Friday, December 9, 2022

Christmas at CKC - 12 Days of Christmas - Challenge #4 - MF Tara

 


Master Forger Tara decided to take this prompt in a little bit different direction than what you'd expect.  She is currently finishing up scrapbooking her 2014 Family Albums.  That year, her husband deployed with his unit in the Army to Afghanistan & Kuwait. He spent the first half of the deployment in Afghanistan and the rest in Kuwait.  This was around the time that the Army ceased one year deployments in favor for shorter deployments, which is amazing BUT it also meant that the soldiers were no longer given R&R (Rest & Relaxation) weeks to come home at the halfway mark. Knowing that her husband wasn't going to be home for Christmas meant that that their family would have to do something different.  Tara had recently upgraded her iPhone to a newer model so her husband took the older one with him on his deployment.  They used the FaceTime function for him to call home and planned for him to call in the morning stateside timing so he could join in for the family Christmas celebration. This layout features the photos that Tara took of her husband on her iPad as he talked with the kids and then opened his presents.  It genuinely made Christmas apart bearable!

There's hidden journaling underneath the telephone shaker. 

Master Forger chose to use a telephone cutfile that she turned into a shaker as part of her layout.  She hid her journaling underneath her telephone shaker.  You can see more about her process as well as more photos on her blog:   HERE.


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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Christmas at CKC - 12 Days of Christmas - Challenge #4

Welcome back! Let's continue without delay...

 If you need a reminder of how our December challenge is organised, check out the blog post at the beginning of the month (here) and now, on to prompt #4


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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Christmas at CKC - 12 Days of Christmas - Challenge #3 - MF Cindy

 So, let's see where Three French Hens takes us today with MF Cindy taking up the challenge! 

My layout is about Christmas Past. Growing up on the ranch, one of use would drive into town to pick up our grandma. When we did this, we always stopped at the stores for whatever supplies we needed. It was not uncommon for us to get snowed in and not be able to make it to town for a while. Grandma always came prepared. She would bake before she came, pies, cookies, cakes, breads even make cany. But she always made sure that she had what she wanted for backing at the ranch. 

Unfortunately, I have no pictures of us girls and Grandma making the pies, but I do have an old picture of her at Christmas time at the ranch (year unknown) which I am using on this layout. 

I have done both the story and the technique for this page.

It is part of a two-page layout with more information on my blog here about page two.



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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Christmas at CKC - 12 Days of Christmas - Challenge #3

Welcome to our third prompt for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge's December event!

Just a reminder that we take each line of the famous song to offer you a scrapbook related way to interpret the idea. 

The prompt can help you with a journalling idea which you can interpret in any way you like - make a page, incorporate the idea into your own December journalling or mini-book, write a story, take a photo - the idea is to offer you a jumping off point for wherever your creativity is taking you in December. 

We also offer a technique prompt for some extra fun!

On the next day, one of our intrepid Master Forgers offers you their take on the challenge for your inspiration. 

So, let's check out our third prompt!



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Monday, December 5, 2022

Christmas at CKC - 12 Days of Christmas - Challenge #2 - MF Lisa

 It's time to see what MF Lisa did with the prompt for Day 2 - Two Turtle Doves.

Here's a reminder of our challenge.

I haven't made a Christmas kit (yet) and am still debating if I can get into something daily this month but knowing I had some scrapping to do and having just rummaged through my Christmas supplies for another crafty project, I decided to just grab an old collection and run with it.

The "All is Bright" collection from My Mind's Eye appealed at that moment and I was curious to see if I could make something I felt satisfied with using these older products - the answer is yes!

The prompt asks us to think about spending the festivities with those we love or maybe not being able to see loved ones at this time of year. Both of these directions were working for me but when I thought about how many pages I make about my sweet husband and adorable puppy, I decided it was time to make a layout about someone else dear to me - my mum - who I rarely get to spend time with at Christmas!

Living in another country which is home means that going "home" for Christmas is rare and has only happened a few times since I moved here 21 years ago. I get to see my family at other times of the year and sometimes right before Christmas if I go to see them for my birthday or they come here for the Christmas Markets.

But I would love my mum to come here and celebrate a German/English Christmas with me. Maybe one day when the little kids have grown up and she feels she can spend the festive time without them. 

Anyway, my journalling covers this and it made me feel a little homesick to make the page!

I also decided to cover the technique prompt at the same time, including two photos, focussing my embellishments in two places, using two font types- all small and all capitals, placing my journalling in two places and basing my embellishments on sticker and enamel dots. All the twos!


I don't scrap about my family enough to be honest so it was lovely to have a nudge to remedy this - maybe I can keep up this momentum. It also made me happy to use up some of this very old paper collection!

How will you interpret the prompt today? 


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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Christmas at CKC - 12 Days of Christmas - Challenge #2


 Welcome to our 2nd prompt for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge's December event!

Just a reminder that we take each line of the famous song to offer you a scrapbook related way to interpret the idea. 

The prompt can help you with a journalling idea which you can interpret in any way you like - make a page, incorporate the idea into your own December journalling or mini-book, write a story, take a photo - the idea is to offer you a jumping off point for wherever your creativity is taking you in December. 

We also offer a technique prompt for some extra fun!

On the next day, one of our intrepid Master Forgers offers you their take on the challenge for your inspiration. 

So, let's check out our second prompt!


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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Christmas at CKC - 12 Days of Christmas - Challenge #1 - MF Misty

 As a reminder, here is the first prompt we have for this month

MF Misty is starting off December with our first set of prompts. She took on both the story and the technique ideas and created this page.

While her layout isn't completely bottom heavy as the technique prompt says, she did manage to create a wider bottom and narrower top like a pear. The tree photos she chose for the story prompt highlighted Christmases where a different tree setup was needed to accommodate little toddler hands.

If you enjoy layout process videos you can watch this layout come together over on her YouTube channel. For now, here are a few details photos.





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