Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Because sometimes you just want to play

That's what this LO was all about.

I usually love to scrap a story, but there are those time where you just want to play.
This was one of those times.
It was about the paints and the pastels and the stencils and the mists and the pretty papers and that gorgeous washi tape.   
I just fancied getting messy fingers.
And the funny thing is. I only scrapped that photo a couple of weeks ago and I didn't even realise until I put it in my Orlando 2014 album and saw the other LO.

Sometimes you just get carried away with pretty product.

The March Cocoa Daisy Kit is on sale now.
Don't miss out!!   

Have a wonderful Wednesday xxx

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Crazy Chipmunks & a Sketch


I have some crazy chipmunks for you today.
Chip & Dale.
The kids love meeting these two at Disney.
It's my turn to host this months sketch challenge over at Cocoa Daisy.
This sketch was perfect for me to adapt to include all my photos.

There was a time when I would usually only scrap the one photo. Funny how you change over time. 
The few whimsy pieces in this months CD kit was just right for my page. That's something that I love about getting a kit. Pulling out bits and pieces. I think if you were to look at my previous LO on my blog and then this one, you wouldn't think that they were from the same kit.   

These two were so funny. When it was our turn, Chip came up right close to Ade's camera and then started messing around with Hollie's hair. Dale was with Louis. When it was time for the main photo Chip tried to push Louis out of the photo. It was so much fun watching the kids laugh and mess around. Something I love about Disney. They can turn from being stroppy teens to giggly 6yr olds again. I love it!!   

We'd love you to join us and play along with this sketch challenge.
See here for full details.
You have 2 weeks to play and 1 winner gets a $10 coupon to spend in the Daisy store.
Have fun xxx 

Monday, 2 March 2015

1,2,3,4 - Hello Again!!

This one ended up being my favourite LO that I made with my Cocoa Daisy Kit this month.
I'd already uploaded gallery and then this one kind of just effortlessly happened.
Anything with bright happy colours makes me happy.

So on this day we'd gone to this beautiful little neighbourhood on Disney property called 'Celebration'. It's picture book beautiful. We love to spend an afternoon here. Have a walk around the lakes, looking out for exciting nature and stop for ice cream floats at the ice cream parlour.

Ade's parents had kindly given us a little money at Easter instead of chocolate, so I saved it in our Orlando fund and said we'd treat ourselves and think of them when on holiday. So that's what we did. We stopped for ice cream floats and said a thank you to Gill and Gerald. We took a selfie to send them whilst we were there.

This is the beautiful view as you sit on the rocking chairs at the waterfront. Isn't it beautiful?
I marked off on the first photo where we took our photo from, under those green brollies. And the second is our view. Watching the herons, storks, terrapins and looking out for gators.

I loved this kit so much.
I used some of the free printables that you get sent with the monthly kit.
I love the pops of colour that they add.
I also added those pretty flowers by cutting them out from the Crate Paper in the kit and colouring them in with pastels using a sponge applicator for a softer effect.

I'm happy with this one.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy March to you xxx

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Hello Again - Happy Moments Here

The Cocoa Daisy March reveal was last night.
Being a shorter month the 'Hello Again' kit goes on sale today.
You can view it here.

I loved this kit so much.
This is the first LO that I made with it this month.

I painted watercolours as my base and then cut up the Crate Paper in to triangles. I then took a Crafters Workshop Stencil and spread moulding paste through and let dry before adding the photos and the other bits and pieces. I also stitched around the outside.
I made a cute little flag too with a cocktail stick.
I love the excited feeling heading out on a trip.
Happy times!!!
Lisa xx

Saturday, 28 February 2015

My March Sneaks

I am loving my March Cocoa Daisy Kit so much.
I've been looking forward to sharing my sneaks with you.

It's the full reveal tonight.
8pm EST
Please come and join us here.

Have a great weekend.

Lisa xx

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

My Return to Project Life

When I started Project Life a couple of years ago I promised myself that I wouldn't get hung up on week numbers and dates.
If I did it great and if I didn't then I would just miss a week or two....but that turned to 3 and then 4 and then a few more.
Six months later and I'm back to it again.
For so long I keep saying to myself that I must get my album out again.
So I did last week and I'm back to it again.

I've made a couple of weeks and I'm happy to be back.

I made this page with some Simple Stories papers and stickers from Papermaze.


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Cocoa Daisy March Sneaks

I get so excited when my despatch email comes through.
It means that my Cocoa Daisy kit is on it's way.

It usually takes about a week to arrive from the US.
The time scale has really improved over the years.

This is what March is looking like.

And the March Planner Sneak.
Can you see why I'm excited about getting my kit now?
The full reveal will be on February 28th - 9pm EST.
Don't miss out!!

One final thing today.
Our Cocoa Daisy Instagram account got locked so we have a new account.
Please follow us. There will be giveaways : )

Thanks so much.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Bodging a 'B' and a great Milkshake

It's become a little tradition that when we visit Celebration in Orlando we stop for Coke floats by the lake. It's the most beautiful setting.

Hollie went for a strawberry milkshake this time and said it was the best milkshake ever.

 I used the Belle BLVD - Molly papers on this LO.
Aren't they fun?!!

I was missing a 'B' though so had to create one myself.
Did I pull it off?
These are such pretty papers.
I cut out some of the flowers and leaves and added a little crackle glaze to the centre of the flowers.
Or Florida album is looking so colourful.
I hope you have a bright and colourful day xxx

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Elevator Selfies

This was a new family trip tradition that started just after we'd checked in at Gatwick airport.

''Elevator Selfies''

We ended up with quite a few of these taken over the 3 week trip.
I used just 1 piece of patterned paper on this LO from Jillibean Soup - Sightseeing Stew. Along with a Jillibean Soup die cut paper which I use for misting only and I just love these new Jillibean Soup alpha stamps.
They are the best!!! 

I am really getting through these Florida photos now : )

Have a wonderful Sunday.
I may just scrap a little more.
Hugs xxx

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Sibling Love

Louis was 13 a couple of weeks ago.
He wanted to have his birthday meal at Nandos.
It was a really fun evening.

I'm so lucky that our two get on so well.
Louis has become incredibly annoying these recent past months which has put a strain on them. Even the big sisterly love is struggling, but they are still friends and still have a laugh together.

I made this LO using the Bella BLVD collection - Family Forever.
I just love these happy primary colours.
Here are a few close ups.


I have full details on how to make this mixed media LO over on Papermaze today along with more close ups.
I was a really fun one to make.
Please check out the blog here.

Thank you xxx