Monday, February 8, 2016

Little house

A little house I made for my kitchen window sill... A little therapeutic putting it together. Rocks collected by the kids, lichen and a little air plant. I wonder if I will remember to water it occasionally.

I loved putting it together and I did have a few design issues, but I got there in the end. All in fun.


Have fun looking around and if you need anything just holler. Email me here for more enquiries

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

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #71


The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #71
I have used the good old Stampin' Up! MDS to produce this lovey layout of my son, Dad and friend.
They took off on a weekend to Stahan, North West Coast of Tassie for a spot of fishing.
Known well for salmon escapees, but they caught their target BIGTIME. A couple of crayfish to boot and school shark.
I have used a "sunburst" as a background and coloured it Sepia to acheive the colour challenge Sahara Sand
(so close it was awesome) I loved playing with this, so sad it is retired, still...


HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Leah Andersson

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Baby Mittens

These were fun to make. A little faster than I thought. Crocheted in the round, makes it a quick and tidy pattern with a lace edge to allow ribbon to fit to keep the little suckers on. Lovely and warm for toasty pinkies.




I used my usual 8 ply wool and a 4.5mm crochet hook. You can make it smaller or larger by changing your hook and yarn size.

There were so many patterns out there, that I made this one up to suit the yarn I did have.
It is a very easy tube pattern really. 

Start with a magic ring.
Round 1: ch 3, make 9 double crochet into ring, slip stitch to join. (10sts)
Round 2: ch 2 then 1 half double crochet in same stitch as chain 2, 2 double crochet into each stitch, join with slip stitch. (20sts)
Rounds 3 - 7: ch 2, 1 half double crochet in each stitch, join with slip stitch. (20sts)

This is the lacey row to accommodate ribbon, if you think your mitt is not long enough, crochet more rounds as for round 3, until you see fit.
Round 8: ch3, 1 double crochet in each stitch, join with slip stitch. (20sts)
Round 9: ch 2, 1 half double crochet in each stitch, join with slip stitch. (20sts)

Sew in ends and thread a your ribbon through every second set of double crochet. Tie a bow, and if you want to sew in a small elastic band to keep it secure. Test the fit before securing the ends.

Have fun looking around and if you need anything just holler. Email me here for more enquiries

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

Friday, February 5, 2016

Recycled times three, glass terrariums

Sometimes I love what I do and try to keep something for myself and my family. I have revamped my amber glass, aquarium rocks and my sad looking cacti. It looks a lot fresher in the kitchen now, Maybe a couple more to fill up the window sill would work.



Have fun looking around and if you need anything just holler. Email me here for more enquiries Or if you would like something made for you...I can do.

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

The Pompom Cupcake Beanie 2

I've knitted another gorgeous Cupcake Beanie with an enormous pompom. Don't you love it. I do. They take forever to knit (in my case) and it is such a lovely and relaxing craft.

The largest pompom I could make, looking hugely enormous from the top. Don't you love it?

AND a pic from the side to place all in proportion at just the right size.


Here is another PINK one I made a while ago.


Have fun looking around and if you need anything just holler. Email me here for more enquiries

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

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #70


The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #70

Cajun Craze a most unusal colour for me to like ...with added Mossy Meadow and the always lovely Mint Macaron.
I've added vellum to soften the Cajun Craze flower. and a not so matching sticky dot...But I think the card still works.
And the oldest and my most smallest Happy Birthday sentiment stamp, did I say favourite too?
A little two step Designer Series Paper Layering. Added a layered sentiment and a couple of leaves to match.
A couple of dragonflies flew past and I was inpsired by my new (garage sale punch, not Stampin' Up!) to place them on.
Basic Rhinestone Jewels to bling it on...Can't wait for the kids to go back to school...
I'll be that lass dancing down the street on their first day, wink wink.

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

Monday, January 25, 2016

Recycled stained glass feathers

Here is my take on the stained glass feather pattern. I love that they take up little glass, as I have sooo much scrap saved and put away. There are quite a few feathers on Pinterest, and I love them all...



Have fun looking around and if you need anything just holler. Email me here for more enquiries

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

Recyled Amber Planter

A few things I start never finish as they are planned...Or just sometimes items change their purpose as the seasons change, I guess. That is my theory anyway.

This was going to be an oriental shaped lampshade for my sons rooms. But nevertheless as I was cleaning up my studio I decided these 4 pieces were destined to be a planter...Did I clean up my studio? Nope. So many things to make and do...

So here is something new again a hanging stained glass leadlight planter. Just plantless at the moment. 


Made from recycled amber glass and an antique, tarnished mirror that someone passed onto me as scrap. I love that I can give old glass a new life for a while longer.

Have fun looking around and if you need anything just holler. Email me here for more enquiries

AND you can 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 - Theme Challenge #69

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Theme Challenge #69
What a wonderful colour, Hello Honey. A few scrappy bits, sponged, stamped and flagged.
Easily add a flower some leaves and sequins.Nearly left it blank but I really do like a little word. 
The new Rose Wonder and Rose Garden Thinlit set are too beautiful not to share.
Again I think I could have left this blank too, but I can't help myself.

AND the last but not the least, took me way too long in the heat to decide on how to finish this little love card.
Bloomin' Love Stamp and Bloomin' Heart Thinlit set. Add a retired arrow bling to make it pop.
HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Kathryn Carr

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

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #68


The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #68

Beautiful Colours in the DSP match this challenge so well... I wonder how many of us have used this set this week...Sponged the outside of the DSP with Rose Red. Added a spot of Rose Red into the middle of the flower and edge sponged with Crushed Curry. The top card sentiment stamped on edge of ink pad Crushed Curry and flipped to the darker Rose red. Finished with a small leafy hint of Mint Macaron. I love how this has turned out. 

HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Leah Andersson

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

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #67

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #67
The right sketch, hahaha I made the other two below first without studying the sketch very well...I have embossed white onto the Designer Paper Series paper and then sponged over it to make the sentiment stand out. I added a little more sponging to bring the whole card together. Something different.

Using my new stamp sets here and the one below...Love this card too.

White emboss on white to add texture to the card. I did get the order around the wrong way with the embellishment lol...
HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Kathryn Carr

In case you get lost on the hop:

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

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

NEWSLETTER: JANUARY 2016

Sale-A-Bration ITS here,  where you spend $90, you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product..
AND a new Occasions catalogue to spend even more... hehehe, there are so many lovely ideas.
Let me know if you want a catalogue and I will get them to you...(as soon as they arrive) woot woot.

Email me for any more queries.

#SAB Catalogue
#Occasions Catalogue
# Hostess Code - January XQMANHRR
# Links to social media

Cheers Tam

SAB 2016


Available 31st May...

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SHOP ONLINE with the January hostess code: XQMANHRR

Or contact me to place an order.
You can shop for every $90 you spend (before shipping and handling), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
OR: Host a workshop and qualifying party with at least $400 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you'll earn $40 more Stampin' Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin' Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!
OR: JOIN It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $169 and choose $60  more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free

OCCASIONS

2016


Available 31st May...

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SHOP ONLINE with the January hostess code: XQMANHRR

Or contact me to place an order.
You will love the fresh new products...treat yourself this year.

HOSTESS CODE

Available for all of January

Hostess Code is: XQMANHRR

How to shop online and or SHOP ONLINE today and use this code.
This code will change each month so check back before ordering.
Spend $50 from my online store using the above Hostess Code and receive a FREE project kit.
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Monday, January 4, 2016

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - SAB Challenge 66

Hi there, long time no see. I had a little break and got stuck into Christmas tripping, shopping, evacuating houses due to bushfires and drank and ate way too much.

Back to Normal as can be, while kids are on school holidays, besides hay carting in the middle of the hot summer...Really what is normal???

Here's my take on the Brand New Sale-A-Bration Catalogue Challenge...I can't wait to show you the new catalogue. I love all that is in there. I am soooo excited.


The new Flowering Fields out of the NEW Sale A Bration Catalogue. I do love how clear the image stamps so beautifully.
The sentiment comes from the HOSTESS only stamp set Best Thoughts, which I also love.
The background tone on tone stamp comes from the also NEW Occasions Catalogue called Timeless Textures.
There really are so many beautiful stamps in the two new catalogues.
Keep tuned for next week, when they become available to EVERYONE.

HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Annette Sullivan

A new look is in order I think, let me work on that. Have FUN.

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

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Regarding Dahlias

One of my fave stamps. Regarding Dahlias.

Embossed in gold on white with added colour. Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana. Gotta love a bit of sparkle, ribbon and string. Stapled the ribbon and tied a bow. Use up your scrappy bit of ribbon. I love the idea that there is no waste, especially in my crafty cubby.




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

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #62

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #62
You may have come from
the lovely Artful Stamper
Jane Riches




AND Here you go, a sweet little baby card. I found my butterflies. yippee...They have been missing for over a year. Doh... Enjoy the hop.
And continue to hop on to
the lovely Artful Stamper













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