Saturday, 21 March 2009

The new hÄnglar kit

Thought there might be an interest in seeing the new hÄnglar clubkit that I got last week. I'm not that crazy about them, but I buy a kit for my friend and I take one for myself too. I usually find one or two stamps that I like to keep, but then I don't know what to do with the rest :)
From this kit I want to keep the girl with the birdhouse (since I've gotten totally crazy about birds lately) and the sitting bee or whatever it is.

Any interest to buy any of the other ones?

Penny Black challenge #40

Can you tell that I long for summer? lol. I just love these flowery green/pink (my fav colourcombo) papers. Here's what I whipped up for this week's Penny Black challenge.

The challenge was to follow a sketch and here's what I did. As usual the photo gets weird in my yellow light, the colours are more pink and magenta, but I must say I like this kind of Vintage colouring too. Maybe I should distress the card :) If you look at the post with my duckcard (below) you can see what a difference there is if I photograph by night or in daylight! I really have to make myself one of those lightboxes. Soon! :D

Thanks for taking a look at my creation :)

Friday, 20 March 2009

The most amazing thing ever!

I like reading blogs with a lot of pics and that's why I try to post a pic or two on every post I make. But sometimes that keeps me from posting anything because I have something to show you, but I need to photograph it first. Well, now I have a looot of pics on the computer and a lot of things to share with you (if you have the energy to keep on reading) There will be no projects, but a bunch of other fun things.

Here goes:

The most amazing thing happened yesterday and I'm still a bit in shock. A new shoppingmall opened yesterday extremely close to where I live. It takes 6 minutes from door to door. In that mall they also have a bowlingalley and a movie. The opening of the mall was at 10am, but the inaugurating (is that how it's called? It's a new word for me) of the movies was at 8pm. Being movielovers me and my sweetie went to see the event. While standing there, waiting for it all to begin, two gentelmen approach us and say that they've heard that we go to the movies a lot. They are wondering if my fiancée would like to help with the inauguration!!! But of course, who would say no? I ask them why they approached us and how they know we go to the movies a lot and they say that one of the workers from the cinema in town suggested they should pick us because she has seen us a lot through the years and know we go a lot. I was amazed that anyone would notice, lol. I thought I was invisible. Anyhee, they wanted a guy for a change since they have always chosen girls before and Bengt get chosen! Woohooo!
So he goes up there, answers some questions about how often we go to the movies and then he gets to cut the ribbon with a Swedish actress. I was so proud! The funny thing is that when I went to see the opening of the mall I brought the camera, but when we went the second time I forgot it at home. While walking to the mall I remembered I had forgotten it and I thought to myself: I bet Bengt is going to get the honors and I won't have the camera with me! Am I psychic or what!?

And now for the amazing part: he won a year's worth of movietickets!!! 52 giftcoupons to any movie, any time, anywhere valid until march next year! I'm soooo happy because we usually try to go mon-thur because the tickets are cheaper then. Now we can go saturday nights if we want to and it won't cost us a dime! There are also new 3-D movies and they are more expensive than the normal ones. The coupons are valid for those too. YEY!!! Talk about winning the big lottery! I can't wait to start using them. I'm planning to take him out for a dinner and a movie tomorrow. It's been so long since we did that. (Eh...I think we did something similar on my b-day, but it doesn't count since we celebrated my b-day it wasn't a date, lol)

So here's how many 52 tickets are. I wrapped him in them when we got home. He's also holding a huuuge "movieticket" that we're going to put up in our little moviecorner.

Oh, and one more thing about that movietheatre: they said they had started planning for it 10 years ago - the same time Bengt and I got together. And there we were yesterday 10 years later together in the totally new poetic :)

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Cute card thursday is one year old!

To celebrate their first blogoversary Cute card thursday are celebrating with a great remake of the blog and some fabulous prizes this week! I still haven't gotten any Whiff of joy stamps, so I'm hoping to win that prize :) (although all of them are fab)

The challenge was to follow a sketch designed by Whiff of joy owner Katharina. I really enjoyed this sketch since I love tags (not that you would notice, lol). Think it's time for me to work with tags again, but not as embellishments like I usually do, but as the focal point, like here. I'm very happy with how the card turned out. For some reason I'm into using bright and summery colours. I wonder why, haha.

I know I haven't been posting as much as before and that's because I haven't been making many cards lately. I'm sewing instead and and feel a bit of a jewelry itch :) I need to finish the project for the easterswap I joined. I also have some pics to show you what I got for my birthday AND today I got the new hÄnglar clubkit. I won't want to keep them all, but don't know what to do with the rest. I was thinking about doing a charity sale again, but it didn't seem to go as well as I had hoped. Oh well, I'll see if I can put some pics of them at least.

Oh, and don't forget Cheri's candy. All you need to do is be post number 150 to get the cute polarbear from Whimsy stamps. Right now there are 55 posts, so let's increase them and make Cheri happy :)

Ta ta for now.

Monday, 16 March 2009

March blog candy - part 2

I have to devide march' candy into two lists because it got so long :)
Here's the rest of the yummy stuff you can win this month:

Mina is celebrating a lot of things: her incredible 15000 hits and 160 followers and her 4 month blogaversary on the 12th. She's giving away a gigantorous pile of papers + some other things. Make sure to sign up before the 16:th.

Aaron is celebrating her birthday and 50,000 hits! Guess her age and you're in the draw of a mag (where two of her projects are published), some embellishments, a few cards, an acrylic bookmark and the stamp set Treasure Life.

Stampingeek is celebrating her 40:th birthday with a great candy for us. Happy birthday to you!

Clare offered some candy earlier and she promised to show pics of the candy when the closing date approached. Well, now it has and here's what she has in her candy: papers, embellishments and stamped images. PLUS she has made this wonderful card folder that will be filled with stamped images. Ends 17:th.

Shannon has an awesome candy to celebrate over 1250 hits. It ends on the 17:th so you need to hurry :)

Karin is celebrating almost 25,000 hits and she has some great stamps and other stuff in her candy. She will also add an extra prize for every 75:th person that joins. Right now there are 349 entries and she is giving away 4 prizes.

Kristina has made this amazing box to hold her blogcandy in. If you don't want to join then at least check it out - it's gorgeous!

Courtney is giving away a $50 giftcertificate to the sweet n sassy store. You can pick out anything you want! They have all sorts of things for every stamper. Winner will be drawn on the 18:th.

Line wants to thank her readers by offering some candy. She has also made the DT on a totally new challenge blog called stamptacular sunday challenge. The first challenge will be posted on april 5:th. But for now go and check out her candy.

Pauline is offering a candy since her counter hit 12345 a while back. She has put together a cute candy selection of newly released Daisy & Dandelion goodies! Ends 19:th.

Caz is offering three prizes to celebrate her birthday. The candy closes 11.50pm on Friday 20th March (the date and time she was born) Have a super birthday Caz!

Sam is offering two candies and she's asking you to choose which one you'd rather win. It's a torment because they are so great both of them! I still can't decide, lol. Ends by lunch (GMT) friday 20:th.

Tanja is celebrating her first blogoversary AND 30,000 hits! I love the bag of goodies she's giving away. Ends 20:th.

Susie has this enormous candy to give away. Here's a pic of the things you can win:

Aren't they great?! Ends 21:st.

Göril is celebrating having 2000 hits since january. She's giving away two popular stamps, stamped up images, le plume markers and embellishments. Ends saturday 21:st.

Katrina is celebrating with a candy because she has made the Stampeeze design team. Congrats Katrina! It is a very yummy treat and it ends saturday 21:st.

Bev is being generous again, sharing some of her DT stash. I'm just inlove with one of the stamps she's giving away, so you don't have to join this one ;) Ends sunday 22:nd.

Jeanette is giving away ALL 4 Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Stamp Sets and some Hodgepodge Hardware and Pretties Bits and Pieces. Ends 21:st.

Jay Jay is having a candy to celebrate a huge amount of hits. She is offering 40 unmounted rubberstamps of her own Stempelstern collection! You can't buy them anymore, so if you're a fan, make sure to join before 22:nd.

Magda is giving away a great candy consisting of clearstamps, papers, ribbons and other embellishments. The blog is in polish, but the rules are the same as always: post about her candy on your blog and leave her a comment. Ends 21:st or slightly later.

Sally is celebrating her first year as a Stampin' Up! Demo but she has also gone over the 10,000 hits on her blog. Way to go Sally! Pop over to her blog to see what she has in her fatfree candy :)

Jannhild is celebrating 10,000 hits with a wonderful embellishment candy. The winner will be chosen sunday 22:nd, 10pm.

Cathy's counter has passed 22,000 hits and she's offering a candy to celebrate the occasion. WOW! 22,000 hits! I think I have about 1,000 lol. She's giving away a great selection of craftitems, so check it out. Ends 22:nd.

Sarah is celebrating her birthday by giving us a chance to win a fab candy. Happy birthday Sarah! Ends 21:st.

Ila is amazed at the amount of hits on her blog and she's rewarding us for the visitis and comments. There will be two winners and I promise you - the candy is superb. Ends monday night 23:rd.

Maria has two candies to give away and if she reaches 11,000 hits by the 23:rd she will add another prize! Hurry and join before monday 23:rd.

Jacqui has a great candy on her blog - everything you need to start stamping (in case there are any beginners out there) And for those of you who already stamp: you'll love the candy too :) Ends 23:rd.

Jak has gone totally nuts, lol, and is giving away an enormous pile of stamps+ papers and some other things. All you need to do is answer what got you to try crafting and what inspires you to make a card, scrapbook layout, sewing etc. Ends 23:rd.

Danielle is giving away not one but TWO slice machines. Yes, you heard it right. And there are other prizes involoved, so hurry and join for your chance. Unfortunately it's only open to US and Canada residents. Ends 25:th

Jude is offering a spring-candy to us. It's a great candy that would make any bear come out and smell the flowers ;) Ends 25:th.

Alexandra is giving away a brand new cellphone! I'm not much into gadgets, but I must admit I wouldn't mind at all having this one to play around with. All you need to do is leave a comment. Ends 25:th.

Sagofé has crocheted these amazing little chicks as a celebration of her 1000 hits. I would love them to move in with me since I have no hopes of ever being able to crochet these kind of things :) Ends 25:th.

Paula has reached almost 5000 hits and wants to thank her visitors by offering a candy. Her candy is "men based" so all of you who have a problem with male cards - here's the kit for you! Ends 5pm 27:th.

Angella has a lot of ribbons and paperroses in her candy. If you're using that in your crafts then this is the candy for you. Winner will be chosen 27:th 9pm EST.

Maria is celebrating 10,000 hits with a candy. Her candy has everything you could wish for, so pop over and join before 27:th 11pm GMT.

Stacey is celebrating her first blogoversary with some fabulous candy. I thought I had missed it, but I just made it. Ends 26:th 6pm GMT.

Zoe is celebrating her first blogoversary too and she's offering a great candy in blue :) Congrats on your achievements Zoe. Ends 27:th 10pm.

Debra is offering some goodies to celebrate getting over 1000 hits on her blog. Ends 27:th.

Sally-Ann is celebrating a bunch of things and she's giving away a fabulous matching candy with everything you might need for any project. Ends 27:th 8pm.

Jennifer will draw three candy winners to celebrate 200,000 hits. Can you believe it? 200,000 hits! Wow. Ends 28:th.

Katrina is sharing some wonderful pre-ordered candy from Stampin' up! You don't want to miss this. Ends 28:th.

Heidi reached 13,000 hits on my b-day (friday 13:th) so she's giving away 13 of her fav items in her candy. All you need to do is tell her your 13 favourites. Winner will be picked on the 28:th.

Kristin is giving away some stamped up hÄnglar images in her candy. Ends 29th, 18:00 (6 pm) CET

Gina is giving away some fab candy for no reason at all but to make us happy :) Winner will be announced on 31:st.

Helen has put together some of her fav items to celebrate 5,000 hits. I'm not at all surprised that these items are her favs. Ends 29:th.

Nicky is giving away 3 candies and I think it's bacuse she has had 10,000 hits and is celebrating her blogoversary. I'm not sure though because her blog is mostly in German, lol. Ends 30:th.

Rhynah is celebrating her 23:rd birthday with a giveaway. Ends 31:st.

Tonya is celebrating her blogoversary, weddinganniversary and her daughter's birthday! She's offering a great selection of odds and ends (is that the right term?) Ends 31:st.

Stamp with us is a blog for everyone that loves Stampin' up! stuff. Now they have a candy that you can't buy anywhere, so If you're a fan make sure to sign up! Winner wil be picked april 1:st.

Sonia accidently managed to delete her entire blog, but now she's back! And she is thanking her readers with an awesome candy. I can't imagine having to start all over with my blog. Kudos to you Sonia! Her candy ends 31:st.

Malin is generously giving away two of her hÄnglar stamps, so if you're a fan here's what you can win: Ends 31:st.

Benedicte has some Norwegian stamps in her candy and some ribbons, paperroses and mullberry paper. Ends 31:st.

Louise has sorted through her craftstash and found things that she feels she can part with. So she made a candy out of it and is offering it to us! Woohoo, one person's discard is another one's treasure, right? Ends 31:st.

Erin is having her first blogcandy to thank all her readers. This is not totally fat-free since she will be sending somre real chocolate ;) YUM! Ends 31:st.

Ella Bella is giving away two tinker&co downloads in her candy. Ends 31:st.

Suzanne has another (well, it's actually the third, but I missed the first) candy on her blog. She wants you to answer a question, nosey as she is ;)
Ends 31:st.

Caryn is celebrating her 100:th follower and reaching 12,000 hits. She wants to know what your fav crafting thing is and in her candy you can win some of her fav things. Ends 31:st.

Lisa is celebrating her blogoversary with a yummy candy. There are some great things in there, like dod gone stamps, papers etc. Ends 31:st.

Ladybug and friends are opening their brand new website and to celebrate they will be giving one lucky winner the whole new collection of stamps. That's 10 stamps! Wow, isn't it great? Make sure to pop by their blog before april 1:st.

Claudia has gotten a very generous candy from Magnolia to give away. There will be six winners and all prizes are wonderful! Ends april 2:nd.

Gro is celebrating 10,000 hits. There are a lot of great embellishments in her candy and a cute stamp. Ends april 1:st.

Basic Grey pad giveaway

Cheri from thepaperfreak is having her last giveaway today. I think she saved the best for last because today you can win either "euphoria" or "archaic" paper pads from Basic Grey.

Here's what you need to do (in her own words):

Leave a comment saying which pad you prefer, what you plan to do with these papers should you be the lucky winner, and to whom I should send the other pad. Then go blog about my giveaway or email your friends and tell them to come and comment, too. Tell them to make sure to mention you in their comment and you BOTH win!

You have until 11:59 pm AKDT (-800 GMT) today, March 15 to get your comment posted. Only one comment per person. Since there are only two pads on offer, any entries that mention more than one other person will be deleted, as will duplicate entries.

So jump on over to her blog and make sure to mention me ;)
Good luck!

Oh, and her giveaway from day 3 is still open. You need to be comment number 150 to win and right now she has 43 comments...