Just Add Ink | #396 Sketch

It’s time for a sketch at Just Add Ink – always a crowd favourite!!!

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This super cute sketch has produced some amazing creations from the Just Add Ink Design Team.  You can see them all by visiting the Just Add Ink blog.

You can also add you creation to the link up on the blog. Each week we choose a winner and two honorable mentions.  This week it could be your awesome card!


I am participating in a stamp set swap with some of my teamies – which means three months of new stamps!!!

February’s feature is the Let the Good Times Roll stamp set and Thrill Ride Pop Up dies.  The aim of this set is to make amazing 3D creations.  I haven’t quite ventured there yet – but here is my first inking of the bundle…

Let the Good Times Roll | kelly kent

The roller coaster pieces make the cutest card!!!

Let the Good Times Roll | kelly kent

I can see this bundle being a hit with big & little kids!!!

Miss Papercraft is eating all her fruit & veges this year so she can grow another couple of cms and be tall enough for the adult roller coaster when she goes back to the adventure park next year.

Let the Good Times Roll | kelly kent

Don’t forget to add your creation to our main blog page (click here to visit).

Thanks for visiting today!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #394 | Romance

There’s nothing like a challenge deadline to raise the bar and get some of my to-do list done early!

Thanks to a fabulous theme of “Romance” by Nikki, it’s full steam ahead on the Valentine’s & anniversary cards required around here in Feb.

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The first card I made for this challenge was very non-traditional.  I have no idea where the idea started, but I wanted to use the phrase ‘you are my sunshine’.

Just Add Ink #394 Romance | kelly kent

The Sunshine Wishes Thinlits have the cute ‘sunshine’ die, the stamp set has the ‘are my’ and the YOU is from the Sale-A-Bration set called Celebrate You.

Using the Multi-Purpose Adhesive sheets with the words is my favourite way to adhere them to my cards.  No messing around with liquid glue or tiny bits of tape.

Just Add Ink #394 Romance | kelly kent

The background was made by stamping the dandelions from Birthday Celebration in Versamark then heat embossing in white before spritzing and swirling some yellow & gamboge (orange) Brusho Crystal Color.  Add some glitter dots, a coordinating DSP background and my non-conventional romantic card is done.

Fun fact: I bought Brushos just so I’d be able to tell my customers what they are like…. and I can’t stop using them!


After my fun take on romance, I decided I should make a card in a similar style but with a more traditional colour theme and sentiment.

Just Add Ink #394 Romance | kelly kent

This card has a Sunshine Wishes Thinlit (love), Celebrate you Thinlit (YOU) and stamped sentiment (MORE), just like the other card.

Just Add Ink #394 Romance | kelly kent

It also has a Brusho background with cute emboss resist hearts from the Yay You stamp set – but pink Brusho???  It turns out if you add just a tiny tap of the Brilliant Red Brusho, you can achieve a gorgeous soft pink.  So many possibilities!!!

Two cards – one screams romance and one slides up quietly with a romantic gesture.  Do you have a favourite?

Just Add Ink #394 Romance | kelly kent

If you’d like a reason to start you V-Day card making early, or maybe you also have an anniversary in February, or you’ve got a wedding to go to, visit the Just Add Ink blog to join the challenge.

While you’re at the blog, you can see all the design team card – what a talented bunch, not to mention a collective group of some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet!

Thanks for sharing in the crafty fun with us!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Just Add Ink #392 | Something New Blog Hop

Hello!  Slowly but surely the year is getting underway and I’m starting to see February on the horizon – jeepers!!!

The Just Add Ink challenges are back for 2018 with a “Just Add Something New” blog hop from the Design Team.

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At this time of the year, with a catalogue just launched in January, we all have lots of new to choose from.  There might also be something not new in age – but newly inked or cut.

Whichever it is, it’s always a good push to get creative with something you’ve bought but only admired!

I am showcasing two products that I was super excited to get but hadn’t yet made it to a project – the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper from the Occasions Catalogue and the Beautiful Peacock stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration choices.

Just Add Ink #392 Beautiful Peacock | kelly kent

This card is actually relatively simple – but the oh-so-pretty flourish cut from the Petals & More Thinlits in the turquoise glimmer adds a special touch!

Just Add Ink #392 Beautiful Peacock | kelly kent

The colours for the peacock are Bermuda Bay & Island Indigo – which I’ve then carried through to the overall card colours. I do love a monochromatic card!!!

Just Add Ink #392 Beautiful Peacock | kelly kent

If I was only allowed one favourite from the Occasions Catalogue, it might very well be the Petal Passion suite – there’s just so many ways you can use it and so many things you can do with it!!!

To join in our ‘Something New’ challenge, head over to the Just Add Ink blog where you can upload your project.

To see what new things Chantell has been playing with click on the next button below.

Thanks for hopping with us.  We’re looking forward to a wonderful 2018 full of inspirational challenge and amazing challenge entries!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Just Add Ink #391 | Choose Two

Hello! And thanks for joining me for my last design team committment of 2017.

I’ve loved every post I’ve shared this year acros all my design team involvement including Just Add Ink, CASEing the Catty, Stamp Review Crew, Colour INKspiration & Stamping Sunday.

Design team cards – and all challenge entries – bring out the best in my creativity.  I’m terrible with a blank slate for creating, but give me a starting point and I’m away & running!!!

Today’s challenge from Just Add Ink was exactly like that.  After so many Christmas card designs during 2017, starting from way back in February, I’ve been excited about having my Occasions Catalogue pre-order to play with for some variety.

But then came this challenge and the Christmas creativity was sparked again!!!

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You’ll see from the design team cards on the Just Add Ink blog, your design doesn’t have to be Christmas themed.  The choose two element of this fun challenge means you can have twine & tags for a birthday project, or even trees & twine of a non-Christmas theme.

I have gone down the Christmas road with Twine & Trees….

Just Add Ink #391 Choose Two | kelly kent

It’s a shame I don’t have a ‘press here for smell’ button – I scented the ribbon with a holiday blend of essential oils!

Just Add Ink #391 Choose Two | kelly kent

I’d love to send this card to someone who visits my blog (anywhere in the world is fine!).  Leave a comment on my blog with your favourite thing about Christmas.  I’ll pick a recipient on Christmas Eve and pop it in the post next week.  It won’t arrive in time for Christmas – but it’s never the wrong time to get happy mail!!!

Merry Christmas, hope your final days of preparation are stress-free and wonderful!

If you’ve done all your shopping, wrapped all your presents and find yourself with some free time at the craft table, please join us over the the Just Add Ink blog and upload your twine-trees-tags creation!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Just Add Ink #389 | Inspiration

It’s about this time of the year I start getting Snowflake Fatigue!  The timing of this week’s Just Add Ink challenge is perfect!

Everything in this picture says Australian Christmas to me from the colours to the gum leaves!

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You can use any element or theme of the inspiration picture to spur your creativity.  Upload your project to our blog to share with everyone.

You can also see the fabulous Just Add Ink team projects on the blog.

My card is inspired by an Australian Bush Christmas theme….

Just Add Ink #389 Bush Christmas | kelly kent

Apart from the sentiment, all the elements are from the non-Christmas product range.  There’s no such thing as ‘just a birthday set’.

The wreath is from Hello Friend, the gumnuts are from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous and the Wood Textures DSP is part of the everyday DSP range.

Just Add Ink #389 Bush Christmas | kelly kent

The floral elements from the Christmas set – Merry Mistletoe – even work well for a quick spruce of the inside….

Just Add Ink #389 Bush Christmas | kelly kent

I’m sure there isn’t a child who attended Kindy in Australia that doesn’t remember spray painting gumnuts silver or gold to make Christmas decorations!  I wonder if they still do that?

Just Add Ink #389 Bush Christmas | kelly kent

I’m not sure if the availability of Pinterest has made Kindy teaching easier or harder?  I take my hat off to all teachers – it’s a rollercoaster of a job!  An hour in a classroom and I’m exhausted!

Thanks for joining me today!  Hopefully your Christmas card creating is going well.  I have much more ambition than time, so there’s a chance I’ll be extending the Christmas spirit through til January.  Or maybe Feb!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #387 | Colour Combination

With just over a month til the big day, Nikki is officially kicking off Christmas crafts with this Christmassy colour combination for our Just Add Ink challenge.

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There’s nothing like red, green & white to get you in the Christmas mood!

Of course, there’s nothing limiting you to Christmas!  I’d love to see some amazing creations for other seasons.

I was unable to break out of the Christmas mold, and used one of my favourite new bundles – Musical Season.

Just Add Ink #387 Colour Challenge | kelly kent

All colour challenges have the option to add any neutral or metallic, so you’ll see some variation in the design team projects with the additional of these colours.

I’ve added in an embossed Crumb Cake base (using the Ruffled Embossing Folder), a little drummer boy in Archival Black and some (sadly retired) gold twine.

Just Add Ink #387 Colour Challenge | kelly kent

The Garden Green layer across the middle of the card is made by tearing some copy paper and using this to cover the top & bottom of the Whisper White cardstock.  I then coloured in Garden Green ink using my brayer and stamped the Sheet Music stamp over the top in Black Archival ink.

Just Add Ink #387 Colour Challenge | kelly kent

This technique is fun for a variety of cards, but I love that I can extend the music theme for this card.

I just can’t give it to someone too musical – no one that can actually read the music notes!!  I believe the Sheet Music stamp is the music for Fur Elise, which is not that Christmassy!!!


Please join us over at the Just Add Ink blog to see all the design team creations and add your red, white & green masterpiece.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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Just Add Ink #385 | Sketch

If you’re reading this as it goes live, I will be spending some time at the airport – on my way to OnStage in Melbourne.

I feel oh-so-lucky to be attending the event, spending the weekend with my team and getting a sneak peek at the new catalogue.

Tonight’s Just Add Ink theme is a sketch by Kim.

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Make sure you stop by the JAI blog to see the amazing creations the Design Team has come up with!

I took some liberties with this sketch (I’m either completely literal or a bit loose!) to fit an idea I had for a birthday card.

Just Add Ink #385 Sketch | kelly kent

I turned the circle into a heart and used ribbon for the banner elements.

Just Add Ink #385 Sketch | kelly kent

And of course some bling!!!

The sentiment words are from the World’s Greatest Trophy stamp set.  I was so excited when this appeared in the Annual Catalogue – it’s great to have people words on hand (like ‘wife’.. this card was made for my Dad to give my Mum for her birthday).

Just Add Ink #385 Sketch | kelly kent

The heart was made using Washi Tape laid across Whisper White cardstock and then cut using a pretty heart from the Sweet & Sassy set of dies.

Just Add Ink #385 Sketch | kelly kent

Thanks for visiting to see my JAI project this week.

If you’re excited to see new things, check in with me next week for some OnStage posts!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #383 | Add Cake

Chloe has suggested adding ‘cake’ for Just Add Ink this week.

What a fabulous theme!

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Everyone loves cake – yes???  Or at least the icing!

Hands up who’s been to a birthday party where your child has only eaten the icing from the cake!  That’s me!!!  Always holding (and eating) a plate of second hand cake!

My inspiration for this card came from the current cake decorating trend of ‘drip’ cakes.

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This is something I could never achieve in actual baking!!!

But playing with paper – that’s a different story!

It turns out the straw from the Coffee Cups Framelits makes for excellent drips!

Just Add Ink #383 | kelly kent

I wonder if I didn’t tell you this was a cake inspired creation if you’d be able to tell!  But hopefully you can see it….Just Add Ink #383 | kelly kent

Pink, gold & white is a lovely colour combination – but doesn’t the leafy green just brighten it up!Just Add Ink #383 | kelly kent

To see all the other calorie-free cake inspired creations, pop over to the Just Add Ink blog.

If you ‘whip up’ your own cake creation this week, please add it to our gallery.

Thanks for sharing in the fun of Just Add Ink!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #381 | Choose Two

Welcome to this week’s Just Add Ink Challenge.

It’s time for some fun & some choice!

Choose two from embossing paste, colouring & sequins.

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There’s a very small possibility that I didn’t choose – and that my card contains all three…. depending on how you look at it.

Just Add Ink #381 | kelly kent

I was aiming for embossing paste and sequins, but when I look at my finished card, there’s that wonderful wash of ‘smooshed’ watercolour.

But I since I didn’t “colour” the ballerina, I’m not counting that for colouring.

Just Add Ink #381 | kelly kent

As term 4 begins, I’m getting an early start on the host of ‘end of year’ cards required for coaches, teachers and other important people!

This one was made with a dancing teacher in mind.  The baroque embossing mask reminded me of the elegance of a performance theatre.

And the Decorative Ribbon Border – the frill of the curtains!

Just Add Ink #381 | kelly kent

The ballerina is from Sugarplum Dreams.  I keep promising I’ll use the other stamps in the set, but so far the ballerina keeps getting all the ink!  To be honest, she is the sole reason I bought the set – so it seems fair.

The sentiment is from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set – because…. you know…. that font!

Just Add Ink #381 | kelly kent

I can’t wait to see all your entries for this challenge.- I know you’re going to come up with some amazing projects.

Join in over at the Just Add Ink blog.  You can also see all the sensational design team cards there too.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #379 | Photo Inspiration

It’s time for another Just Add Ink challenge.

Today the gorgeous Just Add Ink design team are creating all kinds of wonderful projects based on this oh-so-pretty inspiration photo…

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And we want you to join in too!!!  Upload your creation inspired by any element of the photo (colours, theme, patterns) to the Just Add Ink blog.

Each week we choose a winner and two honorable mentions.  I tell you, it’s such a buzz to have your project chosen!  Share your creativity with us!


I took inspiration from the patterns and colours of the jug of that beautiful summery drink.

I am dreaming of days where it will be warm enough in Bunbury to enjoy weather suited to pitchers of fruity drinks!  It’s so cold at the moment!!!  Spring has not sprung in the south west of Australia!

Still, while the sun is only trying to shine, I can grow my own pretty flowers!

Just Add Ink #379 Photo Inspiration | kelly kent

One of the thing I love most about the Painted Harvest stamp set is the number of different colours you can stamp it in!

I am yet to see a colour that I don’t like.  Blue flowers look totally amazing – I’m keen to try that out!!!

Just Add Ink #379 Photo Inspiration | kelly kent

These flowers are stamped in Rose Red, Melon Mambo & Sweet Sugarplum with a SSP & Blushing Bride centre.

This stamp is designed to as 2-step stamping.   I like to add a few extra layers to keep the colours interesting!!!

Thanks for joining me today!  You can see all the design team cards on the Just Add Ink blog.

If you need any stamping supplies, and live in Australia, I’d love to be your demonstrator.

Visit my online store for a fabulous range of products including the gorgeous Painted Harvest stamp set.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

PS, I am aware of my inability to use any other sentiment that the ‘happy birthday’ from Sunshine Sayings stamp set – trust me, I’ve tried – but it really is perfect for my style of cards!!!  I’m looking through the catalogue for my next order to add some variety!


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