Saturday, 26 September 2015

Sweet Cousins for Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi all! Just popping in to share with you my first layout featuring the brand new Life Is Beautiful collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio that featured on the blog a few days ago.
I just love the colour palette of this new collection with its gorgeous citrus hues and pops of navy - it's so fresh and vibrant. Perfect for spring here in Australia!

I used the Happiness Is paper as my base, and then topped that with pieces of the Blossoms and Beautiful Day papers. They are such stunning designs and all work so well together. And as you can see, the enamel dots coordinate perfectly with the colours of the collection.

I used one of the script words from the die cut ephemera pack and alphabet stickers for my title, and surrounded it with more ephemera pieces and one of the beautiful blooms.

I love how easy the accessory stickers and ephemera pieces make layering on your layout. The packs are so generous, there are always plenty of little bits and pieces to choose from. I added some extra dimension with another bloom and one of the Little Pretties resin flowers.

Yet another cluster featuring some stunning blooms (I really am a sucker for pretty flowers!); another of the Little Pretties resin flowers, ephemera pieces and enamel dots. Such a beautiful array of embellishments in this collection!

I found this collection such a delight to work with. So many choices in both the papers and the embellishments. If you are yet to get your hands on it, you will find it available in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio shop HERE (check out the special offer for the ENTIRE collection!)
Til next time, happy scrapping! X

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Show Us Your Stuff September

Back again to share another of my Design Team layouts for September - this one for Show Us Your Stuff. The challenge this month is a colour challenge (designed by me!)
Here it is...

Besides the colour criteria, the layout must include at least one handmade embellishment.
Here is what I created...

Orange has never been my favourite colour to scrap with, but I have to admit it has really grown on me the past couple of years and I love it teamed with black and white!
The gorgeous papers and embellishments I used were all from Cocoa Vanilla Studio (with the exception of the foam arrows, which are from Burdy's Embellies). The papers are a mixture of both the Hello Lovely and Made of Awesome collections.

My embellishments included Made of Awesome die cut ephemera, flair button, vellum stars, accessory stickers, little stars and enamel dots.

From Hello Lovely I used some gorgeous blooms, a bitty bow, arrow shaped lucky charm and accessory stickers.

Isn't it fabulous to see how easily two completely different collections can be combined when using a colour palette such as this? (I LOVE colour challenges!)

Thanks for stopping by today and for everyone who has taken the time recently to leave me some love, it really is appreciated!
I hope I have inspired you to join in on our challenge. I look forward to seeing what everyone chooses as their "one other colour". Entries close midnight, 30th September. You will find the SUYS blog HERE.
If you would like to purchase any of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio items I have used, you will find them all (as well as the two brand NEW collections) in the CVS shop HERE.
Til next time, happy scrapping! X

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Tis the Season layout for Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone! Another catch-up post from me today, this time sharing my first layout using the brand new Tis the Season collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio that was published recently on the CVS blog.

{I know Christmas isn't something that most people want to be thinking about just yet, so you probably don't want to hear that as of today, there are exactly 100 days until Christmas...eeeeek!}

As I am not renowned as a fan of scrapping Christmas, I have to admit even I was surprised that as soon as I saw this collection I was inspired! The combination of fresh colours, gorgeous embellishments and a lack of (overdone) Christmas elements that I see heavily featured in other collections, made this one right up my alley!

I used the Very Merry and Holly Jolly papers for this layout - both so pretty! (And how clever is the design on that background paper - is it Christmas trees or is it hearts?)

I created my title using layered pieces from the Die Cut Ephemera pack along with Alphabet Stickers.

I also used some of the super cute Wood Veneer shapes. These were perfect for adding some subtle texture. (The Sequins scattered across my page were actually from the other newly released Life is Beautiful collection, but you will find an equally gorgeous set of Tis the Season Sequins is also available.)

My journaling was added using one of the Accessory Stickers, and the sweet little Bitty Bow was the perfect finish for my title elements.

Thank you for stopping by today.
If you have been a "non Christmas scrapper" like me, then trust me when I say THIS is the collection that will change all that! You can find it (and all the other Cocoa Vanilla collections) in the CVS shop HERE.
Til next time, happy scrapping! X

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Scrap the Boys September Challenge

Hi all! Just popping in today to share my take on the September challenge at Scrap the Boys. This month, there is a fabulous sketch designed by Rikki to kick start your mojo and get you scrapping those boys.
Here is the sketch...

I chose to turn the sketch on its side to suit my photo and created this...

Of course, all the gorgeous goodies I used were from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
The papers are a mix of the Made of Awesome collection along with a sheet from Sugar & Spice. I think they worked well together!

Check out this cluster of cool embellishments! Made of Awesome die cut ephemera, ticket, wood veneer shapes and stickers.

More MOA die cut ephemera, wood veneer shape and a ticket; along with a flair button from the Flying High collection.

More Made of Awesome ephemera and wood veneer. And how good is this mix of colours & patterns together?

From somebody who struggled when I first started "boy" scrapping a couple of years ago, I have to say, I love it now! So for all of you who also love scrapping boys, (or those who might need a push), this month's Scrap the Boys sketch challenge is perfect for you! Entries close 30th September. You will find the STB blog HERE.
Happy BOY scrapping! ;)

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Legend - Made of Awesome layout for Cocoa Vanilla Studio

{Confession: I have been terrible, Muriel.} This is yet another catch up post from me featuring a layout I created last month for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using the Made of Awesome collection.
Ever since I clapped eyes on this collection, it has made me think of rock stars! And in my world, you don't get much bigger rock star than Foo Fighters front man Mr Dave Grohl. This amazing shot of him was captured by my sister when we went to the concert and I knew it would be a perfect match for this collection!

I used the Directions and Awesome papers and paired these with lots of pieces from the Die Cut Ephemera and Accessory Stickers sheet. The cool mix of elements was perfect for my theme.

I used both of the alphas from the Alphabet Sheet for my title, which I tried to keep simple and understated to keep the focus on the photo.

I also used snippets cut from the Mixed Up and Lucky Star papers and topped the cluster pictured below with one of the coordinating Flair Buttons.

Don't you agree that Made of Awesome is perfect for rock stars?
If you would like to get your hands on some Made of Awesome to scrap your own concert pics you will find it all in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio shop HERE (Check out the special offer available for the ENTIRE collection!)
Til next time, happy scrapping! X

Monday, 31 August 2015

D-lish Scraps August Layouts

Hi all! Wow! I don't know about you guys, but it's been a craaaazy month here, so much happening! Last day of the month, so I thought  better do a recap of my D-lish Scraps projects for the month.

First up, is this layout featuring a candid photo of Brielle and I...

{Papers by Amy Tan; Dear Lizzy and Pretty Little Studio}

Some of the D-lish items I used included some Kit Bits from the previously released 'Peach Kisses' Just Add Paper kit. I used all the pieces from the Journal Pack, along with one of the coordinating Flair Buttons. There is also a paper doily in dove grey; a white Forget Me Not and an apricot Magnolia

I used a second journal spot and apricot Magnolia on my layout, but this time paired it with a white Wildflower. I also added some D-lish Dots (from the Ombre Orange pack). 

The final centrepiece flower I used on my layout was a stunning Green Tara Azalea in Blush. Tucked in beside it is a white Lilly and a gorgeous Wood Veneer Deer, along with more D-lish Dots and grey doily.

The second layout I created was my take on this month's 'Two Hearts' Inspiration Board challenge. Here is the board I was working with...

And here is my layout...

{Papers by Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Shimelle for American Crafts; and Echo Park}

I pulled this photo of Brielle at the beach from the vault, and used lots of D-lish goodies from my stash. 
In the cluster pictured below I used a silver foil paper doily'Hello' wood veneer (which I lightly inked with white ink); washi tapesglitter washi tape; and a tab from a Journal Its pack.

Here again is more silver doily; washi tapes; another Journal It; and a gorgeous big pink Freckled Fawn paper clip.

Also used this layout was a flair button from the 'Which Way Words' set; a pink polka dot heart button; and a wood veneer heart (which I also inked with white ink).

Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget that today is your last chance to play along with the current Inspiration Board challenge if you haven't already. Up for grabs is a huge $30 store voucher to one lucky winner, and also next month's new release Just Add Paper kit to another.
I will be back to share my other D-lish Scraps project with you soon.
Til next time, happy scrapping!

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Hello 4 for Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi all! I am here today sharing a layout I created recently using the Hello Lovely collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. For this one, I decided to showcase some of the pretty pinks and gorgeous flowers from the collection...

The papers I used on this layout were DelightfulConfettiFlower Patch; and Lucky Dip. Alongside those, I used plenty of Die Cut Ephemera pieces and a pink paper doily from D-lish Scraps.

Scattered around my layout are several of the Hello Lovely Blooms (these are so pretty!), as well as a couple of arrow shaped Lucky Charms. (These charms would be great on boy layouts too!)

Of course, I couldn't go past including one of the Flair Buttons from the collection. (I think I am seriously addicted to flair, almost every one of my layouts features them! LOL)

Last but not least, I added a pink and white striped Bitty Bow. These bows are seriously cute and each pack includes eight of them! (Two each of four different designs.)

If you haven't got your hands on any Hello Lovely goodness yet, pop over to the Cocoa Vanilla Studio store HERE and check out the special offer on the ENTIRE collection! That's right - it includes all the papers AND all the embellishments...scrappy heaven! (There is also an offer for the equally fabulous boy-themed collection Made of Awesome.)
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you are having a super scrappy Saturday! X