Wednesday, July 01, 2020

July Counterfeit Kit Reveal

Hello lovely people, welcome to my blog. You should have made your way here from Tina's blog on your journey through the July Reveal on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.

This month Clair picked Garden Party from Sahin Designs. It a little different than the usual bright colours that are released at this time of year. It is full of whites, blacks and a touch of brown.

Here is the original Sahin Designs Kit  I only used the paper and embellishments for my inspiration. The card kit is lovely but not something I really use, so I left it out of my kit.
I took the colour palette to draw my  inspiration from and a bit of the graphics where I could.  
The touch of pink appealled to me so when pulling my embellishments I kept this in mind.
Here are my papers; blacks, whites and a touch of browns. I poped a cork look paper in there too which photographed really yellow but in real life it isn't that bright. The graphics I went for were bold lines, scripts, a feather and flower look. I'm happy how it turned out. 
Now for my embellishments,  I pulled out tags, black titles, veneer and cork round pieces, a few small boarders and the location pin thingy. Then I just had to add a few splashes of pink flowers  tags and labels. 

I cannot wait to start using my kit. It's a bit different for me but I love how it turned out. 

Okay so now you need to pop on over to Laura's blog and see her kit. You can grab the link from the list below. 

Counterfeit Kit Challenge -
Guest Designer Jess -
Cindy -
Julene -
Leslie -
Lisa -
Tara -
Tina -
Tracey -
Laura -

Thanks for popping in and I hope you get a bit of inspiration from my kit and don't forget to pull your kit from you stash and share with us at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. 

Sunday, June 21, 2020

White with 1 Cybercrop

It is my turn to set a challenge for  the WW1 Cybercrop. 
I decided to use a photo for inspiration and create a page. So here here is my layout, to fond out the whole challenge pop on over to the WW1 Blog.
Happy Scrapping

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Counterfeit Kit Challenge 2

The second challenge for the Counterfeit Kit Blog this month is to create and use a mixed media background. My type of challenge!
I used Colourblast products by Bee Arty and created a background with Simmer Sprays, Colour Sprays and Colour Pastes through the Imagine Stencil. 
I used an old photo of me from my teenager years.... perfect for the rainbow I forged on the forth. 

Happy Scraping

Friday, June 05, 2020

Forgery on the Fourth for Counterfeit Kit Blog Challenge

Hello Counterfeiters. 

What do you make with a stack of twine?? Rainbow of course!
I absolutely fell in love with the twine rainbows from the Wonderful Would kit and didn't have any in my stash, but I did have a stack of twine.... so what is a girl to do? 
Try and counterfeit them of course.
So I grabbed some natural colour twine, my hot glue gun and tried to stick some twine pieces about 4 &1/2 inches long together, this was a bit tricky and I got glue everywhere. I also discovered that the twine alone wouldn't hold a rainbow shape, so I ended up gluing the natural twine to a garbage bag twisty tie.
Next I tucked teh end of some pink twine along the natural twine and turned it around itself to secure the end, then I keep rolling the pink twine up the natural twine and twisty.
About an inch up I discovered that the pink twine was getting a bit loose so I added some sticky clear drying glue along the natural twine and kept rolling it up.
One I had covered the length of the garbage bag twisty tie I used some more clear drying sticky glue to secure the end of the pink twine.
Next I undid the natural twine into individual threads to frey the ends of the rainbow.
I repeated the process two more times. I did actually cut the twisty tie shorter for the blue one as it is going to go into the center of the rainbow and needs to be a little shorter. In hindsight I should have also cut the yellow one a bit shorter too, you will see in the final rainbow that it is a touch too long.
Shape the thread by curling them around a cylinder shape object - I used a large glue stick.
Next stick the three coloured threads together in a rainbow shape using some clear drying sticky glue.
Lastly trim up the ends of the rainbow with a nice flat haircut.
Tada - a lovely rainbow embellishment to use on your creations. I know that this is the start of something for me and I am sure there will be many new rainbow popping up on my layouts soon as I love how it turned out and I can customise the colours to suit whatever I layout I am working on.
Have a bright rainbow day!

Monday, June 01, 2020

June Counterfeit Kit Blog Reveal

Hello wonderful people. Hope that you are all keeping well and that things are slowly starting to get back to normal for you all, here in Australia we are starting to implement a phased return to the new normal and keeping out fingers crossed that we do not have a second wave. 

This month the kit that has been chosen for us to Counterfeit is appropriately name "Wonderful World" by Clique Kits International. It has dreamy watercolor papers and bright colours and it has some great stuff for us to dig into and do some forgeries for as well! You will have to stop back in on the fourth to see the Master Forger's Forgeries.

I am trying to actually use up all of my kit this month so I only pulled a small amount of products from my supplies .... trying to keep my kit small for once!! I mainly looked at "The Base Kit" and only some of the embellishments.

Base Kit


Looking at the papers in The Main Kit I saw the colours to start; pinks, mustard yellow, teal and a bit of bold mixed colours together. So when I was buried in my stash I was looking for these colours and I was also referring back to the patterns of the papers; rainbows, flowers, houses (from the pattern paper in the embellishment photo) and just swirls/patches of colours. I pulled eleven different papers and two cut apart sheets....this is me trying to keep this kit small!! :) Looking at my papers I think I have a good selection that will cover a huge range of themes and have decided to call my kit....

Eclectic World

The embellishments in the "Wonderful World" by Clique Kits International kit is full of butterflies, tags, diecuts, twine, title die cuts, hearts and rainbows and lables all in a mixutre of colours - all these make it so easy for me to find embellishments in my my stash is full of such items.

Wonderful World Embellishments

My Embellishments for Eclectic World

I thought that it might be easier to do some close up photos and explain what I have pulled from my stash.
I pulled out die cut titles, black Thickers, cut-a-part labels and flowers.
Tags, Twine and a house (City Lights by Colour Blast Bee Arty) stamp.
 Enamel hearts, Puffy Stickers hearts, ribbon photo corners and Rainbows die cuts. 

In the Wonderful World Kit I fell in love with the Twine Rainbows. So I am going to give a go at forging them on the Fourth..... wonder how I will go???
You should have gotten to my Blog by the wonderful Tina's Blog on the Blog Hop journey. If not I have put the Blog Hop list at the bottom of my post, now you can follow along. Laura is the lucky last one on the hop and she is next, so you are almost at the end.  

Hope you have had a good hop?

Guest Designer -

Happy Scrapping

White with 1 Blog Design Team Reveal

The challenge for the White with 1 blog this month is White with.... white! Such a classical stunning combination. For extra inspiration there is a sketch so pop on to the WW1 blog to check it out.
Here is my layout a sweet sleeping photo of Paige only a few days old.


I took a bit of creative interpretation with the sketch. Love how it turned out. 

Happy Scrapping.

Monday, May 18, 2020

May Counterfeit Kit - Challenge Two

The second challenge for the Counterfeit Kit for May is to use those scrap strips that we all collect and weive them and use on a layout. 
Once I started weiving this photo of Adrian and the girls popped into my mind, just a moment in time captured on film showing a loving glimpse into our family.... so naturally I had to cut my weave pattern into hearts. 
Easier said than done!! If you decide to take my inpiration and cut a shape into your weaving adhere it all together first or you will have random pieces of paper on your table that you have to weave back into the heart!! 

Love This

Friday, May 08, 2020

BeeArty Design Team Share

Today I am up on the Bee Arty Blog with a Design Team share of a layout I created with the Follow Your Dreams collection. 
Pop on over to see the finer details. 
I also filmed my process as I created this layout, so if you want to watch, please follow this link;
Thanks for popping in and happy scrapping.