Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Counterfeit Kit challenge

Firstly be warned this a very photo heavy post.

It's been a while since I have taken part in the COUNTERFEIT KIT CHALLENGE I have been meaning to but time just got the better of me. I have rearranged the craft room so uneasy feeling all inspired by my stash and I thought I would have a play.

The kit this month is from A Piece Of Cake Designs which I had never heard of but do fantastic kits. Please excuse the photo it's a screen shot on my phone.

The kit to me looked very much travel and seaside so I went with those papers and colours. I have a huge kit.

These are the first set of papers a mixture of Teresa Collins, Stampin Up, and maybe Pink paislee?

This is the back of them

The second set of papers

the back of them. As you can see I have a quite a few different colours I can work with.

The alphabet in the kit is a wood grain one. I have chosen these ones - the Thickers are cork which I think will look really well with the papers. I am also going to use my Cricut and wood grain stamp to make my own letters.

Here is my embellishments - Studio Calico, My Minds Eye, Simple Stories and much more. I tried to add to the theme and colours.

Here are the stamps I am going to use. In the kit there is some Studio Calico wood grain spiky circles. I have some dies of the same shape so I will make my own with the wood grain stamp.

I am calling my kit summer fun as I have quite a few summer photos that I will be using with this kit.

Thank you for visiting

Laura xx

Monday, 2 March 2015


Last month Julia and I attended a different crop. It was run by Artful Angels and was fabulous. Our usual crop - run by Julia is very different. We are a group of 8 who are great friends. The crop is about eating and chatting - if we get any pages done it's a bonus.

Now the Artful Angels crop was very different. It was very professionally run, tables where you could borrow stash, a small shop and a cafe/bar. I had prepped for crop in my usual way, matching papers to photos, choosing titles, embellishments to take with me. I usually work from a sketch. I found a few sketches I liked and had pinned them on Pinterest. Well when I got to the crop I had no signal on my phone so I couldn't use Pinterest.

There is an inspiration box at the crop which was pages cut from magazines which I used for this LO. I can't tell you where the original is from all I know is that it was in a magazine. The photo is of my son and his friends on cub camp.

I can't recall the make of the papers but I do know they were a bargain price of £2.99 for the pack in TK max.

Thank you so much for visiting the blog

Laura x