By Teneale Williams | INKspired Sketch #INK011 | Balloon Bash

Welcome my inky friends, I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. You have dropped in just in time for a INKspired sketch blog hop, if this is your first stop or you arrived from sweet little Renee Lynch. We have 9 INKspired Artists playing along this week, we have all created a card based on this sketch below.

INKspired Sketch #INK011

Below is my card based on the sketch, YES! I know I added a random balloon to my design that is no-where on the sketch but it “needed” the gold in more then one place {then celebrate banner} plus it is a birthday card… What is a birthday with out balloons! Or a single star balloon embossed in gold. This balloon in question stole a LOT of my time as I created the card… I was not sure it was required so it was attached and removed a good FIVE times and at one stage I have a few more balloons but that was just over kill…
Ok, reader input required: Do I need the balloon or not? {tell me in comments below} 

By Teneale Williams | INKspired Sketch #INK011 | Balloon Bash


Like the next person on the INKspired sketch blog hop will say, my card above does look much better in real life as the gold embossing does not show up very well in the photograph.  To see a stunning Wedding card from  Barbara Williams click the circle below and enjoy the blog hop.

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All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be brought though my online store HERE  or click on the item below.

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By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop |  Indescribable Gift

Greetings my inky friends, I hope you are doing well! I am great, having a busy week but enjoyable so far. Thursday’s are Stampin’ Up! Artisan blog hops and they seem to roll around faster and faster, I had a horrible moment with this round! I made my project on the weekend and yesterday when I went to take the photo I realised I had used a retired product which you can’t do for the Artisan hop, so I was up pretty late trying to come up with a new card, WHY is it when we need to create something fast our stampin’ mojo goes missing! My card looks pretty simple but I played around for 9 hours trying to create something I “kind” of liked, I stamped SO many  Indescribable Gift images and coloured them in several different ways, I totally love this stamp set but I was not creating anything that did the amazing illustration justice.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop |  Indescribable Gift

Above you can see I have kept it very simple after all that work, I have white embossed the image on watercolour paper and using a watercolour brush I have laid down Soft Sky Re-inker with water.  Along the top is a little Stacked with Love Washi and a thin strip of Champagne Glimmer Paper. The greeting is stamped in Jet Back StazOn, which is the only ink that will not resist the white embossing and I should note the greeting is from Butterfly Basics, it is a beautiful Happy Birthday image.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop |  Indescribable Gift

Above you can see inside the card, I got a little excited and watercoloured pretty much the whole surface, the top right corner has a little embossed bloosom and the washi with glimmer along the bottom. Long time reader’s know I LOVE the inside of my cards to look as pretty as the front of my cards.

The next stop on the Artisan blog hop is Vicky

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All the items can be ordered via my Australian online Stampin’ Up! Store HERE or click on the item below.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop |  #Twitterpater #ValentinesDay #Cardmaking

Welcome to the Artisan Blog Hop, the last for January. Many of the Artisan’s are together in Orlando at Stampin’ Up! Leadership Convention and I am beyond jealous that I am not with them but I will be stalking them on Instagram.

With Valentines day close approaching I thought I should create something heart/love related, I used You Plus Me Stamp Set with I also used here at the start of January, to my surprise I really like this stamp set as normal I am not a lover of Valentines Stamps but this years release of Valentines for Stampin’ Up! Are excellent and not over the lot.  I am a totally a typography geek! I get so excited over fonts {that is the designer in me} I just LOVED the style of “twitterpated” I HAD to use that stamp to create a funky little card.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop |  #Twitterpater #ValentinesDay #Cardmaking

I used Stacked with Love Designer DSP Paper Stack, have your realised Stampin’ Up! Are now creating smaller paper stacks, they are 11.4cm x 16.5cm. The perfect card maker size and I even have friends who love this size to create Project Life or Memory Keeping filler cards for the albums.   One of the designs in the stack is white with black printed  X and O’s, I really wanted to use this design as I am giving this card to my youngest niece and we always play tic, tac, toe on my iPad however it was a little too “white” I have taken my light Calypso Coral Blendabilitie to colour over the paper, as shown below.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! | Use your Blendabilities  to color over printed paper

I am going to create a project life page about our love of tic, tac, toe with these papers, I have so many photos over years of us playing so I thought I could share one of my little cutie thinking about her first move, she taken it very serious and I will admit I used to yet her win most of the time and help her pick a move however now I think she lets me win sometimes. LOL

Little Player

I challenge those who do not normally give Valentines card, to give a little note to some of the people you care about, I give me nieces card every year and normally a little something from Smiggle their favourite store but even without the gift, your card will be appreciated.

Now I am done! Thank you for spending a few moment of your day with my little corner of the web, now you can head off to the amazing Vicky who will wow you with her creative genius.

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Teneale Williams | INKspired Sketch

Welcome to the INKspired blog hop, to catch you up…. The INKsired Artists is made up for demonstrators in my Stampin’ Up! Downline, I create a sketch and every second Sunday we link into each other sharing our ideas on using the same sketch.

This sketch is tricky, I said to the team all week “it does not have to be a star, it can be any shape. Balloon, heart, flower or even a off center stamped image” talk about easier said then done! I think I was the last to make my card and then the most vocal in the team that I hated the sketch…. I am also the one that created the sketch.

INKspired Sketch | Sunday 25th January 2015


And here is my card based on the INKspired sketch #INK010 I have the butterfly from Well Worded

By Teneale Williams | INKspired Sketch | Well Worded


Next up is the most amazing lady in the world {well my world at least}
Barbara Williams

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 By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Celebrate Today

So many reasons to celebrate on the fabulous Thursday, one being its Stampin’ Up! Artisan blog hop time. You may have just arrived from the SUPER talented Susan Wong or this is your first stop on the blog hop, we have 16 stops…. Always such amazing ideas.

Another reason for celebration is today is the birthday of a sweet little person I know, I love birthdays {just not my own} I always enjoy when I am creating cards with a special person in mind, in the case I know this card HAD to be pink!

By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Celebrate Today

Now that card just is all about celebrating! The stamp set is totally fun, its called Celebrate Today and it has so many options to stamp the balloon, even a hot air balloon. The base balloon image is stamped in Strawberry Slush with the confetti stamped in Rose Red.

Below is the inside shot, I have used Balloon Bash for the inside greeting…. I am obsessed and I mean obsessed with hashtags I think everyone that gets a birthday card from me will get this greeting inside their card just for the #yourwelcome at the bottom. #iLoveThatGreeting

By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Birthday Bash

Next up is Vicky  I am always so excited to see what she has instore for us.

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