Sunday, June 6, 2021

June 2021 - Mini Kits & Projects

Hi!  Welcome back!  You're just in time to see what our Master Forgers Clair and Julene came up with for mini kits.  If you don't have time for a full kit this month, the mini kits and projects are just for you!  

Here's a reminder of our June inspiration kit:

Cocoa Daisy's Backyard Blooms (August 2020)

Hello Counterfeiters! I love this month's inspiration kit and there were so many different ways that I could have interpreted it from my own stash, but my eye was drawn immediately to those beautiful, watercolour blossoms and I knew that I would choose to focus my kit on those!

I didn't have anything similar in the 'rainbow' colours of the blooms in the kit, but I did find some with the right feel in my stash of Unforgettable by Cocoa Vanilla Studios. It's nice to work with some older stash! And look how beautiful it is!

I created a layout about a visit to the Rose Gardens Kew. The rose cut file from Ashley Horton I used is just beautiful and works really well with some of the softer colours in the collection. Then I've used lots of the little die-cuts, enamel dots and some journalling from my trusty old typewriter to finish off the layout. All done!

And, I really am all done! After a decade of playing along with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge when it was 'The New Thing' and then joining the Design Team to inspire others, this will be my last mini-kit and share for the Counterfeit Kit. It's time for a little bit of new blood in the team and I hope you'll consider applying for the Design Team Call, if you haven't already. There's still a week left to apply.

Please consider popping over to my Instagram (@obstinatepursuit) to follow me, if you don't already, so that we can stay in touch. Clair x

Master Forger Julene

I focused on the yellow and lime green and found 3 full sheets plus 1/2 sheet for my mini kit. I added washi tape, ribbon, some chipboard flowers plus some tags. Next I found an 8X8 do it yourself album to begin working on.

I'm doing photos from McClarenvale estate in South Australia and managed the following:

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:

  • June 12th - Challenge #1
  • June 18th - Challenge #2
  • June 24th - Follower Showcase
  • June 27th - Surprise Challenge-it's my birthday!!!! 
  • June 30th - Killing the Kit

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 #ckcmay2021).


  1. You will be sorely missed, sweet Claire 💕 Lovely kit & project for your swan song 😊 Julene, I am utterly intrigued with your trip! Fascinating photos.

  2. Lovely work ladies. Best to you Claire - your clean design style with the beautiful details will be missed.


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