Saturday, February 1, 2020

020120 CKC February Kit Reveal

Master Forger Julene has chosen a lush romantic inspiration kit for CKC which is based on pieces of the gorgeous Prima Darcelle collection. The Tres Jolie Kit Club reveal link includes a video.

"Fall under the dark, romantic spell of Darcelle by Frank Garcia for Prima. This mesmerizing and delicately elegant collection is filled with indigo blues, boysenberry purples, and medallion golds for creating projects that will leave you speechless. Design a mixed media panel, love-filled card, or gorgeous notebook pages filled with vintage charm and beautiful accents. Discover wild and free sentiments, curious butterflies, whispers of foil, and glittering jewels in the secrets that Darcelle holds"

 And who more perfect for our Guest Designer spot than "Queen Kat" Katherine Boddy Blue!

Here's a little bio offered by Kat on her last stint as Guest Designer:
Hello everyone! I'm Katherine Blue but everyone in crafty circles either call me Kat or Kate. I  live in a small town in Maryland being a wondermom to my son and daughter and in 2019, for the first time ever, a dog!

I began doing photography and scrapbooking about 11 years ago as a way to relieve my high stress levels when my son was extremely ill. I'll admit I was never ever crafty or artsy when I was younger because I never believed I'd be good at it and it was a talent that no one ever asked me about. So after getting addicted to scrapbooking, I now also dabble in art journaling, watercolors and decorative painted canvases. I've been a HUGE fan of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for YEARS (for the inspiration AND the stash busting) and I'm delighted and honored to be this month's Guest Designer!

I DO know that she also just completed a charity Polar Plunge!
Find her on Pinterest as Queenkat, Instagram as KraftyQueenkat, or  

I must sheepishly say that I went a little berserk with my kit. I challenged myself to find navy blue and that elusive boysenberry colour in my stash & was stunned to see the pile of paper that I had pulled. Here's my first (yes - gulp - I said first!) batch:

Top l-r: 2018 Kaisercraft Misty Mountains "Light Leaks"; unknown (ancient) vintage typewriter; unknown (ancient) purple poppies; 2012 Heidi Swapp No Limits "Smarty"; unknown (ancient) black lace; 2018 Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 "Eminence"-b; unknown (ancient not-even-cardstock) hydrangeas; 2018 Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 "Valley"; 2019 Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals "Everyday Bliss"; 2018 Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 "Meadow"-b; 2018 Kaisercraft Misty Mountains "Marbled"; gorgeous image from @ceciliabohm#frostfile.
Bottom l-r:  2014 Studio Calico Lemonlush " Gold Punchinella vellum; 2018 Graphic 45 Flutter "Memorable"; 2019 Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Heritage "Portrait"; 2010 or older DCWV Once Upon a Time; 2018 Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 "Gorge"; 2019 Echo Park Great Outdoors; 2019 Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Heritage "Keepsake"; 2018 Kaisercraft Misty Mountains "Dusty Plum"; 2018 Kaisercraft Misty Mountains "Moody"; 2018 Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 "Highland"; my own alcohol ink paper.

Part II below includes these 8x8" papers from the 2012 7Gypzies Trousseau collection & Stamperia's Cosmos collection by Cristina Radovan.


Here is "The Bees Knees" kit.
I suggest poring over these on a big screen, lol.

The Bees Knees - Part I
The Bees Knees - Part II
I neglected to take detail shots of Part I & decided not to post the Part II pics, so if you have any questions about products just ask in the comments here!

I've also already done a page for February's Archi-scraps challenge:

 I really had fun with this kit, styling some retro-fresh scrappitude!

Now on to our blog hop to see what our fabulous designers have made for their kits.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge -
Guest Designer Kate:

Just a reminder 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:

  • February 2nd:  I'll be back with a "Just the Gist" post to help jump-start your kit-making.  
  • February 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.
  • February 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.
  • February 12th and 18th:  We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made.
  • February 24th:  I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught my eye this month
  • February 27th: We'll be offering another installment in our {Killing Kits} series to help you find ways to use up all of your kit.

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 #ckcfebruary2020).

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh I love that first group of papers! So rich and luscious. Combined with your embellies and alphas, you have a gorgeous kit to use.

  2. Oh, wow! That is a beautiful mega kit and filled such fun goodies! I am looking forward to seeing all of your creations with it.

  3. I agree with Julene, your first set of papers are luscious. Love the large rose paper and the doily border paper. I didn't even think to bring in a large doily stamp and I have several. Have fun playing with your kit.
    Cindy F

  4. Awesome looking kit Leslie :) So much fun in both those kits and a fun title too

  5. O .. M .. G. I'm absolutely stunned. Beautiful selection, as ever, I'd love to steal a few of those navy papers *swoon*

  6. Wow! Those papers have me drooling!! Fantastic kit!!

  7. First thought that came to mind... Wowee!! What a cool kit. You are going to have an awesome time using this up.

  8. Wow, I love both the floral and more atmospheric papers you've added. You're off to a great start.


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