Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Fancy Being a Cocoa Daisy Guest Designer???? Plus Giveaways!!!

With the new Cocoa Daisy Site this week there is lots going on.

As my heading here says. Would you like to be the September Guest Designer?
Cocoa Daisy is on the search.
Please take a look here for the full details.
It's easy to apply and it ends Friday 27th June, midnight ET.

There are also other give aways this week.
Like this one here. Tag a friend to win a Day in the Life Kit.

Today we have 3 Daisy Boxes to giveaway here.
Another easy one. Check it out.

Pass on the details to your scrappy friends : )

I have been busy these past few days working on my July kit ready for the full reveal on Saturday.
Here are my sneaks.

It's my favourite kit so far this year.
Good luck with the Cocoa Daisy Giveaways!!!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Cocoa Daisy....NEW LOOK!!

Cocoa Daisy has been given a make over.
Come and see here.

We have a lovely new site : )

I've been busy playing with my lovely new July kit this weekend.
Here are a couple of sneaks for now.

I'm loving this kit so much.

We've had a lovely weekend. But I have Louis off today with a tummy bug : (

I hope you enjoyed your weekend xx

Friday, 20 June 2014

A Free Magazine for All!!!

Yes, it's true.
A free magazine for everyone.
Cocoa Daisy have launched a free online magazine for you.
Come and see for yourself here.

I hope you will love it as much as we do xxx

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Almost 15

My baby is almost 15.
Where have the years gone???

This month the Designers Challenge at Cocoa Daisy is set by Nicole.
Nicole's challenge is to use strips of paper in anyway.
You can view the challenge here and see what Denise, Ashley,Martha and Nicole also made.  
The challenge runs til 2nd July if you fancy playing along.

This is my take.

I hope you join in with us too xxx

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Cocoa Daisy July Sneaks - View Finder & Somethings Happening Soon!!!!

I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to the July Kit arriving.
This one has got me so excited and so many ideas are brewing in this head of mine : )

I'll show you why.

And look at the stamps.

Can you see why I'm excited?????
It was shipped at the end of last week, I hope it's here for the weekend.
See here for full details. The full reveal is June 28th 9pm EST.
Whilst we are talking Cocoa Daisy.
We have a countdown....
See at the top there.
Lots of exciting things coming.
Visit Cocoa Daisy soon so that you don't miss out.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Word Up #84 Light

What does the word 'LIGHT' mean to you?

It was my turn to pick a word over on the OLW challenge blog this month and I picked this word.
You can read what it means to me here.

This is what I created.


Please check out what the other DT members created using my word this month and we'd love you to play along with us. Take a look here.
Thanks xxx

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Jazzing up those Alphas

Hello !!

I have some tips and tricks for you today on the Cocoa Daisy Blog.
It's all alpha talk and how to jazz them up when they aren't quite right for the project that you are creating. You can read it here.

I hope you are keeping well.
It's that crazy time of year for me with work.

I just wanted to share that Hollie had a big GCSE catering exam yesterday. The finals aren't until next June, but this goes as 20% of the final grade.

The theme was fruit and veg and they had to make 4 dishes in 2 hrs and present too.
She chose to make.
Spicy Tomato Soup served in a bread roll bowl.
Salmon and Cucumber Sushi
Strawberry and Pistachio Cream tartlet
Lemon Soufle inside a real lemon.

Everything made from scratch.
She did so well and finished with everything cleaned up with 20mins to spare.
Here's her happy little selfie in her chef's uniform (with her friend in the background)

She makes me smile : )
Have a lovely day today and thank you for all the kind comments. Always means the world to me xxx

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Teeny Weeny Ones

Do you keep a stash of photos ready to scrap?

I have a little dish in my studio. It's like a 'go to' dish. If I don't feel like scrapping the ones I have printed. I go to this dish to see if one of these takes my fancy.
This time I decided to scrap all the teeny weeny ones.
There were just a lovely few that really showed off all the lovely things that we've done together as a family.
It makes me happy to see these.
Kids grow up so fast, sometimes you think, what have we done in all these years?
This LO here just shows it quite well.

There's Legoland Windsor (a fave when they were younger)  camping, Disneyworld, beach trip, Charmouth, a playground and a snow day.
Happy Memories.
This LO was inspired by the latest Chic Tags Sketch which you can see here.
Lots of lovely Chic Tags goodies on this LO.
I hope you are having a good day.
It's sunny here. Yay!!!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Breakfast Time & a Sketch & a new Pair of Ears

Would you like to try and win $10 to spend in the Cocoa Daisy store?

All you need to do is to play along with the sketch challenge here.
Click on that link to see the sketch and see what the other girls have made for inspiration.
Then add the link to your gallery or to your blog at the end of the challenge blog post.

Here's my take on the sketch.

It's all about how I like to try and make an effort with the kids breakfasts.
It makes me feel happier with them going off to school with full tummies knowing that they've had a healthy start to the day.

That task is easier said than done with Hollie these days as she would rather spend the time doing her hair than sitting down for breakfast. So as much as Ade hates it, I am guilty of taking up home made smoothies and juices and Mickey Mouse shaped toast to her room to try and get something healthy inside her before school.

Please play along with us.
We'd love to see what you do with the sketch.
No Cocoa Daisy Kit required to play along.

I hope your weekend has gotten off to a great start.
This was me earlier today with my new ears.

So I think you can see how I'm feeling today.
How can one not feel happy when wearing Minnie Mouse ears?!!
Hugs xxx

Friday, 6 June 2014

Project Life and some Cards

It's been another one of those weeks.
What is it with me lately??!!!
Just when you think nothing else can go wrong.
Thankfully it's all fixable and nothing life threatening, but it is all really getting to me.

So after a week of pc problems.
I am fully working again. Phew!!!
I have a little catching up to do here.

I have Project Life stuff.
I made this with my June Cocoa Daisy Kit.

I dedicated the whole page to a trip to London back in April.
I turned the gold hearts that were in the kit, misted them in hot pink and stamped over in red to get the right deep pink tone that I needed.

I used the 'day in the life' kit for this page.
For some more Project Life inspiration, take a look at this blog post here
I put it together for Cocoa Daisy yesterday. It's what all the others on the team made with their 'day in the life' kits. You would not believe that they've all been made with the same little kit. 
There are a few more of these kits available here.
And a couple of cards made using my kit too.
I have so much catching up to do in the land of blog.
I hope you are all well. xxx