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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

Rubber Dance Challenge Reminder

Hello everyone,
wherever you are in the world, I hope the weather is being kind.
We are heading into Winter here soon and it’s time to start rugging up! I wish Autumn could last just a little longer.

Today I’ve made a card as inspiration for you for Rubber Dance.
The theme this month is either a colour challenge, or to use metal in your makes.


I’ve chosen to go with the colours, the combinations are always so beautiful when used together.

For this card I’ve been having a play with paints and using my brayer.
The stamps used are ‘Flying Ink Bottle’, ‘Whimsy Carved Wood’ and ‘Twiggy Leaves’ (a favourite of mine at the moment. Oh, and a little ‘Old Book Page’ in the background.

I’ve also used a Stamperia stencil to bring in the dark red colour.

This challenge at Rubber Dance goes for the whole of May. I hope that you can pop on over and take a look at some amazing inspiration from the team.

It’s fun to join in on the challenges and there is an awesome 12 Euro prize up for grabs at the end of the month.
You don’t need to use Rubber Dance stamps to join in.

 Thank you for looking,
Happy Stamping!

Dot x

Simplicity Sunday at Rubber Dance

Today I’ve a card for you for Simplicity Sunday
at Rubber Dance Stamps.

For this card I’ve used Weed Love, Butterfly Girl #1 and some words from Affirmations.
from Rubber Dance Stamps.

Remember, if you buy stamps from Rubber Dance
and use the code DLFreeShip at the checkout,
you will have free shipping on orders over 15 Euro.

There has been a lot of brilliant inspiration over on the Rubber Dance blog I hope you are able to take the time to pop over and check it out.
We also have a monthly comp that is fun to enter and is open for you to use any stamps.
This month it is a colour challenge and/or use metal.

Happy Stamping!

Dot x

Under The Sea

Under The Sea

A new stamp released by Stampendous is the focus of this month’s blog hop by The Stencil Specialist
It is called “Stylized Whale” 
and was designed by Fran Seiford, the owner of Stampendous.
The stamp is a great size for card making!
Here is how it works…
all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog and leave the Aussie town that you live in to be in the draw to win this stamp…

An extra entry is given for each of the designer’s blogs that you leave a comment on (listed below).
My blog = 1 entry
4 blogs = 4 entries.

You have until the 28th of April to enter this hop.

The background uses distress crayons.
The main image has been masked, combining two stamps together, Stylized Whale and Pearl Mermaid, cut out and layered onto a panel with a little stenciling to continue the bubble effect.
Stampendous Products Used:
Stylized Whale (CRP302)
Pearl Mermaid (CRS5088)
Click on the links below to be taken to some awesome inspiration,
 leave a comment,
 and increase your chances of winning this stamp:
remember, the more blogs you visit and leave a comment the greater chance you have of winning!

A little about me…
I am a Stampendous Educator here in Australia.
I’m also a stockist of Stampendous stamps and run a business called Ink Art Designs – feel free to contact me at dleathbridge@hotmail.com for information/prices regarding Stampendous stamps. Or check out my Aussie Etsy shop here.
You will find more of what I create at the following social media links:
Facebook Group (Ink Art Designs), which is all about products and sharing information.
Good luck!!!

Paloma came to visit!

Paloma
is the dove of peace.
Lys sent the dove on her journey around the world late in 2015.
You can find out more about the Dove of Peace’s journey here.
While in Australia Paloma went to work with me.
A Christian secondary collage.
The look of absolute awe and amazement from each student and teacher that I showed her to was overwhelming.
They all wanted to know the Paloma story, where she had been and where she was going.
Each person took their time to let the message sink in
and were enjoying it for what it represents. 
So powerful.
So beautiful.

The card is absolutely gorgeous and signed by each crafter as Paloma continues her jouney.
The passport is a record of each person along the way.
And a larger symbol of the dove comes along too.
 Safe travels Paloma!!! … tomorrow she is on her way to America!