INKspired Blog Hop 43

Well here we are again, Blog Hop 43 and racing towards Christmas Celebrations.  You might have come from Louise page, if so welcome, if your starting here then don’t forget to hop around each of the blogs and explore what they have made for you.

blog-hop-43I had played around with some ideas on using the little mouse set, yes I bet you love it also.  My eyesight isn’t what it used to be so sometimes its worse then other times and after trying some water colouring that didn’t work for me.  I might add I was trying to hold a magnifying glass in one and colour with the other.

I gave this up and decided that this sketch would work for a age birthday and I had just the right little girl to receive a age card.

Bloghop 42|stampingbarb|Barbara WilliamsSo guess who is turning 7?  Yes is my youngest grand daughter, I am finding it hard to see where the years have gone.  We are having family dinner for her on Wednesday and the theme is the Festive.

Barbara Williams

Thanks for stopping bye, now off to see what Teneale has created for you.

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INKspired Artists Blog Hop 42

Welcome to the fortnightly bloghop for the INKspired Artists lead by Teneale, and I can tell you I didn’t love it at all.  If your just started here, Welcome and your most like come from the pink girl, Louise who always seems to be able to produce in pink.


I must have, no I did sit for hours going through the catalogue trying to find a stamp set that would fit the sketch, it need to be a shape and then a sentiment to the side.  Well that’s what I thought anyway, lets see if I got it right.


Looks ok, yeap got the circle and the words to the side.  but hey wait, does it look right?  Lets go look at the whole card, will we.

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Well I think it might have fallen over, see the top is the side with the paper, yet the shape and sentiment are the right way.  Oh well, lovely card anyway.

Hope you enjoy it.

Now your off to see what another young talented stamper is upto.  Renee’

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These are the products that I used: you can purchase any of them from my shop by clicking on any item.

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INKspired Blog Hop 41

Welcome to the INKSpired Artists Blog Hop 41, I am always delighted to participate in these hops as they make me do a little bit of creativeness without thinking big picture.  Like a class card.

If your come from another INKspired Artist it would have been the very talented Louise who I know you all love.  Now let’s go see the sketch which is designed by Teneale and this week is nice quick sketch, that’s if you don’t watercolour it.


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The card was to have a sentiment across the bottom of the card…………..boring, I decided to mice mine up a little.  Story to this stamp set, one of my customers who does her shopping online in my shop, somehow got excited when shopping and ordered two off every set she wanted………………….she rang me to ask if I could help.   Thus I bought the Mice from her and some of my other customers bought the extra sets………………how mice are my ladies………….(haha get it, really nice)



Using the smaller set of three Mice, I stamped them on Water color paper using Archival Black Ink.  The using a blender pen colored them in.  As the were all carrying different little decorations and parcels, I thought the sentiment, ‘Its time to deck the Halls! was very fitting, don’t you?

Let’s go look at the finished card, where I have embossed the base of the card with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, then sponged around it with Mint Macaroon.



I used a mixture of Cherry Cobbler and Real Red, Emerald Green, a little Curry Crush, then gave my little mice a touch of Crumb Cake.  I used the beautiful new Copper Embossing Powder for the sentiment, love how it pops and the extra stripe is the Copper Foil.

Now let’s go see what Teneale has made for you.

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Here is a list of the items used in my card.  Did you know you can go directly from here to my shop and buy them?



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INKspired Artist Blog Hop 40

Welcome to the INKspired Artist Blog Hop 40, small hop tonight, so makes it easy for people to leave comments, we all love comments, don’t be shy, if you like it, let us know.  You may have come from Maree’s post and I am excited to see what she has made for us.
This is the sketch we were given to work with, such a great sketch to make a quick card with, don’t you think?
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My choice was to go bright, Melon Mambo bright that is, using the great Stylized Birthday stamp. Lets go look at what I have made.

Barbara Williams, Sydney, Stylized Birthdasy

I used the beautiful Pop of Pink Speciality Designer Series Paper and the Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape, which made this card super quick.

Barbara Williams


Hope you enjoy the trip around, next your off to see what the very talented Lisa has made for us.

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ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Blog

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Welcome and thank you for visiting the ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop, were your going to see a wonderful array of ideas and projects from some great artists.   You may have just come from Richelle, I am excited to see what everyone had made for you.Barbara Williams|Sydney|Australia|Esad|BlogHop

I just love the new 2016 Holiday Catalogue and was exited to know that there was going to be a blog hop to display some of the great stamps.  We have had many stars over the years, however I feel that this set called Star of Light is the most versatile and beautiful that Stampin’ Up! have made.


Barbara Williams|Star of Light|ESAD Blog HopLove the different ways to use this set, and hope you do too.  How nice would that look on your Christmas table?

Not to stop there, here are more ideas for this set.

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For this card I used the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Papers, also in the new catalogue, love the stars that are on this, then I used the reverse side of the paper and using the new Foam Roller, I rolled over the card front.

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Using Navy Blue ink pad I rolled the color onto the card front.

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I do hope your enjoyed my little contribution to this hop.  Thanks for stopping by and now your off to see Jane of Papillion Paper Craft has made for us.


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Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Libby Dyson
  3. Nicole Wilson
  4. Rachael Lewsley
  5. Cathy Pinchbeck
  6. Kelly Kent
  7. Leonie Schroder
  8. Delys Cram
  9. Monique Fielder
  10. Richelle Fletcher
  11. Barbara Williams
  12. PapillonPapercraft
  13. Kathryn Ruddick
  14. Michele Jutrisa
  15. Carolina Evans
  16. Liv Ingle
  17. Rochelle Blok
  18. Emily Campbell
  19. Samantha White
  20. Andrea Buckland
  21. Maree McIntosh
  22. Renee Lynch
  23. Peta Stephen
  24. Jackie Noble
  25. Alisa Tilsner

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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