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Archive for January, 2018

Let It Be … Rubber Dance

Today, over on the Rubber Dance blog, I have a tutorial for you using distress oxides and the masking technique.

The stamps used are da Vinci Old Man, Antique Botanicals (a favourite of mine) and the words are from Something Wonderful.

Please pop on over and check it out 🙂

Dot x

Anything Goes at FSC

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are all ready for whatever 2018 brings.

To kick the year off, Fashionable Stamping Challenges first challenge is an Anything Goes theme.

My first make is an Art Journal page. This journal is an 8″ x 8″ Dylusions journal which is challenging for me.

The texture was built up with torn papers and then acrylic paints were layered up over this base.

The paint catches on the torn edges which I really enjoyed seeing.

One of the other fun parts was ‘blistering’ the paint with the heat tool to add just a little bit more texture in parts.  The stamps used are all from Rubber Dance. I’ve used the Crazy Flowers #2 and #1, Something Wonderful and the bird is from Whimsical Summer.

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 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,

Dot x

Penguins Playing

Today I am over on the Rubber Dance blog with a couple of inspiration cards for you.

I’ve been eyeing off the ‘Playful Penguins’ set of stamps for some time now.  Finally they came out to play with me and this is what happened …


A cheeky little penguin …



I couldn’t resist a little more playing with this set … so here is the second card .

For more details please pop over to the Rubber Dance blog.

Thank you for looking

Dot x


Hiding In The Garden

Hi everyone, I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

We saw the New Year in by celebrating down on the foreshore and watching fireworks over the bay.  It was awesome to catch up with friends.  One of my friends has a goat which she milks each day … and has learnt to make goat’s milk feta cheese.  It was very more-ish!!!  I’ve never milked a goat so I think it might be kind of cool to have a go at it.

I’ll let you know how I go!

In the meantime, Rubber Dance usually have 2 challenges on each month – a colour challenge, and a themed challenge.  Starting this year the two challenges will run together as one challenge and go for the whole month.

You choose which one you would like to do!  Either colour, or theme.


The colours for January are Purple, Blue and Olive Green.

The Theme for January is VINTAGE.

I chose to follow the colour challenge.

My inspiration uses: Face-Up, Affirmations, Antique Botannicals, Crazy Flowers #2, Old Book Page and Round In Circles.

The background for my tag is a play with Dina Wakely acrylic paints – I just love the colours in this range. Some stenciling and stamping.  And now I have another tag to add to my tag book!

The Design Team has some amazing inspiration for you over on the Rubber Dance blog, so please pop over and take a look and join in the fun.  Bibi, the owner of Rubber Dance, is offering 12 Euro to spend at Rubber Dance to a randomly picked winner at the end of the month.

And if you would like to spend a little on yourself in the meantime, you are welcome to use the code DLFreeShip as the coupon code at the check-out, you’ll receive free postage on your orders.  Anytime, all the time, for everyone!

Thank you for looking,

Dot x