Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Snappy Scrapping

Welcome to the start of the May Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Members' Hop.  I picked Challenge #3: Escher Effects for my hop page this month - i.e. to use tessellation in my layout design with a photo from Gatorland back in 2004:

Layout - Slither & Snap - Jimjams

Layout detail - thread art - Jimjams
This was quick to do and brilliant for using up the scraps from my May Counterfeit Kit ... as well as creating more scraps if I'm honest!  I hadn't used any of the gold thread I'd included in my kit, so I decided to add a dash of inspiration from both UKScrappers (this week's challenge) and Whimsical Musings (WM#208 to incorporate string art) and added gold threads between my patchwork pieces.

Next on the hop is a regular contributor in our Counterfeit family - Tina.  The full hop list is published on the CKCB today.

Monday, 2 May 2016

A Perfect 10

I squeezed in with a late layout from my April Counterfeit Kit, so it seems only fair to be really early with my first page from May's kit!  Especially as it was an example page for my UKScrappers Team Challenge which went live this morning!  We are scrapping a treasure, with journalling to tell the story (10+ lines or 30+ words) and some bling!

I recently completed my 10th blood donation and the NHSBT sent me a badge to commemorate it!  Ten donations isn't that big a deal (there was a man giving for the 108th time at my 10th session), but it's progress.  You see, I thought that my blood was only useful for research purposes following jaundice in my early childhood.  However, that certainly is no longer the case, as I discovered when keeping Child No.3 company for her first donation.  To make up for lost time, I've been donating as quickly as possible ever since!

I've used the May Sketch from the FB Sketchy Scrappers Group to make this special page for my Book Of Me using my May Counterfeit Kit (including home-made enamel dots - see the upcoming CKCB Forgeries On The Fourth for details).

Sunday, 1 May 2016

May Kit - May Scrap

It's that time of the month again ... kit reveal ... with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog. Which of course means a hop around the Master Forgers ... starting with our lovely and talented Guest Designer, Jane!

I chose the kit-to-copy this month so I have no excuse for not liking it!  Every other month I am SO tempted by the kits that my crop friends receive from Quirky Kits, that I decided to pay tribute to them by choosing their April 2014 Kits (Main, Lite and Embellishmets) for our forgeries.

I picked elements from all three kits to combine into my counterfeit, ending up with a largely teal, pink (!), black and white theme:

May Counterfeit Kit - Jimjams

Unknown dotty paper in cream and olive
Bella Blvd's Super Stud Eclipse
Echo Park (green flowered reverse of) Diagonal Dot from So Happy Together
MME Flair "Small" Charms (black & white striped reverse)
Pink Flamingo Fusion from Basic Grey
Simple Stories Boutique Dots (pink reverse)
A scrap of Crate Paper So Rad from Boys Rule (yellow, grey triangle reverse)
Twelve by 12 Garden Mist
Music vellum
Unkown 6x6 sheets with teal dots (orange reverse) and rainbow chevron
Home made butterfly rub-on*
Heidi Swapp Washi Tape Booklet and gold Acetate Words
Various wood veneer shapes from my stash
Home made enamel dots*
Black striped washi and teal striped washi
MME Now and Then Dorothy "Lovely Day" Flair
MME Flair "Today" Stickers
Various cards from MME Flair Collection Kit

Having photographed the papers, I realised there were still things missing, such as gold thread, black and white alphas and mini alpha stickers ... so I grabbed them too:

Next on the hop is Julene who has forged some of the papers beautifully.  If you get lost out there in Blog Land, the full list is on the CKCB here.  Have fun!

*Please don't forget to stop by the CKCB on the 4th to see our Forgeries On The Fourth creations!