Wednesday, 6 April 2011

It's Teally Good!

Not in the kit - just playing!
Who is joining me this month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog with a bit of forgery?

This month's kit-to-copy comes from Front Porch Kits - a brand new kit club from The Little Blue House in Texas.  The kit sold out before the end of the live Ustream launch on March 18th so the only way to get it now, is to counterfeit it ... which is what we fans of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog like to do right?!  If you want to get stuck in straight away, the full kit list is here, but do check out the CKCB for the examples of forgery, handy tutorials and other inspirational ideas.


I loved the fresh colours and large doses of teal and chipboard in this kit, but (why is there always a but?) I don't really do birdies on my pagies so I've substituted some hearts and butterflies ... Who am I kidding?  I don't really do hearts either, but I have lots so I'm trying to use some up!


Cardstock:
1½ kraft, 2 AC vanilla, 1 AC black, 2 green, 2 red, 2 blue, 1 yellow Bazzil Dotted Swiss

Papers:
1 yellow grungy paper (pink gingham with lime/pink leaves on reverse) - manufacturer unknown!
¾ Impish by Urban Lily
⅔ PiƱata by Basic Grey
1 Sending My Love (bicycle ledger on reverse)
1 Loves Me Loves Me Not (pink on reverse)
1 Dearest (green dots on reverse) by We R Memory Keepers
1 Shakespeare's Robert Burns by Scraperdashery
1 Strips (yellow damask on reverse) all from the Love Birds Collection by Fancy Pants 

Reverse sides plus 3 other papers
1 Sea Glass by K & Co
1 white flowers on black, 1 black flowers on white from a DCWV paper stack
1 Affectionately Yours embossed paper by We R Memory Keepers

Embellishments:
Bag of 2nd hand Scenic Route chipboard alphas in cream and white
Selection of blooms and two silk butterflies
Teal adhesive flower trim
Chipboard Butterflies & Hearts & Flower
Maya Road key-chain of tickets
Maya Road Build a Bloom (with heart-shaped petals)
Selection of buttons


Aida fabric
Teal fabric
Multi-coloured felt
Various ribbons, trims & lace
Little wooden box (instead of “Hank” the Plank)

Not shown: 4 journalling cards by Jenni Bowlin

MIA: giant bottle caps, glitter, stamp, acetate heart, feathers!

There you have it.  Another kit all ready to go ... cost to me ... £0 / €0 / $0 which is a great feeling!  Better get creating now though!

22 comments:

Mary B said...

Wow you have put together a super kit, I'm still struggling with mine.

Mary B said...

I've just seen your title *groan* :D

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Hi ya it's jakesmum ( airing cupboard crafts) I am signed in from my Stampin Up blog though if you are looking for the butterfly I can get hold of it for you x

Love the kit it's so bright and funky your papers are gorgeous. I look forward to keep coming back and seeing what you have done x

S said...

Great papers and fun stuff in your kit - enjoy!

Margie said...

I love your kit-bright and pretty! I have a question-How do you do your blog posts to make your photos show up so large?Is it the template you use?Thanks!

Sian said...

I'm still struggling with mine too - this is a hard one!

But you have made a fabulous job of it - it's fresh and bright and I can see you getting a lot of things done with what you have chosen.

Abi said...

a lovely pretty take on the kit. Do bright!

Clair said...

I love your kit - the colours and the pretty trims are perfect!

Margie said...

Jemma, I figured it out!!! Thank you sooo much-the bigger photos just look so much better! I also had to change my setting to the updated editor-thank you for sending me in the right direction, your instructions really helped me out!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Margie, your colors are so AWEsome!!! Teally cool! xoxo :) :) ;) xoxo

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Oops, sorry Jemma, forgot whose blog I was on. xoxo

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love the butterfly and the old bicycle papers in your kit! Awesome job!

alexa said...

Love that paper with the bicycle! You are very clever at putting such pretty things together.

redmom said...

I think the butterflies are a perfect substitution for the birds! Love all your bright papers!

cate said...

love the papers that you've put together...

taylortattle said...

Gorgeous kit; looking forward to seeing what you make with it. Love the sounds of the counterfeit thingie, I might just have to give it a try sometime! Sue

ms.schwiet said...

great paper and trim combo can't wait to see your completed pages

Lisa said...

i love this - i love the mix of colours you have brought in and the bright kit will be a joy to use! i love hearts so I might follow your heart (don't have many birds - not that I don't love them too). I love the papers you have used and the front one with the banner is great. can't wait for the rest of the month!

humel said...

What a lovely kit - and what a lovely take on it! Love the colours! :-)

Laura said...

Thanks for the comment on my Beer Mat book. :) I know this is odd, but I don't own a hole punch, which is why I have to stab the things with a compass!

I have a bunch of craft punches, can easily make a flower, or a scallop, but when it comes to regular hole punched holes in paper... I can't do it.

I think a trip to Staples is in order! ;)

Laura said...

Bank statements need hole punching?! Where have I been going wrong?! :) Mine all live in file folders in a cupboard.

Maybe I'll buy a Big Bite for myself and a hole punch for my DH, who is also curious as to why anyone would need to punch holes in anything. :)

Ginger said...

I sure like your version of the challenge :) and look forward to seeing what you make with it!