Birthday Blast

star-2A card recently made in my weekly class, its called Birthday Blast.  What a fun card it was to create, had lots of embossing and then topped it with the Star Blast Edgelits Dies.

I used the lovely Emerald Green as the main color along with our very beautiful Whisper White.



Bloghop 50 wow

Barbara Williams

Welcome to the 50th Inkspired Artists Blog Hop, Wow you say a big Salebration time wouldn’t you say?  If your just started with me, welcome.  You may have started at another blogger and jumped to me from Maree and I wonder what she has made for us.  Its always great to hop around and see what your other colleagues have made.

Here is a copy of our sketch below that Teneale has made for us.

bloghop-50When I looked at this sketch straight away I thought a flower instead of heart.  I choose to use the Oh So Succulent Bundle, love love love it.  Then because of the layering thought, Succulent Garden Designer Series Papers, they are so so pretty.

I also choose to use the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, if you haven’t seen it, get your demonstrator to show you.  I used this for the white background on my card to give nice texture.  I used the reverse side and you can see how great it looks.

Barbara Williams Oh So Succulent

I used Mint Maccaron as my cardbase and used the Sweet Sugarplum for the flower.

Hope you like my card and now lets hop around and see what the others have made for you, beginning with Teneale.

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Don’t forget to leave a comment, we all love them.








4th Saturday Monthly Event

Barbara WilliamsOn Saturday 28th January at 1.30 I am holding my regular Saturday Cardmaking class, these are two of the cards that we will be making as well as beautiful card using the Dragon Fly Dreams stamp set.  It’s a nice relaxing afternoon, where common like people come together to chat and stamp.

You need to bring your own basic tools including double-sided tape, foam tape and liquid glue if that’s your favourite.

Bookings are essential, please ring me on 0416089239 or email to secure your spot.



Bloghop 49

Welcome to this fortnight Inkspired Artist Bloghop 49.  Just a small group this week, everyone is trying to get the families settled and back to school.

If your come for another blog, its most likely Maree who is much more organised than me and had hers made before now.  Cannot wait to see what she has done.

bloghop-49Me being me never look at the sketch properly and went ahead and made my card, then decided to go check the sketch again, and guess what, I had made landscape instead of square, so had to go and remake…………………then I missed that it had an outline above the sentiment.  I am just the worst, lets say its my eye sight instead of age………lol


bloghop-49-mum-line-1So should we just go and check it out, right.

I choose the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper which is just beautiful with its foil sheet, which I have used.  There is also Washi Tape, which I used under the whisper white greeting….. and a strip of Daffodil Delight as well.


I embossed the greeting which is form the new Occasions Catalogue called Birthday Blast.

Who has friends that you have kept in contact with since Kindergarten?  Well I have many long friends, but not dating back 65 years…………  I have made this for my dear friend Betty, who I meet in Kindy and when through school and she is having her birthday in 3 days time.  Even more exciting is that I am going to spend the weekend with her and her husband in Cowra in 3 weeks time.  I am sure she will just love this card, don’t you?

Now your off to check out what lissa has in store for us today.  I know she has been super busy, so let’s go see.

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Bloghop 48

Wow 2017 already, what an exciting year this is going to be for me as I am of traveling in May and June visiting Spain Portugal and Rome as well as a Mediterranean Cruise. How exciting is that?

Another excited thing is that Salebration and a New Occasions Catalogue was just launched last week. So as this is the first back and I think some of the girls have forgotten, anyway lets see who is around. Its Bloghop 48 and if your come from another blog its most likely Maree McIntosh –   


Lets go see what I have come up with, I wanted to somehow incorporate the use of the stamps from the Occassions Catalouge, so choose to use the Nailed Bundle, this is sold with stamps and dies as a bundle.  I am in love with it as my ladies always say that its hard to make male cards.


I used the paper out of the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Washi Tape from the same series.  An there is a new Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, just fantastic.

bloghop48-3-3I coloured the tools with some ink and my aqua painter, giving them a more realistic look and mounted them on a piece of card stock that had been run through the bigshot.


On the inside just put a happy birthday greeting and a little spanner to finish it off.

Hope you enjoy them, don’t for get to leave a comment, we all love to know that your seen our work, thanks

Next your off to see what Lissa has made for you, I am sure your going to love it.

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Occasions Catalogue Invitation

Can you believe it is the start of 2017? That can only mean one thing – it’s Saleabration time!


On Saturday 7th January at 1.30pm, Teneale and I are holding an open house for you and to enable you to bring a friend to see all the great new stamps and accessories that are now available in the Occasions Catalogue as well as the Saleabration Stamps and Papers which you can earn


You will be making 3 projects and there is a small gift for everyone that attends, why not bring a friend, we all know what fun it is to stamp with friends.

Please RSVP by the 6th January so I can have your packs prepared for you.


DATE: Saturday 7th January 2017

Drop in between 1.30pm and 4pm

Location: Old Mt Druitt

(full address on RSVP)


Discover and use new products at our three creative play stations, view the latest products, enjoy light afternoon refreshments and don’t forget to take home the latest holiday catalogue.


RSVP: Barbara Williams 0416 089 239

Email: by 6 January 2017  


INKspired Artist Bloghop 47

InkSpired Artists Blog Hop 47

Welcome to the last Bloghop for 2016, I know its flown so quickly and if your like me so much has happened through the year.  I am rather peachy now, hopefully with now more scares or hospital for me.

Or you might have come from Maree’s site, I wonder what she has in store for us.

Now look and see what miss Teneale has in store for you today.

I loved the sketch and knew straight away what I would be creating, I have to admit I left it to today and I went shopping before coming home to do it.  Actually I also went visiting…………..naughty me.BlogHop 47 just peachy

I used the Fruit Stand Designer Series papers and decided to go with the Peach as it reflected health to me.  See I am just peachy……….lol.  Thought of this as a nice little card to send off to someone who you haven’t spoken to in a while.

I have said I love Christmas, but think I have made enough Christmas cards for this year.

My the way, the greeting is out of the Tin of Cards Stamp set.

Now your off to see what miss Teneale has in store for you.


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