Friday, October 24, 2014

Are you looking for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Member blog hop???


I'm sorry to announce that there's no Counterfeit Kit Challenge Members' blog hop this month :-(

It would appear that it must be a busy time of the year because we received NO sign-ups from our followers for the hop.

If this makes you as sad as it makes us, then make sure you jump on board next month by sharing your creations to any of the three challenges which will be posted during the first half of the month. You will find instructions for how to join in on the hop at the bottom of the November kit reveal post as well as each of the three challenges.

In the meantime, why not jump over to our Mr Linky page (here) and check out all the fabulous shares over there. Be sure to leave some love at each of your stops and don't forget to link up your own creations for others to enjoy.




Thursday, October 16, 2014

Challenge #3: Use an Idea Previously Saved


Queen Laura is back with our final challenge of the month...she has been keeping us hopping!


Challenge #3:  Use an idea previously saved!

Do you save ideas about scrapping on your phone?  Make a quick sketch of a layout in a notepad?  Do you pin magazine cut outs to a cork board or do this virtually on Pinterest?  If you do, like me, you'll have a stack of ideas saved for later, but when is later?  I often forget to go back and actually use these gems.  This challenge is to use an idea you have previously saved - be it a scribble on a scrap of paper or a like on Instagram.  Share the idea with us, too, so we can add it to our lists!


Do you think our DT has a list of ideas somewhere?  Let's see what they brought out to show us!

Lynnette was inspired by this pin from pinterest to make a border with her wood veneers.  Check out more on her blog here.


Margie was inspired by Wilna's Art and Design Class at Big Picture Classes, and this pin on Pinterest to create this page:


You can read more about it on her blog!


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Don't forget how YOU can get involved:
1.  Link up to Mr. Linky (see the sidebar)
2.  Check out the great projects our team has made and comment on their blogs
3.  Chat with us on Facebook!  CKC Facebook Group
4.  CKC Flicker Group
5.  CKC on Pinterest
6.  Join our end of the month members blog:  Blog Hop Information

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Challenge #2: Confetti Challenge!


We have another great challenge from Queen Laura!



When I was looking for a kit for us to Counterfeit, I checked out Ashley Calder's Etsy Shop.  Unfortunately, the kits are a little too small to base a whole month of scrapping on.  I couldn't get them out of my head, though, so this challenge is inspired by THIS KIT.  On the far right hand side of the picture is a bag of awesome confetti.

Challenge #2:  Use confetti on your layout.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Ashley Calder Layout Process Video

Confetti Tape on Etsy

I think the DT is done cleaning up the messes they made with all that confetti and are ready to share with you now...

LesleyG used one of her favourite punches to create her confetti

Jemma has had fun with her butterfly-shaped confetti:


Julene used some white confetti on a card
 

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Don't forget how YOU can get involved:
1.  Link up to Mr. Linky (see the sidebar)
2.  Check out the great projects our team has made and comment on their blogs
3.  Chat with us on Facebook!  CKC Facebook Group
4.  CKC Flicker Group
5.  CKC on Pinterest
6.  Join our end of the month members blog:  Blog Hop Information

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

All Hail the Queen!

Our lovely Queen, Laura, has a wonderful take on her ribbon challenge that did not seem to make the post on Monday.  I apologize for that.  I do want to make sure you get a great look at it!


I am seriously in a gold rush lately.  Love it!  And using it for a bow is just the right touch.  I love how she layered her title over it.  Do you spy the other ribbon on her page?  Head over to HER BLOG for a closer look at the pretty details.


Laura has some other great projects coming up, so be on the lookout for those!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Challenge #1: I love Ribbon!




Our sassy Queen Laura is ready with our first challenge!



Challenge #1:  Ribbon Challenge:  I LOVE RIBBON!  It's a bit of an obsession.  Use ribbon somewhere on your layout/project.  Here are a couple of ideas to help you on your way...

Scrapbook.com: You Color My World Layout

Scrapbookclubhouse: Happy Thoughts Card


We are getting crafty with ribbon around here:  Hit it, ladies!

LesleyG has been very creative (not!) with the use of ribbon.


Susanne has made the most of two scraps of ribbon for a card. Wonder what she's got under wraps there?


See Leslie's story of her page HERE

Now that you're inspired, it's your turn to have a go!

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Don't forget how YOU can get involved:
1.  Link up to Mr. Linky (see the sidebar)
2.  Check out the great projects our team has made and comment on their blogs
3.  Chat with us on Facebook!  CKC Facebook Group
4.  CKC Flicker Group
5.  CKC on Pinterest
6.  Join our end of the month members blog:  Blog Hop Information

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hey...I Can Make THAT!

Did we SURPRISE you?

Didn't mean to startle you...it's just your friends at Counterfeit Kit!
 We are here just a few days earlier than usual.
Our tutorials post will now be every month on the 4th so you can dovetail these fabulous forgeries into your kits WHILE you are building your kit.

 Counterfeit Kit Challenge...YOUR SOURCE for tutorials every month on the 4th!

CKC October Tutorials

Welcome to "Hey...I Can Make THAT!" 
 A monthly post to help you truly counterfeit many of the components of the current month's kit.  No need to go out and purchase...just use the supplies you already have to create some of the freshest and trendiest products out there.  Here you will find links to our amazing design team members' blogs and/or links to other craft sites on the web showing how to counterfeit these must-have products.

Laura, our Counterfeit Queen winner, chose a pretty, feminine kit for our counterfeiting pleasure from Hey Little Magpie.  Take a look at its loveliness here:


Leslie forged the woodgrain/floral paper & tossed in a few handmade bows.

Did you notice the Heidi Swapp embellishments in the inspiration kit?  Lynnette found the following video which includes sneaky and clever forgeries of Heidi's handiwork.  Watch and be amazed on how you YOU can incorporate her signature style into your kit.



We hope that bringing you these tutorials a bit earlier in the month will help you with your kit making process.  You can do it!  
YOU CAN MAKE THAT!