Friday, 24 January 2014

January Counterfeit Kit Challenge member blog hop

Welcome to the January Counterfeit Kit Challenge member blog hop. Delighted to see you here today. I think we are all feeling refreshed after the Christmas festivities and I'm delighted to see such a big hop this time around and so many lovely new faces!

I’m kicking off the hop today so carry on along and make sure you see all the inspiration on offer today. I’ve got the list of all the hoppers at the end of my post in case you get lost and when you’ve finished here, Tina’s next on the list!

We have adjusted the “rules” a little so the member blog hop is for everyone to showcase anything made with their Counterfeit kits for any of the three challenges posted on the Counterfeit site. This month, those challenges were:
  1. Challenge #1 Subway Art - Use the subway art technique (using different colors/fonts in a block of writing like a title or journaling)
  2. Challenge #2 Container Challenge - stamp it, die cut it, draw it…use a container somewhere on your project!
  3. Challenge #3 Stamp On Patterned Paper Challenge - Stamping on plain paper is easy.  Stamping on Patterned Paper takes guts!  Let's see how gutsy we can get with some stamping! 

I’ve been a bad scrapper recently and have only just managed to open my kit up but it’s LOAD next month and I think this month’s kit will get a good airing then! However, I decided to christen it using the 2nd Challenge – to use a container of some sort on my layout.

I had included a set of Alison Kreft for Webster’s Pages mini bags in my kit so that was the first place I started. In fact, the whole layout was built around the bag I chose. I decided to use it to hold a couple of polaroid frames I’d cut out of the MME paper on which I attached a couple of supporting photos and then my journaling is on the back. Finding a double use for an item is always a win in my book.

I also added a little banner at the top and created a filled element. This is an idea I’ve lifted from Mary Ann Jenkins at I Rock Paper & Scissors where I saw this idea (here) and knew I wanted to have a go! I filled it with some punched out snowflakes, some veneer stars and a few sequins. How cute is that!

So, two containers, two different functions. This was a great challenge for me to try out something new, get my kit started and just make a happy layout.

Thanks for dropping by and it would be lovely if you could let me know you were here! Off you go now to see what Tina has to offer us.

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



  1. Oh my! I am loving that star filled banner! Love, love, love it. Thanks for the idea

  2. Ooooh lovely, lovely page Lisa - love the little bag of sequins (easier than gluing them down) - what did you use to make the bag?

  3. Super cute LO and I love what you did with the map paper. Cute use of the containers too

  4. The confetti banner got the audible awe, here. Snow flakes, stars and northern lights (sequins). You have captured the arctic sky!

  5. The confetti banner got the audible awe, here. Stars, snowflakes and the northern lights (sequins), you have captured the arctic skies.

  6. WOW - I just love EVERYTHING about this page Lisa :) You may have been a bad scrapper but you certainly haven't lost any of that talent!

  7. A great use for both containers,especially that one with stars etc.I love this whole page :)

  8. Fun that you chose such a happy subject for your return to scrappiness! And this is Lisa in all your creative glory - so clever to lift the sparkly banner, so perfectly wintery & sweet. Journaling on the back of the polaroids? Well, that is genius - all that real estate to use! There are a few of us hoping that you will return stateside...

  9. I love all the little details that you have on your LO... The stitching, the layering of paper, bags and embellies! My favourite is the photos on the frames in the bag. :o)

  10. Oh wow! So much to love on this page - love the idea of the banner full of tiny stars and will definitely be copying!

  11. Cute layout. I'll be using the banner with confetti, awesome idea.

  12. Gorgeous ... Really gorgeous. I adore all of it, and I'm going to try that little banner

  13. Anonymous11:22 pm

    Love all your layering and the little shaker packet.


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