Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The Times They Are A-Changin'


Kit detail - ribbons, buttons, blooms and a fancy paperclip
Welcome to the November Blog Hop from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Master Forgers.  Hopefully you popped over from Crystal, but if not, the hop started here, where there's a full list of participants so that you don't miss any inspiration.

As this post title suggests you won't be getting the normal CKCB MF Blog Hop because this month there is NO kit-to-copy!  There won't be one next month either {but that's another story, and if I told it to you I'd have to kill you LOL}  Instead, what we have been asked to do is counterfeit any collection that we have coveted from this year's releases.

I chose Crate Paper's Storyteller collection from last winter's CHA, released in February 2012.  Part of the reason was that I already had a few Storyteller sheets and stickers in my stash from a prize.

November Kit Originals

So that's: Phrase stickers, Lifetime (yellow graph & hideous flowers), Document (R,W&B diagonal stripes & blue plans/ledger), Tag Cuts sheet (which sadly has a lovely grey/white pattern on the reverse - why couldn't those flowers be the B side of the tags?), Border stickers and a 12x12 Alpha sticker sheet (which already featured in my August Counterfeit kit)

I set about investigating what else was in the collection:

Crate Paper Storyteller Collection Winter 2012

Some red chevrons & pennant outlines, yellow/white letters & plain-ish dark grey/navy, more hideous flowers and pink plans, white plans & cork, orange & green dots, red pattern & blue chevrons & grey pattern & woodgrain for the papers and a large sheet of die-cuts.

Now there are no rules to counterfeiting; it's about using up your stash, so I refused to include any pink and certainly had no intention of trying to match the floral sheet!  Nor do I use many shaped die-cuts on my pages.  Instead I pulled the following:

Dots = Lily Bee Design Double Dutch Lemonade plus Portobello Road Polka Dot Blue
Chevrons/cork = MME On The Bright Side Brown Stripe
Navy/Grey plain-ish paper = B side of MME On The Bright Side Polka
Red papers = B side of Prima Animal Bash (the A side of which which I will NEVER use)
And together with some trim, buttons, blooms and a couple of fancy paperclips, my November Kit was born:

November Counterfeit Kit

The next Master Forger to share her counterfeiting is Lisa so please hop over there to see what she's been up to this month.  In the meantime, if you fancy it ... here's a musical interlude :o)


P.S. Last few days to submit to the CKCB Master Forger call ... details here!

23 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Looks good Jemma...a great kit!

mandysea said...

It does look fabulous!!! Great kit to create from!

Julie H said...

Your kit looks great, I hope you have lots of fun with it!

Julene Matthews said...

You are funny! I like this kit too.Very bright and colourful.

Chipper said...

I love your kit. I think it is the dark blue that appeals to me and those cool funky paper clips.

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Thanks for the music ;). Your kit looks great, and what a great idea to use the rest of that collection as your inspiration. Have a great month!

Margie said...

Your kit is just lovely, Jemma! Love that line!

S said...

I always love the tones that Crate Paper uses in their lines - and Storyteller is a great one. I like what you have added to what you already had - that's the name of the game in counterfeiting and you've done it well it once again. But really, a couple of sheets of floral would have killed you? LOL

Sian said...

I love that dark blue too. I'm really looking forward to seeing your pages with this kit becasue I'm playing about with a few bits of Storyteller myself at the minute

glorygirl said...

Love those colors! And the song you've incorporated into this post. LOL!

joyce rodli said...

a person couldn't miss the on a roll with "hideous flowers" and you topped it off with no pink, no floral...doooooly noted. (grin) have fun with your kit.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hi Jemma ~

Thank you for your lovely comments on my Team Teal posts. :o)

I love your kit - the colors, embellishments, and especially those cute thumbs-up clips!

BTW - My mom loved Bob Dylan! So cool that you chose to include that today!

One Scrap Happy Momma said...

You created a lovely job counterfeiting this collection. And how wonderful that you had some of it already to start from!

Sassy Breese said...

I am not so good at choosing from a vast selection.....(I want it ALL!!) and the twist of this month leave me no parameters from which to pick, I think I may choose one of the Master Forger's kits to copy. Having made that declaration, I have to say the colours in your chosen kit have me mesmerized.

Missus Wookie said...

I have many of those papers so will be watching to see what you do with your kit.

I was already singing that song in my head when I read the title of the post :lol: Shall set it running as I clear away my breakfast things and start work.

Angela Coles said...

lovely kit, I really like those flowers

Tara O said...

Love LOVE those papers you chose to pull from. LOL@ the hideous flowers....I actually scrapped a LO with that paper, I think it's my last blog post. LOL. Have fun with your kit and enjoy playing this month

Abi said...

That looks amazing. I love the colours you have picked and the flowers.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the challenge this month!
Rinda

Lisa said...

Great kit I love your flowers did you do them yourself?

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love the kit you chose to Counterfeit! Your kit looks just like it! Awesome job!

Sassy Breese said...

Hi Jimjams, Thanks for the inspiration. I did end up using Cratepaper Storyteller as my kit to copy, also. I am a little late in getting started this month but that just makes me more determined.

Lisa said...

I adore Crate Paper and this one was on my list all year - you've done a fabulous job with yours. it's great and I'd definitely buy it! I adore that airmail design paper - should get myself some of that