Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Meg's Garden "Summer At Last" and TCR #110 "Summer Girl

Grab yourself a big cup of coffee or tea, this is going to be a long post with many photos to share! If you're bored stiff already, scroll down and have a quick peek instead. Thanks a bunch for visiting!

There is still time to have a shot at my 3 give-aways! and because life is treating me so well, I will throw in a little something for a 4th winner!

Leave a comment on my blog + become a follower or confirm that you already are a follower. If you post about my challenge on your blog, come back and leave a second comment leaving me the link, you will have a double chance of winning!

I will keep this challenge open until midnight Thursday, 17 May Swedish time.

We are all united by wonderful colourful ties no matter where on earth we live, so of course anyone is welcome! I will post the winner on Saturday, 19 May.

The first one is a collection pack of PinkPaislee's Indigo Bleu + 1 speciality pack of Green Tara yellow/white fabric flowers;

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The second one is 3 speciality packs of Green Tara fabric flowers in peach/orange/cream + pinks/white + teals/white.

Beautiful and kind Di Garling of Di's Scrapbook Shop in The Entrance, Australia accepts email orders from any country and accepts payments by PayPal . Just send her en email and Bob's your uncle! Check out Green Tara's website, note the product number of the blooms you are interested in and voilà, that's it!

She also stocks chipboard from 2Crafty! Same procedure when ordering them, go check out their website and send Di the numbers of the products you're interested in.


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and the third one is a paper kit of My Mind's Eye's collection On The Bright Side

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Now to my DT page for Meg's Garden, it is called "Summer At Last". After that, I will also share my DT layout called "Summer Girl" for the current The Color Room palette # 110.

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The photo is from internet but it has all the trimmings of the carefree childhood that I remember; the old red wooden houses so typical of northern parts of Sweden and Finland. The wild meadow that has been left to grow, the bare feet and the white cotton summer dresses that I had as a little girl.

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It was instant love when I saw the Forget Me Nots Fabric paper. It brought back memories of my childhood summers in Finland, a seemingly endless row of sunny days. The covers of my grandfather's mattresses had an almost identical pattern, only they were in a pale blue and white pattern

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The very same day that I had been to Nat Kalbach's workshop, I went home and pulled out modelling paste, mask and an armfull of mists. This is the result, my page for TCR #110 "Summer Girl".

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The photo is of my DH's youngest cousin's daughter Miss T whom many of you might have seen in several of my previous layouts. She wears a flower wreath because the photo was taken on Midsummer's Eve and that's what girls traditionally wear then. Wild flowers from the meadow and leaves. Another summer page in other words! a re-occurring theme with warmer days waiting just around the corner.

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Texture, texture and some more texture!

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Beautiful red felt/lace lollipop as well as cream rolled muslin bloomers from Precocious Paper's Etsy shop. Tessa makes THE most wonderful handmade blooms and embellishments!

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Cut-off pieces from a crocheted doily bought in Leeann Pearce's Chip Chop Shop on Etsy

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 #110_Summer Girl - 7 Cup's empty and you've been barraged with summer photos, thank you wonderful you for your time and patience! Also a big THANK YOU to all of you who have left such beautiful and kind comments, I do hope you all know how incredibly I appreciate each and one of them. I often go back and re-read them because they bring me such joy and happiness. Mwah! This is yet another short working week, we have another bank holiday coming up! Yeeee! Toodelipip! xoxox Eila


  1. Just beautiful Eila. The pops of red on both are stunning and I just love that photo in the first page and the mushrooms.

  2. I agree with Jas just stunning work Miss E...just posted your fabo prizes on my blog
    those GT flowers are just awesome
    chat soon
    have a great holiday this week
    Lindy xoxo

  3. Wow...you are so creative and inspiring!! Gorgeous creations indeed!

  4. Stunning work Eila, love the details and textures, totally inspiring :)
    Have a good week :)

  5. beautiful pages you have made cool work with the texture.
    have a cool week byeeee,Lean

  6. Wow! These are just fabulous! The texture and mix looks wonderful!

  7. Stunning color combos and designs - wow just gorgeous!!!

  8. Yay to a short week for you! Lovely work Eila! The top one is very clean for you but I love the slick look of it and all the fussy cutting!! The cluster you made is also superb. Love your background on the second one and the photo and how the fussy-cut blooms all around the edge mimick the wreath - great job my friend :)

  9. What beautiful pages you've created Eila. They are very reflective of your love for the out doors, gardens and Spring. Both created with love and so much thought and care with all the beautiful details you add. Gorgeous work. xx

  10. I'm left pausing over each photograph as to what each offers ... love it! You are so very creative Eila, I love how you combine everything together to bring it to a whole!

  11. wow Eila ... such breathtaking art here .. all your details are divine .... stunning work .. I adore coming here xoxoxooxox
    love you x