Butterfly Wishes

Don’t fall over, I have decided to show another card that I had made, what is the use of having a blog if I don’t show you what I have been upto.

Butterfly Wishes is one of the Distinctive Stamps in the new Stampin up Catalogue.  Such a easy stamp to use and coupled with some designer paper.

Yeap there is a trend here, love the Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape inks.

Thanks for stopping bye.


InkSpired Bloghop 102

Hi and welcome to another blog from the fabulous team of Teneale Williams.  She is such a great upline, she encourages and nurtures me and her team, if you are wanting to join Stampin’ Up!, now is the time and I would encourage you to join her team.

She runs the blog, team challenges and generous prizes to participants of her team, considering she doesn’t have a upline and never has had anyone to guide and nurture her, she thinks its important that her team don’t miss out because she has.
So that was the design she has made for us this fortnight and here is my take on the sketch.

I choose to use the beautiful Band Together Stamp Set and the Detailed Bands Dies, I thought that the top and bottom of the stunning die, was perfect to get the fancy edges and the Celebrate the Best Day Ever perfect the for greeting.

I embossed the Gorgeous Grape cardstock with Silver Embossing powder and attached to silver foil, trimmed to a fine border that attached the designer series papers in color 2019-2020, I used the Purple Posy Gingham Design that was then trimmed and mounted onto the Gorgeous Grape base.

The greeting was heat embossed using clear embossing powder, but wait, its Purple you said? yes I stamped it onto a piece of what cardstock using the Gorgeous Grape ink and my Stamparatus to position it perfectly which then allows me to go back and using VersaMark, stamp and then add my clear embossing powder.

Little of Teneale has rubbed off on me, showing you my fine lines and I did them all by myself.

Now your off to see what Teneale has in store for you.

InkSpired Bloghop 101 Color Combo

Welcome to the INKspired blog hop, challenge 101 and Teneale is mixing it up by giving us our first colour challenge.  Our colour challenge is a little different to most, we have been given 4 colours and are able to decide what colours of that we wish to use. The colours for this round are Rococo Rose, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Night of Navy.

I decided to use the first three colours, this one was the first time playing with Rococo Rose which is one of the new In-colours and I love it. That is not really a shocker to anyone who knows me because I love anything pink.  I used Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set for the background and even the greeting.

I have used my goto die, the Stitched Labels Dies. I just adore the detail around the edge.  Now, look behind that layer and check out my triple layers of ribbon! I am going all out on this card and I have used Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen, Mint Macaron 1/4″ Textile and Line Thread.

Inside the card, I have simply stamped the largest flower along the bottom.

Next up is Jo Wilson, who is off travelling the world and made sure her card for the challenge was made before she left.

Celebrating 100 BlogHops

How exciting, the Inkspired Artists have been hoping around and this is our 100th one.  We are so lucky that we have as our leader Teneale Williams, and a little birdie told me that she has a prize to give away for the artists and an lucky commenter is in the running for a prize as well.

I played around with lots of different sets, before deciding on a stamp set to use.  I know I wanted to use Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot as I just love the two colors together, works either for Christmas or other occasions.

I loved the sentiment in this set and the cute little flower out of a whole lot of other flowers.  Its one of the distinctive stamp in the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

I used the delightful Stitched Rectangles framelets and the Stitched Shapes for the white square focal piece.  See the Mossy Meadow twine, love it.  People that know me know I don’t do twine.

I stamped off the leaf and then stamped it onto the Mossy Meadow Base to add interest then attached to a Gray Granite cardstock, trimming to a very fine boarder then attached to a white card front.

This was then attached to a Mossy Meadow card base.

Inside I stamped two of the other blossoms from this set.

Like the card? would you like it, leave a comment and you will go into a draw to have it sent to you………….

I love the sentiments in the Beautiful Friendship stamp set.

Now your off to see that Teneale has made, and your going to be blown away by her card.  Its so beautiful.



Everything is Rosy – Pinkies & INKspired Artists

Hi and welcome to the very first blog for the INKspired Artists and the Pinkies, if you are already on the hop and arrived from Caroline van der Straaten you have hopped from the Netherlands to Australia.  This is the very first time that I have been invited to blog with some famous and talents stampers, some of whom I have been following their blogs.

Everything is Rosy INKspired x Pinkies blog hop

I am so happy to share my creations using the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley, I was so excited when I first saw this range. I was attracted to the pinkness of the printed paper and embellishments, I LOVE pink. I have been what Teneale (my daughter/upline) calls an overachiever, I made five card. Well six but one never made the final cut to the blog post. I just had so much fun playing with all the coordinating stamps and papers.

Everything is Rosy INKspired x Pinkies blog hop

Everything is Rosy INKspired x Pinkies blog hop

Everything is Rosy INKspired x Pinkies blog hop

Everything is Rosy INKspired x Pinkies blog hop

Everything is Rosy INKspired x Pinkies blog hop Everything is Rosy INKspired x Pinkies blog hop

Next up on the INKspired x Pinkies Blog hop is Kate Blot

Michelle Last
Teneale Williams
Martin Stone
Narelle Macey
Caroline van der Straaten
Barbara Williams
Kate Bolt
Jo Wilson
Liz Yuille
Louise Sharp
Allison McLeod
Stacey Marsh
Julie Martin

InkSpired Bloghop 96

Hi and welcome, I am here by the skin of my teeth, lets hope I get the post done.  We are on our 96 Blog hop.

Here is the sketch that we had to work with, I have to admit I liked it

I chose to use the Sweetest Thing stamp bundle,, I have had so much fun using it

I used my blends to color it and mounted it all.

Hope you like it, don’t forget you only have a month to order this because then it will be gone for ever.  I’m keeping mine.

Your now off to see what one of the new kids on the block has made for us.  Julie Martin 


Bloghop 95

Hi and welcome to our bloghop, we have another new member hopping along today and I hope you go and make her feel welcome.  You might have come from Allison and I am excited to see what she has done with the Needlepoint Nook set..

Here is the sketch we had to work on this week.
I decided to use the beautiful papers from the Sweetest Thing Suite, love the vibrant colors and the fact that I was able to use the dies to cut the lolly jar from the paper as I was after a quick card for this hop, due to running classes all weekend.  wow how lucky am I that I have so many friends that love card making.


If you look at the sketch you will see that its suppose to have a bit of dangle down the middle, I decided to change this to make it a centre fold card.

No how cute is that, love it.

I did have a small problem with it closing, so put a magnet on the flap to close it.  Worked like a treat.


The inside I used two more of the cut outs from the papers. and the “Make it a Sweet celebration.


now your off to see what Julie had made for us, I am excited as this is Julies second hop.