Monthly cardmaking class

Hello, hope everyone is keeping warm on these cold days. Winter makes such a perfect excuse to craft.  Did you know that Teneale and I run a monthly card class where you make 4 cards and get a share of designer papers and some card bases to take home and keep creating,

This month we are using the Awash in Beauty Suite, the papers are beautifully designed and work well on their own if you’re after a quick card or two. 

We will be holding a Saturday class on Saturday 25th June.   First class at 10am and second class at 2pm. 

Booking and Payment ($30.00) due on the payment due by Wednesday 15th into a nominated bank account to secure your place.

They used to be held in the Creative Spirit Centre in Minchinbury, as it close its now moved to my home.

Please email me at stampingbarb@gmail if your interested.

Rogue Stamping fun

Am at day three of a on line Crafter Class Spring 2022, tomorrow will be the last day. Thought you might like to take a look at some of the cards with techniques I have made.

This was an interesting concept, cannot say its my favourite one as it had lots of paper piercing in it. I lost some of my bits and had to do two and three cuts of the flowers to get them right. Teneale would have loved it.

Using a die as dies are intended, following in is another use of this die
Embossing & Inking with Dies.
Die embossing on a piece of water color paper from my stash. I rather like the cracked look of the raised images.

Day 2 No-line Floral Card

Teneales Favorite one, more like her style.
The flowers are water colored, one tip, you need very fine brush’s to make them look realistic. #loveAltenew #AltnewAccademy
Inside of the card using the beautiful forage.
Another use of the Dies with the famous stripy bits.

Hopefully be back tomorrow with days 3 and 4. #altenew #altenewAcademy

Thank you for checking out my blog. If you like these please leave me a comment.

BlogHop 152

Color Challenge

Hello and welcome to the last bloghop for this year, what a year its been. This week is a color challenge and boy was it a challenge, the colors where bright and maybe not my favorite ones.

Anyway I am actually happy with my card, so they must not have been too bad………………

I used the Watercolor Shapes stamp set, its got big bold circle in it, which was perfect for the colors what we had to work with.

For the sentiment i choose the

I used the Ornate Layers die to cut out the card top and then even through you cannot see it I cut stripy bits of cardstock and adhesive to a piece of cardstock. Now this wasn’t exactly what i was expecting it to look like, i forgot that the dies are made for American measurements, not Australian, annoying.

I just carried on with stamped images inside the card.

Lets go see what Katrina has made for us, I am excited to see what she has made for us.


Blog Hop 151

Hi and welcome to BlogHop 151 of the InkSpired Artists.

This is our sketch for this week.

Let’s see what I have come up with, I used the Evergreen Elegance stamp set, it’s in your main cattie on page 91.

I think that sums it up, it’s the best time of the year. I used the colours of Evening Evergreen, which I might add I had said I didn’t like. Now it’s my green for Christmas.

I used the strip to the side from the Tidings of Christmas, page 133 of the main cattie. The main front was embossed with the leaves from the Wintery 3d, it’s one of two folders in the set from page 155 of the main cattie.

Again inside was just the designer paper and a sentiment.

Now your off to see what the very talented Julie Martin has done for you.


Peacful Place Suite

I loved this set from the beginning, was my first buy, if you like it also, you will find another card here on my blog.

I choose one of the designer papers for my background that was white with embossed silver trees on it. This formed the bases of the card, I then took another piece of the designer papers that had the little houses on it and fussy cut them. Now they are easy to cut, as you know I do not fuzzy cut much.

I then stamped down the cottage on Sahara Sand cardstock and using the same ink color. I did it twice. Taking the dies that do the outline of the house. Next I cut the second piece with the cottage details and outline together, as well as the die to make it look a little bit more like a landscape.

Inside i stamped two of the trees and the greeting, if you love this card please leave a comment.

Now your off to see what Teneale has done.

Lets Celebrate 150

Happy Birthday Girl

Lets celebrate 150 bloghop events of the InkSpired Artists.

I chose to use the cute Hats Off stamp and dies to make a super cute hat for my youngest grand daughter, who incidentally just loves caps.

Now her favourite color is Pink, so what better then using paper from the expressions in ink, such beautiful papers.

I stamped in black on polished pink cardstock, keeping in mind that she loves Pink.

Cut out her initial of E in Gold. Using the beautiful papers made a pouch to put her gift card in.

Lets go see what Julie has made for us today.


Painted Christmas Suite

The Painted Christmas Suite, is a double bundle suite of the Christmas Season Bundle and the Christmas to Remember Bundle. I have used the Christmas Season Bundle which is the stamps and the dies and the Christmas to Remember Stamps from the second set.


I used the Painted Christmas Designer Series Papers cutting them into a square for a change, mounted on Evening Evergreen cardstock.

I used a strip of the Gold out of the Gold and Rose Gold Metallic Specialty papers down the side of my card and put a ribbon trim on it.

On the inside I used one of the greetings and just stamped in a leaf.

Now we are off to see what my partner in crime has made, she always blows me away with her beautiful attention to detail and quirky little bits. Off to Teneale

Inkspired blog hop 149

Hi and welcome to another blog hop of the Inkspired Artists. Time is flying by and before we know it its going to be Christmas, so what better to make than a Christmas Card.

I choose to use the Poinsettia Petals Stamp and Dies on page 92 of the Annual Catalogue. I used a 1/2 sheet of White cardstock and sponged about two thirds of it with Cherry Cobbler ink on rest I sponged with Old Olive ink.

Using the dies with the insert and outlines I die cut the petals and lives, not the leves where stamped before cutting.

I made the Poinsettia Petals the my shape, the white and the piece across the front and the picket at the bottom of the white.

Lets go see what Julie has made for you.


Gifting Dies

Help me, I have forgotten what week we are up too. I do know that they are galloping away at an unbelievable pace.

Sorry we are late this week as my little Baby Bear has not been well.

This week its the Gifting Dies that are on page 61 of the Christmas Cattie. We both loved the little slay and Santa, thus only having them.

I had in my mind that I wanted to have Santa flying through the trees as he delivered all the children’s presents so choose to use the beauty of the Earth Designer Series papers as a foundation.

Whilst there are trees on the paper, i tool the Beauty of Friendship stamps and stamped them onto the designer papers.

I then attached Santa to the front, for the inside I just put a sentiment and some threes

The next card was quite simple and with both cards I have used the sentiments front eh Christmas to Remember set out of the Christmas Cattie on page 19.

Now here is my little Santa, standing so proudly in the middle of the card. Super cute.

Anther greeting from the Christmas to Remember.

Now lets see what Teneale has for you.