Saturday, November 28, 2009


And what is that, you wonder? Glögg is the typically warm Swedish drink for Christmas! The recipe stamp is one from a wonderful set from Kortmakarna, designed by a blog friend, Deleelsias värld.

The recipe is:
4 dl Black currant Juice
2 dl Apple Juice
4 dl Water
1 piece of Ginger
4 Cloves (whole)
1 tsp Cardamom seeds
1 piece of cinnamon stick
You mix and let it cook together, you can add Alcohol (Wine or stronger) to spice it up!

Anyway, I made this card for two challengers, at A Spoon Full of Sugar - Non traditional Christmas colors, I figured dark blue and pink are not! I used a sketch from Papertake Weekly.

I also have recevied two awards, again, WOW! One from Hege in Norway, Thanks my friend!
And the other one from my DT friend at TMITA, Selma, Thanks my friend!

And as usual I send these on to my readers, followers and blog friends, you are the best!!

DT Monday - Stamp with Fun and TMITA

Hello, hope you had a great weekend! Today at Stamp With Fun we are to make a Christmas card and at TMITA anything BUT a card! Please don't forget to check out the other DTs, you find them in my left sidebar! For my Christmas card I used sweet Tilda with ginger bread to be served on the 24 December, when the Swedish celebrates their Christmas!

At TMITA the challenge is Anything but a card and to use this fabulous FREE digi image, Snow Flight. I made a small canvas for my nephew's son! Oh, look at the snowman going down the sloop, can you feel the speed, lol!

Recipe SWF:

Stamp: Magnolia
Colored with Copics
Glitter: Stickles by Rangers
Papers: Bazzill, Basic Grey, Little Yellow Bicycle
Felt Hearts: Nilla's Craft room
Leaves: Martha Stewart punch

Recipe TMITA:
Image: (c)Nina.J.May
Canvas colored with Adirondeck Dabber - Denim

Image colored with Copics and Stickles Frosted lace
Snow dots: Pearl maker by Waco Ribbon from stash

Friday, November 27, 2009

My new stamp and 2 Challenges!

I got 2 mails this week, one from Whiff of Joys stamps and one from USA. In the box from USA I found (surprise?) Prisma Colors pencils, yippee! Now I just need to figure out where to buy blending stumps, have found the OMS, so with the help of a Tim Holtz product, don't no the name, I gave it a try. The image is a mix of Copics (of course) and Prismas. However it will take some practicing using pencils instead of Copics, but I am going to have a lot of fun ( and frustration!). The challenges for this card are WOJ - Christmas and a sketch from Create4Fun!

Stamp: WOJ Wee and reindeer
Colored with Copics and Prismas
Papers: Bazzill and Crate Paper
Wooden buttons: moof
Ribbon and bell from Nilla's Craft room
Sketch: Create4fun

at TMITA with a lot of fun, prices, new images and YES finally, Nina's new store where we all can buy her wonderful stamps! Mark your calenders for 9-13 December! Click on the banner to find out more!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I am glad you are my friend!

And I am glad not to make a Christmas card!! I was lucky last week to win (randomly) the A spoon full of Sugar challenge, yippee!! This week I was lucky because they ask us to use a color combo, brown with blue or pink! I used a wonderful stamp, if you love Beetle, this is for you, from Prickiform!! A Beetle blue and Cab, what a dream! I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday no 78.

Stamp: Prickiform
Colored with Copics
Text: Hannas stamps
Papers: Basic Grey
Flowers: Moof ( a Malaysian company)
Sketch: Sketch Saturday:

Sunday, November 22, 2009

DT Monday - Mimosa meets Mr Moose!

Well Mimosa is from Sweden so it wouldn't be to strange, lol! Today I have 2 DT cards for you, I start with Stamp With Fun (because they are 6 hours ahead of TMITA, make sense?). SWF has a wonderful sketch by DT Conni for you this week and a fabulous price, a stamp set from, Tassilo's Drachenshop.

Here is my card using the cute Mimosa!

Next, but not the least, There Is Magic In The Air, and it's because you get to meet Mr Moose who is having trouble with the Christmas decorations, not so easy?! This image by Nina May is a FREE digital stamp, so CLICK HERE to get it and join the fun! This week's challenge is to use something fuzzy on your project. As you can see I used a felt tree and a fuzzy ribbon.

Recipe SWF:
Stamp: Mimosa
Colored with Copics
Papers: Basic Grey
Chipboard: Creative Imaginations
Others: Stickles, Bazzill scalloped edge, Spellbinders, Smooch gold Spritz

Recipe TMITA:
Stamp (c)Nina.J. May
Colored with Copics
Text: Nilla's Craftroom
Papers: Daisy Buckets
Jewels: Bo Bunny
Felt tree, ribbon from stash
Others: All night Media glass finish

Saturday, November 21, 2009

To Tilda!

I am not going to be late for Just Magnolia this week, so here is my card!! The challenge is masking, as you can see I masked Tilda and stamped the Magnolia tree, which I gold embossed! The gift is on 3D cushions! Just as simple as that!! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Stamps: Magnolia
Text: Popcorn
Colored with Copics and Distress ink
Papers: Basic Grey and Bazzill
Embossing powder: Rangers
Ornaments: Brads from stash

Friday, November 20, 2009

A beary Merry Christmas!

I found this way to fold the card on a Swedish blog, thought that looked fun! So here is a card for Penny Black Saturday (I know the last minute, again) challenge, Christmas for the guys and A spoon full of Sugar, Baby/preschooler's first Christmas! Maybe not so much baby card but I thought I send this one to a 7 months boy who might be able to laugh at the bear, or?? And here is the inside and the close up of this adorable stamp!

Stamp: Penny Black

Colored with Copics
Papers: Farmers Market and Basic Grey
Cardstock from Bazzill
Buttons: Bazzill coordination
Glitter: Stickles by Ranger

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tilda in blue!

Confused, yes that´s me! I was in a hurry today, I wanted to make a card for Just Magnolia and so I did, I thought?? But I used the same sketch as previous card from Sketch Saturday. Oops! So I guess this is a card without a challenge! Never mind I am happy about it! Oh dear!! Where does time go??

Stamp: Magnolia
Colored with Copics
Papers: Basic Grey
Pearls: Making Memory
Felt Stars: Hero Arts
Moose or elk: Nilla's Craft room
Others: Spellbinders, Stickles (frosted lace)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Orson is back!!

Good morning all friends! Hope you like my Christmas layout! Today I will show you a card I made for my father who is turning 80 on the 26th of December! I asked Orson (Nina May's adorable monkey) to help me carry a Happy Birthday (Grattis) and a cake to him! Since my fathers birthday is around Christmas I made it in red and green with the help of sketch 77 from Sketch Saturday and at Stamping for the Weekend they wanted us to us BIG numbers, and I think 80 is BIG enough, lol! Happy Birthday Dad!!

As you can see I used Orson twice and this is how the original digi stamp looks like, with the cake! Plenty of room on the other side to tell my father all the best wishes!

Recipe: Stamp (c)Nina.J.May TMITA
Colored with Copics
Papers: Basic Grey
Buttons: Bunny Zoe's Craft
Numbers: Provo Craft
Sketch: Sketch Saturday

Monday, November 16, 2009

DT Monday - Mimosa meets Mr Penguin!

Lalalala.. Monday!! DT day!! At STAMP WITH FUN, the challenge is to make an Advent calender or a Christmas decoration. The winner (randomly) takes home a beautiful price from Tina a Hanglar stamp! I decorated a box and inside the box I put 12 tags (double sided) with the numbers 1-24. I filled the tags with a wisdom card, so instead of chocolate my friend will receive 24 wisdoms, I wonder if she will be happy, lol??

At There's Magic In The Air, you get this beautiful and fun image Free, Penguin Skating. The challenge this week is to "Use a reflective material (e.g., metallic paper, foil, mirrors, etc) on the project". Nina's price is beautiful brads and ribbons! As you can see I used a piece of foil decorated with a stamp and glitter glue around it. I also made, for the first time, an easel card. I followed Erika's instructions, you find it HERE!.

Recipe SWF:
Stamp: Mimosa Bildmalarna
Papers: My Minds Eye and Basic Grey
Flowers,brads: Making Memories
Ribbons: from stash

Recipe TMITA:
Stamp: (c)Nina.J.May
Paper: My Minds Eye
Charm: Bunny Zoe's Craft

All colored of course with Copics!

An award and a little about myself!

Not Monday yet, you have to wait a few hours before I can upload DT Monday!! But I have received this award from my fellow DT at TMITA , Kim, so I better answer the questions this time! (Jessy sent it to me a while back and I promised to answer....)! Thanks a million Kim!

OK here goes...

1. Where is your cell phone?desk
2. Your hair? To thin
3. Your mother? Dead
4. Your father? Turning 80
5. Your favorite food? Singapore Noodles
6. Your dream last night? None
7. Your favorite drink? Champagne
8. Your dream/goal? Stay healthy
9. What room are you in? Office/Craft room
10. Your hobby? Card making
11. Your fear? Wasps
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Sydney
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you're aren't? Mean
15. Muffins? NO
16. Wish list item? Xyron
17. Where did you grow up? Sweden
18. Last thing you did? Checked mail
19. What are you wearing? Tshirt/shorts
20. Your TV? A must
21. Your Pets? 2 Dogs
22. Friends? All over
23. Your life? So far good
24. Your mood? Happy
25. Missing Someone? My mother
26. vehicle? Car yes
27. Something your not wearing? Makeup
28. Your favorite store? Any Craft store
29. Your favorite color? Brown
30. When was the last time you laughed? Always
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday (movie)
32. Your best friend? Hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over? Craft room
34. Facebook? Biographies
35. Favorite place to eat? Kuala Lumpur

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Winner Tim Holtz stamps!

I guess Tim Holtz is not a big hit among my readers since there were only 29 takers, LOL, of my Blog Candy! Have to come back with some other stamps, Magnolia maybe!! OK, to no further delay the winner of this candy is......

no 11 and that is INGRID! Congrats!

Please send me your address so I can send you your early Christmas present!

Thanks to all of you who entered and spread the word!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Snow Seeds!

I hear it's snowing in Sweden and it's cold in Europe! When one lives in the tropics like myself, you have to check the calender to see which season it is. lol! 32 C and sunshine almost everyday, that is my season, I admit I am loving it!! Today I have made my first pink/baby blue Christmas card, it's kinda of cute, for a change, even if I will probably stick to the old fashion red and green in the future! I used a sketch from this week's challenge at Winter Wonderland!

Stamp: High Hopes (Bunny Zoe's Craft)
Colored with Copics
Papers: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Stars: K.I Memories
Ribbon: American Crafts
Charm: Bunny Zoe's Craft

Thursday, November 12, 2009

WOJ Colors and Blog Candy!!

Happy Thursday to you all! Just a reminder to you all, tomorrow the 13th is the last day of my Tim Holtz Blog Candy, see below in this post!

Today's card is for WOJ challenge no 55, Orange, Brown and Ivory colors! I used Henry again, dear little Henry, orange suits him I think! And finally I got to use one of the crochet flowers my friend in Sweden has made for me (100s of them)!


Stamp: Henry the mouse
Colored with Copics
Papers: Basic Grey
Text on Heart:
Brads: Tim Holtz


Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I fell in love with this paper the moment I saw it, the colors are so powerful! I tried to create the same tones in the flower using my best friends, Copics!! I found a lovely sketch at Sketch Saturday by Debbie that I thought was perfect for the papers!

Stamp: Penny Black
Colored with Copics
Papers: AMM (All my memories)
Bling: Basic Grey
Text: Darkroom
Sketch: Sketch Saturday

Monday, November 9, 2009

DT day -Magical Monday meets Stamp with fun!

DT day, yippee! Two cards and two challenges. At SWF you have a beautiful sketch by Emmi and a wonderful price from Aud Design, see below her own design! I made this Christmas Card with cute Magnolia Tilda. Papers are from DaysyD's and 7 Gypsies.

At TMITA, the challenge by Leigh Anne is to use Monochromatic colors and of course Nina's beautiful image, Elegant Pumpkins, another gorgeous FREE image! I was however lost, because I thought pumpkins are orange (they are aren't they?), and I ended up making a orange card, not happy, so in the bin, Then I realized I could make it green, better more happy!! This week's price is... see below!!

Digi stamp by (c)Nina.J.May, colored with Copics, papers are from Basic Grey and 7 Gypsies.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

God Jul!

Means Merry Christmas in Swedish! This time I tried to make Henry the mouse look more like the ones we have around the house, Grey! I stole the idea with the blings in the cookie from Rach, just an awesome idea, thanks! The sketch is from this week's challenge at WOJ! And don't forget my Blog Candy, a Stamp Set from Tim Holtz. Scroll down or click on Blog Candy at the top!!

Stamp: Henry the mouse, WOJ
Text: Magnolia
Colored with Copics
Papers: My Mind's Eye
Blings: Kaiser
Glitter: Stickles by Ranger
Challenge: Sketch by Jane, WOJ

Friday, November 6, 2009

Holly Jolly 3 in one go! oops 4!!

Hi all! Friday again, soon Christmas, yep that's true! So here we have another card for this occasion! I was lucky, I distressed my card and then checked Just Magnolia challenge and guess what? they want you to distress your card! Check out their monthly tutorial! A beautiful sketch at Paper Take Weekly together with Jingle Bells at Winter Wonderland (if you recognize my hand made bell,lol) and here you have my card! Have a great weekend! Don't forget my Blog Candy! I don't know if you are allowed to do this, but I just realized at Magnolia Down Under , their challenge is Distressing, so i enter my card there too!! OK, Kellie??

Stamp: Magnolia
Colored with Copics
Papers: Daisy D's
Blings: Kaiser
Ribbon from stash

Nillas Blog Candy no 5!! NOW CLOSED!!


I know I promised you candy a long time ago, sorry! But finally here is one for you, A stamp set - Cirque Alphabet from Stampers Anonymous! Brand new! Same rules as before, leave a comment, become a follower and write about it on your blog! This will only last to next Friday, yes the 13th. Good luck to all!