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Friday, October 30, 2009

The BnW Christmas Collection blog hop is here!!!

Welcome to our BnW Christmas Collection blog hop!
I am sure you are going to fall in love with these new stamps that Summer has in store for you. Elisabeth has once again (don't know how you do it sweetie) created stunning images that really warms your heart.
The theme for this blog-hop is Christmas and Cookies for Santa! Well - I guess you all know by now that the BnW DT team is a cookie loving group of ladies...hihi......
Summer has prepared a wonderful prize! There will be a complete set of the new stamps for not only one - but TWO lucky winners. The winners will be announced on the BnW blog
Nov 4th (by me -since it's my b'day:-) and Nov 5th by Susan (since it's her b'day;-).
So what do we want you to do? We want you to complete the full blog-hop and also leave comments on each blog and the BnW blog where you also need to answer a question.
Also - a very IMPORTANT note - the stamps will begin selling on Saturday Oct 31st!!! YEAH!
So you should have arrived from Iris blog - if not - then you can start all over from the beginning. Here's the blog-hop order - just in case you get lost:

So - what can I show you today? Well - I got to display these two cuties eating Gingerbread and of course the stamp is called Gingerbread Love. Aren't they just adorable? I immediately thought of Isac and his cousin Julia. This is how I picture them together when they are a little bit older - sharing and having fun together.
I coloured them with my copics and highlighted the gingerbread with my cinnamon stickle.
Used the Eskimo Kisses DP - of course *lol*. Chalked around the edges with Pinecone. Got to add the new and wonderful Country Elegance flowers. Then I added the perfect sentiment from SU - Sweet treats ;-))

I hope you like it and of course there's a recipe for making Swedish Gingerbread. We normally bake ours just before the first of Advent together with our Lucia buns. We also have a saying in Swedish: If you eat many gingerbread cakes - then you become a very kind and sweet person.

Here's the recipe of Swedish Gingerbread.
Ingredients:
3 dl sugar
1/2 dl syrup
1 dl water
200 g butter
1 tablespoon seville orange skin (shredded)
1-2 tablespoons of cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon ginger
1/2 tablespoon clove
2 teaspoons of cardamom
2 teaspoons of bicarbonate
approx 10 dl of flour
Baking Instructions:
Heat up the sugar, syrup and the water in a pan.
Put the butter and the spices in a bowl.
Poor the hot sugermix over the spices and stir until the butter has melted.
Let the mix cool.
Mix the bicarbonate with almost all of the flour.
Mix everything together and put the dough in the fridge until the next day. Cover it first with plastic wrap.
Take a small piece of the dough and roll it very thin. Use the cookie cutters that you like (we normally use heart, gingerbread man/woman, pig, goat, horse - but these days there are also Pippi Longstocking and other sorts of cookie cutters ;-)
Put them on the baking plate (make sure that it's not warm) covered with baking paper.
Bake the cakes in the middle of the oven in 200-225 C approx 5-8 minutes.
Let the cakes cool and then they are ready to eat! In Sweden we have them together with our tea/coffee, but also together with our hot wine punch. Also - you can serve them as an aperitif with blue cheese on them - that's a really yummy combination!
Keep them in a tin - then they normally hold up to 2-3 months.
Good luck!

Click on the above pic and it will take you directly to Jodi's blog.

Love to hear from you!

Kram Anki

87 comments:

Jodi said...

OH Anki!! This is just adorable! I love your pretty coloring and the colors of your card too!! Wonderful, wonderful card, and the cookies look so yummy too! Heart shaped gingerbread cookies are adorable!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Kris said...

Love all the fun DP you used and the awesome coloring you have done... hugs, Kris

Tracey Feeger said...

Fabulous fabulous fabulous. Love it. Love the colours and thanks for the cookie recipe.
mwah
Trace

Shirley N said...

Your card is so adorable--I love your layout and the papers you used! Your cookies look so yummy but too pretty to eat!

hayward69 said...

What a beautifully coloured stamp image. Your card is just fantastic and love the image. Love your recipe for the swedish gingerbread so will try it myself.

Jayne xx

sumzmom said...

Oooh so yummy! The finished card is so so cute and the gingerbread recipe is to die for--definitely will have to give it a go.

Summer... said...

Oh Anki! Your card looks as yummy as your Swedish Gingerbread look! I looove your color selection and papers too...a cute, CUTE card!! =)

Krümel said...

Oh Anki, I totally love your card! What a perfect coloring and great layout.
And I nearly can smell the taste of these yummy gingerbread hearts. Sorry, picked one from the photo... ;o)

Big hugs to you!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Annie said...

mmmm I love gingerbread! and this new stamp is so adorable, and your card so beautiful. It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!
hugs, annie x

Kathi said...

Hi,
you made such a very sweet card. I love the layout and the image and the coloring and and and... :-)
Thank you for the recipe.. but who did ever manage to keep the Gingerbread 2-3 month?? *haha*
They would never get this old here. ;-)
Have a nice time!
xx Kathi

Rosette said...

Wow Anki.. everything is so "sweet" here :) I love what you did.. gorgeous ard and yummy treats :) Big hugs hun, and take care xx

ribenaruby said...

Beautiful yummy card, ,love these super stamps! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe.

Stamping Susi said...

Hi,

what a great blog-hop, what sweet stamps and your card is so beautiful!

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Ohhhhhhhhh YUM!!! I am definitely going to give this recipe a try!
But, as for your card, WOW GIRL - This one takes the cake, or shall I say the cookies? What a beautiful card you have made. I love all those layers, and your coloring is divine, oh and that little gingerbread man circle with ribbon in the corner, really sets this card off nicely.
GORGEOUS!!!!!
Great Big Hugs
Lynda =)

Teresa said...

What a pretty card.

Iris said...

Aaaahhhhh Anki everything looks sooooo yummy ! You colored this super cute stamp perfectly and I love the layout and the colors! And that Swedish gingerbread sounds soooo delicious....I already copied the recipe and definitely have to try this!!! I'm on my way to Jodi now....big hugs to you my friend

Iris

Mimiko said...

So beautiful card and such a sweet image :)

Carrie's Craft room said...

What a lovely card and all those details I just loved it! and thanks for sharing your recipe.

My name is Wynneth said...

Hi Anki - what wonderful creations you are sharing with us on this exciting blog hop for BnW :o) I am always so inspired by your work and just love all that you do :o)

These new stamps are totally irresistible, can't wait to get my hands on them ;o)

hugs
wynneth
x

Mina said...

beautiful Anki, this is defo my favourite stamp so far...love these two cuties
Mina xxx

slbela59 said...

I loved the card and can't wait to make some of the cookies and use the stamp for a card and give as a gift!!
Thanks!

Mickey said...

Love your blog, the card is so cute. The best xmas stamps ever!
Thanks
Mieke

Heather said...

What a super cute project!! Love it..

Tracy said...

Great card! I am loving all of these stamps. They are too cute.

Vanja said...

Beautiful card! Fabulous papers and layout. The image is gorgeous.
Hugs, Vanja

Jacque said...

Beautiful job, Anki!!!! That image is just so sweet and cute!! and the design of your card is lovely!!! Beautiful coloring and magnificent details you have added!! Stunning job...Hugs..Jacque

Sharon Caudle said...

LOVE this image and your card is beautiful! Such pretty papers and your gingerbread tag is a perfect touch! Thanks for all the yumminess! hugs!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

AWW!! how stinkin' cute!!! I adore your card with your pretty coloring and those yummy papers!! Love the colors in your card as well as your tasty looking treats!! Thanks for sharing such beautiful creations with us!! HUGS These images are MUST HAVES!!

Simone P. said...

This image is a "must-have"! Your card is just darling. The cookies look great too.

Moni said...

So fab card and cute image! Cookies are yummy! Hugs,moni

Lee said...

Adorable design on your card - I love it! Can't wait to try the recipes. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

wow this is gorgeous I am in love x

Mary said...

Gorgeous card! The cookies look yummy!

hugs
Mary

Piia said...

So cute and beautiful card <3 And I love BG Eskimo kisses too!!! And now I want to have some gingerbreads too - they look so delicious <3

Smiles from Finland,

Piia

Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

Your cards and cookies look absolutely scrumptious. The image is fantastic and I love your colouring.

Hugs Ali x

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

adorableeeeeeeeeee! love those cookies too yummy.. thanks for sharing!

hugs xx

artfulwhimsies said...

The cookies look so good, and the card is precious~

Suzan L said...

What a cute Christmas card!! I love the new image!!
Hugs, Suzan

JenRaff said...

Mmmmm -- your cookies look delicious! So does your card!

Nettie said...

Hi Anki
I love this stamp, it's so cute, you have coloured it beautifully. Thanks for a great blog hop and true inspiration. Take care Nettie.x

kaos said...

Lovely card - and a lovely stamp you used - I really need to try all these lovely recipes shown here!
Thanks

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

such a cute image. great job on the card ;)

LOUISE said...

Hi Anki, your card is beautiful. Love the image, and so beautifully coloured. Cannot wait to get my hands on some of this rubba! Love your Swedish gingerbread, looks devine. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Louise x

HazelQ said...

Mmm yummy cookies! Thank you for sharing the recipe, lovely card by the way ;)
Hugs
Hazel

Natalie said...

I love the flowers on this card! They are so cute! :)

traceyg said...

mm yummy! Im loving all this gingerbread, what a gorgeous card

Serendipity Stamping said...

Great job in coloring yet another precious EB image and I think I must try your gingerbread cookies for this year.

ann marie said...

love all the detail. going to try your recipe ,as well as eveyone elses.

beadz said...

Wonderful card and very cute stamp!

hugs,
Gini

Anonymous said...

This is just sweet as can be! your coloring is amazing!
thanks for the recipe. It is a must try!
Hugs
Judy
SCS~ jaydekay

craft_princess said...

Love the papers and flowers you have used...coloring is fantastic also! Yum cookies!

Annette said...

Absolutely gorgeous, such beautiful colouring, just love those papers and pretty flowers too! Love your winter card too she is adorable! Take CareX:)

Christine said...

What the perfect excuse to eat lots of gingerbread. No one can be too sweet!!! Your card is beautiful!

Blessings,
Christine

Mausel said...

ohh it looks so yummy!

Alaine said...

Hee Hee... Love the gingerbread recipe with the gingerbread stamp. I also love how you colored the purple sweater. It was beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win the blog candy.

cdm317 said...

You are truly a master of copics! The colors on your card are amazing!

Crazy Creations said...

WOW I love your card I wish I could grad a cookie.This is great !Hugs Sarah

Kim Y. said...

Wow, I LOVE your card! I love the colors and how well you colored it! Totally GORGEOUS! And thank you so much for a great recipe! I love these cookies and look, in heart shape! I love hearts!

Marion said...

Awesome card. I love this image and your colouring is fabulous. Those BG papers are lush. Thanks for the recipe

Deb said...

Anki, what an adorable card! I love all the images that I have seen so far!

Alex said...

Anki- your card is wonderful and THANK YOU for the recipe. I am always looking for a good gingerbread coolie recipe and they are usually not near spicy enough. Yours looks like it might fit the bill! Can hardly wait to try- tomorrow is NOW a baking day, LOL!

Jacki Randolph said...

Your card is so adorable, and the image is one that brings so many memories of two of my children to mind. They just loved gingerbread men, it's a Christmas tradition for the family.

Kathy said...

GOrgeous card Anki!!! I love this paper and the ones you put together look beautiful!! Love your gingerbread circle as well!! So cute and perfect for the adorable image!! Your right she does make the most heartwarming images doesn't she?? Thanks for the cookie recipe I am always looking for a good gingerbread one!! I can't wait to order these cuties up!!
Thanks for the cute peek and I hope you have a great week-end :)Kathy

coquine1635 said...

wow and the color are my favorite i love it!
Suzie

Melissa said...

This is adorable, and those cookies look yummy!

Diana - Teacher Mom said...

That image is adorable! You did an amazing job with the colouring!

torontoteachermom@hotmail.com

Kraftychick said...

Anki - what a beautiful card - this image is just precious and I am so impressed with your coloring (I'm new to Copics so I've got a lot to learn) and your cookies look yummy!! TFS!
Jackie

Vicky said...

What a fantastic card! I love the colors!

Tracy said...

Love the heart gingerbread, it's nice and different.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Crafts and Me said...

beautiful card I am going to give your gingerbread recipe a try, looks yummy!
from Teresa.

Marianne said...

Just gorgeous. Love that colour scheme. Marianne x

Tracey said...

A stunning card! I love it!!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Cute cute cute !

megline said...

Beautiful card.
Hugs, Line

lorraine00 said...

Too cute! I love seeing the different samples of this one stamp - your design brings a modern feel while the other DT's gave me a nostalgic feeling (of when I was younger). Thanks!

dragonlaidi said...

love your site, can't wait to get through the hop to check it out better

weewiccababe said...

gorgeous card Anki, beautiful colouring and such a cute stamp
Debbi
xx

Mae said...

How sweet Anki & thanks for sharing the recipe. I have to give them a try.

Maria Matter said...

lovely Anki!
Hope you are doing well!
Blessings, Maria

knag said...

I loved your card, and the recipe looks delicious!

Tammi said...

Those cookies look so yummy Anki, gingerbread is one of my favorites! Your card is sweet, pretty coloring and design and love the gingerbread tag too! Adorable card! ~Hugs

Janelle said...

This stamp is almost edible it's so cute! I love the color combination you used when coloring the stamp. Thanks for the gingerbread recipe.

Mary said...

Beautiful card! And a yummmmmmy receipe! I don't think I would have to worry about storing them for 2 months however! I'd be lucky if they lasted 2 days!!

Thank you for sharing!

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card with another wonderful stamp on it, arn't they all just so beautiful. The receipe sounds yummy and certainly one my youngest son would love as he love all things that have ginger in them.
Kim xXx

Lil Sis said...

beautiful card - love the colours and the recipe sounds good to.

Beccy

Jeanette said...

Very gorgeous my sweetie!
Hugs Jeanette :)

Rhonda said...

I love this stamp and your design! I can't wait to try these cookies!