Wednesday, 13 February 2013

My winner of the Blue Fern Blog Hop and CSI # 58


Valentine's is just a heart throb away, wishing you all a wonderful loving day! 

It's Wednesday over here and time to reveal the name of the winner of my Blue Fern Blog Hop present.

*drumroll* - here is the name my hubby pulled out of a box;

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

CONGRATULATIONS Annette! please contact me with your postal address by Saturday Swedish time this week!

Color..Stories..Inspiration revealed another gorgeous palette in case file 
# 58 last weekend;


  • Drift Away - light aqua, taken from her skirt - 183.222.221
  • Aqua Breeze - medium aqua, taken fromt he folds in her skirt - 137.190.182
  • Golden Getaway - golden wheat, taken from the  mast - 242.221.176
  • Apparent Wind - pale gray, taken from the cloudy sky - 234.235.237
  • Take the Helm - Dark brown, taken from the top of the hull - 85.69.53
  • wood
  • metal
  • string, fiber, twine
  • jewels
  • fabric
  • leather
  • create a jagged edge
  • lacing
  • clouds
  • sailboat or other transportation accent
  • something sheer, e.g. vellum
  • washers/eyelets

COMPOSITE SKETCH: Feel free to rotate, substitute elements, etc., but use as inspiration for the design of your page.

We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
The deadline for completing Case File No. 58
is Sunday, February 17, 11:59 p.m. EST.

We can't wait to see what YOU create!

Here's my take on Em's sketch and the colours of CSI case file # 58 - "Fun". The sketch is there but as I started adding the doilies, the graphics of the page were lost.

Papers used are Webster's Pages Plumseed and a bit of Prima Sun Kiss.

Not the typical getaway one would think of when it's Valentine's but the journalling prompt doesn't mention it has to be a Valentine's one. The photo is not of me but of the DD of my hubby's cousin as she loves what I love; riding anything that goes up/down/around and is with lots of movement. So each summer hubbs and I go to the Stockholm amusement park, he refuses to go with me on the attractions, so I just pile on handbag, cardi and any loose items on his outstretched arms and disappear quickly to my awaiting 5-second adrenaline rush. I just loooove to dangle with my feet up in the air those couple of seconds before they let the breaks go and I plummet shreaking loudly and laughing hysterically down towards earth. Well, it's me and about 20 teenagers ...


I used a Blue Fern Studios Floral Clock (07468) under the title work. This is what it looks like untreated.

Floral Clock
I painted it in white acrylic paint and started dabbing and misting in yellow, teal, grey, blue and white again till I was happy with the result.

This time the evidence used are fabric and sailboat transportation accent (the banner is made of canvas and mimics the triangular shape of sails) and wood (well, twisting it a bit one could say chipboard is made of wood). 

Thank you very very much for your visit, really appreciate it! I'll be back on Saturday.

As good ol' Barry Manilow used to sing;

Love is in the air
Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound

And I don't know if I'm being foolish
Don't know if I'm being wise
But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when I look in your eyes

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


  1. Oh wow love you csi lo .......congrats to Annette on being your BFS winner have a wonderful rest of the week xox Amy

  2. Wow, I love it

  3. Gorgeous layout Eila... You are so amazingly talented!!!! Very inspiring indeed... Congrats Annette...hugs...xoxo

  4. Wow this is stunning, so many details.. love the edges.. love the fun feel to this layout and when reading about this photo I can see how you have scrapped it the way you did.. so many wonderful details and layers.. beautiful layout!!

  5. Congratulations to Annette on winning the Blue Fern Blog hop!
    Love your page.....FUN Eila Style :)
    The floral clock looks stunning!

  6. Beautiful page Eila! I left you lots of love at CSI! Beautiful details and layering!! You are just amazing! ;-)

  7. What a stunning page Eila!! Love the water-coloury look you have achieved her + your trademark yummo layers!! Now I would NOT have had you pegged as an adrenaline junkie! You gave me a good giggle - you and 20 other teenagers hehehe...