Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Another Fairy for RRC #132............

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Hello everyone: I hope all of you are coping well with this new "normal", I know it can be frustrating and infuriating, and that's ok. but we must stay calm and focused on staying safe and healthy, we also must be patient and understanding and, most of all, we must obey the rules, they are there to keep us healthy so, NO complaining, just DO IT!!!!!!

Ok, the RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE for the next 10 days is to use Squares on your card so I created a square base and layers for this sweet little Fairy.

I'm a sucker for Fairies, I just can't get enough of them, especially when they are babies, like this sweetie pie.
I stamped the image from a Penny Black stamp set called Fairy Sweet (released back in 2006) on a piece of Strathmore Bristol watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it, colored it with Windsor & Newton watercolor markers, then I went over the lines of the wings with a gold gel pen, I added some shading with Prismacolor pencils. The swirls on the upper corner are from a die called "Paisley Edge Dot & Drop Die" (, I bought it at Hobby Lobby in the bargain bin early last year.

 This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Sassy Succulents that unfortunately is retired.

So I hope you are inspired to come and play along with us at RETRO RUBBER, please remember to use stamps that are at least 1 YEAR OLD and, if you can, please let us know how old yours are.

Thank you for visiting me today.
Stay safe and healthy.

Monday, April 6, 2020

At the Zoo.........

Hello everyone: I hope all of you and your families are doing well, staying home and following the safety guidelines, I know it's hard to be indoors, not being able to see family and friends and live our social life like before this pandemic, but this is the reality we're living now so we need to stay put and endure and find something fun to do indoors, like creating cards.

These fabulous wild animals are from the retired SU set called "Zoo Review" (2011-2012), this set is perfect for making masculine cards. 
I realized the other day when I was organizing all the cards I've been making, that my masculine stash has 4 cards only and that is not acceptable so, this one is happily going to that stash.
I stamped the images with Stazon black ink on Strathmore Bristol paper, I created a mask for the lion and the zebra, and colored it with Prismacolor pencils, I found the card base in my "save for later" stash, came in real handy.  I needed a vertical sentiment and sadly, I don't have any so I improvised using the word "Celebrate" was stamped using the MISTI  on a tag die cut.
This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The sentiment is the other half of the one in the front of the card, the animals are from the Zoo Review set.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Going with both, Birthday and Toppings.

April 2020 "Animal Magic"
Country View Challenges

"Z is for Zoo Animals"
Alphabet Challenge Blog

Thank you for stopping by.
Stay healthy and safe.


Sunday, April 5, 2020

Autumn CAS...........

Hello everyone: I'm here again hoping and wishing everyone is doing ok, following the guidelines, washing your hands, staying home and protecting yourselves the best way you can, if you need to go out.

So I have a CAS card to share with you all that I will enter on a few challenges.

I used the "Grove Branch" from Memory Box and the leaves from Impression Obsession, I used SU re-inkers in Tangarine Tango, Peek-a-boo Peach and Wild Wassabi to watercolor the branch and leaves.
The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread and it's called "Autumn Blessings".
I don't know if the online store is closed because I couldn't log on.
This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The border is from a retired SU set called "Gorgeous Grunge", the sentiment and the leaf are from the Our Daily Bread set.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.


Thank you for stopping by today.
Stay safe and healthy and be patient.

Sending lots of virtual hugs.