Thursday, 29 May 2014

Hello Sushi

I wanted to share with you today my favourite LO from my Cocoa Daisy gallery this month.
Hello Sushi.

I think this LO really represents the bright and summery-ness of this June kit. 
I actually used mostly the 'Day in the Life' Kit on this page. I've only not got this mini addon kit a couple of times and each time I've really regretted missing it. I love it for Project Life but to be honest, I use it for my LO's and minibooks more so.

There were some little gold hearts in the kit, but shiny gold isn't really my thing. So I flipped them over and painted them white for this LO.
I used one of Ronda's Crafters Workshop Stencils with some PanPastels.
If you would like to see more of what this kit has.
Take a look at the DT gallery here for lots more bright and fun inspiration.
Just what you need on this rainy grey day.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Boho Garden Sneaks

I hope you had a great holiday weekend.
It rained lots here, so we didn't do too much.
Some movies were watched, cleared out Louis' room, did some grocery shopping, went for ice cream and ate nice food.

Tomorrow is the reveal of the Cocoa Daisy June Kit : Boho Garden.
This kit oozes summer.
Here are my sneaks.
Be sure to check out this kit tomorrow at Cocoa Daisy here
Lisa xxx

Monday, 19 May 2014

Love This!

Did you have a good weekend?
It's been so nice and sunny here : )

I have my last blog post for Scrapmatts as Guest Designer.
I have enjoyed myself so much and have had a blast using this amazing chipboard.
You can see the blog post here.

This is what I made using the chipboard.
There are details and close ups on the Scrapmatts blog.

Here's a little list of the chipboard that I have used:
Assorted Words - CB6095
Scrapwords - CB1190
Butterflies - CB1158
Birds - CB5045 
Chevrons - CB5106
I'm trying to get work wrapped up so I can work on my Cocoa Daisy gallery this afternoon.
My kit arrived last week and it's still in it's box.
Sinful I know!!
I hope you are well and had a good weekend xxx

Friday, 16 May 2014

OLW - #83 - WILL

That's this months 'word'.
What does this word mean to you and how does it inspire you?

This is what happened when I thought of this word.
The title goes 'WILL HE EVER?????????????????????????'

And here's some of the journaling.

Yes....he's driving us pretty mad at the moment.
And yes, we are guilty if recently holding him down and taping up his mouth : )
It was just as a laugh, no Louis' were harmed in this process and we didn't hold his nose at the same time, honest. We love him really!!

I used lots of this months Cocoa Daisy Kit and added lots of the pretty Scrapmatts chipboard too.

Please let this word inspire you too and see what you end up creating.
Link up to the OLW Challenge blog here and take a look at what the other DT members have created too.

It's been a strange ol' week here. Lots going on.
I'm working long 16hr days, but making sure I take a break this summer and Ade and I have been taking walks. I'm finally loosing weight after gaining slowly for quite some time.
We are eating really well, walking and it's finally coming off.
I'm now 9lb lighter and feel so much better for it.

I wanted to contact Alison who left me a message here on my blog, but I couldn't seem to leave a comment on your's. I loved reading about your move and how brave you've all been. I'm glad things are going well and find your story so inspiring. I wish we had the courage to get up and go. We'd be in Orlando in a shot.
I also understand what you say about struggling to fit scrappy time in. I can honestly say this time of year, if it wasn't for me being on DT's and having deadlines, I don't think I would actually scrap. I'm glad I have these commitments as I enjoy it so much and really do need that creative release that it gives me. 

That's me for today.
I have another DT deadline that I need to squeeze in : )

Sunday, 11 May 2014

DIY and Free P&P

You can always tell when I'm snowed under with work and life, my blog gets neglected.
I'm trying to catch up a little today.
I have lots of work deadlines these next 2 weeks. Big deadlines, so I must get all my scrappy bits and pieces sorted today.

I've just put a blog post together for Papermaze today.
I've used the DIY collection from Simple Stories.
I love how colourful this range is.

I also used one of the new Crafters Workshop Stencils. Art Deco Leaves.
Think this is going to be one of my favourites.

So I have a full post about this layout over at Papermaze here, which includes the little story about why I look like I'm enjoying myself more than Ade does : )
And I also wanted to let you know that Papermaze are having a free postage and packing weekend here.

Back to scrapbooking for me now followed by work.
Who says that Sundays are rest days????
: )

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

A Silly Conversation & a Sketch Challenge

I hope you had a lovely weekend.
It was a 3 day weekend in England, so in my head it's Monday today.

The Cocoa Daisy Sketch Challenge is now live here.
You have until 20th May to play.
Here is the LO that I made for it using the new May Cocoa Daisy Kit.

I documented a silly moment with Louis. He's pretty quick with his one liners sometimes.


I enjoyed making this one.
Please come and join in with this challenge.
One lucky winner will get a $10 gift coupon.
Have fun xxx

Saturday, 3 May 2014

International Scrapbooking Day

Are you scrapping today????

There's some cool stuff going on at Cocoa Daisy today.
Take a look on facebook here so you don't miss out.

We've been busy on the team using the Panda Eight Printables that come with the main kit.
Here's what I made.

You can view the blog post here to see what the others created.
I hope you are having fun scrapping today xxx

Thursday, 1 May 2014


I'm guest designing for my second month with Scrapmatts : )

Today I am playing with my lovely Scrapmatts chipboard and the April and May Cocoa  Daisy Kits.
(The May kit has gone on sale today!!)

I thought it was about time that I documented this very annoying habit that Hollie has developed. When she is asked to do something that she doesn't want to do, she says 'Seriously???' and then follows it with a big Darth Vader type sigh..
Drives me potty.

I'm enjoying playing with all this pretty chipboard so much but I just don't want any of it to go to waste. I was using some of the hearts the other day and thought it would be fun to use the negative piece too. So I coated it in a white distress stain first.

I then used a gold ink pad to coat it again and brushed over with some gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam and sprinkled over some sparkly glitter and stars that came in my Cocoa Daisy kit last month.
This piece of chipboard has now been totally transformed and no long looks like a piece of waste.
It's perfect for a girlie page.
I added some arrows and some butterflies to finish the LO off.
These were both covered in the same white Distress Stain and brushed lightly with a pink ink pad.
The chipboard that has been used is:
You can view my Scrapmatts blog post here today if you'd like to leave me a little love : )
Thanks so much.
Enjoy the rest of you day.
Lisa x