Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Wee little post

Happy Wednesday all, or hump day as some refer to it.
Just wanted to share this little cutie I colours with my copics......

The papers are from My Minds Eye, Lime Twist collection and the little friend sentiment is out of the Mega Mixed Messages set from Papertrey Ink.

Better continue on with house work....;o(

Happy Stamping
Tam x

Friday, March 15, 2013

Try Stampin' on Tuesday

It has been a while since I played along with a sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday so when I seen this one I thought I would have a go....

And this is what I came up with...
Sorry this is a really poor photo but it was quick and light was fading fast and I had to post it off to make the Birthday in time.
I have used Cupcake collections from Papertrey Ink and the sentiment is from the Sweet As Can Be set also from PTI.
A day full of crafting today so maybe back with more.
Until then Happy Stamping
Tam x

Thursday, March 14, 2013

More On my Couch

Sick of lazing around on the couch yet????
I promise this is the last of them but I really did have fun using this stamp set that has been a little neglected of late in fact most of my stamps have been a little unloved.
This one is done in the colour combo of Always Artichoke, Cajun craze and Concord crush, the background behind the couch is from Kaiser and the polka dots are PTI along with the sentiment being also from the On My Couch set from PTI.
This one I think is my fav out of all of them, How about you which one do like the best?
This again has the combo of River Rock, Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler.
All stamps are PTI.

Until next time
Happy Stamping
Tam x

Monday, March 11, 2013

On My Couch

Well as promised I am back to show you some more cards I made using the On My Couch Additions stamp set from Papertrey Ink.....

So the first one is using Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler along with some papers from On the bright side 6x6 pad from My Minds Eye and the sentiment is from Signature greeting from Papertrey Ink.
 This one is using Concord crush and Peach Parfait DSP from Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from one of the Flower Fusion sets from PTI.
I still have a couple more might schedule them for mid week some time so I will see you then if not before.
Tam x

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mojo Monday

OK Iam just scrapping this one in by the skin of my teeth.....
I played along with the sketch from Mojo Monday you can check it out here....
And this is what I came up with....
As you can see I flipped the sketch sideways, I have used Stampin' Up colours of River Rock, Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler one of my Fav combos. I have also used the stamp set On my couch additions from Papertrey Ink.
I actually had a whole day on the couch this week, no not being lazy! I made a few more cards using this stamp set I will post them tomorrow so be sure to pop back and have a look.
But anyway I just might go and spend the rest of today really on the couch since it's the big B day toady for me and few to many wines last night doesn't make for an active day (wink ;)
So see you tomorrow.

Tam x 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Retro Sketches

On a roll...... This time I have used the sketch from Retro Sketches....
I have used one of my favorite images Rainy day Emma from CC Design and flipped the sketch on its side.....

 The sentiment is a Kazzaz stamp and there is some paper there from October afternoon and Kaiser.
I went to add some more to this card but nothing seemed right, I really liked the clean simple look of it so that's how it stayed.

Until next time
Tam x

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Two for One

As I mentioned in my last post I have been playing with a few challenges this morning.
I have combined two the first being The Paper Players with the theme of week being In Stitches

I have also taken the sketch from Sketch Saturday...
and this is what I came up with....
The image is a digi stamp from CC Design in which I coloured with my copics, the stamped sentiment is from Every Day Button Bits stamp set from Papertry Ink and there is a mix of papers from October Afternoon, Stampin' Up! and Simple Stories.
I have another to show but will save it for tomorrow so be sure to pop back then.
Happy Crafting
Tam x

New Beginings!

I hang my head in shame over six months of pure neglect of this old blog and my blogging friends.
For this I am sorry.....
But we have been a little busy around here (Living the Dream)....As many of you know my Hubby and I own and run a family grain farm just south east of Toowoomba in which we are 6th generation we also owned a property near Millmerran an hour away in which we commuted back and forwards to work. October last year we sold our Millmerran property with great relief, planning to sit for awhile. But come December our lovely neighbours came to us with plans of retirement and an offer to buy that we couldn't refuse, as this has been the family dream for many many years, to expand our home land.
So as you see we really have been.... Living the Dream!!
I wont promise to be blogging regularly again for awhile as I have a lot of work to do to the main house before we move in but I will keep you updated and maybe some pics.
And the best news is now we have enough houses for all the family to move back home, with my oldest son taking up nest in the smaller house not to far away from us so I can keep an eye on him lol and my Hubby's Auntie and Uncle who grew up here moving back to our house after we move.
So all that and throw in Christmas a trip to beach for a few weeks and Kids getting back to school and thus is the reason for my lack of any kind of blogging or blog surfing. But I hope to catch up with some of you soon.
I have been doing some crafting though and have even sat down today to play with some challenges I will pop them in a new post next.
So keep looking
Tam x

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I Spy

Hi All,
A couple of weeks ago we had really cold snap so what better way to beat the blues was to sit in front of the fire with my little bucket of copics and colour!
But now I have a rather growing pile of coloured Images just waiting to be used, so I did some challenge surfing and found a Sketch I liked at I Spy Sketches and came up with this...

I am also entering this in CAS-ual Friday as theme for this week was 'text'.

I have used the Birthday bakery stamp set from Stampin' Up! and the script is a Kaiser craft stamp.
The paper are My Minds Eye and Stampin' Up!.

Well I will go and see if I can put any more to use.

Happy Stamping.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Triple Treat

Well as the title states it's a Triple Treat so here they are....

I have used the Triple Treat flower from Stampin' Up! for them all, this such a versatile stamp and what a bonus that Stampin' Up! have a punch to match so no cutting here...  you gotta love that!
For the first and third card I have used Mambo and Olive and for the second card Bashful blue and Night of Navy,
If you want any more deets just email me.
Happy Stamping
Tam x

Friday, June 15, 2012

Try Stampin' On Tuesdays #70

Happy Friday to you all, I think its my Favorite day of the week but I really can't nail why! as weekends in our house for me are much busier than during the week who knows but Fridays feel good.
I had a little time to play yesterday and I have been itching to ink up the Fab Bike in the Pedal Presents stamp set from Stampin' Up! you can get this one for a steal from the Autumn Mini if order over the hostess level of $300 before P&H. but its only available until the 31st July.
So here is my big red shiny bike in her full glory, every little girls dream....

I Followed the sketch from Try stampin' on Tuesdays, I just love their sketches they are always so workable, it is always my first port of call if I have a coloured image to use. So if your looking for some inspiration go and check it out now I would also call this card pretty Clean and Simple which happens to the theme over at Stampin' Royalty this week so I have entered there as well chek out their design teams great work here.

Anyway off to town again today, with my little Em's she has had two bouts of tonsillitis and now her throat is sore again so of we trot to the Doc again, the poor little thing.
Hope you have a great weekend
I have scheduled a post to keep you amused on Sunday so pop back then and leave me some love.
Happy Stamping
Tam x

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Try Stampin' On Tuesdays #69

Hi All, weather is still freezing here and blowing a gale which makes it feel even colder!!
But I have ventured out to the office, mind you I say out to office like its outside in some freezing baron location, when really its just down the hall from the lounge where the wood fire is but there is a door that closes between, so compared to the lounge it's still cold lol.
Anyway as I started saying I did venture to the cold baron office lol to play along with the sketch at Try Stampin on Tuesday this week and also I couldn't wait to colour one of my new Digi imagines I won from Meljen Designs.

Isn't she just the coolest little cat in town!!

 This one is called Beach Kitten and I have coloured her with my copics and teamed it up with October Afternoon ~Farmhouse papers and the greeting is from Verve.
Mejen Designs have a heap of cute Digis and I was lucky enough to win 4 from a sketch challenge last week so I will be back later to show you some of the others I chose but till then go and check out the range here.
Sorry the colours are not great but along with the cold and wind comes grey skies, can you sense here I am not a winter girl.... Bring on spring asap!

Better run and do the kiddie pick up
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Random Acts of Creativity

I hope you are all keeping warm, bloody freezing here, top of 12c but wind chill of 4c so this is going to be quick so I can get back to the fire (not lucky enough for a lap top YET).
Anyway I found some warmth in making this card for Iwona Palamountains (AKA Chupa) sketch this week over at Random Acts of Creativity.

And here's the sketch we had to follow...

I have only just found Chupa's  site but have seen here work in the Stamping and Card Magazine I read and have always admired the way she can just seem to put things together. So go and check out her work here 
she is very talented.
Well off to keep warm

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Cupcake Birgitta

I just love this CC Design stamp called Cupcake Birgitta she is so cute sitting there with her little cupcakes....
I used the sketch from last weeks Mojo Monday but was a little slow at putting it together.
I have used some My minds eye, Lime twist  papers and yes they were scraps from another project I did.
I coloured her using my copics, which I must say I am finally starting to use more which then leads to the problem of wanting more (how greedy lol) but any one who has tried them will totally agree with me that the addiction does take hold and leaves you wanting more and more.
It's only a couple weeks till the Scrapbook and Paper craft Convention is on in Brissy so my good friend Chris and I are off for a girls day out and a spending spree, so I am hoping to pick up some copics on a show special, along with lots of other goodies!!
 Must run have to catch up on some Block episodes I missed through the week before the room reveal tonight. I normally don't watch TV but I am totally hooked on this show!

Happy Stamping

Friday, June 1, 2012

Fifth Avenue Floral

Hi just a quick one today, just about to run off and pick up the little darlings from the school bus.
I am killing two birds with the one stone (so to speak) with this card...

I have taken the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches...

and the colour combo is from Colour Throw down....

Isn't this a great picture they have chosen how peaceful does it look,  Imagine................... ..........................Oh well must run and get the kids lol.
If you want deets on the card just email me.

Happy Stamping

Thursday, May 31, 2012

One for the Boys

I really need to up my stash of Kids cards and as you have noticed the last few have been for the Girls so thought it was high time for a Boy one.
So again I went searching for inspiration out there in blog land and decided to use the sketch over at
Try Stampin On Tuesdays....

They always have fun and easy sketches to work with, go and check them out here
And using this sketch this is what I came up with....

I have used the Make a Monster set from Stampin' Up! in which I paper pieced with Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango DSP.
I am also going to enter this one in the Challenge from Stampin' Royalty this week which is to simply make a masculine themed card, there are some beauties from the design team over there,  you can check them out here.
Best be off, clouds have come over quite heavy and have all the sheets and Doonas on the line.
Happy Stamping

Mojo Monday #243

Hi All, hope your week has been productive thus far, mine is going great guns as you can tell by the number of posts!
I still have a few coloured images sitting here to be used so I headed over to the Mojo Monday site were I knew I find a fantastic sketch.....

Now Square or round is just not my thing so I stretched it down a bit to fit a standard size and tipped it on its side.....

This little one comes from CC design stamps and some more of that sweet paper from My Minds Eye Lime Twist collection, and the little tag which I noticed is a little hard to read is a Papertrey Ink stamp from the Tiny Tags set.
I hope you like her as much as I do.
Now jump over to the Mojo Monday site and check out the entries.
Happy Stamping

Monday, May 28, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #36

Well as promised back with a card made from my scraps...I have used this weeks sketch from Freshly Made Sketches go and check it out here.
This little cutie is a Tiddly Inks Digi stamp and I have coloured her with my copics and of course the left over pieces of Echo Park paper Yours Truly that I used on my last card.
There wasn't much left as it was from one piece of 6x6. It has only been recently I have got into using the 6x6 pads (I know I have been living in the dark ages) I find them great as it doesn't take much to use a whole sheet and wollar no scraps, unlike a 12x12 in which I have a box full of scraps that I really should either use or dispose of.
Any way must go enter this over at Freshly Made Sketches before times runs out.

Happy Stamping

Pal Paper Arts #135

This week over at Pals Paper Arts they have a great sketch to work with and since I have a pile of coloured pictures sitting on my desk screaming out use me! I thought I'd have a go.
Here's the sketch....
I flip the sketch over and this is what I came up with...
I have used a Kenny K Digi stamp, coloured with my copics and the paper is from the Yours Truly 6x6 collection from Echo park.
I have made a little rule with myself  to use my scraps straight away instead of hording them were they never get looked at again (how long I stick to it we'll see) so I am off to use the scraps from the papers I have used here and I am eyeing off the the sketch at Freshly made but I must be quick because it closes in a few hours, so chop chop off I go....

See you soon

Thursday, May 10, 2012


NO ...not me silly! I think if I had more children especially twins I would be rocking in a corner somewhere lol
The three I have already keep me busy enough, but I was asked by a friend to make her a Twin card so here it is...
I have used a Kaszazz Stamp coloured it with my copics and added some October Afternoon Sidewalk papers. Cute Hey?

Now you ask what have I been doing in my absence, well plenty over the Easter School Holidays I painted our three bedrooms, ripped up all the old carpet and got some nice new flooring, Yeah! Big job Hubby was busy Harvesting so it was just a double act of me and my brush, but it was so worth it.
It took me three weeks yeah yeah I know I would never cut it on the block.
Then it took me a week just to sort the place back out again.

Any way kids back at school and Uni, Place all sorted and back to normal, hopefully some more free time to create and blog again.
So see you soon.