Sunday, 16 October 2016


over at the Counterfeit Kit Blog this month is all about 
"Playing Dress-Up" with your layout. 

My background paper was already pretty dressed up so 
just adding a few embellies and a bit of bling pretty much did it for me!

This month I DID it!!
I actually used the stamp that I had put in my kit and a fair few people at the retreat 
(where I created my layout) used it too!

How will you dress up your project, make sure you LINK-UP so we can all see!

Monday, 10 October 2016

My First Time!

Good morning!

A few weekends ago I packed up my kit bags, loaded the car and headed down to Gloucestershire for my first time on the Bloggers' Weekend Retreat organised by my friend and fellow Master Forger Jemma.

Another first for me was a little pre-retreat Pass the Page scrapping organised by Julie

Thank you Julie for your explanation as, although I had heard of Pass the Page before, I had never taken part so for the benefit of those in the same boat as me, the idea is that the first scrapper creates a layout and sends a photo of said layout to the next person on the list who then takes inspiration/scraplifts to create their own layout before sending a photo to the next person and so on.

At the retreat, the layout were laid out in sequence and it was quite intriguing to see which parts stayed, which parts skipped a layout or two (how did we do that?) and which parts just never made it!

If you want to see how the first layout by Julie morphed into the last layout by Jo then you may want to follow the running order by starting with the creator, Julie.

Here is my layout which followed on from Claudia's. I used my Cameo to create the circle cutout and printed my journalling before I started (we all know how much I hate my handwriting!)

So there we have it, isn't it amazing how we all interpret things differently.

It always intrigues me and I'll never know the answer!!!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Cupboard Crafts

If you saw my kit reveal on Saturday you may have noticed a couple of forgeries.
When I saw the kit for the first time I was quite excited about the forgeries that I could create.

I dug around in a cupboard or two and found these make up sponges which, when cut in half and stuck to stamp blocks, worked perfectly to create one of the papers.
The coloured one I really didn't like however the monochrome one turned out a lot nicer...

I then used the same idea for another 12x12 and also dotted the ink around using 
a cotton bud...
Another idea was to use different sized circle punches, cut the "punch" in half
and randomly stick them onto a piece of card stock.
I prefer this than the coloured attempt above!

One of our members has already created some fabulous forgeries, why not hop over and see what Kate created and don't forget the other Master Forgers' Forgeries

Saturday, 1 October 2016

October Reveal

October has arrived in a total whirlwind and here in the UK it won't be long before those 
dark nights draw in and the central heating will be whirring at max chat!
as I write my October Reveal post the sun is still shining and I'm yet to even turn the heating on - a total first for this nesh Master Forger.

Master Forger Susan has chosen

It is a delightful kit to forge and scrap with which (I think)
has both a Summery and Autumnal feel to it.
I love the choice of our Counterfeit Kit Inspiration this month. 
The colours, the design and the shapes are all something I would actually buy but we don't DO that, we forge and create our own!

Before i show you mine, 
have you said "hello" to our Guest Designer Kelly Barron? 
She was at the top of the hop (HERE) if you want to start at the beginning. 

Here is my quick pick of the items I chose to include in my kit this month.
 The choice was so HUGE and I was a little overwhelmed at first
as I've been keeping my kits small lately, I continued in the same fashion as this encourages me to create and use up said kit instead of being left with half used up boxes of bits that never see daylight again.

Here are my side by side comparisons with a couple of forgeries which
you can see on the fourth...
And here is it

Leslie's BLUE BOX is up next and I'm sure you'll be in for a real treat...

Friday, 16 September 2016

Kate Who?

Challenge #3
over on the
is to be
Kate Spade Inspired

Well I didn't know whether to run and hide 
as I’d never heard of
Kate Spade!
Oh don’t you just love Google!
Here’s what I found
She's a New Yorker and designs
handbags, women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories 
amongst other things for the home.

I decided to look at the "home' section first but, 
apart from the diaries,
I couldn't find anything to suit
 so off I went in search of something else
on Pinterest where all the pictures are in one place!

Well, I didn’t realise that a lot of the scrapbook card quotes are actually Kate Spade and then I was torn between choosing a quote or one of her divine watches to be inspired by oh, choices, choices!
Eventually I decided on this gorgeous iPhone cover
and got to work on my layout.

Firstly, I created that Kate Spade background by cutting my papers at the correct angles as I had done with one of my forgeries earlier this month (spooky!)

I used most of my Forgeries on the Fourth
(although my letters bled slightly!)
to create my layout which highlights 
how excited she was when her 
Full Driving Licence arrived in the post!

What Kate Spade item will inspire you to create your layout?
Link Up so we can all see J

Sunday, 4 September 2016

A Few Forgeries... share today for Forgeries on the Fourth
over at the Counterfeit Kit Blog.

The first item I wanted to forge was this paper as it was the easiest!
 I took 3 papers, cut them at the correct angles and stuck down - simples!
I then decided to use my vellum and some dies to create my forgery of...
I love forging as you can make these things to suit your layouts ...

Next was two different options for the alphas and first was starting from scratch 
by cutting alphas from two different papers, cutting one in half and sticking on top.
I'm not keen on the outcome of this one but I'm sure it could be perfected
Then, with the use of painter's tape and a promarker
I got to work and decided this way was best...
What do you think? Which piece of your kit, if any, will you forge?
Go on, have a go...

Thursday, 1 September 2016

September Reveal

Yay, you made it!!! I'm last on the Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop 
list this month and following on from Julene

Nicole is our Guest Designer this month.

Master Forger Margie has chosen the "Maggie" kit from Felicity Jane
which reminds me of summery days and ice cream!

Although I love the kit, it is rather large so I have numbered the items I will be counterfeiting
to create my kit...

Here are my choices for 1-12
(It was quite difficult to capture the colours in my photographs
 so I'm hoping my full kit photo below will help you see them in a better light)

And then I found this beauty (well there's 4 in total) in the charity shop 

and thought they could possibly replace the doilies in the kit!

So here's my September kit, Summer dreams

Will you counterfeit ALL the chosen kit, more or less?

Link up so we can all see and I'll be back on the fourth with some forgeries.