Saturday, 24 January 2015

Turning A Negative Into A Positive

Welcome to the final post of the first CKCB Members' Blog Hop of 2015.  If you didn't reach me from fellow Brit Virginia then you might want to start at the beginning with Lisa (the full hop list is here).

My layout was created back at the beginning of the month's crop for the CKCB's #3 Challenge: Turn Negatives Into Positives.  I think that the intention was to use negative shapes from die-cuts or punches, but I've also used an attempt to sabotage a photo last Easter to make a page about No.2 Son.

Jimjams - Layout - One Of A Kind

He's not a great lover of my camera and often pulls strange faces ... but funnily enough, he actually used this one as his FB profile for a while!  Supplies are from my January Counterfeit Kit - including that perfect sticker - he certainly is one of a kind!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Stamped With Heart

Did you spot the Amy Tangerine Stitched Applique heart patterned paper in this month's Kit-to-Copy over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog? 

I knew I could forge a regular heart pattern ... but how to do it in a time-saving way? 

Stamping it out perhaps?  Yes, but hard to get a regular grid ...

What about punched holes for stencilling?
That would work reasonably well:

I marked out 1" lines across a strip of scrap cardstock (starting ½" in from the edge) and punched a heart out at each line, taking care to place the cardstock fully into the punch slot (and lining up the lines with a small pencil mark I'd made on the punch).


Then I used the strip as a stencil and inked out 11 hearts at once!  I was fairly lazy and spaced my lines of hearts quite far apart, but by varying the placement of punched shapes and the strip as a whole you can get a variety of effects.

There are more counterfeiting ideas from my fellow Master Forgers over at the CKCB today.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Goodbye 2014 and Welcome 2015

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new year
For me
And I'm forging kits
I'm forging kits

;-)


Welcome to my first Counterfeit Kit for the year 2015!

If you've joined me from Stephanie then you'll already know that the CKCB has chosen the December Kit from the Hip Kit Club to forge:

 

Coincidentally we chose their kit last January too ... must be something they do well around this time of year!  A little too pale pink and frosty for me ... but some pretty hearts, striking chevrons, a little printed text ... I decided to fake it with some warmer colours in amongst the greys:


Jimjams - Jan 2014 Counterfeit Kit reverse papers
Reverse Patterns (with some extra heart!)
Supplies:
Basic Grey Granola Seed
BG Basics Glossary
Polar Bear Press Majestic Stripes (grey)
PBP Red Ridge Paisley (red)
Engraved Fruit Brick from K&Co
PBP Rustic Retreat Stickers
PBP Blue Ridge Paisley (dark grey)
BG Basics Docket
Jenni Bowlin Studio Element Stickers

Various toning trims from my stash
Various toning buttons from my stash
WRMK Enamel Shapes

Want a quick tutorial on the forging of the hearts paper? ... please come back on the 4th!

In the meantime, please pop over to see what Susanne's been up to.  If you want to visit all the Master Forgers or you want to know more about kit counterfeiting then take a gander at the (new look) Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today.

Happy New Year !!!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Two In two days?!

Hi again ... my second post on Sympathy cards is up on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today along with a couple more cards and lots of internet inspiration.  Please check it out.


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

I am still here!

Whoops - hello poor neglected blog!  Hopefully I'll have a bit more time for you in the new year ... I miss you!

In the meantime the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog is having a month of card inspiration ... and it's my turn today (and tomorrow) with Sympathy Cards - please pop over and see what the Master Forgers have been creating for everyone.

Jimjams - Sympathy Card #1

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Zoom In Zoom Out #40

I still haven't caught up with Helena's ZIZO schedule ... but here's my week 40 from a recent trip to Italy!  Hubby and I were out walking to clear our heads after a 6am flight to Rome, two hours driving, a quick supermarket shop and some lunch ... the path to the cemetery is steep enough to combat excess pasta ...

Jimjams - ZIZO #40 Chestnuts

... about half way up we spotted that the ground was littered with chestnuts! Far too spiky to handle, but we did come back another day armed with thick gloves to collect a few to roast. Yum!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Lost & Found

Jimjams - Layout detail - home-made tagsToday's challenge over on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog is to use confetti on your project.  I had fun punching out some tiny butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch to scatter over my page, featuring photos from my trip to Derbyshire with fellow Master Forger Lesley. 

I blogged here about how lost we kept getting thanks to my inability to cope with the Google maps directions printed by Lesley - and I decided that these photos on top (?) of an elusive "castle" were a great place to record the details in my scrapbook.

Jimjams - layout - Lost & Found

My October Counterfeit Kit included ledger paper, great for a lot of journalling and the bakers twine was perfect for some home-made tags from grey scraps of patterned paper.