Wednesday, July 1, 2020

070120 CKC July Kit Reveal

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 -

Cindy -

Julene -

Tara -

Tracey -

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!


  1. Hey lovely lady. I do like to challenge :) But this kit is awesome. I love the little colour twist and I'm swooning a little over all of that thin washi!

  2. I like your lavenders and golds. This is neutral but with your twist on it. Gorgeous kit.

    1. Thx - love that I have a recognizable twist! I'm already dismantling & restashing this one. #antiprocrastinationgoals

  3. It's a gorgeous kit! I love your hint of lavender. I think I need to reach through this screen and nab your "King of Everything" PL card! ;) Great kit this month!

    1. Thx - that card is a throwback counterfeit from my September 2019 "Boys Rule" kit!

  4. Beautifuk kit, love 💘 the lavender addition. I agree with Tara on the King of everything. So cute. Have fun
    Cindy F

    1. Thx - the lavender read almozt az a grey zo it played nicely vith the overall vibe. That card is a throwback counterfeit from my September 2019 "Boys Rule" kit!

  5. Beautiful kit! my heart fluttered when I saw that holograph bird paper :) looking forward to seeing that one used :) had to chuckle when I seen your July graphic :) I used that graphic last year in a group for the monthly challenge :) It's a good one for July :)

    1. Thx - I used that paper on my challenge page this month :D That bird's expression perfectly summed up my feelings about July this year, with record heat expected here & all the rest that 2020 has had to offer!

  6. Oh, purple is the perfect addition. This is going to be a great kit to create beautiful projects. Enjoy!

    1. Thx - love me some purple! Most of it (all?) got used on my challenge page.

  7. Leslie: Stunning kit! I love the bits of yellow and purples! Lots of wonderful graphic neutral papers, too! And that bird foil paper is awesome! Looking forward to seeing what you've created!


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