Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Mix & Match {January's Counterfeit Kit}

I know, I know it's been a while! But what better way to throw myself back into blogging and creating than by creating my first Counterfeit Kit of 2013. I'm a little bit late to the party, but it's taken me a while to wade through my scrapbooking supplies. My craft room is in desperate need of a tidy!

In effort to start sorting - and using - I've only pulled cardstock, papers and embellishments from the mess that was on my desk. Surprisingly that means that I have quite a bit to work with - ahem! As I'll be building a Project Life album during 2013, all of my card and paper scraps have been 're-sized' to either 3x4 or 4x6. As I'm a little bit nervous about combining brighter colours and heavy patterns with my photographs and ephemera, I've stuck to a large palette of neutrals, with just a few nods at the reds in the Inspiration Kit.

January's Counterfeit Kit - 3x4.

January's Counterfeit Kit - 4x6.

However, I've gone to town with my embellishments, including a rather electic mix leftover from previous counterfeit kits - including brads, buttons and floral cabachons. I've also included some brighter die-cuts from Elle's Studio and Dear Lizzy, some washi tape and baker's twine. It's actually quite an exciting little mix of goodies!

January's Counterfeit Kit - Embellishments.

Even if we are already half way through the month, I have no doubt that I'm going to be using a fair chunk of this little kit. I'm really looking forward to discovering what will and won't work in a Project Life album and to re-discovering my mojo. No doubt it's hiding somewhere underneath all the rubbish on my desk!

12 comments:

  1. Yeah Clair, so happy to see you back counterfeiting! This looks like a great mix of neutrals for your project life love the idea of precutting everything.

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  2. This is beautiful, and I am excited to see what you make!

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  3. What an idea, to cut it all up for project life! LoL!! My kit this month is Christmas themed so I haven't used any of it in PL but when I'm done with it I might make some journal cards for next year. Great idea girl!!!!

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  4. I can see you putting together more of the same kit - your selection of papers look wonderful x

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  5. You've officially have inspired me to do something about this project life! I've been umming and ahhing for the longest time... I love how you have your cards all done and ready to go - using your own stash!

    Hmmn... I might just 'stuff' together.. love your papers/colourcombo!!!

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  6. Project Life doesn't appeal to me but your Kit certainly does - great colour combos and I'm a sucker for rounded corners. Best of luck with it!

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  7. Maybe you left your mojo here? Not that I've found it lol - but maybe we'll both discover it when you come over :)

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  8. AWESOME! Love how you made your kit into a PL kit! Fantastic idea!

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  9. Oh fun to see this post - on my list for next week is to cut down some cards for PL and class kits. I have too many scraps!

    Good luck with your PL, I know having the cards ready and waiting is necessary for me to succeed.

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  10. Wow! I'm so impressed with not only the kit contents, but your presentation! Nice photography skills and I love how you made it into a PL kit! Brilliant!

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  11. Those papers cut to that size with the rounded corners are just so cute. I don't do PL, but I just love those cards. Perfect way to use up your scraps.

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  12. This looks great Clair! I love the papers all cut down to PL life, and just a bit of red is perfect. I hope you get on with PL, I'm going to try it out digitally but havent started yet...! x

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