Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Spring Garden {February's Counterfeit Kit Reveal}

Hello! Hello! This month, we've made some small amendments to how we're setting up the kit 'reveals' for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge and to our standard set of challenges (so if you haven't started at the main Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog be sure to visit for the low-down.)

One thing that won't change is that when it's the first of the month, it's time for a new inspiration kit! This month, it was my turn to choose the kit (as well as our lovely Guest Designer, Lisa-Jane.) So exciting!

I chose the Little Things In Life Kit from ScrapDelight, because I almost never see lavender as the main focus of a collection or kit. It's so different from other kits I've seen recently - and I loved how fresh it felt - especially with the little hint of sunshine that the Little Things In Life Cardstock 'add on' lends to the overall feel. The kit is such a lovely transition between winter and spring.

Having said all that, I was really nervous about my creating my own kit. I rarely choose lavender (or any purple shade) when buying stash, because it's not usually a colour I love. But, once I started to sift the stash, I found a lot more than I was expecting. I unearthed some very small bits of some really old cardstock, which must be from when I started crafting. I have no idea when or where it's from, it's *that* old. (You'll see them in use when I share my Forgeries On The Fourth.)

I also found what must be a co-ordinated set of 6x6 double-sided cardstocks, which are now the main focus of my kit. These were in my 'Summer Crop Gift Set' from my local craft crop (there's usually cake, wine and a little 'something, something' to take home) and I can't now understand why I dismissed them and left them to one side. I love them!

I'm intending to use the kit in my Project Life Album for 2017, so I haven't included many dimensional embellishments. Instead, I've focused on including some smaller die-cuts, labels and stickers. I've also added in some small alpha stickers from Simple Stories (which I realised I needed *after* I took all of my photographs!)

You'll see that I've also included a small sheet of acetate, which emulates the camera sheet in the main kit. I'm happy to say that I broke out some of my stamps to make this myself, using the same method I used in my Stamped Planner Dashboard Tutorial. (Go make one. It's fun.)

I adored the beautiful Little Things In Life Stamp Set 'add on' which includes some banners, florals, wreaths, arrows and small sentiments; and I found the most amazing match for them in the 'Folk Sentiment' Stamp Set from DoCrafts. I've not used this set much, so I'm really happy to be breaking it out!

I also loved the Little Things In Life Journalling Cards 'add on' but I didn't have any suitable matches. Instead, I went hunting in my stash and then made my own from a selection of 'leftovers'. I'll be sharing the tutorial for the cards in Forgeries On The Fourth.)

I love how inspired I've been by this kit - and how it's broken me out of my comfort zone. Now, I'm excited to see how the rest of the team have interpreted the kit, so I'm making myself a cuppa, then I'm off to visit Kelly, Lisa and Margie.


  1. Very pretty counterfeit! Lovely choice for us this month!

  2. Love the choice this month :) Love to see any purple in the kits and the lavender is a bit fresh to see :) As purple is my favorite color I'll have a few in the kit for sure :)Love your kit very pretty with the pops of yellow :)

  3. What a sweet kit. Can't wait to see what you scrap.

  4. Very pretty! I love the butterflies!

  5. Sunny, cheerful kit. Isn't it fun to make journaling cards out of leftovers? I am anticipating your reveal on the 4th.

  6. This is so soft and gorgeous Clair. I particularly like your stamp.

  7. These soft muted shades are so unusual together, and yet feel quite relaxing and spring-like. I especially like your gentle yellows with your other papers - happy!

  8. Such an inspiring choice Clair and I love the kit you've put together too. I felt the same about not having much purple in my supplies and was also surprised at how much there really was - it must be an unassuming sort of color that easily gets lost in all the flashier colors! Looking forward to seeing your forgeries and projects!

  9. Lovely kit, looking forward to your projects.
    Cindy F

  10. Your kit is very true to the original but still, has the Clair stamp all over it. Great to see how you work out your kit with scraps and little bits and pieces. Maybe I need to do more of this!


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