• Heffy Doodle,  Mama elephant

    You are Turtley Awesome

    Hi friends, I just received this cute turtle stamp from heffy doodle and had to play with it straight away. Firstly I found this fab stamp by Mama Elephant called modern borders, it may be retired now, and thought the scallop would make a great looking sea. I used my tim holtz stamping platform to help stamp my ‘sea’ with Altenew inks in shades of blue. Next I stamped my turtle with memento tuxedo black ink which is Copic friendly, fussy cut it and did some quick and easy colouring. Then I trimmed down my scallop panel and used my tim holtz knife to create little flaps around the waves…

  • Freehand watercolour roses by Rachel Vass
    Mama elephant,  watercolour

    Freehand watercolour roses

    Hey everyone, Today’s card really pushed me outside of my comfort zone. I watercoloured some roses freehand in pretty pink tones using my gansai tambi paints. Once dried I used the pretty scallop rectangle  by Winnie and Walter which really helped to smooth out some of the warping on the watercolour paper. The sentiment is one of my go to  happy anniversary sentiments by Mama Elephant.   I had an accident with my enamel dots (oops) so had to add loads to cover up and try and make the piece look balanced. I am entering this card into the following challenges: HLS JULY watercolour challenge Moving along with the times…

  • Blue and Yellow Mama Elephant Potted Pretties Card
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    Blue and Yellow Potted Pretties Card

    Hi everyone! Today’s card uses the lovely Mama Elephant Potted Pretties stamp set in colours I would not normally try. Aren’t the little bees just darling? I used Simon Says Stamp yellow cardstock for the base, Neenah Solar White to stamp on and Zig Clean Colour Watercolour markers to colour. This card is entered into the following challenges: The Flower Challenge no 4 

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    Seven Hills Crafts Challenge August – Geometry

    I have left this one right to the last minute this month.  The challenge at Seven Hills Crafts is geometry and I have struggled with ideas to be honest.  Then this morning at 6.30am while I was willing my 15 month old to go back to sleep I remembered that the shapes on my Mama Elephant Full House set might work. Yay.  I decided to go for a muted colour palate with black and greys.  Would love to know what you think. Here is the challenge photo: Here is my card: Products listed below.  Affiliate links used to help support my blog at no additional cost to you.  Thanks. *ZIG…

  • Mama elephant,  New Home

    New Home card – Potted Pretties

    hey everyone, hope you’re having a great day. My in-laws have just moved closer to us now that Harvey is on the scene which is really lovely and I wanted to make a new home card for my mother in law that reflected her colours and style. I had a new stamp and die set from Mama Elephant called Potted Pretties that I thought was just perfect.  The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.  I love how this card has turned out and can’t wait to make more. I am entering this card into the following challenges: Addicted to Stamps #204 CAS Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything goes…