2016 Occasions Blog Hop

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Welcome to the first 2016 Blog Hop if your come from another blog its most likely Sally Williams, I cannot wait to see what she has in-store for us.

Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Bundle from Stampin' Up! created by Barbara Williams | Card gift set in box

Wondering who we are? it’s a group of Stampin Up Independent Demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand that I am privileged to know and stamp with.

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I am always excited to join this team of talented stamper’s and present my stamping project, so lets see what I have for you.

I love the set called the Bloomin Love, however I am a tad too old for Valentine and want to show you what you could make using this set as a gift set.

Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Bundle from Stampin' Up! created by Barbara Williams | Add a little sparkle with Wink of Stella

This set co ordinates with a beautiful Bloomin’ heart Thinlits Die, very intricate and beautiful when used.  I had a target group that I knew would just love this project and the colours I choose suited them.

I used the Kraft colour card-stock as my base colour and teamed it with Blackberry Bliss and Rich Razzelberry, just popping a few dimensionals on the heart to attach to the top of the box, this gives the appearance of floating on top.

Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Bundle from Stampin' Up! created by Barbara Williams | Card gift set in box

I then made  some little note cards to go in the box, again using the Kraft card-stock and Whisper White overlay, which I stamped in Rich Razzleberry using the coordinating stamp.

Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Bundle from Stampin' Up! created by Barbara Williams | 6 note card

Now how cute is that?  A nice little gift box of cards and I just know that my group of ladies are just going to love-making them and I am sure as soon as they see them, they will have someone in mind.  I know them so well.

Thanks for dropping by my blog, next on the list is:  Andrea Buckland, wonder what she has for us.

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Here is a list of the participates should you get lost on the way round, don’t forget to leave us a comment, just a word is often sufficient.


Richelle Fletcher

Monique Fielder

Rachael Lewsley

Paula Reid

Pauline Bennetts

Amity Knight

Courtenay Heuston

Chloe Evans

Carly Middleton

Kelly Kent

Sally Williams

Barbara Williams

Andrea Buckland

Narelle Fasulo

Libby Dyson

Lou Kitzelman

Nicole Wilson

Mel Pagano


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Blog Hop #33

Barbara WilliamsWelcome to the 33 Blog Hop of the Inkspired Artists for this week.  I hope you enjoy what we have made to inspire you with your crafting.  If your already started on this weeks hop, your most likely come from my friend Maree, I am excited to see what she has for us this week, and she always have some lovely little creatures featured on her page.  Makes me long for a visit to the country.

This is the sketch that Teneale has designed for us.  I liked it, I find if I have a sketch given to me, I am then able to whip up a card easier than having to think WHAT will I do?  Does that make sense?

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At work there is this lovely lady that I works in the back office.

She is always cheerful as well as helpful to everyone who had a birthday whilst I was on Christmas break.  Now it was a big one, so it deserves a special card, just like she is.  So let’s go look at the card I have made for her.

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Because I wanted to use her age as the focal point, I choose the Number of Years Stamp Set and the Large Numbers Framelits Dies.  Let me say, I love love love the Number Framelits as you can stamp the numbers and the cut them out, or you can use designer paper and just cut them out.  I am sure you would be able to come up with options.

The set also has some flowers and leaves, allowing you to stamp straight onto your cardstock, using different colors.  The beauty of using Photopolymer stamps, its easy to know where to stamp the flower within the stems of the flower.

Now there as been some debate as to whether I have used my balloon paper the right way round.  Family looked at them and said you have your put your designer paper on upside down.   Now I think they think that the balloons have helium in them, however I am poor and cannot afford that, so I thought that the balloons where just blown up and tied with ribbons.

Leave me a comment on who is right, ME or the family for a surprise.

Thanks for dropping bye and now off to Teneale and yet another beautiful card.

INKspired next blogIf you liked any of the product used in my card your able to purchase them online from my shop.  I have listed all items below.

I also have a social morning Card Making – Creative Spirit Centre on Friday mornings.  They are a lot of fun and the ladies are such a friendly lot.  Bookings essential.


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 Welcome to our first Blog Hop for 2016.  I am so pleased to be here to show a new stamp set or two from the New Occasions Catalogue, I am sure you also love getting your hands on some new stamps as well.

The sketch that Teneale has given us is a square card to play with see below.  If you have just arrived here you most likely came from Maree and I cannot wait to see what she has made for us.

12033207_10205592424944863_6799805890003184410_nI had fun making this card and knew straight away that I would be using one of the new flower stamp sets called Birthday Blooms, its such a pretty stamp set and the papers are gorgeous too.  You can find the suite of items on page 9 of the new catalogue.


 I white embossed onto shimmy white cardstock and then using my aqua painter and Blushing Bride and Old Olive reinkers coloured the blossoms in.  There are some beautiful papers in the birthday Bouquet Designer Series papers and I used this for the bottom of the card and trimmed with the gold ribbon.  The greeting on the side of the card came from another handy set of sayings, also in the new catalogue called Greatest Greetings, which I embossed in Gold.

Now no card is every complete without an inside.

 I again used a strip of the designer paper and embossed the greeting in gold embossing powder.

Now its off to see what Teneale has in store for us.

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Weekly Deals

Hi fellow crafters, I hope you all had a Great Christmas and New Year.  I certainly did as I shared with my daughters and grand daughters, they all come to my house for a few days.  There are lots of love and laughter from the little ones, and I am sure its great for poppy to have them around.

Just want to show you the weekly specials this week from Stampin Up, amazing if you haven’t got yourself one of the Magnetic plates, this is your chance

Your able to purchase these by clicking on the item and it will take you directly to my shop.  Enjoy



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