Sunday, 1 June 2014

Counterfeit Kit Challenge June kit reveal blog hop

Welcome to the June Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit reveal blog hop and I'm hoping that my technology works for you! Since my trusty iMac died a few weeks ago, I'm fighting with a mixture of antiquated Eee PC netbook and iPad neither of which work particularly well with Blogger. But fingers crossed! 

Anyway, hopefully, you've landed here from Lesley's blog where I'm sure she has astounded you with a glorious kit! If not, and you've come here directly, why not hop back to the start of the hop at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog (here).

This month, we were given two gorgeous kits to provide inspiration. Originally, I fell head ove heels with High Five over at Scrapbook Circle (here) and even voted for it it be our kit for the month.

But while I was putting my kit together, I suddenly veered off course and went for the Clique summer class kit which Bethany decided to offer as a second option after all. 

I loved the woodgrain papers matched with the bright colours and decided that this would really be a great summer feel kit - perfect for a bit of good mood scrapping! Something I'm in need of :-)

I decided to base my kit around a few sheets of real wood veneer as well as a veneer envelope that I'd picked up on my dream trip to NYC and the rest came together from there. I'm happy to present my appropriately named kit, Woodgrain

Some basic wood patterned papers support the wood veneer "papers" (bottom right) and have also since been added to with another full 12x12 sheet of veneer paper and a 6x6 pad of wood patterned papers.

Then some bright colours to contrast against the neutral backgrounds. I tried to pick patterns that matched the original kit such as the cloud paper, spots, words, Polaroid frames and stripes.

The class kit only showed the papers so I "improvised" by adding some bright, happy, colourful, Lisa-esque products for me to pretty up my pages! 

Brads, twine, die cuts, flairs...

Enamels and mini-alphabets...

Frames - some sprinkled with glorious gold glitter and veneer patterned alphas...

Coloured doilies - a present from mummy!

Tags, tape and wooden hearts to follow on the theme...

A few extra bits and bobs have since worked their way into the kit and four layouts have already been created as part of LOAD which I hope to share with you soon.

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope that technology has played for me and that the post here is ok :-)

You can find the full hop list in case you get lost along the way here at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, but next up is Leslie who always thrills us with her blue box! 

Make sure you leave me a comment to let me know you were here and that my struggle with technology was worth it!


  1. Oh I love this.. So much inspiration! Thanks so much.. I will enjoy seeing what you come up with.

  2. A great kit with some fab colours and shiny glitz. So much to see and play with :)

  3. This is my fav! (though the others I've seen so far are also awesome!!!) Love your thought process! This is perhaps the process closest to what I'd probably do too! LOVE it!

  4. So glad that someone picked the second kit to copy. Isn't it wonderful when Momsies find and pick up that "perfectly you" item? I used to do that all the time for my daughters. Now I seem to be doing it for the grandchildren.

  5. Of course you had me at woodgrain :)

  6. Of course you had me at woodgrain :)

  7. Swoon - so gorgeous! Mummy & NYC surely blessed your stash ;D Love getting a closeup of all the beautiful goodies. LOAD is a great stash buster!

  8. I love all those woodgrains and the coloured doileys.Haven't seen those here in Oz. You will enjoy using this kit I am sure.

  9. Wow that is one scrumptious kit! I have that same Polaroid paper and looking forward to seeing what you do with it I had it my last month kit and got stuck with it not know how I wanted to use it.

  10. ooooh, loving all the wood - fabulous kit. Can't wait to see how you used it.

  11. I kept wanting to combine the inspiration kits .. love where you went with the woodgrain and the embellies. Those doilies are great too!

  12. Oh my! I sooooo want your kit lol

  13. I love your bright and colorful kit!!

  14. Looks great - loving that you really played up the woodgrain.

  15. I always love your kits! I want to play in your scrap room, lol!

  16. Wow that is an amazing kit!

  17. Your doily collection always blows me away! So many intricate patterns and now all those colors! I don't seem to find that kind of variety here. I love the way you used the woodgrain papers as the foundation of your kit. The photo with all of them shown is fabulous. Looking forward to seeing your creations this month. xo


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