Monday, 21 September 2020

24 Hour Stamp Sale on 23 Sept only - get ready!

No time to chat! Get ready to get 15% off a huge selection of stamp sets - sale only for 24 hours - Wednesday 23 September.

Note:  Prices listed below are regular prices. Take 15% off during the sale. Remember it's only on for 24 hours from 12.01am on 23 September.
Thanks for adding my host code - UETAGMEE - when you shop online up to $250. Don't use it over this amount as you'll earn your own Stampin' Rewards freebies.

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.

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Stamping Sisters August Tutorial Blog Hop: Thinking of You

Thinking of you card tutorial using Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set and die bundle. Made for Stamping Sisters Tutorial Bundles August 2020. By Di Barnes Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia. colourmehappy sydneystamperThinking of you card tutorial using Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set and die bundle. Made for Stamping Sisters Tutorial Bundles August 2020. By Di Barnes Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia. colourmehappy sydneystamper

Hello and welcome to our Stamping Sisters August Blog Hop and Tutorial Bundle launch.
This month we have 5 new project tutorials ready and waiting for you plus 4 more blog hop projects, all with the theme of Thinking of You. If you've arrived from the fabulous Ellen's blog, welcome!

People thinking about and taking care of one another is something we all need especially at the moment, whether it's just to let someone know they're on our mind or to help them through a significant challenge or loss. The world seems a little friendlier and brighter when we receive a card.

Whatever the reason, we hope our projects inspire you to send some paper love this month.
Here's a peek at the projects our Stamping Sisters Design Team have created for you this month.

Friday, 24 July 2020

JAI515 Just add mixed media - Prized Peony for a friend

Hello hello! I'm back with my card project for this week's new Just Add Ink challenge - Just Add Mixed Media.

Mixed media gave me thoughts of collages, layers of paint, papers and texture so I checked for a definition and found that it "generally describes artworks composed from a combination of different media or materials". OK. Now how to interpret that for me and my fairly clean style.

I'm still loving peonies so the Peony Garden suite came out again, including the Prized Peonies stamp set and bundle and I created this card.

Friday, 10 July 2020

JAI 513 Just choose two - Prized peony

Hello & welcome! It's Choose Two challenge time at Just Add Ink this week - always a fun one.

Even more fun I picked the three challenge elements - Flowers, Trees and Texture - some of my favourite card elements, so it's no surprise that this was an easy one for me.

I chose flowers and texture as my two elements. The hardest part was which flower to choose. I picked a new stamp and die bundle - Prized Peony - which has the most gorgeous peony images.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Stamping Sisters Tutorials July Bundle & Blog Hop - Birthdays!

July already! This means it's time for a new Stamping Sisters Tutorial bundle, and our theme for July is Celebrate Birthdays. We're shaking things up by adding something new & fun too.

We've each made two cards - our tutorial project and a second card inspired by the tutorial. This means you still get an exclusive card and tutorial when you purchase our Stamping Sisters Bundle, AND an extra idea. That adds up to 10 card ideas in total.

Even more awesome, we've decided to share our second project with you as a blog hop so you can see all our projects together. If you're hopping you probably arrived here from the fabulous Ellen Woodbridge. Welcome, and I hope you love what we've made for you.

First up, here's a peek of what you'll find in our July Stamping Sisters Tutorial bundle. It includes projects to suit anyone you want to celebrate plus lots of techniques you can use over and over.

Friday, 26 June 2020

JAI 511 inspiration challenge - happy news

Today I get to share two things with you - First, my Design Team project for this week's Just Add Ink inspiration challenge, and two, a favourite plant.

First the challenge - Rachael asked us to create a project inspired by this pic featuring a fab pair of Sansevieria  plants. I'd love to have these at my place as they're one my fave indoor plants  - they're so sculptural and even better almost impossible to kill.  Now what to do for the challenge? The Boho Indigo Medley and Forever Greenery paper from the new Annual Catalogue came to the rescue and I made this.