Monday, December 22, 2008

Sketch challenge at RoP

Ladies - if you need a break from all the X-mas food and gatherings - then you should check out the 2nd challenge at RoP. It's a lovely sketch by Iris.
And yes - you have until Jan 4th to make your card - so I think you will be able to step into your craftroom and close the door for an hour or so...hihi...

You'll find my DT-card for the challenge here - the colours are not showing off as in real life, but hope you'll like it anyway. All papers, blings and stamp are from RoP. Sweet-little-one from SU (gift from the sweet Marlene) and the spacers from Marlene. Had to add some stickles of course...hihi...
Well - I will be offline for a couple of days now. Tomorrow is my hubby's b'day and then on X-mas Eve Santa will come and visit us (I hope that I've been a good girl...hihi.....)
So to all of you from all of the Bärgman-Margitin family - A Merry X-mas!

Kram Anki, Petar and Isac

Friday, December 19, 2008

Award - Thank you Tara

I got this lovely award from Tara. Have you seen her cards - they are gorgeous!
Thank you so much Tara.
Well - I am busy with my last-minute X-mas cards and also to make something for my lovely Mom who turns 65 tomorrow. She is great! Would not know what we would have done without her. Can only hope that me and my sisters will have some of her in us.
As for the award - I should give it to 5 others and link to the one that I received it from (lovely Tara). Then you need to write down five things that you are addicted to - so here it goes:

1. stamps, cute papers and cardmaking of course (did not realize that I was an addict until this year...hihi....)
2. Singing with our son Isac (we are taping him now - he sounds sooo cute when he sings) and of course to stamp, draw and play hockey or football with him.
3. Dark chocolate - mmm.......I got the taste for it while I was living in the Chocolate country no 1 for 2.5 years - Switzerland! Sprüngli Champagne Truffles are to die for......
4. Switzerland - my second country close to my heart after Sweden. Just love it and all my nice friends there.
5. Visit my sweet friends all over the world. We do not see each other that often due to the distance, but when we do - it feels like yesterday - when we had tons of fun in Zürich.
PS. And of course I am addicted to my cute hubby! :-)

Anyway - I would like to pass on this award to the following sweet ladies for always leaving such nice comments and being a true inspiration to me:

1. Judy
2. Rach
3. Marlene
4. Heidi
5. Elizabeth

Well - now I better finish the box for my Mom.

Kram - Anki

Roses on Paper Challenge Blog


Just a quick note to let you know that we now have a Challenge Blog for Roses on Paper.
I know that you all are busy with your X-mas preparations, but the first challenge is rather easy - show us your X-mas cards. I think you have some nice ones that you have not shown yet - so do not hesitate - visit our challenge blog and you have a chance to win a wonderful gift certificate of 25$ at RoP. Maybe a X-mas pressie to yourself?? ;-)

The winner will be picked already on Monday the 22nd.

We will have challenges for you every other Monday. So stay tuned ;-)
Looking fwd to see the X-mas cards that you've made,

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snowman soup & Rocky Road

Late posting, but I just wanted to share the snowman soup gift sets that I've been making for Isac's teachers at the daycare center. I got the original idea from the lovely Angie Juda and then I have seen Rach's creations (stunning).
There was only one slight problem to do this and that was to find the mini-marshmallows. Apparently all stores are out of stock...sigh.....they even said that the Swedish supplier is out of stock, hm....... has everyone been making the Snowman soup? Don't think so. I think that people are making Leila's Rocky Road (Leila is a very popular lady in Sweden these days).
The recipe for Rocky Road - for those of you that have access to mini marshmallows will follow at the end of this post:-) So I had to cut larger one's into small pieces...

The teachers will also receive a "Änglaspel" (Rotary Candleholder) with snowmen from Pluto Products. That's what's in the little boxes.

I will wrap all of this in cellophane and add a tag for each teacher. You see the decorated tags below. The true colours are not really showing on these pics due to that it's so late and dark here now, but....
These WoJ cuties can be purchased at Roses on Paper or from WoJ directly.
And for those of you that managed to read this far - here's the recipe for Leila's Rocky Road.
Enjoy and remember to have fun making it (tasting is allowed ;-)
Kram - Anki

Rocky Road (12 bars)
600 g dark quality chocolate 70%
2 bags of "dumlekola" (Swedish toffee)
2 handfuls of mini marshmallows
3 dl of salted peanuts
1 dl of peeled pistage nuts

Melt the chocolate
Mix all ingredients together
Poor the mix in a baking pan (approx 3 cm thick layer).
Put the mix in the fridge.
When the cake is stiff - cut it into 12 bars.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quick post

Hello ladies! I know that you all are so busy with the final X-mas preparations. So am I.
I am not sure when I will be able to finish of my X-mas cards. I have now switched into the "fast and simple last minute X-mas cards creations"....sigh... Can anyone send me additional days so that I can catch up with all the things that need to be done? :-)

Work is as you know - crazy and now I need to catch up with the things that I could not handle during last week (when I was ill..) Can not tell you how much I am looking fwd to Friday - then I go on X-mas break! I will be one tired, but one happy lady.

Well - wanted to show you one of the "fast-last-minute-cards" above. I am making a lot of snowmen cards now - they are so fun and fast to colour. The stamps are from the WoJ collection that you can order either from WoJ directly or from Roses on Paper. The sentiment "from the heart" is from SU. Highlights with stickles and white gel pen as always.

I also want to share a stunning card that I received from the sweet Tammi. I am looking at it and thinking - WOW - that's how my X-mas cards should look like. I guess I will have to start early next year ;-) Tammi - thank you so much for your friendship and for the lovely images included in the card. The card is just stunning my friend!
Tons of hugs to you all!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Fairy Merry X-mas

to all my sweet blogfriends all over the globe! Can only tell you how wonderful you have made this year for me. It's so nice to always read your comments and to follow your creativity and what goes on in your lives. It is truly amazing how many talented women there are out there! Together I think we really could make the world a better place!
As some of you know - I have been ill for some days after I tried to cure myself (I had a terrible cough and still have) with a medicine (that you do not need a prescr. for). Who would know that I would belong to those who react with severe chest and stomach pain + your head feels like it's going into pieces.....sigh...... Well - now I am slowly coming back even though I do not feel like I have 100% energy. Luckily it's only 1 week more in the office and then I go on X-mas break - HURRAY!

I managed to make 2 cards with the cute fairy-line - available at Susana's. They are so useful -and you can use them for every season - at least that's what I think, since I decided to use the Sassafrass for 2 of my X-mas cards. I even think that I was very funny with the greeting on one of them...hihi....... Well - I do not know if it's the medicine going out of my body...hihi....

I do hope you like them. Don't forget to enter Susana's and Suzanne's candy as well - ending Dec 14th. You'll find the links on my side-bar.

Tons of hugs and do not stress to much before X-mas. It will come anyway and it's not all the food, gifts and X-mas decorations that matters. The most important thing is that we get to share these lovely days with our family and friends.
Card ingredients:
Stamp: Sassafrass stamped on aquarelle paper
Colours: SU Markers and aquarelle brush, highlighs with stickles and white gel pen
Cardstock and DPs from SU and local shop Pysselakuten
Ribbon: Burgundy and Choc Chip from SU
Dew drops from stash and the cute little heart from my dear friend Marlene
Text "From the heart" - from SU - received from the lovely - Marlene

Monday, December 8, 2008

Shoes for X-mas - anyone??

The card that I finished late this evening is a card for this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge - using the sketch provided by the talented Claudia. I did move around parts of the sketch and decided to go with my scallop nesties.

The stamp that I decided to use is a Rubber Romance stamp from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design called Vivian. I coloured the image with my SU markers and aqua painter. I added some flower soft around the scallop edges. The colours do not come out correct on the photo, but I hope you'll like it anyaway.
Then I thought I would be clever and come up with a X-mas text to go with the shoes, hm.....Try to use your imagination at this late hour - what can I say - that's why the end result is what it is..hihi......

I hope that you all also have seen that I have posted the blog candy that's running. If not - check out Suzanne's blog and the second chance to win by Susana's store . Good luck everyone!

Also - don't forget to pop by the rest of the DTs blogs to get some more inspiration:

Kramar och God Natt!


Sunday, December 7, 2008


This weeks challenge at Cute Card Thursday is Hearts and finally I had some time left to actually enter one of the challenges (been so busy with no crafting time at all these last days).
I decided to go for the cute WoJ stamp Melinda holding heart - isn't she cute.
The pic turned out too dark, but I hope you see all the hearts anyway.

I am so pleased that I managed to post 2 cards today. This one and my first DT card for Roses on Paper.

Now it's time for me to go to bed. Need to get rid of that terrible cough I have.
Looking fwd to hear from you ladies.



Card ingredients:
Cardstock: From our local shop Pysselakuten
DPs: From Roses on Paper
Blings: From Center Floral Kisses from RoP
Charm: From my friend Marlene
Ribbon: Choc Chip from SU
Colouring: SU markers, aqua painter, stickles, white gel pen.
Rub-ons - From SU
Heart punch from stash (purchased it for our wedding invitations 2006)

DT card for Roses on Paper

This is my first DT card made for Roses on Paper.
All the lovely things that you see on the card is from RoP, except for the blue cardstock that's from SU.

I coloured the new and very cute Sarah Kay image "First Kiss" with my SU markers and then highlights with stickles and white gel pen. I hope you can see, because it's so dark here these evenings, so I could not get a proper shot without having the flash hit against the stickles and
other blings! (Need to have my Sis Cathrine to give me a proper photo-lesson this X-mas).

Hope you'll like it.

PS. Card ingredients at the bottom.



Card ingredients:
Stamp: Sarah Kay "First Kiss"
"Blings": Floral center kisses and Dew drops
Colouring: SU Markers, aqua painter, white gel pen and stickles.
Ribbon - from stash
Nesties and Flower punch.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Holidays

It's time to start making my X-mas cards - well - a little bit late - don't you think so ;-)
What do you do when you are spending to much time in the office - leaving to little time to craft, hm.....?? Purchase printed X-mas cards for 1 SEK each??? Nope - I have not given up yet!

So here's a quick posting of 2 of the cards I managed to finish yesterday night (yes - night - not evening because I was stuck in the office then.....).

The first one is the cute little penguin with the ice-cream. He is coloured with SU markers and my aqua painter. You can probably not read the text in the red circle behind him - but it is a lot of Swedish X-mas words. I cut him and the other circle out with my nesties - just love them! Flowers are some that I received from the generous Lim (together with this image) and metal spacers from the sweet Marlene. I added some flower soft as snow - hope you can tell.
DPs from our local shop Pysselakuten. Oh- almost forgot - some stickles to the ice-cream and the cherry!

The second one is another of the images sent to me by Lim - den lilla isbjörnen (there you go - a little Swedish lesson ;-). Here I decided not to add so many layers of DPs, since I thought it created a nice little scene all by itself.

I added some snowflakes (from my new punch purchased at Pysselakuten) and dew drops and a red ribbon. Sentiment stamp from SU.

This card turned out very bright - so it does not really show the real colours, but anyway (I normally complain that it get's too dark so....hihi.....)

I am so looking fwd to this weekend and hope to get out of the office early tomorrow. We have plans to visit the amusement park in Gothenburg called Liseberg. Normally they are only open during Spring-Fall, but they are open now before X-mas. They have created a wonderful Winter scene with millions of spruce garlands. So take a look at their web-site.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

X-mas shopping voucher

My youngest sister Cathrine does not know what she wants for X-mas. Therefore I decided to make a gift voucher for shopping to her. Hope she does not read this post...hihi....
The stamp Melaine is from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. I thought she suited well, since she almost look like my youngest Sis (well - Cathrine normally do not wear a hat, but for the rest...).

I stamped her on aquarelle paper and coloured with my SU markers. Highlights with white gel pen and stickles. The Cardstock is Kiwi from SU, DP from my local shop Pysselakuten. Metal handbag charm from the sweet Marlene. Ribbon from stash. I added some blings and stickles to the DP as well. Ticket is an altered one from the ones sent to me with the PIF from the loveley Judy.

The text that will go inside is not yet ready, but it will most likely say something like:
"This gift voucher is valid for shopping with your 3 sisters (til you drop) for an amount of xx SEK."

Well I hope you like it. Let me now and don't forget to check out Susana's shop.



Monday, December 1, 2008

My other secret

God Morning Ladies!

So - just a quick note to tell you my other secret that have made me walking on clouds for some time. I have been offered a guest DT position with Susana's Custom Art and Card design.

Susana is another sweet lady in this cardmaking business. Her service is perfect and she always give you that personal touch that we all love. For those of you that live outside of US (like I do) - she do ship International - but drop her an email before placing your order so that she can give you the correct information regarding freight.

She have for example a very cute line of faeires and they are litterly flying out of the window from her shop. However - new ones keep on coming in - so don't hesitate - go and visit her shop today and grab some before they are gone :-))

Susana - thank you for giving me this opportunity. I am so excited and looking fwd to work with you.