torsdag 29 september 2011

My heart and soul

This is a tribute to my dear husband. No more words needed.

The layout is for the sketch in the Swirlydoos September kit. The material is from the kit. Fantastic kit!!!! Really beautiful and so easy to work with. I have three more layouts to share with you later.


onsdag 28 september 2011

September Zva Blog Hop Winners announced

We'd like to congratulate the FIVE June Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:

Nancy Doren

Windy Robinson

Camilla Ekman - that's me!

Jillian Deiling Cassity

Susan Lui

One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

My winner is.....

Blogger Sue Ann sa...

WOW WOW WOW ~~ The paper the doily the bling ..... a beautiful combination!!!

27 september 2011 02:53

Congrats, Sue Ann! Email me your address and I will forward it to Zva. You will find my email address in the right column. Please, remember to remove the brackets.

måndag 26 september 2011

Zva Creative September DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcomes you to join us this month for a blog hop that we feel is always extra special! We thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! See details below.

The summer trade show was in July, which means brand new Zva Creative products. So please keep an eye out for them at your local craft stores.

As you know, Zva offers so many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was asked to share a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project.

The Blog Hop begins at
Kim Hughes' blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on FIVE of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package...YAY! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts today, September 26th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, September 27h and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 28th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)

* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)

* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products. If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry

Sooo, you have FOUR chances on each blog to win one of our FIVE prizes! That's technically OVER 50 chances :)

I created a very girly layout this time. The picture is of one of my nieces. I used black crystal Zva swirls that really pop against all the other colours.

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Jillian Deiling Cassity

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us!

torsdag 22 september 2011

Autumn is here

Sorry, I am a very losy blogger at the moment. But I have made an Autumn tag for CountryScrap. I really like autumn colours.

I promise I will be back soon with new creations.
Take care!


onsdag 21 september 2011

Quick message

I'm busy creating! Will be back very soon with the results... LOL
Hint: Swirly goodies!

måndag 19 september 2011

Hi there!

Thanks once again for your lovely comments on my blog. I have been quite busy lately studying photography and photo editing. That's why I haven't been visiting my friends' blogs in a while. So sorry for that.

Anyway...Here's the winner of my September Blog Giveaway:

Blogger Pendra sa...

Camilla, what a wonderful giveaway! I am a huge fan of your work and just love coming and checking out what you are doing... and wow I find a GREAT giveaway! I am already your follower and would just love to win this great packgage! Thanks!

Congratulations! Email me your addy and I will send you your prize. You will find my email address in the right column. Don't forget to remove the brackets.

lördag 17 september 2011


Sketch #19 at Keeping-the-best is totally gorgeous. I have played with the new resistpapers from Pink Paislee. To create the background I used mists, inks, gesso and stamps. It turned out kind of cool, don't you think...

And to complete the layout I used gorgeous flowers from Prima...

...and a beautiful pearl swirl from Zva Creative.

Thanks for visiting!

torsdag 15 september 2011

Prima inspiration

After the workshop at CountryScrap I went on using the Prima theme. I made a layout for this month's BAP at Prima's blog.

I have used the new Romantique collection along with other Prima goodies. You find a bunch of them at CountryScrap.

tisdag 13 september 2011


This week's colour challenge at The Color Room is so gorgeous. I made this layout using the sketch and the colours.

I have used different techniques for it - stamping, misting, fussy cutting... Papers, flowers, alpha and stamps are Prima, the overlays are from two different companies (don't remember which though) and the metal piece is from Tim Holtz.

söndag 11 september 2011

I attended a workshop... Ingvild Bolme last weekend. We got to try her new tools as we used some of her favourite techniques. I really enjoyed her class and I am going to buy the tools for sure.

First we made this layout...well, I didn't make it exactly like Ingvild's, but very close...

And then we made this layout. This time I followed her layout...almost...

Ingvild had posted these pictures from the workshop on her blog. In the first picture you can find me in the bottom left corner.

Can you find me here?


fredag 9 september 2011

For Glitz

Today I am going to share some Glitz layouts. In the first layout I have used the gorgeous Laced with Grace collection to scrap this photo of one of my nieces. She is having some yummy ice cream. The colours of the papers are fabulous to use for black and white photos.

To create a place for my title, I layered a Glitzers on top of a Journaling piece.

Material list:
Glitz Design "Laced With Grace" Papers: Polka, Butterflies, Rose, Plaid, Floral
Glitz Design "Laced With Grace" Glitzers
Glitz Design "Laced With Grace" Journaling
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Cream
Other: Flowers (Prima), leaves (Prima), lace, bling swirls (Zva Creative), butterfly punches (Martha Stewart)

Next, I used a picture of my teenager standing in front of a brick wall. The colours of Love Games is a bit darker and goes perfectly to these pictures.

First I wanted to create a brickwall on the background paper. I used a mask and some gesso to create the effect.

And then I layered a few Paper Layers and a Peek-A-Boo behind the photo.

And also a Whatnot that also became the actual title of the layout.

The banner pieces are a part of the Journaling.

Material list:
Glitz Design "Love Games" Papers: Damask, Floral
Glitz Design "Love Games" Peek-A-Boo
Glitz Design "Love Games" Paper Layers
Glitz Design "Love Games" Whatnot
Glitz Design "Love Games" Journaling
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Cream
Other: Flowers (Prima), leaves (Prima), Brick Wall Mask (Prima), gesso, string, Doily die (Cheery Lynn Designs)

Have a great week!

onsdag 7 september 2011

Say cheese

My son is so goofy sometimes. And I love it!

This layout I created for a Round Robin challenge at Swirlydoos. I made this for my team and it's going to be so much fun to see what the rest of the team will lift from it. The papers are from BoBunny's Timepiece.

Stickers are also from BoBunny. The flowers are Prima and Kaisercraft and the chipboards are from Dusty Attic.The black pearl swirls are from Zva Creative.

Thanks for stopping by!

tisdag 6 september 2011

How I store... layouts. Someone has been asking my how I store my layouts, since they are quite bulky. I have made quite a few layouts for my children and those layouts are put into albums. These are the ones I have used:They are from AMM and the folders inside are quite wide. If you make less bulky pages, the album has room for 40 layouts. If they are bulky you can put about 20.


måndag 5 september 2011


My talented friend Lisa Valentine showed examples of how to use gesso and I was inspired at once. I have bought a new mask from Prima. Just look at how cool it is when used with gesso.

The material is mostly from CountryScrap.

söndag 4 september 2011


Swirlydoos is proud to introduce to you our brand new monthly challenge.... SwirlyHues!! Our Design Team has been working like crazy and keeping the details of this challenge super top secret! Even the most skilled interrogators have failed at their attempts to squeeze information from them!

Come on over to our blog on 9/10/11 and get all of the details including information on our inaugural prize!! This challenge will be open to everyone, not just our subscribers!

Come on over and join in the party....swirly style!

lördag 3 september 2011

Keeping the Best

I was invited to guest design for the Russian inspiration blog Keeping the Best, which is so cool. Anyhow...My dear Australian friend, Nadia Cannizzo, made a sketch for me. (Thanks once again, Nadia!) She makes marvellous sketches!!! And here's my layout.

I have used the gorgeous Curio papers from Basic Grey and some flowers from Prima and from Petaloo.
And the Artisan Elements from Pink Paislee add some white.

Thanks for stopping by!

torsdag 1 september 2011

September Blog Giveaway

Hello all blog readers! Thank you so much for all your visits and your lovely comments!

It's time for my September Blog Giveaway. Last month the winner was Elina from Greece. Congrats once again!

If you would like to win my SEPTEMBER BLOG GIVEAWAY, all you need to do is to leave a nice comment on this post and become a follower (if you aren't already). I will draw a random winner on September 15th.

Have a nice week!