INKspired Artists Blog Hop 39

Welcome to the IINSpired Artist 39 Blog Hop. If you have already started on the hop you will have come from the very talented Louise Sharp who I am sure has created something very cute.

I just think I am so lucky I get to be between both Louise and Teneale, both of them make me lift my game a little.  Not that I want to compete, but love both their work.

This is the sketch we were given to work with,  as there are just so many new stamps out in the new Holiday Catalogue I thought I could make a card from this catalogue.

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I chose to us the Father Christmas Stamp Set, there is another one called Christmas Magic, think both of these are my favourite ones……………we not really as I love nearly all of them, even the Halloween set.

Barbara Williams, Father Christmas 2016

I began my stamping out the image of Santa on White, Craft and Very Vanilla Cardstock then using my markers started to colour them to see which one I licked best.  I decided on the Vanilla and using my markers started to colour them in.  I started with the tree and then the smaller toys then bag and trumpet.  It was so much fun and was the third thing I have coloured from the new catalogue.  I left Santa to last as his colour is rather full on and I didn’t want to paint other items by mistaken.

I am very pleased with my effort wit Santa, see him below.  Don’t you just love the new embossing folder, its so detailed and gorgeous.


Barbara Williams/Father Christmas



Now your off to see the inspiring Teneale, I call her inspiring as she always inspires me to step outside my little comfort zone and do more.


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Blog Hop 38

Welcome to our 38th INKSpired Artists Blog Hop, if you have just begun here than, if not your will have come from Maree.  I wonder what she has made for us today?  Don’t you just live her bush photos? She is one of the lucky ones who lives in the country as opposed me who came from the country to the city at a young age.

We were given a simple sketch, which as usual I over thought, thus over achieving, but hey I have a card ready for my class this week and my ladies are going to love it.  Come to class to see?

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This is the sketch and as you can see, it only really needs to have a sentiment, so lets see my final card.

Barbara Williams


I used “You’re the Best” out of the Watercolor words and embossed them with the new embossing power with glitter in it, that you can all buy next month when the new Seasonal Catalogue comes out.  Who would like one sent to them?  If you’re not a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like you very own catalogue, comment on my blog and I will shoot one out to you.


Barbara Williams

Swirly Birds seems to be extremely popular in the current catalogue and I have used that for the strip across the card and then cut out two circles using the new Layering Circles.  Don’t you just love how fine they cut.  Allows a little pop of colour on your page.


Lets go see what Teneale has created for you this week.



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Blog Hop 37

Welcome to Blog Hop 37 of the Inkspired Artists, notice we have changed the time to 8pm on a Sunday evening, that gives you time to grab a cuppa and relax as you browse the blog hop.


Wow and I just saw that I am wedged between the two superstars of Louise Sharp and Teneale Williams.  Now both of them are a hard act to follow.   Not sure where you started, however you must have come to me from Louise  I cannot wait to see what she has made for us today.


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I had originally thought I would use the Picture Perfect, using the star for my card and the Serene Scenery Designer papers, if you haven’t seen them they definitely are worth a second glance.

When I sat down to start on my card after having an afternoon of stamping Christmas Cards and chatting away with my friends.  (such a nice day).  I looked at the extra kits I had cut and the cards we had made and thought to myself as I played with the scraps of paper, hey I could make this work using whats just here on my desk.

I had some strips of the designer papers, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Papers with the Peace This Christmas Stamp set.

I used the Softly Falling embossing folder as the background and changed the Star to a Circle.  I used the wonderful new Layering Circles Framelits, which co ordinate both circles and scallops.  Aren’t they lovely?

Peace this Christmas

I used the greeting and the pine cone in Soft Suede and Garden Green on the leaves and the stipe of designer paper along the lower part of the card.

Hope you enjoy the hop and now you off to see what Teneale has made for you.

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ESAD Demo’s Annual Catalogue Hop

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Welcome to the EASD New Annual Catalogue Blog Hop for 2016-2017, you may have landed here from the super talented young mumma, Renee Lynch who I am sure delighted you with her project.

I have been reading this little bitty book, ‘passport to the soul’  on the first page is the quote “Wherever you are is the entry point.” by Kabir.  I thought that this could apply to our new catalogue when opening it, doesn’t matter if its at the beginning or any page for that matter is the entry point to be delighted.

My entry point was the beautiful White and Navy Papers.  They are stunning along with the Floral Phrases stamp set, you could find them on page 77 of your catalogue, however I didn’t use this, I wanted to show an other set, the Layering Love rubber stamps.

Barbie Group Love


Barbie Box

First I made a little box to put my cards in, then a little photo frame using one of the lovely little sayings. Now who wouldn’t want to receive that?

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I used the sweet and Sassy framelits (new) for the heart shape, embossing with White embossing power.  The envelopes are both lined and on the inside and back flap of the envelope.

Barbie Love laugh live

Barbie Emjoy

Barbie You

I hope that your enjoyed my little project and find some inspiration.  Now its off to see what Libby Libby Dyson

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2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop ESAD Info (1)Here is a list of all the items I used in my project.


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Last Chance Hop

This is a chance to showcase what is about to finish in just 7 short days with the end of Sale-A-Bration.  For me i choose to use both the Botanical for You and the Party Pants, two of my favourite stamp sets that you could earn when you spend just $90.00 with your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

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I also managed to use some retiring Colours, again two of my favourites, Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon.  Want to see what i have done?

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Have used this set of Party Pants many times and the ladies just love putting on their Party Pants.

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I again used my Party Pants and the Botanicals for You, highlighting the JUST FOR YOU stamp set.  Again one that i have used lots in classes.

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This time used the lovely Wildflower Fields Designer Series Papers, again after the 31st of this month, will be gone, don’t miss out on yours.

Finally another quick card using another of the papers out of the Wildflwoer Fields Designer Paper and both the Botanicals for You and the Party Pants.  By Barbara Williams | Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

Hope you enjoyed them and now your off to see Emily Campbell and i wonder what she has for you.

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Wild about Flowers?

Welcome to the 36th Blog Hop for the INKspired Artists.  Hop you are enjoying a nice spring weekend, although its be rather warm here.

If you landed here from another blog members its most likely Maree and I am excited to see what she has made for us.  I am not going to speculate on what she may or may not have added as last fortnight I got it wrong……

Our sketch this week was to create 3 individual piece and place them on a card front.  I have to say it is such a nice easy card to make.

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Then just needed a sentiment along the front, What do yo think?  Nice?

Heres my slant on it this card, hope you enjoy.

I chose the Wild About Flower stamp set, this is a two step one, allowing you to stamp the leaves and then position your flowers on top.  Whilst I resisted the Photopolymer Stamps, they are great if you need to position two stamps together, they these flowers.

Colours used were, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mango and Coastal Cabana, I mounted them on Crumb Cake and then onto Old Olive Cardstock.  For the sentiment I use the words from the Open Heart Stamp set, “So hard to find the words”  such a nice sentiment and this could be used to converse different messages that could suit a number of situations.

I kept the inside very simple with just stamping part of the flower, I like insides, don’t you?

Hope you find some inspiration as you journey along our hop and don’t forget to leave a small comment, we love comments.  Next your off to see what Teneale has made for you and I promise you your going to love it.  I do and I want to go to her class just to make one for myself.

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Here is a list of the items used to make my card.  You can purchase any of the products from my shop by clicking on the image and being directed to shop.
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