Smile … it makes people wonder!
Well, I couldn’t wait very long to dip into my Counterfeit Kit (see post here for my kit contents). I made a layout today using bits and pieces from my kit – with a few added papers and embellishments because I was inspired by this picture from the Polkadot Door Designs blog:
I made the crochet flowers and the pinwheel, and used buttons, brads, the flower paper, alphas and the journaling card from my counterfeit kit. I also zig-zag stitched the flower paper onto a metallic green piece of cardstock – I always have trouble zig-zagging like this – when I get to the corners I keep going the wrong way. It’s very annoying but I guess I just need to practice more!
Once I’d finished I challenged myself to make a quick card using leftovers and the same inspiration picture. The card didn’t end up being a quick make though – because I had the same trouble with the zig-zag stitch and ended up finishing it by hand stitching! Here it is (click to see it larger):