Monday, September 19, 2016

Fathers Day watercolour

I totally forgot to show you the Father's Day card I'd made for a card swap and one for me.

I totally love the watercolour technique, and I haven't used it often enough.

Here it is, just a really quick post to show the card really. Paint with water and ink onto watercolour card and then using Bigshot cut out letters, with large letter thinlits and raise onto mount with dimensionals...too easy. 


Have fun looking around and if you need anything else just holler.

Please contact me via email and or via facebook message here Tamsininamania

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 - Challenge #103

You may have come from the lovely Artful Stamper : Mercia Poree


Thoughtful Branches, what a lovely set... Goes well with these gorgeous colours. I have taken this pic late last night and will try again tomorrow. but you get it right... AND the little subtle heart, cute? It would work well for a couple. Maybe for an anniversary.



HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Karen Gilbertson

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

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Challenge #102

You may have come from the lovely Artful Stamper: Mercia

Is Christmas in the air yet?? Sure is getting that way here with our card and box making.

Check out these cards.
This was my first and quite ugly card. I really didn't like the yellow on the green background. So I made another. I do love the Thoughful Branches set though, and instead of stamping the petals onto the flower/tree head I'd sponged it over, tone on tone. I think the stamp would have been a better look.



And here is the same card, different colour way, I like it much better... I need to have a little more practice and colour coding I think...Or the MOJO just didn't want to play today...



I may add an MDS to this post yet... I'll keep you updated.
Here you go... I couldn't help myself :) I am Happy now, just another Bali pic :)



HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Alisa Tilsner

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September Card Kits

My next DIY Card Kits, with new products again. yay...



The complete card kit contains all pre-cut card stock, pre-punched and added embellishments. Whole kits make 6 cards of 3 styles.

ALL you need to do is add your own stamps, inks and adhesives. That is the DIY part.

Instructions are included 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 HMCWRFHA for June this month. Please email me if you would like the free kit after you have place your order and please check current hostess code.


Have fun looking around and if you need anything else just holler.
Please contact me via email and or via facebook message here Tamsininamania
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...

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Challenge #101

You may have come from the lovely Artful Stamper : Mercia Poree

I bought the little Merry Tag framelits and in the matching bundle the merriest wishes stamp set. It is all so cute. I also had the little mini treat boxes from last year to attach my taggie to. I will make a larger box eventually and place many tags into the box as gifts.

I cut the base out for tag to be written on and the top 3 times with the different coloured cardstocks. Whisper White, Emerald Envy and Crumb Cake. I also added an extra coloured layer at the back from an old Christmas Stack of DSP to give it strength. Tied it off with a little glitter twine from the tin of tags. I love, very simple and cute to boot. 



AND I also loved the tin of tags and had a play with those too. Again I will have to get out my gift box punch board and make a larger box to store them in. I do want to use the tin for the storage of my homemade tea. I love it all...





HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Nicole Wilson

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

Saturday, September 3, 2016

New banners

How is this??...I just love it.



I have used all the New In-Colours for the this year, using MDS (My Digital Studio) which is retired from Stampin' UP!...I won't let go, It is such a useful tool, (one that I know how to use rather)

Anyway ALL in fun. Would you like one?? I can probably design something for you if you are keen.

Have fun looking around and if you need anything else just holler.

Please contact me via email and or via facebook message here Tamsininamania
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...

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #100

You may have come from the lovely Artful Stamper : Annette Sullivan

We have been to Bali too, now. A beautiful and wondrous week was had by all. Amazing...Loved the free, relaxed and WARM atmosphere.

Here is a pic of my babe on the beach, getting away from it all. Wearing the hat the groomsmen wore in the wedding. There is so much I love in this picture, and decided this colour challenge was perfect to play with...

Have fun looking through the hop.






HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Karen Gilbertson

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

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #99

You may have come from the lovely Artful Stamper : Annette Sullivan

A big Hello and wowsers haven't we been away for a looong time from challenges. We've been to Ballarat and Bali too.. It was an awesome and hectic few weeks but now I am back...

Here is my take on the sketch challenge, balloon inspired with a wink of stella. Gold thread adding to the balloons sparkle.






HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Anna Foster

Look out for the new and upcoming challenges, were I might pop in pics of our holidays. Sooo much fun.

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

Friday, August 19, 2016

Baby gifts

So many gorgeous do it yourself projects on the Internet. I thought I'd share a few I have made recently for all the little people I know. Baby gifts for our growing families...

Little Tissue Holders for the sneezles. We have had so many this year.

Baby crown oh so cute for the little people.

Baby crochet blanket. I have used the Corner to Corner designs here with a scallop edging. 

Another baby crochet blanket the zigzag pattern. An easy pattern when you get the hang of it.

Like baby like Brother. Matching beanies one fitting, one smooth slouch style

Baby gumboots were the cutest ever.

AND When your day is dull, crochet a pair of rainbow boots.


Have fun looking around and if you need anything else just holler.
Please contact me via email and or via facebook message here Tamsininamania
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...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Baby cards amore

Beautiful set of cards. I have had a good stampin old time. Got the mojo flow, use it while its there...

Check them out, just for fun. Using up all my scrappy bits...And some.

Lots of gorgeous new colours, also matching old colours.

Trying out my new weather bundle framelit. Love it
Flag it, when nothing else comes to mind, add a sparkle. Anything goes.
Don't you just love the fox. This is my second attempt at getting him right. 
Washi butterfly as inspired from Pinterest
And took the washi onboard for a baby card.
Using the negative piece from the framelit cutouts.

Have fun looking around and if you need anything else just holler.

Please contact me via email and or via facebook message here Tamsininamania
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...

Friday, July 1, 2016

Infinity Scarf Super Chunky

I love a quick knit and so much more when it is a chunky yarn. A quick and easy project you can finish in a night.

I bought this yarn last year, named super bulky, suggested needles were 10mm. I tried them, but the scarf was going to be sooo stiff, as to be unwearable. A softer drape in order, I decided upon my chunky 15.00mm needles.

I cast on a few stitches and set about in garter stitch, for all the patterns out there I so love a basic garter, so simple and stunningly textural. No thinking involved just knit...

Two and a half balls of my chunky pink pepper coloured yarn and two cuppas later, Here we have it. FINISHED.
Modeled on the gorgeous Paper winning dress. Check it out here. :)

Chunky Yarn two balls and a half about 130m.

15 mm needles  Cast on 20 stitches AND knit. knit knit. Then join when you have tried it on a few times to your liking.

A normal standard length Infinity scarf is suggested 60 inches - a whopping 1.5metres. I just knitted up the two balls that I had and added another HALF.

A short scarf is about 55 inches long
A medium scarf is about 70 inches
A long scarf is aprrox. 82 inches.
Widths of scarves vary also : Men's scarves are normaly 6 inches wide, while women's scarves vary from 5 to 10 inches wide.

Mine vary all over the place. Depending on the yarn. Its all about what you want to do with it...

Have fun looking around and if you need anything else just holler.
Please contact me via email and or via facebook message here Tamsininamania

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...


Monday, June 27, 2016

June Card Class Kits

Hello,
We are back into DIY Card Kits, with some new products from the new Year Annual Catalogue.

Am I a little late, most likely...soo busy making cards for the next few months, amongst every thing else, and running around after broken fingers, my poor baby...

Here is June Card Class Kit:



The complete card kit contains all pre-cut card stock, pre-punched and added embellishments. Whole kits make 6 cards of 3 styles.

ALL you need to do is add your own stamps, inks and adhesives. That is the DIY part. 

Instructions are included 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 HMCWRFHA for June this month. Please email me if you would like the free kit after you have place your order and please check current hostess code.
Have fun looking around and if you need anything else just holler.
Please contact me via email and or via facebook message here Tamsininamania

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...

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Theme Challenge #90

You may have come from the lovely Artful Stamper  Kathryn Carr

Masking is a technique that I haven't used a lot. Interesting to see how the other ladies took on the challenge.

I cut out a pre-stamped butterfly image and on second thoughts, the punched butterfly may have been a better choice, (even though it is a smaller cutout) It may reduced the whiter gap between the images. I would also recommend using a thinner paper, say the envelope paper would work better also. 

Lining up the butterflies took a little practice as well. But here are all the new IN-COLOURS and they are so lovely. I can see I will use these new ink pads a lot. 







HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Jane Riches

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

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge - Sketch Challenge #88 and Colour Challenge #89 catchup

I have been missing in action, but I am baaack.

I have challenged myself to a catchup to be ready for the next few hops, and decided to combine the last two as one.

Interesting close...don't you think? And I didn't forget the square shape and the heart, I really couldn't fit it in...wink wink.

Using one new stamp Moroccan nights for the background and the little stars. Tin of cards stamp for happy birthday and the retired SAB stamp set Hello. I quite like the bold colours together.




Click here on the link to go on the hop if you would like
to see how the others girl took on challenge 88

Click here on the link to go on the hop if you would like
to see how the other girls took on challenge 89

Catch up next week


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

Monday, May 30, 2016

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Theme Challenge #87

You may have come from the lovely Artful Stamper Annette Sullivan
And here you go. The Retired 2014-2016 In-Colours all in one.
They match Zoo Babies Stamp Set wonderfully.
Another simple coloured card for a baby.

And I have used the all of the LAST years 2013-2015 retired colours.
Do you miss them I do? They match baby colours well.

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Theme Challenge #87

HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Nicole Wilson

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

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Corner to Corner Crochet

I found a new crochet stitch that I also love to bits.

Just google C2C crochet and there are heaps of YouTube clips to show you how.

It is a quick growing stitch.

I found a bundle of beautful soft and woolly yarn in my stash that I just had to practice on.

I used a 7.00mm hook and just got into it until I ran out.



Have fun looking around and if you need anything else just holler. Please contact me via email 
and or via facebook message here Tamsininamania

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...

Baby knitted knot blanket

I fell in love with this stitch on a beautiful baby blanket on Pinterest LINK here

and then followed the link to here on short rounds link here

I have used a beautiful soft baby wool from Red Heart - Baby Soft Steps and knitted flat on long 5.5mm circular needles

It turned out beautifully:



I may make a bigger one for myself, I love it.

Have fun looking around and if you need anything else just holler. Please contact me via email 
and or via facebook message here Tamsininamania

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...

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #86

You may have come from the lovely Artful Stamper : Annette Sullivan

While I can and it is working, I thought maybe one more can't hurt...SOOO love MDS... I promise it will be the real deal next week...With new product woot woot...



The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Colour Challenge #86

HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Nicole Wilson

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

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #85

You may have come from the lovely Artful Stamper : Annette Sullivan

And here is what I have come up with. Digital Scrapbooking again. A wonderful way to capture those memories. It is warmer in my lounge room than my crafty room, plus its way too messssyyyy out there... Have fun on the hop.



The Artful Stampers -Team Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge #85

HOP onto the next lovely Artful Stamper : Nicole Wilson

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