Thursday, December 29, 2011

Red, White & Blue December OCS Challenge card

Hi all,  we’re back home – and it feels good to have actual sunshine and not that liquid kind.  It rained the entire time we were visiting……. BLAH.  But we had fun, visiting with family and friends.

OCS has a NEW challenge for all of you RED & WHITE ( + another color ) fans………  With Valentines Day looming ahead – what a way to make a card for your Significant Other!

I’ve chosen a stamp from Penny Black called SNOWY.  Actually this reminds me of P1010140 copy our children, bundled up for a day of snow fun…… way back…… a hundred years ago. :)  The years before microfibres. The years that you spent two hours getting them dressed with warm sweaters, boots, coats, snowpants, touques, mittens and scarves and then inevitably a little voice could be heard in amongst the foursome “I have to go to the bathroom”.  LOL

I had some fun with this little guy – and chose to make an Easel card because this is one of my favorite folds.  I made a mistake by smearing a bit of liquid pearl onto my Copic paper – thus I ended up cutting out the image. I stamped a row of trees with Embossing Ink and embossed them in white and sponged the background with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. Then I decided to put a concave shape to SNOWY by puttingP1010135 copy dimensionals in the center to pop him out a bit.  Added some buttons for the suit and sprinkled Ultrafine Glitter onto the pom pom of the hat.   The snowflakes were sponged with Stormy Sky.   (this is my fave color of distress ink, this month)!P1010138  
We don’t have any snow here in Vernon – at least not the staying kind.

This card is going to be a “Warm Winter Wish” card for a friend.

Be sure to enter your interpretation of our RED, WHITE  + another color into our January Challenge at OCS.  Looking forward to dropping into your blog to take a peek!
~ Rubber hugs, Inky Wishes ~

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tilda with Christmas Snow Heart

Today was not a good day weather-wise to drive home, so I’m finding myself about 400 km from home separated by bad weather over the pass.  I have a very quick post for today using anoher one of my favorite MagnIMG_0707olia images called Tilda with Christmas Snow Heart, available at one Crazy

Supplies used:  White Xpress it, Tuxedo Black Memento ink; Copic markers; Spellbinders Lacey Ovals; Bo Bunny DP, Cherry Cobbler Ribbon and Cardstock. 

This front was made into a card box with a hidden surprize of  chocolate bar and cash.  (see previous post)….

See you in the new year.\

~ Rubber hugz ~


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tilda with Cross Stitched Heart

Hi all, Madge here for another Wonderful Wednesday!  Are you all ready for that Magical Day of the Year??  I’m not . . . . but still have a day before we leave for the holidays. . . . . . DH says, we have to make a break for it when the weather is good!  The pass that we go over is quite bad in the winter – and storms come in at the drop of a hat. 
I’m so enchanted with Magnolia Stamps and so I’ve P1010120 copychosen to showcase one of the Christmas Darling’s called “Tilda with Cross-stitched heart”.  She is just so sweet, sitting with her lantern in the snow.  
I stamped the image onto Copic Xpress-It Blend C/S with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Markers, cut her out and used 3D tape to plunk her cute little bottom onto a strip of rolled wide Seam Binding to keep her warm…….. lol.  I then added a bow to add some dimension and Stickles on her Heart X Stitch, and accents on the papers. . 
The papers I used are from the 25 Days of Christmas Collection available at OCS.

 Now for the inside.........  I have made this a box card with treats inside....hidden behind a removable plastic sleeve with a Christmas Greeting.

I want to wish you all, a Very Blessed, and safe  Merry Christmas. May you get to spend time with family and loved ones.

~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Smooching Birdies

My heart melts whenever I watch the birds in our back yard in the bird feeders in the snow.  These cute little birdies are no exception – Winter Birdhouse from Stampavie.  image is available at OCS (Your complete online store.)  P1010089 copy
They are “smooching” birdies, because in my hurry to add “smooch”, I dropped a hair laden with smooch onto the top of my paper…..which led to me taking a layer of paper off to remove the color… then I added some TH distress ink (stormy sky) and topped it with some white StazOn.  So my birdies are enduring  “stormy” weather.
What did we ever do without “Smooch”,  Glaze On, Stickles,  - they make adding glitz and glitter to a card so easy….What did we ever do without Copic Markers??
I colored this image a while back using Xpress It white, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and for the few times I actually matched the copics to the paper (from stash) I chose.
 Copic Markers used
Bow:  R17; R14; R46; R29; R59  (Glaze On)
BP1010095 copyirds:  C4; C7'; B91; R32 Y00
Greenery:  G07; G28; YG03 (smooch)
Bird House:  C00; C1; C4; C9 (Stickles)
. . . . . . . . and here is the inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . P1010101 I used a Hero Arts Clear stamp and colored it with copics and stickles.
Thank you for taking your busy time of the year to take a peek. May all of you have a safe and blessed Christmas with your loved ones.

Until next week. ~ rubber hugz ~

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sweet Christmas Tilda

For today’s card, I chose Sweet Christmas Tilda available at OCS and Magnolia-licious.  Tilda is in her jammies wanting to know how many sleeps before Christmas.  On the update about my Craft Room…. YES!!  Painted, New Trim, Flooring and all rearranged!!!!  (pics to follow).

Materials used:  Xpress It Cardstock; copic markers; Memento Tuxedo black ink; DP, Webster’s Pages; Misc. Cardstock; Stickles.

Be sure to take part in this month’s Christmas / Holiday challenge at OCS – prizes to be won!!
~ Rubber hugz ~

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Canine Capers – Kraftin’ Kimmie

11-30-11 copy Hi all, Madge here for our FIRST BLOG HOP!! Our OCS DT and Kraftin’ Kimmie’s DT have joined forces for an incredible BLOG HOP with loads of kraft goodness, inspiration, FUN and PRIZES.  

If you arrived here from Michele's blog you are right on track.  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop, because some lucky random comments are going to win some krafty goodies!! 

If you just popped in and want to start at the beginning of the blog hop head on over to the beginning.

One Crazy Stamper is a fantastic Canadian crafting store with an online site as well as a brick and mortar store located in Bolton, Ontario! They carry all kinds of paper, embellishments, Copic markers and SO much more!! Check them out here:
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is an online Canadian stamp company with whimsical stamps from several different artists, catering to cardmakers and scrapbookers with lots of different styles! If you like to colour….you’ll love our images!!! Check us out at our krafty SHOP!
I’ve used an image from the new Kraftin’ Kimmie Canine Capers 2 set.  I adore this image. I colored her to look like my little Michou.
I stamped the image onto Copic X-press It with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored it with Copic Markers.  The Sentiment “No Bones About it. . . You’re Awesome” is included with the image, but I chose to break it apart and stamp the first line onto a piece of paper and cut it into a bone shape. The second line was stamped inside the card (huff method).
Materials used:  X-press it, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Markers, DP’s (Basic Grey - Curio Collection), Tim Holtz Swirl die cut, SU cardstock, Sakura Stardust Pen, and bone buttons from stash.
** Please make sure to hop through the entire list of participants since we will be giving away some super cute Kraftin Kimmie Stamps to random commenters on the DT member’s blogs! And be sure to become a follower of the OCS blog, we will be posting winners of the blog hop candy on the OCS blog, Dec. 4th!!
Before you hop off to the next Blog, please leave a comment to increase your chances to WIN one of the awesome prizes…….. ok, now, the next blog to hop to is the uber-talented Diana to see what she has created.
~ Rubber hugz, inky wishes ~

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tilda and her Bunny

Hi all, Madge here for another Wonderful Woo Hoo Wednesday!!!!  The flooring goes into my craft room today!!!!!  Have you noticed that the mail and shipping has been delayed?  Could it be the weather delaying transport??  I know we’ve had a major storm system on the Coquihalla – I guess it is that time of the year!

Today I’ve got a Magnolia Stamp called Tilda and her Bunny.  I loved this little stamp way back when it first came out……….I love her hat!  I’m so happy that Lora is carrying Magnolia’s once again – doing cartwheels happy!!


I tried to “glam her up a bit” by adding flowers and pearls and a very ornate punch……I think I overdid it.  A very good friend keeps sending me wonderful DP’s and I really wanted to tie Tilda in with mauve and pink and turquoise.

Materials used:  Tilda with her Bunny, Xpress Blend-it Memento ink, copic markers, flowers from OCS, An EK Success Border stamp, and Rhinestone and pearls

I loved the way her hat, pants, and shirt turned out – but the front of the shirt has issues…………  I tried to make polka dots…… it is abstract. 

The Design Team for OCS has once been filled until next May,  but please keep submitting your work to the monthly challenge for the chance to win free stuff!!

The inside of my card is quite plain, but I do like this stamp.  So toodles until next Wednesday……….. 

Rubber hugz,

siggyhaycock  P1120506

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Birdies Baking – Birthday Wishes

Hi all – Madge here for another Wonderful Wednesday…….  following Shari’s Terrific Tuesday……….  and previously to that Michelle’s Marvelous Monday.

November is a food / drink theme at OCS, and to keep in the theme, I’ve chosen Birds Baking a Cupcake from Pink Cat Studio.P1120497 copy

This was fun to do – and the sticker letters have been rough cut and matted to give the illusion that they are going to topple over….along with the birdies.

Supplies used: Copic Markers, Xpress it Blend cardstock, Memento, Black Tuxedo Ink, Stickles, DP from Basic Grey, MS Border Punch, Cardstock and Stickers from stash.


The OCS DT has been setting the bar high for inspiration, and you could be part of it all

OCS (One Crazy StamperGUEST DESIGNER CALL  - Show us your stuff!!

OCS is a Canadian store and we'd love some Canadian gals guest design with us.
Guest Designers term is for 1 month. Available dates are Dec 2011- May2012
2 projects featuring products sold in the OCS store. One project must fit our monthly challenge theme.
You will enjoy a 25% discount at the One Crazy Stamper store.
OCS guest designer Blinkie for your blog
To apply email Jacilynn at   with 2 samples of your work and your blog address.


Also come join the fun for free prizes at OCS – The theme for November is Food / Drink.

Til next Wednesday

~ Rubber Hugz ~


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tilda Recipe Card - Tis The Season!!!

Hi, Madge here for another Wednesday.  Tis almost the season here in the Okanagan – we had our first snowfall for the season (lasted all of two hours and is gone) OCS is now carrying Magnolia stamps and I am such a Magnolia lover,P1120486 copy I just had to color up this image. (besides with a craft room in banker boxes all over our house, this image was just delivered and handy!!)
What could be more perfect for a food/drink theme at OCS Nov. Challenge than a Christmas card / Recipe Card!! 

(without recipe tag)
To make the  Recipe Card Pocket, score 12” x 5 1/2” cardstock at 3 1/4” and 8 3/4”.  Fold top corners down to meet score line and glue to inside.  Decorate as desired.P1120495 copy
Supplies used:  Xpress it blend cardstockTilda with Christmas Baking, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Markers, Bo Bunny “Father Christmas” DP, Ribbonflowers, Spellbinders Labels eleven, SU border punch, corner rounder and MS fern punch.
~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~
for another Wonderful Wednesday - siggyhaycock

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Purrrrrrrfect Halloween

Hi all, Madge here for a very late wonderful Wednesday!  “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get”.  Oh this is soooooo true.

Today I’m using a Kraftin Kimmie image called Kreepy Kitty.  I wanted to keep the P1120481 copyimage simple and use distress inks to bring the white background to my choice of colours.  My image appears more purple IRL, however my camera picked up blues.

I stamped the image onto Xpress it with Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, coloured it with copics, and cut it  out.  The background is Xpress it shaded with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Dusty Concord, Dried Marigold, Stormy Sky).  I then stamped a tree branch, tore and distressed the edges. I added some gold mica chips to give the appearance of leaves in the moonlight. The distressed paper was mounted onto a retired SU cardstock (Marigold Morning) and adhered to Black Cardstock. The sentiment was treated the same.

Simple and easy.  Hope it gave you an idea of how this kitty can be used – quick and easy.

You’ve still got a week to enter the October OCS Fall Challenge for OCS free stuff. We love to see what you come up with! 

~ Rubber hugz ~


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hallowe’en Treat Bag Holder

This will be a very quick tutorial on how to construct the little treat bags shown here.  I'm in such a mess and still have to pack to get to Vancouver for the weekend............eeeeeek!!

Materials needed:   P1120424 copy
6” x 6” piece of  designer paper
Two (2) coordinating pcs of C/S -- 4” x 1 1/2”
Two (2) 6” pieces narrow ribbon.
4 brads
Double sided tape and glue
thin piece of velcro (for closure)
Scor Pal or scoring tool
Directions: P1120454
  • Score 6” DP at:  2.5” and 3.5”  - rotate 90 degrees.
  • Score at: 1” and 5”.
  • Valley fold all score lines.
  • Working with one of the 2 1/2” scorelines………  Fold the top right corner down to meet the vertical scoreline – work your bone folder to make a nice crisp creases –
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  • You will now have fold lines that resemble two intersecting V’s.
  • Fold matching top and bottom of bag.P1120473
  • Pinch center folds together to form P1120475a triangle.

  • Apply a small piece of d/s tape to each inside corner.P1120476  Fold flap over and adhere to body of bag.  Put aside for now. 
  • Score 4” x 1 1/2” pieces in half lengthwise at 3/4”.  (If you cut a little wider you can border punch the edges).
  • Adhere strips to top of bag.  Punch holes at each of 4 corners and add handles.  I used 1/4” strips of suede paper.  (ribbon)  Add Velcro Closure and treats.t P1120477
  • Decorate front as signature

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hallowe’en Treats Galore – YNS

Hi all, Madge here for another Wednesday – have you ever had a day where you want to scream at the top of your lungs “Stand in line and take a number”!!!!! 
Well, the last 24 hours have been that day.
My remedy for all my stress??  CHOCOLATE!!!!!  Today, my little project will do just that!!
I’ve chosen to showcase YNS (Your Next Stamp) stinkin’ cute “Happy Hallowe'en, Spooktakular, Spooky Hello and Trick-or-Treat for my little treat bags.   These spooky little critters are ALL available at OCS.
I chose Capella DP from the Cappella collection…….but while perusing the OCS store, I saw paper that would be absolutely perfect…. Take a look!!  
Coloring was simple and quick using markers and Distress inks. 
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The bags have velcro closure topped with a floral punch. The Spider is the closure tab for the little bag with the sentiment underneath.   The self adhesive backing for the velcro showed through the floral punch,  so I added copper glitter – stuck down perfectly!! 

“Spooky” was stamped on Vellum and fussy cut it to pop it on top of the DP……kind of ghostly!?? P1120417 copyP1120434 copyP1120431 copy

Sentiments were added to the inside of the little treat bags. 
These little bags (Tutorial will follow) are so quick and easy to make up and the little YNS images available at OCS, fit perfectly!! 

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Hope you enjoy looking at them………..  I’m off to enjoy some chP1120432 copyocolate…..LOL              ~ Rubber hugz

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Troublemaker – Kenny K

If you’re lookin’ for trouble…’ve come to the wrong place… 

I have come to adore the images from Kenny K.  P1120388 copyThey are so “magna”  {From the Japanese, literally meaning "whimsical pictures"..} 

Today, I’ve chosen the Kenny K  “Troublemaker” image available at OCS

The OCS Challenge blog for the month of October is Halloween or Autumn.  I’ve been showcasing Halloween for the last couple of weeks, so for the Autumn theme, I chose Autumn colors.  Papers are by Basic Grey; MS border punch; Spellbinders Deckle; Flower, Marianne Creatable die.  Sentiment: Club Scrap. Stickles  Ribbon:  Wide Seam Binding. Pearls (colored with E19)

Copics used:  Skin:  R00; R20; E11 Hair:  E13; E17; E19; E04  Hoodie: Y26; Y28; Y32  Pants:  YG91; YG93; YG95  Shoes:  YG91; YG93/ E57; E77; E59   Misc:  R81; C1; C4                                      


Hope you enjoy!

~ rubber hugz ~


Troublemaker – Kenny K

If you’re lookin’ for trouble…’ve come to the wrong place… 

I have come to adore the images from Kenny K.  P1120388 copyThey are so “magna”  {From the Japanese, literally meaning "whimsical pictures"..} 

Today, I’ve chosen the Kenny K  “Troublemaker” image available at OCS

The OCS Challenge blog for the month of October is Halloween or Autumn.  I’ve been showcasing Halloween for the last couple of weeks, so for the Autumn theme, I chose Autumn colors.  Papers are by Basic Grey; MS border punch; Spellbinders Deckle; Flower, Marianne Creatable die.  Sentiment: Club Scrap. Stickles  Ribbon:  Wide Seam Binding. Pearls (colored with E19)

Copics used:  Skin:  R00; R20; E11 Hair:  E13; E17; E19; E04  Hoodie: Y26; Y28; Y32  Pants:  YG91; YG93; YG95  Shoes:  YG91; YG93/ E57; E77; E59   Misc:  R81; C1; C4                                      


Hope you enjoy!

~ rubber hugz ~