INKspired artist blog hop 23

Welcome to yet another blog hop and lets hope I am organised like I was last time, well a little anyway for blog hop 23, only two more to go and we have been at this for a year.  If you have just landed here you have come from the super talented Narelle Macey.

So now lets see what the Teneale has given us to work with this week?  Quite an interesting design, don’t you think?  Come and see what I have done.

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I decided to use one of the stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalouge being launched on the 1st September and boy are you going to love it.  They have really given us lots of great Christmas suites to get our creative juices flowing.  The set I chose is called Reason for the Season, which also comes with a punch so that if you choose you can punch it out to do the layers.  I however choose to fussy cut mine…………………be on the look out for a upgraded card…………lol

Wrong greeting details
Who doesn’t get red everywhere when they are stamping, let me warn you that I had red everywhere however if you look at the card, we needed to have a bit of any over the top puddle, well my puddle turned into a splatter with the gorgeous grunge which soon took.

Barbara Williams

I particularly love the new embossing folder, which I used upside down, but then hey I can at my age.  I hope you enjoy it.

For the inside I kept it very simple and just used the sentiment that comes with the stamp set, “Jesus is the Reason for the Season”  Really resonates with me and sometimes people become so fixed on what’s in it for me, they forget what the reason for this season is.


Barbara Williams

Next up is the super amazing Katrina, I wonder what she has up her sleeve for us this week.

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INKspired artist blog hop 22

Hello everyone, isn’t it nice that the days are lasting longer, I no longer walk out of work into the darkness, although the nights are rather chilly. The days roll along and we are now at work 22 of our blogging Journey and I wonder what Teneale has in store for you this week.


Blog Ho[p 22

I have thought of using the work Remember out of one of the stamp sets, but decided as it would be a perfect fit for this sketch that I should extend myself a little more and my hand automatically reached for my very favourite stamp set Vintage Leaves.

And I am sure I have nailed it, love the old olive with Pear Pazziz on my leaf and don’t you just love the little wooden word and leaf.


What do you think, because it’s a woody type of card, I started with the wood grain embossing folder, one of my favourite ones, however on this occasion I used the reverse side of the pattern so it wasn’t as grainy. I then used some designer series paper out of the Farmers Market Designer Series papers.  Love Burlap and so that was one that I knew I would use.

As the sketch needed a sentiment, which was the focal point of this hop, I choose the Expressions Natural Elements.  there are three different ones, thanks, celebrate and Congrats.  I choose the Congrats as it can be used for any occasion.  You will notice a little wooden leaf on the corner, that is in the new seasonal catalogue due for release in September.    We really need to move past every card saying happy birthday.   I know my ladies now are happy to use lots of different greetings and then hand write in the card their message to reflect the event.

And no card is complete without the inside, so here we go.

Barbara Williams


Now off to see what Kabrina has created for us.


Here is a list of what I have used to create my card, should you wish to make it. Now we all know that as crafters we do not need everything and we can often substitute some of the items. But I am sure that your going to want my leaves as I have used them lots and am not finished using them as yet.

If you click on the leaves, it will take you straight to my shop. Happy shopping. Bye for now.


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