tisdag 31 juli 2012

"My Pride & Joy" for C'est Magnifique

My children are my pride and joy. They simply fulfil my life and make me happy. I wanted to create a layout in a soft romantic style to capture this feeling. I went for the brown/grey/blue tones in the August kit. With the photo in the centre, I built my page in layers.

Main kit:
Maja Design: Vintage Summer Basics: 1905, 1921, 1935
Green Tara: Aqua Damask Flowers

Flower Add-On:
ManorHouse: Aug Collection
Prima: Summer Mix Pankita Rose Flowers

Embellishment Add-On:
Prima: Bead Pins
Dusty Attic: Med Frame

From my own stash:
Stamps, leaves die, alpha dies, doily

lördag 28 juli 2012

"Loved" for C'est Magnifique

My smiling happy girl is the prettiest ever. I really hope she feels how much she is loved. The softness in the photo is enhanced by the beautiful soft papers and embellies in the August kit. 

Main kit:
Maja Design papers: VIntage Summer Basics: 1905, 1910
Kaisercraft: Lakehouse: 1212 Stickers
Prima: Harmonie Pastel Flowers
Prima: Flying Sparrow Resin
Green Tara: Aqua Damask Flowers
Prima: Fairybelle Journaling Notecards

Embellishment Add-On:
Teresa Collins: Dragonfly Trinkets

From my own stash:
stamps, mask, gesso, doilies

torsdag 26 juli 2012

Father and daughter

The C'est Magnifique designteam are guests at Creative Scrappers this week. I have created this layout for the sketch #218 using the lovely August kit. In the picture you see my husband and our daughter. ♥♥♥

Main kit:
Maja Design papers: Vintage Summer Basics 1933, 1910, 1922
Prima: Harmonie Pastel Flowers
Green Tara: Cherry Camellia Flower

Flower Add-On:
Prima: Summer Mix Pankita Rose Flowers
Green Tara: Ivory Heirloom Flower

Embellishment Add-On:
Kaisercraft: Lakehouse Die Cuts
Jillibean Soup: Gingham Alpha (painted with white gesso)

From my own stash:
Border punches, gesso, leaves die, cheese cloth

tisdag 24 juli 2012

Manor House flowers

Just popped in to say that C'est Magnifique has quite a few of the lovely Manor House Creations flowers. Check them out here: http://cestmagnifiquekits.com/cart/index.php?route=product/manufacturer&manufacturer_id=51 Hurry up! :-)

tisdag 17 juli 2012

True friendship

C'est Magnifique will soon be releasing it's August kit and it's filled with lovely products. Here's one of my layouts with the August kit. Sign up for the kits here! C'est Magnifique has added a new monthly challenge. You really need to enter. There are AWESOME prizes!!

About my layout: This picture really shows the children's personalities. LOL. I think it's so funny. I have created a frame, almost like a scenery, for the photo by using several of the gorgeous flowers and embellishments from the main kit and the add-on kits.

Main kit:
Maja Design: Vintage Summer Basics: 1933, 1910
Leaky Shed Studio: Butterfly on Garden Sprig

Flower Add-On:
ManorHouse: Aug Collection
Petaloo: Black Berry Picks
Prima: Summer Mix Pankita Rose Flowers
Green Tara: Ivory Heirloom Flower
Webster's Pages: Everyday Poetry Princess Petals

Embellishment Add-On:
Kaisercraft: Blae & Ivy Rubons
Kaisercraft: Lakehouse Die Cuts

From my own stash:
White cardstock, stamps, doily, gesso

Thanks for visiting!

söndag 15 juli 2012


...make our lives complete. So true! We are blessed to have some great friends in our lives. Among them are the family we have travelled with. They are the greatest friends ever! This picture was taken on a boat trip in Turkey in 2008. Look at how happy they are. No, I'm not in the picture. I was so sea sick during this boat trip, but managed to pull myself up to take this picture of the others. LOL

The layout is my first as dt member at Once Upon A Sketch and it's made for the July sketch. I have used Kaisercraft's Magnolia Grove collection. Gorgeous papers!

Thanks for visiting!

C'est Magnifique August Sneak Peek

C'est Magnifique has just revealed their very first sneak peek at the August kit, featuring papers from Maja Designs, a manufacturer from Sweden. Look at the papers and the add-on kits here. Then you had better head on over to C'est Magnifique and check out how you can join here. Some of the items, including the paper/flower/embellishment add-ons, are already available in the store hereDo not, I repeat....DO NOT, miss out on this gorgeous kit!

fredag 13 juli 2012

For Glitz in July

Hello everybody! The summer here hasn't been that great so far. It's been raining, raining and raining. It really made me long back to our summer vacation in Turkey a few years back. That was summer fun!

My layout is created with papers and embellies from the Happy Travels collection, a perfect choice for my layout about dreaming of warmth and sun.

"Dream" by Camilla Ekman:
Glitz Design Happy Travels papers: Stripe, Floral, Planes
Glitz Design Happy Travels Epoxy Words
Other: flowers (Prima), chipboard swirl (Dusty Attic), leaves, leaves die (Marianne Design), cheese cloth, doily, lace (Prima), alpha stickers (Webster's Pages)

Next, a layout about happy girls. They sure are the prettiest! My niece Hannah is looking admiringly at one of her older cousins. I've used the French Kiss collection and added the pink/apricot by adding some flowers.

"Happy girls" by Camilla Ekman:
Glitz Design French Kiss papers: Floral, Script
Glitz Design French Kiss Glitzers
Glitz Design French Kiss Titles
Glitz Design French Kiss Paper Layers
Glitz Design French Kiss Peek-A-Boo
Other: flowers (Prima), envelope (Maya Road), crystal swirls (Zva Creative), lace (Prima), leaves

I hope you're having a great summer where you are at!


lördag 7 juli 2012

Time for a GIVEAWAY!

It's been a while since I had a give-away for my blog followers, but now it's time again! This is what I will be giving away this time: Crate papers with some yummy embellishments including a beautiful Prima stamp.

All you have to do is to make sure you are a follower of my blog and then leave me a nice comment to this blog post and you will be in the drawing. On July 31st, I will pick a random winner to the give-away.

Have a great July!


fredag 6 juli 2012

C'est Magnifique: Bits & Pieces Giveaway!

I hope you have loved what I made with the July kit from C'est Magnifique kit club. Right now there is a giveaway at C'est Magnifique Kit Club:

There's nothing better than winning something, and we're going to give you a chance to do that.  Leslie (the owner of C'est Magnifique  has gathered everything she has remaining from her July Kit, "Sweet Summer Days", and she's giving it away to one of our blog readers.

The July Kit features paper from Inkido (a Swedish manufacturer) and a couple of sheets from Teresa Collins (USA) for contrast.  Here's a look at what we're giving away which includes items from the kit, the flower add-on, and the embellishment add-on. Please note that since this is Leslie's "Bits & Pieces", you will receive partial packages of embellishments and some of the paper will be less than full sheets.

So what do you need to do to win? Visit the giveaway post--->HERE, make sure you're following the C'est Magnifique blog, and add your name/country using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the post- that's it! Open Internationally!! You have until midnight July 12th. The winner, as chosen by random draw, will be announced July 13th! Good luck!

onsdag 4 juli 2012

"Endless love" for C'est Magnifique

Having kids have made me realise what endless love is all about. No matter what they or I do, we still love each other. I have created this layout with the gorgeous July kit from C'est Magnifique. To create a background for the photo I used the diamond paper and cut out some of the diamonds to make the green less dominant. 

Main kit:
Inkido: Blue Bouquets
Inkido: Blue Roses
Teresa Collins: Green Diamond
My Mind's Eye: Be Happy Transparency Frames
Petaloo: Blue & Green Dahlias

Flower add-on:
ManorHouse: Romance: Red
Prima: Tasha: Frost
Prima: Allegra: Adelia

Embellishment Add-On
Prima: En Francais Alphabet Stickers
Pink Paislee: London Market: Collage Sheets
Maya Road: Vintage Pearl Centers
Prima: Nature's Garden Crystal Border

From my own stash: Brick wall stamp, leaves

måndag 2 juli 2012

"She" for C'est Magnifique

I just love these Inkido papers featured in the July kit from C'est Magnifique. The colours and patterns really pop. I scrapped a photo of sweet niece Nellie. She has started to say NO to everything. LOL She still is the sweetest thing ever. 

Main kit:
Inkido: Pink Garden
Inkido: Pink Roses
Petaloo: Blue & Green Dahlias
Fabscraps: Green Alphabet
Kaisercraft: Fairy Floss Blooms
Maya Road: Frayed Edge Pleated Trim: Faded Cherry
Kaisercraft: Wood Flourish: Leaf
Wrights: Pearls

From my own stash: Doily, border punches, gesso, white ink, stamps (lamp post and fence)