Blog Hop 67

Hello and welcome to our 67th Bloghop, pretty impressive for an old girl like me.  If your come from another blog, its most likely our friend Maree and I wonder what she has been up to.

Here is the sketch and i was very keen to get started on it, I knew that it could be a simply stunning card, so let’s go see what I have made.


I had seen a lovely technique over on a blog of, her name is Susan Itell and I love some of her work, especially the one where she did an emboss resist of the leaves from the Colorful Season Stamp set.




For my card stocks I choose to use, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Curry Crush.  I used the woodgrain embossing folder using the deposed side, I like the extra texture that I had with it.

On the inside I just used another of the leaves and one cut out with the lovely foil papers, in this case I used the gold.


Your now off to see what Teneale has made for us.

Here are our team playing tonight in case you want to just to one of them:

Coloring – new Blendies are comming

Who is excited when they heard the news?  Yes Stampin’Up! are releasing beautiful alcohol markers called Blendies from the 1st November.

Remember we had some specialty papers in Celebration this year, well I was lucky enough to have some on my desk, yes you got it I need to clean up my desk.

I loved just sitting and doodling away.

You can buy your own from the 1st of November from my shop, or contact me.

12 Weeks of Christmas Part 4

12 Weeks of Christmas With Barbara and Teneale Williams

Hard to believe that there are only 8 weeks until Christmas!  Can you believe it?  I know I am battling with it, if I think of classes, there are only 2 Saturdays and 2 1st Fridays.

This week we chose to use the Season Like Christmas, and not a colour that I often use, but is a real Christmas colour that’s Garden Green, but very pleased with the finished card.

I love the Merry Music Note Specialty Designer Paper, you can use it for many different cards, and if its the white it sponges so well.

And no card is complete without and inside:

Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to bounce to Teneale.



12 Weeks of Christmas Part 3

12 Weeks of Christmas With Barbara and Teneale Williams

Welcome to week three of our bouncing hop.  Love the set that we have chosen to use this week as the little houses remind us all of the just what its like to have a family and friends to share with.

For me, firstly a lovely friend of mine lost her husband after a long battle with his health.  My heart is sad for her, yet she will be ok because of family and friends.  See hearts do come home, love this set.

For me personally, it reminds me just how lucky I am to have my family and the love, sharing and caring that has happened this week for me personally reminds me of the true spirit of our hearts come home, not just for Christmas but also in times of stress.

My husband was rushed to hospital yesterday morning after having a seizure and then out to it for 40 minutes, thankfully he is ok and I was able to bring him home today.  Its the first time in 20 years that I felt like they knew what was happening to him.  Tonight in our little home, my family gathered to be grateful for that and to celebration a birthday of a special little girl, who turned 8 yesterday.

See hearts come home in good times and sad times, so again I think you will agree this is a great set.

No card is complete without an inside, so here it is.

Joy to the world, every day.  Love and am so very grateful for family and friends.

Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to bounce over to Teneale.



Inkspired Blog Hop 66

Hello and welcome to the 66 Blog Hop of the Inkspired Artists.  As I write this I have just returned from a fun trip up to Newcastle, lucky the card was made and just waiting for me to come and write the post.

Here is our sketch, rather an easy or interesting one, depending your thoughts.  Lets go see what I have done.

I choose to use the Blends on the Birthday Blooms stamp set, its been around for a couple of years, but for me its a keeper.  I have used it man times with the markers as well as the reinkers to color the flower.  This time I used the Blends on mine and then got the girls in class to water-color it.

Don’t forget if you are using alcohol coloring you need to use Memento Ink, I have written all over mine as I always forget.

Choose the colors of Calypso Coral and Old Olive, not colors that I would normally use.  Am pleased with it.

and for the inside I just stamped and colored the smaller flower.

Now your off to see what Teneale has made for us.


Santa’s Suit

12 Weeks of Christmas With Barbara and Teneale WilliamsHello and welcome to Week 2 of our little bouncing around.  Its been a rather productive week for me with me playing around with the new Blends, I was super excited to have them to use on this card.


Now how cute are the little Santa and his washing?  Its maybe a little hard to see but I used Soft Sky sponging and Crumb Cake to produce a background and strung the line between to old trees.

Santa is coloured in with the Cherry Cobbler Blend pen, they come in a light and a dark and as they are alcohol pens they blend together to get some nice shading happening.

Bounce over to see what Teneale has created with Santa’s Suit by clicking the arrow below.  Thanks for stopping by.

12 Weeks of Christmas Part 1

12 Weeks of Christmas With Barbara and Teneale Williams

Hard to believe that there is only 12 weeks until Christmas!  Can you believe it?

I know I had trouble getting my head around this as Teneale bounced this suggestion off me.  We are going to bounce around and from each other until Christmas.  Each week we will choose a stamp set to use to use, it might give you all an idea or two for your own Christmas Cards.

This week we are using the Merry Patterns Hostess Set, which is set that you can get for free when hosting a Workshop of $450.00, its an extra in addition to your hostess rewards.   Another way to earn this set is if you shop online(click HERE) using the hostess code V72FJ9MF in October your name will go into a draw to win one.

Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns

I bounced a few ideas around, most of them ended up in the bin……………lol  as I then decided to do simple and elegant, as I love embossing cards, knew I could be on a winner.  Using Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White cardstock and a little designer paper at the bottom.


By Barbara Williams | Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set 2017 | All Stampin' Up! Materials

By Barbara Williams | Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set 2017 | All Stampin' Up! Materials

Then thought I would like to have a go at embossing and embossing folder.  I often use a ink pad to color the card stock and had thought that if I used Versamark on the folder, then put it through the BigShot I could then get the embossing powder to stick to it.

Big mistake, don’t try it, it didn’t work.  I then took the Versamark directly to the embossed cardstock, sponged it over and added the gold embossing powder than heat embossed it.  Am pleased with the result, I then embossed the greeting and attached to the bottom of it.By Barbara Williams | Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set 2017 | All Stampin' Up! Materials I stamped the outline candles on a piece of whisper white card stock, then used the other two stamps to color the candles, it’s quite easy to do if you stand up and look over your area that your stamping on as the stamps are clear and you are able to position them easier.  Same with the flame, just stand and stamp.

By Barbara Williams | Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set 2017 | All Stampin' Up! Materials

Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to bounce back to my mumma.



Inkspired Blog Hop 65

Hi and Welcome on this beautiful long weekend, although at work everyone thinks I have a long weekend every week as I only work Tuesday to Thursday……………lol

I do hope you like my card this week, its super special, well I think it is.

By Barbara Williams | Stampin' Up! Tree Rings Background Stamp

Here is our sketch, have to say I love it.  Thanks Teneale.

I wanted to showcase and inspired by Teneale Williams, who had taken inspiration from one of my cards using the Marble Background stamp.  I loved it and it became my biggest seller, now I have fallen in love with the Tree Rings Background stamp, lets see what I have done with it.

By Barbara Williams | Stampin' Up! Tree Rings Background StampWell I can see that I need to bring out my bone folder for beginnings, see those crinkly top fold, if I had used it, I would have had a nice crisp edge.  Its such a easy technique of stamping embossing and sponging, all my ladies loved it.

I used the Lovely Words Thinlits with the layering circles for the centre of the card and some of the gorgeous Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon in the Berry Burst color.

By Barbara Williams | Stampin' Up! Tree Rings Background Stamp

Close up of the detail on the card, do you like it?  Now your off to see what Teneale has made for us today.

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