Author Archives: Teneale
The year is flying! It is time to think about Mothers day cards.
I am joining a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from
around world to share some ideas for Mothers day.
For the card I am sharing for Mothers day: I have used a stamp
set that was a mainly Easter theme, called Basket Bunch and as a matter
of fact I used the same stamp set for the Theme Dream blog hop (see here)
last month and a baby card that I have not posted yet. It is a great set.
The flowers have been stamped using Stampin’ Up! Classic ink pads on
Shimmer paper and to prevent the stamp image from bleeding when you
watercolour let it totally dry for about an hour. Using a well-loved blender
pen, I mean one that you would think is dry and should be thrown away.
I am truly blessed to have a totally AMAZING mum who a LOVE beyond words,
she knows I think the world of her, my nieces and I are always telling her how
much we love her and grateful for all the little things she does for our family.
Here is the inside of my card, I have coloured one of the flowers like the
front of the card and added a greeting from the same stamp set as the
front, it is actually a Birthday greeting set but I think they work well.
Now, it is time to hop over to New Zealand to visit
with my fabulous friend Patrice Halliday-Larsen
1. Teneale Williams (Australia)
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
3. Tracy May (UK)
4. Delphine Lorelli (France)
5. Amy Koenders (USA)
6. Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
7. Sandi MacIver (Canada)
8. Jennifer Pauli (Germany)
9. Krista Driessen (Netherlands)
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It is nice to post a card for no special reason to a friend or loved one,
reminding them they are important in your life or that you were thinking
of them; I know how nice it is when I go to the mailbox and find
something other than bills inside. It does not happen often but when it
does it totally makes my day, I dare (wink, wink) to post a card to
someone you adore in your life just because. I have made this card
to send to a sweet non-crafty friend who I makes fun of my “hobby”
but I think this hug in an envelope may softer her. Well, I live in hope.
Hello, April! Goodness, I have a busy month ahead, having said that I am looking
forward to pretty much all of the event coming. This coming week, Stampin’ Up!
has a demonstrator event Friday and Saturday all around the world. I am attending
the event at Luna Park in Syndey; I am SO looking forward to seeing some of
my team and friends who I only see at Stampin’ Up! Events, the relationships
I have made over the past Ten years are a huge part of I love about this amazing
company. One of the activities that I enjoy regularly (every second Sunday)
with part of my team is our INKspired blog hop; for new readers, I design a sketch
for the team to use as inspiration to create their own card. I design the sketches
months ahead of time and this weeks sketch was designed mid-2016. When I looked
at the sketch earlier in the week, I was like WHAT was I thinking shortly after
I was talking to my mum who is also a demonstrator, she told me quote
“that sketch is the worst sketch you have ever given us”
With that vote of confidence from mum/Barbara, I went to our Facebook
group to apologise to the girls. To my surprise, it seems only two of us
had a problem with the layout. Note: I love using GIF files to express myself
Here is the sketch in question, it is really hard to work with!
I have already had a sneak peek at Renee’s card and she rocked it.
And here is my creation with the worst sketch ever!
The advantage to being creatively challenged is that you step outside
your comfort zone, I like leaving “white space” in my card designs but
this card has much more than I would prefer, I found that adding
the pearls open the field of vision; one of them may also be covering
a little ink mark that I somehow got on the card as I was attaching
the linen thread. Pearls save the say again.
Now, it is hop over to the sweetest stamper in the world
who has created a card for a very fun event, our dear Renee Lynch
The struggle was real. Being totally honest this stamp set I used today was not one that I liked in any way, when I first saw this stamp set (Hey, Chick) I commented it was one of the worst stamp sets ever and wondered what Stampin’ Up! were thinking. Come forward to months and I held my launch party for the new Sale-A-Bration range, to my surprise (and I mean SURPRISE) everyone that attended loved the set, it has been my most redeemed item this Sale-A-Bration. With the fact that everyone has been so taken with this set I should use it to make a card, to see if I could change my mind! I have to say I don’t “hate” the stamp set as much, it was fun to use or I should say it was fun to colour. I used it for my INKspired Artists blog hop, below is the sketch that I followed:
So what do you think? Are you a fan?
It is only a small blog hop this week with 4 of us playing.
The next stop is with my friend Allison.