Monday, 23 April 2018

Angel Kisses

It's Rubbernecker Monday here on my blog. Every other Monday brings a new card made with Rubbernecker Stamps. This week I have made another card with the "Butterflies are Free" stamp set. This set includes four sentiments and four different butterflies, so there is a lot you can do with one set. I also used the "Nested Circle Scallop" die set and the coordinating Butterflies are Free die set. 

I used all three of the scallop dies in the set to make this card. I created a circular card base that is just a little smaller than the largest scallop die, so the scallop detail really pops off the edges of the card. I used Stampin' Up paper and ink in Sweet Sugarplum. I layered the die cuts, heat embossed the sentiment, and added a die cut butterfly to finish it off.

Stop by the blog tomorrow to check out the newest challenge. The prizes are a $25 and $15 gift certificate for first and second place, respectively. Below are the direct links to the Rubbernecker products used on my card:



Monday, 9 April 2018

Poppies!

Hello!! I have a new card for you today from Rubbernecker Stamps using one of the many watercolor stamp sets they have. I love working with these, and I think I have finally gotten the hang of it! This was my first try! I used the Layered Poppy Set, along with the coordinating die, and a sentiment from the Butterflies are Free set. 


I cut the die first. I thought it would help me line the stamps up. Sometimes that can be a little challenging with these multi-piece sets. This set is two stamps: the outline and the petals. I stamped the outline with Ranger Archival Ink and gave the ink a few minutes to dry to make sure it wouldn't bleed when I wet the paper. While it was setting, I prepped my petal stamp with three different colours, using SU Stampin' Write markers: Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight. I randomly applied the colour because the watercolour effect you are trying to achieve will look more natural if you are a little loosy-goosy with the ink. 


I wet the paper (Rubbernecker Water Color Paper) with a spray bottle, let it sit for a few seconds, then sprayed it again. Then I sprayed the inked stamp with water and pressed it to the paper. I let it sit on the paper for about five seconds or so, to let the colour absorb into the paper. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder "Juli's Garden" on the paper for the back mat. All the paper I used is SU Brights  cardstock, that coordinates with the ink. I glued some rhinestones into the little circles created by the embossing folder, and added some string pearls to the sentiment square. Those rounded square die cuts, by the way, Rubbernecker dies!! But you probably already knew that because I LOVE them and have been using them a LOT lately!!

So that's that! I hope you like it, and are inspired to try these watercolor stamps out. I've added all the links to all the Rubbernecker products I've used today below so they are easy to find:

Monday, 2 April 2018

Sprite Delight Challenge at Aurora Wings

It is the midway point of one of the most popular challenge themes at Aurora Wings: Sprite Delight. This is the fifth Sprite Delight challenge we've had on the blog, and it is also the fourth anniversary of the challenge blog! There is also a special gift for you at the challenge blog, so make sure you visit if you weren't already there. Today I used Wine Sprite for my card:


I did a pretty awesome job of repurposing papers and embellies for this card. The scalloped edge floral paper and the butterflies were both part of a thank you note from a craft company that I received quite some time ago. I had been holding on to it and the colours on the paper went perfectly with my colour scheme for this card. I added a bit of lace and some pearls and "Voila!

Please check out the other wonderful creations by my fellow DT ladies at the challenge blog. Theyare, as usual, simply amazing. Then, after you've been inspired, create something of your own and add it to the challenge! Our prizes this challenge are DOUBLED in celebration of the blog's 4 year anniversary and include:

2 (TWO!) Artist's Choice Winners to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an                 Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

2 (TWO!) Random Winners (3 single digital images)

Top 6 (SIX!) To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)
You can find Aurora Wings here:

Monday, 26 March 2018

My Birthstone is a Coffee Bean

I'm back with another card from the NEW Coffee Blanket set at Rubbernecker Stamps. I used the sentiment "My birthstone is a coffee bean", along with the single bean stamp and the cute little cup of steaming coffee to make my card, as well as the rounded square stitched die set.


My paper is from the Teen Stack by DCWV. The pearl string is from Kaisercraft. This set has so many stamps I think I can do another 2 or 3 cards without repeating any! That serious value for your dollar. There is also a coordinating die set that I haven't been able to get my hands on yet, but I'm looking forward to playing with that soon.

Tomorrow is the start of a brand new challenge, so make sure you stop by the challenge blog and check it out! The prizes for first and second place are a $25 and $15 gift certificate respectively.

Monday, 12 March 2018

But First Coffee...

Happy Monday! Today I have a new card for you made with a new set of clear stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps. This is a sneak peek because they aren't in store yet. They should be in stock by the end of the month, so make sure you check in regularly so I can tell you when they are released. My next couple of cards are going to be made with this set. There are a total of ELEVEN stamps, so you can make a few cards with this one set. I also used the nested circle dies. I LOVE the die sets from Rubbernecker.


My DP is from the Moroccan Designer Series collection at Stampin' Up. I layered the nested circle dies from Rubbernecker, and used some coordinating washi tape from SU to adhere the coffee cup stamp to the card. I also used Emerald Envy ink from SU for stamping.

Tomorrow is the start of a brand new challenge, so make sure you stop by the challenge blog and check it out! The prizes for first and second place are a $25 and $15 gift certificate respectively.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Bingo Challenge at Aurora Wings

We are halfway through our Bingo challenge at the Aurora Wings challenge blog, and it is Team Stella's turn to bring you some inspiration. First, here is the Bingo challenge board:


I went diagonally down from Sentiment to Ribbons or Bow. I used Shamrock Sprite for my card. Since we are closing in on St. Patrick's Day and I'm part Irish, what better image to use!


I coloured the image with Copics, using YG's and Y's. The die cuts are from Rubbernecker Stamps. You can find them HERE. It is a nested die set and there are eight die cuts in the set. The ribbon I bought at Michaels. It was a real trial in patience, folding it like that over and over again, and gluing each fold down. The sentiment is from Verve Stamps.

Our prizes this challenge will include:

1(one) Artist's Choice Winner to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

1(one) Random Winner (3 single digital images)

Top 3 To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)

You can find Aurora Wings here:

Monday, 26 February 2018

Butterflies Are Free

Another Monday is here! I'm back with a card made with Rubbernecker Stamps "Butterflies are Free" stamp and die sets.


My DP and ink are from Stampin' Up. The ink is Sweet Sugarplum, and both that and the paper is from the Playful Palette collection. I punched out four different square sizes from the Nested Rounded Corner Square Small Stitch die set and layered them on the mat with foam squares so they pop up off the card. This stamp set comes with four butterflies and four sentiments, for loads of versatility. 

Tomorrow is the start of a brand new challenge, so make sure you stop by the challenge blog and check it out! The prizes for first and second place are a $25 and $15 gift certificate respectively.

Links to the Rubbernecker products used on this card are below:




Nested Rounded Corner square small Stitch dies - http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/5018d.htm&Click=176

Monday, 12 February 2018

A Cat with a Tie

Happy Monday! Back again with some Rubbernecker Stamps inspiration for you. I used a few products from Rubbernecker on this card: Cat with a Tie stamp and the coordinating die, Happy Birthday stamp set, and the nested circle dies


I used paper from the Teen Stack set of DP from DCWV. The ribbon is from May Arts. I used a sketch from my friend Cristena's sketch book which you can buy HERE. It definitely helps to have a sketch for some inspiration somedays. I am so frazzled with my kids some days, it's lucky I remember to make a card at all!!

Tomorrow is the start of a brand new challenge, so make sure you stop by the challenge blog and check it out! The prizes for first and second place are a $25 and $15 gift certificate respectively.

I have popped the links to the Rubbernecker products used on my card below, so you can find them easily: 

Cat with a Tie coordinating die cut - http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/892-07d.htm&Click=176


Monday, 5 February 2018

Anything Goes Challenge at Aurora Wings


An ATG challenge is live on the Aurora Wings Challenge blog and they've switched things up a little with how the challenges are run. They are now monthly challenges so people have more time and opportunity to participate.  For my DT inspiration I made a card with the image Wings & Petals.

Wings & Petals
I went for bright, vivid colours that complement each other, and chose a black mat so the colors would really pop. I left embellishments simple with a doily framing the  few flowers and some butterfly punches.

Mitzi has extended the weekend discount offer so you can use the coupon codes below to go shopping!! See what inspires you!


Our prizes this challenge will include:

1(one) Artist's Choice Winner to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an                 Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

1(one) Random Winner (3 single digital images)

Top 3 To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)

You can find Aurora Wings here:

Monday, 29 January 2018

Birthday Butterflies

Hello all! I'm back with more Rubbernecker Stamps! I have made a birthday card with the Butterflies 2 and Happy Birthday clear sets. I love butterflies and I love this HB set because it has so many different sized sentiments. It's got whatever you need!

I used a variety of butterflies set to create a background mat for the card with VersaMark ink and heat embossing. I used a blue and a pink powder for a two-tone look, and used the same on the sentiment stamps. I used two of the HB stamps:

Butterflies 2 & Happy Birthday

You can make so many different types of cards with these butterflies. They are fantastic!

Tomorrow is the start of a new challenge on the Rubbernecker Blog. Make sure you pop over to the challenge page and see what the theme is this fortnight. The prizes for first and second place are a $25 and $15 gift certificate respectively.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Size Matters

Happy Monday, crafters!! It's Team 1's week to shine at Rubbernecker Stamps and I'm starting Monday off with coffee because how can you NOT?? I used the "Coffee Bean Background" and "Size Matters" stamps for my card.


I have a DCWV Teen Paper Pack that I've never used and decided to use the orange and browns in this pack to create my card this week. I used a sketch from my friend Cristena's Sketch book "Inspired By the Sketch" (you can buy it on Amazon, or if you have Kindle Unlimited you can actually download it for free).

Drop by the blog tomorrow for the beginning of a new challenge. Up for grabs are a $25 and $15 gift certificate for 1st and 2nd place winners, respectively.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!! We're back at it at Rubbernecker Stamps and starting the year off with Team 1! We are no longer doing Sweet Sunday posts, so you will just see Rubbernecker creations from me every other week now. Today I am bringing you a card that I made for Christmas and didn't get to share before we went on break.

CHRISTMAS BE FILLED

I used the "Christmas Be Filled" stamp and Stampin' Up DP to make my card. I also used a sketch from my friend Cristena's sketch book. Sometimes I really struggle with design, so having a sketch is an awesome way to build a card, and her book is an awesome way to get inspired. You can find it on Amazon HERE. (I used sketch #1)

Make sure you pop by the BLOG tomorrow. A new challenge will be up and running! Up for grabs are a $25 and $15 gift certificate for use in the Rubbernecker store for first and second place winners.