Saturday, 24 September 2016

PURRfectly Placed

Welcome to the start of the September Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Members' Hop.  I went rogue with the prompts this month and did my own thing with an old photo from 2014:

Layout - PURRfect - Jimjams

The photo seemed made for the colours in my  my September Counterfeit Kit ... wouldn't you agree?  The perspective makes those Bengal kittens look huge, but they were teeny back in 2014.  Child No.3 was in kitty heaven!

Next on the hop is a brand new member of our Counterfeiting Club, so please pop over and give a very warm welcome to  Anne.  The full hop list is published on the CKCB today if you get lost on your travels.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Picking Up The (Paper) Pieces

Dear Reader

You may have noticed a tailing off with blog posting here.  Guilty as charged.  The creating is still happening, but the photographing and sharing has not been so regular.  I'm determined to get back into it a little. Please feel free to hold me to account!  Part of the reason for my improved enthusiasm is that I've just spent a weekend with a bunch of scrappy ladies, most of whom I met through blogging.  Those that don't blog either used to or know those that do/did!  I wouldn't have had the pleasure of their company, with great cake too, if it hadn't been for this little corner of the Blogosphere.  I'm determined not to let it die out.  I need to reconnect with my friends' blogs too.

Anyway - here are a couple of pages made with my September Counterfeit Kit over the weekend - both of which are from holidays long past.  The first page is from our Disney 2004 trip to Discovery Cove.  I've already scrapped the reasons we went there in this post from 2013 so there's no extra journalling (yet).  Another reason I must finish this holiday album is that the memories not yet scrapped are fading!  Paint and stitching allowed me to join in with a Hey Little Magpie (Facebook) Challenge.

I set my fellow retreaters the challenge of using a September 2016 Pagemaps sketch - and the hexagons were pretty useful at obscuring disctractions in the foreground of my photo!

Pagemaps Sept 2016

The second page I made from the kit this weekend also used a sketch - from new UK Kit Supplier Turtle Crafts.  My friend Sue is on their DT and always gives good sketch!

Again journalling was non-existant - I need to write something on there, but a happy, chatty retreat with lots of banter isn't a great place to gather your thoughts for a page!

So, dear reader, thank you for still being here, I will be back soon I promise.

Thursday, 1 September 2016


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.  This month we started with our Guest Designer, Nicole, and you should have reached me from Susanne.

This month the kit-to-copy, Felicity Jane's August Kit, called "Maggie", was a beautiful combo of orange and blue, black and white, stripes, plaid and florals ...

Markch Counterfeit Kit - Jimjams

Last month's kit featured pastel blue,so when I spotted a combination of orange and green stripes in my stash, I decided to go off at a slight tangent.  For some reason all my stripes are diagonals!

Ali Edwards' Click Story - Kit-to-copy

MAMBI black & white plaid pattern (from 2004!!!)
Orange striped paper
Puddle Jumper from Pink Paisle's Hello Sunshine collection (green drops reverse)
MME's Now & Then Izzy Smile Bloom (green dots) and Smile Regard (tesselated cards)
BG Typeset Crop Marks (plain green)
White Paisley by Doodlebug
6x6 sheet from Studio Calico's Thataway pad

Various journalling cards, scraps and ribbons from my stash
MME Lush brads
Orange striped washi
Scalloped border punch and some scallop-punched borders 
American Crafts Remarks alpha stickers in black & white
Sn@p! Studio Orange alphas

Next on the hop is the lovely Julene so please pop "down under" to see what she has to offer!
If you get lost along the hop - the full list is on the CKCB here.  Have fun!