Sunday, 8 January 2012

January Counterfeit Kit Challenge

What a lovely weekend! In between my cousin's Baby Shower, my friend's Black Tie 40th birthday party and a rare child-free pub lunch with my husband , I also had time to make my January Counterfeit Kit. 
My camera phone is not the best quality, but I really want to get more photos of P and myself this year, so this is a good start.
I took part in the Counterfeit Kit Challange for the first half of last year and then tailed off a bit, but I decided to come back to it this month. The kit revealed  this month is Amber Snowflake by Cocoa Daisy. There were 3 others to choose from but they were all a bit wintry / Christmassy and I've had enough of that. I liked the vintage feel and masculine colours of this one:


This Spring I have 2 40ths, a 70th and a 90th birthday coming up, as well as several other non-milestone birthdays and a have a very sparse card stash at present, so with that in mind I created 'Vintage Amber for Men (which sounds more like an aftershave than a papercraft kit!)

Here are my papers:

The embellishments are fairly loosely inspired by the original kit, but they fit with the projects I have in mind.

I'll probably create some bunting with the scraps as I go along. Visit the Counterfeit Kit blog for some more homemade versions of this lovely Cocoa Daisy kit.
I'm looking forward to some time to play with it, but I'm not sure how much I'll get now we are back into normal school routine.

9 comments:

Sian said...

Vintage Amber for men sounds like it should smell gorgeous!

It's lovely to see a rare photo of the two of you - maybe we will see more this year?

vanlikethecar said...

What a busy weekend you had! And a lovely kit to top it off!

Margie said...

Great kit! Love your papers and embellies!

scrappymo! said...

It will be fun to see some masculine layouts! I always struggle with those!
Your kit looks nice and full of interesting things.

mytwoandras said...

I like that you made a more "manly" kit. I like your colors and papers and that you added playing cards.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

What a fun name. I can't wait to see what you use the playing cards for!

Melissa said...

Wow, it sounds like a busy and fun-filled weekend! I'm so glad you're getting more photos of the two of you together!

You kit looks great - can't wait to see what you make with it.

Jimjams said...

Had to laugh at your kit name - looks good though! Happy New Year Kirsty - have fun !

Helen said...

I love that you made the kit to suit the projects that you have in mind - and the aftershave name :)