INKspired Blog Hop 10

Wow, can you believe yet another fortnight has rolled by, feels like it was only yesterday that we did our last hop.  If you have landed here, you have most likely come from the very talented Teneale Williams

Below is the sketch we were given to work with. Can I tell you, she is a hard act to follow and as she calls me Mumma Bear, well I can tell you Mumma Bear didn’t follow the sketch all that well and was sent to the corner until she got it write. lol

It was quite a difficult design and took me a little while to get my head around it.

Sketch 10

Come and see what you think.  I changed the star for an oval and the lace was the thin strip underneath the strip of which I scalloped instead of straight edges.

BlogHop 10 one

Once again I used my Blendabilities to colour the blossom out of the Indescribable Gift stamp set which is new in the new catalogue. Enjoy.

Moving forward, you are now off to visit the work of the new and up coming talented Janelle Taylor

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INKspired Blog Hop Sketch 9

Welcome to the INKspired Blog Hop 9, the very first of this year. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. This year I spend the day with my baby sister and here family of 3 generations. For me this was Sister, Nieces nephew and their partners, great niece and her partner and Great Great Niece.

Here is this weeks challenge and if your come here from another blogger its most likely from Teneale Williams.

This is the Sketch we had to work with, I do hope you like what I am about to show you as my slant on this sketch.

Sketch 9

My choice of stamp set was from the new Occasions Catalogue, just released on the 6 January to 2 June 2015, I just love it.  There are so many gorgeous things to make in it.  I choose to use the beautiful stamp set on page 22 called “Sheltering Tree”  I can relate to this as I often feel like I am the tree that shelters everyone.  Anyway its a fun stamp set and I had a great time making it.

My ladies on Friday got to make this card………… bit sneaky really isn’t it, they make it before you got to see it.  It was interesting as they all changed the layout of their cards and we had 10 different versions of this image.

Sheltering Tree by Barbara Williams
Sheltering Tree by Barbara Williams

I used makers to colour the leaves, as this is a two step stamp set, we were able to stamp down the tree trunk first (must say, even the tree trunk is great on its own) we then coloured the leaves and stamped onto the tree.  Added a swing for a free spirit and then cut it into four to work within my sketch.  I used a strip along the bottom with the words “Friendship is a Sheltering tree” such a great stamp greeting to put on a card to that special friend.   .


Blog Hop 9 inside

I added the phase inside that said “thinking of you”, now how nice is that.  I do hope your enjoyed my card this week.

Now with great pleasure I am going to send you to Janelle Taylor, I just love Janelle’s work and when she comes to team training she always brings some great cards to show, so lets see what she has for you this week.

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Sale a Bration Cattie

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Occasions 2015 300 pix


Who is excited to have their hands on the new Cattie and the Sale a Bration Cattie.  I am happy to send you a copy or you can click the picture and browse the catalogue on line. Lots of exciting new products, one of which I will be using for my Blog Hop on Sunday morning. Alternatively, did you know I run a lovely little friendly class on a Friday morning in Minchinbury and your more then welcome to contact me for details.

I am going to use the Stamp Set called Sheltering Tree, you will know why when you see it. Gorgeous is what it is.