Sunday, January 24, 2021

January 2021 - Follower Showcase

What a great month this has been and such a fabulous start to the year! 

Thank you for being here and contributing to the fun - it's always good to see how motivated we all are to get those creative juices flowing.

January was such an inspiring month over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook community and I have loved all the layouts, kits and other projects you've shared with us there. I could have highlighted so many of you but this month, I have to say that one of our followers in particular caught my eye!

Please join me in giving a big highlighting shout-out to new member:

 Rebecca Boland

She only joined our community in early January and immediately got going with a super kit, taking the inspiration in a different direction to fit her own needs and season! 

I particularly love the woodgrain pocked cards and the cute banners and veneer,

She then wowed me with her pocket layout for Challenge #1 (List It!) which will be the feature at the beginnings of her 2021 memory album complete with "21 for 2021"

And after that, she just kept going! I really liked this spread where she features one of her solo adventures (I love that idea for myself too - adding to my list of things to do this year!).

And this one to record an afternoon's High Tea adventure. I love it! 


 Rebecca warmed my heart by telling me that she'd been feeling less than motivated to create after a personal loss and all the stress that's come with living through CV-19 times but is feeling inspired to create after finding the Counterfeit Kit Challenge community. 

She added, "Now I've decluttered my craft room and found real joy in looking through my collections with purpose. Thank you for curating this community, you are appreciated" 

Thank you Rebecca for your kind words - we appreciate YOU!

Make sure you check out Rebecca's kit and pocket pages in the community and leave her some love :-* 

  

There's still a few things left to keep you inspired this month so don't forget:

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·         29th January: February Sneak Peek on social media

·         30th January: Killing Kits - An idea or two for using 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 our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjanuary2021).

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!

 

Lisa
 

Monday, January 18, 2021

January 2021 - Challenge #2 - Let's Begin!

 Welcome back to Challenge #2 today.

A quick reminder of our inspiration kit in January, courtesy of Not Just For Boys kit club.

Not Just For Boys kit club - Flurries Deluxe Theme kit

And now on to our challenge:- 

A new year, a new month, a new start, a new kit! January is all about beginnings and therefore, I'd like to challenge you to record the start of something new - or a fresh start or a restart - on your page. Or maybe you could start a new technique for the first time on your page. Or try a new design, or a new-to-you colour combination. I'm sure you can find a starting point to inspire us all!

Master Forger Julene has used a peel back frame technique to highlight her photo, she also used stitching on the diagonals.

MF Leslie has documented the beginning of the new year's status of her weight loss journey.

Blog post HERE   

After using every scrap of her January kit, MF Laura started anew by pulling some extra supplies and tried a new to her technique of making a base page.  Now she just needs to wait for a new batch of photos to finish it off!

MF Tina shows how she begins the year with her goals page, with an inclusion of the 1st challenge of the month to include a list. 

Check out more at her blog here 

MF Lori has documented a new chapter in her oldest son's life - graduate school to work towards his Master's Degree.

You can read all about it on her blog here.

 
There's been plenty to keep you inspired this month but don't forget to come back here regularly for ideas and challenges. 

 

·         24th January: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month

·         30th January: Killing Kits - An idea or two for using 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 our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjanuary2021).

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!

 

Lisa
 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

January 2021 - Challenge #1 - List It!

Welcome to our first challenge here in January! 
It's great to see you here.

First of all, a reminder of our January inspiration kit from the Not Just For Boys kit club. 

Not Just For Boys kit club - Flurries Deluxe Theme kit


from Carta Bella Let It Snow 3x4 Journaling Cards paper

 

One of the papers in the inspiration kit features a pocket page card with a list of fun winter activities. Which got me thinking that in January some of us make lists for the new year with resolutions, goals and/or plans for the year. 

So... Let's get listing & feature some sort of list on your page.

How did our Guest Designer Tamara and our Master Forgers interpret the prompt?


Guest Designer Tamara told me: 
"I started this off with the list and running goals came to mind immediately, but I also wanted to include some then and now content. The first photo shows my first ever run, the second was taken after my last run in 2020, which was also the first one I actually liked. I also wanted to use something from every part of my kit. (And the Tolkien quote seemed to somehow make sense too.)"




Master Forger Tara chose to create a layout based upon her youngest daughter's Christmas List from 2012. It holds some cute little memories from that December that she wanted to keep in her 2012 Family Albums!  


Master Forger Leslie, with the help of a sketch, starts out the new year with positive goals.

More process & product information HERE

Master Forger Cindy also used a sketch for her layout about the first year of Baby Proofing the house.


More information here 


There's plenty to keep you inspired this month so don't forget to come back here regularly for ideas and challenges. The month is going to look like this:

 

·         2nd January: Just the Gist of It - to help you find an easy way into creating your kit

·       18th January: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit

·         24th January: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month

·         30th January: Killing Kits - An idea or two for using 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 our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjanuary2021).

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!

 

(your headshot)