Saturday, 17 September 2011

#76 Remember

Hello weekend!

I was away for 3 days from the office Wed-Thur-Frid together with my fellow PAs/Executive Assistants. We were on a workshop in "7 Habits of Highly Efficient People" (Stephen Covey). Just imagine 11 women in the same room discussing and role playing around really difficult situations and topics, talk about energy! so much laughter and so much shared fun! With the one rule that what is said in the room, stays in the room, there was a lot of honest sharing I can tell.

Feels really great to be home again with my darling hubby and the kitties. The list of must-do's is as long as my arm, so I'll go straight to the TCR palette #76 and my layout.

Even though the colours are yet again so very pretty, I found it very challenging to find the right shades of all colours. Here's palette #76 for you; Prettiest Pink, Raincloud Blue, Avocado Green, and Openly Orange.

And here's my page.

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All papers are again from Swedish Pion Design, but from their spring collection with the exception of the brown paper that I've used instead of cardstock. That one's from their Love collection.

The gentleman in the photo is the father of my girlfriend M, and the young lady is her daughter L. The pic was taken last summer when they were together on summer hols in Cornwall, UK. Grand dad lives in Norway, so this was a real family treat to them all.

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Crocheted doily (that's my only contribution to the Raincloud Blue) and Prima blooms. I made the green flower with the pearl centre myself from one of the Pion papers. The flower trail at the bottom is fussy-cut from a Prima Pixie Glen paper.

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More fussy-cutting from Pixie Glen and another hand-made green flower.

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We got 3 birdcages in one of the kits at the Ingvild Bolme workshop. Now I only have one left - boohoo!

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The chippie lamp post is from French online store Embelliscrap. They don't come in craft as most other chippies do, but in a shabby cream with faintly "chalked" edges in brownish. I just stippled some white acrylic paint on it and left it more or less as it was.

LOVE the Prima Alphas! and have them in almost every colour available. Just the perfect size and the sheet has so many of each Alpha, both upper and lower case.

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Couldn't resist cutting out the single birdie from one of the Pixie Glen papers and placing it on the gate post so that it looks as if its friends are flying in to join him. The gate is once again from Embelliscrap. I first painted it in TA Glimmer Glam in Espresso Bean, zapped it with my heat gun and then spread out Viva Decor liquid pearl in bronze and copper with my finger for some shine. Looks really nice IRL I have to say.

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No stamping or misting/masking as I wanted the papers to only subtly frame the photo, which I know is very very precious to both my girlfriend and her daughter.

Et voilà, that's all!

Have a super weekend! now off to the supermarket. Cheerio!

xoxoxox Eila


  1. Beautiful page love all the embellies cool work with the gate thanks for telling how to do...
    Sweet photo and yummie papers...
    wish you a great happy scrappy weekend byeee,Lean

  2. Eila: Another beautiful page. I agree, the palette was a tricky one, but you managed it wonderfully! Love your style, so feminine and delicate. Hugs!

  3. Oi,oi! Helt nydelig side, Eila! Sjekk alle de flotte detaljene!!! Du er kjempeflink! Ha en fin helg. Klem fra meg :)

  4. What a stunning page! I love the cluster of flowers at the top and that lamp post is just divine!

  5. WOW, this is simply beautiful Eila, I love how you rolled it down the bottom and then just have the perfect amount of flowers above it. I am sure you won't be wanting to give it away when the times comes. At least one more bird cage give you the opportunity to make this page again.

  6. such a sweet photo, great papers :) and I love the soft design with turned up paper

  7. Love it Eila! just a beautiful the handmade flower and the layer are just perfect..

  8. Eila, this is STUNNING, def. one of my fav. so far, I looked at it for ages, especially the flower cluster, those handmade flowers are so scrummie, did you follow a tutorial or was it your own genius idea! Love the turned up paper such a gorgeous design. I bet it is good to be home, sometimes a break makes you appreciate what you have, take care, Doreen x

  9. Wow Eila so much scrappy goodness all on one page!! So many beautiful things to look at & LOVE that birdcage!! Beautiful take on the palette & love those PIxie Glen papers & alphas - have ordered some tonight so should be here in a couple of weeks :)

  10. Hello GF!trust yr weekend was wonderful!!
    I love it that you local and European brands for your scrappy goodness!!! Way to go, Hun!love all the eye candy treats here as always!

  11. Simply stunning. The distressing and the layers are sensational and the details like the gate and lamp post are just beautiful. Great photos and fab design.

  12. Swoon....this is soooo beautiful Eila!! Love the rolled paper bit at the bottom and how gorgeous are your flower clusters! Love the lamp post is just outstanding :))xx

  13. I am sure she will like it and this is just gorgeous page!

  14. Wow! This is just beautiful! All the detail and gorgeous mix together is fabulous!

  15. The 3 day workshop sounds so interesting. :) Your layout is so beautiful. I love the lamp post...I have a thing for lamp posts...I love looking through all the various kinds at the lighting store and so wish I could find place to put one. :) Your hand made flower is superb, love all your fussy cutting, think it's awesome that you used two of the same photos and fanned them, love that you added the little bird to the gate and your layers and distressed edges look lovely.
    Have a wonderful weekend... ;)