Friday, 20 January 2023

JAI 636 Favourites Blog Hop - Floral fold birthday

Fancy fold birthday card using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness paper, Sending Smiles stamps and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies and Artistic dies.,  Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - fancy fold cards - cardmaking - stamps ink paper - stamping - colourmehappy

Hello and welcome back. I know it's been a while (long story) but I'm happy to be sharing with you again and blog hopping with my Just Add Ink design teamies for our Just Add a Favourite challenge.
You many have come from Nikki Spencer's Sandbox or another way. Either way, welcome and I hope you enjoy seeing some of my favourites and hopping along with us.

My card is full of favourites; It's for one of my favourite people, She loves her garden and purple is her favourite colour. I chose some of her and my faves to make her card - Hues of Happiness floral paper, words from the Sending Smiles bundle, stitched shapes from Stylish Shapes die set. It's a fun, fancy fold too. What are the chances? :)

Friday, 14 October 2022

JAI inspiration challenge - Full of Love friend

Handmade friend card made with Stampin Up Full of Love stamp set, Artistic dies, and Framed Florets stamp set and bundle. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - stampinupcards - cardmaking - stamping - colourmehappyHandmade friend card made with Stampin Up Full of Love stamp set, Artistic dies, and Framed Florets stamp set and bundle. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - stampinupcards - cardmaking - stamping - colourmehappy

Hello and welcome. Today's card share is for this week's Just Add Ink inspiration challengeThe colourful field of flowers prompted lots of ideas. I've made a clean and simple floral card inspired by the flower colours and lines of the leaves, using the new to me Full of Love stamp set, Artisic dies, and a friendly sentiment from a new stamp set & bundle coming in November called Framed Florets. Take a look.

Friday, 7 October 2022

Simple blended Snowflake Christmas - 2 for 1

2 for 1 snowflake Christmas card using Stampin Up Snow Crystal, Christmas to Remember, and Joyful Flurry stamp sets and Wintry embossing folder. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards2 for 1 snowflake Christmas card using Stampin Up Snow Crystal, Christmas to Remember, and Joyful Flurry stamp sets and Wintry embossing folder. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards

Hello and welcome. Today I'm sharing two clean and simple Christmas cards featuring heat embossing and ink blending, using the Snow Crystal and Christmas to Remember stamp sets.

A fun thing about these two cards is that they're both made with only one complete snowflake image. This is a definite time saver when you're making lots of Christmas cards. 

Friday, 30 September 2022

JAI 623 colour challenge - Christmas Merriest Moments

Christmas card made with Stampin Up Merriest Moments stamp set and Merriest Frames hybrid embossing folder and die set and 2022-24 in-colours. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking - diecutting - stampsinkpaperChristmas card made with Stampin Up Merriest Moments stamp set and Merriest Frames hybrid embossing folder and die set and 2022-24 in-colours. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking - diecutting - stampsinkpaper

Hello and welcome. Today I'm sharing a Christmas card created for Just Add Ink challenges. This week's colour challenge combination of Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party and Starry Sky was suggested by me. I don't know what sort of project I had in mind when I suggested them but I've created this Christmas card using the very clever Merriest Moments stamp set and Merriest Frames Hybrid embossing folder and die set.

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Chocolate and cookies make everything better

Handmade cookies and chocolate themed all occasions card made with Stampin Up Nothing's Better Than stamp set and Love You More Than die set. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupaustralia
Hello & welcome.

Today I have a fun, just because card to share with you made with the Nothing's Better Than stamp set and Love You More Than dies. This may make you hungry or crave a sweet treat so I hope you have some treats on hand after reading.

Friday, 16 September 2022

JAI 621 sketch challenge - graphic snowflake Christmas

Graphic Christmas card using Stampin' Up! Joyful Flurry stamps and dies bundle, Wintry 3d folder, heat embossing and ink blending. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - cardmaking - diecutting - colourmehappy - stampsinkpaper

Hello & welcome. Today's project is my team card for the latest Just Add Ink sketch challenge. I do love a hexagon so this was a fun sketch to play with.

Early Christmas card prep is on my mind to avoid the mad December rush. I realised the snowflake stamps in my new Joyful Flurry stamp and die bundle and formed hexagon shapes. I paired them with the hexagon dies in the Beautiful Shapes die set to create my card. I did play around with the hexagon elements in the sketch but I'm sure you can see it. Here's how it turned out.

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Sending Smiles 6 - Spring flower garden

Handmade floral card made with Stampin Up Sending smiles stamps and die bundle, and Stitched with Whimsy die. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - stampinupcards - cardmaking - stamping - diecutting - stampinupaustralia - colourmehappy
Hello & welcome to my sixth and last Sending Smiles series card post for now. I'm sure you'll see more of this fab bundle along the way, but for now take a look at this bright and happy card.

Monday, 5 September 2022

Sending Smiles 5 - sending love and flowers

Hello & welcome! Today I'm sharing the 5th Sending Smiles bundle card - a clean and simple flower cluster to send love to someone special.

Friday, 2 September 2022

JAI 619 Just add masculine - Sending Smiles 4 - Sunset palms

Tropical sunset ink blended palms birthday card made with Stampin Up Sending Smiles bundle, Palms dies, blending brushes & Stampin Blends. Card by Di Barnes - Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - stampinupcards - cardmaking - stamping - colourmehappy
Hello & welcome! Today is Sending Smiles bundle post 4 and my team project for Just Add Ink challenge 619. This week's challenge is to create a masculine card. It's Father's Day in Australia this Sunday so perfect time for anyone looking for guy card inspo.

I went with a tropical sunset scene birthday card with a blended ink background - yes I'm pretty obsessed with them and sunsets at the moment. Take a look.

Thursday, 1 September 2022

Sending Smiles 3 - Field of flowers thank you

Blue-purple floral thank you card using Stampin Up Sending Smiles stamps and dies. Card made by Di Barnes - Stampin Up Demo in Sydney Australia. colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking
Hello & welcome! Today I'm sharing the 3rd class project using the Sending Smiles stamps and die bundle.

It's a easy thank you card that's all about the pretty, stemmed flowers in the bundle. I have no idea which flowers they're based on. Any ideas?

This card shows off three 2022-24 In Colors too - Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, and Parakeet Party. Such a fresh combination.