Saturday, 28 June 2014

Scrap365 Magazine - Quirky Kit Blog Hop

Hello beautiful peeps and welcome to our blog hop! 

We at Scrap365 Magazine have joined forces with the fabulous Quirky Kit girls to show you just how economical, exciting and inspirational subscribing to a kit can be!!

If you have come from Sian's blog, you're in the right place! 

Here's a list of all the gals that are playing along today; please make sure that you leave some love on every hoppee's blog; like Scrap365 on Facebook and follow the Quirky Kits blog so that we can put you into the draw to win the MAY/JUNE 'It's My Party' Main Kit :) 

The draw for the winner will be made and announced at 9am UK on Friday, 4th July.

Quirky Kits have a choice of three kits - Main, Lite and Embellishment; all of which are delivered bi-monthly. Check out their kits HERE

Leonora and her team have kindly given us the beautiful 'It's My Party' Main Kit to give away as a prize.

The DT have all been playing with one or more of the current Quirky Kits to show you just how versatile they are; and how they suit any style of scrapping! 

So let's get started. First off we were given a sketch to use as a jumping off point. 

Sometimes I have beautiful products and am itching to create something with them, but I have no clue where to start. My head is totally blank for ideas. 

That's when I find using sketches a really good way of kick-starting the creative process. Rotating the sketch different ways also feeds my mojo as it sees elements from different angles. Very often the finished result has little to do with the original sketch, but the main thing is that I was inspired.

A really wonderful sketch can also inspire me to start digging for products because I see certain shapes and/or elements that spark my imagination.

I played with the Lite, Main and Embellishment kits mixing different papers and embellies from all of them. All flowers are from my stash.

I used one of the sketches that come with the kits as starting point for my first layout - "Pucker Up":

This is sooo different to my normal layered style, 
but going CAS and using only one single flower 
albeit a really chunky one, was great fun.

Loved the sparkly sequins and that yummie gold thread.


My second page is based on the Scrap365 sketch above - "Nbr One Girl":

With an adorable photo like this one, my choice of papers 
was an easy one. I obviously used one photo instead of 4 
smaller ones.

Sweet sweet acetate butterflies and sugar dots on soft
mist splatters. 
My faves are the Teresa Collins floral and heart papers - LOVE!

Got to adore the vellum with teal sparkly polka dots!


Also my third page is inspired by one of the sketches that come with the kits - "Joy":

This page came together in a wink. 
Pure eye candy for me, but I am biased of course.
Just love the lime green, peach and rosy pinkish reds.

This photo says it all. The joy of being children, the joy
of running, the joy of giggling and just having so much fun!

 My kind of cluster; flowers, fussy-cutting, and sweet embellies.


Your next stop is at Kristin's blog HERE - happy hopping and good luck!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


  1. Eila. Eila. Eila a trio of spectacular work!! Soooo wonderful to see your 'CAS' style...well CAS for you!! LOL The colours just leap off the page and the photos are showcased beautifully. Thank you so much for playing along with us and sharing your fabulous work xx

  2. There certainly are some beautiful things in that kit. You certainly used a lot of them. Adore that photo in the third LO.

  3. Ah Eila, I love all three layouts. The CAS one is so fun and flirty and I love the sparkly bits, the colours are gorgeous and that flower is just lovely, gorgeous background work on the second layout and love the pics. The third layout is just summery and light and frivilous. Love them all.

  4. Ah these are beautiful :) xxxx

  5. Totally loving these layouts Eila!! Gorgeous colors and fabulously done!! Hugs x

  6. All your layouts are just fabulous! As always your attention to details is just stunning!

  7. Soooooo pretty Eila! I have to agree with you I LOVE sketches, it just gives me a great starting point even if it veers off into a whole new direction. I love how you did something different from your usual style, it's great to get outside our own box! they are all so bright and beautiful but my favourite is the middle one what a sweet photo! Love the white doilies and fab colour combo! hugs, Lisa

  8. WOW - lovely pages from a great kit.

  9. I do love a bit (a whole lot?!) of fussy way to get the most from the beautiful patterns in the kit!

  10. oh wow, Eila! love every single one of these!!! gorgeous work :) might need to show me how to do a boy page with flowers :) :)..

  11. These are amazing! I love how colorful the layouts are! And the embellishments are just amazing!

  12. Am loving the look of these kits..what fab layouts!
    Alison xx

  13. Great inspiration and lovely LOs.

  14. Gosh, these lay-outs are all three completely stunning! I loooove the festive colours, the layers, the details and of course the cute photos!

  15. wow totally amazing layouts with all those embellies!

  16. stunning with a capital S xooxox

  17. lovley layouts -so colourful.

  18. So lovely layouts and beautiful photos! love all the sequins in first layout and colors!

  19. Three very different projects Eila and I love them all. They are fresh, bright and oh so fun. I would not be able to choose a fave - they are all so joy filled :D

  20. I love your layouts, especially the top one. Great job!

  21. Great job here Eila! Can still see all your lovely layers there!! Loving those sequins...