Monday, 26 January 2015

January Prima BAP - My Heart and Soul

Hi there!

Had a wonderfully relaxed weekend and whaddya know - Mr Mojo 
knocked on the door and didn't leave me. 
YEEHAA!

The result is a take on the January Prima BAP.
I have called it "My Heart and Soul".

First Jennifer Snyder's gorgeous sketch.

 
2015-January-BAP-Jennifer

I flipped it 90degrees to the right like this


And this is the result;


The papers are from botton up; Stationer's Desk (black),
 Script 12x12 pad (brown) and Divine (teal).




All flowers and embellies are from my stash of loose 
products without packaging.


A large resin frame was cracked into pieces and
doused in Color Bloom Spray in Antique Gold before
dabbed in Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger in Knotted Wood 
and Rusty Keys.

A sprinkling of delicious gold glitter and Glass Beads in Plum
followed.


Fussy cutting from left over scraps of paper, cannot 
remember which collection but I do know its by
Frank Garcia.

 Matting in papers from the Cigarr Box Secret collection.


 And there she is, My Heart and Soul.

Thank you ever so much for popping by for a peek!

Till next time, take care!

xoxo Eila


Sunday, 18 January 2015

Prima January PPP - "Forever"

Hello!

Yes, I'm still here and I'm sorry it took longer than I thought. 
Life has its ways. 

The first project that I create in 2 months is something Prima - what else could it be! Nothing can bring back the joy of creating more than touching and fanning out my beautiful Prima blooms. So here we are, my take on the January PPP.

First the mood board with its gorgeous fresh springlike colours. 
Cannot wait to lay my hands on the new products from CHAW:

2015 Janury PPP

And then my layout that I have called "Forever". It was framed as 
you can see, and given to a friend; 

The paper is from the Epiphany collection.

I used Color Bloom Spray in Soft Teal + Summer Sky and 
Glistening Waves. Stamping in Prima Mint Green, 
Tim Holtz Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone 
and Weathered Wood.

The butterfly is die-cut with left-over scraps from the Seashore 
collection and gold paper. The crystals are from the Epiphany 
collection.

Resin heart and crocheted heart are from my stash. I sprinkled Art 
Ingredients Glass Beads in Crystal on the resin heart and
on some flowers.

 
I removed the little birdie and the streamer with the word
dreaming from a couple of 3D stickers
from the Epiphany collection. The Gold leaves are
diecut with a Prima leaf die.


All flowers are loose from my stash, as are the resins so 
unfortunately no packing left to tell the product numbers from.

Et voilà! that's it.

Thank you for coming for a peek, makes me very happy!

xoxo Eila


Friday, 19 December 2014

White Christmas Cards - Last Day 12

There was seen a radiance
Glowing one night
Near the little maiden Mary
In blue and white.
"Lilies are not fairer,
"Roses more red,
Than the Child she sings to slumber,"
An angel said.

***


Today is day 12 and I am sharing the last 2 of my Christmas cards for 2014. Another special one for someone very special.

I hope you have liked what you have seen, perhaps even been inspired a bit.


This one is based on the thick sparkly white cardstock from American Crafts and the cream/pale blue striped one is from Authentique's Cozy collection.
 
Frosted berries dismantled from a Petaloo spray and stuck into the cluster. The robin is from a local craft store. Prima die cut leaves in gold paper and red bloom from Petaloo.


***

The second card is a variant of a card that I made in green. It was shared on day 6. 

Here the bloom is in red instead and I have used die-cut leaves in gold paper instead of a host of green felt mistletoe.



I will now take a break from blogging here over the Holidays. 

Wishing you all a beautiful Christmas with your family and friends!

So the shepherds ventured
Through the white cold,
And their eyes beheld the Infant,
An hour old.
Long they gazed and wondered,
Awkward in awe,
At the paramount perfection
Within their straw.
"Diamonds are but trifles!
"Rubies no gem!"
Cried the hearts that slaved for pittance
Near Bethlehem.
So it was forever,
After the night
When the little maiden Mary
Wore blue and white.

xoxox Eila

Thursday, 18 December 2014

White Christmas Cards - Day 11


One little star on the top of the tree,
Two little presents underneath for me,
Three silver ropes twisted around the tree,
Four colored lights shining prettily,
Five shining balls flowing silvery.
Oh, what a sight for us to see!



Today's card is in pale blue, gold and creamy white.

It goes to a very special person. 
She is the light of my life. Her smile
fills my soul with joy every single day.


One more card to go before my cavalcade of White 
Christmas cards has come to its end.

xoxo Eila

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

White Christmas - Day 10


When you hear those little feet upon your roof on Christmas night,
you know that Santa has arrived in all of his great might.
These animals are truly a sign that Christmas is now here,
and you can have a wonderful day that is full of so much wonderful cheer.



 We've come to the 10th of my White Christmas cards.
It is also based on Authentique's Faith collection.
The frosted berries are from Petaloo.



2 more days of work and then the bells toll 
for 2 weeks of freedom - YAY!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

xoxo Eila

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

White Christmas - Day 9

Decorate the Christmas tree. 
 Fa la la la la, la la la la. 
Candy canes for you and me. 
 Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Hang the stockings, 1, 2, 3.
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Wrap the presents happily. 
 Fa la la la la, la la la la.
On a sleigh ride, go, go, go. 
 Fa la la la la, la la la la. 


It's time to share another cream-on-white card and
this one was really tricky to photograph. 
It still doesn't photograph well.


 Papers used are Authentique Faith collection and gold paper.


The "snow" on the trees is white liquid pearl. 

We are nearing the end of my cards, 3 left to 
share with you.
So see you tomorrow if you have the 
time to pop in for a peek!

xoxo Eila

Monday, 15 December 2014

White Christmas Cards - day 8


Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.


Less than 10 days to Christmas! Presents almost done, thank heavens for online shopping I say. I always love the wrapping in and decorating the gifts best anyhow, so that's what I am concentrating on now.

Another bright card today with white accents. 

Papers used are KaiserCraft's Mistletoe collection. Gosh how I love the white sparkly thick paper from American Crafts - sooo yummie IRL! 




Have a wonderful day everyone! I'll be back tomorrow with one of the white-on-white cards.

xoxox Eila