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.

Friday, 22 April 2022

JAI 600 inspiration challenge - leafy thanks

Handmade thank you card made with Stampin' Up! Stitched Leaves dies, Stitched Shapes dies, Peaceful Moments stamp set. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - just add ink - card challenges

Hello & welcome. Today I'm sharing a project for Just Add Ink's 600th challenge. A major milestone worth celebrating.

The inspiration image has lots of lovely details and texture but did challenge me, as the colours are not my fave choices. That said, the leaves reminded me of the beautiful Stitched Leaves dies so I've used these to create a card that fits the challenge in my style. I hope you like what I made.

Friday, 15 April 2022

JAI 599 Just add fave animal - Whale amazing thanks

handmade sea - whale themed thank you card using Stampin' Up Waves of the Ocean collection, Amazing Thanks dies,  whale punch. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - die cutting -

Hello & welcome to a new project share for this week's Just Add Ink challenge suggested by Kerry - Just Add your favourite animal.

The trickiest part of this challenge was choosing my favourite animal. It's like choosing your favourite human or fur child. After much pondering I chose whales - and made a thank you card for a dear & amazing friend.

I mixed new and old goodies on my card - new Waves dies & Blue foils from the Waves of the Ocean collection (see & click image at end of post to see all items), current Amazing Thanks dies & Whale Punch, and papers from the Whale of a Time paper pack. (retired sadly in 2021 & one of our most beautifully illustrated packs ever - a big call I know). Take a look at how it turned out.

Friday, 1 April 2022

JAI 597 choose two challenge - Inspired by Ink floral birthday

Handmade floral birthday card made with Stampin Up Artistically Inked stamp set, Artistic dies from Expression in Ink suite. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - stampin up - colourmehappy - cardmaking - stamping - papercraft

Hello and welcome. How can it be April 1st already? Anyway today I'm sharing my team project for this week's Just Add Ink - Choose Two challenge - flower, paper or pattern.

I of course chose flowers and paper creating a pretty floral birthday card for a friend & SU teamie using the Artistically Inked stamp and Artistic die bundle teamed with the coordinating Expression in Ink patterned paper. Take a look.

Friday, 18 March 2022

JAI 595 inspiration challenge - butterfly wreath birthday

Handmade butterfly and fern wreath birthday card made with Stampin Up Positive Thoughts and Sentimental Swirls stamp sets and Natures Thoughts dies. Card by Di Barnes Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - #simplestamping - #stampsinkpaper

Hello & welcome. Today's share is my Design Team project for this week's Just Add Ink's inspiration challenge.

I took my inspiration from the pretty wreath and its shades of mainly green and white and chose to use create my own wreath. I used the pretty fern image in the Positive Thoughts stamp set and added a whimsical touch with butterflies instead of flowers. Here's how it turned out.

Friday, 4 March 2022

JAI 593 colour challenge - sunflower thanks

Handmade sunflower thank you card using Stampin Up Celebrate Sunflowers stamps and die bundle. Sunflower card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - 21-22 Annual catalogue stampin up - ink blending - blending brushes - inspired thoughtsHandmade sunflower thank you card using Stampin Up Celebrate Sunflowers stamps and die bundle. Sunflower card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - 21-22 Annual catalogue stampin up - ink blending - blending brushes - inspired thoughts

Hello & welcome!  It's Just Add Ink challenge time again. Tina chose a happy, sunshin-ey colour palette of Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana & Daffodil Delight.

I chose sunflowers as my daffodil yellow element, using the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp and die bundle. Polished Pink & Coastal Cabana ink blending added the two remaining challenge colours and I teamed it with a print from the All Together special release paper pack. Here's the finished card.

Friday, 25 February 2022

Paradise Palms sunset birthday

Handmade sunset palm trees birthday card made with Stampin Up Paradise Palms stamp set and die bundle. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - 2022 Jan June Mini Catalogue - colourmehappy - diecutting

Hello & welcome.
Who doesn't love a good sunset or sunrise? Especially at a beautiful beach. Today I'm sharing a birthday card made for a friend using the Paradise Palms stamp set and die bundle which includes the Paradise Palms stamp set and Palms dies.

I think I was channeling memories of good times in Hawaii creating this one.



Monday, 21 February 2022

More Pop up window cards - Back on your Feet get well cards

Handmade pop up window get well cards made with Back on your Feet stamp set  - Heart and Home paper - Cards by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - fancy fold cards - colourmehappy - 2021-2022 catalogue
Hello & welcome. Do you ever get on a roll when you're loving a card fold? Today's cards continue my love of the pop up window card after making this card. This time I've used it to make some more get well cards using the Back on your Feet stamp set.
Here's how they turned out.

Friday, 18 February 2022

JAI 591 sketch challenge - Butterfly thinking of you card

Handmade sympathy / thinking of you card using Stampin Up Butterfly Brilliance stamp set & bundle -Brilliant Wings dies, Ornate Floral embossing folder. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupaustralia -  2021-2022 annual catalogue

Hello & welcome to a new project share. Hands up who loves a sketch! This week's Just Add Ink challenge is a super simple sketch suggested by Narelle. I've used it to create a soft, pretty sympathy card for a dear friend using the Butterfly Brilliance bundle, which includes the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set, coordinating Brilliant Wings dies. Here's how it turned out.

Friday, 11 February 2022

Get well - Back on your Feet trio of tortoises

Hello & welcome! Today I'm sharing a get well card made for some family friends using the Back on your Feet stamp set.

We all love something that makes us smile, and when you're sick that's all the more welcome. The whimsical images in the Back on your Feet stamp set is perfect for these occasions. I just love the worried look on the poor tortoises face.

Here's how it turned out.

Sunday, 6 February 2022

ESAD Blog hop - Birdhouse friend

Hello & welcome to another project share. This project is part of the ESAD blog hop, which celebrates the creative possibilities in our 2022 Mini Catalogue & Sale-a-bration promotion, together with some of the talented  Demonstrators from ESAD - the Extra Special Australian & NZ Stampin' Up! Demonstrators group on facebook.

Whether you've arrived on the hop from Monica Formosa's blog or another way, I'm very glad you're here.
 
I have two sweet bird house cards to share with you, both featuring the free Friendly Hello FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set and paper bundle, and the Beautiful Shapes dies from the 2022 Mini Catalogue. You'll spot some other new must have goodies plus Annual Catalogue loves too. Let's take a look at my cards.

Friday, 4 February 2022

JAI 589 Just add minimalist - circles and thanks

Handmade minimalist simple die cut thank you card using Stampin Up Rainbow of Happiness bundle, Amazing Thanks dies. Card by Di Barnes, Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - colourmehappydi - 2022 mini catalogue

Hello hello! It's time for my Just Add Ink Design Team share for this week's new challenge - Just Add Minimalist and I have a card to share using the new Rainbow of Happiness stamp-die bundle and Amazing Thanks die. I really had fun making this one & love how it turned out so I hope you like it too.

So what is minimalist art? I used this description on study.com and learned it includes simple ideas, geometric shapes, colour and repetition, so I tried to reflect these elements in my card. Let's take a look at it.

Thursday, 3 February 2022

Blossoms in Blooms - simple elegant birthday card

Hello again and welcome. Sorry for the delay in sharing the card I made from leftovers from the Blossoms in Bloom pop up window card I shared last time. Today's card is much simpler and easier to make, but I still love it. It's so pretty and has lots of lovely texture.

Take a look at the two cards together.

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.