Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Cocoa Daisy ,Heidi Swapp Papers and a Trip to NYC


Firstly, thank you to those who joined in with the Punky Scraps Blog Hop yesterday.
I still need to visit some of those blogs. The ones I did visit were amazing. Thank you to those of you who stopped by and sharing : )

I have another Cocoa Daisy LO to share with you today.
The new kit goes on sale on the 1st don't forget.
(click on pic)

I really focused on these Heidi Swapp papers for this LO.
There's a bit of a paper fest going on here with this one.
I love the combo of blues with that tiny touch of orange. Those contasts really appeal to me. I used some of the brighter blue paper and to make a bigger deal out of that colour I spread some similar colour acrylic paint on the paper too.

I love those stars!! I cut those from the Heidi Swapp paper that came with the paper addon.
I also add this to my kit every month. For a small cost it really helps stretch that kit.

My subject for this LO was a weekend to NYC back in the late 90's. I think it was 97.
I can't find the album and it was before digital and before I scrapbooked. I did find this photo though very recently and these papers gave me the push to document the whole weekend.

If you get the Cocoa Daisy Kits then you will know with each main kit all the little bits and pieces are packaged in to a cute little vellum envelope. I always keep these to one side once I've used the bits. This month I cut mine down and used it for a place to keep my trip report. Everything is documented and kept safe now.
I cut another star from the pretty paper and stuck it to a paper clip to hold it all down neat.

This LO leaves me with a good feeling.
It's like this whole exciting trip of mine could have so easily have been forgotten, but now it's been documented it feels safe now.

Don't forget to grab yourself a kit tomorrow : )

I shall say goodbye now.
We have friends over for dinner tonight so I'm about to start some prepping and I want to clear out the snack cupboard. I would also like to point out that such a cupboard did not exist in this house until a certain Mr A moved in!!!

Enjoy your evening xxx

Monday, 30 July 2012

Punky Scraps Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to my Blog and to the Punky Scraps Blog Hop if you are playing along and coming from Marie's blog.

If you are new to my blog I'm Lisa.
I've been scrapping since 2004 and love to get messy fingers.
I love to create fun LO's with bright colours.

And I love to tell a story.

Quite often a silly one...

I tend to use mists and inks on my LO's and often get the needle and thread out although I never sew on fabric but wish I could.

I love used paints ...

and smearing moulding paste

But mostly I just love scrapping about these two little people.

Here's the order of the Blog Hop if you want to join in and start at the beginning.

Punky Blog www.punkyscraps.blogspot.com
Kat www.kraftykat9.blogspot.com
Misty Russell www.myscraptherapy.com/
Leah Farqhuarson GUEST www.amusing-to-create.blogspot.co.uk/
Kerry Lambourne www.socksandscrapbooks.blogspot.com
Jaine Drake GUEST www.craftydrake.blogspot.com/
Marie Johansson www.gulavillanivallen.blogspot.com/
Lisa Saunders GUEST www.scrappyfairies.blogspot.com/
Michelle Hernandez www.myanaloglife.blogspot.com/
Tammy Wade www.mumto2angels.blogspot.com/
Wendy Morris GUEST www.scrapnspire.blogspot.co.uk
Sarah Pettersson www.snorsk.blogspot.com/
Celina Matthews www.scrapvamp.blogspot.com/
Sarah Hurley GUEST www.sarahhurley.blogspot.com/
Amy Lassiter www.sparklinggnome.wordpress.com/
Emilie Chamel GUEST www.emiliesscrapbook.blogspot.com/
Ashley Van Etten www.ashleyvanetten.blogspot.com/
Jolanda Simons www.jolandascrapsels.blogspot.com/
Louise Nelson GUEST www.louise-justloolabelle.blogspot.co.uk/
Natalie www.njmacs.blogspot.com

You need to leave a comment on each blog to play and finally on Nat's there will be a grand prize up for grabs.

Please visit Michelle Hernandez next.

Thanks for stopping by today and have fun with the hop : )

Lisa xx

Cocoa Daisy Gallery Time

Good Morning and a Happy Monday to you!!

I hope you had a fun weekend.
Have you been watching the Olympics?

Saturday night (Sunday morning if you are in Europe) was the Cocoa Daisy reveal.
Have you visited this months gallery?
Here you go:
Sante Fe Sunset

Grab a cuppa and have a good luck.
It's a good'n.
You have to see Christine's Travel Journal.
When I saw her sneaks, I knew I had to get this addon kit.
It's currently spread all over the family room floor. I started on it last night and I'm 3/4 way through.
The project kit is here.

And the main kit and the other addons here.
It goes on sale on the 1st if you are a non subscriber.

My favourite LO that I made with this months kit is this one.
(click on pic)

A LO about our fave Disney Park - Animal Kingdom.
These piccies were taken back in 2007 : )
They look so cute.

I'm back at 5pm GMT later with something fun.
Back to that new mini book now. xxx

Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Story of.....(Lilybee Mini Book)

I have a new mini book to share with you today.
It's so colourful.
I've used a variety of Lilybee designs papers from the 'double dutch' collection along with some of their older papers too.
(click on pics to enlarge)

I've also used Maya Mists & Inks & Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and some Crafters Workshop and Tando Creative templates.

The book has been made for Ade's cousin John and his new fiance Hannah.
We are heading out to their party in a little while.
I've made this based on the ideas of the mini book that I made Hollie for her 13th.

Each page has been made for them to fill in all their own journaling and photos.

And the back of the book with their initials.

I really hope that they will like it.

The reveal chat has already started at Cocoa Daisy this morning.
Come by and take a look.
This months gallery is amazing.
It will be revealed in full later on tonight (9PM EST)

Enjoy your Saturday crafty friends.
Lots of love xxx

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Cocoa Daisy - August Sneaks & A Giveaway

Good Morning,

Are you enjoying the sunshine this week??
So good to finally get some summer in England.
Looks like it's going to be another sunny one.

I wanted to stop by and share today what I've been up to this week.

My August Cocoa Daisy kit arrived : )

It's going to look a little like this...

And the Project kit which I still need to start but have lots of ideas for.

And the addons.

And, have you seen what the giveaway is this month???

And not just one but two!!
All the details are in this post here.

I really NEED one of those!!

Don't forget to stop by Cocoa Daisy for the full review on the 28th July.

Enjoy the sunshine today xxx

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Inchie Art

Today it was slightly sunny and warm.
Not only did I feel in the mood for wearing a dress, I also was in the mood for creating this.

(click pics to enlarge)

It has been so much fun to make.
I'm calling this 'Inchie Art' as the inspiration has come from 'inchies'. Although the little pieces of art aren't actually inch sized, they are each little pieces of mini art.

This will be my September class at Sparkle Dreams in Swindon.
Sunday 23rd September.

Each person will be making their own unique piece of art on this large canvas to take home.

It's a great way to learn lots of new techniques using a variety of different art mediums and supplies. I'm already so excited about this class.
I've added the class to my website here if you want more details on how to sign up.

I will prewarn you though. Looking at my rainbowed coloured hands.....you will get messy : )

Off to teach this class in Swindon tomorrow.
My sister has her eye on this little house and reacons it will look better in her home than mine.
I disagree!!

I hope you are having a lovely weekend xxx