Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Retro Rubber #100... Celebration Time..


Welcome to the first ever blog hop for the Retro Rubber Challenge.

We are changing things up a bit to celebrate our 100th challenge!

Can you believe that?! I am amazed at how the time has flown by. I have been a part of the Retro Rubber team since the start and I can honestly say my teamies are pretty awesome!

Here’s the scoop…play along with our celebration themed tic tac toe challenge!

Then hop around to all of the design team blogs and leave a comment!

Each team member is offering up some surprise retro (new but older than a year) goodies to one lucky person who leaves a comment on their blog.  That means there will be seven winners!*

As always, we will be listing the five top picks with the winning pick receiving a prize for this challenge only.

For my card I chose the first vertical row - balloons / ink smooshing / glitter or sparkle.

I created my smooshed background using Distress Oxides (Wilted Violet, Stormy Sky, Picked Raspberry). I love Oxides and I love smooshing.

The balloon stamp is actually quite new, but I thought it suited the theme so well that I had to use it. I stamped it in Versamark ink onto my background and added WOW sparkly embossing powder, it is ridiculously sparkly in real life!

The Hippo 'holding' the balloons is by MFT and I have had him just over a year and the sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp and I've had it since 2015.

Love a combo of old and new and if I was physically able to be with my teamies today I am sure it would be a fab party!

Next in line is the lovely Neva Cole and here is the full hop list for you -

Donna Idlet
Maria Rodriguez
Jan Clothier
LeAnne Pugliese
Jane Knudsen

I hope you are going to hop along with us AND make a card, 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.

Challenge ends November 30th.


*You do not have to enter the challenge to win but you must leave a comment on the design team blogs in order to have a chance to win!

**I'll be posting my goodies to 'my' winner after the 10th December, as I will be out of the Country until then.


  1. Super darling card and I love the colors. Balloons are always a "win win" in my opinion.

  2. Somebody's having a hippo birthday! Too cute! Love the balloons and beautiful colors! Congrats on 100 challenges and have a safe trip as you travel!

  3. Very fun card! Love that cute hippo! Congrats to Retro Rubber on the 100th challenge!

  4. Dear Claire!
    What a fun purple hippo card you made for this very special challenge. I have not forgotten you, there will be a spurprise coming!!! ... I decided I do it towards Christmas :) .....
    Hugs from stempelfrida

  5. This challenge has really got me thinking - I love your cute hippo. Congrats on 100 challenges!

  6. Oh Claire, you really are the mistress of the smooshed background! I knew you'd play a line with that in it! It says 'Bring on the party!' loud and clear.

  7. Lovely inky background for your cute hippo, congrats on 100 challenges!

  8. Such a cool smooshed background, and who doesn't love a celebratory hippo?! Congrats on 100 challenges!

  9. Love your great smooshed background and that cute hippo. Also love the challenges at Retro Rubber! Congratulations on 100 Challenges!

  10. love that background! your images are super cute, great job bringing it all together.


  11. That background is amazing, and I love how you've just outlined the balloons - it's counter-intuitive, but it seems to make them stand more.

  12. Claire Smooshing??? You will have to explain that one to me... I'm too Retro for my pants!

  13. Don't you wish that sometimes us teamies could get together in real life? What a blast! Really like your choice of colors for the ink smooshing, and that hippo is super sweet!


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