Friday, 6 January 2012

The January Counterfeit Kit Challenge Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit reveal blog hop!

It's lovely to see you here for our newly scheduled hop - right here at the beginning of the month so that we can show you the kits we've created from the Cocoa Daisy inspiration kits chosen by CKC to kick off 2012. 

If you've just arrived here, you might want to think about starting at the beginning of the hop at this month's wonderful Guest Designer, Van Nguyen. And if you've come via the talented Kim, then you are on the right track.

We were spoilt for choice this month with a grand total of 5 kits to choose from and it was difficult as each one was as lovely as the next!

Merry & Bright can be seen on their blog {here}
Amber Snowflake can be seen in their shop {here}
Sunshine & Snowflakes can be seen in their shop {here}
Frosty Windowpane can be seen in their shop {here}
Cocoa & Marshmallows can be seen in their shop {here}

I was really tempted to go with the Merry & Bright as I haven't really done much Christmas scrapping this year but then I realised that my this time (January), I probably wouldn't be so much in the mood any more and a different colour scheme would be much more inspiring for me.

In the end, Amber Snowflake won out because I loved the mix of browns and yellows with that splash of red and blue added to the subtlety of the greys. And hey, it has a banner paper in it. What's not to love? :-)

I only had the sheet of red BG paper and a portion of the Authentique Ruler paper in my stash  so I started off by dragging those out and based the rest of the kit around that. I added in plenty of vintage browns with some creamy yellows and rather than the starker black, toned it down a little to some deep greys. I'm happy to have managed to include several different manufacturers and lines - BasicGrey, Making Memories, Authentique, Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon and My Mind's Eye. (If anyone wants more details about the contents, just leave me a comment) A selection of cardstock followed and then came the extra fun part - adding in the embellishments.

I've got more than the original kit which won't surprise you and have added a few of the items I received from Helen in our 12 Days of Christmas Embellishment Exchange (mentioned here). I reserve all rights to add in lashings more extras as the month goes on of course. And as for the banner paper and the OA Little Flyers that I loved so much in the inspiration kit? Well I guess I'll be trying to make my own as I go along... So no surprise there either.

Suitably for the start of a new year for this resolution making (and breaking) scrapper, I've decided to call this kit "Resolve". 

It's such a positive word and I'm looking forward to creating with it - I have ever so slightly fallen in love with it already although the proof is in the pudding (or rather the scrapping).

Thanks for dropping by. Make sure you say hello in the comments - it's always lovely to hear from you :-)

Your next stop on the blog is the delightful Margie {here} but just in case you need the whole list of bloggers, here it is:

January Guest Designer: Van Nguyen
Lisa  <----- You are here
Margie   <---- Go here next!


  1. As ever, can't wait to see what you come up with.

    And, on a side note, I-spy BG alphas, which reminds me I have some rather randomly left amongst my stash, must sort them out ready for tomorrow's crop - there are more alphas in life than thickers...

  2. Fabulous kit Lisa - and love the new blog header photos - Happy New Year

  3. What a great kit!! I think we had a FANTASTIC inspiration kit this month, because I just love everybody's kits!!Beautiful papers and embellies!

  4. Great kit! Those embellies are fabulous- loving the fabric flowers and those mini calendars.

  5. Your kit is AMAZING!!!

  6. Beautiful original kit, beautiful counterfeit. I got a pack of those flyers in a kit recently - they are very cute, they even come with the cocktail sticks lol

  7. Very pretty kit, and it's no surprise there are plenty of doilies included. I can't wait to see your pretty, pretty pages.

  8. Anonymous5:55 pm

    Beautiful choices - I like that you went away from the black into more subtle colours. I need to get more grey (paper not hair or weather!) as I love the look of it but seem to have hardly any. Hope you can work with the swap stuff ;)

  9. I noticed your NEW blog header right away...what lovely photos!!!! Your kit is spot on. Love the scalloped journalers and the rolled flowers, yum yum. Your layouts are always so pretty, I can't wait to see! xoxo

  10. Love your kit and LOVE the name!!!

  11. Love your kit. I gotta get my hands on some of those doilies. ;) Love your banner header and the gorgeous photos also.

  12. Love the greys and all the doilies. Looks like a great month for a resolve kit.

  13. Lisa I love your kit...I'd buy it!

  14. What a pretty kit. I love all your little details. Can't wait to see what you create.

  15. YUM!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

  16. I need that kit in my life. Can I just send you my mail address? You are a brilliant girl at color and style and your home (here) is always freshly done when I arrive.

    Hugs and kisses to my sweet Lisa~ I am thinking of you and wishing I lived closer so I could pop over and see what you are up to. And a bit of tea?


  17. Your kit is gorgeous! Can't wait to see your layouts!

  18. Your counterfeit kit is gorgeous! You really captured the mood of the inspiration kit!

  19. The colors and vintage feel of this kit is just to die for!!! Love Love LOVE!!!

  20. Gorgeous bits and baubles. I love the scallop/grid lined journaling cards, who are they or did you make them? they would be great for my project life!

  21. I barely made it past your blog header!! Your photos are stunning!!

    Lisa you always come up with such beautiful kits! I love all those goodies, you will have lots of fun with this one I should think :)

  22. I like the brightness of your kit, looking forward to your creations.

  23. Anonymous10:41 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I am going to join your blog just so I can see what is next! And I second the person that said she would buy it! So would I! See you soon!

  24. Heidi4:29 pm

    xo Lisa. Love it. Heidi p.s. am I seeing things in the photos or did you already recreate those little OA Flyers? I have that on my list to recreate this month. Can't wait to see how they turn up! xo

  25. your kit looks amazing!


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