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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Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies

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Cello Shaker Cards – bigger & better!

Hello!  Did you see the cello bag shaker cards I posted for CTC#120?  If you missed them, you can see them here.

I’m so in love with this concept!  It’s seriously the quickest & easiest way to make a shaker card.

And I found, bigger is actually better in this case!

The 2 cards I’m sharing today use a 130x90mm cello bags that take up most of the card front.

The bigger bag means the shaker embellishments have lots of room to move around – which is lots of fun!


The first version was a 3rd birthday card for a little super hero we know using the Everyday Hero stamp set.

Using this way of making a shaker, you can have a mix of things in the bag, and things on the outside.


The next cello shaker is super girly using the Sprinkles embellishments…

The big birthday sentiment looks great on this simple but fun card.


This style is amazingly easy!  Choose a cello bag that will fit on your card front (or fold down to size).

Cut a piece of cardstock to fit snugly inside.

Stamp/embellish to suit you theme, fill with a fun shaker material, seal and adhere to your card front.

And then watch the recipient have fun as they chase the shaker pieces across the whole card!


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Mediterranean Moments Colouring Cards

Tomorrow Kristel & I will be at the Old Coast Markets.


As usual I’ve left everything til the deadline!  So, over the past couple of days, I’ve been creating some new treats for our handmade table of paper love!

My colouring cards were a hit last year, so it was time for a freshen up of the stock!

These Mediterranean Moment cards are for the grown ups!!!

Mediterranean Moments Colouring Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Mixed with Moroccan DSP, they will be so much fun for the recipient to put their own touch on!

Mediterranean Moments Colouring Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And they are so easy!  The hardest part was choosing just 3 pencil colours for each picture!!!

Mediterranean Moments Colouring Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And the last one – there’s 4 images in the Mediterranean Moments stamp set, all equally as beautiful, though I do love the Vespa!

Mediterranean Moments Colouring Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Which card would you choose?

Do you love the idea of sending someone a card they can colour themselves – or is it cheating???

What other stamp sets would be great for a colouring card?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!  Leave me a comment!

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Colour INKspiration #02

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Wow – didn’t the first week of Colour INKspiration go off with a bang???

Thanks for joining us. If you haven’t yet and want to see what all the hype is about, click here to request to join us on the Facebook page.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –

The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Then it’s over to you with a 12 day period for crafters to upload their own creations using the challenge colours.

If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.


Challenge #2 is a mix of earthy greens & blues, a soft purple and the stark contrast of Whisper White.

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I {LOVE} the inspiration picture and have stored this away to use this as photo inspiration in the future.

Actually, how beautiful would one look in real life – I’ll have to see if my fave succulent supplier The Fairy Gardener can make me something similiar.


For these colours, I wanted to try them with the new Big on Birthdays stamp set from the Occasions catalogue.

It’s a 12 piece set with large sentiments and awesome fonts!!!


This card breaks a few of my colour ‘rules’ (I never use Wisteria, “blue & green shouldn’t be seen”) – but that’s what colour challenges are all about!!!

Wisteria Wonder for the flowers, Mint Macaron for the leaves, white background & Soft Sky card base.

Colour INKspiration #CI02 - Big on Birthdays. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Once I’d finished the card, I decided it needed something to lift it – since the Wisteria is such a dark colour, especially in marker form.

So, I added Fine Tip Glue pen over all the flowers – creating a glossy finish.

Colour INKspiration #CI02 - Big on Birthdays. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It looks awesome & was the extra pizzazz the card needed!

Colour INKspiration #CI02 - Big on Birthdays. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

What’s your tip for finishing touches?

Sometimes it’s the difference between a nice card and a gorgeous creation!


Next stop on the Colour INKspiration blog hop is the clever Jackie Noble!

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If you can see yourself creating something the challenge colours, join us on Facebook to upload your entry.

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