Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Retro Rubber Challenge #149 Merry Christmas...


Welcome to the final Retro Rubber challenge of 2020.

And what a year it has been. I don't think any of us could have predicted a global pandemic that pretty much brought the world to its knees.

I hope that the weirdness of this year has made us all appreciate the little things in life - love, happiness, and family. The rest of it has felt like a nice to have, and I am very lucky to have a job that I have been able to keep doing from home.

As we are moving into the Christmas season, we have a photo inspiration for you this time.

I decided to focus on the colours and stars from the image.

I love stars, I have far too many star dies, stamp sets and stencils! The set I used here are by Clearly Besotted 'Super Star', which I have had since 2016. I added little stars from the Jillibean Soup 'Super Star' set that I have had since 2018. I stamped the stars using Concord & 9th Poppy ink - it is my new fave red ink!

I thought the Neat & Tangled 'Fa La Llama' set would work really well with my star scatter. I love this set, the Llama is so cute, I've had it since 2018.

I stamped, coloured, and die-cut my Llama before stamping my sentiment, as I wanted to see where he would sit first and work around him.

As this goes live, I have made and sent all of my Christmas cards, so this card will be added into my box for next year.

How will you be inspired by the photo? Can't wait to see what you come up with. Make sure that you pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends December 11th.

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.

We'll see you in 2021 for challenge 150!! All of the team will still be around in blogland, if you want to swing by and say hi or see what we are up to!



  1. Hello Claire! What a darling image and the perfect sweet sentiment to go with him as well! Love the star sprinkled background and such a fun take with this photo! Merry Christmas!!

  2. Oh my gosh, I love this little llama! And you are so right about this year...thankfully we can CRAFT our way through! Love stamping with you!

  3. Hello Claire: Your words couldn't be more true, my dear. This pandemic came out of left field and truly, delivered a punch that took the entire world by surprise.
    Next year just has to be better, and it will, with a new Administration and a vaccine, healing is on its way, in many ways than one.
    But back to your sweet card, I love this sweet, image, llamas are so cute in real life too.
    Love the festive feel of those stars behind her, and yes, that sentiment is just perfect.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  4. Lovely, Claire. You're so right about this year. Your card is fun, pretty and clever. I like the starry background, especially.


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