fredag den 2. februar 2018

We enjoy every day

Lars and I have enjoyed these last days. Peace and tranquility fill us, and we have appreciated these days very much. Very early Monday morning, Lars will meet for surgery in Aarhus. We believe in the power of prayer, so please pray for him.

søndag den 28. januar 2018

Happy New Year

It's been quite a while. I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and a happy new year. A little update: Lars is ill, and finally we're finding out what's wrong: Everything from shrinking liver, blood clots, aphasia, stomach ulcers and discuspals in the neck. Lars will undergo surgery Monday, Feb. 5th, and we hope it's the right decition. No one promises progress, only that they may stop the degeneration that is taking place.
It has been and is still a difficult time for us. We find comfort in each other, our love is growing stronger each day and we have great faith in a Heavenly Father who loves His children, who will help them find peace when things are difficult.

These are some cards I've made during December and January. They are made to

These 4 cards are made using "Besutiful you" from Stampin Up.

Stampin up! "Merry patterns".

Stampin up! "Lovely as a tree" & "Painted harvest".

The nisse are from "Bildmalarna Stamps", from Sweden.

The nisse, are from ByLene design, the girl are a Magnolia Stamp, 

The first card are from Stampin Up! "Painted Harvest"
2nd card: Tekst are from "Million & One".

This different cards dragonflies are also from Stampin Up! 


The swirl in the first card are from Stampin Up! "Faaling Flowers". The horse in the middle card, are from Magnolia.

Stampin Up! "Painted Harvest" & "Baby Bear".

The girl are from Magnolia Stamps,
the flowers and number are from Stampin Up! "Numbers of Years"

Stampin Up! "Baby Moon".

1st card: Stampin Up! "Swallowtail".
2nd card: "This little piggy".
3rd card: "Baby bear".

1st card: Stampin Up! "Wetland".
2nd card: "Numbers of Years",  Stampin Up!
3rd card: "Falling flowers", Stampin Up!

"Numbers of Years", by Stampin Up!

1st card: "Numbers of Years", by Stampin Up!
2nd card: "Falling flowers", by Stampin Up!

1st card: "Falling flowers", by Stampin Up!
2nd card: Design paper from Stampin Up!, flower is a punch called Daisy also from Stampin Up!

Still trying to get a grib around decoration boxes and making flowers - none of which I find easy...

fredag den 29. december 2017

Christmas traditions

In Denmark Santas helper's are called "Nisser" (gnomes)
Here's a picture of a (Bramming)-Nisse. To me, that's how a nisse should look like.

 Billedresultat for bramming nisser

In Denmark you can buy a sheet of paper with nisser, you cut them out and then place them all over your house. Some are serious, some are teasing, some smart and so on.
It is not unheard of, that in pre-school and kindergarden, each child will take turn, to take home a teasing nisse. The next day they will share what the nisse did...
Our grandson Mads, also took home a teasing nisse from nursery, for a weekend. The Nisse, among other things, took some of Mads' clothes and put it on the christmas tree.

In many homes you will find a nisse-village like this one. I found the picture on the internet.

Relateret billede

When our children was very young, we had a nisse-village too. One year Lars showed me some houses in porcelain. They are made in The Nederlands. He asked, how I would feel if we made a winter village without nisser! I was on board! It has been his project all along. He plan where the houses, people, animals and more, are going to be so it all fits together and tells a story.

This year we did not put up much decoration, but Lars made sure of, that the Winter village was up and running. The winter village is different every year. This is how it looked like this christmas.