Friday, 1 April 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge April kit reveal blog hop

It's April 1st and this blog hop is no joke! It's a good one this month, a little old school even!

Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop this month. You should be here after seeing Leslie's wonderful Blue Box full of goodies and next up is Margie who will no doubt have something gorgeous to share too!  And don't forget to check out Louise, our GD this month and say hello! If you've arrived here direct, you might want to jump back to the beginning of the hop at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog and start at the beginning. I can't wait to see all the different kits this time around!

Clair picked out this month's kit (in fact she's been on Kit Patrol the past couple of months) and she was given a long list of dos and don'ts from the team about which type of kit we'd like to forge this month - all in fun of course - and she scoured high and low to give us a kit full of romance, soft colours and lots and lots of "real" product, paper and flowers. It's a little vintage, a little 2010 maybe, a little different than our usually more modern kits. We were all up for the challenge!

So, April's Counterfeit kit is the February kit by C'est Magnifique Kits (check out the reveal here)

Here are photos of the main and add-on kits - all of which are open for inspiration.

There's a lot of interesting new product in there including the Treasured Moments collection by Kaisercraft and Prima flowers. I saw florals, pinks, spots, frames, butterflies, flowers, ribbons, doilies, leaves and a vintage feel to the tones and designs of the elements.

And I came up with my romantically inspired kit, Bisou.

Following my "rules", I picked out some older floral papers in colours that I saw in the inspiration kit, some dots, some wordy paper, a gold foil paper just because and a treasured piece of star vellum (I have several sheets of this and each inch of it is beyond precious!)

And then I just built up from there. Die cuts, doilies, and lots of bits and pieces from my container of left-overs from collections and kits.

Butterflies, birds, flowers, hearts, sequins...

"Old" brads, some florals that have already been fussy cut from BG papers, some pennants, lots of different sized alphabets in loopy designs as well as some mini letters which match the colours of the kit.

I dug deep into my flower and ribbon pot for some pretty pieces which I often forget to use so I'm happy that I was encouraged to add some in.

 Frames, twine, lace...

And some washi tapes in vintage looking wordy design and woodgrain.

This is a kit that is a big bigger than the first few months of the year but still fulfils my rules, is considerably smaller than the kits from last year, and should produce my target of four or five layouts.

All in all, this looks like a kit I would have made a few years ago but I have to say that I love it! I'm excited to use it and see what sort of layouts I create. Will they look like layouts I made years ago or can I combine these products to look right up to date? What do you think?

Here's the full list in case you get lost along the way.

Louise (GDT)


  1. Gorgeous! The florals in this kit are delightful :) All your little embellishments will be superb on your layouts.

  2. Beautiful papers and embellies! You have heaps of fun stuff to play with!

  3. I love how you made your kit so modern, yet it still fits well with the theme of the original kit!!

  4. This gorgeousness definitely reminds me of spring - so light and fresh with very pretty floral touches. Love all the pretty ephemera you included too - my favorites are the trims, especially that lovely butterfly ribbon. Can't wait to see how you use it this month!

  5. I'm in love..I think this is even better than the original. Fab job!

  6. I spy lots of pretty elements. You'll have a ball this month creating x

  7. Love your light airy take on the kit, Lisa. So pretty.

  8. Very pretty kit--I can't wait to see what you make!

  9. And therein lies the question & challenge this month - not so much the kit, but the making. I accept the challenge to make my projects this month up to date! Great collection of whimsical embellis this month to play with :D

  10. Very cool! Fun mix of embellishments and papers!

  11. I love your embellies in this kit. me some ideas here.

  12. Even though it's not as large as some of your older kits it's still substantial! I love every bit of it and I can't wait to see what you create!!!

  13. Oh my! So much to love! Lots of bold, bright loveliness, tempered with some cool, vintage vibes!

  14. I can see why you can pack light for a crop - that kit has everything you need - especially liking the vellum!

  15. Hmmmm....I wonder, will this "vintage" look kit turn out layers and clusters? Or will it deliver the more recent "Lisa Look"? OR perhaps it will spur you into a whole new trend? You have me sitting on the edge of my seat with this one!

  16. Beautiful kit and those metal bird clip swoon n that one ! Love the name you came up with too


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