Thursday, November 12, 2020

111220 CKC November Challenge #1


 Welcome to Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog's first challenge of the month. Here's a reminder of our November inspiration kit:

Hip Kit Club (October main kit)

Master Forger of Ceremonies Lisa says, There are several papers in the inspiration kit which just scream out to me for some fussy cutting and it's one of my favourite things to do! It's therapeutic and never takes as long as you think and the results are always pretty! It can be a perfect way to use brighter or bolder designs or add some individual embellishments to your kit. It really is one of my top five techniques. So I'm challenge you to fussy cut something from your kit and use it on a project! 

You know that this is my wheelhouse! In fact there are already a lot of goodies in my kit that were fussy-cut, namely the critters & stamped leaves in my counterfeits!

 I have a couple of patterned papers in my kit that are great candidates as well. 

2018 Carta Bella/Our House "Country Floral" & 2012 MME/Bramble Rose

Then I took this photo of an ornamental grass by our little waterfall pond, backlit by sunlight on a glorious Indian Summer day.

THEN I ran across this quote:

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So I began to fussy-cut the orange doily paper - my utterly favorite technique!

 The paper leaves & apples on the left side are cut from an exclusive subscriber download from The Scrap Gals. Also the orange doily patterned paper yielded that beautiful pumpkin color accent piece. The right side is specialty fussy-cut to allow the blue stripe to slide underneath some of the icons on the background paper, creating the illusion of a die cut. Hand stitched baker's twine provides texture & a swirly wind for the burlap die cut leaves. Machine stitching frames the photo & anchors the title made from alpha stickers. An assortment of buttons plus copper colored sequins complete this ode to autumn!

Don't forget that there's plenty to keep you inspired this month so we invite you to return regularly for ideas and challenges. The month is going to look like this:

  • 18th November: Challenge #2 - another chance to get creating from your own kit
  • 24th November: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 30th November: Killing Kits - Use up the bits & pieces left in your kit box

We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in out Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcnovember2020).


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

110420 CKC November Forgery on the Fourth


So what do I have for you this month from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge November inspiration kit? Some easy-peasy forgeries of Autumn elements.

Here's the overview:

 First the stitched felt leaves. ***SWOON***  I saved a screenshot of  these when I ran across them & have been hoping to have a reason to make them. Used felt with this leaf die plus embroidery floss, and also cut a few out of some burlap paper from a friend. Look at all of that yummy texture!

Inspired by these Felicity Jane/Harper stitched felt leaves.

Next up, these uber cute geometric critters. A new (to me) Tuesday Morning stamp set find, colored with Shimmer mists, except for that hedgehog fussy-stamped with the colored inks (worth the effort, don't you think?)

Plus the perfect leaf stamps to counterfeit these beauties:

Discovered on our own Master Forger Susan's IG account.

Do yourself a HUGE service & follow her - not a day goes by that I am not inspired!

I used Archival black ink to stamp the leaves from pages out of a prospectus (I always save these as the paper is kind of tissuey & they often include graphs & charts if I want them) & an assortment of Distress ink pads to add the colors. 

 I hope you've found some inspiration to create your own kit element(s) this month! Be sure to check out the other Master Forgers counterfeits this month on the November FOF post. Be sure to return for these November features:

  • 6th NovemberMini-kit reveal and project showcase - if you need some inspiration for a smaller kit or individual project idea
  • 12th & 18th November: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you get creating from your own kit
  • 24th November: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 30th November: Killing Kits - An idea or two for using up the bits and pieces that might be left in your kit box at the end of the month

We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcnovember2020).
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 1, 2020

11012020 CKC November Kit Reveal


Found HERE on Pinterest

 Here's our Counterfeit Kit Challenge inspiration kit, courtesy of Master Forger of Ceremonies Lisa!

 As most of you know, November is my favourite month of the year and I love doing the CKC kit at this time - and this year is no exception. I had a bit of a look around but as always the Hip Kit Club's autumn kit just got me and therefore, even though we just had the HKC a couple of months ago, I want to have it again this month as our inspiration! It's got a bit of everything - cosy days, leaves, flowers, autumn colours, homely feeling, cute embellies, and a handful of items that might be good for forging! I hope you love it too! I'll be showcasing the main kit but there is a pocket page and embelli kit, too, as well as some other mini-kits over there on the site. I like the fact that it's full of "real" product - not exclusives!

Hip Kit Club November Main Kit

This proved easy-peasy for me as I had already hunted & gathered all things Autumn in preparation for a #thankful30 project I'm joining in this year!  It all started with this amazing kit from Feed Your Craft. I added the Simple Stories Bits & Pieces to my CKC kit. My counterfeit kit will act like an add-one to my #thankful30 kit!

FYC My Thankful 30 2020 kit
Before I show you what I've put together, though, let's meet our November Guest Designer Sarah Rice. Lisa says, "When she was showcased by MF Tina a couple of months ago, I just knew that I had to get her on board and was thrilled when she said she would fit it into her busy schedule for us."

Hello! I’m Sarah and I’m super excited to be the guest designer for November. I’m mostly an 8.5x11 scrapper with a few cards and 12x12s tossed in. Scrapbooking is my happy place. I feel better when I allow myself time to get messy. I work full time as a food and beverage manager for an entertainment venue. My husband and I have been together for 18 years (married 14). We live in Ohio with our 2 rambunctious daughters who are 11 and 5. We love to play games and take adventures and try new things as a family. We are always looking for places to explore both large and small.

You can find Sarah over on Instagram here:

So how do I pare down my bulging Iris box of Autumn goodies to a manageable kit? By using the CKC inspiration kit, of course! I'm guessing that I will add some things to my box in the quest for a decent imitation, as well as hopefully finding some forgery opportunities.

Here are my Whimsical Autumn papers: 

2020 Carta Bella/Hello Autumn "Scattered Leaves" b-side, Jenni Bowlin, 2018 Carta Bella/Our House "Country Floral", 2012 MME/Bramble Rose, 2010 Jenni Bowlin "Geo Flower", 2020 Carta Bella/Hello Autumn "Fall Harvest", 2016 Felicity Jane/Maggie diagonal stripe, 2018 Carta Bella/Fall Break "Pumpkin Trucks" b-side, 2012 Graphic 45/Happy Haunting "Jolly Jack-O-Lantern" b-side, 2012 MME/Bramble Rose, 2020 Carta Bella/Hello Autumn "Scattered Leaves", 2020 Simple Stories/Kate & Ash "4x6 Elements" b-side, unknown, 2020 Carta Bella/Hello Autumn "Leaves", 2012 MME Lost&Found/Halloween "Hallows Music".

Acrylic leaves for crafting, 2020 Simple Stories/Cozy Days "Bits & Pieces, 2017 PinkFresh Studio/Dream On puffy alphas, 2019 Scrap Gals October printables (available with membership), 2012 Cosmo Cricket/2WENTY-THR3E Photo Booth b-side labels, assorted baker's twine, felt leaves, assorted buttons, assorted Felicity Jane sequins, 2018 Pink Paislee/Little Adventurer ephemera, burlap leaves, Sticko/Label Lingo "Autumn" Dymo-style stickers, 2015 American Crafts DIY Shop gold phrase stickers.

I also have a 2019 Pebbles/Jen Hadfield Warm & Cozy acrylic stamp set and a 2015 Echo Park small leaf die, which will make an appearance on the November Forgery on the Fourth CKC blog post - don't miss it!

Here are some close-ups of the kit:

I'm really happy with how nicely all the parts & pieces play together. I feel like I have infused some of the inspiration kit's whimsy into mine.
Be sure you stop at kit on the hop - you can find just as much inspiration there as you do from the monthly inspiration kit!


 Here's what we have coming up this month: 

November 2nd: “Just the Gist” post to help you jump start your kit making.

  • November 4th: “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.
  • November 6th: Mini kits and projects in case you’re a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit.
  • November 12th and 18th: Two challenges to help you use the kit you’ve made.
  • November 24th: Showcasing one of the CKC Community who’s caught our eye.
  • November 30th: Another Killing Kit 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 #ckcnovember2020).


Thanks for stopping by!