Friday, 30 September 2022

JAI 623 colour challenge - Christmas Merriest Moments

Christmas card made with Stampin Up Merriest Moments stamp set and Merriest Frames hybrid embossing folder and die set and 2022-24 in-colours. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking - diecutting - stampsinkpaperChristmas card made with Stampin Up Merriest Moments stamp set and Merriest Frames hybrid embossing folder and die set and 2022-24 in-colours. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking - diecutting - stampsinkpaper

Hello and welcome. Today I'm sharing a Christmas card created for Just Add Ink challenges. This week's colour challenge combination of Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party and Starry Sky was suggested by me. I don't know what sort of project I had in mind when I suggested them but I've created this Christmas card using the very clever Merriest Moments stamp set and Merriest Frames Hybrid embossing folder and die set.

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Chocolate and cookies make everything better

Handmade cookies and chocolate themed all occasions card made with Stampin Up Nothing's Better Than stamp set and Love You More Than die set. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupaustralia
Hello & welcome.

Today I have a fun, just because card to share with you made with the Nothing's Better Than stamp set and Love You More Than dies. This may make you hungry or crave a sweet treat so I hope you have some treats on hand after reading.

Friday, 16 September 2022

JAI 621 sketch challenge - graphic snowflake Christmas

Graphic Christmas card using Stampin' Up! Joyful Flurry stamps and dies bundle, Wintry 3d folder, heat embossing and ink blending. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - cardmaking - diecutting - colourmehappy - stampsinkpaper

Hello & welcome. Today's project is my team card for the latest Just Add Ink sketch challenge. I do love a hexagon so this was a fun sketch to play with.

Early Christmas card prep is on my mind to avoid the mad December rush. I realised the snowflake stamps in my new Joyful Flurry stamp and die bundle and formed hexagon shapes. I paired them with the hexagon dies in the Beautiful Shapes die set to create my card. I did play around with the hexagon elements in the sketch but I'm sure you can see it. Here's how it turned out.

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Sending Smiles 6 - Spring flower garden

Handmade floral card made with Stampin Up Sending smiles stamps and die bundle, and Stitched with Whimsy die. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - stampinupcards - cardmaking - stamping - diecutting - stampinupaustralia - colourmehappy
Hello & welcome to my sixth and last Sending Smiles series card post for now. I'm sure you'll see more of this fab bundle along the way, but for now take a look at this bright and happy card.

Monday, 5 September 2022

Sending Smiles 5 - sending love and flowers

Hello & welcome! Today I'm sharing the 5th Sending Smiles bundle card - a clean and simple flower cluster to send love to someone special.

Friday, 2 September 2022

JAI 619 Just add masculine - Sending Smiles 4 - Sunset palms

Tropical sunset ink blended palms birthday card made with Stampin Up Sending Smiles bundle, Palms dies, blending brushes & Stampin Blends. Card by Di Barnes - Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - stampinupcards - cardmaking - stamping - colourmehappy
Hello & welcome! Today is Sending Smiles bundle post 4 and my team project for Just Add Ink challenge 619. This week's challenge is to create a masculine card. It's Father's Day in Australia this Sunday so perfect time for anyone looking for guy card inspo.

I went with a tropical sunset scene birthday card with a blended ink background - yes I'm pretty obsessed with them and sunsets at the moment. Take a look.

Thursday, 1 September 2022

Sending Smiles 3 - Field of flowers thank you

Blue-purple floral thank you card using Stampin Up Sending Smiles stamps and dies. Card made by Di Barnes - Stampin Up Demo in Sydney Australia. colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking
Hello & welcome! Today I'm sharing the 3rd class project using the Sending Smiles stamps and die bundle.

It's a easy thank you card that's all about the pretty, stemmed flowers in the bundle. I have no idea which flowers they're based on. Any ideas?

This card shows off three 2022-24 In Colors too - Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, and Parakeet Party. Such a fresh combination.

Saturday, 27 August 2022

Sending Smiles 2 - Inspired neutral floral background

Handmade thank  you card using Stampin Up Sending Smiles stamp set and dies bundle. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - stampinupcards - colourmehappy - cardmaking - stamping - diecutting - stampsinkpaper
Today's Sending Smiles card is really is all about the stamps and die in the bundle playing nicely together.

I've created a randomly stamped, cut strip background with the leaf and some floral stamps paired with the wonderful sentiment dies and stamps, with a fresh, neutral colour scheme.

Friday, 26 August 2022

Sending Smiles - Patterned paper card base

Handmade birthday card using Stampin Up double sided patterned paper and vellum. Template included. Card by Di Barnes  - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - stampinupcards colourmehappy  card templates - cardmaking
Hello & welcome. Today I'm sharing one of my recent class projects and the first of 6 new posts featuring the Sending Smiles stamp and die bundle. This card design was inspired by a beautiful card my darling man gave me for Mother's Day.

You can make beautifully coordinated cards with all the elements in the bundle. Even better, the fab 'Sending' stamp and die and coordinating sentiments play so well with others too.

You'll see them playing very nicely together today teamed with the Hues of Happiness paper and the Amazing Year stamp set.

Friday, 19 August 2022

JAI 617 choose two - Christmas scottie dog

Scottie dog themed window Christmas card made with Stampin' Up Christmas Scottie stamp set and punch bundle, Lights Aglow paper, Stylish Shapes and Tree Lot Saleabration dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - stampinup cards - saleabration2022 - Christmas 2022

Hello & welcome to another project share. This is my team project for this week's Just Add Ink Choose Two challenge and my first Christmas card of 2022. The three challenge options are gingham, dots, and die cuts. How to choose from these 3 faves?

A tricky choice but I went with dots and die cuts, creating a window card with the Christmas Scottie stamp and punch bundle, Trees for Sale stamp set, free Sale-a-bration Tree Lot dies, and a lovely, foiled, dotty scalloped paper from the Lights Aglow pack as my main elements.