Sunday, 24 December 2017

Happy Christmas, Shimmer Card

Every December I say the same; "Next year I will start much sooner, and I know I've said it before, but this time I really mean it!" And every year I believe what I say. No exception this year - but this time I really, really mean it.... (I'm so gullible, I think it's true - I honestly do!).

Anyway, I did send TWO Christmas cards this year (yay, right?). Here is one of them:

The embossed panel is Shimmer Sheetz, which is an iridescent metallic Mylar by Elizabeth Craft Design (I'm not affiliated, just love this product!). After embossing, I altered it with alcohol inks, sanded it lightly to reveal the silver core, then I added some bronze paste to the edges. I wanted to add some gold mica powder to the paste, but it flew everywhere and stuck to the alohol ink on the Shimmer Sheetz. I liked it, though - a happy accident - so I added more and set it with a fixative spray. The stamped trees are from the Whimsical Winter stamp set by Rubber Dance. I white embossed them and coloured them in with ZIG markers to match the colours of the card. I adhered the trees with some really sticky clear tabs (Power Tabs by Tombow) to raise them up from the card and make sure they stayed there.

With this card I wish you all a very merry and 
♥ ♥ ♥ Happy Christmas! ♥ ♥ ♥

Friday, 15 December 2017

50 Euro Worth of Stamps Challenge

Heyyy, good people! The December challenge over at the Rubber Dance blog is one you really don't want to miss. The lucky random winner will get a 50 Euro voucher to spend in the Rubber Dance web shop, and the DT Fave pick will get €25!!

I know many of you are busy right now, but the challenge is quite easy: Either use the challenge colours, OR enter any make with glitter.

I have combined the colours and a bit of glitter on my reminder card:

 I made the background mixing three colours of Distress Oxides. For the light blue, I mixed a couple of drops of blue reinker into the texture paste. I picked a Christmassy patterned stencil (Tim Holtz) to go with the stamped tulips, which was a Christmas flower here in Norway - I don't know if that's common all over the world, but we love tulips this time of year - usually white or red, but I love tutti-frutti :-)

I stamped the tulip randomly on two backgrounds and cut them out. 
Same with the stems and leaves - all stamps from the Rubber Dance set Crazy Flowers #1.

I arranged the cut out images over my background till I liked it, took a photo for reference and glued them all down. Quick and easy Christmas card, if somewhat unusual perhaps.

The challenge runs till 31st of December, so there's plenty of time still.

 Thanks for looking!

Monday, 4 December 2017

Birthday Giveaway!

Hey lovelies! In celebration of my birthday today, I'm having a giveway over at the Rubber Dance blog!
My post there is about quick and easy Christmas cards, but way at the end you'll find the giveaway......
and what you need to do :-)

Here's a little peek of my quick cards:

To see more and join my giveaway - pop over to my post at the Rubber Dance blog.

See you there! 

Friday, 1 December 2017

Cloud Stamp Cupkake - and Prizes!

Hey everyone! Can you believe it's December already? I can't, and I'm not ready - but December hasn't asked me ;-) 

Ready or not - how about joining our challenge at Rubber Dance this month? Here's what I made with our challenge colours and theme combined:

I have used stamps from several sets to make this (all from Rubber Dance);
sentiment from You Rock, mug and cherry (actually a snowball) from Whimsical Winter
"cake" is the cloud from Whimsical Summer, and the crown is from Poodle Power
The mug and sentiment are both stamped directly on watercolour paper, whereas the cloud, crown and cherry were stamped, coloured, cut out and glued down before adding lots of glitter.

Our challenge will run the whole month of December and there are prizes to win!


See my fellow teamies inspiration makes over at the Rubber Dance blog.

I hope you get a chance to join our challenge!
You may use stamps from any company.

Thanks for looking!