Monday, 26 April 2010

Whiff of Joy # 76

When I first saw the Norma Fickel stamps from Whiff of Joy back in 2009 I loved them instantly. I got a few for christmas but have not gotten any since then. This image landed on my door step this morning and I had to ink it up straight away. Isn't it lovely?? I am entering it into this week's WoJ Challenge. I have coloured the image with my Prisma pencils and blender and added gold glitter glue to the stars. There is also lots of gold embossed on the DP.


Image: Mother and child from Whiff of Joy
Papers: Papermania and K & Co.
Flowers: Prima

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

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Mo's Design Team Guest call for May

I have never entered a guest Design Team challenge but thought I might give this one a go. It's to be a guest for the month of May to produce 4 cards/projects. Since I absolutely adore Mo's illustrations and her Design Team is so talented it would be an honour to be part of it for just a short while.

I have used Mother-to-be as I think it's such a lovely image. She has been coloured using my Prisma pencils and blender. I hope you like her too.


Image: Mother-to-be by Mo Manning
Papers: mixture from stash
Flowers: Prima
Brad: docraft

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

Just Magnolia #52 - Anything Goes

I enjoyed making last week's Magnolia card so much I decided to enter this week's Just Magnolia challenge too. I have used some bright colours as summer is just around the corner and I for one can't wait. This little Tilda with her sunflower is just perfect for a summer birthday and I have again coloured with my Prisma pencils. Hope you like it.


Image: Magnolia
Papers: Basic Grey, K & Co. - MME
Flowers: Prima

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

Mo Manning # 28 - a recipe

I absolutely adore Mo's illustrations and only wish my bank balance was big enough so I could buy them all. But I have to settle for a few now and again and this little girl is my latest. Isn't she adorable?? The "lucky" cricket reminds me of Disney's Mulan and her lucky cricket.
I am entering this card into the Mo's challenge which is a recipe - 1 ribbon, 2 buttons/brads and 3 Designer Paper. The image is coloured using Prisma pencils and blender.


Image: Fan's lucky cricket by Mo Manning
Papers: Basic Grey + Papermania
Buttons: docraft
Ribbon: stash

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

PS: I will be back later with some more cards - have been a busy bee

Friday, 23 April 2010

Roses on paper #36

When I first saw this image I knew I had to have it. It's just so lovely. Unfortunately it's taken some time as it has been sold out for a while. But it's finally in my stamp collection. And of course I had to use it straight away for a challenge.
I chose Roses on Paper challenge which is a lovely sketch. The image has been coloured with Prisma pencils and blender.


Image: Beary Big Hugs by Elisabeth Bell
Papers: Rose Garden by docraft + unknown
Embellishments: Wild Saffron die cuts by K & Co.

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

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Stamp with fun #55

A friend of mine sent me a few House Mouse images to try but I have not had a chance to use one until now. This card was made for the Stamp with Fun challenge "Animals". Isn't this little fellar cute?? An early morning drink which I am sure we all need :). I have coloured the image using my Prisma pencils and blender.


Image: House Mouse
Paper: stash
Flowers: Prima

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

Dare to be Sassy

I am always looking for more "mature" images as my mum and her friends prefer those to the "cutie girl" images. Sassy Studio Designs provide just that. Their images are fun, sassy and mature and perfect for anyone over the age of 14 lol.
I love this image which is just perfect for the "peace and inner tranquility" woman who lives inside us all. This card is made for the DARE TO BE SASSY challenge which requires you to use Yellow, Green and Blue.
I will send it to my mum who, although she is now retired, is always on the go.


Image: Dhyana by Sassy Studio Designs
Sentiment: Shirlys2girls freebie from PCP group
Papers: A mixture from stash
Flowers: Prima
Gems: Bunny Zoe's

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

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Crafts and me challenge #2

I made this little card for the Crafts and Me challenge where they ask you to used the colours brown, pink and yellow. Isn't she cute????
My second post of the day - I better make the most of it while my sons are still sleeping the morning away. As soon as they emerge from the teenager dens I will not be able to get to the computer until tomorrow when they are finally go back to school after 2 weeks of.
I have coloured the image using Prisma pencils and blender. There is also a small amount of glitterglue and Accents Crackle just to add a little texture.

Image: CC Design
Papers: Mixture from stash
Flower: stash

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

Just Magnolia - anniversary challenge

It has been a very long time since I last made a card using a Magnolia image and considering Magnolia was my first love when I first started stamping it's a little bad. A few years ago there didn't seem to be such a vast selection of stamps. Today there are 100s of stamps both rubber and digital it's difficult to choose.
Over at Just Magnolia challenge they are celebrating their 1st anniversary - many congratulations ladies - with a challenge and a blog hop. It's a lovely sketch bu Mina and added extra "Thank you". I needed a thank you card for my ex mother-in-law who has been looking after me and my kids after some dental surgery and this seemed like an excellent theme. A bunch of flowers always brings a smile to any face. I have coloured the image using Prisma pencils and blender.


Image: magnolia
Sentiment: Whiff of Joy embossed with
Stampendous enbossing powder "Pirate Gold"
Papers: MME "be loved"
Inks: Ranger

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

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie challenge #24

It's been a while since I joined in a challenge with Kraftin' Kimmie challenge and I just adore the Moonlight whisper stamps. This weeks challenge is to use the colours Red, Black and White. Don't you just love that combination. I have coloured this super image with my water colours. I hope you like this card.


Image: Francesca
papers: Mix from stash
Sentiment: from Hero's Art stamped with
Ink pads: Versa Magic "Red Magic" (also used for edging) and embossed with
Embossing Powder: Papermania "Clear"
Flowers: Prima
Brad: Papermania

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

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

I love digi challenge #4

I don't get as much time to visit all the blogs on my list as I would like but now and again I have some spare moments. And I love visiting other talented ladies - you find lots of inspiration and occasionally come across a digi designer not seen before. That was the case with this lovely image.

She's called Bonnie designed by Tracey Feeger and I love her. I thought she would be super for the challenge over at I love digi where the theme is to follow a recipe (I have just realised that I make a terrible card cook as I have used 4 instead of 3 papers - hope it's still ok!!).


Image: Bonnie by Tracey Feeger
papers: MME "Be loved"
Flowers: Prima

Thank you for dropping by and have a lovely day

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Mo Manning #25

Just another quick note from me before I get kicked of my PC by my sons who wanna play games hehe.
This little cutie is by Mo Manning "Sumpin's wrong". I love this image and it's so suitable for this weeks challenge over at Mo's place which is "Pastel colours".


Image: Sumpin's wrong by Mo Manning
Papers: mixture from stash
Flower: Woodware and Wild Orchid
Colouring: Prisma pencils

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

Crafts and me challenge #1

Firstly I would like to wish everyone a very happy Easter. Hope your day will be full of sunshine and happy hunting.

This card I made for the first challenge over at Crafts & Me Challenge blog. The first theme is Fairies and Wings and I used this beautiful stamp by Ching-Chou Kuik. These stamps can now be purchased in the UK exclusively from Crafts & Me. This one is called Dark Royalty - isn't she stunning??


Image: Dark Royalty by Ching-Chou Kuik
Colouring: Prisma pencils
Papers: Mixture from stash
Flowers: Prima
Handmade sent. heart

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

Friday, 2 April 2010

Sweet Pea Challenge #1

Firstly I would like to apologise for the quality of the photo - decoupage is very difficult to scan and this is a high image.
For those of you who have yet to discover the lovely stamps from Sweet Pea this is the kind of image which they stock. I made this card for the very first challenge at Sweet Pea Challenge which this week is "All that glistens is gold".
The base card is stamped with corner flourish and embossed with gold and the image has been mounted on purple and gold card. The jewellery on the image has been highlighted with gold glitter glue. This image is called "Golden Promises" by the talented Ching-Chou Kuik and the decoupage images are available from The Crafty Purple Frog.
This card looks much nicer in RL lol.


Image: Golden Promises decoupage from The Crafty Purple Frog
Card stock: stash
Flourish: Crafty Individuals CI-235
Emboss powder: Stampendous "Pirate Gold"
Glitter Glue

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

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Pollycraft #37 - Recipe 4321

I am aware that I have not been around for some time but RL has a way of reducing crafting time and my mojo has been AWOL.

This card was made for Pollycraft challenge no. 37. The challenge is to create a card using a recipe (4321). I love this sweet image which the lovely Paula donated for free (as she does almost every Friday so you should visit her blog). I am kinda in a spring mode so I have used lovely orangy colour. Why don't you jump over to the challenge blog and join in - there is a lovely price to be won.


Image: Codi from Pollycraft
Papers: Basic Grey and stash
Flowers: prima
Brad: papermania
Ribbons: The Paper Studio and stash
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Colouring: Prisma Pencils and Ranger Inks for edges

Thank you for popping by my place and wishing you a lovely day, Mette