Friday 26 May 2023

JAI 654 colour challenge - daffodil love and hugs

handmade daffodil card using Stampin Up Daffodil dies and Sending Smiles stamps and Sending dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - stampinupcards - colourmehappy - cardmaking - diecutting

Hello and welcome! It's colour challenge week at Just Add Ink with a bright and happy combination of Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide and Daffodil Delight.

You also find me today with laptop troubles so I'm keeping this post short and sweet. For some reason the challenge colours said daffodils to me so that's what I went with using the retired Daffodil dies and my favourite Sending dies. Take a look.

Sunday 14 May 2023

Happy travels - 3d suitcase fun fold birthday card

Handmade 3d interactive fun fold suitcase card designed by Di Barnes - made with Stampin Up Alphabet A La Mode dies, Basics embossing folder and Artistically Inked stamp set. #colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking - fancyfoldcards - Stampinupaustralia

Hello and welcome!
Today I have something fun and interactive to share with you that I designed and made for Miss C's birthday.

She's heading off on a adventure soon so I thought it would be fun to create a card that looked like a pull along suitcase, complete with moving handle. Of course I had to personalise it for her with a monogram and tag too.

This is how it turned out.

Friday 12 May 2023

JAI 652 sketch challenge - bottled happiness z fold card

handmade floral card using Stampin Up Bottled Happiness stamp set, Vintage Bottle punch, Stylish Shapes dies, and coloured with ink and Stampin' Blends markers. Card by DI Barnes - Stampin Up demonstrator in Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardchallenges - sketch challenge

Hello & welcome! It's time to share my latest Just Add Ink challenge card. This week is a sketch challenge, and I've stretched the sketch to make it into a portrait oriented z fold card.

I gave my Bottled Happiness stamp set its first inking to create a pretty, floral just because card. Here's how it turned out.

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Mystery Card Challenge 2 - seven clean and simple cards

Colour Me Happy Mystery Card Challenge 2 sample projects - by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - stampinupcards - stampinupaustralia
Hello and welcome! Today I'm taking a step back in time to catch up with my last mystery card challenge. Things like crafting got a bit away from me - life and changes you know.

I did make seven, yes seven cards using the challenge cards. Most of the stamps and papers I used are now retired, but it's worth sharing the cards to show you some of the possibilities of the challenge elements.

First up a little reminder of what the challenge elements are -  essentially 3 long strips and 2 squares. Here are the dimensions & the initial challenge post is here.

Friday 5 May 2023

Stampin' Blends Colour Chart 2023-24 Update

Stampin' Up! Stampin Blends Colour Chart pdf download - Di Barnes - Stampin' Up! Australia - colourmehappy - cardmaking - stamping
Hello and welcome! A new catalogue means new In Colors, and this year's colour refresh means LOTS more new colours AND new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Hooray!

Stampin' Blends give us double the colour fun because we get a light and dark shade in each colour. I love seeing all the new marker shades together.
My Colour Chart makes it easy to find shades to blend together and keep a record of which colours you have and need. And it's so pretty coloured in. Take a look!

Thursday 4 May 2023

2023-24 New Annual Catalogue & New Colours

2023-24 Stampin Up Annual Catalogue and Colour Collections - Shop with Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia2023-24 Stampin Up Annual Catalogue and Colour Collections - Shop with Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia

Say hello to the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue that will take us through May 2023 to April 2024.

Inside you'll find new suites, stamps, paper, punches, dies and so much more, all with the coordination we know and love. You'll love our newly refreshed colour palette too.
There will be much to share in the coming weeks, but to get you started today, here are some useful shopping and catalogue document download links and a look at our new colour collections.