Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lovin' some counterfeiting in February!


It is a love fest here on Counterfeit Kit Challenge this month!  Welcome to February with a great new kit, new Guest Designer and a month FULL of inspiration! 

Let's get you started with a fabulous kit from Scrapbook.com called Across the Miles



It is full of traveling possibilities.  Do you spy the gold map paper?  I am totally smitten with the wood veneer sequins, too.  Those are something I would LOVE to add to my stash!

We have a lovely Guest Designer this month!  Please show some love to Doris!



Doris grew up just six miles from the ocean on the gulf coast of sunny Florida. After college her dormant gypsy blood surfaced and she began her wanderings; she has lived in Guatemala, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Honduras. Her vagabond ways were tempered when the little guy came along. Gabriel is her world and life is wonderful with him in it. They currently call Tennessee home where she stays quite busy keeping up with Gabriel’s social life, teaching English as a Second Language, and scrapping, of course.

Doris has always enjoyed photos and the stories they tell. As a child one of her favorite pastimes was digging through her mother’s collection of old photographs and wondering what the people in them would tell her if they could speak. She loves that scrapbooking allows her to share her stories and thoughts with her son, family, friends, and future generations. Doris would describe her work as structured freestyle, a hodgepodge of fun with a solid foundation. 

You can see more of Doris’s work and stories on her blog, Meanderings.  She can also be found on Facebook and Instagram as herself, Doris Sander.  

We have a great hop set up for you this month!  You are going to LOVE it!



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How can YOU participate? 
Click on the "Monthly Link Up" tab to find Mr. LINKY and link us to YOUR kit and projects using your kit so we can leave you some love!  We will make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!


To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challenge, ect).



We also have a Flicker group, if you don't have a blog, but would like to share your creativity with us!  CKC Blog Flicker Group

If you take a peek at our side bar <<<<<<<<  you will see links to our Facebook and Pinterest, as well.  We hope to see you hanging out at ALL of those places.

End of the Month Blog Hop:
On the 24th of each month we offer a blog hop opportunity to all of our followers!  A chance for you to show off a special project made with your counterfeit kit for that month.

Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new that you have not shown before and only post for the hop.

To be a part of our blog hop:
1.  E-mail us your name/blog address/promise to participate at  counterfeitkitchallenge@gmail.com  BY THE 18th!  
(No late requests will be able to join due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

2.  You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th with a list of the hop participants.

3.  You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project 
based on this challenge and links to the person after you in the hop.

4.  All Blog Hop posts need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th at 12:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

January Members' Blog Hop




It's that time of the month again - our Members' Blog Hop!  You've been shopping your stash and creating with our challenges and now you get to share with everyone.


Which of this month's challenges did you choose?  Was it...

Challenge #1:  Scrapping with lists : Create a �LIST� layout with at least 10 items on your list

Challenge #2:  
Recycled Print - Use an old book page, newspaper, magazine etc on your project.
Challenge #3:  Turning the negatives in positives - use negative parts on your pages.


Here's the Blog Hop order ...
CKCB              http://www.counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com
Lisa                 http://lisahausmann.blogspot.de
Tina                 http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
Susanne          http://snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com
Laura               http://beadsbuttonsandbirds.blogspot.co.uk/
Margie             http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com
Virginia            http://celtichouse.blogspot.co.uk
Jemma            http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk

Happy hopping!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Come and join in on all the fun of the hop!

This is just a reminder that we are looking for YOU to come and join in on our monthly member blog hop.


This is always a whole lot of fun and a chance for you to show off your amazing creations with your Counterfeit Kits.  So.... if you have created a project using your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit for any of this month's three challenges and have NOT posted it on your blog before, we would love for you to join in our member blog hop and share your creations.



We LOVE it when you share so come on, join in on the hop and inspire us all.

Your project must be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you have not shown before and only post for the hop.

To be a part of our blog hop:
  1. E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at counterfeitkitchallenge@gmail.com BY THE 18th 
  2. You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th with a list of the hop participants.
  3. You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on this challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.
  4. All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th at 12:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Challenge#3 -Turning the negatives in positives


Challenge#3: Turning the negatives in positives - use negative parts on your pages.


Do you have times when you've punched or die cut something then realised
"hey, I can use that!"?
Then this challenge is for you.
Show us your clever ways of using negatives on your projects.

Check some of the projects out HERE, HERE and HERE

The Master Forgers have also been busy again,
 let's see what fabulous creations they have come up with...


Leslie had fun with the challenge,
 plus with quite a few of her forgeries.


Stephanie punched out squares for cards and then used the leftover squares as a mat for her cluster of embellishments on a layout. 


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Now, how can YOU participate? 
Click on the "Monthly Link Up" tab to find Mr. LINKY and link us to YOUR kit and projects using your kit so we can leave you some love!  We will make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!
To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challenge, ect).

We also have a Flicker group, if you don't have a blog, but would like to share your creativity with us!  CKC Blog Flicker Group

If you take a peek at our side bar <<<<<<<<  you will see links to our Facebook and Pinterest, as well.  We hope to see you hanging out at ALL of those places.
We also have a new twist on our Follower Blog Hop for this year!  I hope you like it!
End of the Month Blog Hop:
On the 24th of each month we offer a blog hop opportunity to all of our followers!  A chance for you to show off a special project made with your counterfeit kit for that month.

Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new that you have not shown before and only post for the hop.

To be a part of our blog hop:
1.  E-mail us your name/blog address/promise to participate at counterfeitkitchallenge@gmail.com  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

2.  You will receive  an e-mail from us by the 20th with a list of the hop participants.

3.  You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on this challenge and links to the person after you in the hop.

4.  All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th at 12:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Challenge#2 - Recycled Print

Challenge#2 - Recycled Print - Use an old book page, newspaper, magazine etc on your project.


There are many different ways that we can recycle our old books and magazines.
From baubles to lampshades and dresses to dogs (yes, dresses and dogs!)
we want you to show us what exciting ways you recycle those old pages.

Here's what the Master Forgers have been up to...


Angela
Lesley did a bit of Pinterest Origami and created a cute little bookmark.
Why not hop over to her blog to find out how she used it!



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Now, how can YOU participate? 
Click on the "Monthly Link Up" tab to find Mr. LINKY and link us to YOUR kit and projects using your kit so we can leave you some love!  We will make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!



To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challenge, ect).


We also have a Flicker group, if you don't have a blog, but would like to share your creativity with us!  CKC Blog Flicker Group

If you take a peek at our side bar <<<<<<<<  you will see links to our Facebook and Pinterest, as well.  We hope to see you hanging out at ALL of those places.
We also have a new twist on our Follower Blog Hop for this year!  I hope you like it!
End of the Month Blog Hop:
On the 24th of each month we offer a blog hop opportunity to all of our followers!  A chance for you to show off a special project made with your counterfeit kit for that month.

Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new that you have not shown before and only post for the hop.

To be a part of our blog hop:
1.  E-mail us your name/blog address/promise to participate at counterfeitkitchallenge@gmail.com  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

2.  You will receive  an e-mail from us by the 20th with a list of the hop participants.

3.  You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on this challenge and links to the person after you in the hop.

4.  All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th at 12:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Challenge#1 - Scrapping with Lists


Challenge#1 is all about lists - whether it be a resolution list, an "I love" list or anything else, we want you to create a layout/project with a list that contains at least 10 items.


To help start you off, all the above lists (and more) can be found and printed (for free) by clicking HERE
and 
take a look HERE for some added inspiration on how to create layouts with lists!



Our Master Forgers have been busy creating their lists too...





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Now, how can YOU participate?  Go to the sidebar and use Mr. LINKY to link us to YOUR kit or project using your kit so we can leave you some love!  We will make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!

To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challenge, ect).

We also have a Flicker group, if you don't have a blog, but would like to share your creativity with us!  CKC Blog Flicker Group

If you take a peek at our side bar <<<<<<<<  you will see links to our Facebook and Pinterest, as well.  We hope to see you hanging out at ALL of those places.
We also have a new twist on our Follower Blog Hop for this year!  I hope you like it!
End of the Month Blog Hop:
On the 24th of each month we offer a blog hop opportunity to all of our followers!  A chance for you to show off a special project made with your counterfeit kit for that month.

Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new that you have not shown before and only post for the hop.

To be a part of our blog hop:
1.  E-mail us your name/blog address/promise to participate at counterfeitkitchallenge@gmail.com  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

2.  You will receive  an e-mail from us by the 20th with a list of the hop participants.

3.  You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on this challenge and links to the person after you in the hop.

4.  All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th at 12:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hey....I Can Make That!

CKC January 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.

Angela was inspired by some of the patchwork look embellishments to make these gorgeous paper pieced flowers out of paper scraps. You can find out how on her blog here.


Angela also had a go at making her own stitching templates after admiring the one in the embellishments addon pack by Amy Tangerine. She shows us how easy it is to do on her blog.


Jemma's been adding hearts to her plain papers ... regularly:


and LesleyG has forged some words and wooden shapes

LeslieS has some fun & a fail for her tuts this month.


What will you forge for your kit?
Make sure you add a link so we can all see.