Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Counterfeit Kit July

Just a quick post today as I wanted to jump in with this challenge but time to blog at the moment is limited!  I have followed Susanne over at Snaps and Snippets for a little while now and she is a Master Forger in something called the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.  Now that I have a computer I actually clicked the link last month and ended up at their blog.  It is a great concept ... be inspired by a great past kit and use your own stash to make up your own kit.  A fabulous stash busting idea!!!!!!  So this month I thought I would join in.  The inspiration kit was the June kit from Citrus Twist  which was a lovely kit using beautiful MME papers as a central theme.  However, I have LOADS of older papers that I want to use and they don't have chevrons.  So to make my kit I rummaged through my multi-coloured papers and chose the paisley and star from an old MME collection as my starting point.  The kit then built itself from there.  This was so much fun to make!!
My Papers
I think there are only a few newer papers in there and most are so old that they are single sided!  The last two sheets on the right are only partial sheets and they came from my scraps.  This is a very boy pack so I included one more 'girly' print in the form of a IOD for Prima paper in the middle.  Once I had my papers chosen I thought that I would look for photos to scrap to help with embellishment choices.  I decided on photos from The Thinkers 2nd Birthday (he is now 13!).

I chose three Cricut cartridges as I really do need to use them more.  One is an Alpha and will be my main alphabet.  There are also some stamp sets and various other bits and pieces.  Some are older (like the ancient alpha stickers with the white background - prob nearly 10 years old!!) and some are brand new (like the Prima Mini Alphas).  I use paints, inks and sprays as standard tools so I didn't include any of them.

As it was quite late by the time I had finished all of this I didn't want to start creating but I also didn't want to finish just then, so I decided to pre-cut some Cricut shapes.  I used Graphically Speaking and cut some of the designs I think I will use with these photos in a light grey Bazzill.  I know that I can alter this colour to match in with my layouts and now I am one step closer to actually USING my cartridge with this kit.
Cricut Cuts
So lets see how this month goes, but I am quite excited to be joining in.  The Princess wanted to know what I was doing and loved the idea so much she put together her own kit from her supplies.  I have added it below as she is also very excited to be joining in too!  :-)

The Princess' Kit!!

Gotta fly as I am now running late!!!!  Have a great day ...


  1. Fantastic counterfeits!! :D I've never tried that, but...I certainly want to now!!

  2. This is my first month at CKC also.
    Good job on the kit. And to cut a whole page of embelies. You rock!
    And I look forward to seeing what comes of the Princess' Kit.

  3. What a yummy kit!!! How awesome. I was hoping you posted your layout too!!! I can't wait to see it!

  4. What a fun kit-especially love the Cricut-cut shapes!!

  5. I can't wait to see what you and the princess come up with! Both kits are lovely!!

  6. I love your kit and I love that your daughter is joining you. What a fun thing to do as a mom and daughter.

    Have a beautiful day ~~ dawn

  7. Love your kit! Like how you did the Cricut cutouts in neutral color so you can color them like you need as you go. That's smart thinking! And I think it is so wonderful that your daughter is joining in. I wish I had a daughter to do that! Or maybe get my mom involved. Enjoy your time together!

  8. Oh I am so glad you jumped into the counterfeiting fray with us. This kit looks yummy, I especially was attracted to the orange patterns on your papers. And all those Cricut cartridges - fun!

  9. Great job on getting right to it and making some die cuts with your Cricut cartridge. SSSHHHH....I've been guilty of buying Silhouette designs to match my kits. LOL

  10. This kit looks great - welcome to the CKCB!
    My kind of colours. I hope you have fun with it!


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