Saturday, 7 July 2012

Summer hols are here! and TCR # 118 Tummy Fun

Finally our summer hols have begun!! have been longing for sleep-ins and leisurely days for a whole year. Last week's teleworking from home was none of the calm and easy week I thought it would be. Well, at least I didn't have to commute the 2 hours/day I normally do to work, starting up my lap top on the dining table at 08.00 a.m. still in my jammies was admittedly a perk ;))

The 4th July BBQ at our friend's house was lovely, Swedish summer evening at its best. Even the mosquitos added to the sweet feel. Here are som piccies;

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Hubbs and I with our fave summer drink in hand; a glass of chilled rosé.
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The lady of the house at the barbie.
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My gosh how I love corn on the cob!
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This little fur baby is the youngest member of their family, she stole the heart of all of us. Do you see that green, lush lawn in the background - THE best racing ground for a little kitty cat who loves to practice on her running skills and a perfect place for our pic-nic blankets. Gosh how coffee tastes good when drunk in the company of good friends under the blue skies of Mother Nature!

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The Grand Finale! not a crumb was left when we were let loose with our spoons!

The # 118 palette over at The Color Room is as pretty and sweet as our 4th July cake. July sponsors are The ScrapCake and this week's palette is based on their collection "The Bright Side of Life"; rose red, turquoise blue, light khaki and pastel pink.

Here is my page that I have called "Tummy Fun":

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Here's little Miss M riding the merry go round at the local tivoli last year. Her mum told me she had giggled all the time, and afterwards told her mum it was because her tummy was having so much fun. Et voilà, the title for my LO was chosen!
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Love this photo of M, just look at her little face!
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Lace and washi tape (yup! even I have bought myself some!)
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One of the papers has a delish grid pattern with small roses, couldn't leave it without fussing cutting, could I?
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 There are about 5 layers of paper there under the gesso and masking/modelling paste/chalking.
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Next weekend is 14 July, which is the French National Holiday. A special lady doctor from Grenoble is coming to Stockholm with her family, Patricia Cugnod  - a member of The Color Room. I am so looking forward to meeting her and her beautiful family that I have only met in her layouts. More on my date with them next week.

Today is also a very special day, one of our closest friends is turning 50 and is throwing a lavish pic-nic luncheon. I'm sure I'll have some lovely photos from his special day to share in my next post. Happy Happy Birthday Håkan!!

Am currently catching up on long overdue blog visits and commenting, see you soon if I haven't visited yet!

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


  1. Wow! is all I can say about this layout.. magnificent..all the layers, all the details.. really a splendid layout!!

  2. Wonderful yummy textures Eila, I especially love those lacy bits. That fruit tart looks so fresh and yummy.

  3. Åhhh...så vakker layout!! Nydelig bilde og så mange vakre blomster! Likte spesielt godt blondene som har fått litt farge på seg.
    Så flott bilde av dere og fra partyet!
    Kose deg med besøk til uken og med nytt party i kveld.
    Vi har også startet ferie nå, først noen dager hjemme og så neste uke er vi i Stockholm.
    Ha en herlig ferie!!

  4. Aaaaah, Chilled Rose & fruit tart - tummy fun of a different kind! I too love washi tape :)

  5. Eila, your layout is so gorgeous, love your creative layering and effects with texture and paint......stunning photo too....
    I wish you a very happy holidays......looks like it has started off very well......the fruit tart, very American favour, looks yummy ...... :)
    enjoy your summer days and evenings..... :)

  6. Wow! Love all the layering & gesso/modelling paste work. Gorgeous layout!

  7. Wow! Love this lo! Looks so beautiful!!!!!
    Great pics too. I'm going to have to try corn on the cob on the looks so good!

  8. Gorgeous Eila - I hope you enjoy your summer holiday - sounds like it will be a fantastic time! Hugs my friend.


  9. Oh, wow!! I LOVE your layout- it makes me almost as hungry as the photos of your barbeque (by the way- LOVE that you called the grill/barbeque the "barbie" LOL!)~
    So many delicious details to your page, beautiful fabulous work my friend!!


  10. beautiful page love your cluster work.
    I see you all ready have a great vacation time.

  11. Your afternoon looks and sounds wonderful. I love your pretty page, gorgeous colours and such a cute happy photo and of course I love all those grungy, painty techniques you have mixed in. Enjoy your summer and your holidays. xx

  12. OK now I'm inspired and HUNGRY!

  13. Beautiful photos Eila & all that food looks yummy, glad to hear you had a lovely time. Love your layout, beautiful take on the challenge.
    Cheers Di xo

  14. Love those clear photos! So pleased for you that you have some bright sunny days ahead, sure you will enjoy every moment of them!! Just love your layout - great work with the lovely Scrap Cake papers - Love all the texture and flowers and indeed that is the sweetest photo!!

  15. Your July 4th pictures are great. That pie looks so yummy! Love that romantic layout, too!

  16. beautiful as always, love all the elements

  17. oh gosh - how silly of me i didn't know you celebrated the 4th?! we had a wonderful grill out & enjoyed some time out on the boat after what has been weeks & weeks of terrible weather some how the clouds moved aside for a day which was much loved! your dessert looks fabulous and i would have loved to help you tear her apart. little kitty so cute to my goodness. this layout though is amazing - love all the detail shots to show all that 'fussy' cutting as you call it & love the grid that you've cut out - very cool always love seeing what you're going to create