Time Flies – ACC Challenge

41748703_1779864508802559_501826680399069184_n (1)Anna’s Craft Cupboard has a mini challenge for the FB community members. Last month’s September challenge was to make a layout which included butterflies, one or more. I went with more…who can resist butterflies?


I decide to use a chevron patterned paper, Fairy Lights’ by 7 Dots Studio, it is divine. Though when I purchased it I expected it to be teal, clearly my monitor was tricking me, it arrived very green and gorgeous. Ás gorgeous as it is I couldn’t resist adding to it, stamping on some ink and splashing around some colour.

Then I went butterfly crazy and stamped them out on white cardstock using Archival ink and coloured the butterflies with Tim Holtz distress ink. Some fussy cutting and they were good to go.

The photo was mounted on several layers of scrap papers which were left over from a Zoo layout.IMG_3753

Once the photo and layers were fixed in place I added the butterflies and boy did that make my heart flutter. They worked beautifully with the background. The title came from me musing over this photo, it seemed to capture me looking old (or my age) which I rarely notice. I was playing tea party with my grandson. He had baked a real cake, orange cake and we (him, me, and my daughter) took it to my mother’s house for afternoon tea. Four generations together, building more memories. I suppose I do look like this often but just never realise it. I had just crawled out of bed and was not showered, having a slouchy Saturday. You never feel you are the age you are…maybe mirrors lie and camera lenses always tell the truth?



Sept. CKC ends with Layout #9 and #10

Hi all, yesterday I got back into my workspace after having our grandson stay with us for four days. Let me just say that he is a beautiful boy but full of energy and always askingIMG_3855 “What are we going to do now?”. He keeps us all on our toes, working and creating.

I walked into my room and nearly walked out as it was pretty messy. In order to finish up my September Counterfeit Kit, I needed to tidy up my desk and unpack some recent purchases. There were paper bits all over the floor, somehow they don’t all make it into the bin. Mixed media products, stamps and inkpads everywhere which needed to go back to their storage homes.

On a clean surface, I managed to complete the very last layouts made from my September Counterfeit Kit.2018-09-02 16.19.27 Each layout was a quick and simple design with a little stamping and ink on number ten. Both layouts are inspired by the work of others, as I just wanted to get them done and move onto the October Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

Layout number nine is a scraplift from the work of Kara Henry (circa. 2007). I selected the layout format simply because it had three photos and I had three photos to use. Kara Henry is a very talented and creative artist, she works within a range of artistic disiplines. My layout features photos of my husband and I doing the ritual bedtime stories, reading to our grandson when he was having a sleepover. They are not the best photos but it captures a special moment. We were camped out in the lounge room and my husband was exhausted after being Granddad all day! I really don’t like the background paper I used, too busy and ugly colours but I was using up what was left in the kit. One more page for my grandson’s album.


Layout number ten is a scraplift of a design by Heather Thompson (circa. 2007). Heather’s layout featured beach photos and was a lot cleaner with more negative space. As I was trying to use stuff up and fit in my photos mine became more cluttered. The photos are from a joint bonfire birthday party which I shared with my youngest daughter. Our birthdays are four days apart and we are always debating over which weekend/day we can hold our individual events. She usually gets first pick but she must be a grown up now, she thought we should celebrate together. There are a lot more photos of the occasion, the feast, the cake, etc., which I will scrap into pocket layouts.

So, that’s the end of my September kit. I did have supplies left but I had had enough of using Autumn colours. I sorted through what was left and put everything back in its spot. I am moving on to challenging myself with the October Counterfeit Kit,  forging embellishments and using supplies up.


CKC Showcase and #8 Chinese Tallow!

Wow, just wow! Two exciting things happened this week. It is school holidays (term break) in Western Australia and I have had the most lovely five days travelling around downloadthe rural Great Southern region of our state. Three of my artist friends and I set off on Sunday to begin our road trip pursuing the 2018 Southern Art and Craft Trail. We saw the most amazing artworks, met fabulous artisans who are passionate about their work and who happily shared their techniques and medium knowledge. It was a great experience and we have all come back inspired by what we saw and heard. We also picked up a few art supplies along the way, after viewing some paintings and speaking with one artist, Terri Pikora, we had to have some cold wax!

wax_paint_pasteKnow idea what that is? We didn’t know either. It is a medium which you can use that gives the appearance of encaustic wax without all the mess and heating. You can create luscious layers of translucent colours, embed materials in your work and if using oil paint, it speeds up the drying process. You can get several different versions/brands, we managed to track down some Langridge Wax Paint Paste. I can’t wait to try it out and see if it works with a range of mixed media techniques.

We also saw lots of amazing scenery, vast farming land, extraordinary coastline and amazing forest. We got lost several times, laughed a lot, ate wonderful meals made from local produce and sampled local wines, whiskey and gin. Here’s a little spot we ended up at after the GPS, nicknamed Roberta, got us lost.

Exciting thing number two… whilst I was away I was selected as the September Counterfeit Kit Challenge showcase member. Given that it is my first attempt at the CKC I was very surprised to be chosen. It has been a great experience joining in with the challenge. I have enjoyed all the little challenges, the sharing of others and the encouragement to use up what you already own. If you haven’t heard of CKC you can check them out on FB, Instagram and their website.

My latest layout, number 8, was created just before I went off on the art trail journey. It is a simple layout. I used one of my leaf stamps to make long strands of leaves, I stamped the leaves onto 12″ strips of patterned paper and then fussy cut them out. I fixed the leaf strands on to the background cardstock and woodgrain paper. Then I added some simple embellishments and the title. The photo is of trees which my husband is growing to later sell as mature trees. IMG_3789


42689776_2128300494103431_5596816624091922432_nI am looking forward to seeing the October CKC kit, there have been sneak peaks on FB. I am loving those colours and the woodgrain. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates with their version of this month’s challenge kit. Keep creating and enjoy the last day of September. I will be trying to get a couple more layouts completed from my counterfeit kit.

#6 & #7 – Counterfeit Kit

Two quite quick scraplifts today for layouts #6 & #7 using my Counterfeit Kit collection. I am enjoying participating in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge and am finding that it is motivating me to get photos into albums. Sometimes you just want to scrap and not really have to put a lot of time and creative thinking energy into scrapping. It is when I feel like this when I just want to relax and enjoy the process that I scraplift. Both scraplifts were taken from old scrapbook magazines, the first used as inspiration was a layout created by Doris Sander, called Blue Crab Love, 2007. Doris has an online presence, you can check out some of her work here.  I selected this design because of the wide border and that it featured three photos.


My photos are of my grandson with my eldest son, his uncle. They both adore each other and love spending time together. There is always lots of rough and tumble play, laughs, chasing and ball games…boys being boys! The paper I used is double-sided, so I cut out the floral frame and flipped the central square and set it back in place to complete the background. Then, I quickly stuck everything down, no playing with mixed media, just good old fashioned scrapbooking.


Layout #7 was also lifted from a magazine, 2008, clearly, circles were all the go then. There is a IMG_3741lot of layouts featuring circle formats or circle embellishments. So, I delved back in time and was inspired by Julie Walton’s, Belly Laugh layout. Julie’s layout is pretty simple with clean lines, as usual, mine turned out very busy with lots of embellishments. Well, I am trying to use things up!

I thought the circle format would go well with my photos, the photos are from about four years ago when we went out to lunch at a Chinese restaurant. The circle representing a dinner plate. As you do, when you have a small child, you need to keep them entertained while you wait for the food to arrive. Out came the book and we read it together, still one of his favourite things to do, read! The messy, circular background was what the highchair table looked like after eating and also his face…wish I had a photo of that! I created the background with Tim Holtz Candy Apple distress stain and some Heidi Swapp gold colour shine, then added all the embellishments and title. It is hard to use red in mixed media without it looking like a forensic scene, let’s pretend it’s Sweet and Sour sauce.



Be You – ACC Colour Challenge

Anna’s Craft Cupboard’s September 2018 Scrapbooking Colour Challenge is happening, every month they offer a colour challenge and a mini challenge. This months colour September-2018challenge was designed by Rachael Funnell. It is quite an unusual choice of colours this month and it has taken me a while to actually start my layout. I selected my papers but then battled with photos, several times I waded through my sorted photos to find something suitable. Finally, I came across some old photos of myself and my youngest daughter from 23 yrs ago!

I decided to use these photos based on the colours in the photos. I am a scrapper who works around colour and theme/mood, which is why I went with roses as an embellishment. The colour of my jumper in the image, black, and the rose fabric on theIMG_3711 jumper inspired my choices. The roses on the jumper were stitched on by myself all those years ago after my jumper got scorched when drying near our wood fire.

I selected a range of papers which would work with the colour challenge and built up layers of paper under the mounted photo. I roughed up the edges of each paper piece using my fingernail.

I decide to go with a white background and splashed around some pink inks. I used a stencil and pink ink to add some texture, as usual, most of this mixed media ended covered up. I didn’t have any rose embellishments left in my stash and stamped some roses onto white cardstock instead to create some embellishments. Then, I decided that the black stamped image would look interesting in the background.IMG_3712

I spent a long time playing with my stamped roses, adding colour washes using oxide and distress inks, and then fussy cutting them. I slowly added the roses and some die cut leaves. Because it is so busy I went very simple and understated with the title, using only a small wooden text ‘Be You’ which I coloured black with a Copic marker.  I thought it needed something else, some texture, and added the pleated,  baby pink,  checked ribbon.


I think the style works with the photo but generally, I am not a flower type girl, unless they arrive hand delivered by the bunch! This is why I enjoy doing challenge layouts, it often makes you step out of your self-imposed box and try something new or bring back something old. Onto the next challenge…butterflies, more girly pretties.41748703_1779864508802559_501826680399069184_n (1)

Always Enchant – Counterfeit Kit

#5 layout for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. This layout was also a simple one using a little ink and my handmade leaf embellishments.

I started with a little oxide ink on my background papers and card stock. Then I splashed on some gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine.

Next, some fussy cutting, I cut out my hand stamped leaves. I used both the glitz-ed ones and plain ones. The photos I am using are of my youngest daughter, she is bubbly and bright, and loves to come home to visit. Playing with the Autumn leaves is one of those favourite childhood memories which she cant resist as an adult. It was sunny but cold and we were on one of our strolls around the property and heading off towards the bush (State Forrest, next to us) when she jumped under the tree and into the leaves. Some people just never grow up 🙂

Then, I worked on building up the embellishments and title. I decide I wanted to frame the photo rather than mount it with card stock. I must admit that I am old school and usually mount all my photos. These photos worked really well with the papers and blended into the background, so I used them as is. I had some very old stickers in my kit that needed using up, I used only the leaves. The corner frames I made from a piece of 6×6 patterned paper, and used the central leftover image as an embellishment. I had to change my title, as I had wanted to have Always Enchanting but only had two ‘n’s left. One of the pitfalls of using up alpha Thickers/stickers.

Overall, it turned out nicely and I like the scattered leaves across the layout. As usual I need to add my journal notes, that is what the space on the left corner is for.

These last photos of the layout have a slight blue tinge, the true colours are like the images above. I took these photos at 5 am in the morning, the light streaming in was different. Outside it was freezing, there was ice on the ground, a typical Spring morning for us.IMG_3690



1-2-3…GO! – Counterfeit Challenge

This layout is my attempt at the #1 colour challenge for those participating in the September Counterfeit Challenge. My layout, my fourth for the Counterfeit Challenge is a fairly simple layout with not a speck of mixed media in sight.  The colour challenge specified using the colours red, gold and purple. This proved difficult for me as I had no purple in my counterfeit collection of papers. I ended up having to rummage through my stash and pull out two purple papers, one which had lots of text and one with a fine white polka dot. I have no idea what brand the papers are as they were purchased in a bag of craft paper scraps from the local market. I cut up the purple text sheet to use the quotes as embellishments on my layout. I also had no red cardstock in my kit and used a piece from my stash for my background.

I decided to go with a simple background made up of different widths of strips of patterned paper. I added some Washi tape in rose gold around three edges of the layout. Then, I mounted my photo on cardstock and added the embellishments, some text and die cuts. It is pretty busy and definitely not a layout I would scraplift but it is one more layout for the album. I did find it challenging using these papers, for the photos I had selected.IMG_3650

Yellow Challenge!

IMG_3663Hello again, I am just popping in with a layout I created for a September colour layout challenge on the Scrappingclearly FB page. I had fun playing with some mixed media when making the background. I used a Kaisercraft brick wall stencil with some white gesso paint to add some texture. I scraped the gesso across the stencil, then I lifted the stencil and laid it in the other direction and applied more gesso. This created a criss-cross brick texture on the page. I dried it off with a heat gun and applied some Tim Holtz Wild Honey Oxide Ink using the plastic back technique. After drying the ink I applied some Heidi Swapp Mustard Color Shine, again using the plastic bag technique.

Next, I fussy cut a section of flowers from my patterned paper and used it face down as a stencil on the background, dabbing some distress ink over it to create some foliage shadow areas.

Then, I fixed the flowers in place and mounted my photo on some scraps of yellow-toned patterned papers. I rough up the edges of each layer with my fingernail. I then decide to do the same to the fussy cut flowers and used my fingernail to turn up the petals of each flower.IMG_3641

I used my Sizzix Big Shot to cuts some flower and foliage embellishments in grey and yellow card/paper. Then, I created some small clusters of the embellishments on three edges of the photo. Last, I added my titles using two-word die-cuts and some puffy alphas from Pink Paislee. IMG_3640IMG_3644

Bounce! – Counterfeit Kit

Bounce! A quick layout for #3 using my September Counterfeit Kit. This layout got the lovely smoosh effect using the Tim Holtz Oxide inks. One of the self-imposed challenges that I placed on myself several months ago was that any new art/craft supplies coming into my house must be used. No hiding supplies away and not using them. This has been easy with these inks, I am using them every time I scrap.

One of the reasons I decided to join in with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge was that it hit my other self-imposed rule which is using up old supplies and using old tools/media. The materials and tools I have used for this layout are both old and new. I started off working on my white cardstock background using the crushed olive ink. I love this colour, it glows on a white background and really has the translucent sheen of virgin olive oil. I used the simple and fun plastic bag application technique. Swipe the ink pad a few times onto the bag. Then use a paintbrush and water to activate the ink on the plastic, move the ink around so you lose any indication of the stamp pad ink image. Place the ink side of the bag down onto your cardstock and use your hands to smoosh the ink around. Lift and move the bag to smoosh in other areas, if you can see wet ink on the surface double dip and pick up that ink to use somewhere else on your page. IMG_3595

Because smooshing is so fun and I was trying to create an explosive type of texture which would emphasise the energy of a bouncing ball. I went in again with a second colour. I attached a piece of patterned paper and then applied the mowed lawn ink. You need to be a little bit careful when doing this, as you will get some warping if your paper is too thin or you apply too much ink/water in one area. You can see on the right side, the lower corner has a bit of warping occurring. I knew photos were going over this corner so I was heavy handed but I was careful to not have any warping on the other three corners which I knew would be exposed to the viewer.

Next, I added in my photos, I mounted the first two together on an old, green floral paper. The photo featuring the new ball and my grandson I mounted on white because I wanted it to stand out. This was a little moment in time when I was on IMG_3596Nanny duty looking after my grandson while his mum was at work. We had a great day doing lots of things and stopped along the way to buy a drink. The store had one of those giant gumball type machines filled with coloured bouncy balls. He was very excited to use his $2 coin and get a ball. We went across the road to this little park to try out the new ball and did it bounce….yeah, like crazy! Thirty minutes of fun and laughter.

Time to add the embellishments, I still wanted to emphasise the bounce and craziness of a ball out of control. I didn’t have any embellishments which would do this, so I got out some black acrylic paint and a shot glass and made some circle prints to represent the bouncing ball. I dried it off with a heat gun and attached my other embellishments and text from my kit.

I’m really happy with the finished layout, it didn’t use up much of my kit supplies but I did get in a few of my forged leaves, I used 3 papers and some enamel dots. My journaling will go on a tag in the yellow wood grain pocket. The pocket was made from one of the patterned paper sheets I had in my maybe pile. I have used a part of that paper, the wooden drawer front, on layout #2 as well.img_35971.jpg

All Year Long! – Counterfeit Kit

Layout number two using my September Counterfeit Kit. A little bit quirky, I imagine not many people scrapbook photos of socks but these socks are special to me. My lovely daughters gave them to me on Mother’s Day this year. Well, they didn’t just give me one pair of bed socks, they gave me nine pairs! You see, I have this weird obsession in wearing these socks while at home for most of the year, partly because we have no floor IMG_3591coverings and partly because they are comfy. We have concrete floors and the socks keep my feet warm and create a sense of relaxation. If I have socks on inside it means me time, a little Netflix, some painting, some crafting, some wine (not every day) and maybe a little chocolate or cheese. Who would think a pair of 99c socks could create such luxury. It’s the simple things in life.

After layout #1, I wanted to keep playing with the sewing machine and my distress oxide inks. I put my pale blue and white snowflake bedsocks on and got started. First up, some inspiration! In my recent cull, I decided that I would get rid of at least half of my IMG_3571scrapbook magazines. Like most scrappers now I use the internet for inspiration. The half I have kept I have to use for scrap lifts or if there is nothing useful in the mag they get passed on to my Mum who also scraps. Today’s inspiration came from an old 2007 Canadian magazine, with a layout called Family by Summer Fullerton. I think this may be her blog but I could be wrong, there may be another Summer Fullerton.

The reason I decided to have a go scrap lifting this layout was that Summer had machine stitched the heart photos and papers together, much like a quilt. I thought this idea would give my layout a cosy feeling to go with the socks.

First up, I sketched a heart shape onto a piece of white 12×12 scrap paper. Then I cut out the heart and used it as a template to cut a heart from my patterned paper.

I added some colour to my white background cardstock using the oxide inks and the plastic bag technique.IMG_3573

Then, I roughed up the edges of the heart using my fingernail and attached it to the cardstock.

Next, I worked on creating the central heart, joining my photos and patterned paper together onto my template and trimming it to a heart shape. Then I stitched it together using a zigzag stitch. Both hearts were machined stitched to the background.

Embellishments and the title were added.


The finished layout. I may add my journaling to the top left corner of the heart. On to layout number 3!

Nature’s Wonder – Counterfeit Kit

My first Counterfeit Kit layout features photos of a few of the autumn foliage trees on our property, they were planted over the last 25yrs by my husband. One photo shows some of our daily wildlife which resides in our garden, several well fed kangaroos who love to nibble anything available. They have exotic tastes and at the moment have developed a taste for citrus, stripping our orchard trees of any leaves within their reach. Fencing garden areas and netting the trees is the only way we can harvest anything for ourselves.

I had fun creating this layout. My design inspiration came from Meggy Blethen. Meggy just released a video of her latest layout featuring a shaker section. It is a great layout and the shaker made me think of falling leaves…ahha…genious! I asked Meggy if I could scrap lift her shaker idea and she kindly agreed. With visions of falling autumn foliage tumbling down I got started. I decided to use a piece of paper which I had been holding on to for years. I really loved the crayoned drawn leaves in the design but had not wanted to cover it up. Years later, the answer was simple…fussy cutting! I got busy and fussy cut all of the leaves.

I then went on to make my shaker pocket. I used another old product, a sheet of printed vellum from the now defunct TLC scrapbook company. I used my craft punched mini leaves, I literally sprinkled a handful over my strip of white cardstock and then spent time turning over any wrong side up (white) leaves, and fixing the leaves into place using some clear gel medium. The gel medium worked well, I poured a small amount into the lid of the bottle and applied it with my fingers to the cardstock, pouring a little on and smooshing it around. Some leaves did move a bit but it just added to the random, chaotic effect of leaves in the wind.

Next, I got out the sewing machine and stitched down three sides of the vellum and tossed in some of my forged stamped leaves and some sequin leaves. Then I stitched down the opening and voila…a pocket of falling autumn leaves!

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Then I got busy with the sewing machine stitching on my fussy cut leaves. I tried to enhance the leaves by adding some stitched veins. If you try this make sure you shake the loose leaves to the bottom of the pocket before you stitch, otherwise you get them caught up in your sewing and will lose the motion aspect of falling leaves.

I then used one of my 6×6 papers to make some corner strips to mount my photos with. I was able to just use one half (one triangle) for the whole layout.

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Next, I got busy sticking down my photo and adding some embellishments and a title. I used a few of the forged stamped leaves and handmade bows.

I was very happy with the finished one-page layout but then decided to turn it into a two-page spread. It took me a while to put together anything I was happy with, I walked away several times and had a break. Which is why this blog post is late, I just couldn’t get the layout finished and fussed around, moving pieces back and forth. I slept on it and finally got it completed the next day. My journaling is missing, it will go into space at the top of the layout. I may also add a few more leaves around the top edge…see, still not completely happy. I need to let it go and move on to the next layout. I had loads of fun making the shaker pocket and doing the stitching.2018-09-07 20.51.10

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Forging My Way – Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Forgeries on the Fourth is the first mini-challenge in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. Those joining in with the challenge try and make some embellishments or papers from the DSC_0287_edited-1_1024x1024original Crisp Apple Classic kit designed by Noel Mignon.

I started early and made some hand cut paper bows in a similar fashion to the Apple Crisp kit bows but I added metallic buttons for a little bling. I am not a scrapper or fashionista who indulges in bows so it will be a challenge for me to include them in my layouts.


Then I had a go at reproducing some autumn leaf embellishments. I decided to use my recent Tim Holtz mini distress dies and some very old stamps. I am not even sure what brand they are, they are made with purple rubber and are very detailed with defined veins. I used up some little scraps of cardstock and patterned paper, stamping the images on with two colours of ink per leaf. I then added some glitter glitz to several of the leaves and fussy cut out the remaining leaves. The glitter leaves will be fussy cut when needed.

I also pulled out some very old small craft punches with three different leaf designs. My first attempt to punch them through cardstock proved disastrous, even with brute force. After some help from hubby who offered and also failed, we got out some Alfoil (aluminium foil) and folded it several times then punched away in the hope of sharpening the punches. It didn’t work 😦

I then decided to try some patterned paper and we had more success, yes, I said we because Hubby had got into the crafting groove and was helping me create a pile of autumn leaves. He is usually the person in the garden raking up the leaves. I plan to use the leaves in my very first layout which will feature photos of our autumn trees planted on our property 20 years ago by my husband.2018-09-05 06.43.22

Counterfeit Kit Challenge – September

CKblinkie (2)Hello Scrappers, I am excited to be joining in with the September Counterfeit Kit Challenge. My inspiration came from my favourite YouTube blogger, Janet Madison from  RTS Scrapbooking (Record The Story). Janet is a dedicated scrapper determined to use up her inventory. She kindly shares how she creates kits, makes embellishments and organises her supplies.

This month’s Counterfeit Kit is based upon a Fall/Autumn theme and proves a real challenge for those of us South of the equator. The kit features many elements which are foreign to those located in Australia, such as autumn pumpkins, racoons, bears and pumpkin pie! For us Aussies, Autumn is quite green due to our non-deciduous native trees, unless you live in an area which has been planted with deciduous foliage or have a husband like mine who has an obsession with Japanese Maples.

This months kit has been borrowed from Noel Mignon, called the “Apple Crisp Classic Kit”. You can find it here at https://www.noelmignon.com/products/apple-crisp-kit.


The challenge for me, when trying to put my own kit together was finding papers to substitute some of the traditional fall elements. I also don’t use many orange and yellow papers/embellishments in my daily scrapping. Many of the papers I found were B side papers, designs which I hadn’t purchased the patterned paper for. I also had problems finding any dark wood grain paper, as I love wood grain and have been making a lot of male layouts this year. My supplies are now low, I only had two dark woodgrain papers, both have butterflies featured in the corners. So, what did I find?

First up, these are my check and stripe substitutes…

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Then, woodgrain papers…

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Next, flowers and foliage…

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For pumpkin papers…spots/circles!

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And, mason jars/autumn cooking…

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Embellishments proved a little easier, I found many Kaisercraft elements from various kits which I could use. I decided to substitute the word die-cuts for actual dies and will cut words/elements as needed.2018-09-02 15.50.12 My substitute for the Tim Holtz distress stain is two Heidi Swapp shines in gold and mustard. I haven’t decided on which stamps to use but will most likely use some leaf and foliage stamps. The bows I will make out of scraps from the kit and I will turn some of my embellishment die-cuts into chipboard elements. My choice in washi tape is a lovely metallic and white diagonal stripe for some added bling. I may also add some wood veneers and some ribbon. 2018-09-02 16.16.04

My choice of alphas for titles is a mix of stickers and rub-ons. I have a packet of the foam gold Thickers used in the original kit and decided to mix in some burnt orange glitter stickers and chocolate brown rub ons. 2018-09-02 16.06.43

So, what might I make from this huge kit? I’m thinking about doing a range of layouts, some will be autumn themed, some will be cooking and a few will be based on family events, like picnics. I can’t wait to see what everyone else does.



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Some of the papers and embellishments came from the following paper pads and collections…


I have a few sheets which are in the maybe pile, I may or may not use them. There is a couple of mushroom papers, one in gold and one in black and white. I thought perhaps I could colour the images to bring them into the same colour palette as the kit. I also have a vellum which has a fall/autumn print which may be useful, a white and gold floral print and a wooden drawer print which could be used. 2018-09-02 16.05.06

I will share what I create as I work through the kit and mini-challenges. If you would like to see what other scrappers have gathered together for their kits make sure you follow the hop blog list on Counterfeit Kit blog.

The hop blog list…

Guest Designer – Janet Krause – https://youtu.be/V4KS39SmlXc
Leslie – Blessed
Tina – Falling for You

Laura – https://www.instagram.com/mrsp_scrapsandtea/