Friday, 27 July 2012

Lazy days are coming to an end and TCR # 121

Feels like only yester week that I jubilantly exclaimed summer hols were here. Well, now they are there and have reached their last few days before work starts again on Monday. Will have gentle easing into the routines as my boss is away for 3 days and wants me to work from our HQ in town, i.e. 15 minutes by buss from where we live instead of the 1-hour-commuting by train to our regular offices. Thanks very much!

It's Friday and Stockholm has once again woken up to a glorious summers day. Hubbs and I had brekkie out on our balcony, could hear our city waking up and then the garbage truck spoiled everything with its roar and emptying of the re-cycling container with glass. Well, that's life in the city. Me thinks my darling and I will spend the day out on the Djurgården island, it is the equivalence of Hyde Park in London, the green lush lungs of our city.

First a couple of photos showing you why Stockholm was awarded with the European Green Capital Award; we can actually fish just outside the Royal Palace and eat the catch, the water is also so clean that we can swim in the town centre. Not bad huh!

Tantolunden 25JULI2012 - 2

 Tantolunden 25JUL2012 - 1

Friday also means release time over at TCR, we've come to palette # 121 and the last week of The ScrapCake's sponsor month. Once again the DT has been provided with delish papers to play with. Everything on my page is from their newest collection called Sweet Childhood. Absolutely divine colours and really such sweet sweet fussy-cuttable details!

So here's my page; "Sunshine Girl". I have kind of followed Lydell's sketch but my photos are square and the round shapes have been moved down the page.
 #121_Sunshine Girl main 1000px
You have seen me scrap this cutie pie before, Miss M.
 #121_Sunshine Girl - 2
Can you believe it, I have used only 3 (!) itty bitty Prima blooms on my page!
 #121_Sunshine Girl - 3

 #121_Sunshine Girl - 4
The additional 4th colour of choice that I have used, is mint.

 #121_Sunshine Girl - 5

 #121_Sunshine Girl - 6
I also used a bitty stamp with cross stitching from Marianne Design.
 #121_Sunshine Girl - 7

 #121_Sunshine Girl - 8

 #121_Sunshine Girl - 9
I'm bidding you a Happy Weekend with a sneak of the next CSI case file that will be released this evening US eastern time/midnightish European time/Saturday morning Australian time.

30 Sneak Peek

It's the last week of Echo Park's sponsorship month so I am going to share a page based on one of their collections.

Happy Friday and have a splendido weekend! Mwah to ya all beautiful ladies!

xoxox Eila


  1. Time flys when you having fun.
    Cool girls page you have made lovely photo's ,layers and again lol yummie embellies...
    have a lovely weekend i hope a sunny one byeeee.Lean

  2. Samme her, ferien går mot slutten og jeg begynner på mandag jeg også.
    Og så må jeg si, Stockholm var en fantastisk flott by!! Elsket alle de grønne "lungene" midt i byen, små parker, åpne plasser, hyggelige mennesker og ikke minst, fint vær :D (vi har jo stort sett regnet bort her på Østlandet i Norge i år).
    Kommer gjerne tilbake til byen din altså, nå som vi har blitt skikkelig kjent med trikk, pendlertog, t-bane og buss LOL
    Herlig layout igjen fra deg, elsket banneret med tall og hvordan du har bygget opp lag på lag!
    Ha en flott dag på Djurgården og en fin helg!

  3. HI.. a very pretty layout too!

  4. What a bugger the hols have to end, beautiful page and love the layers with such a beautiful pic.
    Have a great weekend maybe checking out the games ...
    lindy xoxo

  5. Elia you have such a wonderful way of placing all these cute little bits on your layouts that just make them such a joy to look at..I love the number banner and all the fun circular elements flowing across the page!

  6. You are so good at those Palette Challenges!! I have such a hard time with them. You've nailed another one and its fantastic!! love it! and she is a cutie!!

  7. I hear you on the summer whizzing by!

    Gorgeous, summery, delightful...all these describe your photo, page, details, layering. Love every little bit of this!

  8. Oh, wow! This is simply gorgeous .. I could just roll around in this color palette! It is beautiful and you have done a marvelous job nailing it! Total sweetness!

  9. Stockholm är en underbar stad =) Bodde där när jag var ung... Härlig layout på en härlig tjej. Gillar din design på denna.

  10. Hi Eila! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my ancestry cards! I have learned so much through the researching of this project, and have gained such a sense of pride in my European ancestry!

    Speaking of Europe, what gorgeous pics of the beach in Stockholm! This is a city that's definitely on my list of overseas places to visit someday!:-)

  11. Hi eila, spending some time catching on your blog and of course a glass or two of rose, having computer trouble at the moment so have to snatch random moments on mats iPad hope to have new computer up and running soon. Loving the pictures of summer life in Stockholm the weather here has been glorious and have spent all week tanning, off on hols next week so busy packing etc. hope all is well and you are getting some well deserved R&R will check back when I can, take care my friend Doreen xxx

  12. Eila, enjoy your last days of holidays...they went very quickly.... love your summery page, so hot and deliciously refreshing colours and layers
    enjoy your day ... :)

  13. Gorgeous page Eila and how thoughtful of your boss to let you work from the city offices to ease you back into work! Would make me want to work there more often if it is only 15mins from home compared to 1 hour!! LOL!

  14. Beautiful adaption of TCR palette, Eila!
    Hope your return to work isn't too tough going. Loved looking at your photos too!

  15. Great take on the TCR challenge I only wish I has some spare time to join in!! I seem to de extremely time poor lately. Your photos in the park look very inviting too. Thanks for sharing. Cheers Di xo

  16. Great pics and lovely lo! Love the mix with those colors!

  17. Hope you are enjoying the last of your holidays. Love the look of this page. Very different but still 'Eila' in essence!

  18. What a wonderful place it is that you live, you are so fortunate, and what a wonderful page you have created.Love all the subtle , crisp colours and so many pretty details. xx

  19. Vi njuter av två veckor till tillsammans av skön ledighet:) En superhärlig sida! Gillar alla utklippta detaljer och sifferbannern! Kram!

  20. Oooh Jurgarden Island looks dreamy!! Love all that green against the crystal clear water & nice to see Stockholmians sunning themselves in bikinis :) Lovely page too!Cute photo and beautiful papers - from the advertising of them I wasn't aware they were as saturated - I thought they were very pale - but now I like them a lot better :)

  21. Pure Brilliance! Love this Eila!

  22. Breakie out on the balcony ... ohhh arhh sounds divine! The photo in your layout is ever so cute, such a pretty little princess Eila. I adore Lydel's sketch and what you did with it... beautiful.