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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....
March Designer Challenge **WINNER**

March Designer Challenge **WINNER**

Thank you to those who played along with this month’s challenge. You had to: Use a number, a splat, a clip and a word of wisdom. All the entries were amazing and the winner… TerryB!!! Congrats, I love how you scrapped this everyday, could have been...
March Designer’s Challenge

March Designer’s Challenge

  Hi everyone and so happy you are here! This month’s challenge is a relatively easy one. My challenge is to use a number, a splat, a clip and a word of wisdom. The rest, my friends, is up to you! Here is my page, using pieces from the March kits and bits...
Product Focus – Transparencies

Product Focus – Transparencies

Did you make it to the forums for reveal?? March’s “Grey Street” comes with 3 Studio Calico wanderlust acetate sheets. The patterns will vary but the things you can do with them… Endless! (Well almost!) I have 2 ideas to share with you today....
Inspiration Tuesday – Thinking Small

Inspiration Tuesday – Thinking Small

Close your eyes.     Don’t you just love reading things that start out that way. You can’t read the next instruction with your eyes shut can you?! Sometimes instructions are meant to be read first. But when it comes to using your imagination...
2013 Cocoa Daisy Stamps in Review

2013 Cocoa Daisy Stamps in Review

Hi everyone, Sharmaine here. As I write this I am still awaiting my January kit (the slowness of mail is probably the worst thing about Christmas time EVER!) so I thought that I would do a little year in review post, showcasing some of the 2013 Cocoa Daisy stamps....
Preparing for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas

Hi everyone, Here in Australia Christmas is approaching and so is the end of the school year. Each year we make thank you gifts for the teachers and this year I wanted to make something quick and easy. So I purchased some air dry clay, pulled out some Cocoa Daisy...
Maya Road Chipboard: How Sharmaine Dresses It Up!

Maya Road Chipboard: How Sharmaine Dresses It Up!

Are you loving all the different ways you can alter the raw Maya Road chipboard alphas?? Sharmaine here, with two ways I dressed mine! First up I covered the alphas with a coat of runny white paint. I find the runnier paint easier to manipulate, with my fingers, to...
Scrap Happens Thursday

Scrap Happens Thursday

Do you like scraps? Do you like using them? Recently my scrap room went through a storage overhaul. I now have containers for my larger scraps I have one container for cardstock scraps and another for pattern paper. I also tend to hoard the gorgeous Day In The Life...
Tips And Tricks

Tips And Tricks

Hi Everyone I can’t tell you how excited I was when I saw that there would be a pack of Dear Lizzy Die Cut Cards in on of the September add on kits. I’ve been hoping to get some as I had a zillion ideas on how I could use them. The very first thing I...

Feature Friday – Art Journal Page

Hi Delightful Daisies. Sharmaine here with a project spotlight. I struggled with what to share with you today. It’s been a busy month (actually make that a couple of months) and this last month has been a tough one. Stress and lack of time are two things that...

July’s Stamping Sensation

Did you notice how many stamps were available this month?? OODLES!! And that means there are oodles of possibilities on how to use them. Don’t you love how Ashley used the Anchor stamp in the Day In The Life Summer Labels stamp set? Here is her page And here is...
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