Just Add Ink #357 Colour Combination

Hello!  Thanks for joining me for Just Add Ink #357.

It’s always a pleasure to design cards for a challenge – and this colour combination, put together by Jan, is a dream!

This sweet card is on it’s way to brighten someone’s letterbox.  I try to send as many handmade cards as I can – it really is a wonderful feeling to check the letterbox and take out something pretty!

I’ve used the Rose Garden thinlit, deconstructed into Sweet Sugarplum blossom & Island Indigo leaves, which I’ve stapled to the Sahara Sand panel.

I love stapling on cards – it’s mess-free, quick, easy & gives the pieces of the card movement.

But of course, you don’t always want them showing – so for this card, I’ve covered them up with a Very Vanilla Thick Twine bow.

If you’ve tried to order pearls in the last couple of weeks you’ll noticed that they have disappeared!  Don’t worry, they’ll be back on 1st June 2017 when the new catalogue starts in a configured format.  I haven’t seen them yet, but I hear they are flatter – perfect for mailing!


I’m still trying to decorate the inside of my cards (and the envelopes too!)…

It adds such a nice touch to open a card up and see more prettiness!


Do you have someone in mind this week to send a handcrafted card to?  Make a list of people that you’d like to shower with paper happiness!!!

Use our colour challenge combination for your card and share your creation with us on the Just Add Ink blog.

You’ll also find the rest of the design team cards – and with colours as beautiful as these, you know the range of projects will be stunning!!!


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Just Add Ink #356 Choose Two

I’m so excited to share more of my OnStage creations with you!

I’ve been saving this project, especially for this Just Add Ink challenge.

We all contribute ideas for the challenges – and this ‘choose 2’ challenge was one of mine.

Who doesn’t love metallics, circles & balloons!  But you can only choose 2!  I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

Visit the Just Add Ink blog to see the Design Team creations and enter the challenge!


I made this card for my OnStage Display Board, knowing I’d be able to share it with you for this post.

My wonderful display stamper box consisted of amazing products including this witty stamp set called Five for All.

I love these sassy stamps.  You have to pick your audience – but I bet there’s lots of stampers who would love to send a quirky card or 2!

So, inspired by the metallic & circle theme, I made this card.

Not for the greatest kid in the world, but the greatest kid in the universe!

You can see more of the circles and gold detailing in this view….

The funky circle patterns are from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, embossed in gold.

I’ve used the coordinating circle trim from the Eastern Gold Vinyl Sticker pack along the bottom of the card.

And the pull tab is using the new Circle Tab punch in gold foil – you’re going to love that!!!


Want to see some of my other display board samples from OnStage 2017 using the Five for All stamp set?

I think this is my favorite design – a double fold card modelled on a nurses scrub, complete with a Circle Punch fob watch.

Nurses would have to be one of the most underappreciated professions we have!!!  I know a nurse or 2 that would groan at the accuracy of this sentiment!


Next is a cute little window box with a sassy tag – “you’re not old, you’re 25 plus shipping & handling”!!!  Aren’t we all!  Some with international shipping???

If you loved the ombre ribbon in the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit from the Occasions catalogue, you’re going to squeal when you find out it’s in the new catalogue!


This card is a mutual admiration society with more beautiful metallics from the Eastern Palace DSP and more ombre ribbon (Island Indigo – yes please!).


And last, but not least, for those that can have a laugh at getting older.

This card features all those beautiful new 2017-2019 In Colors.


That’s all from me today.  It’s been photo heavy over the past couple of days – thanks for sharing the experience with me!

You really are going to love this new catalogue!

 

Just Add Ink #355 Sketch

Welcome to the weekly Just Add Ink challenge!

I love the rotation of challenges at Just Add Ink!  There’s always something new to try & inspire!

This week we’re making to a sketch designed by the super talented Narelle.

And you know sketches are one of my favourite types of challenges!

I’m a little scared to post products from the retirement list at the moment because they are selling out fast!!!

But when I made this card and checked the list, the Cupcakes & Carousel stamp set and DSP were still available!  And the DSP is on sale in the Australian market!!!

My apologies if they’ve disappeared since then.

My original plan was actually a Nailed It (tools) card – but that bundle is {ALL GONE}.

If you’d like to shop from the retirement list, make sure you place your order soon!


So….. this is my vintage themed carousel card….

I’m much better at clean edges and straight lines than I am at vintage, so this might not be as vintage as some…. but I did rough the edges!

And added Soft Suede ink over the Crushed Curry on the carousel before I stamped it.


Although the plan for this card was to feature retiring products, there’s a sneaky peek on this card….

Very Vanilla cardstock will soon come in T-H-I-C-K!!!  I can sense the excitement from the VV fans!

Visit the Just Add Ink blog to see the other Design Team samples and add your creation to our link up.

If you need to place a retirement list order, you can visit my online store.  The host code for April is JQENNDM4.

Happy stamping!


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OnStage 2017 – Team Swaps & Gifts

On Saturday I posted the cute little affirmation swaps I made for my stamping friends and this morning it was the magnetic frames I made for my team.

Of course, I received many in return and will share these with you in 2 parts.

This is the first part.  Swaps & gifts I received from my team, extended team and design team friends.

I felt so totally spoilt – it was amazing!

First it’s the team gift I received from my Mum – Sheila Pybus.

{I learnt all I know about the beauty of generosity from my parents!}

A personalised team towel….

And Big Shot cover…

A team themed mini Pop Up card from Kristel

Beautifully decorated chocolates from Mandy

A tasty treat from Siobhan…

Coriana made a super fun Pop up Box which was personalised for each team member…

Melissa was an honorary member of the Paper Adventures team for the day and made us all pretty lip balm gifts…


Although my team had already given me gifts, they shared their swaps with me too!

Plus swaps from my extended team!!!

Here’s what they made…


And also some totally spoilt by the design team members I caught up with at the Perth event.

Except for the gorgeous Nicole & Chantell who live in Perth, the other DT friends flew in from interstate.  It was so special to be able to catch up with them!

Did I say totally spoilt???  Look at these beautiful gifts & cards from Nicole Wilson (Colour INKspiration), Rachel Palmieri (Colour INKspiration & CASEing the Catty), Kathryn Mangelsdorf (Colour INKspiration & CASEing the Catty), Tina Gillespie (Just Add Ink) and Judy May (CASEing the Catty).


Well, wasn’t this a photo heavy post!!!  I loved all the creativity of OnStage and wanted to share the talents of the people I know!!!

I’ll share some of the other swaps I received later in the week.

Did I mention that I’m still on a post OnStage high???  If you didn’t come to this one, you’ll have to make plans for the next one which is 11th November 2017.  I’m able to reveal the locations tomorrow, so check back in for more OnStage recap!

Just Add Ink #354 Photo Inspiration

Check out this gorgeous photo inspiration chosen by Trish for Just Add Ink this week!

As usual, my first thoughts for this challenge were a literal version of the photo.

I had in the back of my mind a DSP from years gone by that was quite similar to the cup in thte photo!

A little dig in my stash found it – Sycamore Street!!!

Then I went on to use the elements from the photo & my first card to create this simple but pretty birthday card…

You might find inspiration in the photo from the colours, shapes, elements or theme.

Visit the Just Add Ink blog to see what the other design team members made and upload your project to the blog!

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Just Add Ink #353 Critters

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Thanks to the fantastic suggestion by Karren, this week at Just Add Ink, we’re all making or stamping critters.

This has created a bit of discussion on the JAI design team page as we chatted about what defines a critter???

It seems that any living creature or animal-like character fits the bill.

I wonder if my Gruffalo card would pass the critter test? (PS, I am never making that card again!)


My critter thoughts took me to a special birthday card I wanted to make for a very special person!

Carolyn Bennie, who is just as delightful in person as she is over a computer screen – had a birthday this month.  And one of my all-time favourite designs of hers was this cute swinging koala.

Now, it’s hard to compete with that level of amazingness – but I do know that she appreciates and loves a good pun.

As do I!

So, I sent “koalaty’ birthday wishes over to South Australia.

Just Add Ink #353 - Critters. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

This is my third version of a punch art koala (see the other two here and here).

I decided that this one would be made using the Blossom Builder punch (and the 1/2″ &  1-1/2″ circle punches).

Just Add Ink #353 - Critters: Koala punch art. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To make your own Blossom Koala:

Ears: 1/2″ circle with flower in the middle

Head: 1-1/2″ circle

Eyes: Owl Builder Punhc

Nose: leaf

Mouth: hand drawn

Body: 1-1/2″ circle

Tummy: large petal

Arms: leaf

Legs: leaf with end snipped off


This might be the best koalaty (quality) one yet!

Thanks for letting me share it with you!

You can find all the design team projects by visiting the Just Add Ink blog!

You’ll also be able to upload your critter inspired projects & join the challenge.

I’m looking forward to seeing lots of cuteness!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #351 “L”

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When Just Add Ink gives you “L”, it’s time to add lemons!  Or at least that’s what I thought of!

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Some days times I find it hard to follow me – so I certainly don’t expect you to!!!

But I hope you enjoy my fun card.

Just Add Ink - Add "L". Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The just add “L” made me think of lemons (who knows why that was my first thought!).

And we just happen to have this amazingly bright & beautiful lemon pattern at the moment in the Fruit Stand DSP, so this fun card was born.

I do love a good pun!

Just Add Ink - Add "L". Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Of course I couldn’t resist adding some wink of stella – it kind of reminds me of the morning dew!

Despite Delightful Dijon not being one of my favourite colours, I seem to be using quite a bit of it!!!

I must remember to order more before it retires at the end of May. Have you stocked up on the retiring In Colors yet?

2015-2017-in-colors


Thanks for joining me for another Just Add Ink project.

If this sketch is calling your name – and it should! – please upload your creation to the Just Add Ink blog.  We love seeing what you make!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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