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August Challenge at Rubber Dance

Hi everyone,
I hope all is well in your part of the world. It is still cold here, but there are signs of Spring on the way with lots of blossoms on the trees.

It’s time to let you about the current challenge at Rubber Dance.


This month we have very natural colours, or you could choose the theme of Nature.
I’ve decided to go with the theme of Nature.

I’ve used a gelli print for the background on this card.
The owl was made from some card splotched through some brown ink, stamped and then bleached.

We have a new face book group that started today!
It is called ‘Rubber Dance Stampers Lounge’.  A place where you can check out what people are making with Rubber Dance stamps, ask any questions that you might have and generally be inspired.
I hope that you check it out if you are a face book user.

The stamps used in my card today are:



Bugs at FSC

This month it is all about BUGS at FSC!
It is my choice this month for a theme and I thought that bugs might be fun.
You can use butterflies, dragonflies, lady bugs or anything from the insect world.
For my card I chose spiders.

I’ve used distress oxides and stencils to create a creepy background.
Stamped some leaves in different green inks.
Then added a person who has wandered into a spidery web of danger.

This card made me think of a time when I was in the outback and found myself in a spot where the spiders were everywhere! I had to tread carefully and always look up just in case I accidentally had a close encounter with one of these creepy crawlies.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different takes on this theme. Please pop on over and check out their awesome creativity, be inspired and maybe join in the fun.

Ink Art Designs is our sponsor this month (that’s my Etsy shop) and has a gorgeous stamp set to give away to one lucky winner chosen by random org.

We also have a top 3 chosen by the design team and Saturday Spotlights where we showcase inspirational makes. And the icing on the cake is that each month we will be having a guest designer chosen from the entries.

Thank you for looking.

A reminder that I have a newsletter that goes out randomly with up-dates on specials and new stock coming into my Etsy shop.  A link is over on the right-hand sidebar.

Happy Stamping,
Dot x

Fossilized Fish for Rubber Dance

Hi everyone!
Today I have a card to share with you that you can find over on the Rubber Dance blog as a tutorial.
It uses alcohol inks in a different and fun way.

It uses Black alcohol ink – and it’s not as scary as it might sound.
The main stamp set is one of the new releases from Rubber Dance
called ‘Fish Diet‘.
And the words are from ‘Adore Me’.


Happy Stamping!

Dot x



The Lion is a Very Hungry Beast …

Hi everyone,
I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world, it is struggling to pop out here.

Today I have an inspiration card for you that is for the July Challenge at Rubber Dance Stamps.
This month we ask you to either follow the colour part of the challenge which is Black & White plus another colour, or Use Wings/Feathers.

Here is my inspiration for you.

I’ve been thinking of having the elephant, from African Animals, walking through a forest of trees, then at the last minute I added the lion (from the same set) laying in wait for the elephant and added some words from the Take The Plunge stamp set.

I must have been in a mischievous frame of mind.

When you play along with the  Rubber Dance challenges you have a chance to win 12 Euro to spend any way you like at the Rubber Dance shop.
Have I tempted you to join in?  You don’t need to use Rubber Dance stamps to play along. As long as you follow either of the themes we are more than happy, and so will you be if you win 🙂

Happy Stamping
Dot x

Simplicity Sunday at Rubber Dance

Today it is Simplicity Sunday time on the Rubber Dance blog.
This card is made using the 3rd Row Textured Houses, Round In Circles and Merry Magpie stamps.

It also fits in with the current challenge of Black, White plus One Colour.

I’ve been meaning to play with these houses for some time and it was fun to finally get around to it.
This card is just pure stamping fun all the way! With just a touch of colour.
Please pop on over to the Rubber Dance blog and check-out the amazing inspiration that is there.  There is always something new to see.

Happy Stamping!
Dot x