By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Blendabilities with Holiday Home

Welcome to the Stampin’Up! Artisan Blog Hop.

Can you believe it is 12 weeks until Christmas! I am in “full on Christmas Mood” making by Christmas cards. As soon as I saw the stamp set Holiday Home I had a vision of this card pop up in my head, I LOVE the image of Santa flying through the sky and the homes lit by the moonlight.

I have used a Brayer for the background, I masked the moon with a circle of vellum, I put a little snail adhesive on the back of the vellum then patted my fingers on the snail to make it less tacky then placed the circle in the location I wished to mask. I used to use a Post It note however I would find the ink would seep through the Post It, the vellum never does that.

By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Blendabilities with Holiday Home

I am in LOVE and I mean L.O.V.E with Blendabilities, here I have used Night Navy Blendabilities to colour the homes and to lighten the windows I have used the colour lifter to lighten to tone. I cut out the roofs and attached them with Stampin’ Dimensionals {foam mount}, you will see the the image below I have coloured the sides of my Stampin’ Dimensionals with my darkest tone of Night of Navy Blendabilities, I am big on all the little details. By colouring the Stampin’ Dimensionals  they do not standout like the white  Stampin’ Dimensionals did. Does this make me crazy?

By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Blendabilities

On second thoughts don’t answer that! I know the answer :) The wonderful forks at Stampin’ Up! have designed framelits to cut the houses, I will admit I hand cut mine because I did not want a boarder in this case but the framelits to make it a lot easier.

Well I hope you enjoined the Australian stop on the global blog hop of all the Artisan Design Team member, next up you are going to the UK to visit with the AMAZING  Vicky Hayes.

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Here are the items I have used in my project, simply click on the item and start shopping.

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Some great deals this week! I am getting a few more items off my wish list: the 1/8″ circle handheld and hearts boarder punch have been ordered, plus a few packets of Soft Sky cardstock. I am now thinking I should get the Monster Munchies MDS download also.

8th October

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Welcome my fabulous friends and followers!  I have something a little different for you today,  normally my posts are all about my cards, well today its a little more about ME.

Last week my talent friend from New Zealand Paula Dobson nominated myself and super-demostrator Jacqui Williams {sadly not relation} to take part in the Creative Blog Hop, something I had never heard of myself but I am not always “in the know” so before I agreed I had to go and investigate what this Creative Blog Hop is all about. I found out we need to answer a few questions and pass the honour to others who inspire me. I guess the fact you are reading this, you can tell I agreed.

I do have to give a little shout out to my girl Paula, if you have not been to her blog Stampin Antics you should add that to your to do list for the day,  Paula does not create cards as they are pure art on cardstock mainly featuring sponging, I was lucky enough to have a one on one class with Paula last year when I was in New Zealand for Delys Cram Creative Escape. Paula wowed me with her sponging skills and know I call sponging “doin’ a Dodson”.

Thank you, Paula for thinking of me :)

Now here are the questions I need to answer:

Question 1:

What am I working on right now?

I always have a few projects on the go! But at the moment I have a big task that has taken priority! I am working on 4th birthday invitations for my youngest niece, who is having a frozen theme party, this is her first big party and I designed something WAY OVER the top for a child and they have taken more days to create.

I will share them once they are done and the other items I am making to the party itself in late October.

 Question 2:

How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I would say it is my love of layers and hybrid cardmaking, I have a background in digital designing, which started before I really knew about stamping. I am also gen Y and love most things technology based however as much as I love the new and innovative trends I like to still be hands on, and with my cardmaking I love the texture and layers. So creating with My Digital Studio and adding traditional papercraft elements is my favouite way.

I am known for adding a layer on a layer then trimming with a fine boarder, I am emailed weekly about how I get such a fine boarder and sometimes asked why I do that! Well first I will cover the WHY: Because I like it ;) And it creates a crisp edge, framing your design and adding depth.  HOW: I attach the layers together then I use a little photo trimmer like a mini guillotine to trim them to a very fine board.

 By Teneale Williams | My Digital Studio with Blendabilities

Question 3:

Why do i create what I do?

Because I LOVE it, I love buying pretty papers and stamps, the excitement carries onto creating with them, then the feeling of sharing my creations with others through a class or them receiving my card is what keeps me going. I can’t remember what I did with my time before I found Stamping or even better Stampin’ Up!.

The Stampin’ Up! Mission statement sums up why so perfectly for me.

 Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart | Image:

Question 4:

How does my creative process work?

It is not always the same process, it can depend on how creative I am feeling at the time. Mostly I just see it come together in my head, having said that I need a starting point like knowing a stamp set I am using or a layout I need to follow.

S famous Steve Jobs Quote:

Quote: Steve Jobs | Creative people see |  Image:


My nominations:

I need to select 2 people that inspire me and that I adore for them to take part next week, answering the questions and a little of themselves.

Barbara Williams @

Barbara was a easy pick for me, if you follow my blog then you will know she is my Mum! She is really so much more then that, she is my best friend, biggest supporter, a huge source of inspiration, she is in my Stampin’ Up! Team and we work our business together, sharing what we love with others, as she would say we are very blendable. I know without her I would not be the person I am today, a happy, caring and creative soul and I believe a little part of me goes into each of my cards thanks to her.

Barbara has clean and simple style also willing to be more daring then myself with design, colours and techniques.

Martha Inchley @

If you have not been to Martha’s blog, quick run over NOW! She is AMAZING. I meet Martha last year in Salt Lake City through Heather Summers. Martha is a Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, who like myself has a background in digital designing and I LOVE how she uses her digital skills with papercraft and beyond like this using MDS with shrink plastic. Martha’s  other claim to fame is an article she prepared for featuring 8 projects using Flower Patch Stamp Set, see here.

I look forward to next Monday when Martha and Barbara answer the questions.

By Teneale WIlliams | INKspired Blog Hop 2

Welcome the my stop on the INKspired blog hop.

You may have popped over from Renee’s blog or this is

your first stop, if this is your first stop I will explain a little.

This blog hop is made up of my  Stampin’ Up! Team called INKspired,

I designed a sketch we all use this sketch as INKspiration

to create a card each then we join together to post them on our blogs.

We invite you to follow around all the blogs and

see what the INKspired Artists have created.

This is the card for this week:

INKspired  Sketch #INK002

I will admit I have used a little creative licence when created

this card but the point is that the sketch is INKspiration

so I guess its ok that I changed a few things.

I added a extra layer behind the main image panel

and the butterfly wings are my

By Teneale Williams | INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 2  | Stampin Up! Kinda  Eclectic

The next blog is Barbara Williams

with a fabulous wedding card

INKspired next blog

Teneale Williams | Stampin Up!  Artisan  Blog Hop | Blendabilities with MDS

Welcome the first Artisan Blog of October!

Spring is in the Sydney air  and the weather is warming up!

I love this time of the year and seeing gardens come alive as they bloom

for me the only flowers that blossom are the ones I create on paper,

as there is no green thumb here, my friends ;)

I love sitting and colouring images

so I was OVER the moon when Stampin’ Up!

released their range of Blendabilities

They are so easy to use and blend the tones

but I warn you… it is addictive! You don’t want to stop.

If you are a long time reader of my blog you would know

I love MDS {My Digital Studio} and I really LOVE

using it with my normal  stamping supplies, now I LOVE

that I can laser print images from MDS and

colour them with my Blendabilities.

Like I have here….

Teneale Williams | Stampin Up!  Artisan  Blog Hop | Blendabilities with MDS

If you know your current Stampin’ Up! Catalogue

you know that this amazing rose image is not in there?

It is a image a MDS digital stamp set called Fifth Avenue Floral.

If you have not heard about MDS click here

I printed the rose image on Whisper White cardstock

and simply used my home laser printer.

I coloured the image with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.


I would love you to see what you create with MDS

with your Blendabilities and get pinning using the hashtag

#MDSblendabilities  on Pinterest.

Get ready to be wowed by this next Artisan…

Vicky Hayes

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To celebrate my 8th anniversary this October

I am sending you a surprise pack of ribbons for every $60 spent

and used the following hostess code: FWYJ4UQG