First of all I want to thank each and one of you from the bottom of my mummy-to-a-fur-baby-heart for all the sweet and kind encouraging words! I am extremely happy to report that our boy Max is back on track and responding very well to the antibiotics. New tests on Friday to confirm that he's OK.
Savouring every second of the Swedish summer, it lasts such a short time up here. Eating strawberries and cherries, my fave berries. A tradition my girlfriend M has each year, is to have a 4th of July BBQ in her yard. She lived in the US for almost 15 years before moving back home. One year our girlfriend Sandy came over from Los Angeles and insisted on us having S'mores. Am ashamed to say, but all we Swedes discreetly dumped our S'mores in the rose bushes when she wasn't near. Different cultures, different foods, you're OK, I'm OK, anything goes as long as we're all happy. ;))
Last Friday CSI case file # 26 was released, an unusual but delicious palette of colours. Would love to tuck into that cake, looks totally yummie!
As always, our talented Michele Singh has created beautiful coordinates to go with the case file;
And here is my take - "Our Princess";
As you can see I have used the neutral hues as my mains and only very sparsely with the other colours. Loved the gray with a touch of mauve-lavender (taken from the roses in the prompt).
A shere co-incidence that this page is about another feline baby.
Her name was Bettie and we loved her for 14 years. She was also a Sacred Birman like Max, but ginger.
She was very feisty and incredibly wise and clever. Each night she slept on my pillow with her cheek against my cheek and paws in my hair. Her Highness knew how to make her humans obey her smallest wish, never a raised meouw just a silent stare, poised and immaculate until she got exactly what her heart desired. If we didn't get it quickly enough, she just butted her head against my leg or hooked just one claw gently into my pantyhosed leg. Enough to make a statement but without making any damage. Just like a princess, our princess.
The fussy-cut tags, the little girl and the kitties come from different collections from Pion Design.
The papers are a mix of Pion Design and Prima Fairy Belle. Very pretty
but incredibly difficult to photograph. The dotted paper looks
practically mauve when it's more of a brownish with greyish dots in real life and the bottom paper from Pion looks cream when it's soft banana/custard yellow
*sigh*. When I had got a sort-of-ish decent hue for the papers, everything else looked totally washed-out and faded. Well, you get the idea I hope.
My evidence are the metal trinkets in both clusters, obviously flowers too and the icing is both on the chippie flourish, the masking/modelling paste and of course, Bettie herself.
The black Prima gem stone vines are gorgeous IRL, here they look black currant, but I promise, they ARE black!
Next case file will be a lot more colourful and we will change to a new theme for the month of July. Here's a sneak peek; I can see teal, I can see ice cream and I can definitely see green in there ..
With this sneak I say bye bye for now and wish you all a Happy Hump Day tomorrow!
Cheerio! xoxox Eila
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