Saturday, 3 December 2016

Always Use Rubber - Any Festival

I've been a bit lost researching my family tree recently, its that time of year when creativity goes a bit flat.   My fascination with history adds interest and background to the family tree research.   Challenges still going on and this time at Always Use Rubber, thinking that Christmas and winter holidays might be a bit late now Jane thought a theme of any Holiday/Festival celebrated by your country or faith.

With my calendar in mind this is my May page, celebrating May Day.   Modern celebration is workers rights and the union movement.  My memories are from when I was about 8 or 9 and we danced around a maypole at school.


Off I went then on a hunt for a maypole image on eBay found this beautiful image from Stamps Happen.   Its a big image that makes a real statement without anything else.   Stamped in blue and coloured with felt pens.    Edges of the card dusted with blue and green DI.   The butterflies flitting around are some of my oldest.   This is making me look forward to May next year and seeing this everyday.

At the end of December the team will select a winner from the Top 3 for this challenge and for the Next 2 challenges.   The prize will be our monthly $15 voucher from the very generous Alleystamp.


Thought I'd share this with The Butterfly Challenge, Mrs A has set a month long challenge which must have fairies, elves, gnomes or pixies.   

Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes and they are always so pretty.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Embarrassing or what!

I forgot and the whole thing was my flipping' idea.   Go Tag Thursday Guest Designer Christmas Trees, well the GD bit is not my idea that was the wonderful, generous Sandra, thank you.



With all the Christmas themes around this time of year it occurred to me that a Christmas Tree is the perfect fit for a Tag so I suggested it.

The first tag is a Dream Weaver stencil with gold embossing paste and Viva gel dots.   Gold coloured pigment ink over the edges and gold ep for the snowflakes and sentiment.


The second tag is a very old rubber stamp used on a blank that had been dusted with Red, Green and Yellow inks.   The same snowflakes stamped around the edge and then various coloured pens filled in some of the elements.

Sharing with
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Picture Inspiration

Simon Says - O Christmas Tree