Tuesday, 4 December 2012

CSI case file # 48 Comfort

Sleep still holding my eyes in its grip, stumbling out to the kitchen, putting the kettle on. Casting a glance at the thermometer in the kitchen window and getting wide awake in like a second when it hit me:   -14C!! That's COLD! 

Slipping and sliding along the pavement to the bus stop, looking like a babushka in my duvet coat and big woollen scarf around my head. Not the ideal start to the day in my world, but hey that's life living close to the North Pole!

It's Tuesday which means time to share my page for the CSI case file # 48. First the gorgeous palette!

  • Glossy Blue - sky blue, taken from the light blue tiles -- 159.205.228
  • White Tile - white, taken from the counter -- 254.253.249
  • Chartreuse Shine - chartreuse, taken from the green tiles--196.183.43
  • Blueberry - dark blue, taken from the darker blue tiles -- 44.119.150
  • Stainless Steel - gray, taken from the lighter parts of the stove -- 216.207.200
  • clock
  • mosaic
  • silver metallic elements
  • something transparent
  • glossy accents
  • fruit accents
  • plain brads (inspired by the clock)
  • something inspired by the bowl on the middle shelf on the right (e.g., a border punch, die-cut, lace cardstock)
  • Document something kitchen-related...food, special meals, your cooking talents, your own kitchen.
  • Write your journaling as a recipe.
  • Write your journaling as a schedule (inspired by the clock)
  • Write your journaling in bullets and use glossy brads as the bullets
  • List a bunch of words to describe the topic of your page OR choose one word and use a thesaurus to generate a list of synonyms (don't ask how, but that idea was inspired by the tiles.
  • Inspiration Words: eat, time, create-- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title

And here is my take - "Comfort" or the long version "365 days of comfort and joy";

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All the papers except the lime green, are from Teresa Collins paper collection Now and Then. The lime green details are from KaiserCraft's Pickled Pear.

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The evidence used are clocks, silver metallic element and fruit accent (the pears at the bottom). The pattern in the backing paper and the fussy-cut grid could also go as tiles. I have also punched a slim lacey border that you can see on the far left.

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In the kitchen of my childhood, my mum would always bake bread. Coming home from school and feeling the smell of newly baked bread is something that can still make me almost drool. A generous dollop of butter spread on top of a slice, melting in golden yellow puddles when it hits the warm bread. Cheese and jam on top - oh heavenly cholesterol licked off my fingers!

When I have lots of time at hand, like during our summer vacation, I often bake something but never bread. My pièce de résistance is cinnamon rolls, the Swedish kanelbulle that we Swedes so lovingly worship. Nothing can beat a warm cinnamon roll and a glass of really cold milk! or why not two or even three ..

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Cannot get that image of warm bread and butter out of my mind, me thinks I might splash out on some tea and toast! 

Crazy crazy times have begun, one hardly knows if it's night or day, everything spins at an increasing speed and there is no stopping it at the moment. 3 weeks left to Christmas!! 

Thanks ever so much for taking of your precious time to come for a visit! Thank you again!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


  1. Oh Eila this is an amazing project. I am really enjoying your designs lately with all the little details and interesting elements. So amazing :)

  2. Helt fantastisk!! Utrolig masse detaljer og elementer her!! Og nå ble jeg sulten!! LOL
    Kaldt ja... her i Hamar var det i går -22 og idag var det "kun" -18.
    Vil tro det er enda kaldere i byen din, med "havet" så nært.
    Ha en herlig desemberdag!

  3. Wow, as you watch the temperature fall we here are watching the mercury rise.. 37 here today and about 1j8 degrees humidity... hot and dry!!
    This layout is stunning, love all the details, the banner, and the colors really look great together.. keep warm!!

  4. Beautiful page and work so many to see..yummie.

  5. Here you can almost smell the freshly baked bread, yummy!!
    What a delightful LO so many fun details to look at, the photo of warm bread might keep you warm in the freezing tempera :) love the fruit and banners you have used
    Når jeg ikke har tid, så jukser jeg litt og stikker innom IKEA of kjøper kanel boller der, 5 min i ovnen og smaker som hjemme. Ha en fin vinter dag :)

  6. Your lay-out makes me feel like it's summer again. It is so fresh and beautiful. I really love these colours together and the cute pears.

  7. Love your LO and its stunning as always! Hope you are well!! Long time no speak! :)

  8. Eila... tell me what you cant do... :wink!!! THis layout is so beautiful!!! I heart the colors... especially.... you always never failed to amaze me.. love this !!! hugs...xoxo

  9. This is so beautiful! Love this range of papers - perfect for this challenge. Love all the details and layers.

  10. Oooh I'm off to make hot buttered toast! Thanks for that!! Putting me off my diet LOL!!! What a glorious page! Those papers are awesome!! May be my new brand if WP carry on their CAS route :) Just love your layout!! So sorry about your freezing cold weather!! Sounds difficult to live with! Hope you can stay cosy at home as long as possible!!!

  11. Beautiful amalgam of colours and layers to create this harmony. Lovely. But -9 degrees!!! I just can not imagine how cold that would be. Brrr!

  12. a very beautiful page again.. bravo Eila.

  13. Juat love this layout Eila! Your layering and detail is just excellent and the sentiment is sooo great! I think as women we all spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen...and if we can love and enjoy what we do...it makes life soo much better!!! This layout is a definite favourite of mine!

  14. Beautiful page Eila!!! love the colors and layering is fantastic as always. Oh, gosh it's sooooo cold....frozen over there, but I imagine that everything looks so pretty cover with snow.
    Take care sweetie!!!!
    Hugs!! xoxo

  15. Hi, sweetie, haven't seen you in a while, this is absolutely stunning, you do such beautiful work! We have had an unusually warm winter so far here in the Midwest USA it was in the 70's F don't know what is in Celsius, but it's like early summer. Good to see you, take care!

  16. Craving for a cinnamon roll even as I type this. Your pages transport me magically to the most wonderful of places, experiences...