Thursday, May 20, 2021

Musings, news and a Counterfeit Kit Challenge Master Forger Design Team Call – July to December 2021

I’ve been part of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge team for a loooong time. I first joined in during March 2011 and joined the team that September. 10 years in the scrapbook challenge blogging world is a lifetime! I’ve seen a lot of changes here but it remains a constant in my scrapbooking life and I’m so happy that we are still here. Still making kits from products we have in our own stash that we love, still making layouts and projects, still finding inspiration in our photos and still here on the blog and in our FB community (here).  

We are a low-key challenge community and I like that! It’s not frantic or frenetic round here. We stay true to our core "mission" which is to create kits and make pages and projects. You might say that we are still a bit old school – posting our kits and challenges over here on the blog but along the way, we have moved with the times a little and now our FB community is where all the interaction is. Where we share layouts and thoughts and a bit of chat! But I still like the fact that the blog remains chronological and that it can be a source of reference that’s easy to manage so the blog posts aren’t going anywhere.

But from time to time, we do have a behind-the-scenes heart-to-heart on where we are going, if we are still relevant, if we still love what we do. And so it happened this week. And YES! We still love what we do and we still want to keep on kitting and challenging and inspiring and creating!

The team at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge is fun, friendly and incredibly talented and I’m so, so grateful to have them as my crafting buddies. I love having them in my life and value each of them for their fabulous crafting, their friendship and their contributions to our community - both “front of shop” as well as behind the scenes. And so it breaks my heart all the more when we lose some of our “family” to pastures new. These team members are stepping down to concentrate on different adventures: 

  • Master Forger Lori stepped down from the group in April and always amazed me with her ability to contribute to so many teams at the same time! Her kits were inspiring and her layouts fun and creative!
  • Master Forger Susan who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes for us on Instagram and our fantabulous monthly moodboards will move on at the end of the month
  • And Master Forger Clair who has delighted and astonished each month with her incredible micro-kits and simply gorgeous mini-projects will be leaving at the end of June.

I miss them already – more than they know. So a warm and heartfelt thank you to you for all that you’ve done for usand I hope you will still hang out here at CKC with us! 

Which brings me to a happier part of this post: 

Design Team Call for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge team in 2021 June to December 2021) 

We are looking for a couple of passionate kitters and paper crafters to join the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Master Forger team for the second half of 2021 (June to December 2021). 

If you would like to apply to join our team as Master Forger for 2021 please apply to by Sunday 13thJune with the following: 

  • Pick any inspiration kit featured in 2020 on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog

  • Create your own (new) page kit / mini kit using the inspiration
  • Create a (new) project using one of the two featured challenges from the month chosen
  • Send us bright and clear photos of your page kit, your kit project and two other projects (don’t need to have been made in connection with CKC) you have created which showcase your crafting style to
  • In addition to your kit and project photos – along with a short write up about your choices - your email should include some information about you, any current design teams you contribute to, your crafting story and where we can find you online (social media, blog, online galleries, YouTube etc). We’d like to get to know you!
As a Master Forger for 2021 we’d like you to: 

  • create a kit each month based on an inspiration kit and showcase it in a design Team hop via social media (please state your preferred method - blog, YouTube, IG, FB)
  •  create a project for at least one CKC challenge each month
  • contribute to the Forgery on the Fourth blog post on a regular basis with your own creations or links to ideas or tutorials online
  •  take clear, bright, good quality photos of your kits and projects and/or videos
  • contribute to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook community on a regular basis
  • comment on projects which are linked up by our followers in the CKC FB community and Instagram 
  • organise, be responsible for and coordinate the inspiration kit, challenges and blog posts for one kit month a year
  •  be an active team member and contribute to the smooth running of our small, close and friendly team 

I will contact you and make the new team announcement in the third week of June so that the new Master Forgers can showcase their first kit in July 2021!

We are excited to hear from you and are looking forward to adding you to our team of friendly, motivational, supportive and inspirational crafty peeps! 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on if you have any questions or queries or DM me (Lisa) on FB – I’m here to answer any questions you have! 

Good luck!



  1. I love you guys and all you do. I am not reliably scrapping right now. Otherwise I would enthusiastically submit an application to join you.

    1. Thanks so much Debbie for your kind words! Sending love your way... xxxx

  2. Best wishes to the Master Forgers who are moving on. Thank you for the time you put in to this group. I love it here.

    1. Thanks so much Misty! We love having you here too and your comments make all the work we put in worthwhile!

  3. Thanks so very much Clair, Susan, and Lori for all your clever resourcefulness and creativity shared here at CKC!!! I've admired all 3 of your individual styles for several years. Blessings!

    1. We will miss them for sure! Thanks for your comments!


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