onsdag 31 oktober 2012

In thoughts

Such a gorgeous mix of colours in the November kit! I have used a neutral background and spiced it with a dash of colours from the stickers in the 7 Dots add-on kit and some beautiful flowers from the flower add-on. The photo is of my son gazing upon the sea in Turkey.

Main kit:
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess papers: Women's Talk

Flower Addo-On:
Manor House Creations: Poetry: Sage
Prima: Soubrette: Pink/Orange
Manor House Creations: Wishes: Peace

Embellishment Add-On:
Prima: Romance Novel Alpha Stickers

7 Dots Add-On:
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Stickers 12x12
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Tags

Other: mask, texture paste, pearl maker, border punch, stamp, mist

måndag 29 oktober 2012


C'est Magnifique has teamed up with Once Upon A Sketch. Here I have used the November kit from CM to create a layout for the sketch and theme at OUAS. 

Main kit:
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: White Apron, 12th Teacup, Kitchen Wallpaper
Manor House Creations: Winter Song
Prima: Say It in Crystals: Mini Swirls: Romance Novel

Flower Add-on:
Manor House Creations: Poetry: Sage
Prima: Serenade: Golden Yellow

Embellishment Add-on:
Cheep Trims: Applique
Prima: Romance Novel Alpha Stickers

Other: doily, swirl die, doily die

fredag 26 oktober 2012

C'est Magnifique Kits First Anniversary Blog Hop

Hi there! Whether you're here following along the Blog Hop or just landed here, you're at a great place - because you're a part of the "C'est Magnifique Kits First Anniversary Blog Hop"! If you arrived here from Scrap FX's blog, you're in the right place.

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Camilla Ekman and I'm a proud member of the C'est Magnifique Design Team! Today I'm here to give you a chance to win some awesome prizes!

First though, I'd like to show you the November Kit "Between Sunrise & Sunset" from C'est Magnifique along with a step-by-step layout I created with the November kit together with the flower add-on kit.

Here is my step-by-step layout:

1. Use the Overused Tablecloth paper as the background. Cut the Spice and Sugar paper to 10,25" x 10,25" and use a border punch. Glue this paper on top of the background.

2. Cut 4x4 cm pieces of the Raspberry Pudding paper. Use black ink on the edges of the small squares. Glue them onto the background.

3. Create a pattern by using a mask and some texture paste. Let it dry.

4. Attach the photo and the chipboard piece underneath it. I have dabbed mine with white gesso.

5. Arrange the flower cluster. Start with the large pink flower. Then cut the red flower vine into three pieces and attach them. Add the three smaller flowers to create a layered cluster.

6. I choose to use the black small letters for my title. Black sets off beautifully to all the pink, red and orange.

7. To finish off my page I add three dots of black, by using three of the black bling swirls from the kit.

Main kit:
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Overused Tablecloth, Spice and Sugar, Raspberry Pudding
Manor House Creations: Winter Song
Scrap FX: Doodad H Large
Prima: Say It in Crystals: Mini Swirls: Romance Novel

Flower Add-on:
Prima: Soubrette: Pink/Orange
Prima: Valentine Vine: Red

Embellishment Add-on:
Prima: Romance Novel Alpha Stickers

Other: mask, texture paste, border punch, gesso

Along with the other awesome prizes, here's what I have up for grabs. These flowers, lace and chipboard pieces are all from the October and November kits from C'est Magnifique. Although I have used tons of flowers for my kit layouts I still have these to give away to one of you. To win my prize you need to leave me a comment and also make sure you are a follower on my blog.

Ok, time to get started. Here's what you need to do to participate in the C'est Magnifique Blog Hop:

1. Visit each blog.
2. Leave a comment on each blog (and become a follower, if required)
3. End the blog hop at the C'est Magnifique Kits Blog and leave a comment, letting them know which manufactureres you would like to see in future kits.

You have until midnight (US EST) on Monday, October 29th to complete the Blog Hop. The winners will be announced Friday, November 2nd. As long as you have left a comment on each blog listed below and are a follower, you will be eligible for the prizes.

So here you go........your next stop will be 7 Dots Studio.

Here is the blog list in order:

Beverly Sams - http://analteredspirit.blogspot.com/
Scrap FX - http://www.scrapfx.com.au/blog/
Camilla Ekman - http://camillaslillasida.blogspot.com/
7 Dots Studio - http://7dotsstudio.com/en/archives/category/blog-2
Erin Blegen - http://erinblegen.blogspot.com/
Finnabair - http://tworzysko.blogspot.com/
Joyce Lawrence - http://scrapsofelegance.blogspot.com/
Michelle Singh - Design Honey (http://www.design-honey.blogspot.com/)
Manor House Creations - http://manorhousecreationsblog.com/
Once Upon a Sketch - http://onceuponasketchblog.blogspot.com/
Pink Paislee - http://www.pinkpaislee.com/pink-paislee-blog/
Valerie Serfozo - http://valerieserfozo.blogspot.com/ (this is where you are) - put this next to your name
Back to C’est Magnifique Kits - http://cestmagnifiquekits.blogspot.com/

Thank you for joining us and I hope you find lots of inspiration on you way through the blogs!

tisdag 23 oktober 2012

Don't Cry

Here is my first sneak of the fabulous November kit from C'est Magnifique. The kit is featuring papers from 7 Dots Studio and will be released by the end of this month. The flower add-on and embellishment add-on are already almost sold out. Hurry up to the CM store if you want to snatch one of those. About my layout: This is such a precious photo, even though she's crying. I just want to wipe that tear away from her eye and say that everything is alright. Don't cry, baby girl.

Main kit:
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Kitchen Wallpaper, Ah,Whatever, Women's Talk
Pink Paislee: Artisan: Circles

Flower Add-on:
Prima: Soubrette: Pink/Orange
Prima: Valentine Vine: Red
Prima: Banda: Golden Yellow

Embellishment Add-on:
ScrapFX: Flourish V
May Arts: Burlap String: Brown

Other: Mask, stamp, gesso

onsdag 17 oktober 2012

Those Eyes

I was asked to guest Colorful Creations this month. They provided a sketch for me and here's my layout of my handsome son.

måndag 15 oktober 2012

Sharing the Good Times

This month's challenge at Once Upon A Sketch has gone live. I was sponsored by Riddersholm Design this time. I got their beautiful Christmas line "A Christmas Story". The white flowers, the laces and string also is from Riddersholm Design. The chipboard title is sponsored by Imaginarium Design.

And here's the OUAS challenge:

Theme: The following quote..

great life quote.

We would like you to create a layout based on this quote. You can interpret it ANY way you like. There is no wrong or right way to interpret this quote  but your layout must incorporate something from this quote AND the sketch below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.

söndag 14 oktober 2012

Coming soon!!

Make sure to join us at C'est Magnifique on October 26-29th!

fredag 12 oktober 2012

For Glitz in October

Hey everyone! I have two new Glitz layouts to show you. I decided to scrap the school photos of my kids from this year. For my son I chose the lovely Happy travels collection because it suited his clothes so well. And then I finished it off with some red to make the page pop.

"2012" by Camilla Ekman:
Glitz Design Happy Travels papers: Planes, Floral, World
Glitz Design Happy Travels Paper Layers
Other: flowers and leaves (Prima), resin piece (Prima), doilies, gesso, border punches (Martha Stewart), bling swirls (Prima), alpha (Prima)

Then I scrapped the school photo of my daughter and choose the cute Pretty in Pink to add some colours to her neutral clothes. Lots of layers in this layout.

"2012" by Camilla Ekman:
Glitz Design Pretty in Pink papers: Stripe, Polka
Glitz Design Pretty in Pink Paper Layers
Other: flowers (Manor House and Prima), bling swirls (Prima), paper clips (Tim Holtz), doily, fence die, alpha (Prima)

onsdag 10 oktober 2012

Published Scrapbook Magazine issue 65

Pencil Lines has teamed up with the UK Scrapbook Magazine and provides a sketch and some inspiration layouts each month. This is my layout published in issue 65.

söndag 7 oktober 2012

October Give-Away!

Hi blog followers! It's already October and I have something for you this month too... A package filled with a little bit of this and a little bit of that...flowers, bling, wooden embellishments, chipboard pieces, stickles and a Prima stamp. I hope you like it!

As usual...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 October 31st, I will pick a random winner to the give-away.


...of my September Give.Away is....

Varshitha!!! Congrats!! Email me your address and I will send you the package. You find my email to the left and remember to remove the brackets.

Blogger Varshitha sa...
Gorgeous Giveaway!!! Your style of layouts are sooo nice i love the color combos.....Thanks for the Chance!!
4 september 2012 15:04

lördag 6 oktober 2012

Hello peeps!

I am so happy to get comments on my blog posts. Unfortunately I get a lot of spam comments as well. Therefore I need to turn the word verification on. I am sorry I have to make it harder for you to make comments, but I hope you understand why I need to make this change. I hope you will continue to support me and my blog by stopping by and by leaving comments.

Tomorrow I will post the winner of my September Give-Away...and I think I have something nice to give away in October as well.

Happy Saturday everyone!

onsdag 3 oktober 2012


For this layout I wanted to combine the lovely beige and the cool blue colours of the October kit from C'est Magnifique Kit Club. I made a layout for my dear son. 

Main kit:
Ruby Rock-It papers: Halcyon, Liberty, Becalm
Manor House Creations: Imagine - Oatmeal
Prima: Tea Thyme Alpha Stickers

Flower add-on:
Prima: Lyrique - White

Embellishment add-on:
Prima: Typo Zipper Pulls
Kaisercraft: Flourish Hearts
Want2Scrap: Chipboard Sentiments - Dream

Other: doilies, gesso, pearl maker, dies, punches

måndag 1 oktober 2012


My daughter is sitting on a bench outside of the castle of Kalmar. She doesn't know that I'm taking her picture. Those are really the best shots to get. The layout is made with the October kit and I've been using the October sketch.

Main kit:
Ruby Rock-It papers: Unity
Prima: Eros Resin
Prima: Rosarian Wood Clocks & Tickets
Prima: Tea Thyme Alpha Stickers

Flower add-on:
Prima: Aria Purple
Prima: Lyrique - white
Prima: Bel Canto - Lavender

Embellishment add-on:
Prima: Typo Zipper Pulls
Want2Scrap: Frilly Flourish Swirl - Silver

Other: Fence die, doily, stamps, gesso, book sheet, leaves

Here's the October sketch. You find info about the sketch challenge on the C'est Magnifique blog.