Friday, February 23, 2007


Please welcome a new addition to our team this week - the wonderful and talented Karen Leahy! Karen (or Dolly as she is known) is a very well known name around the UK scrap community as an inspiration to many scrappers and as fur mommy to the Fikimonster! we are delighted to have her as part of our team.

42....42......with such an important number as 42 we should have been challenging ourselves to scrap the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.... but of course that would be utterly ridiculous - you could never get it on one page for a start. So instead - we asked one of the other age old questions we scrappers often find ourselves troubled with

WHY did I buy *that* and will I ever really use it???

Well - the answer is YES!! for this week - we challenge you to go delving down in the depths of your stash and pull out some of your older, scary, unused and forgotten 'mistakes'. Did you buy on impulse and regret it at leisure? Was it chosen before you really had a clue what your style was? Have you left overs from a kit you just never really clicked with? get those hidden horrors out and give them a rethink - a bit of a makeover maybe, or a clever bit of cutting? See what wonders you can produce with some of your 'less favourite' stash items. You never know, it might rekindle that secret love you had for puffy heart stickers back in 2002....

As always please share your dares here in the comments section, we always LOVE to see what you do with our challenges. Every time you play along you get a ticket into the monthly prize draw. This is your last chance to enter for February's gallery prize - the lucky winner will be one of the very first to be subscribed to the new online classes and inspiration of The Design Collective with a full 3 months sub :o)

Details about the girls LO's can be found on their personal blogs.














cathk said...

oops sorry posted in the wrong comment place *blush*

anyway thanks for the challenge - as usual your work is very inspiring. my take on it is here

cath x

Esther said...

Can I just ask.... does it have to be a scrapbook layout? Or is it any sort of craft creation? thanks Esther

Paula said...

Gorgeous stuff here ladies. Very hard to see that any of this stash was a mistake but then talented hands can work miracles.

Charlotte said...

Love them! Not one teeny bit of naffness :)

bit of a K&Co fest for this one *blushes*

Tracie H said...

Finally managed to complete this weeks Dare which is now uploaded to my always stunning LO's from all the Speshals.