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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

Dancing Woman

Hi everyone,

I have a tutorial for you today over on the Rubber Dance blog. It uses tissue paper on an acrylic paint background and showcases the ‘Dancing Woman’ stamp.

This stamp has been a favourite of mine for some time.

It was so good to finally have a play with it.

When you spend over 15 Euro at Rubber Dance you can get free shipping.

By using my code DLFreeShip you can have free shipping from Rubber Dance.

It is also available in my Etsy shop here.  I’m excited to be able to offer you a growing range of Rubber Dance stamps in my store with some awesome new designs coming out all the time.  You just can’t beat red rubber!


Thank you for taking the time to stop by

Dot x


is the new theme this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
We especially need to see that the stamping 
is the focal point on the project 
and that this must follow the format of the theme.
The globe, clocks, spotlighting and stencils
are just a few things that come to mind…
I’ve been quite taken with the Dina Wakely faces lately
so I decided to use one for this challenge…and add circles into the background for a bit of fun.
Loads of depth has been built up with the wrinkle-free technique and  using a circle stencil in the background.
Then stamping with lids of different sizes seemed to be a nice way to bring the circles forward.
There is even a little journalling of circles to accentuate the lines around the words. 
These lines are made using an old credit card…very handy!
The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.


One for the Boys!

Teenage Birthday
Earlier this year I was commissioned to do about 20
teenage birthday cards for a teacher at school.
This is another one in that series that I thought I would share with you.
Really a very simple, and quick, card.
I’ve inked onto shiney paper using different brown distress inks.
Then with a little bleach I’ve taken some of the colour off so that the 
main image pops a little.
I used shiny cardstock because it bleaches better I think…
And then splattered a little black and yellow acrylic paint
just to finish off the background.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges…

A Journey into Journalling

Is the key word for our challenge at 
Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fornight.
Wow…the talented Kate Crane, from the Kathryn Wheel, is our guest designer with some
wonderful inspiration to get your creative juices flowing…
Welcome Kate!
Journaling is a great way to throw a heap of exciting and fun inking techniques together and create layers so that everything pops out at you. 
My piece isn’t from an actual journal (because I don’t have one…yet)
but that didn’t stop me from have heaps of fun and inky messiness!
It is from my heart and says a little about my story,
and that is what journalling is all about…

Here is my attempt to explain the process…
Firstly, I had to choose a background colour!
I had passion in my mind, so I think reds, oranges and yellow are good for this.
Then the fun starts…
I sprayed dylusional inks, followed up with some wrinkle free inking for the background.
Out came the stencils, a little ghosting, some spraying, a little packing plastic with paints, and more ink.
Somewhere in there I made a heart stencil and masked it before the colours got too dark
so that more depth could be created. 
I wanted some stenciling behind the mask and some in front.
The stamped words were next, going from light colours to red.
I think with journalling you need to create a border, so out with my leaf stamp
and a little archival black ink.
The words are a favourite saying of mine at the moment and are hand written,
cut out, and edged with a fine liner before adding more ink.
And finally I wanted to add a chain to dangle the heart from…
so I punched out some little hearts in red and added glossy accents.
Gee, that was all a little wordy, but that is journalling isn’t it?
Leo at Flonzcraft is offering a very generous $20 voucher
to spend in his store for the winner,
and runners up and spotlights are up for grabs to!
The Fashionettes have some gorgeous inspiration for you so please pop on over to
FSC and check them all out and leave a little love…
These girls are amazing each and every time they create something!
Please be inspired and join in the fun…
I am entering this card into the following challenges ~