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Saturday, 4 April 2015

April CKCB kit 'Half Way to Halloween'

Hi all

Here I am today introducing my April Counterfeit Kit (for the CKCB Blog) , "Halfway to Halloween'.. why this name? Well, the first thing that jumped out at me was Black and Orange... which are, of course, traditional halloween colours.. and then I realised that by the end of the month, we will be exactly halfway between last halloween and this Halloween! (Pleeeeease can anyone tell me where the time goes?) 



So, I set about choosing some black and orange papers from my stash... but, truthfully, if was looking way too sombre for this time of year (who wants to scrap dark photos in early Spring) so I looked hard  at the original kit from A Beautiful Mess. And saw there were a few tiny splashes of blue, lime and pink.. and of course gold! 














Now I don't have a lot of gold in my stash, and no gold alphas (how did that happen?) but I do have a few gold things like washi etc. So I picked a few other pages of the pastel colours and went about searching for the embellies that would go with this kit... and here is the end result!



I think I lightened it up enough to make good use of the kit throughout the month and by adding the gold paint I hope to make some of those elusive gold letters using my new Silhouette Cameo I treated myself to recently. The same with the pale vellum hearts etc.. that is 'work in progress' and will, hopefully, get added at a later date!






Also having got a brand new baby Grand Daughter I had to add a lot of white so I can find an excuse to scrap some pictures of her in a soft way.. and with her name being 'Amber' that is a form of orange right.. so another excuse to use orange for a baby layout! Now all I have to do is get the photos printed! I really MUST do that...but in the meantime.. I can't resist sharing another photo of her here.. I know I promise I won't become a baby bore... but I really am so thrilled with her I can't help myself! Lol



Oh.. OK two photos! Ha ha ha ha ha



 


Thanks for popping by, do pop back soon to see what I've been up to! 

Happy Easter everyone! 

Elaine
x




14 comments:

  1. You just beat me to it with your kit! I had the same thought about the orange & black, too "Halloweeny" for me so changed out the orange & added pink & blue.
    Looking forward to seeing your Amber LO's this month!

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  2. Very pretty kit! I like that you made gold substitutions when you didn't have the original type of product - great way to make good use of what you already have. Congratulations on the sweet little granddaughter too.

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  3. She is beautiful!!! LOVE your kit!!

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  4. Very nice kit but that baby girl is the best. She is gorgeous!!!

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  5. Your grandaughter is beautiful!! The kit looks fantastic for spring!

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  6. Gorgeous kit and how beautiful is your granddaughter

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  7. Great looking kit, I love a bit of orange. My last layout has a vibrant orange background spritzed with gold ink.

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  8. Congratulations Elaine, she is adorable. Your kit looks like super fun and I had the same Halloween reaction you did.

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  9. Love the colours in that kit. Such a cutie too.

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  10. oh she is adorable! You will love, love, love, scrapping her pages! And with a great kit too!

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  11. Gramma's have a license to be baby bores, lol! CONGRATULATIONS - she's a beauty. Nice angle with your kit. You have really managed to lighten it up. Nice presentation!

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  12. Your kit looks lovely and I'm sure it will compliment Amber perfectly.

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  13. Well, don't you have a special reason to be scrapbooking? :)

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  14. She's a doll! And that kit is nice too. Loving the little black and white butterfly bits.

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