Blooming Birthday

Don’t you just love the warmer weather, yet not so hot. Perfect time to think of the garden and whats better than gardening……………..well for some of us that is then stamping a bright and cheery Birthday Card. Hope you find this card inspiring and might consider making one yourself.




I love bright colours especially Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo and touched with lighter shades of colour.  I have tried to include a list of items used and colours.  Enjoy


INKspired Artists First Birthday

Welcome to our 25 Bloghop, can you believe it we have been blogging for 1 year this month and in my house there is another celebration and that is I have been with Stampin’ Up! for 5 years in September.

To celebrate our leader, Teneale is offering a prize to a lucky commenter, to be in the running to receive the stamp set you must go and comment on all blogs……………… no favourites, just every one of us.

Barbara Williams

Now how wouldn’t want to win a cool stamp set?   Our challenge this week is to use the sketch below and produce a birthday card, go check out what I have made and don’t forget to hop around to all others.

1 year Birthday Hop

I choose to use Mint Macaron and Elegant Eggplant as my colours and the gorgeous Awesomely Artistic Stamp set and the words come from the  Circle of Spring stamp set.

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My original thought had been I would water-colour the flower and for some reason used whisper white to stamp onto and they got my aqua painter out.  Big mistake, as I hadn’t used the new black or grey Archival ink, instead using the Elegant Eggplant, I had my ink flowing across my page.  Then decided maybe vellum was the away to go.  I have to admit I had procrastinated for hours so time was running out and bed was calling.

Cutting a good story short, here is my finished card, hope you like it.

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Next is the very talented Kabrina who always does a wow.

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Should you wish to purchase any of the materials I have used in my card, here is a list below.

2015 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Esad Blog Hop

ESAD Info Holiday 2015

If you have just started the Bloghop, welcome to our Handmade for the Season Catalogue Launch.  The catalogue is for the period 1 September 2015 to 4 January 2016 and it is jam packed full of wonderful stamps and dies, beautiful ribbons, papers embossing folder and ideas.  Don’t forget to ask your demonstrator for your own copy of the catalogue so you can drool over the best Christmas one every.

Maybe you have come from Lou Kitzelman, I am excited to see what she has created for us, don’t forget to please work your way around all the blogs and please leave a message, we love comments and I hope that your inspired to go forth and create.


Barbara Williams


I chose to use the to use the Berry Merry Stamp Set and the Boughs and Berries Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. (page 30) I wanted you to see however simple is elegant and inexpensive to create some wonderful cards to give to loved ones at Christmas Time.

  Barbara Williams

I just used some versa mark and Gold embossing powder to add a little class to the cards.  Thanks for dropping by now and I hope your as excited as me to see what Kelly has created for you.  Bye for now.

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 Here is a list of all who are participating in this blog hop.  Don’t forget to leave messages for all.


1. Libby Dyson

2. Paula Reid

3. Keryn Campbell

4. Carly Middleton

5. Rachael Lewsley

6. Narelle Fasulo

7. Emily Campbell

8. Emma Palonek

9. Jo Weedon

10. Rebecca Scurr

11. Andrea Buckland

12. Rochelle Blok

13. Kathryn Ruddick

14. Monique Fielder

15. Bernie Collins

16. Liv Ingle

17. Sally Williams

18. Ria Kaire

19. Delys Cram

20. Jessica Williams

21. Lou Kitzelman

22. Barbara Williams (that’s where you are now)

23. Kelly Kent

24. Jenny Hayward


Below is a list of all products used.

INKspired Blog Hop 24


Welcome to the Inkspired blog hop no 24, if your landed here from Teneale’s blog then welcome, please hop all the way around and if you would like to leave us a comment we would love that.

Just sitting here thinking how I always whing and whin about our sketch………… I need to stop it, as to have a sketch to start with actually makes us do our own design, not copy someone else.  Well that’s that I tell myself.

Barbara Williams

The design is quite plain and once I got my head around that and stopped trying to make a stamp set fit the sketch instead of using one that fitted.

Barbie Christmas details

I chose to use the Cup of Cheer, its great little set of little quotes, and the one I choose was the wreath with the words in the middle that say, Soon it will be Christmas Day.   I don’t need to tell you that, if your like me your already thinking about what’s happening on that day.

Barbie Christmas better image

For the inside I used a quote out of the gorgeous Versatile Christmas quotes, if you haven’t seen them yet, please go to page 26 of your Seasonal Catalogue.

Barbie Christmas inside

Now it’s of to see what Kabrina has created, just a little hint today is fathers day.  I am sure you will enjoy it and I wonder if she used the Guys Greetings, only just though that they would be great for this sketch.

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Below is a list of items used to create this card.   All things out of the new seasonal catalogue, you can shop straight in my shop and have it delivered straight to your home, by just clicking on the item your interested in and it takes you straight to that page.

Supply List

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Sheltering Tree

I just love the Sheltering Tree Stamp set and often use in my class, on this occasion I used the Sheltering tree along with the guys greetings. The little vehicle fitted in perfectly with the tree, like its sheltering underneath it.

Car detail

We made it as a birthday card however it could be used with any greeting.

Hope you enjoy and that with will give you some inspiration to mix and match different stamp sets to put a different slant on your cards.


Sheltering Tree