Monday, 16 April 2012

TCR #106 True and CSI #15 The Magic of Books

A bit of sunshine, warmer temperatures and Mother Nature resumes her work again. After the sudden snowfall last weekend, Monday came with bright sunshiny skies and tiny buds everywhere. Got an MMS (photo sent via mobile phone) from friends spending the weekend in London where the tulips were blooming. In Stockholm we won't see them in bloom in at least another month.

Just realised I will have cause for a birthday celebration in May - my blog's first anniversary! Have to think of a little something to celebrate it. More of it later!

In my previous post, I shared the happy news about my April guest designer spot at Berry71Bleu. An absolutely delight working with Marivic's pretty tags!

In this post I am sharing my take on both the TCR #106 palette and also the CSI #15 case file. First out is TCR;

It's the second palette in collaboration with Manor House Creations who have donated products to the DT to use on their projects. Our second sponsor for April is Stamp-It-Australia who have made it possible for some of the DT to work with their lovely stamps.

Here is my take on the palette, I have called it "True";

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The young lady in the photo is my stepdaughter Emelie from a studio shoot some years ago.

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MHC yumminess and cut out small flowers from Fancy Pants Winter Wonderland. Pink and yellow chalk as well as a squirt or two of Shimmerz christmas mist edition Egg Nogg.

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And now for the CSI #15 case file CLICK HERE

We are continuing National Poetry Month, with a special nod to National Library Week, which falls this week.

You will love the CSI Coordinates this week! Several of us have used them, and we're sure you'll have a blast with them. Michele Singh, the creator of these wonderful printables, has outdone herself this week! CSI Coordinates can always be found at the bottom of the reveal threads. Scroll all the way to the bottom, where it says "Attachments." They are just above the reply box.


Midnight Sky - black- from the sky sky - 42.52.54
Monster Gray - medium gray - taken from the palm fronds - 188.180.162
Crescent Moon - light yellow - table cloth - 248.235.183
Orange Rumpus - medium orange - taken from the monster's party hat - 237.173.105
Wild White - white - taken from Max's costume - 253.254.249


*book pages
*zig-zags (e.g., chevrons, ric-rac, border punch)
*something transparent
*create a frame of sorts around your page


*Document an adventure (literal or figurative).
*Document your feelings about books/reading.
*Start your journaling with "Let the wild rumpus begin!"
*Start your journaling with "once upon a time."

*Visit this site and choose a type of poem to write (there's one called a Monster poem that might be fun to try):

*April 14 is Poem in Your Pocket Day -- write a poem and put it in a pocket.
*Use a vellum/transparency pocket for your journaling.
*Write your journaling as chapters.
*Inspiration Words: wild, fun, imagination

As orange and I are not exactly the best of friends, I first decided not to play this week but then changed my mind in the very last minute. I admit it's not one of my better pages, nor very imaginative but I'm glad I played along. Strange as it may be, the strawberries in the photo on my page have a reference to books!

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The evidence I used are: the metal key hole, stacked the alpha tiles on two cut out G45 book plates/labels, half of a frame as I only framed in the top and bottom, and also foliage - both chippie and mulberry. No book pages, although the b&w Prima vine has text on it.

My testimony is how I feel about books.

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This are the first baby steps, I will share some pages with you over the next few weeks, on which I have started to use more and more mists and texture. The lovely white fabric bloom which I misted in peachy yellow and different hues of orange, is a very small part of an incredibly generous gift from Doreen Spencer aka Tinkerbell in the UK. Aren't you a darling - thanks a bunch Doreen! xxx

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And to tempt your imagination, here's a peek of CSI #16 case file that will be released on Friday Eastern US time

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Thanks really so much for your lovely visit! Have a wonderful week all of you wherever you may be!

Toodelipip! xoxox Eila


  1. hi! you always just ROCK the color palettes...gorgeous and the sneak into the next CSI is so so yummy!

  2. Great layouts Eila! Both of them!! I love that you are so passionate about books!! These days I can't even get through the magazines I subscribe to...I LOVE that Color Room palette, I just never seem to have a chance to play and get my layouts in on time :( Maybe one day I can get well-organised enough! Something always upsets the apple cart that is my schedule EVERY month and then things go awry...oh well!! Great job of Emelie's layout. Just thinking...she must have loads of photos you could scrap?!

  3. oooh eila... such beautiful delicate work! i love that you are always experimenting and trying different techniques and ideas. They are both just stunning and i just love love love all those peachy splotches in the second... totally devine my lovely friend! :) x

  4. Hi E,
    oh ditto from what jules has said you know what a big fan i am of misting and yours is certainly stunning...another 2 gorgeous pages as well.
    catch you during the week
    Lindy xo

  5. Eila, your 1st layout is so soft pretty and pretty and love the layers.
    your 2nd layout is so creative, I love books too.....XXX

  6. Your work with colours is just perfect every time Eila. Beautiful. I just love that photo of your Step-daughter. Stunning. And the "splats" in your second page are a highlight.

  7. beautiful pages again Eila .Lovely layers and details.
    Both are great takes with the colors to.

  8. Loving both of these and glad you are starting to use mists and inks, love what you achieved on the flower, so pretty. SNOW OMG that is awful, we had lovely high temperatures one week, put all my winter clothes away and then the next it was freezing again!!! I was at a stamping and craft show all day Saturday, you would have loved it lots of very talented scrappers and lots of thing to buy, which I so need to find time to play! Hope you have a good week, take care Eila, cheerio, Doreen x

  9. Love both of these! Just fab!

  10. Lovely photo of young Emily,..I just wish all the young people knew how amazing they are, and not just wait until middle age to look back and discover it....
    Underbart med nya(?) edge punchar som du har lagrat på varandra. ger ett luftigt oc vackert intryck.
    Mistningen på 'Books' layouten är bare jättefin!
    Och som vi pratade om tidigare; blommorna...blommorna...Sigh!
    -och nyckelhålet....<3