Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Just the Gist of It

Happy New Year!

This month we've given you a kit that could be taken in a few different directions - perhaps even too many. Are you going to go traditional Christmas so that you can scrap some of your latest festive photos or bright for the new year? Maybe you love the typical wintery elements or perhaps some of the more unexpected combinations are calling your name?

Yes, you might be feeling a bit torn and not really sure of which way to go. I'm here to help.

Let's look once again at the original Cocoa Daisy November 2017 kit, Fair Isle which we are using for our inspiration 
(although there are several other kits to choose from https://www.cocoadaisy.com/product-category/past-kits/2017-kits/nov-2017-kits/ )

What stood out for me were the gorgeous colours that have such a fresh feel to them - seems somehow perfect for this dreary time of year.

Taking just the papers, I picked out five colours which caught my attention. Red, orange, green, soft blue and dark, neutral grey.

If you use these colours as the base for your papers, you will have a collection that can take you from the most recent Christmas tree photos through to hopeful, forward looking thoughts on the New Year! Sprinkle a little pink in there for good measure (you just know I will), perhaps a sprinkle of metallic and you have the start of something beautiful.

Why not leave it right there and add in embellishments as you create each page or project. Simple and easy and perfect for kick-starting your creative year!

Come back on the 4th for our Forgery on the Fourth feature which hopes to encourage you to make some of your own elements for your kit and of course, the mini-kit on the 6th and the challenges on the 12th and 18th. Everything you need to keep you inspired though these long, dark days of January. 

We love seeing your work, so be sure to share your kits and projects with us. You can do this by using the Link-Up page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge )


  1. I'm a newbie w/ a question: Once I create my kit do I have to wait until a challenge is presented to use it or is the point for me to use my kit for ANY layouts/projects I want to make during the month (even if they are not "Counterfeit" Blog related? And of those non-counterfeit blog related layouts...do I still share them w/ you? TIA!

    1. Hey Doreen - great to have you joining in and super that you have a question that I'm sure others might also have :-)

      Our main focus is to inspire you to create a kit using our inspiration kit as your starting point, with products you've bought because you love them and want to use them! Then we offer challenges and ideas through the month to keep you motivated to use your kit for projects that you will also love - because you're using your much loved but maybe neglected products! But if you're off making other layouts or projects with your kit, then that's fabulous!

      We love it when you share those kits with us! We love it when you join in on those challenges and share those projects with us! But we ALSO love it when you share ANY layout you make with your kit :-) We just love seeing what you're making :-)

      You can share on the blog, over at FB or on IG and we will come on over and ooo and ahhh over anything you share with us because we LOVE sharing the love!

      And if the new month comes around and you're still using the kit from the previous month, feel free to continue sharing any layouts you make with that one too.

      No rules, no scrapbooking police but lots of fun and loads of love and doing your own thing! Hope to see you joining in really soon!

    2. Awesome! TY for the clarification! :0)


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