Friday, 24 July 2015

July's Scraps

Welcome to the start of July's Members' Blog Hop from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.  I chose the first challenge: to use at least 4 photos on my page!

I recently discovered that my camera has a "stitch" function so that I could take really wide panoramas and tried it out on top of the Camera Obscura on Edinburgh's skyline.  The resulting 12 photos were printed at half-size and matched up perfectly but would have needed 3 full pages to be viewed in a row.  Instead, I decided instead to overlap them, trimming the tops or bottoms to emphasise the layering and producing a view from a point!

Jimjams - Layout - Point of View

My July Counterfeit Kit was brightened up by the blue cardstock background and a scrap of brown patterned paper with Broadway Sizzlets helped create a bold title.  I still need to write the date and location on the page though!

To make up for the lack of blogging recently, I'll share another page from the kit for the second CKCB challenge this month - to use an old tool: several years ago when I was on the PTA of my children's primary school I bought some bargain priced mini punches from the school catalogue including a tiny triangle punch ... and this month I decided to use it to make some perfectly regular bunting for a page about the Royal Yacht Britannia near Edinburgh.  I also dusted off some ancient rub-on letters - at one point I used a lot of these but I keep forgetting to use them these days.

Hubby is posing by some fake pints of beer in one of the crew's bars on board.  The boat tour is great fun with an numbered hand-held audio guide for you to listen to at your own pace.  We found it fascinating to see how the "royals" and their retinue lived at sea.

Karen is next up on the Members' Hop; I wonder which of this month's challenges she has chosen?

If you get lost whilst hopping the full order is published on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015


Jimjams - July Counterfeit Kit embellishments
Yes this blog does still exist!

After a very challenging few months, where scrapping has had to take a definite back seat, I have finally been getting creative again with my Counterfeit Kits.  So I am very happy to welcome you to my part of the July Master Forger kit reveal hop.

Hopefully you've just been to see Susanne's kit, but if not, the hop started here with a visit to our Guest Forger, fellow Brit and close friend, Julie who scraps pages about her young daughter and her own childhood.

Scrapabilly March 2015 Kit This month we are counterfeiting a beautiful kit, in my favourite colours, from the German shop Scrapabilly.  Fellow Master Forger Lisa designs for them and has already been creative with the original kit, based on a Kaisercraft collection, so her forging should be fun this month!

I usually like to counterfeit with a twist, and because I already use so much teal in my kits I thought I'd concentrate on the fact that there are lots of papers from one manufacturer, lots of neutrals with a hint of colour, lots of alphas, lots of frames ... and try to use up some papers that I've been avoiding!

Jimjams - July Counterfeit Kit

So there is still some blue, but it's pastel rather than teal, with plenty of cream and beige rather than black and grey; there are plenty of alphas in the form of ancient office rub-ons, the frames will come from stamps and several sheets of Delish Designs paper from their Bistro collection (2008) have been put to good use!

Jimjams - July Counterfeit Kit - reverse patternsSupplies:
Fresh Entree (ornate shapes reverse)
Sizzling Stripes (brown striped reverse)
Sizzling Main Dish (brown reverse)
Fresh Main Dish (cream reverse)
Fresh Stripes (brown dotted reverse)
Various buttonsfrom my stash
Bo Bunny brown rub-ons
Corrugated card from DCWV
EK Success Bookworks rub-ons, dates, business cards and epoxy sentiments
Venice chipboard alphas from 7 Gypsies
Some ancient office stationary rub-on alphas
Various trims and frame stamps from my stash

Now it's time to visit Julene to see how she's interpreted the Kit-to-Copy.