Thursday, 31 March 2011

Uptown Girl

Good morning all.

This morning is looking a little promising with regards to the weather. Although the wind is cool the sun is still trying to shine thro. Has spent this morning as usual tidying after a hectic morning - 3 kids getting ready for school can leave the place like a hurricane went thro. And the iron pile was starting to look like a mountain even the bravest wouldn't climb so needed to be tackled. I don't know about you but I like to watch TV while ironing and my favorite morning program (UK) is The Wright Stuff - makes me laugh ).
I also managed to finish this card which I started yesterday (or the day before) - it sometimes takes me a while finishing a card but I will think about the layout, colour and emnellishments while I do other things. I have used this fabulous digital image from KENNY K DOWNLOADS - isn't she just perfect for a teenage girl with a little attitude!


Uptown Girl @ Kenny K Downloads
Papers from Basic Gret
Hero Arts "Thoughtful Messages" sentiment
Versa Magic "Turquoise Gem" ink
Prima Flowers


Kenne K challenge - Aquamarine
Stamp with fun - sketch

Thank you for dropping by my pad this morning and enjoy your day, Mette

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Rylee's flowers

Good morning all.

Am finally starting to feel human again after 4-5 days of feeling like an ogre. I can even smell the air again although living in the countryside close to fields that are being fetilized is not always a bonus lol.
The sun is shining again but I doubt that will last long as they have forcast heavy rain. Spent the morning tidying up after 2 teenage boys and a little hurricane who can make mess faster than I can tidy up.

Anyhow, you didn't come here to read my ramblings but hopefully because you like the look of my cards. Today I am showing you a card for my mum who is always at the end of the phone when I need someone to moan to or just catching up with the family back home whom I miss like crazy. She is my best friend.
This is Rylee's flowers - isn't she just the cutest!! You can get her HERE and others too.


Rylee's flowers @ Stitchybear
Papers: unknown
Organza ribbon
Prima flowers
Sakura Gelly Roll "Clear Star"
TLC sentiment


Cupcake Challenges - Flowers for mum
One Stitch at a time - Mother's Day
Sketchy colours - Pink/Orange/White
Allsorts - A Special Lady
Totally Gorjuss - Spring
Simon Says - Mother's Day
Sweet Stop Sketches - Sketch

Thank you for swinging by my pad today and enjoy your day, Mette

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Kool Dude!!!

Good afternoon all.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I am still not feeling to good but hey, you can't cure a flu. Been food shopping (which I hate, surfing a little (on the net) and done some crafting.
I follow a lot on FB and love to see what's new. Amongst others is Tickled Pink's FB page, there is loads to see and discover and sometimes you might be lucky and win a prize. Like I did today - although I was a little too late Kellie still sent me a free digital image - how kool is that!!.

Anyhow, this is what I made this week-end. It is my first attempt on colouring with Prisma pencils on kraft and although I still need a lot of practise I am not too disappointed. I just love this Lil Guys and have got a few others to work with. I wanted a rocking feel and printed out a free music sheet from the PC. Can anyone guess the band who sang this song. I was a HUGE fan.


Lil Lad Lestat digital image @ Tickled Pink
Kraft cardstock
Sentiment from TLC
Free music sheet from the computer


Tickled Pink Challenge - One for the guys

Thank you for swinging by my little place today and enjoy your day, Mette

Saturday, 26 March 2011

THE HITCHCOCKS "Blood Will Follow" Promo Video

Just real quick for Marcea's "Music Saves My Soul" I wanna share this. It is not my usual sort of music but my baby brother plays the guitar (he's the second guy featured - Mads) and I am dead proud of him. They are currently supporting Volbeat (a very popular band). Hope you will have a listen :).

Friday Sketchers + Stamp Something + more

Good morning all.

Well, I have been a little quiet this past week but Phoebe has taken a while to get over her cold, like a yo-yo really - one day feeling good, next day feeling bad. And now I have caught it. I must admit I am feeling dreadful and have not been in a mood to do anything apart from feeding my kids (essential) and just basic washing, tidying and cleaning (necessary).
But I did make this card today and yesterday. I am practising with my Prisma pencils to get a better result, especially the hair and the very talented Jen Shults is an expert. So my thanks goes to her for passing on her knowledge and I do love the hair on this image. If you use Prisma pencils I would highly recommend a visit.
Right - I am off again as my eyes are hurting and need a rest (again).


Image: Megan from The Greeting Farm
Papers: K & Co (blue), Memory Box (Olive) + unknown (orange)
Hero Arts "Thoughtful Messages"
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black)and versamark
Heat it Up! Orange emboss powder
Prima Flower


Friday Sketchers - sketch
Stamp Something - Spring
Color Throwdown - Pumpkin/Old Olive/Marina Mist
Crafts and me - Anything goes
Stamp with fun - Spring
Splendid Stamping - Spring

Thank you for swinging by and have a lovely weekend, Mette

Monday, 21 March 2011

Just Magnolia + Totally Papercraft + more

Afternoon all.

Just a quick post today to share this card with you. Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was rather hectic with lots to do from kiddy party to shopping to looking after ill child but the weather was good and what a fabulous moon. Anyways, must dash as still got more chores hehe.


Hanglar and Stanglar Image
Papers unknown
Prima flowers
Beads and gems
Sentiment stamp from TGF "Spotlight"
Ink Mememento


Just Magnolia - favorite colour combo (love citrus)
Totally Papercraft - Add buttons (love those too)
Truly scrupmtious - Tags
Totally Gorjuss - Button it!

Thank you for swinging by and enjoy your day, Mette

Saturday, 19 March 2011

P!nk - So What

Today is Saturday and I am going to join Marcea's music share. I love Pink and at the moment this song is inside my head 24/7. Yes, I even wake up with this inside my head. Hoping that sharing this here will move this tune on hehe


Friday, 18 March 2011

ATS Challenge - Simon Says + Mojo Monday + more

Good afternoon all.

You know spring has arrived when you see newborn lambs in the fields. They are just so cute with pure white coats and wobbly legs. The sun is shining and it always makes me feel a whole lot better.
Yesterday I went to the hair dresser for a drastic haircut.... think Annie Lennox. my son's comment was "Mum, your hair is shorter than mine" in a rather disapproving voice lol. Going back on Tuesday for silvery highlights - can't wait.

I love CC Design stamps, there is just something about them that is me. This young lady has been coloured with Promarkers and had a pretty paper pieced dress. I think so look real sweet.


Stamp: Swiss Miss Rosalie @ CC Designs
Papers: K & Co (dress and small piece) Me&My Big Idea (striped)
Sentiment: The Greeting Farm "Spotlight"
Ink: Memento "Black Tuxedo"
Beads: Bunny Zoe's
Lace and Ribbon from stash
Stickles "Crystal"


Bunny Zoe's Craft - Birthday and lots of pearls
ATS Wednesday challenge - Birthday
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Crafts and me - Photo Inspiration
Tuesday Throwdown - Lace
Lollipop Challenges - Lace
Totally Gorjuss - Pearls and Lace
Simon Says - Happy Birthday

Thank you for swinging by and enjoy the wonderful sunshine, Mette

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Mo's challenge + Magical Monday + more

Good evening all.

Hope everyone is doing fine - the bug that has been going around blogland has entered my house. My daughter has been home since yesterday with a nasty cold and unfortunately she becomes very asthmatic when she has a cold. Not had a lot of time to craft with looking after her. She's feeling a little better tonight.
Tomorrow I am going to the hairdresser to get a cut. Been far too long and it looks a little wild lol. A nice neat crop like Annie Lennox (short) is all I need and I'll be set for a few weeks.

I am afraid this image isn't the best. I only have a scanner and it's almost impossible to scan a card which is decorated with "big" beads. I love this fairy from Mo and she's been coloured with Prisma pencils. Hope you are able to see it (must try and save up for a camera).


Image: Finna @ Mo Mannings
Papers: Bo Bunny (Brown), Basic Grey (green at back) + scrap
Ribbon: stash
Beads: Quixotic paperie
Ink: Ranger "Shabby Shutters"
Stamp: Crafty Indiciduals CI-017
Sentiment: TLC


Mo's Challenge - A little green
Magical Monday/ - Spring Colours
Digital Tuesday - Magical World
Papertake Weekly - 3 of things (papers, flowers, beads)
Color Q - Daffodil, Kiwi, Olive, Espresso
Everybody Art Challenge - Sketch

Thank you for dropping by end enjoy your evening, Mette

Monday, 14 March 2011

Sassy Cheryl + Friday Sketchers

Good morning all.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I spent mine with the kids and yesterday shopping. I absolutely don't like shopping - well, only for crafty stuff, then I can spend hours - but food shopping is not my idea of fun. But when I got back my 14 year old son had done the dishes, cleaned the work surfaces, the sink and the cooker. I tell you, I nearly fell over. Normally I have to shout at him because he doesn't tidy up after himself. And this morning he asked if there is anything I need him to do. I am sure he's not feeling well or perhaps he wants a huge favour lol.

Well, my little show for today is an easter card. I know it's still a little while away but better to be prepared. I wonder what she did with the easter bunny?? She does have a guilty look on her face lol. She has been coloured with Prisma pencils.


Image: Wanna be Bunny @ Sassy Cheryl's
Papers: Anna Griffith = scrap
Flowers: Prima e-line
Brads: Papermania
Stickles Cotton Candy


Sassy Cheryl's Challenge - Pink and White
Friday Sketchers - sketch

Thank you for swinging by my blog and hope you have a lovely day, Mette

Friday, 11 March 2011

ATS Challenge + Fab'n'funky + Promarker challenge + more

Good morning all.

Hope your day has started with just as much sun as I have. It's lovely but still very cold. My son got his exam results yesterday and we are celebrating hehe. This means he is now guaranteed a place a University to study Biological Sciences and he'll finally be able to get an independent life. I am really happy for him.

I have a lot of birthdays here in March and my sweet and wonderful gran will be 89. I can't be with her as she's in Denmark but I can send her a handmade card and I made this one. It's rather girly but with the curlers and the grey hair I am sure it'll be perfect. My gran drinks a lot of coffee so the sentiment is perfect.


Image: Coffee Kiki La Rue by CC Designs
Papers: Nitwit "Spring Whimsy paper" and g-c-d (music paper)
Lace: Stash
Buttons: Bunny Zoe's
Sentiment: TLC


ATS Challenge - Buttons
Fab'n'funky - Make it girly
Simon Says - Anything goes
Promarker Challenge - Food and Drink (Coffee)
Totally Gorjuss - Sketch

Thank you for swinging by my blog today. Enjoy your day, Mette

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Charisma Cardz + Dutch Dare + Meljen Design + more

Good morning all.

Well, the sun is yet again shining from a blue sky but Boy, Oh Boy it's freezing. Managed to get a lot of washing done yesterday and today so my washing basket is now empty (but not for long I bet).
I don't know about the rest of you but every month I tell myself that I really DON'T need anymore stamps (both rubber and digital) not stash and every month I seem to get something new lol. But I have already spotted several images that I can't possibly live without so this month is not gonna be one of the "I have been really good" months lol.
I made this card for Phoebe's new baby cousin - he was 10.8 pounds so no wonder he needed a little help coming into this world. I have used an old digital image and I think this lion is perfect.


Image: Lion, a free digital image from Meljen's Design
Papers: DCVW
Sentiment: K & Co. (Transfer)


Charisma Cards - 4 legged friend (even lions can be friends)
Dutch Dare - Who's who in the Zoo
Meljen Design - You're such an animal
Stamp something - digi week
Friday Sketchers - sketch by the talented Rach
Digital Tuesday - Welcome little one
Everybody Art Challenge - baby
Lollipop Craft - Critters

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

Monday, 7 March 2011

Allsorts + Paper Sundae + Unscripted

Good morning all.

Did you all have a lovely weekend?? I did - the boys were away with their dad and Phoebe and I spent the weekend with her daddy :). Yesterday I used a few spare minutes to make a card but I didn't get a lot of time to craft at all. And today THE SUN IS SHINING - so nice :).

Last Thursday I went into Eagle Market in Derby. There is a nice little craft shop and it's nice to have a local shop where you can go and spend the day looking for stuff. And I found some sweet stamps. These are by a local girl who's just 18 and she makes adorable stamps - her blog is HERE and there is a link to her etsy shop where she sells the images as digis. Aren't they fab??? If you like quirky you need to visit her.


Image: Mad Hatter by The Octopode Factory
Papers: Bo Bunny
Ribbons and button: Stash


Allsorts - For a Teenager
Paper Sundae - Stripes
Unscripted - sketch

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

Friday, 4 March 2011

Fab'n'funky + ATS + Totally Tilda + more

Good afternoon all.

It may not feel like it but we are now officially in spring. It's freezing and I have had my heating on this afternoon. The boys have gone away for a weekend break with their dad - their granny was 80 last sunday although you wouldn't believe it. She runs around like a 20 year old full of energy. It will be lovely for them both and take their minds of exams and results.
Phoebe got a special mention in assembly today for some wonderful writing and a huge gold sticker.She did look very pleased with herself hehe.

I am trying to bring a spring feel into the house and as there are a fair number of challenges asking for spring card that's what I have made today. Fresh and colourful and have coloured the image with Prisma pencils again.


Image: Magnolia Tilda
Papers: Paper Adventures
Flowers: Prima
Buttons: Papermania


Fab'n'funky 62 - Spring
ATS Challenge - Anything goes
Stamp w Sarah kay - Sketch
Totally Tilda 17 - Fruity
Magnolia Down Under 85 - Flower Power
Everybody-Art 131 - Spring
Lollipop Challenge 28 - Spring
Die Cut Dreams 84 - Spring
Cute Card Thursday - Spring

Phew!!! Thank you for swinging by and have a lovely day, Mette

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Tickled Pink + A Spoonful of Sugar

Good morning all.

Hm - the sun has not made an appearance as of yet but I am hoping it'll come out later. The wind is bitterly cold so I have got my fire roaring.
We live in a small village and my daughter attends the small local school. They rely on parents helping now and again especially in reception and year 1. So this morning I have been helping with maths - sometimes it's reading. I really enjoy it and I feel like I am giving something back.

Here is this mornings card. I have use a fabulous image from Tickled Pink (this one is a digi but it's also available as rubber). I have used my Promarkers as I wanted a bright and cheerful feel.


Image: Lylah digi from Tickled Pink
Papers: My Minds Eye "Oh la la"
Flower: prima


Tickled Pink - Tags
A Spoonful of Sugar - Tags

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

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Sweet Stop Sketches + Crazy 4 Challenge + more

Good morning all.

First day of spring and the sun is shining. Been busy lately getting the house sorted and done a little bit of crafting. Well, don't really have that much to tell at the moment - life is just rolling along steadily without any drama or epic events.
I am experimenting with my colouring - both Prisma pencils and Promarkers and finding the best methods for skin and hair. Having lots of fun and putting it all to paper in a little booklet so I don't forget anything. I coloured this super cute image with my Prismas and I think it looks ok.


Image: Adorable from Sugar Nellie
Papers: K & Co
Flowers: prima
Brad: Papermania
Coloured bead: Bunny-Zoe's


Sweet Stop Sketches
Crazy 4 Challenges - flowers
Craft your passion - Girly Girl
Stamp Something - Flowers

Just as an afterthought - I am currently listening to Adele "Rolling In The Deep" and OMG can this girl sing. Check her out on You Tube and thank you for dropping by, hugs Mette