Friday, 23 July 2021

JAI 564 Choose two - sloth hello card

Handmade hello - encouragement card using Stampin' Up! Back on Your Feet stamp set, Biggest Wish stamp set, Stitched Greenery and Tailor Made Tags dies. Coloured with Stampin Blends markers.  Card by Di Barnes - Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - stampin up demo
I feel like a bit of a sloth at the moment since I'm pretty much at home all the time with our current lockdown. Maybe this helped prompt the idea for my Just Add Ink Just Choose Two challenge card. Who knows *smile*.

I thought a combo of sky, tree or trees would be a fun Choose Two challenge when I suggested it, but I had trouble finding images to suit my initial ideas this week. Always the way. Maybe I need some new supplies. *wink*

Anyway I wanted to send an encouragement card and thought the sad little sloth in a tree with the sky in the background would work for the challenge too, so here's how my card turned out.

Friday, 9 July 2021

JAI 562 inspiration challenge - Sweet Strawberry Birthday Card

Handmade birthday card using Stampin Up Sweet Strawberry stamp set and punch bundle. Made by Di Barnes, Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2021-22 annual catalogue

Hello & welcome! Today I'm sharing my team project for this week's Just Add Ink inspiration challenge, which is a gorgeous Christmas scene - perfect for Christmas in July fun.

Some of the upcoming 2021 Christmas catalogue goodies (coming 2 August) would have been perfect and made the challenge very easy, but I don't have them yet. The beautiful red baubles did remind me that I haven't used the well named Sweet Strawberry stamp and punch bundle yet so I decided to try to reflect the image with it to create a non-Christmas project. This is what I made.

Friday, 25 June 2021

JAI 560 colour challenge - sunflower thank you card

Handmade floral thank you card with blended ink background on patterned paper. Using True Love paper, Sunflowers dies and Pansy Patch stamp set. Card by Di Barnes colourmehappy colourmehappydi sydneystamper independent demonstrator in Australia
Hello & welcome! This week's Just Add Ink challenge is a colour challenge using Gray Granite, Coastal Cabana and Blackberry Bliss. I can honestly say I'd never have thought to combine these colours, but I'm happy to say they played pretty nicely together on this floral card.

Friday, 11 June 2021

JAI 558 sketch challenge - Pansy hello tri-fold card

Handmade hello tri fold card made with Stampin Up Pansy Petals bundle, Pansy Garden paper and Biggest Wish stamp set. Card by Di Barnes - colourmehappydi  - stampin up demonstrator in Sydney AustraliaHandmade hello card made with Stampin Up Pansy Petals bundle, Pansy Garden paper and Biggest Wish stamp set. Card by Di Barnes - colourmehappydi  - stampin up demonstrator in Sydney Australia

This week's Just Add Ink challenge is a sketch challenge created by Kim and a very good one it is - easy to use and so flexible. Thanks, Kim. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to create a tri-fold card using the sketch elements in different layers. Here's how it turned out.

Friday, 28 May 2021

JAI 556 Just Add a slimline birthday card

Stampin Up friend birthday card using Biggest Wish - Artistically Inked & Butterfly Brilliance. Card by Di Barnes - colourmehappy - Demonstrator in Sydney Australia

Hello hello, I'm so happy to share my stamp room is finally almost fully set up in our new home and I have  created a card to share with you today - my first in a long while for the Just Add Ink Challenges Design Team. It feels good to be back.

This week, Lou challenged us to create a slimline card so I picked some of my favourite new goodies and made this:

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

New Stampin' Blends Colours and Colour Chart download

Stampin' Up! Stampin Blends Colour Chart - coloured
One of my favourite things about a new catalogue is new colours and the prospect of new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

I'm so happy the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue includes 5 new colours - Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, and Pale Papaya. 

That gives us 10 new Stampin' Blends markers - 5 colours with a light and dark shade for each colour.

I've updated my Stampin' Blends colour chart to include the new colour markers and also re-align the retiring colours. Can you believe this is version 7.

If you haven't used my colour chart before, it makes it easy to find shades to blend together and keep a record of what colours you have. Plus it's just so pretty coloured in. *smile*

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

A new year of stamping & bonus offers starts today

Hello everyone & welcome to a new catalogue year. If this seems an earlier start than usual you're right! Our Annual Catalogue year now starts today - May 4th and runs through April 2022. 

This year's catalogue  launch is even more fun as we have two special SU offers starting today too:
- Bonus Stampin' Rewards (4 May - 14 June)
- Join + extra Starter Kit Value (4 - 31 May)
Read on for all you need to know.


Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Christmas Mini Retirement List - Discounts galore!

It's Christmas Mini Catalogue retirement time - already? The list of items being discontinued is out - and huge! so our Year End Closeout Sale starts today. Tons of items are discounted - between 10% and 50% so you're sure to find lots of items you want on the list.

The sale starts today and the catalogue officially ends on January 4th. All retiring items are available while supplies last only or until 4 January, so get in quick.

Shop directly from my online store or e-mail me at to order if you'd prefer.

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Stamping Sisters November Tutorial Bundle - Petal Pink Poinsettia

Hello & welcome to November and a new Stamping Sisters Tutorial Bundle. This month's bundle includes
4 Christmas cards - all in not so traditional colours just for a fun twist. Of course they'd look great in more traditional colours too.
It’s been a huge and challenging year for us all so the team have decided to take a break from our monthly Stamping Sisters tutorial bundles. Our November bundle will be our last for 2020. To thank you for your interest and support this year, we're offering our new November tutorial bundle FREE. Yes, Free! We hope this will help to you get your Christmas cards completed and in the mail.

Here's a peek at the 4 tutorials included in this month's bundle. As usual, each tutorial includes a bonus project idea too. That's 8 Christmas ideas you can try.

All previous month’s tutorial bundles will also remain available to purchase, including our October Christmas card bundle.  Read on for more about my November projects and how to get your free November bundle.

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Stamping Sisters October Tutorial Hop - Christmas is coming!

Happy World Card Making Day! We're celebrating with a brand new Stamping Sisters Tutorial bundle and blog hop. Hello & welcome.

Whether you've arrived here from the lovely Ellen's blog or another way I hope you'll love what we've created for you.

Our October tutorial bundle includes 5 traditional themed Christmas cards - baubles, bows, trees and a poinsettias from me. Hop with us you'll find 5 more bonus projects inspired by them too. That's 10 Christmas card ideas you can make one one or lots of.