Wednesday 2 April 2014

100th post and CKCB April Kit

 Evening all..

Woo Hoo! Welcome to my 100TH POST! So please follow along and there will be a little surprise gift drawn at random from my followers at the end of the month!

So… here is my take on this month’s kit from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog... appropriately called 'Crime of the Century''

To be honest.. this challenge threw me a bit as I wasn’t entirely sure about what to choose due to them deciding on a new format. Their challenge was very much a new idea as we had a CSI ‘case’ to solve.

This entailed ‘inspecting’ a photo and following the ‘clues’ to your choice of papers. From this I ‘investigated’ into my stash and found the ‘evidence’ you see before you! 

After the brash colours of my February Hearts and Flowers in red, dark greys and black.. and the brightness of the colours in my March ‘Great Expectations’ kit I was pleased to be able to change tack again and have a soft, muted range of colours to choose from.

For a change, and to  keep things ‘mysterious’ I started choosing my kit from my embellishment stash rather than my patterned papers and I dug deep into my ‘evidence’ pile to find this range of candi dots, buttons, wooden embellishments, bling, bakers twine, ribbon and other bits and pieces. I 'suspect' they will get a lot of groaning now!

I then investigated more 'evidence' and chose the softer hues of the colour palette and opted for pale blues and soft green with teal highlights as the patterned paper and I chose soft cream and white as the background cardstock with a couple of aqua pieces for good measure. 

The list of ‘evidence’ also included some ‘clues’ as to the items that we should be including.

These included ‘something sheer’ so I chose some vellum, tulle white flowers and some lace and netting. They also suggested ‘something puffy’ and for this I intend to add some cloud die cuts- you don’t get a lot more puffy than clouds do you.. and some lovely soft bloomer ribbon too. 

Taking a look at all the evidence… I am actually quite pleased with the way the kit has come together..especially as I was quite ‘scared’ at the ‘crime’ I had to solve…lets’ just hope you don’t think my kit is a ‘crime!’  

The evidence I will present over the coming month will include LO’s incorporating ‘dream holidays’ and ‘sleep, light and inspiration’. I am no doubt the choices of my ‘case’ will undoubtedly lead to some dreamy LO’s… so do remember to pop back from time to time to see how the mystery is unravelling and don’t forget to follow me to be in with a chance for a small prize!  

Thanks for looking!



  1. Ha ha you super sleuth! You certainly tracked down a great kit! Have fun xx

  2. Great kit Elaine & Happy 100th post! hugs x

  3. Congrats on 100 posts! Your sleuthing kit looks wonderful I suspect you'll have lot of fun with it this month.

  4. Oh that's a gorgeous kit - I love it!

  5. Congrats on a 100 posts!
    For being scared you did a great job pulling this kit together and the name does fit it well:)

  6. Gorgeous kit, blue is my favourite colour and these hues are lovely. The tulle etc is nice too. Congrats on 100 posts! x

  7. Congratulations on 100 posts!!!! Love your kit - those papers are so pretty :)

  8. Congratulations on 100 posts. I must see if the cobwebs are still on my blog...

  9. Wow, that is one enormous kit! It's so full of prettiness too - I love the bright, soft colours that you've chosen to work with!

  10. Hi Elaine I wanted to thank you for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment for me - and I'm glad to be here to wish you a happy 100th posts. Keep on blogging!

    and that kit you have put together? I'd love to get stuck in and scrap with it. It's just the kind of palette I love

  11. Wow, what a kit. This challenge has thrown me too, just can't seem to get inspired by CSI.

  12. Congratulations on your 100th post. This is a fabulous kit. Love all those bits and pieces!

  13. Definitely a gorgeous kit! What a fun post to read to on how you put the kit together! Congrats on your 100th Blog Post!!!