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…..lol

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

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.