Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Retro Rubber #224 - Sketch Challenge..


Hey,

Welcome to another awesome Retro Rubber challenge. Fun fact, I forgot to write this post before I left for the cruise! So wrote this whilst on the deck on my lounger. Isn't technology amazing! 


Sketch time! You know how much I love a sketch and this is one of mine :)

I love this set by Avery Elle 'Sweet Swines' that I have had since 2020. It is always easy to make pretty cards with it and the pig on the scooter is my fave. I used bling to mimic the hearts in my sketch and the sentiment is by Stampin' Up from 2022 'Sweet Conversation' set. 

Show us your interpretation of the sketch and pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends February 23rd.

Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.

Cx

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Retro Rubber #223 - Colour Challenge - Winter Blue Ombre..

Hey,

Welcome to another fab Retro Rubber challenge.


This time we have a colour challenge for you.

I like creating ombre backgrounds. This time I did something a bit different. I stamped the rainbow (Rainbow background by Momenta 2023) onto watercolour paper and heat embossed it in white to create a resist. Then I used 3 different blue Distress Oxide inks with water to add colour to the panel, fading out to white at the bottom.

The unicorn is one of my all-time fave stamps by Pink Fresh Studio 'Unicorn Dreams' that I have had since 2018. I stamped it in blue ink here onto watercolour paper. The sentiment is from the same set.

I love how it turned out, the blues are so pretty.

I'm excited to see what you will create. Don't forget to pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends February 9th

Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.

Cx

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Retro Rubber Challenge #222 - Winter Theme..

Hey,

Happy New Year! And welcome to the first fun Retro Rubber challenge of 2024.



This time we have a fun winter theme for you.

I decided to use a set 'Snow Day' by Clearly Besotted, that I have not used that much until Christmas 2023. I made a bunch of Christmas cards with it, so it was front of mind.

I created the little scene by masking the house and hippos from the set and then I blended distress oxides to create the wintery background. I added some white gel pen to give it all a snowy feel.

I love how this came out.

Which wintery stamps will you use? Don't forget to pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends January 26th.

Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.

Cx


Sunday, January 7, 2024

Happy 2024 and New in HNM Store!

 


Hey,

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2024.

I had a mixed 2023, but it ended really well and that is good enough for me.

The HamnMule store has been growing slowly and I hope to dedicate more time to it next year.

I just popped these super cute mini notecards in the store. There are x8 in the pack and you get free mini sentiments too, so you can make the cards a bit more personal.


Cute right!

And the best bit is they are only $4.00 + tax and shipping.

Thanks for looking.

Cx



Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Retro Rubber Challenge #221 Merry Christmas..


Hey,

Can you believe that it's that time already? Time for the last Retro Rubber challenge of 2023.

We really hope you have enjoyed playing with us this year, it has been fun to see some new faces. Don't forget you don't have to have a blog to play along, you can link up using Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc

This time we want you to use the photo to inspire your card - colours or imagery, or both, it is entirely up to you.




I was inspired by the musical notes and went for a hunt through my Christmas stamps and came up with this beauty by StudioLight 'Essentials: Let It Snow' I have had it since 2020. I smooshed a Christmassy background and stamped over it. I remembered why I rarely use this gorgeous stamp.. it is a beast to stamp, it took approx 8 inkings to get it to work..
But so worth it, because this card makes me so happy!

We can't wait to see what you were inspired to make and pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends December 15.

Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.

Have a wonderful Christmas and we'll see you in 2024.

Cx