Tuesday, October 1, 2019

October 2019 - Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop & Kit Reveal

Hello lovely Counterfeiters. It's Laura at the helm and this month I've decided to head in a slightly different direction for our inspiration kit. I've been inspired by two things - 1) a kit I absolutely fell in love with and 2) something I recently saw on Instagram.

If you are a follower of Ali Edwards, you may have seen recently that she partnered up with Studio Calico to create a kit entitled ‘The Good Old Days’ where they released a 12x12 traditional scrapbooking kit and re-released some of Ali's older stamp sets. Ali then used the kit to go back to her hey-day and created some traditional 12x12 layouts with the kit. Great right?! Well this got me inspired to go with my gut and choose a kit that I absolutely just loved.

So my pick for October is the ‘Summer of ‘69 Kit' from Studio Calico and and ladies, it’s an oldie! Like 2012 old! However, I can honestly say that if they released this kit today I would totally want to buy it, and I feel it looks just as fresh and bright as it’s modern counterparts.

The kit includes some amazing 'old school' manufacturers like October Afternoon and Basic Grey - and I will bet any money that we have some in our stash somewhere - so have a rummage, find some of that older stash and use it up this month!

Our Guest Designer for October is the lovely Ayaan Nambier. Ayaan joins us each month on Instagram (@ayaan_scraps) and has a dedicated scrapbooking feed where she shows off her beautiful, colourful layouts!

"Hello everyone, my name is Ayaan and I live in India with my two daughters and husband. I'm a copywriter by profession and love to scrapbook, sew and read in my spare time. I started my scrapbooking journey with my first daughters birth in 2012. Scrapbooking isn't just a stress buster for me, it also helps me remember my memories so much clearer than I ever could. Although I do art journal and travellers notebooks from time to time, my first love remains the 12x12 layout. I've been counterfeiting kits along with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge since 2017 and I've enjoyed every minute of it. Hats off to the lovely ladies of the CKC team and thank you so much for having me as the guest designer this month. Here's to a happy scrappy time this month." 

Pop on over to Ayaan's Instagram feed (and make sure that you follow her, so that you can see what she creates with her kit this month) then head back here to follow the rest of this month's blog hop!

Guest Designer, Ayaan - https://www.instagram.com/ayaan_scraps/
Cindy - http://cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com/
Julene - http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com/
Leslie - http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com/
Lori - http://loriannie670.blogspot.com/
Tina - http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
Laura - https://www.instagram.com/mrsp_scrapsandtea/

And of course, don't forget that we'll be back throughout the month to give you some tips, ideas and challenges as you put together and use your kit. 

Here's what we have coming up this month: 
  • October 2nd: I'll be back with a "Just the Gist" post to help jump-start your kit-making. 
  • October 4th: We'll have our "Forgery on the Fourth" post where the Master Forgers will reveal how they created their own version of some of the items in this month's kit. 
  • October 6th: We'll reveal a couple of mini-kits and projects, in case you're a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit. 
  • October 12th & 18th: We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made. 
  • October 24th: I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught my eye this month 
  • October 30th: We'll be offering another installment in our Killing Kits Series to help you find ways to use up all of your kit. 
We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcoctober2019). 

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!


  1. Fabulous Laura! I love it and can't wait to play along with my mini. Welcome to Ayaan and we are delighted to have her with us this month!

  2. Wow, lovely and bright choice of kit. I love the Ali Edwards/Studio Calico 'Good Old Days'kit, I saw it a while ago and it got me all excited with the big alphas and I have been using up my big alpha stash lately. Can't wait to see what everyone makes this month.


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