Sunday, 27 November 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

Another month, another blog hop. Welcome, welcome, welcome. This is the November Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop and I'm thrilled you are here.

If you have come here directly, you might want to pop back to the Counterfeit site (here) where the blog hop kicks off and we have some special hoppers today thanks to the peeps over at Scraptastic joining in.

If you have arrived here from Kim's blog, you are on the right track and next up after me is Margie. You'll find the complete list at the end of this post but do try and catch up with all today's hoppers as I'm sure you are in for a treat!

We were asked to create a home decor project. I've mentioned before that I was finding this month's kit a bit "tricky" to use. I love all the papers I've chosen but maybe not for using on pages so this challenge seemed perfect.

I was over at the Sketch Support site where their GD this month is the very talented Janice Daquila-Pardo and she'd created the most beautiful door wreath using origami leaves (see here). I decided to totally lift the idea, checked out the link she's included for the leaves, and made my own. I've been seeing these leaves all over the internet recently and have been wanting to give them a go and I'm so pleased I did. It was a super therapeutic process and I think they turned out great. I didn't have a gorgeous twig wreath like Janice had used but I did have a polystyrene one which proved easy to cover and light to hang.

Here is the pile of leaves I created while watching TV.

And then I brushed a little ink across the folds to make them more pronounced and pinned the leaves onto the wreath adding a little hot glue here and there for a bit of extra hold. Some ribbon pinned to the back for hanging and it's complete.

I confess to adding a couple of extra sheets of paper into the kit for this but all those very old Chatterbox papers that were proving a bit difficult have now found a happy home and made me happy in the process. Pat on the back for me ;-) The origami leaves were much easier than I thought they would be and I love the look of them so I may well try some other bits and pieces to see how I get on.

As promised here's the full blog hop list:

Scraptastc DT - Heather Landry
Scraptastc DT - Juliann Marchant
Scraptastic Guest Designer - Melanie Stanczyk
Scraptastc DT - Michelle Unruh Jen
Lisa  <----- You are here!
Margie  -------> Go here next!

Don't forget that this month, Scraptastic Club is not only our inspiration kit but also our sponsor. So check out their site at and they will be giving away a $20 gift certificate to one lucky winner.
All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is either join the blog hop or comment on the blog's that easy!  The blog hops will be on November 27th and 28th.

Thanks for dropping by! Happy hopping.


  1. I love that! Such pretty colours!

  2. Anonymous1:42 pm

    Your leaves look so gorgeous - love your wreath!

  3. Beautiful! Those are great fall colors!

  4. Heidi2:36 pm

    Love the wreath Lisa!! :) I'm sure it is a happy addition for you with those lovely fall/autumn colours :)

  5. This is fabulous! Love your take on the wreath...I may have to give this a try with winter papers!

  6. Lisa, this wreath is just gorgeous!! Love those leaves, and what a fantastic way to use up some papers!!

  7. this is absolutely fantastic. I wish I would've seen this before the season was over. Perhaps I can make a christmas one with all those holiday papers I don't use. Thanks for sharing. you're so talented.

  8. I like the leaves that you made and they look cute on the wreath.

  9. great leaves, fabulous wreath

  10. That looks fantastic Lisa! A perfect project to squeeze in before Christmas colours take over completely.

  11. great wreath!!

    love the look of your blog as well - very clean :)
    leokc34 at gmail dot com

  12. Ohhhh, I loveee it! I've seen similar on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to try. I just love yours! Great colors and patterns!!!! So cool! xoxo

  13. How cute! What a great way to use up some scraps!

  14. what a wonderful wreath - love the colors

  15. How fun I love the splash of blue! Gorgeous girlie!

  16. I thought I'd found my favourite project ... now I'm not so sure - this is stunning too!
    Have Pin will copy when Time allows!

  17. Oh my goodness, your wreath is beautiful! Perfect project for your pretty papers.

  18. That wreath is cool - it seems so happy - which is not the usual feeling I get with fall colors. Well done, Lisa.

  19. I love it! that looks AWESOME!

  20. Way to use the stash! I LOVE those leaves and your wreath. Great project!

  21. So pretty! The detailing on those leaves is what makes this project stand out! Great job!


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