Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Retro Rubber Challenge #199 - Tickled Pink!


Welcome to another fun Retro Rubber challenge.

It was fun to see so many people in the gallery for the last challenge. I hope you will love this one too. This time we have a colour challenge for you.

I went with pink, white, and silver (I am using creative license here with my grey cat counting as silver).

This is one of my fave stamp sets - 'Pawsome Love' by Simon Says Stamp, I have had it since 2020. It has a great range of sentiments and critters. I really like the Palentine's Day idea, as I love to send Valentine's cards to my girlfriends.

I got all fancy and created my OWN folding banner using an ancient MFT banner die.. I have always felt the banners are too long and finally learned to fold my own!

Which colour combo will you use? Don't forget to pop over to Retro Rubber, and get inspired by the things the DT has made.

Challenge ends on February 10th.

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.


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Retro Rubber Challenge #198 - Warm Winter Wishes...


Welcome to the first fun Retro Rubber challenge of 2023 - did you miss us? We missed you!

We have a theme for you this time - Winter...

I love snowflakes (not IRL) and I have tons of stamps, stencils, and dies. 

I wanted to make the little Fox stand out, so I used a fave Gourmet Rubber Stamps snowflake stencil with blue glitter paste (by Martha Stewart). All the reds and blues in the Fox's outfit really pop off the card. He is 'Holiday Fox' by AALL & Create and was a gift from JT for Christmas 2021.

What wintery items will you use? Pop over to Retro Rubber, get inspired by the things the DT have made, and welcome our new teamie, LeeAnn Mckinney.

Challenge ends January 27.

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.


Monday, January 16, 2023

A trio of fun makes...



I had a fun week off between Christmas and New Year.

I played at my desk a lot and here are a few of my fave makes - using mainly new things.

The main photo uses Taylored Expressions layered star stencils, Lisette gifted them to me when I was in NYC. When she was still in the hospital with Matteo, I went on a rummage through her craft room (lol) and stamped a bunch of these super cute Unicorns, also by Taylored Expressions.

My local Tuesday Morning, gave me all the goodies on a little outing - the stamp is by Ranger Letter It - I love these stamp sets, they make it look like I hand-lettered things! The amazing Hero Arts cover plate die (shown below) is also from that trip and it makes SUPER quick cards.

A super quick post just showing that I am playing and making, I keep neglecting my blog!!


Sunday, January 15, 2023

Belated Happy New Year!


Happy New Year! 

A bit late! But the end of 2022 was CRAZY!

Hubby and I went to London in late November and returned early December, when we got back we both got Covid!

I had a really short time at home with Covid, before I had to leave for NYC, as I was my besties support person for the birth of her first baby - Matteo Silvano. He arrived on 16th December and he is GORGEOUS. I was with them for 7 days before I headed home shortly before Christmas!

I had a week off before returning to work and I just took the time to hang with Hubby, make stuff, see my friends and enjoy being in our new home..

I realised that I don't think I told you all about the new house! We bought a brand new home in October and it's just amazing, we love it and we are pretty settled now, there are still a few things to do, but no rush. 

Tomorrow Lemon arrives and we start our 3 months of visitors! We are excited to have everyone come and visit and stay with us - it is why we bought the big house.

2022 was a fun year, so many great things happened to us and there were low points, but I like to focus on the positives.

I am 50 this year, so it's gonna be a fun one.