Thursday, 13 June 2013

Once Upon A Sketch June challenge - "Garden Jewels"

Hej! as we say in Swedish for hello!

Cannot believe we are already in the middle of June! busy busy days with a gazillion things to finish before the summer holidays set in. Hope this post finds you well and happy in whichever hemisphere you are at the moment. 

Once Upon A Sketch went live with a new challenge on 1 June, but because of all releases colliding timewise, I simply haven't been able to post it until today. 

So, here we go!

Theme: What's your guilty pleasure?

Oh yes! We all get some sort of pleasure from something we really shouldn't. What's yours?
Ideas for journalling: scrapping, time alone, food, going to a concert, a T.V show, time in the garden, playing , Facebook, your iphone, shopping, bags, shoes, computer time, designing, creating etc etc 

Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below. 

 Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . You are allowed to journal in any language but please tell us where on your page we will find your journalling. Remember journalling has to be a bit more than a title, or a generic comment. Hidden journalling is perfectly fine. 

The deadline for this challenge is midnight June 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time

Please welcome the winner of our April challenge.. 













And here is my take on the sketch - "Garden Jewels".

I always put my journalling at the back of the page as I don't want to be distracted by the text. It says how I always throw myself at the garden magazines and seed catalogues that I subscribe to when they arrive. I can leave any chores there and then just for the pleasure of browsing my precious garden dreams. I have no qualms for leaving dishes in the sink, washing undone, vacuum cleaner in its cupboard for a moment of dreaming of the perfect garden. A cup of coffee in hand, dunking a bisquit or two or why not 10 while I'm at it. 

Ahhh! cannot say it's a guilty pleasure as I see it as one of my great sources of inspiration. Remember I'm a flower girl through and through!

All papers are from Swedish Pion Design's collection Vintage Garden.

 The chipboard frame is from our sponsor Imaginarium Designs.  The photo was taken from internet.

Just ADORE these colours of soft green, blue and creamy yellow!

 As the garden grows, so does the gardener. True true!

Thanks for coming to my garden, having a cuppa with me and bearing with my ramblings!

I'll be back on Saturday, 15 June when I'll share the page I created for PaperHaus Magazine when I was their Featured Friend on 31 May.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the week!

Toodelipip! xoxox Eila


  1. Your lay-out looks so fresh and beautiful. I love all the spring-y details and the flower clusters around your photo.

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous work Eila. So love your style.

  3. Så vakker Eila!! Nydelige detaljer, herlig og stemningsfullt bilde!
    klem fra

  4. this is so soft and dreamy and I can picture you reading them and dreaming. I leave my dishes all the time, just tackled one full sink this morning but my pleasure is scrapbooking. well of course you love that too lol

  5. Very, very beautiful Eila! Your layouts are absolutely captivating & your love for flowers is very evident & wonderful!! I'm sure you are looking forward to the Summer holidays but it's always a mad rush beforehand I know..

  6. Very beautiful indeed Eila... this layout took me somewhere fairy tale.. and some where so peaceful! I love it Eila... love this to bits... hugs...x

  7. Beautiful page love your colour comb just works so well! Love the chippies...super!

  8. This is so soft and every little detail on your page!

  9. Another divine page and beautiful papers from Pion still have some in my how you divided the papers just gorgeous ...xoxo