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Monday, 20 June 2016

RUBBER DANCE STAMPS Challenge June 2016... & Baby News!

I'm THERE. I AM! I have made some Christmas cards. I've made a pact with
myself that any card challenge I enter MUST be to create Chrissy cards. So
I can get back on track. Last time I made any was January. EEK!
The RUBBER DANCE STAMP challenge:

I didn't 'push' it & try to use flowers! And this was really experimental.
I wanted to use one of my Rubber Dance Stamps, & found a bg one I thought
would work for Christmas. [link to it is HERE].
First, I heat embossed it onto cardstock, then attempted to blend Gelatos in.
Really didn't work. So, I tried again, this time blending the Gelatos into
the card stock first THEN heat embossing the stamp over the top. BINGO!
This is my card:
It shimmers beautifully:
Yummy! The saying I created with my Bro [Scan'n'Cut :)]
Anyways, then I was looking at my other sheet of [crappy] embossing....& a few of the 
off cuts from this card...which I cut down further & VOILA! Another card basically
created itself!!
I was chuffed with this one, too:)
So there you have it. I've done a Darnell 'two-fer', increased my Chrissy stash to 6 &
used up my scraps!

As for the Baby News - #3 has ARRIVED!!
His name is Ashton Ross Knight, weighed in at 7lb 1oz
& is just beautiful. Here he is with Mum & Dad
& me ["Ma"] just 6 hours after he was born.
My DIL is AMAZING!!!
Here's the whole family together. They're going to be busy!!!

Thanks for looking ~ blessings! Lizzy ♥♥♥

23 comments:

  1. Love, love, love those Christmas cards. Both versions are totally gorgeous (love the tree on the second one).. sometimes mistakes can turn out to be the best thing .. LOL!! Although I'm basically a traditional girl where Christmas colours are concerned (red, green and gold .. yeah .. I know .. boring!!) I really love the pretty colours you've chosen .. looks fantabulous!! .. And huge congrats on your new granbaby .. he is so adorable. Love the name they've chosen for him and I bet you can't wait to babysit. Congratulations to the whole family. love and hugs xx

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  2. Congrats Ma, on your 3rd grandchild, everyone is happy :) gorgeous christmas cards, fabulous colours too, I think that it is only about 6 months to christmas…. have a great week XX

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  3. Love the colours on the cards! :)
    And congrats ma! 3 little boys to love! You are going to have so much fun!

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  4. beautiful cards Lizzy! adore your background looks great!
    and congrats with your 3rd grandchild! )))) these photos are so cuute!

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  5. Stunning Christmas cards Lizzy and gorgeous colours!! A big congrats on grand baby number three xx

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  6. Can't believe you are so ahead with Christmas cards already Lizzy, I won't even start until November at the earliest! These are beautiful, I love that effect on the background, reminds me of frosty windows. YOur DIL really is amazing, she looks so beautiful and serene - I was a fat blotchy muddle at that stage! Such a happy little family, you must be very proud of them xx

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  7. Hiya Lizzy :D Wow look at you making Chrissy cards... Yikes! I have only just got back into creating and I am so not putting pressure on myself at this stage to start on Christmas. I can't believe that we are already June... Where has the time gone. These are beautiful though and it is a great way to kill many birds with one stone.
    Congraulations on baby #3... that is so precious and your DIL does look amazing. I am sure I didn't look like that after either of mine :D :P Love that she already has a protective older brother. The twins love Scarlett as long as I don't go near her. Paige especially doesn't like it. Have fun with him - the time goes by so fast. <3

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  8. Yipee So "ma" is going to have even more cute photos to scrap :) Congrats !! Loved the cards..early start :) the bg looks very nice n I loved the lighter version more :)

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  9. Yipee So "ma" is going to have even more cute photos to scrap :) Congrats !! Loved the cards..early start :) the bg looks very nice n I loved the lighter version more :)

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  10. Christmas Lizzy ! Christmas ! what are you doing to me ! Nah good on you , they are brilliant. LOVE the background, looks fabulous and fab use of the left overs with the second card , you should be chuffed they are lovely.
    What a beautiful family with the new addition & yes they are going to be busy ! But lucky they have a good Ma and Pa on hand to help out

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  11. Firstly!! CONGRATS ON NEW GRANDBABY! He is beautiful and the whole family look happy and busy.. yep.. I trust they all settle in well together.. and love your cards.. good on you for even thinking about christmas.. i mean it is probably closer to christmas now then to the beginning of the year.. this year is flyingggggg.. have a great week!

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  12. Awwwwwwwwwww CONGRATS Grandma!!!!! He is beautiful! I love love love your cards!! They are gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Many congratulations all round! You'll have your hands full with those three.

    Ooh, Christmas..I think I could get behind that idea

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  14. Congratulations on the baby! Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Rubber Dance Stamps.

    Majo - DT ♥

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  15. Awww, congratulations on the 3rd grand child! ♥ That's such wonderful news!

    What a great idea to use the challenges to make Chrismas cards. Love both of them! I often use these colours for Christmas. Thank you for joining our June challenge at Rubber Dance and for using one of my background stamps on your first card ♥

    PS: You're going to love our July challenge ... *hint, hint* ;-)

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  16. Hi Lizzy. Love the cards. That silver lace background is gorgeous. Congrats on your new grandson. So nice to see you over at the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

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  17. Ooohhh !!!!! Awesome Chrissy Cards Lizzy !!!! And Lovely pics on your boys and Neri (&YOU) I Can feel the Love 😍 Thanks for sharing !!!
    Anna xo

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  18. Firstly congrats on your darling new GrandBoy. Such a sweet photo with his older brothers looking on. Heaps more love to srinkle through out the family. Now to Christmas cards - clever girl to turn each challenge into a Christmas one! Especially like these pretty colours and the stylised tree. TFS

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  19. Wow...congrats Lizzy on your new grandson! I am sure you are just delighted! ;-)
    Beautiful and festive cards too...I so love purple on Christmas cards! ;-)

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  20. Huge congratulations for the lovely new addition to your family x

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  21. Oh my gosh Lizzy!!! I'm just catching up! WOW..... congrats!! so beautiful - you lucky girl!!!

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  22. CONGRATS! HUGE CONGRATS! I know I am a bit late in the wishing...digging out from all the email. I can also see why you are pumped about those cards! SO GLITTERY and SHIMMERY! My inner crow had a moment at all the sparkly!

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  23. Awww huge congratulations to all the family! :)
    So much goodness to see here, I'm always in awe of your creations & the quantity...tad jealous really ;) Your cards & layouts, all so different, all so creative!

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