Monday, 6 February 2012

OUAS 1FEB2012 Mon Amour and an experiment

Hi there!

If it's Monday, 6 February and if this actually comes up it means Blogger has done what it's supposed to and my husband really is as I describe him in my page for the 1FEB2012 challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch - Mon Amour (My Love).

It means this darling wonderful husband of mine has actually helped me upload my page to the OUAS site and checked that my post has gone live while I am physically in London! Thank you Bengt! I know he's having a peek :)) Promise to get you your fave chocs from Heathrow!

And thank you Helen T for guiding me to the right place on Blogger!

So here's first the Journalling Criteria/Theme: LOVE

February 14th is Valentines Day here in Australia and in many parts of the world. For this challenge we would like you to create a project about the one MALE you love. And we do not mean just your partner or spouse. We mean any male in your life.

Ideas for journalling: You could journal about the love you have for your son, father, grandfather or a special person in your life or any pet.

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:

Well, there are two boys in my life but this kind, generous, warm hearted and incredibly understanding and supportive man is the love of my life. May I present to you, my husband Bengt:

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Everything, except the Prima alphas, on this page come from my January kit from Swirlydoos. Fantastic kits with gorgeous flowers and anything you can wish for to match the papers. The only downside is that I live in Sweden and the kits are sent from the US, which means they take for ever to reach me.

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Do you see the soft white snowflakes tucked in here and there? They come all the way from South Africa and are a gift from sweet sweet Helen Tilbury. Thank you darling!

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This pic of DH was taken back in 2006 when we had an extended weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was February back then as well and truly freezing. Just like Stockholm is right now. The schnapps and beer that we had with our delicious Danish smörrebröd knew their place and the warmth they created was certainly well needed. Lots of coffee breaks and lots of assorted Danish sustained our rather painfully cold sightseeing around town that weekend.

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The man who gets teary eyed when at weddings or cuddling our cats, when seeing a romantic film on TV or thinking about me being away for a whole week, has lots of emotions but those who don't know him, cannot see any of it. Instead he takes to doing practical things to show how much he cares. After our 12 years together, I know him inside out and the intake of breath tells me what he is feeling. He is such a soft and tender man, but incredibly fierce and fearless should he need to protect his family.

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In the kit from Swirlydoos was also something I've never tried before; Mica Flakes from Melissa Frances. I have my belowed "snowpaint" that I've mentioned umpteen times before, these flakes are really a new discovery worth trying again. Love the glittering fluffy flakes!

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And there we are at the end of this experimental post. Thank you infinitely for taking the time to come for a visit! See you in a week!

xoxoxo Eila


  1. gorgeous all the yummy layers and the colors are amazing!

  2. Awesome layout Eila, love the feathers and mica flakes so pretty :)

  3. Stunning, I love the colour combination and the embellishments a beautiful tribute to your beloved husband, thank you so much for playing with us at Once Upon A...Sketch!

  4. Your works are always amazing and that is why I have a small surprise in my blog just for you:
    Thanks for your comment on my latest TCR page - it is always so nice to hear from you!
    Liva ❤

  5. Gorgeous layout, love the words in the journaling. Great work, thanks for joining us at OUAS, Channa

  6. Wonderful layout, Eila and a wonderful tribute to your Hubs! Hmm, I don't know which one of you is the lucky duck. I guess BOTH of you!


  7. Your the worst kind of know.Put your hubby on the soffa with the lap-top and let him do your job[blogginggg&up-loading]]o my ..speaking of adiction..than i mean scrap adiction afcorse!
    By the way lovely page of your Bengt.

  8. PERFECT colours for a manly layout - love it!

  9. Love the flakes, Eila and the sentiment behind your beautiful page!

  10. Well done Bengt, you uploaded the post like a professional, gorgeous layout and will see you Eila on Saturday x

  11. Great page! I have been wondering what mica flakes look like on a I know. Thank you!

  12. it's beautiful - very masculine colours and I love how you've done the circle element in the background!!

  13. Good morning Eila! Your layout is absolutely gorgeous with so many beautiful details, perfect color combi! But the most importang thing, is the love to your husband! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  14. Congrats! It worked!! Lovely snowy page & so glad you got to use the snowflakes already! I meant to send you a giant snowflake decoration - can't remember if I included it or not - but I thought it may come in handy as a mask for misting/pasting over (not for using the whole thing on a layout!) Enjoy London!!

  15. Love your page and the tribute to your dear husband.You are such a lucky woman!:)
    Thank you for joining us at OUAS!

  16. amazing!!i love the sparkle!!thank you so much for joining us at get creative/ouas!!

  17. Beautiful page Ella, btw do you loan your hubby out occasionally? lol He sounds wonderful. xx

  18. What a great page, I can just imagine him publishing your post while reading about himself!!! Have a great time in UK

  19. Absolutely gorgeous layout ... love ALL the details ... I hope you are enjoying your trip! Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

  20. What a lovely layout my dear and a sweet tribute to Bengt! You are both lucky to have eachother! Love the mica flakes, which were a new aqauinance. I have actually been looking for some coarse crystally glitter for my pages.I have seen it around but don't know where to buy it. Maybe mica would do the treat.
    I am sure you are having a blast over there in UK. Did you remember about the Pimms...? ;.)Enjoy yourself!!
    Talk to you when you get back!

  21. Wow! This is just fab! Love the entire combo!

  22. This is one beautiful layout ! I love your beautiful embellishments and layering. Your journalling is so moving , such a lovely tribute to your husband.


  23. Oh, love your layout, the colours and all the details are amazing. And your journalling sooo sweet. Thank you for joining us at OUAS!