Friday, April 1, 2022

040122 CKC April Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

Aaah, Spring!

Let's begin with an introduction of Master Forger of Ceremonies Lisa's inspiring Guest Designer choice:

I'm beyond delighted to have Helen (DeRam) join us this month as our Guest Designer. She's amazingly talented and we have discovered a mutual obsession love of all things BasicGrey during our time together over at the Simple Scrapper Creative Team. She can be found on Instagram ( and I know she is going to wow us all with her beautiful creations. Helen, welcome!

 Master Forger of Ceremonies Lisa describes her April inspiration kit choice as follows:

You know how I like to try out new kits so off I went for some inspiration looking through the kit clubs listed on our blog. Papers and Beyond is new for me and I really liked what I saw. When I took a closer look at the Follow Your Bliss kit, I knew it was the right one for us this Easter month. A mix of funky Vicky Boutin and pretty Jen Hadfield, this American Crafts kit felt like a splash of spring with a lot of potential for gorgeous kits with possible forgeries sprinkled right in there! I hope you like it as much as I do.

Papers & Beyond Follow Your Bliss kit


Let's begin with the papers:

First image (l-r) 2021 Vicki Boutin Fernwood cut aparts, 2020 Echo Park Alice in Wonderland journaling cards b-side, Prima Painted Floral butterflies, 2018 OneCanoeTwo's Saturday Afternoon Mosaic b-side based wreath forgery, Amy Tangerine Brave & Bold large floral, Reminisce Earth Day leaf close up, vintage forgery, gold feather forgery.

Second image (l-r) Felicity Jane Susie b/w geometric stripe, unknown paper pad bees, unknown paper pad pink patterned stripe, Bella Blvd Make Your Mark Impossible, 2014 Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine based daisy forgery, green leafy forgery, colorful coffee ring forgery, Adorn It Circle of Friends Grandpa b-side.

Here's the full kit:

I ended up with a slightly more earthy palette but otherwise quite true to much of the inspiration. I slipped in that black striped transparency scrap as a nod to the original b/w patterned paper version. I'm thinking I may do a mini-book of some sort.

Embellishments: 2015 American Crafts Beautiful gold glitter Thickers, Prima Watercolor Floral & 2017 Bella Teal puffy stickers, Little Yellow Bicycle wood shapes & canvas butterfly stickers, 2018 Sticko Classic Smiley Emojis stickers, K & Company Flora & Fauna die-cuts, Studio 112 bird chipboard, Recollections Boho feathers, 2017 Amy Tangerine puffy stickers, 2020 Vicki Boutin Storyteller embellishments, and 2017 Shimelle Box of Crayons puffy stickers.

This month I may use a selection of alpha & nature stampsets that I've gathered for some of my forgeries. Be sure & get back to the blog on the 4th to see all the handcrafted goodies & resources that the team has put together for you! And make sure that you don't miss any stop on the hop!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge -

·         Guest Designer – Helen

·        Julene -

·         Juliet -

           Kate -

·         Leslie -

·         Misty -

·         Tara - 

·         Tina -

·         Tracey -


 Here's what is coming up in the month ahead:

  • 2nd April  - Just the Gist of It
  • 4th April - Forgeries on the Fourth
  • 6th April - Mini Kit and Project Reveal 
  • 12th April - Challenge #1
  • 18th April - Challenge #2
  • 24th April - Follower Showcase
  • 30th April - Killing the Kit
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 #ckcapril2022).
Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Wowee all those beautiful embellishments,I could dive right in there. Your papers took a different turn ,but I love what you did. Lovely Kit Leslie!

  2. Love how it ended up with the earthy feels! Great kit!

  3. I love your interpretation and how you have gone earth, it os so lovely. Looking forward to seeing you work with it.

  4. I love your papers and your forgeries! Great kit

  5. Loving the kit you pulled together :) Have fun creating

  6. Love all the little bits you have in your embellishments.


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