Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Jimjams - Jan 2014 CKCB Kit detailWOW - 2013 has gone and here is 2014 already.

Is it only me, or has time speeded up?  I'm sure Christmases and Birthdays used to be annual events but now they seem to come along far too quickly!

It's already time for a new set of New Year's Resolutions ... have you made any?  I'm determined to be a more consistent blogger and scrap more and what better way to start than by putting together a new kit to join in with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.

Today the Master Forgers are all sharing their takes on this month's kits-to-copy which come from the Hip Kit Club's December offering along with Freckled Fawn's OhDeerMe December embellishment kit.  Our guest designer Tara is starting us off, and I'm third in line after Angela.

Hip Kit Club Dec 2013 Kit
FF OhDeerMeKit! Dec 2013 embellies

Slightly too festive and wintery for my current photos, so I had to get creative ... I looked for inspiration starting with the lovely teal & yellow stripes and teal & white snowflakes.  Having found a set of four double-sided papers from Crate Paper that have been languishing far too long in my stash I added some extra papers, assorted alphas, some tags, washi, buttons, made my own stars on wires and my kit was complete:

Jimjams Jan 2014 Counterfeit Kit

Jimjams - Jan 2014 Counterfeit Kit reverse papers
Revserse Patterns

Downstream, Wild Flowers, Floral and Branch from Crate Paper's Brook Collection
Kraft Vie by 7gypsies
Simple Stories 24 Seven's Good Stuff (6x6)
Howdy from Studio Calico's Snippets collection (6x6)
Thickers Ash & Daiquiri alphas
Simple Stories Sn@p! Stickers
Various buttons from my stash
Websters Pages washi
Queen & Co washi
Spiral paperclips from Asda (Walmart)
Counterfeited Jenni Bowlin tags (tutorial here)
Counterfeited stars - just coloured wires glued to the back of some plastic stars (I made a loop to hold enough liquid glue to adhere properly and that way if it shows through to the front it's quite pretty still). 

Jimjams - Counterfeit Freckled Fawn Stars on wires

I'll add cardstock as and when I need it.

Now it's time to hop over to see what Julene has for you.  If you want to visit all the Master Forgers or you want to know more about kit counterfeiting pop over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today.

Happy New Year !!!


Julene Matthews said...

I love those tiny stars Jemma.Cute idea.Also the colours and papers in your kit are wonderful.It should produce some nice pages.

scrappyjacky said...

Happy New Year to you.

Chipper Newman said...

Those stars are great. I love the organic feel to your kit. I am hoping to get back into counterfeiting this month.

Sian said...

Happy New Year!

I love that teal and yellow..those Crate Paper sheets are long time favourites of mine

Lesley G said...

Gorgeous colours and love your photography - Happy New Year and happy blogging :)

Tricia said...

Those stars are adorable! Happy New Year!

Chidkid said...

Lovely Gemma.. Happy New Year

S said...

Looks good Jemma - and you are forgiven for forgoing the pink! I recognize several of those papers from my own stash - I'll be watching to see what you do with them.

LCSmithSAVED said...

Awesome way to make it your own - I mean, the point IS to use our stash up, after all! Your stars on a wire forgery is very whimsical & lovely and should go with your paper selections beautifully. Happy scrapping in this fresh New Year :~)

Sassy Breese said...

Excellent job of "making it your own" Sweet little stars. I have to steal that idea. Happy New Year Jemma.

petrii said...

I love those stars!! Great job on pulling this together to fit your needs this month. LOVE IT!!!

Blessings ~~ dawn

Sandie said...

I'm hoping to blog more this year too Jemma. I LOVE your kit and the idea of counterfit challenge, I really must try harder to be involved this year as this really does fit my style.
Have creative ideas and fun throughout 2014 - and I agree, birthdays and Christmas come round so must faster than they used to!!

Vikki said...

Wonderful kit!! I am going to counterfeit some stars too, thank you for that!

PsyDCarolyn said...

My goodness, your kit is my favorite so far! I LOVE the blues, teals, browns, etc., very earthy colors and just perfect. LOVE LOVE those stars on the wires, I'd never have thought of that! LOVE those wooden stars too. Thanks for sharing, I just LOVE your kit!

One Scrap Happy Momma said...

The stars on wire is brilliant. And your colors are wonderful!

Tara O said...

The stars are absolutely yummy! Love your colors. Those teal stripes caught my eye too! Great kit! Can't wait to see what you did with it!

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute kit!

cinmfoster said...

Super cut kit! I have to agree with everyone else - love the stars,

Maria Ontiveros said...

And happy new year to you!
I love the really cute kit chosen by the CKCB this month! It's been a long time since I played along, but maybe I will this month.

Lisa said...

You know how much I love pink but your kits are always SO appealing to me even without it :-) I had those Crate papers too in a really old Scrapagogo kit and it was one of my favourite kits at that time so I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make. The combination of the yellows, browns and teals is so great!

sassyscrapper said...

What an interesting color palette you have created. The lime green, navy, yellow and browns are gorgeous. Great job making your papers work for you.

Missus Wookie said...

Loving the colours in your kit and the little stars are lovely.

li-bee-ti said...

Awesome kit! it remined me of a forest walk :). I love your counterfeited stars.
Happy New Year!

Stacy said...

Awesome! Love those stars, I have a ton of wire, I should make some! Love your kit!

Angela Coles said...

that's beautiful and I LOVE the colour scheme

Anonymous said...

Great sparkly stars. You've reminded me of something I have in my stash I could alter. Inspirational as always ;)