Inspired Artist Blog Hop 71

Welcome, not sure if your just starting here at my blog or you have come from Renee, either way, welcome we are glad to have you come and check out this weeks hop.

You know when you see something and think I don’t need that.  This had been my initial reaction to the Myths & Magic Stamp Set and the Formalist in the new occasions catalogue, so I didn’t buy them.

It so happened that my upline and dear daughter thought Hey mum could do something great with these and she bought for me the bundle along with the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper.

So I decided that these little mystical people would look great on this sketch, thus I stamped out a page of different one and sat for the day on Saturday and colored them with my Blendies, now if you don’t own any, you need to at least try them at some time.

I then took some of my little pieces that I had cut out and started playing with some of the papers to see what went with what, thus this was how I choose this paper, is very magical in itself, beautiful and sparkly.

As they are so cute, I when and looked at another one and started to put him together, hope you like this one too

Here he is, so cute, and I am now in love with these little bundle.

I suppose we should often be open to what we do and do not like, now this is my favourite one and its just so much fun to color.

My ladies are in for a great class this week, as we will do one of them on Friday class and the other on Saturday class.

Please leave a comment we all love comments.

Now of to see what Teneale has made for us.




ESAD 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration blog hop

Who is excited with the release of the new Occasions Catalogue, if you don’t have yours, don’t forget to ask your demonstrator for one.  Your going to love all the new stuff that you just have to have, right?

I am pleased to be playing with the lovely group of stamps who belong to a group called ESAD, you may have come from  Megan Lenske  and I wonder what she has for us.  You can read about ESAD at the bottom of my page as I know you just want to see what we have done for you.  Please hope around everyone and your going to be surprised and delighted at some of the projects.

So my choice was the Cozy Cottage, you can earn it when you host a workshop of 250.00 or more, isn’t that cool?  I love the charm of the little cottage and colored it in with my Blendies (Alcohol Markers) you can also use your reinkers and a aqua pen, your going to get the same effect.

Not happy with just doing one, no I was having so much fun I did more, no I have to tell the truth, this was my first one.

See the whole stamp set, giving a lovely country cottage, flowers and all.

Did I say Flowers, well I did get a little carried away and moved onto more flowers.

Now if my eldest daughter saw this card, she would go, mmmmmmmm, I would go don’t you like it and she would say,”but a flower is a flower, they all look the same”…………..poor me.

and here is the inside, yes again flowers.

Opps what about the inside of the cozy cottage, card here it is.

and the second card of the cozy cottage.

Hope that you have enjoyed my cards and now your off to see what Peta  has made for you.


Blog Hop Participant List

1. Cheryl Algie

2. Nicole Wilson

3. Amity Knight

4. Sharon Dalton

5. Lou Kitzelman

6. Carly Middleton

7. Kelly Kent

8. Kim Oliver

9. Ellen Woodbridge

10. Fi Cobbin

11. Megan Lenske

12. Barbara Williams

13. Peta Stephen

14. Maree McIntosh

15. Delys Cram

16. Renee Lynch

17. Monique Fielder

18. Cathy Pinchbeck

19. Courtenay Heuston

20. Leonie Schroder

21. Libby Dyson

22. Rachael Lewsley

23. Jessie Holton



Inkspired Artists Blog Hop

 Hedgehugs Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Hello, 2018. I can not believe how fast 2017 went. I trust you had a delightful Christmas and new year, mine was wonderful and spent with my loving family.   A new year brings a new catalogue called the Occasions from Stampin’ Up!, I felt it was only right to use new product in my first post of the year and I decided upon a stamp set called Hedgehugs.

I am also joining in the first INKspired blog hop of the year, Teneale designs a sketch for us to take inspiration from and you can see the sketch above. I changed it up a little by moving the star/shape to the right of the card as it fitted better.

 Hedgehugs Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

And a shot of the inside.

 Hedgehugs Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by. Now hop over to Teneale and see what she has created for this week.





12 Weeks of Christmas

12 Weeks of Christmas With Barbara and Teneale Williams

Well week twelve has arrived and this will be our last post for this year………….even though I have sometimes complained about having to think of a design, now I can complain that I miss it.

We decided to focus on the main catalogue and use a Christmas stamp set, for me I had bought and never used Nature Sings, so off the shelf it came.

What a great stamp set, whilst its marketed as Christmas, I can see it being used for masculine Birthday/thinking of you card.

I want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Thanks for hopping along with Teneale and I.


Now it is time to head over to see what Teneale has created.

12 Weeks of Christmas Part 11

12 Weeks of Christmas With Barbara and Teneale Williams

Boy how the weeks have gone, just one more post after this one.  I have enjoyed it, even if some weeks I was stretched with John in and out of hospital and doctors.

This week we decided to use the little Musical Season Bundle, which is retiring on the 2 January 2018.  Its such a versatile little set, so am sad to see it go.

I used soft Suede Cardstock and ink and embossing on some of the instruments.  Hope you like it and see you next week.


Head over to see what Teneale has created using Musical Season Bundle.


INKspired Blog Hop 69

Hi and welcome to our last hop for the year, sad you say?  Well we will be back in the new year.  If your just landed here, your most likely came from my friend Maree and I wonder what she has made for us.I took the easy way out by deciding I would use some of this yummy papers.  The first that sprung to mind was the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper.


Now what do we all do at Christmas, Eat Drin and be Merry.


Now off to see what Teneale has made for us.




12 Weeks of Christmas part 10

12 Weeks of Christmas With Barbara and Teneale Williams
Welcome to Week 10, or part 10 of my bouncing around with Teneale, I apologise for being late tonight.  Its my eldest Grand daughters birthday and I forgot about the hop.

By Barbara Williams | Stampin' Up! Feeling of Christmas

Feeling of Christmas, well I am definitely feeling this, I cannot tell you how disorganised I am, with what 2 weeks to go.
By Barbara Williams | Stampin' Up! Feeling of Christmas

By Barbara Williams | Stampin' Up! Feeling of Christmas

Hope your enjoyed our little game, its definitely made us think and extend our imagination.


Head over to see what Teneale has created using Feeling of Christmas