Monday, August 24, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #47

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #47

I love the colours in this card. Watermelon Wonder my new fave.
And a handcut circle, to add a tiny border for the flower, lifted onto dimensionals.

You may have come from
the lovely Artful Stamper
Jane Riches
http://richesstitches.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-artful-stampers-blog-hop-40.html
And continue to hop on to
the lovely Artful Stamper

Alison Barclay

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

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #46

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #46
Just another quickie card make. AND I love what happened to the sentiment.
Dabbing off the ink and I mixed them up on my sponge, so I thought lets add the third colour...I like it and will have another go at this mixup down the track.
I have also used Raspberry Ripple instead of the Rose Red as I thought this was closer to in colour than Real Red. 
You may have come from
the lovely Artful Stamper

Annette Sullivan
http://richesstitches.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-artful-stampers-blog-hop-40.html
And continue to hop on to
the lovely Artful Stamper
Nicole Nicholls

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

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #45

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #45


A little case from the gorgeous Alison Barclay...Something similar anyway.
A nice and quick card. I was looking for something white to pop on the card, but didn't have anything to suit, so plain it is. 

Feeling lazy and soaking up the sunshine.
What a lovely day we had in this past week.
I can't wait for Spring...Just had to share this too...

You may have come from
the lovely Artful Stamper
Jane Riches
And continue to hop on to
the lovely Artful Stamper

Annette Sullivan

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

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - FREE Challenge #44

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - FREE Style Challenge #44. A wonderful play with scrappy bits on my table.

I have had this card sitting waiting for the oppurtune moment to finish. 
And WOW here it is...Flags, roses, old paper scraps, leaves and a little happy birthday.
A free style challenge, I love how it turned out and wouldn't it be lovely to be received with a bunch of handmade flowers. I'm not sure it can be posted though...Have fun on the hop. 



You may have come from
the lovely Artful Stamper
Jane Riches
http://gothdovedesigns.blogspot.com/2015/08/stampin-up-australia-stampin-up.html
And continue to hop on to
the lovely Artful Stamper
Alison Barclay

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

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #43

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #43
For all my friends and family that need a little loving.
After a difficult week, I just want to hug you all...
Thinking of those that are in need.



You may have come from
the lovely Artful Stamper
Alisa Tilsner
http://bit.ly/1LLnzES
And continue to hop on to
the lovely Artful Stamper

Kathryn Carr

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

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #42


The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #42
I made a card...just now, what a mad rush to get the kids on the bus and me inside to get a card made...woohooo in the nick of time. Now for a cuppa. Have a lovely new week.

I ran out of time this weekend to make a card.
(maybe I will in the morning get round to it, kids first day back at school)...
We had a lovely time outside pruning every thing all weekend...
SO I'd like to share with you, this little project, a photo that I had to capture. 
It was so delightful that the girls loved their 'cup of tea' with the 'fancy' creamer jug and sugar bowl, teapot and beautiful gold trimmed tea cups and saucers.
The giggles that followed were priceless.


You may have come from
the lovely Artful Stamper
Kathryn Carr
http://richesstitches.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-artful-stampers-blog-hop-42.html
And continue to hop on to
the lovely Artful Stamper

Jane Riches

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

Hoodie rainbow style

How loverly is this? I had to make one, this pattern cam across my feed on facebook. 
Here is the link to the pattern on ravelry harlequin hoodie

I've used a 5.0mm hook and 8ply wool, which is a little different to the written pattern, I had to change my numbers of rows and stitches by a few...

With lots of colours chosen by my girls and put into the correct colour order, I guess they love rainbows as much as I do, I made this.

On the hook...so gorgeous. love that purple pop

AND again finished. It loooks fantastic on...The girls want one in other colours now.
Love it for myself too...

And another colourway started, aren't the colours just gorgesous.

Hopefully you'll feel inspired to give this a go...
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, July 13, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #41

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #41


Another beautiful colour challenge....and here is my take. There are many photos to fit it all in. I had a lot of fun making this...Project life inspired, into a booklet. Hence all the rounded corners...I will eventually fill this with photos and give to someone special.

Have fun looking...


The front with a little tie up.
The tie off to see the front cover.

First opening.

The second flip over.
The top flipped up
Inside the pocket, a little note for encouragement, which coud be sneakliy written on the back of the notecard.
And the last ones flipped down, where I shall place some photos. So much work and cutting and mounting and stamping, but it was worth it the end. I do love these colours for this project this week...

You may have come from
the lovely Artful Stamper
Anna Foster
http://richesstitches.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-artful-stampers-blog-hop-41.html
And continue to hop on to
the lovely Artful Stamper

Jane Riches

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

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #40

Blog hop 40 woohoo. That is 40 weeks in a row, one a week. I love my hobby/business. So many ideas and so little time. It is also a fabulous winter time hobby. Wink wink.

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #40

I have pulled out the old MDS again...Missing it. So here are a few memories I wanted to capture.

We love to spend time with family. And playing around.

AND I made a card. I love the double layer stamping as something different. Using this technique you can hide your mistakes, wink wink. You can also add more of the gorgeous tree part of the stamp. I have used Lost Lagoon here on the lovely Tip Top Taupe.

You may have come from
the lovely Artful Stamper
Anna Foster
http://richesstitches.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-artful-stampers-blog-hop-40.html
And continue to hop on to
the lovely Artful Stamper

Jane Riches

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

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July Project Butterflies Kit

I have on offer to you a set of 6 cards as a Do It Yourself kit, as a new item to my blog:

You may purchase the kit as complete or as separate single kits. There are 3 designs of which 2 cards are made. Here we go:

Project Butterfly Kit

Project kits details, available for Month of July


This months NEW Project Kit, includes 6 cards, Aren't they lovely? I've made it easy for you to use these ones this month.

The complete card kit contains all pre-cut card stock, butterflies and embellishments as per card shown. Make 6 cards of 3 styles. All you need to add is your own stamps, inks and adhesives. I will send out instructions via email to complete your projects at home.  Kits will be posted out at your request, generally within a few days.

Please NOTE: some DSP patterns and colours may vary from card kit shown, due to stock.

There are 2 Options to choose from:
Option 1: Purchase the Project Kits for just $20 including postage to you.
Option 2: Receive the Project Kits for $FREE when you make a purchase of at least $50 from my online store using the current Hostess Code 9XNFEKGK for July this  month. Please email me if you would like the free kit after you have place your order and please check current hostess code.  




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...

Weekly Deals end 7th July 2015






















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Trying something new for a bit:

The Weekly Deals for the end week on Tuesday 7th July 2015.









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...

PS here is the Clearance Rack tooo Updated...

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #39

Gorgeousness colours for this challenge.
The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #39

You may have come from the lovely
Artful Stamper Jane Riches


gorgeous flower stamped in real red, close to rose red..... and love the way this card turned out in the end. have fun hopping along to the next one.


AND now hop onto the lovely 
Artful Stamper 
Annette Sullivan 


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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Cupcake beanie

The yarn  A purple Sirdar snuggly kisses delicate stripe effect DK. 

The tension 22st 28 rows with 4 mm needles. With a pink Sirdar snuggly double knitting yarn of different stripe effect and same label tension.

The Pattern
I've used 4.5mm needles with the 2 yarns mentioned above:

Cast on 35
Row  1. Knit row
Row  2. Purl 2 tog, purl to last stitch, purl into front and knit into front of same stitch, (or increase as you desire)Row  3. KnitRow  4. Purl 2 tog, purl to last stitch, purl into front and knit into front of same stitchRow  5. KnitRow  6. Purl 2 tog, purl to last stitch, purl into front and knit into front of same stitch.

Change colourRow  7. PurlRow  8. Knit 2 tog knit to last stitch, knit into front and knit into back of same stitchRow  9.Purl
Row 10. Knit 2 tog knit to last stitch, knit into front and knit into back of same stitch.

Change colour
Continue in pattern changing colour every 6 rows or 4 rows for 7 more times per colour change or until it measures around 36 cm or so. End on a row 10. 
Sew up diagonals together. You dont have to be perfect here, as long it goes around your babe's head. (I don't have a babe anymore so it was a bit of a guess for me, sadly they have all grown up.)

Pick up 4 stitches per rib around 140 stitches in my case on one edge and rib knit for 7cm. Cast off neatly. Thread yarn through other end of most stitches and pull in tight and secure end. Add large pompom.

The Pictures
I'm loving this layout for my pictures. Playing with my phone and pics...AGAIN...forever changing likes.

Just tooo cute.
Download your easy printable pattern here


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