Sunday, 1 November 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge November kit reveal blog hop

Welcome to this new and wonderful month. I love November and I'm hoping to get some creative time in to use all the leftovers of this year's Counterfeit Kit Challenge kits.

But first, I hope you're here for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge November kit reveal and that you've arrived via Leslie who will have delighted you with her Blue Box reveal and next up is the ever delightful Lynnette with her incredible kit staging!

Don't forget to check out our sweet Guest Designer Alicia all the way down under!

The full blog hop list is at the end of this post.

This month, our intrepid leader, Bethany, gave us the gorgeous Cedar Lane collection by Pink Paislee to counterfeit which made me very happy as I'd even lusting over it since I first started seeing it on line. Coincidentally, the Scrapabilly kit this month is also based Cedar Lane (more of that later this month!) so I got the real thing as well as my forged collection too!

But back to the matter in hand. Here's the collection....

Pink Paislee Cedar Lane here

In addition to the full range, we were also asked to select one embellishment not found in the original from all the new releases and fun stuff out there to add to our own kits. These will all be collated together to form a Counterfeit Master Forger add-on! Check out the blog tomorrow for our team add on and then you can find out details in the Forgeries on the Fourth post. There was a lot of backwards and forwards amongst the team in the background so that we didn't duplicate anything and I have to say that I think we have put together an awesome add-on inspiration for your very own kit.

I chose the Amy Tangerine (American Crafts) stitched kraft tags as my inspiration and come back on Wednesday to see how easy it is to make your own.

Amy Tangerine tags available at Simon Says Scrap here 

I'm not really sure how I manged to come up with my kit now that I look at it compared to the original but anyway, I'm happy to present to you, Remembrance, simply named after Remembrance Day on 11th November in the UK which I always try to honour. And of course, I realised yesterday that I should have taken my photograph with my poppy as a nod to the day but forgot. So please, just imagine that!

I went through my papers picking out patterns and colours which reminded me of the individual papers in the kit - soft pinky corals, aquas, browns (although I seem to be a bit short of those!), green, blue, words, florals, woodgrain, chevrons, spots, arrows, stripes, circles. I had a nice mix of some older sheets such as the Theresa Collins, some much newer (to me) Shimelle, the leftovers of the October Afternoon Treasure Map collection and then a few golden oldies such as the Echo Park spots, chevrons etc. I think this is one of the most varied kits I have produced in recent months - let me know if you'd like a full product list.

Of course, I threw in some gold and a map - just because I love them. I ended up with a lot more papers than I had intended but then again, how on earth could I reduce the number???

The colours in the Echo Park birch tree paper seemed to fit here although the theme of the kit is totally different.

For my embellishments, I just went through my stash and added anything which seemed to fit with the feel and look of the kit. Some tapes, some older flowers that need using up, twine and odd pieces of mismatched chipboard.

Some pocket page cards and Simple Stories bingo cards which seemed perfect.

Metal elements in in place of those gorgeous leaf paper close and other little scraps and snippets which seemed to go with the colours and would be good if they were used up.

My forged tags, some brads, some flair and a selection of stickers seemed appropriate for a mix of dimension, texture and based on the original. There are a lot of very old embellies in this kit which are sort of on probation! Use it or lose it!

So there you have it! A rather oversized kit to finish off the year - December is always a little different at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge - which I think will produce some interesting combinations. I think I need a new strategy for the new year because I 'm just not scrapping enough right now to use up all these huge kits - page kits for a few months perhaps?

Off you go to sweet Lynnette and here's the full list in case you get lost along the way.

I'd love to know what you think of November as I fear I'm in the minority in my love for the month!

Guest Designer:


  1. Another stunning collection from you Lisa - one I would happily snaffle if only you lived a little closer! Great forgeries of those AT cards too!

  2. This strikes me as one of the most diverse kits I have seen so far this hop. It is beautiful - you've done so well here. And add me to list of those who cherish November.

  3. Oh, what a swoon collection you have put together! I can relate to your inability to explain how you gathered it all up - I did a lot of mine early (I know - gasp!) but hadn't written it up, lol. Adore those sewn cards!

  4. You assemble the most interesting kits with some fabulous combinations...ones I would never think of, but you put them together in your signature Lisa way. What a thoughtful name your kit has this month. I can see the poppy in there for sure.

  5. Beautiful kit!! Love the pinks and teals!

  6. Another lovely kit Lisa and I can definitely see the inspiration of Cedar Lane in the colors and "feel" of what you put together. That map paper is especially pretty - I have a hard time using those so I'll definitely be back to see what you do with it. And I like the idea of your "on probation" embellishments - I have quite a few that fit into that category too. Adding them into the kit is a great way to give them one last chance to work for you.

  7. A beautiful kit Lisa :) Love that you went so in the blues it really made for a pretty kit :) Excited to see what you do with the tags later this week. the pinks are nice in the kit too

  8. LOVE that you were color inspired and love all the papers chosen (some of which I have and may be in my kit too now that you triggered my memory lol)- fab blues and greens and I may be encouraged to try the tag forgery-please make it easy!

  9. Mmm, that lovely multicoloured twine, and those pretty pins and clips are going to tie things very nicely together ...

  10. Pretty kit. Your tin pins and twine grabbed my eyes.Enjoy using all this yummy goodness.

  11. Great kit! So many different pieces, yet everything works wonderfully together. Those tags are the cutest!

  12. Your kit is just beautiful and your stitched tags are a winner! I'm going to go with a smaller kit this month after doing such a huge one last time, (September)

  13. Feeling very envious of your beautiful kit - and all of those luscious embellishments. Even when I try to add more, I still end up with such a small selection. Maybe I need to ask for your assistance?

    Looking forward to seeing those stitched tags! Maybe I'll try some of those for my 'add on' - and then I'll have some more embellies!!!

  14. A lovely kit this month :) I look forward to seeing the tutorial on the forgery :) They look like fun tags and perfect for a layout or 2. I hear you on what to do with the kits :) I've been deciding how to approach next year too :) maybe a timer session or when I'm pulling my kit so I'm not pulling so much :) December sounds exciting :)

  15. Beautiful kit, and such sweet tags.
    Cindy F


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