Sunday, 26 February 2012


Började att plantera om alla pelargoner idag. Det är ju en del så det tar några dagar! Jag startade med mina favoriter, som av någon anledning inte blev omplanterade förra året, fragrans-/odoratissimumhybriderna. Bilden visar en av mina absoluta favoriter - 'Nejlika', som doftar precis som kryddnejlika! I bakgrunden sitter katten Curry och inspektarar sitt revir.

Det har varit en helt underbar dag idag. Solen har skinit från en klarblå himmel. Det har droppat från taken och snön har dragit sig bort från gräsmattan mer och mer. Vi åt lunch på inglasade verandan för första gången i år och det var en härlig känsla. Jag tror minsann våren är på väg!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

My first ATC swap!

I had such a great day yesterday at the scrap meeting! I can't believe that I've finally found some scrapbookers/card makers/art journalers/crafty people in my small hometown! We were between 20 - 50 years old and some had been rubberstamping since 20 years (me!) and one girl just started last december! And although that difference in age and "experience" we had so much to talk about!! I had a blast! Can't wait until the next meeting!

Yeah, I bought my first three stamps actually 20 years ago! It was in an home decor shop in a small English village and they had some stamps from All Night Media. I bought a cat hanging from a heartshaped balloon (still got it!), a frog (still got it, but damaged) and a worm peeking out from a hole (damaged and thrown away). And a black ink pad!! I wasn't very advanced then!
The next time I came across rubber stamps were many years later in a shop in Rome. I think it was a home decor shop as well. I bought two stamps with roses and a gold ink pad!! Still not very advanced!
I think the first shops that sold rubber stamps came to Sweden around 2003, at least that is when I found them! They weren't scrapbooking shops but shops that sold other tings and had a few shelves with rubber stamps. Two in Gothenburg and two in Stockholm! We have a bit more now! But still no one close to where I live, so everytime we go somewhere I always try to find out if we will pass a scrapbooking shop! And my husband is experienced so he will bring a book so he can sit and read in the car!



The ATC swap!
(Look at the gorgeous chocolate pastry
made out of FIMO clay! Definitely an
upcoming projekt of mine!)

Saturday, 18 February 2012

My first crop!

Today is an exciting day! I'm going to my first crop and I'm going to participate in my first ATC swap! I live in a small town and finally I've found som fellow crafters nearby (thank you Internet!). We are 8 that have started a group on Facebook and 7 will come!! I am so excited!

The theme for the ATC swap was "Me". I've created a pink (♥) ATC with a patterned paper which representate a wallpaper (I love interior design), I've stamped a cat (♥), dog paws (♥) and a pelargonium (♥). Stamped the word Ciao since I love everything about Italy. I've also handwritten the world Ciao since I love writing, calligraphy and fonts. And since I am a medical secretary ATC means something else for me, Anatomic Therapeutic Chemical classification system, so I also wrote down the number of my favourite drug. At least the days I've got a headache! ; )

Friday, 10 February 2012

Dear deer!

Dear deer!

I love these plants too, so stop eating them, please!

I know it's been really cold in Sweden this latest week and we've finally had some snow, too. I guess it's difficult to find food in the woods right now but my hebe, come on!

Please knock on my door the next time and I'll give you some cat food the cats refuses to eat. High on protein, great for outdoors! You're happy, I'm happier and the cats are the happiest!