I cannot believe that it's been 3 months since I last blogged any of my scrapbook layouts.
I've been blogging on my Normandy Life blog sharing travel stories
and scrapbooking with my pals over on UK Scrappers
but haven't joined up the blogging and the scrapping long enough to get back here.
I needed an intervention (!) and the Counterfeit Kit Challenge this month has provided it.
As an alternative to offering a kit to forge this time
the Master Forgers have come up with A Box and a Messy Box at that.
I began by pulling bits and bobs from my old stash together with matching papers
but have to say I wasn't "feeling" it.
I was getting an altogether different look than I wanted for this time of year,
it was looking a bit "Halloweeny" IYKWIM?
So, back to the drawing board.
I kept the black and white papers, ditched the orange tones and went with pink and blue
which to be honest aren't my colours usually either but seemed to work with the b/w.
The black & white pp's are all so old I don't remember the makers names!
The rest are from lilybeedesigns; crate paper; fancypants; chatterbox (very old) & teresa collins.
I think I'll also be using lots of plain white cardstock this month.
Back to my embellishment stash I went and put together accent pieces, washi tapes, tags, cards and part used alphas to complement the pp's.
Finally I dipped into my new purchases brought back from Michael 's, HHI, last week: Heidi Swap Foil Packet Cards; white parisiennes (brads to you & me); foil & thickers alphas.
Also, some Prism chipboard stickers; teresa collins buttons and Simple Stories chipboard frames recently purchased from a French online source.
The end result is a much brighter kit with a springtime feel which I'm calling "It's A New Season!".