Friday, 12 February 2016

Join Our Combined Blog Hop!

Hello Crafters! I'm excited to welcome you to the very first joint blog hop with EyeConnect Crafts and Rubber Dance Stamps!

Erin Sparler of EyeConnect Crafts (USA) and Bibi Lindahl of Rubber Dance Stamps (Norway) met online in the fall of 2015. They quickly hit it off and discovered that they had a LOT in common, or as Erin so eloquently put it: There is no word for old friends who have just met!
The Design Teams have been generously supplied with chipboards from EyeConnect Crafts and rubber stamps from Rubber Dance Stamps and we are all thrilled to show you the results with this joint Blog Hop.

What's in it for you?
Glad you asked! One lucky winner will receive a Gift Certificate worth $25 from BOTH EyeConnect Crafts AND Rubber Dance to spend on our websites! Another lucky winner will receive a surprise gift from BOTH Erin and Bibi, with $25 worth of products from our two companies!
What do you have to do?
Not much! 
1) Visit all the blog posts in the hop and leave a comment. 
2) Become a follower of the EyeConnect Crafts and Rubber Dance Stamps blogs.

That's it! And who knows... maybe YOU will tie new bonds of friendships across the globe, too! :-)
You have until Valentine's Day, Sunday the 14th at midnight EST (New York time), which is 6 am Monday 15th for those of you on Central European Time (Amsterdam, Berlin, Oslo), and 5 am if you live in the UK. You can find a time converter here. Winners will be announced 18th of February.
Enjoy the hop and good luck!
Here is what I made with chipboards from EyeConnect Crafts and stamps from Rubber Dance:
A one handed clock LOL

I started with an IKEA clock.  I used EyeConnect Crafts Totem Dragon embossed with red tinsel embossing powder.  I have connected it with brads and the thing I really like about these chipboards is, they move.  I used 5mm foam to under the central body piece to attach the dragon.  Everything else moves still!  Cool

I used stamps from Rubber Dance Round in Circles and ATC Backgrounds 2 embossed with white embossing powder.  

I added some frayed ribbon and red rhinestones to the hand. It rotates once a minute. The circle with the pen and the word 'Imagination' rotate once every twelve hours. It's my very own Imagination-o-meter LOL
Blog hop list:
      1. Erin, owner of EyeConnect Crafts
 2. Susan
 3. Lilian
 4. Anita
 5. Irit
10Gail   <==== you are here
12. Bibi, owner of Rubber Dance Stamps

You may have noticed that the blog hop projects all use the colors from this month’s Rubber Dance Challenge, Kraft, White and Red. Play along for another chance to win Rubber Dance Stamps, this is the post you need to read (link opens in a new tab).
Thanks for stopping by and hopping along!

Don't forget to leave a comment for the chance to win.  Hugz

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  1. My goodness, this has to be the coolest clock I've ever seen!!
    That's such an imaginative use of my stamps! Love the dragon from EyeConnect Crafts - the fact that they have moveable parts is such a big plus about these chipboards.
    Thank you!

    1. Thanks Bibi! I can't believe this is a clock! SO cool! Want one!!!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks plush! What would you make with one? You should go take our fun "What's Your Fantasy Totem?" Quiz. Maybe you're a dragon! ;)

  3. Great project, Gail! Takes me right to a Chinese New Year parade in my mind, yet the colors are so not-typical Chinese New Year celebration.

  4. This is so cool, dear Gail, love the colour of your dragon!


  5. I love all of the circles and that dragon is awesome! Great job!!

  6. Oh Em Gee! I love the EyeConnect, Gail! This is just totally awesome art! Thanks for sharing the hop info!

  7. That is one cool dragon! Your card is one of my favorites on this hop!

  8. Wow, this is amazing. The dragon is awesome.

  9. I love these wood pieces that can be moved for the design.
    the dragon looks ferocious but so pretty.
    thanks for sharing an amazing piece.

  10. Awesome! I love your background and dragon.

  11. ooo wow! Loveeee your dragon, so awesome Gail! The stamps are amazing love the patterns. So fun, thanks for sharing!~kim

  12. Fabulous make for Chinese New Year. To clarify, you actually have a clock movement behind the hand? Wonderful either way...

    1. Yes, this is an Ikea clock I have altered. The hand is attached to the second hand of the clock and rotates once a minute. The spiral behind with the red pen nib and the word imagination is on the hour hand so rotates once every 12 hours. I could do without the tick though!! Hugz

  13. wow that is so cool, love the way its a working clock, fab, thanks for joining us at Things to alter.

    Jac x

  14. Amusing and clever ideas in here. The repeated circles, half-circles and circular brads really keep me swirling in there. Love the dragon.

  15. Cool design. Very mod! Yet Asian too. And appropriate to the Asian Lunar New Year as well!

  16. My former Art professor would say...Lovely composition. Such uniqueness, such flow, wonderful color. And I would have to agree, wholeheartedly.

  17. Awesome card! Love the clock and the dragon!

  18. Brilliant choice of stamps with the dragon, looks so festive, fire works etc. Your dragon in red looks awesome, fabulous piece.

  19. WOW, what a awesome clock, Gail! And the dragon is sooo cool! Love it!
    Hugs, Anita

  20. Cool card Gail!! Loving that dragon!
    Jackie PN

  21. Hi Gail
    What a beautiful and exciting idea that you've got combined the writing hand with time.

  22. Wow Gail, this is such a striking creation, many thanks for joining in our February theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  23. Love your imaginometer! Guess you are at your height at noon and midnight?!? So cool :)

  24. It looks cool!
    A very interesting combination with the dragon.

  25. This is a very special card! Very cool. Hugs, Susanne.

  26. A clock?? Wow.... this is sooooo INCREDIBLE Gail. I have to say though - your dragon steals the show.... he is WONDERFUL. This is a SUPER creation... what a treat to see. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! j.

  27. Oh wow, a clock - amazing! I really love that dragon too.

  28. wow..this is different. beautiful lay-out and I like your dragon. Beautiful made.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  29. This is so cool!!! Love it!


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