Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hippity Hoppity Counterfeit Kit Challenge May Blog Hop

Hi and welcome.

The challenge for this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop was a great one. Visit your favourite manufacturer's blog for inspiration and create. Now my list of fave manufacturers is huge and I had no idea where to start so I just quickly scanned a few blogs until something caught my eye. I ended up choosing projects from Studio Calico and Pink Paislee.

My first project is based on this layout by Barb Novak that was featured on the Studio Calico blog. The punched circles and pops of colour really stood out for me.

And here is my version:

And a closer look at the sweet denim cog and heart pin.

The second project that really appealed to me was by Piradee on the Pink Paislee Blog.

I loved her use of circle punches (can you see the theme going on here..yes I seem to have a thing for circle punches this month!!).

Here is Piradee's project:

So soft and pretty. Of course my version is neither soft or pretty lol but I did use lots of strips of patterned paper and those groovy punched circles.

A closer look at the journalling:

Circles and splatters make me happy...

Thanks for hopping by and please leave a comment so I know you have visited.

You next stop is Julie Ann.

Happy Hopping

Lisa J

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mini Challenge 3 - embellishments

The third challenge at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge this month was to plan a layout or project around an embellishment.

My whole kit this month was designed around a sheet of Cosmo Cricket Snorkel chipboard embellishments so I chose from them a life preserver and then searched for photos. My 7 year old was scrapping with me at the time and had a box of old photos and that was when I spotted these pics of Ben that were taken in 2003...perfect for this challenge.

So with embellishment and photos in hand I created this

I created the wave effect on my paper with my trusty circle punches. I have also misted my background paper with some Smooch Spray. It looks pretty irl with a blue shimmer.

I was happy to get these photos scrapped and finally use those chipboard embellishments!!

Happy Scrapping


Playing catch up....

I am catching up on some of the Mini Challenges over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge this month.

The first mini challenge was to create a project using this sketch from the Sketch Support site. I hadn't visited this site before and I have to say I am now in love. The double page sketches are amazing. I will definately be adding Sketch Support to my favourites.

Here is my take on the sketch using of course my May Counterfeit Kit.

I have added in some stamping with one of my new Stampin' Up! "Extreme Elements" stamps and the Happy Birthday came from "Grunge Rock". So nice to finally have some boy stamps that aren't baby boy.

The stars were cut with my Big Shot and different size star punches. The border was cut using my Curly Label punch and sliding it along. It makes a really cool edge.

Thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The Aussie Scrap Source style challenge last week was "Artsy Grunge" inspired by Leeann Pearce.

I expected this challenge to be hard because this is not my usual style...but I loved it. I had so much fun adding bits and creating my background and I am really happy with the end result.

I have used my May Counterfeit Kit plus some cotton doilies from The Chip Chop Shop, rubons from Cherry-Arte, corrugated board, felt, denim, paint, mists, smooch inks and anything else that was on my desk.

A little close-up of some of the details:

I cut a felt star for another layout using my Big Shot and decided I liked the negative shape so a little stitching and taa daa..

Hope you are having a scrappy day.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

One Summer Afternoon

The second week of Style Lounge at Aussie Scrap Source featured Kathie Link's playful style. I always admire Kathie's layouts but never quite pull off that look myself.

But because I do enjoy a challenge and I am determined to try every style I had a go....

Here is a closer look at those cute Cosmo Cricket chipboard pieces. Sam (my 2 yr old) especially loves that fishy and keeps pinching him off the layout. I may need a stronger glue lol.

This is also my first layout from my May Counterfeit Kit.

Week 3's challenge is also up at Aussie - Artsy Grunge...hmmm that may take some work.

Happy Scrapping


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Counterfeit Kit May 2011 Summer Sunshine

At the Counterfeit Kit Challenge site this month we are counterfeiting Work in Progress's May Kit. Click here to check out their site.

I loved the bright summery feel of this kit and the gorgeous chipboard embellishments. I based my kit around a set of Cosmo Cricket Chipboard embellishments and 5 of their papers from the Snorkel Range.

To this I added some other co-ordinating papers from Junkitz, Scenic Route, Crate paper and some Cosmo Cricket from other ranges.

To mimic the vintage vibe of some of the embellishments I have thrown in a October Afternoon Flashcard Album.

I added in a few journalling cards, some super cute Stampin' Up! Buttons and corduroy brads, some ribbon, trims and a few flowers.

Bright, fun and definately summer!! Can't wait to use it.

Happy Scrapping


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Style Lounge - Shabby Chic

On the Aussie Scrap Source Blog they are running a new weekly reader's challenge. Each week they reveal a new style from one of their amazing design team and your mission is to create a layout in that style. They have some prizes up for grabs too.

The first style featured was Shabby Chic and featured some gorgeous samples from Janine Koczwara. I based my layout on her first sample layout.

 Here is a closer look at some of the layers and this sweet photo that I adore of my mum and I.

Isn't that little butterfly stick pin sweet. Lisa Walsh makes them and Vicki has them for sale at Angels R Scrappin.

Hope you find the time to try out some different styles. I think this will be a really fun challenge.

Happy scrapping


Sunday, May 1, 2011

All things Kaiser

I stumbled across the fact that Kaisercraft had a Design team call (which ends today eek!!). Check their blog here for more details.

Naturally, I didn't have time to come up with eight new projects but looking back through my recent projects I found a lot of Kaisercraft products. Obviously I have a thing for Kaisercraft lol.

First up I have two layouts with the Up Up and Away Range.

I can't remember the name of this range but the oranges and blues made a really vibrant colour scheme. This was a challenge pack from my local Scrapbook Shop Angels R Scrappin.

Some black and grey elegance (and I think most of a sheet of rubons!!) from the After Five Collection.

Papers from one of the earlier boy ranges combined with woven embellishments from Rewind.

The Jungle Bug collection features some very cute bugs to go with two of my little bugs....

Here is my Prairie Lane Card Set which I taught at Angel's R Scrappin.

I also designed and taught a card class using the yummy Tea at Elsie's range. Here are two of the cards.

Thanks for joining in me in my little review of my Kaisercraft projects.

Happy Scrapping



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