Counterfeit Kit Challenge May Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my little blog by the sea in Wales.
This month I am joining in again with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Member’s Blog Hop.  Before I Firstly I need to show you my kit.
This months kit was March’s Kit from Polly Scarps.  This is my kit:
I had the two envelopes in my stash so I started with those.  I then picked out the navy, light blue, green, yellow and red.  Added in some alphas, washi, stickers and lots of embellishments.  I hope to make some of my own too.  I’ve not included mists and stamps as I will use them as and when needed.
After I photographed this kit my Studio Calico monthly kits came and I had some navy mist and embossing powder which I will include with this kit.
Now on to the reason for your visit.  You should have come to me from Lisa.
Now I emailed off to say I would like to take part in the hop and then 4 days later looked at the challenge; masking.  OMG, MASKING!  Every time I have used masks it goes oh so wrong.  I mean really wrong.  I had signed up for this hop so I was completing a LO successfully or not.  
After 4 different masks and 9 sheets of cardstock I decided enough was enough.   I am really not happy with the misting but it is done now and I wasted enough product and made such a mess I just couldn’t try any more.  
This is my LO:


Really, really not happy at all with it.  I had wasted 8 sheets of cardstock and decided I had to do something with the misted bits.  So I got out the punches.  The banner and the circles are what I cut out:
Prefer this LO but the masking it not that obvious.  Perhaps small and abstract is the answer.
From here you should make your way over to Sherrie.
The full blog hop list is published on the CKC site so if you get lost along the way head over there.
I’d love if you could leave a comment so I know that you were here.  Thanks for visiting and happy hopping.


  1. 24th May 2013 / 1:04 pm

    Hi Candace,
    great LO’s, like you I find misting to be a bit messy and don’t use the technique too often. Great little banner, a clever way to use up some of your rejects!

  2. 24th May 2013 / 2:24 pm

    I think it turned out great Candace. Love all the little hearts and iddy bits on your second layout 🙂

  3. 24th May 2013 / 3:06 pm

    Both layouts are super cute! Love the masked design on the banners!

  4. 24th May 2013 / 4:15 pm

    You’re being too hard on yourself for sure. The first layout turned out great and your punched elements are also super cute. Great job and well done for persevering 🙂

  5. 24th May 2013 / 9:21 pm

    I really like that first one! I think the misted look either sits well with you or it doesn’t and if it doesn’t then it can be really hard to get it to look right on your own layouts. I think they are great though 🙂

  6. 24th May 2013 / 9:31 pm

    I agree with Lisa, WAY too hard on yourself. BOTH of these layouts are fabulous!!!! I really like both of them equally well. Different effects of both pages, but both GREAT!!!!

  7. 25th May 2013 / 9:15 am

    I don’t think the first layout looks so bad! Maybe the shade of your mist is just a bit dark? But I sure do love how you’ve turned your misted bits into cute little embellies!

  8. 25th May 2013 / 12:19 pm

    I totally sympathise with you … I think misting isn’t really for me … but the masking bit (with a less wet ink has been fun)! Love both these pages – and think that the use of your punches is brilliant!

  9. 28th May 2013 / 4:45 am

    Both layouts are super. I like the red/white/blue theme on the second one and the pun on ‘rock”.

  10. 29th May 2013 / 12:36 pm

    Wow Candace these layouts are great. For what it’s worth the first one is my fave 🙂

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