Friday, 2 August 2013

OUAS August challenge - close-ups of "My Girls" and winners of my July give-away

Welcome back!

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

Congratulations ladies! 

I'll pop your parcels in the post if you please contact me your postal addresses by 5 August. My email address is

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!


And now to the close-ups of my take on the OUAS August challenge;

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"
Flowers: Petaloo
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs, Wycinanka
Stamps: Prima
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


  1. Oh Eila...this is just such an amazing page and love all your details and layering! You have such a beautiful and amazing style...I am always in awe! Fabulous page! ;-)

  2. Aw, such a sweet "baby picture" of your kitty-girls. You did a great job capturing their personalities. I, too, am a cat lover, so I find this page especially meaningful.

  3. oh wow!!! must be my lucky day:) *happydance*!!!! thank you,Eila!! and that layout of your little kitties is gorgeous!!! and such a great photo of your little girlies too :). xoxo, Sanna

  4. Wow, talk about gorgeous detail! Love it!

  5. Hi Eila!This is an absolutely stunning!!!

  6. Such a beautiful Layout!
    Many details, and the background is just WOW!
    And two very cute kittens!
    I have one too, but he is growing sooo fast!
    Cats are just so adorable! :)

    Have a nice day :)


  7. this is so so beautiful!! I just love all the little details in every corner and around the picture. The journaling is heartfelt and love the picture!! truly gorgeous my friend!!

  8. Oh this is gorgeous! adorable photo, and love all the pretty elements you have on here!!

  9. Oh this is so beautiful, Eila!! The colours, layers, textures and products you've used are just is your 2 gorgeous girls! :) xx

    Congrats to the winners of your giveaways...enjoy ladies!

  10. Darling kitty pic, Eila, and your page is glorious, full of love and so many beautiful details, as always!

  11. I just love the colour combo you chose Eila; the rich yellow with the russet combines beautifully....I always pore over every inch of your layouts, marvelling at the intricacies and the layering. A stunning photo of your precious ones and the journalling brought a tear to my eye. Superb :)

  12. What a beautiful and sweet page, Eila!! Wonderful use of color!

  13. Love the pic of your babies!!!gorgeous page and such great colours together will check them out.Love all the little details.xoxo

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  15. uuppss...forgot the try :)

    enjoying the goodies, Eila ♡!!
    thanks again!
    xoxo, Sanna