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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shelly and the Great Candy Kisses Caper

Wow! There are Rogues on the Run galore right now as everyone is getting into the holiday season! Today, we've caught Shelly creating not one but two beautiful cards with her Candy Kisses stamps!

As well as paper piecing her mittens, Shelly added some great details. Check out her post to get a glimpse into her process!

Shelly also created an adorable snowpeople card with this same set! Check out the great details here - from fab coloring to a cool swirl background to some amazing sponging!

Super cool card!

For more of Shelly's magnificent art, check out her blog - My Creative Rumblings!

Want your art featured on the RRD blog? Get out in the blogosphere and post some great Rogue Redhead art!

If you didn't get a chance to check out the Technique Junkies RRD Joint Blog Hop yesterday, there is still time to play! You have until 11:59 pm EST December 2, 2011 to qualify - check out the Technique Junkies Newsletter Blog for more info and hop along with the Rogue Crew.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Technique Junkie RRD Blog Hop - Stop 2

Welcome to Stop #2 on the joint Rogue Redhead and Technique Junkies Blog Hop! We are all having loads of fun with the new Technique Junkies' 3D and Fun Folds CD!

The Technique Junkies team has joined us to showcase the numerous great techniques on this new CD. As you may know, the Technique Junkies Newsletter has been publishing rubber stamping technique tutorials since 2002. The 3D and Fun Folds CD contains 70 step-by-step technique tutorials in PDF format – perfect dimensions, perfect directions and great pictures for every step. Visit for more details about the CD and the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

A fantastic group of design team members, from both Rogue Redhead Designs and the Technique Junkie Newsletter, have helped put together this fabulous Blog Hop to kick off the 3D and Fun Folds CD. Not only will the talented Technique Junkies team be hopping with the Rogue Crew today, they started hopping yesterday with Classy Cards N' Such and will be hopping again all the way through Friday one day each with PaperTemptress, Mark's Finest Papers, and Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. Check the The Technique Junkie Newsletter Blog for more details.

After visiting at RRD, you can head off to see Jackie Kalchert at Inky Fingers for your next stop.

To start you off with some yummy art, here is a lovely Double Twisted Easel by Rogue Crew member Beverly G.

Don't you just love her fabulous winter scene! All those great images, from the snowpeople to the trees to the mittens and sentiments, all come from the new RRD Candy Kisses half plate.

Even the swirls in lovely background sky and base come from this whimsical and versatile plate.

Our next sample for you uses a wonderful Double-slider design also from the 3D and Fun Folds CD. For this one, Sharon Briss has used the first RRD plate - Relish Reading.

Here's the card with the slider closed:

And here it is with the slider open:

A closer peek at the slider:

The great thing about this double-slider card is the double surprise when the tab is pulled. The back slider can contain an extra message or, Sharon created this one, to provide a background for the main message.

These are just two of the fabulous designs available on this great CD!

Keep hopping to see some more creations with techniques from the 3D and Fun Folds CD and Rogue Redhead Designs images!

If you get lost along the way, here's the whole list of hop stops for your convenience.

1. The Technique Junkie Newsletter Blog

2. Rogue Redhead Designs Blog

3. Jackie Kalchert

4. Beverly G., Rogue Crew

5. Jean Franks Beck, Rogue Crew

6. Holly Brown

7. Jane Bosi

8. Laura Liddell, Rogue Crew

9. Joanne Wardle, Rogue Crew

10. Chris Dickinson

11. Stephanie Severin, Rogue Crew

12. Sharon Briss, Chief Rogue

13. Pat Huntoon

Have fun along the way!

On Saturday, December 3, Pat from the Technique Junkie Newsletter will announce the winners from each company. Be sure to hop along on each day! There will be FIVE WINNERS! On Monday, December 5th, Pat will announce ONE LUCKY WINNER with a GRAND PRIZE with a bundle of prizes from all of the participating businesses.

If you have been following along already you should have come from The Technique Junkies Newsletter blog.

If you are only starting here, please head back to the Technique Junkie Newsletter Blog and go from there.

You won't want to miss any stops along the way – in order to win you will need to comment on everyone’s blog AND Pat Huntoon's blog. There will be an additional chance to win by playing along in her Blog Hop!

Don't forget to check out Rogue Redhead's 1st Anniversary Sale! The whole RRD store is on sale with great deals on individual unmounted rubber stamp plates and fabulous bargains on our collection bundles.

Play our Rebel Challenges for a chance to win an RRD store voucher!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Penny Bennington: Good Friends Card

Here's a card I made using my favorite text stamp from Relish Reading both as a bold element in the background and as a subtle tone-on-tone version as the background of the circles. I stamped the trio of women from Milliner Misses and punched them out with a 1 1/2" circle punch to create the circles. The card also includes a scrap of Glimmer Misted watercolor paper sprayed over a flourish screen that has been in my box of scraps for a long time because I just couldn't throw it away and it was just the pop of color I needed to finish off the card.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stephanie Severin: Sweet on You

I am so thrilled to have Rogue Redhead Designs joining us for our final Jingle Belles prompt of 2011 ... we've been making holiday cards all year long, so we could take back December one holiday card at a time ... and we'll be back doing it again in 2012.

This week's prompt ~ Candy Kisses ~ celebrates the many foods, drinks, and candies of Christmas (dark chocolate salted caramels anyone?). For my card I went straight for the cupcakes from the Candy Kisses plate.

I stamped the swirly sweet background multiple times for my base. The cupcakes were stamped in pink and then I used a blender pen and ink to color in the cherries before adding a coat of Glossy Accents.

The sketch is last week's Sweet Sunday Sketch.

If you join the fun, make sure you link-up your card by 6pm EST on Wednesday, November 30th for a chance to win a $15.00 Voucher to the RRD Store.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sharon Briss: Joining the Jingle Belles Challenge

This week, Rogue Redhead Designs is sponsoring the Jingle Belles Challenge! Every week, the lovely Jingles Belles, Stephanie and Lauren, provide inspiration for a new holiday card.

This week, the challenge is to create a card featuring your favorite holiday foods, drinks or candies!

Since the challenge is named Candy Kisses, I went straight to my RRD Candy Kisses plate! I love the cute cupcakes on this whimsical plate, especially the little cherries. Thinking about Christmas, I was also thinking about holly berries and thus an idea was born...a cupcake wreath!

I experimented on a scrap piece of paper to see exactly how many impressions of the cupcakes I would need to complete a circle. It worked nicely with 6. I used a circle cutter to cut around the edge and make the red mat. I folded a 12" x 6" piece of green cardstock in half and used the circle cutter letting it overlap the fold slightly when making the base.

Stamps: cupcakes and sentiments from Candy Kisses plate.

Come play along for a chance to win a $15.00 US voucher to our store.

Don't forget that our 1st Anniversary Sale is still on-going with great deals on our individual unmounted stamp plates and fabulous bargains on our bundles of collections.

Jean Franks Beck: Masculine Christmas Card

It's that time of year, and I've got a masculine Christmas card for you today, using the boy and text background from Relish Reading, along with a sentiment from Bits and Pieces.  All of the patterned papers are from Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas 6x6 paper pad, and the background embossing is using a Tim Holtz Christmas Background and Borders Texture Fade.  I colored the boy with Copics, and collaged together papers until I liked the feel of the whole thing.  My uncle is an avid model train collector, so I had him in mind when I made this.  I can imagine the boy in the train station, contemplating getting on the Polar Express!  Using themed patterned papers is a great way to get extra mileage out of your stamps.... and go from "Relish Reading" to "Relish Christmas", LOL!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Deb Corder: One Piece of Designer Paper

The current Rebel Challenge is to use one piece of designer paper. What better way to highlight your beautiful Milliner Miss!!??!!

I was sorting thru some old 6x6 pads and came across Basic Grey's Wassail paper. I love the delicate holly leaves. I dressed up this Miss' hat with a sprig of holly too.

Here are the Copics I used. It's been a while since I colored with Copics and I've forgotten the vibrant colors! I added a little glitter on her collar and the gold hairy cord - and this Miss is already for Christmas.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Krisha's Hanging Out with her Rogue Redhead Stamps

We've caught Krisha redhead-handed using her Rogue Redhead stamps! She made a fabulous hanging for her friend, Lynn Stevens, and she included our logo lady, "Dot", from Milliner Misses!

Isn't it great! The sentiment in the corner is also from Milliner Misses and reads "Love Your Style". The beautiful lace makes the whole hanging beyond elegant!

To see more of Krisha's wonderful art, check out her blog - Krisha's Keepsakes!

Use your RRD stamps and get caught yourself!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stephanie Severin ~ Always in Fashion

My card is for the current Rogue Redhead Rebel Challenge *Dress Down* ... to create a card using only a single piece of designer paper. I chose an elegant black floral paper from Basic Grey's new Little Black Dress collection.The layout is a Fall to Layout from the Clean & Simple Stamping Blog.

I stamped the Ledger from Relish Reading in peach ink on peach cardstock for a tone-on-tone background for my lovely Milliner Misses. They were stamped in grey and the highlighted with peach colored pencil. The sentiment was attached with foam tape for a bit of dimension.

The Milliner Misses are perfect for National Girlfriends Day cards for The Moxie Fab World Blog.

Designer ~ Stephanie Severin

Monday, November 21, 2011

more kraft by Joanne Wardle

I just don't seem to be able to stop using these new Candy Kisses stamps on kraft card, they just seem to work so easily on it.
These are just stamped in brown and coloured with pencils, with a touch of glossy accents and stickles glitter glue to finish

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sharon Briss: Variations on Vintage

At the beginning of the month, I showed you how you could use the same sketch to create a series of a simple holiday note card set just by changing the image but continuing the same feel through papers and technique.

Today, I'd like to share an example of how you can use all the same elements - image and layout - but still get some fun variations by changing out papers and colors.

I had so much fun paper piecing Dot from Milliner Misses with PaperTemptress' Ruche Paper with a Warhol card, I could not resist making more cards with the same easy paper piecing technique. It gives such a great 3D effect to the image!

I picked 3 different color combinations to start based on 3 designer papers I liked. With Memento ink, I stamped Dot onto an oval created by my Marvy punch. I colored her face in with my 3 favorite flesh toned Copic markers - base layer of E00, major shadows with E02 and outline with E11.

From there, I stamped Dot again onto ruche paper with StazOn ink and cut out her hat and coat - which conveniently cuts out as all one piece! I attached her outerwear with adhesive and then retrimmed any overlap on the oval. After that, I used a matching Marvy punch to create a scallop mat for her. The sentiment, stamped on a simple belly band, is also from Milliner Misses. A corner-rounded panel of designer paper completes the card. To be different, I had cut my cardstock base so 4.25" x 11" so that it opens from the side instead of the bottom.

What surprised me was how different the same exact elements could look by simply switching color schemes and designer paper!

Here's Dot with a red/mustard color combo!

Here she is again with a kiwi green and pale yellow palette.

Finally, I went with an unusual twosome of rust and gray. I wanted to see what an monochromatic designer paper would look like in this layout so I took the second color from Dot's hair, which is definitely red!

Hope you enjoyed these simple cards!

All of these variations could be entered into the newest Rebel Challenge "Dress Down" where we ask you to use one and only one designer/patterned paper. Why not come and play with us?

We've also added a page to the RRD blog so you can ALWAYS find the latest Rebel Challenge easily! Look for the "Our Current Challenge" tab in our menu!

Have a wonderful weekend! Look for my post next week when Rogue Redhead Designs plays along with the weekly Jingle Belles Challenge blog!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Snow Hug Tags: Laura Liddell

Today I have created a couple of tags by using an image from the Snow Hugs plate. One I have left plain after using gold embossing powder over versamark on black card and then simply mounted onto a chipboard tag. The second I again used gold embossing but this time got out my Sakura pens and had a very relaxing time colouring in. It would be a great activity to do this in front of the TV of an evening. The gold embossing lines give a raised edge so it is easy to colour in neatly and not go over the lines. John always likes to watch TV with as little light as possible so this would be a great advantage.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Floriculture Tag Gets Barbara Busted

Barbara keeps getting caught Redhead-handed! Her tag for the recent Rebel Challenge #4: Tag Lines was absolutely gorgeous!

She used a base tag sprayed with Memory Mist and added elements from the Floriculture half plate and a border from the Relish Reading full plate. It's beautifully composed!

Barbara used some fabulous details here - using a Spellbinders die to frame her quote and dying her ribbon with Ranger Distress Ink to make it match!

To see more of Barbara's terrific art, check out her blog - Magic Delights!

Want to get caught on RRD? Use your RRD stamps and let us know about it or join in on our Rebel Challenges posted the second Saturday of each month!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beverly G: Imagination

A Great Good Tuesday Morning Everyone!
This morning I've got a card that I hope will inspire you to play in our 5th Challenge-Dress Down-Use only one patterned paper.
I also decided since we are celebrating our first anniversary I would go back to the beginning and use Shar's very first stamp set release-Relish Reading. This little girl seemed like she could grace the walls of a well worn library in this portrait and as a card she can go out as a wonderful encouragement for a friend of mine who is writing her first novel.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, November 14, 2011

Penny Bennington: Stylish Miss card

I've been having fun with the new Milliner Misses plate and made this z-fold card following this month's Rebel Challenge of using only one designer paper with your stamp. My paper is from "On the Boardwalk" by Graphic 45. I cut a rectangle the size I wanted and then used a Martha Stewart border punch to create my panel. The punch actually has 3 rows of half-circles, but I cut off one to have it fit my card. The stamped girl is colored with watercolor pencils and her hat embellishment is a tiny butterfly I made dimensional by cutting it out from a second stamped hat and coloring it with Glaze pens to make it look jeweled.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

RC005: Dress Down - Only One Designer Paper

Wow! We are up to our 5th Rebel Challenge! This one is extremely simple and image-centric! Your assignment is to use

Only One Piece
of Designer Paper

That's right! We want you to concentrate on the image and only dress up your art with a single sheet of designer paper. Keep it simple and sassy!

1) You can use any products to participate in this challenge. You do not have to use Rogue Redhead Designs products but it would be fabulous if you did!

2) Your submission must include some stamping.

3) Please read the directions for the challenge. We like to add a twist here and there. Your submission must include only one piece of designer paper.

4) Links that are not to a single post (ie only to a general blog post) will not be accepted.

5) All submission posts need to include a link back to this challenge to be eligible for the challenge prize.

One challenge winner will be drawn randomly from the qualified submissions for a $15.00 US voucher at the Rogue Redhead Designs Store.

This challenge will end on December 4, 2011. The winner will be announced on December 7, 2011.

Here's some more of my dressed down ladies from the new Milliner Misses mini!

Join us throughout the month for some other challenge inspirations from the Design Team as well as some other great projects!

Your turn! Find your creative rebel spirit!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Jean Franks Beck: Visions of Sugarplums

The family are home today, in honor of (US) Veteran's Day, so I'm taking a few stolen moments to craft.  I've been playing with the new Candy Kisses plate - I love the homespun feel of these images!  I'm starting on my Christmas cards, doing the "fun" ones first - the ones that might contain gift cards or go along with a special present.  Later, I'll be in "flat" mode, for the cards that need to go through the mail in nothing more than a simple envelope, LOL!  But for now, I'm having fun with stamps and embellishments.

For this card, I made some patterned paper using the little peppermint stamp over some Basic Grey dotted paper.  I've used the same paper for the "tag", which has some yummy-looking Christmas cupcakes, all frosted and topped with a shiny cherry.  I took Shar's advice and stamped and paper-pieced with some ruched white paper - love the effect!  I added some stickles and glossy accents to the cupcakes and the white ruched trim. 
The "XOXO" is from the companion plate, Snow Hugs.  Some Copic coloring and some crinkled seam binding finish everything off.

Happy Veteran's Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day - the name doesn't matter, so long as we all take a moment to say our thanks to those who've risked or given their lives to keep us free. :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Deb Corder: Rafia and Beads

I have to admit that I had great intentions of creating art on the road this week (I'm traveling for work). But 11-hour class days are wiping me out. So I'm sharing this piece I did for Gingersnap Creations.

Do you have a bag of raffia? Did you buy it in the '80's? I did...and I still have a full bag!!!What is it about Raffia that it self-generates when you're not using it? LOL.
This is a 6x6 piece. I used the FLORICULTURE set (sun face, flowers, leaves, and check border) and a bunch of bits hanging around my desk.
I used microbeads in the center of the flowers, it added a lot of texture to the flowers. The beads are just stuck on some glue dots.

Happy Birthday to Rogue Redhead Designs! I'm proud to be a rogue!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rebel Challenge #4 Winner

Thanks to everyone who played Rebel Challenge #4: Tag Lines! Wonderful submissions from everyone!

So without further ado...we will reveal our randomly drawn winner....

Congrats to Zoechaos!
Zoechaos, please contact RRD at to get your $15.00 Voucher. Thanks for playing!

Want to get into the winners circle? Come back on Saturday to find out what we have planned for Rebel Challenge #5!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

candy kisses kraft tags, by Joanne Wardle

I decided to make three quick and easy tags with the quirky new Candy Kisses plate from Rogue Redhead. The bold simple designs are prefect for simple colouring styles, such as colouring with pencils on kraft card.

I also used the background from the relish reading plate with tea dye ink to produce a soft background image. I did this by covering the image with a torn scrap of post-it note, inking up the stamp and gently pressing the card onto the stamp, to get a faint uneven background. I love this effect as it takes away the starkness of a plain background, yet does not detract from the main image.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Simple Set Saturday: Happy Holidays

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday! Today, I wanted to show you an extraordinarily easy sketch which can work with any two coordinating designer papers and two coordinating cardstocks.

This simple format can be used over and over and produce a variety of looks with different papers and images. For this set, I decided to make up something for the upcoming Holidays. It's getting close to the party season and I like to give note card sets to my hardworking hostess friends. They make a distinctive gift which is practical but also personal.

I used the new Candy Kisses set to create this cute set. I started by stamping the images onto watercolor paper. Then, I watercolored the images by stamping ink on to an acrylic block and picking up the color with an Aquabrush. I used a couple shades of each color to create some depth. For more tips on watercoloring, you can check out my tutorial and follow-up on Gingersnap Creations.

Hope you like them!

Don't forget that Rogue Redhead Designs is having a huge Anniversary Sale with lots of cool collection bundles and fabulous deals on all our unmounted stamp plates! Check out our brand-new website for all the details!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Anniversary to Us!!

Rogue Redhead is celebrating its 1st anniversary and we are very excited!

We've got two new releases for you, a bunch of new bundles and great deals on ALL of the unmounted stamp sets in our store! Where can you find out more? Try our brand-new website -

We are happy to announce the release of our newest plates, Candy Kisses and Milliner Misses!

Candy Kisses Half Plate

A fun companion plate to the previously released Snow Hugs full-size plate and a new addition to the Beautifully Dunn range, this half plate brings its own charm to the snowy season. Featuring a mini background, decorative elements, fun images and sweet sentiments, Candy Kisses is sure to become a go-to plate for warm wishes during the cold months of Winter.

Regularly selling for $15.00, you can get Candy Kisses for $12.00 until December 30, 2011.

Here's a slideshow of some of the great samples the Rogue Crew has put together for this new plate!

Milliner Misses Mini Plate

This mini plate packs a lot of style into just a few images. Capture the distinctive fashion and panache of the twenties with these great elegant ladies and their fabulous hats. Perfect for gal pal cards and fashionable greetings of all kinds.

Regularly priced at $7.50, you can purchase Milliner Misses for $6.00 during our Anniversary Sale. Act fast, these prices only last until December 30, 2011.

Some more samples from our criminally creative Rogue Crew!

Like them both? Check out our Winter 2011 New Release bundle and get both plates for the low price of $16.88.

We have lots of fabulous deals and we've put together some great packages for you in celebration of our 1st Anniversary!
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