Sunday, 1 February 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge February kit reveal blog hop

Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge February kit reveal! 

Nice to have you here. Hopefully, you've arrived from Margie's blog and are already full of fabulous inspiration for building your own kit, but if you've arrived here direct, you can find the full blog hop list at the end of this post or back over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Make sure you drop in at our Guest Designer Doris's blog too - she'll be sure to impress!

This month, we were given a wonderful "Across the Miles" kit from which has one of my favourite wishlist papers - gold foil globe design on vellum! (If only I could find it over here!) 

There's lots of airmail stripes, a smattering of gold and plenty of directions to take with the papers and travel theme.

Here's the gorgeous original kit for you.

After making up my Pinterest CKC February board with the contents of the kit, I realised that I had the gold foil dot paper from the Market Street collection by My Mind's Eye and that was my starting point for the rest of my kit which became "Runaway".

I went through the Market Street papers I had and picked out a few that seemed to match up the theme of the original - a globe paper, arrows and one or two colours which matched. Then I decided that I needed a gold foil vellum, a dark blue by BasicGrey, a cloud print by Crate, a ombre pink design by Webster's pages instead of the Webster's bokeh and also some pieces of veneer paper. Then I filled it up with some other prints which I thought would give me some good variety and would match up with Across the Miles - some red tones, a pink, another map print and two sheets with some yellow elements. Not really a piece by piece match but with all those double sided prints, I think I will get some super colour combinations.

Time to add in the fun stuff - lots and lots of embellishments. Gold foil as well as a few with suitable colours and prints PL style cards in both sizes, flowers which I don't use so often any more and would like to get onto some of my layouts and loads of wood veneer shapes from the BasicGrey Carte Postale collection.

I added in a whole range of die-cuts in travel themes by both BasicGrey and October afternoon and some wash tape in airmail colours and a handful of geotag veneers by Studio Calico.

There are some travel themed pockets and some teeny tiny airmail envelopes. There are even quite a lot of travel die-cut items that I didn't photograph but which will be sitting in the kit pizza box in case I need them!

The label stickers are replaced by a selection of stickers with travel theme and from the Market Street collection.

The original kit has wood dots, veneer sequins and some flair so I just matched them up with what I had - woodgrain dots, sparkly sequins (very Lisa!) and some BasicGrey flair from Carte Postale.

All in all, very much a Lisa kit and with the travel elements as well as the golds and pinks, I think I will be able to complete a wide variety of pages. It may not look much like the original - yet again! - but the inspiration is there as is the feeling I have when I look at it! It'll get plenty of airing in February as of course, it's LOAD month. Unlikely to be a full month for me but I'm hoping to achieve at least 20 layouts and none of those would be possible without my Counterfeit kits. I'm hoping that this kit can give me 8 or 9 pages. How many do you aim for from your kits?

What do you think? Too far from the original or would you like to dip into it and see what you could create with it?!?

Thanks for dropping by today and off you go now to see what fabulous items Julene has pulled together. Here's the list in case you get lost along the way.

February will be a great month for so many reasons so I hope you will join me along the way. As ever, I'd like to be here on my blog more so let's keep our fingers crossed!


  1. Very much a Lisa kit. Beautifully planned and put together!
    Laughing at your Hat-Rack sign and love all the sequins - look forward (as always) to your creations

  2. Oooo aahh, love that black map paper. If that is Market Street and I have it in my stash, I will be kicking myself!! I like all your lovely little bits too. Fab name as well - you did good!

  3. Bravo! Such a scrumptious kit. Brings to mind a velvet heart shaped box filled with chocolate delights. mmmmm.....
    Thanks for putting the pintrest board together. It is a big help, for me.

  4. Ooh, lovely kit! So many beautiful embellishments and goodies!

  5. B eautiful kit :) you made around that one piece that got you started :) I'm also doing load and so grateful to have counterfeit kit challenge to help with LOAD at least that is not one thing I need to look for :) hmmm I'm gonna have a pretty good size kit this month because of LOAD so I hope to at least get the 28 pages done for the month and more :)

  6. There's so many yummy items in your kit. Those tiny envelopes are gorgeous plus all that gold.Enjoy using it.

  7. Such a yummy kit that is filled with so many travel inspired embellies. I know your BIG trip is certainly on your mind. If it's any consolation, the gold map vellum is out of stock here. I checked on ebay and etsy hoping maybe it would turn up, but no such luck. In the meantime, where on Earth did you find the navy and pink map paper? You have such an eye. Looking forward to seeing YOU and your creations this month.

  8. As Always your kit is beautiful!! I love the collection that you based your kit upon!

  9. Your kit makes me feel excited!!! I can do more for my travel album looking at this!! Its a must!! Love your kit name - aaaaawsome!! Okay... need to go and get out papers!!!

  10. Your kit is much nicer tha the original - the dark blue gives it a classier feel I think - love all your wood veneer shapes too - fabulous!

  11. Although a bit more colorful, I think that your kit is spot on. You've got all the basic elements and colors. Your "Lisa kit" could easily be a Janine kit. :) I'd love to dip into those golds, sequins, clouds and tapes especially!

    You asked about how many layouts we aim for. I don't aim for a certain number but I usually try to maximize my kit by trying to use as many ingredients as possible. The challenge for me, at the end, is trying to fit elements together that I can't find a connection for.

    Your kit is packed with lots of awesome ingredients. Can't wait to see where it takes you!

  12. Beautiful kit, love that map paper and all the travel embellishments.
    Cindy F

  13. Great Kit Lisa!

  14. A really stunning kit Lisa! Love all the gold and you always have such a great selection of embellishments - really love those gorgeous flowers.

  15. love your choices of embellies! What a great kit you've made.

  16. Those gorgeous embellishments finish off this amazing kit perfectly! Love it all!

  17. Fab kit and gorgeous extras - love those wooden elements


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