Thursday, August 28, 2014

August Fabulous Five


Another great month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge!  Here are some of my favorites from the month:





Chid Kids

These are some great projects!  Thanks everyone for playing this month...are you ready for next month?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August's Members' Showcase Hop

Kermit

It's that time of the month again - our Members' Blog Hop!  You've been shopping your stash and creating with our challenges and now you get to share with everyone.

Which of this month's challenges did you choose?  Was it

Challenge #1:  One Layer Challenge: No paper layering allowed - just embellishments.

Challenge #2:  Sketch Challenge: Stretch this card sketch to suit you.

Challenge #3:  Vellum: Incorporate vellum into your project.

Here's the Blog Hop order ...
Jemma  http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk

Tina       http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com

Susanne http://snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com

Elaine   http://chidkids26.blogspot.co.uk

Lesley   http://ohblogitifyoucantbeatthem.blogspot.co.uk

Laura    http://beadsbuttonsandbirds.blogspot.co.uk

Leslie   http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com

Cindy    http://www.cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com

Lisa       http://lisahausmann.blogspot.de
          Binty     http://scrappingpluv.blogspot.com

          Julene    http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com.au

... if your name isn't there this month - why not join in with the September Members' Hop - just drop us an e-mail by September 18th - EVERYONE is welcome!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

We've Chosen Our Queen!

We had some great entries for our Counterfeiting Queen Contest!  A big thank you to each of you for entering!

You can go to our Facebook Page HERE to take a look at the entries...

The winner of our 2014 Counterfeiting Queen Contest is....




We loved her interpretation of the kit she found.  She pulled together a really great color palette.  Her challenge scared me a bit...I'm not a big eyelet fan, but I do own some and she inspired me to find ways to like them again (I bought them for a reason, right?)


Laura will be 
In the Month of October:
1.  Picking the kit for us to Counterfeit
2.  Choosing all 3 of our challenges
3.  Performing her duties as Guest Designer for the month!

and won a $10 gift certificate to Big Picture Classes



Laura, please e-mail us at counterfeitkitchallenge@yahoo.com so we can talk about what you will get to do!!  We can't wait to get our kits started!

Roll up! Roll Up!

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.
So.... if you have created a project using your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit for any of this month's three challenges and have NOT posted it on your blog before, we would love for you to join in our member blog hop and share your creations
   1.   Challenge #1 One Layer : No paper layering, just embellishments!
   2.   Challenge #2 Sketch Challenge :  Can you stretch this card sketch to suit?
   3.   Challenge #3 Vellum : Find a way to incorporate vellum.

 We LOVE it when you share so come on, join in on the hop and inspire us all.
Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
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 counterfeitkitchallenge@yahoo.com  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

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 links 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)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August Challenge #3: Vellum Challenge


When my kids were little, I would add all sorts of veggies to the things they ate.  In a very sneaky sort of way.  Now, they will eat pretty much anything...no fear.  I would like to think that was all me, but it probably wasn't.  Now I want to sneak you a bit of something you might not love...No Fear, remember!!

Challenge #3:  Vellum Challenge:  Use Vellum on your project.

Yep...Vellum.  I think we all (unless you are a super purger) have a bit hanging around in your craft space some where.  I know you can find a way to sneak it in...

Need some ideas?  What else are we here for?

Lynnette used this gorgeous gold polka dot vellum that was sent to her all the way from Germany (wink, wink...Lisa!)  Read more on her blog here.


Stephanie actually loves working with vellum and used a sheet on the layout below. Can you see it? It's tucked underneath something else. You can see close-ups and read the journaling on her blog


Jemma has finally finished up a sheet of her favourite vellum ever - take a closer look here


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Now, how can YOU participate?  Go to the sidebar and use Mr. LINKY to link up YOUR kit or a project using your kit so we can leave you some love! We make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!

To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challenge, ect).

We also have a Flicker group, if you don't have a blog, but would like to share your creativity with us!  CKC Blog Flicker Group

If you take a peek at our side bar <<<<<<<<  you will see links to our Facebook and Pinterest, as well.  We hope to see you hanging out at ALL of those places.

We also have a new twist on our Follower Blog Hop for this year!  I hope you like it!

End of the Month Blog Hop:
On the 24th of each month we offer a blog hop opportunity to all of our followers!  A chance for you to show off a special project made with your counterfeit kit for that month.

Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new 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 counterfeitkitchallenge@yahoo.com  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

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 links 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)


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August Challenge #2: Sketch Challenge


Sometimes it is nice to sit back and relax and not have to think so hard!    So how about a Sketch Challenge?

Challenge #2:  Use This Sketch from October Afternoon to take a bit of a crafting break.  Maybe stretch a bit by NOT using it for a card?


Now for the brilliant projects from our Master Forgers...hit it, ladies!

Jemma has rotated the sketch and had fun with a chevron punch borrowed from Lesley!


Susanne has used the top 3/4 of the sketch, and used diagonal paper as well as chevron stickers.

 
Julene has made a  cool card for a teen


LesleyG stuck to the sketch and used her stamps and homemade stencil to
create parts of the layout...


Angela kept her page rectangle, but flipped it round to make her page landscape.


Leslie both squished & stretched with a little added banner cluster.


Okay! Your turn, and make sure to post on Mr. Linky so we 
can all enjoy your wonderful creative take on the sketch!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Hey...I Can Make That!

CKC August Tutorials


Welcome to "Hey...I can make THAT!" 
 A monthly post to help you truly counterfeit many of the components of the current month's kit.  No need to go out and purchase...just use the supplies you already have to create some of the freshest and trendiest products out there.  Here you will find links to our amazing design team members' blogs and/or links to other craft sites on the web showing how to counterfeit these must-have products.

This month our inspiration kit, "Penny Arcade", is brought to you by Studio Calico.  This is the main scrapbooking kit, but there is quite an array of additional kits & addons to inspire you even further!



 Let's see how you can create some of this scrappy goodness with the help of your Master Forgers.

Leslie S created these super-easy forgeries.
Read more about it HERE.


Julene has counterfeited one of the papers using old alphas

Lynnette had another take on the super happy cloud paper.  Take a look here.



Jemma has been counterfeiting Twine + Ink gold puffy stars and circles from the Spun Sugar add-on:
  1. Apply 2-3 coasts of gold nail polish to cheap children's stickers
  2. Once dry, remove from the backing sheet, removing excess polish
  3. Stick to project!

Hope you were inspired.  We'll be looking for your fabulous kits on Mr. Linky!