Sunday, 15 October 2017

Sweet Sunday

Time for the Sweet Sunday post for Team 1 at Rubbernecker Stamps! I made a card that could be used for any occasion with this lovely scene stamp called "Bike on the Street". There are a few of these scene stamps that I really love and I will be bringing you a couple more in the near future. 

Bike on the Street
I also used the Nested Square Stitch Dies for this card. It's a very versatile set and I obviously like to use them a lot! I used the Moroccan Nights Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up and the coordinating washi tape and cardstock for this card. I coloured the image with Copic markers. I coloured in my own grass behind the fence for a little added detail.

Make sure you stop by the BLOG to check out the current challenge. It runs for one more week, so don't let time run out! There are $25 and $15 gift certificates up for grabs.

xoxo

Monday, 9 October 2017

Out of Jail

Happy Monday to all you lovely people out there! We are back at the beginning of another Team 1 week at Rubbernecker Stamps and I have another coffee stamp to bring you.
Out of Jail
"Out of Jail" is one of the newer sentiment stamps released this year. I had some cute coffee and tea paper that I used for this card along with the Square Stitch Dies that are also available from Rubbernecker. I love these dies! I always get a perfect cut with them. 


Tomorrow is the start of another challenge on the BLOG, and our challenge team is going to have some amazing inspiration for you. Make sure you are visiting the blog every other Tuesday to see what the new theme is. You will have a chance to win a $25 or $15 gift certificate for first and second place respectively.

Below are direct links to the Rubbernecker products I used on this card:
Out of Jail stamp: http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/1052-10.htm
Nested Square Stitch Dies: http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/5005d.htm

xoxo

Monday, 2 October 2017

Clean and Simple Challenge

CAS Challenge
Time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings and the theme is Clean and Simple. This is one of my favorite challenge themes because sometimes I hate to take away from Mitzi's images with a bunch of embellishments. Her images can be so detailed that adding any more detail feels like a disservice to her art.

Poppy Sprite
I chose Poppy Sprite for this card. I definitely spent more time colouring the image than I did designing the card. The colouring took me a few hours, the card took about 20 minutes. I matted the image on black and green and affixed it to a white card base that I embossed with a Cuttlebug damask embossing folder. The image really shines on such a simple layout. I debated adding a sentiment but decided against it in the end. I love how the red pops out on that white base. I'm really happy with how this turned out.

Pop on over to the challenge blog to enter your creation(s). You can enter up to THREE times if you use an AW image on each entry! The prizes for this challenge are: 1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge); 1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC); and a TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge). This challenge runs until October 14.

You can find Aurora Wings here:

Sunday, 1 October 2017

I'm Outdoorsy

I'm really not... But this sentiment pretty much sums me up and brings us to the Sweet Sunday post for Team 1 at the Rubbernecker Stamps blog. Make sure you stop by there to see my fellow DT ladies' beautiful creations.


Outdoorsy and Wine Bottle are the highlights of this new card for Rubbernecker Stamps. We started the week off with coffee and we're ending it with wine. Seems fitting! I used the Moroccan Nights DP from Stampin' Up for my card, along with their coordinating washi tape and enamel dots. I also used stitched circle dies. You can get a set of stitched circle dies HERE at the Rubbernecker store.

Make sure you stop by the BLOG to check out the current challenge. It runs for one more week, so don't let time run out! There are $25 and $15 gift certificates up for grabs.



Monday, 25 September 2017

You Can't Buy Happiness...

But you can buy coffee and it's the same thing. πŸ˜‰ Which brings me to today's card and the only way to start off a Monday... COFFEE! Here is a new Rubbernecker card from me with a new sentiment stamp called "Can't Buy Happiness" and "Corinne":
Corinne and You Can't Buy Happiness
My paper is from Stampin' Up. I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils. I was going to use Copics but I used the wrong ink to stamp the image with so I went with pencils instead of re-stamping the image. I added a little pink mesh ribbon to the mat, and used By Diezyne dies for the die cuts. Both of the stamps I used are red rubber. I like rubber better than the clear stamps, just because of how they stamp, but I do like to see exactly where the image is going with some stamps. It helps to align things. I guess both have their perks.

Tomorrow is the start of another challenge on the BLOG, and our challenge team is going to have some amazing inspiration for you. Make sure you are visiting the blog every other Tuesday to see what the new theme is. You will have a chance to win a $25 or $15 gift certificate for first and second place respectively.

Below are direct links to the stamps I used on this card:
http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/894-13.htm
http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/1052-17.htm

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Hope, Faith, and Miracles

It's Sweet Sunday at the Rubbernecker Stampsblog and I have a perfect sentiment for a Sunday: Hope, Faith, and Miracles. The new sentiment stamp Miracles Happen along with the Leaf Cross rubber stamp are the highlights of my card today.
Leaf Cross
I heat embossed both of my stamps today. The cross is done with Glacier embossing powder, the sentiment is done with Ebony from Recollections (by Michael's). I used Stitched Oval die cuts from By DieZyne and the Moroccan Screen embossing folder from Cuttlebug. The blue paper and the white cardstock is from Stampin' Up, the other is from Recollections.

Make sure you stop by the BLOG to check out the newest challenge. It runs for one more week, so don't let time run out! There are $25 and $15 gift certificates up for grabs.

Below are direct links to the stamps I used today as well as a direct link to the Rubbernecker store:
Miracles Happen - http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/1050-05.htm
Leaf Cross - http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/1046-03.htm

Monday, 11 September 2017

LOVE

Love is All You Need... So here you go... My card to start off Rubbernecker Stamps Team 1 week of awesome stamping inspiration:

All You Need
I used "All You Need" for my card. I heat embossed it using Versamark ink and Recollections Raspberry embossing powder. My die cut is from Stampin' Up, as is all the paper. The burlap I picked up at the dollar store. The oval stitched dies are from By DieZyne.

Tomorrow is the start of another challenge on the BLOG, and our challenge team is going to have some amazing inspiration for you. Make sure you are visiting the blog every other Tuesday to see what the new theme is. You will have a chance to win a $25 or $15 gift certificate for first and second place respectively.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Anything Goes Challenge at Aurora Wings

Happy Monday! I hope you are enjoying your long weekend. I will be spending the last weekend of summer before school starts on the lake (weather permitting). I got this little project finished up for our newest challenge at Aurora Wings, and it's an Anything Goes challenge! I used the image "Lady Blossom" for my card and I coloured the flowers in her hair in a rainbow pattern just for fun.

Lady Blossom
I coloured the image with Copics. I wanted to do a bright and light rainbow combo for this and I really like the way it turned out. There are also some Sickles dotted throughout the image for some added sparkle but they are pretty hard to see in this picture. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The flower die cut is from Stampin' Up. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Juli's Flowers for the blue paper.

Pop on over to the challenge blog to enter your creation(s). You can enter up to THREE times if you use an AW image on each entry! The prizes for this challenge are: 1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge); 1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC); and a TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge). This challenge runs until ***.

You can find Aurora Wings here:

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Wine!!

And it's Sunday!! Hope you all enjoyed your week and your weekend! It's time to wrap things up for Team 1 this week with our Sweet Sunday post, and let's celebrate with some Wine!!


I used the Watercolour Red Wine stamp set, the Wine sentiment, and the Accent Dot Set. For my wine colour I used the Ken Oliver Colour Burst set in Brights. I mixed the Crimson and the Violet in a little spray bottle, added some water to make a colour spray, and spritzed my stamp and stamped it. For the glass colour I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress ink and then spritzed it with a little water for the watercolour effect. The paper is just scraps from my stash; the blue velvet ribbon is from May Arts.

Make sure you stop by the BLOG to check out the newest challenge. It runs for one more week, so don't let time run out! There are $25 and $15 gift certificates up for grabs.

Below are direct links to the stamps I used on this card:
Watercolour Red Wine Glass - http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/1043-02.htm
Wine sentiment -
Accent Dot Set - http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/886.htm

Monday, 28 August 2017

Coffee!!

How appropriate is it that it's Monday and this is my card for today's Rubbernecker Team 1 kick off?? I wish this to all my coffee drinkers out there:

May Your Coffee
I used an espresso coloured pigment ink and heat embossed the sentiment with some clear Stampendous embossing powder, along with the coffee bean background stamp, which I stamped on some kraft paper. The flower paper is from Kaisercraft and the vanilla paper is from SU. I picked up the burplap from the dollar store (score!!!). The pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

I was on vacation for our last rotation. We took a trip to Sturgis for the annual motorcycle rally they have there, and my MIL watched our kids so we were really able to relax and enjoy oursleves. It was a nice break but I'm ready to get back to crafting. School is just around the corner (we start after Labour Day) and I will have some peace and quiet for 3 hours a day because the twins start Kindergarten this year. Yay!! 

Tomorrow is the start of another challenge on the BLOG, and our challenge team is going to have some amazing inspiration for you. Make sure you are visiting the blog every other Tuesday to see what the new theme is. You will have a chance to win a $25 or $15 gift certificate for first and second place respectively.

Below are links to the stamps I used on this card:

Monday, 7 August 2017

Elements Challenge at Aurora Wings


Welcome to a new challenge at Aurora Wings. The challenge theme is Elements (earth, fire, water, air). I chose water as my element and used this cute image
 Sea Turtle Kiss (full version) for my card. 


I coloured the image with Copics. I went for a two tone purple and gold tail, using a very light pink (RV10) to blend the purple and yellow. My paper is from the Stampin' Up collection Cupcakes & Carousels. 

Pop on over to the challenge blog to enter your creation(s) and visit the other ΓΌber-talented DT ladies. They have created some beautiful inspiration pieces for you. You can enter up to THREE times if you use an AW image on each entry! The prizes for this challenge are: 1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge); 1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC); and a TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge). This challenge runs until August 20.

You can find Aurora Wings here:

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Christmas in July

It's Sweet Sunday Team Inspiration Day at Rubbernecker Stamps and its Team 1's time to shine. I'm in a Christmas mood this week so I got busy making a Christmas card with this adorable little "Penguin with Bowtie". 


I also used the "Season of Gladness" and "Merry Christmas frame" stamps, as well as the "Nested Square Stitch Dies". This is a cute and easy card to make so if you have a lot of cards to make, this is one you could do a lot of pretty quickly. And I have to say, I've used these square stitch dies several times and I just LOVE them! They are so versatile and they cut nice and clean. 

Check out our newest blog challenge for your chance to win either a $25 or $15 gift certificate to the store. JUST CLICK HERE. Our new challenge team will be going live for our next challenge so keep your eyes open for that!

Monday, 31 July 2017

A Bunch of Bears

Happy Monday everyone! Today I have a new Rubbernecker Stamps release called "Bunch of Bears" that I have made into a birthday card.


I coloured the image with Copics, and used Stampin' Up's Playful Palette paper collection to make my card. The lace on the mat is from Maya Road. I also used the "Happy Birthday" set for my sentiment. I coloured my bears natural bear colours, though my Polar bears are a little too grey, and coloured the stuffed bear pink so he stood out a bit more. This is a really cute stamp that is perfect for little kids.

Tomorrow is the start of another challenge on the BLOG, but I'm out of the challenge rotation now. We have had some wonderful new additions to our DT in the last week and some of them will be taking over the challenges as the new Challenge Team. Make sure you are visiting the blog every other Tuesday to see what the new theme is.

Bunch of Bears: http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/1045.htm
Happy Birthday Set: http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/3031.htm
www.rubbernecker.com
www.rubberneckerblog.com

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Make It Old Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at Rubbernecker Stamps. The theme this fortnight is "Make It Old" in honor of Senior Citizens Day coming up in August. Rubbernecker has some funny senior citizen stamps, and I chose "Ethel with Coffee" to make my card with because I may or may not be on my way to becoming Ethel. I mean, she's got the coffee and the attitude. I just need the old lady hair in curlers and we'll be twins. 


The sentiment reminds me of my mom, actually. We used to work with a guy who said that, and then she started saying it, and now it makes me think of her, especially since she's starting to have senior moments. The papers I chose are from Kaisercraft, and that flower print kind of made me think of grandmas. I think mine might have had some wallpaper like that back in the day. πŸ˜‰

Make sure you stop by the blog and enter this challenge for your chance to win one of two prizes: a $25 gift certificate for 1st place, and a $15 gc for second place. This challenge runs for two weeks.

The stamps I used for this challenge are lusted below for your convenience:

Monday, 17 July 2017

More Butterflies and Birthdays

Hello! Back again with another new clear butterfly set from Rubbernecker Stamps. I've paired Butterflies 2 with the Happy Birthday clear set for another birthday card. I love butterflies and there are a lot of people in my family, so I'm always in need of a good birthday card. There are eight stamps in the butterfly set, with a big and small version of four different butterflies. I've used one of each butterfly on this card.


I colored the butterflies with Copics, then fussy cut them out. I picked out my paper from Stampin' Up first, then matched my markers to the paper colours. 

Make sure you stop by the Rubbernecker blog to check out the other beautiful cards made by our talented DT ladies. I will have another card up tomorrow for the blog challenge, so pop by tomorrow to see what the challenge theme is. 

The stamps I used for this card are listed below:

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

A Vintage Challenge at Rubbernecker Stamps

We are having a Vintage challenge this fortnight at Rubbernecker Stamps. I love vintage inspired anything so this was a lot of fun for me. I used this little girl stamp called Hannah for my card. She is the perfect stamp for a vintage inspired card.

I stamped the image with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I also used a birthday stamp from the Happy Birthday stamp set. I used Michele R Digital Papers in Basic Vintage along with the Basic Vintage Elements 1 Set to make the little envelope and tag. The metal heart and wood butterfly are from Michaels craft stores. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Make sure you stop by the blog and enter this challenge for your chance to win one of two prizes: a $25 gift certificate for 1st place, and a $15 gc for second place. This challenge runs for two weeks.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Butterflies and Birthdays

Team 1 is back with some inspiration for you from Rubbernecker Stamps this week. There is also a new challenge going live tomorrow so make sure you check back in for that. Today I have made a birthday card using Butterflies 1 and the Happy Birthday set.


I coloured the butterflies with Copics, using R80s. I was in a black, white, and pink mood today, if you can't tell. I used some heart patterned paper, but kept it pretty simple overall. I wanted the butterflies to really pop. 

Make sure you stop by the Rubbernecker blog to check out the other beautiful cards made by our talented DT ladies. I will have another card up tomorrow for the blog challenge, so pop by tomorrow to see what the challenge theme is. I had a lot of fun with it. 

Anything Goes at Aurora Wings

It's time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings and the Stella DT is here with some inspiration for you. This challenge is one of my favorites: Anything Goes!


I have used Columbine Sprite for my card. I love Columbines; they remind me of Colorado, where I grew up. I can't seem to get them to grow here in Alberta, though. Oh, well... I'll just have to live with the sprites then. πŸ˜‰


I coloured the image with Copics, using the B60s for the blue-purple color I wanted to achieve. I decided to use a DP with no purple or blue in it so the sprite would really pop on the card. I added a few flowers to finish it off.  

Pop on over to the challenge blog to enter your creation(s). You can enter up to THREE times if you use an AW image on each entry! The prizes for this challenge are: 1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge); 1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC); and a TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge). This challenge runs until July 17.

You can find Aurora Wings here:


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

4th of July Challenge at Rubbernecker Stamps

It's the start of a new challenge at Rubbernecker Stamps and the challenge this time is 4th of July. Being in Canada this was a little tough just because I couldn't find a good selection of USA theme paper. I found one sheet!!


I had to be really creative with this card because there aren't any 4th of July stamps. I ended up using a Happy Birthday stamp from THIS collection and created a background with some VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder on the red paper. I used a Happy Birthday die and the "USA" is from the scrapbook paper I was able to find. I also used the "Nested Square Stitched Die Set" from Rubbernecker.

Make sure you stop by the blog and enter this challenge for your chance to win one of two prizes: a $25 gift certificate for 1st place, and a $15 gc for second place. Below are direct links to the stamps I used today. xx

http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/5005d.htm
http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/3031.htm

Monday, 19 June 2017

Leaves

I needed to make a Father's Day card for my husband, so how about killing two birds with one stone and doing one for my Week 1 inspiration at Rubbernecker Stamps! I used the new clear stamp set "Leaves" and the "Happy Father's Day" stamp.


I used VersaMark ink with the leaves and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. My wood grain paper is from Kaisercraft. The green paper, ink, and enamel hearts are from Stampin' Up. The faux leather band is from Bo Bunny.

Tomorrow, June 20, is the start of a new challenge on the blog so make sure you drop by and join us. You can access it by clicking HERE! The prizes are a $25 GC first prize and a $15 GC second place prize to the Rubbernecker store. Links to all of the Rubbernecker products I used on this card are below:

http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/3023.htm
http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/565-1314.htm

Friday, 9 June 2017

Celebration Showcase at Aurora Wings

We've reached 3,000 members at the Aurora Wings Facebook group, and to celebrate we're having a party!!! Mitzi has drawn up some beautiful images for a special showcase and I am sharing my creation with the new image "Lady Of The Sea", which is only available in the Aurora Wings digi shop. 


I coloured the image with Copics and kept the design simple to really showcase the image. And it took a lot of time to colour this whole thing! I printed it out at 5x7" because of all the detail and I wanted to do it justice.

There is a huge celebration going on in the Facebook group. Make sure you head over there because there will be a free image for participants. The freebie digi for this event will become available at 6 pm EDT on Saturday, June 10th. Here's a little sneak peek:


Here is the Showcase link to see all of the beautiful creations by my fellow DT members: http://aurorawingsshowcase.blogspot.ca/2017/06/3k-members-celebration-special-new.html

You can find Aurora Wings here:

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Summer Time Challenge at Rubbernecker Stamps

It's time for a Summer Time Challenge at Rubbernecker Stamps. I created a little beach scene with the Beach Chair stamp and the Beach Master beach scene set. I fussy cut the chair out and put it on the beach scene with some foam tape so it pops up and has some dimension.


I had some sea inspired chipboard in the shapes of shells and boats, and such. I added a little boat so it looks like it is sailing in the distance. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink for all of my stamping, and Stampin' Up paper. I really like this Beach Master stamp set. It is very versatile and a lot of fun to play around with.

Make sure you stop by the blog and enter this challenge for your chance to win one of two prizes: a $25 gift certificate for 1st place, and a $15 gc for second place. Below are direct links to the stamps I used today. xx

Beach Chair - http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/40-18.htm
3012 KKCS Beach Master Set - http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/3012.htm

Monday, 5 June 2017

Be Classy AND Fabulous

Happy Monday peeps!! It's a new week and time for the beginning of another round of Team 1's gorgeous creations brought to you by Rubbernecker Stamps. I love these little girl stamps from Rubbernecker. I have a couple and I think I'm going to have to get them all. The one I have used today is "Clover" along with the "Classy" sentiment. I also used the new Nested Square Die Set from Rubbernecker. It comes with EIGHT (8) dies. EIGHT!! And they're awesome!

Clover
I coloured the image with Copics. All of my paper is from Stampin' Up. I added a little gold ribbon and heated some Frantage on some star shaped chipboard to finish it off. 

Tomorrow, June 6, is the start of a new challenge on the blog so make sure you drop by and join us. You can access it by clicking HERE! The prizes are a $25 GC first prize and a $15 GC second place prize to the Rubbernecker store. Links to all of the Rubbernecker products I used on this card are below:

Clover - http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/758-03.htm
Classy sentiment - http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/648-02.htm
Nested Square Die Set - http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/5005d.htm

It's a Celebration!


It's a "Celebration" challenge at Aurora Wings with some awesome inspiration brought to you by the Stella DT. I have used "Marie Antoinette" for my birthday card. I went with a lot of pink for this card and made it very girly.


I coloured the image with Copics, using the R80's to do her dress. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the lace is from Live & Love Crafts. My DP is from Maja and is from the "Coffee in the Arbour" collection. The pearl string is from Kaisercraft.

Pop on over to the challenge blog to enter your creation(s). You can enter up to THREE times if you use an AW image on each entry! The prizes for this challenge are: 1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge); 1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC); and a TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge). This challenge runs until June 19.

There is going to be a 3,000 members celebration in the Facebook group June 9 & 10. There will be some new release digis that will be showcased and they are beautiful! Make sure you pop in next weekend and check it out.

You can find Aurora Wings here:

Here are the links to the stamp I used on my card this month:
Aurora Wings website - http://www.aurorawings.com/store/p193/Marie_Antoinette_Digital_Stamp.html
Etsy - https://goo.gl/Sqw0vA

Monday, 22 May 2017

Sunset Poppies

Today I have the watercolor stamp "Sunset Poppies" from Rubbernecker Stamps as the start to Rubbernecker Team 1's week to shine.

I successfully used the Ken Oliver Color Bursts in Brights in three different colours (crimson, yellow, and orange) to do this card. I am so proud of myself!! lol! I diluted a little of each colour in some water and used a water brush to apply the colour to the stamp. I started with my lightest colour first and worked my way to crimson. I coloured the entire stamp with the yellow, and for each subsequent colour, coloured a little less of the stamp so there was a gradient.

All of my paper is from the Cupcakes and Carousels collection from Stampin' Up. I also used the "Freehand Border Phrase Set" and the large "Freehand Border" from Rubbernecker on this card.

Tomorrow, May 23, is the start of a new challenge on the blog so make sure you drop by and join us. You can access it by clicking HERE! The prizes are a $25 GC first prize and a $15 GC second place prize to the Rubbernecker store.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Friendship Challenge at Rubbernecker Stamps

Today is the start of a new challenge at Rubbernecker Stamps. The theme is "Friendship" and here is my DT inspiration using "Field of Blooms" and "Freehand Border Phrase Set".

Field of Blooms
I used Stampin' Up ink in Flirty Flamingo to do the flower blooms. I sprayed the watercolor paper with water before I stamped it so it was slightly damp. After I inked my stamp, I also spritzed some water on the stamp right before I stamped the image. I held it down for about ten seconds to give the ink time to soak into the damp paper. I find that if the paper and the stamp aren't prepped with enough water beforehand the ink won't travel into the paper and give that watercolor effect. 

Make sure you stop by the blog and enter this challenge for your chance to win one of two prizes: a $25 gift certificate for 1st place, and a $15 gc for second place. Below are direct links to the stamps I used today. xx

Monday, 8 May 2017

Treehouse

Hello and Happy Monday! It's Team 1's time to shine this week at Rubbernecker Stamps. Today I have a card I made using the "Tree House" stamp along with a sentiment from the "Freehand Border Phrase Set". 


I used paper scraps from my stash for this card. The card is 4.25 x 5.5", and the stamp is quite big, so I didn't have a lot of empty space for embellishments. I coloured the stamp with Copics.

Tuesday, May 9, is the start of another challenge on the blog, which you can access by clicking HERE! The prizes are a $25 GC first prize and a $15 GC second place prize to the Rubbernecker store. Below is a direct link to the stamps I used today for your convenience! xx

http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/900.htm
Tree House

Monday, 1 May 2017

New Challenge at The East Wind

Today we have a new challenge starting at The East Wind challenge blog. The theme is "Celebrate the Women". Since our fans in the UK celebrate Mother's Day in March, and a couple of our DT ladies are in the UK, we decided to do a general theme centered around women instead of just Mother's Day. It's your chance to make something using a TEW image for the women in your life who are special to you. If May isn't your month for Mother's Day, you can make something for a sister, cousin, friend, mom, co-worker, etc. "just because".

I used the image "Aurora Love You", which was actually released as a Mother's Day image a couple years ago.

Aurora Love You
I coloured the image with Copics and then fussy cut it out. The die cut is from Spellbinders. All of my paper is from a Pion Design collection called Scent of Lavender. It is such pretty paper that I hate to cut it!! My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Behind the picture mat I tucked in a paper doily, some lace from Live & Love Crafts, and some cheesecloth. I finished it off with some pearls in a couple of the corners.

Please drop by the BLOG, see what awesome prizes Unky is offering this time around, and enter your own TEW creation with the Linky Tool at the bottom of the page. I hope I provided a little inspiration for this challenge. I'm going to be giving this to one of the mom's in my life and I hope they like it. It's probably one of my favourite TEW cards that I have made so far. 

Today is also newsletter day and the freebie is "in the mail" so I hope you're signed up for that!

'Frame It!' Challenge at Aurora Wings

It is time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings brought to you by the Stella Team. This challenge theme is "Frame It!".


I chose the image "Weeping Rose" for my card, and used a chipboard frame from Make It Crafty, which I covered in Shabby Pink Fran-tage.


I coloured the image with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils. I did her skin with Copics, and went back over the shading with pencils. The flowers are almost entirely pencil. I laid down a very light base colour on the flowers with Copics, then built up the colour from there with pencils. The die cut is from Spellbinders. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts; the ribbon and lace are from Live & Love Crafts. The paper is from Maja Design (Coffee in the Arbour collection).

I hope I have inspired you to create something for this challenge. Pop on over to the challenge blog to enter your creation(s). You can enter up to THREE times if you use an AW image on each entry! The prizes for this challenge are: 1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge); 1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC); and a TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge). This challenge runs until May 13.

You can find Aurora Wings here:

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Toad-ally Awesome!

It's Team #1's Sweet Sunday at the Rubbernecker Stamps blog, and today I have a card that I made using "Toad-ally" and "Frog on Lily Pad". I made it as a birthday card for my nephew, and sent it to him before I remembered that I'm supposed to send my Rubbernecker cards to the home office in California for them to use in the scrapbook shows where they showcase our cards!! So I guess I'll have to make another one for them. lol!


I coloured the image with Copics. Most of my paper is from Stampin' Up, except for the white. The enamel dots are also from SU; the stitched circle die cuts are from By DIEzyne which you can't buy anymore.

A new "Mother's Day" challenge is up on the Rubbernecker blog. The prizes are a $25 GC first place and a $15 GC second place price to the Rubbernecker store. *HOP* 🐸🐸 on over there and check it out. I KNOW you have to make a Mother's Day card this month, unless you're in the UK where Mother's Day is in March. πŸ˜‰ Below are direct links to the stamps I used today. xx

Toad-ally - http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/636-06.htm
Frog on Lily Pad - http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/638-01.htm



Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Bath Time at The East Wind

Today is new release day at The East Wind, and the last one for April. (The freebie for May is just around the corner so make sure you are signed up for the newsletter!) Today's new release is an Aurora image "Bath". 


I coloured the image with Copics. My DP is all from Stampin' Up. The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Betsy Booklover" stamp set.

On May 1 we will have a new challenge up on the challenge blog. Make sure you pop over there to check it out or head to the Facebook group. We'll have details there too! Plus I will be back here with some DT inspiration for you!! If you aren't already following me, check out the links to the right➡ and follow me on social media.
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