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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Debi Ryan: Christmas Tag

Here's a Christmas tag I've created today in our current heat wave (I live in New Zealand). Despite the sun shining, I still love Snow Hugs as a Christmas set, and I especially love this particular stamp.
I've stamped and embossed the image on some text paper, and then coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Promarkers.

I added heaps of texture with dry embossing and more wet embossing.

I hope all of our readers in the path of Sandy, are safe and sound.

Debi x

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Stephanie Severin: Carpe Diem

Love this week's sketch from The Paper Players ... I combined it with some MME Cowboy papers, stamps from two different RRD sets (Milliner Misses & Nature Notes) and a little Kraft for CAS-ual Fridays.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Laura Liddell: Tissue Tape

Today I was inspired by Autumn/Fall colours and tissue tape.
Initially I used some masking tape and tore the edges to create a mask. I then applied the autumn coloured inks. I then applied some T.H tissue tape around these colours. Lastly I stamped the flowers and coloured them and added the sentiment on the side.
The stamps come from the Floriculture plate.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Debi Ryan: Nature Notes Tag

Nature notes is such a versatile set, you will have seen Colleen's Halloween creation using some of the stamps, and today I've used the set to create a pretty tag.

First I embossed the bark background stamp in gold. I then brayered in blue and green. Stamped the trees on another piece of card using Staz-On ink and also brayered that. I added some gold to that image just using a gold leaf pen. I then added the sentiment using 2 more of the stamps from the set, and finally some ribbon.

Have a great rest of your week.

Debi x

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Colleen Oxford: Scenic Halloween

Who doesn't love a clear Halloween night, with a full moon, eerie clouds and silhouetted trees?

Looking at the Beautiful Tree Scene from Nature Notes I couldn't help myself. It was just perfect for a Halloween night.

I thought a gate card would really make the image standout.
Stamp: Tree scene from Nature Notes half plate

The paper and inks are from Stampin' Up, the bat in the corner is cut from a border strip from K&Company and finally the word stickers are from Jolee's (I think, bought a long time ago)

 I stamped the Tree scene in green, covering the background paper, Then embossed the Tree scene again on white and colored my Halloween night. Finishing my card off with cutting out a bat, sticking pearls on for the eyes and using the Happy Halloween stickers.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Fabulous Halloween :)
And don't forget to check out this month's Rebel Challenge: Go Dotty!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Barbara Washington: Dotty Birthday

This month's challenge at RRD is go dotty. My card was a simple one to make although it is full of texture. I started by stamping the lovely young lady from Nature Notes. She is layered on a square of mulberry paper. She was colored with distress markers. The white dotted background is vellum which I dry embossed with a texture fade. Love those dots. The sentiment is also from Nature Notes.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Helene Huber: Glittery Snow Hugs

When I learned the latest Rebel challenge is to Go Dotty, I couldn't wait to show off this wonderful circle background stamp.  The circle background, the framed couple, and the sentiment are all from the same Snow Hugs stamp plate. 

The solid card stock is a standard size 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", making a perfect frame for the circle background.  The glittery circles are made using a two step heat embossing process.  I just happened to have in my stash matching metallic ribbon and a metallic brad.  As you can tell, I popped up the image of the couple for some added dimension.  I love how the scarf mimics the circle behind it.  

Hope you have time to stamp a lot!  Helene aka 2amscrapper

Thursday, October 18, 2012

trisha too: going dotty in Pinktober!

Have you joined in the latest Rogue Redhead Designs challenge?
In case you haven't heard, it's "Go Dotty."  There are some REALLY
cute entries already, and I'm looking forward to blog visiting the sites
soon.  Here is my "Go Dotty" piece--a tag--with a Pinktober twist:

 One of our favorite Relish Reading missies, stamped in grey.
Honestly, now I wish I'd stamped her in an ink similar to the
flower.  ***sigh*** But she's still her sassy self, so it's all good!

 Lots of pink tulle and ribbon, with a Prima flower and pearls, too.

(You could tell the dots were from sequins waste, right?)
So be sure to check out the challenge tab at the top of the blog, 
and join the Rogues in going dotty!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Stephanie Severin: Sail Away

I combined the dot from Bits & Pieces (remember, the current Rebel Challenge is Go Dotty! ... so break out those dots) with a sentiment from Beach Babes using colors from Dynamic Duos and a layout from the new CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.

The little wooden sailboat is from Studio Calico ... and I added a tiny strip of washi tape to finish the design.

Designer: Stephanie Severin

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Rebel Challenge RC016: Go Dotty!

Ever feel like you are going around in circles?  Well, this month we are going rogue with fabulous dots, dots and more dots!  Layer inky dots, use polka-dotted designer paper or get pointillistic with your coloring - get creative!

Go Dotty!

We reserve the right to delete submissions that do not
follow our guidelines!

Please check our FAQ for all the info on our challenges! Here's the short version.

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 be use dots somewhere in your creation. 

4) Only links that are to a single post (ie only to a general blog post) will be accepted.

5) All submission posts need to include a link back to this challenge to be eligible for the challenge prize.  Please note: the challenge must be named in your list and not simply listed by its URL.  Thank you.

6) You can submit up to 3 entries and you may combine this challenge with  only up to 5 other challenges, but more than that and you will disqualify yourself and your entry will be removed.

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 November 4, 2012. The winner will be announced on November 7, 2012 and will have until December 7, 2012 to claim their prize.

Here's some easy ideas to get you started!

You can be subtle with some well-positioned dots like this Clean and Simple card.

Artwork by Sharon Briss
Stamps:rose, fern, cosmos blossom, lily of the valley
and sentiment from Floriculture (Rogue Redhead Designs)

You can use polka dot paper to add some zip to a background or some fun to a paper-pieced project!

Artwork by Sharon Briss
Stamps:cupcakes from Candy Kisses (Rogue Redhead Designs)

You might also try getting inky with a dotted background like the one below which was over-stamped on a piece of glossy paper that was dragged through distress ink

Artwork by Sharon Briss
Stamps: cuddling couple and Crazy Dot background from Snow Hugs and sentiment
from Candy Kisses (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Come back and visit our blog over the next month to see some of our dotty projects!

Now, it's your turn! Find your creative rebel spirit!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Winner of RC15: Navy, Lilac and White

Sorry for the delay in posting the winner of RC015!  I had some technical difficulties. And on to the challenge.....

While we didn't have a ton of entries this round, we definitely had some beautiful ones!  The entrants really pushed this pretty color combo to its limit!

Drumroll please....and the randomly drawn winner for RC015 is.....

Congratulations go to

Krisha, please contact RRD at to get your $15.00 US Voucher to the RRD store. You have until November 12, 2012 to claim your prize.

Want to get into the winners circle? Come back on Saturday to find out what's up for Rebel Challenge #16!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Debi Ryan: Pretty in Pink

I have 2 CAS cards to share with you today.  I've used Milliner Misses stamped in pink and then added the fabulous sentiment: "Good Friends are Always in Fashion". Love it.

I've added some bling and glitter too :-)
We are enjoying some gorgeous weather here in New Zealand at the moment as we head into Summer, enjoy the rest of your week.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Colleen Oxford: Witchy Woman

I am sooo excited that Halloween is just around the corner. It took all of my will power to wait and not decorate my house til October 1st :) 

So to kick off the season I've taken the lady from Nature Notes in a different direction...

Stamps: Lady and Tree scene from Nature Notes

 I Love, Love, Love easel cards. They are a great instant decoration for that special someone, that they can use every year after. I hope this card gets you to take out your favorite stamps and play with them to see what direction they take you. Who knows maybe that flower stamp becomes a bouquet of black and purple roses...

She is one Gorgeous Witch ;)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Barbara Washington: Good Friends

It's officially fall where I'm from (Chicago). Even the weather has turned autumn-like. I thought I'd share our Milliner Misses in their autumn attire. I  think that they look stunning stamped against the background of the autumn oak leaf. The ladies have been colored using Tombow markers. The background is stippled dye inks in fall colors. the sentiment is also from Milliner Misses and says "Good Friends are Always in Fashion."

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Simple Set Saturday: Get Scrappy

If you are like me, you probably have a lot of little strips of designer paper hanging around that you have optimistically figured would be useful for some "future project".  Well, I decided to make that distant tomorrow, a reality today. 

Grab those little strips of paper and start creating some great note card sets!  The idea is very simple!

Stamps: Old Gent and Sentiment from Just Sayin' (Rogue Redhead Designs)

First, I cut strips into 3/4" to 1" strips of varying lengths.  I lined them up and then offset them.  I taped the strips together on the backside.  Then...and this is the easiest part...just stamp one of your favorite images onto the strips in black.  I added a sentiment on one of the longer strips.  Once the image was placed, I also did some strategic cutting to create more interest.  I put the whole thing on a plain white card, positioned the strips as desired and trimmed the bits sticking out the edges.  You don't even have to make things straight!  How easy is that?

Here are the other cards I created using the same method:

Stamps: Marie from Relish Reading and sentiment from Bits and Pieces (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Stamps: lily of the valley and sentiment from Floriculture (Rogue Redhead Designs)

If you try out this easy way to use up your scraps, please add a comment with a link!  We would love to see your fabulous cards!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Helene Huber: Autumn Picnic with the Grizzlies

These bears, from the Getting Grizzly Stamp Plate, were begging to be used on my first post as a new member of the Rogue Crew.  My grade school penchant for creating dioramas and cutting out paper dolls has turned into adult paper crafting loves of fussy cutting and creating scenes such as the one on this side step card..

Here is my "step" by step process:

Getting Grizzly Stamp Plate:  I used 8 stamps from the plate to create this scene.

Make side step card base using 8-1/2" x 7" green card stock, scored and cut (templates available on internet).  The honeycomb section is 3 inches across and the bears on a tree portion is four inches wide.

Using Archival Coffee Ink, stamp bear images onto medium brown card stock.  Fussy cut stamped bears.  Using same brown card stock, stamp cutie sentiment with green ink.  I used a label punch for the sentiment.

On a neutral (manila) base, spray three autumn colors using water misting and kitchen roll techniques. I used Dylusions Ink Spray in Fresh Lime and Squeezed Orange along with Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Autumn Leaf.  Cut into strips to represent the forest floor and run through an embossing folder.  On the first and third steps, I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder, Bird Call.  On the second step, I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fade, Pumpkin Patch. After fussy cutting the strips along some of the embossed shapes, adhere to card base "steps".  Position bears onto strips.  Add sentiment.  Add texture to the forest floor using Flower Soft.  (I used Shamrock Green for moss on the tree, then mixed it with Nut Brown and Summer for the forest carpet.)

Using Archival black Ink, stamp honeycomb background onto yellow paper and cut and mat into oval shape. (I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals and Scalloped Ovals).  Place on large portion of card base.
Stamp bee3 times onto yellow paper, fussy cut and place onto card using foam pop dots.

Helene aka 2amscrapper

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Evelyn Spotted: Dot Goes Plaid

Evelyn has been spotted using her Milliner Misses mini! Using paper piecing, she has created a stylish and sweet card!

Choosing a fabulous plaid for her paper piecing, Evelyn dressed Dot up in the height of fashion. 

To see more of Evelyn's elegant art, check out her blog, Beyond Just Black and White.

Want to get caught redhead-handed and have your art featured on the RRD blog?  Just use your RRD stamps, post your creation on your blog and send us a note.  We may catch you when you are least expecting it!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Stephanie Severin: Soul Priority

I used stamps from two RRD sets for this collage card using this week's Retro Sketch.

Flower, pennant & wavy border are from Just Sayin' and sentiment from Nature Notes ... paper is 7Gypsies Postale.

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