By Teneale Williams | Greeting Thinlits | Bold Butterfly Framelits | Baker's Box Thinlits | Color Me Irresistible DSP

Happy Sunday. I am delighted to share the 19th INKspired Artist’s blog hop with you, if you have arrived from my talented friend Narelle Macey so you are already on the blog hop and know what is happening, if this is your first stop then HELLO. Let me catch you up, we have 7 stops on the INKspired Artist’s blog hop, we are all using the following sketch as inspiration for our cards:

By Teneale Williams | INKspired Sketch #INK019

In true Teneale style, I took a simple sketch and turned it into a big MESS! Well a mess on my desk as I pulled out so many dies and stamps, trying to get the right balance. I have used lots of new dies from Stampin’ Up! in this card, I am LOVING the Bold Butterfly Framelits which are a add-on to the Butterfly Thinlits from the last Occasions Catalogue. The vellum circle is from the Barker’s Box Thinlits and the “hello” is cut from Greeting Thinlits.

By Teneale Williams | Greeting Thinlits | Bold Butterfly Framelits | Baker's Box Thinlits | Color Me Irresistible DSP

I am STILL is Elle – Oh – Vee – Ee LOVE! With the Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP, which is the black paper used with the AMAZING lines. I adore the varnished designs of this paper and that was what inspired my creative mess in my craftroom as I tried to play with lustre to embrace the sheen of the Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP. I have used clear embossing on the Bold Butterfly, using part of Open Sea for the script, the coiled Silver Metallic Thread. Adding softness and texture with the Basic Black Stitched Satin ribbon that has been folded over it’s self. I needed to mute the butterfly a little as it was too strong for the greeting so I added the vellum element between the two, the greeting was cut from Silver Glimmer Paper adding a little sparkle.

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Next stop on the INKspired blog hop is the amazing Barbara Williams.

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By Teneale Williams | Stampin Up! Project Life quick wedding card

Time. One of the most important factors in life, something to cherish yet I find myself sharing a love hate relationship with it. No matter the planning I never have enough time to do the things I love, like cardmaking. The past few weeks have been crazy with life’s little moments popping up and needing more of my attention the planned for, however making me remember what’s important. As much as I love to spend hours creating my cards {yes I said hours #NoJudging  #PerfectionistHere} I love the act of giving my cards more and I am constantly have a battle with myself about keeping the cards simple Vs. the standard I think people expect from me.  At the end of the day I try to remind myself that really they are happy that I gave them a card even if I had to take a few short cuts as you will see below.

My evil friend “time” also has delayed me posting my card for TGIF this week, it is our June remix this week, where we look back on the past 3 weeks challenges and put 2 together to really challenge ourselves. See all the Design Team and Player’s gallery HERE.


I am using the sketch from 2 weeks ago and the together forever theme from last week.


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The spoken about short cuts I have taken on this card. I have taken a Project Life cards from Love Story collection to create a wedding anniversary card.  I really this range because it is all watercolour style in black and white {see the card selection HERE}. I have added a pop of colour with the two hearts in the top corner which comes from the sketch challenge.

By Teneale Williams | Quick Wedding card using Love Story pocket card from Project Life by Stampin' Up!

The LOVE card was trimmed down a little as it was 6×4″ and too large for a card front, I added a flag which I chopped from another card in the Love Story collection, added 2 hearts in Real Red Glimmer paper with a little silver thread. Layered on metallic foil silver cardstock which looks fabulous in real life then attached this to a base of Basic Black cardstock. This card was designed and made SO super fast and a great back up plan when a wedding or anniversary card is needed.

Here are then items used:

By Teneale Williams | Cupcake Happiness with Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Happiness! It’s something we are always in seek of, a bad thing to judge what makes each person happy but often it is the simplest of things. I am totally the person {warning: self promotion ahead} who tries to make people happy, I often do that little bit extra to put a smile your a friends dial. I know myself, that sometimes a little sugar or something totally cute and make me smile, when we put the two things together…. Happiness should be guaranteed!

For this weeks Artisan blog hop we are all using Sprinkle of Life stamp set, which has the BEST sentiments and have SO many sure images. I am not using the images today but one of the sentiments “Money can’t buy happiness… but it can buy cupcakes. And tha’s kind of the same thing”. I think I love it for the BUY factor, I am NOT a baker. I am a buyer. If I bake the never turn out “pretty” or taste any good. I add my Teneale touch by making it cute with packaging.

By Teneale Williams | Cupcake Happiness with Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

This is a cute gift idea for a just because to brighten a friends day or just because to a co-worker. It was totally fast to create.

Next up is Vicky with a super sweet project:

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Here are the items used in the project today:


By Teneale Williams | For the New Two Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! | Rustic inspired wedding card.

Thank GOODNESS it’s Friday! It has been one of those weeks, but I have some time locked for me to craft this weekend…well I hope. Fridays not only brings the weekend but a new challenge at TGIF, which is together forever. Think wedding and anniversary cards. Click the image below to head to the TGIF challenges site to see the other Design Team cards and the gallery of player creations. We would love to have you play along, if you don’t have a blog upload onto Instagram tag TGIF  or on Facebook tag TGIF and still add your link to the gallery.

Together Forever cardmaking  challenge with TGIF #TGIF08


My creation was inspired by my friend Christyle who is finally getting married, she is still at the early stages of planning and I am helping with designing some of the elements of the wedding, she is having a rustic wedding and I have been stalking pinterest looking at rustic/county weeding and I think it has leaked into my card. The base is Sahara Sand with the vine clear embossed and the writing stamped in Blackberry Bliss, the heart is cut from printed paper Farmers Market DSP. I played and played with this card, I had the heart stitched which looked wrong, so I replaced it then added a small button on the heart and that looked wrong, I had vellum over the top and that lost the lovely design of the DSP. I ended up going with a plain heart. #lessismoretheysay

By Teneale Williams | For the New Two Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! | Rustic inspired wedding card. #WeddingCard #StampinUp #TGIF08


Here are the items used:

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By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets: Awesomely Artistic,  Happy Birthday Everyone and Best Thoughts

Hands up if you find watercolouring relaxing?  I know I do and too the point I will often just sit down to watercolour when I am just feeling “stressed” or my mojo is missing, I find I clear my mind when colouring. Often I get in a roll and colour more then one image, giving me a good little stash of coloured images for when I am low on time to create a card.

I have stamped Best Thoughts Stamp Set {It’s a hostess set} on Watercolour paper with JetBlack StazOn, first I have added a halo of Crumb Cake ink around the flower then I moved on to colouring the leafs and petals. You may notice I have stamped a second layer of the leafs and petals which have been placed over the original image with the Crumb Cake. Using a mix of Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant to watercolour the petals, choosing to create a more rustic watercolour effect I have not “brushed” the colour onto the paper but more of a blob and dab action…. This is SO much easier to show and type! I love the mix of the two tones of purple.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets: Awesomely Artistic,  Happy Birthday Everyone and Best Thoughts

Around my card on the base of Perfect Plum cardstock I have added a little stamped texture using a image from Awesomely Artistic, the image looks like the woven fibre of Burlap.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Add Texture with Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set

I just adore when I see a card with a “pretty” inside, I feel like it finishes the card off. Here I have just stamped 3/4 of the image and watercoloured, still giving me ample room to write a message to whoever receives my card. #needstobesomeoneireallylike

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Best Thoughts Hostess Stamp Set | Add a little inky love to the inside of your cards by carrying the elements from the front .

This blog hop is part of the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team weekly blog hop, this week the theme was “Hostess with the Mostess” all of the projects will have Hostess stamp sets in them. The next stop on the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop is Vicky Hayes who always BLOWS me away with her creations.


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Here are the items used in this card, click on the item to be directed to my online store.

The main two stamp sets are Hostess stamp sets, which means you can only buy them as part of a workshop or a $250 customer order. Contact me about clubs and ways to earn the this sets.