Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge July kit reveal blog hop

Welcome to this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge July kit reveal. Hopefully you're here directly from our wonderful Guest Designer, Julie and next up is the ever delightful Lynnette with her creative kit staging - always a thrill! The full hop list is at the end of the post.

I'm even more excited than usual about the Counterfeit Kit Challenge reveal this month. Because? Well, this month, we were given the March Scrapabilly kit as inspiration featuring Kasier Craft Blue Bay papers. How exciting is that?!? I'm SO curious to see what the team create with my friend's awesome kit and am thrilled to be able to feature a little more of my one and only scrapbook store, Scrapabilly :-)

Here's the original kit - remember it? Check out those gorgeous aquas, greens, neutrals and greys. I loved it then and I still love it :-)

And a few detail shots!

Of course, I worked with the original kit back in March (you can see my original posts here and here) so this was a completely different experience than usual for me - interesting!

First up, why don't I show you my July kit - Redux

I didn't really know how to approach this kit because of the fact that it was a kit I'd actually had and worked through. But as luck would have it, as I was decluttering my room and sorting through stuff, I came across a well-loved but VERY old kit from our Bellaboo days when my sister had set up and was running the shop. This particular kit is from November 2008 and when she sold the shop in 2009, I bought a second kit because I loved it SO much! The first kit was pretty much finished and then the second one was broken into with a few layouts but the scraps and leftovers were all kept together because I really loved is SO much! And it struck me that the colours were very similar to the original inspiration Scrapabilly kit. I decided to build the kit around these leftovers.

What do you think? Not bad huh? There are two full sheets and a handful of scraps. By the way, the papers are Autumn Leaves! Anyone remember them? I used to LOVE their stuff. Ah, the good old days :-)

There were also a whole load of full sheets of cardstock in the kit bag so I put those into my kit too. I don't really use coloured cardstock anymore but let's see if I can get creative with using it up or even base a few layouts on the lighter shades.

Then I went though my scraps - in fact I went through ALL my scraps, decluttering along the way - and found a few leftovers from the original Scrapabilly kit and at the same time, pulled out anything which reminded me of the colours of the original. Again, all partial sheets and some scraps really are pretty small. There are some really old ones, such as the BG paper there in the middle, and some very up to date ones too. I really feel this collection of paper epitomises the original papers and works well as the base colours for my kit.

Then I had some of the original kit die cuts and cut apart elements left so I included those too. To fill up my die-cut selection - the original kit had half a full pack - I went through all the small bowls and collection points I had on my desk where I've been throwing in left over trinkets, dies etc and pulled out anything with a similar colour or feel to the original kit or my paper selection. There is a lot here! And one or two which are not quite the colour scheme (such as that pink heart) but that seemed to go with what had already been pulled out. There are elements from Dovecraft, BasicGrey, Crate, Pink Paislee and October Afternoon just to name a few.

I also went though any Cameo cuts I had left over from past kits and included a few here too - that teal glitter really matches the other colours I think.

The original inspiration kit had some twine so I included that and two other pieces of thread that had been in the original Bellaboo kit - not sure if I'll use them or not but the colours are great.

I found a few flair in my kit colours (including a Scrapabilly one in German!) to match the Scrapabilly exclusive flair in the original and instead of a selection of buttons, I've chosen a batch of decorative brads in designs and colours which fit my supplies. Washi tape was thrown in for good measure and because I don't use enough of it! The Scrapabilly kit had a metal arrow included and the original Bo Bunny papers includes a lot of doors and windows, so I interpreted those elements into a metal key embellishment. It's really heavy which is why I haven't used it up to now so I might have to see what to do with it.

So there you have it! A kit that includes elements from a whole range of other kits and which date back as far as 2008 right up to the present day. Now that's what I call a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit!

What's the oldest element in your kit?

After letting me know you were here, don't forget to continue through the hop with Lynnette up next. And here's the full list in case you get lost. Link up any kits and creations over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog link up page and share the fun of the kitting world!


  1. I loved the colours of the original kit and I've had a lot of fun seeing how you pulled together your new kit.

    Bellaboo? The very first scrapbook magazine I ever bought, before I'd even made one page, had an article about Bellaboo in it. I hadn't realised you were connected :)

  2. Oh Lisa - I really WANT that kit! It's gorgeous and a great match for the original even before you started adding scraps FROM the original! Have fun x

  3. Sparkly feathers,silly goose and those yummy brads have caught my eye.You've matched that colour scheme of the originally very well.Enjoy this kit. The oldest thing in my kit are some antique laces that belonged to my great grandma!!!

  4. What a pretty kit (I knew yours would be quite a good kit this month, the style is right up your alley!)- I love that you used up older stash, too!

  5. Beautiful kit. Love the papers, looking forward to your projects.
    Cindy F

  6. Interesting mix of gorgeousness this month! I have a "heavy metal" key in mine, too - will be curious to see what you do with yours. Loved the glittery teal accents added in plus the brads. And scraps! The perfect place to use them up :-)

  7. I really wasn't all that excited about the Scrapabilly kit at first. I wasn't appreciating the full range of color even in the initial kit. Now that I have seen Julie and your kits, I see that it is a marvelous mix of nuetrals, textures and pretty greens. Beautiful counterfeit and fantastic embellishments! I love how you brought in deeper greens with some of those finishing touches.

  8. Such a pretty kit! I m loving all your embellishments

  9. Seeing your kit makes me want to PLAY! =) Too bad I just moved and half my craft room is still in boxes! =P I haven't scrapped in a while though so I'm looking forward to getting things organized and using some counterfeit kits for inspiration.

  10. Such a great kit!!! I love the colors. Its going to be so fun this month =)

  11. Love love love this! When I saw the reveal this morning I remembered seeing your gorgeous layouts with this kit.
    How wonderful that you still had most of that second kit and you did a fabulous job using it as a foundation for your July kit. This is what I was trying with my kit but I ended up with something completely different.
    I definitely remember Autumn Leaves - in fact, I held that very same striped paper in my hands and considered it for my kit but it didn't make the cut.
    I keep scrolling back through your photos - there is so much to love in your kit that I'm not sure where to begin! Those white woodgrain cards and sparkly Cameo cuts (those feathers!) are definite favorites. Looking forward to seeing your layouts this month!
    (And I've got papers from Foof-a-la circa 2006 in my kit - it always amazes me that we can still get some use out of these older items!)

  12. Oooo, aaahh, very pretty, just as I expected. I can't wait to see you wow us with another set of layouts from this kit, just as excellent as your March ones from the original. Scrap on. PS I do remember Autumn Leaves, mostly for their clear stamps, of which I might still have a few.

  13. Came, Saw and left to go pack for trip to Jasper tomorrow. Will stay in Hinton for 2 nights. I lived there when I was 19. (such a babe) Will try to organize a small kit for on the road. I really like the relaxed, sophisticated colours of this kit to copy. How unique to have to copy something you have just worked with. Will you be bored quickly? I like to change the colour scheme regularly.

  14. So many great elements in your kit. Love the glittery feathers and that Ball Jar. Your colors are spot on with your papers, as well as the addition of some weathered wood. You mastered the original kit with your creations from March and you managed to re-create with that special Lisa flair of yours. Always a pleasure to peruse your kits!

  15. Your kit is gorgeous, and I love how you used very old paper from your stash! I have a ton of older stash and this is a great inspiration to use it up! I love that owl paper, by the way!

  16. Wow the kit is super cute :) Love the embellishments you chose too such pretty feathers :) Looking forward to checking out what you have been doing with the kit :)


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