Monday, November 17, 2014

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)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Challenge #3 - Cards that POP!




Well, now that we have your attention it's time to charge you with Challenge #3!

Create a card with dimension.

Take a look at this link for inspiration.

Inspiration:  Crate Card:  Cards that pop

Master Forger Lynnette is all ready for the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.
 See how Mr. Turkey just pops off this card!


Stephanie created a fun card with bright, spring-like colors to get her mind off the cold November weather. She used 3D foam dots to make her butterfly "pop" off the page.



We can't wait to see your EYE CATCHING creations!

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)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Challenge #2 - Decorative Doors


Knock knock
(who's there?)
Avenue
(Avenue who?)
Avenue you knocked on this door before?

OK, not the best joke in the world but it leads me nicely onto

Challenge #2: Decorative Doors

I don't know about you but when I saw this prompt I just wanted to start singing
"Green Door" by Shakin' Stevens

Don't tell me that you haven't a clue what I'm talking about!
Who is Shakin' Stevens?

Let me help you out...

See what you've been missing!!!
That Ear Worm will be with you all day now (oops, sorry!)

So, onto the challenge...

Challenge #2: Decorative Doors

Head over to our

Pinterest Board

and get inspired by all of the beautiful doors that make people feel welcome to our homes.  
Whether they are architecturally beautiful
 or we dress them up for the holidays, we (and you) can find some great inspiration here!

Now let's see how our Master Forgers have "handled" the challenge...


Angela


Angela was inspired by this door to try something a bit different with her nesting diecuts. You can find out more on her blog.

Julene



Julene has stepped back to the 1920s with her layout.It is based on this door.

LesleyG

Lesley used this door for inspiration, can you see how?



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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)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Challenge #1 - Be Inspired By Pinterest



 Use the Power of Pinterest.


Yes, it is that simple, use something you have found on Pinterest to inspire your project.  See what strikes your fancy - and go with it.  In your blog post, be sure to link us up to your inspiration as well as show your project!  Don't have any Pinterest boards of your own - no problem - you can always start at ours.  Just click here or on the link in our sidebar.


Here's what our Guest Designer, Binty and other Master Forgers have plucked from Pinterest and put to paper:

Be sure & visit Binty's blog for a great tip 
on some special detailing on her page!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/17732992256312327/


Susanne turned to her Pinterest Board of sketches and came up with oldie but a goodie from 2012.


http://snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-2014-counterfeit-challenge-1.html

Leslie's inspiration & her take. Read more HERE.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/377739487469098771/


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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)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Hey...I Can Make THAT!

CKC November 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.

I just adore the Canadian Scrapbook Company, "Scrapbook & Cards Today" and was so pleased that their kit was featured as our kit to counterfeit.  Take a look at this versatile kit...



November Kit

Let's see what kind of crafty inspiration our Master Forgers we have in store for us this month...

Lynnette was inspired by the burlap Thickers and found this burlap leaf tutorial here.

Burlap Fall Leaf Outline Silhouette Craft - #diy #Fall #leaf #craft

Angela had a go at making burlap shapes out of old sack cloth, and shares her dos and don't on making your own on her blog here.



Did you spot those lovely leaf stamps in the kit? Angela makes her own stamps, and has shared some of her know how with us.

Angela's Simple Foam Stamps using her die cut machines.
http://colestoucan.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/acrylic-painting-and-homemade-foam.html


For the more adventurous, Angela's step by step tutorial for hand carved rubber stamps made from an eraser.
http://colestoucan.blogspot.com/2014/11/hand-carved-leaf-stamp-tutorial.html

Leslie shows you how to forge some of the shinier items 
in this month's kit. Check her blog post HERE.




While not directly related to the kit, it is THAT time of year.  Yes, if you are a December Daily type gal, it's time to start thinking about that!  How can it be?  Just like your regular year-round scrapping, assembling a kit for your December project can help make the process so much simpler.  Take a look at this tutorial here to get a jump start on your holiday papercrafting.


(I did actually finish mine from last year, but I am STILL baffled that the season is quickly approaching us!)

Monday, November 3, 2014

And the Winner is...

The winner of Margie's Counterfeit Kit Prize, as chosen by Random Number Generator is:
Tina C. for her October kit post in Mr. Linky! Tina, contact Margie at margie_visnick@yahoo.com to claim your prize!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Jennifer Grace has a new FREE blog event coming up!

You will NOT want to miss it!  Her events are always fabulous with SO MUCH inspiration!  I love to use them as references when I need a little jump start and go back to them often.