Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Christmas Mini Retirement List - Discounts galore!

It's Christmas Mini Catalogue retirement time - already? The list of items being discontinued is out - and huge! so our Year End Closeout Sale starts today. Tons of items are discounted - between 10% and 50% so you're sure to find lots of items you want on the list.

The sale starts today and the catalogue officially ends on January 4th. All retiring items are available while supplies last only or until 4 January, so get in quick.

Shop directly from my online store or e-mail me at di@colourmehappy.com.au to order if you'd prefer.

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Stamping Sisters November Tutorial Bundle - Petal Pink Poinsettia

Hello & welcome to November and a new Stamping Sisters Tutorial Bundle. This month's bundle includes
4 Christmas cards - all in not so traditional colours just for a fun twist. Of course they'd look great in more traditional colours too.
It’s been a huge and challenging year for us all so the team have decided to take a break from our monthly Stamping Sisters tutorial bundles. Our November bundle will be our last for 2020. To thank you for your interest and support this year, we're offering our new November tutorial bundle FREE. Yes, Free! We hope this will help to you get your Christmas cards completed and in the mail.

Here's a peek at the 4 tutorials included in this month's bundle. As usual, each tutorial includes a bonus project idea too. That's 8 Christmas ideas you can try.

All previous month’s tutorial bundles will also remain available to purchase, including our October Christmas card bundle.  Read on for more about my November projects and how to get your free November bundle.

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Stamping Sisters October Tutorial Hop - Christmas is coming!

Happy World Card Making Day! We're celebrating with a brand new Stamping Sisters Tutorial bundle and blog hop. Hello & welcome.

Whether you've arrived here from the lovely Ellen's blog or another way I hope you'll love what we've created for you.

Our October tutorial bundle includes 5 traditional themed Christmas cards - baubles, bows, trees and a poinsettias from me. Hop with us you'll find 5 more bonus projects inspired by them too. That's 10 Christmas card ideas you can make one one or lots of.

Friday, 2 October 2020

JAI 525 Just Add Thank You - Blossoms in Bloom

This week's challenge at Just Add Ink couldn't be easier or more useful at the moment - Just Add Thank You. I'm sure you can think of a ton of people you could send or give a thank you card.

I had a long overdue play with the gorgeous Many Layered Blossoms dies set to create my thank you card. These 2 layer flower dies are also part of the Blossoms in Blooms bundle and create the most amazing looking blossoms.

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.