Saturday, 3 November 2012

TCR # 135 Slumber & GD spot with ScrapAfrica

Good morning weekend! 

Stockholm has woken up to cloudy skies and wet streets. Yesterday brought sunshine and happiness to me as I met up with my good scrappy friend Bente Fagerberg and her sweet daughter Beatrice who are in Stockholm over the weekend. Always such a wonderful treat seeing them. Happy 12th Birthday in advance Bea!

Warning, this is going to be a long blog post. If' you're only interested in my 2 pages, I suggest you just scroll down till you hit them! My TCR page is at the very end of this post. Thanks for your patience and time!

I am really so thrilled to tell you about my GD spot over at Evgenia Petzer's Scrap Africa. See the announcement HERE

How awesome to be asked by super talented Evgenia, wowzer!

This is the lovely sketch that is the November inspiration:

And here are some of the pages that their talented DT girls created;

First one is by Julie Tucker-Wolek
And then a page by Denise Deventer

I just say, go check out the other gorgeous DT pages!!
Here comes my take on the sketch;

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Very unusual rich colours for me, don't think I've ever scrapped them before. The beautiful young lady in the photo is the daughter of our friends.

Papers are from G45 Birdsong collection, a bonanza of fussy cutting!

 Scrap Africa Joy - 2

 Scrap Africa Joy - 3

 Scrap Africa Joy - 4

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I made the background on water colour paper and Tattered Angels mists in: Gold, Dazzling Diamond, Sunkissed Peach, Peach Delight, Burnt Red and Ranger Butter Scotch.

Some embossing in gold too.

 Scrap Africa Joy - 6

 Scrap Africa Joy - 7

Thank you once again and so very much Evgenia for asking me!! 

Next up is TCR # 135, a rich and opulent almost decadent palette of lush colours.

Have you seen that The Color Room have a new website and a blog!! Click HERE
or click on the The Color Room BLINKIE on the side bar to go to the new website and blog!

Do you know that The Color Room also sells Shimmerz products in their store? 

Visit the Store HERE

Please upload your page to our Facebook timeline as well as load it to your own blog (with the link in the forum), great exposure as you can tag it with your own FB page as well.

Visit The Color Room on Facebook HERE

The palette and card sketches get posted there each week for quick reference and to spread the word.....
This palette altogether is a girly palette from Her Room.....Incorporate a floral pattern as your fourth choice and remember you can use any other neutral colour in addition to the palette colours. Most importantly enjoy the process. Select your papers from your stash......check some of your older papers and use them up! 

Search for some matching embellishments, start with the sketch to insire you if you want, or check out LOUISE NELSON'S TUTORIAL on the method she used for her Page this week. 

We are spoilt this month.....We have two wonderful Sponsors sending you Raks !!!!  Be sure to participate!!

Here is the link to the Etsy shop:

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My Divine Inspiration Etsy Store 

We sell exclusive embellishments and supplies for scrapbooks, cards, mini albums, journals, notebooks and much more. 




Those of you who are still with me, THANK YOU!! I've finally come to the end and will only share the photos with little writing in between!

Here's my TCR # 135 called "Slumber". It's about all the seaside resorts slumbering away during winter, dreaming and waiting for the bustling summer when they come alive again for a few intensive months.

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Tattered, sun-bleached awnings and deck chairs, keys to summer houses, rose trellises.

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Bath huts and beach, sleeping, snow filling crevices and board walks needing painting.

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Happy days filled with birdsong, scent of flowers, bold and vibrant colours.

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Seaweed on wet cold sand, old treasures that nobody is looking for, tattered nets and fading roses.

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Dreams of breezes and light summer dresses, just like tissue paper and lace.

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Scrunched up and faded postcards sent from places of days filled with happy memories.

When the wind howls through our street on an early February morning, and the snow plows haven't done their job yet, the world is muffled. Dreaming away on the bus and the tube.

But not quite yet! I can still see apples on the trees in the park outside our kitchen window, the lawns are green and the world is full of spicy scents of baking and tea lights. 

This girl is going to a party with her hubby this evening! Got some body maintenance to do before we hit the road.

Have a really good one peeps!! I'll boogie for all of you yeeehaaa!

Toodelipip! xoxox Eila


  1. Wow, beautiful layouts, Eila!
    Firstly, congrats on your GDT at Scrap Africa...that is awesome!

    I can see the love & detail that has gone into your Scrap Africa layout...the fussy cutting is just superb & such gorgeous colours & layering too.

    I think your TCR layout is my fav...the feel of the layout really matches well with the photo & has a great coastal feel to it - love the pieces of ratted fabric, cotton pieces & chopped up crochet doilies....just a truly stunning layout!

    Enjoy your night partying with your hubby! xx

  2. First of all congrats on your GD for SA!! that layout is exquisite and you should definetly use bold colors more often. you rocked it!! I love the second layout too!! its beautiful. I love how you add texture to your pages.

    Have fun at the party tonight!! I'm going out with some girlfriends and it should be fun too!!

  3. wow så gøy! Gratulerer så mye som GD for SA!! og en fantastisk layout du har laget med herlige farger!! Her har du virkelig fått brukt saks og skalpell!!
    Den nesten for TCR er bare så utrolig vakker og stemningsfull ♥
    Kose dere masse i kveld!

  4. Thank yu so much for making this beauty for us!!!
    I appreciate it so much:)

  5. Wauw you have been a busy scrapping lady wonderful the slumber page.

  6. Loving the TCR one, must start to play there when time allows the colours are always sooo gorgeous. Lucky you meeting up with Bente.
    Yes Winter is on its way, looking forward to snow mornings and getting out my wellies lol! Well I hve been busy over the Summer we went to Florida for 2 weeks and have over 1500 pics to prove it yes, you heard right, everyone is to be scrapped. I obtained my degree in Education(BA Hons) and I am now in my final teaching year which is very intense but not long now! Charlotte and Matthew doing well, Charlotte is now finalising universities for nest year (OMG) and Mat obtained A*s in all his GCSE subjects and now doing A levels, he wants to be a Doctor and is very focused on his goals. So thats a little update on life here, hope to catch up with you soon, enjoy your party, have a cocktail or two for me x

  7. Wow, you have created two beauties for sure! The first one is rather different for you indeed - but I have to admit that you do so well with these rich colours too! It is a gorgeous, feminine lay-out. The second one is a real 'Eila'-design and, as always, totally gorgeous too:)

  8. congrats on the Guest Design spot, love the layouts you have created....all the wonderful layering, such beauties :)
    stay warm ....have a great week :)

  9. Love the first one, yes it is a different colour palette for you, but is still full of your visual delights, and chocka block with Eastern promise :0)
    The second one is spectacular!! I adore the idea of the seaside town watching and waiting for it's visitors!! Packed with scrumptious details and fantastic texture!!
    Hope you had a wonderful night and your feet coped with dancing the night away :0)

  10. These layouts are all so beautiful!!

  11. Both pages are Gorgeous my dear friend!!! love how you worked the rich colors so beautifully and TCR page is so beautiful worked too!!!! Take care sweetie!! Hugs!!!xoxo

  12. Both layouts are absolutely stunning!!! I love them Eila... as always very inspiring indeed!!! Hugs...xoxo

  13. I really love how those stamped images look on the burlap! Congratulations on your GD spot Eila...I know you're going to wow them they way you do me. :)

  14. Hi Eila....thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Scrap Africa...your layout is just gorgeous and is truly inspirational! We love your work and it was such an honour to have your work displayed! Love your slumber layout too...just fabulous!

  15. Wow, Eila! Those pages are absolutely exquisite! Wow! That G45 page is a stunner--the fussy-cutting is amazing with a capital A! You should totally be on their design team!

  16. magnifique travail, et très bel article
    corinne de france

  17. I almost passed out when I saw your ScrapAfrica page...GLORIOUS!!!
    And then, you take my breath away with the muted elegance of the TCR layout!
    Either way, you ROCK Eila :)))
    Congrats on the well deserved!

  18. Congrats on your GDT! Beautiful spicy layout with lots of great layering and just love your next one too! Adore the colours and soft layering!!

  19. Gorgeous SA page with all the blomms and the layers - TCR oh what a stunning photo and a lo to match - awesome work E!