First the names of the winners of my July purge give-away:
Nbr 1=> Sanna Lippert
Nbr 2 => Helen Wallace
Nbr 3 => Ulrika aka Lillblomman
I'll pop your parcels in the post if you please contact me your postal addresses by 5 August. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
*********We all know how times flies, in no time it will be 1 September and boy what a fabulous 1 September it will be! The new autumn issue of the PaperHaus Magazine will be released.
Not only that, it marks the start of the PaperHaus Fall Splendor bloghop! an amazing massive two weeks of daily hopping with a prize that has that major I-want-it-badly-and-give-it-to-me-NOW factor ...
You will hear lots more about this in the weeks to come!
My journalling is always at the back of my pages.
Instead of using "I will never forget", I like to think "I will always remember" as it has a more positive ring to it. And I will certainly always remember the day Alice and Elsa came to our home, it was on 7 July 2010.
"Mummy cat was very very ill and died when you were only 7 weeks old. I could hold you both in my cupped hands, you were so tiny. That summer dad and I took turns spending 24/7 for several weeks in the little room we had lovingly prepared for you, hand-feeding you until you could eat solid foods and gradually letting you exlore the expanses of your new home.
Already then it was obvious that Elsa (black) was to be the elegant, fearless lithe panther, always balancing at the top of everything and oh so incredibly clever. Alice (b&w) was always hungry, always toppling things over in your eagerness to do what your sister did. Many flower pots ended up on the floor when Alice chased a flie. Alice, gentle and sweet, so full of love for us all.
My hair became the substitute for your mummy. 3 years on, you still cuddle up on my pillow at bedtime with your front paws in my hair, purring like little engines. In the evenings you curl up next to us on the sofa, Alice on daddy's tummy and Elsa on my lap. Our big boy Max has taught you well, he keeps an eye on the household from his majestic position on the armrest of the sofa. Our little family."
All papers are from Polish UHK Gallery "Tropical Fruits". Beautiful, thick papers of excellent quality. They can be found HERE
Even if the shop is in Polish of course, it is easy to click around and find things. I then emailed the shop owner in English, asking if they would send me a PayPal invoice, and Bob's your uncle - I had my parcel in no time!
Chippie title is from Imaginarium Designs. I just inked it in scarlet red and highlighted lightly in black.
Here they are, Alice at the bottom and Elsa at the top, wrestling as they still like to do. Always finishing off by lovingly washing each other and then falling asleep in a tangled heap. Here they must be about 9 weeks old.
Flowers from Petaloo and the intricate chipboard plaque from Polish Wycinanka, which I also got from the online store of UHK Gallery HERE.
I left it raw as it has a most unusal delightful pale creamy colour instead of the darker one most chippies have.
Papers: UHK Gallery "Tropical Fruits"
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs, Wycinanka
Punches: “Traditional Eyelet” and “Pinking Scallop”
Stash: Gesso, modeling paste, black archival ink, buttons, lace, Prima resin, Melissa Frances resin, alpha stickers
Thank you so much for your visit, I really really appreciate it!
I'll be back with the Scrap Around The World August challenge on Monday, 5 August. Surpise - this month's moodboard is hosted by me!
Toodelipip! xoxo Eila