Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing all my sweet blogfriends and followers a wonderful last day of 2010 and only the best for 2011.

Here's a little post from me sharing my very last cards for 2010 - created today.
My New Years card for BnW

My New Years card for SCACD

and two cards with images from Victoria Case (thank you sweetie for sending these freebies (from VC FB page) that really made me long for Spring and Summer.

Kramis and once again HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Welcome to the X-mas card factory

Have you finished all your X-mas cards yet? Well - I think I have......maybe.....
Here's the result from the X-mas card factory the last couple of days.

Cards made with stamps from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD).

Cards made with images from Belles'n Whistles.

Some cards with LOTVs images....

Two cards with images from InStyle Stamps

and then one with stamp from Whiff of Joy.

Hope you like them and yes - these were "quick cards".

Wishing you all a wonderful X-mas. Tomorrow it's hubby's b'day and then it's Christmas Eve - so no more time left for blogging. Will be checking in on you after X-mas!

Kram - Anki

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Opening no 21 and it's Recipe day!

It's my time to open no 21 in our BnW Advent Calendar, but before doing so - I would like to say Happy b'day Mom! Yes - it's my Mother's b'day and we hope to be able to see her later today - if the roads are cleared from all the snow. 

To see my yummy recipe - pop over to our BnW blog and also enter for the chance to win in our Advent Calendar.

Here's my card that I hope will give you some last minute inspiration. I coloured little Peek-A-Boo Snowbaby with my copics.

DP from my local craft shop Pysselakuten. Added little stickle to give the card that extra spark and some flowers of course.

And what's for dessert? Well - pop over to our BnW blog and check it out.

Kram Anki

Thursday, December 16, 2010


You don't want to miss these 3 new cuties released over at SCACD today!
I could not decide what image to colour - so I coloured them all ;-)

I also decided to use only 1 DP and then make three cards with them.
So - I will not keep you long - since I'm sure you would like to pop over and get these cuties - but here you have my 3 cards.

First - Winter friends by Elisabeth Bell!

Guardian of Hearth and Home - by Carmen Medlin

The Yearling by Victoria Case

And here you have The Yearling in real life - my sister Cathrine when she visited Japan earlier this year.

Kram - Anki

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Vintage X-mas

How are you all? Busy with the last minute X-mas shopping and preparations?
I've not even managed to mail my X-mas cards to friends and family - but hoping that I will be able to send them all by the end of this weekend. Sometimes you just would like to have a couple extra hours per day - right?

Well - here's a quick post from me today - reflecting a "Vintage X-mas card" that I made at our local scrapevent. The DP is from our local craft shop - Pysselakuten. I was so happy when I realized the match between the DP (see that cute little boy) and Mo's wonderful image: Nicholas Bearing Gifts.

I had to colour him in matching colours with my copics of course.  

Distressed the edges and added some pearls, flowers, leaves and a lace. The sentiment is sent to me by my supertalented friend Kathy!

Hope you like it!

Kramis - Anki

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Diapercake and some winter pics

Happy Sunday ladies!

Hope you are all doing fine. I must say that I'm totally busy at work and also with all the X-mas preparations. So unfortunately not too much time to craft or to visit your blogs. I'm really longing for the X-mas break (yes - I'm taking some days off from work to be able to play with Isac and hubby in the snow).

Well - as I promised you earlier - pics from our snowy Sweden. Well - these shots were taken some weeks ago and YES - we have received more snow since then. Let me put it like this - Isac's swing set as you can see in one of the pics - is now almost covered with snow..

I also managed to make my very first Diapercake for my sister-in-law Elena's little Olivia.


Tomorrow we celebrate Lucia here in Sweden - so we are going to see Isac and his friends singing all the Lucia songs for the parents and grandparents.

Kramis and hope you will have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sweet little one

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Here's a short post from me today - and for a change - no Winter card - but a cute little baby theme....  I coloured Rose Petal with my copics a long time ago - but I never got around to actually create a card with this cutie. I wanted it to be special....

So here you have it - a little baby card:

Added a few pearls and a ribbon - since I wanted the image and the DP to be in focus.

Also - have you seen the New Sew Easy Tools that Susana has in stock now. If not - make sure that you pop over - I'm sure that you are going to love them!
Wishing you all a wonderful day!
Kram - Anki

Friday, December 3, 2010

X-mas shopping?

Happy Friday everyone!

Have you all finished your X-mas shopping yet? We def haven't. Need to find b'day presents for my Mom (Dec 21st) and my Hubby (Dec 23rd) first....

I have a little gift set to show you today - using Mom & Daughter Shopping Day from InStyle Stamps.

I coloured the image with my copics and went for more "bold" X-mas colours.
I also made a matching gift box.

Card and box recipe:Hope this is some inspiration for you.

Stamp: InStyle Stamps - Mom and Daughter Shopping (Digital stamp)
Colouring technique: Copic Sketch Markers
DP: "Colored winter" from Fancy Pants Design
Products and embellishments used: Smooch, Flower Soft, Christmas Blossoms
from Making Memories, Viva Decor Pearl Pen and Glitter Liner, Stickles (Frosted Lace and
Burgundy), White Gel Pen (for highlights), Ribbon from Stampin Up.

Kram - Anki

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Twinkle, twinkle little star

How are you all doing? Here we are totally snowed in..... It's been snowing in our area for over a week now so we can hardly see out of our windows. I promise to update my blog with some pics later. The weird thing is that - some parts - not more than 20 minutes drive from our area - doesn't have the same amount of snow as we have... So as I told my manager - I will be back in the office again in March ;-) Well - that's for the snow update today.

Over to my project - I altered a gift bag on our local craft event some weekends ago. The challenge was to alter the gift bag for X-mas, use a ribbon and at least one button. Here's the result.
I coloured little Bundle of Love with my copics. Added pearls, ribbon and flowers. Sentiment from the DP. Oh - and yes - I added a little stickle to make her/his outfit spark a little bit more.

Kramis and hope you like it.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Winter walk with my friend

Happy Saturday everyone!
Hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Here's a short post from me today - don't want you to miss the **SCACD Stamp Sale Info**. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to read more about it.

I'm sure that you have some stamps on your X-mas list to Santa - so why don't you help him and pop over to SCACD today and check out what Susana has in her store .

Before I tell you about the Stamp Sale - here's my card that I have to show to you today.
I've coloured little Winter Emma with my copics.

DP from my local craft store, ribbon from stash, flowers and stickles from SCACD.

Hope you like it. Now over to the:

**SCACD Stamp Sale Info**.
Super stamp sale - Between Nov. 27th thru Dec. 4th.
Buy ANY SCACD Exclusive set OR 4 of ANY SCACD Exclusive stamps and get ONE free stamp from the Exclusive SCACD stamp line -(free stamp is store owner's choice). SCACD Exclusives stamps are those designed by Elisabeth Bell, Victoria Case, Carmen Medlin and myself - Ann-Christine Bärgman - Anki's Sweethearts. Find those stamp lines HERE!

Have fun shopping!

Kram - Anki

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Anki's X-mas treat - valid until November 24th


I have a little treat for those of you that are a follower of my blog and always leave such sweet comments.

It's def. time to create some X-mas cards and I'm hoping that my little Digi (handdrawn and illustrated by me) "Santa's Helpers" would be useful for you.
For those of you that would like to have Santa's Helpers for free - please send me an email.

This is a ONE time offer that will be available as of today until November 24th.
Please - also note down my Angel policy that you can read about HERE.

Kramisar and hoping this will help you to start feeling the X-mas spirit!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Se upp i backen!


I know that you are preparing for Thanksgiving - that's one of the traditions I wished we would have in Sweden, but nope..... So please have fun, spend time with your families and loved ones +EAT a lot :-)

Here we have tons of snow and more to come. So I think that it could be a winter just like the previous one where we even got our own little ski-slope ;-)

Today I want to show you a card that I made last weekend at our local scrapevent.

So with all this snow around me - I got the inspiration to colour the new stamp from the Elisabeth Bell Mini-release - called Look out below and in Swedish we would say: Se upp där nere - but normally we shout "Se upp i backen" (backe = slope).

I coloured her with my copics. DP from my local craft shop. Sentiment God Jul = Merry X-mas in Swedish - from a DP. Pointsetta to be found here and then I purchased the "swirls" or wires at our local craftshop. The snow is of course Flower soft - Polar White :-)

Hope you like it and that you are going to have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kram - Anki

Monday, November 22, 2010

BnW Challenge - Sketch & Bold Winter Colours

Happy Monday everyone!
Hope you've had a great weekend. I've had a wonderful one and got to spend all Saturday crafting with 39 other ladies. A wonderful scrapevent from 10 - 22 without having to prepare any snack, lunch, dinner or cake. If that's not a treat - well then I don't know *lol*. It was so much fun to see all the different styles, cards and layouts. Such a wonderful inspiration.

We also have a new BnW Challenge for you today - where I'm the hostess ;-) So I would love to see your cards/projects using the below sketch + Bold Winter Colours.
Here's my card - I used Snowball for my image and coloured her with my copics.
Hope you like it and will join us for the challenge.
Kramis - Anki

Sunday, November 21, 2010

One day late - but here are the lucky winners


Sorry for being one day late - but I had totally forgotten that I was away all day yesterday at a local scrapevent.

Thank you so much ladies for your sweet comments and also so much fun that so many of you would like to participate in my blog candy.

I will keep this post short - here are the lucky winners (chosen by randomorg). Please email me your contact details.

Candy 1 Luciana

Candy 2 Carola

Candy 3 Kim Y

Candy 4 Lindha

Candy 5 Dörte

Candy 6 Gerd - she doesn't have a blog, but she's sent me an email in order to participate anyway.

Congratulation ladies and remember to email me your contact details so that I can ship the goodies to you.

Kramis Anki

Friday, November 19, 2010

Link to My b'day candy that ends November 19th

Hope that you would like to participate in my b'day candy. I will be picking the lucky winners on November 20th. Read all the details HERE

Kram - Anki

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy birthday!

Welcome to a new TIOT! The TIOTs as of today and during December will be all "Free style". So that will be fun to see what each of the DT girls will come up with.

I knew what I wanted to do - colour the new little stamp "In The Moment".
I wanted the image to be in the center - so not too much bling, bling..... Just a few buttons and the sentiment saying Happy b'day in Swedish (from Aud Design).

Hope you like her as much as I do. Have a great Tuesday everyone. Also - remember to enter for a chance to win the SCACD candy. Read more about it HERE.

Kramis - Anki

Monday, November 15, 2010

SURPRISE! - SCACD Mini Winter-release Inspirational Blog hop is here

Welcome to our inspiration blog hop reflecting the new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Mini Winter Sampler and Victoria Case for SCACD Mini Winter Hearts and Hugs Set.

Just in case you get lost - here's the blog hop order:
Elaine - Alex - Anki (me;-) - Lori - Dianne - Danni - Aud - Kim - Mary Lou

We also have following fun news to share with you: 

* SCACD FACEBOOK PAGE!!! Make sure you join Susana on FB, since she will be using the Fan Page to do; first notice of New Products, Special Sales, Check in on SCACD Monday's for Facebook Only Sales, Surprise Facebook Candy. There will of course be a lot of fun going on here as well. So make sure that you're part of the FUN! 

* BLOG CANDY: There will be TWO blog candies running from Nov. 15th – 19th! The first chance to win an Epiphany Crafts prize will be on the store blog and the second chance to win an Epiphany Crafts prize will be on the Facebook page. The winners will be announced on the 19th at 6pm EST !

* Between the 15th thru the 19th if you purchase an Exclusive SCACD Stamp Set you will receive a FREE stamp of Susana's choosing that could be from ANY of that Artist's released sets. For example, if you purchase an Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamp Set you will receive ONE Elisabeth Bell for SCACD stamp of Susana’s choosing. If you purchase multiple SCACD Stamp Sets you will receive ONE free stamp for each set purchased. Since the Carmen for SCACD is just a single set if you purchase this set you will get ONE SCACD Stamp of Susana’s choosing as well.

Well - that's all the FUN info you need to know. And here are the cards that I would like to show you. 

Products used: copics, pearls, DP Mistletoe, Pointsetta flowers and ribbon. Sentiment form my supersweet friend  Kathy. 

Hope you like it. Your next stop is Lori.

Looking fwd to hear from you.
Kramis - Anki