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.



Danni said...

Super cute! Love the penguin card!!

Lim said...

WOW Anki.. Beautiful cards!! I love them both! :))
So nice to see those images colored. :)) I love all the details. You are so talented. The scene are gorgeous..and the penguin adorable!

Tammi said...

Both so cute Anki! Wonderful coloring, mmm...that icecream looks good! And neat way to arrange the ribbon on the snowman card. Sounds like a lovely day for you tomorrow, enjoy!
Tammi xx

Iris said...

Wow your cards are wonderful Anki! I love the images, how you colored them and all the details you added!

Don't worry about being late with your christmas cards....I'm still working on mine as well.. lol

Have a nice trip to the park!


Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous cards! Love that cute little penguin!Hope you have a wonderful day out tomorrow! Sounds magical! hope you find some craft time at the weekend too!
Love Judy xx

Jane said...

Two lovely cards, love the cute penguin!

Jane :0)

Susan said...

They are just cute enough to eat! Love the ice cream and that bear is just too cute! Enjoy your time out tomorrow and tell us all about it!

Kathy said...

Oh these cards are adorable Anki!! The images are so cute and your coloring is fabulous!! I hope you have fun at the theme park!! :)Kathy

Anonymous said...

They are both soo cute Anki :)
Love them!!

Marlene x

Evelina Wikberg said...

Fina kort! Hur har du det? Ar du handlat fardig for julen. Jag har tva saker kvar och maten...phew...det are helt galet har pa stan. All springer runt som galningar. Ar sa glad att jag ar fardig...hur ar vadret i Sverige? Har ar det regnigt och blasigt? Horde du nat fran tjejen i USA om dina stampel motiv? Det skulle ju vara underbart om de kom ut! Jag gor inga nya stampel motiv tills efter julen. Ha en bra sondag!

Evelina Wikberg said...

Vad underbart! Grattis! Va kul! Massor att vara "excited about", min svenska haller ju pa att bli dalig...haha...Jag kan inte vanta att se vad underbara kort du ska gora for dem! :D Vad saljer de? Ah, jag kollade pa panduros saker och gav min far en stoooor lista, han ska ocksa fa tag pa hanglar ocksa...julen kommer tidigt!!! Jag ska nog ta och satta upp mitt trad nasta helgen, pojkarna fragar mig varje dag om vi ska dekorera tradet. Hoppas att ni mar battre, du och lillpojken. Alla mina hade en forkylning med hosta och feber nagra veckor sedan. Det var jobbigt, en hel vecka var de sjuka. Men nu ar de bra och helt vilda! :D Ha en bra vecka och jag ar jatteglad for dig! Kramar Evelina

Rach said...

two gorgeous cards again Anki,
such sweet images and beautifully coloured. hugs rachxx