Colourful Congrats

Hello and welcome to the Colorful Congratulations BlogHop.  I think this was one of the easiest ones that we have been given to do, I did however get told, it’s got to be Congratulations not happy birthday……lol

Colorful Congratulations

I loved the bright colours and decided that I would be using Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink and Granny Apple Green and i thought I two step stamp will be fantastic to enable me to mix the colors.


I choose to use the Art Gallery, which is a 2-step stamp set and just perfect to get a quick card if your pushed for time.

For the inside, I just stamped the flower.

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


Cottage Rose

Welcome to the INKspired blog hop for September,  Teneale has given us a colour challenge. 

I have used Polished Pink, Fresh Fressia and Pear Pizzazz.

The stamp set I have used is Cottage Garden, I have stamped it on watercolour paper and used re-inkers to colour the flower.

Inside the card.

Next up is my daughter, Teneale


Blog Hop Challenge 154

Welcome to our monthly blog.  This month its a sketch as seen below.


I choose to use the Candy Canes out of the Sweetest Christmas Suite, which had two different bundle in the suite, i choose to use The Sweet Candy Canes Bundle.  I used the Sweet Sorbet and Parakeet Party as my main colors.

I stamped two of the candles and the other one i used my good old trusty Stamp N Write Markers.    When cutting out the candles i cut an extra two for each candle to give it some height.


Gold embossed the greeting and then mounted it on a piece of Parakeet cardstock



Now its off to see what Teneale has made for you.


Christmas in July Blog Hop

Santa’s Delivery

Hello and welcome to a long overdue bloghop. I hop you like what we have come up with after some of us being sick with Covid. Our theme is Christmas in July and there are many great sets in the new mini catalogue to choose from.

I choose to use the Santa’s Delivery Bundle, which comes with the stamps and dies, there is also papers to match, some of which you can use the dies to cut out.

I SORRY, so long since i blogged and i think WordPress have changed some of the functions, but i am going to preserver.

lovely simple card using just the designer paper panel and mounting it to the reverside of the page, mounted on Evening Evergreen.

For the inside I had a cute little penquin which i though is so cute and needs his own page as he looks so happy, added a strip of the paper at the bottom.

No this is my most favorite card, i use the blends to color him and desinger paper of trees in the background.

Using one of the greetings i stamped the main base of the card then attached Very vanilia cardstock with the tree paper out of the Rings of love Designer Series papers from the Sale A Bration cattie.

Next i attached the train and attachments that i had colored with the blends.

For the inside i put dear old Santa, merry Christmas. Hope you enjoy it.

Next lets go see what Teneale has made for you, your going to love it.


Monthly cardmaking class

Hello, hope everyone is keeping warm on these cold days. Winter makes such a perfect excuse to craft.  Did you know that Teneale and I run a monthly card class where you make 4 cards and get a share of designer papers and some card bases to take home and keep creating,

This month we are using the Awash in Beauty Suite, the papers are beautifully designed and work well on their own if you’re after a quick card or two. 

We will be holding a Saturday class on Saturday 25th June.   First class at 10am and second class at 2pm. 

Booking and Payment ($30.00) due on the payment due by Wednesday 15th into a nominated bank account to secure your place.

They used to be held in the Creative Spirit Centre in Minchinbury, as it close its now moved to my home.

Please email me at stampingbarb@gmail if your interested.

Rogue Stamping fun

Am at day three of a on line Crafter Class Spring 2022, tomorrow will be the last day. Thought you might like to take a look at some of the cards with techniques I have made.

This was an interesting concept, cannot say its my favourite one as it had lots of paper piercing in it. I lost some of my bits and had to do two and three cuts of the flowers to get them right. Teneale would have loved it.

Using a die as dies are intended, following in is another use of this die
Embossing & Inking with Dies.
Die embossing on a piece of water color paper from my stash. I rather like the cracked look of the raised images.

Day 2 No-line Floral Card

Teneales Favorite one, more like her style.
The flowers are water colored, one tip, you need very fine brush’s to make them look realistic. #loveAltenew #AltnewAccademy
Inside of the card using the beautiful forage.
Another use of the Dies with the famous stripy bits.

Hopefully be back tomorrow with days 3 and 4. #altenew #altenewAcademy

Thank you for checking out my blog. If you like these please leave me a comment.

BlogHop 152

Color Challenge

Hello and welcome to the last bloghop for this year, what a year its been. This week is a color challenge and boy was it a challenge, the colors where bright and maybe not my favorite ones.

Anyway I am actually happy with my card, so they must not have been too bad………………

I used the Watercolor Shapes stamp set, its got big bold circle in it, which was perfect for the colors what we had to work with.

For the sentiment i choose the

I used the Ornate Layers die to cut out the card top and then even through you cannot see it I cut stripy bits of cardstock and adhesive to a piece of cardstock. Now this wasn’t exactly what i was expecting it to look like, i forgot that the dies are made for American measurements, not Australian, annoying.

I just carried on with stamped images inside the card.

Lets go see what Katrina has made for us, I am excited to see what she has made for us.


Evergreen elegance

12 Weeks of Christmas

This is one of my most favorite stamp sets, i stamped it in with Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Mint Macaron.

Used designer paper for the side and mounted my stamped image onto Evening Evergreen card base.

Simply put a piece of designer paper along the bottom and a medium size tree on the inside.

For this card I stamped on a small panel, attached to Evening Evergreen and trimmed.

Now lets see what Teneale has made for you.

Blog Hop 151

Hi and welcome to BlogHop 151 of the InkSpired Artists.

This is our sketch for this week.

Let’s see what I have come up with, I used the Evergreen Elegance stamp set, it’s in your main cattie on page 91.

I think that sums it up, it’s the best time of the year. I used the colours of Evening Evergreen, which I might add I had said I didn’t like. Now it’s my green for Christmas.

I used the strip to the side from the Tidings of Christmas, page 133 of the main cattie. The main front was embossed with the leaves from the Wintery 3d, it’s one of two folders in the set from page 155 of the main cattie.

Again inside was just the designer paper and a sentiment.

Now your off to see what the very talented Julie Martin has done for you.