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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Colour INKspiration #08

Everyone loved the soft & pretty colours of last fortnight’s Colour INKspiration challenge #07.

I lost count of how many ‘lovely’ adjectives I used on commenting on all the beautiful projects!!!

This fortnight’s challenge is going to be polarising!  It’s deeper & darker and more moody!

And features Delightful Dijon which is rarely a favourite colour on anyone’s list!  But I admit that it has grown on me as it nears retirement!!!

I think it’s perfect for cards with a nature theme, masculine/neutral cards or baby cards.

I almost went down the baby card line, but on reflection, I’ve used that theme a number of time for challenges recently.

So, I decided on a neutral / masculine thank you card.  You could easily change the sentiment on this card and make it a birthday card instead.

Since this challenge features 2 of the retiring 2015-2017 In Colors – Delightful Dijon & Tip Top Taupe – I decided on a retiring stamp set too.

It’s a great time of the year to have one last play with sets that won’t make the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue like the Work of Art stamp set.

UPDATE: It seems like I forgot to check if this set was actually retiring.  It’s not!!! Whoopsie!  Thanks to one of the DT crew for checking for me!

Pleased to be able to share it with you for another year to come!

This card is quite simple, with a fun repetitive pattern using the circle stamp from Work of Art.

Effective techniques don’t always have to be hard work!

This card uses second generation or stamping off to achieve a lighter variation of the same colour.  It’s perfect for darker colours to get some light & shade.

I’ve stamped in Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe and Soft Suede in full strength for some spots, then with technique to achieve a softer tone for each colour for other spots.

You stamp as normal, then stamp again without reinking – getting a lighter colour (second generation).  Or if you just need the lighter version, stamp onto scrap/scratch paper first then onto your project without reinking.

I’ve used it again on the inside of the card…

I’ve added a ‘you’re the best’ sentiment from the All Things Thanks stamp set in white heat embossing on Early Espresso cardstock.  I love the light on dark effect of heat embossing in white.

I was excited to see that All Things Thanks is carrying over!!!

And although you can’t tell in the photo, the case base is made using the new Very Vanilla {THICK} cardstock!  So excited we’re going to have this style of cardstock in VV as well as Whisper White!


You’re going to want to keep going on this hop to see all the amazing ways you can use Delightful Dijon & those moody neutrals.

Next up is the talented & lovely Jackie Noble.

Thanks for visiting!

If you’re inspired to enter our challenge, please visit our Facebook page to join the fun!


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Products you’ll find in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue

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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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Colour INKspiration #06

Hello!  Welcome to our second Colour INKspiration for the month of March.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries we got for the first challenge for March – #05.  You can see them on our Colour INKspiration Facebook page.

Colour INKspiration #06 gives us a great combination of rich & fresh colours – Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral & all things gold!

For me, I just couldn’t move away from the Middle Eastern luxury feel – which led me back to my favourite elephant!!!

He’s definitely around for the next 2 months – so I’m going to be making the most of him!

How cute is the gold touch on his caparison?  That was inspired by this super cute pink elephant card made by Robyn Cardon.

I carried through the colours to create a fun inside of the card too…

I love splatters and have quite a few stamp sets that work well to create that bottom left to top right splatter pattern!

We’d love for you to join us on the Facebook page to see what other stampers are creating with these colours & to share you own creation.

Speaking of amazing creations (because I know yours will be), please hop on to the gorgeous Lou Kitzelman and see hers.  This lady is a never ending bottle of talent!

Thanks for supporting Colour INKspiration.

We’ve been dazzled by your contributions & amazed by how many people keep joining the fun!


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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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Colour INKspiration #04

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It’s the 3rd Wednesday day of the month, which means – another Colour INKspiration palette to inspire us all!

Thanks for joining the design crew blog hop where we will show you what these colours created on our craft tables.

Then – it’s over to you to join us on our Facebook page and upload your colour-filled creations!

If you’re already hopping around, you’ve come from the bubbly & creative Nicole Wilson.

She joined us this month, along with Jacque Williams to fill the last 2 places on the crew.

So excited to have them both on board – I love their work and can’t wait to see what they come up with for the colours each month!

There’s also a full line up of guest designers – starting today with one of my favourite bloggers – Tanya Bell.


Here’s the colours for Colour INKspiration #4 – Delightful Dijon, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White & Crushed Curry.

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When thinking about these colours, for some reason they kept coming to me as a background.

Which made me think of the in-laid embossing technique.

Have you tried this?

It’s really quite easy – you cut out some shapes and adhere them to your plain background cardstock.  Then run it through the Big Shot in an embossing folder of your choice.

The embossing folder will press it all together an form one cohesive background.

Colour INKspiration #4 - In-laid embossing technique. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It’s awesome and easy and makes the most of your Big Shot’s capabilities!

Using this technique for my background, I chose to make congratulations cards for our newest crew members.  Hopefully they arrive before this post goes live!!!

The first one uses the Stylish Stems flowers as the background pieces…

Colour INKspiration #4 - In-laid embossing technique. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And the second version uses circles with a Stylish Stems embellishment –

Colour INKspiration #4 - In-laid embossing technique. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I love them both!  The texture is fabulous!

And to think, I almost wasn’t going to order stylish stems!  What was I thinking???

Use whatever sets you have at home to try this technique – circles work really well.  It’s so much fun!!!


Next stop on the hop is my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzelman.

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If you’d like to see what everyone is creating, or join in with the challenge colours – please visit the group page on Facebook.

There’s lots going on over there and I can see this set of colours being {VERY} popular!!!

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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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