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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rubber Stamp Challenge

I made this card for my friend's birthday and thought I would enter it in a challenge over at Retro Rubber Challenge blog  RRCB30.  They were having a sketch challenge and this card is my interpretation of the sketch.   

This is the sketch I was work from


To make my card I added Distress Ink to an acrylic block and stamped it on watercolour paper the added a Italian poem stamp to the water coloured area.  . 

My Italian stamp is from Hero Arts and was made in 2006.  The flower stamp I used was by Stampendous and was made in 2006. The sentiment is a die cut from Tim Holtz and  the flowers were coloured with Distress Inks also. A ribbons was added to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 


  1. Hello Judy: What a beautiful card made with this amazing old stamps, how great you have the year of when they were released.
    Love the blue shades and the fabulous die cut sentiment.
    Thank you for sharing at the Retro Rubber gallery.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  2. Beautifully made card with lovely colors and stamps! I love how you added the poem stamp over the colorblocking. Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber this week and hope you will join us again soon!

  3. Ooh that Italian poem stamp is awesome! Really love your card! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

  4. Another gorgeous card for Retro Rubber! I just love the overlays on the left panel... acrylic wash, poem stamp and finally the flower stamp... such a pretty combination. Again, thank you for sharing your stamps history. We are enjoying your participation at Retro Rubber. Hope to see you often in our gallery....

  5. You snuck in another beautiful card! Just as wonderful as the last! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!!

  6. Another great card!!! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber!