Monday, May 23, 2022

May 2022 Follower Showcase

  Well, it's almost the end of the month and I hope you've been using your kit and  checking out our Counterfeit Kit Challenge FB community here and  other social media posts for inspiration. For this month's Follower Reveal, I was inspired by Tamra Hunt who is a regular follower of ours.

Our original inspiration SWEET LIFE kit came from  ScrapbookDoodle.com featuring beautiful inspiration from Bo Bunny:  

  Tamra's May kit was absolutely fabulous and full of fantastic papers: Lovely yellows and various shades of blue:


AND, she's great at using her tools and stamps creatively,  especially for Forgeries on the Fourth, I loved them all!



Thank you Tamra for allowing us to inspire you and also for inspiring us.  We love that you gave us the best ideas to forge!

We've got one last thing for the end of the month:

  • 28th May: Killing Kits - an idea or two focusing up the bits and pieces left in your own kit.

You know that 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 #ckcMay2022).


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

May 2022 Challenge #2 It's all About YOU

 Master Forger Kate here with this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge # 2 is going to be ALL ABOUT YOU!  

We want you to use your kit and scrapbook a photo of YOU and tell the reason(s) WHY you create your memories!

If you will recall, this month we are counterfeiting the SWEET LIFE kit from Scrapbookdoodle.com

Don't forget to include any photo of you - young or old! Perfect or imperfect! Real life!

  After all, memories will be more treasured because YOU are in the photos! It's a great habit to get into and why not start now if  you haven't already???


 Master Forger Tina happily took on the challenge 


 

Here is what the rest of the month has to offer.

  • 24th May: Followers Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 28th May: Killing Kits - an idea or two focusing up the bits and pieces left in your own kit.

You know that 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 #ckcMay2022).

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

May 2022- Challenge #1 Happy (inter) National Scrapbook Day!

It's back to our first regular challenge of the month and as you know, May also hosts (inter)National Scrapbook Day so there's been lots of opportunities to scrap!  

If you will recall, this month we are counterfeiting the SWEET LIFE kit from Scrapbookdoodle.com full of pinks, yellows and blues:

 I thought I'd pick one of MY favorite layouts and ask you to scraplift ME! The possibilities to interpret it are as endless as the inspiration you used to create your kit. You can't go wrong! 

Here's one of my favorite layouts:  Can't wait to see how you are inspired!

Master Forger Misty happily scraplifted Kate's layout and stayed fairly true to the design.

Master Forger Julene has also kept the design fairly close

Here is what the rest of the month has to offer.
  • 18th May: Challenge  #2 to inspire you to get creating from your own kit.
  • 24th May: Followers Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 28th May: Killing Kits - an idea or two focusing up the bits and pieces left in your own kit.

You know that 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 #ckcMay2022).

Saturday, May 7, 2022

May 2022 Happy {I}NSD - Challenge #15 and Goodnight!


It's time for us to say goodbye to {i}NSD and a goodnight to all of you! 

But first of all - THANK YOU for spending the day with us! 

We can't wait to see all the kits and creations you have shared with us throughout the event and hope you enjoyed our gentle day of inspiration, challenges and forgeries as much as we did!

Just a reminder to you about our PRIZE DRAW. 

We are offering TWO vouchers for your online scrapbook store of choice! All you have to do for a chance to win is link up your kits and/or creations on the {i}NSD posts over at the Counterfeit Kit Community Facebook Community

You have until MIDNIGHT on SUNDAY 15th MAY to play along and link up before we throw all your names into a hat and pull the lucky winners!


 Now it's my honour to offer you one final challenge:

Challenge #15 – Use our May 2022 Moodboard to inspire your layout.

And... that's a wrap!


Don’t forget to link up over on the {i}NSD posts in our Counterfeit Kit Community Facebook Community  for this and ALL the following challenges to come for a chance to be entered in our prize draw!

 You can also share over at Instagram where you can can find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and/or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcINSD2022

May 2022 Happy {I}NSD - Challenge #14 - Forgery

 

Welcome to {i}NSD at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

 MF Juliet here again.  I think on of my favorite things that made me fall in love with Counterfeit Kits is the forgeries!  Are you like me and when you are shopping for supplies say to yourself when you see the embellishment isle 'I can make that'...well that is exactly what this is!  Putting THAT 'thought' into practice.  Here are a few.

First I LOVE layered embellishments...those little things you can add to your project.  I had purchased these little flat stickers quite some time ago and they came with 4 sheets of the same ones in the pack...perfect to create layered embellishments!  The top piece (Today) is just a little extra from stuff laying on my desk...kind of like the card after the layout...why not embellishments to use later or even stick on a card base for a quick card!


One more because I couldn't stop, are titles...I love quick titles I can just pop on a layout, and again, I love layers.  So I made a few here to hopefully inspire someone to use their supplies.  First I used some OLD letter alphas...picked a few words...put them on some heavy cardstock and then fussy cut around the letters and wahla....quick titles to use when I want!  





And lastly I used some of my bigger stamps...stamped the words, fussy cut around that word and then again, glued to a piece of cardstock and fussy cut around that...instant titles to use for later!  And don't forget you can customize the colors of those large words to match your layout...check out the title from my layout/card challenge and you will see I did just that.



So....your challenge for this one is to show me some layered embellishments with your stash or maybe some titles you created to use later!  Make sure you have FUN and share your creations with us over on our Facebook page!


May 2022 Happy {I}NSD - Challenge #13 - Forgery - Tags and Butterflies

Welcome to {i}NSD at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

Hi everyone, this time I'm making forgeries of some tags and butterflies from our May inspiration kit, Sweet Life from Bo Bunny.  With a few stamps, ink, embossing powder, hole punch, scissors and a butterfly die and a few paper scraps from my scrap pile.  I even used a piece of chip board from a paper pad.

The supplies I am using are Tim Holtz -Distress Ink in black soot, spiced marmalade and embossing ink, Tsukineko ink - moonlight white, Recollections white embossing powder, Firefly stamp and die - Butterfly, Pink Paislee Bloom Street Stamp set, Prima wild and Free stamp set and finally a couple of Unity Stamp Company stamps - the butterfly and the look at you stamp on the stamp block.


I started by stamping my butterflies and the leaf circle, then stamp and embossed the butterfly on Kraft cardstock. I also use the chip board from a paper pad to die cut the butterfly. The orange blob with the butterflies is me putting the stamp on backwards. I then fussy cut them out. 

From the Kraft cardstock I also cut a couple of tags out added the teal pattern paper then stamped and heat embossed with white embossing power. 



The best part is that I can make as many as I need for a project, make to use at a later date and it is all from something I already own. 




Don’t forget to link up over on the {i}NSD posts in our Counterfeit Kit Community Facebook Community  for this and ALL the following challenges to come for a chance to be entered in our prize draw!

 You can also share over at Instagram where you can can find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and/or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcINSD2022

Also a reminder about our PRIZE DRAW for a chance of winning a 1st prize of $25 voucher and 2nd prize of $15 voucher to your online scrapbook store of choice. 

All you have to do is link up your kits and/or creations on the {i}NSD posts over at the Counterfeit Kit Community Facebook Community

You have until MIDNIGHT on SUNDAY 15th MAY to play along and link up before we throw all your names into a hat and pull the lucky winners!

May 2022 Happy {I}NSD - Challenge #12 - A Layout and A Card!

Welcome to {i}NSD at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

 MF Juliet here, hoping you are having a fun day of creating and crafting! In my world it is iNSD everyday (or every weekend at least!). I have a challenge that way back when our local scrapbook store was open we would do almost every month!  Scrap a layout and then use your leftovers to create a card! You know we always have leftovers so why not put them to use immediately and then you will build up your card stash!

I used my May mini kit and created this layout

May be an illustration of 3 people

THEN I even 'lifted' the layout to create this card:

May be an image of text that says 'Happy love love love'

                                          

Have fun and make sure you share your creations over on our Facebook page!


Don’t forget to link up over on the {i}NSD posts in our Counterfeit Kit Community Facebook Community  for this and ALL the following challenges to come for a chance to be entered in our prize draw!

 You can also share over at Instagram where you can can find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and/or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcINSD2022

Also a reminder about our PRIZE DRAW for a chance of winning a 1st prize of $25 voucher and 2nd prize of $15 voucher to your online scrapbook store of choice. 

All you have to do is link up your kits and/or creations on the {i}NSD posts over at the Counterfeit Kit Community Facebook Community

You have until MIDNIGHT on SUNDAY 15th MAY to play along and link up before we throw all your names into a hat and pull the lucky winners!