Thursday, November 1, 2018

November 2018 - Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit reveal and blog hop

I'm so very happy to welcome you to my favourite month of the year! 

Welcome to November and to our last regular counterfeiting month of the year - we always shake things up in December with something special for Christmas so watch this space. We'll be sneaking peeks later in the month. 

I know that most people don't agree with my views on November but since I changed my attitude some years ago, it really has become a wonderful transition month. AND it's my birthday month (as well as several other members of my family including a new little one who we are expecting to arrive in the next four weeks at some point!) so you just know that I'm all about the celebrating at this time of year :-) 

So... how are we marking this month which connects autumn to winter and all that Christmas stuff?

Well, I fell in love with this gorgeous kit from Citrus Twist Kits (October 2018) - "Little Things". Isn't it just beautiful? I thought that the mix of fresh colours was just what we needed at the end of a long, hot summer when we might still have some memories to capture before we fall head first into red, green and gold merrimas!
You can find out all about this stunning kit at the Citrus Twist Kits site here and you'll also find lots of detail shots as well as Pocket Life and Gracebox kits if you need even more awesome inspiration.

I see lots of scrumminess in terms of colour and embellishments that you might find in your own stash so go shopping and have fun. Of course, there'll be oodles of fantastic kits in the Guest Designer and Master Forgers' reveal blog hop today as well as extra inspiration in the coming days here on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. You can find the full blog hop as well as the calendar for this month at the end of the post so make sure you keep coming back!

But first, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to Alex - Pink Crafty Mama - who is our wonderful Guest Designer this month. 

This girl is awesome and I was so happy when she agreed to join us in November. Check out her blog for crafty inspiration and she's funny to boot! I always find myself smiling whenever I spend some time over there. Her kits are fabulously big and she uses them like a boss! 

I'll let her introduce herself below:


A crafty hello from "Down Under"!  

I'm Alex from Melbourne, Australia, but you may know me on socials as Pink Crafty Mama. I'm married to Andrew aka NotPinkCraftyHubster and we're on the wild ride that is parenting a teenage SmallCraftyDude (Max). We're faithful subjects to two cats (although I could do with a few more!)

I've always liked various arts and crafts as a child, but the start of "grown up" crafting is a bit harder to pinpoint. Maybe making cards when we needed them? Then in 2004-2005 I naturally wanted to start scrapbooking.  I had a brand new TinyCraftyDude and he made a great subject. It didn't last, however. There was something missing, but I just didn't know what. (let's be real, supplies weren't that exciting back then especially in Australia!). A few years later I was first introduced to Stampin' Up! and "proper" cardmaking. I still make cards today and still use SU, along with just about every other manufacturer! 

Fast forward to 2012 and I happened upon a video by Glitter Girl 😉 while browsing YouTube and I had an epiphany. I'm talking flashing lightbulbs and trumpet fanfares. It was journalling and telling the story! Wow, what a difference! I don't mean the story is always the first thing that inspires the beginning of a layout - it can be the photos or even product, but the story is critical! 

So how did I get mixed up in this Counterfeiting business? To tell you the truth, I haven't the faintest idea! I feel as though I've been playing along for years, but I think the earliest blog post was maybe last November? And I only discovered the Facebook Group this year and met my match and partner-in-crime when it comes to huge kits!

You can find Alex at the following:

Pink Crafty Mama blog


I can't wait to see what Alex creates of us this month and I know you are going to love her too so make sure you head on over to the blog hop below to catch up on all the scrappy, kitty inspiration.

Don't forget that we are back throughout the month to help you create your kits and get them used up. 

Here's a breakdown for what to expect.
  • 2nd November - Just the Gist of It provides a small breakdown of the kit to help get you started
  • 4th November - Forgery on the Fourth where our Guest Designer and Master Forgers replicate items from the original kit using their mad counterfeiting skills!
  • 6th November - Mini kit reveal is where we show off two mini-kit versions in case a full kit isn't your thing this month
  • 12th & 18th November - Challenges 1 & 2 will nudge you to use your kits using our challenge prompt and inspiration from the team
  • 15th and 30th November - {Killing Kits Series} to help you make the most of those kits, right to the very last scraps!

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 @counterfeitkitchallenge and share with #counterfeitkitchallenge).

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see what you create this month!



  1. That kit is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! ::MEGA HEART EYES:: I will definitely be playing! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I've been afraid to look all day because I thought I would get overwhelmed. So far so good but I still need to do the blog hop. I used a lot more of my October kit than I initially thought, so that's also good. With Alex as GD for November, I'm sure we are going to be razzled and dazzled! Bring it on, Alex, and the Master Forgers!!!

  3. for Laura: FAB kit! I thought it was the Citrus Twist Kit "little things"! Your counterfeiting stash is THAT good!!! Can't wait to see what you do with all this moxie fabu-licious papers and embellishments!!!


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