Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Green and Red tomato Sauce

Cause we love sauce and we have a few tomatoes.


I love green sauce on y lamb chops and my kids love gravy. lol. and red sauce on everything bbq'd. My son love bbq sauce, and I haven't attempted to make this flavour yet...But I may doo soon.

Here are a couple of recipes that I cook up each year. It lasts if the bottles are sealed properly, or else I refrigerate the bottles.






Email me for any queries, or check into my online shop for Stampin' Up goodies.

Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #28

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #28


Jane Riches - Riches Stitches Blog

Stamped on DSP and bordered up in a square fashion...love it so simple.


Karlie Yardy - Stamping with Karlie


Here are the team members who are playing this week...

Alisa Tilsner - Alisa Tilsner's website
Alison Barclay - Goth Dove Designs Blog
Nicole Wilson - Nicole Wilsons Blog
Anna Foster - My little creative nook Blog
Annette Sullivan - Lavender Thoughts Blog
Jane Riches - Riches Stitches Blog
Tamsin Adams - YOU are here, here you are
Karlie Yardy - Stamping with Karlie

Email me for any queries, or check into my online shop for Stampin' Up goodies.

Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #27

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #27

Annette Sullivan - Lavender Thoughts Blog
Here are my two cards... Thankyou for looking...

Lots of coloured layers, dry embossed and sponged, dry embossed
and last layer stamped with versamark. ALL on top of a plain crisp whisper white card...

Final touches add string, buttons, banner, and butterfly...
Love it.

Very easy one layer stamping with added hearts popped on dimensionals.

Anna Foster - My little creative nook Blog
Here are the team members who are playing this week... 

Tamsin Adams - YOU are here, here you are
Anna Foster - My little creative nook Blog
Alison Barclay - Goth Dove Designs Blog
Nicole Wilson - Nicole Wilsons Blog
Jane Riches - Riches Stitches Blog
Annette Sullivan - Lavender Thoughts Blog

Email me for any queries, or check into my online shop for Stampin' Up goodies.
Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter beanie

I just love Easter, and my favourite part is the chocolate of course, but this year we are slowing down on the amount of chocolate we eat...We eat it ALL year, so we decided to make something different with an easter theme.

IT's so gorgeous. Easter colour inspiration from all those pinterest pics of dyeing easter eggs...I found a stash of yarn I had lying around (hidden behind the couch, where else really ;0 )

The yarn is an 8 ply acrylic and I have knitted the beanie using 5mm needles. I don't know what the tension is for this yarn, but I took it as the same for most 8plys on 4mm needles. (which is: 4mm knitting needles and 22 stitches by 30 rows for a 10cm (4 inch) square)

The Pictures:

The Easter Beanie for the non chocolate eaters... :)
A gorgeous sunny day for picture taking. 

The Pattern:

Cast on 70 stitches.
Knit two purl two.
Rib for 6 rows. 
Knit row and increase 10 stitches as evenly as you can. That would be every 7 add one stitch.  80 stitches.
Purl
Knit etc. Continue stocking stitch until length measures 10cm.

Decrease in multiples of 10 on knit row. Copied next bit from my previous post Cleackheaton california beanie

knit 8 knit 2 together, repeat pattern until 72 stitches... you get my drift
knit
knit 7 K2tog...64
knit
knit 6 K2tog...56
knit
knit 5 K2tog...48
knit
knit 4 K2tog...40
knit
knit 3 K2tog...32 
knit
knit 2 K2tog...24
knit
knit 1 K2tog...16 no more knit all rounds..J
K2tog...8
Break end long enough for a seam to be sewn.
Pull end through all stitches and sew seams together in a ladder stitch and tie in the loose ends.
Secure tightly a huge pompom. We used a pompom maker and trimmed to globe shape.
This will fit a baby at size zero or about 36 cm.

An easy peasy pattern...ENJOY.

Email me for any queries, or check into my online shop for Stampin' Up goodies.
Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and
lover of all crafty things...

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #26


The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #26
Here you go no more MDS after this one...ONE MORE DAY TO GO...I am going to miss you.
The time taken to whip up these pages, I am amazed. AND when the kids get home I don't have to clean the table... sad face...So here is another amazing sketched challenge I have had fun with...

 You may have come from 
Nicole Wilson - Nicole Wilsons Blog
Family pic on the couch. set 1, please smile and SIT still, just for a moment...
Family pic on the couch. set 2, the moment is just not long enough...
(neither is my page wink wink)
Family pic in pink with Dad sneaking in to bomb the photo. lol
I do love my family, what a funny bunch we are.




AND my card for the weeks challenge is:
Plain and no bling...

added something shiny...had another look at the challenge, doh.

AND  then added more embellishments for final...
from plain to beautiful...
I'll get it right sooner or later... 

Next you will go onto
Anna Foster - My little creative nook Blog

Here are the team members who are playing this week... 

Alison Barclay - Goth Dove Designs Blog
Jane Riches - Riches Stitches Blog
Leah Andersson - Lalastampin Blog
Nicole Wilson - Nicole Wilsons Blog
Tamsin Adams - YOU are here, here you are
Anna Foster - My little creative nook Blog
Annette Sullivan - Lavender Thoughts Blog


Email me for any queries, or check into my online shop for Stampin' Up goodies.
Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #25

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #25


You may have come from
Arty Anna Foster - 
My little creative nook Blog
It is with sadness that Stampin' Up! have decided to no longer sell MDS and all digital product, as of May 31st. Major changes are underway, and with careful evaluation and consideration, all with the intent to provide our demonstrators, to ensure the best possibility for growth and success. Stampin' Up! has determined that we will no longer offer MDS.

I will still be using it for personal digital scrapbooking, but I may not share my projects with you as often as I have done recently...

ALL of your downloaded digital content may be transferrable to other digital software. Please backup all your software and digital downloaded content for future ongoing use...(just in case)...and purchase any digital stamps, embellished kits from Stampin' Up! now if you have it on your wish list. CUT OFF date for any content will be unavailable after the 31st May...

SO here are my projects for this CHALLENGE in ALL MDS (My Digital Studio): have fun looking.

Simple circles...


Simple squares...


BOKEH technique in MDS...just for fun...I could have made the white circles lighter, but I rather liked the extra colour. (that being the challenge)
Capturing the moments. MDS making it soo easy, equalling zero mess...

Next  you will go onto the
Nifty Nicole Wilson - 
Nicole Wilsons Blog
Here are the team members who are playing this week... 

Alisa Tilsner - Alisa Tilsner's website
Tamsin Adams - YOU are here, here you are
Nicole Wilson - Nicole Wilsons Blog
Karlie Yardy - Stamping with karlie
Alison Barclay - Goth Dove Designs Blog
Jane Riches - Riches Stitches Blog

Email me for any queries, or check into my online shop for Stampin' Up goodies.

Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #24


The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #24

You may have come from the
Amazing Anna Foster - My little creative nook Blog
Calypso coral and crisp cantaloupe with a touch of pink. The flower is stamped on vellum and clear embossed over the top with the old sugar and spice scented powder. SO for effect I have created a scratch and sniff card...hahaha. How many times have you blown on cold soup or sniffed a paper flower...(or is that just me??) 

Just a little play...I had time.

So Saffron and Bermuda Bay stamped with Coastal Cabana on the coloured card stock and whisper white. Punched a couple of flags out of scraps, sponged daubed the edges and stuck it down...oh and embossed the greeting onto vellum, because I am in a hurry inking wont dry in time...(especially on the vellum) Maybe black would have stood out more in the photo, but it does shine in the light...



And you are onto the next blog with the
Artistic Alison Barclay - 
Goth Dove Designs Blog

Here are the team members who are playing this week... 
Alisa Tilsner - Alisa Tilsner's website
Nicole Wilson - Nicole Wilsons Blog
Tamsin Adams - YOU are here, here you are
Alison Barclay - Goth Dove Designs Blog
Jane Riches - Riches Stitches Blog
Karlie Yardy - Stamping with karlie

Email me for any queries, or check into my online shop for Stampin' Up goodies.

Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #23

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #23

Alisa Tilsner's website

Here is my take on the colours...IN MDS AGAIN...

A scary day...but worth remembering... :)
AND Just A FEW PROJECTS....


My first funky card...not sure I love this one...
My second card...and it was such a huge challenge to case a card when you don't have the same stamps. But I really think this one worked for me, I love it...
AND of course one, has to have a box, to match loved card...Don't you think?



Anna Foster - My little creative nook Blog

Here are the team members who are playing this week... 

Alisa Tilsner - Alisa Tilsner's website
Tamsin Adams - YOU are here, here you are

Nicole Wilson - Nicole Wilsons Blog
Alison Barclay - Goth Dove Designs Blog
Karlie Yardy - Stamping with karlie

Email me for any queries, or check into my online shop for Stampin' Up goodies.

Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #22

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #22

Alisa Tilsner's website

Here is my take on the sketch...in MDS



Lots of fun together at the beach.
AND in a card:

Coloured in stamps to match the scrappy taggy.

Match the scrappy taggy with colours on my table.
Pistachio Pudding matches the old Gumball Green Designer Series Stack...
Just get scrappy with this layout...Love it. (this card is for my Sister)

Jane Riches stitches Blog


Here are the team members who are playing this week... 
Alisa Tilsner - Alisa Tilsner's website
Tamsin Adams - YOU are here, here you are

Jane Riches - Jane Riches stitches Blog
Nicole Wilson - Nicole Wilsons Blog
Alison Barclay - Goth Dove Designs Blog
Annette Sullivan - Lavender Thoughts Blog
Email me for any queries, or check into my online shop for Stampin' Up goodies.

Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...