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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Come join us at the Retro Rubber Blog for the Holiday Challenge!

Come on over and join us at the Retro Rubber Blog for the holiday challenge!  It ends on January 2, so there is still plenty of time to play along!  The colors for the challenge are blue, silver and white.  Use a stamp over one year old on your project, and voila!  You are in on the challenge!  Here is what I created this time for the challenge:

And here are the guidelines for the challenge:

I love these challenges!  They really get me out of the box and using my old, loved stamps!  This santa is from Hero Arts, and I colored him in with markers.  I also used Wink of Stella, a SRM sticker, and ribbon.  Also, some gems and Stampin' Up paper.  Please join us!  Hope to see you at:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Time for another fun challenge at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone!  Thanks for coming by!

Today, another fun challenge goes live at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  This time, the challenge is to use the provided sketch, and combine that with an older (older than one year) stamp in your collection in a Christmas/Winter/Holiday type theme.  By doing the challenge, you will end up with a lovely card to give to a loved one this holiday season!  (and you may be motivated to make even more cards to give!)  A win/win! 

The sketch is: 

And, here is my creation made using an older stamp and the above sketch!  I have had this snowman stamp for years and I just adore him so much!  I colored him with Copic Markers on a sheer paper.    The text stamp is also an older stamp in my collection.  I forgot about it!  Now it is visible again!      

I also combined my cardmaking this go around and entered this card into an "anything goes" style   challenge over at the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog.  Check it out!  For my card above, I stamped and    fussy cut the snowman, then colored him.  On the general card I placed patterned paper, coloring in   some of the snowflake paper.  I added a sentiment and colored some of that as well.  Finally, I added a twine bow up at the top.  I think the result is fun, and I can't wait to give it to a friend this holiday! 
So come join us at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog for this fun challenge!  I know you will enjoy!