Wednesday, May 25, 2011

“Gone Fishing’”

Hi everyone, Madge here!  Happy “over the hump day”……… Of course, when you’re retired every day is a Sunday, right?  Except when a holiday is thrown in and “yikes”,  it’s Tues. already!!

I chose this stamp from One Crazy Stamper a couple of P1120263 copymonths ago – and can’t seem to find it in the store…….. It is called “Gone Fishin’”.

I made this with the intention of doing something very fancy and wonderful, but then decided that it would be an ordinary card.  A very good friend of ours turned _ _ and he loves fishing! and has a sweet little white dog that sometimes accompanies him.  Thought this image was very appropriate.   

P1120265 copy

Materials:  Express  Blend it copic paper, Broken China and Tea Dye Distress inks, Gone Fishin’, Copics, Deckle edge Spellbinders die, DP from stash,  EK Success dragonfly punch, Fish buttons from stash,  Very Vanilla and Marina Mist Cardstock from Stampin’ Up.

Have a great rest of the week! and………..  stay tuned for some marvelous news!!!! 

~ Rubber Hugs ~siggyhaycock

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Whimsy Animal Collection – Giraffe

Hi all,  Madge here with some Tall Wishes for a Birthday Card for my son-in-law. (who happens to be 6’4”, dark and very handsome – 15” taller than me – so very tall).  The masculine theme fits right in with the May “masculine” challenge at One Crazy Stamper.P1120255
I’ve used a variation on a graduated tri-fold card. Normally the card would be cut from the Top right to the middle of the left side of an 81/2” x 11” piece of cardstock, creating an angle cut and two cards.  I chose to cut down each of the thirds on the fold to create a level.P1120261

I really love these zany animals from the Whimsy Animal Collection. Lora has them all in her summer clearance right now.  My copics were used to color the “cheeky” Giraffe.  Speaking of copics, there will be an increase on copic products August 1st 2011. If you are needing any colors now is the time, while the pricing is low. Materials used were:  Whimsy Giraffe; Copics; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, X-Press it Blend Copic paper; Jillbean Soup Twine; misc SU Designer Paper, Cardstock and stickers.
Hope you will join us in the May challenge at One Crazy Stamper you just might win One Crazy Stamper $$$.  We all love to see what you come up with!
~ Rubber hugs ~siggyhaycock

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Holy Catfish!

Hi all, Madge here once again.  I’ve spent the last week making the transition from our house to the Lake for “fishing season” the second trip this year.  Our 5th wheel is only an hour and twenty minutes away from our house, but when we get out here there is no desire  to go home except for emergencies and to pick up snail mail.  Beautiful place to be.  The downside? I don’t have all my stamp room here:(    The trunk of my car is just so big and we had to bring other insignificant stuff… food and clothes…….lol P1120224 
To keep with the Masculine Theme for May  at my card today features the Whimsy Animal Collection called “Cat and Fish” which appears to be sold out right now at, but I’m sure Lora will order if for you if you’d like. 
I had the idea to make the fish bowl spin, however, it was a little challenging because the bowl wasn’t uniform on both sides.  So I added the “Holy Catfish! to the other side.P1120226
Materials:   Whimsy “Cat and Fish”, Sentiment:  Kraftin’ Kimmies, Xpress Blend It cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Tea Dye and Faded Denim Distresss inks, Spellbinders Lg rectangles, Copic Markers,  Doohicky Dragonfly Die, misc. button and seaweed spray, scrap of DP, SU cardstock (Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip)  I didn’t have any string, so Dental Floss saved the day – now my card smells minty….. and not fishy…….lol

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Penny Black “Teddy & Company”

One Crazy Stamper is having a new challenge for May………  It is a men or boy masculine challenge….for the chance to win $$$  One Crazy Stamper $$$P1120194 copy

I chose Penny Black’s “Teddy & Company” to make a card for a little fella that is turning 6 in May…who happens to L-O-V-E bears ….. To get away from the ordinary….. I did a Tri Shutter card. P1120195


(I L-O-V-E out-of-the- ordinary folds)…… have you guessed? When you L-O-V-E folds like I do, you really need a ScorPal or ScorBuddy….. They make life so much easier!!  Add a cutting mat, a ruler and an exacto knife and you’re ready for whatever you want to create.

Materials used:  Image from Penny Black, Teddy & Company, Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Xpress it blend cardstock for copic markers, 6 x 6 designer paper pad,  and from stash, SU cardstock, MS punch, Buttons, and Twine.

OK now, dust off your masculine stamps to enter your card into the One Crazy Stamper challenge for May.  Someone will win!!  Can’t wait to see what you create!!

~ Rubber hugs, inky wishes ~siggyhaycock