Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Cocoa Daisy March Reveal

Tonight is the March Reveal at Cocoa Daisy.
Here are some sneaks of our 'Pier 39' kit.

I've been loving playing with this kit this past week.
I love the pastel colours, makes a lovely change.

We've got somefun things instore for you tonight as well as the gallery reveal from our US girls.

4pm EST, 9PM UK

See you at Cocoa Daisy xx

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Love at First Sight,.......not


This month I got sent some lovely goodies from Papermaze to play with.
Very loved themed and seeing as it's the month of 'lurve' I decided after almost 7yrs, it was time to get our story documented.

I really like the white, hot pink and lime combo. Rather funky!
The papers were really fun to play with.

You can see my full blog post with more details over at Papermaze here.

I've been a little quiet this week, I haven't felt so well.
I'm been working really long hours lately. 4.30-5am ish til after 10pm at night.
Rushing out in between for school runs, shoving dinner in the crock pot, running the hoover round and giving the bathrooms a quick clean over and starting back again.
I know some think I'm a little crazy, but I love my buisness and I just have so many ideas all the time, but not the hours to match. Orders are coming in thick and fast and I'm just trying to keep on top of it all the time. But I like it this way. Plus the art side too. Planning future classes and the designing too.
But I started to feel unwell Monday night and ached all over Tuesday. I still worked but worked from the sofa : ) That was my compromise and kept dosing myself up.
Yesterday I felt heady but better and today I'm so sinusy. It hurts : (
But still happy. But not so much time for scrapping lately.
I am planning my next class in Swindon next month. We are art journaling and the girls have asked to do a canvas class using photos in April, so I've tons of ideas spinning in my head for that too.
The next Cocoa Daisy kit arrived this morning. It's really beautiful. Just what you need for the start of Spring. I might just have to have a little scrappy time later : )

2hrs before school run, I'd better make the most of that time.
Thanks for stopping by xxx

Friday, 17 February 2012

Just For Fun

It's turning into a Cocoa Daisy week in my blog.

I have another Cocoa Daisy LO to share today.
We have started a 'Just for Fun' challenge each month.
'In with the new, out with the old'

Use your new kit with your leftover old kit.
Here's my LO I made to get the challenge started.
(click to enlarge)

My Snow Patrol pics : )
They've come out ok, haven't they?!

The 2 kits compliment each other really well. The green thickers are from the Feb kit and the black from Jan.

For all you Cocoa Daisy subbers, the challenge will run from the international reveal (14th) of each month through until the 13th giving you a month to play along.

We will announce the winner during the international reveal and the winning LO will be featured on the Cocoa Daisy blog.
Play along with us here.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.
I'm off to teach a canvas class in Swindon (Sparkle Dreams) tomorrow.
We've had a couple of ladies drop out last minute, so if you fancy making this.

Then click here for more details.

Bye xxx

Thursday, 16 February 2012

By the Numbers - Part 2

Some more today using the 'By the Number's Cocoa Daisy Feb kit.

I made this card for a friend's birthday.

I used MME PP and Fun Days Circle Garland.
A Sassafras whimsey card and I played with some paint, a Crafters Workshop template with moulding paste & Maya Road mists on the tag.

Being a number themed kit, it was perfect for Louis' 10th birthday LO.
I decided to give him a mini interview.
Love this number stamp in the kit.

We are doing something new every month now. At each International Reveal we will be showing some 'inspirational kit prompts'. Different ways of using the kit.
Take a look at this months here.
I always love to see how diferent people use the same items. Always an eye opener.

Have a great day xxx

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

By the Numbers - Part 1

We had our international reveal last night at Cocoa Daisy.
I love designing with these talented ladies each month.
We are a close team. We chat and share things. I've been on teams before and you just design for the same team and get added to the same bulk emails that get sent out. Cocoa Daisy isn't like that at all. It's such a friendly team to be part of. I'm sure that helps where creativity is concerned.

Here is some of my work this month using the February 'By the Numbers Kit'.
(click to enlarge)

Off to the cinema with the kids now.
Thanks for stopping by xxx

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


Has this latest copy landed on your door mat yet????

I was so excited when it arrived yesterday to see a LO from my dear friend Anna on the cover. Baby Tuva is soooo beautiful.
Anna is very talented, go check out her blog : )

This month I've been playing with some old foam stamps.
I have 2 LO's in this mag, here are some little previews.

And one of my closest of friends Nicky, also has a page in this mag too.
Lovely LO!!

If you would like to try and get something published in scrap365, take a look on teh blog here for more details. The deadline this month is 29th Feb.

It's a gorgeous magazine again this month : )

Monday, 13 February 2012

Cocoa Daisy International Night

Hello : )

We are excited over at Cocoa Daisy.
We have our first International Reveal Night tomorrow.
3pm EST - 8pm UK - 9pm Europe

We have lots of fun and inspiration in store.
Not only will the International Teams LO's be displayed, but we also have a couple of other things in store to get you wanting to grab for your Cocoa Daisy Kit Bags.
Here are my sneaks.

Visit us here : )


Sunday, 12 February 2012

It's all about the music

We had a fantastic evening yesterday.
We went to see Snow Patrol at the o2 in London.
We are lucky enough to have access to a VIP suite through Ade's work, so get to see quite a few events. This is up there with the best.

I had loved their music for quite a few years now, but live. It's always so much better isn't it?!!

And you have to love the Irish accent, don't you?!!

Then we got home, sat in bed with a cuppa at 2.15am and heard the sad news about Whitney Houston. So Sad!!
All through my teens all the girls loved her. We all danced to her music at friend's birthday parties and discos.
Really sad.

We have something new happening at Cocoa Daisy on Tuesday.
I will share more details and sneaks tomorrow.
Have a lovely Sunday xxx

Friday, 10 February 2012

US 3

Not really a big fan of snow. Hopefully it will all melt soon.
To brighten up the day I have a sunny page to add to my blog.
Full of October Afternoon goodness.
(click to enlarge)

And here is the sketch that inspired me over on the October Afternoon blog.

I've used these large alpha stickers for a small title and layered up lots of October Afternoon stickers. I backed them onto bazzill so they stand out a little more.

I made this sun and used the October Afternoon Sprinkler - Comet Tail. I love this colour.

A little tearing and some stitches here and there

I'm going to pop this on a little easle on my desk now. I need some warmth on this snowy day.

Talking of snowy, we are off to see Snow Patrol tomorrow at the London o2.
Rather apt.
Being the way Ade is, we will be very prepared. Snow shovel, blankets, water, flasks and food.

Keep warm : )
Lots of love xxx

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Altered Notebooks

Good Morning,

I have my LESSology creations to share with you today. It's my turn on the blog.
The title 'Flights of Fancy' instantly made me think of planes. One piece of paper in particular. I knew in an old Cocoa Daisy kit I had a piece of paper with planes on it.

I then started thinking.... my sis and her family have just booked their first trip to Florida later this year, so I decided to revamp some old little hardbacked notebooks for my nieces and nephew to take on the plane.

I took my huge bag of all my Cocoa Daisy kits into the family room, spread out over the floor and went though picking out papers.
And then sat and made these.

I found 3 types of cloud paper, some map paper and for little Millie's book a piece of Fancy Paper Baby Mine with the little birdies.
All still going witth the theme of flight.
A plane and cloud have been laminated and tied on to the top of each one.

Once they were made I covered the covers in modge podge to help them last abit longer.

I'll give them to them later in the year with some pencils.
We gave our two notebooks for their first trip to Florida and it's lovely looking back at all there little drawings from the trip : )

Visit LESSology if you would like to play along.

Have a great day xxx

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Flights of Fancy

This week at LESSology our challenge is called 'Flights of Fancy'.
Use this title as your inspiration.
There are some sneeks above.
Vist the LESSology blog here and take a look at how many different ideas we've all come up with. There will be more as the week goes on.

We've been sponsored by Jenny Johns for this months challenge. Jenny is an Ippty Chick and has kindly offered some Unity Stamps for the prize.
I subbed to Unity for a little while and have lots of their stamps.
They are just yummy!!

If you want to play along, visit LESSology here.


Monday, 6 February 2012

My Daily Top 10


I hope you had a good weekend and enjoyed the snow, those that had some.
We had a pleasant weekend.

I taught a lovely group of local ladies Saturday morning.
Sunday was a homely day.
Watching tv together the 4 of us. Lattes and hot chocolates and I made a scrummy meal. Homemade chicken korma, bombay potatoes and naan breads.
It was the first time I'd made naans. Hollie and I baked them together and they came out perfect. So cool!!

I did a little scrapping this weekend.
I made this LO for Anna's sketch challenge at Cocoa Daisy.
I've used the new Feb Kit.

Ade took the piccie whilst we were in London last Sunday.
I've used lots of tattered angels goodies.

And listed my 10 top things during my every day routine.

Take a look at Anna's sketch here.
And see the other DT LO's.
You have unti Feb 13th if you fancy playing along.

I have a red thai pork curry in the crock pot right now.
At 10am it smells so yummy and is making me feel so hungry.
I'm so happy that my kids love a little spice.

Enjoy your Monday xxx

Thursday, 2 February 2012

The Sun Always Shines...

....when these two are around.

My last LO as guest designer for Skissdeila.
You can see the sketch here.

I used my Jan Cocoa Daisy kit for this one.
Lots of yellows and aquas. Always a fave of mine.

The heart was made out of a tag I made for a project.
I only needed the top half of the tag but kept the bottom bit as I loved the paint effect.
So I made this : )

Thank you to the Skissedila girls for having me in January. I've loved playing along with your beautiful sketches.
I will be back!!

Lisa xx