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måndag 29 juni 2015

Bistro - the July kit from Cocoa Daisy

The July kit from Cocoa Daisy is called Bistro and it's a happy and cheerful kit!

The gorgeous flower paper that I used for this first layout is from the Corner cafe patterned paper add on. I created the background using gesso and a stencil and then some mist and glimmer glaze.



This next layout was created using the DITL kit. Again, I used some gesso and mist for the background.




I enjoyed picking some of the more subtle patterns and colours from this colourful kit, for my third layout. 




It's been a loooong time since I created any pocket pages and I really enjoyed the process when using the DITL kit along with the July printables, to create this spread. I mostly kept the design very simple and I love the DITL cards.








torsdag 11 juni 2015

The June kit from Cocoa Daisy...

..is called Let's go! It's travelled-themed, but still totally useful for non-travel layout too! Non of my layouts are about travelling. :) At least not about the vacation-type of travelling.

This first one is about what an incredible year this has been! I've managed to complete a whole year of studying and I've come really far on my journey towards becoming a teacher. I tore strips of patterned paper and attached them with gel medium. I used some gesso on top of them and then added more strips, this time attaching them using the sewing machine.



And this is about my twelve years of travelling along with this not-so-little-anymore boy! Twelve years?! How did that happen? I used some gesso and mist in yellow and orange, for the background. I loved the text stamps in the main kit!


All three kids have their birthdays in April and May and Tuva came home one day and said she wanted diamonds for her birthday. Her friend had gotten diamonds and Tuva knew that her dad had bought them from the diamond store. :)

The look upon her face when she opened the pretty box her grandmother gave her, and found out that it was full of "diamonds" was just priceless. Such a happy little girl!


måndag 18 maj 2015

Art Journaling with Project Art...

It's time for some catching up! :) Here are the pages I made using the October 2014 Project Art kit from Cocoa Daisy. More info and images can be found in the blog post here.







These pages were made using the November Project Art kit...






...and for these I used the December Project Art kit...




fredag 24 april 2015

It's been a long time...

...and no blogging since early March...?!?

I constantly seem to have at least twice as much as I am able to fit into my days on my to-do-list and I guess blogging has been pushed down the list for a while. I can't believe May is soon here! May will be a very busy month too. Lots of assignments for the Uni and both my girls have their birthdays in May. There always seem to be lots going on at the end of the school year too. Phew... :) Trying to smile and repeat to myself that things will be ok...

I have been working with the April Project Art kit from Cocoa Daisy and exploring some zentangle inspired art journaling. The kit contains a workbook with lots of inspiration, and all the pens you need to experiment with drawing your own patterns. To colour them you can then use the Twinkling H2Os that come with the kit - beautifully shimmering watercolours.

It's tricky to see the shimmering in this photo, but I promise you that it's there... :)



I used the fab dotted circle stamp from the April main kit stamp set, as a starting point for my second page.


And here is just another example of a pattern from the book...



While I'm here... here are my March Project Art pages too. :) I was playing with Dylusions ink spray and ink spray pad. 



Mod means "courage".



I loved to use the pad for stamping! 



I can also give you a sneak of the May kit - Sage and Mint! 


It looks so very pretty, doesn't it! Here's a sneak of the add ons.


Yay - I did it! I actually wrote a blog post! :) Have a fab day everyone! 

fredag 6 mars 2015

Hello again...

The March kit from Cocoa Daisy is called 'Hello again'! I have been soooo busy with school and teacher training and a bit of flu on top of that... and it was wonderful to dig into the kit when it arrived. I immediately fell in love with the kit and it felt so easy to get started. I scrapped three super simple layouts. Perhaps it's time to get a bit messy the next time... but clean and simple was so perfect this month. :)

I have so many precious photos from my Dad and I'm so grateful to have such a treasure. This photo was taken around 1960-70. I think he looks so cool and I loved scrapping this. I know I can find out the exact year - I just need to find the original (too many boxes) - and I plan to simply write the year and maybe the location if I can figure that out too, on the journaling sticker.




 
The photo on my next layout is of me and my brother, taken when we were kids... Isn't it beautiful...? I can't say that I remember this particular moment, but I know where it's taken and I have other great memories from there.


I also scrapped a photo of the first rose in our garden, from last summer. I wonder if it will survive the winter and be this pretty again, this summer?



söndag 1 februari 2015

More scrapping...!

I spent my day at a crop yesterday (in Ärla - great arrangement!) and I had a fab time! I felt so inspired and actually managed to get something done, besides chatting... :D

I ended up creating three more layouts using the February Cocoa Daisy kit - Journal Entry. The kit is on sale now! Hurry up before it's gone!

Tuva turns four in May and these are photos from her birthday last year...


The tiny cork stars are from a previous kit, but everything else is from the Feb kit + add ons.



I really love the stamps in the main kit - designed by Ronda Palazzari! I found these books in my dad's bookshelf and they brought so many memories alive...

 




Alva has been using "rövarspråket" (the robber language) a lot lately and Tuva is so cute, trying to do the same. When she is using her own version of the robber language, it sounds more or less right, but what she says makes no sense at all. :D










fredag 30 januari 2015

Journal Entry

The Cocoa Daisy February kit - Journal Entry - goes on sale to the general public on Feb 1st! It's such a pretty kit, with some bold black additions that make the wonderful colours pop!

For my first layout I used the main kit, the Jot it down and the Dear diary add ons.



I also created a DITL spread, using almost exclusively the DITL kit. I added white cardstock and some green letter stickers from the main kit.



 I used watercolours to create my title card. 
 

 









I adore the exclusive patterned papers this month! I used the dots a lot and I also created a couple of cards of my own, using the flower paper and some gesso.