Friday, 28 February 2014

My Favourite Times

What and where are your favourite times?

As a family I do love our Friday evenings. We call them 'Comedy Friday'.
We catch up Modern Family, The Middle and Brooklyn 99.
We eat fun foods and have picky bits whilst watching tv.
We all look forward to this evening.
It's a welcome to the weekend.

I also love Sunday mornings if we have nothing planned.
Reading in bed with a latte.

And anyone who knows me in the tinsiest bit knows how much we love our Florida trips.

One of my Cocoa Daisy LO's this month were a series of photos taken on our last day at Disneys Animal Kingdom.


We were getting ready to leave the park. We'd checked all our bags in already and had to leave to get some dinner before heading off for our night flight.
Do you think I could get a serious photo of these two?


The blue sky and the green trees were a perfect match for this kit.
I used some of the Elle's Studio from the Blue Ridge addon along with the foam Thickers from the Emerald Isle addon.
It just all goes so well together. The green tape is October Afternoon washi tape that's in the main kit.
I love it so much!
The kit goes on sale here tomorrow.


Enjoy your Friday evening.
Hopefully will be a fun one here x

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Having Fun with Grey Street

I have loved my Cocoa Daisy Kit this month.
I enjoy every kit, but every now and then there is one I particularly enjoy.
This month is one of them.

Here is my gallery.

 
One of my favourites is this one.
She Really Loved that Bird

 
It's come along way and has seen so many changes since it first started out. It's took 3 days worth of jiggling before I started to like it and at one stage was heading for the rubbish.
I'm glad I stuck with it. It was going to have a green border with some dark green on the main parts too. Having the white background and cutting down the main pp and taking away the dark green totally transformed this page in the end.
Sometimes you just have to stick with it and keep coming back until you get it right.
 

I used the CD paper from the Main Kit along with the OA alphas. I also used the SC pp from addon #1 and the Elle's Studio alphas stickers and bits and pieces from addon #2.
Another example on how well it all goes together.
 
 
Since making this LO it's really got me thinking about what a good day this was and how much the kids actually got from this trip. We hadn't planned to visit here again this year, but I think I've convinced myself that we will come back to DC afterall.

Hollie will be happy :)
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today xxx



Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Adding a Little Bit of Sunshine

Doesn't a little bit of sunshine make such a big difference?

I didn't feel sad sending Louis off to school in the rain. (he never wants a lift anymore)
I didn't feel guilty about sending Hollie off to school in the rain and then changing my mind and driving her to school with my still wet hair.
I didn't need a jacket to go out today.
It was so good to have to wear sunglasses when driving this morning.
It just lifts your mood.

Maybe that's why I love adding sunshine to my LO's so much.
Because it makes me feel happy.

 
I made this one for Papermaze earlier on in the month when I did the weekend of masking.
There's a step by step on their blog here if you want to see. 


 
Happy Days!!
xxx

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Playing with Fabric

Here's one I made recently.
Anna set a Cocoa Daisy challenge to with the theme of clothes.  Part of the challenge was to use fabric on the LO. You can see the full details here along with samples from Anna & Sharmaine.

Here is my LO using the Feb Kit (we still have some for sale here)

 
I love the silly things this little boy does like wearing my pretty scarves : )
He makes me laugh! 
 


So if you feel like joining in, take a look here. The challenge runs until 4th March and one lucky person will win a $10 to spend in the Daisy Boutique.

I hope you have a smiley day xxx

Monday, 24 February 2014

March Sneaks

What a strange month it's been!
It's been a while since I've been here. Not intended, just happened like that.
Been really busy with work, some home d├ęcor, family stuff and the kids were off school last week too.

My March Cocoa Daisy kit landed last week. I've just finished my third LO ready for the reveal which is happening on the 26th this month due to the short month.
I do love this month kit.

It looks a little like this.


I just love those greens.

Here are my sneaks so far.


 
 
 
Some fun LO's this month.
I also have this mega mini book planned that I'm ultra excited about.
Might start that tonight.
 
I hope you are keeping well and that February has been kind to you.
It's almost Spring!!!
 
See you soon xx
 
 

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Believe

Hello!!!
Welcome to my blog on this lovely Saturday.

I am designing for Papermaze again today.
Part 2 of my Masks weekend.
This is my LO today.

 
You can see lots of close ups and step by steps of the techniques over on the Papermaze blog here today. Don't forget the offers that Papermaze have on this weekend, including the 25% off all masks and stencils.
 
Enjoy your Saturday xxx

Friday, 7 February 2014

A Weekend of Masks & Stencils - Part 1

Hello : )
Happy Friday to you.
Are you ready for the weekend???

Papermaze have some fab offers on this weekend.
The one that excited me the most was 25% off all masks and stencils. Cool eh?!!
I thought it would be good to have some blog posts on using masks and stencils over the weekend seeing as this offer is too good to be 'mist'. (like how I did that??!!!)

My first post is up today.
Here is the LO.

 
I've documented the whole process of the page focusing on the masking technique.
 
 
I'm really happy with this one and just love those colours.
 
Thank you : )
xxx
 
 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

A Dodgy Photo


It was taken on Christmas Day when my family were visiting. The kids were fooling around with fake moustaches and I snapped this one of my youngest with my little brother. My brother is almost 13 years younger than myself and my kids always have seen him as one of the kids rather than one of the adults. I love watching them mess around. - See more at: http://www.cocoadaisy.com/blog/daisy-divas/13218/product-spotlight-using-wood-veneers/#sthash.80B0mSjx.dpuf
This is one of  those photos that I took, later looked at and I thought OMG!!

It was taken on Christmas Day. The kids were messing around with fake moustaches. My brother is almost 13yrs younger than I am and the kids have always seen him as one of them rather than one of us adults. I love how they love him and always mess around.
I did look at this photo and think that it looked like my brother had pulled a young German guy.
(No offense to the Germans btw.. I'm half German so feel like I'm allowed to say that!)

 
 
 
 
This LO was made for Cocoa Daisy Blog Post on using Wood Veneers.
If you want to see more, take a look here.
 
Enjoy your Saturday xxx
 

It was taken on Christmas Day when my family were visiting. The kids were fooling around with fake moustaches and I snapped this one of my youngest with my little brother. My brother is almost 13 years younger than myself and my kids always have seen him as one of the kids rather than one of the adults. I love watching them mess around. - See more at: http://www.cocoadaisy.com/blog/daisy-divas/13218/product-spotlight-using-wood-veneers/#sthash.80B0mSjx.dpuf
It was taken on Christmas Day when my family were visiting. The kids were fooling around with fake moustaches and I snapped this one of my youngest with my little brother. My brother is almost 13 years younger than myself and my kids always have seen him as one of the kids rather than one of the adults. I love watching them mess around. - See more at: http://www.cocoadaisy.com/blog/daisy-divas/13218/product-spotlight-using-wood-veneers/#sthash.80B0mSjx.dpuf
It was taken on Christmas Day when my family were visiting. The kids were fooling around with fake moustaches and I snapped this one of my youngest with my little brother. My brother is almost 13 years younger than myself and my kids always have seen him as one of the kids rather than one of the adults. I love watching them mess around. - See more at: http://www.cocoadaisy.com/blog/daisy-divas/13218/product-spotlight-using-wood-veneers/#sthash.80B0mSjx.dpuf
It was taken on Christmas Day when my family were visiting. The kids were fooling around with fake moustaches and I snapped this one of my youngest with my little brother. My brother is almost 13 years younger than myself and my kids always have seen him as one of the kids rather than one of the adults. I love watching them mess around. - See more at: http://www.cocoadaisy.com/blog/daisy-divas/13218/product-spotlight-using-wood-veneers/#sthash.80B0mSjx.dpuf