Sunday, November 30, 2008

A picture for little Julia

Remember that I became an Auntie again this week. Well - have seen her for the first time today and she is just so cute! Tons of dark hair and very petite. So of course I needed to make something for her (well - there will be a card eventually), but I decided to make a picture for her to hang in her room.
So I draw this little girl with the pink purse and added some stickles and flowers.
The picture is not the best one, since the flash bounced against the glass - but I do hope you see it anyway.
Hope you've had a great weekend!



Thank you Lim and Judy

I would like to share these 2 lovely cards that I received from Lim and Judy!
Two talented ladies and so generous as well. I received the lovely cards together with
some lovely images as well - those girls can stamp ;-))



Kramisar and once again - thank you!


Friday, November 28, 2008

Finally I can tell you a secret

and I have wanted to tell you for some time now, but of course I had to keep it a secret. Now here it goes: The lovely and kind Summer has asked me to be part of her DT team for Roses on Paper!

Guess if I am one happy lady. This is my first DT assignment and I do hope that I will be able to make her proud. I do hope that another dream will come true as well someday - that would to meet up with lovely Summer and her family in Hawaii (haven't you all always dreamt of going there?? Well - I have and I know that my parents have as well - so maybe one day I'll make their dream and mine come true).

If you visit the lovely Summer's web-site you can read about the rest of the DT team. It's a very nice group of ladies all over the world, so make sure that you visit their blogs for some inspiration.

Also make sure that you pay her on-line shop a visit as well. Many nice things there and you know - X-mas is soon here and I have heard from Santa himself that you all have been very nice ladies this year - meaning that you can buy some gifts, wrap them and then erase in your memory what you did until X-mas...hihi.....

I do also hope that I will be able to share another secret with you within short - so stay tuned...hihi...

Kramis from one happy Anki

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I am an aunt again!

I have not been able to finish off some cards to show for you this week (since work has been taking up to much of my time). However - I needed to share these great news with you. My sister Louise (we are 4 sisters) gave birth today to a cute little girl this afternoon. My sister and her husband Fredrik are of course very excited, since this is their first one, but we are also very excited.

Isac thinks that we should buy a blue little motorbike and give to his new cousin ;-) We'll see what we will find - but I better finish of something nice for her before she get's home.

Kramisar from one happy Aunt

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Blog award

I have not been able to post anything this weekend due to that we have been in Gothenburg and today we had our neighbours in for coffee. However - my sweet friend (I am so happy that I found you and I am sure that we will meet someday in real life) Marlene have giving me this award. I wanted to send it to all my visitors, but the rules are as follows:

Pick 5 bloggers that you consider as your best blogging buddies and deserves this award for their contribution towards the blogging community, no matter what language.
State the name of the author of each blog as well as a link to each one’s blogs.
Each blogger (upon acceptance) of this award should do a post and show the award on their blog and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award.
Link to
DOING LIFE’s blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
Show these rules.

So I can't pass it back to Marlene - even though I would like to of course. The 5 blog-buddies that I send it to then:

1. Lim - for being so generous, sweet and inspirational
2. Aija - for always being so supportive and what great cards she makes. Wow!!!
3. Susana - for making me follow my heart. She does not have a blog, so I pass it on to her
site instead.
4. Judy - so glad that I've found you and waiting for you guys to come over and visit us!
5. Summer - for making me extremly happy. Will be looking fwd to the day when we can
come and visit you in Hawaii.
Kramar and have a great week everyone!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

For Livia

This week has been just crazy. First I was ill and then I have to work crazy hours just to catch up. Well -I should not complain. Luckily my hubby takes care of the household and Isac while I am working my b... off.

I had promised my colleague that I would make a card for the Christening of a little Livia. I decided to go for pink and brown (cardstock and DPs from SU).
The colours are not really showing off on the pic that well - due to that it's pitch black here (Well - it has started to snow - for the first time - so I am hoping it will stay that way so Isac get's to play in the snow this year (last year was really a crappy winter)).
Anyway - I coloured my new cute WoJ stamp with my SU markers on aquarelle paper with my aquarelle brush of course. Added some pink and green stickles and highlights with white gel pen. Charm and spacers from the lovely and talented Marlene - Thank you sweetie. I also needed to use my new nestabilities - how in earth could I live without them before??? ;-))

This weeks challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar is Blooming Marvelous. I discovered that I only needed floral paper and some flowers to enter - so luckily that was what I already had mounted...hihi.....

Well - need to go to bed now so that I am ready for the last day at work for this week.

Natti, natti


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

X-mas girl on a box

I have not been able to visit your blogs, since I have been in bed with fever and a soar throat. It has been really boring - not being able to do anything. Well - this afternoon I felt so much better, so I decided to have a go at last weeks challenge at Cute Card Thursday - Red and Green. I decided to make a box for a little girl (X-mas pressie to go inside - but that's a secrete of course ;-) with my Top Score multiboard (purchased in our local shop Pysselakuten).

Cardstock and DPs from our local shop, ribbons from stash and the image is made by me (yepp - needed to do something while I was hallucinating in bed and took my sketch book out ;-)) and coloured with SU markers, highlighted with stickles and white gel pen. I got inspired from one of my very old child books - the Riding Hood Red. Well - here she became a X-mas girl wishing Merry X-mas with her cute companion the mouse Felix.

Looking fwd to hear your comments ladies.



PS. It's so dark here so the colours are not really the same in real life as in the pic, but..

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mom's little helper and the recipe for Lucia buns

Well - today it has been baking day here in the house. We have been baking (read Isac and I)
from 9-20 - well - Isac helped from time to time of
course ;-))
He just loves to bake and to be able to assist. So of course it takes a little bit longer than normal, but that doesn't matter.

We have been baking lucia buns (with and without saffron), bread (4 different kinds), cakes and gingerbread biscuits. So guess if my feet are aching from standing all day long...
Anyway - here are some pics + the recipe of my Lucia buns if you dare to have a go.


The recipe for Lucia buns (approx 30)

* 175 g butter
* 5 dl of milk
* 50 g yeast
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 3/4 - 2 dl of sugar
* 1 g saffron (if you like - I made one with and one without)
* 1 egg
* 1 - 1/2 dl of raisins
* approx 15 dl of wheat flour

Melt the butter and mix with the milk. Heat the butter- and milkmix to 37C.
Dissolve the yeast in some of the butter- & milkmix.
Poor in the rest of the butter- & milkmix, salt, sugar, saffron (if you want), egg and raisins.
Blend well.
Add the flour - leave some until it's time for you to bake the buns.
Blend well.
Let the dough rise for 30 minutes.
Knead the dough and divide it into 30 small rolls.
To make the lucia buns you roll the dough to small long buns, then turn the sides towards the middle - the bun should look like a S.
Add raisins in each end - almost like an eye.
Let the buns rise for 30 minutes.
Paint the buns with a whipped egg. (don't know if that's the right English expression, but....)
Bake the buns in the middle of the oven at 225-250C for 5-10 minutes.
Good luck!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Snowman with family + PIF

Well, I have been PIF-ed by Judy. I have seen PIF before, but could not remember what it stands for. Luckily Judy had it all explained on her blog. It stands for Pass it Forward. The first 3 people to comment on this post will receive some stamped images from me. Then these 3 have to do the same on their blog. Not too much work - right? ;-))
Leave me a comment on the card above and let me know if there are any images that you would prefer.
Kramar - Anki
PS. the flash made the stickles to look a little brighter than they actually are.

Susana's stamps

I found a new on-line web-shop called Susana's Custom Art and Card Design
or actually - Susana found my blog and after that I of course had to check her web-shop for nice new things. Of course I had to order some - since I could not resist and today the stamps arrived! They just look great and I hope to be able to share more of them the coming weeks.
Susana is not only a very customer service-oriented person - she is also sooo sweet and generous. It feels like I have known her for a very long time and in fact - it's only a few weeks. When she found out that it was my b'day Nov 4th - what did she do - well - she enclosed a secrete package for me together with my order - some lovely stamps and also the copic glitter pen. I love, love, love them all! THANK YOU SUSANA!
Anyway - I hope you all can tell how excited I was to receive the package with my order and b'day present this afternoon (returning home from a long day in the office). So of course I needed to make a quick card with one of the stamps. This is the result.
Cardstock, DP, buttons and dew drops from our local shop Pysselakuten. The DP with the Swedish X-mas words on it is from a shop in Gothenburg (don't know which one, since my sister-in-law gave that to me on my b'day). The lace is from our local bookstore. The text snow is made with the SU stamp wheel. The stars are from QK dies and I had to layer one of them with the Frost Lace stickles. The cute snowman is from Susana's and coloured with SU markers and aquarelle brush. Highlights with stickles and white gel pen.
The lovely metal snowflake - is one of the goodies that Marlene sent me for my b'day. Feels like I am going to celebrate many days this year...hihi...
As always it is difficult at this time to take photos that are not too dark - but I think this one is ok despite that.
Hope you'll like it and don't forget to check out Susana's web-shop. For international orders - please email her first so that you get the right freight cost.
Kramisar and this one is to Susana - Du är så otroligt vänlig och generös!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

X-mas girl

Well - this weeks challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges is spots and dots.
So I am entering this card - and hopefully the dew drops counts as spots or dots ;-))

Cardstock, DPs and snowflakes purchased in our local shop Pysselakuten.
The cute Rudolph are from Stampin Up.

Then I have used my new nestabilites from Spellbinders - I just love them! So easy to use and love how easy it is also to do the embossing. I am not sure how I survived earlier without them. Thank you Marlene for giving me the tip of were to buy them!

The image is the one Tammi was so kind to send me - thank you again Tammi. I have coloured her with SU markers and highlights with stickles and white gel pen. I am sorry about the fact that the flash actually is reflected in the photo. I think it was because the DPs had some shimmer to them.

Have a nice evening everyone!


Monday, November 10, 2008

Thank you Judy

for giving me this award and your sweet words. For those of you that have not visited Judy's blog - please do so - she is one creative lady here in blog-land :-)

Here are the rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees
So I am going to pass on this award to:

I am so happy that I found you ladies in the crafting blog-land + I would love to pass on this award to everyone that's visiting my blog and leavin such lovely and kind words. You all inspire me!

Kram - Anki

Christmas carols

After a hard and long day at work I need to at least share something that put's a smile on my face - and that's these cute boys singing Christmas carols - Aren't they adorable? I am so happy that I decided to purchase this one from Sweet'n Sassy
It was a real pleasure to colour (of course with my SU markers and aquarelle brush). DP and cardstock, ribbon, snowflakes and dew drops purchased at our local shop Pysselakuten.

Highlighted with stickles and white gel pen. I did not want to use too many layers, since I really loved the DP with the X-mas trees.
Another thing that really made me happy was a lovely card sent from Marlene together with some cardmaking goodies as a late b'day pressie. Thank you soo much Marlene! You really made my day!

A third thing that made me happy was that this weeks challenge at Sweet'n Sassy Blog was Snowflakes - so I am entering this.

Kram - Anki
PS. I will of course post the lovely card that I received from Marlene soon, but it is so dark outside here now - so it's difficult to get great pics.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Father's Day

Hope that you've had a great weekend everyone. Today we are celebrating Father's Day in Sweden, so of course I had to make a box for my Dad at the Vänerscrap yesterday. See the pic above.
I made one in two different blue colours - using my cardstock from SU. DP from SU and of course some stickles ;-). Then I coloured the lovely and fun image that Tammi was so kind to send to me together with her lovely card - see below.
We added a travel and car lottery ticket in the box and he actually won - nothing big - just a new lottery ticket - so we hope his luck continues. Of course we also gave him a nice new outfit - a shirt and a slipover (we = me and my 3 sisters with families).
I will post some of my other creations from the Vänerscrap later. It was as always very well organized by Liza and her family. So fun to be able just to focus on making new cards - chatting with all other creative ladies and to get inspired by others.
Kramisar - Anki

Tammi's card that I know have - just wonderful!!!Thank you soo much Tammi!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Can't tell you all how pleased I am that it's finally Friday! This week have been so busy - not arriving back home from work until the rest of the family already are snoozing ;-)
Well - I am looking fwd to the Vänerscrap tomorrow. Finally I can catch up with making some cards again (I have been colouring after work, but not beeing able to actually finalize any cards...sigh......). Well - I managed to finish of this special order for one of my colleagues.

She is attending a b'day celebration for a 75 year young lady. So on her wish-list for the card she said: Harley Davidson, America, Lottakåren (the Swedish Women's Voluntary Defence Org), Librarian, making her own jewellery...

Well - I decided to use my cardstock and DPs from SU and to colour 2 of my Magnolia stamps. The first one had to represent the Lottakåren (I also attached their symbol) - coloured her with more "military green" colours. The second one had to become the librarian - reading tons of books. I also cut out the DP to look like the map of America, found the Harley Davidson sign on Internet and then I used one of the lovely angels that I got from Marlene.

Coloured with my SU markes, highlights with stickles and white gel pen. Rubon from SU as well. Pearls from stash. I also received my nestabilities from Spellbinders and of course I had to try them out. So I decided to make a flower to go inside of the card together with the b'day greeting "Många grattiskramar" - meaning Plenty of Happy B'day Hugs.

Well - will be hoping to be able to post some more cards on Sunday after the Vänerscrap.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Kramisar + sorry for the bad quality of the pics - but by the time that I got home yesterday evening it was pitch black.......


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thank you so much

for your sweet words and pressie's on my b'day (that's today). I just wanted to let you all know that I am alive, but have not had the chance to visit your blogs for some time. Work takes too much time these days - not leaving enough time over for the fun and important things as cardmaking. I do hope that I will have something new to show you here soon.

I am attending Vänerscrappen - a local event - in my hometown this Saturday. I am so much looking fwd to this. We will have all meals included and can just focus on being creative between 10-22. My hubby asks - how can that be possible to spend so many hours on cardmaking??? I just tell him - time flies when you have fun and do not need to worry about dinner, hoovering or washing clothes ;-)

Well - now I will try to relax and enjoy that it's my b'day!

Kram and once again - thank you so much for thinking of me!

PS. My hubby and son are giving me a voucher to spend some money at the SPA Hagabadet in Gothenburg. I am def. looking fwd to that + Isac has made a very nice picture for his Mom - I will show you later.