Tuesday, 22 January 2013

CSI # 55 "Kopp, Kuppi, Cup" and Inkido GDT "Amour"

Thought 22 January was Wednesday, when it turns out it's actually Tuesday, so this blog post goes live a day earlier than planned.

Postie just brought me a goodie filled box that I am going to use for something special that will be revealed late in February mmmm.....

Got 2 pages to share with you today; CSI case file # 55 "Kopp, Kuppi, Cup" and the third page I made for my January GDT spot at Inkido's - "Amour". So off we go!

So totally LOVE the colours of this week's palette over at CSI, check them out!
And Michele's beautiful printable coordinates!

This week, as our fun surprise, we thought it would be fun to revisit our very first Case File and scraplift a member, Detective, or guest designer. Obviously, you won't be scraplifting the color scheme, but feel free to scraplift a page design or some element. What a fun blast from the past to look back at Case File No. 1! You can see the reveal here, and all of the layouts for this Case File in this album.

We're saving our biggest birthday surprise (which, if you've been paying attention to the sidebar, isn't such a surprise after all), for the last week of January, and it's going to be FUN, FUN, FUN--our Birthday Presents Blog Hop! Stay tuned for details.

My page didn't turn out at all as I had envisioned it seeing the gorgeous lime-blue-brown combo. Here's my "Kopp, Kuppi, Cup" which means cup in Swedish and Finnish.

I didn't scraplift anyone from case file # 1 but I did lift a detail from one of our current DT members; Riikka Kovasin. She  has a tut in which she mists a crumpled-up plastic bag and swipes her paper on it achieving this cool effect that I have in white on my brown backing paper.

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Eventhough my page is inspired by Scrapfriends' sketch nbr 9 I have also used the layered larger central squares of paper that Riikka likes to use, as well as "doodled" circles, overlay and washi tape but still with the Eila twist.

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Used Tattered Angels Chalkboard mist in Banana Pudding on a couple of the circles, but the result was really disappointing. I've used it on lighter papers before and really loved the effect.

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My journalling is about my precious English Minton tea cups that I have been collecting for the passed 10 years. I buy a cup, saucer and side plate each time I go to the UK as they cost an arm and almost both legs. Pretty pretty they are and my goodness how well my index finger curves around that perfectly shaped ear of the cup!

When I turned 50, hubbs asked me to buy the creamer, sugar bowl and tea pot. Heavenly bliss and luxurious frivolity!

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The lime paper is from Pickled Pear, the sweet blue floral one from Miss Nelly and the gray/yellow floral paper from Forget Me Not, they are all collections from KaiserCraft. All other papers are from Swedish Maja Design.

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Evidence used are: flowers, diamond shapes and circles.

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Now to the third page that I created for my GDT spot with Inkido, I've called it "Amour" as the photo is of MIL and FIL on their engagement day long ago in the early 1950's.

It has just gone live over at the Inkido blog HERE

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Product List:

Backing paper: Spring Time Vintage Lace

Green with small strawberries from my stash: Forever Summer, Isabella Strawberry from their summer collection 2011

Pink with text:  Spring Time Rose Buds

Green matting:  Forever Summer, the back of Melinda Butterfly from their summer collection 2011 

With this I've come to the end of this long post. Thank you sooo much for your visit and for your patience!

I'll be back on Saturday morning European time and the CSI blog hop yeee! I can promise you a RAK hot off the laser cutter ... Till then

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


  1. gorgeous work here Eila, lovely the Kuppi Kuppo cup of tea one, such sweet details, have a fabulous week :)

  2. Wow, these are both so different in style, yet both are stunning, Eila! Gorgeous work :) Enjoy your day

  3. so so gorgeous as always Eila

  4. Fantastiske sider du har laget her , krøllet plastfolje kan også brukes til å lage is rundt frossne sier =)

  5. Oh how I've missed your blog! Its a joy to be back to marvel at your gorgeous creations!! Love them both!!!

  6. Oh my, how beautiful are these! Your both lay-outs are wonderfully romantic beauties.

  7. Hey Eila, love both your pages, full of interesting techniques and lots of wonderful detail as always. I also love your Minton tea cup set, so pretty and adore that you are into " heavenly bliss and luxurious frivolity" ! Me too ! xx

  8. Oh gosh Eila what beauties. Love the textures of the first one. Is that a real stamp? Love it. And love the second LO. The pictures in both are gorgeous. Love your tea set.

  9. Eila, you do the most beautiful pages and I just love reading your delightful, chatty posts. Both these projects are just gorgeous and I am so happy you got your sugar bowl, creamer and teapot too :) Just love the papers on the second project..so delightfully springy and fresh! Beautiful, beautiful work as always :)x

  10. really stunning work - gotta pull out some buttons now to use on pages :)

  11. Gorgeous layouts Eila...I so love your styling! Love, love, love that second page...there are just so many gorgeous details to look at! ;-)

  12. woweeeee this is so divine and with all you beautiful details and your work is always made with so much love xoxox