Sunday, 22 January 2017

Kiandra

It's Sweet Sunday at the Rubbernecker blog! And this sentiment stamp... Yes! That is exactly right. A truer stamp was never made. Hahaha! I have used the stamps "Kiandra" and "Tired of Shopping" for my card this week. I just barely, using the lightest shades, coloured in the image. The paper is so vibrant, I didn't want a really vivid image. And it felt a little more retro to me to leave the image mostly alone. 


The paper is from Stampin' Up; the stitched dies are from By DieZyne. I don't think you can buy them anymore, but they are some of my favourites. Rubbernecker is going to be producing dies in the future so I am VERY excited about that! 

As I said earlier this week, the Rubbernecker site has been overhauled and has a whole new look. Make sure you go check it out when you go to see some of the new stamps they have in store. We started a themed challenge on JANUARY 17!!! The theme is BIRTHDAY! I'm sure you know someone with a birthday, so go check out the challenge rules on the Rubbernecker BLOG and enter your Birthday themed card for a chance to win. The first prize will be a $25 USD gift certificate to the Rubbernecker store. The second place prize is a $15 USD gift certificate. That is pretty awesome! These are definitely some of the best rubber stamps I have ever worked with, hands down!

Below are links to the stamps I used today:
Kiandra stamp: http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/894-11.htm
Tired of Shopping stamp: http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/511-01.htm

Monday, 16 January 2017

Suse

It is Team 1's week to bring you some inspiration from Rubbernecker Stamps, and I have done a cute little card with "Suse". I have also used the sentiment stamp "Be Your Own", and the "Distress Oval Frame" stamp.


The DP is from DCWV. The die cuts are from Stampin' Up, as is the metal pearl accent. I coloured the image with Copics.

The Rubbernecker site has been overhauled and has a whole new look. Make sure you go check it out when you go to see some of the new stamps they have in store. We are going to start having themed challenges, beginning JANUARY 17!!! Make sure you check it out on the BLOG to find out what our first theme will be. It will go live 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST. The first prize will be a $25 USD gift certificate to the Rubbernecker store. The second place prize is a $15 USD gift certificate. That's pretty awesome! These are truly some of the best rubber stamps I have ever worked with. The detail is amazing. I haven't had a bad stamp yet. They are perfect!

Below are the direct links to the stamps I used today:
http://www.rubbernecker.com/searchresults.asp?Search=suse&Submit=
http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/582-04.htm
http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/986.htm

Thursday, 12 January 2017

An Angel and Changes at TEW

Happy New Year to everyone! I'm trying to get back into the swing of things after Christmas break, but it's proving to be harder than I expected. Life is just crazy these days!

We are going through a few changes at The East Wind. There will be no more monthly challenges in the Facebook group, and no more twice monthly challenges on the blog. We will aim to have approximately one challenge per quarter on the blog and will run contests and games in the Facebook group. Unky's art is expanding into other areas and she is finding she has less time to dedicate to digis, but she doesn't want to quit creating them altogether (thank goodness), so releases will be just one a week now, with the new release day being Wednesday. She is also offering a package deal on the digis she releases each month, so you can get all four of them at a discounted rate. The package deal is available in the Etsy shop along with all the other digis.

Now on to this week's new release, "Angel with striking blue eyes":


I used the fantastic Detailed Floral thinlit dies from Stampin' Up to make this card. I keep forgetting I have them, and then I when I remember it's not at all the right thing for my project. Until today!!! Yay! I really love how it turned out. It's simple and pretty and perfect... just like the image. 😉


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