Friday, March 1, 2013

Counterfeit Kit Challenge March Reveal

Wow it is March already and time for a new inspiration kit at CKC.

This month we are working with Noel Mignon's Soda Shoppe Kit:

Look at all those pretty colours and little bits and pieces. Just gorgeous.

Here is my kit "Possibilities":

My kit ended up a little bolder in the colour pallete.  I started with a "Storyteller" Collection Pack from Crate Paper and then added in some older papers from my stash including Stampin' Up!, Sassafrass Lass and Basic Grey.

Here are all the papers laid out (and yes there are a lot. I think I included 23 and 1/2 sheets of patterned paper).

And some cardstock added in

And then my favourite part, the embellishments:

I can't wait to get started with the kit. I think it will be quite versatile and should definately keep me busy for the month.

Don't forget to hop over to Lynette's blog to see her March Kit.

Hope to see you all joining in the fun this month.

Happy scrapping


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Getting to know The Master Forgers

Welcome, I hope you are enjoying the hop so far.

As you would have seen we had an extra special activity at the CKC blog this month for the Master Forgers.

The first step was filling out one of the journalling sheets by Christie Zimmer at Grace is Overrated

This journalling activity led me to the topic of my favourite shoes and this layout was born

The papers are really bright and fun but if you stare to long your eyes go cross-eyed (or at least that is what happens to me LOL).

Papers are by Kaisercraft (Red Polka Dot and Teal stripe) and Amy Tan (Black and White Chevron). The photo mat and journalling card are both from Fancy Pants "The Good Life" collection.

This was a fun activity to complete and it is nice to get a little bit more about me in my albums.

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know the Master Forgers a little better.

Your next stop on the hop is Lynette.

Happy scrapping

Lisa J

The Round Up - February

My Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit "Joy Ride" and the add-on I created were a lot of fun to work with, although I have to admit I am a little tired of blue and green right now (and I have boys -I love blue and green!!). I am so ready for next month's inspiration kit.
This month I managed to create 8 layouts from my kit. I also created some 3x4 journalling cards for my Project Life album with some of the left-over pieces and 2 birthday cards rounded out the total.

So after putting the alphabets back this is what I was left with from my original kit.

Not bad, not bad at all. I will definitely call this kit "done".

Did you manage to "kill" your kit this month?

Happy scrapping
Lisa J

Crafting some cards

I have cards to share today from some of the last pieces of my February Counterfeit Kit Challenge  kit "Joy Ride".

A card featuring heat embossing and the"Grunge Rock" Stamp set from
Stampin' Up!

And secondly a card with "Just Rugby"

My poor rugby man looks like he has measles - turns out there are big chunks missing out of my versamark ink pad. I will have to be more careful with my inking next time.

Happy scrapping

Lisa J

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Strategies for Scraps Part 2

I thought it might be fun as I reach the end of my Counterfeit Challenge Kit each month to devote a post to ideas for using up all those last scraps of paper. Last month we focused on circle punches. You can see that page here.

This month I seem to have a lot of long narrow strips of paper so it was Glitter Girl to the rescue again with her video on using scraps.

I trimmed each of the strips to be just under 6 inches long (which was the length of my shortest strip), inked all the edges and then set about arranging them across the top section of my page. Once I was happy with the result I adhered them all and then added a serious of three photos across the bottom half of the page.

Then came the fun part of embellishing. I punched circles from any grey left-overs and then decided I needed a punch of green and added some small star punches. (Yes, I would be lost without my punches).

I added some Melissa Frances Vintage metal buttons, a denim button from Junkitz, a scrap of denim fabric and some brads from My Minds Eye to finish off.

By this stage of the month the original embellishments I included in my kit are generally all used up. So there is a clue for me for next month - add more embellishments!! That is one of the great things about making our own kits -we can adapt them to suit our own style and particular needs. Oh how I love scrapping with a kit.

Will you be joining us next month at Counterfeit Kit Challenge?

I also used some scraps and stamps to make some Project Life style journalling cards (now I just need to use them).

Happy Scrapping

Lisa J

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Inspired by a ..... scarf !!

The third challenge this month at Counterfeit Kit Challenge is to be inspired by a scarf.

Now I don't own many scarves so I googled scarves and came up with about a million images but then narrowed it down to this image (and unfortunately I cannot find the source now):

And here is my take on that inspiration:

If you squint you can see it LOL. I took the sunburst design and laid out patterned papers and border stickers to re-create the look on my cardstock background.

That gorgeous button came in a previous Studio Calico kit as did the speech bubble die-cut. 

Having a little bowl of leftovers on my scrap table is really working for me at the moment and it helps encourage me to use those supplies rather than adding them to already full drawers.

So what about you, will you take the challenge to be inspired by a scarf??

Happy scrapping

Lisa J

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sea World

Hey there Scrappers!!

Time to share another layout from my February Counterfeit Challenge Blog kit "Joy Ride".

I started with a white background sheet and some Mr Hueys in Sherbert to add a splash of colour using a bubble mask from Studio Calico.

I added in some cute camera washi tape that came in January's Studio Calico kit (my last sob sob). Seriously though, so far the ban on scrapbooking purchases is going fine. I just need to avoid temptation by not going near any shops ha ha.

I finally used some stamps too.

So there you go layout number 6 from my February kit.

Happy Scrapping

Lisa J


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