Monday, 12 September 2011

UOAS 1 September challenge in combo with CCG #208

Both TCR and CCG have gorgeous colour palettes this week, TCR with lilacs as main and CCG with a soft, pretty palette of pastels and PEARLS as product prompt. Just look at the yummie inspirational photo! "Mulberry Tea, Porcelain Pearl, Sugared Lilac and Blue Fairy Dust".

The UOAS 1 September challenge closes in about 2 days. Here's Nadia's wonderful sketch:

This time the journalling criteria is "A Memorable Year". The title must be a year, and you must journal at least 2 lines on why this year is memorable for you.

Pastels, pearls and a memorable year, there can only be one specific year that covers it all: 2000. It was a year of the greatest possible sorrow, but also one that ended in great joy. My mother gave up her battle against cancer and only a few months later, I met Bengt whom I married before the year had come to its end.

It was truly a year when one door closed in my face, but another one opened and beckoned me in.

So, without further ado, here's my page:

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The blue paper is K&Co Watercolor Bouquet. I've also fussy cut flowers from the K&Co papers. The alphas are Prima and the stamped sentiment is Cloud9. The resin key hole is from Melissa Frances.

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The scrunched ribbon/lace is MME Lost&Found 2. The little birds are cut-out from a Prima Pixie Dust paper. The music sheet overlay is KaiserCraft. Have to admit I've forgotten where the chippie frame/flourish is from as I had removed the wrapping, but I definitely know it's from Australia!

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Some more Prima, this time Romantique (circle and square pieces of paper) and the triple layered cut-out b&w frames are Prima Printery Line. Prima bling and some liquid pearls.

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The lilac flower has more sugar to it than its colour, it's sprinkled in glitter too. The creamy/yellow one is KaiserCraft and what looks like fuchsia here, is actually a dark mulberry colour. The conditions were not the best for evening photographing, sorry about that.

That's it folks! Thank you ever so much for your visit and for any beautiful comment!

Have a great rest of the week! xoxoxox Eila


  1. Its a beauty your page sweet photo of you2 and the story behind this page makes it more special.
    I love the color combo...can therebe more hours than 24 in one day..PLEASE!!!!!!
    have a lovely week byeeeeeeee,Lean also thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog ore where ever digi place we

  2. beautiful page and all the details...perfect!
    Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS!

  3. Your beautiful details are stunning!!! Just absolutely beautiful!! !Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  4. So beautiful and |I love eevry one of your gorgeous details!

  5. Oh Eila - your page is true beauty and grace. The chipboard frame and blooms are pure joy. We both share 2000 as our wedding year :)

  6. Wow Eila, I just love this page ! Love the flowers, love the colours and love all the little 'perfect' details. xx

  7. what a beautiful page Eila, lovely layout indeed. So sad that your mom died on your arms and 2 months later you met your husband. The title is so true. How are you by the way? and take care. Hugs

  8. I hope I can post this time. I have tried 3 TIMES today and I think finally I can LOL!

    Eila..what heartfelt words. The passing of a much loved mum is incredible hard. I think its something so sad and I just dont know what I will do when the day comes. Somewhere inside me I am praying it never does, but I know that it is inevitable isnt it? But we just never know is waiting for us around the corner and I am so happy that after a few months you were able to find joy again. You deserve it.

    Love your layout. It is just gorgeous and soft. Great pic too. The colours from CCG is so fitting for this.

    So great to see you at OUAS :o) Thanks for playing along. Take care, Nadia.

  9. Eila... love your work.. A very beautiful page!

  10. What a beautiful heartfelt everything about this layout...fabulous work.
    Thanks so much for playing with us at OUAS!!

  11. This is just beautiful....what a moving story... Thank you for playing along at OUAS!

  12. Hei! Aivan ihana layout. Herkkä ja romanttinen, mutta ei siirappinen. Ja niin totisen totta, että kun yksi ovi sulkeutuu, toinen avautuu.
    Oli ihanaa, että olit jättänyt kommentin. Lapset ovat kaikki vielä kotona, nuorin aloitti juuri lukion eilen ja on ihan innoissaan ?!! Kauankohan kestää:)) Valentina menee tällä ja ensi viikolla kongressiemännäksi ja miettii koko ajan, mitä aikoo "tehdä isona". Kristina palaa takaisin Uuteen-Seelantiin perjantaina ja sen jälkeen elämä palaa normaaliraiteille. Toivon:) On ollut ihanaa, että koko perhe on ollut yhdessä, mutta normaalielämäkin on ihan kivaa. Paitsi että minä ja DH lähdetään vajaan 2 viikon päästä Tim Holtzin Karibian-risteilylle! Meillä on ensi helmikuussa 30-v hääpäivä ja aloitetaan juhliminen vähän etuaikaan!
    Olen skräpännyt yhden sivun ja tehnyt art journalia, mutta muuten en ole luonut muuta kuin aterioita:))) Mutta tässä on edessä pitkä syys ja talvi!
    Palaan ihan varmasti taas skräppäämään. Sormet oikein syyhyävät.


  13. What a moving page, Eila, filled with sadness and hope at the same time...So glad that you found true love in your darkest hour!
    Hugs from India

  14. Eila, this layout is simply amazing. It`s so touchy. Beautiful work, my friend! And thank you so much for playing along at OUAS! ~Gerry~

  15. Oh Eila this is so heartwarming! Wow! So beautifully put together! I love this my friend! So glad to see you playing along with us here! :)

  16. beautiful layout wow! love the wood piece around your picture and the sketch/layout is fantastic.. think i'm going to scrap lift that for some inspiration. sorry for the lose of your mother the thought of going through that myself one day is unbearable.. but then another door did open and congrats and so many beautiful years together!

  17. This is such a gorgeous Page
    Thanks for playing along at OUAS

  18. Underbar!! Och scrapbooking när den är som bäst, som en vacker bilddagbok för att minnas de viktiga händelserna. Livet... att mista sin mor men finna sin make, det är märkligt hur det kan bli. Layouten blev väldigt vacker, jag gillar allt. En liten resinfågel från Ingvild Bolme hade kanske kunnat passa som symbol på just den här, men när jag googlat så hittar jag inga sådana i webbshopparna. Jag beställde från Scraplagret, men där är de slut nu. Ha det gott, kram!

  19. This is truly gorgeous & touching Eila!! What a year that was for you for sure!!! So often when one door closes another one opens - so true!! Thanks for playing along with us at Once Upon a Sketch...

  20. So beautiful....a fabulous interpretation of the sketch. A wonderful subject for your layout. It is encouraging that as one door closes another opens..I too met my husband a few months after my father passed away.
    That music note overlay, the ribbon threaded through the lace, the gorgeous chippie, pearls and beautiful flowers all look so wonderful.

  21. OMG! the doorbell rang and it was the postman! thank you ten million times over! how beautiful a gift! as for the rest of it - someone is going to love it as much as i!!

  22. This was such a beautiful take of the colours, so glad you are back playing along and look forward to seeing more of you creations.

  23. What an amazing heartfelt layout and every detail is just perfect xox

  24. This is truely and beautiful master piece Eila!! So soft and delicate and the colours were just perfect for the topic you scraped about! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the lovely messages you have been leaving me...its really encouraging to hear from you! Take care and have a great weekend :))xx