Thursday, 1 January 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge January kit reveal blog hop

Welcome to 2015!

I'm thrilled to be kicking off this new year with a new Counterfeited kit and am looking forward to getting back into the swing of counterfeiting, kitting and of course, scrapping.

I have the pleasure of being first on the blog hop this month but I've got the full list of hoppers at the end of this post. After you've finished here, you need to hop along to Julene down under who's enjoying the middle of summer while we are freezing up here in the north!

We were given a lovely kit by the Hip Kit Club full of the Amy Tan Stitched collection along with a dash of Heidi Swapp, Pebbles and Evalicious. 

First off, here's the gorgeous original... 

The Hip Kit Club December kit

This was really my kind of kit and I am delighted with the results. So, a new kit for a new year - Welcome!


I commenced by creating a Pinterest board with all the items in the inspiration kit and was pleased to see that I had a few of the Amy Tan items to base my very own kit on. You can find my Pinterest board here. I had a few of the papers and some leftovers from the December Scrapabilly kit. I took all those papers and added in some a birch tree print to match the Heidi Swap September Skies design as well as a cut apart sheet that seemed to feature a few of the same colours as the original and then Lisa'd it up a little by adding in a gold print vellum from Crate and a gold glitter ball paper from Webster's Pages.

The colours in my kit have come out a little more vibrant than the original kit but with all those papers being double sided, I know I'm going to have some great combinations to work with.




The original Hip Kit Club kit had a set of die-cuts and some veneers so I added in the left-overs from the Stitched die-cut pack and mixed in a handful of various veneers I thought might be useful.

Of course, I added in some other things I know I'll use up like the few left-over puffy stickers, some twine and some enamels to match the various colours in the kit. 


Several handfuls of sequins were a must as well as a few sets of alphas - both large and small. This could prove challenging as I don't think that either of the sets of Thickers have and e's left so I'll have to get creative with titles!

The feathers and bows seemed pretty and useful additions to this versatile kit so in they went.


The inspiration kit also featured a pack of Dear Lizzy gold word Thickers so I got my Cameo working for me on some gold foil cardstock and was delighted with the outcome!


Look at all that intricate detail. I can't wait to get these used up and maybe some of them can double up for titles to compensate for my lack of vowels!


So there you have it! A large kit to start the new year with the best of intentions. In fact, before I made up this kit I decided to disassemble all the other remaining kits I had on my shelf and put all those supplies back into my stash. My kit shelf now looks nice and clear and this kit has me itching to get going. I have big plans for this collection of goodies and it might even turn into something bigger so watch this space for that development! But for now, it's New Year, New Start. :-)

It's been lovely to see you here today. Next stop on the hop is Julene and the rest of the hop can be found below. I'd love you to let me know you were here and what you think about my interpretation of that gorgeous inspiration kit!

And don't forget that we love it when you join in and share your own Counterfeit kits and creations. The more the merrier! Check out how you can get involved at the end of each of the Counterfeit blog posts - kit reveal, counterfeit tutorials and challenges - and let us know that you want in!

22 comments:

  1. It truly looks wonderful Lisa!! I'd play with this kit of yours for certain - it has everything I love in it!!! Love the diecut gold....they are awesome!!

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  2. A very large, very pretty kit for sure - with equal parts wood, gold and glitter, it seems. What a nice welcome to 2015 scrapping. Well done.

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  3. fabulous colours and kit Lisa, looks like a fun one to play with. Your cameo's done a good job with those gold words for you. I'm looking forward to seeing your layouts.
    Many blessings to you, from Angela

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  4. This is the first stop and I'm drooling already...
    Love your sequin paper and domino!

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  5. That tree paper really caught my eye, and the soft yellows and golds is such a great foil for the blues. Going to be lovely to work with ...

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  6. Love that you cleared the decks & are starting fresh, "Welcome"-ing in 2015 with sparkle & shine :D Those diecut words are radical. Happy New Year!

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  7. I love it Lisa. The wood veneers and those bows are so cute and all that gold lettering will be fun to use.

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  8. Lovely kit Lisa your right it does look more vibrant it's really going to make those projects look nice too :) that is awesome that you split up those kits :) Mine won't get done till after LOAD next month I want lots of choices to use for that :)

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  9. Great kit! I love love those bows! They are adorable!

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  10. I am drooling a bit over those gold die cuts - yum! Nice job!!!

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  11. What a great kit, the dark blue is such a great touch and awesome gold cut outs.
    Cindy F

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  12. Ha! I just spent a little over two hours finding and pinning a board!. still can't find a picture of the ephemera pack layed out though. I likey. {{joyce}}

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  13. What a wonderful kit - I love the natural elements and all of the sparkle. The 'bokeh' paper looks awesome, so I'm excited to see what you make with it! x

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  14. Happy Nee Year

    Lovely kit Lisa. I need to get back to scalping and use up some of my stash so I am going to try to join in this month.

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  15. Love, Love, Love your kit!!!

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  16. Absolutely stunning, as per usual. We have such similar styles - I see several papers in your kit that I also have tucked away in my stash ;) Love the idea of using your Cameo to create the gold foil letters - brilliant!

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous kit - great words, love the wood veneers and all your glorious sparkle :)

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  18. just gorgeous-love all the nature touches and omg, I need a Silhouette so I can do my own cutouts, yours are divine!!

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  19. I'm loving all these kits!

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  20. The cameo cut words are glorious. A crowning touch of gold to your kit.

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  21. Your kit is one of my favorites!

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  22. SusanB1:30 pm

    Such a lovely kit! I really like the gold embellishments you made with your cameo - beautiful!

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