Saturday, 18 August 2018

Same Stamp, Seven Cards

Are you sure you stretch your stamps enough? By that I don't mean if you test their elasticity, but if you use your stamps in many different ways to get more value for your money. Or just because it's fun to challenge yourself and see how versatile a stamp can be. 

In my previous post, I showed you several makes with a house stamp from Rubber Dance. In today's post, the Giraffe from Rubber Dance is my main stamp, as she's been one of my all time faves. And fave is the theme over at the Stamping Sensation August Challenge, which Rubber Dance is sponsoring this month. One lucky winner win run away with a £25 voucher to the Rubber Dance web shop!

None of these cards are new. I just digged them out of my archives to show you one of my fave stamps and how versatile a stamp can be, and I challenge you to do the same :-)

Gina Giraffe and her twin sista:

Gina is, like most giraffes, very fond of sewing.

A CAS card for a challenge where the theme was 'Spin':

I made this for an article in RubberStamp Madness:

Gina Giraffe celebrates Christmas: 

Gina celebrates St. Patrick's Day:

Did I say I had seven cards? I meant eight!
The one below has been my Facebook banner for a few months. 
I love it because it's so colourful and rainbowy, which is a word (from now on).


Be sure to bring out your fave stamp and join the Stamping Sensation Challenge!  
You have until the 29th of August.

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Thanks so much for looking!

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Which is Your Fave Stamp?

Hi there! If I asked you which stamp your favourite is, would you be able to answer? Perhaps some of you have one particular stamp you use more than any other stamps in your collection, but my answer to that question would be: Depends!

I have some fave stamps I frequently use when making greetings cards - which stamps depends on the occasion and person, and some faves that I actually don't use that much - they're just faves because I've had them since forever and just looking at them brings back fond memories of my early days as a stamp addict. New stamps are also often a fave - for a while ...

However! I had to pick ONE fave because my stamp company is sponsoring Stamping Sensation's August Challenge, where fave stamp is the theme. So after twisting my brain and apologising to all my other faves for leaving them out like that, this house from Textured Houses (Rubber Dance), came out to play - as it has so many times before. I find it very versatile as it can be used for many occasions, and it's super easy to cut out (me likes that!) and layer on top of one another like this:

I'm going to send the card above to a friend of mine for her birthday later this month. She lives in the US - pretty much on the other side of the globe from me - and I know she has a LOT of stash ...  I think she'll get a kick out of this, especially the sentiment (a stamp from 'You Rock!', Rubber Dance). The flowers are from Floral Wreath and the sun is from a set that was just released at Rubber Dance (free shipping till the 11th of August!), called Tropical Summer. I'll stamp a birthday greeting inside the card and leave room for a personal message.

Another friend of mine moved recently, to new beginnings and adventure - sentiment is a Tim Holtz sticker.  House stamp from Textured Houses, wings from Butterfly Trio and hill from Whimsical Summer (all from Rubber Dance).

The challenge at Stamping Sensations runs from 5th to 29th of August.
Come show us YOUR fave stamp!

Sponsored this month by my stamp company: 

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Here are some things I've made with the house stamp before,
in combo with more houses from Rubber Dance: 

These were published in the Craft Stamper magazine, February 2017
- even made it to the cover! 

Some more houses .....

Told you it was versatile! :-) 

The house stamp can be found on this 5 x 7 inches sheet

but if you just want the bottom row it's available here.

Thanks so much for looking!

Saturday, 4 August 2018

New Stamps from Rubber Dance!

New rubber stamps released at Rubber Dance today. Free shipping this week!

Three tags above by Melina Dahl

All three sets measure 13 x 9 cm
Example: Cats, Flamingo and Dogs stand ca 9 cm tall
 - perfect size for greeting cards as well as art journals!

Deeply etched, un-mounted, red rubber.  No cling cushion necessary! 
Our rubber stamps cling to clean acrylic blocks and stamp boards, due to our clever invention of natural sticky-backs last summer. Our customers love that!  Just cut the stamps apart with a pair of scissors and they're ready to go. Easy, no-hassle, inexpensive.

Designed exclusively for Rubber Dance by our DT members Debs Wainwright (tropical summer) and Susanne Rose (cats and dogs), plus sentiments by Bibi (owner of Rubber Dance), who also made these lovely drawings into rubber stamps. - Nice collaboration, by stampers for stampers! 

Release Special:

Rubber Dance will pay for the shipping on these new stamps all week! 
No coupon code necessary when you order from

Want to see lots and lots of fun inspiration makes?
Please check the Rubber Dance blog for many makes by the DT.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 9 July 2018

Free shipping - new stamps!

Hey, good peeps! Are you ready for some new stamps? I have just released these two bjuuties over at my stamp company, Rubber Dance ♥

Both sets measure 13 x 9 cm and retail at only €9,75 each!
Finest red rubber, unmounted and deeply etched of course.

FREE shipping till 14th of July!
In the Rubber Dance web shop here.

Melina Dahl made the gorgeous samples below.


Floral Wreath:

Notice how the sentiments from this set fit perfectly inside the wreath:

Rubber Dance will pay for the shipping on these new sets,
just go to the web shop and order them right there. No coupon code necessary.

Offer is good world-wide,
till the 14th of July.

Happy stampin' summer, everyone!

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Saturday, 2 June 2018

New Stamps - FREE Shipping!

Hello, my crafty friends! ♥

Just a quick note to let you know there are brand new stamps over at Rubber Dance today! FREE shipping during release week! You will find the coupon code you need over at the Rubber Dance blog - where we also share lots of samples we've made using the new stamps. Here's one ....

 See you over at the Rubber Dance blog :-)

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 25 May 2018

Watercolour Birthday Card

Hello friends! I've made a card for CAS-ual Friday over at the Rubber Dance blog.

This gorgeous hydrangea stamp with birthday sentiment (and more) will be released at Rubber Dance on the 2nd of June, so here's just a little nibble ...

I coloured the stamp with watercolour markers, gave it a light mist of water and stamped it on watercolour paper. I filled in just a few petals and both leaves, using markers and a paint brush. For the sentiment, I also used markers on the stamp - but no water for a crisp impression.

This stamp set will be available in the Rubber Dance web shop on the 2nd of June.

Thanks for looking!

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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Hoppy Birthday Bunny Card

hOpPy Birthday!

Two of my friends have birthday this week! Gail turned 50 on Sunday and Donna is turning... something-or-the-other today! (I don't know whether her age is a secret, so let's just leave it that).

It's so nice seeing those young chicks follow in my tracks by a year (and a half or two), and Gail saying goodbye to her 40-somethings and finally turning 50! Welcome to a new decade, filled with awesomeness, glitter, and many more wrinkles! Hey, we've earned them all! :-D

Gail has this bunny hop running on her blog to celebrate, and here is my contribution - a colourful card with the adorable Bonny Bunny that Donna designed for Rubber Dance!

Bunnies might not like tulips, so I added some carrots for her in the bouquet: 

No birthday girl/woman is too old for glitter on her BD crown:

So with this, I wish Gail a happy belated 50th birthday (I know she celebrates all week)
and Donna a happy birthday today
and many more awesome years to come for you both!

♥ ♥ ♥  Love you! ♥ ♥ ♥

I'm entering my bunny card to Gail's hopping challenge:

Thanks for looking!

You may leave birthday wishes to Gail and Donna below,
and praises to me for a card well made, of course ;-)