Just Add Ink #360 – Sketch

At Just Add Ink this week, we’re creating using an awesome sketch created by Narelle – that lady is a master at layouts!

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I know I say it every time, but I really do love sketches – they open up a world of possibilities and give you the perfect starting point for your own unique design!

Make sure to visit the Just Add Ink blog and see what the JAI design team created!

You can also add your own creation to the link up and join the weekly challenge.

I was delighted when I saw the sketch components for this challenge – because they fit perfectly with the Yummy in my Tummy monster stamp, which I wanted to share with you one last time before it hits the officially retired list for Occasions 2017!

How cute is that monster!!!

I stamped the monster onto DSP from the Cupcakes & Carousels stack, cut him out, then stamped again onto Daffodil Delight & Bermuda Bay cardstock and cut out the horns, paws & tummy before sticking them into place.

The rest of the supplies in this card are all sticking around, so there’s no hurry, but if you love that monster, he’s only here until 31st May (or sold out).  The same goes for the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP (which is on special!).

You can shop in my online store 24-7.

I’m looking forward to using that Hexagon Folder for another year!

And although I’m sad to have some favourites on the retirement list, there’s a beautiful new catalogue ready to launch in 2 weeks!!!

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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!

On the Retirement List (while stocks last!)

Urban Underground Tools

I love the inspiration that challenges offer.

This week it was the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary that caught my attention when I was designing cards for my Tuesday class.

I love the idea of the three panels!

We used the Nailed It stamp set to create one panel, which once we’d finished stamping, we cut into 3 equal panels.

I love the Urban Underground suite.  Yellow, white & gray is one of my favourite colour trios!!!

And those little embellishments are unreal!

You should try out this sketch, it’s a great starting point for any card!

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Just Add Ink #350 Sketch

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It’s sketch time at Just Add Ink – one of my favourite types of challenges!

Just Add Ink #350

This sketch by Chantell is perfect for so many different card types – make sure to visit the Just Add Ink blog to see the wonderful creations from the design team.

When I was on camp – and making a few of my upcoming DT cards – I took the opportunity to have a play with some retired favourites.

It all started when I spied another of Caroline’s sets – this beautiful shoe from the “Fabulous You” stamp set from the 2013 era.

I wasn’t a set that I bought, but oh my – how lovely it is!

Just Add Ink #350 - Sketch. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Although I try to blog using current products, I know you won’t mind if I occasionally stray and create something ‘fabulous’!


Just Add Ink #350 - Sketch. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’m sure you all have favourite stamps, inks & papers that you’ve kept (hoarded)!

I know a couple of stampers that are guarding this Petals & Paisleys DSP from the Holiday Catalogue!

Please join us on the Just Add Ink blog to see what the design team made of this sketch, and upload your own project!

I am looking forward to sending this card to someone fabulous!!!

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Just Add Ink #339 – Sketch

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I love a good sketch!  And for me, this is one of the best.  Thanks Narelle!!!

Just Add Ink #339 Sketch

This sketch has great simple elements that make it easy to layer up your favourite shapes into a unique card!

Make sure to visit the main Just Add Ink blog page – the design team has come up with some sensational examples of where this sketch can end up!

It’s still a non-traditional Christmas here at Papercraft HQ, so to go with the sketch, I’m trying out a Bermuda Bay & silver combination.

And my love affair with Santa’s reindeer continues.  I’m fond of a good silhouette!

And I’m even more exited because Santa and his reindeer are not retiring just yet!!!

Just Add Ink #339 - Sketch. Kelly Kent -mypapercraftjourney.com.


If you’ve got some time at the craft table, please join us for the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.

Anyone is welcome to play!  Extend your creativity and have some fun!!!

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Just Add Ink #335 – Sketch

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This week at Just Add Ink, we are creating using this great sketch by Tina.

Just Add Ink #335

Did I mention how much I love sketches???

I have used this one quite literally and created a sweet cupcake birthday card using some of my favourite colours.

Just Add Ink #335 - Sweet Cupcake Birthday. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It always amazes me how realistic and beautiful the 3-step stamping ends up being.

Just Add Ink #335 - Sweet Cupcake Birthday. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The icing is Sweet Sugarplum & Blushing Brie and the cupcake wrapper is Crumb Cake & Soft Suede.

I used ‘stamping off’ for the Sweet Sugarplum & Crumb Cake to achieve some colour variations.

And of course – I finished it all off with a liberal dose of clear wink of stella glitter!

Please join us this week & enter a card or project you’ve created using the JAI sketch.  You can find the link-up here.

You’ll also want to check out the rest of the design team creations – so much inspiration!  And that’s why I love sketch challenges!!!

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CASEing the Catty #91


Oh my – this week has really gotten away from me.  I can’t believe that the last time I posted was for last Sunday’s CASEing the Catty blog hop!

I’m back on track this week, so look forward to hearing lots from me!!!

Today we are CASEing the Birthday section of the catalogue (pages 10-25).

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It was my birthday CASE card in June that earned me my place on the design team!!!

Today I wanted to use the catalogue to inspire the layout of my card.

CASEing the Catty #91 - Catalogue inspired sketch. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

And then I used that sketch to make some more baby cards! They are all of sudden in short supply at my house!

Bonjour Beautiful…

CASEing the Catty #91 - Made with Love Bonjour Beautiful card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

And Hello Handsome (with the sketch in mirror image)…

CASEing the Catty #91 - Made with Love Hello Handsome card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

The sketch measurements (in inches) are:

  • Card base: half an A4 sheet (longways): 4-1/8″ x 5-7/8″
  • Main panel: 3-1/8″ x 5-5/8″
  • Skinny panel: 3/4″ x 5-5/8″

The star in the sketch outline indicates that a shape should go there.  It could be a star.  Or a balloon (as in the SU! catalogue), or a baby onesie (like mine from the Made with Love stamp set!).

The sentiments on my cards are from the Happy Happenings stamp set – I just love the cool & quirky options.

CASEing the Catty #91 - Catalogue inspired sketch. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

Sketches are only the starting point for project inspiration.

So, if you’d like to rotate, flip or mirror the sketch (like I did for the baby boy card) – go ahead!

Want to add extra (like the ribbon at the bottom of my card) – go ahead!

You are only limited by your imagination {and the stamps in your stash!}.

I’d love for you to share a card you’ve made using this catalogue inspired sketch!

You may even like to enter your card into our monthly challenge…


Next up on the hop for more catalogue inspired inspiration is the always fabulous (and chief organiser – thanks Bec) Rebecca Scurr.


For those that enjoy hopping backwards, please visit the beautiful Rachel Palmieri.


Thank you for supporting the CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.  I hope you find lots of inspiration!!!

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