Sunday, 24 July 2016

High Five!

Layout detail - title cluster
Welcome to the start of the July Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Members' Hop.

I've picked Challenge #2: Inspired by Cool Waters in Hot Weather for my hop page this month - which was pretty easy as my July Counterfeit Kit had some patterned paper with a wonderful mix of cool and hot colours along with cool dotty overlays and warm rub-ons.

Layout - Now We Are Five - Jimjams

I've used the July sketch from at Sue's @ Me & Mine which is a great one for scrappy scrapping.

The photo is from my local crop's 5th anniversary photo earlier this year - we are indeed a happy bunch!

Next on the hop is this month's Guest Designer - Gretchen.  The full hop list is published on the CKCB today.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Forging Friendships

It's Challenge #3 today over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and we're taking inspiration from word/number puzzles.
There was some crossword paper in this month's Kit-to-Copy but unfortunately, that wasn't something I counterfeited faithfully in my version this time!
Instead I used a crossword style grid to form my title on this page made at my monthly crop.

The lovely photo was a selfie taken with fellow Master Forgers Lisa (on a visit to the UK from her home in Germany) and Lesley (who lives about half an hour's drive away from me).

I love the way that scrapbooking has enriched my life.  I have made friends locally thanks to our monthly crop and blogging about my pages led me to the CKCB which has brought both real and "virtual" friends as well.

Check out the CKCB today to see how the other Master Forgers interpreted this challenge (I've already seen Lesley's page as she was busy with it at the beginning of the month as well).

Monday, 4 July 2016

Bee-ing Busy

Every month at the CKCB we counterfeit the Kit-to-Copy by choosing similar papers and embellishments and sometimes make our own versions when we don't have anything appropriate to hand.

When I first looked at the this month's inspiration from Scrapbook & Cards Today I almost missed the cute bee stickers - but when I spotted one in use on this lovely card from Amy Sheffer, I thought "I can make that!" and got to work!!

I grabbed two punches and an alphabet die ...

I discarded the butterfly wings as I was only interested in the antennae ... and punched two replacement wings with a heart punch.  The bee's body is made from yellow card and the centre of an "o" die!  A black pen was all that was needed for some stripes and the "head", followed by some Glossy Accents to give the body a shiny sticker-like surface.

BUT ... leave time for the ink to dry before applying the liquid glaze or you'll end up with smudgy stripes!  And of course set the body aside for at least an hour to allow the glaze to dry fully before assembly:

There will be lots more ideas for forging this month's Kit-to-Copy in our Fogeries on the Fourth Post today.  Why not have a go yourself?!

Saturday, 2 July 2016

UKS Snappy Scrapping

There's a new challenge on the block ... the Summer Snap! over on UKScrappers ... here's the list of photos I need to collect:

  1. vapour trails or clouds
  2. a horse drawn vehicle
  3. flowers in bloom
  4. a summer job in the garden
  5. something typifying your holiday destination, or your home town if you are planning a staycation
  6. hats
  7. ice cream
  8. kites or balloons
  9. bubbles
  10. ducks, swans or seabirds
  1. summer sunrise or sunset
  2. eating al fresco
  3. somewhere you would only visit when the sun shines
  4. flags or bunting
  5. summer shoes
  6. fruit growing, in the garden, on a tree, or in the hedgerow
  7. water
  8. umbrellas
  9. glasses
  10. fete, fair or festival
Substitutes are allowed:

  1. Play
  2. Anything in your favourite colour
  1. Something that made you smile
  2. Friends
  1. Just girls or Just boys

And the and the scrappy challenges that follow:
  1. a layout featuring at least 6 of your photos from the list
  2. a page using one large photo from the list
  3. scrap a picture of you, the photographer 
Looks like fun! Oh and I nearly forgot to mention ... there are prizes :-)

Friday, 1 July 2016

D'you like a July Kit?

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.  We started with Gretchen, our Guest Designer, and you will have seen everyone else including Susanne as I'm the last in line.

This month the kit-to-copy, from S&CT is 2015's Crop & Create Delivered - Heat Wave.

A lovely summery set of papers, none of which I has ... so I looked out some dots and chevrons, some clouds and text, in reds, blacks, teal and especially bright sunshiny yellow!

Crate Paper's Little Bo Peep Matilda (green floral reverse)
MME Jack & Jill "Life Is Good" Serene Spots (green  floral)
½ sheet Boutique Newspaper (yellow) from Simple Stories DIY Boutique
Hambly Screen Prints teal Mod Circles
Roundabout from Bella Blvd's Pack Your Bags
2 6x6 sheets from MME Cut & Paste Charm pad
Boutique Polka (red) from SS DIY Boutique
Various washis from my stash
Grey and yellow Thickers
K&Co Rub-ons
Home-made bees (details on the 4th)
Yellow buttons (to replace the enamel dots)
Various 2x3 cards from my stash
7 Dots Studio Illumination Elements

Not a close match, but one I can work with!  Plus I dug out some really ancient stash to use up - RESULT!
That's the end of the Master Forger Hop for July - if you're joining in this month, please link up and share.