Just Add Ink #352 Colour Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink, we’re playing with colours.

These colours, that were suggested by Nikki.

They are oh-so-pretty and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.


I wanted these colours to be the ‘pop’ among a white CAS (clean and simple) card.

So, I’ve used my favourite lady from the Beautiful You stamp set to create this ‘thinking of you’ card.

Have you seen this technique before – where you stamp onto patterned paper, cut it out and stick it over your stamped image.

It’s called paper piercing.  And it works so well with the Beautiful You ladies.

After making this version, I decided I wanted a happier one, so created another version with the dancing lady…

It seemed fun – and perfect for Mother’s Day with the pink & blue theme.


Please visit the Just Add Ink blog and see the beautiful creations the other design team members have made.

You can also join in the challenge there with your one Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo & Smoky Slate delight.


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Personalised Christening Wishes

I had the pleasure of being asked to make a personalised Christening card last week.

For me, the personal touch is one of the biggest bonuses of making cards!

My inspiration for the layout came from Vanessa Webb’s beautiful anniversary card.

I love all the layers & texture of this style of card.

A close up of the cross feature…

How I told you how much I love those doilies???  I bet I have!!!

And the Stitched Shapes – oh my!

So many pretty things to love – and make into sweet personalised cards like this one.


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Party Like You’re Irish – St Patrick’s Day 2017

It seems that this is a good week for a pun!

Who doesn’t love their name on a card??

Wishing you a Happy St Patrick’s Day!!!


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Global Design Project #077 – Pocket Shaker Card

It’s a bit quieter for me this week with blog hops, so I thought I’d take a pause from all the cards on my to-do list and just make – for the total fun of making!!!

I have no idea who I will give this card to, or what is it for (yet), but it sure was fun to make!

It combined a few of the things that have been on my mind lately – linking in for another Global Design Project challenge, using my sewing machine and creating a shaker pocket.

This is the GPD #077 colour challenge

My free choice was Flirty Flamingo to brighten up the existing trio.

I love the base colours the team has chosen – they could go anywhere!!!

I went bright, sparkly – and of course, fun!

I loved putting together the shaker pocket!

I sewed around 2 sheets of window sheet with my old clunky sewing machine, leaving a small gap at the top.

Using a straw I filled it with the Sprinkles embellishments and then without the straw, slid in some sequins I pulled off the Bermuda Bay sequin trim.

This then gave me the cute twine you see for the bow at the top.

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com | GPD#077 | Shaker Pocket Card

I always find it tricky to photograph reflective surfaces!  Here’s a another picture.

It shows the colours better than the full sun pics above – but can you see the shadow of my phone & hand?  Eek!  I’m going to a photography course on Monday – so lets see if that helps me!!!

Thanks to GDP for hosting a great colour challenge!

I love the element of choice!  Be sure to head over the GDP gallery to see the other entries (and may upload one of your own?)!!


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No-Line Watercolouring

We all know that I’m usually late to the party for all trends & fads – but when I do get there, I get on a roll!!!

The flavour of this month seems to be no-line watercolouring.  I used it for my cute rainbow card & my Stamp Review Crew rose.

So, if I’m in love with it, I should share it – yes?!

One of the cards we made in today’s class used this technique for colouring the flowers…

No-line watercolouring turns anyone into an artist!

The how to:

  • Ink up your stamp in a light colour like Sahara Sand
  • Stamp off onto scrap/scratch paper
  • Then stamp onto your project cardstock – this will give you a feint stamped outline
  • Using an Aqua Painter and ink colours that suit your project, follow the lines using a solid stroke
  • Once all the lines are coloured, fill in the white space using a more watery wash (lighter) with your Aqua Painter

It’s really so easy!!!

This is the finished card…

You should try it!

Any outline stamp will work beautifully – but I did wonder about the hot air balloons today….  Must try that next!


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Stamp Review Crew – Rose Wonder

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Welcome to the first March Stamp Review Crew blog hop.

The fabulous crew will be dazzling you with beautiful projects made with the Rose Wonder stamp set – and coordinating Rose Garden Framelits.

This stamp set, as you can see by the number of sentiments, lends it’s to so many occasions.  It really has something for everyone.

And of course, rose can come in any colour you like.


If you’re travelling around the hop, you might just have come from Twila -isn’t she great?

Make sure to keep hopping til you get back to where you started!

For my SRC project, I’ve use the no-line watercoloring technique to create a yellow rose of sympathy.

It’s a little oversized for the jar – but I love it as a statement piece!

Stamp Review Crew - Rose Wonder. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’ve tried no-line watercolouring before, but felt like I was little better at it this time around.

Though, as you can see, there’s still room for improvement!!!

Using watercolour paper definitely helps.


I decorated the inside of the card with a framelit from the Rose Garden set and some of the DSP I used on the front.

Stamp Review Crew - Rose Wonder. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I certainly am enjoying my self imposed challenge to pay more attention to the insides of my cards.

I also using Mint Macaron as much as I can in the few months until it retires.

If this is one of your favourite colours too, be sure to stock up before it goes!!!


I know you’re going to love what Heidi has made using the Rose Wonder bundle – she’s always so inspirational!

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The SRC posts are all scheduled to go live at the same time, but there’s sometimes a mishap or 2 along the way.

Please be patient with us as we sort out the kinks in the first couple of moments.  At some point the day of the hop, the Stamp Review Crew main post will also go live.  Check back here for the full line up.

Thanks for joining us – isn’t it fun travelling around the world from your computer or phone!?!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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HUGE Congrats!

Everyone joins Stampin’ Up! for a different reasom – and for each person the journey is different.

For Mandy it was instant {LOVE}!!!  She joined to make the most of the discount – because she knew she’d be buying a thing or 2 with this new hobby of hers!!!

I’ve been so excited to have Mandy on my team.  She joined during Sale-A-Bration and has just achieved her first Quick Start after only 6 weeks!

I like to celebrate milestones within my team and this morning dropped Mandy off this cute card….

Huge Congrats. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

… which matched her congrats gifts of metallic ribbon & a polka dot scrap bin.

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This is the last month of Sale-A-Bration which means one more month to get MORE in your starter kit.

The kit is $169 and comes with your choice of $235 of products, free shipping, business supplies & until 31st March 2017, you’ll also get to choose 2 free stamp sets…. of any value!

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Once you join my Paper Adventures team, the journey is up to you.

Join to buy for yourself, share the fun with your family & friends or build a customer base.

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