Thursday, 7 April 2011

It's Counterfeit Kit Time!

I think we're all aware of just how much I love the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. I have truly had so much fun playing along with the challenge; putting together cute kits from my own stash and creating some much loved layouts as a result. And the love affair is not about end any time soon.

This month the Counterfeit Kit DT chose the amazing A Little Birdie Told Me kit - the first from Front Porch Kits - to counterfeit. Since it sold out within such a short period of time, I have no hesitation whatsoever in a little copying.


The kit is based on Echo Park's collection For The Record and, although I have the kit on order, I just could not wait to play along and put my own kit together. (Though I'm sure that once it arrives, some of the papers may find their way into my kit this month.) So, in my version of the kit, I have tons of Bazill Cardstock - I'm a big, big lover of Kraft - and some of my favourite patterned papers from American Crafts.

Patterned Papers & Cardstock From Stash

This time around I've 'splurged' on the embellishments and I've added a huge amount of flowers - some bought and some handmade - along with a variety of leaves, brads, buttons, chipboard shapes, beautiful trims and some yarn remnants. Disappointingly, I couldn't find my 'googly eyes' so expect them to appear in the kit at a later stage if I manage to hunt them down!

Trims And Pretties

I'm also using my new stamp set from Make The Day Special - Naturally You. How perfect are these stamp sets? I couldn't believe it when I saw the kit and knew I had just the right stamps!

In the process of putting my kit together, I also pulled rather a large amount of scraps - some paper, some fabric - and although there's no add on kits with the original I've made my own - Birdhouse In Your Soul.

Birdhouse In Your Soul Mini Kit

This little kit is perfect for making mini-books, cards and smaller, little projects and is made up a ton of paper scraps in colours and patterns to match the main kit. Also included are several fabric remnants, burlap and some tidbits of ribbon, along with more delicious trim and another stamp from Itty Bitty - Dreams Make 'Em Happen. What do you think? Can I manage to make teeny, tiny scraps look appealing?

I can't wait to start creating with my counterfeit kits, but before I love you and leave you, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the comments on my kits and layouts last month. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude, especially for those of you who wanted to scraplift my layouts - what a compliment! Please go right ahead! And then show me? Anyway, I just wanted you all to know that during what was a tough month at work, you all seriously kept me going. Much love x

25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Clair - just send it over here and I'll get started lol. The red is looking especially fabulous

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  2. Wow, this is a great Counterfeit!! And I totally love the idea of making a "scrap paper add-on"-I may have to dig into my scrap stash and do the same!!

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  3. You are right - those stamp sets are perfect! I love your kit!

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  4. wow! that is totally and utterly gorgeous! I love those wonderful bright colours you have combined and your embellishments look adorable. I am just in the process of putting mine together but it feels a bit more "thrown" together than yours looks. And I spy a paper that I have picked out for mine too! The AC blue with white spots. I know that I will be adding to mine during the month and I love the idea of the scraps - will leave my scrap bin to the side of my table perhaps during the month. can't wait to see what you make

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  5. Wow, your paper crafting is really inspiring. I would have no idea where to start- let alone combine all those gorgeous elements as you have.
    Your blog is just so darn pretty,
    XO,
    Claire

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  6. Gorgeous! I love it! I love the butterfly/bird/flower paper! Can't wait to see what you make! Thanks for playing at CKC blog!

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  7. Oooo - pretty; I'm especially liking that add on. Have fun with it!

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  8. Love it...looks like lots of fun is ahead for you. Bright and cheery!

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  9. Absolutely fabulous Clair! I've never seen better looking scraps too! :) I know you'll have fun with this!!! xoxo

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  10. Love your butterfly and bird paper.

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  11. oh love those flowers and all the bright colors of the papers!

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  12. I love that you made upurbown ad on kit with scraps! And those stamps are too cute! Can't wait to see what you create.

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  13. Seriously Clair, you and Sian really know how to rock the counterfeit - beautifully put together :-)

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  14. Beautiful looking kit - can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  15. Great kit! Love all of it!

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  16. Your kit looks yummy and I love the add on of scraps!! It always feels so great to create something amazing out of scraps!! Have fun!! :)

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  17. oooh oooh ooooh I love/need/WANT your kit - it's stunning!

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  18. Gorgeous kit! Off to look at those stamps now! :)

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  19. LOVE your kit! Such great colors. You are the second person I have seen to add scraps to their kit, such a wonderful idea to help use them up. Great blog.

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  20. I'm aware lol - oh, I'm aware! And your excitement is infectious :-) So, have you made any layouts with it yet? xx

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  21. What a gorgeous kit!! You did an awesome job putting the colors and elements together. Can't wait to see what you come up with. thanks for playing with us this month at CKC Blog

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  22. What a fabulous idea to use your scraps and make and add on kit for yourself!!!

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  23. Gorgeous kit! And those are THE perfect stamps!

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  24. Amazing kit, Clair! I love the attention to detail-my favorite part of these kits are all of the little embellies. Such fun to make your own add-on kit, too!

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