Saturday, 11 February 2012

February Counterfeit Challenge (and Pass the Book)

Thank Goodness Half Term is finally here! Work has really taken over for the last 6 weeks and I am feeling seriously Craft-deprived. So,last night was my first opportunity to look at February's Counterfeit kit. There were 2 to choose from, both by Scrapbook Circle, but I discounted the Valentine One out of hand! That left Note to Self. 
The first thing that struck me was the number of small die cut elements, phrases and journalling spots. I have loads of these, but I rarely use them, as I either print my journalling or write directly onto the layout, so I thought this was a good opportunity to unearth them and put them to work.
There are also a lot of tabbed files, something else I hardly ever use, so I found some coloured index cards I've had for ages and some ledger printed papers. Then, because I really can't manage without cardstock, I pulled some sheets in matching shades.

After a rotten week, I badly needed to do some therapeutic cutting and sticking. Not being in the mood for anything as constructive as a full layout, I got out my punches and my scraps box and set about making some embellishment sets. I didn't have any particular projects in mind, I just wanted to play. It was the therapy I needed, but I'm not sure whether they are the embellishements I needed!

I used the Happy embellishment in my SMASH book this morning, to complement a photobooth strip of my children showing off their face painting.

As Carolyn was the only person who expressed an interest in reading 'Scrapbooking Your Faith', the Book is Passing to her. Email me your address Carolyn!



Carolyn Phillips said...

Oh wow, I'll look forward to reading that, it has been on my list of must acquire for ages, and far better to read and pass on than read and leave on a shelf. I'll get my address to you by email.

Can't believe no one else wanted to read it.

Sian said...

There is nothing like a bit of therapeutic cutting and sticking! I'm dying to get back to it after a week long break..

Melissa said...

Looks like you've put together a fun kit.

Thanks for participating in Pass the Book: Year Two.

S said...

It looks like lots of fun stuff you've gathered - I like the idea of using colored index cards - I may have to go dig some of mine out of the den and take them to the scrap desk.

Anonymous said...

Lovely kit - I like that you've pulled out stuff that you don't normally use! Your handmade embellishments look fab - I'm sure you'll use them!

Lisa said...

I need to sort out some more index cards so your idea is great. Well done for sorting out those products you don't use so often and for making up some embellies - I agree with Helen, I'm sure you'll find a use for them - they look great. Nice looking kit. I look forward to seeing some creations :-)

mytwoandras said...

I like all of the cards, tags and other flat items you added to your kit. Your punched embellies are cute and a great way to use up some of your scraps.