Friday, 29 June 2012


Good afternoon crafters.

Welcome to this week's challenge with DILLY BEAN FRIDAY CHALLENGES. This week we are looking forward to seeing your tags. You can never have too many tags as they are useful for any occasion. I keep mine in a little box and fill up almost every week.
Why not head on over to the Dilly Bean Challenge blog and check out my talented fellow DT ladies inspirational projects. I am sure you will find something to inspire you.
And remember, you do not have to use a Silly Dilly Bean image to enter the challenge but we would love to see your creations.

here are my tags......

Materials used: Whimsy trees and Heart flowers both available HERE - Papermania kraft tags - glitter glue - Sentiment from Silly Dilly Bean

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

Thursday, 28 June 2012


Good morning crafters.

Welcome to a new challenge with the Little Miss Muffet crew. This week we are challenging you to show us your sparkle - so it's time to get out the mirror boards, glitter glue and shiny bling.
Head on over to the LITTLE MISS MUFFET CHALLENGE blog and check out my talented teamies project - I am telling you, they are super clever girls full of wonderful inspiration.

Remember that we do accept any image but naturally we would love to see you make something with Little Miss Muffet images available HERE. If you do use LMM image you get a second entry towards the fabulous prize. So get crafting!

Here is my sample

Materials used: Sugar as Swan princess from Little Miss Muffet - Papermania card-stock - glitter paper - glitter glue - gem - Hero Arts sentiment

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

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Callie kisses bluebird

Good evening crafters!

Well, madness has arrived in the wake of my son and his girlfriend are here. My son bringing all his belongings so having to find room for him over the next 2 months.

Phoebe is finally getting better so she'll be back to school tomorrow. She's pretty happy about that as one of her best friends is having a birthday party tomorrow. Mind you - she got the biggest shock of her little life this evening when walking from the kitchen to the lounge. The biggest spider EVA came out from a hole in the wooden floor and Phoebe jumped a mile. Luckily James managed to catch it and it's now happily living outside somewhere. I am telling you guys - the biggest house spider I have EVA seen.

My card for this evening ......

Materials used: Callie kisses bluebird from Sassy Cheryl - Papermania card-stock - Echo Park dp - button - gems - twine - sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie "Lovely Lulu" set


Sassy Cheryl challenges
- Summer fun
Deep Ocean Challenge blog - Welcome summer
Corrosive Challenges - Summertime girls

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

Monday, 25 June 2012

Morning Betty

Good afternoon Crafters

Well, my little princess is ill. High fever, ear-ache, sore throat and generally feeling weak and poorly. Have kept her off school and tried to get her to eat something but it hurts when she swallows. So it's been soup, yoghurt and ice-cream all day. Hope she's feeling better soon - not nice when your kids at ill no-matter what age. Got a little crafting done so can show you ....

my card for the day ...

Materials used: Morning Betty from Simply Betty Stamps - card-stock - kraft - dp (can't remember manufacturer) - ribbon - buttons - Kraftin' Kimmie sentiment


Simply Challenged Challenge - Your Inner Betty
Digi Makeover Challenge - Anything goes

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

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Rock Dude

Oh my word I am back again. Posting twice in a day is almost unheard of but ....... I have this little dilemma that I feel guilty about my unused and neglected stamps and digis. Di start a showcase day but realized that it would take FOREVA and went back to the drawing-board. Had a look at all the companies I have and their challenges so will be trying to join in with what I can and hopefully feel less guilty. And I am still buying a few now and again - silly, right? So I might post more than once just to start using some of my images.

Second card of the day .....

Materials used: Rock Dude @ Kenny K - Papermania CS - kraft - K & Co papers


Kenny K - Inspired by a song (Status Quo - a loooong time ago)
Fussy and Fancy - Boy Attitude
DYSU Challenge - Inspired by a movie (Rock of Ages)
Crafting for all Seasons - For Men
My mum's Craft Shop - For the boys

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


Good morning crafters.

It's a wet and grey start to the morning but we have been promised that it will clear later on for a bit of sun and warmth - even better, it's looking like it'll last for a few days - yiipii. Phoebe woke up the morning hot and complaining about ear-ache. She seems ok now after Calpol and some fruit. Will have to wait till tomorrow and see how she is.
Tonight is the big night - for my son (and most of the British male population) - England is taking on Italy in the EURO 2012. My only reason for wanting England to win is that it makes my son so much easier to live with lol.

Anyways, here is today's card ...

Materials used: Florence from kraftin' Kimmie - card-stock - Flair Design papers (old) - flower gems - Unity sentiment


Kraftin' Kimmie - Summer fun
Stampin' for the weekend - Show us your style
Charisma Cardz - Summer
Cute Card Thursday - Here comes summer
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Summer Fun

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

Friday, 22 June 2012


Hello crafters.

it's Friday again and that means we have a new challenge at Dilly Bean's Friday Challenge - this week we are asking for dots. As many and as few as you like and in all colours and sizes. As always you are welcome to use any image but we do love to see projects featuring Megan's great images. For inspiration head over to the challenge blog and take a look at the DT teams fabulous samples.

Here's mine .....

Materials used: Amalia's heartsting from Silly Dilly Bean - Papermania CS and kraft - Jillibean Soup paper - buttons - Unity Stamp sentiment

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

Thursday, 21 June 2012

LITTLE MISS MUFFET RELEASE - Little Misses in rubber

Good morning crafters.

It's time for a new release at Little Miss Muffet. SIX of the popular Little Misses will now be available in rubber and you can view them over on our blog or in the shop. They will still be available in digi form but only until Wednesday the 27th June 2012 at midnight Central UK time, after which they will be retired.

Barbara will be out of town for the weekend so she will process any orders on Tuesday 26th June 2012. Because the orders will be delayed, everyone will receive a random Sugar & Spice Doll digital image for free!! This special goes through Monday, June 25th at midnight Central US Time.

All you die-hard and not-so die-hard rubber addict can now get these wonderful images in rubber - how fabulous is that! But now it's time for you to head on over to the blog and check out the fabulous DT teams showcasing the lovely Little Misses.

Here's mine ......

Materials used: Summer Breeze from Little Miss Muffet - Papermania CS - scrap paper - twine - Prima mini flowers - beads

PS: don't forget - our LOTS OF LAYERS challenge is still going for 1 more week so a brilliant opportunity to use a few new images :).

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

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Summery Mae

Good afternoon crafters.

The sun is out and we are having a lovely day here in the Midlands - but I feel that it won't last lol. So this is an excellent chance to celebrate with a very summery card ......

Materials used: Summery Mae from SOG - Papermania CS and kraft - Echopark dp - button

This card follows the colour combo challenge at Some Odd Girl.

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

Tuesday, 19 June 2012


Good morning fellow crafters

Finally a little sun, still a lot of cloud around and the wind is rather chilly. I am trying to convince myself that it'll be wonderful once the kids break up for their summer holidays :).

James has gone to work today (he has a week-end/holiday job) so I am on my own today. Time for me to catch up on my housework and get ahead on some DT work. I like to have things prepared in advance so I don't have to rush lol.

Today's card (not entirely happy about this - looked different in my mind)......

Materials used: Hat'titude from D'Arcy Dairies - papermania and kraft cardstock - a few circle dies - buttons - pearls


D'Arcy Dairies - Punches and dies
Great Impressions - Dies and/or punches

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

Monday, 18 June 2012

Lovely Lulu

Good evening.

Hope everyone is having a lovely day. I am really excited as I booked our tickets home this summer. Going for a few weeks and it's going to be so nice seeing the family and friends again. I can't wait!!

Today's card ......

Materials used: Lovely Lulu from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - papermania cardstock - Jillibean Soup papers - brads


Sassy Cheryl Challenge - Birthday Celebration
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Sketch

Thank you for stopping by and have a super evening. Hugs, Mette

Saturday, 16 June 2012

TICKLED PINK sponsoring Send a smile for the kids

Good morning ladies.

This week Tickled Pink Stamps is proudly sponsoring the Send a Smile For The Kids challenge where they are asking you to create some "Birthday Fun For Kids".

They are more that just a challenge blog - they craft with a real purpose. Send A Smile 4 Kids is a charitable blog created for the purpose of collecting donated handmade cards to be distributed to children while they are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals. Currently they are donating them to the several different Children’s Hospitals. On any given day, there are many children inpatient in these hospitals so they would love to receive as many cards as you can send to cheer them and their families. The kids may also use your cards as Thank You Notes to the nurses and doctors and to give to parents or relatives on special days like birthdays or Mothers or Fathers Day. Any cards appropriate for children are welcome including any holiday (not religious specific please) and happy anyday cards. For more information, please click on Guidelines for Donated Cards Tab.

Here is my card ....

Materials used: Audrey fishing from Tickled Pink Stamps - papermania cardstock - Jillibean soup dp - string

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

Thursday, 14 June 2012


Good morning all.

Well, it's time again for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This forthnight our theme is "Lots of Layers" so now you can dig out all your pattern papers and really go to town.

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

............. featuring the super cute Butterflies by Paula Lee, who is now designing for Little Miss Muffet. Isn't she gorgeous?! I really enjoyed making this card eventhough layers is not my strong side lol.

Right, it's time for you to head on over to the Little Miss Muffet challenge blog and check out what fabulous projects the talented DT ladies have created and then it's time for you to join in. As always you are welcome to use any image but naturally we would love to see you use a LMM image and there are so many cute images to choose from HERE. There will also be a prize for the winner which is an extra bonus :).

Materials used: Butterflies at LMM - Papermania cardstock - kraft card - Echo Park "Country Drive" papers - Unity sentiment.

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

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Crushin' Chloe

Hello all.

So Ben has gone back to Sheffield for the next 2 weeks to finish off lose ends at the University - he is taking part in a sports test designed by other students(possibly for their lectures). He will be back home at the end of the month until he begins lectures again at the beginning of September. James has finished all his GCSE exmas so now come the long wait for the results (the end of August). He'll start A-levels in September. Phoebe is still at school for another 5 weeks but she's not happy at the moment. In September she'll move into Class 2 and it's unsettling her. She goes to a small village school with aprox. 70-80 children so classes are joined together. She'll have to get used to a new classroom and new teacher. Big changes when you're only 6.

My card for today is for a friend who has spend A LOT of time, money and nerves on getting her driver's license (not telling how long tho). I doubt she will travel far as she is definately not a confident driver. But she has deserved this ....

......... I have used Crushin' Chloe from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps as she's just perfer. There are not many stamps featuring card which are perfect for girls but this is on. And I loved making this card from the colouring to the sketch (maybe cos I know how happy my friend will be).

Materials used: Crushin' Chloe available HERE - Papermania cardstock - a mix of paper scraps - Glitter glue - hand doodling


Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps - sketch
Creative Monday - Summer
Fashionista Challenge - Simply Summer

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

Monday, 11 June 2012

Beachy Beatrice

Good morning all.

Another week and you wouldn't believe we are in June. More like October/November. Just hope we'll get more sun for when the kids break up for the summer holidays.

The boys have been monopolising the TV since Friday now that EURO 2012 is in full swing. Just hope that England will do well tonight otherwise there will be a very depressed male population here tomorrow lol. I am ok as Denmark managed to beat Holland - a huge surprise as we are the underdogs in that group.

Had a few nice days so managed to get all my washing done - downside is that a pile of ironing is now waiting for me - maybe a little later.

Anyways, my card for today is .......

........ and feaures one of the new releases from CC Design "Beachy Beatrice". I love her as she so reminds me of Phobebe playing in the sand in Denmark a few years back. Isn't she just so cute!? And fun to colour too.

Materials used: Beachy Beatrice from All that scrap - Papermania CS - Echo Park "Paradise" - Ribbon - Unity Stamp sentiment - Glitter Glue


Digital Tuesday - Anything goes
I love Promarkers - for a little girl
ATS Wednesday challenge - Anything goes
Send a smile for kids - Bright Colours
Totally Gorjuss - Sunshine

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

Saturday, 9 June 2012


Good morning all.

Hope you are all enjoying a lovely relaxing weekend. I am really busy here with all 3 kids home again so don't have time to sit and chat :(.

Here is my card for today .....

........... isn't she adorable?! She's called Sketchie but I think she "borrows" them lol. Don't ask me how she manages to colour - it's bigger than her. I will enter this into "Anything goes" challenge at Saturated Canary

Materials used: Sketchie from Saturated Canary - Kraft cs - Basic Grey "Lushcious" papers - acetate - Unity sentiment stamp - StaZon ink - brads - buttons.

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

Friday, 8 June 2012



Good evening ladies

I have seriously considering building an arc in the back garden. I am sure with all this rain we are going to flood. Or worse - aliens stole our summer :P.

My 2 boys are back home and chaos has entered my house. The TV is no longer mine - pffff, what did I expect with EURO 2012 - at least I know what to expect during the Olympics (although I do enjoy that). And they are arguing :( - they apparently had a fab time in Sheffield. So I am retreating into my room to do colouring for the next 4 days lol - with Phoebe playing next to me :).

Anyway, today is Friday and that means a new challenge at DILLY BEAN FRIDAY CHALLENGES. This week our theme is Purple - easy peasy, right!?

Here is my card .....

......... I have used Pretty Flower Girl which is available HERE. She's so pretty and a dream to colour. Teamed her up with some scrap papers, Hero Arts sentiment, Ranger Ink and a button.

Right, time for you to head on over to the blog and check out the talented DT ladies projects. And then join in in our challenge. Remember you don't have to use Dilly Bean images to enter but we would just love to see what you make using them.

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


Good morning all.

So, how did you like the first day of our new release?! Pretty gorgeous images, right?! And some wonderful projects from the talented DT ladies.

Well, today we are showcasing our "surprise" - namely some images by Paula Lee, formerly the fabulous designer of Pollycraft. Pollycraft is unfortunately closing it's doors today but Paula has decided she still would love to draw and her images will now be available from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS.

So, today we are showcasing some of the favorites together with 2 brand new images - isn't that awesome?! This means you don't have to go without Pollycraft images, you can get them HERE.

For my card .....

........ I have used Luna Bitterfrost Stars Rock. I loved colouring her and make this card. I have again used up some of mountain of scraps - I really love how this looks and ......

...... this cute little guy who's called "Cheeky Monkey". Isn't he fabulous. Brilliant for any little (and big) guy hehe.

So now it's your turn to head over to the blog and check out what the other talented DT ladies have on offer and REMEMBER - there is a

*Special Offer*

Barbara will be out of town for the weekend but she has a special release offer - place any order between now and Sunday and receive a random digi for free! Don't worry - she'll make sure it's a Little Misses digi that you don't already have. :D This offer will last until Sunday, June 10, at midnight Central US Time. Then all orders will be fulfilled the next day and your fun can begin!

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

Thursday, 7 June 2012


A very good morning all.

Are you all ready for a new release over at Little Miss Muffet?! Of course you are and Barbara has been busy and yet again come up with some absolutely stunning images for us. There are 5 new gorgeous girls to play with and Little Miss Muffet are now doing dies and this is the first


And as if that wasn't enough to get your fingers itching we have a HUGE surprise to reveal.....

You've properbly heard rumors that Pollycraft is closing down but the good news is that Pollycraft isn't disappearing!! Nope - our exciting news we want to share share with you is - Paula has teamed up with Barbara and now some of your favorite characters will be appearing at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! There are even 2 NEW images that are releases today - Swings 'n Slides Butterflies and Luna Bitterfrost Birthdays Rock!! Now that rocks!

Here is my card featuring one of the new LMM Stamps .....

........ her name is Yvonne and I just love her hair. It's glorious and such fun to colour. I have paper pieced her dress and teamed it with some yummy Jillibean Soup papers (yes - I love Jillibean Soup hehe), added a few buttons and glitter on her flower.

So now it's your turn to head on over to the BLOG and have a look at the other fabulously talented DT ladies projects, such beautiful cards.

But just before I leave you I just wanted to remind you to be sure to check back tomorrow for lots of Pollycraft inspiration that you won't want to miss out on!

*Special Offer*

Barbara will be out of town for the weekend but she has a special release offer - place any order between now and Sunday and receive a random digi for free! Don't worry - she'll make sure it's a Little Misses digi that you don't already have. :D This offer will last until Sunday, June 10, at midnight Central US Time. Then all orders will be fulfilled the next day and your fun can begin!

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

Wednesday, 6 June 2012


Good morning all.

Wow - what a fabulous Jubilee weekend we have had. The concert on Monday was amazing and the celebrations yesterday just wonderful. So many people showing the respect and love for the Queen, I doubt any other royal can command such an out-pour of affection. And noone throws a party quit like the British Royal family - even as an outsider I have loved every part of it. I hope HRH The Duke of Edinburgh recovers real soon and what a shame he missed part of it.

It's rather quiet here without James but it's the calm before the storm - both James and Ben will desend on my little house on Friday. Oh yes - I do miss my boys like mad but they are growing up and needs to live their lives :). I think Phoebe misses them too although I am sure she doesn't miss James teasing her lol.

Here is my card for today .....

....... the theme at Mayzy Art challenge is "Circus" and I just love this little clown. You can really go to town and use your imagination when colouring - so much fun. Theamed her with some REALLY old paper and a few buttons.


Can you digi it - All buttoned up
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Mayzy Arts Challenge - Circus

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

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Force Girl

Good evening all.

What a day. It's been raining all day and we so wanted the sun to shine on the Queen's river tour. Would you believe the Queen, who is 86, stood up for well over 3 hours taking in the sights of all the boats on the river in her barge as it joined the procession down the river Thames - what a fabulous lady. Even just watching it on the TV was spectacular and although I am not British I still felt a sense of pride (strange really). I am sure she enjoyed it immensely despite the rain. And tomorrow the concert followed by a Thanksgiving service in the St Paul's cathedral and carriage procession thu London. This really is an eventful time. Roll on the Olympics.

My project for the day ......

...... a little bookmark made for a girl who loves adventure and Sci Fi. She will have a book too :). Used Krista's super Force Girl, available HERE. I am a huge Star Wars fan so this girl had to come live in my collection of treasured images. A few different papers, some buttons and bits have been used. I am gonna enter this into the SC challenge "Tags".

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

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Bicycle Chloe

Good afternoon.

Hope everyone in the UK is enjoying this long bank holiday and the jubilee celebrations. Not sure when it all kicks off but will definately watch on TV. The British Royal family knows how to throw a party (remember last years wedding?!).

The weather here in my little corner isn't too good - very grey and I have a knitted sweater on. Hope the sun is back again soon.

Tomorrow James is going up to his brother in Sheffield for a few days. I am so happy as they have spent the past 15 years fighting and now they a chilling together hehe. Ben won't be home until the end of June as he has some loose ends to tie up. So for the next few days it'll only be me and my princess here. They kids have a week's holiday and then it's back again for 6 weeks before the 6 week summer holiday.

Here is my card for the day .....

....... I got this stamp a few week's ago and thought I would use it. I love riding a bike so this is a fun image for me. Simple layout and will enter this into the Sparkle Creation's challenge.

Materials used: Bicycle Chloe - card stock - Jillibean Soup papers - Prima flower - Unity sentiment.

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

Friday, 1 June 2012

Dilly Bean Friday Challenge - Stripes

Good evening all.

I am back with a reminder that it's time for another DILLY BEAN CHALLENGE and this week we want to see stripes. That's not too difficult but why not head over to the blog to see what the talented DT ladies have of inspirational projects. They have produced some awesome projects.

This is my card ........

........ using the gorgeous LuLu Framed. She's available HERE together with lots of other fabulous images by Megan. I am sure there is plenty to tempt you with. And then come and join us in this week's challenge.

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


Good morning all.

I am not sure if you know already but one of my favorite stamps are the Moonlight Whispers from Kraftin' Kimmie. I just love their quirky faces with huge eyes and tiny noses and Annie (the mother of all Whispers) is brilliant at coming up with the right image - of course in collaboration with Kimmie. I don't use them often enough but manybe that's cos I love a LOT of other stamps :).

One of their latest releases was flower girls and I have been holding back, telling myself that I definately don't need any more stamps that will just sit and gather dust, but in the end I couldn't resist any longer. And I got 2 :).

This is the first one .....

...... Peony. Isn't she gorgeous?! I so loved colouring her - that is one sweet and innocent face :). And love the little bee hehe. One of the good things about these stamps is the matching sentiment - they are always perfect for the image.
I will enter my card into the KRAFTIN'KIMMIE CHALLENGE "Get Sentimental".

Materials used: Peony from Kraftin' Kimme - cardstock - kraft - some old Basic Grey dp paper - button

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