Monday, 16 January 2017


It is Team 1's week to bring you some inspiration from Rubbernecker Stamps, and I have done a cute little card with "Suse". I have also used the sentiment stamp "Be Your Own", and the "Distress Oval Frame" stamp.

The DP is from DCWV. The die cuts are from Stampin' Up, as is the metal pearl accent. I coloured the image with Copics.

The Rubbernecker site has been overhauled and has a whole new look. Make sure you go check it out when you go to see some of the new stamps they have in store. We are going to start having themed challenges, beginning JANUARY 17!!! Make sure you check it out on the BLOG to find out what our first theme will be. It will go live 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST. The first prize will be a $25 USD gift certificate to the Rubbernecker store. The second place prize is a $15 USD gift certificate. That's pretty awesome! These are truly some of the best rubber stamps I have ever worked with. The detail is amazing. I haven't had a bad stamp yet. They are perfect!

Below are the direct links to the stamps I used today:

Thursday, 12 January 2017

An Angel and Changes at TEW

Happy New Year to everyone! I'm trying to get back into the swing of things after Christmas break, but it's proving to be harder than I expected. Life is just crazy these days!

We are going through a few changes at The East Wind. There will be no more monthly challenges in the Facebook group, and no more twice monthly challenges on the blog. We will aim to have approximately one challenge per quarter on the blog and will run contests and games in the Facebook group. Unky's art is expanding into other areas and she is finding she has less time to dedicate to digis, but she doesn't want to quit creating them altogether (thank goodness), so releases will be just one a week now, with the new release day being Wednesday. She is also offering a package deal on the digis she releases each month, so you can get all four of them at a discounted rate. The package deal is available in the Etsy shop along with all the other digis.

Now on to this week's new release, "Angel with striking blue eyes":

I used the fantastic Detailed Floral thinlit dies from Stampin' Up to make this card. I keep forgetting I have them, and then I when I remember it's not at all the right thing for my project. Until today!!! Yay! I really love how it turned out. It's simple and pretty and perfect... just like the image. 😉

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

What's Better Than Wine?

Not much... Except maybe some awesome stamps about wine from Rubbernecker Stamps. It's time for Team 1's Sweet Sunday blog post and here is my make for this week:

Watercolor Wine Bottle Stamp
I used the new watercolor stamp "Wine Bottle" and the funny sentiment stamp "Good Man" for my card. I kept the design pretty simple but went with some flashy paper from DCWV Black Currant stack for the mat. I used a black Perlen-Pen from Viva to make my black dots. I love these pens. There is a lot of product in the tube, and you can make dots as small or as big as you like. They dry quick too and stay raised instead of falling flat. The watercolor stamp is two pieces: an outline stamp of the bottle and the watercolor stamp for the wine.

Remember, commenting on our Design Team's posts every week automatically enters you to win all of the stamps used on one of the DT ladies' project. We don't know which designer's project will be chosen, and the winner will be chosen by random. So visit the Rubbernecker blog, leave some kind words on all of our DT's blogs, and maybe you will be this week's winner! For all the details visit the challenge page on the blog HERE

These are the links to the stamps I've used this week:
Wine bottle stamp -
Good Man sentiment -