Monday, January 1, 2018

January 2018 - Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit reveal

Happy New Year! And welcome 2018!


We are thrilled to have you join us again this year and are excited to share our inspiration and creations over the next 12 months. Our team is raring to go and as you will already have read a few days ago, we have four wonderful new Master Forgers who are ready and waiting to showcase their first counterfeit kit as part of the team.

But first, let me share this month's inspiration kit with you.

I've chosen the November 2017 Cocoa Daisy kit "Fair Isle". 

Here is the link to the main kit (Main kit: https://www.cocoadaisy.com/product/november-2017-fair-isle-memory-keeping-12x12-kit/but as you will see, there are lots of other kits too which are all quite similar in colour palette if you'd prefer. (November kits: https://www.cocoadaisy.com/product-category/past-kits/2017-kits/nov-2017-kits/ )



I wanted something bright and cheery for the dark, long, cold days of January and let's face it, a lot of us scrap Christmas stories at the beginning of the year so I thought that those festive elements and colours could be useful. I also think there are enough winter only embellishments and motifs to keep it neutral too if that's what you wanted. 

I hope you like it as much as me.

I'm delighted to welcome Julie (blog here: https://jsquaredscrapspot.wordpress.com ) as our Guest Designer this month. I know you'll recognise her name and creations as she's a regular contributor here at CKC. 




"What a great way to start 2018; as CKC guest designer and such a lovely kit Lisa picked out too. 

I've been joining in and making Counterfeit kits for quite some time for a number of reasons. I work full time and have a 13 year old daughter (who now has her own YouTube art channel under the name of Strawberry Doll). That means I don't have a lot of time for scrapbooking, which is where CKC comes in. I used to find that a large proportion of scrapping time was spent sorting through my supplies to find what I wanted to use for a project. With CKC I do that sort through once per month; pull together a kit and then I have a set of supplies to use for at least a month. I have so much stash that it's easy to forget what I do have (I even bought the same 12X12 pad twice because I'd forgotten I had it!) and CKC reminds me and gets me to use things which otherwise would stay in the packet and not get used.

This month's kit has a gorgeous mix of Christmas supplies; because we are still scrapping Christmas photos in January and non Christmas items, with that luscious watercolour leave print. I hope you'll dive into your stash and join us this month."

Welcome Julie, so happy to have you join us in January! 

And so onto our bigger-and-better-than-2017 blog hop where you can find our interpretation of the Cocoa Daisy kit.

Of course, the regular features can still be expected through the month starting with tomorrow's Just the Gist of It (2nd), Forgery on the Fourth (4th) and Challenges #1 and #2 on the 12th and 18th of the month.

If you want to make a kit but can't quite manage a full one, maybe our mini kit inspiration on the 6th is something for you! Come on by and see what we make from the same inspiration.

All in all, the same as in 2017 but better! Feel free to give us feedback on what you'd like to see more of or just feedback you'd like to share. You can email us directly or communicate with the whole team in the Counterfeit Kit Facebook community group. 

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 )

Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to spending this month with you!

Lisa 

25 comments:

  1. I have never played along though I have wanted to....I think its because I'm not 100% sure how to. But I'm going to try this year, and even if I make mistakes, I will just learn from them!

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    1. Awesome :) That is the best way to do it is jump in and have fun with it :) Can't wait to see what you create :)

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    2. Hi Doreen! There's really no right or wrong way to participate. Just start with something you like from the inspiration kit and put together your kit from there. I hope you'll share your kit and projects with us - we'd love to see them!

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    3. I can only second what the others have said here - the best way to join in is to just jump in and do it your way! There's definitely no right and wrong although there's a lot of help and suggestions on offer if you'd like it! We'd love to see your first kit - I bet it's wonderful!

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    4. Doreen - I hope you do join in! I agree with the others - just jump right in and do it. I would love to see your first kit!

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    5. OH WOW! Thanks everyone! I feel so welcomed! ::SMILE::

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  2. Great kits from everyone! Looking forward to seeing how the new members of the team use their kits this month! Lots of new inspiration ❤

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  3. I have never played along and was always curious...I hope to play along in 2018!!!

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    1. Awesome Sandy :) I look forward to seeing what you come up with :) It makes my scrapping so much faster cause I'm not looking all over the place for supplies everything I need is usually in the kit :)

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    2. Once you start, you won't be able to stop Sandy! It's such a great way to use up your own product that you bought because you loved it. Hope to see you joining in - we love to welcome newcomers!

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    3. Yay, Sandy! Kits are a lot of fun to make and like Tina said -they really do make your scrapping faster!

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    4. Hey Sandy... we're in the same boat! Maybe we can encourage each other?! Happy New Year!
      - Doreen, Another "Counterfiet Kit Challenge" Newbie!

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    5. Sandy and Doreen - we hope you'll join our Facebook community too! There's a link in the post above.

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    6. I don't have FB, but thanks for the info!

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  4. Happy New Year everyone! Thanks, Lisa, for such a bright kit to help the northerners through the cabin fever of the next 10 weeks.

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    1. Will you be joining us this month Sherrie? Hope so! I've missed you!

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  5. Love the colours in this kit! Just gorgeous choice Lisa!

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    1. Thanks - I thought it would brighten up grey and dreary January! Glad you like it... hope to see you joining in this month :-)

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    2. Mandy - I would love to see you playing along with us this year!

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  6. What a lovely bright start to the new year Lisa, I haven't had time to join in for ages but planning to jump back in! :o)

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    1. Yay for joining in again! Hope to see your kit soon! :-)

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  7. I love the kit. Thanks for the inspiration. This year, I'm making more of an effort to join in instead of just lurking around. I'm making a kit AND posting it! :)

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  8. I love the kit. Thanks for the inspiration. I want to make more of an effort to join in instead of just lurking around. I'm going to make a kit AND post it! :)

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  9. I know, I know, it's the 26th and I'm just starting so I may lurk and just make a mini kit...life has truly gotten in the way of crafty stuff this month...but I get to craft tomorrow evening!!!

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