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.

Friday 6 August 2021

JAI 566 Just add a frame - Pinwheel tower card

Handmade 3d fancy fold pinwheel tower card. Made by Stampin' Up! supplies: Biggest Wish - Pierced Blooms dies, Tailored Tags dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies,  Stitched Greenery die. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - sydneystamper.
Hello & welcome. Today I'm sharing a new to me 3d fancy fold card that makes me very happy and hope that it makes the recipient smile too. This is my Design Team project for this week's Just Add Ink challenge - Just Add a Frame.

I haven't made many 3d & fancy fold cards lately but when I spotted the lovely Patty Bennett's Pinwheel Tower cards & tutorial, I knew it would be perfect to send to a dear friend who also loves a fancy fold. It's surprisingly easy to make, especially thanks to Patty's tips. I adapted the size of my card to work better with A4 card & metric measurements. It's approx 21cm x 14.5cm folded flat.

I've used lots of my current & new fave stamps and dies to make it, including the Biggest Wish stamp set, Stitched Greenery die and Pierced Blooms dies. If you've seen my recent cards, you'll have spotted some too. 

This is a super photo heavy post so let's get started with a look at the finished card.