Sunday, 31 January 2016

Best Laid Plans!

Layout detail - pennant cluster - Jimjams
Oh dear!  Whatever happened to "I'm determined to be a more consistent blogger and scrap more" which I posted back on January 1st????  Here I am squeezing just one layout from my January Counterfeit Kit onto my blog in a whole month!  What a bad, bad blogger :-(  I will try harder next month, I promise.  In the meantime, this page was done at my January crop using Sue's Sketch of the Month and documents the delay we had on our journey between Copenhagen and Malmö.

Layout - Bus Stop - Jimjams

Unfortunately, some inconsiderate person had abandoned their car, blocking the turning circle outside the station.  After waiting in vain for the owner to return and move, our driver attempted a thirty-3-point turn but just could not get past.  Eventually he was forced to reverse back down the crowded street to continue the journey!  I wonder if the red car owner had gone off somewhere on the train ... or was hiding after spotting our coach and the traffic jam behind??

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Hello, How Are You?

Welcome to the first Members' Blog Hop of 2016 from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog; Although we can choose ANYTHING that we've made with this month's November's kit, I'm starting you off with my go at Challenge #2 - a matching card and tag:

Jimjams - card & tag

Sometimes it's good to give a little something to a friend ... just because ... and these two will do very for that don't you think?

Next stop on the Members' Hop is the lovely Cindy and you can find the full list of participants Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today (where there is also a poll to see what you think of the Members' Hop in general - do let us know what you think)

Friday, 1 January 2016

Goodbye 2015 - Hello 2016

It's already time for a new set of New Year's Resolutions ... have you made any?  Here's one I made at the start of 2014, which fell apart during 2015, so I'm making it again:

"I'm determined to be a more consistent blogger and scrap more"

As I also said back then, what better way to start than by putting together a new kit to join in with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.

Today the Master Forgers are all sharing their takes on this month's kits-to-copy which come from the Scarlet Lime's Planner Society Kits - we were allowed to pick any of the past kits from May 2015 onwards.  If you've been hopping along, you'll have just been to visit my compatriot Clair.  I chose the June Kit to copy as the warm colours and pretty shapes were a tonic after all the cold wind and rain we've had lately.

Scarlet Lime's Planner Society June Kit

Rather than a planner kit, I have been inspired to make a page (or two) kit reflecting the pinks (!) and yellows of the original:

Jimjams Jan 2016 Counterfeit Kit

2 sheets from a Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm pad
1 sheet from an Amy Tangerine Yes Please pad
2 sheets from a Christina Cole 8x8 slab
½ sheet Rainbow Life Happens by Christina Cole
Various journalling cards and mini-spots from my stash
American Crafts ⅝ Chevron knockout punch
KI Memories Softies Corners
Simple Stories Sn@p! Stickers and alphas
Jillibean Soup It Is What It Is Mini Placemats
WRMK yellow woodgrain washi
3 toning flair from my stash
Sizzix This Way Thinlits dies
WRMK Enamel Shapes
EK Success Binding Edge border punch 

I'll add cardstock as and when I need it.

Now it's time to hop over to see what Julene has for you.  If you want to visit all the Master Forgers or you want to know more about kit counterfeiting pop over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today.

Happy New Year !!!