Monday, May 25, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #34

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #34

AND just another quickie to keep up in the garden on these beautiful wintery days.
I love this DSP and use it sparingly. I've kept this card blank for something different.
It could be used for lots of occasions. 



You may have come from the previous Artful Stamper Jane Riches

AND now hop onto the next lovely Artful Stamper Alisa Tilsner
Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Black beanie

The yarn I have used here is called moda vera AMBRUNI

The tension on the ball band suggests 6.5mm needles at 14 stitches x 19 rows for a 10 inch square. 
So I have used 7.0mm circ needles.

This fits 60cm plus head snug or a loosely fit slouchy beanie for any size (pictured is 56cm - my sized head, no model in my vicinty at time of picture taking)

The Pattern:
Cast on 80 stitch loosely plus 1 to join in the round.
Rib 4 x 4 x 12 rows. ie knit 4 purl 4, etc.
Stocking stitch 8 inches from beginning, which is knit every row in the round on circular needles.
Decrease rows
Knit 8 knit 2 together, repeat
Knit row
Knit 7, knit 2 together repeat
Etc
Until 8 stitches remain
Pull end through all and fasten off.
Sew in ends and block if you want too. I generally don't.

The Pictures:
Sunshiny day towards the front of beanie, hair down.
Same beanie, hair up, piccy towards the back of beanie.


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


Monday, May 18, 2015

Mini cards and envies

I love these. Mini cards and their own matching envelopes. 

The envelope punch board is an excellent tool to play with, and using 6 x 6 inch square DSP makes for a perfect sized envelope to fit a mini card of 3 x 4 inches. 
DSP is gorgeousness is so many ways and especially inspiration in designing your matching card.

You can cut 3, 3 inch wide cards from an A4 cardstock with a perfect amount leftover to mount the front to your base, if you wish for a lift.

You can also cut 4 envelopes from one 12 x 12 DSP paper. 6 x 6 squares makes for a sized envelope to fit card size of 3 x 4 inches.

Here are a few samples of cards I've made. There are endless inspirational possibilities.

Baby card.
A little background with matching anchor
Mounted onto white on white with simple colour to match the DSP.
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...

Fab Friday 64 challenge

I thought I'd try my hand at a new challenge. Do you challenge yourself?


Link back to the challenge to Fab Fri 64

Here's my take:

upclose butterflies, the new sneak peek colours of Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe.

AND all the card. lovely and crisp white with a touch of colour.

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...

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #33

Here we go for another gorgeous colour challenge.

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #31



You may have come from the previous Artful Stamper
Jane Riches - Riches Stitches Blog

Here's my take on the colours I made for my gorgeous girl child for her birthday.



AND now hop onto the next lovely Artful Stamper
Vicki Collins - Blog

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

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #32

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #32

You may have come from the previous
Artful Stamper Jane Riches Stitches
Here you go, just a quickie this week...

Gorgeous bubble framelits...
AND now hop onto the next lovely 
Artful Stamper Alisa Tilsner


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


Monday, May 4, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #31

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #31

My take on the colours...
Hope you are keeping warm as the winter starts to set in.


The foil test run...I like it. and a staple.

My basic gray was very pale, before I spooned it and 2 staples.

Retry with the Blackberry Bliss a tad too dark don't you think?
...and 2 staples too.

My basic gray after "spooning" with my acrylic block.
I stamped the block to see if it worked...
Noice one and another couple of staples. I like the staples.

And a new day with a fresh mind, a jewel and more shiny silver staples...
I hope you have enjoyed my little bit of crazy stapling...
I'm off to enjoy the rest of the BEAUTIFUL day outside, planting banana trees in Tasmania...yep... found a hot spot in my garden...love it... enjoy the rest of the hop.

You may have come from the previous Artful Stamper
Nicole Wilson - Nicole Wilsons Blog
AND now hop onto the next lovely Artful Stamper
Vicki Collins -  Vicki Collins Blog






























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

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Leadlight show and tell

Hey there, there is sooo much stuff I want to know, but don't know. I always run out of time to finish stuff (in one day) and have way tooo much "to do and make"...

So here is a little post/record of leadlight items I have made over the years and given to my mum...woooww.

Have fun looking.


Just a few of my favourite things...

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

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #30

Here's number 30... And I loved it. Beats making 10 of the same card.

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #30
AND here are my cards to show and tell for more inspiration, follow the hop along. 


Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, and Real Red, colours on Whisper White.

Big News So saffron strip, stamped onto vellum, colour in and add button



Project Life card cut to size. Add sentiment, mat, strip, button and string. 

The other half of the Project Life card cut to size.
Add sentiment, mat, strip, ribbon. 
You may have come from the previous Artful Stamper
The lovely Jane Riches - Riches Stitches Blog

AND now hop onto the next lovely Artful Stamper
Vicki Collins - Vicki Collins Blog

Cheers Tamsin Adams

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