Friday, 15 July 2011

Earth shattering news - I've been accepted as DT member at TCR!!

This is indeed a time of miracles! The excitement of keeping the news to myself during the past few weeks have been really nerve wrecking. As the news was released over at TCR this morning, I can let the cat out of the bag too - I'VE BEEN ACCEPTED AS DT!!! I have no words to describe the joy and pride I feel having been given this second opportunity to work with the awesomely talented ladies of the DT.

I am very humbled by the faith they show me and extremely nervous to play in such stellar company. Still, I cannot be but who I am and if anything of what I create can bring the ittiest bit of inspiration or pleasure to anyone, I am truly truly happy. I thank you all!

The other DT member to be announced, is the talented Kerry Murray. She makes the most lovely lovely floral pages imaginable.

So, firstly to the palette #67 itself. We are in the Family Room this week and the colours are Chamois Brown, Mint Green, Cement and Charcoal. Rather challenging at first glance but boy can you create something wonderful using more or less of some speficic colours as you will see if you check out what the girls have come up with HERE ON TCR

This is what I came up with.

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The lovely lovely wisp of a girl in the photo is the daughter of our friends. I made the LO as a gift to her parents.

I have no clue what the papers are, had them in my stash without any reference to the line. MME?

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Recently I've invested in some chippies from Dusty Attic, Imaginarium Designs and Maxine's Melange. Fabulously fun to alter them with mists and paint and whatever comes up in your mind.

The flourish that I've used here is from DA. I started by misting it in TA Sand + Crème de Cocoa + Suede + Patina + Clover to get as close as possible to the Chamois of the palette before touching it up with Shimmerz Blingz in Jilted Jade and Stickles Waterfall.

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A centre of Prima blooms to start with, some golden stamens tucked in. Then I cut-out leaves from Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden and paired them with chippie twigs from Maxine's Melange. The chippies I first painted in TH crackle paint in Peeled Paint before touching up the leaves with chalk in Chestnut Roan. It gives them the matted effect that I wanted. The buttefly is from Imaginarium Designs and I've only used Stickles Gold on it.

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The chippie frame at the bottom is from Imaginarium Designs and here I used crackle paint in Picket Fence and Rock Candy before adding some Shimmerz Blingz in the same Jilted Jade as on the flourish. The alphas forming the title are Anna Griffin Francesca.

I also want to share a card that I made for my MIL's 86th birthday, which was yesterday. We drove her to special places that she wanted to visit and it was a day of many memories, some really sad and others very happy ones. Even being close to 90, the wrongdoings of her childhood are still very painful. Good thing is we also visited places where she had spent the happiest moments of her life as newly married with the light of her life, her newborn, only child (my DH).

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The papers and ribbon are all from Danish Tilda. The white fabric bloom is a TH Tattered Floral and a gift from my lovely scrappy friend Scrapbooktiner aka Doreen in the UK. Thank you darling!

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I misted the centre and some petals of the fabric bloom in TA Tattered Rose. The centre is a left over carnation from a Prima vine. A green organza ribbon and some golden stamens.

Well, I think that's enough of groundbreaking news for today. It's Friday and the fridge is echoing empty. Time for major grocery shopping with hubbs, not much exciting happening in my life today. Wish you all a wonderful weekend wherever you may be! Thank you so much for having a peek! will be visiting you soon, promise.



  1. Hello sweetheart..
    They are SO lucky to have you.
    I am so so happy for the opportunity and the recognition that this is! I am sure you are going to do knock everybody's socks off!
    This is huge news!
    Oh I didn't look at your!
    It it's gorgeous as is the girl in it.I love the chippies and how you altered with paint.
    You have really splashed out on gorgeous embellies, and I also spot an unfamiliar name there that I have to check out.Your card is pure bliss, showcasing the beautiful Doreen bloom and lovely bow. You show that you belong right up there with them!
    CONGRATS to you sweetie! I hope you bought a treat at the supermarket! Enjoy your week end!

  2. GRATTIS!!!! og så vel fortjent!! Heldige TCR som får deg på laget!
    Utrolig vakker LO du har laget her, den lyste mot meg da jeg var inne på sidene til TCR på morgenen. Nydelig med fargesjatteringer på de ulike chippene og virkelig bildet i fokus!
    Vakkert kort til din svigermor også :)

    Ha en fantastisk helg!

  3. Congratulations on your well deserved position as DT member. And your projects are stunning as always.

  4. Gratulerer så mye, Eila!!!!! SÅ BRA! Og så vel fortjent! Du er jo bare så flink, og slik et fantastisk menneske. De er så heldige som har fått deg med på laget! LOen du har laget her er helt nydelig. Du er så flink til å kombinere blomster og utklipp! Jenta på bildet var helt skjønn! For en flott gave og gi.
    Gratulerer igjen, og ha en flott dag!

  5. it was only a matter of time my dear...I always knew you would and I am never wrong. I am extremely happy for you . Well done. You deserve this

  6. Dear Eila! this is the most fabulous news ever! It is so well deserved. I love seeing your creations every week. Each one is more beautiful than the next! Congrats! and happy weekend!

  7. That is so very exciting, Eila! They are SO lucky to have you. You are the sweetest person ever AND your designs are always gorgeous and made with heart.

    The layout you made is just stunning in all its detail, from the sparkles you added to the beautiful, perfectly placed blossoms to the layered clocks to the gorgeous chipboard. All beautiful elements nestled into a fantastic design!

    Big, huge congratulations to you!

  8. Congrats wit your coolest DT spot !And also with your mom.
    Your page is so beautiful your friends are lucky to have you as a [scrappy] friend.Wonderful work!
    Have a lovely weekend byebye,Lean

  9. Congratulations and celebrations, hope the champers is popping tonight!!!!
    They are so lucky to have such a talented, warm, kind person I am over the moon for you, your work is amazing as your layout demonstrates, gorgeous, stunning and loving the misting and glimmering. The day out with MIL sounded lovely and her card is the most precious thing, loving what you created with the TH flower, as soon as you run out let me know and some more will be flying off to you as quick as lightening, take care my friend have a fabulous weekend and hope to hear from you soon x

  10. Oh jag blev så glad när jag såg att du gått och blivit designer på TCR.. wow.. så kul! Det är du väl värd.. och ännu gladare blev jag när jag såg att du gått och skaffat en blogg också.. det hade jag helt missat! =D Sen måste jag ju fråga var du shoppat chippisar från Imaginarium Designs,, för det vill jag också göra... KRAM

  11. Oh Dear, CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is a Great News, I'm so happy for you!! :) I agree with Bente and the others ladies they're so lucky to have you there. You're a special person super nice and kind, and sweet and lovely and of course, a talented scrapper. This page is Gorgeous!! and the girl in it, too! many beautiful detais as always. It's nice to hear that you had a great time with MIL. I love the card you made to her, the flower and colors are beautiful! You remind me that I need to go to the grocery,!! Have a lovely weekend!! Hugs!! :)

  12. Eila huge congrats to you. So well deserved.

    Stunning lo too and such a pretty card,

  13. Big congrats...your work is gorgeous!!

  14. Oh so well deserved... big congrats my friend!

  15. OMG !!! I am so happy and excited for you .. you sooooooooooooo deserve this ... love your work and you are a beautiful person too .. they are lucky to have you as you give so much to the site and create beautiful work ... huge congrats to you my very special friend ... hugz x

  16. A big congrats Eila, the thing I have always loved about your layouts is that your can see they a created with love and I admire someone who is not afraid to use those candid shots and know they can still create a piece of art worth looking at. TCR are very lucky to have on board and hope you know that your pages are up their with the best of them and your own style shines through. Both your page and your card are beautiful.

  17. Stort grattis:)Ska bli jätteroligt att följa dig. Fantastisk layout och helt ljuvligt kort!

  18. You deserve this 100%, Eila! I can't wait to see you on the DT of a manufacturer. Mark my words, it will happen soon!

  19. Wow! A BIG CONGRATS to you Eila! This is absolutely wonderful and so deserved!
    I really like what you did with the colors this week for your lo and that card is just beautiful!

  20. Eila Hi!
    BIG CONGRATS! Your work is amazing ... gorgeous!
    I was very happy with your visit to my blog!
    Travel arrived Friday and still can not put all the emails and comments in order.
    My dog ​​gave birth, 12 pups at a time! LOL
    I have 8 dogs and now over 12 ... I think my holiday will be busy! LOL
    I ask you a question, where I won the weekly challenge?? I was in all blogs and forums to participate and did not see nothings can help me answering me, spinning very happy!
    I am passionate about the Imaginarium chippies!
    Good thing this holiday, enjoy!
    Thank you dear! Take care!

  21. o girl !!! that's no surprise to me at all that you're on the DT !!!!!!! woohoo !!!! I knew it was a matter of time !!!! wonderful creations all here ! love the pps you used on the card ! Congrats !!!!!!!!

  22. Congrats on your DT Position!!!! That is totally awesome and you are going to be a wonderful addition to their team. You are super talented and your creations are so happy for you. Your layout with this colour combination is superb! Love the circular design and the way you have framed the photo. As always, your chipboard looks the way you've altered your chippie. Those flowers and that butterfly are gorgeous. Your card is the fabric flower and your misting...the ribbon trim is so pretty. Have an absolutely fabulous week...

  23. Oh my dear friend this is awesome news big congrats and you'll make a fabulous addition to the team lo is beautiful with all the chippie and that frame is gorgeous...
    big hugs
    Lindy xo

  24. Eila as I told you already I am so overjoyed for you that you made one of your dreams come true! I can't wait to see more of your fabulous creations here on your blog & your latest layout is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING - my, oh my, what a gift! Sure your friends must be absolutely delighted with that & you have executed it to total perfection. The card is also a stunner. This has certainly been your year - and my year - a year for us all - so happy to be able to share your scrappy joys (and sorrows - but we'll keep that private LOL!) with you my sweet friend!

  25. Hi Eila, you make me a wonderful day by dropping by my blog and leave me such sweet and lovely comments. Congratulations! for being DT in TCR. You really deserves this place and I am sure you will keep on create wonderful layout for us :). I love all your details while you are explaining in your blog. Those chippies are awesome! I wish I can get some Imaginarium Design ones here.

    Your card is fabulous too! I love the add on flower with the petal and some misting on it! Genius!! Love that color too :D

    Thanks for the tips in decorating my little space. IKEA in ASIA, MALAYSIA it is one of the biggest too. I will definitely explore the idea. Thank so much Eila!! Have a great week and big hugz to you!


  26. Hi! Eila, my oh my congratulations for being choosen as DT in TCR. You well deserves the title and everytime I see your LO, I can see a lot of details, stitching and fabulous page too.

    What a beautiful chippies you got there and your card is beautiful with such an amazing bloom and ribbon. Thanks for sharing all your work and I know that I will keep on coming here. Hugs