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I’m smitten…

This month I’ve have the total pleasure of designing with the new range ‘Love Always’ by Cocoa Vanilla Studio and honestly, I’m smitten!

I’ve seen some of my fellow DT use their ranges and loved what’s been created, but have never used one of their ranges myself – I for one will not be looking back.

Both my layouts this month have used watercolours on the background. Equally if you don’t have watercolours then watered down mists would work equally well, such as the Heidi Swapp Colour Shine range.

For my first layout this month, I decided to go straight in and paint a peach coloured square, something I would never normally do, as I’m usually far more calculated in my approach!

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I then painted a further three co-ordinating squares and added a selection of embellishments including die-cut ephemera, flair badge, sequins and resin bow.

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Apart from a doily from my stash (I’m smitten with doilies too!) all items came from the ‘Love Always’ collection.

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A few splatters of paint to further break up the background and voila, one of the quickest layouts I think I’ve ever made!

My other layout was equally as quick to make!

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When I say quick, I’m still talking two hours of paper shuffling!

Nevertheless, because of the ease of the co-ordination of these collections, if time is always your nemesis, I would throughly recommend giving a Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection a go to see for yourself how easy layouts come together!

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Using more watercolour, I painted two colour co-ordinating rectangular shapes, then simply added flair badges, ephemera, embellishments and a couple of the cutest little flowers!

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I can honestly say it’s one of the prettiest collections that I have seen in ages! The pastel tones are stunning, the papers heavenly and if like me you love embellishments, then Cocoa Vanilla Studio will definitely be right down your street!

Did I mention how smitten I am? Cause I am, well and truly head over heels smitten!!!

And better still, I’ve got lots more product left to play with…

Smitten too? Why not pay the Hey Little Magpie shop a visit and see what might accidentally fall into your basket…

‘Love Always’ Cocoa Vanilla Studio ephemera

‘Love Always’ Cocoa Vanilla Studio bits and pieces

‘Love Always’ Cocoa Vanilla Studio bitty blooms

‘Love Always’ Cocoa Vanilla Studio Note to Self paper

‘Love Always’ Cocoa Vanilla Studio Twin Set paper

‘Love Always’ Cocoa Vanilla Studio Lovely Things paper

‘Love Always’ Cocoa Vanilla Studio Flair Badges

Until next month!

SAM

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