Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Counterfeit Kit Challenge August kit reveal blog hop

Well, I thought I was going to do better last month and I was busy in the background for sure, but not here on the blog :-(

Sorry about that.

Will try better. The best intentions are always there even if the follow through is missing sometimes.

But hopefully you're here this morning (O. M. G.  It's August already!) to check out the Counterfeit Kit Challenge August kit and where our inspiration has taken us.

If you've arrived here from Kelly and her super sweet take on the kit, then you're on the right track and I'm at the end of the hop so if you get lost along the way you can find the full hop list at the end of the post.

And of course, I'd like to take this chance to welcome our wonderful Guest Designer Monica! So happy to have her with us this month so DO make sure you pop over to her blog to say hello.

This month, Master Forger Stephanie is at the helm and picked out this bright, happy kit from Gossamer Blue - their July 2017 kit.

July 2017 kit from Gossamer Blue

I started off by noting some of the features of the kit because it features all exclusive designs so I knew that I'd have to go with stuff that matches the feel and colours of the kit rather than the items themselves.

I saw:
  • red, white, bright green, soft yellow, navy, grey/neutral
  • diagonals, small prints, tone on tone effect, florals and outlines
  • large alpha
  • small word embellies
  • tags
  • banners
  • circles and labels
  • stamps
Right, that can't be too difficult can it?

Here's my take, Restart.

I'll be explaining the reason for the name in another post in the next few days! You'll be surprised!

As there were only five papers in the original kit plus coloured cardstock that I don't use, I decided to make two sets of six papers all along the same theme - one green and one yellow in a small print, one sheet of gold printed vellum, one sheet of navy paper with an outline design, one red with a diagonal stripe of some sort, one sheet of neutral grey with a small pattern. And there's all the b-sides too in case I need to "cheat" a little in mixing my papers.

There are a LOT of different collections and companies in here!

Then I went with the new stamps I ordered from Shimelle - these are her real life stamps that were group designed over (i)NSD. There are some tags - let's see if I can work out how to use those bigger and brighter ones.

Several sheets of small red alphas and some stickers as well as some chipboard and rubber elements from Pinkfresh Studio.

Some larger navy alphas and a sheet of work confetti that I printed off from a Pinterest link (will be sharing links on the 4th - Forgeries on the Fourth).

There's another sheet of printable labels there and just for fun, some tissue paper. I'm in LOVE with using tissue paper on my layouts since I saw Jess Clair using it on hers. Thanks Jess for inspiring me :-)

Now, I really DO have the intention of writing some more here and sharing some layouts I've made so watch out for that although I won't promise how soon that will be.

And I hope to be back on the 4th as promised to share some links for the lovely printables I've included in my kit this month. 

It's going to be a good month for crafting I think, so here's to August. 

Here's the list of hoppers today and don't forget that the rest of the team will be back on the 6th to share their mini kits. It's another full month over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

You can share your kits and projects with us by using the Link-Up page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge ).


  1. I like how you've expanded upon the inspiration kit and made yours even more wow! I will be interested to see how you use that Sassafras alphabets, as I still have a couple of those in my stash. Too fab to ditch, but too large to use in my estimation. Go ahead, inspire me!

  2. I love your take on the kit and your paper choices! The yellow really stands out in you kit and I can't wait to see your layouts.

  3. This is wonderful.I love all the yellows and greens (my 2 faves) plus your large labels and sticker items. Enjoy using it this month.

  4. I understand getting busy and not being able to keep up with your blog. UGH. Life gets in the way of our scrapping!!

    Your paper choices are awesome! I also love all the alphas you chose!

    I hope you get more time to blog this month.

  5. Beautiful kit, I really like hoe you made two sets.
    Cindy F

  6. I love your fun and vibrant take on the inspiration! You've got a great selection of alphas plus that Shimelle stamp - I think it's going to be a great month for you!

  7. Love this! The color scheme is fabulous. I can't wait to see what you make!

  8. Fab presentation + a chocolate swirl sundae version of a rather vanilla inspiration :D

  9. What a fabulous kit. And how challenged you must feel. I love it when the featured kit takes me out of my colour comfort zone. Wonderful things can happen just over that new horizon.

  10. Fantastic kit and love that you added so many word chipboards to it too :)

  11. great kit-love the adds of the PinkFresh (I couldn't find mine)-will look for your Pinterest links once I get started!


I love comments! Thanks for taking the time. <3 <3 <3


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...