Friday, 24 July 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge members blog hop

Good morning and welcome to the CKCB Members Blog Hop.  You should have come here from Susan who is sharing a beautiful project.  

This month for the blog hop there was 3 challenges 

1 - Picture this - use at least 4 photos on your project 

2 - Old tool Challenge - Dust off an old tool and get creative 

3 - Project altering experience - include an altered embellishment

I chose number 2.  I dusted off my old dymo machine.  I can remember buying it years a go because lots of people used them for journalling on their pages.  I think I have used mine once or twice! 

I saw the inspiration for this page in a magazine.  I'm going to say Scrap365 but I can't be sure as I had ripped the page out of the magazine when I was having a clear out.  I liked the way the tags were going across the page. The inspiration page had a lot more going on but I decided to keep it a bit more clean and simple.  I have started to scrap about myself a bit more in the last year or so and I don't feel so nervous doing it anymore.  

The photography isn't great I apologise.  My camera is not working too well at the moment.  

 All stash is from the kit apart from the wooden numbers.  I was at my crop and a fellow scrapper was having a clear out and selling some stash she no longer wanted.  The numbers were perfect for the page and I was obviously doing a good deed by helping out a fellow scrapper get rid of her stash ;-) 

Thanks for stopping by and please do follow the link to the next person on the blog hop Leslie

If you do get lost on the blog hop or just want to check the Counterfeit Challenge blog out pop on over HERE where there is lots of inspiration and the full blog hop list will be published.  

Please leave a comment to let me know you were here. 

Thank you for visiting 

Laura x

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Counterfeit Challenge Kit LO 1

Good morning from cold and grey Wiltshire.   The children have finally broke up from school and we have 6 weeks 3 days off!   I have been meaning to post before now but the last few weeks of school has been manic.  Joseph has now finished Junior school and we have had so much to do with new school visits, leavers assemblies, leavers play, leavers awards and so on.  Add that to all of the usual end of school year stuff and it has just been crazy!   
 I have managed to scrapbook though and not just at crop.   I have been sitting up in my craft area a few nights a week and I have been rather productive. I have managed to complete quite a few pages and cards with my Counterfeit Kit.   I should have posted throughout the month so I apologise now for the amount of posts that will be appearing in the next few days. 
The Counterfeit Kit has really helped me produce more pages this month.  The fact that it's all ready to go is one less thing to worry about and with the limited time I have had this month I haven't had to worry about papers matching, etc. 
Anyway here is my first page.  It is of my son Joseph and his new hair cut a few years a go.  I adore the colour of the papers.  
A little close up

Another close up of the embellishments

Another slightly better photo of the page. 

Apologies for the poor picture quality, my camera is not focusing very well at the moment and I think it's time to get a new one but I need to save the pennies first.
Thank you so much for visiting
Laura x

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Counterfeit Challenge Kit

Good evening, it's a bit hot isn't it?  I am being typically British to anyone who will listen that it's far to hot and I wish it would cool down a bit :-)  I hope wherever you are you aren't struggling with the weather.
I have been scrapbooking quite a bit recently but I still haven't made a dent in my stash.  I have far far to much but I am enjoying using it all up.   I am on a bit of a mission at the moment to use up the scraps.  I have a expedit cube full of them.   I have also realised I work far better from a kit when I go to crops.   It's easier to get ready and everything is co ordinated.   As you will probably know I am a huge fan of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Here.  Well this month they are counterfeiting a gorgeous kit so I thought I would play along.   Be warned my kit is HUGE.
Here is my first selection of papers.  I have included lots of papers but they are all scraps.  They range in sizes but there is not one full sheet.

Paper selection 2.  I have lots of different ranges from My Minds Eye, American Crafts, Basic Grey, Stampin Up and so much more.  I just went through the scrap bin and pulled out colours that I thought would work together. 

Here is a selection of Project Life cards.  I don't know who they are by as I have mixed all of my cards up.

These are my alphabets.   They are Thickers and some Papermania ones.  I will also use my Bigshot and Cricut if I need to.

Here is a selection of embellishments.  I am missing twine as it is somewhere on my desk and I just can not put my hands on it, anyone else have this problem?  I want to make some embellishments too and I am going to have a go at making some of the frames that is included in the original kit. 

Here are the sticker sheets I have included.  There is quite a range there......

So here is my kit.  I haven't included stamps, dies and cardstock as I will grab them as I need them.  I have been very organised and have even got some photos ready to use.  I am hoping to spend sometime over the weekend making some pages.  I also have a few cards to make so I am going to use the kit to make them too.

If you have got this far thank you so much for looking and I will be back in the next few days to show you some pages.
Laura x