Thursday, 29 May 2014

Prima PPP May 2014 - "You"

Hi there!

Back again with my take on the Prima May PPP. The colours are absolutely glorious, at first I immediately went for the obvious girly pink and yellow but when I put my photo next to the inspo board it was all wrong. Thinking cap on again and voilà! it was the subdued taupe and cream that became my mains with pops of teal and muted sunflower as accents. The pink can be found in the fussy cut rosebuds tucked under the clusters.

Here is first the inspiration photo to jog your memory;

2014 May ppp

And here is my take - "You";

 I am absolutely nutters about Prima's wood icons and wooden ATCs, 
they are gorgeous as they are but can also be spruced up 
in any way you like. Chalks, mists, acrylic paint, 
they all look just fabulous on them!
Here I have used chalk edgers with water and a finely tipped
brush for a soft look.

I used the same method on the wood icon "&" and then washed it
once with diluted gesso to tone down just an inkling.


 Dito with the ornate parts of the resin frames, 
added some itty liquid pearls as well.

 In one of her Live With Prima shows, Sharon Laakkonen showed
how she touched up her resin angels in Liquid Pearls to
get a more shabby look to them. 
Thank you for the tip Sharon, it works magic!

Something else that I am absolutely crazy about, are
the SIIC. I think I have used about 10 packs of both the
Sea Shore and Time Traveler's ones since they were released.
The golden ones - I just say aaaaaahhh! 



950477 - Divine collection Epigram paper, reverse side
950422 - Divine collection Rosebuds paper
813598 - Sea Shore collection Sea Memories paper, reverse side
951016 - Princess collection Sophia paper, reverse side
5732643 - Princess collection tags and tickets
574918 - Sea Shore collection Starfish leaves
574963 - Sea Shore collection Marine Life mulberry roses
574888 - Sea Shore collection Sealion mulberry roses
571580 - Audrey mulberry flowers
574810 - Jovial jute blooms
572907 - Princess collection wood icons 
569907 - Wood Icons in a box Words  
572952 - Wooden ATC Classic Cardswood
573201 - Sea Shore SIIC
892166 - Junkyard Findings Street Signs
573478 - Resin angel
892128 - Shabby Chic resin frames
569990 - Resin feather
891541 - Junkyard Findings Small Typo light bulb
572242 - Floral Rose stencil
 891145 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Cold Ice
891251 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Knotted Wood
891268 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Teak Wall

Tattered Angels mist Sunflower
Ranger's colour mist Butterscotch
liquid pearls bisque
cream alpha letters 

We'we got a bank holiday coming up tomorrow.
It's been far too long since I've checked in on so many 
of you lovely ladies. A jumbo mug of coffee and off I will be!

Till then - toodelipip! xoxo Eila

Monday, 26 May 2014

That mysterious thing called scrapbooking

Hello hello beautiful peeps!

Finally I am up and breathing pretty normally again. The exhibition at the art gallery in the Old Town in Stockholm is over, a wonderful week of visitors and many discussions on that mysterious thing called scrapbooking. 

Didn't quite realize that there are so many regular people out there who have no idea of why anyone would want to stick paper and embellishment on a piece of paper and then have it framed. 

On the other hand, I was positively surprised many times too. One American guy took many photos of my layouts to show to his sister, who actually lives next block away from the Prima HQ in Los Angeles. Another man was so intrigued by the layers of my projects that he came in on 3 consecutive days just to look at them.

Sharing a few impromptu shots with you;

Street view of the gallery.

 This is one of the canvases that I created specifically for
the exhibition - "The Journey".
It was finished the night before the opening so I 
never had the time to photograph it properly. 

It now hangs in this young man's home.

I am sharing a couple of work-in-progress photos that 
I took with my mobile phone and
a product list further down in this blogpost.

 A favourite with art critics and art buyers - it is called "Master Mind".
Painted by a very good friend JoEl.

The one at the top was in the previous issue of Scrap365 
Magazine. I will soon share it in a separate blogpost here.

Work-in-progress snapshots, but I think the layer upon 
layer of misting photographs quite well despite all.
The flicks of gold and the shimmering floating water colour
effect is very pretty IRL.

890889  - Prima Shabby Metal Geese
892081 Prima resin clocks
570002 Prima resin key
892050 Prima resin railing
556693 - Prima Genie Gem
891510 Prima resin mask Allure
126185 Prima SIIC swirl gold/pearl
573164 Prima SIIC Free Spirit
573218 Prima SIIC Something Blue
561659 - Prima white Soprano roses
571535- Prima pink Le Mia roses
571450 - Prima white Charlotte roses 
559373 - Prima Tea Thyme script stamp
850470 Prima - checker board stamp
Stash - Prima 12 x 12 mask stars
Ingvild Bolme fluid chalk edger in Rock Moss

Tattered Angels mists in:
Midnight Blue
Autumn Nights
Fall Breeze
Chalkboard Cornflower
Chalkboard Banana Pudding
Spring Violet
Timeless Lilac

Stickles in Diamond, Crystal and Stardust
Ecoline Gold watercolour ink
Mr Huey's Opaque White
565503 - TWC mask Mini Cubist
Prima navy blue canvas alphas


Back to some behind the scenes creating again! 
I owe so many of you a visit, but don't for a second 
think that I have forgotten you!

xoxo Eila

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Scrap365 Magazine Guest Design Team at Scrap Around The World - my page "Giggle"

Happy Birthday Scrap Around The World! 
Click HERE for the full reveal. 

This month we at Scrap365 Magazine are excited to announce that we are one of the TEN EPIC EVENT ANNIVERSARY event sponsors at Scrap Around The World & are also one of their Guest Design Teams! We are so pleased to be involved in this event, celebrating SATW’s First Birthday! 

This is no ordinary month at Scrap Around the World.  9 out of 10 of the prizes awarded will be going to past Winners, Features or Finalists (those featured on their legendary Wall of Fame in the past year) & one prize will be awarded to a totally NEW winner {someone who has never featured on their Wall of Fame before}.

This is so that TEN EPIC WINNERS can be selected as the TOP TEN PLAYERS of 2013/14 at Scrap Around The World!  

This will be a yearly competition held. Thank you for supporting Helen & her team at SATW by playing along this month.   

There are 10 prizes, each valued at approximately $100 up for grabs, including free postage as usual, so it is so worth it, plus the inspiration is amazing!”

And here is the happy festive moodboard!

I am donating the Random Prize 

value at USD 50 

including shipping anywhere in the world.

The Prima products have been put together based on 
the SATW moodboard. The majority of them were used on 
my "Happy" LO featured in the Scrap365 Magazine 
blogpost of 2 May 
kicking off the Scrap365 Magazine's
Prima Love Month HERE

Also that page was based on this SATW May moodboard.


Back to my Scrap365 DT take of today, I have called it "Giggle";

95% of all products on this page are from Crate.

I was inspired by the gold ornaments of the balloons, the bow 
from the cute shoes, the doilies in the bottom right photo 
and the round shape of the macaroons. Instead of regular 
balloons, I used a hot air balloon.

The banner is typical of birthdays and as SATW are
celebrating big time, a banner was in order on my page too!


Close Knit collection Seamstress paper
Close Knit collection Seamstress paper, reverse side
Close Knit collection Abode paper, reverse side 
Oh Darling collection Dainty Darling paper
Oh Darling collection Treasured paper, reverse side
Styleboard collection First Place paper, reverse side
Styleboard collection Remember paper, reverse side
Styleboard collection Vintage Charm paper

Close Knit collection Stand Outs layered embellishments
Close Knit collection ephemera pack
Oh Darling collection Bow Clothespin
Oh Darling collection chipboard shapes
Oh Darling collection layered paper flowers
Oh Darling collection journalling cards
Styleboard collection adhesive flair badges
Styleboard collection chipboard shapes
Styleboard collection journalling cards
Styleboard collection vintage frames
Styleboard collection Polish Foam Thickers Grapefruit
Styleboard collection Mixed Sequin Embellishments

561680 - Prima Soprano coral mulberry roses
891183 - Ingvild Bolme liquid chalk edger Coltsfoot Stemens
571788 - Prima Abbey yellow minis
573218 - Prima Something Blue collection SIIC
Prima cream canvas alphas
White acrylic paint
Pink pearls

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

Toodelipip! xoxox Eila

Sunday, 11 May 2014

An LO for a Rainy Day + first published article in Scrap365 + winners of my bloganniversary give-aways

Hello beautiful friends!

May is progressing at rapid speed, now it's only a week left to the multi artistic exhibition in which I will participate together with 4 other people. The private viewing takes place in a gallery in the Old Town of Stockholm next Saturday.

My GDT spot with Prima in June is also only less than 3 weeks away. Feeling super thrilled thinking about that, but first I'd like to share a page that I created for the spring issue of the PaperHaus Magazine. As it sadly closed down shortly before its release, the page hasn't been shown before.

It was made for the gallery theme "Spring/Rain", so here goes;

Our cats often sit and look out the window when it’s raining. 
Dreaming, completely lost in their own thoughts. 
When they were kittens, they used to press their little noses onto 
the window and chase the raindrops from the inside.

This photo is not my own though, I found it on internet.


KaiserCraft Elegance collection, Flight of Fancy paper
KaiserCraft Key to my Heart Collection, Magnetizing paper
KaiserCraft Key to my Heart collection, Devine paper
KaiserCraft  Key to my Heart collection, Magnetizing paper, side B

574673 - Prima Luna collection Lyrical flowers
574406 - Prima Princess Collection Happily Ever After flower
574406 - Prima Princess Collection Happily Ever After leaves
575311 - Prima Something Blue Collection First Dance flowers
571382 - Prima Scarlett white lace flowers
892180- Prima Junkyard Findings Ceiling Light Bulbs
573652 - Prima Princess Collection Crochet Icon
573164- Prima Free Spirit Collection SIIC
892081 - Prima resin clock
572716 - Prima Princess Collection flair button
573454  - Prima white lace flower trim
573393 - Prima white lace medaillon trim

Mr Huey’s mist Opaque White
Tattered Angels mist Sunflower, Electric Blue, Suede
Tattered Angels mist Chalkboard Chocolate Chip Mint and Banana Pudding
Ranger mist Meadow
Stickles Star Dust

Prima gold SIIC flourish, Prima navy blue canvas alphas, Gesso, modeling paste

The June/July issue of Scrap365 Magazine landed in the
stores yesterday. 
It can als be bought online at Traplet Publications
and costs only GBP 4.99 for the one issue if 
you don't feel like subscribing to it.

I am mighty chuffed as I've got my first ever article
published in this issue!

Perfect Balance by Eila Sandberg

Eila’s debut article show us how to get our layouts ‘just right’.



and now to the names of the 3 winners of my blog
anniversary give-away - an electronic gift card 
with the online store 
value USD 35 each.

Gift Card $35

To be eligible you had to comment both here on
my blog AND on my Prima post at Scrap365 Magazine,
which several didn't do and could therefore unfortunately 
not be included in the draw.

Hubby pulled the names of;

Bente Fagerberg
Helen Wallace

Sweet ladies, pls confirm you email addresses to me on!

Wishing you all a most beautiful week!
I'll be framing canvases and putting last-minute touches to 
other bits and pieces.

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila 

Friday, 2 May 2014

Blog anniversary and kicking off the Scrap365 Magazine's Prima Love Month

Happy Birthday to me! 
Cannot believe it's already 3 years since I started blogging!

To celebrate this, I have 3 give-aways for 3 winners
randomly drawn from the names of any of my followers
who leaves a comment here on this blogpost
AS WELL AS on my Scrap365 Magazine Prima product
review blogpost HERE 

I am giving away 3 electronic gift cards worth
USD 35 each with the online store
A Cherry On Top ( in the USA.

The names of the winners will be announced on 11 May.

 Gift Card $35

 Deadline is Saturday, 10 May at 11.55 p.m. CET

I am incredibly honoured to be kicking off Scrap365 Magazine's Prima Love Month, full of amazing Prima product reviews from the DT.

As you all know, I am huuuuge Prima fan and use their products on all of my projects. Their products are simply the best!

The first of the layouts I am sharing with you today is based on papers from several older collections mixed with a new one;  Everyday Vintage Flora + Life Time + Lyric + Songbird and Stationer's Desk. Here is mummy's fur baby Max - My Boy;

Project: My Boy

Papers and chipboard
813314 - Everyday Vintage Flora
813796 - Stationer's Desk Collection Captured Drama paper, reverse side
845513 - Lifetime Collection Grazia paper, reverse side
844080 - Songbird Collection Title-It paper, reverse side
844035 - Songbird Collection Zephyr paper, reverse side
845544 - Lyric Collection Overture paper, reverse side
562823 - Lyric Collection ChipBoard sticker, ruler 

564452 - Lyric Collection peach Flower Stems
570965 - Bellas cream
546328 - Angelica Bonnie roses pale blue
566807 - Cabriole Aqua, mini blooms
574840 - Jute Jeweled fabric blooms
574628 - Ivy Bay Infinite gold leaves
563998 - Lyric Collection SIIC mini swirls
572952 - Wooden ATC 
572280 - Lace Sticker, Moments
891176  - Fluid Chalk Edger Dry Sand
891268 - Fluid Chalk Edger Teak Wall
891008 - Fluid Chalk Edger Dark Bark

White acrylic paint
Cream acrylic paint
Gold acrylic paint
549 Lumière paint in Metallic Rust
Tim Holtz distress ink Vintage Photo
Tattered Angels mist Suede

The second one is all about happiness, looove that smile of hers!

This one is based on papers from the Devine and Free Spirit collections. Fresh vibrant colours.

Project: Happy

Papers and chipboards
950446 - Devine Collection Envoy paper, reverse side
950439 - Devine Collection En l'air paper, reverse side
846619 - Free Spirit Collection Expressive paper, reverse side
846589 - Free Spirit Collection Dreaming paper, reverse side
846633 - Free Spirit Collection Hippie paper, side A
846633 - Free Spirit Collection Hippie paper, reverse side
573621 - Free Spirit Collection 4x6 ATC cards
573645 - Free Spirit Collection ChipBoard pieces
950538 - Devine Collection ChipBoard pieces

573393 - White Medallion Lace Trim
573652 - Princess Collection Crochet Icon
970888 - Leeza Gibbons Wishes & Dreams Collection Wishful Thinking pink fabric flower
574628 - Ivy Bay Infinite mulberry gold leaves
574680 - Talia Tempting gold and white mulberry blooms (misted the white ones)
574666 - Luna Luminous gold mulberry flowers
561659 - Soprano white mulberry roses
891145 - Fluid chalk edger Cold Ice
891343 - Fluid chalk edger Turquoise Stone
891299 - Fluid chalk edger Coltsfoot Petals
891053 - Fluid chalk edger Raspberry Pie
562892 - Lyric Collection uppercase canvas alphabet stickers

White acrylic paint
White mini pom-pom trim
Prima cream canvas alphabet stickers
Tattered Angels Plain Jane Baseboard mist Sky
Tattered Angels Chalkboard mist Splash 


My third and last layout is very dear to me. It turned out to be the second last page someone much much loved was to get for his wall of love before he left on his life's last journey. It is based on a song and its chorus that says "I will go anywhere with you".

Project: Anywhere

Papers, chipboard, tags & tickets
950996 - Princess Collection Mia paper
813765 - Stationer's Desk Collection Roses are Red paper
813437 - Something Blue Collection Enchanged blooms paper, reverse side
813819 - Stationer's Desk Collection Stamps and Stripes paper
813772 - Stationer's Desk Collection Love Letter paper, reverse side
813352-  Everyday Vintage Collection Love Letter Kit
951139 - Princess Collection 3 x 4 ATC pad
813703 - Stationer's Desk Collection ChipBoard pieces
562823 - Lyric Collection ChipBoard pieces
573256 - Stationer's Desk Collection tags and tickets
573225 - Cartographer Collection tags and tickets 

564438 - Fairy Rhymes Collection Flower Stems - pink
565367 - Fairy Rhymes Collection vines
571535 - Le Mia Sorbet pale pink roses
571528 - Le Mia Cotton Candy pale pink roses
565664 - Lyric Collection pale pink bloom
575427 - Stationer's Desk Collection Typewriter red roses
892203 - Junkyard Findings Collection Industrial Lamps
892319 - Ingvild Bolme Metal Door Sign
573096 - Stationer's Desk Collection Paper Clips
961138 - Finnabair Mechanicals typewriter keys
563288 - Lyric Collection Tiny Alphabet Stickers
562939 - Engraver Collection black canvas alpha stickers
573218 - Something Blue Collection SIIC jewels
573669 - Cartographer Collection Crocheted Icon
572693 - Stationer's Desk flair button
573346 - trim

Prima lace trim
White acrylic paint
Tim Holtz Distress ink Vintage Photo
Tattered Angels mist Silver Sugar

 Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your visit!

Have a beautiful weekend!

xoxoxo Eila