CASEing the Catty #124 Host Sets

Happy Easter Sunday!

How’s the chocolate consumption going?  I have OD’d!!!  Someone hide the secret stash from me!!!

I’m pleased to be sharing a chocolate free creation with you today for CASEing the Catty #124 – Host Sets.

For this challenge we had free reign on any inspiration coming from the host sets in the Annual or Occasions catalogue.

I flicked through the catalogue earlier in the week and couldn’t make a deicions.  WHen I came back to it later in the week, it was an easy choice.

Funny how our experiences during the week can alter how we think or see things!

My week has been all about the retirement list.  There’s still lots of choice for amazing Stampin’ Up! items – many at a discount.

Technically, all of the host sets are retiring (they always do).  But it was another retiring set that I wanted to get inky again… before it goes!

I’ve loved Kinda Eclectic!!!  That sweet little butterfly has featured on many cards produced via my craft table.

I used the layout from this host card in the Annual Catalogue…

To create this Kinda Eclectic version with butterflies!

I used the Gold Wink of Stella pens to create the gold splatters on the card base.

This has {NEVER} worked for me before!  And now that I’ve been able to master it, I’m sad that the gold pen is retiring!  But soooooo happy that the Clear Wink of Stella pen is staying around.

The sentiment is from the Helping Me Grow stamp set.  Although retiring, I’m going to keep this set in my stash because it’s a classic for teachers and other helping influences.

If you see any favourites in my blog posts over the next 6 weeks that I mention as retiring, you’ll want to order those before they disappear forever!  Stocks are available unti 31st May 2017 or the warehouse runs out – whichever comes first!  Retirement list shopping is best done in my online store.

Please join us for the CASEing the Catty challenge by visiting our Facebook page.

You can enjoy more design team inspiration by visiting the blog of my talented stamping friend Monique Fielder

Until next time,

 

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Just Add Ink #346 Add Two

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Last year as a trial Just Add Ink introduced a new type of challenge – ‘Add Two’ (from a choice of three).

They’ve been popular and I’m not surprised – it’s fun to see where the creativity takes everyone when they have some choice.

This week we are choosing from hearts, flowers & butterflies.

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This challenge was perfect timing for me – my wedding anniversary with Mr Papercraft is next week.

Part of our wedding ceremony included a butterfly release.

Butterflies are a symbol of new beginnings and releasing them during a wedding celebrates the new journey for the bride & groom.

Butterfly Release. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If you look carefully just near my flowers you can see one of the butterflies – I think it was Mr P’s fluttering off!

This one stopped for a pause (and photograph) before making it’s way into the world.

Butterfly Release. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


How amazing that Nikki chose such a wonderful trio of elements to add this week.

I’ve chosen butterflies (of course) and hearts to create a card for Mr P that features a reference to our special memories.

Just Add Ink #346. Add Two: Hearts & Butterflies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Just Add Ink #346. Add Two: Hearts & Butterflies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And I carried the theme through to the inside of the card with more hearts, butterfly feature & gold touches.

I love the ‘you’re my person’ stamp from the Falling For You stamp set.  Actually – I love that whole stamp set!!!

Just Add Ink #346. Add Two: Hearts & Butterflies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Be sure to check out the Just Add Ink blog to see what ‘two’ the other design team members chose.

And share your creation with us using the linky tool on the Just Add Ink site.

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Stamp Review Crew – Botanical Blooms

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Happy Monday and welcome to the first Stamp Review Crew hop for August.

Prepare to be dazzled by the Crew’s inspiration for the Botanical Blooms stamp set.

It’s another set in the SU! range with coordinating framelits for fabulous crafting!


This set was a bit of a challenge for me – because I always go for those luscious dies.  And hardly ever ink up the stamp set.

But, challenge accepted and with a determination to only use the stamp set, I created three one-layer ‘masked’ cards using the sweet flowers, leaves & scatter stamps to create colour bursts.

Stamp Review Crew - Botanical Blooms stamp set. One-Layer cards with Stylized Birthday stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Each card used masking to contain the stamped images.

Stamp Review Crew - Botanical Blooms stamp set. One-Layer cards with Stylized Birthday stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Using photocopy paper and various shapes, I ‘masked’ out the white space I wanted to keep clean and stamped the Whisper White card base with a collage of Botanical Blooms.

They overlapped each other quite carelessly and I used another technique called ‘stamping off’ or ‘second generation stamping’ to create lighter tones of the same colour for some of the images.

Stamp Review Crew - Botanical Blooms stamp set. One-Layer cards with Stylized Birthday stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The colour palette is Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Blushing Bride & Mint Macaron with a striking Basic Black Archival sentiment.

The archival ink is my go-to for anything bold because the depth of colour is awesome and the image is always really solid.

Stamp Review Crew - Botanical Blooms stamp set. One-Layer cards with Stylized Birthday stamp. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The lovely bold sentiment you see is a favourite of mine – a single wood stamp set called Stylized Birthday.

I love it for the size & beautiful font!!!


I know you’re going to see lots of amazing inspiration as you keep hopping.

You can go backwards to the super stylish Mike Funke or on to the next stop for the ever-fabulous Dawn Tidd.

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Leave me a comment if you have time – I read and cherish every one!

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Just Add Ink #253 Inspiration Challenge – Circling like a Butterfly

I’m excited to be joining you today as a Guest Designer for Just Add Ink during the month of March.  A gold embossed “thanks” for having me!

My first contribution to the design team is an inspiration challenge using the following photos:

Just Add Ink #253

I love this colour combination – the striking black & white, vibrant pink & highlights of aqua.  I have taken these wonderful colours and the recurrent circle theme to create a what I am calling my ‘circling butterfly’ card.

The butterfly – Melon Mambo & Coastal Cabana:

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The card:

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Make sure you stop by JAI & see what the rest of the design team has come up with this week.  Inspiration challenges are always fabulous because everyone interprets the photos a little differently.

And I’d love to see your creations there too.  Kelly x

 

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Just Add Ink 209

Another challenge and I’m back at Just Add Ink.  When I saw that the challenge was ‘layers’, I was corralling the kids into bed, whipping through the dishes & off to the craft table.  I LOVE layers.  It’s such an easy way to add finish & dimension to a project.  I’m really happy with my finished card – layers and layers of butterflies.  No ink – I’ve let the paper speak for itself.  Just Add Ink is open to anyone to participate.  Don’t have a blog?  Email your submission.  Get inspired & join the fun!  Kelly x

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20140404-215033.jpgSupplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Bigz Die: Beautiful Butterflies

Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque, Designer Frames

Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana

DSP: Eastern Elegance

Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels

 

Mother’s Day Collection 2014 – Card 3

Who doesn’t love butterflies?  This Mother’s Day card is classically girly using beautiful coral tones.  But, the basic design could be re-created in any colour tone, making it a very versatile choice this Mother’s Day.

20140330-215240.jpgSupplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Bigz Dies: Beautiful Butterflies, Lattice

Embosslits: Beautiful Wings

Framelits: Bitty Banners

Embossing Folder: Beautifully Baroque

Punches: Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Bitty Butterfly

DSP: Venetian Romance

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Calypso CoralCrisp Cantaloupe

Ink: Soft Suede

Stamp Set: Wonderful Mother (retired)

Accessories: Pearls