Friday 26 April 2024

JAI699 colour challenge - expanding z fold birthday

Handmade fancy fold extended z fold card using Stampin Up Wanted to Say dies, Nested Essentials dies, and Layering Leaves stamps. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards
Hello and welcome to my project share for this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This is a colour challenge chosen by me using Starry Sky (retiring at the end of this month *sob*), Coastal Cabana, and Berry Burst. It was more challenging that I thought it would be. My card is a variation of an expanding z fold I made for last weekend's classes, but you'll have to wait a bit more to see the originals. Enough chat, here's how it turned out.

Friday 12 April 2024

JAI 697 sketch challenge - Merriest trees Christmas start

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Merriest Trees dies and stamps, Sending dies, Snowflake Sky and Basics 3d embossing folders. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappydi - stampinupcards - stampinupchristmascards

Hello and welcome to my latest Just Add Ink Challenges Design Team project share. This week we're using a sketch designed by me. I hope you enjoy trying it. Much as I love hexagons though, I mixed up the sketch shapes to create my first Christmas card for 2025! That's an early Christmas miracle I tell you.

The trees are from the Merriest Trees dies. I'm glad these and the coordinating stamp set are carrying over into our 2024-25 range. Some of the other elements I used are sadly not and will be discontinued as of 30/4/24 unless they sell out before. I'll share more on that below. In the meantime, take a look at the finished card.