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 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.