Thursday, 16 June 2016


Challenge #3 for this month's Counterfeit Kit is...

Everything Old Is New Again
Showcase the oldest item in your kit in a new & fresh way!

I'm not actually sure which part of my kit is the oldest if I'm honest
 so I'll have to pretend (is that allowed?)

I am really not sure which part of my kit is the oldest
(maybe I should've paid more attention to the challenge before putting my kit together)
but I guess the papers would be at least two years old.

With this in mind I found a geometric pattern

and by cutting the pattern from one of my 12x12 sheets 
and the same pattern from my photograph 
I was able to substitute the parts of paper with parts from my photo that I wanted to include.

Although I haven't really "showcased" my oldest item, I hope I have inspired you
to cut into your paper and photos and use them in a more up to date and funky way!!!

Now if only I could do that with my body...

Until the next time - keep scrapping!

Saturday, 4 June 2016

(Not So Creative) FOF

If you are wondering what FOF is, let me help you out...

Forgeries on the Fourth is a Counterfeit Kit monthly post
where the Master Forgers attempt to inspire you to create your own elements, papers, alphas etc

You can find the post HERE so you can see what some of the other MFs have created
but not before you have seen how easy it can be to create your own matching chipboard
pieces to coordinate with your kit.
(Although not especially creative, it is helpful when you want to match up and you don't have the "just the right bit")

Firstly I die cut some random shapes...

Then chose a sheet of double sided paper to coordinate with my kit and die cut
the exact same shapes...

 So I now have the choice of paper sides to stick to my chipboard

 I also painted some shapes before stencilling over the top to create different effects.

There must be many ways to decorate your shapes, how will you do yours?

Link up and show us, I look forward to seeing your creations...

Wednesday, 1 June 2016


It was on this exact day 3 years ago (my 43rd birthday) that I received the news from Bethany
 that I had been selected to be part of the Counterfeit Kit Design Team.

I am delighted to say that today, my 46th birthday, I'm back!!!
 (for a little while)
Thank you Lisa for the encouragement.

So you will probably have joined me from Kelly's blog.

 If not and you haven't got a clue what I'm talking about then why not jump back to the beginning of the hop where you can see how
this month's Guest Designer has interpreted June's Counterfeit Kit which is...

HipKit Club May 2016

There are a few options to choose from but I decided on the main kit which looks like this...

There are a fair few Hip Kit Club exclusives but nothing that will phase us Counterfeiters eh!?

I chose my favourite side of each of the papers to counterfeit.

                                       HIP KIT CLUB-MAY 16                         MY FORGERIES

and I've thrown in some Amy Tangerine Goodness Thickers for good measure (because I can!)

I have thoroughly enjoyed putting my June Kit together and,
as today is my birthday (did I mention that!!??),
I present to you...

Now, it's the Blue Box you have all been waiting for, what goodies will Leslie
be hiding in there this month?
Go see...

If at any point you get lost just click the following link to head back to the 
Counterfeit Kit Blog
where you will find the full reveal and hop