söndag 31 augusti 2014

Time for a story...

The Cocoa Daisy September kit "Story Time" goes on sale to the general public tomorrow, Sept 1st. It's such a pretty kit with fabulous scribble stamps, so many fun details and wonderful, wonderful colours!

My first layout is about something very exciting going on in my life right now... I'm going back to being a student, studying to become a teacher. These are only a few of the books I'm looking forward to reading this term.

I used the main kit + the Quiet Please add on (the card with the fox, the glittery dots) + the Fairy Tale add on (the arrow, the vellum shapes). I also used the Night Light patterned paper add on.

The clock is from the rub on sheet in the main kit.

My second layout is about Alva learning to swim this summer - what a happy day!

I used one of the cards from the Day in the Life kit to write my journaling. The "love card" is from the Quiet Please add on, as is the glittery title sticker and the cute dots.

The golden hearts at the edge of the photo are from the rub on sheet in the main kit.

My third layout was made using the main kit only and the story is about Tuva riding a horse for the first time this summer. She was so totally cool - no hesitation at all. :)

To create my background I used the scribbly stamps from the main kit, gesso, a stencil and rub ons from the main kit.

Have you seen the news about the Cocoa Daisy Day Planner kits? They are available in A5 or Personal sizes and the October kit looks amaaaazing!


onsdag 27 augusti 2014

Story Time - Cocoa Daisy Sept kit

The September kit from Cocoa Daisy is called Story Time and it goes on sale for subscribers tomorrow, Thursday 28th, 9 pm EST. The general public will be able to purchase kits and add ons starting September 1st, at midnight.

I love stories, and I love this kit! The colours, the little bits and pieces, the office inspired details... I just love it all!

Here's a sneak of what I've created so far... as always there are so many different styles and colour combinations that are possible to pull out of the same kit.

fredag 1 augusti 2014


The Cocoa Daisy August kit is on sale now! It's an awesome kit, called Modern+Vintage - a perfect name! I love the bright colours combined with classic patterns and lots of yummy and fun embellishments!

For the first of my layouts I used the Thrift shop add on, the patterned paper add on Flea market, the Day in the Life add on Downtown boutique and also the DITL August kit.

The fern stamp comes with the main kit stamp set - love it!


My second layout was made using the main kit, the Thrift shop add on and the DITL-kit and the Panda Eight printables (the printables are free for all subscribers to the main or the DITL-kits).

The tiny hearts is one of the stamps in the DITL-kit.

I also used the DITL-kit only (except for the number 28 made using stickers from the main kit) to create a spread about my week 28. This was so much fun and I really hope I'll get more DITL-pages done!


and right...

Now, jump over to the Cocoa Daisy store! :)

tisdag 15 juli 2014

Cocoa Daisy August sneaks + Cybercrop this weekend + more...!

Lots of fun happening at Cocoa Daisy! This weekend we are having a crop to celebrate the new site - It'll be a smaller crop than most of our previous crops, but there'll still be challenges, games, prizes and lots of fun!

Please come and join us on Friday-Saturday, July 18-19! It's free and everyone is welcome!

I also have a sneak of the August kit - Modern + Vintage. I have a feeling that this is going to be one of my new favourite kits! Kits go on sale to subscribers, Monday, July 28th at 9 PM ET. The general public will be able to purchase kits and add ons starting August 1st at midnight ET.

Something else that I'm REALLY excited about is the news about the Day Planner kits - coming in September! I've recently discovered the slightly crazy world of filofaxes and other gorgeous planners and I'm sooo looking forward going back to using a paper planner instead of trying to survive with the calendar in my phone + too many lists on small scraps of paper that I can never find when I need them anyway... :)
Watch out for more sneaks coming up!

onsdag 9 juli 2014

My June Project Art pages

The June Project Art kit from Cocoa Daisy contained some Dina Wakley acrylic paints + black gesso. I was really looking forward to trying Dina's paint and I wansn't disappointed! The colours are wonderful and  vibrant, they have a lovely consistency and they dry matte - perfect for a journal.

Here are the pages I created. The first one is messy and talks about my goal to run 5 km.

Life is crazy... :)

About my garden dreams... 

I also painted one of the cute bags that holds the Project Art kits - so much fun!

onsdag 2 juli 2014

Happy, lovely moments...

The Viewfinder kit from Cocoa Daisy is now on sale - go check it out! This is a fun and fab kit that has some travel themed items, but that is totally useful also for non-travel layouts, as examplified by my layouts below... :)

This is the main kit - I really love the stitching template and the floss!

 I used the template on this layout and then covered my stitching with gesso, paint and mist.

On this layout I stitched one of the words on top of my photo. I used a white mist to add a very subtle pattern to the background.

My third layout is a bit messy and a fab example of the strategy "if you aren't happy with what you've created - add more paint!". :)

torsdag 26 juni 2014

Viewfinder - the Cocoa Daisy July kit

It's time for sneaks... :) Reveal takes place on June 28th, and this is such a fun kit! I hope you have been checking out the new Cocoa Daisy site? Be sure to visit the blog and take part in our celebration of the new site! You could become the guest designer for September's kit! There are also several ways to win a Daisy Box.