Saturday, 31 July 2010

Wild Orchid #2 + Paper Sundae #28

A quick post from me this morning. Am really busy getting lot ready in time.

Made this card for 2 challenger - Wild Orchid Challenge LACE and Paper Sundae BACK TO SCHOOL. I used this lovely Tilda from a previous year. She looks a little worried about going to school. She has been coloured with Prisma pencils. The DP, lace, ribbon etc are all from stash. Flowers from Wild Orchid and the gems are from JAC's craft. The sentiment is handmade.

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

Friday, 30 July 2010

Totally Gorjuss - Basic Grey + Sugar Bowl

Good evening! What a miserable day it's been. Grey and dull with a lot of rain towards the evening. Not a good start to the kids summer holiday. Hopefully it'll change soon.
The card I am showcasing today is for 3 challenge. I have used one of the gorgeous Gorjuss images available from Funky Kits and coloured her with my Prisma pencils as usual. The paper is Basic Grey "Sugar Rush" and MME Asaragus. Flowers are from Prima and Wild Orchids. I have printed a sentiment strip which I found at TLC :) - I just love her designs. A little glitter glue here and there and some "stitching". Hopefully gonna move my PC into my son's room and get my sewing machine out again. I really do miss sewing.


S - Congratulations
BASIC GREY - Stitching
SUGAR BOWL - Do it yourself.

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

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Papertake Weekly + Pollycraft #54

Good morning. The sun is shining but I am wondering for how long. Knowing England it won't be for long hehe.
I am finally able to access the PC for a while as both my sons are still asleep. With summer holidays here they are monopolising it. So I will just quickly squeeze in this post.
I popped in to Pollycrafts website as they are having a sale and I had my eyes on a few images there which I quickly added to my over-grown digi image file. But hey - a crafter can never have too many images. This 1 is called "Heartstrings". Isn't she adorable?? I coloured her with my Prisma pencils, used a little glitter glue on her wings and followed this weeks Papertake Weekly sketch. The papers are MME "Be Loved". Sentiment from TLC. The flower is handmade using a stamp, a button and some string. I am also entering this card in this weeks Pollycraft Challenge "Love and Marriage" .Hope you like her.

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

Monday, 26 July 2010

Quixotic challenge - Make a miniature

Good morning on a rather dull monday morning. I certainly hope it's not an indication of the weather to come now that the kids have broken up from school - 6 weeks with bad weather is not what we want.
Anyways, I was not sure whether to play along with this weeks challenge at Quixotic - miniature cards seemed a lot harder than my usual 6 x 6. But boy did I love making them and they would be great fot my little girl as invitations, thank you cards etc, etc. And they are a great way to use up all the small paper scraps we all horde.
The 2 stamps used here are Belles'n'Whistles "Little Eden" and "Clowning Around". They have been coloured with Prisma pencils and I have used papers and embellishment from stash.
I really has fun making them and hope you enjoy them too.

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

Sunday, 25 July 2010

New Victoria Case release with Candy

On the 30th July 2010 SCACD are releasing the new Victoria Case stamps.
To celebrate they are offering candy and you will be able to find all the details HERE. Be sure to hop over to check it out.

Monday, 19 July 2010

4 Challenges - 1 Card

The sun has returned again!!! It's lovely and warm in the garden. Phoebe and I tried to have our lunch there but a few wasps sent us running inside (I HATE wasps and am also allergic). So we ended up eating it inside watching Loose Women hehe.
For my card today I have used the sweet image "Miss Evie Patches" available from Squiggle Stamps HERE. She has been coloured using Prisma Pencils. The papers are "Lemonade" from Basic Grey, the flower is part hand-stamped/part Prima and attached with a brad. I used self-adhesive gems from Jacs and the ribbons are from stash. Again I used a sentiment from TLC printed onto DP.
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Friday Sketches
Stampin for the weekend - A Recipe
Stamptacular Sunday - Ice Cream (Strawberry and Pistacio mmmmm)
Totally Gorjuss - Thinking of you

Thank you for dropping by today and enjoy your day, Mette

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Cute Card Thursday 121 and Dare u 2 digi - stitches

Hm - I really wish I had a digital camera. Although I manage ok with my scanner it's impossible to scan a card onto which I have attached the stunning flowers from Wild Orchid. So might have to save for that.
Anyway - you don't really wanna hear about my troubles lol so here is the card I made yesterday. I follow Mo Manning on facebook and saw that she had put up a few christmas images in her shop. They are absolutely stunning and I just had to get a few - you know, to start of my christmas cards for this year (which I promised myself I would way back in January).
This little cutie is called "I even love the box" and have true is that. She's coloured with Prisma pencils and blender. The papers are from Summertime Designs - these are available free and there are lots of stunning ones. I used some snowflakes from stash and a little glitter glue. Isn't she adorable????


Cute Card Thursday #121 - Get a head start
Dare u 2 digi stamp - Stitching

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

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz #1 - Pastels

Good morning all! I didn't have a good nights sleep last night. My son, who is 17, is somewhere in the Derbyshire wilderness walking and camping for the next 3 days with other young people from his school. They are doing The Duke of Edinburgh and with the rain we are having they must be soaked to the skin. I am sure they are alright it's just that as a mother you worry.
Anyhow, my card for today is for the new KennyK challenge and their first theme is pastels. You should give it a go as they have some fabulous prices. I just love his images. So current and full of cheekiness. This one is called Uptown Angel and I have coloured her with Prisma Pencils and blender. The papers are K & Co. and I have handstamped the flowers onto DP using a freebie I got from this months Craft Stamper magazine. The buttons are docraft and my ribbon from stash.

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

Monday, 12 July 2010

Friday Sketchers #110

Wasn't it hot over the weekend!! We had the local carnival and Phoebe absolutely loved it. And of course daddy spoiled her - bought her a pink dolphin balloon for ......... 10 pounds. I could have bought 2 stamps with that money and she lost it later poor thing. Woke up this morning and the rain has returned. Atleast it has cooled down so maybe I'll get a good nights sleep :).
My card today is for the weekly challenge over at Friday Sketchers. They have some gorgeous sketches.
My image is a Lilyboo freebie which is available HERE. I think she's lovely. I coulored her as usual with Prisma pencils and blender. The papers are Basic Grey "Sugar Rush" and the flowers from Wild Orchid.

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

Friday, 9 July 2010

Cupcake Craft Challenge + Digital Tuesday

Good Afternoon all. Isn't it just amazingly HOT!!!!!!!! I am trying to stay cool so have all the windows open and the coolest room is my kitchen.
I made this card for 2 challenges - Cupcake Craft where this week's challenge is World Cup Wonders and Digital Tuesday's challenge "Red, White and Blue".
My chosen image is from the talented Kenny Kiernan who does some fantastic illustrations. This is Soccer from the All Starz kit but he does have several other sports images just perfect for the active kids all available HERE.
I have coloured him with Prisma pencils and blenders and used different designer papers from my stash. The gems are from Quixotic.

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

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie 36

Afternoon all!!! Been busy these last 2 days being morther's help at my daughter's local playgroup. My last EVER so felt a little sad as it's great fun.
My card today is for Kraftin' Kimmie challenge and this week it's a lovely sketch. I have used an oldie "Lillith" and I just love her quirky face. She has been coloured - as usual - with Prisma pencils and blender. The papers are the gorgeous "Kioshi" from Basic Grey and the flowers from prima e-line. I have again used a sentiment from TLC and a little glitter glue together with 2 gems. I hope you like her.

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

Monday, 5 July 2010

A new challenge blog

Look at this wonderful candy - isn't it just delish. Well, you could win all this. HOW????
Wild Orchid is launching a new challenge on the 12th July 2010 and to celebrate this they are giving away the above candy. Just pop over to the Wild Orchid Challenge blog and sign up. And don't forget to join in with the challenges.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

You're How Old??

Phew!!! I can't remember the last time the weather was this hot for this long. Been enjoying the lovely weather with my kids so crafting comes second atm.
Yesterday my little girl had her first proper visit at the local village school where she will start in September. She looked so cute in her little uniform and so proud. I will add a photo as soon as I can. She has another 2 visits before school breaks for the summer.
I managed to make this card which I will be entering into 4 different challenges. This lovely Anya is from a stamp kit by The Greeting Farm called "In the Spotlight" which I won at Quixotic. I coloured her with my usual Prisma pencils and blenders. Following the sketch at Anyone for Anya I used papers from K & Co "Classic K". The flowers are from Prima and the funny sentiment is from TLC.

Entering this card into the following challenges

Anyone for anya
- sketch
A Pocketfull of Posies - For the girls
Everybody-Art - birthday
Stamp with fun - Birthday

Hope you have a lovely day and thank you for dropping by, Mette