Sunday, November 1, 2020

November 2020 -Just the Gist of It

 Welcome back to the blog for Just the Gist of It!

The idea behind this post is to give you one possible starting point for your kit. 

Sometimes, we find ourselves looking at the inspiration kit and we just don't know where to start.  Maybe the inspiration kit is just not our style but we still want to find a way to create a kit that is. Perhaps we want to get our kit pulled together quickly and then an easy starting point might be just the thing we are looking for. Or maybe you'd like to change things up and try a new way of pulling your kit together. 

Whatever your reason for needing a little help in getting started, we are here to help.

Back in the day, when I first started playing along with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, I used a lot of coloured cardstock and always began pulling my supplies by picking out half a dozen or so pieces of card in shades which spoke to me when I looked at the kit. I have to say that many of my fellow Counterfeiters thought this was a strange place to start but it worked for me until the time when I started to cut coloured card out of my supplies. Now I usually only use white (Bazzill Coconut Swirl ;-)), cream or kraft but I do look back on the day when I used pretty coloured and wonder if I should do that from time to time!

Anyway, back to this month's kit and this month's inspiration from the Hip Kit Club (October main kit)- shall we just have a peek at it once again to remind ourselves of its gorgeousness?

Well, I mentioned in yesterday's post that there were other mini-kits available from the Hip Kit Club related to this kit and when I saw the cardstock kit here, I knew that this would be my Just the Gist of It. What a fabulous starting point to a kit and one that took me back to those olden days, hence the long-winded story above!

Take these colours as your starting point, picking out three or four to be your main focus with a hint of the others and see where it takes you! I didn't actually do this for my own kit but I have to say that I'm so tempted to try and get my hands of this collection of colours in cardstock form just to see what it inspires me to do!

Don't forget that there's plenty to keep you inspired this month so don't forget to come back here regularly for ideas and challenges. The month is going to look like this:
  • 4th November: Forgery on the Fourth - our Master Forgers share some simple ideas for creating your own kit elements
  • 6th November: Mini-kit reveal and project showcase - if you need some inspiration for a smaller kit or individual project idea
  • 12th & 18th November: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you get creating from your own kit
  • 24th November: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 30th November: Killing Kits - I'll share an idea or two for using up the bits and pieces that might be left in your kit box at the end of the month

We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcnovember2020).

Happy Kitting!



  1. It seems the colors are always the first thing I'm drawn to with a collection or a kit, so this is perfect for me! Also, the colors of this particular kit are what I lean to - deep jewel tones. I may have to buy those colors.


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