Monday, 7 November 2011

OUAS 15 October in the top 5 featured and my OUAS 1 November page

It's Tuesday and the week is almost halfway through even before I got used to it being Monday.

I was ever so happy to see that my LO for the UOAS 15 October challenge was voted among the top 5 featured after the 3 (yes 3!!) winners; Shona Keen, Wendy Kwok and Marilyn Rivera. Thank you DT!! *toot toot* to all the winners!

Time for a new challenge and this time the journalling criteria is to journal at least 2 sentences on when you started scrapping and why.

The journalling criteria must be combined with this pretty sketch.

I remember it really well when I bought a really glitzy ladies' magazine in November 2009 and saw a feature on Scandinavian white-on-white Christmas. On one of the pages was the most dreamy Christmas cards in what I later learned, was called shabby chic.

There and then I decided to make my own Christmas cards in that same gorgeous style. Off I went and bought what I thought would make stunning cards. Well, all of it ended up in the bin and I sent store-bought cards to friends and family that year. However, I was totally hooked on the paper and scissor thing even after the card incident.

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As I don't have a photo of that magazine, I thought I would make a shabby chic card and place it where the photo would have been.

All the papers are from the Swedish Maja Design's Christmas line that has just landed in the stores. I LOVE the combo of blue and brown!

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I doused the whole card very generously in Tattered Angels glimmermist in Dazzling Diamond and then I gently rubbed some Stickles Star Dust over the whole surface too. It shimmers and shines sooooo gorgeously IRL!

Lace is from Webster's Pages and the totally scrummylicious stick pin is from Australian online store Meg's Garden. Check out Meg's treasure trove of many wonders  CLICK HERE to come to Meg's shop!

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My new fave Martha Stewart punch for the horizontal blue strip and some white German scrap.

I threaded white and silver pearls alternating with acrylic stars. The yummie blue glittery chippie snowflake is from Dusty Attic. I used Tim Holtz crackle paint in Faded Jeans on it, then dabbed lightly and randomly with white acrylic paint and finished with a generous dollop of Stickles Diamond Ice that I smeared out with a finger. The brown/amber bling is cut off from a strip of jewels that I bought at a local store. Brown and white alphas from Prima.

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Here you can see the structure of the creamy rough top layer with its coating of glimmer and shine. More German scrap and a cut-off edge from a square doily on the left. Another smaller snowflake that had the same treatment as the big one.

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A Dusty Attic flourish that I left untreated. The roses are from KaiserCraft. A cut off piece from a Prima pearl swirl and a couple of acrylic chandelier drops bought at a local craft store.

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A white chiffon double bow with a cream button. I touched up the edges of the bow in Distress Stickles Old Paper and very lightly touched up the roses and the ribbon with Gesso.

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And there's the yummie snowflake again!

Thanks for popping by! have a lovely rest of the week. cheers!

xoxoxo Eila


  1. Congrats on being in the top 5 for OUAS!

    I love your story about how you began papercrafting. Your white-on-white card proves that you've certainly mastered the shabby chic style now, even though it gave you trouble the first time you tried to make a card. This page is like a sweet winter dream!

  2. OMG this is so gorgeous Miss Eila - Love it
    Thanks for playing along at Once Upon A Sketch

  3. WTG Eila! yay for you xoxo.....i saw your gorgeous page proudly displayed on the wall just love all the details..
    have a great day dear friend.

  4. Eila, my girl, this is phenomenal! Oh all that glitz is so yummy and I love your DA technique on that snowflake too. Thanks for posting those close ups that reveal all your lovely details.

  5. congrats! and how yummy! totally have no idea what i'm going to be doing with this years Xmas cards.. but should be somehting fun.. (ya'll see why next time you visit my blog)
    thanks again for being such a great sponsor to the halloween i hosted - their were really no comments and i don't understand why (other than that new look/view i was trying was to hard for people to figure out) so i've switched back - my views have been way up.. i mean way up.. but hardly no comments. and i like hearing from everyone (yours are some of my favs!)
    anyhow enough about me.. this page is super yummy!

  6. this is really gorgeous...the colors and all those layers are just simply amazing :)

  7. Congrats on the feature. It was great to see your name there. This card is just so beautiful. How can you fit some much into such a small space. The layers, the blue and white, the details. Just fabulous.
    Thanks for playing along at OUAS.

  8. Eila... it is so beautiful.. so pretty . my prefer color : blue!

  9. Congrats with the feature in the top5...COOL!!!
    Beautiful card..i think its more a project..wauw!

  10. Wow! This is a beauty! Love what you've created here! Gorgeous!
    And a BIG congrats on being featured...such a beautiful lo...with two great stories behind them! The first story still sticks in my mind...eeeek!!!!! :)
    Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

  11. Oh Eila I just discovered that you were featured over at OUAS how exciting for you and judging by this new layout with this simply stunning card and story surely you will be featured again. I will keep my eye out ready to congratulate you. Good Luck!!!

  12. You know I always put things in notebooks and stuff but I saw a picture on a magazine like you did and that was it!!! LOL! You've done a wonderful job with the challenge! Thank you so much for joining us at OUAS!

  13. Eila Eila fina Eila.. du är alltid så fantastisk på att lämna kommentarer.. man blir så glad! jag jobbar på det.. heh.. JAg hoppas vi får tillfälle att scrappa o dricka kaffe tillsammans inom en snar framtid (japp, shaken ger resultat, men nu äter ja kakor o godsaker för fullt.. hm..) I allafall. Vilken ljuvlig layout, mycket blått och underbara lager, på lager, på lager.. och jag känner igen julkorthistorian, den är nog rätt vanlig.. Stor kram till dig.. och Thanks for playing along with us over att OUAS ...

  14. Eila, You never cease to amaze me!
    Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

  15. Beautiful Eila, love your the elements and details on your page :)
    Thanks for all your blog comments :)

  16. One word stunning!!!!!!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Once Upon A...Sketch!

  17. HUGE congrats on your feature last time! Thats awesome. This time we are playing with some easier criteria and HOW AWESOME and clever that you made a card as your "focal point" . This is exquisite Eila. STunning and incredibly beautiful. So happy you bought that magazine that year :o) Now you have found your niche it seems. Take good care and THANKS for playing along with us.

  18. Congratulations on your feature Eila!! I loved your page and this one I love even MORE. Honestly your attention to detail is second to none & this is just one of theeeeeeeeeeeee most beautiful things I've ever seen!! I would SO love to see your pages IRL - they are all such amazing works of art!! Thank you soooo much for playing along at Once Upon a Sketch again :) :) :)

  19. Congrats on the feature,`s so well-deserved!
    Your card is very beautiful and very inspiring!
    Thank you for playing along at OUAS! ~Gerry~

  20. Hei:)
    Så utrolig flott!! Jeg elsker de sarte og flotte fargene dine. Herlige detaljer. NYDELIG:)

    Takk for at du deltar hos oss:)

  21. Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS! :)

  22. congrats to you .. Hooray !!!! this is soooooooooooooooo yummy ... hugz x

  23. Oh Eila I love your interpretation of the design sketch.
    Adore the fresh blue and white and all the texture.
    Thanks for the visit hun and for joining in our challenge.

  24. Congratulations!!!!! So happy when I saw your page, love the card touch...great idea!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! amazing details!!! Take Care my friend!! HUGS!!! :)

  25. En rolig ide att sätta ett kort istället för ett foto med detta temat. Det hade jag inte kommit på...LOL! Again I am amazed with the work you invest in your beautiful pieces of art, but then again it is good for the heart I believe. This is just a precious jewell!