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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge 71! Anything goes!

It is time for a fun, new crafty challenge!  An easy one, the theme is "Anything Goes"!  Just use a stamp one year old or older, and this theme, and make something and share it with us at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

Here is the challenge graphic and the card I created for the challenge:








I used a pre-scored, pre-cut invitation sized white card.  I ran it through my embossing machine with an embossing folder.  Next, on plain white stock I stamped the flower image, it is an old stamp, a favorite, from Studio 112, dating to 2013.  I used dark black archival ink, then using my Zig markers I colored the circles, then added Wink of Stella.  I added this panel to the card using foam tape.

Next, I used a hello sticker on pink paper, trimmed, and applied this element to the card.  I added some Wink of Stella here also.  I trimmed a pink paper strip and added it, rounded the card corners, and placed some gems on the card.  I added some Wink last minuted to the embossing also.  Quick and super simple and fun!

This card is kind of plain, but I like it that way!  Please submit some projects to us!  We would love to see your artistry!  Then join us back at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the challenge winner!  Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Challenge #70, Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

Hi and thanks for stopping in!  Today starts a new challenge over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  Use a stamp one year old or older (tell us the age) and the following theme, school.  Make a project and share it with us!  Easy and fun!

Here is the challenge graphic and the project that I created for this challenge:






I do not think I am so good with making school themed cards!  But I gave it my best effort!  I used an invitation sized white pre-made card, and added patterned paper, that already had the adorable school lines and holes!  Next, I added several stickers from SRM, bordering stickers, love them!

Next, I stamped using a set I have had forever from Hero Arts.  It is called "Just a Note" and is from 2011.  I stamped the pencil onto white card stock and colored with Copic Markers, then fussy cut.  I stamped the "Just a Note" sentiment and the notebook paper image, then trimmed.  I added these images to my card and also added another snippet of red patterned paper, and more stickers from SRM.  I also used a bit of dimensional adhesive.

I put some gems on the card, and hand tied a bow with ribbon.  Sort of a collage card!  Anyways, I had fun and felt creatively challenged.  That is what it is all about right?

Please join us!  We would love to see your projects.  Then join us back at the Retro Rubber Blog the Sunday after the challenge to learn the winner!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Retro Rubber Sketch Challenge!

There is a fun new challenge over at the Retro Rubber Blog!   Challenge #69 involves using the sketch below, and a stamp one year old or older (please tell us the age).

Below is the challenge graphic, and a card that I created for the challenge:





To create this card, I used a white card stock invitation sized plain card.   I trimmed a piece of Kraft paper for the middle, in an asymmetrical fashion.  I added it to the front of the card.  I then used a cityscape die with a border on it, a piece of black card stock, and my die cut machine to create the black city view.  I added an EK Success heart sticker, and some gems to the card after adding the die cut image.  Next, I used a sentiment stamp and some Memento Ink to stamp the words.  I used my Mini Misti for perfect stamping placement.  Finally I used a corner rounder to round the card edges.  

The sentiment stamp was retired in 4/2106.  I saw this information online.  It was brought out of retirement after that.  I obtained it prior to 4/2016.  It is from Sweet Stamp Shop, the Beary Much stamp set.

I love sketch challenges!  From my card, you can see it is ok to use the sketch as a guide in creation, but your card doesn't have to be 100% the same.   We want to see your interpretation of the sketch, a sense that you did indeed use the sketch as a guide in creation of your project.

Please join us!  Then join us back at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the challenge winner.  Good luck!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Loving this new challenge from the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

It is time for a new crafty challenge over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  Simply use a stamp one year old or older (be sure to let us know the age) and the challenge graphic image, below!  Too fun!



I used the graphic to make my card above.  I took a white card, precut and scored, invitation size, and added patterned paper from My Favorite Things and Ms. Sparkle & Co..  Next, I took a stamp set, a newer one from 2017, from Create a Smile, and stamped the sentiment in bold black ink, archival ink, and trimmed it to fit the front of the card.  I added this element to the card front using foam adhesive.

Next, I used an older stamp, a flower, from Prima Co., dated 2015.  I stamped it onto white card stock using deep black archival ink, then fussy cut the image.  I placed it on the card behind the sentiment, using a thinner foam adhesive.  Finally, I added red gems about.

I think this is one of my favorite cards that I have ever created!  I had fun, join us and you will too! Then stop back by the Retro Rubber Blog the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the challenge winner!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hi everyone! There's a new challenge over at the Retro Rubber Blog!

Thanks for dropping in!  There is a fun new challenge, over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  It involves using a stamp one year old or older, and the theme below (rainbow):






The card above is one I created for this challenge.  I used soft rainbow colors.  There have been multiple rainbows around here lately, from the bright bold, to the soft colored.  I thought a soft rainbow would be good on a summer rainbow ice cream cone!

First, I created a white card, invitation sized, folded and scored, and rounded all four corners.
Then, I used a piece of kraft paper and a die and cut the background with the holes.  I added this item to the card front.  Next, I stamped the cone onto white card stock using Versamark embossing ink (clear) and sprinkled brown embossing powder which I then heat set.  I fussy cut the cone and added it to the card with one layer of dimensional adhesive.

Next, I stamped the ice cream layer onto white card using embossing ink again, and white powder which I heat set.  I used very soft Copic marker colors to create the soft rainbow ice cream effect.  I put the ice cream on the card using double layered foam adhesive.

I used a sentiment stamp with dark brown ink in the lower right corner, and tied on twine with a plastic white "gem".  All stamps are from an older set that I own, from Wilson Designs.  It is dated 2011.

Be sure to submit your projects to the blog, and indicate the age of your stamp(s).  Thanks!  Cannot wait to see your creations!  Stop back by the Retro Rubber blog the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the challenge winner!  Best of luck and have fun!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

It is time for Retro Rubber Challenge #66! Wedding project!

Hi and thanks for joining me!

Today Retro Rubber Challenge Blog has a new challenge, involving a wedding theme, and a stamp aged one year old or older.

Simply create a new project using a stamp one year old or older and the theme of wedding.  Be sure to tell us the age of the stamp!  Here is the challenge graphic and the project that I created this time.





I was so excited to do this challenge, because I just recently acquired a new wedding stamp set.  I had not realized I have almost no wedding themed stamps at all!  I also had a new stamp pad from Tim Holtz, Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick color.  Happy day!

I created a white card, folded, scored with corners trimmed. I took a piece of patterned paper that is from a pad from Altenew.  I just love the watercolor look!  Onto the paper, I stamped with the flowers in my new wedding stamp set, using black ink.  I colored the flowers using Copic Markers on the colored paper, new territory for me!  I added a tied cord.  And then, I took out sentiment stamps from the new set and stamped in black onto the paper.  I then added the three heart stamped image, this is an old stamp.  It is from a Valentine set from The Cutting Cafe Shop, dated 2016.  So not that old, but old enough to qualify for this challenge!  I trimmed the patterned paper's corners, and added it to the card front.  I added cording as trim.  Finally I stamped using the new ink with the "Wedding Day" stamp from my new stamp set.  This ink is creamy and delightful.  If you have not tried it, try it!

So there you have it, a new challenge and my challenge card.  Will you join us?  Hope so!  Just visit the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for more detail and to submit your project.  Then join us the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn who is the challenge winner!  Good luck!  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Please join us for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's Challenge #65!

Hi and welcome!  Today I am posting about Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's new challenge!  It is number 65 and the challenge involves using a sketch!  So fun!  Won't you join us?  The only requirements are to use the designated sketch and a stamp one year old or older.  Easy!

Here is the challenge graphic and the card that I created for this challenge:












To create this card, I used a large piece of pinkish paper, die cut the ballerina twice (Hero Arts) trimmed her from the paper, layered one image atop the other using dimensional adhesive, added Wink of Stella to her hair, skirt and shoes.  I adhered her shoes to her feet.  When I saw this die I had to get it, it reminds me of my youngest daughter who is a pointe dancer, studying for 6 years.

On a silver metallic piece of paper I trimmed, I stamped the sentiment (from 2010 or earlier, I saw it on a blog post on the internet from Lawn Fawn in 2010.  It was a free giveaway stamp I was lucky to receive with an order back then.)  I used black colored Stazon ink on the shiny paper.

Next, I applied the silver strip to a white card stock,  I rounded the corners of the white paper, then added the dancer, and floral and round sequins.  I glued this whole assembly atop a black folded card. I really love this dancer, she is so elegant!

This sketch is so fun to follow!  Come play with us!  Then come back to the Retro Rubber Blog the Sunday following the challenge end date to learn the winner!  Thanks so much for stopping by!





Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge 64, anything goes!

You have waited for it, here it is!  Another "anything goes" challenge!  You are free to do whatever you want!  Just make something crafty using a stamp one year old or older!  That is it!  Here is the challenge graphic and the project that I created for this Retro Rubber Blog challenge:










I had so much fun with this one!  I have a stamp set that I just got with the three bird image, It is from Winnie & Walter and called "So Tweet".  It is dated 2016, so technically I guess it is one year old.  lol
I also used another stamp set new to me, from Sunny Studio named "Sock Hop", it is also dated 2016, so there's that!  haha  Then, I used a very much older set, from Create a Smile "Uplifting" I do not know an exact date but I see images made with the set online dating to 2015.  


I made an invitation sized white card and folded it in half, then rounded the corners.  Next, I stamped the car onto a piece of card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the image with Copic Markers.  I also accented the image with Wink of Stella Clear.  Then, I cut out the windshield and fussy cut the car.  Next, I stamped the birds and colored them with markers.  I fussy cut them as well. I placed the birds behind the windshield, and added the entire image to the card front using double layers of foam adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, trimmed and applied using one layer of foam adhesive.

At this point the card really needed accents so I used sequins and still something was missing.  So I pulled out the CAS stamp set with the little star/flower image.  I typically never use little stamps, but I have now changed this philosophy, because this little stamp made this card complete.  I randomly stamped this image around the card in black ink.  

I am entering my card in the following challenge also, come check it out!  Bitten by the Bug

I had so much fun with this project and know you will also, so join in the fun!  We want to see your creations!  Then stop back at the Retro Rubber Blog on the Sunday after the challenge closes to learn the winner!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Color challenge at the Retro Rubber Stamping Challenge Blog! Too fun!

There is a new challenge over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  A color challenge! Simply select a stamp one year old or older, and make a new creation using the stamp and the following color graphic:



Here is the card that I created for this challenge:






To create this card, I created a plain white invitation size folded card.  I stamped onto a scrap of white card stock the floral hello image, a new stamp from Mama Elephant, I used a light grey color ink from Memento.  Then, using the color graphic as a guide, I selected Copic Markers that matched and colored the stamped image.  I attempted to add shadows but I need a lot more practice!  :)

I fussy cut the hello flower image.  I trimmed a small piece of My Favorite Things colored paper, placed a stitched rectangle die on three sides, then glued it to the card front.  Then, I placed the floral hello on top using foam tape.  I trimmed a small strip of white card stock and added it to the bottom of the card.  I took a stamp that says "Beautiful" from an older Technique Tuesday set dated 2012, named Pretty Petals.  I stamped that word onto the white card stock strip, and onto the adjoining paper using the same grey ink.  I then added a small strip of the colored paper on top the white strip, and added to small grey accents.  I tied some American Crafts twine onto the card, and made a bow, then added a gem. 

Won't you join us?  We would love to see your creations!  Enter a project at the Retro Rubber Blog today!  Then return to the website the Sunday after the challenge to learn the winner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Welcome to Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's 62nd Challenge!

Hello and thanks for stopping in!  It is time for the Retro Rubber Challenge number 62!  Won't you join in the fun?

The challenge this time involves using a stamp one year old or older and the theme of "flowers".  Here is the challenge graphic and the card that I created for this challenge:







To create my card, I used a stamp from Darkroom Door dated 2015.  It is called Tulips and it is one of my favorites!  I love DD!  I stamped the image onto card stock, trimmed the rectangle, and colored with Copic Markers.  I cut some patterned paper from My Mind's Eye and adhered two pieces to the front of a pre-made and pre-scored card.  I added the stamped image with dimensional adhesive.  I then rounded the corners of the card, and added ribbon and a sticker from SRM.

This card came together so quickly and easily!  It was fun to make and now I have a thank you card to give a friend!  Please join us!  Then come back to Retro Rubber the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the winner!  Thanks for stopping by!

I entered my card at this "Touch of Pink" challenge page:  Simon Says Stamp, come check it out!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #61! Please join us!

Today Retro Rubber Challenge Blog has another fun challenge, number 61!  This challenge involves using a stamp one year old or older, and the following theme:  buttons.

Here is the challenge graphic and the card that I created for this challenge:










To create this card, I first folded and cut a plain background card, and positioned it to stand upright. I rounded the corners using a corner rounder.  Next, I stamped the coffee cup image onto the front and the sentiment.   (Darcie's Milk & Cookies Stamp Set 2015)

Next, I colored the image using Copic Markers.  I used a circle die from Spellbinders to cut the circle off the front of the card, then placed the cut circle with the image inside the card using very tall dimensional adhesive.  This makes the image pop through the front of the card.  Then I added sequins and accent stars and the button.  The ink I stamped with was Memento.  Finally I added clear Wink of Stella to the accents.

Won't you join us?  I'd love to see your creations!  Enter your card at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, then check back the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the challenge winner!

Psst..I entered my card in the Casology challenge.  Go check it out!

Casology Challenge

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

It is time for challenge 60 at Retro Rubber Craft Challenge Blog!

It is time for another challenge over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  Number 60!  The challenge this time involves using a stamp one year old or older, and the challenge theme.  This time the challenge theme is "baby critters".  Too fun!  Here is the challenge graphic and the card that I created for this challenge:









I used an old piece of patterned paper that I had from My Mind's eye, and trimmed it and rounded the corners.  I stamped onto white cardstock using black ink the little clouds (Lawn Fawn Sunny Skies 2012) and the cute dogs (Jane's Doodles Dogs at Play 2015).  I then colored them with Copic Markers.  I added them to the patterned paper using dimensional adhesive, cutting the one little dog's head so he could "hold" the other dog, like a baby.  I used some larger cloud stickers from my collection of supplies, then layered the little clouds on top.  The banner sticker is from Amy Tangerine Remarks and I cut the edges to points.  I added this to the card.  I adhered the patterned paper to a cut and folded white card, then added some twine, making a bow then wrapping the twine onto the card.

Won't you join this fun challenge?  We would love to see your creations!  Simply follow the instructions above and enter!  Then, join us back the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the winner!  Come on over to the Retro Rubber Blog!  I also entered my card in City Crafter's challenge,  http://citycrafter.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/city-crafter-challenge-blog-birthday_11.html?m=1.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Thank you for joining us for Retro Rubber's 59th challenge!

The big 59!  Challenge number 59!  Retro Rubber has a fun sketch challenge in store for you this time!  Just use a stamp one year old or older and the following sketch!  Easy and fun!  Here is the sketch graphic and the project that I created for the graphic:







To create my project I used a lacy type floral die.  It is so large it almost covers the whole invitation sized card.  I used watercolor style paper from MFT for the die cutting.  Next, I adhered this die cut to the front of an invitation sized pre-folded white card.  

Next, I stamped four butterflies with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock.  I colored them with Copic Markers and fussy cut the images.  I added foam adhesive to the butterflies for dimension.  I bent the butterflies at the center to make them appear to be resting from flying.  Resting in a flower garden.  Next, I added the hello sticker from Krazy Kreations.  The stamp set is from Hampton Arts and I have had it a long time.  The date is from 2010.  I will never part with this set.  It comes with 6! butterflies of different sizes and designs!  

Please join our challenge!  Then join us back at the Retro Rubber Blog the Sunday after the challenge ends to learn the challenge winner!  Thanks for joining the fun!  

I also entered the challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Blog, come join me there also!

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!