Thursday, July 01, 2021

July Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop

 Hello crafty people and welcome to the July Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop, this month is an exciting month as we say hello to some new Master Forgers..... who you may ask? Well ... hopefully you noticed them on the blog hop journey, if you didn't as you started halfway through the hop or on my page then I have popped up a master list of the blog hop at the bottom of this post. You have to follow along with the hop to discover the new Master Forgers, make sure you say a welcoming hello to them. 

The kit for this month is the Paper Person April 2021 kit - "Episode" the kit club is run by Kelly Purkey, her kits are tiny but cute. 

Here is the promotional image of the Episode kit that I have used for my inspiration as I rummaged through my stash. 

What inspired me? The first thing I noticed that when I looked at the image was the flick of the darker blue in the kit, then I saw the teals/greens and a touch of other colours. The paper in the bottom right hand corner caught my eye and made me think of confetti or sprinkles. 
Looking at the embellishments I thought small and cute. 
Then I noticed the stamps - TV viewing (that's when I also noticed the TV image on the paper in the bottom left) soooooo this kit has a theme after all. Which I know I don't have anything of to fit.... I see a forgery for the fourth coming up!! 
Below are my patterned papers that I pulled for my kit - I started with the darker blue in mind and hunted through my stash, I found the blue background floral and the lined blue paper that I thought would work. Whilst in my blue pile of papers I found the top left hand paper in light blues - the one with a kind of marbled look, I thought that it would be perfect. Next I went onto my teal/green pile and pulled a few patterns that I thought would work. At this time I found the tag/cutapart paper which had the teal and dark blue on it, so I grabbed it. 
The coloured sprinkle/confetti looking paper was a bit more of a challenge and took a deeper dive into my papers, eventually I found two that I thought would work (bottom right hand corner). What do you think? One is not a confetti/sprinkle look but it had the right colours in it and I think it will work. 
So these are my papers, I love the dark and light contrast in the blues/teals then a few flecks of other colours - orange and red. I have even decided on a name for my kit this month....

Blue Hue Just for You!!

Okay the embellishments were next, here is a full photo of my whole kit. I'll explain my thought process for the embellishments in the close up photos below. 
My kit got bigger as I riffled through my stash, I have managed to put together a lot of things that I am sure I will use to create some interesting layouts.

The last think I noticed in the Episodes Kit was the stamps, but they were the first things I started with when I started to pull embellishments from my stash. I was looking for small words, labels and if possible a TV. I didn't think that I did have a TV ... but sometimes I get lucky and find something in my supplies that I forgot I had. Come on, hands up if you do as well!! 
Unfortunately I was not successful this time, I did find "home and travel" themed stamps that I thought would work, the other stamps are just random images and words. Quiet a few fun images to work with.

Okay on to stickers and diecuts - given that I had found "homey" themed stamps I thought that I would stick to this and looked for anything related. I found a mobile phone, which isn't a TV but near enough?? The other embellishments I pulled were small and cute - in line with my first thought of the Episodes Kit. All are very similar to the colours in my patterned papers. 

I needed alphas and other embellishments next, so I pulled some small dark blue foam Thickers and chipboard letters. I popped in the ribbon photo corners (I seriously have these hanging in my stash for years and never seem to use them.... so I am challenging myself to get them used this month).
I also added some tiny enamel hearts - just because they are small and cute.

Last I added this acetate sheet, it used to be a 12x12 sheet but I only have a small bit left as I have used it quite often but love it. It reminded me of  the confetti/sprinkle patterned paper so it totally fits this kit.

Here is the Master List for the Blog Hop so you can continue on your journey;

Thanks for stopping in and I hope I have inspired you to dig deep in your stash. See you on the Fourth for a forgery or two and then our Challenges on the 12th and 18th.


Tuesday, June 01, 2021

June Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop

 Hello Counterfeiters. It is June 1st, which means a new Counterfeiter Kit reveal and Blog Hop. 

Backyard Blooms Kit by Cocodaisy. 

The inspirational kit this month is huges, lots if materials to pick and choose from. It's big, it's vibrant and it's beautiful. Here is just two of the many photos displaying it's deliciousness. 

So how did the beautiful Backyard Bloom Kit inspire me. Well of coarse I had to find big, colourful floral papers to start with, I then teamed them with similiar bold colours. I just had to add a few Summer tgemed papers to help me through this cold snap we are having here. Today is the first day of Winter here in Australia and I don't much like the cold .... so Summer papers help me through. 

Stickers, Alphas and washi tape with bright colours and florals were pulled from my stash to help pack out my kit.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

May Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop Reveal

 Hello everyone, welcome to my blog "Three Obsessions" you should have found your way here from the May Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop, hope you have enjoyed the journey so far. I will pop a Master List at the bottom of my post and you can continue to hop along with the rest of the Master Forgers. 

The kit that was picked to counterfeit this month was the Eat Play Love Kit from Close to My Heart. 

Here is an image of what it looks like. 

Easy as Pie

So what inspired me from the kit this month? The stand out was the red - it just popped out from the rest and called my name, it is such a vibrant colour in comparison to the other colours in the kit, so it was my stating point. I then looked at the theme of the kit and saw that it was about cooking or household/kitchen items. With the colour red and the them set in my mind I started my forge through my stash and pulled the following items together to create my kit for May, I have even thought of a title for my kit this month.... Easy as Pie!! 

I went straight for my red pile of papers and found some checks, strawberries and cherry patterns and decided that they would work both for the colour and the "kitchen/cooking" theme .... after all food is found in the kitchen!! I realised that I didn't really have many papers that would fit the kitchen/cooking theme so I stuck with the fruits and added pineapples, lemons, pears and apples to the collection. The rest of the papers I matched to the idea of flowers and some blue as it was the second colour that stood out from the original kit.

I had a bit more luck in finding some cut-apart sheets in the kitchen/cooking theme and added these to my kit. I also found an older 6x6 bracket paper in red and flowers so it was added too. 

Next up embellishments, once again I had to dig deep in my supplies to find a few that related to the theme, but I did mange to find some. Flairs, patches and a gem icecream. When I looked at my kit now I was thinking it looks a bit "old fashioned" so going with that I added some little wooden pegs, the felt and paper doilys, some pearls and a few woodgrain sequins. I must admit I am loving how it has come together and can not wait to use it, hopefully my layouts come together "Easy as Pie."

Master List

Counterfeit Kit Challenge -

Guest Designer: Kyla Skidmore Schrake-

Tracey -

Cindy -

Julene -

 Leslie -

Tara -

Tina -

Laura -

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 #ckcfebruary2021).

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Two

Hello Counterfeiters. Can you believe we are already half way through April? 

This year is just flying by. 

Today I am sharing my take on Challenge Two .... scrap lift a Design Team Member who displayed their creations using the this months kit "Garden Party" from the Scrapbook and Cards Today Papercraft Magazine.

I picked Lisa Dickinson's single page layout to scraplift. I loved the way it formed a large "L" with the photos, title and embellishments. It was balanced perfectly, so different to what I usually do. 

Here is Lisa's layout:

Here is my take: very similar with some of the same papers too. 

I made the butterflies for Forgery of the Fourth but didn't remember to pop them up on the blog then so I am sharing it with you all now.

First I used the butterfly metal die and cut two white cardstock butterflies out, then two yellow patterned paper ones.

Next I used a pair of fine scissors to cut out the centre of the butterflies, leaving a 2 mm edge.

I then glued the thin yellow butterfly to the white cardstock.

On one of the butterflies I adhered little gems all over it and on the second one I just placed some in the centre where it's body would have been.

Let me know which of the Scrapbook and Cards Today Papercraft Magazine Design Team Members you decide to scraplift.

Thanks for popping in.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

April Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop Reveal

 Hello lovely peeps, what a kit we have to share with you this month "Garden Party" from Srapbook & Cards Today magazine. 

"This colourful collection captures the colours and patterns of spring with papers from Dear Lizzy, Jen Hadfield, Paige Evans and Simple Stories with perfectly coordinating accents like silk flowers, twine tassels, mixed ephemera and bright buttons to add special touches to all project, an exclusive 4×6 stamp set, printable tags and kit cut files brings unique inspiration.Time tiptoe through the tulips and dance in the daffodils at the Garden Party!"

So with all this colourful prettiness in mind I searched my stash, I knew straight away that I had some of the Paige Evens papers so that was my starting point. I placed the umbrella, the checks and the cut a-part-sheet in the middle of my table and looked for similar colours in the rest of my paper stash. I pulled out some Cocoa Vanilla papers that complemented the original Paige Evens papers, I also keep in mind that it was all about a "Garden Party" so searched for flowers too then for a bit of a difference to my kit I included two different wood grains.

Next up..... embellishments. From the inspirational kit I followed the lead and added pink Thickers, word/sentence stickers, buttons and die cuts. To bulk out my kit a bit more I added butterfly paper clips, an old Heidi Swapp mirror acrylic butterfly (lol, you can see my fingers reflected in the mirror) and some cute tassels. 

I must admit, I like how it turned out, so soft, pretty and delicate. I even thought of a name for it this month.... Spring Fling. 

Anyhoo I hope that I have given you a few ideas for you to pull a kit of your own and now it is time for you to continue your journal on the Blog Hop. You should have found your way to my blog from Tina's and next up is Laura's. The Master List is below if you get lost of have just happened across my blog by chance and want to join in the hop. 


Friday, March 26, 2021

Colour Blast by Bee Arty Design Team Share

 Hello again. Another bombard of layouts to share with you all this time I am catching up with my Colour Blast by Bee Arty Creative Team projects that I have done. If you see any products that you love then pop on into the Colour Blast store and purchase them here. Paige the owner is lovely and will assist you any way you require it. 

If you would like to see step by step instructions on how I created my layouts then you will need to visit the Colour Blast by Bee Arty Blog or purchase the electronic magazine or Kit Subscription to get a copy of the magazine in your kit. 

You Amaze Me





When in Doubt Add More Sparkle

Love My Tribe

Nothing Can Dim That Light That Shines Within

You are Beautiful

Follow You Dreams

Just a few to have a look out, I hope you have enjoyed looking. 

COAPA Desgin Team Catch Up

 Hi everyone, I have been meaning to get on here for ages now to update you all with my latest creations for Confessions of A Paper Addict Design Team.... but life has been getting in the way.

New town, new job, new schools for the girls and a new house equals less time for Blogging.

Anywho I'll pop up all my layouts here and if you are interested jump on to my You Tube Channel and see how I created them. 

Remember This



Be The Rainbow

Happy Memories

Enjoy The Ups and Downs

Wild About You

I Love You To The Moon And Back

Twas The Night Before Christmas


Merry Xmas

Autumn Leaves

You Are Beautiful

Snow Bunnies

Ugly Jumpers