Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Prima July BAP and Scrap Around The World July challenge

Wednesday! zippety zip 3 days into my first working week and things are still at a leisurely pace in the office. 

July is almost at its end so I was just about in time to submit my take on the Prima July BAP. No beating around the bush about it, I found the sketch rather challenging but what the heck.


2014 July BAP Sketch KasiaK 

I am also submitting my page to Scrap Around The World (SATW) and their July challenge. The moodboard by Tusia Lech is so so very pretty;

 

I was inspired by the mannequin the mirror in the top left square. Together with the red posy it jogged my memory about a cute chipboard piece from Prima's Divine collection. The quote made me think of a particular photo of a special young lady blazing off her radiant smile, and the fuzzy balloon bit and starlit skies inspired me to use a floral stamp and bling.

So once again I have dug into my stash of all sorts and came up with this;

 



 
 

 

This page is 100% Prima, but as I have used stuff from my 
box of loose products, I unfortunately don't
have the product numbers at hand.

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Thank you ever so much for taking the time to come by!

Catching up slowly in all places.
My next blog post will be on 4 August.

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Prima PPP July 2014 and OUAS July challenge - "The 5 Musketeers"

Howdy hi!

The last days of my summer hols and weather forecast shows nothing but a big sun and a whopping +30C and more. No rain in sight so I pulled down the blinds and put the fan at full blast when I created the page I am sharing with you today.

I am entering it both for OUAS' July challenge as well as the Prima July PPP.

First the OUAS sketch with journalling theme "numbers";


and then the Prima PPP ;
 
Primapicksjuly 

Here's my take - "The 5 Musketeers";
 
The journalling is at the back of the page, 
it is kind of private.
It tells the story about a family, 
and the importance of love
when home is away from home.

The layout is 100%, but as I have used bits and 
pieces without their packaging found 
in my stash during my recent de-stashing, 
I unfortunately haven't got the different item numbers
at hand .

 Papers are Sea Shore, Something Blue and Delight.
Chipboard is Delight.
Flowers are both odd ones loose from
a box, and Stationer's Desk.


Thank you so much for coming by! I will
soon be back at the computer making visits!

Till then toodeloo! xoxo Eila

Saturday, 19 July 2014

New Issue of Scrap365 Magazine and an article in the June/July issue - "Walk"

Hello lovely scrappers!

I am beyond thrilled to share the cover of the latest blooming marvellous issue of SCRaP365 :)

CLICK HERE  for a link to where you can order just this copy or subscribe to the magz! 

 
(And on the cover, at the bottom left is a sneaky of my project with a closie of a little angel.)

The issue is jam packed with a host of floral delights from Kim Price, Gabriella Pollacco, Els Brige and many more!

(Now these following words are the words of our fabulous Mme Editor *blushing*;)

"Alongside all the prettiness we have a fabulous misting tutorial with Eila, Lisa points us in the right direction with arrows, Sanna brings some bling to our pages, Tracee dips into Sunset Shades and Kim W shows that neon doesn't have to be blinding!"

There is a host of other wonderful articles and projects including our fantastic readers' layouts in the gallery and Sandra's debut!

PLUS we have the FANTASTIC Cricut Explore to give away to one lucky winner...as well as a ​plethora​ of other gorgeous goodies :)

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And in the previous issue of the said magazine, I have a 2-pager inspiration station article on what to do when a page feels "wrong" and you don't quite know why.

Here's the finished page - "Walk". 
It is based on Papermania Capsule and 
KaiserCraft Sweet Pea collections. 
Prima blooms of course.



 
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Enjoying my summer hols to the fullest, the weather 
has been simply fabulous! 
Am actually waiting for a rainy day so
that I can do some scrapping. 
Too hot in my nook as it is now.

Till next time - toodeloo! 
 xoxox Eila

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Cards galore

Heeeelloo!

Lazy days of July - aaaahhh! enjoying my hols in blissful slow motion. Have slept, taken naps and slept some more. Feeling how the energy is coming back day by day.

Thanks for popping by despite your own busy schedules and lives! This will be a short post as text regards, letting the photos speak for themselves.

I started on my annual de-stashing the other day. So much that I had forgotten about hidden in the piles. Mercilessly I chucked 10 kg (20 pounds) of paper, that is a pile measuring almost a meter (about a yard). Starting to get some order now.

Today I'm sharing 5 more cards and a gift box.

The first card and box were sent to Canada to a beautiful, kind and generous lady with a big and loving heart! She had a very special birthday on 3 July.

This one is based on papers from Teresa Collins and Ruby Rock-It.
The lace/sateen bloom was bought from Etsy.

 



 And the gift box that was sent together with the card;

The box is also based on papers from Teresa Collins and Ruby Rock-It.
The fussy-cut cluster if from a Glitz paper.
All flowers are Prima.

Thank you so much Helen Tilbury for sending me the
beautiful chippy clock!




Another card, this time for a young man who likes fishing;


This card is based on papers from Pink Paislee Nantucket.


Then comes a card for a young lady, based on Glitz and My Mind's Eye.


 
 
And lastly, a trio of butterfly-themed cards based on Webster's Pages Postcards from Paris;

Card 1
 

Card 2


Card 3


Et voilĂ !

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Have a wonderful week my lovelies!

xoxox Eila

Friday, 4 July 2014

Meeting Greta

Hello hello!

It's the last day of work before the summer hols. Cannot wait to sit on our balcony this evening with a glass of chilled rosé in my hand and the tea lights lit having 3 weeks with time of my own to enjoy and no alarm clock ringing at 05.30 a.m.

Today I thought I'd share a page I made recently just for fun. I think Prima's Time Traveler's collection is so very beautiful with its muted, dusty soft colours. Perfect for scrapping vintage photos but I had something else in mind when I set out to create.

My friend J has a most adorable little pug puppy called Greta. Her wrinkled-up face and big eyes makes me want to give her a smooch. She is quite a character, little Greta!

So here it is; 



This photo makes me giggle, just look at Greta's face! ;)
Couldn't help adding the chippie specs. 



 The frame was cut out from the Priceless Moments paper
and mountedon foam tape to add height, and then 
5-6 layers of punched and fussy-cut details were 
tucked in under it around the whole page.



PRODUCT LIST

 All papers are from the Time Traveler's collection kit 
item nbr 814168

Individual papers have the following item numbers:
  813895 - Time Traveler's Memories collection Dark Lines paper, reverse side
 813895 - Time Traveler's Memories collection Dark Lines paper, A side
813888 - Time Traveler's Memories collection No 70 paper
813925 - Time Traveler's Memories collection Priceless Moment paper
813857 - Time Traveler's Memories collection Falling Roses paper
13901 - Time Traveler's Memories collection Time Traveler paper, A side
 813901 - Time Traveler's Memories collection Time Traveler paper, reverse side
813918 - Time Traveler's Memories collection Tickets Only paper

Embellishments
813710 - Time Traveler's Memories collection chipboard 
573249 - Time Traveler's Memories collection tags and tickets
572686 - Time Traveler's Memories collection flair button
814076 - Time Traveler's Memories collection 4x6 ATC pad
Time Traveler's Memories collection word stickers from collection kit
575083 -  Time Traveler's Memories Time is Up fabric flowers
575113 - Time Traveler's Memories Nice Time mulberry roses 
575076 - Time Traveler's Memories Time Out mulberry rose  
575069 - Time Traveler's Memories collection Make Time mulberry flowers 
572860 - Time Traveler's Memories wood icons  
575434 - Stationer's Desk mulberry flower
813369 - Prima Every Day Vintage flair button
961138 - Prima Finnabair Elementals typewriter keys
573669 - Prima Crochet Icon

Stash
Ranger Archival black ink
KaiserCraft stamp
Chipboard title

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Thank you so much for taking the time to come for a visit!

Cheers! xoxo Eila



Tuesday, 1 July 2014

More summer celebration

Hello hello!

Thank you so much to all of you who you have hopped along with Scrap365 Magazine and Quirky Kits! The draw for a winner will be made at 09.00 a.m. GMT on 4 July so there is still time to join in.

Start HERE!

On this rainy first day of July I have 4 more days to go at work before I'll kick off my court shoes and slip into baggy, comfy shorts forgetting all about make-up.

A couple of blog posts ago I mentioned that the month of June was full of celebrations and I had some more cards and perhaps a gift box or two to share with you. 

Here's first a card;

 Papers used are a mix of Crate The Pier and Prima Anna Marie.

All flowers are of course Prima.



And the gift box that was given together with the above card;

 

The papers used on this one are all Crate The Pier.
Also the chipboard pieces are from the same
 collection.


A piece of net, Spanish moss and beautiful Prima resins 
for a beachy accent.


Sweet and short blogpost today!

Thanks for coming by!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


Saturday, 28 June 2014

Scrap365 Magazine - Quirky Kit Blog Hop

Hello beautiful peeps and welcome to our blog hop! 

We at Scrap365 Magazine have joined forces with the fabulous Quirky Kit girls to show you just how economical, exciting and inspirational subscribing to a kit can be!!

If you have come from Sian's blog, you're in the right place! 

Here's a list of all the gals that are playing along today; please make sure that you leave some love on every hoppee's blog; like Scrap365 on Facebook and follow the Quirky Kits blog so that we can put you into the draw to win the MAY/JUNE 'It's My Party' Main Kit :) 

The draw for the winner will be made and announced at 9am UK on Friday, 4th July.





Quirky Kits have a choice of three kits - Main, Lite and Embellishment; all of which are delivered bi-monthly. Check out their kits HERE

Leonora and her team have kindly given us the beautiful 'It's My Party' Main Kit to give away as a prize.




The DT have all been playing with one or more of the current Quirky Kits to show you just how versatile they are; and how they suit any style of scrapping! 

So let's get started. First off we were given a sketch to use as a jumping off point. 

Sometimes I have beautiful products and am itching to create something with them, but I have no clue where to start. My head is totally blank for ideas. 

That's when I find using sketches a really good way of kick-starting the creative process. Rotating the sketch different ways also feeds my mojo as it sees elements from different angles. Very often the finished result has little to do with the original sketch, but the main thing is that I was inspired.

A really wonderful sketch can also inspire me to start digging for products because I see certain shapes and/or elements that spark my imagination.



I played with the Lite, Main and Embellishment kits mixing different papers and embellies from all of them. All flowers are from my stash.

I used one of the sketches that come with the kits as starting point for my first layout - "Pucker Up":


This is sooo different to my normal layered style, 
but going CAS and using only one single flower 
albeit a really chunky one, was great fun.



Loved the sparkly sequins and that yummie gold thread.



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My second page is based on the Scrap365 sketch above - "Nbr One Girl":


With an adorable photo like this one, my choice of papers 
was an easy one. I obviously used one photo instead of 4 
smaller ones.

Sweet sweet acetate butterflies and sugar dots on soft
mist splatters. 
 
My faves are the Teresa Collins floral and heart papers - LOVE!





Got to adore the vellum with teal sparkly polka dots!

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Also my third page is inspired by one of the sketches that come with the kits - "Joy":

This page came together in a wink. 
Pure eye candy for me, but I am biased of course.
Just love the lime green, peach and rosy pinkish reds.


This photo says it all. The joy of being children, the joy
of running, the joy of giggling and just having so much fun!

 My kind of cluster; flowers, fussy-cutting, and sweet embellies.

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Your next stop is at Kristin's blog HERE - happy hopping and good luck!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila