Inkspired Blog Hop 66

Hello and welcome to the 66 Blog Hop of the Inkspired Artists.  As I write this I have just returned from a fun trip up to Newcastle, lucky the card was made and just waiting for me to come and write the post.

Here is our sketch, rather an easy or interesting one, depending your thoughts.  Lets go see what I have done.

I choose to use the Blends on the Birthday Blooms stamp set, its been around for a couple of years, but for me its a keeper.  I have used it man times with the markers as well as the reinkers to color the flower.  This time I used the Blends on mine and then got the girls in class to water-color it.

Don’t forget if you are using alcohol coloring you need to use Memento Ink, I have written all over mine as I always forget.

Choose the colors of Calypso Coral and Old Olive, not colors that I would normally use.  Am pleased with it.

and for the inside I just stamped and colored the smaller flower.

Now your off to see what Teneale has made for us.



Inkspired Blog Hop 65

Hi and Welcome on this beautiful long weekend, although at work everyone thinks I have a long weekend every week as I only work Tuesday to Thursday……………lol

I do hope you like my card this week, its super special, well I think it is.

By Barbara Williams | Stampin' Up! Tree Rings Background Stamp

Here is our sketch, have to say I love it.  Thanks Teneale.

I wanted to showcase and inspired by Teneale Williams, who had taken inspiration from one of my cards using the Marble Background stamp.  I loved it and it became my biggest seller, now I have fallen in love with the Tree Rings Background stamp, lets see what I have done with it.

By Barbara Williams | Stampin' Up! Tree Rings Background StampWell I can see that I need to bring out my bone folder for beginnings, see those crinkly top fold, if I had used it, I would have had a nice crisp edge.  Its such a easy technique of stamping embossing and sponging, all my ladies loved it.

I used the Lovely Words Thinlits with the layering circles for the centre of the card and some of the gorgeous Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon in the Berry Burst color.

By Barbara Williams | Stampin' Up! Tree Rings Background Stamp

Close up of the detail on the card, do you like it?  Now your off to see what Teneale has made for us today.

Please leave a comment, we love comments and below is a list of items used.

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List of participants

Esad 2017/2018 Favourite

Welcome to the another of the ESAD Blog Hops, this one is to display our favourite item from the New 2017/2018 Annual Stampin, Up! Catalogue, if your come from another blog it was most likely Terri Hawke and I wonder what her favourite is?.

I found it hard to do choose as there are so many that I love, in the end I went with Climbing Orchard, even though I have loved the Marble Background Stamp.

This set has two orchard designs, one was stamped on Powder Pink Card stock using Berry Burst ink, both from the new in colors for 2017-2019.  The leaves were stamp on Lemon Lime Twist Card stock using the Lemon Lime Twist ink.



I rather love the branch out of the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, thought it gave another diminution to my projects.  I stamped the Enjoy today with  and then heat embossed using the beautiful Cooper embossing power.  It really pops, don’t you think?

I had stamped onto Crumb Cake Card stock and then added my orchards using Dimensional’s and glue dots.   Did you know Stampin’ Up now have mini Dimensional’s, they come in very handy with this project.


Keeping the theme of the same orchard, I used the Brick Wall embossing folder, smeared with Crumb Cake ink to get a motley effect on the wall and then using the same branch and flowers placed them in a small photo frame.

Such a great little frame to using with some of the Stampin’ Up! projects, as you can see in my photo.  Hope you like them.

I then moved onto the next orchid design in this set, wow can you believe you get so many flower sets in one stamp.

For this card I used Whisper White Cardstock, stamping down with the Berry Burst Ink, using a dabber to color each petal using Power Pink Ink, before cutting them out with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

I used the Petal Burst Embossing folder to give the white a background before attaching it to Berry Burst Card base.


Thanks for visiting and now your off to see what Kristal Rimmer has in store for you


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Here is a list of participants, if your lost your way.

Blog hop participants:

1. Josie Dean

2. Nicole Wilson

3. Carolina Evans

4. Kim Oliver

5. Sandra Mastello

6. Lou Kitzelman

7. Kelly Kent

8. Cheryl Algie

9. Rebecca Scurr

10. Sharon Dalton

11. Leonie Schroder

12. Monique Fielder

13. Courtenay Heuston

14. Terri Hawke

15. Barbara Williams 

16. Kristel Rimmer

17. Maree McIntosh

18. Kathryn Ruddick

19. Rosalie Desmond

20. Linda Whalley

21. Amity Knight

22. Peta Stephen

23. Megan Lenske

24. Richelle Fletcher

25. Carly Middleton


Bloghop 59

Welcome everyone, I am rather all over the place at the moment, two weeks home and still trying to get into some sort of order, especially with my stamping.

If you have arrived from another blog, its most likely my good friend Maree, although I don’t seem to have heard from her very much lately, maybe she is off stamping to her hearts content.

Here is our design for this week, I loved it and knew straight away which set I was going to use.

I loved the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and thought that they would be great for this design,

I just love all the new stamps, dies and embossing folders, in this case I used the Pinewood Planks and sponged it with Shara Sand ink on Crumb Cake, wanted it to look like wood.  I mounted this onto a piece of Fresh Fig cardstock (love the new colors), and trimmed to a fine border.  Mounted then onto a Crumb Cake Cardstock.


I used the Fresh Fig to cut out two leaved and then using the outline leaved cut out two leaves in the Lemon Lime Twist, the centre leave I stamped (Colorful Seasons Stamp set) on the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock with the same color cardstock then cut them out with the die.

All were then mounted onto a piece of the color theory designer services paper stack which had been mounted onto a piece of whisper white cardstock and trimmed with a fine border.

Next your off to check out what Teneale has made for you.