INKspired Artist Blog Hop 21

Week 21 of the INKspired Stampers Blog Hop, who enjoys seeing what we have created?  Please leave a message if you do as we love messages.  I must say I am a little inquisitive as to what Miss Teneale is going to come up with.

However this is the design that we have to work on this week, well to me it’s a tag, now what to do with a tag when I really needed a Christening Card.

Barbara Williams Inkspired Blog Hop 21

Now this is the gorgeous little 3rd generation Niece (Indie Sage) that I needed to make the card for her Christening today, isn’t she just so cute, her mother  (Melissa, second gen Niece) is as well, and her mum (Julie, first gen Niece) and her mum (Ann, my baby sister), you can guess, its a pretty big deal and I am so proud of the whole lot of them.  So will we now go and see what I have done with the Tag…………………cannot get past it being Tag……………..or can I???????


Indie Sage

I don’t know how you decide to make your card, but for me I always decide on my color first, this time I choose a Sage like colour as her name is Indiana Sage.  After being firm on that I then looked a papers I could use to put my Tag onto, it starting to look a little like my card will be coming together, a bit like a family………….lol


Barbara Williams

By TAG, I think I got it, don’t you?  I made my tag, thought I was just a tad plan so made another one to go behind the white one, then used a small piece of the new lace to go through the top of and tied it off the white string.  Beautiful, all that’s missing is a Cross on the tag, there’s that word again.


Barbara Williams Christening Card


I love what my card has ended up looking like and never again should I whine about a design.  Lets have a quick look at the inside of the card before I send you off to the next blog.

Barbara Williams

Off now to the very talented and fabulous Kabrina wonder what she has been up this week.

INKspired next blog


Here is the list of what I used to create my Christening Card, you can purchase this from my shop by clicking onto the items.



Supply List

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Happy Birthday

Have you used the new Dahlia Stamp Set, is great for a simple clean elegant card, I stamped mine in Pink Pirouette on Whisper White Cardstock and trimmed with the beautiful Sahara Sand Lace.

I used the Hostess Set called “Happy Birthday Everyone” I love this Happy Birthday and am sure you will too.  Want to know how you can get one?

I am happy to help you earn one as you.

   Happy Birthday

Vintage Leaves

Promised I would be back with more leaves for you, I am loving this stamp set and am sure you will also, be warned I do have more.


Barbara Williams Yellow Leafs embossing shot


If you remember my other post of leaves I stamped on Black with the Clear Embossing Power, well this time I just used a Gold Embossing power  don’t forget to use a Embossing Buddy to swipe over your card stock before you use your versamark to emboss.  Then took a sponge and sponged area’s of the card front, starting with More Mustard (retired), Old Olive and Cajun Craze and finally Always Artichoke on the leaves.

The spots were added by using the Sheltering Tree stamp set and inking up the blossoms that go on the tree, in Early Espresso.  Love that Sheltering Tree set.

Barbara Williams Yellow Leafs front

My card base was using More Mustard Cardstock and Whisper White card front.  I stamped out 3 leaves in More Mustard and Old Olive and cut them out using the dies that match.  I also cut out a leaf in the More Mustard and stamped a sentiment onto it in Memento Black Ink.

Barbara Williams Yellow Leafs inside

Just a simple stamping on the inside of the card to finish it off.


INKspired Artist Blog Hop 20

Week twenty, hard to believe that we have been hoping our way around the bloghop for over 40 weeks…………… now where has the time you ask? I for one don’t know. Anyway to celebrate the 20th Bloghop, Teneale  has kindly offered a stamp set to a luck blogger who comments on all blogs, so make sure you make the rounds and comment on each and every blog.  It will be drawn on the 19th July, so make sure your left all comments by that day.

Comment Prize


Now this is our sketch for this week, I have to say, I did battle, couldn’t commit to a stamp set, then couldn’t decide on the colours or background for my base card. Anyway let’s go see what I have come up with.

Week 20 Sketch


I chose to use the Birthday Blossoms stamp set , love the sayings on it, like “a day all about you”, “The best day Ever” a beautiful happy birthday and have a beautiful birthday.  Now how nice are they.

Barbara Williams

I loved the details of ribbon for my strips, and the attached lace.  Now to show the whole card……….enjoy

 Barbara Williams Hop20
I choose to use Sahara Sand card front and the base I used Pear Papazz cardstock and stamped on Whisper White.

Now for a little look inside I have just kept it very simple with the birthday greeting and a little bit of the stamp.

INK 20 inside

I wonder what Kabrina has in store for us, that girl is just amazing and I just love to see what she has come up with for you this week.

INKspired next blog

Here is a list of items used when producing this card. Should you wish to buy any of them by clicking on them it will take you directly into my shop and allow you to purchase on-line.

Elegant Leafs


“What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

If you have just started the Bloghop, welcome or maybe you have come from Kathryn Ruddick, please work your way around all the blogs and please leave a message, we love comments.
This is the card I am showcasing for you today.  Enjoy

Barbara Williams Black

I am in love with the Vintage Leaves and the Leaflets Frames and wanted to use them for my card, I do hope you like them.

To make this card I used Black Cardstock for my base and the main card.  Using Versamark stamped randomly over my base, then applied clear embossing powder to embosse, this gave it the lovely shinny effect.  I then used a thin strip of the Corrugated Paper to add to the front of the card.  You can use this in place of ribbon, I for one cannot do bows so tend to steer away from ribbons.

I then used 3 different stamps and inked each one up with different greens.  In this card I used Old Olive, Wild Wasabi and Always Artichoke, after stamping them, I cut with out using the thinltts.  Don’t you just love that Stampin’ Up! have bought out lots of thinlits that allow you to quickly cut out your images.  I then sponged around the leaf to take away that white line and make them appear more real.  These were tired together with a piece of twine and attached to the front of the card.

I then used a piece of Craft Cardstock to cut out the greeting from the Greeting Thinlits.  What do you think?  looks good doesn’t it and such a petite greeting, this was attached using Glue Dots, I just love these dots.

 Barbara Williams black front

 I do hope enjoy this blog hop of the new catalogue and find some inspiration.  Please drop back again as I have more cards using this fabulous set of stamps and dies, that might just give you an inspiration to make some yourself.

Now your off to see what Cherie has in store for us.


Blog Hop Next Button 2015 Catalogue

Here is the list of all participants and the link that will take you to their blog.

Barbara Williams {That’s me}

Cherie Davies

Chloe Evans

Rachael Lewsley

Libby Dyson

Keryn Campbell

Rochelle Blok

Liv Ingle

Lou Kitzelman

Jackie Noble

Monique Fielder

Ria Kaire

Courtenay Heuston

Richelle Fletcher

Kelly Kent

Andrea Buckland

Narelle Fasulo

Leonie Schroder

Pauline Bennetts

Kathryn Ruddick