Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Gift - RoP/BnW challenge

Hope you've had a great weekend. We certainly did and I managed to bake many of the X-mas cookies yesterday. So am I tired today - the answer is YES!!! ;-)
This week Peta is setting the challenge over at RoP/BnW. She wants us to make a X-mas gift or alter a project for X-mas. I (due to lack of time - yes I confess - it's hard to bake and create at the same time...hihi.....) went for a X-mas card and a X-mas gift bag.
I inked up the very fresh and cute Christmas Hearth from the latest BnW release.
Picked up some matching DPs from my stash and went for a clean layout. Just added the
letters JOY for my sentiment and a ribbon (from SU) + some dew drops.
Close up of the two cute little kids - waiting for Santa ;-)
Then I made a rather "clean" gift bag - since I did not want any image to cover the DPs and the little Santa ;-)
Sentiment from Aud Design - stating Merry X-mas in Swedish.
Hope that you like it and want to play with us. Also REMEMBER - tomorrow is the first day in our Advent Calendar over at BnW. You do not want to miss that!!
Kram - Anki

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ginger anyone

First of all - thank you soooo much for the wonderful and sweet comments on my project for the BnW blog hop. So much fun to see that so many of you wanted to join us and that you all agree: E Bell has done it again and thanks to Summer - we all can get a piece of her talent to work with!!!

Today I have a short post for you - showing you the supersweet image Gingerbread corner.
Isnt' she cute? Well - I'm not sure if we will be able to make such a wonderful Gingerbread house this year - but I think we will try. It will be so much fun for Isac to make one. However - it could be that he wants us to make a Gingerbread Ferrari instead :-)

I coloured the cute images with my copics. DPs are from the Eskimo Kisses range - of course *lol*. Ribbon from my stash.

Many of you wanted the template for the bottle tag/box. I received it from our local shop - Pysselakuten at our local scrapevent Vänerscrappen Nov 14th. Here's the template.



You see "Glögg" mentioned - that is our mulled wine that we drink - adding almonds and raisins in the Glögg and then drink it while we are eating Gingerbread cookies. Vin = Wine.

This is the different sized that you can use - since the Glögg bottles normally are smaller and not as tall as the wine bottles. The lines that are marked indicates the score/fold lines +
where to attach the box to the tag. I hope that you will not have any difficulties in putting this one together. Don't hesistate to email me if you have any questions on how to put this together.

Here's the result again of the one that I made for the blog hop. You can of course alter it and decorate it as you see fit.

Kram and looking fwd to hear from you.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Button fun

Happy Tuesday to you all and it's time for another Try it out Tuesday!
TIOT is all about using buttons on your cards/projects.

Well - I do love my buttons from the Eskimo Kisses range - so I had to use them of course.
Oh - and of course the matching DPs in the Eskimo Kisses range :-)
Also - you NEED to check out the glitter buttons that Susana has in store for us.... they are a MUST HAVE!!
I decided to make a triangle box - since they are so easy and fun to make (thanking my sweet friend Iris for learning me how to create one).

Coloured Lily and Billy with my copics. I do hope that you've noticed that Susana has refills for the most popular copic colours. Higlighted spots on the image with 3d gloss and white inkssentials pen.

Cut out snowflakes with my punch. Added the buttons and tied a knot with brown scrappers floss on each and one of them. Closed the box with ribbon from my stash and then I added the sentiment - from Aud design - God Jul 24/12 = Merry X-mas (since Santa arrives on the 24th in Sweden).

Hope you like it and make sure that you check what the rest of the DTs have been up to. I'm sure I will :-)

Kram - Anki

Monday, November 23, 2009

BnW Blog hop is here!!!

Finally it's Monday! I've been waiting for this blog hop and I hope you all have as well.
Again - Elisabeth has done it again - and I'm sure that you all are going to NEED (yes - you'll need them - I can hear it already ;-) all these new cute stamps. So what are we presenting this time - well no cookies - but different ideas for gift wrapping, bags etc.
But before I start to tell you about my project - here's the blog hop order for you - just in case you get lost:
Make sure that you stop by each and one of us - since one lucky winner will be able to win the full set of these stamps! For all details - please read carefully on the BnW blog - so that you don't miss the chance to win these cuties. The stamps will be up for pre-order today as well - so make sure that you order them now.
Well - as for my project I wanted to create a bottle tag/box. We received a lovely template at our local scrapevent - Vänerscrappen (Nov 14th), but I did not have the time to try one then. So of course I thought this would be perfect to go with my card featuring Two Turtle Doves. Of course I filled it with candy and Swiss chocolate (X-mas chocolates with almonds).
I went for a little more vintage style this time on my card - and therefore I also wanted the bottle tag/box to match. I will post the template on the BnW blog later this week - for those of you that would like to try it.
This cute little girl looks very Swedish to me. Why?? - you ask - well - it's because she's wearing a Folklore bonnet. I used to have one - but with roses - when I was a baby girl :-).
As you can see - I went for a distressed look. Coloured her with my copics. The roses were sent to me by my sweet friend Marlene - love them. Chalked around the edges (after using Tim Holtz distress tool) with pine cone + on the flowers.
Looking fwd to hear from you. And now you are off to Iris blog to see what she's been up to!
Kram - Anki

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My third prize winning card

Just another quick post from me - with the picture of my card that won 3rd prize at Vänerscrappen. This time we should make a vintage looking card. Well - You know me - I love colour - but actually - I loved making this one. Once again - image sent to me by supersweet Tammi. Flowers from wonderful Marlene and my stash. Sentiment from Prickiform.

And yes - I promised to show you what I won during this event - well - see below.

Kram and happy Saturday to you all!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Best Wishes

Hej girls!

Just a quick update from the Bärgman-Margitin family. Isac is doing so much better. The medicine is working and hope that he will be fine soon. The Scarlet Fever seems to be going away. Hubby is not doing well though. He still has a lot of pain in his neck from the car accident last week (where he was hit from behind while he was driving home). He's going to the hospital today to get an X-ray. I want to thank you all for your sweet comments and for thinking of us - I so much appreciate that. It's so wonderful to have such caring friends - even though we've never met in real life - you all are so amazing - remember that!

Well - over to some fun. I was at our local scrapevent "Vänerscrappen" with tons of talented ladies last Saturday. We had some challenges and guess what - I won one of them - following a layout. I was one happy lady - I can tell you. The card that I won with is this one - the image is sent to me by sweet Tammi - so thank you Tammi for helping me with this challenge ;-)
I also won a third prize in another challenge and then 1st price in a Scrapbooking Bingo. Will show you the prizes in another post + the card that I won 3rd prize for.

Kram and hope you all will have a very creative weekend!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

RoP/BnW Challenge - Sweet November

Time for another RoP/BnW challenge. This time it's my turn to host the challenge. Well - I thought I needed something to inspire me in this November weather. Don't know what weather you have - but in Sweden November normally means rain, rain and rain....
What can you do when there's nothing on the TV and you need a little inspiration to get your mojo back? Well - I just love to watch movies and cuddle - don't you :-) One of my favourite movies is Sweet November. I watched it with one of my sweetest friends - Georgios (my Greek little bro) in Zürich many years ago. He could keep his eyes on Charlize Theron and I had Keanu Reeves to look at ;-)) (Well - my sweet little Greek bro Georgios is also a very good looking guy) It's a very romantic movie, but also one that really touch your heart. So that's why I decided to let this movie inspire me to create a Romantic card. That's what the challenge is about - to create a Romantic or Sweet card.
I used my cute little GF images (thank you Tammi) to create a virtual Keanu and Charlize ;-).
Made a card for a couple to wish them all the happiness in the world.
Kept a very clean layout and got to use some of the stunning roses that my sweet friend Marlene sent me for my b'day. The DPs are from my very sweet friend Tammi - that she sent me on my b'day.
Added a few blings and there you have it. Hope you would like to play along with us.
Also - remember - there's a new BnW hop coming your way soon. Keep your eyes open for November 23rd. I promise you - it's sooo worth it!
Kram - Anki

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thank you Caz

Hej girls!

Hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday and that you don't miss this weeks TIOT over at SCACD. I could not participate myself - since Isac is ill again. This time he's got the Scarlet Fever. We got some medication for it yesterday - so he is doing so much better.

I will try to join in for the TIOT later this week.

Also - I wanted to show you a wonderful card and pressie that arrived from sweet Caz!

Don't you just love it - well I def. do - so THANK YOU so much again Caz!


PS. I will not be able to visit so many of your blogs this week - but of course I love to hear from you from the posts scheduled for this week.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Rocking Friday


Just wanted to wish you a wonderful weekend and show you this little card with Rockin' Around! Isn't she just supercute? This card is not going to be a X-mas card - but a card for my niece Julia - who turns 1 end of November. She's a cutie too ;-)

Coloured the image with my copics. DPs are Basic Grey and I went for - as always these days - a clean layout. Chalked around the edges with pine cone.

Added the heart charm, Country Elegance flowers and some blings ;-)
You can find all the DPs and the embellies here.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! And also - I would love it if you would link to your card/project where you've used one of the BnW stamps. Please leave the link with your comment below.

Kram - Anki

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Trendy Bell-hop

Welcome ladies to another fun release of the Elisabeth Bell designs for SCACD. You find these wonderful Sampler Edition 2 stamps here as of today at 06:00 AM Californian time.

First of all - just to make sure that you don't get lost - here's the blog hop order for today:
I'm sure that you all are in for a positive surprise and will want them all *lol*
I got the lovely task to present Fashionista. I love her and she so reminds me of the girls/ladies that I used to read about in my teenage magazine - Starlet - sweet, cool and gorgeous!!!

I coloured her with my copics and since she's into fashion - well then I found the perfect Basic Grey DP to match her outfit. Went for a very clean layout and added a couple of blings and the heart charm.

Hope you like her as much as I do and now you are off to Lorelie's blog to see what she's been up to. Also - looking fwd to hear from you what you think of her.

Kramis and have a fun blog hop and shopping!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Create a Winter Scene

This weeks TIOT is to create a scene with one of the images from the lovely Winter Wonderland release over at SCACD. The Winter Wonderland stamps are perfect to create any winter card that you want to make - or for the upcoming holidays.

We are longing for some snow here. It's very dark this time of year in Sweden - so we def. need some white stuff on the ground!! If I can not have it in real life - then I can dream about it. So I decided to ink up the Snow fun image :-)Coloured them with my copics. Then I made a spruce to go behind the cute little girl and some snowflakes. Sprinkled some Polar Soft White flowersoft on the spruce, the snow and the snowflakes - to add a little extra spark. Also - used Shimmerz on her mitten and boots ;-)

Added the sentiment "A Winter Day"- sent to me by sweet Kathy, some pearls, snowflake charm and ribbon from my stash. The DP is from our local craft shop Pysselakuten.

Hope you like it and that you want to play with us on this challenge.

Have a wonderful day and remember to stay tuned for the blog hop coming your way later this week.

Kram - Anki

Monday, November 9, 2009

Blog candy and more fun

coming your way this week! We are going to have a fun blog-hop again with the SCACD team showing of some new wonderful images by Elisabeth Bell. I'm sure you are going to love them - but also - I think you are up for something very fresh, new and creative. So I bet that it will be a positive surprise for you. Make sure that you mark Friday the 12th in your calendar.

Also - if you haven't noticed it yet - but Susana has a blog candy up on the store blog in order to celebrate the new release (that we are going to show you on Friday).

So click on the below pic and it will take you to the fun news.

Kramis - Anki

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thank you ladies

for your lovely gifts that arrived last week. You are sooo kind and I do hope to meet you in real life one day. Loving your cards and your gifts - so sweet of you - so thank you

and also - thank you Wynneth for your sweet card with Victoria and the stamped images that arrived.
Make sure that you stop by these supertalented ladies blogs. I am so honored to have you as my friends!
Love and a huge thank you again!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sketch Challenge

This week Suzanne has made a wonderful sketch for us to play with. I had a lot of fun with it and almost - note almost - followed it exactly. See if you can see what item that I moved to another part of the card??

I used my Basic Grey Wisteria DPs for this card. I think it turned out really pretty. The image I used is the Suprise from the E Bell Ornament Serie for SCACD. I used did not use the cute little puppy on this one. Coloured her with my copics.
Cut out the circles with my nesties. Added the flower part with my SU punches and my flower punch. Added a little spacer in the center. I also cut out smaller flowers with my punch and added Bella Baubles in the center.
The sentiment is a Susanament - and there you have it! Hope you like it and looking fwd to read your comments.
Kramis - Anki

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It's my b'day

and I got Belle singing for me - but not only that - I got the honor to pick the first winner from our blog-hop!!!! So if you are curious - then pop over to the BnW blog.
I also want to send a big thank you to all of you for your lovely comments on our BnW blog-hop. We are so happy to hear that you love these cute images as much as we do. Elisabeth has done it again! Her illustrations rocks!!! And so does Summer who turns them into these wonderful stamps - so that we all can play with them.

Well - I need to share another card with you:I coloured Belle's Carols with my copics. Then I went for a rather clean layout with my Eskimo Kisses DPs. Added the Country Elegance flowers and some embellies in the center. Tied the blue polka dot ribbon and added the SU sentiment Merry X-mas (well - it could actually have been Happy Birthday as well - but I can't create b'day cards for myself - can I?? *lol*)

I hope you like it. The first winner of these adorable stamps is picked by Random org. She has left comments on all the DT blog-posts and answered Summer's question). Hope over to the BnW blog to see if it's you ;-)



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Award from Caz

Thank you sweetie! So nice of you and what a lovely award as well!

The rules are:
Pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know that I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions with ONE word.

OK - I will give it a try....

1. Where is your cell phone? Handbag
2. Your hair? Darkbrown
3. Your mother? Berit
4. Your father? Per-Erik
5. Your favourite food? Greek
6. Your dream last night? Dream?
7. Your favourite drink? Caipirinha
8. Your dream/goal? Happiness
9. What room are you in? TV-room
10. Your hobby? Crafting
11. Your fear? Rats
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Illustrating Mom
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Morningperson
15. Muffins? YES!
16. Wish list item? Time
17. Where did you grow up? Vänersborg
18. Last thing you did? Card
19. What are you wearing? Jeans/Top
20. Your TV? On (Desperate Housewifes)
21. Your Pets? None
22. Friends? Wonderful
23. Your life? Great
24. Your mood? Happy
25. Missing Someone? Yes
26. Vehicle? Saab
27. Something your not wearing? Earrings
28. Your favourite store? All ;-)
29. Your favourite colour? Warm red
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday
32. Your best friend? Soo many
33. One place that I go to over and over? Zürich
34. Facebook? Yes
35. Favourite place to eat? Home
I’d like to pass this award on to the following blog friends:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

RoP/BnW Challenge no 24

and that's is a Christmas Card. Well - isn't it perfect - we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve in Sweden i.e Dec 24th- when Santa arrives in person and give us our gifts. If - we've been good of course ;-))

So I decided to colour this cute new image from the Belles'n Whistles collection- Twas the night before Christmas.

Coloured the image with my copics and highlighted some parts with Polar White Flower soft. DPs from my X-mas stash :-). Did not want to use too many embellies - since I wanted the DP as my X-mas scene.

Added the sentiment "Från oss alla till er alla en riktigt God Jul och Gott Nytt År" = From us all to all of you - a very Merry X-mas and Happy New Year, ribbon and Basic Grey Button.

Hope you like it and want to play with us. Also - don't miss the Guest DT details on our Challenge blog. So glad to have you in our team ladies:

Kathy of Distressed Stamper

Erin of Scrap Stamp and Be Merry

Nikki of nicnakschat

Kram - Anki