Thursday, December 22

Teachers appreciation gifts


This years teacher appreciation and neighbors gifts:)  These are very simple selfmade cellophane bags, decorated with 3ndypapir Christmas papers and fabric ribbon:) I have made other variations of these gifts before and you can see them here if you are curious.

 



Saturday, December 17

Guest designer at Scrappehuset




























I'm a guest designer over at the Norwegian blog called "Scrappehuset" today, and all through December up until Christmas they've had and will have cute little tutorials from loads of talented, both national and international guests for you to enjoy every day. Although the text is written in Norwegian, I'm sure most of you non Norwegians can get a lot out of just watching the pictures.

Anyway, my tutorial is about how to make some cute mini gifts from chocolate bars, which is something I love to make and give as birthday treats, teachers appreciation or just a little gift for whoever. I have had a tutorial about this before that you can see here and another version here. It's a great way to use up older papers and stash that you don't know what to do with, so get started and get creative!!



Marianne:)

Wednesday, December 14

This years Christmas card

Just like last year, I made a digital design for this years Christmas cards. And like last year I used Sausan designs digital products. The background and the star elements are from the Jing-a-link kit. As I was running out of time in these hectic times, I kept it simple. Maybe not quite "less is more", but definitely a fast design. And like last year I ordered the cards at Postkaarten.nl. Received them in the post 2 days after I ordered them:):)


Marianne:)

Tuesday, December 13

Happy St. Lucia day!!

Yesterday we made Lussekatter, very yummy buns for the celebration of St. Lucia today. Here are some facts about December 13th and the St. Lucia day, and here is a movie showing how it is celebrated in Scandinavia. And if you want to make these delicious buns, here's the recipe:


Recipe for "Lussekatter" or saffron bread in English

150 g butter
5 dl milk
50 g dry yeast
1/2 ts saffron (not necessary)
150 g sugar
1/2 ts salt
2 ts cardamom
13 dl flour
1 egg and raisins for decoration

Grind saffron with a little sugar in a mortar and pestle. Melt butter, add milk and heat to 40 degrees (too hot to keep your finger in), add salt and saffron. Mix dry ingredients and gradually add the hot milk mixture. Knead the dough. Place in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let rise til twice the size. Knead again. Divide the dough into 30 parts. Roll into traditional shapes, add raisin decoration and place on a greased sheet. Let rise 15 minutes. Brush with beaten egg. Bake 7-10 minutes at 225 degrees.
Bon appetitt!

Marianne:)
 

Monday, December 12

A sneak peak and GIVE AWAY!!!!!


This is a sneak preview of my tutorial of something christmassy and fun over on the Norwegian blog Scrappehuset that will be published later in the month. They are having a guest designer and a tutorial/inspiration every day in December all the way up till Christmas, so it might be worth checking out, even if you don't understand Norwegian, you'll be able to "understand" the pictures:)

Also one more and last chance to win the christmas collection from 3ndypapir. Leave a comment here and visit the 3ndypapir blog and you're in (sorry European participants only). Double your chances by sharing on FB, blog or twitter. You have until Monday Dec. 19th and this is what you'll get: