Saturday, 22 March 2014

Prima March PPP - "Sorla's Meadow"

Hello Saturday! 

And WHAT a beautiful day it is! the snow that came a couple of days ago, again, has vanished and the spring blooms have re-opened their pretty petals.

Mrs Mojo woke me up the other night insisting on some creativity. If I may add, I am a very sound sleeper not to be woken by earthquakes before the alarm rings. The finished result of this sudden energy surge is my take on the Prima March PPP.

Here's first the inspo photo;

2014 March ppp 

And then my take, a 30 cm x 30 cm (12 x 12 inches) canvas. Its original title in Swedish - "Sorlas äng" translates into "Sorla's Meadow". 

It goes to a little girl who loves her puppies, one of them is Sorla. She dreams up wonderful fairy tale stories about the adventures of her little friends. The canvas is about a beautiful summers day with Sorla running on the meadow, chasing butterflies and having fun. If you look carefully you might just catch a glimpse of her floppy ears in the grass!


891992 - Prima resin butterflies
572907 - Prima Princess wood icon bird
892081 - Prima Shabby Chic resin clock
892326 - Prima Shabby Chic Antique Garden Sink
891800 - Prima metal Faucet Wheel
121685 - Prima SIIC gold/pearl swirl
573164 - Prima SIIC Free Spirit
 561703 - Prima Soprano aqua roses
574208 - Prima Free Spirit Beatniks
574284 - Prima Free Spirit Meditation
571498 - Prima white Le Mia roses
565503 - Prima Lady Bird vine
846640 - Prima Free Spirit collection - Artsy paper 
 846640 - Prima Free Spirit collection - Artsy paper reverse
846589 - Prima Free Spirit collection - Dreaming paper reverse
846633 - Prima Free Spirit collection - Hippie paper reverse 
846619 - Prima Free Spirit collection - Expressive reverse

Tattered Angels mists
Honey Dew Mist
Lime Twist
Key Lime Pie
Sun Sisters
Electric Blue

Mr Huey's Opaque White
Ranger mist in Meadow
Shimmerz Vibez mist in Egg Nogging
White acrylic paint
Winsor & Newton Light modelling paste
TWC mask grass and butterflies
Blue Fern studios Shabby Brick Bits chipboard


Thank you so much for taking the time
to come by to have a looksie!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila

Monday, 17 March 2014

Design Team Mid Month Reveal March - close-ups of my canvas panel "L-O-V-E"

Hello there!

When I pulled up the blinds yesterday morning, the whole world outside was covered in .. snow! that's spring for you! Today it's almost gone and happy am I.

Feels so nice to look at the beautiful March moodboard over at Scrap Around The World with its pink blossoms and flounces of pink tulle. D-e-l-i-g-h-t-f-u-l! 

Jogging your memory with the moodboard before I share the closies of my 4 canvas panels. As always with soft colours, they really don't photograph well at all. IRL the pink is more of a soft peachy-rosey tone.

And here are all 4 panels put together;

Each panel measures 20 cm x 20 cm or 8 x 8 inches, 
which makes the whole thing 
40 cm x 40 cm or 16 x 16 inches large.

They have been designed so that they can be
hung either horizontally or vertically as well.

Letter L

 Letter O


Letter V


Letter E


Product list
Tattered Angels mist in Tattered Rose, Pink Bubblegum, Silk, Gold, 
Wheatfields, Apple, Crushed Shells and Vanilla Breeze
Mr Huey's mist in in Opaque White
Ranger Butterscotch
Ecoline watercolour ink in Gold
Prima Ingvild Bolme fluid chalk edger in 
Pastel Pink, Pastel Peach, Attic Dust and Rock Moss
Faber Castell Gelato in Peach
Martha Stewart acrylic paint Satinee in Mint 

Blue Fern Studios chipboards Eastern Lanterns and Lattice Fence
Dusty Attic corner flourish # 3 and vineborder
Miscellaneous alphas and branch

573454 Prima white Petal Flower Trim
561482 Prima peach and and orange Serenade roses
571108 Prima La Tela canvas blooms
574772 Prima Raelynn white lace blooms
560553 Prima SIIC jewels in peach and yellow
890834 Prima shabby chic resin bird home
891992 Prima resin butterflies
890803 Prima shabby chic resin garden well

Miscellaneous stamps and stencils

Thanks ever so much for taking the time to come for a peek!

Have a fabulous week!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Design Team Mid Month Reveal & the FIRST of our NEW Design Team Members! {March 2014 Challenge 11 by Alexandra Polyzou}

Welcome back to reveal two of SATW challenge eleven
hosted by Design Team member Alexandra Polyzou from Greece.

The deadline for this challenge is Monday, 31 March 2014

Wall of Fame Manager & Greek Ambassador

You will find our first reveal HERE. If you haven't seen
 it yet be sure to click on the link & check it out!


Along with our mid-month reveal we have another "reveal"!
The first new member of our 2nd term team!!  Rachael Funnel of Australia!!



Feel free to interpret Alexandra's mood board in any way you like,
 using one image, several of them, all of them or even just 
one aspect of an image, using ANY COLOURS!
To be eligible for judging:

You need to follow our 10 Golden Rules found HERE, which include :

1   Sharing the mood board image. 

2  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
 SATW - and linking back to the current challenge

 3  Mentioning HOW you were inspired by our mood board

4  Linking back to your SATW blog post 

If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important 
to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF


1st prize
 A $50 gift voucher from The Flying Unicorn!



2nd prize
 from Scrap-Unlimited, Dutch Manufacturer


Visit their fabulous site HERE  & their blog HERE

& be sure to LIKE their Facebook page HERE
 & follow them on Pinterest HERE.


3rd prize 
Scrapmatts Chipboard valued at $25!


 4th prize
KIT BY 3RD EYE CRAFT valued at $20



5th prize
 A random selection of Purple Pumpkin products ~ value $15. 

Purple Pumpkin


Random prize




 The deadline for this challenge is Monday, 31 March 2014


And here is my take; a set of four canvases. Each measures 
20 cm x 20 cm or 8 x 8 inches.

As always, soft colours don't photograph well at all.

I will be back with close-ups of each panel.
Till then, have a wonderful Sunday and beautiful start to a new week!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Spring tags

Hi there!

Spring is continuing to wow me with its birdsong and spring flowers peeking up. It rained today, the kind of rain that has big droplets and showers the world mildly. Not the autumn gusts that drench you to the bone.

As I mentioned a couple of blogposts earlier, many family members and friends have their birthdays in the spring so I make cards and tags every week.

Thought I'd share the two latest ones with you. First one that isn't for a birthday girl, but it is making its way down to France together with some prize goodies as I write this blog post.


The papers on this one are from Prima Delight, Prima 
Stationer's Desk and Prima Something Blue. 
D-E-L-I-S-H collections all of them!

As you all know, I love my Prima blooms. 
These are from my stash. 
New Prima lace trim rondelles peeking out under the cluster.

 A bit of dimension.

And from the other side.

Then a fresh spring tag for a sweet birthday girl.

 Once again I've used Prima papers, these are also from the
Delight, Princess and Something Blue collections.

 A mix of old and new blooms.
The clock face paper clip is from Prima Princess.

The new Prima resin butterflies are super cute.

Adore the new lace trims! one in the shape of a flower 
peeks out under the cluster.

Et voilà!

I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them.

Thanks for your visit!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila

Saturday, 8 March 2014

My first publication in Scrap365 Magazine + a surprise from Belarus + an art exhibition

Hello beautiful peeps!

It's Saturday and SPRING has come to Stockholm! yay yay yay!!

Yesterday the postie brought me this - the April/May issue of the Scrap365 magazine.

The entire page 77 is my first ever published layout 
in a "paper" magazine!  

WOOT! am I happy or what!!! *doing the crazy dance*

Here's a sneaky from it


The PaperHaus Magazine will release its Spring issue on 1 April, 
so stay tuned for more sneakies of publications!

With the postie also came a parcel from my dear friend 
Elena Olinevich in Belarus. 
She is not only beautiful, incredibly talented, and
a fantastic Prima educator. 
She is also sweet, kind and very generous.

Just look what she sent me!

A million times THANK YOU Elena!!

I really am so sorry that I have so little time to
come for a visit at the moment,
but all my time is spent on working on projects behind the scenes.

I am also working on a portfolio of canvases
for an art gallery exhibition in Stockholm
later in May. Very exciting indeed!

Take care! see you later in the week if you have the time.

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


Monday, 3 March 2014

A card and gift box for a cool chick

Hello there and welcome to a new week!

March is a month of many birthdays, first up is a cool chick who likes pretty things with an edge. So when I made the gift box for the bracelet she got as pressie, I went a bit grungier than I normally do. I also made a card.

First the giftbox;

 The box is covered in one of the new papers from the Prima Princess collection.

 An old large Prima flower from my stash, misted and 
painted in different 
browns, greens, pinks and a bit of gold. 
 I had some unused fussy cut flowers from a KaiserCraft 
paper laying on my desk.
Think they are from the Tea Party collection.

A couple of super old Maya Road leaf stick pins,
Prima jewels and some lace that I misted and 
painted to match the flower.

And then the card.

When I came to the card I couldn't help myself,
had to go a bit girlie with the fussy cutting.

Here I used the same paper as on the box together
with stash-raided stuff.
A bit of subtle stamping in soft peachy pink.


And that's all for today! 

Thank ever so much for taking the time to come for a visit!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila