Monday, October 20, 2014

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop- Colour Challenge #2

Hello
Again another challenge, this one is a biggy, as you would see from my previous cards I have made, I'm not a hugely colourful user. So this definitely a challenge for me...

We are having fun sharing ideas and commenting on each others blogs. Please share the love and comment on these lovely ladies work.




You may have come from Riches Stitches Blog:


And my take on this colourful challenge after I looked through my entire collection of papers, cardstock and inks, devastated I was missing a whole colour...Garden Green. 

Disheartened that I was missing a colour, AND I really wanted to play. Battling on I resorted to my computer and got stuck into using my MDS (My Digital Studio). I made up a scrap book page of my girls out in the hay shed. I had heaps of fun, even though it was a bit slow on my computer. I used an already created template in MDS and changed the colours to suit this challenge. I added a couple more embellishments and found a photo to match. I had lovely fun and I really should use it more. It is so very easy to play with and no mess... 
SO here you go:




AND your next hop is onto Alisa Tilsner.
Here are the team members who are playing this week...


Alisa Tilsner -          Alisa Tilsner's website
Annette Sullivan -
   Lavender Thoughts Blog
Jane Riches -          Riches Stitches Blog

Anna Foster -          My Little Creative Nook
Nicole Wilson-         Nicole Wilsons Blog
Alison Barclay -       Gothdove Designs
Tamsin Adams -      YOU are here :)

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Christmas cracker

Here is a christmas cracker I made at a workshop today, without the crack...

Using the Envelope Punch Board and the Scoring Board, it was quite easy to make. I made the cracker as wide as to fit the belt buckle under the belly band. Had fun and so did the ladies that made them. I did change the black belly band to a more narrow fit for the buckle, looked better. You have to start somewhere. Have fun.
I do have the measurements scribbled on a bit of paper, and will try to make up a picture one day soon for you.

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

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Artful Stampers - Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge

Hello
Here we go again, so excited to share these with you. The Artful Stampers Team Challenge Blog Hop and this is a Sketch Challenge.

We are having fun sharing ideas and commenting on each others blogs. Please share the love and comment on these lovely ladies work.

This is the challenge set by our lovely leader for this week...




You may have come from Riches Stitches Blog:



And my take on the challenge:

















AND your next hop is onto Anna Foster

Here are the team members who are playing this week...(The list is growing.. :) )


Alisa Tilsner          Alisa Tilsner's website
Alison Barclay       Gothdove Designs Blog
Annette Sullivan    Lavender Thoughts Blog
Kathryn Carr         Kathryns Handmade Cards Blog
Jane Riches          Riches Stitches Blog

Tamsin Adams      YOU are here :)

Anna Foster          My Little Creative Nook
Nicole Wilson        Nicole Wilsons Blog


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

Monday, October 6, 2014

Artful Stampers colour combo challenge

Team Challenge Blog Hop: October 2014

This is a new challenge from our "group leader" Alisa Tilsner. 

Let's make a new item per week. ALL IN fun of course, let's hope I can keep up...

This week we have the Colour Combo: Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay.




AND after playing with baby cards this week, I have made up these samples:







Very cute...and I am loving the feathers.

ONTO the next HOP: is Jane Riches

and if you have missed any, here they are:

Alisa Tilsner - alisatilsner
Tamsin Adams - YOU are here.
Jane Riches - riches stitches blogspot
Annette Sullivan - lavender thoughts wordpress
Nicole Wilson- nicole julie wilson blogspot

Alison Barclay - gothdovedesigns blogspot
Karlie Yardy - stampingwithkarlie blogspot
Anna Foster - mylittlecreativenook blogspot
Morgyn Mlinarek - craftsbymorgyn blogspot


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eck into my online shop for Stampin' Up goodies.

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

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hung up on baby cards...

Hi, I have again gone silly with baby cards...

I love the idea that you can stamp and cut out the mage fairly quickly. and even if you dont want to stamp, you can still get a cutout of the shapes you want.

AND the other idea that crossed my mind while playing today, is if you dont have the same colour cardstock, matching DSP (designer paper series) and ink. Then it's easier to mix them up...

Go on and jump in, have some fun and make a stack...:)  



Kissing technique. Ink a patterned stamp and place a more solid image stamp on top to ink it. Then stamp it onto paper. I also inked the emboss folder for background paper.
Using the same inked embossed folder stamping, for the background and then DSP for the onesie. Not matching exact colours, still looks great.
DSP for the background and solid stamping for the the onesie in matching colour. Mixing colours is easy.
DSP all over. And if you don't have enough DSP for just one square, cut it out of the middle of the background and then cover it up.

DSP all over again, but if you if you don't have enough solid base colour use another, in this case I used black.
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Cheers Tamsin Adams
Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator and lover of all crafty things...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Seasonally Scattered and Bermuda Bay

Having fun with Bermuda Bay...I am so stuck on this gorgeous colour.

Basically a quick look at a few cards I have been playing with today...

This one really needed sparkle, a few jewels later... Makes me feel happy. I used Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Early Espresso. Seasonally Scattered and Hardwood. Sorry the pic was a bit yellowy.


AND showing the detail. I love the "Merry" Stamp for my christmas cards this year.


Here's another one:
And using Dazzling Details for a  silver sparkle...


AND the last one, which I am not sure of, but I think I like it...
Bermuda Bay ink and Lost Lagoon cardstock just to add change. I think they work together. What do you think?



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

Monday, September 8, 2014

Card class September 2014

SO here we are again, making 3 projects and having soup for lunch. I love it.

Here is what we made:

A father's day box to add some homemade soap too...


Island Indigo, Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip, "Dad" carved in Undefined stamp

And two very Merry Christmas cards, Quite simple and easy.





Real red ink, negative space star punch on Lucky Limeade. Merry from Seasonally Scattered stamp set. 







Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Hello Honey, Glitter Star. Gorgeous Grunge and Merry Everything stamp sets

It was a lovely day with friends...

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

Friday, August 22, 2014

Stampin’ Up! Joining Offer – 1 Week Only

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Beginning 22 August 2014,TODAY this Friday, new Stampin' Up! recruits will receive$255 AUD/$305 NZD worth of product in their Starter Kits for just $169AUD/$189 NZD !

Instead of the normal $235, for one week only, Stampin' Up! want to offer $20 more, into your starter kit..(and whatever you want (like a big shot) if you want to join up as a hobby demo even)...Noice one.

There's nothing better for new recruits than getting extra Starter Kit product for their new business. But act now, because this sweet deal only lasts until 29 August! NEXT FRIDAY IT ENDS...

JOIN ONLINE and get a sweeter deal.
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video on how to join:
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I would love to have you on my team... :)




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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sneak Peek #2 - Seasonally Scattered

Gday gorgeousness.

I totally love this stamp set.

Seasonally scattered stamped in calypso coral, teamed with lost lagoon and the retired colour of lucky limeade. (old olive would work too)




Or you can see here on my Instagram account....click here

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sneak Peek - Seasonally Scattered

Hello, I have trialed a new stamp set from the new Seasonal Catalogue 2014, Seasonally Scattered. 

I just love the way it stamps, for embossing, on the naturals and the well known whisper white... I have only trialed one of the stamps out of three. Keep you itching for more...

How did I get this stamp so early? Because as a Stampin' Up! Demo, I am allowed to order some of the new products early...Number 1 perk being a Demo...

Here you go I have combined all the photos from instagram using MDS...awesome.




Or you can see them here separately on my Instagram account....click here

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Cheers Tamsin Adams
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Hand knitted neck warmers

Simple and beautifully warm, easy hand knitted neck warmers

The yarn purchased from Spotlight
as Pictured in Red.
Moda vera AMBRUNI
(60% Acylic, 20%Alpaca and 20% Wool)
The brown yarn was a 12 ply in a mix of acrylic/wool, we didn't keep the ball band.

The Tension (about 12 ply)
on ball band 6.5mm needles
14 st x 19 rows (10cm x 10cm sq.)
2 balls, but we used only 1/4 of second ball.

The Pattern handknited and "made up by My mum".

Using 7mm needles
Cast on 30 stitches
Knit 28 rows rib 2x2
134 rows of garter stitch
Knit 28 rows rib 2x2
Cast off.

Sew on 3 buttons as per photo and catch a few stitches underneath at the bottom of neck warmer to keep under flap in place.

Twoooo beautiful.
Wearing the point to the side (knitted with another yarn-wool/acrylic mix in 12 ply)
Wearing the point to the centre. (knitted with the AMBRUNI)
Cheers The Nanny, Tam's mum.

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Cheers Tamsin Adams

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stained glass leadlight hanging lampshades

Hi

My other hobby I love and wish to share is stained glass or leadlight...
This is one hobby that I have always stuck with. Though there are not many hobbies that I have ditched really...(need a bigger house now)...

I just wanted to share some photos that I have taken using Instagram...It is faster than I thought and quite easy to get obtain a great pic of your subject...loving it...

Lovely hanging boy boat lampshade (lights off).
Lovely hanging boy boat lampshade (lights off).
Pretty blue hanging (lights on).
Pretty blue hanging (lights off.
Gorgeous hanging aqua (lights on).
Purples and hanging.
Little lamp to display on a small stand. Love the cosy glow from this one, in the corner
My favourite, recycled amber glass. Hangning in my passage way.
Blue Grey, lovely glow.


Inspirations everywhere...
Have fun looking...

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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Infinity sparkle mesh scarf

Its so easy. Just like the arm knitting craze. But I have too big hands compared to my wrist size and I've tried enough times to keep pulling it apart. There are plenty of tutorials on the web now, Here are my girls having a go...

This yarn was the Moda Vera Hope yarn from Spotlight.
Here is my scarf and the pattern below:

I have used the Metallic Mesh yarn, normally used to knit the frilly wavy scarf, but I have used it as a normal strand, just another way to use my stash.

I've used 25mm needles. Cast on 8 stitches.
Pattern is Knit one row, Purl the next. Change colour and carry up side of work every two rows. I have knitted up two balls of yarn until ran out. This gave me a lovely lengthy scarf to wrap around twice.
Have fun...
Around my neck

For gifts and selling...yay for stash busting

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

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

NEW IN-COLOURS


Here are the cards I made for a display at my Catalogue Launch, with four other lovely ladies.

I think I will make a tutorial page for all the things that I can put together on a tab/page above...Sounds like fun yeah...and a bit of work...

Here you go:









AND:
 


 


 
 





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