Sunday, June 2, 2013

First day of winter - and May Counterfeit Kit Wrap-up


Yesterday, as I was in the yard hanging out the washing, I thought to myself, autumn has finally arrived, only to realise, hey! It's the first day of winter!
So for those of you in the northern climes who are heading into summer, here's what our place looked like yesterday:

Would you have guessed it was winter if I hadn't told you?

But what's a cold, autumny/wintery sort of day for, but spending in the craft room when the chores have been done?!

I have one more page to show you, then I'll show you what's left of my May Counterfeit Kit.  I used the following PageMaps sketch . . .

for one of their current challenges, which is to replace the floral embellishments with something a little more creative.

I used a (fairly ordinary) photo taken on our 20th wedding anniversary, and the largest piece of patterned paper from last month's kit, then added bits and pieces from there . . . 

As you can see, I've replaced the flowers with clusters consisting of washi tape, grey flourishes, wood veneers (2 in each cluster, representing the two of us!) and some sequins for a bit of bling!

So, last month's kit.  You might remember, I was giving Shimelle/Glitter Girl's "Layouts Within Limitations" a go, which had the goal of 3 finished single pages.

  I managed those three single pages, plus two more,

with bits pulled from the kit to make the above page, as well as two more:

From 5 full sheets of paper, 5 sheets of cardstock and 5 6" sheets, here's what I've got left:

Oooh, I think for the first time I might truly be able to say I've "killed my kit"!

Here's what's left of my sticker sheets:

They look pretty picked over, don't they?  But I'm happy to say that it doesn't look like I've used all the "good ones" and left the duds! I think there's more stickers there that I'll use, and hopefully I'll be more relaxed doing so!

How have you been going using your supplies lately?  I've already got my thinking cap on for my June Counterfeit Kit, how about you?


  1. Wow, you were able to get a lot out of your May kit! Beautiful pages!

  2. Your pages are just lovely!! And way to "kill that kit" =)
    I hopfully will be putting my June Kit together today.
    Doing a bit of reorganizing in the Studio, but hopefully
    that will result in June's Kit put together and ready to
    go by the end of the day =)
    Blessings ~~ dawn

  3. Congrats for all these beautiful pages !
    Great idea, this counterfeit kit, I will give it a try .
    Your first page is really sweet.

  4. I have just finish making my June kit :-) I love the pages you made, especially the through the eyes of a child one.

  5. You certainly have "killed" your kit - well done on your creativity :)

  6. great sketch to pick and a fabulous set of pages. Congrats on getting through your kit.

    I love those autumny/winter days. Have a blessed month and I'm looking forward to seeing what you scrap in June.