Wednesday, 11 January 2012

OUAS 1 January 2012 challenge - Thankful

First week in the office and life is starting to assume MACH3 speed again, gone are the lazy days of the Holidays!

CSI was launched on 6 January and got a flying start! really such a fantastic thing with more than 300 people checkin out the site that first day!

While I still had some spare time last weekend, a made a little something for the Once Upon A Sketch 1 January 2012 challenge. First the prompt and Nadia's lovely sketch:

Journalling Criteria/theme: New Years Eve!

Our theme this time is New year's Eve. We would like you to journal about your feelings around this time of year, or tell us about your most memorable New Year's Eve. Where were you? Who were you with? What did you do? Why is this one memorable? Note: the photo that you use for this challenge does not have to necessarily be from New Years Eve. For example, if you spent New Years Eve with your family you can have a photo of your family taken ANY time of the year.
Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote.

You must combine our journalling criteria/theme with this sketch.

Here it is, my Thankful page:

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The dotted dark mauve backing paper is from Swedish Maja Design's Let's Have Coffee collection and the rest is from Australian Meg's Garden that I have written about so often of late. They are the January sponsors over at The Color Room.

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The photo is not mine, I found it on internet, but it still evokes that happy festive feeling. I actually prefer pink champagne to any kind of wine, just love the fizzy bubbles! lilac matting is also from one of the Maja Design papers. Silver figure 2011 is from American Crafts, a bunch of silver and clear stick pins, a music note piece from DA that I've chalked black. Flowers from Prima.

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These birdies are just way too cute and I fussy cut to my heart's content with these papers. Love the bright and vibrant colours of the pinks, fuchsias, reds and dark blue, mauves and purples.

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Hubby and I have spent so so many New Year's Eves doing all sorts of fantastic things, really splashing out and having the full monty of both black tail, tuxedo and dark suit. Celebrating in really grand style in many places.

However, as the journalling says, the most memorable one was the one we just had. We spent it at home, together. Instead of making promises for the year to come, we talked about our dreams and plans. It was an emotional evening as we also talked about everything that had happened, both good and not so good, in the year that we were about to leave behind.

We have so so many things to be thankful for, and it's those things that make our life a cornucopia.

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I moved the horizontal element in the sketch a bit further up. Here I have used different strips of German scrap and misted them in different hues of lilac and purple. Under it can be seen another layer of stamping.

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Thank you so much for popping and having a peek! Wish you a lovely rest of the week!

Cheerio! xoxoxo Eila


  1. Its beautiful your page, great take on the sketch, lovely details and the fussy work have to take you for hours busy..

  2. Beautiful page Eila. I love how you have used the doilies and so nice to see that beautiful paper from Megs garden being put to such creative use he he. xx

  3. Stunning lo Eila!!love the fuzzy cutting, it certainly is beautiful paper.
    Have a great 2012
    Lindy xo

    A BIG HUG!!! :)

  5. Gorgeous layout and journaling, those little birdies are priceless! I love the papers too, where did you buy them from?

  6. lovely page Eila, lovely how used Meg's garden papers wonderful :)

  7. Oh Eila, I'm lovin this! I like how you made the photo look like an invitation just set free from the lacy doily envelope. These colors make me ache for spring time. Just beautiful.

  8. Happy New Year Eila!!! What a beautiful layout to start the year with too!! I am definately looking forward to getting stuck into those Maja papers!! Sounds like you and your hubby had such a special evening together. I reckon it's nice to just stay home together myself (maybe because I am a homebody!! LOL). :-)

  9. waouh... so beautiful.. this birds are so amazing.. love it!

  10. Eila, what a wonderfully gorgeous and special page! I love all of your lovely details! This is beautiful! So glad to see you playing along aggain at OUAS!

  11. Very pretty page! I love the combination of pinks and purples.

  12. hiiiiii Eila....this is just gorgeous sweetie :)

  13. Love the details of this page Ella with the birds and flowers.

  14. Oh Eila this is just absolutely gorgeous! Love all the detail and beautiful colors! Perfect! Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

  15. Hej hej söta du.
    Denna var ju läcker och verkligen stämningsfull med den fina bilden du hittade.Du skapar ljuvlig musik med sketchen! Det är alltid en fröjd att läsa vad du har att berätta.Man blir ju inte mindre nyfiken på Meg's Garden efter detta. Kollade upp dom pp nätet, men det är ju ännu bättre i verklgheten. Här går allt som vanligt.Har jobbat med OUAS och CCG för fullt (och fick iväg det i tid!) i tillägg till familjen. Jag slår en signal imorgon och ser om du har tillfälle. Kram och trevlig kväll.<3

  16. Gorgeous layout!!! :) Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS! :)

  17. Beautiful Eila! Thanks for playing at Once Upon a Sketch!! The colours are exquisite and I love that stamping under the German scrap - I love New Year's Eve's like that the most too...