Welcome again to the INKspired Sketch Blog Hop no 6, can you believe how quickly the weeks have rolled along.  If you have landed on this hop you have most likely came from the baby of our team, the fabulous Renee



I find it hard to believe that it is only 25 days to Christmas and how quickly they are rolling along.  With that in mind, I sincerely hope that you might find some inspiration in my card that I have made for the challenge.  Please see the challenge design below.  Enjoy

Sunday 30 November 2014

Here is my spin on the challenge that made using the Ornamental Pine stamp set, I do hope you like it and don’t forget to leave a comment, we love comments.

Ornamental Pine - INKspired Blog Hop 6

I choose this stamp set as its super easy to use, you can produce lots of different designs using it, making a very versatile set if you’re on a tight budget.  (aren’t we all)

Firstly I stamped the ornament Pine branch in Versa Mark the embossed using Smokey Slate embossing power as i wanted to have a softer look to the branches.  Thing that was achieved, don’t  you?

The paper I chose was from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack down the side mounted onto Whisper White cardstock, then mounted onto Pool Party cardstock, finely trimmed to fit the front of my card.

The next part of the design was circle in the bottom right hand side with the addition of an accent to the left and to the right, is the right hand side was a star.  But hey it doesn’t have to be a star, could be whatever you want to do, what do you think?  Can you see how I incorporated my accent? Using the sentiment that comes with the set, I was able to emboss it with the Silver embossing power to give it a little pop.  you will notice that I carried of the Designer series paper here.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s card and get some inspiration to start creating some wonderful Christmas Cards.

Remember if you would like to purchase any of the items that I have used on my card, you can simply click on the picture of the item below and it will take you to my secure online store where you can order straight away .


Next blog to visit is Kabrina Piirlaid


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Here are the items I have used in my project.


Another Christmas Flurry

By Barbara Williams | Festive Flurry Christmas Wishes

Been having great fun with the Festive Flurry stamp set from past year.  This is another card made in my class last week, the ladies love them.

Sorry that you cannot buy this set any more, however I am sure that there are may of you that have your own set and this might just inspire you.

The card stock is Pool Party and the inks are Pool Party and Smokey Slate. Beautiful combination.

Now if you really like this stamp set, you can purchase a digital image from my shop.  Just click on the image below and it will take you directly into my shop where you can purchase it.  So easy.

Ornamental Pine Special

Ornamental pine

Christmas is just around the corner, who is excited?  I think this is the first year that I have been organised, the tree is up and I have even wrapped a couple of the presents for the little ones.

I have been busy creating some cards for my ladies in class, this was one that we did a couple of weeks ago.  Thought it appropriate to show you as the gorgeous star burst framelits are on special in the clearance rack this week.

Should wish to purchase any of them please contact me or go directly to my online shop by clicking the item your wanting to purchase.  It will be shipped directly to you.


Hi again, I really appreciate you coming to check out this week’s challenge and i have to say they certainly go very quickly and  if your landed on here, you have most likely come from Teneale Williams- and this is our fifth Blog Hop for the INKspired Sketch Blog Hop Team.  I know you will have enjoyed her card as much as we do.

Our challenge was to produce a card using the design below.

sunday 16 November sketch

Here is my spin on the challenge that I loved doing, hope you do also.

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I choose to use the Sweetbriar Rose single stamp set, colouring the stem of flowers with Pumpkin Pie Blendabilies along with Old Olive.  This was then nestled into an oval shape, which I had cut using my oval framelits and using my diagonal embossing folder created a texture on the page, I then used Daffodil delight ribbon to form the panel at the bottom and using my diamonials attached to a rectangle of Whisper White Cardstock before attaching to Old Olive card base.

I then stamped part of the stamp set on the inside and again coloured with my blendablities.  Just loving them, takes me back to when I went to school………………

Colouring in, takes me back to my childhood memories and how I had wanted to be a teacher.  Maybe now I am actually fulfilling ambition to do that by teaching cardmaking.  You never know.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s card and get some inspiration to start creating one just the same.

Remember if you would like to purchase any of the items that I have used on my card, you can simply click on the picture of the item below and it will take you to my secure online store where you can order straight away .


Next blog to visit is Cherie Davies-INKspired next blog


If you would like to purchase any of the products used in my project, you can order any of the products used here by clicking on the item and being taken straight to my shop to buy online.


Supply List

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Clearance Rack 12 November

Hello, not sure if anyone is interested in what is on sale this week in the Clearance Rack of Stampin’ Up!

If there is something that would like to purchase you can link on it and be taken to my on line shopping card.


Love Paris and Dream

Love ParisDo you ever look back at some of your cards and think, gee that was a great card.  Oh and shock I never shared it?

This is one of them cards, I had originally done it for a display for someone and then forgot about it.  Though I should share it with all in blog world.

You can buy the stamp set in either wood, clear of MDS, see below.


Birthday Wishes

Scalloped Birthday

I love the Striped Scallop die and the effect and dimentions that it adds to my card, perfect to hold soem flowers off don’t you think?  Just a little hint when using your Striped Scallop die, put some greaseproof paper between your die and the cardstock, with such intricite dies, its often harder to remove the cardstock from the die.

I stamped some flowers out in Cherry Cobbler using the Beautiful Bunch and Flower Shop, then inking up Petite Petals in Blushing Bride.  Such a easy and quick card to make.