Sunday, 1 March 2015

You can Create it !!!

How is your weekend going? I am excited as today *You can Create It* our new monthly challenge goes live here in the UK. If you don't know what I am talking about please see this post

And this month's kit looked like this

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the SAB Free papers called simply irresistible, so many possibilities and so many techniques to try. However the colours had me stumped a little because the kit included two purples Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum and I had a hard time seeing another colour after that LOL.
Here's what I came up with :)
I paired these purples with daffodil delight but in a diluted version. 

I used my Daffodil delight ink pad and an aqua painter to add a wash of colour over the designer paper. And I loved the spotty dots popping up afterwards. From then on I used one of my favourite stamp sets in the Spring catalogue and overstamped the fern in always artichoke ink and the background in daffodil delight. The butterfly was stamped in elegant eggplant and the sentiment in memento black.
Here's a little close up for you

I added some pearls to the body of the laced butterfly and yes I did cut the flutter by hand (yeah I know, badly) even though I have the framelits but they were hiding from me at the time so I did what I had to do. What you don't loose things in your stamp room? oh you do as well? I thought I was the only one :)
So there you have it !! My first challenge is done and dusted. What do you think fancy want to be challenged with a little kits once a month? fancy joining us? then get in touch at

And this is the lovely project Teri created, I have to admit I love what she made from this kit it just shows what can be achieved when you stretch yourself creatively :) love this cute box 

 And you can go and see what the others in other countries have created with the same kit

Right enjoy the rest of your Sunday we have a play date planned with Olly's little brother and we both really excited. Thank you for stopping by 

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Launching a New Challenge- YOU CAN CREATE IT !!

Hello there,
How are you my lovely reader? I am back to let you know about a fabulous new monthly challenge I am starting here in the UK with my lovely downline Teri, to say we are both very excited is an understatement, we cannot wait !!!
 You might remember that in December I took part (as a guest) in an International challenge run by Heike and Anja from Germany. Soon after that myself and Teri were asked if we would like to partner together and offer the same subscription based program here in the UK. We jumped at the chance and we have been busy getting ready for the launch. The program is also being run in the Netherlands, France with USA and AUS hopefully joining in soon :)

So here it is in a nutshell

WHAT:  Each month (for a small fee) you will receive a mystery kit by post. The kits are the same internationally and you will be asked to create a project using the months ingredients before posting to your blogs and linking to back so that everyone can visit, see and comment.
You are allowed to supplement the kit from your own stash but you will have to use the elements provided when creating your project.

WHEN: Closing date for ordering March kit ...... Tues 10th March
Kits will be posted ..... Monday 16th March
Closing date to send us a photo of your project .... Saturday 28th March

HOW MUCH:  £2.50 for a single month subscription weave in and out as you wish OR £2.00 per month if you subscribe to a 6 months period ????

Fancy joining us and finding out more?  drop us an email at

Much love Monica xx
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