Wednesday 1 November 2023

November 2023 - Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit reveal and hop

It's November - my favourite month of the year!

No, I have no idea how that happened either but that's the truth which means it must be time for another kit over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge 😉

It's my turn to pick out the kit and it was a tough choice. I wanted something that could be easily adjusted for whatever you want your November to be - spring, autumn, pre-Christmas etc etc. 

I decided on a Hip Kit Club kit from last November which I really love and think can definitely fill my tweakable criteria! 

Here it is - isn't it lovely? I love the colours and patterns and even though it's definitely Christmas themed, I really think it can be interpreted in a different way - as several of the team seem to have done!

Hip Kit Club November 2022 main kit

It's also my pleasure to welcome my very good scrappy friend, Silvia as our Guest Designer this month. Such a delight to have this creative inspiration join the team.

Onto my kit then...

Here is "Comfy".

I picked out the colour scheme of red, pink, mint and aqua along with the patterns of stripe, floral, dots, music, geometric, knit and repeated small patterns. Starting with the Kaisercraft knitted pattern from their Wonderland collection, I picked out some blues and greens in Carta Bella's Snow Much Fun and Winter Market collections. The red, pink, mint tones reminded me of Mix & A-Mingle by Simple Stories last Christmas and then I added in a couple of sheets of Heart Eyes too. In this way, I have a nice mix of real festive motifs as well as some non-Christmas patterns in the same colour scheme. Clever huh? 

I thought the small pink design here on the right was similar to the yellow print of the original kit and that ticket paper is just lovely and fun to fussy cut maybe. Florals and solids are always going to work for winter pages which may or may not need to be Christmas.

That knitted print is a firm favourite and I bought several sheets of it so I'm excited to mix it in with the other papers. I really love that winter floral and an interested to find a way to make it work for me.

I think this is an interesting mix of patterns and colours so let's see how it inspires me to actually use it!

I added I die cuts, sticker books and enamel dots from both the Simple Stories collections in the hope of actually using some of them!

And several alphabets - mostly very much used up. All the pink/gold I have as well as aqua, white and flouncy gold which reminded me of the original kit as well.

I really liked the silver in the inspiration kit but decided to go for my standard gold after all!

And there you have it. I like it! I hope you do too. What will I create? I'm not sure - I have a crazy busy month ahead but I am feeling inspired so keep your fingers crossed for me.

Obviously, more details over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog and along the hop - catch them all below!
And please share your kits and creations over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge FB community here or on Instagram. You can tag us @counterfeitkitchallenge and use #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcnovember2023


  1. Beautiful Kit Lisa. Your papers are a lovely mix and those alphas etc will work well with your layouts. Enjoy your birthday Month. :)

  2. This is such a pretty kit!

  3. Such a pretty kit! I love the different pattern papers you've chosen!

  4. Fantastic blend of holiday and every day.


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