By Teneale Williams | A Whole Lot of Lovely, Stampin' Up!  Hostess Stamp Set 2015/2016 Catalogue

I have to start by sayingHappy Mother’s Day to all the mum’s reading this post, I hope you are having a wonderful day and received a handmade card because really that is one of best gifts.  The card I am showing today is the one my wonderful Mum is receiving, we have a big day planned starting with taking her out for breakfast, a movie, shopping {I hate shopping but she loves it} then a family dinner. I know she will just be happy to be spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.

The card is based on the below sketch for the INKspired Artist blog hop, I design the sketches and I still have trouble with them! I change things all around but you will see that shorty….

INKspired Sketch #INK016 | Blog Hop 10th May 2015

If you look at the sketch and then look at my card you can see a little difference:

  • I changed the shape- no rectangle here, I have used a circle and added a layer of vellum behind which I punch out using the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle
  • I used a button as the circle element and moved it from the center to right of the card
  • The greeting over the circle has two V points, unlike the sketch.

By Teneale Williams | A Whole Lot of Lovely, Stampin' Up!  Hostess Stamp Set 2015/2016 Catalogue

Normally I would show the inside however I typed the message up and attached it before photography, I adore my Mum #BestMumEVER and therefore my message was very heartfelt so I am keeping it for just her. I have added a pic of the envelope, I have added DSP with a little of the stamped Mint Macaron cardstock. The heart and MUM letters are from a Project Life accessory pack, called “Love Story” they were white die cut letters so I coloured them with my Mint Macaron marker before attaching.

By Teneale Williams | Envelope

I have used a new stamp set from the upcoming 2015/2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue, it is a hostess set which means the only way to get this set is to host a workshop and earn it for FREE. I have included the cover of the set to show I used just this one stamp set, the background was created by stamping the flower on the left of the cover with the top flower from the stamp image on the right, using VersaMark the images were stamped then clear embossed.  Now I could have used just the bottom image as my Mum is a whole lot of lovely but I needed a layer across my circle for the challenge…. so I upgraded to FABULOUS.

A Whole Lot of Lovely, Stampin' Up!  Hostess Stamp Set 2015/2016 Catalogue

The fun is not over here, we have more INKspired Artist who have used this sketch. Next up on the  blog hop is Barbara Williams, who is the one receiving this card… #TenealesMumIsNext

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I would normally have a list of materials used but so many of these items are sneak peek products and not on sale until June 2nd, so I am going to send you to check out the retiring product selection.


A retiring stamps

BY Teneale Williams | "You've Got This" from Stampin' Up! | #tgif02

If you were reading my blog yesterday {HERE} I expressed my joy over the new In Colors that are coming in the upcoming 2015/2016 Catalogue from Stampin’ Up! [released June 2nd] I have the new colors to play with and a few new stamp sets, I am like a kid on Christmas morning wanting to play with all my new toys.

I recently joined a new design team, for a fabulous new challenge site called TGIF which if you are like me need TGIF explained… it stands for Thank Goodness It’s Friday. Last week was the first challenge and I did not play along as I was at convention but SO excited to play with week for a sketch challenge #thifc02. YOU MUST head over to the site {HERE} and see all the design team cards and we would LOVE if you play along.


Today I played with Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe from the new In Color range, as well as a new stamp set called You’ve Got This, now I can’t show the full stamp set however you do see the beautiful flower image, the set also has 3 greets and a background. Keep your eye out for more sneak peeks before its release June 2nd.  The flower has been watercoloured with Mint Macaron on the petals and Tip Top Taupe on the leafs and stamen. I was going for “eclectic” more then elegant with this card so the watercolouring is not perfect and more like a quick wash. The flowers on the background are stamped in VersaMark.

BY Teneale Williams | "You've Got This" from Stampin' Up! | #tgif02

Did you play spot the different with my card to the sketch? Yes, I got creative with the sketch and I do not have a point on my middle layer like the sketch, I moved that point to the end of my greeting?  I am used to my INKspired Sketch Blog Hops {HERE} were we get a little creative with the sketch but I think I better pull myself back next time. #RuleBreaker

By Teneale Williams | Build a Birthday Sneak Peek with  Balloon Bash Stamp Sets| Stampin' Up! Artisan  Blog Hop

I am possibly a little too excited! Only a few hours ago I received the NEW 2015/2017 In Colors and I just HAD to open them and PLAY, which was perfectly timed for the Stampin’ Up! Artisan blog hop so I can share my excitement with you.

I love how Stampin’ Up! bring out new colours for a limited 2 year run, they always give me new creative energy as I find new colour combinations and step outside my comfit zone. This release of 5 new colours are AMAZING I adore the Sage like tone called Mint Macaron, who remembers Sage Shadow? That was my FAVOUITE COLOUR EVER and it was retired a few years ago but hello, this tone is SO much better. I will have more on the new colours later in the month they are not for sale yet, they are from June 2 however I will be using them to build your excitement and try to contain my own.

By Teneale Williams | Build a Birthday Sneak Peek with  Balloon Bash Stamp Sets| Stampin' Up! Artisan  Blog Hop

I have used three of the new colours today, see my card below:

  • The candle flames are Delightful Dijon
  • The first candle on the left is Watermelon Wonder cardstock clear embossed and the celebrate banner is Watermelon Wonder ink on Whisper White cardstock.
  • The last candle and card base is Mint Macaron, the stamping is clear embossed.

By Teneale Williams | Build a Birthday Sneak Peek with  Balloon Bash Stamp Sets| Stampin' Up! Artisan  Blog Hop

The stamp set used for the candles is also a sneak peek to a upcoming stamp set called Build a Birthday, it is a GREAT set as the images can be used for candles or added with other images in the set and you have a birthday cake, I love sets I can use in different ways. Myself and other Artisans will be using this set over May to show you fun ways to use the set.

Now it is time to hop over to see the UK Artisan from Stampin’ Up! Vicky:

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By Teneale Williams | Stampin'Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Guys Greetings

My goodness me! Before I start I want to say sorry for the poor photographs in the post, Sydney was hit with a MASSIVE storm on Saturday afternoon bring hail and heavy rain, in fact Sydney looked like it was snowing which has never happened before.  I live in one of the hardest hit areas and the roof in my studio started leaking and yes, some of my supplies were damaged but replaceable!  I normally take photos in there so I need to play around and find a place with better lighting until the roof is fixed.

 I have added a pic of the hail about 3 hours after the storm hit, this is the slowly melting snow hail.  My studio is a MESS and too depressing to so a picture of.#SydneyStorm

This card really does look  better in real life with the little pops of gold. My inspiration for this card was Broadway!  The top hats, ticket stub and a little glam to create a card to say congratulations to a very dramatic friend of mine #youknowyouaredramatic

By Teneale Williams | Stampin'Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Guys Greetings

I stamped the hats out using Jet Black StazOn and then cut them out, the stamp design had 6 different hats but I have used just the top hat style hats.

The star burst is stamped in Crumb Cake ink and the stamp set used is Perpetual Birthday Calendar {buy HERE}  This stamp set is easy to over look but look again at the images that you can use as backgrounds, I just adore this set.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin'Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Guys Greetings

This ticket stub is my favourite element on the card I must say, this stamp set I used “That’s the Ticket” is on the retirement list {see list HERE} I have stamped the image on Lost Lagoon cardstock and sponged with VersaMark.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin'Up! Artisan Blog Hop | That's the Ticket

 Notice the detail on the end? I stamped the ticket with the ticket duo punch {buy HERE} and then used the small postage punch from Little Labels Punch Pack {buy HERE}.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin'Up! Artisan Blog Hop | That's the Ticket By Teneale Williams | Stampin'Up! Artisan Blog Hop | That's the Ticket

I always like to stamp the inside of my card and use elements from the front design on the inside, I have a second ticket stub with a top hat and this time congratulations stamped as the greeting. I still have room to add a little note to my friend.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin'Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Guys Greetings

This blog post is linked into the Stampin’ Up! Artisan blog hop featuring Guys Greeting stamp set, the next Artisan up is Vicky.

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Convention Australia

I am at Stampin’ Up! Convention on the Gold Coast and updating my social media with the latest news and NEW projects. Follow me on facebook HERE  and instagram HERE



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A little bit of exciting, I LOVE a good challenge! It gets the ideas flowing as I am pushing outside my comfit zone and TOTALLY blown away to join the crew of talent… I am not going to say who I am going to make you pop over the the new challenge site and see for your self. The first challenge is kicking off this week… Friday in fact, I am sitting out this first challenge as I am unorganized  away at convention and WAY to excited for that to sit down and stamp #ThatsMyStoryAndIamStickingToIt

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I am excited to part of a challenge design team again and playing along with you all, seeing the creative ideas that are developed.

Convention Australia

Now as I said I am missing some of the fun this week due to South Pacific Stampin Up! Convention which starts tomorrow.

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