Friday, 26 November 2010

Yummy new Polka Doodle rubber stamps

Nikky has been working her little socks off for you all again and produced some gorgeous new rubber stamps. Yes proper Delicious RED RUBBER stamps.  Knowing who manufactures these stamps I can tell you they are top quality and deeply etched.  I'm sorry to all you clear rubber stamp lovers but rubber is definitely better in my humble opinion and far more versatile and long lasting. 

There are a few exceptions I grant you, one of which being Clarity Stamps which are far superior to other clear stamps and on a par with rubber.  They will withstand heat and permanent inks with ease, and there are so many designs to die for it's hard to choose.

I also have to say a big thank you to Kuretake UK for sending me some fabby Kurecolour alcohol inks. The colours are amazing.  If you have never used any of their products then give them a go. You really won't be disappointed, again the quality of their Zig pens Etc is second to none.  I'm using the inks for a Magazine set, so unfortunately I can't post any pictures of them till they have been published, but as and when I get some time (ha ha) I will use them on a project and post some pics.

I digress so back to Polka Doodles. This weeks challenge on the the PD blog this week was to make a card using the Poem 'Twas the night before Christmas ..........' as inspiration.  The design team have made some wonderful inspirational projects so hop over to the Polka Doodles blog and have a butchers.

For my DT challenge card I used the Paper Boutique Vol2 Creative Christmas CD for all the elements and backing papers. Santa and Rudolf won't be going hungry or thirsty this Christmas eve.
Below are four sample cards I made for Nikky with the new stamps.  I so wish I had had more time to play further, but alas other work was waiting to be done (nothing new there).  These little houses are so cute and all the little elements work so well for making up little scenes.  And I love the sentiments, some quirky, some standard but in gorgeous fonts and just so usable.
I used bog standard colouring pencils on the above image and I coloured the one below with Sakura stardust pens.
 I used a mixture of Copics and ProMarkers on the below cards
If your squeamish then go no further, I injured myself this week.  The table bit back and tried to rip my index fingernail off.  Oooooouuuucccchhhh is the polite version of my reaction!  It's been a real pain since, It's amazing how much you miss a finger when you can't use it. And boy does it sting when you get alcohol ink in it, I nearly hit the roof I can tell you, lmao.
That's it for now, feel free to feel sorry for my poor finger!


Fliss said...

Just gorgeous cards Dee and I especially love your Santa and reindeer one.
Your photo made me wince and I'm in total sympathy as I did the same thing a few weeks ago when I was taking a bag to a charity shop and it broke. Didn't realise what I'd done until the lady helpers asked if I wanted a plaster as I was bleeding everywhere!!!
Hope yours grows really fast so you can sort it out soon.

Colette said...

Beautiful cards, Santa and Rudolph look as if they are totally ready for their goodies. Hope your nail gets better quickly, keep off the alcohol (inks) until then LOL!
Colette xx

Claire Phillips said...

Fabulous cards Dee - an awful lot better than that poor nbail of yours! Rest it as if! Cheers Claire x

Nikky Hall said...

That nail pic makes me gag and I keep seeing it yuk yuk yuk! Great cards tho, cant wait to see what you did with the Kurecolors xx mwaah

Cheryl said...

oh you have the most amazing makes on here hun,just love those trees,and that box,you have done is just brilliant,just wanted to pop over and say hello
ouch that finger
hugs cheryl xxxxx

Tracy said...

Such wonderful creations Dee, Poooooooooor finger, goes with my broken toe Lol !
Happy crafting
Tracy x

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Wow Dee, amazing samples hunny, so impressive, I love your work so much, I spotted you in a mag the other day and loved your design too.
Take care,
Em.x (Vintage Milly)

Saskia said...

Great Polka Doodles-cards!!!!

Auw... hope your finger is better now?!?

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)