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.

Paper Catalogue - There's nothing like browsing through the catalogue to see the products in detail and of course the hundreds of project samples. Current customers receive a complimentary paper catalogue - which I hear have started arriving in mailboxes.

Catalogue PDF - I love to have the digital pdf saved on my my devices for easy access anywhere

What's new? 

You'll love getting to know our 5 new In-Colors for 2021-23.  As you'd expect, they're available in ink pads, Stampin' Blends markers, card stock, patterned paper & accessories. Which one will be your new favourite? Watch out for my next post with new Stampin' Blends markers colour chart featuring these new colours too

10 New Coordinated Suites - 34 new stamp & die/punch bundles
Which of our new coordinated suites will catch your eye? Here's a peek at four that first caught mine but . (L-R) Pansy Petals, Expressions in Ink, Bloom Where You're Planted, Tidings of Christmas.

Bundle Discounts! You'll find tons of coordinated stamp and die/punch combinations in the catalogue. Remember to buy the bundle option as they're discounted by 10% off the individual prices in the bundle. Die bundles are listed from
p147 and die bundles from p157.
I adore the Butterfly Brilliance bundle on p106 & p158 and I'm sure you will too.

So you've got your catalogue - what's next? Make your shopping list and see which of these new special offers best fits.

Connect Craft & Collect: Get Extra Stampin' Rewards

Available 4 May - 14 June

Get more Stampin' Rewards freebies with any individual order or where you collect orders of $400 or over.

Individual purchases over $400 earns you an extra $40 Stampin' Rewards on top of the usual Stampin' Rewards levels, that's $80 total Stampin' Rewards for a $400 order, or $100 on a $500 order.

You can even use your earned Stampin' Rewards to purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit & become a Demonstrator.  Read on for how you'll get even more in your kit during May too.

Join +
Available 4 -31 May

Our Stampin' Up! Starter Kit is always our best deal. Normally you pay just $169 and choose up to $235 of products in your kit. During May you still only pay $169 and choose even more - up to $283 of goodies (that's an extra $48).

That's just the start of the your benefits being part of the Stampin' Up! family. You receive an ongoing discount on all your purchases while you remain an active Demonstrator. Joining during May means you'll automatically be an active Demonstrator, earning a 20% discount until the end of September. This gives you plenty of time to try it out and see how much you love it.
I'll be happy to answer any questions you have or help you choose your kit contents if you'd like. just e-mail or message me for more info

Ready to join?
Get your $283 shopping list together then go to my Stampin' Up! site and complete the quick and easy sign up process.

Jan-June Mini Catalogue is still current

Remember too that our January - June Mini Catalogue is still current until 30 June.

I was happy to see that many items in this catalogue carried over to the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. However lots will not so those items will only be available while supplies last until 30 June. Most bundle discounts on carry over items will also end with the catalogue too so make sure you get all you want before it ends. 

Ends 30 June

So that's a LOT of excitement for May onwards so enjoy imagining all you can create and share with.
I'll be back soon with a new colour chart.

Happy stamping and inky wishes,

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.

Friday, 2 October 2020

JAI 525 Just Add Thank You - Blossoms in Bloom

This week's challenge at Just Add Ink couldn't be easier or more useful at the moment - Just Add Thank You. I'm sure you can think of a ton of people you could send or give a thank you card.

I had a long overdue play with the gorgeous Many Layered Blossoms dies set to create my thank you card. These 2 layer flower dies are also part of the Blossoms in Blooms bundle and create the most amazing looking blossoms.

Friday, 18 September 2020

JAI 523 Just add A - Appreciation

thank you card for moving home occasion, made with Stampin Up Coming Home stamp set and bundle, Trimming the Town paper and Stampin Blends markers. Card by Di Barnes, Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2020 mini catalogue Stampin' Up!

It's time for a Just Add Ink letter challenge and we're adding something beginning with A. 

I initially drew a blank. Usually I look for colours or stamp sets as my initial inspiration but that didn't work this time. Did you know there are no Stampin' Up! colours starting with the letter A? Nope! Next, stamp set names? - no A's. I did think of animals and have a card to share later, but top of the to do list was a thank you card... & another word for thank you - appreciation! Yay! This is what I made using the new Coming Home stamp set & die bundle.

Friday, 11 September 2020

JAI 522 sketch challenge - zany zebra birthday

Handmade kids birthday card with Stampin Up Zany Zebras and Family Party stamp sets and 2020-22 in colors. Card by Di Barnes Indpendent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2020-21 annual catalogue - sketch challenge - just add ink

Hooray! I got some time to stamp and make a card for this week's Just Add Ink sketch challenge and boy was it fun making this birthday card for a favourite little person using the Zany Zebras stamp set. Talk about adorable!

Friday, 4 September 2020

JAI 521 inspiration challenge - Poinsettia Christmas

Yippee, I managed to get some stamping time this week, just in time to make a project for this week's Just Add Ink photo inspiration challenge AND use some of my new Christmas Mini Catalogue goodies to do it. So here goes with my first Christmas card for 2020.

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Stamping Sisters September Bundle & Blog Hop - Rainbow Colours

It's September already and time for a brand new Stamping Sisters Tutorial bundle and blog hop. Yay! I'm excited to share our beautiful collection of colourful, rainbow themed projects for you, just in time to celebrate the first day of Spring here in Sydney

Hello & welcome, whether you've arrived here from the lovely Ellen's blog or some other way.

In our September tutorial bundle you'll find 5 colourful, fun, rainbow colour themed cards of all shapes that we think you’ll love making. Hop with us too you'll see 5 more bonus projects inspired by them too.