Wednesday, 4 March 2015


Do you remember the old riddle: What's black and white, and red all over?

The answer then was: a book. This time, it's this card - which is pure black and white with an accent of white lace and dark red ribbon.

I've used the smaller poppy, inking the flower only, and repeat-stamped it. I then added the lace and ribbon, and a small die cut cartouche in black.

Finally, I stamped the large poppy onto a scrap of white card, and cut it out. I mounted this to the black cartouche using foam dots to add a bit of height. Voila!

All I've used is IndigoBlu's set of poppy stamps (available in the shop) and a black Brilliance ink pad.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Jo's JOFY class sample for March 21

Jo Firth-Young

Don't you just love this? This is what you'll be making, if you are lucky enough to be one of the six people going to Jo Firth-Young's JOFY class on March 21st!

You'll make a mini box canvas, and you'll also be using Jo's new range of stamps for PaperArtsy!

Total fabulousness... you'll be buzzing!

Monday, 2 March 2015


Well folks, we're into March so I think it's now officially Spring... Here's another card from my Beautiful Backgrounds class, which I think is very Spring-like - lots of turquoise and repeat stamping using Tim Holtz's Nature's Moments stamp set.

I've also used some Prima-style flowers and leaves as an embellishment.

I've used Brilliance Pearlescent Olive ink (the green is a lovely greeny gold) plus a turquoise and a deeper blue, stamping the same stamp over and over.

Finally, I stamped the bird (from the Nature's Moments set) and added an expoxy resin circle over the head - this emphasises it, and also magnifies it slightly. Next, the quote in the same olive ink, layered to a piece of torn turquoise paper. I hole-punched this top and bottom, threaded dark olive green ribbon through and layered to a dark brown folded card. THEN I added all the flowers.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

TRANSPARENT ART with FREYJA on Saturday 28 March

Here are the samples for Freyja's fabulous Transparent Art Master Class, here at BladeRubber Stamps on Saturday 28 March. Gorgeous or what?

Windows lines with acetate, so you can see the artwork shining through!

This one has an overlay of acetate.

If you think these are nice on the blog, you should see them In Real Life! It's a fabulous class - don't miss it! Click here for details on how to book.

Friday, 20 February 2015


Here's another card from my Beautiful Backgrounds class: 'Looking for Chocolate' (a subject very close to my heart, lol)

The figure is stamped separately, cut into a rectangle and mounted flat to the top layer, then outlined with glitter glue.

The next layer is mounted to black card, with a strip of black ric-rac braid glued on top for a bit of texture.

The phrase is by PaperArtsy, and the person holding the goggles (could be a man OR woman, depending on how you colour it) is by IndigoBlu. I've coloured the lenses of the goggles black, then made them stand out with some Glossy Accents. The big swirl stamp (2nd layer) is by Hero Arts. I think the smaller swirl is Stampendous (not sure...)

Much fun!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

IN FLIGHT - a double layered card

Thought you'd like to see one of the cards from my Beautiful Backgrounds class (from 2 weeks ago).

This is where you cut two layers to the size you want and add a bit of repositionable glue to the back of the first layer. Stamp right over both layers (I used ONE stamp, but in several colours) then separate the layers again. Mount each one to contrast card.

I finished off by stamping my focal image separately, embossed it, layered it and embossed the phrase on a separate piece of the same card. I cut the phrase out and glued on over foam dots for some dimension.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, 12 February 2015


Copyright Anne at AnnesPaperCreations blog
This is a fabulous spinning desktop caddy - using toilet rolls!

Here's the brilliant YouTube video by Anne of AnnesPaperCreations. You too can make this! Here, Anne has used Graphic45 papers (Blade Rubber has these in the shop!).

To see the entire post with still pix, go here to Anne's blog. Fabulous or what?