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

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Cards and gift boxes for happy celebrations

Hi ya!

Spring and summer are always full of celebrations; it's birthdays, exams, weddings and other happy occasions. Always so glad to create cards and gift boxes for those special events. 

So today I though I'd share some of them with you. Starting with a gift box for a sweet lady. Everything on it is from Prima. Papers are from the Almanac collection. I've tucked in some wood icon leaves, vines, a canvas bloom, feathers and my faves, Le Mia and Soprano roses.

Next is a card for another darling lady. Here I have used Prima Sea Shore, Delight and Songbird collections. Popped in fussy cut blooms and leaves from a piece of Kaiser Craft paper and Prima Princess blooms and resins. Lace words and sparkling crystals.

The third project is a journal. Everything on it is from Prima. The papers and fussy cutting are from the Almanac and Rondelle collections.

I have more cards and gift boxes to share with you, but will 
leave them for a wee bit later.

See you soon again!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Mother and celebrating Midsummer

Craaaazy times over here! spending long hours at work and hardly none by the computer. Creating is at temporary standstill because of my working hours.

Tomorrow is Midsummer over here, for many it marks the start of the summer holidays. I have another two weeks to go before it's time for sandals and shorts. Practicing wiggling my shoeless toes every morning when I have my coffee out on the balcony - bliss!

Aaanyhow, thought I'd share the first page ever that I had published in the April/May issue of Scrap365 Magzine. It was created back in the early days of January so I had almost forgotten it.

Here's "Mor" or Mother as it translates into English. It's my MIL in the photo.


Maja Design – Vintage Spring Basic
Pion Design – Alma’s Sewing Room
UHK Gallery – Cinnamon Shops

 Prima – Resins and Metal Trinket
Blue Fern Studios chipboard – Lattice Fence
Petaloo – Darjeeling and Botanica blooms
Prima – La Tela burlap and canvas blooms
Prima – Soprano white mulberry roses

 Prima  -  Lyric black canvas letters

Prima mask – Flourish and Lace Trim
Spellbinders Nestabilities die – Floral
Memory Box die – Savannah border
Ingvild Bolme fluid chalk edger - Dark Bark, 
Ecoline watercolour ink – Gold
Tattered Angels mist – Atlantic


 Happy Midsummer!

See you again in a bit!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Canvas - "The Story Tale of Saffran"

Hello wonderful peeps!

My gosh how fast a week passes! quite a bit to do at work with only weeks to go before the summer holidays set in.

Today I'm sharing a canvas that I made for the art exhibition back in May. It's called "The Story Tale of Saffran" or saffron as it translates into English. Saffran is a little blind puppy who had a really tough time coming into this world but who found her loving humans and a very good safe home. It now hangs in her new home as a hommage to the amazing woman who brought Saffran back to life - J.

As in all fairytales, there are woodland animals and sweet 
details like the resin mushrooms on this canvas. 
I have kept the colours sweet and light, 
the feeling of hope and happiness.

The resin deer is a symbol of Saffron herself. 
Her mummy says her little face looks like
that of the sweetest little deer.

890834 - Prima Shabby Chic resin birdhouse
890766 - Prima Resin Treasure mushrooms
891992 - Prima resin butterflies
890827 - Prima Woodland Animals resin deer
890889  - Prima Shabby Chic metal cart wheel
573652 - Prima Princess Princess Crochet Icon heart
571528 - Prima Le Mia Cotton Candy pink  roses
56713 - Prima Pageant white lace flowers
548841 - Prima yellow Corine blooms
Prima white canvas alphas
Prima fluid chalk edger in Attic Dust, and Knotted Wood

Tattered Angels mists:
Pink Bubblegum
Trunk Bay
Honey Dew
Sweet Clover
Electric Blue 
Chalkboard Banana Pudding

Prima resin corners
Prima Le Mia blue mulberry roses
Prima vine white cherry flowers
Miscellaneous stamps and stencils
White acrylic paint, gesso, matte gel
Ranger distress ink in Broken China and Tumbled Glass
Shimmerz Spritz in Cotton Candy
Mr Huey's Opaque White


And for those of you who might be interested in checking out 
the recording of the Live With Prima show that I
broadcasted on Tuesday, 10 June 2014,
here's the link to the recording on Ustream

Still pinching myself, this is me who has never ever done
a video, let alone created anything for a live audience.

I am truly humbled that Prima had such faith in me, and thought
there is people out there who would like to see
me create one of my pages.

I give thanks in my heart to the Allmighty powers above
for blessing me with this fantastic opportunity.
I am grateful beyond words.

and some close-ups of the layout;


The beautiful lady in the photo is Ali Parris, my editor
at Scrap365 Magazine, and her handsome boy Basil.


846695 - Free Spirit Collection kit
813727 - Seashore Collection kit
814052 - Sea Shore collection journalling cards 4x6
573621 - Free Spirit collection ATC cards 4x6
573089 - Sea Shore collection paper clips
573645 - Free Spirit collection chipboard
572679 - Free Spirit collection flair button
575427 - Stationer's Desk collection Typewriter roses
574239 - Free Spirit collection Outta Sight flowers
574253- Free Spirit collection Tie Dye leaves
574949 - Sea Shore Sweaweed flowers
565749 - Froste Danse roses
571949 - La Tela Canvas roses
552886 - Cradle - Sparrow birds nest
544645 - SIIC flourish
573201 - Sea Shore SIIC
892166 – Ingvild Bolme metal street sign
572860 – Time Traveler wood icon
573874 - Color Bloom Sorbet
573782 - Color Bloom Soft Teal
 573850 - Color Bloom Lime Wedge
573911 - Color Bloom Gilded
573898 - Color Bloom Cobalt
891152 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Tin Can
890988 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Farmers Jeans
572235 - Stencil Tulip
961008 - Stamp Big Doily 1


From the bottom of my heart - thank you to all of you
kind, supportive, incredibly generous and loving
people! Without you none of this would not be 
worth anything.

xoxoxo Eila

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Prima GDT June BAP - "Mischievious Smile"

Hello again beautiful friends!

I am absolutely bowled over and so moved by all the love I have been showered with since the announcement of my GDT spot with Prima a couple of days ago. There are not enough words to describe how happy I am - bless you all!

As promised I am sharing my take on the BAP with you today. First a reminder of what the sketch looks like;

BAP June Mani 

I find hexagons a quite challenging shape even if I 
think they look really cool.
So I had to think about something that reminds of them.

Here is my take - "Mischievous Smile"
The beautiful lady in the photo is my editor at 
Scrap365 Magazine - the one and only Alison Parris

I have said many times before how I love Prima's 
wooden ATC cards and no doubt I will be saying it 
many times again.
Here I have used them natural as they come out 
of the pack, just look at their golden tone 
and all the gorgeous patterns!

The beautiful mint green fabric flowers came all the way 
from Canada in a most generous parcel from one of 
the kindest gals in the industry - 
Keren Tamir thank you sweetie!
 Love how the Color Blooms and Fluid Chalk Edgers 
can be used to tint both wood icons and resin pieces.

846619 - Free Spirit collection Expressive paper, reverse side
846640 - Free Spirit collectoin Artsy paper, reverse side
846602 - Free Spirit collection Sonnet paper, reverse side
 950460- Divine collection Couplet paper, reverse side

572945 - Wooden ATC Lovely Prints
573218 - Something Blue collection SIIC
565749 - Frost Danse white and gray mulberry roses
565770 - Frost Gypsy cream and gray mulberry roses
565763 - Frost Mini Sachet white mulberry roses
575083 - Time Traveler collection Time is Up
 575113 - Time Traveler collection Nice Time roses
566586 - Odette aqua blooms
892111 - Shabby Chic resin frame
891992 - Resin butterflies
570002 - Resin key
573454 - Princess collection flair button
569938 - Wood Icons Flower L leaves
891596 - Junkyard Findings clock face
573454 - Trim lace flower

572310 - Lace sticker Doily 1
564230 - Stencil 6 x 6 Lattice
890988  - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Farmers Jeans
891756 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Pastel Peach
891008 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Dark Bark
891152 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Tin Can
573942 - Color Bloom Glistening Waves

Gesso, cream canvas alphas

I heard Prima is working hard with the DT applications and the 
other day they had narrowed down the shortlist
from 100 to 45. Don't envy Prima one bit having to make all
the decisions with all the incredible talent out there!
Good luck to everyone who has applied!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila