Saturday, December 31, 2016

Last Recap of the Year ...

Hello everyone! If you are a follower of our blog, you know that we've been taking it a bit slow this month - allowing some free time to prepare for the holidays and spending time with family and friends. That doesn't mean we haven't been creative as well ...

Here is what we have made with stamps from Rubber Dance in December:

Guest Designer Craftyfield:

DT Anita was inspired by Helen Allen's classes when she made these cards:

Anita sent this card to me and it's absolutely gorgeous!!! ♥

DT Anita's colourful AJ page:

Most stamps from Rubber Dance's Textured Flowers,
featuring Serena from That's Crafty!

DT Gail:

DT Susan:

DT Susanne:

 Susanne's Art Journal spread:

... and her canvas of the same idea:

Watch Susanne's video tutorial here!

And with that, the Fab Team and I wish all our friends around the world a very

(made by DT Susan, January 2016)

Lots of Love
Bibi and the Teamies

PS: This is the last post from me for a while..... Susanne is taking over as our DT & Social Media Manager, but I'll still be around... although mostly working in the background.

AND, guess what! Susanne has invited some new members to the team! She will announce them in January and they'll start showing their artwork in February. Very exciting! But first, January runs as usual with many beautiful creations by the current teamies, and of course a new challenge on January 1st. Stay tuned ....

Wishing you all a Happy Creative New Year!

Bibi xx

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Cover Girl - Craft Stamper Magazine!

Hello everyone! Bibi here today, just popping in to toot my own horn! ;-)

I knew that I would have a 4 pages article in the Feb. issue of Craft Stamper magazine, but I had no idea that one of my whimsical houses - featuring Rubber Dance's Textured Houses and Textured Flowers - would make the cover! Yooohooo! *happy dancing*

The DIGITAL version of this issue is already available here:  and the printed issue will soon be available, too. I couldn't wait for my copy, so I bought the digital one and I was delighted to see that there also were two readers' submissions with our stamps, a card by Majo in Germany (page 54) and one by Susan in Denmark (page 56). Congrats to you both, and thank you so much for submitting your beautiful cards with our stamps!! ♥

Craft Stamper has long been my #1 fave print magazine and every monthly issue is packed full of awesome articles, tutorials, and readers' submissions.  I think there is something for everyone here, from beginners and intermediate to the more experienced crafter. There are many tutorials with illustrated step by steps, which I find very helpful.

Anyway - I just wanted to brag, really. 
It's not every day that I can call myself a Cover Girl! ;-)



Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Christmas!

Today I want to share some Christmas creations from last year, as there were so many beautiful ones they're worth repeating! Scroll down and I'm sure you'll agree :-)

Former DT Katy:

Former DT Majo:

DT Anita: 

DT Susan:

DT Gail:

DT Susanne, pocketletter::

DT Susanne, pocketletter advent calendar album (first page):

DT Susan:

DT Susanne:

...and lastly, a giraffe Christmas card from me:

And with that, we wish you all a very merry and
♥ Happy Christmas! ♥

Love from Bibi and the Fab Team
at Rubber Dance

Friday, December 23, 2016

Mini Folder ATC size

Hi Susan from the DT here.  I hope you all have a good Christmas, and get all your Christmas wishes fulfilled.  I was inspired by Rubber Dance's Textured Houses to make a mini folder in ATC size.

I started by sticking Tim Holtz tissue wrap on as background.  Then it all got a layer of white gesso.  I stamped the houses and the stars, which were embossed with gold powder.  With distress ink and crayons I coloured the sky and the street.  The houses are highlighted with Prismacolor.

I have used:
Textured Houses, Beautiful Words, Watercolor Xmas, Pines Fir Yew, A Little Birdie and Frosty Friends, eyelet, TH tissue wrap, Prismacolor, Embossing powder gold, Archival Ink jet black, TH distress crayons, red thread.

The same procedure for the back of the booklet.

Here the houses are also used for some to/from cards.

Thanks for visiting the blog, and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hugs, Susan

You can find all the stamps I used and many more in the

Friday, December 16, 2016

Quick and Easy Christmas Card and Tag

Hello.  Welcome.  Gail from the design team here today with a simple card and tag.  It's always great to have a card you can easily make when time is short.  I used Mr Frosty and one of the small snow stamps from Watercolour Xmas and made a simple winter wonderland.

I stamped the background with Stormy Sky distress ink and the snow stamp.  I stamped Mr Frosty on a piece of white card and fussy cut him.  I could have stamped and masked him, for a one layer card, but I like how the extra layer makes him stand out from the background.

Quick and easy, so I made a matching tag.

The sentiments are from Norwegian Christmas.  The card says wishing you a lovely christmas.  The tag says don't open before christmas eve, which is when we open our presents here in Norway LOL.  This is my last post this year here at the Rubber Dance blog so I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy Christmas and hope to see you back here in 2017.  Hugz

Thanks for dropping by. 
You will find all the stamps I used
and many more in the

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas card

Hello crafters, this is Craftyfield guesting again with what I hope is a funny card.

First let me tell you about the stamp set I used, the Textured Feathers. As soon as I received it, I had a play... It's a good thing to do in order to familiarise yourself with the stamps and find what it can do. Here's the lowdown on what I found: there are 3 sizes of feathers and
  •  the largest 2 sizes come in 3 styles : a solid feather, an outline and a textured feather.
  •  the textured feather is effectively a mirror shape of the other 2.
  •  the smallest size has a solid and outline image and they mirror each other.
Mixing and matching the styles you can create feathers with a different look and on my card I mainly used the solid feathers for a soft look, but chose to add the outline to the foreground feather.

What can you do with the stand alone feather? Of course you can stamp it on its own, and colour it with your medium of choice, but I was really excited to discover that I could use the Kissing technique by combining it with the solid image. Well there's always next time...

I have inked the solid stamps with a mixture of inks, Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass Distress, London fog and Black Memento. I used black on the foreground outline feather.

I made some masks by cutting out several copies of the large and medium solid feathers and used them with removable adhesive to stamp from foreground to background.
To avoid any errors I did a dry run and numbered my feathers so I wouldn't make a stupid mistake later on...

And again I found myself with a very clean card so I decided to throw some paint at it! I used both watercolours and Distress inks for this, after protecting the feathers with the masks and extra pieces of paper where I wanted to retain the white.

Finally the sentiment is computer printed as I had no stamps to say this! I hope you get the joke and find it funny...

Whilst I'm here I will wish you all a happy, relaxing and crafty Christmas,

Friday, December 09, 2016

Winter Wonderland - Mixed Media Canvas by Susanne

Good Morning everyone.

First of all I (Susanne) want to wish you all a wonderful Christmas time!  I hope you are all feeling well and enjoying time with your family and friends.  I created a mixed media canvas after I made this art journal page.  I loved it so much, that I wanted it hanging in the kitchen.

Here is the canvas.  I stamped the Textured Houses on white cardstock and drew them 3-dimensional.  As they where a little too small for my 30cm x 40xm canvas, I scanned the houses in high resolution and printed them bigger.  They are colored with KOH-I-NOOR Polycolor pencils.  You will find a process video when you scroll down.

Enjoy the video!

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Rubber Dance Stamps:
Textured Houses

Monday, December 05, 2016

Winners - November Challenge

Hi everyone! It's Bibi here (owner of Rubber Dance) with my last winner announcement before Susanne takes over in January.

Many thanks to those who joined our November challenge! It is always such fun to look at all your lovely entries. A special thanks to those who made a birthday card - I turned 50 yesterday and it was very nice to see some online cards in addition to those I have received in the mail. *mmmwwah!*

The votes from our Design Team are in, and our DT Pick of the Month for November is  ........ (insert drumroll here ....)

Donna G
who made this smashing card:

Stamps used: Textured Houses and Beautiful Words from Rubber Dance,
and Donna's own carved tree stamp - how cool is that?

Thank you and congratulations, Donna!

You have won Five Fab Rubber Stamps from Rubber Dance!
I have your address on file and will send you a nice selection of stamps.
We would also like to invite our winner as a Guest Designer,
 and feature your next challenge entry amongst the DT makes when we announce our February challenge. We will email you with the details.

I said I would pick one second winner.... but I've decided to pick TWO! 
Hey, it's my company and I do what I want to ;-)  SO - here are my picks:

Laury55, who made this beautiful birthday card:

I don't know where the stamps are from, other than they are not Rubber Dance,
but I think Laury's card is gorgeous and I said I would pick a winner among all the entries! Thank you and congratulations, Laury! You have won Five Fab Stamps from Rubber Dance! Please email me your name and address ( so I can send you your prize!

My other winner is Lynne who entered with a very special post that I think deserve some extra attention and a prize. Go read it hereLynne has used Mona Lisa from Rubber Dance on her ATC's. Here are just a few:

Thank you, Lynne! I loved reading your post and I think what you've done here is awesome!
You might not have used all our three challenge colours on all the ATC's, but you have used them and I want to honour your post and send you some more Rubber Dance stamps to use in your artwork, so keep an eye on that mailbox! ;-)
(Do I have your newest address on file? If not, please email me at

Congratulations to all three winners!

We had more beautiful entries with our stamps,
and our 
Honourable Mentions goes to:

Sue the Iron

Julie S

Karen S

Thank you very much for making these lovely entries with our stamps!

All our winners can go to this page and grab their bragging badges.

We're taking a break in December, but we'll be back with a new challenge on the 1st of January.

I wish you all a wonderful December. See you around!