Friday, 21 January 2022

JAI 587 choose two challenge - Blossoms pop up window card

Hello & welcome. Today I'm sharing my team project for Just Add Ink's latest Choose Two challenge. This week is a Choose Two challenge and my two chosen elements are a fancy edge and a circle.  These came together with the pretty floral Blossoms in Bloom stamp set and die bundle to make this thinking of you pop up window card for a friend.

Friday, 14 January 2022

JAI 586 - Just Add Ink Summer blog hop - Awesome Otters

Hello and welcome to our first Just Add Ink challenge for 2022. We're celebrating Summer in Australia with a blog hop. You may have arrived from the lovely Denita's blog or some other way. In any case I'm glad you're here.

My Summer themed project is a card for my darling man & girlie, celebrating our first Summer in our new home - and pool - with three cute otters (Awesome Otters) representing us - a much cuter card than showing the three of us in the pool.

Friday, 10 December 2021

JAI 584 Just add Christmas - bay window gift card holder

Handmade Christmas gift card holder bay window card. Using Stitched Triangles dies and Heartwarming Hugs card. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - 2021 Christmas Mini  catalogue - fancy folds - bay window card

Hello & welcome! Today I'm sharing a fun fold Christmas card that's also a gift card holder. This is my Design Team project for this week's Just Add Ink challenge.

I've used the Stitched Triangles dies with the Heartwarming Hugs patterned paper pack to create a cluster of Christmas trees on the card front with a scored and popped out section. This is an adaption of what I now understand is called a bay window card.

Friday, 3 December 2021

Hats off to my darling man's birthday

Handmade hat birthday card for guys using Stampin Up Hats Off stamp set & die bundle, Biggest Wish & Create with Friends stamp sets. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - 2021-22 annual catalogue - male cards - masculine - die cutting - colourmehappy

Hello, hello & welcome. Today I'm sharing a card I made for my darling man's birthday using the Hats Off stamp set and bundle.

Hats Off is one of those sets that is useful for so many people, ages, and occasions.

I know many of you find guy cards trickier than most, so I hope this gives you some ideas to try. I was actually inspired by this brilliant Hats Off card made by my friend, Chloe Evans.

Let's take a look at the full card.

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Quick & easy Gingerbread Christmas card set

20 Quick and easy handmade Christmas cards using Stampin Up Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite, and patterned paper, Memories and More cards. Cards by Di Barnes, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - diecutting - cardmaking - colourmehappy - stampsinkpaper - Christmas to remember - 2021 Christmas Mini Catalogue
Hello & welcome! Today I'm sharing 14 (yes 14) quick & easy card designs made with the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6 x 6 inch patterned paper pack and Memories & More Cards & Envelopes,
together with the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set & die bundle. Sadly none of these goodies are carrying over, so are only available while supplies last. Shop supplies for these cards in my store now.

I made multiples of some designs resulting in 22 cards in total for one Sunday afternoon. It was a good feeling to boost my still too small Christmas card stash.

Here's how they turned out (click on pic for a bigger view).
 

Friday, 26 November 2021

JAI 582 inspiration challenge - Christmas stockings

Handmade Christmas stockings card using Stampin Up Tidings and Trimmings stamp set and die bundle, Heartwarming Hugs paper and coloured with Stampin Blends alcohol markers. Card by Di Barnes - colourmehappy -Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia. 2021-2022 annual catalogue

Hello hello & welcome to another project share created for the Just Add Ink challenges Design Team. This week's challenge is to make a project inspired by the cosy, Christmas scene above. I still have a ton of Christmas cards to make so this was very welcome.

I decided to use the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set and die bundle from the Annual Catalogue. This has traditional Christmas images like stockings & stars with a modern twist, and a sentiment that perfectly matched the one in the challenge image. Here's my finished card.

Friday, 12 November 2021

JAI 580 colour challenge - thinking of you

Handmade thinking of you card made with Stampin Up Quiet Meadow stamp set & bundle, and Meadows dies. Stitched Rectangle and Tailor Made Tags dies. Gold heat embossing. Card by Di Barnes, Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2021-22 annual catalogue - card challenge - colour challenge
 
Hello Friday! It's been a long week but I'm happy to be sharing my Just Add Ink Design Team project for this week's colour challenge. The colours - Blushing Bride, Evening Evergreen and gold - gave me vintage vibes, so I chose delicate botanical themed images from the Quiet Meadow stamp set & bundle to create my card. Here's how it turned out.

Friday, 5 November 2021

Notes of Cheer Kit - Quick & easy cards beyond the kit

Stampin' Up Notes of Cheer quick and easy card kit and alternate ideas. Cards by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - kit collection - sydney stamper - stampinupaustraliaStampin' Up Notes of Cheer quick and easy card kit and alternate ideas. Cards by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - kit collection - sydney stamper - stampinupaustralia

Hello and welcome! Today I'm sharing cards from the Notes of Cheer Card Kit and some alternative project ideas using basic supplies that you might like to try.

Monday, 1 November 2021

Tidings of Christmas - 8 one sheet wonder cards

Set of 8 Quick and easy handmade Christmas cards - using Stampin Up Tidings of Christmas paper and Words of Cheer stamp set and bundle. Cards by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - 2021 holiday christmas mini catalogue - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - stamps ink paper

Hello & welcome! Today I have not 1 but 8 Christmas cards to share with you. How did this miracle occur?

Earlier in October, our Stampin' Up! South Pacific Development Managers hosted a online Craft-a-long-a-thon event for Demonstrators in Australia & New Zealand. It was such a fun afternoon with lots of great ideas & many laughs.

One project we worked on was a set of quick and easy set of 4 cards using a One Sheet Wonder technique by cutting up a piece of patterned paper and card into simple shapes to make 4 different designs.

Making Christmas cards was an easy choice as I'm determined to get lots made & ready to send by December 1st. I chose a pretty paper print from the Tidings of Christmas pack as my starting point.
I chose to use the Words of Cheer stamps & dies bundle for my sentiments instead of a punch - as you well know I'm obsessed with the 2 layer happy die.

Once I'd made one set I had to make another using a different print in the Tidings of Christmas pack. Here's the whole set (click on pics for larger view).

Friday, 29 October 2021

JAI 578 sketch challenge - happy Christmas poinsettias

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Words of Cheer stamp set and die bundle, Heartwarming Hugs paper, Timber embossing folder, rectangle stitched dies, and coloured with Stampin Blends alcohol markers. Card by Di Barnes - independent demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper - 2021 holiday christmas catalogue

Hello & welcome! Today's share is my design team project for this week's sketch challenge JAI 578 at Just Add Ink and I'm still really enjoying Christmas creating with the Words of Cheer stamp and die bundle.

This card has a traditional red, green & white colour scheme but I think the Just Jade (which I love) gives a fresh and modern look with lots of texture and interest. Here's the finished card.