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!
BUT
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
so...
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
today 
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...

...to 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.


Saturday, 27 August 2016

Hard To Scrap

Have you ever looked at a photograph of such a happy moment that isn't so happy anymore
and wondered whether you should scrap it or not?
Well here is your answer.
I captured this moment perfectly of her
as she read an email and got the news she had been waiting for.
We were sitting on La Rambla in Barcelona at the time and she managed to log into some free wifi
to check her emails - and there it was - she was through to the last round
to join an apprenticeship scheme with the Fire Service.
That smiled beamed all day!
So why wouldn't I want to scrap it?
Well two weeks later, she got the news that she hadn't made the very final 12
and she was devastated - we all were 
which made scrapping this picture all the more difficult
BUT
we have to scrap the good AND the bad
to tell our story, don't we?



This layout was created using my August Counterfeit Kit.

I would love to know what has been the hardest photograph that you have scrapped
let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Perdido en Barcelona?



CHALLENGE THREE
is up over at the Counterfeit Kit Blog.

The challenge - Sounds Foreign to Me! - in honour of our German inspiration kit, 
is to be inspired by foreign words on your project.

Do you remember those Spanish words I cut using my machine?
Here's a reminder...
Well here they are on my layout...
...which tells the story (and answers my title question) of how well she guided us 
through the street of Barcelona.
Why not join in with our 3rd and final challenge for the month of August
and make sure you
so we can pop over and leave some love.

I may just have one more layout to show you this month.
I'm on a roll!!!!

Thursday, 11 August 2016

What Happens When the Computer Is Broken....

...you SCRAP!!!!

Yep, that's what happened!
I haven't scrapped at home for a fair few months but while the computer was restoring
(after installing an update that interfered with my Cameo software!!!)
- and after clearing out the fridge and doing the hoovering -
what else could a girl do?

This month I was determined to use up my Counterfeit Kit
(yes, it was small but it's a start!)

I wanted to get back into joining in with Sue's Sketch Challenge 
- hope over and take a look and going in -
and although it's a very loose fit I can see
the similarities :) 


I turned the sketch 90 degrees clockwise.
 Can you see those loose similarities?


A very simple layout using my forged background paper.
I think I may need to make more of that!!!