Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Coming Up In July!

Hello, fellow forgers.  Susanne here.

Want a hint about what is coming up in July?

All I can say is that "it's gonna be hot".


 Hmmm . . . what kind of fish are those . . . see any red herrings?  No, I wouldn't do that, would I?

Let's just say that might be a clue, not only about the kit contents, but also maybe related to one of July's challenges where we will concentrate on keeping cool.  That will be important because . . .

July is going to be hot!


Friday, June 24, 2016

Members' June Jump


Welcome, welcome, WELCOME to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Members' Blog Hop!  We've been counterfeiting, crafting and creating with our supplies and now it's time to sit back and share what we've made.

Did you choose one of this month's challenges?
Challenge #1: Challenge #1 - Inspiration Board
Challenge #2: Challenge #2 - In Quotes
Challenge #3: Challenge #3 - Everything Old Is New Again
Or did you get creative with your kit in another way?

Here's the Blog Hop order ...
Lisa        http://lisahausmann.blogspot.de
Elaine     http://chidkids26.blogspot.co.uk
Natalie    http://thebigdills.blogspot.com
Tina        http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com
Roxanne http://roxyrolla.blogspot.com
Jemma    http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk
Princy     www.kraftgali.com
... if your name isn't there this month - why not join in with the July Members' Hop - just drop us an e-mail by May 18th - EVERYONE is welcome!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Members' Blog Hop ... Are YOU In?

This is just a reminder that we are looking for YOU to come and join in on our monthly 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 for the hop this month.


 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)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

June Challenge #3 - Everything Old Is New Again

Everything Old Is New Again


Showcase the oldest item in your kit in a new & fresh way!


Here at CKC  we are all about stash busting.
Your monthly counterfeit kit is a great opportunity to ferret out oldies but goodies
& breathe new life into them - or at the very least to get them onto a page!
This challenge is designed to give you a new perspective on your old supplies.

Refurbish, repurpose, revamp, revive!
Recolor, restructure, retrofit, revise!

Let them SHINE.

Guest Designer Salla says:  My oldest items were two floral papers, 
from which I cut out a flower and a tag to use in this birthday card.



LesleyG has attempted to showcase how, by using a simple pattern, paper
and photos can be cut to create a funkier and more up to date layout...


Lynnette had been hoarding that pink felt frame, handmade by a special 
friend, for a very long time.  It was finally time to get it on a page.



Margie had that old sheet of Sassafrass Lass stickers, so she decided to use them all on her page:



Do please share your kits and creations to Mr. Linky so that we can all come and look.
Perhaps save a special project using this month's kit and join in with
your very own Members' Blog Hop towards the end of the month!



*** MEMBERS' BLOG HOP ***
 
Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your current kit. Remember, the more the merrier and EVERYone is welcome! To be a part of the Members' Blog Hop:
  • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th.
  • We will e-mail back on the 20th with a list of the hop participants and full instructions.
  • You will need to schedule your own blog post, showing a new counterfeit kit based project, to go live on the 24th at 00:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

June Challenge #2 - In Quotes


In Quotes
 
Use a humorous quote for your title. 
There are so many funny memes & if you are like me, 
you’ve probably saved a few that tickled you.
Perhaps words from a conversation with someone in your photo? 
(Kids really DO say the darnedest things :D )


Susanne used an anonymous quote she found online on a journal card for her layoutMore details on her blog.



  Julene has seen the funny side of a classic statue. Inanimate objects can say the darndest things!
More details on her blog.



Kelly used a funny quotation she found on Facebook for her layout.



 Do please share your kits and creations to Mr. Linky so that we can all come and look.
Perhaps save a special project using this month's kit and join in with
your very own Members' Blog Hop towards the end of the month!


*** MEMBERS' BLOG HOP ***
 
Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your current kit. Remember, the more the merrier and EVERYone is welcome! To be a part of the Members' Blog Hop:
  • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th.
  • We will e-mail back on the 20th with a list of the hop participants and full instructions.
  • You will need to schedule your own blog post, showing a new counterfeit kit based project, to go live on the 24th at 00:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

Monday, June 6, 2016

June Challenge #1 - Inspiration Board


June Challenge #1
Choose an Inspiration Board 
from Burnetts Boards.

 Since June is the traditional wedding month,
I thought these boards might prove delightful!
There are some really gorgeous color combos & moods...
This one seemed spot-on for our May Hip Kit Club inspiration this month:

Watercolor Wedding
This wedding site has a vast array of inspiration boards.
Choose one that works with the color/mood of your own counterfeit kit.
The images that you see on the main page are only partial
so if something looks promising, take a closer look!

 Here is how some of our Master Forger's were creatively led:

Our Guest Designer, Salla, made this beautiful layout:

LINK

Susan was inspired by three items on the board she selected as she created this layout:

LINK

Leslie went to a navy-inspired board for this:

LINK

Do please share your kits and creations to Mr. Linky so that we can all come and look.
Perhaps save a special project using this month's kit and join in with
your very own Members' Blog Hop towards the end of the month!


*** MEMBERS' BLOG HOP ***
 
Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your current kit. Remember, the more the merrier and EVERYone is welcome! To be a part of the Members' Blog Hop:
  • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th.
  • We will e-mail back on the 20th with a list of the hop participants and full instructions.
  • You will need to schedule your own blog post, showing a new counterfeit kit based project, to go live on the 24th at 00:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Forgeries on the Fourth - June Tutorials


for·ger·y
ˈfôrjərē/
noun
  1. the action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art.

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.


With lots of watercolored items in the kit this month,


these YouTube beginner tutorials may inspire you! 



LINK to print & cut files

Our Guest Designer, Salla, has these on offer:  

 The Hello words are DIY stickers, by the way, made of paper scraps backed with wide double sided tape and die cut with Sizzix Big Shot! 

LINK

 Jemma used a fine tipped pen to add doodles to striped patterned paper to counterfeit one of the Hip Kit Club exclusive papers from the kit:

Leslie had a similar idea for a Project-Life card & more...

LINK

Kelly created pocket page cards--see the complete tutorial on her blog.



Lesley jumped right back in & offers these:

LINK
Lisa tried her hand at the print & cut feature on her Silhouette for the first time (since she got her machine almost 2 1/2 years ago!) and discovered that is SO easy! In under 30 minutes she had a wonderful pile of printed and perfectly cut pretty florals as well as other motifs. She found plenty of cut files in the Silhouette shop and used the easy to follow tutorial on the Silhouette School Blog here 


 We would love to see anything that our members create using the tutorials we've found - and, even more so, if you counterfeit something from scratch. Please do share with us by adding a link to our monthly Mr. Linky!

***** 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 May.
  • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th May 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 May at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!