Christmas Cyber Crop - 3

In the last shivering hours of 2007, I've completed two more LO's for Peterlina's Christmas crop. There's no better way to finish of the year - is it???


This Lo is for the 6x12 sketch challenge, but as you can see it's a 12x12 LO. I haven't tried the 6x12 format yet. I will - some day!!!


"puss" means "kiss" as you can probably guess!!! Tova's cousin who is one year older than her was quite rough with her on Christmas day, but he said "sowwy" and gave her a big hug and a wet kiss, and he was forgiven!!! The gorgeous butterflies and journalling boxes are Peterlina's own design. Check out her shop if you haven't already!

The next LO is for her challenge to be inspired by a magazine ad. I found it hard, and am not sure about the result.


The whole idea with this LO is kind of a "note to self" - "Remember to stop and smell the flowers". I do forget that...

On that note - happy new year everyone, thanks for stopping by! Remember to leave a comment in (two posts down) to have a chance to win a cute stamp!

Christmas Cyber Crop - 2

Well - while Tova had a nap this afternoon I managed to finish another LO for Peterlina's Christmas crop. This is for her Scrap lift challenge. I really like this photo of me, but I'd rather not think about that time in my life... That's why this LO has no journalling. The title says "midday sun". It's rare to see the sun during the day up in the far north of Sweden, but this was a beautiful day, and we got to see the sun for a few minutes. Another LO for my BoM.


You haven't forgot to put a comment in my last post have you? You have a chance to win a cute heart stamp!!! 

Christmas Cyber Crop

It has been slooooooow on the scrapping side of things for a few days. The husband have had almost no time off, so I've been busy making the days as fun as possible for Tova. We've been to lots of playgrounds, visiting friends and her cousins, and just enjoying the sun. You can tell she's missing time with daddy though. Hopefully he'll have some time off in the new year.

A very talented Swedish lady -
PETERLINA - is having a Christmas Crop on her blog, and I've managed to do two of her challenges. This is for the 12X12 sketch challenge:


And this is for the card challenge:

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(Saknadskram means "missing you-hug")

I'm hoping to do a couple more of her challenges before the deadline on the 1st of January!


Now that Christmas is over I can show you what some of my family members got in their presents from me. My mum, and my mother in law got a 2008 calendar each, with photos of family members in them. I made the pages very simple, as there were 24 to make!!!  Here are a couple:


I also made some pages for my sister in law, I'll show you a couple of them:

Troy & Tova
Hayley & Tova

I've also started to make a calendar for our family, but decided to do one month at a time, with a recent photo of Tova on each month. So here's January:


Have made one lousy birthday card...

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I also made my first bottle card, that I put on a bottle for my friend Megan - but I forgot to take a picture of it!!! Silly me!!!


Hopefully I'll be making more cards made soon, 'cause I won the first monthly stamp club package over at Magnolia!  How cool is that!?!?!?

So - because of my win I've decided to "RAK" some of my stamps that I've hardly used to those of you that read my blog. I've got four hearts from the Australian (I think!?!) company Stampin' Up. Leave a comment in this post before January the 6th and I'll randomly pick four winners! (Yes - Swedes are allowed!!)


Get those comments in!!!

Might not get another post in before the new year, so will take the opportunity to wish you alla very HAPPY and CREATIVE 2008!!! Thank you for all the inspiration you have given me on your blogs and forums!



Today I dropped Tova off at nana's. Going to "Bjorn Again" tonight! Looking forward to it. While she's away I've managed to finish all my Christmas present projects. Feels very good indeed! Can do whatever I want now!


Can't believe it's 3 days 'til Christmas...

Below is a LO I did a while ago, have forgotten to show it here. The title says "Happy" and on the right side I have listed what I am happy about and thankful for at the moment! Another LO for my BoM.


My lovely sisters

As I said in an earlier post, my sister has gone back to Sweden, and that made me miss my family a little bit more that usual. So - I just had to create a LO with a photo of me and my sisters. It's from way back when - I think it was 2000 - but I love the photo, and it's a special memory.


The papers are from
Paper Pesto's december kit, as you can see you can use them for more than Christmas LO's!!! :) The leaves under all my flowers are cut out on my early Christmas present from my DARLING CRICUT!!!! Isn't he just amazing??!?!??!! I guess it's Christmas now, huh - thank you MY LOVE!

On the LO below you can see how I've played with the very cool machine... :) I've also made use of my new Nic Howard stamps. Love them!


Have still got a couple of Christmas presents to create, but I'm almost done... Thanks for looking!!!!

I'm busy!

Yup, there's alot of creating going on in the evenings. Almost every night I'm burning the midnight oil... :) I'm having a good old time though!


Last night I made 8 tags for Meg's mini Christmas challenge over at
SE.  I've got a couple more to make, so that noone in my husband's family will feel left out!


Yesterday I discovered that the LO below had been "published" on the swe scrapbook blog. Very cool... The tile reads "Wonderful and simple, the love for you".

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Over at Scraputmaningen, they are having a "Cathy Zielske" week, and I have done two LO's inpired by her style.

The first one says "nap time" and the text on the bottom is a line from a Swedish song. The second one is about my Sweden, what I miss and love about my homeland... :)


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Another challenge on Scraputmaningen's blog was to create a LO where only half the page was used, you had to use something with spots, and something "see through". My LO is about my visit to London in 1998! Wow, almost 10 years ago...


Well, that's all for today. I have some more stuff actually, but will save it for another day!

Happy scrapping!

Christmas? Really?

No, I don't feel it. Doesn't feel like Christmas at all. I guess the lack of cold weather and dark afternoons does that, and the fact that I have no family here. Not even my sister, she left to go back home yesterday. I feel miserable, can you tell?

Luckily, I can escape to scrapbooking! I've done some stuff, can't show you everything, but some:

First up, my take on the latest dare over at


Am very happy with this actually! This was the dare:  to scrap a saying which has special meaning in your family; something future generations might look back on & smile about! It could be a quote or saying you use frequently, (or something your mother says which you have found yourself saying now!); or words someone in your family have made up which are repeated and have become a unique part of your family life, even nicknames.

My journalling reads: Since you are half Swedish, half kiwi, we decided you are a "swewi"! It totally makes sense!

I can also show you my take on this weeks sketch over at Veckans Skiss!


Not as happy with that one... Also the colours look really crap here, they are more "colourful" in real life! The title says something like "curious monkey". She's very curious, my daughter. Dad's gumboot was very interesting that particular day... :)

Will show some more LO's another day, thanks for stopping by!

This and that

Yesterday I dropped off an early Christmas present for my best friend here in NZ. A little minialbum that I started last Saturday during the crop, and that I finished this week. Both my friend and I agreed we couldn't wait 'til Christmas, so she opened it. She seemed to like it... :) The photos are a bit crappy as I had bad light and was in a bit of a hurry when I took them. Never mind... Click on them to make them bigger!


Tonight I finished my LO for this weeks sketch at Veckans Skiss! The title says "cousin" and the journalling is about Tova and her oldest cousin; how they see each other quite often (he works with my husband), but almost never end up in a photo together! Love my new Li'l Davis alphas!


I've also got a couple of cards to share.


Bed time now, starting to feel the flu that my man and my girl have had for the last few days...

Thanks for leaving a comment when you visit!!


Not Tova!!!

Would you believe that I have three LO's to show you, and none of them is with Tova in it?


The first one is for the last challenge over at
Scraputmaningen. The challenge was to scrap about your home. Since I have two homes, I scrapped about that! This journey have been going for ten weeks, and I'm proud of myself for sticking to it, even though I never placed in the top ten. I know a few people dropped out, when they lost the chance to win something. I now have ten more LO's that I wouldn't have if I didn't go through with it, and that's awesome!

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The next one is for this weeks sketch challenge over at Veckans Skiss! It was quite a difficult sketch, and my take is not very close to it, but I'm VERY happy with the result. The title says "love", and the journalling is actually a quote from a Swedish song. I saw someone else using the quote on a LO (can't remember who!!!). And isn't this a great photo of my husband? :)


The last one is for the Friday night challenge over at SE. The challenge was to use, staples, fabric, some kind of ticket or business card, and to have handwritten journalling. I happened to be the only one submitting something, so I won! Funny that... :) I'm actually quite pleased with the LO, and LOVE the photo! The man himself seemed pretty pleased with it too... :)

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Have also been busy making some Christmas presents, but won't show them here yet. Don't wanna spoil the surprises!

Have a great day!

The latest Jack... up @ Jack Me Up! And I'm the guest designer for this month. Very cool!!! This is my contribution:

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Pop over and have a look, and have a go yourself! :)                                                                                        

I've been cropping tonight, and when I've put the final touches on my projects, I'll share. 'til then!