Monday, 23 December 2013

Going stash raiding for Crate - more Summer Memories

Merry Christmas!

Not long now before we hear Santa knocking on the door!

Even if we have a very small family and cooking for Christmas Eve isn't too overwhelming, getting ready for Christmas this year has been a bit of a challenge. I came down with a nasty tummy bug last week and still haven't recovered so DH and Emelie (my step daughter) are in charge of everything food related. It means we are having a non-traditional Christmas with store-bought food. 

In my previous post I shared a page created back in November with stash-raided Crate "The Pier" collection, some Basic Grey "Mint Julep" chipboard embellies and Maggie Holmes canvas frames. Here's another one on the same theme and same products - summer.

Letting the photos speak for themselves again.

This photo is taken almost in the  town centre. Stockholm is built on islands so we are surrounded by water, water and more water everywhere.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas!

I am particularly looking forward to
moments of quiet me-time, a glass of wine,
cuddles with my loved ones, chocolates
and watching loads of films.

Toodelipip! xoxo


  1. This layout is fabulous.. so much to see and what wonderful scenery in the photo too.. and enjoy your Christmas, Merry Christmas!!

  2. Sorry to hear you have been unwell Eila...I hope you recover in time to enjoy Christmas with your loved ones. I love this fresh ans summery page which showcase Crate so beautifully. Best wishes for the festive season xo

  3. Ah I am sorry you have been unwell too Eila... hope that you feel better soon and a good excuse to get everyone else to do the food :D I love this pretty summery layout... keeping it going through the winter... Such cool elements.. another fab layout from you. xx
    I hope that you have an amazing Christmas... lots of of love...xx

  4. What a cheerful and colourful page... July must definitely be the most beautiful month for people to be in Stockholm, your page is an advertisement of your city, Eila. Thank you for your warm comments in my blog, I too have enjoyed being in the DT of the OUAS with you... You have been an example for me, especially in showing your love and appreciation to every participant as well as the DT members. Thank you! I wish you the best Christmas season that can be!

  5. I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well Eila ~ sending get well wishes your way! Your layout is darling! Love all the happy details especially the layered crocheted blossom! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I will miss being on the team with you at OUAS but I know where to find you :)

  6. This layout screams FUN - love it. Merry Christmas and I hope your tummy bug is gone over the holiday season.

  7. I LOVE when you did summer layout!!! This just screams HAPPY!... Wishing you and family a very happy and merry Christmas.... hugs....x

  8. Merry Christmas, Gud Jul och Hauskaa joulua tai oikeastaan hyvää tapaninpäivän iltaa. Luin juuri kommenttisi blogissani. Olinkin vähän ihmetellyt, kun en nähnyt sinua enää esimerkiksi CSI:ssa. Minäkin jätin sen paikan ja pysyin ainoastaan OUAS:ssa, vaikka sielläkin ihan vain Nadian takia. Kadotin scrap-intoni ennen kesää eikä se oikeastaan ole palannut. Olen keskittynyt enemmän valokuvaukseen ja nyt digiscräppäykseen - teen Project Lifea digitaalisena. Siitä olen innostunut. Ensi kesänä minusta tulee Mummu! Kristina ja Matteo odottavat ensimmäistä lastaan ja minä ja Valentina menemme paikan päälle ottamaan vastaan ensimmäistä lastenlasta. Aika huikeaa! Kaikkea hyvää sinulle ja Bengtille alkavalle vuodelle 2014 <3

  9. Sorry to hear that you unwell Eila! I hope that you got your little pieces of quiet and are feeling much better! Festive Greetings to you and hope that you had a wonderful Christmas! This July page is awesome and all the elements just smack of summer, sea and beauty! As always, your page is fabulous! ;-)

  10. Sending you get well wishes Eila! What a fun and happy layout! Love the layered crocheted flower embellishment! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  11. Eila I hope you completely recovered by now and I also hope that despite you not being 100% you still had good time over Christmas with your loved ones!

    love your LO! it is not very usual to see something in this line on your blog but all your projects are just stunning - whatever the style!

    thank you so much for your kind sweet word of support and encouragement! you are such a wonderful person! ♥
    it was a huge honor and pleasure for me to be on the same team with such a talented lady as you are!!!

    merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your loved ones! wishing you all the best in the new year! ♥

    hugs xxx

  12. wow Eila, this is amazing ... such a funky fun energy to your work .hope you are feeling better now and enjoyed your xmas ... may 2014 bring you lots of joy, happiness and health ... big hugz and kisses to you x

  13. Beautiful page & LOVE the photo & that you took it of your town. WOW I can't wait to visit you one day - Stockholm in the Summer (most definitely for me!) Hope you got your wine, chockies & movies. I watched 2 on Christmas day - Just Go with it & Just Friends - both hilarious movies, ate far too much & played shot poker with the kids whilst we were away. Must have a strong stomach as 7 shots of Strawberry Lips cocktail later I felt completely normal LOLOL!