Monday, 6 June is a bank holiday in Sweden so we are having an additional day off from work and an extended weekend. I say yay becuase it means I've had extra time for scrapping!
First I have to make a happy dance and share that my CCG 193 Mischievous
caught the eye of the DT over at Once Upon A Sketch and got an honourable mention and a blinkie to prove it. :)) Winner of the 15 May challenge was Vibeke Harila's gorgeously shabby layout
and Marianne Johansson's wonderful page was second runner up. Both girls are from Norway. Heja Norge!!
Now to the 1 June challenge that you can find HERE
Our JOURNALLING CRITERIA this time is to journal about a female. It can be ANYONE...your self, your best friend, your daughter,grandma, mum, sister, cat. ...As long as you write at least 2 sentences about the female in the photo (you can always create a CARD or ALTERED item based on this sketch and use a quote instead). Your journalling can be any type, i.e. typed, printed etc.
To help you with this I designed a feminine looking sketch for you.
I chose my mother in law as I think she is an amazing woman. My MIL had a twin sister who was the apple of her mother's eye. When my MIL was very very young, she was sent away from home into service at a mansion, never to return till she was an adult. Having a child of her own brought happiness and harmony back into her life.
And here's my page. All papers are K&Company Julianna, I love the old-world feel to them:
I have fussy cut the yellow flowers, machine stitched the papers and used loooots of pop dots. A Prima bloom, a couple of Artisan Elements, a snipped off Prima jewel branch and some pearls.
It was a vibrant summer palette nbr 195 that was released over at CCG on Friday, 3 June.
Hello everyone and welcome to a new challenge week! We are kicking off the month of June with great bold and bright colors! This week's Designer Challenge: Focus on Trends - Hot Air Balloons! Create a project - layout or card, using this latest product trend. If you do not have a hot air balloon in your stash, you can always use a stamp, download a digital image, or even make your own! The Designers made a fabulous job this week, I hope you are inspired!
I had already a photo in mind for my layout, unfortunately balloons don't fit in. My theme is still very typcial for Swedish summer and the holiday theme, as everything is geared towards water if you live in Stockholm. Scandinavian summer colours tend to be less "Miami" and more "Cannes".
We humans so often miss that which is staring at us right on our door step. DH and my summer paradise is here; with the soft rustling of the wind in the birches, the gentle lapping of our lakes and the Baltic, the soft greens of Mother Nature and the sweet scents of summer. The oh so bright night when it never gets dark and people live to the fullest to savour as much as possible before the dark autumn comes, all too soon.
So without further ado, here's my LO that I've called "Paradise".
All papers are from Swedish designer Maja's line just hot-off-the-press called "Life by the Sea" and "Life in the Country". The papers have absolutely delish names, I've used; Island and Skerries + Nautic + Boat at the Bridge + Flower Meadow and Strawberries and Cream.
The letter sticker and the little stamp ditto with the scooter, are from K&Company.
The tiny doilies under the BG buttons and the bright blue one on the right, are from Chip Chop Shop run by absolutely wildy talented Leeann Pearce.
I've stitched red&white bakers twine around the border, unfortunately the cute little tassels that I left in the bottom corners don't show as I had to crop the photo. The red sticker alphas are BG.
I touched up here and there with white acrylic paint on my finger and voilà, there's Swedish summer for your!
Thank you lovelies for staying with me this far and for wanting to have a peek at my pages! I treasure any comments you may want to leave, they mean the world to me.
Tomorrow is Tuesday and another working week begins! See you! till then - hej då och på återseende!