Wednesday, May 12, 2021

May 2021 - Challenge #1

 Welcome to the first CKC challenge for May.We're pleased to have you here and hope you're ready to use the kit you've created.

Here's a reminder of the Eat, Play, Love kit.


There was a focus on the 1950s and cooking so...

Challenge #1

Scrapbook an OLD recipe. Perhaps you have one handed down from mother or grandmother or further back than that. Use those cookery items you added to your kit to scrap it. You could tell a little about the original person on your layout or perhaps even add a small photo of them.

Kyla, our guest designer came up with this layout and recipe. It sounds delicious!



Master Forger Tara created a two page layout for this challenge. Unfortunately, she doesn't have old recipes to scrapbook. However, she did have photos printed of a field trip that her children took as part of a Homeschool Co-op to a Historic Village and Farm in Georgia. One of the classes that the kids took was located at the doctor's house in the village. His assistant helped them make an old recipe of a poultice for chest congestion made from turpentine and some herbs from the doctor's garden. 


Master Forger Cindy
created a layout about an old cook book her grandma gave her.




Master forger Tracey created this lovely layout inspired by her daughters who wanted to nake ANZAC biscuits on ANZAC Day. Such a lovely way to spend the day after Dawn Service, a day talking to her girls about why this day is so special. This months kit was perfect for the photos.





Master forger Julene
 I created this page using a Jenny Bowlin die cut paper, plus a long journal block.The doiley and patty pan top left allude to cooking as well.
I wrote out Mum's recipe, or it might even have been my Nanna's recipe-I'm not quite sure.



 Thank you for visiting and hope we have inspired you to do a recipe page too!

Enjoy scrapping , that's the main thing.

Julene



Thursday, May 6, 2021

May 2021 - Mini Kit reveal and Project

Welcome back to today's post and it's all about going small!

Perhaps you don't have time to do a full kit or maybe you just like certain aspects of the kit? Then a mini kit maybe the answer for you!

We'll be sharing a couple of mini-kits created by our Master Forgers Clair and Lisa with some projects to give you a little inspiration!

Our Inspiration Kit:

Eat , Play, Love.

Master Forger Clair

So, I have a confession. This month's mini-kit is a little bit of a 'cheat'.

I knew this would be a difficult month for me, as I don't normally use a lot of red and I have none in my main stash. While I knew I could find florals in my stash - I've used a lot of them recently and really wanted to use something that felt a bit different. And then I remembered - I had a kit with red, yellow, green and turquoise. A kit that included some florals and some food related elements. A kit that felt a lot like a warm, cozy home. Yeah, it was a Christmas kit!

I loved the Sparkle & Joy Kit from Citrus Twist the moment that I saw the reveal but, for many reasons, December 2020 was a bit of a doozy and I didn't even work on the foundations for a December Daily album, let alone finish! So, I have a full kit, with a stamp set, album and some lovely little extras from my Christmas stash and, oddly, I feel ready to do some Christmas scrapping! Maybe you'll join me? 

I made a little start on some foundations over the last weekend. (Yeah, that's right. While everyone else was creating lovely 'May Flowers' layouts for INSD, I was scrapping Christmas!) Here's one that I created with a cut-file from Holiday Cheer by Kerry Bradford Studio.

Hopefully, I'll be able to share more as I work with the kit this month, so do follow me over on Instagram, if you would like to see more.


Master Forger Lisa

I did a lot of head scratching while I waited for inspiration to hit me for my mini-kit. I wasn't sure if I wanted to make another of my swap mini-books, a page or perhaps something different. I wasn't sure about what supplies I had in these three colours and I wasn't sure about going down the farm kitchen route although I knew I had some October Afternoon which I totally adore and have been hoarding for years. 

So even though I wasn't sure about what I wanted to make, I felt pretty sure I would be able to pull a kit together.

And then suddenly I had a lightbulb moment and ran to my paper supplies and pulled out the section which has October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket together. I rummaged through the papers until my eyes fell on the perfect papers for my mini - the beloved Dutch Girl from Cosmo Cricket! I had had to have this whole collection at the time it came out but it was too precious to use up! I still love it but my style has definitely moved on so it's time to cut into the collection pack and make something.

I pulled out a handful of papers, the tag shapes, the giant alpha and the cute chipboard alpha from the collection and then went online to get some card making inspiration. 

And then I spent a few hours, just cutting and layering and tying and sprinkling with a few (extra to my kit) enamel dots. 

A bunch of sketches were found at Craft With Sarah and also Paper Play Sketches which were printed out and will be kept for the future too. I tend to make the same card design all the time - varying it up with different papers but the basics are pretty similar. So I was determined to change things up and these sketches were perfect!

10 cards later and I'm so pleased! I followed about 5/6 sketches and then just went freestyle with a couple.

I've added everything back into the collection but I honestly think that I should use it all up for cards or maybe even back to my mini-album idea! I know it's a hint dated but I can honestly say that I love this collection almost as much as day 1 back in 2007!




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:

 

  • 12th & 18th May: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit
  • 24th May: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 29th May: June Sneak Peek on social media
  • 30th May: Killing Kits - An idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box 

 

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).


So happy to have you here with us.


Julene

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May 2021 - Forgeries on the Fourth

 


Here's a reminder of our kit:


Julene was inspired by the nostalgic feel and the bright colours.

 It definitely makes you think of cookery.

There's lots of scope for forgeries here.


Time for our Master Forgers to inspire you.


 

Our Guest Designer Kyla has come up with these ideas:

I punched out different sizes of circles and scalloped circles. Then adhered them together. Some I added little hearts, some I doodled on, some I stamped on.


I punched out circles in three sizes. Cut in half-ish. Doodled on trim. And stacked at angles.


I used my Sizzix to die cut the word FAMILY and then doodled on a design.


Master Forger Julene had some papers from a set which featured roses. Some were incomplete.

She fussy-cut out the roses and made one sheet of pretty roses similar to the one in the kit.

Master Forger Cindy had to recreate the Yellow Plaid paper in the inspiration kit. 

 
Blog post here

Master Forger Leslie chose a very simple counterfeit - the flower sequins in the card kit using vellum & a punch + her own Foodie stamp set compilation. Easy-peasy!

Master Forger Clair gave us the tip that this super cute kitchen mixer cut file was the free file of the week over at Paige Evans's FB group - Happy Scrappy Place. Wouldn't it be perfect for this kit with its home-cooked farm kitchen feel?

FREE cut file available here 

Or what about these free printable baking mixer stickers here

Victoria Thatcher has a baking themed planner set that could easily be used on your cute pages! Check it out here

This link is to make your own veneer effect leaf design earrings. But I bet you could adapt the idea to make your own "veneers" to match your kit in any design you wanted! Why not check it out and give it a go:

http://blog.consumercrafts.com/jewelry-main/diy-leaf-earrings/

Last up, at My Everything and Nothing blog I found some super cute printables with roses and butterflies. While not a perfect match to the inspiration kit, I can imagine them being super cute on page or a card!


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: 

  • 6th May: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project idea
  • 12th & 18th May: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit
  • 24th May: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 29th May: May Sneak Peek on social media
  • 30th May: Killing Kits - An idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box 

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).

I'm so looking forward to spending this month with you!


Julene

Sunday, May 2, 2021

May 2021 Kit - 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 a 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.

Let's just remind ourselves of the fabulous inspiration kit this month:

This kit brings memories of the 1950s with bright colours of turquoise,red and yellow, coupled with roses,cherries, kitchen elements and mason jars.

It embues a warmth ,and togetherness and love is the background theme.

Hark back to times gone by and your grandmother's kitchen. Those home cooked foods you loved.

There are several ranges of kitchen themed papers.

There is a strong feel of October Afternoon papers so if you have any left get them out and use them.

 

These 2 journal cards were my starting point.

(I usually start with the papers, but knew I had those cherries, so set out and found them.)


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 MayForgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements
  • 6th May: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project idea
  • 12th & 18th MayChallenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit
  • 24th May: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 29th May: May Sneak Peek on social media
  • 30th May: Killing Kits - An idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box 

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).

I'm so looking forward to spending this month with you!


Julene

Saturday, May 1, 2021

(inter)National Scrapbook Day at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Yes, the day has come! 

This is OUR day - a day just to be creative with our favourite scrappy hobby!

Not only have we had an awesome kit reveal today (check it out here if you missed it!), but we are ALSO playing along with (i)NSD.

You need to head over to our Counterfeit Kit Challenge FB community HERE to join in the fun. 

We will have 10 hourly challenges starting at 11am MST and a whole week to post your layout and projects in the (i)NSD album HERE

This time next week, I'll put a name or two out of the hat for a Guest Designer spot later in the year and maybe a little giveaway! 😉

Come on over and join in the fun! We can't wait to see you.



Friday, April 30, 2021

May 2021 Counterfeit kit challenge kit reveal & hop

 Hi, Master Forger Julene here with this month's kit.

I love a vintage vibe and as a 1950s baby, this one appealed to me.

There's cooking theme plus big bright cherries and red roses. Pretty florals, plaids,plain bright colours and even some neutral Kraft and white. Plenty of scope for you to forge.

It remends me of October afternoon papers but there are other brands with that vintage 1950s feel or cooking themes. Here's your links.

Eat Play Love Scrapbooking Workshop Kit (G1227) | Close To My Heart

Eat Play Love Cardmaking Workshop Kit (G1228) | Close To My Heart

Eat Play Love Picture My Life™ Cards (X7267D) | Close To My Heart




You can watch the whole kit revealed on  YouTube: 'Eat Play Love' Full Paper Collection - YouTube

On the Close to My Heart website you can even see sample layouts that they have made using this kit.


We extend a warm welcome to Kyla Skidmore Schrake as our guest designer . 

Her blog is here 

https://fwast.blogspot.com/


Now onto the blog hop


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).

I'm so looking forward to spending this month with you!  Julene


PS. Lisa here just to let you know that we have big plans over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge FB community today. 

It's (inter)National Scrapbook Day 

and we have a whole day of challenges to inspire you. If you are quick off the mark, you can use Julene's May kit for your (i)NSD layouts but whatever products you use, we hope you will join us and have a whole day of creative fun! 

The first challenge will be posted in the FB community at 11am MST so we hope too see you there!