By Teneale Williams | #ChristmasCard #handmade using #craft Materials from Stampin' Up! the stamp set featured in called Berry Merry, White embossing was used on Black cardstock for a Chalkboard look. A fun stamping technique

The days are ticking down to Christmas, my tree is up and most of my Christmas shopping is done and my favourite part is wrapping which I will be doing this week plus I love wrapping so much I offer my services to family members.  I am looking forward to slowing down a little over Christmas to spend time with my loved ones, it has been a challenging year, and I have never wanted time to re-energise my soul and nourish my creativity.  2016 will be bringing exciting and new changes and content here on the blog as I spread my creative wings embarking on a new direction.

Today is my beautiful Mum’s birthday, you may have just arrived from her blog as this post is linked into the INKspired blog hop. If you were there and did not leave a comment, I would LOVE if you could pop back and wish her a happy birthday, it would make her day if she got a bunch of comments. I think I have the worlds best mum but I guess she is in “my little world” as the years tick over, I see how much stronger she grows and how she continues to share love and compassion around freely, never asking for help or saying “poor me” when she really could.  She is dealing with caring for a unwell loved one, and seeing them slip away, I catch her crying because she wants to help them to reduce their pain but knowing there is nothing. It is heart breaking and heart warming all that the same time, I often feel surrounded by people always wanting “more” and complaining about microscopic issues. I am proud to have the mum I do. I will share her birthday card in a later post as first I need to give it to her this afternoon. She will be having a low-key day, we have plans to both write-in our Christmas cards and my sister with her family will come to mum’s for dinner.  Mum has required me to cook sweet chilli Salmon that is super yummy.  Happy Birthday, mum, I adore you.

This blog post is getting long so I should move onto the INKspired sketch and card, the main reason you are here today. See below the sketch, I designed for the team to get INKspired from, a classic layout that I have used in varying designs over the years.

Sketch design by Teneale Williams for the INKspired blog hop | Sunday 13th December 2015

Here is my card, based on the sketch. Yes, it is Christmas again :) I think I have only two more Christmas cards to share then I am done, I promise. I have used Berry Merry stamp set, that is on the Christmas retiring list and reduced to $22.50 which is a great price for this stamp set. I have spoken about my love of the chalkboard in the past and inspiration hit me when I was going through my Instagram to see the JOY image from this Berry Merry enlarged on a wall (here) in the home of the Stampin’ King and Queen aka Sean and Sara Douglass.

By Teneale Williams | #ChristmasCard #handmade using #craft Materials from Stampin' Up! the stamp set featured in called Berry Merry, White embossing was used on Black cardstock for a Chalkboard look. A fun stamping technique

And inside of my card, you know by now I love to take elements from the front of my card inside.

By Teneale Williams | #ChristmasCard #handmade using #craft Materials from Stampin' Up! . Don't forget the inside of your card, taking the design from the front gives it the feeling of completion.

The next blog to visit on this creative journey is Cherie Davies. The INKspired team are taking a break over Christmas and will be back Sunday January 10th.

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Here are the items used in my card today.


By Teneale Williams | Christmas card created using Stampin Up Products Shop online Australia wide

The days are ticking away to Christmas, and I do not have enough cards to send out, I have had a crazy little session creating more cards this weekend! The designs have gotten simpler and simpler, many of my card ladies are also at this point and happy that we have our last Christmas Stamp A Stack Class this week to get them over the line to have enough cards.

The card I have to share with you today is a Christmas card (like most of my cards for the past three months)  it is linked into the INKspired blog hop, you may have arrived from Barbara Williams which means you are already on the blog hop. If this is your first stop let me catch you up, we have nine cards all using the sketch below that I have designed.

Designed By Teneale Williams | INKspired Sketch 30 | 29th November 2015

I had the vision of my card in my head all week; I knew I wanted to use Berry Merry Photopolymer Stamp Set as I have not played with it yet, and I kind of loved it!  I can report the idea that was in my head looked entirely different to the finished card and also note the completed card also looks different to the sketch!  The bow (created using gold cording) was to represent the circle that I moved to the right and as much as I played the V point on the thin strip just looked funny, so I chopped it off.

By Teneale Williams | Handmade Christmas card using all Stampin' Up! Materials | Berry Merry Photopolymer Stamp Set

Here is a snapshot of the key products used, I have used the Holly before and always asked how I create it; Well it is simply holly leaves and berries fussy cut from Season of Cheer printed paper.

By Teneale Williams | Handmade Christmas card using all Stampin' Up! Materials | Berry Merry Photopolymer Stamp Set

This next blog to visit is Lisa Eaton

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Here are the items used:


By Teneale Williams | Global Design Project Case Brian King | Watercolour Wash and To Your and yours Too Stamps Sets used from Stampin' Up!

Oh yes my friends, as the title to this post states, I have been inspired  by the King, Brian King that is! The King of Stampin’ is the feature artist at Global Design Project this week. We were given the image below and our challenge is to CASE Brian’s card. What does CASE mean? There are many definitions of CASE (Copy And Steal Everything, Copy And Share Everything), but in this situation the definition is Copy And Selectively Edit.  This means you can be inspired by ANYTHING on this card. Head over to the Global Design Project (HERE)  to see our the design team have taken Brian’s card and also the players gallery.

GDP012 Case the Designer

I took the challenge to create a Winter Christmas card as I have not made many due to my Christmas always being HOT, one of those things living in Australia and we are in Summer at Christmas time. The layout, also inspired me; I have used the silhouette images of trees and a reindeer on a hill in place of Brian’s Penguin’s and greeting placement was also inspired from Brian. Snowflakes become stars on my creation.  I am loving my card, and loved getting all inky creating the background.

By Teneale Williams | Global Design Project Case Brian King | Watercolour Wash and To Your and yours Too Stamps Sets used from Stampin' Up!

I hope you have all your Christmas cardmaking under control, we are just under 1 month until Christmas. Here are the items used, simple click for more info on the product and to start shopping online and your order will be shipped Australia wide.


By Teneale Williams | Christmas card using Festive Fireplace stamp set from Stampin' Up!

With 38 days until Christmas day arrives Global Design Project have stepped in to help inspire you to create something for Christmas by making that the theme for this weeks challenge. You will be blown away when you see some of the Design Team creations HERE.

Global Design Project Christmas Theme | 16th November 2015

I went for a Christmas card which looks kind of boring in comparison to some of the AMAZING projects that were created. With that being said, I still love my card. It is very clean and simple, but kind of cute. The shocking image is from Festive Firplace Photopolymer stamp set, I have stamped them in Basic Black ink on Whisper White then coloured the image with Real Red and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Markers direct to the cardstock then I went back over the image with the same market to add a shadow which I think makes the card.

By Teneale Williams | Christmas card using Festive Fireplace stamp set from Stampin' Up! | Stockings coloured with Stampin' Write Markers direct to paper

Here is the inside of my card, again I have kept it very simple adding a greeting and another stamped stocking.

By Teneale Williams | Christmas card using Festive Fireplace stamp set from Stampin' Up! | Inside design

Here are the items I used in the card, I did use Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker but they are not sold separately so I have listed Old Olive as a replacement.


Teneale Williams Stampin Up Demonstrator | Save 20% on selected stamp sets

We all love a sale but a ‘stamp sale’ is just that bit better. A selection of stamps have been reduced by 20% until November 20th check them out HERE .