Thursday, October 18, 2018

October 2018 - Challenge #2 - Show Your Team Spirit!



Find design inspiration from a team.
Be inspired by...


  a logo



a fight song



listen HERE
listen HERE

team colours



a motto



a mascot




The project does NOT have to be sports-related.


So what did our Design Team create?


Guest Designer Becca says, My husband and I are not sports fans, but we did become his nephew's strongest supporters during his two year battle with cancer. 

This weekend trip of Kenny & Karen visiting us when we lived near Starved Rock State Park ended up becoming even more special as Kenny was diagnosed soon afterwards. 

We heart Team Kenny! 






Laura created this layout in her Dad's favourite Football (soccer) teams colours. "We are not a very sporty family, so my little one hasn't shown much interest in a particular sport yet. However, if he does show an interest in football he will have his Grandad telling him all about his favourite team!"





Leslie was reminded by her high school fight song, "...We're gonna FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT for Springbrook..." to document a classic conversation from her childhood simply but effectively. Thank goodness for the b-sides of patterned paper & vintage Polaroids!



Don't forget to take advantage of The Wild Hare Kits 10% discount on a Deluxe Kit this month, exclusive to CKC followers. Use code CKC1018 at checkout.

Be sure to check back for our upcoming spotlight on one of you, plus a sneak peek at November's kit!

We love seeing your work, so be sure to share your kits and project with us. You can do this by using the Link-Up page here on the blog, posting the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (you can find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge)

Thanks for stopping by! We love seeing your creations so be sure to share.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Killing Kits: Patchwork Backgrounds

Hello lovelies! It's Clair with a new video for the Killing Kits Series and today, it's a little short and sweet (because I lost the last little bit of video!) But, better short and sweet, than not here at all!

I've used the leftovers from the 'Rose Garden' Counterfeit Kit that I made in October 2011. It was, and still is, one of my favourite Counterfeit Kits and I must have wanted to save every last bit of it. I can't remember exactly why I decided to reduce it all down to little squares but, since I've been known to make a 'Patchwork' or two before, I can only assume that I believed I'd make one a little sooner :)


I must have, at some time, added to these leftovers with some from other kits - as there's Basic Grey and, what looks like at least one other kit (that I don't remember) in here too!

I'm afraid that the video doesn't include the machine stitch, as I lost this little bit in the edit, but the main idea is there - and, hopefully, it's one that you may decide to use on your own projects!


Please feel free to leave comments here, on YouTube, or find me over in the Counterfeit Kit Facebook Community. I would love to hear from you!

Friday, October 12, 2018

October 2018 - Challenge #1 - What's Your Scrappy Superpower?


Time to use a selfie! 


October 2012 - True Scrap online event

Are you the Fussy-Cutting Queen, 
the Layering Lady, the Digi Diva? 
Time to show off & strut your stuff.
 Use your scrappy superpower on your project!

Here is what some of our Design Team came up with:


Guest Designer, Becca says, My scrappy power is my passion to try new ideas, whether it is sketch layouts, color combos, techniques, or supplies.

More HERE on her blog
Julene has decided she has dual super powers, layering and recycling.

She often uses packaging from scrapbooking ephemera as layering pieces or even for whole cards by covering the printed side. Scraps of ribbons ,laces, twine etc are kept to be used.

On her layout she has recycled 2 lots of printed cardboard and added up to 5 layers.


Cindy has decided her supers powers are both layering and fussy cutting.  Her layouts has layers of paper with the addition of a ribbon layer and several stamped images are fussy cut.


You can check out the details here.

Tina uses her scrappy superpowers being a Layering Lady! Layers of Pattern Papers is not the only thing she likes to layer on her layouts, not this scrappy super hero she likes to layer clusters of embellishments too :) 

You can hop over to her blog for more details

Lori had a hard time figuring out exactly what her superpower is but came to the conclusion that she is a Sketch Queen and the Queen of Clean and Simple!

Head on over to her blog here for all the details.

Don't forget to return on the 18th for our final Challenge this month.

And make sure you all get 10% off Deluxe Kits from the featured custom kit club  The Wild Hare Kits  with the code for our group CKC1018!

We love seeing your work, so be sure to share your kits and projects with us. You can do this by using the Link-Up page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge )

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 2018 - Bonus Challenge!



Our amazing inspiration kit from The Wild Hare Kits has been generating a lot of buzz.


They are not just a custom kit club, a unique enough distinction in the papercrafting world. They offer two kit size options, 

Petite Kit

A hand-curated selection of crafting goodness including
  • papers
  • stickers
  • letters
  • washi tape,
  • embellishments
$19.95 plus shipping

Deluxe Kit

A hand-curated larger selection of crafting goodness including
  • papers
  • stickers
  • letters
  • washi tape
  • embellishments
$38.95 plus shipping

 a gallery & blog, plus a monthly sketch for even more inspiration!

 *DON'T FORGET* that CKC followers can take advantage of a generous 10% discount on a Deluxe Kit this month! Just use the coupon code CKC1018.

 Here is The Wild Hare Kits October sketch (by our own team member Clair)
 plus a bonus Autumnal mood board (by their team member Sam) this month.


Isn't it fun to have extra inspiration this month?
Thanks again to Alison Girling, owner of The Wild Hare Kits.

Be sure to share your kits and projects with us - we love seeing your work! You can do this by using the Link-Up page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge )

 See you on the 12th & the 18th for our CKC Challenge projects
designed to help you use up those goodies in your counterfeit kit!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

October 2018 - Mini-kit Reveal

October's The Wild Hare Kits inspiration kit has been described by one team member as if there are two kits in one. Perhaps only part of it appeals to you, or you are finding a full kit this month a burden rather than a pleasure. If so, follow some of the Master Forgers in a pared down version!

Guest Designer Becca Sadler jumped right in and made a darling mini-kit for a special project chronicling the "Sadler Siblings" in a creative file folder photo pocket.



Susan created a truly "mini" mini kit:


She used it to make this page, which stars a misprinted photo:


You can get all the details on her blog post here.

And Lisa created a small kit of products to continue catching up with her 2017 Project Life. Three sheets of patterned paper, the die-cuts she featured in the Forgery on the Fourth post, some stickers and sequins, along with some letters and a handful of left over embellishments - as always, it looks more than it really is.

Sorry for the bad photo quality - late as always and therefore bad light!

Rather than trying to complete the full double page Project Life spread, she decided to make up a few decorative cards that she will use during the month she's planning to catch up on.


You can find out how she picked out the items for her mini kit and see some more details over here on her blog.

Don't forget to return on the 12th & the 18th for our Challenge projects to help you use up those goodies in your counterfeit kit.

As always, we love seeing your work, so be sure to share your kits and projects with us. You can do this by using the Link-Up page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge )