Sunday, January 6, 2013

January Counterfeit Kit, "Summer Heat"

I've done it1 I've managed to put together my January Kit for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

The lovely kit this month is called "A Merry Winter":

I've never felt the need to be too literal when it comes to my Counterfeiting.  So while I took some of the colours and elements from the original kit, I called mine "Summer Heat"!


 It's summer, (and yes, it has been hot!), it's school holidays, and we have a week camping coming up.  I know I don't have a lot of scrapping time this month, so I didn't want to spend a lot of time putting a kit together. 
For my papers, I went for colours and patterns that were similar to those in the inspiration kit.  I've got a lot of new papers recently, and wanted to mix up the brands a bit.  Let's have a look:

L to R: Basic Grey "Out of Print", Echo Park "Everyday Eclectic", cut apart journalling cards and ledger paper from Studio Calico "Take Note", Carta Bella "Traditions and Teresa Collins "Sweet Afternoon".
Here's the back sides:

For lettering, I pulled the only really old supply in this month's kit: some pastel letter tiles.  I didn't have any red letting similar to the Thickers in the original kit, so I've pulled some off-cut red cardstock to put through the Silhouette.

The only embellishments I've gotten out so far is two packs of new wood veneer shapes (tiny stars and those cute people) and some kraft coloured die-cuts I did on the Silhouette:

I love how both the birds-on-a-wire card front and the heart banner give me both the positive and the negative to play with.

Any other embellishments, cardstock etc I figure I'll just add as I go, if need be.

Happy kitting and happy crafting, fellow counterfeiters!  I'll see you back here for the Blog Hop, or hopefully before!


  1. Love your kit and your diecuts are awesome. Can't wait to see what you create with them.

  2. Oh...some summer heat sounds lovely right about now. Love your take on the kit and your silhouette die cuts are FAB! Hope you have some time to create a few layouts in between your summer fun.

  3. Beautiful kit! I love the kraft die-cuts, the add such a whimsical feeling.
    Enjoy yor vacation and your camping, and don't forget to take many photos, for next month's CKC...

  4. Love all those birdies!!!! With our chilly weather, I would love to see some summer pages!!!

  5. Love the birds-on-a-line die cuts! And the summer colours in your kit are so pretty. x

  6. I love that you get to make a summer kit right now in January. And what a super one too. You'll be making us jealous with your summer pages. If you intend to be part of the blog hop, don't forget to let us know. We can add you on the list as soon as you give us a shout. The more the merrier :-) just drop the girls an email and they'll let Jemma and I know to add your name. Looking forward to hearing from you ;-)

  7. Love the birdy bits you've created - what a lovely kit. Have fun!

  8. GREAT kit and I'm especially digging those birds on a wire! You have a great eye for putting things together!