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Friday, November 30, 2012

Laura Liddell: Thank You Card





A simple thank you card ready for those post Christmas needs. Just two texture stamps were overlaid, followed by this sincere woman saying "Thank You". She comes from the Nature Notes stamp plate and I love the way she looks you straight in the eye!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Debi Ryan: Relish Notebook


This might be another one of my all time favourite stamps, and she really doesn't see ink as much as she should. This is a little notepad I've altered by covering to scallop circles I diecut using chipboard as the base. I've then covered, gessoed and stamped. These make great little stocking fillers.

And don't forget you've still got until the 2nd December to sneek an entry into the Rebel Uncard Challenge.

Debi x

Monday, November 26, 2012

Colleen Oxford: Framed Reading

Hey Everyone! 

I hope you get a chance to join in this months 
Rebel Challenge: UnCard ending December 2nd. 

I have a cute desk top calendar to show you for inspiration...

Stamps: Boy, Girl, Book border, Open book, and Sentiment from Reading Relish full-plate

 
I started out with a 5x7 plastic L-shaped acrylic photo frame. Cutting my background paper,Handsome Hunter, to fit. I then stamped the Book border across a 5 x 1 1/4 strip of Kiwi Kiss.  My main matte is a piece of So Saffron cut to 5 x 4 1/2 and stamped the girl in the bottom right-hand corner. The focal point is stamped on a 2 1/2 x 5 piece of Sage Shadow, I paper pieced his jacket to match the background color. Next I cut a 2 x 2 piece of Handsome Hunter and mounted a circle stamped with the sentiment and the open book. I finished by matting and adhering the calendar to the outside of the frame along with the pearls.


I hope to see what UnCard you come up with :)





Barbara Washington: Wish

I finally got a chance to play in my studio after the holiday excitement. I pulled out a tag and got to work. My tag background is wrinkle free distress, one of Tim Holtz's techniques. A little distress ink, a little water, and swish you've got a great background. I pulled out my RRD Just Sayin' stamps. They are so much fun to play with. Peaking behind the wreath (Tim Holtz/Sizzix die) is the old couple. Clear embossed on the background are several of  the flowers, or can we say snowflakes here (They do have six points). I took the border, stamped it in red, and cut it very close to the swirls. Then I embossed the whole piece with clear embossing powder. They look a lot like candy cane sticks. To finish off my tag I die cut an ornament with the word wish in it (Both Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies), put berries on the wreath using a Viva Decor pen, and added a red ribbon to the tag. Are we getting into the Christmas spirit yet?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sharon Briss: For the Reader in Your Life

I made a bunch of these cards to accompany gifts to the book lovers on my holiday list this year.  I loved using the bright color palette with Marie, a vintage image from our Relish Reading plate.


I colored our thoughtful reader in with copic markers.  I love the soft effects available with the X-Press It Blending paper.  It really does create beautiful and seamless shading!

I used an oval cutter to isolate the image and cut a slightly larger one in orange cardstock to act as a mat.  I used the edge of this second circle as a guide for lining up the brads before adhering it to the back of the image. 


To get the pennant effect, I angled my square punch so that it sat diagonal on a strip of cardstock.  I learned this extraordinarily helpful hint from our own Rogue Crew member, Stephanie Severin.

Don't forget that simple cards can still be impactful.  This particular card was made mostly from bits and pieces from my scrap baskets!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Helene Huber: Winter Tag

Here's hoping everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday had a wonderful day, filled with good food, good company, and lots to be thankful for!

The transition to winter holidays is quickly upon us.  Here is a tag which could also be used as a hanging ornament or a card front.   It's made with a distressed denim look.



Core'dinations cardstock embossed with Sizzix Stampin' Up big Shot Textured Northern Flurry, then sanded;
Use same paper for one large snowflake  from Sizzix Stampin' Up Bigz Snow Flurry die.  Also use for scallop circle, sanded.
Rogue Redhead Designs Candy Kisses Half Plate:  Stamp mittens on white paper using Ranger Faded Jeans Distress Ink pad and cut with smaller scallop circle.  Color and add Ranger Faded Denim distress stickles.
Highlight with Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star pen.
Ribbon from stash.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

trisha too: a tiny book full of big thanks

Oh yes, it's true, I may have gone overboard with all these tags, but it IS
Thanksgiving today here in the states, and I DO have a lot to be thankful for.

Believe it or not, all those tags fit inside this tiny book . . .
(there are more pics on my blog, by the way!)

 Here's the Relish Reading fellow--used that set, plus Beach Babes,
Milliner Misses, and Nature Notes.  And the big honeycomb
 background from Gettin' Grizzly, but that's hard to tell, as it was
used when making the monoprint papers.  You can see all of those 
sets HERE.  Made any mini books or tags lately?  Either would be

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Craft Stamper Has Gone Rogue!

Check out the December issue of Craft Stamper magazine to see some fabulous pieces using our Snow Hugs plate.


Fabulous designers such as Joanne Allison, Kim Costello and our own Jean Franks Beck all created their own individualized samples using the Snow Hugs plate as their jumping off point!  The card above was created by the Chief Rogue, Sharon Briss.


If you haven't seen Craft Stamper, it's a great magazine for all levels of stampers from the beginner to dabblers to advanced inkers.  Each month, there are amazing easy-to-follow techniques and tutorials from leading designers.  While primarily a United Kingdom publication, it is available in some Barnes and Noble bookstores and select craft stores in the United States.



To celebrate this fabulous issue we are extending the sale on the Beautifully Dunn Bundle including the Snow Hugs full plate,  the Candy Kisses half plate and Carnival Dreams mini until December 30, 2012!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Debi Ryan: Christmas Gift Tags

Times just flying by, and I'm getting behind schedule with my Christmas present wrapping and card writing. I needed some gift tags quick. So I cut some tag shapes with a Spellbinders Letter Die. I've then stamped 3 of the tags with images from Candy Kisses.


I've coloured them with Prismacolor pencils and Promarkers.

For the second 3 I stamped with images from Snow Hugs, I added some Christmassy flowers and leaves too.


Perfect for making my family Christmas Presents look extra special.

Don't forget there's still time to join in the current Rebel Challenge: Anything but a Card!

Debi x


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Colleen Oxford: A Scrappy Day


GREAT FRIENDS, GREAT FOOD AND GREAT FUN!!!

I recently was able to spend a day scrappin' with some great ladies and shorten my stack of "to be scrapped" pictures, which seems to be a never ending pile :) I love using stamps to create backgrounds and add that special something to a LO that stickers just can't quite do.

Here are some of the pages I was able to complete...

                                                           
This LO is using the Ivy, Sentiment and Flourish from Nature Notes.  I stamped around the border with the ivy stamp in Stampin' Up's Always Artichoke ink pad then sponged to age it. The paper pack is from the Close to my Heart, Victory paper pack. I felt it needed something to anchor the page so I stamped the flourish in Early Espresso and punched them out using a circle punch. Then I stamped the sentiment, rounding the corners and distressing. Finishing it off by popping up the sentiment and flourishes.


                                                
For my second LO I took inspiration from the pennant in the Just Sayin' full plate. Again I used papers from the Close to my Heart Victory pack. I stamped the Swerving line, Pennant and Cluster of blocks from the Just sayin' full plate using Stampin' Ups Night of Navy ink pad.  I thought the swerving line was prefect for the "string" to hang the name pennant on writing the letters with a Maroon journaling pen and popping up every other one. The cluster of blocks I then stamped all over the background paper which made the page just a little more interesting.



And for my final LO I took inspiration from my son's Bruins shirt.  And what better stamps to use but the one's from Getting Grizzly, this is such a versatile set. I have made polar bears, grizzly bears and now bruins :) The papers and inks I used are from Stampin' Up. I began by stamping the Honey comb all around the border, Happy Birthday (from Nature Notes) and Bees in the middle making dots for the bee trails. But my favorite element on this page, other than my son of course, are the bears that I stamped on brown and colored in with a black marker, fussy cutting then popping up in the corner. I rounded out the page with Close to my Hearts durables square studs in each corner.

I hope you've enjoyed and been inspired to get stampin and scrappin :)
And don't forget to check out Rogue Redhead Designs to view the Fabulous stamps shown. 




Monday, November 12, 2012

Barbara Washington: Snow People

What a fun challenge here at Rogue Redhead Designs--Uncard. I'm sharing a 3D snow globe (definitely not a card) that I decorated using stamps from the Candy Kisses stamp set. I had such fun stamping and masking the different parts of this scene. Everything was colored with distress markers. The snow was enhanced with picket fence distress stickles. For me, the most difficult thing about creating an uncard is the photographing. It was especially hard to photograph the snow globe since the room light left a glare and the curved, waterfilled globe cast shadows. However, it was a fun project and the stamps from Candy Kisses were perfect for the scene.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Rebel Challenge - RC017: UnCard!

Today's Rebel Challenge is to break out of the card box and

Uncard!

PLEASE READ OUR RULES CAREFULLY.
We reserve the right to delete submissions that do not
follow our guidelines!

You can enter any project that is NOT a card!  Think anything from ATC to 3D! 

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 NOT be a card - that's it!

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.

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 2, 2012. The winner will be announced on December 5, 2012 and will have until January 5, 2013 to claim their prize.

Here's some easy ideas to get you started.



Picture Frame by Colleen Oxford
Stamps:Megan, flourish and DayDream from Relish Reading



Notebook by Sharon Briss
Stamps: Woman, flourish and sentiment from Nature Notes



Tag by Sharon Briss
Stamps: flower and flourish from Nature Notes
and sentiment and fern from Floriculture

Come back and visit our blog over the next month to see some Uncarded Art! 

Don't forget to check out our Anniversary Mega Sale before it ends on November 11, 2012!!  We've got lots of great values at the Rogue Redhead Designs store!




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

Friday, November 9, 2012

Helene Huber: Happy Holidays Tag

An easy tag created by simply layering stamping from three plates.



Stamp Plates from Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC:
Female image:   Nature Notes
Roses:  Floriculture
Happy HolidaysBits and Pieces

Other Materials:
Pink Paislee London Market paper pack, page cut to 6x4 inches
Staz On Timber Brown ink pad
Ranger Distress Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Walnut Stain
trim from my stash

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Winner of RC016: Go Dotty

We hope everyone had fun with our Go Dotty Rebel Challenge!  We definitely had a lot of entrants and lots of great ways to use dots!

There would have been more competition but several of the players did not follow our challenge rules and entered more than 5 other challenges.  These submissions were deleted as they were detected as per our rules.

Onto the fun stuff! Drumroll please....and the randomly drawn winner for RC016 is.....


Congratulations go to


Cathy Calamas
of
A Surcee Life



Cathy, please contact RRD at rogueredheaddesigns@gmail.com to get your $15.00 US Voucher to the RRD store. You have until December 7, 2012 to claim your prize.

We've also selected the Rebel Challenge Top 3!

Vicki, Marika and Anne- you can proudly display our Top 3 badge!



Artwork by Vicki - Paper Squirrel


Artwork by Marika Gabez



Artwork by Anne Bodil

Each challenge we pick a Ravishing Rogues from among the entries which  featured RRD stamps.

The RC016 Ravishing Rogues is Holly!

Artwork by Holly

We hope you proudly display this badge!

Thanks to everyone who played!

Want to get into the winners circle? Come back on Saturday to find out what's up for Rebel Challenge #17!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Anniversary Mega Sale

It's our 2nd Anniversary!  Time sure flies when you are having lots of inky fun!  Rogue Redhead Designs LLC has been proud to provide quality unmounted rubber stamps in eclectic and vintage designs since 2010!  We now have five fabulous full-size plates, four half-size plates and two minis in inventory along with some select singles!



Our one-week only Anniversary Mega Sale will run from November 4 to November 11, 2012 with lots of great savings on all your favorite unmounted rubber stamp plates!  This is a great time to start going Rogue with your stamping or round out your existing Rogue collections!

On top of all the great savings on individual unmounted rubber stamp plates, we also have two great bundles to bring you even more savings!  Our Beautifully Dunn Winter Bundle - which features the full-size Snow Hugs plate, the half-size Candy Kisses and the Carnival Dreams mini - is available the low price of $30.00!  Similarly, the Half Plate Bundle -  including Floriculture, Bits and Pieces and Nature Notes - will also be on sale for $30.00!  Both these great deals are available only until November 11, 2012!  Get in on the savings today!
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