Color Challenge

Hello and welcome to the colour challenge of the INKspired Artist’s, our leader Teneale Williams called for colour suggestions to create challenges and I gave her Just Jade, Shaded Spruce, Merry Merlot and Basic Gray.

When this challenge rolled around I turned my nose up at the colours until I realised I gave these colours! 

They are very festive so I went with for a Christmas card.

I am loving the layering of Best Plaid Builder Dies

Now head over to Katrina Healy



Mango Party

Welcome to the INKspired Blog Hop, we have a colour challenge this round of Old Olive, Mango Melody, Pool Party and Pretty Peacock.

I decided to use these colours for a fun and fresh Christmas card. Well, it started with me creating the background by punching out Tailored Tag Punch this is a good way to use up smaller pieces of cardstock.

Then I stamped Joy to the world from the Peace & Joy stamp set.

Next up on the INKpsired blog hop is Katrina,


Ornate Garden

Hello and welcome to another bloghop with the InkSpired Artists.  This time Teneale gave us all 6 pieces of the beautiful cardstock from the Ornate Garden Suite.  Terrible i lost mine………..lucky I have my own stash.

Ornate Garden

I decided to take some of it and cut up, i chose 3 pieces to cut and because its just so beautiful it gave me 6 patterns to use.

After cutting them i just laid them down on a card front to make sure i liked what was happening and if i like it.

Then turned each piece over one at a time and glued them and placed on a piece of White cardstock.  left them to dry a little and then trimmed to 9,5 x 13.9 and stuck this to a standard card front.

I had been having so much fun with it and i love coloring, i decided to use another piece and just color it, as you can see below.  The gold highlighted this card.



Hope your found some inspiration and will go off and create your own colorful cards.  Now to see what Teneale has made for us.





Jar of Love

Welcome, happy to see you visit my site for this fortnights BlogHop with the InkSpired Artists.

This is the sketch below, that we have to use.


I choose to use the Jar of Love Bundle, had held two workshops with my partner in crime at the weekend and so whilst i was inking up the stamp i stamped an extra for myself.
Stamping Barb card Jar of Love

Used a couple of embossing folders and brought out the old blends to color.

Stamping Barb card Jar of Love

Popped an extra hand cut flower on the bunch, adds a bit of dimensional to the card.

Stamping Barb card Jar of Love

Nice and easy…… really enjoyed this stamp set and the 10 cards we made.

Stamping Barb card Jar of Love

Next your off to see what Teneale has made for you.


Tasteful Touches

By Barabara Williams | Tasteful Touches Stampin' Up!


Welcome to our InkSpired Blog Hop, not sure if your starting here or have come from on of my team mates.

Colours are Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron and/or Soft Suede and the stamp set I choose was Tasteful Touches.

By Barabara Williams | Tasteful Touches Stampin' Up!

I stamped two of the flowers in Pretty Peacock, then coloured them in with the Mint Macaroon, the other one I just stamped in the Mint Macaroon, then my dear sweet little die cutting person used her scissors and expert cutting skills to cut them out……………I am just so lucky to have such a talented cutter…

By Barabara Williams | Tasteful Touches Stampin' Up!

I used the beautiful feather out of the set for the back ground and i also used the brick for some of the background.


By Barabara Williams | Tasteful Touches Stampin' Up!


Lets go see what Teneale and the rest of the team have done.


INK Blog Hop 116

Hello and welcome to our 116 Blog hop.  I hope you enjoy taking a little look around, its a colour challenge and I am sure your going to get some inspiration whilst using these colours.

I decides to use the cute little Raccoon from the Special Someone Stamp set and whilst I didn’t use the dies you can get them.

Can you see the beautiful Embossing folder I used, its called Dainty Diamonds 3D in the new catalogue.  I used the greeting that came in the set “a very special day”

I kept it very simple inside, with “for a very special someone” and a squirrel and a field mouse.


Hope you enjoyed my card, we have new girls off hoping with us tonight, so I cannot wait to see there cards.

You are now off to see what Teneale has made for you and I can honestly say your going to want to get your hands on her stamp set that she used.


InkSpired BlogHop 115

Hello and Welcome to the 115 BlogHop of the InkSpired Artists.  We have been given the Timeless Tulips to use, cannot wait to see what they all come up with.

I also used the Comfort and Hope stamp set for the greeting on the front and the inside.  I have been sending lots of cards of late.  Thought this was a handy one to have.

I stamped in black the tulips then took my alcohol markers to color the images.  This stamp is great to get good coloring as Stampin’ Up! have some distinctive stamps, of which the Tulip is one.

I used the punch that is available to punch out the flower and the leaves, after I had colored them.

I mixed some Shimmer Paint – Frost White with Isocol rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and just gave a slight stray over the cardbase.

You will that the black mat has texture on it, its a new embossing folder that your just going need to have.  Its called Tasteful Textiles 3D

Now your off to see what the fabulous Teneale has done for you.



INKspired Blog Hop 114

Hello and welcome, hope everyone is doing fine with all the restrictions imposed upon us.  Lets go and see what i have done for you tonight.

Below is the sketch that Teneale has prepared for us.  I have to admit I haven’t been doing much cardmaking, mostly just some coloring in, so I really had to put my thinking cap on.

Lets go and see what I have done for you tonight.  Continue reading