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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Welcome! Please join us for Retro Rubber Challenge 58!

Hello and it is wonderful to "see" you!  Thanks for stopping by!

It is time for a new challenge over at the Retro Rubber Blog!  Challenge 58!  This time the challenge is "anything goes"!  Pretty simple and fun right?  Join us!

For this challenge you must also use a stamp that is one year old or older.  But you can create any project that you like, in the anything goes theme.

Here is the challenge graphic and the card I created this time around:








To create this card, which was super easy by the way, I used a white folded card invitation size, and a piece of cardstock that already came stitched with the banner. This cardstock is from DCWV.  I applied the banner cardstock, slightly trimmed so white would show.  I added a white "celebrate" diecut that I cut using my diecut machine and a die.  I used dimensional adhesive to apply the word.  Then, I stamped "you" on the diecut using a piece of an older stamp that I own (it is a thank you stamp from Studio112) which I inked with Memento ink.  I made sure there was no ink before stamping on the word "thank" and used my mini Misti.  

I entered my card in the following site's challenge:      http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 A Snowflakes Promise, please check out their site.  :)   Here is what the stitched paper pad looks like and the stamp set:






It took about 5 minutes max!  Love quick cards!  Won't you join us for this challenge?  Then join us back at the Retro Rubber Blog the Sunday after the challenge end date to see who won the challenge!
Thank you so much for stopping in!





Tuesday, February 28, 2017

There is a new challenge at the Retro Rubber Blog! Check it out!

Hi and thanks for visiting my blog!  There is a new challenge over at the Retro Rubber Blog!  It is challenge 57, and involves using a stamp one year old or older, and the given theme.  The theme this time is a color challenge.  Too fun!  Here is the challenge graphic and the card that I created for this challenge:







I pulled out a stamp set I have had forever and never used!  I really love how the RR Blog gets me to use unused items!  The set is by Paper Smooches and is called Great Chemistry.  It has a date of 2011.  I also used the coordinating dies.

I found some patterned paper by Recollections (blue stripes) for the background.  I added a strip to a folded white invitation sized card.  I rounded the edges.  Using white cardstock I stamped and die cut the images.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  I took a piece of white cardstock, stamped the sentiment, and die cut it to create the framed edges.  I cut the inside block slightly smaller than the frame.

I added the images to the white block using dimensional adhesive.  Then I added the tied bow and sticky hearts from EK Success.  I adhered the frame and white block to the card.  Too fun!

It was so fun to create this card!  Won't you join us this time?  We would love to see your projects!  Then come back and visit the Retro Rubber Blog on the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the challenge winner!  Best of luck!  


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Thank you for joining us for Retro Rubber's Challenge 56! Birthday theme!

Hi there and how are you?  Thank you so much for coming over to view Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's 56th! challenge!  This time around, we are creating a crafting project using a stamp one year old or older, and a birthday theme!  Here is the challenge graphic and the card I created for this challenge:








I used a stamp that is one of my favs!  I will never ever part with it!  It is from The Stamps of Life,  It is "birthday for cookie",   August 2010 this set came out, see it here.  There are other fun stamp sets that I need from this line, like the "friends for cookie", a collection of cute dog friends!

I used my mini Misti and Memento Tuxedo Black ink and a white prefolded card to start the party.  I then stamped the cute dog, and colored him with two pink Copic markers, and two grey Copic markers.  I added a SRM sentiment sticker #51003 Happy Birthday, some silver cord, and a corner rounder.  It took all of 5 minutes!  So quick and fun!

Won't you join us?  We would love to see your creations!  Then join us the Sunday after the challenge ends at Retro Rubber to learn the challenge winner!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Welcome to Retro Rubber Challenge 55! Please join us!

Hi thanks for stopping by!  Today is the day, Retro Rubber's Challenge 55 begins!  The challenge this time involves using a stamp one year old or older, and hearts!  Below is the challenge graphic and the card I created for this challenge:








To create this card, I used a stamp set dated 2016 from the Cutting Cafe Shop, named Feb 14.   Since it is now 2017, I am just squeaking by in having a set one year old or older!  Whew!  I have actually had this set for a while, and love it so much!  I have never used it before!  

I paired this puzzle stamp with my Copic markers, Ranger Black Archival ink, white cardstock, dimensional adhesive, Wink of Stella in Silver, some EK heart stickers, silver twine, and patterned paper from Taylored Expressions (Formula for Love).  

Quick and easy!  Won't you join us for this fun challenge?  I'd love to see your creations!  Then come back to the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog a week from Sunday to learn the challenge winner!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hello! Welcome to Retro Rubber Challenge number 54!




Hello and thank you for joining us for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's Challenge 54!  The challenge this time involves using a stamp one year old or older, and the following theme, snow.  Beneath is the challenge graphic and the card I created for the challenge.










To create this card, I used a white invitation sized card, folded.  I took a piece of silver metallic card stock, rounded the edges, and stamped the snowflakes shown using a stamp set I  have owned for at least a year, from Recollections named Christmas Noel.  I just love this set because it has 10! beautiful snowflakes of various sizes and designs!

Using Versamark embossing ink, I stamped the snowflakes onto the cardstock.  I then used light blue embossing powder and my heat gun to melk the powder.  I added gems to the center of every snowflake.  In Microsoft Word, I typed the text and printed onto card stock.  I trimmed the cardstock and added the strip to the card front using dimensional adhesive.

This card was super easy and fun to make.  I would love you to join our challenge, and I would love to see your creation!  Please create something fun now!  Then  join us back a week from Sunday at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog to see who has won this challenge!  Best of luck!





Monday, December 12, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hi everyone and welcome to this year's exciting Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!  I  hope your holiday season is treating you well!
















Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!










I created my card for this hop using Waffleflower's adorable monkey stamps!  The monkey on the left is from the Willy set and the monkey on the right is from the Faye set.  I colored the images using Copic markers and Wink of Stella.  I added them to the card front using dimensional adhesive, and added a Santa hat to each from another stamp set that I own.  After die cutting some snowflakes and adding gems and twine and a "joy" diecut,  I placed the entire front card panel atop an invitation sized card with rounded corners.  So quick and easy, but so very fun!  

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Waffleflower so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It is time for Retro Rubber Challenge #53! Please join the challenge!

Please join us over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for challenge #53.  The challenge involves using a stamp one year old or older and the challenge graphic holiday photo for color inspiration! Bring those old stamps back to life!.


Here is the challenge graphic and the card I created using this challenge:







To create this card, I took a white card in the invitation size.  I ran it through an embossing machine with The Paper Studio embossing folder in the pattern shown.  Next, I stamped the bow and ribbon image onto white cardstock, then colored it with Copic markers in different shades of red.  I cut the ribbon out, and placed it on the card, using dimensional adhesive for the bow.  I added an EK Success snowflake and a green gem.  I die cut the word "joy" using Krazy Kreations glittered paper, and added two green gems to the word.  Then I added it to the card.  So simple with really fun results! 

The stamp set I only recently acquired, however, it is dated back to 2013 I believe.  I just love this set!  It is by Flourishes and called "That's a Wrap",  It is great for holidays, birthdays and more!  It comes with a gift tag image as well!  And it also contains holiday images.  Too fun!

Please join us in the challenge!  Then check back to the Retro Rubber Blog one week from this Sunday to learn the challenge winner!  I can't wait to see your creations!