Friday 23 February 2024

JAI690 just add a fancy fold - 100th birthday faux centre step

Handmade 100th birthday card faux centre step fancy fold card - by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards

Hello and welcome! Today's project is for an amazing milestone birthday celebrated by a friend of a friend this week and this week's Just Add Ink Fancy Fold challenge. And you all know I love a fun fancy fold.
 
The card request was to include two of the recipient's favourite things - reading and animals. I included the Scottie dogs from the Christmas Scottie stamp set (sadly retired), the stack of books image from the Bird's Eye View stamp set, and a pretty blue floral print from the Countryside Inn paper pack (which also has some animals on it). I also made a bookmark which you'll see below.
Here's how the card turned out.
 

Friday 16 February 2024

JAI 689 colour challenge - hot air balloon birthday

Handmade birthday card using Stampin' Up! Hot Air Balloon stamps and dies bundle and Basic Borders dies. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - cardmaking - stamping - diecutting - stampinup cards

Hello and welcome. It's colour challenge week at Just Add Ink, and we're using a bold combination of Gorgeous Grape and Tahitian Tide with white. I love both separately but can't say I've combined them until now. I've used them with the Hot Air Balloon stamps and dies bundle to create a bright birthday card. Here's how it turned out. Tell me what you think.

Friday 2 February 2024

JAI 687 sketch challenge - Beach Day birthday

Handmade beach themed card using Stampin Up Beach Day stamp and die bundle. Lifesaver tower. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - cardmaking

Hello and welcome to a project share using the new Beach Day stamp and die bundle. This is my team project for this week's Just Add Ink sketch challenge.
Australia loves a great beach - and we're lucky to have so many of them - so this bundle was a must have buy for me. Here's how my beachy card turned out.

Friday 19 January 2024

JAI 685 Just add flowers new year blog hop - Perennial Lavender fun fold card

Handmade fun fold gate fold card featuring Stampin Up Perennial Lavender paper, Perennial Postage stamps and dies, Dainty Delight dies. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - stampinupcards - Indpendent Demonstrator in Australia - stamping - cardmaking

Hello and welcome to my first 2024 post and first 2024 Just Add Ink challenge team project too. This week our challenge is to Just Add Flowers.  As always we're welcoming the new year with a blog hop and are thrilled to share a new look for Just Add Ink too. We hope you love it as much as we do.

So on to the hop. An extra special hello to you if you've arrived here from amazing Jan McQueen's blog, or another stop along the hop. I hope my project gives you some ideas to try.

It's a fun fold card featuring some floral prints from the gorgeous Perennial Lavender paper pack, and stamps and die cuts from the new Perennial Postage bundle. Take a look.

Friday 22 December 2023

JAI 684 colour challenge - Fun fold Christmas Tree cards

 
Hello and welcome to my last Just Add Ink challenge share for 2023, and very appropriately it's a Christmas challenge using 'traditional Christmas colours', red, green, and gold.
I'm sharing two versions of an easy fun fold card. This design is called a square column card, similar to this card I shared a couple of weeks ago, and it were adapted from this fab card shared by Rachael Tessman.

My cards were part of my November Christmas card class and feature some of my fave Christmas stamp and die sets of this year - Merriest Trees, the Snowflake Sky embossing folder, and Joy of Christmas paper. Take a look at the finished cards.

Thursday 14 December 2023

Festive Tags Kit step up to 15 Christmas cards

15 Handmade Christmas cards using Stampin Up Festive Tags Kit. Cards made by Diane Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia. CAS cards - quick and easy cards - stampinupcards - colourmehappy - cardmaking15 Handmade Christmas cards using Stampin Up Festive Tags Kit. Cards made by Diane Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia. CAS cards - quick and easy cards - stampinupcards - colourmehappy - cardmaking

Hello and welcome! Today I have 15 fun cards to share with you made with the fabulous Festive Tags kit. The kit was designed by Stampin' Up! to make 15 beautiful tags but it was really easy turning them into Christmas cards instead.

I loved the colours and images included, so over a weekend I played with the pieces in the kit and made 15 different cards. I added only cardstock (and some embossing with the Snowflake Sky 3d embossing folder).

I hope this idea will be helpful l to anyone like me who's still making Christmas cards, or  any super organised people prepping for next Christmas.
Take a look at how they turned out.
 

Friday 8 December 2023

JAI 682 sketch challenge - Dainty flowers 80th birthday fun fold card

80th birthday fun fold square column card using Stampin' Up! Dainty Flowers paper, Go to Greetings stamp set, Wishes All Round dies, Deckled rectangles dies. Card by Diane Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colour me happy - stampinupcards - fun fold cards - stamping - cardmaking

Hello and welcome to another project share from me. This week's Just Add Ink challenge is a sketch and I do love a good sketch. This worked well for a special milestone birthday card for a very special woman.
She loves her garden so of course I wanted to make something pretty and floral. I remembered I had some gorgeous (though retired) Dainty Flowers patterned paper that would be perfect for it so I used it for the whole card, fun fold and all. Take a look.

Friday 24 November 2023

JAI 680 Just add alcohol challenge - Joy to You Christmas card

Handmade Christmas card with bottle and cheer theme. Using Stampin' Up! Joy to You & Bottled Happiness stamp sets, Merriest Trees dies and Joy of Christmas paper. Card by Diane Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia. stampinupcards - colourmehappy - stampinupchristmas - 2023 Christmas Mini Catalogue

Hello and welcome to a new project share for this week's Just Add Ink challenge - Just Add Alcohol.

I wanted to make a Christmas card, because I still need soooo many, but didn't think I had any stamp or dies to fit an alcohol challenge. Then I remembered the Bottled Happiness stamp set. How to turn this everyday image it into a Christmas image? I paired it with the bold and fabulous Joy to You sentiment stamp set, some Christmassy colours, pretty paper (Joy of Christmas) and this is how it turned out

Friday 10 November 2023

JAI 678 Choose two challenge - Dainty Delight thinking of you

Thinking of you card made with Stampin' Up Dainty Delight dies, Layering Leaves stamps, Timeworn Type and Basics embossing folders. Card by Diane Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - cardmaking - stampinupcards - stamping

Hello and welcome. Friday means it's time to share my Just Add Ink challenge project with you. This week's challenge is to make a card using two of three possible elements (Brights, Foliage, or Friend).
I chose foliage and friend, making a soft and pretty thinking of you card for a friend, using the Dainty Delight dies, Layering Leaves stamp set and lots of embossing. Here's how it turned out.

Saturday 4 November 2023

Dainty Delight faux centre step card - class project 1

Handmade faux centre step card using Stampin Up Dainty Delight stamp and die sets and Countryside Inn patterned paper. Card by Diane Barnes - colourmehappy - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - cardmaking - stampinupcards - stamping
Hello and welcome! Today I'm happy to share the first of two cards we made at my September card class. This was my first in person class in a long time and I was lovely to be able to craft with other cardmakers again.

The card fold is a faux centre step card (like this cute Christmas version I made with polar bears) that's all about the pretty floral stems from the Dainty Delight stamp set and pretty, blue paper prints from the Countryside Inn paper pack. Here's how it turned out.