Teneale Williams | Stampin Up! Artisan Australia | Congratulations Card

Thursdays always bring a new and excited Stampin’ Up! Artisan blog hop, in April we are all showcasing the same product, this week we are highlighting 2 Designer Series Papers, Moonlight Paper stack which I also used also week {see HERE}  and other members of the design team are using Gold Soiree Specialty DSP that I used at the start of April for my Easter projects {see HERE} .

I am using Moonlight DSP for my project, I love the patterns and colours in the paper stack…having said that, I only used the Sahara Sand on this card. Stampin’ Up! posted the retiring products from the current catalogue on Tuesday {see HERE} this paper stack in retiring and has been reduced to half price {buy HERE}

Shop online Australia | Stampin'Up! | Moonlight DSP

I wanted to show how Stampin’ Up! do coordinating products SO well, the cardstock with the printed paper and the ink all work perfectly together and Sahara Sand is so elegant when used with white.

Teneale Williams | Stampin Up! Artisan Australia | Moonlight DSP and Guys Greeting featured

I have stamped the postage stamp from Butterfly Basic in Sahara Sand ink, over that I have stamped a ink splatter from Perpetual Birthday Calendar Photopolymer Stamp Set in Whisper White Craft ink and also on the top right corner. You may notice a little sparkle on the butterfly, I did not take a photo to show this but I have sprayed the butterfly’s with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz before attaching to the card, I love adding little details to a simple card, adding more interest but not making it busy.

Teneale Williams | Stampin Up! Artisan Australia | In the details

I got creative with the design to foam diagonal strips by taking the arrow piece and chopping out the Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss.




Next up on the Artisan blog hop is Vicky

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By Teneale Williams | Mum's Love Stamp Set | Stampin'Up! Artisan Blog Hop April 2015

Oh yes my friends, it is time for another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop! In April the Artisan Design Team have been using the same stamp set in each round of our blog hop, this week we are going WILD and using anything we want from the product selection Stampin’ Up! gave us.

At the start of the month I used Mum’s Love Stamp Set or for those in North America Mother’s Love to create Easter gifts {see here} I have used this stamp set again for a card for my Mum, I should have maybe used Birthday Surprise which I used last week {see here} because today is my Birthday! Mixed feelings about my birthday but I think that happens when we get a little older, I am spending the day out with my two favourite little people in the world, my nieces.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Mum's Love and Moonlight DSP

Last week I also spoke about how I am not a very good card giver, in that I make cards but don’t also get to the next stage of giving them away!  My mum never seems to get a birthday or mothers day card on the actual day it should be given #BadDaughter  this card was made for my beautiful Mum {see her blog HERE}  I surprised her with this card last week, just a note to thank her for everything she does.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Mum's Love and Moonlight DSP

I will admit that selling point to this stamp set is totally to greetings for me, I adore the why it has been designed to have the front greeting “nobody loves like a mum” then the second image has “and no mum deserves more love than you” which is great for inside the card. The other images in the stamp set are two set flowers, I have used one of the outline flower designs, stamped in Crushed Curry and a Rhinestone in the center.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Mum's Love and Moonlight DSP

I have used the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack also in the card, I really like this paper pad as it is a great size 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ which gives me a card front then a extra strip for inside my card. I love printed paper but sometimes a 12″ sheet is too much, I like the variety of the paper stacks.

For the envelope I have added a chalk board heart I add left over from the Hello Life Project Kit, I used the stamp to write “mum” with Whisper White ink and I attached that with the #CutestPegEver from 2014-2016 In Color Printed Clothespins.

Teneale Williams | Mothers Day Card | Stampin' Up!

For a little fun, we are having a little give away this blog hop! Simply comment below or wish me Happy Birthday {wink, wink} to enter the draw to win this clear Birthday Surprise stamp set, the catch is….  Because I am the Australian Artisan for Stampin’ Up! it is open only to Australian’s. Winner will be drawn midnight 20th April {Sydney time}

Teneale Williams | Comment to Win Birthday Suprise

The next Artisan on this blog hop is Vicky

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Here are the items used in todays card, simply click the item to view from my online store.

Clearance Rack


The clearance rack has been updated with items from the past Holiday Catalogues including some fabulous Christmas stamp sets, like Very Merry Tags clear stamp set {see below} is now only $20.39 {buy HERE} 

Very Merry Tags

Another good buy is Wishing You, clear mount stamp set at $12.59 {Buy HERE}


Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack – Regals Collection is a GREAT buy! So handy to have for making boxes and packaging or even making your own envelopes with the envelope maker. 40 sheets of double sided paper for $15.19 {buy HERE} 


To look through all the items in the clearance rack click HERE. All items are shipped direct to you from the Sydney warehouse. Act fast as in the past the day that items have been updated they sell fast.

By Teneale Williams | INKspired Sketch #INK015 | Geometrical  Stamp Set from Stampin Up!

Lets start with saying Golden Geometrical ten times and not get all tongue tied! Or we could just talk about Gold embossed goodness using Geometrical stamp set?  I give you advance notice I have gone crazy with gold embossing on my card today but it works. I think hope.

The card design is based on the sketch below as its time for a INKspired Sketch challenge and blog hop.

INKspired Sketch 15 | Sunday 12th April Blog Hop | #INK015

I changed up the shape and used a triangle in place of the circles, featuring images from Geometrical stamp set. I have also used just a base of Whisper White cardstock, the sketch looks like it has 2 different designs on each side of the circle row and I added a layer behind of Rose Red cardstock. #RuleBreaker

By Teneale Williams | INKspired Sketch #INK015 | Geometrical  Stamp Set from Stampin Up!

The triangle images are stamped in VersaMark and clear embossed. Following this I lightly sprinkled gold embossing powder on a section of the image while it was still hot from the clear embossing,  tapped off the excess gold to then heat set.  You do need to be working fast between the clear to gold embossing, if it cooled then reheat the clear embossing with the heat tool.

By Teneale Williams |Image stamped in VersaMark then clear embossed followed by a  light sprinkle of gold embossing powder,  tap the excess gold off then heat set.

On the sides of the Rose Red cardstock I added a little gold embossing by sliding the edge on my VersaMark ink pad then applying a little gold embossing powder and set setting. With the greeting I stamped the image from Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Stamp Set in Jet Back StazOn that was “juicy” so I added a little gold embossing powder over the celebrate then heat set the image, I was not planning on adding the gold but I am happy I got a little carried away in the case.

By Teneale Williams | INKspired Sketch #INK015 | Geometrical  Stamp Set from Stampin Up!

The fun is not over, we still have more INKspired Artists for you to visit and see their cards using the sketch and with that said, you are off to see  Barbara Williams  who just happens to be my mum as well as member of my Stampin’ Up! Team.

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Here are the items used:

Price: $49.95

Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan DT | Birthday Surprise

As the old saying goes… If you are related to a Plummer you always have leaking water. Married to Mechanic you always need an oil change… Friends with a cardmaker, you never receive a handmade card! #DoNotJudge I will admit I am sometimes all the time hopeless at giving cards! I make them but sometimes just not in time for the “occasion” or I like the card so much, I can’t bring myself to give it away #TellMeIAmNotAlone #MumNeverGetsAMothersDayCard

I have a few friends {more of the non-crafty kind} that give me a hard time about never receiving cards in the mail from me :)   I have been on a mission this year to send at least one card a week, and so far I have been pretty good.  April is CRAZY for birthdays and a few of the “more” cheeky friends are April babies.

Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan DT | Birthday Surprise

Being the way that I am, the stamp set I used in this card is called Birthday Surprise and it has special place in my heart, I love the “surprise” because really some people DO get a surprise that they have received a card from me. The balloons are part of that set and see the list below for all the images, its a great birthday set.  I have spoken of my obsession with hashtags and I COULD not resist using a hashtag on this card, the image is from Balloon Bash #HappyBirthday

I am not the only one using the Birthday Surprise stamp set, in fact all the Artisan’s are using it this week on our blog hop, Next up is Vicky.

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Listed below the items used, Birthday Surprise comes in Wood or Clear mount and Balloon Bash in Photopolymer only. Shop online by click the item below or chick here