Rogue Stamping

Whilst we have all been locked down in Western Sydney, I for one hadn’t been paying enough attention to some birthdays and one in particular had gotten away from me.

She is a very dear friend, you know the type of friend that even if you dont speak for months your always start again where you had left off.

She in particular is a collector of Elephants, so i know that the card has to be featuring an Elephants. So dug out Tim Holtz Collection of Life Adventures SMS077. Do you want to see how I used it.

I stamped him down in Smokey Slate and then using my Blends I colored.

I stamped him down on Stampin’Up white cardstock inked in Smokey Slate and then using my Blends I colored. As she has also been in hospital for a couple of weeks and still isn’t well, I thought that i would make the front a bit of encouragement for her. The greeting is from the Many Messages Stamp set in the annual catalogue. Its on page 42.

For the inside I used a large Happy Birthday, its quite a old set in Wood which I kept.

You will be pleased to know it made her day.

Thanks for stopping by my blog……………….dont tell Teneale that I will be back tomorrow with some Rogue Stamping. Bye for now.

Just Breathe

I was so excited to receive one of my latest investments. Its a ShotBox from WeRMemoryKeepers, to take my photo’s instead of getting someone else to do them for me.

So I am so going to be able to get more cards on my blog as well as work out how to improve my photograpy.

I choose a new stamp set called Reflected in Nature, its a Distinktive stamp meaning that it has added depth and dimension in the stamp and your able to get a beautiful image.

I choose Misty Moonlight as my main colors, stamping twice on the top part of the stamp and only once on the bottom, as it is to be a reflection from the house and trees into the water.

We are all living in a difficult times at the moment and i thought this was a great stamp to just make and post to someone to let them know we are thing of them. in the inside I put, Take Time for you.


INKspired blog hop 144

Hi there and welcome to the Inkspired bloghop 144, yes I know your thinking she hasn’t played all this year, and your right. My blog is powered by WordPress and they changed the whole format of it and I have only just come to turns with having to learn something new.

See below the sketch designed by Teneale Williams and lets go see what I have made.

I decided as we are going to be locked down longer that it was a good time to start some Christmas Card making, I chose the Tidings and Trimmings Stamps and Dies from the main Catalogue.

I used the following ink colors of Cherry Cobbler, Misty Moonlight, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen and did a random stamping of the Star over the whole card front.

After stamping it, I put it through the beautiful Timber 3D embossing folder, if you don’t own it you should put it on your list as a necessity.

I took small stripes from the designer paper, Tidings of Christmas, stacked them on top of each

On the inside i carried through the strips and using my blend pen colored the back ground before stamping the greeting.

Thank you so much for visiting my block and your now off to see what Julie has made for you.


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.





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 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

INKspired blog hop 111

By Barbara Williams using Ornate Style Bundle from Stampin Up LINE

Hello and welcome, what a crazy world we are living in.  How are you coping with social distancing and home prison, well its not really prison but sure feels like it.

To get me back to doing something constructive I have joined the blog hop, which is our 111 one.  If your come from someone else or just joined me, don’t forget to hop along and maybe leave a few comments to encourage us.

INKspired Blog hop 111

Above are the colors that we had been given to use, not sure that they suited the stamps I wanted to use, but hey its got me stamping.  Lets go see what I have done.

By Barbara Williams using Ornate Style Bundle from Stampin Up

I choose to use a brand new stamp set, just released on the 1st April called Ornate Style, along with the dies called Ornate Layer Dies.

I am in love with the larger stamp in this set, it has lovely fine image lines, which I particularly like for my colorings.  Although looking closely I can see I have gone out of the lines down on the left hand side leaves…..oppps.

By Barbara Williams using Ornate Style Bundle from Stampin Up

I used the one of the recangle dies to cut out my flower image and then mounted it onto another cardstock using the Ornate Laying Dies.

As the colors are rather missing a beautiful green for my leaves, I thought by embossing the greeting, from the Itty Bitty Greetings set, and mounting it on Silver helped.

By Barbara Williams using Ornate Style Bundle from Stampin Up

What do you think of the Ornate Die?  I rather like the details on it, do you?

I liked it so much I made my insert with it.

By Barbara Williams using Ornate Style Bundle from Stampin Up

I have a friend, well a very old friend, not in age but in friendship and last year her husband passed away, I often worry about her.  I really shouldn’t as she has her religion and is content.

I just thought this card perfect for her.

Thanks for visiting and now your off to see the rest of them, first how is Teneale enjoy.