Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Recap November - Lots of Inspiration!

Hello there! It's Bibi here today (owner of Rubber Dance) and I have so much to share with you! Can you believe it's almost December?? November seems to have flown by with a gust of chilly wind up here in the north. Even so, we've had time to be creative and also had the opportunity to feature FIVE Fabulous Guest Designers! 

This month, our Video Tutorial Guru, Helen Allen, also launched her new bundle of video classes & stamps all in one awesome package. A smart concept to get more out of your stamps - learn how to make 10 cards and other projects, taught in detail so anyone can do it. When you order, we will send you the pdf file by email so you get instant access to the classes, while you wait for the stamps to arrive (usually 2-5 days to Europe, 1-2 weeks to the rest of the world). Each video is around 30 minutes, so that's FIVE HOURS of fun classes PLUS a whole 13 x 18 cm sheet of real red rubber stamps for only €24!

Now, to all the GD and DT makes during November. Lean back and enjoy the show! I'm sure you'll find some artwork here that will inspire you all to make something pretty :-)


November has been a "warm up" to my big FIVE O on December 4th, 
and here are the gorgeous BD cards made by my sweet Design Team:


DT Gail's awesome cake candle card (click photos to enlarge)



DT Susan has made SEVEN birthday cards! 




Bibi (that's me) also made some BD cards:


.... and I made some Winter/Christmas cards, too:

DT Gail's cute Mr Frosty tag:

DT Susanne's Textured Houses:

... and Textured Flowers mini album: 

 ..... more Textured Flowers, AJ page by DT Anita,
using a text from Beautiful Words that goes out to all of you!

Many, many thanks to the FAB Guest Designers and DT members 
for all your awesome creations this month! You are the bestest!!

Reminder: There will be no challenge in December, but it's back on right after New Year's! Our new DT & Social Media Manger, Susanne Rose, has made a really pretty one for us (I got to see it first, haha), so remember to check back on the 1st of January.

During December the DT's will post a new Christmas card every Friday, so stay tuned for some inspiration before the holidays.

I wish you all a lovely advent time. Be good to one another, be good to yourself. 

♥  ♥    

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Birthday card with flowers

Læs dette indlæg på dansk (post in Danish)

I have used:
Antique Botanicals and Beautiful Words from Rubber Dance Stamps

I have bought the most wonderful colors that are equipped with a brush tip, which can be painted with.  I used this technique for the beautiful antique flowers.  The ink on the edge is magenta archival, a little wilted violet distress ink on the flower leaves, forget-me-not on the watercolor paper, jet black archival ink for the text, designer paper from the stash and some golden corners.
You still have time to participate in our challenge.

I hope that you all have had a good month of November.
Best wishes, Susan

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Double pocket cards with tag, Jorunn Langås

Good morning and good Sunday, we are soon in December, but I don't have a Christmas card to show off.  I will celebrate Bibi, and create a birthday card to honor her.

I've used the colors from the monthly challenge.  I have assumed that it is the favorite colors for Bibi and since we celebrate her big day (29 years, right)

You can participate in the challenge, just follow the link here

Many congratulations on your birthday dear Bibi, it has been an honor to be allowed to be celebrating you.  I just have to say that I really love your stamps, and that you would ask me to show how one can play around and have fun with your stamps, it's a great honor.

I hope you have a lovely birthday and that some of your wishes are fulfilled.

I wish I could give you this so that I could have come to visit and we could drink some good wine under the palm tree

I've made a video tutorial so that you can make this card. You'll find it at the bottom of the blog.

There are two pockets in this card, and it is perfect for me who loves to write much when I send cards.  I had room for three tags in these pockets.  I'm pretty sure if you do not have much decoration on, you will have room for four tags.

In the video I show you the fold technique and how I created these tags.

I speak in Norwegian.

I have used.


Papirdesign - Sommerfugler i magen
Inkssentials Craft Tags

13 @rt Gel medium
13 @rt Hvit gesso
Finnabair Texture paste white crackle
Glossy Accents (flytende lim)

Tattered Angels
Glimmer Mist - Turquoise blue - maya blue - festival - tropical pink - amethyst -dried lavender.
glam - Black.

Little B butterflies
Creative Embellishments chipboard leaves
Various flowers (stash that I do not remember where they came from)
Kort og Godt bling
Papirdesign dots
Simple stories dots
3D foam pads from Papirdesign

That's all from me, have a lovely creative day, hug from Jorunn

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Birthday card with bright colours

Hello, and welcome, Anita from the Design Team here today to show you a birthday card I've made with our challenge colours.

Here is a step by step how I made this card:

White cardstock coloured with turquoise, pink and purple Distress Ink

A stencil and pink Distress Ink

Another stencil and turquoise and Purple Distress Ink

Some water spritz and gently push a Kitchen roll over it to pull of some colour.

I coloured the houses and the snowman with Distress Ink, Distress Marker and Dylusions Ink Sprays and a waterbrush

I've used Distress Spray Stain in silver to achieve some sleet - just what we have in Bergen/Norway the whole winter, he he he :-)

I cut them out and use a Faber Castell Big brush pen around the edges. I've used Distress Ink Black soot around the edges of the card

I embossed Happy Birthday with black glitter and glued some tread on the "sign" for it to hang on the snowman

I stamped Congratulations on the background with pink Archival ink. And I stamped some stars above.

Stamps I've used on this card is:
- Snowman from the set Frosty Friends
- Houses from the set Textured Houses
- Stars from the set Textured Houses
- Congratulations from the set Beautiful words
- Happy Birthday from the set Beautiful Words

That's all for now my dear friends. I will be back in the beginning of December. Stay tuned, there will be more to come.
Remember to join the Challenge, and remember to make a birthday card for Bibi, the owner of Rubber Dance.

Hugs, Anita

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