Sunday, November 01, 2020

November Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

 Greetings and Salutations everyone. I am back today with my November Counterfiet Kit for the Blog Hop reveal. If you found your way here from Tara's Blog then you are on the right path. If you just happened to stumble across my blog and want to follow the Blog Hop journey then there is a master list at the bottom of htis post. 

The kit that was picked this month for our inspiration was the Autumn Hip Kit Club kit. It is a kit that makes you think of cosy days and gives you a homely feeling. There are leaves, flowers, Autumn colours, cute embellishments and lots more. I have chosen to use the main kit as my inspiration but there is a mini kit and add on too. So pop on over to the Hit Kit Club webpage to see what else they have.
 Right on to my kit. I have given my kit a name this month and it is: 

November Nights

I called it November Nights because of my additions of the dark blues, they kind of remind me of the sky just at twilight and long November nights of sitting around outside under the night sky just before the heat of the Australian Summer starts kicking in. 
Here is my full kit.
   For my kit I started with the patterned papers, I looked and the main photo of the Hip Kit Club kit and saw Autumn colours and patterns, I was a touch of blues and a hint of pink. I then concentrated on teh patterns; checks, leaves, flowers and fine designs. With that in mind I riffled through my copious amounts of paper and here are the papers that I thought would work.
Next I focused on the embellishments in the main kit. I noticed cute die cuts, stickers, frames, Thickers with touches of gold and little woodland creatures.
  With all of that in mind I sorted through my die cuts to see if I had any that would suite the them, and lucky for me I did. I found leaves, apples, trees, cute word animals and mushrooms all which I thought would work. I added a few small envelopes for something a bit different. I also found these plastic leaves dipped with gold on the tips which I thought would work well. 
I found a couple of polariod frames that complimented the colours I had picked so they got added to embellishment pile.
In the Hip Kit club kit there are cute little foxes, so i had to find a few to add to my kit.
To finish off my kit I added a few labels then Thickers in woodgrain and gold.
I really love how it all has come together although it doesn't have the homely feeling that the original kit does it is certainly an Autumn kit that I am sure I will love to use.
Now here is the Master Blog Hop List for you to follow on with the blog, from here you should be on your way to Tina's Blog:Counterfeit Kit Challenge -
Don't  forget to pop back in tomorrow with "Just the Gist of it" where Lisa will take you thought how she created her kit. Then on the 4th join us for "Forgery on the Forth" where some of the Master Forgers will show you how to recreate some of the inspiration form the kit using supplies on hand.
Thanks for stopping by.

Confessions of A Paper Addict Design Team Reveal

 I am so very excited, I have made it on to the COAPA Design Team. What is COAPA you ask? Well it is a cutfile shop. Virgina designs electronic cutfiles which you purchase to use with an electronic paper cutter. I use the cutfiles with my Silhouette Cameo to create super cute cutouts to scrap with. 

Anywhoo there are two batches of cutfiles released every month, so something for everyone. 

For the first release in November the theme is Autumn and there are 10 wonderful cutfiles. I have picked a few to work with.... but you will have to wait to see what I have created, as I have picked  two Older designs to show case for my first design team reveal. I really wanted to use Flower Pot and Kathrine's Springs to create this layout.

I have created a process video showing how I created this layout, so pop on over to my Youtube channel to check it out.

Here are all the Design Teams Videos if you want to check everyone out.


Katie & Jess: 











Thursday, October 08, 2020

Fabulous Fins

Mermaids and shimmer, what more could a girl ask for? Lately I have been having a play with layouts just for me and for fun, not commitments in mind when creating and no dealines. It is refreshing, but I do love the challenge of working with different products and meeting a deadline.

I started with this beautiful cutfile mermaid from COAPA. Isn't she beautiful, the perfect match for Bronte's and Paige's mermaid photo. 

First up I used Colour Blast Shimmer Pot watercolours and painted the cutfile. I love how these watercolours have so much shimmer and shine in them. Customizing a cutfile with colours is a great way to create a unique look.

Next I created a background by using watercolours and the packaging technique. Such a simple way to create a unique look. For the packaging technique you simply apply paint or spray to some plastic packaging and flip it over onto the paper. Keep repeating this with other colours and build up the background, stop when you are happy with how it looks. I used three different blues for my background, trying to represent the ocean.
I wanted to create a look that represented air bubbles in the water so my Silhouette Cameo and created a stencil by duplicating various sized circles over and over and cut it out. I then spread white gesso though the  circle cutouts. Before it dried I sprinkled seed beads onto it for more texture.
I set the beads with Dimensional Liquid.

To finish off the layout I adhered down lots of diecuts, a title and photo. The page is quit busy but to me it represents the fun that the girls had with their mermaid tails.

Brrrrrr It's Cold Outside

Sometime I want to scrap a photo and I don't have any paper that works with it, so I pull out my mixed media and create my own background. 

For this one I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut a cutfile snowflake to use as mask which I teamed with some Colour Blast Shimmer Spray and sprayed over the snowflake to create a reverse image outline. I then flipped the snowflake over and to used it as a stamp. You can see the two ways I have used it on the photo below.

I then created the rest of my layout on the background and finished off the page by using the snowflake as an embellishment, spraying it blue, cutting in half when it was dry and tucking it under the photo. Teamed with the "Brrrrrr It's Cold Outside" cutfile it has help me to create a page that reflects the photo.


Sometimes I just have to get on and share a few layout that I have created recently. 

This one I created for Challenge One last month on the Counterfeit Kit Blog - It was a Tic-Tac-Tow challenge.

One of my favourite layouts that I have done recently and one of my favourite experiences - a bucket list moment. Spending the day with dolphins, certainly was surreal.
One of my layouts I have created for Bee Arty by Colour Blast - love the bold patterns and colours in these products. So much fun to use.
White with One challenge - use white and orange!!! Not a colour I use too often so I did struggle a bit but we have the purrrrrfect pet to match with orange..... Amber, our red tabby cat. Not sure that Paige was too impressed with what Amber was trying to do, steal one of her chips.
This layout is a just because layout, just for fun and no DT commitments in mind when creating. Sometime is is nice to just have a bit of a play. At the moment Paige is obsessed with sloths so when we went on a bush walk and she found a few fallen trees she has to show off her sloth style. How could I not team this photo with a sloth cutfile??

Paige surprised me this year and asked for a Unicorn Themed little Tom Boy is turning girlie!!! Well she has her times when she is and then times when she is back to superheros and gaming. She has the best of both worlds. I created this layout for Mulberry Lane Studio to showcase some of their flairs. MLS has now gone out of business due, which is sad as it was a small Australian Company.
I have a heap more layouts to share with you, I just need to pull myself away from creating to pop them up here and share with you.


Sunday, October 04, 2020

Forgery of the Forth for Counterfeit Kit

 I just love the patterned paper with the tiny hearts on it in the Best of Both Worlds September Kit, but didn't have anything like it in my stash, so I decided to forge it. Here is how my forgery turned out. Not exactly like the paper, but close enough that I love it too.

First I drew a grid on my paper, I am not very good at keeping things in line so by drawing the grid give me guidance and keeps things in line.

I used six different coloured inks that were similar to the colours in the original paper in the kit and a small heart stamp and randomly applied the hearts over the paper.

Here you can see how I am randomly applying them on the paper.

Here are the colours I used, after I had finished stamping them I let them dry and then erased the pencil lines.

Here is the finished paper and how it turned out.

Another forgery I did for my kit is to forge the rainbow stencil buy using my Silhouette Cameo. For the step by steps for this pop on to the Counterfeit Kit Blog Challenge post.

Thursday, October 01, 2020

October Counterfiet Kit Challenge Reveal and Blog Hop

 Welcome and if you are here I hope that you have enjoyed your journey through the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop. This month I am the host and I picked the Best of Both Worlds September Kit by Shimelle Laine. It was such a fun and bright kit that I just had to have a go at putting my own together and I hope that you do to. 
Here is the Best of Both Worlds September Kit in all it's glory.

 I drew my inspiration from the colours, the patterns and the themes that I could see throughout the kit. Bright bold colours, rainbows, hearts, colourful strips and a mix-max of cute animals, ephemora, stickers and more.

Bold Alphas, Label stickers, Cut-a-part sheets, bright colours, enamel dots and a "stay at home" theme.

In the original kit there is a Ranger Ink Distressed Oxide in Speckled Egg but I actually don't own any Disctressed Inks so I added Envy Colour Shimmer Spray by Bee Arty Colour Blast.

Stickers and chipboard a plenty in my kit; flowers, butterflies, rainbows, plants, cute animals and fun shapes.

My papers are very eclectic lots of shapes, colours, themes and fun things to work with this month.

Well, I love the inspiration kit this month and I love what I have pulled together, I hope that I have inspired you to put your own kit together. There is one more stop on the Blog Hop and that is Laura's Instagram Page but this is not the last of the excitement this month as we have heaps more installed.
Here is the Blog Hop list and reveal, enjoy hopping around and seeing what everyone has put together from the Best of Both Worlds September Kit.
We will be back throughout the month to give you some tips and trick, ideas and challenges as you put your kit together and to use.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

September Counterfeit Kit Master Foger Reveal

 Greetings and Salutations Everyone.

Hope that you have all had a great month and that you are all ready for the month ahead? If you hare here for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop Reveal then you are in the right place. 

This month Master Forger Cindy choose the August 2020 Flavors of the Month Kit from The Scraproom and what a kit it is!! Packed full of loveliness. 


I have an extremely busy month of September so I know I won't get much chance to scrap so wanted to keep my kit smallish so I just looked at the left side of the inspirational kit. So when I looked at the kit for inspiration I saw cuteness, stripes, bold colours, dots, stars and yellow. So with that in mind I raided my supplies looking for stars (I knew I had a piece of patterned paper with stars on it, similar to the one in the kit) and I looked for cuteness.

 The photo above is my kit and how it turned out. I think I will name it Cute Sparkle Dreams - based on all the cute animals I found and the words elements. 
 Given that the original kit had die cuts and a sticker sheet in the two kits I was inspired from I decided to add chipboard elements that tied in to my cuteness or stars theme.
I then found some loose chipboard elements that (I think they were originally in a package.... but have popped out some time ago). Once again cute elements with a touch of gold. 

I really do like how it has come together, now to find time to use it.

So from here you are off to Laura blog to she her kit, you will find her blog here:

Here is the master list for the Blog Hop, if you haven't dropped by all the Master Forgers you can find you way by this list:
Make sure you pop back onto the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog through out the month as we have lots of inspiration and fun for you. 


Saturday, August 01, 2020

August Counterfeit Kit Creative Team Reveal

Hello wonderful people, welcome to August. I am finding it hard to believe it is August already, what a werid year it has been in 2020. Here in Australia we have had bushfires, floods, hail storms, droughts and now like everywhere else COVID. So far my family has stayed safe, my heart goes out to you all who has been touched by the year it has been. 

If you are here following along with the Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop then welcome, you are almost at the end. If you have just randomly popped in to my blog to have a look around, then welcome too. You can check out the blog hop list at the end of my post and continue along the trail. 

For the inspiration this month Tina picked a Hip Kit Club kit, going back a year to August 2019's Main Kit withs its lovely colours, fun embellishments and wonderful patterns it should be a blast to use.

When looking at the Hip Kit inspiration I was drawn to the pinks, oranges and dark blue colours. I saw chevrons, spots and florals in the patterns and a eclectic assortment of embellishments, all of which will make for a super fun kit to play with.
 With all that in mind I shopped my stash and this is how it turned out. I pulled the papers with pinks, oranges and mint green (on the left) first, then looked for a few extra patterns that would complement them. At this stage I added the patterns on the rightside. Lastly I riffled through my blue stash looking for dark blue or navy colours. I really like how they all look together and my brain is already thinking of how I will use them.

 Next I went through my embellishments and pulled stickers, die cuts, frames in the colours similiar to the original Hip Kit Club kit. 
By adding the embellishments that I have picked I think I have updated my pappers a bit as some of them are pretty old. By using the older papers with newer embellishments makes the layout that I create feel fresher.

Here is the Blog Hop List to help you along your way. From here you have one last blog to visit, that is lovely Laura's so click on the link below and see what she has put together for you.

 Well I hope that you like what I have put together, please share the kit you put together with us, we would love to see it.


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.