Timeout Tuesday! Time for a challenge…

Every now & again I have a patch of time on a Tuesday to myself.  Today’s mix included a little less time at the craft table and a few more errands than I’d planned, but I did manage to make this card for the Just Add Ink colour challenge, which also fits in with the ‘thank you’ theme over at the Global Design Project.  How’s that for time efficiency!?!

I don’t despise the colour purple – but it’s not a colour I pull out often.  Blackberry Bliss is such a lovely colour and it’s another I’m going to miss when this set of in colours retire at the end of May.


This is my card…

Just Add Ink 302 and Global Design Project #027. Sale-A-Bration stamp set - What I Love for the JAI colour challenge - Blackberry Bliss, Tip Top Taupe & Rich Razzleberry. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Two colours of a similar palette are great for multi-step stamping.  For the flowers (from the Sale-A-Bration “What I Love” stamp set), I used ‘stamped off’ & full strength Blackberry Bliss and Rich Razzleberry.  It’s a very striking colour combination against the subtlety of the neutral Tip Top Taupe.

When I added the customary clear Wink of Stella coat, the colours blended a little further and filled in the white spaces with more purple tones – which was a lovely surprise.

Just Add Ink 302 and Global Design Project #027. Sale-A-Bration stamp set - What I Love for the JAI colour challenge - Blackberry Bliss, Tip Top Taupe & Rich Razzleberry. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’d like to dedicate my thank you card to challenge blogs like Just Add Ink and Global Design Project – they are often the highlight of my stamping week, providing such great inspiration from the design teams and a fabulous starting point for cards I want to design.  If anyone from the JAI or GDP would like to send me their address, I’ll send you my card.  Kelly x

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2016 Catalogue Launch Event – Card Buffet & a Firie Thanks

Yesterday I hosted (crammed?) a lovely group of ladies at my house to share the 2016 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues & products with them.  As always, it was cosy and everyone was very patient.

If you’re get to see the catalogues, you can view the pdf copies here – Occasions & Sale-A-Bration, view the range online here or request a hard copy here.

Anne Barker was the lucky recipient of the door prize, many took home lucky winner prizes and lots of beautiful cards were made.

So many thanks to Kristel, one of my wonderful team, for helping me out.  You were amazing!


Following on from an idea I’d seen on Carolyn Bennie’s blog, the ‘create’ part of the morning was a card buffet for the lovely ladies to choose from.  I made 6 kits with instructions so they could pick & choose which card/s they wanted to make.  This gave them the chance to play with the products they were most fascinated by.

These were the choices:

Kit#1: Sky’s The Limit Stamp Set & World Traveler Embossing Folder

2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Event - Card Kit #1 Sky's The Limit & World Traveler Embossing Folder.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Kit #2: Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Large Numbers Banner & What I Love Stamp Set

2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Event - Card Kit #2 Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Large Numbers Banner & What I Love stamp set.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Kit #3: Wildflower Fields DSP, Large Numbers Framelits & Number of Years Stamp Set

2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Event - Card Kit #3 Wildflower Fields DSP, Large Numbers Framelits & Number of Years stamp set.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Kit #4: Botanical Gardens DSP, Botanical Builder Framelits & Enjoy The Little Things Stamp Set

2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Event - Card Kit #4 Botanical Gardens DSP, Botanical Builder Framelits & Enjoy the Little Things stamp set.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Kit #5: Rose Wonder Stamp Set & Rose Garden Thinlits

2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Event - Card Kit #5 Rose Wonder Stamp Set & Rose Garden Thinlits.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Kit #6: Balloon Celebration Stamp Set & Balloon Bouquet Punch

2016 Occasions Catalogue Launch Event - Card Kit #6: Balloon Celebration Stamp Set & Balloon Bouquet Punch .  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Can you guess which kit was the most popular?  It was actually the Botanical Gardens card.  People loved the 3D effect of the flower and the leaf edgelit die – it’s a stunning set with lots of opportunity.


If you’ve been following the news over the past few days you may have seen the tragic bush fires that have are sweeping across the south west of WA.  Over 70,000 hectares of land has been burnt including homes, farms, bush and a complete townsite.  It’s incredibly sad- the loss and devastation is mind blowing.

We are over 50kms away from the closest fire and in no danger, so it was a good chance to use my launch event to help by raising some money and doing what we do best – making some cards to thank the wonderful fire fighters.

These are the cards the ladies made today (filled with lovely messages of support) using the “A Nice Cuppa” and the “Cups and Kettle Framelits“.  I love the diversity, despite the same pieces to work with…

Thank you cards for the WA Firefighters using the Have a Cuppa bundle.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com..

Thank you cards for the WA Firefighters using the Have a Cuppa bundle.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com..

Thank you cards for the WA Firefighters using the Have a Cuppa bundle.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com..

As well as sending these off, I am donating 5% of all orders this weekend directly to the bush fire appeal.  If I can help with you any Stampin’ Up! products and help the bush fire appeal at the same time, please contact me or order online. The host code for this weekend is F97JMFSP.  If you’d like to make an additional donation to the Bush Fire Appeal – click here for details.

Stay safe. be kind to those around you and take time to do what you love.  Kelly x