I started on my christmas cards and made 2.
Went into Derby today with my oldest and my youngest. My middle son has got himself a little sunday job to pay for his Xbox games.
My trip to Derby almost ended with me having a heart attck - my son took me up in the Derby Eye ( a smaller version of the London Eye). I HATED IT. 60m up in the air and I couldn't even enjoy the view. Hehe. At least my kids enjoyed it so maybe money worth spent????

Hugs, Mette

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Candy news

Today is the 1st birthday of the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog.
To celebrate Katharina and the DT girls are doing a blog hop and the is some fantastic candy to be won. Just click on the link to start hopping.

Hugs, Mette


If you pop over to Elaine's,
she has some lovely candy for 1 lucky winner.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Whiff of Joy Candy

Whiff of Joy are releasing their Winter kit on the 23rd October 2009 but you can pre-orde them now.
Click on the banner to go directly to the shop.

If you want to win the whole set you need to visit Katharina's web.

Hugs, Mette