Watercolour Rose


Spent the weekend coloring in on some ufo’s, how many of us have them?  I found over 20 that I hadn’t put inside into and another 5 that we just fronts waiting for me to add a little color to.
I had used the Rose Wonder Stamp Set, which retails for 54.00 however if you just love Thinlits Dies, then the bundle is for you, for 85.75 you can get both the Die and the Stamp set.
I used Stampin’ Up! shimmer Paper and my aqua pen to color the rose, such a relaxing time I had that I even when ahead to do one in Wisteria Wonder.  Will show it next blog hop.

Blog Hop 35

Good morning and welcome to yet another blog hop of the INKspired Artists.  I admit I look forward to this each fortnight as it makes me put on my thinking cap. You might have come from the lovely Maree who always surprises us with a little antidote of living in the country and she always brings a smile to my face.

Just to be clear on the use of the word Antidote, as listed below and its the second meaning……………lol

1.a medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison.
“there is no known antidote to the poison of the pufferfish”

•something that counteracts an unpleasant feeling or situation:
“laughter is a good antidote to stress”

Enough of my idle chatter, lets check out this sketch and see what I have done with it.

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Using the sketch I decided to use the Perfect Picture stamp set as I hadn’t used it before.  Its one of those 3 step stamp sets and allows us to stamp one on top of the other to layer our colours and add dimension to our cards.  With this set there are actually 4 steps if you choose to use them.  The last one is the Hello Honey on his breast.

Barbara Williams

How to you come up with your coloring?  I have a water-color pad that I first stamp onto to see if the colors blend and look good.  Well I did this and was very very happy with my choice and my bird was perfect, like its name Picture Perfect.  So then its off to do the real one.

From here your off to check out Teneales card and tell I let you know it’s absolutely beautiful, in fact stunning and I think I might have to go and have a play with the old water colouring.

Opps I went to edit my link and realise that we have the youngest member of our team joining us this week.  Mrs Renee has just become a new mummy and bub must be settling into a routine and allowing mummy to play.  Welcome back Renee cannot wait to see what you have made for us today.

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Blog Hop 34 Hello Birthday Boy


Welcome to our 34 Blog Hop, so please to have you visit again.  If you have come from another blog it’s most likely Maree and I wonder what she has for us today.

The sketch this week is interesting my only problem was I choose a sentiment that was bigger than what fitted the sketch.

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At work I have some of the most lovely co-workers, we are a fast going team and it was necessary for a office re-shuffle to adapt to the growth. Some of the ladies I had sat near moved into a smaller section and I still like to pop by and say hello. I call them my lonely little petunia’s, I have no idea why, just it popped into my head one day and they love it. Then they had a young man join their team and it wasn’t right to call him a petunia, so I asked him what he would like as a nick name, he replied with “Farm Boy”, thus its suck. Well Farm Boy, who is otherwise known as Chad is having a birthday in a couple of weeks and as ‪#‎imbringingbirthdaysback‬ it’s only right I make a card that would suit him. I racked my brain and decided that if I used Hello on the front and birthday boy on the inside, that might work.

By Barbara Williams | Sale-a-bration 2015 Hello Stamp Set


I have used the Limited Time Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper for the front of the card and the sentiment again on the limited time “Hello” stamp set.

Inside I tried to bring in the farm boy a little bit by stamping in some trees, grass and sheep. Do you think he will like it? Knowing Chad, he is going to love it. Don’t tell him though it’s to be a surprise.

Barbara Williams

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

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Botanical Blooms Album Just for You

Barbara Williams

Hello everyone, thought I would show you a little project I worked on this week for my class tomorrow.  I am sure the ladies are going to love it, even if it is time-consuming.

I have been de-cluttering lots of my craft to make way for more Stampin’ Up! stamps, I don’t want to part with any of them, even when there are many new ones coming all the time.

For this project I had some little covers sitting in the back of the cupboard begging me to take them out and bring back to life.  So I think I have done that, what do you think?



I just love the This and That Epic Day Paper Pack which is in the clearance rack and went beautifully with the coloring of the botanical flowers. I cut some of the paper to 6 x 6 and used along with white inserts for the booklet. I also used a sheet of Daffodil Delight cardstock to add a pop to the flowers.


I am going to give each of the ladies the opportunity to decorate the inside to make them unique to each person.

Thanks for looking and don’t forget to leave a message, even one word is great.