Sunday, 28 September 2014

Prima PPP September 2014 - two autumnal canvases

It's a beautiful Sunday here in Stockholm. The trees have started to shift in blazing autumnal hues even if the lawns are still sort of green. Time to start thinking of sweaters and warmer shoes. The snow has already arrived up north, even if it was only for a short visit. As far as I'm concerned, it can stay away for the whole winter.

Just finished my take on the Prima September PPP, here's first the moodboard with its beautiful golden hues;


I made two  8" x 8" (20 cm x 20 cm) canvases for a birthday girl. They were designed to either hang side by side, or separately. 

First the left one;

And then the right one;

Both unframed next to each other;

Both in their shadow boxes;

Papers from the Life Time collection
573836 - Color Bloom Spray Tea Stain
573843 - Color Bloom Spray Antiqe Gold
961701 - Glass Beads Butter
961718 - Glass Beads Plum
 573096 - Stationers Desk paper clip
572693 - Stationers Desk flair button
574628 - Ivy Bay gold leaves
 578268 - Providence paper leaf stem Clove
578206 - Capri burlap flowers Cabernet
577384 - Capistrano mulberry flowers Ginger Ale
577414 - Capistrano mulberry flowers Milk Shake
 577940 - Sarasota lace flowers Dreamy
552886 - Cradle birds nest Sparrow
 575427 - Stationers Desk mulberry roses Typewrite
 574543 - Cartographer mulberry roses Globetrotter


Et voilà!

Wishing you a beautiful weekend and start to the week!

xoxox Eila

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Prima shadow boxes

Good morning Thursday!

Two days to go and then it's weekend yay! It's been a busy week again, got a couple of long trips to far away countries to plan and coordinate for my boss. Many visits and many legs of transportation to consider. Wouldn't mind joining him to Nepal where our company has one of our offices, that would be SO interesting!

It's 25 September, which means I am up on the Scrap365 blog with a post on 3 Prima shadow boxes. 

I am showing how older and newer Prima collections can be beautifully combined to create new combinations. Just love how they can be mixed and matched for new inspiration, one of the reasons Prima continues to wow me over and over again.

Click HERE for the link to the post with close-ups and full product lists.

Here comes a sneaky peaky of one of them!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit
the Scrap365 Magazine blog!
It would mean the world to me if you would
want to leave a word.

Toodeloo! xoxo Eila

Monday, 22 September 2014

HAPPY MONDAY my Craft Space

Hello new week - it's Monday!

Two cups of coffee and I'm awake and humming while I'm doing my morning routine. Without my coffee I'm a grumpy Mrs S, hubby says I've got fangs ha ha!

Today is Happy Monday over at the Scrap365 Magazine blog. That's when we in the DT welcome you into our craft space and today it's my turn.

HERE is the link to the full blogpost with lots of photos. This is the view I have when scrapping at my desk. We live on the 4th floor of a city center apartment building in Stockholm.

Welcome for a peek over at Scrap365!

I'll be back on 25 September with a product review over at 
the Scrap365 Magazine blog. 
See you then if you want to!

Cheerio! xoxo Eila

Friday, 19 September 2014

Summer Journal

Friday yay! 

Woke up this morning to a misty, drab world out there. Pale light from the street lamps through the sheets of gray and the balcony railings were dripping with moist. Autumn has definitely made its entrance in Stockholm.

So many beautiful memories from last summer, BBQs, picknicks, visits and a special birthday among many other things. Thought I'd share the cover of the guestbook that I created for that birthday.

Everything on it is Prima, created with what I had left after having made my Summer Memories layout for LWP on 19 August as well as things from my stash.


Mists used on it are Prima Color Bloom Sprays in 
Soft Teal,
Glitening Waves, 
Summer Sky, 
Cotton Candy. 

I also used Tattered Angels 
chalkboard in Splash 
Glimmer Mist in Sunflower.

 LOVE the Prima seashore resins!

Yummo pebbles!

I'll be back on Monday, 22 September
with a blogpost over at Scrap365 Magazine.
Sharing photos from my scrappy nook
for the first time ever. 

Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!

xoxo Eila

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

GD at LemonCraft - part 3

Hi ya!

Work is in full swing again after the glorious sunny weekend. Tidied up my nook and photographed it for an upcoming blog post over at Scrap365 Magazine later this month. That'll be a first, I have never shown any photos from my cave :)

Aaanyhow, more of that later. Today I'm sharing the third and last of the pages I made for my GD spot with Polish LemonCraft.

HERE is the link to the full reveal post over at

And here is the gorgeous Forget Me Not collection that Anna sent me to play with.

This last page is my fave of the three, I have called it "Remember";

 So many cute brads, flairs and sugar dots. 
All matching the papers to a tee.

Here's a butterfly flair tucked into the cluster.
 And look at the one in this cluster - YUMMIE!

 I just fell in love with the butterfly brad 
with a pebbled top,
soooo pretty!

 The jewel of my page is this lady - 
Ali Parris!

She just shines with beauty inside out so
I wanted her to remember how
she lights up everything with her smile, always so 
full of warmth, love and life.

I also used some other products on my page;

577490 - Prima Melbourne peach Kangaroo script and solid roses
577391 - Prima Capistrano teal Blue Punch blooms
578251 - Prima Providence gold Bay vine
890988 - Prima chalk edger Farmer Jeans
891060 - Prima chalk edger Blue Jay
891336 - Prima chalk edger Worn Jeans
891121 - Prima chalk edger Olive Vine
961596 - Prima Art Ingredients gold glitter Luminous
Prima Color Bloom spray Lime Wedge
Prima resins
Prima lightbulb
KaiserCraft wooden bird cage
Dusty Attic chicken wire chipboard
Prima Ingvild Bolme chalk edger Turqoise Stone 
Gold acrylic paint 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tattered Rose
Teal sequins

 So glad you wanted to come for a peek, 
thank you very much!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila

Sunday, 14 September 2014

GD at LemonCraft - part 2

Hello again!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comment both here and on Facebook about my GD spot with Polish LemonCraft and the first page that I shared!!

HERE is the link to my previous blogpost.

HERE is the link to the full reveal over at LemonCraft.

And HERE is the link to their online store where you can also find a list of stores selling their products.

My second page is called "Precious"; 

It was the blue band around Mr D's hat that
decided the photo for me.
A garden layout with butterflies and delicate blooms.

 Love all the possibilities for fussy cutting that
the papers have. Sweet sweet details.

Father and daughter. 
Makes me so happy to look at this photo.
Thank you again Ali!

LOVE the soft patterns of these papers,
like subtle clouds of delight.
 The flower pack that goes with the collection is 
absolutely perfectly matched both in 
colour and prettyness. 
I love the itty bitty white ones, sooo cute! 
And just look at that flair - oh là là!

Sweet lace for that last finishing touch.


 I also used some other products on my page;

Blue Fern Studios chipboard "Beaded Strings" 
KaiserCraft wood flourish "Berry Vine"
 ScrapFx chipboard title "Precious" 
577391 Prima Capistrano "Blue Punch" flowers
 573775 - Color Bloom spray Sunshine
573942 - Color Bloom Spray Glistening Waves
573782 - Color Bloom Spray Soft Teal
890988 - Farmer Jeans
891060 - Blue Jay
891336 - Worn Jeans 
Stickles "Crystal"
Tattered Angels glimmermist Denim Blue


I will be back on Tuesday to share the 3rd and last page that
I made with the Forget Me Not collection.

Mwah to ya!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila

Friday, 12 September 2014

GDT at LemonCraft, Poland

Hi ya!

Boy what a week it has been, sure don't have any problems filling my days! We're already halfways into September and I am planning our annual X-mas party at work. Eeek!

Some time ago sweet and talented Anna Zaprelska, owner of LemonCraft in Poland, renowned for her celestial cards and layouts, asked me would I like to be their GD in September. I of course said yes! Their collections are soooo beautiful which scrappers as far away as Australia have discovered.

Anna sent me the gorgeous Forget Me Not collection to work with. Bliss! blue is my fave colour so I really had a blast creating.

HERE is the link to the full reveal over at LemonCraft.

And HERE is the link to their online store where you can also find a list of stores selling their products.

I will share the 3 pages I made one by one with including close-ups that aren't posted over at LemonCraft here on my blog over the next few days. 

The first one is called "Happiness";

 Big girl Ruby on her way to her first day at school.
Thank you so much Ali for generously
sharing this photo with me!

 The gorgeous chippie title is from

The LemonCraft papers are of a wonderful thick
quality and have beautiful patterns. 

 Love my fussy cutting!

This super super pretty butterfly was cut out
from the packaging. I have also used another 
packingas a layer under the photo.
Such pretty images on them, would be
a waste just to throw them away.

 LemonCraft has THE cutest buttons and flairs!
Mounted an itty bitty butterfly from the packaging 
on this one.

Creating is made so easy as there are so many
matching embellishments to each
collection. Don't you just adore these sweet daisies!






I also used a couple of new Prima roses on my page;

578480 - Coffee Break Collection - Paper Roses - yellow Cappuccino
577506 - Melbourne - Paper Roes - Rainforest teal script

Prima Color Bloom sprays and Ingvild Bolme
Chalk Edgers were used to colour the
chipboards and for the splatter;

573775 - Color Bloom spray Sunshine
573942 - Color Bloom Spray Glistening Waves
573782 - Color Bloom Spray Soft Teal
890988 - Farmer Jeans
891060 - Blue Jay
891336 - Worn Jeans

Tattered Angels glimmermist Denim Blue
Tattered Angels glimmermist Sunflower
Tattered Angels glimmermist Trunk Bay


I will be back shortly with my second page!

Happy weekend! and thanks for taking a peek!

xoxo Eila

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Prima Something Blue - Gift Box

Hello beautiful Sunday! and WHAT a fanastic one it is! the sun is shining and the temp is well above +23C. Practically summer!

Back in August I created a few things for a special birthday. Among them was a gift box. It was 13 cm x 20 cm and about 8 cm in height including the lid.


950736 - Delight Collection Delicious paper, reverse side
813499 - Something Blue Collection Love Melodies paper, 
reverse side
813437 - Something Blue Collection Enchanted Blooms paper
813437 - Something Blue Collection Enchanted Blooms paper, 
reverse side

892111 - Shabby Chic Treasures resin fame
892180 - Junkyard Findings Ceiling Light Bulbs
892319 - Junkyard Findings Door Sign
892166 - Junkyard Findings Street Sign 
573478 - Resin Collection angels
892050 - Shabby Chic Treasures resin railing
892081 - Resin Collection clock 
574291 - Free Spirit Collection Flower Power
574291 - Bloom Girl Collection Freshly Picked 
574383 - Princess Collection Castle
562526 - Tea-Thyme Collection Silentium
533663 - Flutter Vine Scarlet

Prima resin bird - discontinued
Prima wood icon "&"
Prima canvas alphas
Gold acrylic paint
Matte gel medium


I will be back on Thursday, 11 September with
a long blog post over at Scrap365 Magazine.

Till then, have a wonderful week and 
thank you so much for your visit!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila