A Day to Celebrate + GIVEAWAY!
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).
Bold & Beautiful, Weed Love, and Pines Fir Yew are my faves!
Thanks for a chance to win!
Women Collage, Vintage Birds, African Animals are my top 3.
The Leaf Studio
The stamp sets I would choose are Retro Beach, Da Vinci and Travel
The set I choose would be Celestial Images, Da Vinci and Weed Love. Thank you for the change to win!
Many congratulations on the 2nd Anniversary of your Blog, good luck for the next couple of years, Popping over always inspires me to create and although I love your stamps as they are unique and can be used in so many ways, I am not lucky enough to have an abundance of your designs, I would love to have a few more so many many thanks for the opportunity to win.
If I am so lucky to be a winner I would like: I heart Art, Chinese, and Fly with me.
Have a great day.
My faves are: ATC Backgrounds 1, Nostalgic Couple, I Love Leaves.
Thanks for the chance to win.
My mother's birthday is also on her National Day and she celebrated her 75th last year! Nice to always have a holiday on your birthday isn't it...
My 3 favourite sets (not yet in my collection...) are Sarcastic Superpowers, Pines Fir Yew and Round in Circles.
My favorits are;1=Antique Botanicals, 2= I love leaves, 3=African Animals.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Thangs also for your lovely comments on my blog. Zelfs in het Nederlands!
Mine tre favoritter er:
- Weed Love - Round in Circles - I Love Leaves
Tusen takk for muligheten til å vinne :)
I know exactly what sets are the top of my huge wish list and they are:
#1 A Little Birdie
#2 African Animals
#3 Love Lives Here
Many many thanks for the chance and I hope you have a very happy day Karen x
What a wonderful chance to add to our collections. Congrats on Year 2 as well.
The first 3 I'd like to add to my collection are: Round in Circles, Affirmations and Retro Beach.
Have a fabulous day!
Congratulation to you and your blog Bibi. Congratulation and the best wishes to your mum <3
And thanks a lot to celebrate with you and the chance to the great giveaway. My 3 favourites are "I Love Leaves", "Round in Circles" and "Think Again".
Great giveaway too!!! It's so hard to choose from so many great stamps.
My favourites would be: 1. Sarcastic Superpower 2.Celestial Images 3. Nostalgic Couples.
1. Something Fishy
2. Da Vinci
Thanks for the chance to win!!
and I now have an eye on
1. I heart art
2. alphabet uno
3. weed love
So awesome to have a change to win some stamps here!!! Wohoo!
Many artsy greez from Conny
The sets I would love to win are Weed Love, I Heart Art and Round In Circles.
Thank you for being so generous, Rachel
Congratulations on so much to celebrate. The 17th is also my little grandson's 4th birthday - he has got so big!
I love: Celestial Images, Take the Plunge and Mushrooms.
Gratulerer med dagen
My fave stamps are A little birdie, Affirmations and Something wonderful. Thanks for being generous opportunity to win!
My favorite stamps are Happy dancing, Somethings wonderful and Twiggy leaves...but it is hard to chose just three... Thanks for giving the oppurtunity to stamp even more with your beautiful stamps! But most of all; have a colourful week!
but I hope you had have a great national Day and a lot of fun with the family at your Moms birthday party !!!!
Congrats to the 2nd blog birthday ... always come to see all your wonderfull inspirations !!!
My, not in stuff, favorites are:
A little birdie ...
thanks a bunch for the chance to win 1--2--3 ;o)
1. Antique botanicals,
2. Round in circles and
3. Weed Love!
Three happy stampers after the 27th, that's for sure!
My favourites are:
3. Weed love
First off, happy Birthday to you Mum, belated yes, but sending wishes for many more years of good health and happiness!! (lucky you to still have her!)
Congratulations on your anniversary!!-throwing confetti in the air here!!
I am sure Rubberdance has much more to share and many more blog posts to inspire us with!
Happy Norwegian Day! Sounds like it is like our 4th of July!!
Three cheers for the Red,White & Blue is what we say!!
And now finally on to my three favorite stamps sets, should I be the lucky winner-
1.I heart art
2. Twiggy Leaves
keeping my fingers crossed! xx
And thank you for the opportunity, my favourite stamp sets are Pines Fir Yew, I Love Leaves and Antique Botanicals.
Greetings to you and your Mom! :)
Clara from Italy
Big hug Jorunn.
1. Nostalgic Couples
3. Sarcastic Superpower
Thanks for such a lovely giveaway!
I love all the stamps in the shop, but I could brake it down to:
Collage Element 1
Collage Element 2