Friday, January 27, 2012


Today Whimsy Stamps is combining forces with One Crazy Stamper to bring you a Crazy Whimsical  blog hop filled with lots of inspiration and  some PRIZES!!

Please join our hop featuring projects from the Whimsy and One Crazy Stamper Design Teams.   Be sure to hop around from blog to blog and leave a comment at each stop, because some lucky random commenters are going to win some crafty goodies!!!
If you’ve arrived from Simonne Clay's Blog you are right on track.  If not, you can go back to the beginning of the blog hop.  When you leave a comment on each blog, it will multiply your chances of winning some awesome prizes!!
 sketch-whimsy The sketch below, is what we were asked to follow for this blog hop.  Whimsy has absolutely wonderful images – my favorite being the Kenny K Collection.  The image below is called “Mad Skillz”.  My original idea was to make a Birthday Card, but then changed my mind to an “Idol” card. Since AI just started their new season, I figure it will fit in.
Image:  Mad Skillz from Whimsy Kenny K collectionP1010175 copy
Cardstock:  Xpress-It Blending C/S , mats SU & Basic Grey - Little Black Dress
Coloring:  Copic Markers
  Glitter:  Glitter Ritz - Cool White
Spellbinders:  Lables Fourteen
Misc:  Brads, Sticker Letters, Musical notes, Scallop Punch:  from Stash
The sketch isn’t exactly as above – but all the elements are there!!  I decided to put my sentiment where she was pointing.

Whimsy Stamps is a family owned rubber stamp company located in the United States. We carry a large variety of exclusive rubber and digital stamps, custom rubber and digital designs, our Shapeology metal crafting dies, and many different crafting embellishments. We have new releases each month for both rubber stamps and dies as well as new digital images. Hop by the shop and see what's new! 

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! One Crazy Stamper has the latest products you are looking for! Be sure to check out the One Crazy Stamper shop as well as the OCS blog for your daily inspiration.

This is the order of the Blog Hop - HAPPY HOPPIN!!

1. One Crazy Stamper Blog-
2. Jacilynn -
3. Debbie Eastman -
4. Michelle -
5. Alberto gava
6. Sue –
7. Heidy Blom-
8. Joni -
9. Simonne Clay
10. Madge – < - - you are here >
11. Iris Wiechmann
12. Shari –
13. Beate Johns http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststamp
14. Lisa -
15.  Tammy Louise Cunliffe
16. Lora -

Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win a prize!!

Now, head over to  Iris Wiechmann's blog to see the eye candy she has for you.

~ rubber hugz ~

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ellie Loves to Ski

Hi, Madge here for another Wonderful Wednesday.  This week the thermometer has climbed and I’m not feeling like such a bear.  In fact, I’ve chosen a stamp from YNS (Your Next Stamp) featuring Ellie Loves to Ski.
  Ellie Loves to Ski
I started by stamping the image onto Copic Xpress Blend it cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored it with copics, and cut it into an oval to fit over the Spellbinders largest Lacey Oval die.

The DP’s are from Bo Bunny “Gift of Love” collection. I used SU cardstock to layer the card and for a card base.  The trees are from a previous project. They were embossed with white on white, then I added 3 tones of green copics.  I dabbed on white Embossing Paste and sprinkled it with Glitter Ritz Cool Tone while it was still wet.

For the metallic looking goggles, I used a very favorite Sakura Stardust Pen – they don’t dry out and last forever.  (No need to buy different colors – as the sparkle turns any color to sparkle……They are the Greatest!!

So that is it for another Wednesday – hope everyone is well and taking time to do a little stamping.

On Friday, stay tuned for a joint Blog Hop with our friends from Whimsy Stamps and our OCS Design Teams.  It should be lots of fun . . . . . and it will showcase the Whimsy January 2012 New Releases.  Be sure to join in on the fun!
Rubber hugz, siggyhaycock

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Biker chic


– I’m trying to hear an echo through all the snow that is piled up down our driveway, and from here in the “frozen” (baby it’s cold out there!!!!!) interior of BC. BRRRR!  Ok, I KNOW we need the snow………  just shut up already!  We have a perfectly good ski hill 20 min. north of us…. Can’t the snow stay up there?? 

OK, I’m not here to whine…… (oh yeah?)  P1010152 copy On the brighter side I have a cute card to show you today……  It’s a Whimsy Stamp from the Kenny K collection, called Bbbbbbiker Ggggggirl(brrrrrrrrrr, baby put some clothes on !!!)…..  I can only hope she is in a nice warm climate!!  I really love the Kenny K Collection of stamps………  they are so much fun to put to paper.  Ok, I’ll quit funning with you and get down to some serious stuff . . . . . maybe.

Recipe:  Xpress It blend Copic cardstock,  Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Markers, (YR23; Y17; Y35; YR16; BG93; BG11; BG75; E11; E13; E17; E19; E01; E02; R20; C1; C4), Spellbinders, Labels Eighteen, Buttons, Sissix Die and Texture Plate, TH Mustard Seed Distress Ink, Ranger Crackle Accents (fun stuff!!), misc. cardstock, thread and punchies from stash.P1010153 

(See the close up of that crackle accent).

OCS is having a marvelous themed challenge for the month of January . . . .  A RED, (WHITE and ONE OTHER COLOR!!  There are prizes to be won!!  Hope you’ll show us what you’ve created!

~ Rubber Hugz ~siggyhaycock

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tilda Sparkles

Hi All for another Wonderful Wednesday!  Today I’ve chosen a Magnolia Stamp called Tilda Sparkles.   P1010141 copy
A very dear friend is having a Birthday near the end of the month and I decided to do another “book card”.   
P1010144 copy

While we were away at Christmas I found some Hershey Nuggets (which I couldn’t find for my other Christmas book cards ….grrrr).  To dress the nuggets, I made a wrapper for each of them by using a scalloped border punch, distressing the edges and adding a glittered snowflake (randomly).  P1010148

Here is a close up of  Tilda Sparkles.
Supplies used:  Copic Xpress It Blend Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers, TH Antique Linen Distress Ink, TH Stormy Sky Distress Ink (still my fave), Zig 2-way glue pen, Glitter Ritz "Sand" and Glitter Ritz “Cool Highlights” , Flowers from OCS, MS Border Punch, SU Border Punch, Paper from Stash, SU Snowflake die, Pearl Snowflakes from stash.
My friend has a sparkling personality so I wanted to give this card lots of sparkle – and sparkle it does!  () 
I have made a special envelope box for this – and it will be hand delivered!
I'm entering this card into the MDUC Challenge

Have a wonderful day – take time to create.  ~ Rubber hugs ~