Friday 29 March 2024

JAI 695 Just Add Chocolate - Mini patterned paper folder

No Cut patterned paper folder using Natures Sweetness patterned paper. Card by DIane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - fancy folds - 3d projects
Hello and welcome to a new project share for the Just Add Ink Design Team. This week's challenge is to Just Add Chocolate. Apparently that doesn't mean to just eat chocolate, though I feel it's implied for any chocolate lover.  Nevertheless, I set to creating a chocolate related project.

I remembered that the Nature's Sweetness specialty patterned paper included beautiful cacao/cocoa bean nature specimen images (as well as almond and vanilla images too - all favourite flavours of mine),
So I thought that could be a fun twist on a regular  chocolate project. I also happened to have some yummy Lindt Caramel Square chocolates. So this all lead to a mini version of my favourite No-cut Patterned Paper Folder to hold the chocolate and a message. Here's how it turned out.

Friday 15 March 2024

JAI 693 Choose Two challenge - Trusty rainbow pencils adapted z fold card

Handmade z fold fun fold rainbow card using Stampin Up Trusty Tools, Just My Type, Stampin Blends and Lighter Than Air patterned paper. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards

Hello and welcome! Today I'm sharing a colourful fun fold card, which is my team project for this week's Just Add Ink Choose Two challenge. I also suggested this challenge so I hope you enjoy playing along with it too. Take a closer look at my card, which is an adaption of a z fold card.

Saturday 2 March 2024

Beach Day 2 - More beach scene cards

Handmade beach themed cards using Stampin Up Beach Day stamp set and dies bundle. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappydi - stampinupcards - alcohol markers - stampinblends - cardmaking - stamping
Hello and welcome!
It's taken a little while but today is my second post of cards I've made with the Beach Day stamp set and die bundle. This time I'm focusing on the lifesaving beach tower scenes using simple masking techniques and marker colouring with Stampin' Blends.
One of the cards was a class project too. Take a look.

Friday 1 March 2024

JAI691 inspiration challenge - Nature's Sweetness for you

Handmade all occasions card using Stampin Up Nature's Sweetness paper. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappydi - cardmaking - patterned paper - stampinupcards

Hello and welcome! Today I'm sharing my team project for this week's Just Add Ink photo inspiration challenge. As you can see above, it's an image with all sorts of possibilities. What to do?
The neutral and metallic colours, text, and circles in the image reminded me of the beautiful Nature's Sweetness paper pack, so I used lots of the prints in the pack to replicate the grid on my card. Here's how it turned out.