Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Snow fun

Need a Snow Day?
Greetings all. Just found this fun site thanks to Bekka. AND I MANAGED TO GET THE PITURE THINGIE!!! Go have look!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Scoops, HAHA, and i don't know how to do all the technichal stuff! LOL So imagine there is a big blue "7" about here, and then I have to tell you 7 intresting things about myself. Then I have to pass it on to 7 people....but I don't know how to do that either! So all you blogg geniuses out there...HELP!!!
My seven things.....
1. I was born in South Africa, and am married to a Finn, and speak Swedish.
2. I have a 16 year old cat called Stinky. (well I love her to bits so it must be of intrest to someone!)
3. I have been crafting one way or another for years, but got into card making a few years ago.
4. The internet has played a HUGE part in my life. As my family are spread all round the world, we are all connected to Skype, so I "see" them regularly.
5. My OH has recently invested in a shop, a builders merchant and hardware. I spend a lot of time there now, which restricts my computer time.... now thats not fair! LOL
6. I am a foodie and LOVE to eat. (that explains my weight!)
7. I am the proud mother of four little terrors, all boys.
Right, OK so I am NOT that intresting, but what can you expect.....
Please someone help me pass this on!

Monday, November 24, 2008

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The morning after

Just a quickie to show you the effects of last nights snow storm! Enjoy
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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Last of all is Edwin! Hé is so cute on his skis. The paper is FF and the snowflakes are punched, and cuttlebugged. The heart is nesties. Sentiment is Magnolia.
Well, thats me for now. Counting the minutes till bedtime. I hope you all have a good week! TC
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And here is Lucia! The backing paper is from Forever friends and I used my new Nesties heart. I am a wee bit diappointed with the hearts as the do not stack without over lapping, but used singularly, they are fine. Tilda is of course Magnolia as is the sentiment. I have coloured her with a gel pen, to really bring out the red. The lingonberry wreath is also coloured with gel pens, and her face is distressed. The leaves are from sizzex and I have thrown the packaging away from the flowers so I cant remember wha they are called.
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Hello again

It's winter in Nagu!!! We are at the start of a heavy snow storm, with the eye to hit at around midnight. We are expecting half a metre of snow. It is already blowing gales outside. The tummy bug hit us again, this time, OH had it on Saturday, and Kimi got it today. This has caused me to stay at home all weekend. WHAT A PLEASURE! Got some cards made, baked, made a lovely oxtail stew today and grilled salmon yesterday.
As you can see, I have been trying my new Tilda stamps. This is from the winter stampclub and the back ground is silent night by magnolia. They are coloured with Distress inks. The pointsettia is a dimensional sticker from Anitas, and a bit of gold ribbon from my stash.
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Monday, November 17, 2008


Just a quick post today, as it is already my bedtime! A good friend of mine had a baby today, and I made this card for her. It is the baby from Magnolia, Tilda, but cant remember his name!! I have coloured him with Distress and polychromos. He is sitting on a piece of ribbon, I bought about 100 years ago from Panduro. It is matted on white then blue bling from Bazzil, and the name is cut out using a cuttlekids alphabet. I have also stamped and coloured the image onto shrink plastic, with the baby's details on it, and made a phone charm! Well I thought it was cute! It only took me four attempts! LOL. Weather wise.. we had a slight sprinkling of snow in the night...SLIGHT being the operative word! LOL Oh well, at least my Dad can say in all honesty, that he saw snow in Finland. However, there is snow forecast for the weekend! Imust be off, I DONT miss out on sleep for anything or anyone! LOL TC all and HUGS!!
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Me again!

Hello from a cold and stormy Finland. I feel so guilty that I am not able to post much at the moment, but life is still hectic this side of the world. My little one came down with a tummy bug yesterday evening, so it was a sleepless night, and now the second one, is sitting perched on the edge of his bed with his face in a bucket. The joys of having four kids.... I hope I dont get it!!!
I thought I would post my weekends efforts. I have not had much time to craft, but today I made the time, as I feel that I have so much stuff, I owe it to myself to use it. The first card, Tilda and Edwin skating is from the new stamp club. I have coloured it with distress inks and matted it on coredinations. I am loving this coredinations, I have never had so many colours of co ordinating card before, well worth the investment!! The backing paper is Papermania, the sentiment is computer generated and the snowflakes are sizzix and a green punch. The ribbon I picked up at the supermarket on Saturday, with the Christmas wrapping paper. (well I picked up more than one........) LOL.
The second one is from the Pink Tilda collection. Paper is Papermania, vellum, Papermania, the flower is from a jar by Dutch moments, the leaf and sirwls are sizzix. The tag I got from a very kind lady in Sweden called Susanne.
Well, I guess I should go and check on my patients...I feel ANOTHER sleepless night ahead. Take care all
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Monday, November 3, 2008

No cards!

Greetings from afar! No cards to show, but I thought I would just pop on before going to bed! Its getting rather chilly this corner of the planet. Starting to scrape the ice regularly in the mornings now! I have had no time to craft, I am working every hour of the day. I am beginning to forget what my kids look like!!! The only reason that I am allowing myself to do this is because I am taking nearly three weeks off at Christmas, and we will spend the time together as a family. My Dad arrives from South Africa on Saturday, and I am counting the days. I miss him so much! We dont have much family left in SA any more, and I do worry about my parents. It will be good to spend time with him again. However- even less card making! LOL
Well I just wanted to wish you all well. Hope you are all safe, well and happy! Take care,