Saturday, July 4, 2020

070420 CKC July Forgery on the Fourth






This month I have some fussy-cut florals in lieu of diecuts (could ANYTHING be an easier forgery?) plus some throwback cards from my September 2019 "Boys Rule" counterfeit kit.  


Remember, forging does NOT mean a grinding, tedious process! 

Can't wait to see your kits, counterfeits & creations. Make sure to link up at our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjuly2020).


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

070120 CKC July Kit Reveal


https://www.dealdash.com/blog/its-the-end-of-july-dealdash/


Summertime, and the living is easy...
 (at least in my half of the world)

Master Forger of Ceremonies Clair has given us a novel kit this month to forge, but first let's meet her Guest Designer, Jess Claire (Scrapbooker. Project Lifer. TN scrapper. Working Mamma.)

 Hi, I'm Jess. I'm 32 and a mum to Ben, who's five. We live in England and I work in a local school as a Teaching Assistant. I've been scrapbooking now for about six years. I started with Project Life, but now I do mainly Travellers Notebooks and 6x8 layouts. I love a lot of white space, layered papers and simple colour schemes and my layouts aren't finished until they have some ripped edges, phrase stickers and gold foil. Until recently, I've been on DTs for the last four years, so I'm now loving the fact that I can dig into my stash and rediscover some forgotten treasures and scrapping from a small selection really helps me to be productive. I'm looking forward to sharing my layouts with you this month.

Jess can be found at her blog Jess Claire Creates , on Instagram @jess.claire.creates, and on YouTube at Jess Claire Creative Scrapbooking.

  Introducing our July inspiration kit, Garden Party from digital Sahin Designs.  


 I am a lover of color & pattern so I love the creative stretch Clair gave me with this kit! I began searching for the patterned papers first. I took the slight liberty of inserting a few shades of purple into my kit but I still think that it reads quite neutral.


2015 Felicity Jane Susie/sawtooth, really old Tim Holtz holiday paper brown b-side, 2016 Felicity Jane Suse Fish Happy Day/doodles, 2016 Felicity Jane Emeline/tiny polka dot, 2013 October Afternoon Girl Talk/Gossip, Art Impressions Blue Heart Buds, 2001 Anna Griffin floral, 2013 Glitz Design 77/Feather, 2012 BoBunny Serenity/Serenity Blossoms, 2012 Crate Paper Maggie Holmes/Elizabeth Kate, Crate Paper Portrait/Vintage Lace, Bazzill Basics Spooky & Kooky/Purple Houndstooth,  unknown.

I thought that the 2016 Felicity Jane Suse Fish Happy Day/doodles was a good replacement for the scripty word paper, as it resembles the Garden Party stamp set from Sahin Designs.

  I also added a specialty paper, Prima's 2018 holographic foil Flirty Fleur/"Pretty Birds".

Here is my full  love always  kit:






Really loving the calm vibe of my kit, very welcome in these troubled times. Hope this finds you safe & well. Next stop on the hop? Our inspiring Head Master Forger Lisa!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/


Cindy - http://cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com/

Julene - http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com/




Tara - https://kryptonite72-rambles.blogspot.com/


Tracey - https://3obsessions.blogspot.com/

Don't forget that we'll be back throughout the month to give you some tips, ideas and challenges as you put together and use your kit.
  • July 2nd: I'll be back with a "Just the Gist" post to help jump-start your kit-making. 
  • July 4th: We'll have our "Forgery on the Fourth" post where the Master Forgers will reveal how they created their own version of some of the items in this month's kit. 
  • July 6th: We'll reveal a couple of mini-kits and projects, in case you're a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit. 
  • July 12th & 18th: We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made. 
  • July 24th: I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught my eye this month 
  • July 30th:  Another killing kits installment to help us finish off our kits!
We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjuly2020).

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 4, 2020

060420 CKC June Forgery on the Fourth



June CKC inspiration kit reminder:


For me, the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog is a trifecta of creativity. First is hunting & gathering my kit. Second is the forging. Third is the fun of using my goodies to make the challenges! I got really ambitious this month after taking the month of May off.


Four paper forgeries, embossed tags, tiny envelopes, labels, painted wood veneer & punched butterflies, and that adorable little dimensional rainbow piece. (The green dot paper is actually a "spritzed up" piece of April 2019 counterfeiting!)

Mine/Theirs
I didn't even gesso the background paper, just had a play with a few colours of cheap craft paint & a silicone brush.

I had the perfect Heidi Swapp rainbow stamp to make this happen!

The most ambitious of the papers, but perhaps the most successful forgery?
Next up are those cute little envelopes (template link). I chose 6x6" papers (for the smaller scale) from a travel collection. The double-sided papers gave me a fun accent pattern on the inside of the envelopes. I used the tracing wheel to create mock perforations on my stamp, and cut the insert paper from an index card like the inspiration.

Printed the template on card stock, cut out pattern & traced onto patterned paper. I even made a little stamp!

FREE sheets of labels available HERE


Great creative way to kill time, lol!

I hope you found something you loved in the June kit that you can counterfeit. Remember to post it and get a round of applause! And of course, don't forget that we'll be back throughout the month to give you some tips, ideas and challenges as you put together and use your kit. 

Here's what we have coming up this month: 
  • June 6th: We'll reveal a couple of mini-kits and projects, in case you're a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit. 
  • June 12th & 18th: We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made. 
  • June 24th: I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught my eye this month 
  • June 30th:  Another killing kits installment to help us finish off our kits!
We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjune2020).


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 1, 2020

060120 CKC June Kit Reveal

A girl can dream...

Counterfeit Kit Challenge's June kit is the Wonderful World 2019 loosely travel-based kit from Clique Kits International. Before I show you, though, let's welcome our returning Guest Designer, Becca!


Hello! I'm Becca S, a teacher & blogger living in the USA heartland. I do lots of card-making and dabble when I can in scrapbooking. My favorite size dimension is 8.5" x 11" for scrapping along with pocket page inserts and TNs. I've also used notecard type of small journals for Bible verses. Using scaled down layouts or splitting a layout is what I use for the index cards. Personal-wise my husband and I celebrated 24 years of semi-bliss (!) this past January!!! We need to start making some special plans for #25. My first niece, who is my god-daughter,  is expecting my first great-nephew in mid-October, so that's an exciting upcoming event that we are looking forward to. Stay safe and healthy.

Here is our inspiration kit, courtesy of Master Forger Tara!

There are more goodies up close in the CKC reveal post - be sure to check it out! I did a lot of forging this month, and managed to find some resources for you - be sure to visit the Forgery on the Fourth post for those.

Ready for a look at my Gratitude version?






I am using my kits to scrap 6 x 8-1/2" Covid-19 pages. I'll make some photo corners as I go along with the punch, phrases with the tiny alpha stamps, and I've pulled some other stamp sets (not shown) with some ideas in mind for later.

Hope this finds you well & safe. Enjoy the rest of the hop!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  • Counterfeit Kit Challenge - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/
  • Guest Designer - Becca - Nature's Splendor in Petals and Wings
  • Cindy - Journey
  • Julene - Butterfly Dreams
  • Lisa - Promise
  • Tara - https://kryptonite72-rambles.blogspot.com/
  • Leslie - Gratitude
  • Tina - Rain or Shine
  • Tracey - Eclectic World
  • Laura - https://www.instagram.com/p/CA4kDirgyFY/ 
    And of course, don't forget that we'll be back throughout the month to give you some tips, ideas and challenges as you put together and use your kit. Here's what we have coming up this month:   
  • June 2nd: I'll be back with a "Just the Gist" post to help jump-start your kit-making. 
  • June 4th: We'll have our "Forgery on the Fourth" post where the Master Forgers will reveal how they created their own version of some of the items in this month's kit. 
  • June 6th: We'll reveal a couple of mini-kits and projects, in case you're a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit. 
  • June 12th & 18th: We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made. 
  • June 24th: I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught my eye this month 
  • June 30th:  Another killing kits installment to help us finish off our kits!

We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjune2020).
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

051720 - LOAD520 - Abbey Load - Week #2 Recap





LOAD 8 - something I love + love/hearts

LOAD 9 - celebration + confetti


LOAD 10 - something I'm missing + Beatles Second Album cover/grid

LOAD 11 - Day in the Life song + clock

LOAD 12 - reading + use books

LOAD 13 - Hope + wings

LOAD14 - travel + tickets
 Moving on to Week #3!  If you're not playing along, you don't know what you're missing - visit https://scraphappy.org to join the happiest scrapbook family.


Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

051220 LOAD520 Abbey Load - Week #1 Recap




First week of LOAD520 - I'm not working on schedule but I am using the prompts.
I am doing these pages for my Covid-19 book, using my CKC iNSD kit!

1 - Love Me Do + 4 things: 2 papers, 1 frame, 1 alpha
2 - Beatlemania + #subtitle

3 - I Want to Hold Your Hand + blue/album cover (title)
4 - An original vs reproduction/copy
5 -Birthday + birthday products

6 - Here Comes the Sun (better times) + yellow
7 - Please Please Me + homophone

I've been surprised & delighted that I'm able to stay on point with my Covid-19 project & still stay within the prompts. Working in the smaller size makes LOAD very achievable. 

The LayOut A Day "LOAD" challenge at Scraphappy.org is an outstanding boon to your scrappy mojo! Head over there & take a look at all the goodness membership affords.

Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, May 2, 2020

050220 iNSD CKC Fantasy Scrapbook Kit!



iNSD CKC Fantasy Scrapbook Kit mood board inspiration
 I just love our uber-creative Design Team! Thanks to Master Forger Laura, who found us this awesome mood board, we have collaborated to create an iNSD FANTASY SCRAP BOOK kit.
Each of us picked out a patterned paper, one embellishment and a "must-have" item.

Echo Park - Coffee Collection paper, Felicity Jane - Grace Collection journaling cards, PinkFresh Studio watercolors




As well as curating our very own CKC Fantasy Scrapbooking kit, each member of the MF team also came up with a challenge which we will be posting on the hour, every hour through the day - so set your alarm and see you back here soon!

You can find the details both on the blog and our FB Counterfeit Community where you can also share your kit & challenge creations.

We can't wait to see where our inspiration takes you!

Thanks for stopping by!