CASEing the Catty #183 | Animal Expedition

Hello Sunday!  I hope your weekend was amazing!  We had a fantastic mix of sport, family time, crafting and a day out!  Now it’s time to get ready for the week ahead!

This week’s CASEing the Catty challenge is the Animal Expedition pages & beyond (pages 26-37).

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As always, use the photos in the catalogue to inspire a project you make.  It might be the layout, theme, colours or design that catches your eye.

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My inspiration for today’s project came from the card on the right in the photo below (page 28 of the catalogue).  I could have easily just recreated the card in its entirety – that’s how much I loved it!

But instead, I did a complete switch up.  I swapped the colour scheme so that pink (Lovely Lipstick & Melon Mambo) was the base with a Mint Macaron accent, and swapped the position of the sentiment & the bike.

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The Happy Birthday and pretty girl on the bike can be found in a new stamp set called One For All.

I always love a big & fun birthday greeting – so this stamp set was a definitely on my wishlist.

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Thanks for joining us!

Next up on the CTC hop is the super stylish Megan Lenske.

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Happy Australia Day 2018

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Today Australia celebrates Australia Day.

Despite some controversy over recent years about the purpose & significance of Australia Day (particularly the date it falls on), I like to take the opportunity each year on 26th January to appreciate the country I live in.

The freedom we are afforded, the opportunities we are given, the strength of our nation and the way in which we continue to evaluate & evolve in a constant dialogue to be better.

I constantly feel lucky to have been born into a country (I am first generation Australian with British parents) with such beauty & grace.  The beach is the place that most reminds me of this – which makes it particularly lucky that this is where I’ll be on Australia Day 2018!


Seriousness & politics aside, we have another small issue when it comes to national pride…..

What colours best represent Australia?

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Our flag is red & blue so we often have these colours as our official duo…

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But our sporting identity is green & gold, there’s always green & yellow when there’s sport involved….

Australia Day 2018 | kelly kent

Which colours most make you think of Australia?

I love both combinations and consider the red & blue to be more traditional and the green & yellow more modern.

Either way these cards were so fun to create with Brusho Crystal Colour!

Pop back in on Sunday to see the Stamping Sunday blog hop and some great Brusho projects from the design team!

Have a happy & safe long weekend!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #126 Mother’s Day

Thanks for joining me for another week of CASEing the Catty.

This is one of my favourites cards to design each week because the catalogue is full of so much inspiration!

With May almost upon us, the theme this week is CASEing the Catty to create a Mother’s Day card – or conversely, taking a Mother’s Day sample from the catalogue and turning it into something else!

If you’re able to join us for the challenge this week, or to see what everyone is making, head over to our CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook page where all the action is!


What inspired me this week?

I’m still having a last play with some of the retirement sets!

You know that old addage – you don’t know what you’re missing until it’s gone?  I feel like that about some of our stamp sets.

I haven’t used them in ‘forever’, but now that they are going to retire, I feel like I didn’t get enough use out of them!!!

Picture Perfect is one of those sets – it truly is stunning to use!!!

So, out it came for CTC#126.

I was inspired by the elements of this box.  I loved the black, white, pink & gold colour theme.

I used these elements to create a card.  It features a mix of ‘old’ & ‘new’.

On the retirement list is the Picture Perfect stamp set, Oh So Succulent stamp set (love that Mother’s Day sentiment!), Pop of Pink DSP (for the black & white effect), and Blushing Bride sequin trim.

I’ve also used Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist (new In Colors) for the flower & leaves.

The mix of old & new also includes some of the retiring sequin trim & a comparison to the new ‘tiny’ sequin.  You’re going to love the new version!

I carried the colour theme to the inside of the card too…

The ‘you are made of wonderful’ sentiment goes so well with the Mother’s Day theme!


Next up on the Mother’s Day CTC#126 hop is the talented Elizabeth Gross.

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