Friday, December 09, 2016

Winter Wonderland - Mixed Media Canvas by Susanne

Good Morning everyone.

First of all I (Susanne) want to wish you all a wonderful Christmas time!  I hope you are all feeling well and enjoying time with your family and friends.  I created a mixed media canvas after I made this art journal page.  I loved it so much, that I wanted it hanging in the kitchen.

Here is the canvas.  I stamped the Textured Houses on white cardstock and drew them 3-dimensional.  As they where a little too small for my 30cm x 40xm canvas, I scanned the houses in high resolution and printed them bigger.  They are colored with KOH-I-NOOR Polycolor pencils.  You will find a process video when you scroll down.

Enjoy the video!

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Rubber Dance Stamps:
Textured Houses

Monday, December 05, 2016

Winners - November Challenge

Hi everyone! It's Bibi here (owner of Rubber Dance) with my last winner announcement before Susanne takes over in January.

Many thanks to those who joined our November challenge! It is always such fun to look at all your lovely entries. A special thanks to those who made a birthday card - I turned 50 yesterday and it was very nice to see some online cards in addition to those I have received in the mail. *mmmwwah!*

The votes from our Design Team are in, and our DT Pick of the Month for November is  ........ (insert drumroll here ....)

Donna G
who made this smashing card:

Stamps used: Textured Houses and Beautiful Words from Rubber Dance,
and Donna's own carved tree stamp - how cool is that?

Thank you and congratulations, Donna!

You have won Five Fab Rubber Stamps from Rubber Dance!
I have your address on file and will send you a nice selection of stamps.
We would also like to invite our winner as a Guest Designer,
 and feature your next challenge entry amongst the DT makes when we announce our February challenge. We will email you with the details.

I said I would pick one second winner.... but I've decided to pick TWO! 
Hey, it's my company and I do what I want to ;-)  SO - here are my picks:

Laury55, who made this beautiful birthday card:

I don't know where the stamps are from, other than they are not Rubber Dance,
but I think Laury's card is gorgeous and I said I would pick a winner among all the entries! Thank you and congratulations, Laury! You have won Five Fab Stamps from Rubber Dance! Please email me your name and address ( so I can send you your prize!

My other winner is Lynne who entered with a very special post that I think deserve some extra attention and a prize. Go read it hereLynne has used Mona Lisa from Rubber Dance on her ATC's. Here are just a few:

Thank you, Lynne! I loved reading your post and I think what you've done here is awesome!
You might not have used all our three challenge colours on all the ATC's, but you have used them and I want to honour your post and send you some more Rubber Dance stamps to use in your artwork, so keep an eye on that mailbox! ;-)
(Do I have your newest address on file? If not, please email me at

Congratulations to all three winners!

We had more beautiful entries with our stamps,
and our 
Honourable Mentions goes to:

Sue the Iron

Julie S

Karen S

Thank you very much for making these lovely entries with our stamps!

All our winners can go to this page and grab their bragging badges.

We're taking a break in December, but we'll be back with a new challenge on the 1st of January.

I wish you all a wonderful December. See you around!


Friday, December 02, 2016

Inspirational Christmas Cards

Hello my beautiful friends, Anita from the Design Team here today, and today is the last day you are gonna see me here on Rubber Dance blog this year.  Next time I show up will be in the year of 2017 :-)

Anyway, here are some Christmas cards I've made:

It's very relevant with Christmas cards now that it's soon Christmas :-)

I have made these cards by watching Helen Allen's video tuts.   She uses the stamp set Frosty Friends, and so did I.  I've done a little twist on my cards, so they were not completely copied, hee hee hee.

I would highly recommend her videos, they're wonderful to both see and hear, and you also get plenty of tips, ideas and indeed inspiration.  Not that expensive either.  Visit the online store of Rubber Dance and check it out there.

Stamps I've used on these card are:

There are so many ways you can use these wonderful stamps. You can make Cards, Tags, Art Journals, Gifts boxes etc. etc.  In Helen Allens' videos she is also, among other things, showing how she makes gift boxes and candy bags using the Frosty Friends set.  Just a hint ;-)

I think I will say goodbye for now, and hereby wish you all a wonderful and peaceful Christmas.

At last (but not least),  I wish Bibi, the owner of Rubber Dance, good luck with her big day on December 4th.  Hope you get a dashing celebration, a day that gives you good memories, Bibi Because you deserve it.

Allright, now I feel a bit sad to say goodbye ..... I feel it is so long until next time.  Next year ..... hmmmmm ..... Well time flies when we are having fun - so suddenly I'll be back :-)

Hugs, Anita

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Challenge Break till January 1st

Hello good people! Here's just a reminder that we're taking a break in December, but Susanne - our new DT & Social Media Manager - will announce our first challenge on the 1st of January!  

The winners of our November challenge will be announced on the 5th of December.

We're taking it slow this month, enjoying the Advent, Yule and Christmas time with our families and friends, but the Fab DT will post a new Christmas card every Friday, so stay tuned.

Meanwhile, I recommend taking a look at all the challenges listed at Paper Playful!

Now that I've got your attention, have you seen our DT Call?
Please share the link with your creative friends.
Deadline for applying is December 6th.

No rest for the wicked?
I will keep working in December 
and the web shop is always open! ;-) 

I wish you all a Delightful December!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Recap November - Lots of Inspiration!

Hello there! It's Bibi here today (owner of Rubber Dance) and I have so much to share with you! Can you believe it's almost December?? November seems to have flown by with a gust of chilly wind up here in the north. Even so, we've had time to be creative and also had the opportunity to feature FIVE Fabulous Guest Designers! 

This month, our Video Tutorial Guru, Helen Allen, also launched her new bundle of video classes & stamps all in one awesome package. A smart concept to get more out of your stamps - learn how to make 10 cards and other projects, taught in detail so anyone can do it. When you order, we will send you the pdf file by email so you get instant access to the classes, while you wait for the stamps to arrive (usually 2-5 days to Europe, 1-2 weeks to the rest of the world). Each video is around 30 minutes, so that's FIVE HOURS of fun classes PLUS a whole 13 x 18 cm sheet of real red rubber stamps for only €24!

Now, to all the GD and DT makes during November. Lean back and enjoy the show! I'm sure you'll find some artwork here that will inspire you all to make something pretty :-)


November has been a "warm up" to my big FIVE O on December 4th, 
and here are the gorgeous BD cards made by my sweet Design Team:


DT Gail's awesome cake candle card (click photos to enlarge)



DT Susan has made SEVEN birthday cards! 




Bibi (that's me) also made some BD cards:


.... and I made some Winter/Christmas cards, too:

DT Gail's cute Mr Frosty tag:

DT Susanne's Textured Houses:

... and Textured Flowers mini album: 

 ..... more Textured Flowers, AJ page by DT Anita,
using a text from Beautiful Words that goes out to all of you!

Many, many thanks to the FAB Guest Designers and DT members 
for all your awesome creations this month! You are the bestest!!

Reminder: There will be no challenge in December, but it's back on right after New Year's! Our new DT & Social Media Manger, Susanne Rose, has made a really pretty one for us (I got to see it first, haha), so remember to check back on the 1st of January.

During December the DT's will post a new Christmas card every Friday, so stay tuned for some inspiration before the holidays.

I wish you all a lovely advent time. Be good to one another, be good to yourself. 

♥  ♥