Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Guest Designer - yippee!!


I was thrilled to get the email from Bethany asking if I would like to be their guest designer this month. I stumbled across their blog a couple of months ago and I can honestly say it is my favourite of all the blogs I follow :0) the DT is inspirational, the challenges are fabulous and I just love that I get to use up some of my old stash that has been lurking around for a while (a lot of my stuff gets donated to DD#2, but there is always something that never quite sees the light of day....although it does now!)

I loved the idea behind this month's inspiration kit see it here and decided to go with ROYGBIV so my kit is called 'Follow the Rainbow' - although not quite.... as I have left out Violet as I HATE purple, lol.

A list of my supplies:


6 x 6 Bazzill 'Vintage Marketplace' collection
MME 'Fine and Dandy' Dapper
Anna Griffin 'Willow' collection
Crate Paper 'Neighbourhood' Home
MME 'Lost and Found' best of Friends
Glitz 'Hoopla' Zebra
Cosmo Cricket 'Social Club' Manhattan
Anna Griffin 'Orange Spots'
7 Gypsies 'Creme'
OA 'Farhouse' Porch Swing


Red, Navy and a foiled white from Kanban
The rest will probably white and kraft from American Crafts

Alphabets - Basic Grey and Echo Park

Stamps MME and Heidi Swapp

White Twill

American Crafts Rub-Ons

October Afternoon Stickers

Journal Spots from Pinterest

Tattered Angels Chalkboard 'Firefly' Mist (not sure I can stick to one!) NOTE: since writing this and starting to play with my kit I swapped the yellow for 'forged' black mist :0)

Black Washi Tape (again, not sure I can stick to one reel!)

Chipboard letters that I am determined to use as they have to be at least 3 years old!

Hat Pins - apart from tuck them into ribbon I don't really know what to do with them so fingers crossed I will be inspired to put them to good use!

and my surprise item? Well it had to be something forged!! I was looking at the new MME products and fell in love with their layered stickers

so decided to copy a few:

The butterfly is a MS stamp that I have fussy cut and matted onto Spellbinders die cut shapes and the rest was cut on my Silhouette.

Goodness........ I think I had better get cracking if I am to use all this up within a month! My intention is to keep with the rainbow theme and make sure that I do a layout that covers every one of the six colours of the rainbow ;0)

Thanks so much for popping in to see me, I am so looking forward to my month with CKC :0) Now off you go to see Crystal's gorgeous kit....and don't stop till you get to the end of the blog hop list (they are all smashers!)

Guest Designer: Alison  you are here :0)

Ali x 


  1. Great kit and I love love love your 'forged' items well done on those

  2. Beautiful kit, Ali! I LOVE your DIY embellies, especially the houses. So cute! Thanks so much for sharing-can't wait to see your projects this month!

  3. I love all the colors you've combined here - what a fun kit. And those copied stickers are adorable as well. We'll be looking forward to a colorful month here.

  4. What a neat theme you picked! How fun! I cant wait to see how you use the memory files! Love the forged MME pieces!

  5. This is so bright, fresh, and fun-and my favorite item is your surprise item!Love your kit!

  6. Heidi (aka move4life)6 June 2012 at 13:22

    Blog hopping here this AM --- your kit looks lovely! Happy June! Heidi in Guelph, ONtario Canada

  7. Love the theme of your kit - definitely a good way to ensure that you always have a colour that works with your photographs!

  8. I love your follow the rainbow kit. The colors are fun and bright and I really like the little houses and birds that you made.

  9. Great forged stickers - I love the little houses!!!! Looks like a great kit, glad you're playing along with us this month!

  10. Oh My Gosh - this is SUPER wonderful! Love your kit!!! And great forged MME items!

  11. This looks like a great kit! I especially love your forged layered stickers, it's such a great idea! I'm excited to see what you do with it!

  12. Absolutely adorable!~!! You so rocked your kit! I love love love it!!!! I'm pinning your stickers. xoxo

  13. What a lovely idea to be inspired by the rainbow! I'm sure it'll be so successful. Really looking forward to having you play with us this month! :-)

    Oh, and your forged items are simply adorable. So sweet.

  14. Congrats on the guest DT Ali!!!! Looking forward to seeing what you create with your kit.

  15. You put together a really fun kit. Congrats on the gig! The copied stacked stickers look great. Love your version.

  16. What fabulous stash! Love how you've made your own embellies too! :)

  17. Your forged stickers are so cute! I love your kit!

  18. Wonderful kit! Your 'forged' items are so adorable. You will surely have fun with this one!

  19. This is a wonderful kit!!! I need to go check out that inspiration kit but yours might be inspirational ENOUGH!


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