Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Journal Entry Reveal

It's that time.
28th of the month.
Cocoa Daisy Reveal time.
9pm EST.
Join us for fun and chatter and to see what's in store this coming month.

You can see my sneeks this month here.

Lisa x

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Mixed Media Tags = Messy Fingers

Oh's a messy one today.

I've had fun creating these ATC tags over at Papermaze today.

I've put together a whole step by step tutorial.
Lots of photos and techniques.

Thanks xx

Monday, 19 January 2015

Shimmer & Shine

Today I am playing along with the sweet Marie's challenge blog.
Words & Paintery.

I created this page here.

I really loved this pretty colour combo.
You can view the colours and challenge here.

I love this photo.
Brings back so many happy memories.

Enjoy your day xx

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Hello 2014 - A Years Review

A little bit of Mixed Media fun today.
It was nice getting messy fingers again.

I like to make a final LO for my yearly scrap albums each year.
It's a nice way to say goodbye to the year.

This year I made up some mixed media tags to display my photos on.
I used my January Cocoa Daisy Kit.

The LO was rather colourful and I needed the white to break it up abit, so I printed my photos off with wide white borders and added some white ribbon to each tag.

The chipboard alphas were wood vaneer, so I sanded them down so they appeared white.

There are a few more of these wonderful kits left if you fancy grabbing one.
I'm just left with a few scraps now. It's a great kit.

Have a lovely Saturday xxx

Saturday, 17 January 2015

1st Breakfast of the Trip & a Sketch

This LO brings back such happy memories to me.
It was only 3 months ago and yet seems so so much longer ago : (

It's that excitement of the first morning of your holiday.
Waking up to hot sunshine and 3 weeks of Orlando ahead of us.
Who could not be in the best of moods??!!

We started our holiday with an early morning dining reservation at the Crystal Palace restaurant in Magic Kingdom. These things are like gold dust. I'm talking booking on the minute 180 days ahead of time. I was there 10 minutes early (just incase) I wanted a booking for 8am which was the earliest and still didn't get one until 8.30am. That's how crazy the whole thing is.
We were happy with this though and it meant that we got in to the park early before it opened and were able to enjoy an empty Main Street and no one infront of the castle.

We would definitely do that again next time.

The food was amazing in the restaurant. We got to meet Pooh and his friends and our table looked out to the castle.
It couldn't have been more perfect.

I used this months Cocoa Daisy sketch to inspire me.
You have until January 22nd to play along.
Have fun xxx

Friday, 16 January 2015

I like to SING her praises - OLW #91

This months word over at OLW is SING.

Marsha got us started with a beautiful challenge this month.
Take a look here.
Her words are so inspiring and I just love her work too.

Here is my DT piece for this challenge.

She's a good girl.
We've had our ups and downs as expected when you have a teen, but looking so back so far, it's been a pretty good few years. If the remainder of her teens are like this then we have nothing to worry about.

I used mostly my January Cocoa Daisy Kit on this page with a few older kits bits thrown in too.
I love this photo that I took of Hollie. We were waiting for the boys who were still in the restaurant restroom. There was a little archway which framed her perfectly with the Disney castle in the background.

I really wanted to use these wooden alphas. They were perfect, but I didn't have a 'g'.
So I used an upside down 'd', chopped off the bottom and then cut a flower from a piece of BasicGrey paper to finish it off.
Did I get away with it????   : )

So there you have 'sing' LO for this month.

I hope you want to play along with us too.

Lisa x

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Busy Papers


I'm designing for Papermaze today.
I've been having fun with these gorgeous Carta Bella papers.
They were abit on the busy side for my liking to start with so today over on Papermaze, I'm sharing some tips on how to work with busy papers so they work with your photos and not take over the LO.
You can read the post here.

Here is the finished LO.

I've included some tips with using the matching sticker sheets too.
Papermaze also has 20% off everything right now.
Grab yourself a bargain!!

Lisa xxx

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Pajama Time Stories

Hello and a very Happy New Year to you!!
I hope you've had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed all the festivities.

Today I am spending the day trying to catch up.
PC problems have unfortunately taken a huge chunk of our day : (
My Cocoa Daisy January Kit finally arrived between Christmas and New Year so I've been enjoying a little scrappy time these past few days.

The first LO that I made this month is this one here.
With the whole kit being called 'Pajama Time' I just had to tell our Christmas Eve pj story.

I just love the Cocoa Daisy exclusive papers this month. They are my favourite so far. The teal circles and the white heart paper. I love them!!!
I've also used a few pieces from the 'day in the life kit'.
There are a few of the main kits still left which you can see here. It's the perfect kit to start us off this year.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy New Year xxx