Sunday, 1 October 2017

Counterfeit Kit Challenge October kit reveal blog hop

Oh my! It's October! 

I might have mentioned it once (or a million times) before that I adore this time of year and I'm happy to be here today to present my October Counterfeit Kit Challenge October kit.

Hopefully you've reached me from Kelly's wonderful kit and as I'm the end of the hop today, if you've missed out on anyone, you'll find the full list at the end of the post.

I'm thrilled that Kate has agreed to join us in October as our Guest Designer. She is a wonderful crafter and I can't wait to see what she creates with us this month - welcome Kate!

Julene has chosen a wonderfully soft and pretty kit - or rather collection - for us this month. I don't think we've ever had a Prima kit to use as our inspiration before so this was especially exciting for me to use to make up my kit.

Therefore, in October we are inspired by the St Tropez collection by Prima. It's full of the last days of summer and time at the beach. I think it's a great idea for this time of year because the long sunny days aren't so long ago and I've definitely got some summer 2017 photos that I can use with my kit!

Let's have a look at the St Tropez kit first of all - and you can find more photos over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog as well as the Prima site

As much as I adore this collection, I don't really use a lot of Prima these days, so I knew that I was going to need some creativity to bring my kit together.

I noted the following to start the process:
  • Colours:
    • sand
    • pink
    • brown
    • navy
    • lemon
    • sea blue
  • Patterns:
    • floral
    • map
    • woodgrain
    • stripes
  • Motifs:
    • sea
    • beach
    • flowers
    • butterflies
    • summer
  • Elements to include in my own kit:
    • papers
    • pocket page cards
    • die-cuts
    • flowers
As I took these ideas to my own supplies, the beach and seaside elements kept catching my eye and I realised that I have some wonderful papers by Adrienne Looman at Webster's Pages that I have left over from a few summers ago as well as the Treasure Map elements by October Afternoon that would be perfect to bring together all those feelings. They include blues, browns, pinks and lots of beach designs. This would become the core of my own kit "Reminisce" which I hope will bring back happy memories from summers gone by.

I have a good mix of papers in the core colours I picked out and they feature maps, flowers and beach views - perfect. I might also have thrown in the remainder of the Webster's Pages papers into my kit box in case I need them!

Then I threw in a whole bunch of pocket page cards (only a few of which are shown here!) which I might decide to use to catch up with my Project Life spreads for May or June.

And then of course, came all the various embellishments that all my kits need. You'll find stickers, die cuts, some banner elements, lot of different alphabets, a bunch of washi, a sprinkle of wood veneer and a handful of smaller elements which reminded me of the more vintage feel to the Prima collection. There is definitely an eclectic mix of items that I hope will come together nicely on pages.

I've tried to include a few items that are older or have an older feel to them to represent that more vintage side of Prima and if they get used up, all the better. 

It's a big kit but the only one on my shelf at the moment so I'm aiming to use it for the whole month - and it's a LOAD month too which means it should get some good use. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Here's the full hop list to make sure you don't miss out on the fun. Don't forget that we love it when you share with us over at the blog (here) or in our Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook community. The more the better!

Have a great October!


  1. Your kit is so lively and beautiful!
    It's a very big one, and I'm sure you'll have fun using it.

  2. Ooo, ooo, swoon. I like your lists that break down the kits personality. A little brighter than I usually expect to see from you, so am very excited to see where you go with it during load.

  3. I am impressed with your big kit, but even more so that it is the only one on your shelf at the moment. I need to clear the decks of this year's kits that have been collated but barely used.

    I think with LOAD this month you were wise to include such a wide variety of papers that seem very cohesive as a whole. And I do that trick of keeping papers from the same line on hand in case I need a bit extra. I am most excited about seeing a whole month of your lovely scrapping. Enjoy October as you Reminisce every day!

  4. Only kit on your shelf Give me tips on how to make that happen here! Lube that you and i had almost same thought using Adrienne's papers and I'm f-ing to go dig up some OA for later. Loving the kit cause it has all of my favorites in it!

  5. Loving how versatile Reminisce is but with little nods to the nautical/seaside vibe of St. Tropez! Hope you are inspired by LOAD this month <3

  6. Well done Lisa! Your kit to me has captured summer right there on the page. I see a big kit as a challenge to use. There will be many photos you can scrap.Gorgeous embellishments.

  7. What a beautiful big kit! I love how each of us came up with a very different twist this month! I thought about that OA treasure map also, but it didn’t fit the direction my kit took. It looks gorgeous with yours!

  8. You managed to capture all the elements of the inspiration in a kit that is definitely you! That bokeh paper is a favorite and do I spy a constellation pocket card or scrap in the mix too? I'm sure you'll be able to make many layouts with such a versatile kit.

  9. Ooh, I don't believe it. I had some of that collection from Adrienne selected, then decided to work in a bit of a different direction! I can't wait to see them in use!

    I love the mix of summer/autumn embellishments as well - it should be a fantastic kit to work with in October. A little bit of everything!


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