Friday, 22 October 2021

Pink Poinsettia Christmas with Words of Cheer

Handmade non traditional Christmas card using Stampin Up Words of Cheer stamp set and bundle, Whimsy and Wonder paper and coloured with Stampin Blends alcohol markers. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2021 christmas catalogue
It's official, I'm obsessed with the Words of Cheer stamps and die bundle. You might have seen some images I coloured and shared on Instagram last week, and this is the first card I completed with them.

Friday, 15 October 2021

JAI 576 challenge - Christmas pop up slider with Words of Cheer

Handmade pop up slider card using Stampin Up Words of Cheer stamp set and bundle, Stampin Blends markers & Tidings of Christmas paper. Card by Di Barnes - Indpendent Demonstrator Stampin Up in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2021 mini catalogue - 2021 annual catalogue
Hello & welcome to another project share., I'm here with my latest Just Add Ink challenge Design Team card. This week we've been challenged to add a moving element. So many choices!

I started by choosing to make a pop up slider card as my moving part. They look like a regular card when closed but give a pop up surprise. I've made lots of these over the years and thankfully wrote a tutorial last time so I didn't even have to re-figure out the measurements. Win!

I just got the beautiful Words of Cheer stamp set and die bundle too so that was an easy choice. A floral Christmas pop up slider card it is.

Here's how it looks closed.


Friday, 8 October 2021

JAI 575 colour challenge - Happy Badgers card

Handmade card featuring Stampin Up Badger Besties and Biggest Wish stamp sets and watercolour pencils. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up! in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - cardmaking - stamping - 2021-22 Annual Catalogue

Hello & welcome! Today I have a sweet & fun card to share with you - my Just Add Ink Design Team project for this week's colour challenge and made for my darling man.

It's a very supply friendly card, combining the cute & new to me Badger Besties stamp set with my well used fave, Biggest Wish, plus ink and card in Polished Pink and Soft Succulent. Some gold Gilded Leafing adds a luxe touch. And no dies or punches were needed - surprise! Here's my finished card.

Thursday, 30 September 2021

JAI 574 Choose Two - Sunburst Silhouette

Handmade any occasion sunburst-starburst technique card using Stampin Up Inspired Thoughts stamps & bundle, Meadow dies and Tailor Made Tags dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2021 annual catalogue - patterned paper techniques

Hello & welcome to another share. Today I have my Just Add Ink challenge Design Team project. Nikki gave us a Choose Two challenge to include sunshine, a silhouette, or stars. I chose silhouette and sunshine - using a sunburst design.

This challenge stumped me at first but once I thought about using a sunburst design (which can also be called a starburst - weird!) it came together quickly. I mixed and matched a sentiment from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set (& bundle) and dies from the Meadow dies set (& Quiet Meadow bundle) and Tailor Made Tags set. Here's the finished card.

Friday, 24 September 2021

Hello card - Pierced Blooms & Greenery

Quick and easy handmade hello card using Stampin Up Pierced Blooms, Stiched Greenery dies, & Biggest Wish stamp set. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - 2021-22 Annual Catalogue - colourmehappy -sydneystamper

Hello & welcome to another project share.

Today I have the last card (for now) using my Pierced Blooms dies, Stitched Greenery die & Biggest Wish stamp set. This is a quick and easy design you could make a bunch of to send some lockdown love.

I've added a watercolour twist to add some depth and but it looks just as good without, thanks to the fabulous dies.

Here's the finished card.

Friday, 17 September 2021

JAI 572 inspiration challenge - Gingerbread Christmas

 
Hello & welcome. Today I have a fun Christmas card in non traditional colours to share with you. This is my Design Team project for this week's Just Add Ink challenge, which is to create a project inspired by the beautiful image above.
 
Of course my first instinct was to bring out the Pierced Blooms florals again to replicate the pretty florals in the image. However, the colours reminded me of the papers in the Whimsy & Wonder pack so I went Christmassy instead, substituting star shaped cookies rom the Frosted Gingerbread bundle for the flowers. Here's the finished card.
 

Monday, 13 September 2021

More Pierced Blooms - Inlaid embossing technique tutorial

Handmade thankyou card using Stampin Up Pierced Blooms dies, Biggest Wish stamps and Tasteful Textile embossing folder - inlaid embossing technique - card by Di Barnes Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2021 stampin up catalogue
Hello & welcome to today's project share.

If you've been following along with me lately, you'll know that I'm a huge fan of the Pierced Blooms die set. I hope you are too as I have another card to share with you.

I actually made this one back in July as part of a technique spotlight share on the South Pacific Direct to Stampin' Up! group. I chose to revisit a past fave technique - inlaid embossing - using two current faves - Pierced Blooms dies and Biggest Wish.

Friday, 3 September 2021

JAI 570 colour challenge - Pierced Blooms thanks

Handmade thank you card using Stampin Up Pierced Blooms, Tailor Made Tags, & Stitched Greenery dies. Card by Di Barnes, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper -2021 stampin up catalogue

Hello & welcome. Today I have a happy little thank you card to share with you for Just Add Ink challenge 570 Design Team.

This week is a colour challenge suggested by me, including two of my favourite Stampin' Up! and real life colours - Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana plus white. I've again used my beloved Stitched Greenery die and Pierced Blooms dies.

Take a look at the finished card.

Friday, 27 August 2021

JAI 569 Just add N - hydrangea sympathy card

Handmade floral sympathy card using Stampin Up Hydrangea Haven stamp set and die bundle, Delicate Dahlias stamp set, and coloured with Stampin Blends alcohol markers. Card by Di Barnes, Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2021 saleabration - stampin up australia - 2021 annual catalogue

Hello & welcome! Today I have a soft and pretty sympathy card to share with you. This is my Design Team card for Just Add Ink - Just Add 'N' challenge. My 'N' is new as this is my first play with all the stamps used.

This card is for a friend & fellow cardmaker who sadly lost her husband last week. She loves florals so the hydrangea images from Hydrangea Haven stamp set (and bundle) seemed a good choice and gave me another opportunity for some Stampin Blends colouring. So here's the finished card.

Friday, 20 August 2021

JAI 568 sketch challenge - Peaceful Deer Christmas

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Peaceful Deer stamp set and punch bundle, Tidings of Christmas paper and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Card by Di Barnes  - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - Sydney stamper


It's a sketch challenge week at Just Add Ink and Lou has created an oh so flexible sketch for us. I decided this was a perfect opportunity to make my first Christmas card of 2021. My darling man keeps saying I need to start now so I don't finish on Christmas Eve again this year. *laughs* Have you started yours yet?

I chose to use the Peaceful Deer stamp set and punch bundle - a new release from our Christmas Mini Catalogue together with the two fresh paper prints from the Tidings of Christmas paper pack (from the Annual Catalogue). Here's how it turned out.