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Hot air balloon frame | Wild at heart | Anna Komenda

By | 2017-09-24T23:09:51+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Design Team, Free Spirit, Inspiration, Uncategorized, Wild at Heart|

Hello CVS fans. It’s Anna here with some fun project created with “Wild at heart” collection.

If I would have to choose my favourite craft tool it would be a Silhouette Cameo for sure. I love how versatile it is and how helpful and inspiring the cut outs can be. Project I want to share with you today is one of those inspired by the cut file. I found this fun hot air balloon box and I thought that it would look great as a frame too. I oversized it and used Cameo to cut it out.

First step was creating a base for my frame – hot air balloon. I used three papers from WAH collection to decorate it: Double dot, Grow wild, Patchwork.

After my balloon base was ready I started decorating it using all the WAH goodies.

I used a picture of me and my cute family and glues it to the balloon using cardboard pieces to add dimension. I picked few flowers from ephemera pack and placed them behind the picture. I fussy cut few butterflies from ‘Mariposa” paper and added them to my composition. I also picked some paper flowers from previous collections and spreaded them all over the balloon.

Wood veneers from “Love always” collection were a perfect match with this project. ¬†I wanted to use this big heart for a while and I finally found a great spot to use it. I also added few flair buttons from “Wild at heart”.

I had to fill the basket of the balloon with some beach rocks because it lost the stability. This is one thing I haven’t thought of before I started adding all those layers ūüėÄ

I finished my project using rubber charms and puffy stickers from “Free spirit” collection.

I hope you like my project. It was really fun to make something else than layout. And it looks really nice on my shelf ūüôā Thank you for stopping by and see you in two weeks with some boy themed page.

XO Anna

Bohemian Dream Winners | Limited Edition Minis & 20-50% OFF STOREWIDE SALE!

By | 2017-09-18T12:15:28+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Reveals & GiveAways, Sale, Uncategorized|

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all having a great week! ¬†First of all, as always THANK YOU so so much for all of your wonderful comments about our new Bohemian Dream collection… I truly mean it when I say I am blown away by the response to EVERY one of my collections, and this one is a record so far with a whopping 314 comments!! It makes my heart so happy – thank you!

Sorry to be late posting the winners of the Giveaway… ¬†It has been a flurry of activity here, as I had a trip to Melbourne for the Paperific Expo the week after reveal, and then getting ready for the arrival of the new collection since I’ve been back… time has slipped away much too fast! ¬†But better late than never right? ūüėõ

Our full collection winner, with comment number 122 is Cherie McQueen

Congratulations Cherie! I hope you enjoy the collection – I’m sure you’ll love it!

And our runner up winner of a collection kit is Ronnie Goddard with comment number 24!

Watch your inbox ladies as Sue will be in contact soon to get your details!


If you’re a member of our Facebook Community Group, you will know that I had some exclusive Limited Edition mini collections made up especially for the Paperific Expo last month… I have a limited number available for purchase, and they are available now exclusively in our online store… These are EXCLUSIVE to the CVS store, and aren’t available anywhere else – stocks are strictly limited, so be quick and grab one of these cute mini collections before they’re gone for good!

Each mini collections includes 5 x double sided patterned papers PLUS 50+ Piece Ephemera Pack PLUS a mini set of 3 Flair Buttons for just $19.90!

Images are linked below. Only available in a set (papers and embellishments can not be purchased seperately).


Last but not least, with the new collection arriving VERY soon, I need to make some room at the warehouse… So the good news for you is that we’re having a super quick Retail Only Flash SALE!

Save BIG with 20%-50% OFF Storewide (excluding Limited Edition, Grab Bags and Special Offers).  Ends midnight AEST Friday 8th September 2017.

And that’s it for me for today… I hope you all have a fantastic end to your week!

Happy scrapping!

xx Zoe

Dream catcher “Love you” | Wild at heart | Anna Komenda

By | 2017-05-12T04:38:27+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Design Team, Free Spirit, Uncategorized, Wild at Heart|

Hello crafty friends. It’s Anna here with my newest project created with gorgeous “Wild at heart” collection. It’s my first ever dream catcher made of embroidery hoop. It will not catch all the nightmares for sure but I hope looking at it before going to bed will bring only the best dreams. I was inspired by all the flowers You can find in “Wild at heart” collection.

My circle has a diameter about 11 inches so it’s quite big. When You add all the twines and ribbons You get a long piece of decoration ūüôā

I created my own background for the hoop. I used watercolors as they match “Wild at heart” collection perfectly. My theme for this week was to create a Mother’s Day related project. I decided to use a selfie of me and my girls. It doesn’t has a best quality but I love this picture. It reminds me of my greatest treasure. When You become a mom everything changes. I would never thought that You can love someone else so hard. I know that every mom know that feeling.

I used pieces of few different papers to create a composition behind the picture. I love how contrasting those papers are. You can find coral, navy, light blue and pink and they all match perfectly. I also added two cardboard frames. There are so many to choose from.

I was so inspired by the flowers in this collection so I decided to paint and fussy cut few of my own flowers. I built a composition around my picture using a lot of 3D foam squares. I also added my favourite embellishment – cardboard stickers. They even included the perfect title for this photo.

I must confess that I already used one sheet of “Mariposa” paper to fussy cut the butterflies. You can never have enough of them ūüôā Glitter enamel dots look fantastic over my blue background and add great texture to the project.

Some flair button with butterfly and woodies from older collection “Free spirit” are a cherry on the top.

I hope You like my unusual project. It was so fun to make and it’s such an eye candy on my wall. Thank You for stopping by and see You in two weeks.

XO Anna

You ROCK Prize Winners & Collection Update

By | 2017-04-12T09:16:08+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Reveals & GiveAways, Uncategorized, You ROCK|

Hi everyone!

Thanks so so much to everyone who commented on the reveal of our You ROCK collection! ¬†As always, I was blown away by your response and I’m so happy to hear that you like it… ¬†Looks like this is going to be another popular collection for the boys – yay!!

I also have some important updates about the collection, but let’s get the good stuff out of the way first!

The winner of the full collection prize is…

Rachel Dutko with comment number 14.

Congratulations Rachel! ¬†I can’t wait to see what you do with your prize!


I decided NOT to use the random picker for our runner up¬†winner… ¬†I read EVERY¬†comment and they all make me so happy, but¬†Tracy Smith’s¬†comment hit me right in the heart.

Tracy, I designed the collection… and¬†I too have a boy that is unique and different and challenging… and I couldn’t be happier or prouder of¬†my quirky dude, no matter how whacky anyone else thinks he is *sniff*


Congratulations ladies – keep an eye on your inbox as Sue will be in contact soon to get your details and we’ll get your prize out to you ASAP!

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to leave a comment… The collection is now available for pre-order for our wholesale customers, and it will be hitting their shelves in a couple of short¬†weeks…


UPDATE TO COLLECTION PREVIEWS

The great news is this¬†collection has arrived and is being unpacked ready to send to our lovely retailers!¬†However as I’ve been unpacking the stock, it has come to my attention that due to manufacturing processes there are some slight colour differences to what was intended and originally advertised. It can be hard to predict how colours will print on different materials, and usually the differences are not noticeable. This mainly affects the red and dark teal colours in the papers.

Please see the updated previews for the collection below. I think the collection still looks great and the changes don’t detract from the overall feel of the line, but I realise it is different to what was originally advertised so I wanted to make sure I posted the updated previews. ¬†The Reveal post has been updated with full size previews if you would like to see them larger.

Retailers – if you have placed a pre-order for this collection, you have been sent an email with details. ¬†If you didn’t¬†receive it, please contact me!


And that’s it for me for now…¬†Thanks so much again for all of your positive feedback on this collection! ¬†Until next time, happy scrapping! ūüôā

xx Zoe

Introducing the 2017 Design Team!

By | 2017-01-31T12:19:58+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Chit Chat, Design Team, Inspiration, Uncategorized|

Hi everyone!

I’m so so excited to introduce you to our fabulous Design Team for 2017!

We were inundated with stunning applications from all over the world, so narrowing it down was no mean feat… But we did it, and here is the brand new line up to inspire you this coming year!

Cocoa Vanilla Studio – 2017 Design Team:

AMANDA-JAYNE BALDWIN  |  ANNA KOMENDA  |  BEA VALINT  |  ELODIE LUSSEAU  |  EMMA WOOD  |  GWEN WRUCK  |  LAUREN HENDER  |  LINA MONACO  |  MANDY MELVILLE  |  MICHELLE STOKES  |  MISSY WHIDDEN  |  RAQUEL BOWMAN  |  SUE PLUMB  |  ULRIKE DOLD


As you can see, Amanda-Jayne, Anna, Raquel and Sue are joining us for another term, but I know¬†you’ll be inspired by the new faces to join our team too… I cannot wait to see the magic they work with our products!

 

I want to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing team members, who have created stunning inspiration for us week after week for the last TWO years… I love you all dearly, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting so much time, effort and LOVE into your work for Cocoa Vanilla… You will always be part of the CVS family!


And finally, I’d like to thank EVERYONE who applied to the call this year… The response was absolutely AH-MAZING, and full to bursting with so much talent! If only we had unlimited spots, I think I could have filled… oh… about 100 more! ¬†It truly has been wonderful to get out and about and check out so many gorgeous creations¬†over the last couple of weeks. I appreciate so many people wanting to be part of my¬†brand…

Thank you so much!

And that’s it from me for now, but I hope you’ll join me in welcoming this fabulous group of ladies to inspire us all!

Happy Scrapping!

xx Zoe

Merry Christmas!

By | 2016-12-24T23:59:39+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Chit Chat, Uncategorized|

 

Hi Everyone! (Or should I say Ho Ho HO!)

I just wanted to pop in and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, and a safe, happy and bright New Year in 2017!

2016 has been a year of growth for me and Cocoa Vanilla Studio, and I couldn’t have done it without all of your encouragement and support… So thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the last year such a wonderful one for my little business ūüôā

I am enjoying some (much needed) time off over the holiday season, and our website will be getting a little bit of a makeover… Our online store will reopen on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas holidays with your loved ones, and have a wonderful New Year!

Until next year… Happy scrapping!

xx Zoe

Sweet Summer Days | Endless Summer | Zoe Pearn

By | 2016-11-05T09:55:36+00:00 November 5th, 2016|Chit Chat, Design Team, Endless Summer, Inspiration, Uncategorized|

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!

I had the chance to play with our new Endless Summer collection recently, and thought I’d share my layout with you today… Endless Summer has just started shipping to our retailers, so you’ll be able to get your hands on it soon!

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I love the soft, beachy tones in this collection, and living so close to the beach it’s the perfect collection to document lots of my photos…

And any excuse for flamingos, right? Hehe…

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So many fun pieces in this collection – I think I used a bit of everything in this page – I couldn’t help myself!

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But I think the ephemera is my favourite – so many great pieces for layering and clustering…

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I’m excited to see the Woodies back for this collection – they add a great finishing touch!

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My puppy Daisy likes it too lol (sorry, I couldn’t resist putting this photo up, it was too cute)!

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Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you have a fantastic weekend, and get some scrappy time for yourself…

Happy Scrapping!

xx Zoe

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