Friday, 8 February 2013

Blue Fern Studios bloghop 8-10 February 2013


If you have come from Camilla Ekman's blog, you've come to the right place! if not, start at the Blue Fern Studios' blog HERE

Hi and welcome to my blog! I'm Eila Sandberg and you can find me in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden by the Baltic Sea with Finland and Norway as neighbours.

My pages are all lumpy and bumpy, always with flowers and many layers of paper. Soft, muted or dusty colours make my heart sing and blue, any shade of blue, is my favest colour of all. My mojo is often sparked off by feelings, scents, impressions and memories. You will not find any journalling at the front of my pages. As I often have a story to them, my ramblings are rather lengthy, so I put them at the back of my layout. 

The exquisite chipboards from Blue Fern Studios make scrapping an easy breeze! they truly are gorgeous! Beautifully cut in intricate patterns and of such fantastic quality.

Have fun hopping and good luck!


Blue Fern Studios Blog Hop runs from  

8 February 2013 at midnight US EST

and goes through

10 February 2013 at 11.59 p.m. US EST

Simply visit each of the blogs below, then leave a comment and become a follower if you are not one already .

There are sure to be plenty of goodies along the way!

Here is the blog list, in order:

Eila Sandberg - THAT'S ME!

{back to} Blue Fern Studios

As long as you stop at each of these blogs and leave a comment, you will be in the running for the randomly-drawn GRAND PRIZE:


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Additionally, I will be giving away a little prize pack myself! Blue Fern Studios chipboards and Manor House Creations flowers.  

All you have to do is to leave a comment here on my blog and become a follower if you are not already. Who knows, you might win both the BFS grand prize and my present! Anyone anywhere in the world can of course win my present.


This is what you can win from me:

1 x Manor House flowers Imagine in Blueberry
1 x Brigitte Butterfly set (074387)
1 x Tuscan Window (074752)
1 x Evening Lamp Post (074660)
1 x Seasonal Wildflowers (074394) 
1 x Manor House flowers in brown/cream 

Here's my first of three February pages for Blue Fern Studios. I have used the Seasonal Wildflower chipboard piece on my page. The other two pages will be revealed in my next blogpost both here and on BFS' blog on 11 February.

 
All the papers used on my page are from Swedish Maja Design and their collection called Vintage Summer Basics. Lovely lovely fruity but soft colours (see what I mean about dusty colours).

The Seasonal Wildflower was primed in Gesso and then misted in Tattered Angels Wheatfields and Gold before touched-up with fluid chalk in Olive Pastel, Dark Moss, Amber Clay and Yellow Ochre before I randomly applied acrylic paint in gold with my finger here and there. After the paint had dried I glued on micro beads in gold. You can see these colours better in the photo of the cluster with the big white fabric blom further down.

This is what the Blue Fern Studios Seasonal Wildflowers (074394) chipboard looks like raw;

Blue Fern Studios: Seasonal Wildflowers
 Seasonal Wildflowers (074394)

 You can find it in the C'est Magnifique store HERE


Masked diamonds in Vintage Photo distress ink as well as mini bubbles in modelling paste.


Here's the photo  where you can see the green/ochre hues of the Seasonal Wildflower. A Prima resin window and metal trinket. Round figure stickers from Graphic45 mounted on pop dots. Fabric bloom and yellow crocheted mini doily from Little Birdie. All other flowers are Prima.

Made the banner from lace from my stash, double-layered with dito in canvas. The yellow twine is MME.

This photo of a birthday pressie (from internet) on the lawn made me think of how we used to have coffee and cake in my parents' garden on my mother's birthday in May. The cherry trees were always in bloom as were her flower beds, lots of birds and even butterflies coming to wish her happy birthday.

Loved making the circles in fruity colours with Gelatos from Faber Castel. Outlined them with a white gel pen from Sakura once they had dried and stamped and masked on top.


Jolly nice having you for a visit, thanks a bunch for taking the time to leave a comment! Good luck with the hopping! 

I'll be back on 11 February when I'll share my other two BFS February pages.

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


**Next stop on the hop is Erin Blegen's blog HERE **

87 comments:

  1. So much texture on your layout, amazing... love the addition of microbeads. I already follow your blog, and pretty much all the design team, too.

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  2. Доброе утро! Такие милые детальки на страничке (особенно вязанные цветочки). Верю в удачу на Ваш подарочек.

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  3. Your Seasonal Wildflowers chippie is awesome!

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  4. Wow this is so full of color and so much amazing stuff in it, Thanks for sharing..

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  5. Wow, your lay-out is so beautiful and fresh. I really love your use of colours and that beautiful photo.

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  6. Очень понравилась страничка и множетво деталек :)

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  7. Очень понравилась страница! интересное использование микро-бисера, флажки-замечательная идея!

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  8. Флажки из кружева, я такие ещё не встречала, они потрясающие! Как и сама страничка.
    Приятно познакомиться)

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  9. Nydelig layout! Utrolig mange kreative detaljer, tok lang tid å se alt:)

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  10. Thank you for the inspiration. I am a chipboard addict and it is so nice to see all the different ways to use chipboard.

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  11. Your layering is amazing as it is always! And love the masking as well. The lace banner is out of this world!!!! xoxo

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  12. Hi Eila, you are so funny, what does Toodelipip mean I almost pied in my pants it looks like something mary poppins would say! Your lo is so pretty and there are so many details to look at just amazing! I became a follower to your blog thank you for all the inspiration you gave me! Holy cow your prize pack is awesome never had the chance to work with MHC flowers before and that also means for the pretty chipboard by the amazing BLUE FERN STUDIOS....thank you for this chance.
    Hugs from holland xox Amy

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  13. Oh Eila you already know that I am one of your biggest fans. I love your layouts and your warmth and generosity of spirit and you are such an inspiration for me. Love your blog and I love the chippie with the micro beads. One of the things I love about blog hops is that you are reminded of all the things that you can do to stuff... all kinds of stuff. Thanks for another chance to win something. I love to win :D :D :D xx

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  14. прекрасная, многодетальная страничка!флажки из кружева бесподобно смотрятся!и очень нравится фактурность работы и использование вязаных штучек!очень мило и уютно с ними! Рада знакомству!

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  15. I'm pleased to meet you! You have very nice pages!!! Thanks for another chance to win something.

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  16. Замечательная, красивая страничка!
    Много интересных деталек, флажочки очень понравились!
    С удовольствием стала ПЧ!!!

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  17. Love lumpy bumpy layouts and you do them so well

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  18. чудесная страничка, так много разных деталек!

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  19. Страничка навевает мысли о лете, как будто скоро-скоро он уже наступит *_*

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  20. Your lace banner is spectacular and the beads on the Blue Fern seasonal Wild flowers is a stunning detail. What a piece of art!

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  21. Delish. I have not popped in for a while and look at what I have been missing. Sensational.

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  22. Oh wow, so many details.. so much to admire on your lovely layout... wow!

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  23. I've been following your blog for ages now. Your pieces are breathtaking!

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  24. I am a follower Eila, love this LO, why wouldn't I your work is stunning & that lace banner is simply gorgeous .. may have to borrow that idea!!! .. hugz xx

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  25. The detail in your work is beautiful. I have micro beads and it never occurred to me to use them on the chipboard pieces. Thanks for the tip.
    Kat..

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  26. Beautiful work!! Love how you covered the chipboard piece and loveyour lace banner!!

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  27. I absolutely adore the lace banner you have used on your layout. Thank you for the chance to win an additional prize!

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  28. Lovely work! many details!!!! absolutely gorgeous

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  29. Seasonal wildflowers are really great, and so easy to add to any flower arrangement. Really like.

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  30. Such amazing detail in your layout.

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  31. incredible layout. Thank you for the chance to win this prize!

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  32. Hej! Riktigt snygg LO! Har nu blivit följare och förstår inte hur jag inte hittat hit tidigare. Tack för chansen att vinna så mycket fina saker.

    //Sofi

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  33. Thanks for the chance to win twice!! I'm a follower now! !:)

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  34. Your layout is amazing I love it! THis was one of the pieces I wanted to order somewhere! I am a new follower and look forward to see more! TFS!

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  35. Hi, Eila! I had to grin when I saw your blog name ... one of my favorite words is dollops! Your layout is so very lovely! I am now a member of your blog. So very nice to meet you!

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  36. Hi sweetheart. What a beautiful LO. Love what you did with the chipboard and with the gelatos. That picture is truly beautiful and love the story it reminded you of. I think Amy said it right you remind me of Mart Poppins how have I not thought of that before. I love Mary Poppins!!

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  37. Hola!!! es la primera vez que te visito y estoy encantada con tus trabajos, son hermosos, es banderín de puntilla es un detalle hermoso!! =)
    Debora
    http://manosurbanasscrap.blogspot.com.ar/

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  38. I love "lumpy, bumpy" scrapbooking too!

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  39. LOVE all the texture on this page!

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  41. Beautiful page.....so many different elements! I love it! I am a new follower! have a wonderful day!

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  42. Gorgeous, love the beaded die cuts and the lovely lace pennants with all the other embellies :)

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  43. The lace pennants are very creative. Love Blue Fern

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  44. Люблю кружева, очень красиво.

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  45. wow beautiful page, lovely details and chipboard
    I have been following your blog for a while
    hugs Pia

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  46. Wow! Beautiful! Gorgeous! I can't believe all the gorgeous layouts so far using some fantastic products. I just want to reach through my computer screen and touch everything on your layout. I just love everything about it. I'm a follower too--how can I not be?!

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  47. I love all the layers on your layout and on your chipboard! Fantastic!

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  48. Wow! This is beautiful!! I love all the details you include. Thanks so much for the chance to win your beautiful prize.

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  49. wow lovely lo i become a follower thanks for the change greetings janneke

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  50. Love the Chippies. Hope I WIN

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  51. Such great inspiration and taking me back to my mother's birthday! Beautiful chipboard, love it!

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  52. I find something new and inspiríng in every single one of your pages. How do you do THAT? Fantastic - top league, as usual...

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  53. So many gorgeous techniques on one layout! I am a new follower!

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  54. A lovely page; I loved your use of lace instead of chipboard for the banners!

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  55. Lovely layout. I love all the details

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  56. What a stunning layout Eila... I love it.... Awesome... hugs...xoxo

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  57. Loved the detail, and your comments. Can't wait to try!

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  58. Hi , I love your work, the style, just to put everything on looks like fun. Thanks for having the change to win!Bye bye !

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  59. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you distressed the chipboard AND that lace banner.... ADORABLE! Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win! I am a follower :)

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  60. Eila, your layouts are always so comforting to look at. There's always such a warm, homemade feel to them- just awesome. Always great textures, beautiful photos, and awesome designs. This one is no exception! Gorgeous work, my friend :)!

    xErin

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  61. Nyyyydelig layout og så herlige farger!! Elsker hva du har gjort med med "stråene". Har kjøpt meg en slik jeg også men ennå ikke fått brukt den!
    Tusen takk for sjansen til å vinne! Følger er jeg jo såklart!
    klem
    Marianne

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  62. В вашей станичке столько душевности, глубины и тепла. Вы смогли донести до нас в ней свою любовь- это прекрасно. Творите -это ваше призвание. Спасибо Вам. Весны и вдохновения....

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  63. Hi Eila - such a fan of your work - just adore this layout!

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  64. Eila,
    It is so wonderful to tell the story in pictures especilly with colors you love. You page is beautiful.
    Blessings
    Carole

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  65. I love what you did to the seasonal wildflowers! Thanks for a great giveaway

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  66. I love the lace banner. So creative.

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  67. Hi Camilla, I'm now a follower and glad I am, your work is beautiful, I love the mixed media feel to the page, just gorgeous.

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  68. So fun to look at. You peaked my interest in trying micro beads again. Haven't played with them in a while. Thanks

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  69. Love your designs! Thanks for a chance to win some fabulous chipboard!

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  70. Wow, waht a nice blog you have. Have seen the first Layouts and really like your Style.

    I am also a flowower now. Thanks for providing such a nice give awy!

    Greetings, Susann

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  71. gorgeous products :D i would love to win :D

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  72. What an amazing page with your fabulous details!! Thanks so much for offering this generous give-away!! I'm a new follower. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  73. Спасибо за ваши работы и блог-хоп

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  74. ....for the love of TEXTURE and design.....FABBBY layout!!!

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  75. Love the layouts. I need to dig out my stash of lace and make a few banners. Thanks for the ideas.

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  76. Beautiful page Eila! Just love your lacy banner!! Love the gold and microbeans too - looks like you had a lot of fun at the hop!!

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  77. Love your use of microbeads on this stunning page. So beautiful!

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  78. Pity I missed the blog hop with my back giving away :( but your page looks FAB as always!

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