Tuesday, November 20, 2007


...three cards in a tub!

well, they are not actually in a *TUB*, they are in the new caardvarks' challenge...but that didn't rhyme very well, so i went with "tub" instead. anyway, as i mentioned, the new challenge is up and it is called: rub me tender, rub me sweet! (you're not going to believe this, but for once, there is a diabolical pun being perpetrated that had nothing to do with me!!!) you've got until midnight, november 30th*, to go wild making cards which include rub-on transfers. the winner will recieve fame, glory, their name in lights on the empire state building, and a delicious vegetarian lunch prepared by tv chef emeril lagasse.

ok, ok, technically, you don't get any of those things. but there *IS* a prize, and since it's from the embellishment studio, you definitely want it! :)

here are the cards i made for the challenge:

(pattern paper: dcwv + vintage sheet music; small diecut ornament, word strips & tag: fancy pants; larger ornament is a plastic cup traced for the circle w/FP ornament top added to it; vellum noel: dcwv; stickers: basic grey, sandylion, sticko, martha stewart; rub-ons: autumn leaves, fancy pants, foof-a-la, basic grey, making memories, creative imaginations other: ribbon scraps, colorbox ink, foam tape)

as you can see, i am still workin' the christmas frame cards...but i had no trouble incorporating rub-ons into that scenario. i've got layers and layers of those babies: on the ornaments, in the background, as bits of text, as accents, and around the frame openings. aye, there's the rub! (ok, that diabolical pun WAS all mine!)

* this challenge is of slightly shorter duration than the typical caardvarkian endeavor, because we are clearing the decks for the first week of december...in which BIG DOINGS will take place! as you know, i am as good at keeping secrets as...ummm...well, the first person you can think of who is really, really BAD at keeping secrets...and being sworn to secrecy is physically painful to me; but i'm not going to blow the surprise!


  1. Oooooooh, I love all these! These are all wonderful. I want to enter that rub-on contest...love my rub-ons! Stamps are less expensive in the long run, but sometimes I just don't want to have to clean them, etc. With rub-ons, there is no inky mess to clean up :)

  2. I want you to win! Not for the SOLE reason that you're creative....but that you are my 1st Blogger friend! All the best!

  3. So beautiful! your frame cards are fab!

  4. you hit on one thing i havent bought too many of - rubons. so i hoard the ones i have LOL.. i always wanna join in on these challenges but lately i'm so time crunched- i admire how you do this! maybe after i get my christmas cards done :-) anyway these are wonderful - my favorite is the last one - that NOEL... so pretty with the music bg.....

  5. Look at you rockin' the rub-ons. I have lots of Hambly screen print rub-ons that have yet to see paper ... gonna have to play with those this weekend after the turkey is all done.

  6. Your cards are awesome! Love the frame and the christmas "bulbs" - nice work.

  7. Your work is insanely cool, and I love your quirky comments. You're such a hoot!


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