Friday, 6 July 2012

Counterfeit Kit Challenge July Blog Hop Reveal

Welcome to the July Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop kit reveal.

If you've arrived here directly, I recommend you go back to the beginning of the hop over at the CKC site (here) so you don't miss out on any of the fun and inspiration. If you are here via the delightful Julie (here) then you are on the right track and I'm glad you've stopped by. Leave me a message to let me know you were here and then go off and make up your kit! 

The inspiration kit this month is by the new kit club Citrus Twist Kits and is their June Summer Boardwalk kit

And I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. And I mean head. over. heels. It happens over and over again with the inspiration kit we get to work with but this month really saw me sit up and pay extra attention. ;-)

I loved the colours, the papers, the content of the kit. Loved it all. And then something very strange happened. I found myself going online and ordering the papers, the alphas and a couple of the matching embellies. I couldn't help myself. Before I knew it, I had an full kit on order. Oh my! Just what I don't do - normally! 

I did challenge myself to mix in a few older items when I finished making up the kit and ended up suing some coloured cardstock that's been hanging around for ages, two sheets of really old paper....

A mix of flowers and buttons - some of which are also really old...

And even though I had really tried to track down some of the gorgeous Studio Calico veneer shapes, I failed to get any :-( So I added in some little wooden shapes I had already. Some of the colours are a bit bright but I might try misting or inking them. 

I happen to know there's some really serious counterfeiting going on with some of my fellow forgers for these items so I'll be watching out for those and giving them a try. Don't forget to check them out too.

The colours and elements reminded me a lot of summer and my better half came up with the idea of calling it "Beach-house" which seemed perfect!

I really hope you love the kit as much as I do and will have a lot of fun creating your version.

Here's the list of hoppers today - enjoy the ride and go check out Libeeti's kit -you are in for a treat!

Guest Designer: Sherri
Lisa <---- you are here


  1. Great job...Love your kit...can't wait to see what you make with it!

  2. Great additions Lisa - sorry to have been AWOL during June - love the July header!

  3. I also fell in love with this kit. So much I actually considered joining the kit club. :) But I think it's a bit pricey because what I heard the packages from US often get stuck in customs and I get so much more worth of stuff if I buy things here considering international shipping too.
    I also want those wood veneer shapes - seems impossible to find the ones I want.
    Where do you buy you stuff? I have thought of buying from UK or in the EU but I haven't found any shop yet...
    Back to Beach-house: I love your kit as usual it's gorgeous :) Can't wait to see you layouts

  4. Oh, you have been a bad girl, buying NEW products...LOL but I can totally understand you. Luckily I already had some of those beautiful papers..LOL
    Have fun with your Beach House kit. it's awesome.

  5. Well, I can't fault your approach when you end up with the color and the feel of a beach house. I guess your challenge now is to use it up!

  6. I nearly did the same thing but stopped myself just short of hitting the order button! I pulled myself away from the computer and found so much loveliness in my own stash! I am super excited to work with this kit because I am so in love with everything about it!!

  7. Hey Lisa! Miss you. It's been busy with summer here and the kids' non-stop fun. I LOVE your kit and adore the name. Sometimes you just have to have THE product, not the counterfeit version. I totally get it. When the clues were given on this one and I was checking out the guesses, I was hoping Boardwalk was the one. I may actually have some time to put a kit together today. Take care!

  8. Love your kit more than the original! Probably because of those yummy flowers and embellies!

  9. Ha ha-retail therapy is never a bad thing, Lisa! What a compliment to the girls that put together the inspiration kit, though! Beautiful kit, Lisa-can't wait to see what you make with it!

  10. I may be right there with you - if I allow myself any purchases, I think it's going to be items from this kit (or maybe the thing if it's still available)!

  11. This is absolutely delightful Lisa!!!! I love the name too. What a cool kit!!!! Have fun with it! xoxoxoxoxo

  12. I love the name of your kit. It's a wonderful kit!!! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

  13. Oh, I don't think it matters that sometimes, just sometimes, we splurge on something we love. Especially when the end result is so delicious!

  14. lovely warm happy kit

  15. Oh, you made me laugh at you shopping your kit! How wonderfully surprising :~) Those veneer shapes are definitely a hot property right now. I am still seeking the elusive stars, lol!

  16. I love this kit too!!! So fun and wanted to order it to. I haven't yet. I'm trying to resist :)

  17. Yes, I thought it was a beautiful choice this month - definitely a kit club to keep an eye on! You have made a very fine job of counterfeiting. Very fine indeed.


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