Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January's Member's Blog Hop - Are YOU in?!

This is just a reminder that we are looking for YOU to come and join in on our January member blog hop.


This is always a whole lot of fun and a chance for you to show off your amazing creations with your Counterfeit Kits.

If you've created any project with your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit this month that you haven't yet shared on your own blog, come and join in the blog hop fun and show us what you've made.

You might have been inspired by the challenges this month :
Or, maybe you found some inspiration to use your kit in our Forgeries On The Fourth feature.

Or maybe you were just busy creating using your Counterfeit kit and want to share.

It's all open this month.

We are shaking things up at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge next month so jump on board for the January Member Hop before the changes.

 We LOVE it when you share so come on, join in on the hop and inspire us all.

Your project must be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you have not shown before and only post for the hop.

To be a part of our blog hop:
  1. E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com BY THE 18th (that's tomorrow so be quick!) 
  2. You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th with a list of the hop participants.
  3. You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on this challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.
  4. All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th at 12:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona)

Monday, January 16, 2017

January Challenge #3 Your perfect day



Challenge #3 Your Perfect Day.
This was inspired by a tag in the collectables for Ubud Dreams

Ubud Dreams Die-Cut Collectibles - KaiserCraft
When was your perfect day?  Are you dreaming of a perfect day?




Construct a scrapbooking project about that.

Lynnette created a page about a perfect day just before Christmas.   A meet-up that happened by chance (but she really believes it was destined) with her bestie who she doesn't see nearly enough made for a perfect day.  If she had tried to plan it, it wouldn't have worked out so beautifully.  She likes to call those times #stolenmoments





We would love to see your take on this month's kit! Make sure to add your collection to our monthly link-up page. And please link up any of the challenges or projects you create with your January kit.

Don't forget to check back in with us on the 4th for some forgeries, and on the 6th, 12th, and 16th for some great challenges to help you use your kit!

And, of course, we'd love to have you join our Member Blog Hop...


***** MEMBER BLOG HOP ***** 


Don't forget that we *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th! 
Find out how below!  
Go on, you know you want to! 
Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun! 
To be a part of our blog hop: 


  • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th  January.
  • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th January with a list of the hop participants.
  • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop. All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th January at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

January Challenge #2 Zentangles

Our second challenges was inspired by the mosaics and doiley shapes in our kit.
Challenge #2 Zentangles

Can you incorporate these on your layout?

In case you don't know what they are here is a few ideas
40 Absolutely Beautiful Zentangle patterns For Many Uses:

Kitten Cuties! - I love the different patterns and dangling tails.:

Julene has used underwater photos and themes of coral and seaweed for her layout.

Kelly used a Zentangle frame and heart as cute accents on her snow page.


Margie took  (very) loose inspiration from the challenge, and chose to make a page in the Project Life app, and chose a sketchy style card for a filler card...you can read more about how she came around to this on her blog:



It is drawing patterns with your black pens.(they can be coloured later if you want)

 If you still aren't sure check out Pinterest or you tube for more ideas.

We have an area named January CKC with ideas there for you.

If you can't locate it go to my page "Julene Matthews " and it is one of my areas.

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We would love to see your take on this month's kit! Make sure to add your collection to our monthly link-up page. And please link up any of the challenges or projects you create with your January kit.

Don't forget to check back in with us on the 4th for some forgeries, and on the 6th, 12th, and 16th for some great challenges to help you use your kit!

And, of course, we'd love to have you join our Member Blog Hop...


***** MEMBER BLOG HOP ***** 


Don't forget that we *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th! 
Find out how below!  
Go on, you know you want to! 
Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun! 
To be a part of our blog hop: 


  • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th  January.
  • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th January with a list of the hop participants.
  • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop. All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th January at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

Friday, January 6, 2017

January Challenge #1 Use a door on your layout.

Knock knock who's there?
Have you considered using a door on your layouts?
 Challenge #1 is to use a door on your layout.


Here are 2 examples I found on Pinterest.
lily bee design blog, layout by Piradee Tlavanna (home - like the door embellishment):

Chipboard (really fancy chipboard!) embellishments to create a scene. Love all the little details on this.:

Perhaps you have in your stash hinges or fancy brads that look like doorknobs.
 Now you can use them!

Leslie found some dollhouse doorknobs that she's been hoarding, err... saving for years! Perfect with the Prima door in her Boho Bali January kit.

Link HERE
Cindy our guest DT has done these two




We would love to see your take on this month's kit! Make sure to add your collection to our monthly link-up page. And please link up any of the challenges or projects you create with your January kit.

Don't forget to check back in with us on the 4th for some forgeries, and on the 6th, 12th, and 16th for some great challenges to help you use your kit!

And, of course, we'd love to have you join our Member Blog Hop...


***** MEMBER BLOG HOP ***** 


Don't forget that we *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th! 
Find out how below!  
Go on, you know you want to! 
Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun! 
To be a part of our blog hop: 


  • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th  January.
  • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th January with a list of the hop participants.
  • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop. All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th January at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January Forgeries on the Fourth



                                                                       for·ger·y
ˈfôrjərē/
noun

  1. the action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art.
  2. Welcome to "Forgeries on the Fourth" where it is no crime to create your own version of the trendy, hip products from the inspiration kit using your own stash and ingenuity.  Each month on the fourth, check out tutorials from your Master Forgers or links to resources they have found for you on the internet.
Now on to this month's inspiration kit is from "Ubud Dreams"

Julene has created these cute tags by misting then stamping a doiley shaped image.




 Lisa tracked down some freebie downloads for elements in the collection such as doilies, lace, mandalas and woodgrain:

http://www.sherykdesigns-blog.com/2011/03/free-digi-stamps-lace.html

http://www.prima.fr/cuisine/telechargez-nos-etiquettes-pour-vos-sachets-de-bonbons/7915622/

http://angiemakes.com/cute-lace-doilies-free-lace-doily-vector/

Free mandala colouring templates:


This site has a lot of freebie printables on this page (about half way down) and somewhere on her site, she also has some great woodgrains:

http://www.welivedhappilyeverafter.com/p/photo-editing.html

Cindy has done these 2 forgeries,
Stamping and stencil with acrylic paint




Kelly created these cute frames inspired by the die cuts in the kit. See the details on her blog.




Monday, January 2, 2017

Just the January Gist - 2017

Excited about January’s inspiration kit?





Given that January is a great time for listing - dreams, aspirations, resolutions and plans, I thought maybe a short list would best capture the gist of this kit.

1.)  Color range in the blue to green spectrum.

2.)  Patterns in textile styles like doilies or wallpaper prints.

3.)  Texture from natural elements – wood and burlap.

4.)  Shapes are rectangular and “zentangle-ular.”

5.)  Mood is interestingly Indonesian and (to me, at least, mildly Moroccan).

6.)  Vibe is happy and forward looking – flinging open new doors in the New Year.

Is that how you see the gist of it?  You don't need to hit all 6 aspects, you could pick just a few and see how that works.

We’d love to see what you include in your first counterfeit kit of the year.

Happy kitting, 
Susanne

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 2017 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal

Welcome to a new year January 2017.
I am Julene and am extremely happy to be bringing you this month's inspiration kit.
I wanted to choose an Australian kit, so went to one of my favourite stores Shop and Crop

where the owner Kylie, showed me this fabulous new Kit from Kaisercraft.






As the kit hasn't been released to the public yet individual pictures are hard to find. This was part of a contest to win the range so please ignore the "Day 3" in top right corner.


Soft aquamarines, navy, white lacy patterns, mosaics from Morocco....it definitely has a cool feel.(Perfect for the hot summer I'm experiencing here)


A BIG welcome to Cindy who is our guest designer this month.

Hi, I’m Cindy F. I am delighted to be a Guest Designer at Counterfeit Kit Challenge this month. I currently live in Minnesota. I’ve been married to my sweetheart for 33 years and we have two awesome sons ages 32 and 28.

I’m an avid scrapbooker, quilter and crafter of any kind. I enjoy gardening and the outdoors.  

Now here is the order of our blog hop.
Welcome back Stephanie & Leslie, and you'll notice Sue 1 and 2 (Susan and Susanne) are taking a break this month.
Lynnette: sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com
Margie: scrappinmargie.blogspot.com
Jemma: just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk
Kelly: honeysucklehillcrafts.com
Julene: julenebydesign.blogspot.com
Clair: obstinatepursuit.blogspot.co.uk
Stephanie: skylinepaperie.blogspot.com


We would love to see your take on this month's kit! Make sure to add your collection to our monthly link-up page. And please link up any of the challenges or projects you create with your January kit.

Don't forget to check back in with us on the 4th for some forgeries, and on the 6th, 12th, and 16th for some great challenges to help you use your kit!

And, of course, we'd love to have you join our Member Blog Hop...


***** MEMBER BLOG HOP ***** 


Don't forget that we *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th! 
Find out how below!  
Go on, you know you want to! 
Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun! 
To be a part of our blog hop: 


  • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th  January.
  • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th January with a list of the hop participants.
  • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop. All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th January at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!


I hope you all enjoy compiling your counterfeit kit this month.  Happy new year! JULENE