Monday, 8 August 2011

I am back!! A layout using the new collection from "Les Papiers de Pandore".

Hello friends!
It is good to be back!  Of course it is always great to be away on holiday, and the South of France could be anyone's dream vacation,... but I missed my "stuff" and I missed YOU!
I did bring my large pink plastic box with scrap things that always go on holiday with me, but it is difficult to know what you are going to need before you have even started a project.

The great thing this time was that I was fortunate to make a new friend. We have been online friends for a while but it was so good to finally meet Julie Blanc and her lovely family and become friends IRL!
I may share some photos later.

This post is actually to let you know about  "Les Papiers de Pandore"'s new collection that was revealed while I was in France. It is called "Promenons Nous" which roughly means "Let's go for a stroll"
It is a very pretty collection for the Autumn, but the green, brown, apricot and plum colours that Julie has planned for us go very well with the neutral and white papers in the collection to even make pages for Spring.

Many of us still have our Summer photos to scrap, and I will show you that you can very well use this collection already for those,and you don't have to wait for the rain and the blustery weather to use it.
You do not even have to wait for the long crisp promenads in Autumn you can use it right now.
In fact I loved the collection so much that I had to ask Julie to bring more papers when she came to visit...LOL!

I think a good idea would be to get double the amount that you were planning, and save half for the Autumn!

What do you think...? I told you it was just as good for summery layouts :-) .
(Sorry the angle makes it look a little crooked.)

Before I show you the close ups let me show you the important stuff.

Actually, why don't you grab a cup of your favourite joe and sit down to have a thorough look at the beautiful new papers and element sheets. Julie did a wonderful job!
Many of you will remember that I am not a big fan of the colour orange, but the apricot colour in "Promenons Nous" is just beautiful and I have used up all my sheets already!


And the collection also includes some designer stamps to match perfectly with the patterns in this collection.
I love them all but especially the clock and the little twig with the hazel nut.


Ok, so a few close ups before I get in charge of all the dirty clothes that are staring at me from the big heap on the floor!

The green leaves are cut from the elements sheet that has such great designs. The clock face and the clouds have become my favourites together with the leaves, but I have saved that layout for next time. Just teasing a little... :o)
I made the fan fromthe apricot paper and used some ink on the edges.
The gorgeous little butterfly from lazer cut chipboard is made by Imaginarium Designs. I just love their chipboard. Just the best in my humble opinion!

On each side of the photo I made a little cluster with the embellishments. The lace flower is by Webster's pages. I had this little idea recently to roll up paper and make it into little spikes or what to call them. They are decorative without being overwhelming.
You will be seeing them on quite a few of the pages I have to show you I think!

I decided to try a French title this time since I am doing this DT work for a French manufacturer.
Ravissante means Beautiful and that is what my daughter is to me,...inside and out.

I bought these letter sticker in France to match the new collection and they are by Prima.

I quite like the look of the distressing here. I tried to keep it slightly understated by using two sheets that were just overlapping so the distressed edges of both would show. In this way I tried to create an effect like a border for my page.
I lined the inside of my circle with a strip punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.
Tha fabric flowers were a gift from the lovely Irma Peredne. Thanks again!

Ok, so that was it for now ladies.

Please look back here for more
Les Papiers de Pandore pages.
I have many more to share, but they still lack the finishing touches.

I even have other pages that I am looking forward to sharing when I have some more time to post!

Have a lovely week and thanks for taking some time to visit!!


  1. gorgeous work!
    nice to see you agane :)

  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful time and how great to meet a scrap buddy.
    And this LO is so pretty and it looks like a great collection. You have used it beautifully.

  3. Ah, to be in France again, sigh! Beautiful l/o and thank you for the introduction to these lovely papers.

  4. Welcome home Bente! Good to have you back. Indeed LPDP are very pretty. I've checked out the site & some nice papers but I think the french titles may restrict the sales a bit (to anyone that doesn't speak french) & all the sites I clicked into where they retail are all in french too. Couldn't find one with an English translation...Her shades are very understated & beautiful - especially that apricot :)

  5. Glad you had a good vacation! I loveeeeeeeeeee your lo!! LOVING the distressing and the colors! :):):):):):):):)

  6. Yeah, Bente's back, sounds like you had a great time, but glad to be back scrapping LOL! Stunning layout and amazing line of paper, do you know if there is a UK supplier yet, so I can get my hands on it, sounds like you have some gorgeous creations coming up, take care, Doreen x.

  7. Välkomna hem go'vänner!! det har varit tyst på sina ställen när lilla frun fröjdat sig vid Medelhavet ;)) So looking forward to meeting YOU in real life, less than a month left ... How pretty the photo of Bea in her teal floral dress is with the colours of the papers, just beautiful my friend! Kramisjamis

  8. beautiful and sweet page love the punch work and cool details....vacation in france ..hmmm...yummie!

  9. Wow, your layout is gorgeous! So bright and summery and a great way to use these papers! I love your punched edges! Thank you so much for your love on my blog too:)

  10. OMG Bente !!!!! this is spectacular ... love the way the orange makes everything pop !!! super awesome .. hugz x

  11. WELCOME BACK Bente!! missed you...oh my this layout is so stunning!! the colours are very striking together and I just adore that folded fan thing...and your daughter is very beautiful...her hair looks amazing :)) take care and have a good week! xx

  12. Good to see you back! We've missed you! This lo is gorgeous! LOVE the entire mix and design! What a great title for your little sweetie...perfect...yes, she certainly is beautiful! :)

  13. Back with a vengeance Gorgeous layout and such a beautiful subject. Welcome back Bente hope you are nice and relaxed.

  14. Great to have you back online Bente! Hope you had an amazing holiday in France. :) Your layout is so the pearls, the fan you made, the distressed edges, the circular design and flowers. A really lovely photo too. I have to agree that the colours worked perfectly for your summery layout..well done.
    Have a superb weekend ahead..

  15. Wowee, Bente - this is super awesome on every level imaginable! I am spun-out! :D

  16. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! this just blew me away!!!!

  17. Koselig å se deg igjen! Blir så imponert av din lag på lag kunst, jeg får litt hetta av det selv. Sitter og holder på med en selv akkurat nå, må vel si at det er min første lag på lag utfordring. Nydelige farger sammen Bente!


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