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Friday, January 28, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the first ever Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop! Hopefully, you got here via Debbie's blog. If not, you can start the hop at the beginning, at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.

This card was made for the "Roll the Dice" challenge, where we were given three things that must appear on our project, determined by the roll of three fabulous altered dice (blocks)! The three items we had to use are
card, fashion, and bling.


The card part was easy, although cards are not my best thing! The fashion element was no problem, because my kit included a pack of rub-ons from the October Afternoon Thrift shop line, with a fun fashion image. My kit did not include any bling, so I replaced the inside of one of the metal flowers in my kit, with a coordinating rhinestone. I also used the flip side of one of my kit papers, some scraps of cardstock which I cut with my Cricut into ovals, hand and machine stitching (inspired by my friend Karrie), and a piece of crocheted ribbon from my stash.

Your next stop on this blog hop is Glinda. Have fun hopping!

Here are some of the other projects I made with my Counterfeit Kit. I think I did pretty well with it! The best part was using some really old product I've had for years.

I did this layout for the sketch challenge. All items came from my kit, except for the ribbon (flower stems) and MLSB mini alphas (subtitle).



Detail:My links aren't working, so please scroll down to see two other layouts done for the "Back to School" mini challenge:

http://nomorelittlemonkeys.blogspot.com/2011/01/first-layout-of-year.html

http://nomorelittlemonkeys.blogspot.com/2011/01/crazy-for-border-stickers.html

25 comments:

Glinda said...

Oh how I love your card...The hand and machine stitching is so pretty. I think you done really good with your kit. Your layouts are really nice. I really like the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Jimjams said...

I love your DLO made with the kit - a super page design. The card is fab too - I can't wait to join in next month.

Margie said...

I love your card-beautiful! I love that layout, too! Great job using your kit!!

robindefender said...

Awesome card.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

I LOVE the stitching on your card! Beautiful job! The layout is perfect for the sketch we did, too.

Bethany
Counterfeit Kit Challenge

S said...

Darling card, and I especially love your layouts - great layering there.

Sherri Thompson said...

Gabrielle, I love your card and your layouts! Great job! The hand stitching is such a personal touch to your card-just beautiful! :)

Sian said...

I think you did VERY well! Your projects are just beautiful (especially all that pretty stitching!)

Debbie said...

Great card !

Judy said...

Beautiful card!! And your 2 page sketch layout is FAB!!!!! Looking forward to seeing you next month!

angie said...

i love that hand stitching! and your card is so soft and lovely.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your card! so cute with stitching. You did awesome job with your kits. tfs

onescraphappymomma said...

Great job!

Seane Evan-Smith said...

Accidently commented on your camera post, sorry! I like your card and layout. :)

Melissa said...

I love your card those are my favorite colors which is why using the kit was way out of my comfort zone :)I love how you have all the pictures on the one side of your lo so they are not spread across 2 pages graet job

Lydia said...

Love your card! The lace and the ovals and the texture of the stitching are fabulous!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

I never even thought about turning the "notions" into flowers...how perfect is that?!?!?! And I adore your hand stitching. Awesome job at using up your kit :)

A Creative Operation said...

I love the retro ladies. This card is awesome!

Kim Strother said...

Perfect card! and layout. I like that I used some old stash too!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful Card and LO!!! I agree that this is sooo much fun using up our stash!!

petunia670 said...

I love your new blog look... and I really love this card (thanks for the nod! ;) & 2 page lo). I'm so glad you're finding new challenges, I need to follow your lead. Thanks for the inspiration.

CoventryAnn said...

Love the card, has given me an idea for a 19th card I need to make for my eldest girl.

Mary said...

Very Fun card I the though back to 60's fashion.

Lisa said...

love the hand stitching on the card - what a fun challenge. Love the kit concept and may well join in next month

patti west said...

Your 2 page lo is AWESOME!!! Love it! Your card is also so cute - love the handstitched sentiment! :)