Just Add Ink #400 | Photo Inspiration

Wow!!!  Just Add Ink celebrates 400 challenges this week!

Thank you for all your support of each & every challenge – from visiting the main blog to support the design team to joining in with challenges.  THANK YOU!!!

Challenge #400 is a fabulous specked egg photo inspiration…

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It might help to get you in the mood for some Easter creating, or might be great colours for a baby card!  Whichever way the photo inspires you, I can’t wait to see what you upload to the blog to get you in the mood for some Easter creating. for you 400th challenge!

I went Easter – being a good opportunity to be organised for some Easter gifts this year!  It feels good to have something done prior to the night before!

I like to maintain I work best under pressure – but the sense of achievement is a nice (if unique) feeling!

The photo inspired me to head to the chocolate isle and pick up some speckled chocolate eggs (called Mini Eggs… since when???).

And create some specked DSP using the Eclectic Expressions stamp set (exclusively available during Sale-A-Bration)….

Speckled Egg DSP | kelly kent

Which I then used to turn into speckled egg bon-bons…

Easter Bon-Bons | kelly kent

I used the instructions on my Stamping Sunday Naturally Eclectic post, but adjusted the size to be able to get 2 pieces from an A4 pieces of Whisper White thick cardstock.

Here’s the revised instructions for A4 cardstock (click the link above for some helpful photos):

  • Cut a piece of A4 cardstock in half (at 5-7/8″ along the long edge) = 5-7/8″ x 8-1/4″
  • Score (going down the long edge, across the short edge) at 1-3/8″, 2-3/4″, 4-1/8″ & 5-1/2″
  • Fold along the first score line and insert into the Envelope Punch Board at 1-3/4″ and punch
  • Repeat for all score lines (fold, punch) and finally without any folding on the edge
  • Do the same for each score line, 1-3/4″ from the other edge
  • Adhere along the small strip to create a box shape
  • Finish with ribbon on each end & embellishments on top

Easter Bon-Bons | kelly kent

The sentiment is from my trusty ‘all occasions’ stamp set – Teeny Tiny Sentiments in a Stitched Oval Shape with Mini Silver Sequin Trim & Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.

Easter Bon-Bons | kelly kent

Having chocolate as a prop in the photo was a fabulous idea – someone had to eat it afterwards!  We’ll call that quality control!!!

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope you get the chance to join our 400th challenge – or make some Easter bon-bons!  Or eat some chocolate (lets keep the goals achievable!).

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love

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Hi there!  As we get closer to a big week of love, today at CASEing the Catty, we’re being inspired by the “Sending Love” pages of the Occasions catalogue – pages 14-19.

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When I say a big week of love, I’m not kidding in my house.

Next week sees Valentine’s Day, our wedding anniversary and Miss Papercraft’s 6th birthday.

There’s a few cards still to make on my to-do list!  I should have multi-tasked, but there was a photo in the catalogue that I couldn’t go past.

I’m totally in love with the cute images from the Moon Baby stamp set, and love the catalogue sample.

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But it was the ‘swirly’ type embellishment that caught my eye.

This and the cute bow die was the sole reason I bought the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits!!!

So, when I saw it in the catalogue, mixed with the Moon Baby stamp – I knew I had to CASE it!


I wanted a softer, more traditional colour pallette for my baby cards, so I created pink & mint versions.

CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The dotty background was a bolder version of the subtle splatter on the sample card.  I made it by stamping the spotty stamp from the Perpetual Birthday stamp set in Blushing Bride or Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate & gold heat embossing.

CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I swapped the rectangle for the largest stitched circle – because so in love with those framelits.  And it’s all about love this week!

CASEing the Catty #114 Sending Love. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And finished the card off with the sweet ‘twinkle twinkle’ sentiment from the stamp – gold embossed of course!


Thanks for sharing another blog hop with me!  I hoping you’re enjoying all the weekly inspiration from my blog and my stamping friends.

Next up is the lovely Elizabeth Gross & her take on the same photo inspiration – you’ll love what she’s created!!!

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Please join us on Facebook to share your own creation inspired by the Sending Love pages of the Occasions catalogue.

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Visit again tomorrow for another inspiration filled hop!!!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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