Hello, dear stamping friends all over the world! Bibi here today with
THREE things to celebrate!
Today is the Norwegian National Day, which is celebrated with childrens' parades and marching bands all over the country. The proper way to greet a Norwegian on May 17th is to say, "Gratulerer med dagen!" (Literally: Congratulations with the day). This photo is from a parade in Oslo:
May 17th is also my mum's birthday and today she's turning 75! After watching the parades, we're celebrating mum's big day with family and friends at her place. I have always made birthday cards for mum using the colours of our flag (red, white and blue), but this year I did something different and I know she likes these colours, too. Background paper made with spray inks.
The flower stamps are from Antique Botanicals. The Happy Birthday is a die from Quietfire Design, and I put two die cuts on top of one another - white under blue for contrast against the background. The die is made from Quietfire's owner Suzanne Cannon's handwritten calligraphy, which I think is gorgeous! She makes calligraphy rubber stamps as well and I have quite a few. I'm not affiliated, just been a big fan for many years. (Super cool stamps, super sweet owner!).
The third thing to celebrate today is this blog's 2nd anniversary! I started working on the settings of this blog on May 14th 2014, and the first post was on May 19th. It was called 'Easy Face-Lift. Just add Water'. Say, whuuut? Here is one of the tags, which might explain what sort of "face-lift" I was talking about:
Stamp an image of a face on a Distress ink background, then "erase" the ink with a waterbrush so the face (and other parts of skin showing) turns nearly white. That's my "just add water face-lift"!
I wanted to make a card for today's post with the same stamp (Hippie Gal)
and ended up using the card for my Celebration Giveaway image:
Since there are THREE things to celebrate today, there will also be THREE winners!
1st prize: THREE stamp sets/sheets of your choice from Rubber Dance!
2nd prize: TWO sets/sheets of your choice
3rd: ONE sets/sheets of your choice
3rd: ONE sets/sheets of your choice
All you have to do:
Visit the Rubber Dance web shop. Find three sets/sheets of stamps that you really like, and let us know which they are in the comment field below. If you win, you'll either get one, two or all three, so make sure you name the sheets you want the most ;-)
You have until May 26th at noon Central European Time to join my giveaway.
The winners will be announced on this blog on May 27th, so remember to come back to check if you won - or I'll have to hunt you down and smack you over the head with a sheet if rubbah! (And I don't mean that in a kinky-weird sort of way, so don't get any funny ideas, awright? LOL)
May the luckiest three commenters win! ;-)
Update May 27th: This giveaway has now closed and the winners are announced here.
! Celebration Sale !
If you cannot stand having to wait and see if you won, you may place an order of your three fave sets/sheets (or more) and get a 30 % discount (gasp!) on your entire order with this coupon code: 170530.
The discount code works this week only (Tuesday 17th to Sunday 22nd) and is good on orders of lucky number 3 sets/sheets (or more).
If you place an order, you may still comment below and name three more sheets you like and be eligible to win, of course.
Thanks for visiting today!
To draw any winners, I will need comments from 17 people or more (in addition to any comments from the Design Team)
and only comments where three stamp sets/sheets are listed will count.
Members of the Design Team cannot win any prizes. They get plenty of stamps anyway, so this is our blog readers' chance to get their hands on some, too.
I will not reply to any comments, but I can assure you that I do read each and every one and that any compliments are much appreciated - just in silence this time. (I will do my best to answer any questions you might have, though).