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Monday, October 27, 2008

Hänglar nissar med lussekatter och pepparkakor

Well - I should ask you all to translate the above sentence to see if you are making any
progress in your Swedish training ;-)) Well - it says Hänglar brownie (well - in the Swedish dict. it said nisse = brownie, hm..and I thought it only was something you could eat...hihi...) with Lucia buns and gingerbread biscuits.

In Sweden we have the tradition of celebrating Lucia - December 13th. For those of you that would like to read more about this tradition - check out the following web-site.

I will also post the recipe I use for making the Lucia buns this week - if you would like to make them yourself. I used to make them for my friends and neighbours in Zürich. They all loved it, so I do hope you will do as well - if you decide to try.

As for the card - DPs from the local shop Pysselakuten. Stamp - hänglar och stänglar coloured with SU markers and aquarelle brush, highlights with white gel pen (note - no stickles on this one;-) Sweet treat sentiment and ribbon from SU. Gingerbread biscuit dies from QK (thank you Ann for cutting some for me yesterday). I made a pocket to slide the card into, so you could decide to write the greeting inside of the card or on the back of the insert.

Have a wonderful evening,

Anki

12 comments:

Rach said...

Anki this is so adorable, love your hangler pair...those lucia buns sound very tempting..mmmmm.
hugs rachxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Just gorgeous colouring....I am hungry looking at those gingerbread men! Beautiful card.

Judy x

petra/paradise said...

Nämen du, vilket supersött kort du gjort!!! Å vilken färgläggning sen!! *smälter*
Härligt upplägg å design!Å de goa pepparkakorna satte verkligen pricken över i:et! Stor bamsekram från mej

Deb said...

Another amazingly fabulous creation!! I love it!!

Tammi said...

LOL, I'm lost on the Swedish language, it's nice learning a few words here and there! :) I'd never heard of Lucia, that was interesting to read about...and the buns sound yummy! Sweet card, I love the tag and gingerbread on it! Hugs, Tammi

Gayle said...

Hi Anki...
This is just beautiful, I'm thinking of a trip to Sweden, just to buy some Hanglar stamps!!! Oh and the smörgåsbord, would be a tempatation too!!!
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

Angelo said...

Takk for at du deltar i trekningen om blog candyen min. Jeg ønsker deg lykke til!!

Kristin :)

Aija said...

Anki, min kärä vän! Det här är jättefint kort! Jå det jag som ritar här :)))) var du överraskad? Jag har läst svenska i skolan. Jag kan förstå kanska mycket men vad kommer med ritning... och om jag måste prata någonting... det går inte så bra.
Du har gjort så söt kort här, tycker om färgerna du har valt.
Ha en bra kväll!
Kram,
Aija :)

Mill@n said...

Tror minsann att det är premiärtur för mig på din blogg. Vad mycket FINT du gör!! Fingrarna ovan är helt galna och julkortet sååå fint med färg & pappersval!

Evelina Wikberg said...

Ah...vad ett fint kort...man saknar ju lussekatter och att fira lucia. Jag bakar varje ar och har en ljuskrona som jag har och sa sjunger jag for barnen, de tycker det ar kul. Det are inte samma sak over har nar det blir jul...jag tror att jag ska forsoka flytta tillbaka till Sverige i de narmast aren, kan inte vara utan limpa och semlor langre...lol...ha en bra tisdag. Kramar Eva

Kathy said...

Beautiful card Anki!! Love the rich colors and these images are so cute!! I just wish Sugar Nellie would get them already I have been wanting some FOREVER!!!
Thanks for the link ~ now I know what it is all about. It sounds like a lovely tradition!! Enjoy your Lucia buns!! :)Kathy

carolann said...

You have been busy brilliant work
well done hun xxxxx