Friday, 1 May 2015

Once a month- You Can Create It

Hello, hello
I am ashamed, yes to ashamed to even talk about my blogging efforts lately so let's jump in and talk to you about this month You Can Create it Challenge. It's a good job I have this challenge (maybe I should challenge myself to blog a bit more).
So this month our kits looked like this

I just LOVE the Something Borrowed papers and I stuck with the wedding theme just because I have another love for this gorgeous wedding set called Your Perfect Day. So here's my card

I choose to add a bit of colour to my kit and I went quite sweet with it. Blushing Bride , So Saffron and Pool Party. I also added some watercolour paper, I am on a watercolour kick right now (not that you would know of course, sorry). I used markers to simply add colour on the outline of the cake then with the aquabrush I just moved and blended the colour slightly, really quick but then again with images this small everything is really quick :) 
And then I cut the cake out and mounted it inside  circle cut with the 2 1/2" circle punch. LOVE this punch as well so quick for creating windows with ease. 

And here's a little close up, noticed I stamped a little background onto my pool party layer? Its the little branch in the same set. 

And this is Teri's project :) 

And here's some of the examples a few of our participants sent in. I love to see different takes on the same basic kit. 

Sue Dixon 

Jess Brown

Anne Ronsky 

Claire Boulton

Jackie Forcaste 

Jill Lackford 

And if you want even more inspiration follow our other participant countries and their examples, you will find lots of inspiration along the way :) 


Do you want to play with us? Here's how it works?? 

Each month we will send you a little Mystery Kit containing a few Stampin' Up! supplies. The Challenge is for you to use those supplies to create a project. It could be a card, scrapbook page or any kind of 3D item.

You must use at least a part of everything we provide in the kit when you create your project. If you wish to, you can also add additional items from your own supplies. 

When you have finished your project, if you take a photo of it and send it to us .... we will showcase it on one of our blogs on the 1st day of the following month - along side our own creations for that month.

If you have a Facebook Page or if you Blog yourself, you can display it there with a link back to us if you wish to :o)

The cost of one kit for one month is £2.50Or you can subscribe for 6 months worth of kits for the reduced cost of £12.00 (postage and packing has already been included in the above prices).

The closing date for ordering this month's kit is Sunday 10th May. 

Much love Monica xxx
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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Pinch Punch... and You Can Create It

Hello there :),
I have been so slack with the blogging again but hey new month new challenge to do better right? :) 
This is our first month of the You Can Create It monthly Challenge and we had a lot of subscribe to receive a kit in the post each month. 
Here's what this month's ingredients looked like 
Now I have to admit it was a little tough this month. Packs had card stock in three colours Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe, some sequins and a piece of window sheet (thick acetate) 
Here's my card 
Photography leaves a bit to be desired so I apologise for that. I started thinking about the acetate and I kept wanting to make a shaker card given that the sequins were part of the kit as well. And because that was the obvious idea that popped in my head I wanted to make it even harder and find another idea. And it came to me, I ended up embossing the acetate with white embossing powder (and yes Stampin'Up! window sheets are fabulously thick and heath emboss beautifully) 

My overall card ended up very romantic as result of me using the Lovely and Lacey background stamp. I paired this window with the beautiful cherry blossom stamp from the set Indescribable Gift. This was also embossed in white powder then coloured using inks and an aqua painter :). 

And then I fussy cut the lot :o !!! what do you think? 

And here's Teri's project this month 

I thought it was funny we both used the same stamp! I love the way she used the acetate, makes the front of the card looks like its floating :) 
Now I can't wait for you to head over to Teri's blog and see what our participants created with the same kit this month. And of course if you want to take part in next month's challenge you can join right now. For details read this post then contact us to get you signed up and ready to play :) 

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

Thank you so much for visiting today I hope you have a fab rest of the week :) 

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