Author Archives: sharmaine

To Pattern Paper Or To Not Pattern Paper

To Pattern Paper Or To Not Pattern Paper

Do you often ask yourself… “To pattern paper or to not pattern paper?” That is the question! When I first started scrapbooking patter papers scared the scrap out of me! I would look at the mix of colours, bold designs and irrelevant text and think NO...
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Thank you to all those that created such gorgeous entries for the February Designer Challenge. I hope you enjoyed scrapping about your pet/furbaby/imaginary friends. I enjoyed going through the entries and struggled with choosing a winner. But settled on this sweet...
Don’t forget your furbaby!

Don’t forget your furbaby!

George Elliot wrote “Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms”. Capturing moments with our furry (and not so furry) family members is something we can forget to do. Maybe you don’t have a “real”...
Making It Work For You

Making It Work For You

Have you ever asked yourself… “How do I get that to work for me?” I am sure you have, because I know I have. The great thing about a Cocoa Daisy kit is that you know it will just work, but how can you make it work harder? When I created this page I...
A Challenge For All Seasons

A Challenge For All Seasons

With a change of seasons comes a sense of freshness and something new. Each season provides a different colour palette as well as different adventures and stories to tell. So your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to scrap a “seasonal” photo with...
Inspiration Tuesday

Inspiration Tuesday

Right now we are in the second (and last) week of school holidays. Our holidays have been busy and full but with that comes the struggle to capture and document. So my inspiration post today isn’t so much a creative prompt but more of a prompt to remember to hit...
Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

How are you liking the change of seasons? Here in Australia we are seeing the leaves change colour as the days get shorter and cooler. Autumn brings the warmth of earthy tones and thoughts of apple pie Or is that just me?! I know that most of you are thankful for...
My New Creative Space

My New Creative Space

Hello beautiful Daisies. After a month on holidays we returned home to find my laptop’s motherboard was fried! That meant another month with no computer. So with all the extra time on our hands we decided to start on the scrap room makeover that had been a...
Inspired To Give

Inspired To Give

Inspired by the frames Christine shared a while ago and the need for a quick Christmas present I pulled out a few items and got to work. I took a plain black frame and (inspired by Alissa who makes all thing gold look… well GOLD!) sprayed it gold. I then pulled...
Making Lemonade

Making Lemonade

So this post is meant to be a tips & tricks post. But instead of being some ideas for a scrap project I’m going to talk about life. Have you seen the Monty Python movie “Holy Grail”? Are you familiar with the scene with King Arthur and the Black...
September Designer Challenge

September Designer Challenge

Hi everyone, Sharmaine here with this month’s challenge. Are you ready?! The challenge is… 1. To include a scribble (could be a stamp, a file cut, hand drawn or something completely out of the box!). 2. Include a star, in any form, on your page. 3. Use 2...
“Story Time” Scrap Happens

“Story Time” Scrap Happens

I wanted to show you have versatile the exclusive  floral paper in the September kit is. Hi everyone, Sharmaine here, and when I first saw the gorgeous paper Stephanie designed for this month’s kit I was scared! I wondered what on earth I could create that would...
“Modern & Vintage” Dissecting Design

“Modern & Vintage” Dissecting Design

Sometimes the place to start is by taking a moment to notice what is around you. Hi Daisy-ites. Sharmaine here with a little look into the process behind a page I created. Each month I am in awe of the amazing products Christine pulls together to create the kits we...
July Designer Challenge **WINNER ANNOUNCED**

July Designer Challenge **WINNER ANNOUNCED**

How are you liking the changes to the Cocoa Daisy blog?? I love the fresh look. Today I am with you to share the July Designer challenge. Your challenge is to include something stitched, something stamped, something wood and something round. You can scrap a page, you...
Tips & Tricks – Border Stamping

Tips & Tricks – Border Stamping

Hello Daisies!! I am excited to be sharing the Designer Challenge for June. Lately I have been in a sort of creative funk. You may know the feeling – feel like you are repeating yourself and every page looks the same. Whenever I get this feeling, I try a new...

When My Kit Arrives – May “Here I Am”

  Hey Hey Daisy-ites. MAY! oh boy how quick is the year flying by?! I loved that the May kit was called “Here I Am”. It was singing out HEY look at me! Here is May. Here is Spring (or Autumn if you live in my half of the world). Here is something...

My Scrap Space

HI Daisy Folk, Would you like a little trip to Tasmania, Australia?? Buckle up, tray tables in the up right position and don’t forget to pack your toothbrush as I take you on a quick tour of my scrap space.   ARVE Error: no id...
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