Sunday, November 16, 2014

Aglow

The new word is up over at One Little Word 

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I had fun using up scraps to create this page.
I didn’t realise until today that the photo really worked with this word.
Dave’s face was aglow from the candle light on his birthday cake!
Funny how things like that happen
And you don’t even realise!

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Saturday, November 08, 2014

REVIEW – Little Live Pets

47 sleeps till Christmas.
Yeah I know!!!
How is the present hunting going?
Have you started yet??

Our girls have been dropping hints,
Formulating lists
And eyeballing all manner of catalogues.
A while back they spied a tv commercial for the popular Little Live Pets
By the toy brand Moose Enterprises.

So imagine the delight of our girls when an email hit my inbox
Asking if we would like to review one of these adorable creatures.
How could I say no?!

And so “Cheeky Charlie” arrived
With a very cute note from the PR ladies.

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I left the box on the dining table
And waited for the girls to find him after school

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They were all very excited
And he was soon brought to life and given a test run.

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He sings,
He whistles,
And he can even repeat what you say!

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Having him made me think about a Great Aunt of mine.
She used to have a budgie and would teach him all manner of whistles and phrases.
Meeting “Cheeky Charlie” made me think how perfect a Little Live Pet would have been for my Aunt.
He could have visited hospitals.
He wouldn’t need to have his cage cleaned.
He wouldn’t even fly away if the cage was inadvertently left open.

But enough of my words and thoughts
Let the real reviewers have their say.



Little Live Pet Birds are currently available in Target, Toys R Us, Kmart, Big W, Toyworld and Myer

Disclosure: This is not a paid sponsored post.
I received “Cheeky Charlie” for review purposes,
and all opinions expressed are purely our own.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cocoa Daisy – Reveal – November 2014 “Weathervane”

Today I had a day at my scrap table.
I played with the Cocoa Daisy kits.
Reveal has happened already so I get to share my three pages with you right now.
As always, I just love the colour combinations each kit offers.
I loved these two papers and threw in the green from a Day In The Life card.
I’ve used a fun photo to create a page about a moment.

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This next page was also inspired by the paper.
I love the colour of the pattern paper.
The colour is actually one of my favourite combinations, teamed with “Lagoon” blue.
The blue is what I painted the VERY COOL wood veneer with.
I used an older photo to create this page.
Added some words and viola!

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Finally, this page was inspired by one of November’s file cuts.
As soon as I saw the bear I knew what I would do with it.
I had a photo that had been waiting for me to share a story.
I used my Silhouette Cameo and pens with the bear cut file.
I also used one of the November stamps, tucked in behind the photo.
I altered the Heidi Swapp alphas with some mist and they look gorgeous!

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Again this month I purchased all the kits (including the Day In The Life kit) and add ons.
The papers in this month’s kits are superb!
So many favourites and so many I can’t wait to use.
And having said that…
There is so much in this kit that I still haven’t touched.
Looking forward to digging into it again soon!!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cocoa Daisy – Sneak Peek – November 2014 “Weathervane”

Have you seen the sneaks of November’s Cocoa Daisy kit??

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My kit has been here for a week but life has taken over and I have only one page underway.

Reveal is at 8pm EST (US time) on the 28th.
That’s about 18 hours or so from now (time conversion are not my strong point!).
Make sure you check out the Cocoa Daisy forum for all the details and chatter.
I’ll be at work so hope you have fun! Will also have my gallery fully loaded by the end of the week.
There are so many great things in the November kits.
The wood veneer and exclusives are some of my favourites!

With December approaching there is also a Document December kit and add on, as well as the DITL Christmas.
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They are all on sale now to everyone.
Please note these kits will incur a separate shipping charge.
You can read more on blog www.cocoadaisy.com/blog
Or purchase them HERE.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Navig8r

The lovely Sherry organised a scrap lift game over at Cocoa Daisy.

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I was lucky enough to have Denise to scrap lift.

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I scrolled through her gallery

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And found an older page that I loved.

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And used it as inspiration to create this page

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I used a stencil from Flutterby Designs 

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And stamps from Cocoa Daisy

And the page I lifted…

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Thanks Denise, for the inspiration
Thanks Sherry for the push to create.

 

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