Friday, 24 June 2022

JAI 609 Just add flowers - Hues of Happiness stack of cards

Set of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards

Hello and welcome! Today I have a bunch (11 to be exact) of quick, easy and very pretty floral cards to share with you. These are for Just Add Ink's newest challenge - probably the easiest ever - Just add Flowers! These cards are all thanks to 3 gorgeous paper prints from the Hues of Happiness pack. They began with a single card I made as a make and take project for an afternoon tea I organised for my lovely team, customers and crafty friends earlier in June.

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Double Z fold F1 car for a special birthday

Formula 1 F1 themed 21st birthday double z fold card. Card by Di Barnes Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - ecutting - fancy folds
Hello & welcome to another project share. Something a little different today - a card I made for DD's 21st birthday in May. We can talk another time how my baby can actually be 21. She absolutely loves Formula 1 racing and her birthday pressie was a trip to the Melbourne Grand Prix, so her card had to include something related to F1.

Daniel Ricciardo is her favourite driver (& mine too) so the challenge was to create a card with Danny's McLaren car. An oversized double z fold card base is the support act. Here's how it turned out.

Friday, 10 June 2022

JAI 607 Choose two challenge - Cup of Tea card & treats

Handmade tea and friendship card and decorated treat box made with Stampin Up Cup of Tea, Happiness Abounds stamp sets and bundles, Stylish Shapes dies, Butterfly Kisses paper. Card by Di Barnes - Indpependent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - cardmaking - stamping - card challenges - colourmehappy

Hello & welcome. Today I'm sharing my Design Team project for this week's Just Add Ink Choose Two challenge suggested by... me!

I made a tea themed card for a friend using the Cup of Tea stamp set and bundle and new In Color Stampin Blends markers. I do love a cup of tea and of course time shared with friends is the best... and don't drink coffee (shocking I know to some of you). This card was inspired by some treat boxes I made for last weekend. Here's how the card turned out. See the projects that inspired it later in this post.

Friday, 27 May 2022

JAI 605 inspiration challenge - wave sympathy card

handmade sea-wave themed sympathy card using Stampin Up Waves of Inspiration stamp set and die bundle, Inspired Thoughts stamp set and Rectangle stitched dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - diecutting - stampsinkpaper

Hello & welcome to today's project share - a soft and simple water themed sympathy card for this week's Just Add Ink inspiration challenge. How wonderful would it be to be on that beautiful beach.

The Waves of Inspiration stamp set and Waves dies bundle created the beautiful wave that's the focal point of the card, which will send love to family friends who just lost a loved one.

Friday, 13 May 2022

JAI 603 colour challenge - rainbows of happiness

Handmade rainbow card using Stampin Up Rainbow of Happiness stamp set and bundle, Basic Borders dies, cloud punch, Happiness Abounds stamp set & bundle. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - #stampinupcards #colourmehappy #diecutting

Hello & welcome to another project share - my Just Add Ink design team project for this week's colour challenge suggested by Nikki. The challenge colours are Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride & Rich Razzleberry.

What to do what to do? For some reason stripes then a rainbow popped into my mind, even though the colours are defintely not your typical rainbow. So I grabbed the Rainbow of Happiness stamp & die bundle and some other supporting goodies. This is what I made.

Monday, 9 May 2022

New In Colors and Stampin' Blends Colour Chart Download

Stampin Up Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers Colour Chart 2022 pdf download - Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney AustraliaStampin' Up! 2022-2024 In colors - - Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia

Hello & welcome! Today I'm excited to share our new In Color release for 2022 and a Colour Chart update for our Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

New colour releases are probably the most anticipated element of a new catalogue launch. The 2022-23 Annual Catalogue includes 5 new In Colors - Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis, and Starry Sky- and they'll stay in our collection until 2024. They're a bold & happy combination that look great together and will work well with our current colour collections. Take a closer look.

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Poppy Moments wedding card

 
We were thrilled to recently celebrate the wedding of a dear family friend and his beautiful bride and so an extra special card was in order for this wonderful couple. After much thought I chose to make a pretty and elegant, and larger than normal sized card with the gorgeous Poppy Moments die set.

You'll spot some new catalogue purchases too and a couple or retired ones too. Soft Sea Foam, Smoky Slate and white are one of my favourite colour combinations for soft, elegant cards so that's where I started. Here's how it turned out.
 

Saturday, 30 April 2022

Whales of the Ocean cards

whale cards using Stampin Up Waves of the Ocean paper, whale punch, Biggest Wish & Happiest of Birthday stamp sets. Cards by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - stampinupaustralia - cardmaking - stamping - handmade cardswhale cards using Stampin Up Waves of the Ocean paper, whale punch, Biggest Wish & Happiest of Birthday stamp sets. Cards by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - stampinupaustralia - cardmaking - stamping - handmade cards

Remember the whale card I shared a couple of weeks ago? I got a bit whale obsessed and made more cards - this time teamed with a paper print from the amazing Waves of the Ocean paper pack  to create some fun watery scenes. Sadly this is a last hurrah for the paper as it's only available until 2 May. Get it now if you love it. Take a closer look at the cards:
 

Friday, 29 April 2022

JAI 601 sketch challenge - Let's have a cup of tea

 Handmade cup of tea card using Stampin Up Cup of Tea stamp set and bundle & Teacups dies, & Beautiful Shapes dies, Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupaustrallia - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards

Hello & welcome. Today I'm sharing a sweet tea cup themed card using the new Cup of Tea stamp set and bundle. This is my Design Team project for this week's Just Add Ink challenge, which is a sketch with many, many possibilities. I hope you like how I used it.

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Simply blended stitched leaves

Leaf themed cards using Stampin Up Stitched Leaves and All Together paper. Sentiments from Biggest Wish, Inspired Thoughts & Peaceful Moments stamp sets. Cards by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - die cutting - clean and simple cardsLeaf themed cards using Stampin Up Stitched Leaves and All Together paper. Sentiments from Biggest Wish, Inspired Thoughts & Peaceful Moments stamp sets. Cards by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - die cutting - clean and simple cards

Hello & welcome. As promised last post when I shared this leafy card, I have 2 more cards to share made with the Stitched Leaves dies. Both are very clean & simple and include blended ink panels, one with patterned paper and one with the Timber embossing folder. Let's take a look.