Friday, 22 July 2011

TCR #68 Precious and a Card to a special friend in Brisbane

Cannot believe how fast time flies, it's Friday again! This week has been a combo of working on scrappy things that I cannot share with you yet, and the outings in summer Stockholm that I so love.

It's time for the release of palette #68 over at The Color Room, a pretty pretty palette of Raspberry Pink, Beige Bisque, Bubble Gum Pink and Bamboo Blind.

As I've been working on purging my stash since last week (my mini nook taking shape slowly but rather nicely), I've found many long since forgotten treasures but also lots of stuff I cannot understand I ever bought in the first place. The backing papers for my layout are from DCWV Lace and Linen. The resin guarland is from Melissa Frances and the chippie title is from a sheet of words that I found at an online store called The Craftz Boutique in the UK. You will find the link to their online store further down in my post.

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*giggle* as you can see, I was into the pink mood already last week when I made the birthday card for my MIL.

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The photos are of little Miss M whose acquaintance you have already made in previous layouts. The pics were taken on midsummer 2010, I just love her facial expression so full of excitement and concentration. The kids and adults were having an egg race and M is working hard on keeping her egg in the spoon.

The raspberry pink cut-out flowers are from Danish Tilda and the pink&white stripey matting is from Inkido. No handstitching this time, instead I used black faux stitching around the photo.

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The cluster is full of Prima goodies. I brushed some TA Glimmer Glaze in Pink Lady on the petals of the big beige flower. The creamy pinkish "leaves" at the bottom, are cut-out from the DCWV stack Lace and Linen, I added some Liquid Pearls in White Opaque. The tiny green sprig is cut-out from Anna Griffin Francesca. A Maya Road trinket leaf pin and a birdie from K&Company Flora & Fauna.

The chippie ferns have very quickly become one of my faves, I first bought them from Australian company Maxine's Mélange, you can find them if you click HERE. Unfortunately it seems they are sold out at the moment but they normally renew their stock in a while. I have also found them in the UK at The Craftz Boutique, you will get to their online store if you click  HERE

Stuck in at the top of the cluster is also a white crackle painted chippie frame that I cut into half, the other one I chalked in Chestnut Roan and put at the very top of the page above the title. Thanks Nat Mae over at Imaginarium Designs for the tip on how to make chippies last!! You can find their gorgeous chippies in their online store Seriously Scrapbooking if you click HERE. Beware, shopping there is seriously addictive! cannot live without my chippies now, even if buying them and paying import tax and customs fee make a substantial impact on my bank account  :))

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Here you can see another absolutely gorgeous chippie frame from Imaginarium Designs. I painted it first in white acrylic paint before touching it up heavily in Shimmerz Blingz Bubble Gum. I just love this pretty frame with its flourishes and the birdies.

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Love the romantic and soft papers from DCWV. I matted them in two different shades of brown cardstock. Both are misted in DA Creme de Rouge + Tattered Rose + Sand + Suede. The rub-on quote is from KaiserCraft and the buttons are from DoodleBug and BG.

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On 3 August my very dear scrappy friend Lindy in Brisbane has a very special birthday. As she has confirmed that the postman has delivered the card I made for her, I can share it with you already now even if we are foregoing the proper date. Considering the fickle post service, I wanted to make absolutely sure the card would reach her in time and sent it rather early.

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The teal/blue papers are from Inkido, the little maiden is from Melissa Frances and the rest is either Prima or from my stash. I won't say Happy Birthday yet though!

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And so we've come to the end of this post. Thank you dearly for having a peek! I would love reading any comment you might want to leave me.

Wishing you all a glorious weekend, take care! xoxoxox Eila


  1. Many mnay thanks for the beautiful gift and card Miss M and it looks even better IRL...oh tcr this week is just so beautiful better get into gear and finish the page ...Max has the most beautiful things in her store one of my favs

  2. Just gorgeous, simply stunning and... well I guess I could go on like this for some time :) These colors are absolute fave of mine for this time of year anyway!

  3. Lovely page Eila, the photos are super adorable and I really enjoyed the close ups of that flower cluster. And how lovely of you to send such a beautiful card, very thoughtful.

  4. Wow...such beautiful creations Eila! Love them both!

  5. Eila:

    WOW...these are amazing projects!! How you layer and group flowers and embellies is divine! Pure perfection!
    I really need to get thru my stash too...I'm such a horder. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talent! :) Have a great weekend.

  6. Such a beautiful layout! You always come up with the most gorgeous projects :)


  7. Beautiful work Eila and thanks for al the sweet details so we can look so closly...Yes we want that.
    And i think we all have so many tresiors in our scrappy your chippie stuff.
    wish you a lovely weekend byebye,Lean

  8. Eila I'm just loving the way you cluster your florals. Just stunning. Such sweet adorable pics and beautiful lo.
    That card is just precious. Love the gorgeous image. Always a treat to vist.

  9. So glad I dropped in to check out the details....EXQUISITE! When your nook is ready, don't forget to post some pictures :)

  10. Wow, Eila your creation for the Color Room is adorable, all that pink, can a girl truly have too much. Sounds like you are still enjoying your time off and have been super busy, hope you have a lovely weekend and will get those flowers off to you sometime next week, been busy with finishing up at work for 6 weeks, seeing Harry Potter and celebrating Mat's 15th birthday, take care x

  11. Wow! What great creations! So pretty...put together so well!

  12. So precious, all that fuzzy cutting and all those details, LOVE it. Ad that card is totally fabulous!

  13. Wow Eila your Colour Room layout is just exceptional. You should be sending in all your ID layouts to Nat via e mail & you could be featured in their "Get Spotted" section! You have poured heart & soul into this one & it shows - just stunning detail abounding just absolutely everywhere! I just keep having to scroll up to look at it again & again - the cluster is especially lovely as is the title work at the top with the chippie & the garland! And Lindy's card is also fabulous. Sorry I am late with my visit. At least we had a good natter on the weekend before my Blackberry met it's fate :-D

  14. Greetings my lovely friend...and what lovely projects! I think the birthday card is so classically elegant, with its beautiful flowers and frame of lace and ribbon surrounding the pretty piece of ephemera! The layout is also a treat to behold...and thanks for sharing the close-ups so I can do what I always do when looking at your work, which is to look and learn! The collaged bouquet of flowers and ferns, embellished with a hint of gloss and glitter, look perfectly grouped together, with just the right number of elements--a knack which is hard to get just right when composing a page!

    I was so excited to see and read your comments this week..they always touch my heart and make my day! Compliments from such a gifted artist as yourself are such a boost to my confidence...and I so appreciate our friendship, all of the things we have in common, and everything we share and learn from each other! Hope you are having a wonderful week!:-)

  15. Wow...totally gorgeous layout! LOVE your cluster of Prima flowers, your handcut leaves and ferns and the way you have altered the pearls. Love the gorgeous chipboard frame, your beautiful layers, the faux stitching and those flowers/petals peeking out from the sides is superb. Love all your details and your card is amazing.
    Have a fabulous week... ;)