14 May, 2012

'Summer at Last'


Eila presents her LO that she calls 'Summer at Last' and has the following to say:

'It was instant love when I saw the Forget Me Nots Fabric paper. It brought back memories of my childhood summers in Finland, a seemingly endless row of sunny days. The covers of my grandfather's mattresses had an almost identical pattern, only they were in a pale blue and white pattern.

The photo is from internet but it has all the trimmings of the carefree childhood that I remember; the old red wooden houses so typical of northern parts of Sweden and Finland. They wild meadow that has been left to grow, the bare feet and the white cotton summer dresses that I had as a little girl.

The elegant grey of the paper can be combined with practically any other colours, I chose orange for its sunshiny qualities. The trims are just adorable and so wonderful to use as decoration instead of lace or ribbon.

The red roses/yellow rose buds/blue bells and the mushrooms are cut out from some pieces of scrap from older paper collections that I had sitting on my desk. The whimsical and darling details add a charming feel to the clusters. The fussy-cut butterflies are from the same Fabric's paper, absolutely adorable.

The photo is matted in the stripey Birds paper that I also punched with a delicate lacey border.'


What a beautiful summer LO. Love the orange flowers & the additional touches of red, yellow & blue colours; look at the tickets to Hillside Farm & the framed 'hope'.  Absolutely love the bird & the butterflies just hanging out at the edge of the LO;  you can almost smell the scent of the grass. As we go into winter here, we are all remembering summer & cherish the warmth of the sun on beautiful days

Gorgeous LO Eila, love all its elements that come together to make the LO extraordinary - Well done!

Bye for now


  1. wow wow Eila your page is magnificent, gorgeous details, love the story too :)

  2. love it love it love it Eila ... you always come up with such awesome pages ... and that pic is perfect xoxox

  3. This is so beautiful Eila. Your photo is just perfect for these papers and you have created a wonderful 'picture' with them.

  4. wow those color combos are just soooo stunning!!!

  5. LOVE your page Eila.. you have captured the feel of a beautiful Summer's day with your photo and gorgeous detail.. so fresh and pretty!! :))

  6. Eila, your layout is another beauty... so many beautiful elements to 'drool' over...x