Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Counterfeit Kit Challenge November kit reveal blog hop

Welcome to the November Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit reveal and by now you will know that this month was really a bit different from usual! This month we are all here to share with you our counterfeits of recent CHA collection releases! I love how the girls like to shake things up round here and once I got my brain working on the ideas offered up by some of the other Forgers, I had a whole lot of fun.

But I'm jumping ahead of myself! If you are here via the inspirational Jemma, then you are on the right track, but if you've come here direct, you might want to pop back to the beginning of the hop over at the CKC blog and start there - you don't want to miss what these creative Forgers have counterfeited this month.

Anyway, I had a lot of fun and decided I needed an autumnal kit and there were loads of suggestions from the Forgers for this CHA challenged girl. Gradually I whittled all those gorgeous collections down to just one: Take a Hike by Simple Stories. I loved the mix of traditional autumn colours with some blues, lots of spots and a good sprinkle of neutrals, giving me the possibility of using this kit for more that just Fall layouts.

This is a BIG kit for me as the collection was huge! And of course, being Simple Stories, it was based around the paper products so of course, I had to add in a whole load of embellies to match those papers too. Again, this is a BIG kit for me! We will see how it works or if I get bored of it before it's finished.

Anyway, without further ado, here it is - Dempster

I know you all find this funny, but as always I started off by matching up some cardstock and the neutrals (I was happy to find a way to include some of my BG Basics)

And then I went through the collection and matched up the papers - by colour and design. There's a good mix of old and new papers here which pleases me and many of them are double sided which gives me so many more possibilities.

Then there were alphas and journalling cards etc which were also part of the original collection. In fact, there's lots more in the original collection which would be really easy to counterfeit - bingo cards, ready clustered papers, journalling cards, borders etc but I'm happy to have included a lot of older Mr Campy stuff with some newer Echo Park and the new nature inspired Cosmo Cricket S'more Love. But you never know, I might get inspired to have a go at some of the other elements. Fellow Forger Libeeti is bound to do some of that :-)

And the final fun bit for me is the addition of oodles of embellishments, picking out elements with lots of texture and a hint of brighter colours to extend the possibilities of the kit

And there it was, a huge autumn kit which was just calling out to be used for some Yukon pages (can't believe that our Yukon adventure is 5 years ago now!) and that led me to come up with the name - Dempster. The infamous highway going north for more than 700 km to Inuvik which took us through the most breathtaking landscape you can ever imagine. Yes, this is the perfect kit for some more of those pages!

If you've made it this far, do leave a comment and let me know you were here. And let me know which of the recent collections you are going to lift. Such a fun exercise! (question: these blog hop posts are becoming pretty hefty with all these photos - do you like it or would you prefer something a bit shorter? Let me know.)

Here is the full hop list in case you get lost along the way:

Guest Designer: Julie -  http://hisglorygirl.blogspot.com

Lisa -  http://lisahausmann.blogspot.com  ß you are here

Libeeti -  http://creationswithlove-li-bee-ti.blogspot.com  ß go here next

See you over at the CKC site - have fun!


  1. This kit is just gorgeous...can't wait to see the layouts of that trip you mentioned!

  2. Oooh I think I want to play with your kit! Its so cool. I recognise some of those papers in my stash (somewhere) hee hee

  3. wow, that kit is amazing, so much fun stuff! I personally love to hear (read) the stories behind the kits - so keep writing!

  4. Wow! THat should keep you going for quite a long while.Love all the autumnal and citrus tones.

  5. Wow! This kit is HUGE! I love it, though! You know I am all about bit kits and lots of embellies! Can't wait to see your LOs!

  6. Well, I can see that you are wanting to make up some lost scrapping time, aren't you. I love Simple Stories but I hadn't noticed this kit, probably since it was outdoor themed. It sounds like you are on a mission to get that trip scrapped and they should be wonderful pages based on all this - warm yummy colors and lots of fun embellies. Scrap on! And me, I like long posts with lots of pictures - in part because it invites long chatty comments. LOL

  7. I love lots of pictures - that pic of all your pins and brads and baubles is my favorite :). And you have a terrific kit - I have some of the Take a Hike papers, so I'll have to watch how you use your kit for some inspiration!

  8. A beautiful kit inspired by another of my short-listed faves. Have fun with it!

  9. What a lovely fall kit! I LOOOOOVE all the bits in the embellie set! Looking forward to seeing your fall projects!

  10. i guess you are bungggee jumping to get into your kit. have fun. yummie embelly photo.

  11. Simple Stories is definitely on my top five favorites list. I love what you did here. And I see some really old MM in there.

  12. I have no limits on my internet volume so lots of photos on a blog are no bother, in fact preferred, for me.

    I don't remember if I asked you before, did you fly into Yellowknife, or drive? (I hope to fly to Tuktoyuktuk someday.)This kit is teaming with potential. Lovin' your pretty pins.

  13. lovely colour scheme, like all that lace

  14. Love the fall colors!! I love this line too and pickin one favorite line out of the many...impossible I say!

  15. Wow amazing color choices. Can't wait to see what u create!

  16. Gorgeous kit! I love your inspiration kit, as well! You put so many awesome goodies in there, you will have a blast working with it!

  17. Oh this is a gorgeous kit, as another CHA challenged scrapper I've not looked so have enjoyed getting glimpses during this hop. Those embellishments are lovely - made me want to go dig some of mine out too.


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