Like For Ever "Carefree" kit

This month's Like For Ever kit is called "Carefree" and it's gorgeous! I think it's my favourite so far. The papers are from Elle's Studio Sunny Days and Fancy Pants' Millie & June and Life is Beautiful collections. Both sides are gorgeous - for the first time I wish I'd ordered the extra paper pack.

What I DID order was the mixed media add-on which had a fabulous stitching template and some lovely ombre silk thread. I also got the stamping add-on which was a gorgeous collection of tiny stamps by Lia Griffith. I love Lia's website and I intend to make lots of her crepe flowers to decorate my wedding venue next year.

The ephemera this month is Fancy Pants' Life in Beautiful. Technically I think it's Spring themed, but as Summer this year has been non-existent and there's been plenty of April showers in July I think that's perfect! I particularly love the bicycles and balloons, and the florals are really strong in this collection, too.

You might have spotted the Mr Huey's mist in the box picture above - we also received a Heidi Swapp template with lots of little hearts. I'm not very good at using it yet but I'm going to do some more practising this week. I'm hoping it will also work with my watercolours... and perhaps I'll be able to do a kind of ombre effect.... hmmm.....

Finally, there was a cute washi tape with hearts and some dark blue puffy alphas. I didn't think I liked the alphas at first because normally I just use tall and thin, very simple block letters, but I used them on a layout this week and actually they look great.