Friday, 27 January 2012

TCR #95 Picking Mushrooms

Still dark, still cold, still snowy, but yay it's Friday! Treated myself to something called "semla" which I suppose would be what is also called a cream bun. Only ours are cut in half, filled with almond paste before a generous dollop of cream is added on top.

Eating them is serious business, Swedes are divided into those who want to put this de luxe bun on a plate with hot (yuk) milk and eat it when it's all soggy. Others say the right thing to do is to eat it as it is with a glass of cold milk on the side. And the third group insist on having a cup of coffee with it. Well, I leave it to your imagination to guess which fan club I belong to, I can say as much that I certainly don't like soggy buns LOL.

They look like this:

Friday doesn't only mean eating "semla", but also release day over at TCR. It's the fourth and last of the palettes specially designed by Lydell Quin for Meg's Garden. Lovely Meg has provided the DT with papers to work with and we thank her warmly for her generosity!

How about Chilli Pepper Red, Musk Stick Pink, Gum Leaf Green and Licorice Black for yumminess! makes me want to go out and buy my fav salty licorice candy. Just look at that sketch, don't you just itch to scrap it!

The DT certainly did and boy have they created fabulous pages! Here is what I came up with;

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I found the photo of this little girl called Gudrun, 3 years old, in the archives of our county museum on internet. It was taken for an article in a local newspaper in the summer of 1954. Little Gudrun has her dolly pram full of the forest gold - mushrooms!

The "frame" is simply TA mists in Olive and Mel's Diner (red) that I have traced on white cardstock with the nozzle, straight out of the bottle.

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All the strips were leftovers sitting on my desk. Of course it wasn't April when this photo was taken, but I thought it looked cute anyway. The heart shaped buttons are from my stash.

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A DA chippie fern peeking out there under the Prima autumn leave, a small white doily from Leeann Pearce's Chip Chop Shop on Etsy. Fussy cut buds and blooms from a Meg's Garden paper.

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I just love the mushrooms which can be found on another paper (Embossed Silk & Satin) than the one featured for the current palette (French Bird Cage). As a matter of curiosity, the brown ones are edible and the red ones with dots take you straight to the morge, but they are pretty to look at :)

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The bird cage is fussy cut from the featured paper called French Bird Cage. I think both the red/white dotted paper and the black/white papers are by Crate but cannot remember which collection/collections as those squares were what I had in my stash without reference.

The red floral paper is also from Meg's Garden and is called Ramling Rose.

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Go have a stroll in Meg's Garden, you will be enticed and seduced by what you see! Click HERE
and you'll find yourself straight in her delightful online store. There you will also find the link to their blog.

Happy browsing! and with that I wish you a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for your visit and hope to see you again! Cheerio!

xoxoxo Eila


  1. wonderful page and work all the fussy cutting you did and yes the papers are adorable from Meg's garden..and the yummie thing where this post begins with looks like our moorkop..
    byeee and a happy weekend!

  2. Okay, now I am really hungry!!! :)

    I love everything about this page, from the interesting historical photo to the cool framing with the TA mists. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Først må jeg si en ting, som jeg sikkert har sagt mange ganger. Tuuuuuusen takk alle de herlige kommentarene du legger igjen hos meg. Når jeg ser mailene dukke opp her, en etter en så bare gleder jeg meg til å lese dem! Og en så utrolig flott tilbakemelding jeg får av deg! Du er bare UNIK!!!
    Så til denne LO'en. Jeg la merke til den med en gang da jeg var inne på The color room til morgenen i dag. Så utrolig herlig og bare elsker miststripene dine rundt arket! LOVE!!! Og så lekkert med alle soppene og arkremsene.
    Håper du har en flott helg der borte i nabolandet mitt :)

  4. Eila your page is fantastic ! I have noticed you 'mixing up' your styles a bit lately and I like what I see . Love the look of that bun too...I'll have mine with coffee please. xx

  5. MMMM love that cream bun... but I am on a diet this month!!!!!!.....I can look but not touch!!!!!
    Eila, Your layout is so delightful, love the little mushrooms cut outs, gorgeous take on the sketch and palette. XX Hugs XX

  6. Oh yum! I love the look of that creme filled bun!!! Your lo is just absolutely beautiful as always. Love the design with those colors!

  7. Another gorgeous page and some yummies from Meg's Garden just a fabulous store...oh lookie at that cream bun hope it tasted as good as it looks ...
    Lindy xo

  8. Hi Eila, Gorgeous fussy cutting and that paper line is adorable, the sun is shining here today, still sneezing and sniffing, don't think I will be fit for much today, looking forward to our day together, speak to you soon x

  9. Oh WOW Eila, I just adore that photo, adore the little mushrooms, actually, I adore the entire layout. Love it, as always. Cheers Di xoxo
    PS. That bun looks pretty good too, alas, I am also on a diet this month too!!!

  10. Hi sweetie!! I hope you are fine!! This is Gorgeous, dear!! many beautiful details to the paint frame and the second red polka dots frame behind the photo. Love the little mushrooms and all the cutting.
    The cream bun looks yummy!! I think you would eat it with me...Am I right????
    Here the weather is great, 70 degrees farenheit here usually is very hot. Take Care sweetie!!! A big hug!!! :) xoxo

  11. Såååå fin med vackra detaljer! Kram!

  12. Hi Eila! I had to linger for awhile on your photo of that LOVELY dessert...makes my mouth water! I have a huge weakness for sweets, and this isn't helping!:-)

    Those gorgeous mushrooms and trim on the layout are also making my mouth water! Simply lovely!

  13. I'm speachless! Beautiful work of art!

  14. beautiful love the red painting.. mushrooms and of course all of the layering.. beautiful work

  15. Oooh that bun looks and sounds delicious! My guess is you have it with a nice hot coffee - that would be my preference anyway!! I just love this colour palette & wish I had time to play - you have poured heart & soul into this I can see...beautiful & I like the white space & especially the single bloomer as your cluster's focal point...

  16. Bad, bad, bad...but I am sure it tastes wonderful. Gorgeous layout Eila,love the photo and the way you framed with your paint and stitching.

  17. I would opt for coffee+semla! LOL.......Love the new techniques you have added to your signature style, Eila!