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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...
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....
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