Wednesday, December 31, 2008


One of the highlight of 2008 was our trip to Tenerife, Spain last summer with our dear friends. Matthildur had a blast on the beach and here are some of the photos I took of her playing.

I wish all of you out there in digiland a happy new year and thanks for your nice comments on my layouts. I´m looking forward to a wonderful scrapyear 2009 :-)


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Gleðileg Jól - Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you out there. Have a wonderful holiday with your friends and families.

It´s a girl !

I just totally forgot to put this LO on my blog. But it´s a LO I did from the kit Toy Box at Holliewood studios. This picture of Matthildur was taken when she had just woken up after her first night in Iceland :-)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Icelandic winter

The Icelandic winter is probably not like most people imagine, yes it can be cold but it can also be mild. I doesn´t get as cold as many people think, when it´s -5-10 °C (23-14 F) it´s REALLY cold. But the weather is very changeble, it rains, it snows, it rains again, then a storm, snow again, sun and still weather....all in one day ;-)

Another LO from Winter flight, Icelandic winter

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lucky me :-)

Guess what happened, Dawn from Createwingsdesigns contacted me and asked if I would want to be on her creative team !!! Her designs are just awsome and I´m thrilled.

This is my first creative team. I´ve been a guest designer 3 times but I´ve never really applied to any CT calls, both because I'm a slow scrapper and I only do about 2-4 LOs a months and some CTs requirements are that you do 3-4 LOs a I would only be doing LOs with this designers stuff....not very good for you creative mind to stick to only one designer....especially if the designer style was not my style ;-)

So I´m happy happy :-)

There won´t be much scrapping for the next days, I´m busy doing Christmas stuff and my next project will be the Christmas card !

Monday, December 8, 2008

Little Christmas child

Litla jólabarn,

litla jólabarn

ljómi þinn stafar geislum

um ís og hjarn.

Indæl ásýnd þín

yfir heimi skín,

litla saklausa jólabarn.
An Icelandic Christmas song about the little Christmas child, beautiful song. In this LO I used pictures of Matthildur the first 3 Christmases with us. Unfortunately we were not able to be together her first Christmas.

I made the tree from a single green sprig from Create Wings kit, Winter flight.

Monday, December 1, 2008

My Christmas Calendar

I´ve been busy making my daughters Christmas Calendar. I found it too expensive to buy 24 little presents and usually they end up in the corner after 5 minutes of playing. Also here in Iceland, children get 13 little presents from the Santa Clause in a shoe placed in the window seat from Desember 11 until December 24 so I thought that was enough.

I wanted to do something different so I decided to make 24 little notes and on each note there is a promise of a quality time with the family for example: go to the movies, take a walk in town and go to a coffie house, stay at home and make Christmas crafts, rent a Christmas movie, decorate the house, sleep with grandparents and so on. Just ordinary things made special during this special time :-)

Here is the calendar, just a white plate with 24 little frames, frames I had, some I painted and some not and I also bought some new frames.

Here is a close up, under each frame there is a little note tied to a nail.

I used Mindy Terasawa´s Jolly lil Friends kit and stickers, just perfect for this project.

And here is Matthildur opening the first note this morning, very happy because her best friend from playschool was coming home with her to play :-)

And here is a picture of me and Matthildur in the main newspaper in Iceland :-)


It´s been very cold here in Iceland the last few days so when I saw this beautiful kit by Create Wings, Winter flight I just had to have it ;-)