It’s Birthday Celebrations & Anything Goes with Mama Elephant & Me!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to our October Challenge! A lot is happening in October for Mama Elephant! We are celebrating our 2nd Year Anniversary this month and we are so thankful for everyone who has helped us get this far! There will be a ton of celebrating and things will get crazy!!! So, this month’s challenge we will start the crazy with “ANYTHING GOES!” So go! Go make anything you want and just have fun!

I had so much fun making this card and knew straight away that it was going to be Pandamonium.  But would you believe that it took me literally a day to decide how to do the sentiment on this card….   it really can’t be that difficult lol.

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Do it Good – Detail

Do it Good

Do it Good

Here is some basic information for playing along:

  • Your entry must use at least one Mama Elephant stamp
  • Your entry must be based on the challenge/inspiration source provided
  • Your entry must link back to this blog post along with the graphic image
  • Winner gets featured here and a stamp set of choice
  • Deadline is October 28th
  • Link up using the Inlinkz on the bottom
  • Have fun, stamp, stamp, stamp!!!

Don’t forget to head over and visit the other teamies (you can find the links in my sidebar).  Hope you enjoy the celebrations!

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Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Warm Grey 20%, Cool Grey 70%.  Kaisercraft Hot Pink Rhinestone.

You Brighten my Day at Purple Onion Designs!

Hey there, I’ve got a bright fun card today for Purple Onion Designs, and look at me (so proud) I used patterned paper again!

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You Brighten my Day – Detail

You Brighten my Day

You Brighten my Day

You can find all the products that I used linked below or head on over to Purple Onion Designs and check out the stamps for yourself!

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Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Canary Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Spanish Orange, French Grey 50%, Warm Grey 20, 70%, Sky Blue Light, Pink, Process Red, Crimson Red, Limepeel, Olive Green.  Small red rhinestones.

With Sympathy for Scrapbook Boutique (video)!

Back with another card for Scrapbook Boutique, and today I colour up some embossing paste to use with this amazing stencil from Memory Box!  I filmed as I created just in case you wanted to watch.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

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With Sympathy – Detail

With Sympathy

With Sympathy

 I’ve listed all the links to the products below or you can head on over to  Scrapbook Boutique and go shopping yourself.

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Other supplies:  Copics – Y11,13,21.  YG00,03,25.

Triple Challenge! Time for a 10 minute Craft Flash Dash with Micah (bonus video)!

Slight Oops, before I start, it any of you are wondering where those little Panda’s have gone….   consider it a sneak peek but I promise they will be back next week, just ‘user error’ on the technical front here.  Now back to your usual viewing…

So I’ve been put up for a challenge from MicahsCrafts and if you haven’t met him yet then you really are missing out, he has the funnest Youtube channel and his current self challenge is a 10 minute Craft Flash Dash…     LOVE it!

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

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Friend – Detail

Friend

Friend

I wasn’t too sure if I was up for the challenge, and looking at my card now I would definitely love to tweak it just a little, but that’s the joy of only 10 minutes.  I just love that it stops me from procrastinating for literally hours sometimes lol.  So thanks again for the inspiration Micah!

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Anita’s Card

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I was also inspired by the sweet colours and flowers from Anita’s Muse card this week as well as focusing on Lisa’s Wanna Sketch (Congrats GF, can’t believe it’s No. 20 already)!

Thanks again for visiting, see you again real soon.

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Paper Crafter’s Library Guest Designer (video)!

This week I am the featured Guest Designer at the Paper Crafter’s Library, it’s so exciting!  Here is a quick sneak peek at my card, you can click on the link to head over and watch my video.

Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek

 The Paper Crafter’s Library is a video-tutorial-based membership website that was created in order to provide an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters of all levels.

See you there!

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Surf’s Fabulous!

A quick share today!  I decided to make a card for fun…  and I ‘should‘ be doing other things, how very naughty.  But I’m on holidays and at home with my hubby who has manflu, it’s a very serious condition which requires a lot of attention and ooh’s and aaah’s.   So in the meantime here I am.  I wanted to play at the last Avery Elle challenge but missed it so I was determined to join this one and what a fun sketch it is too.

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Fabulous sunshine – Detail

Fabulous sunshine

Fabulous sunshine

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Thanks for stopping by, I’m back tomorrow with a special guest appearance, I can’t wait to see you then.

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Other Supplies:   Copics – RV10.  Prismacolor Pencils – Blush Pink, Pink, Warm Grey 20%, Cool Grey 70%, Canary Yellow, Spanish Orange, Sky Blue Light.  Cardstock – SBB Melon.  EK Success – Stacy Claire Boyd – Mango Madness.

Addicted to Die Cutting – A new Mini Series (video)!

I’m so excited to be sharing with you another video mini series starting today.  I’ve decided to focus on Die Cutting as it has sooo many fun and versatile techniques, and lets face it, we have invested in them so we might as well use them!  I thought I would start off easy with this cute Lil’ Monster from AnnaBelle Stamps and his matching die.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

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Lil Monster – Detail

Lil Monster

Lil Monster

Thanks for stopping by, promise I’ll be back soon!

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Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Peacock Blue, True Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, Powder Blue, Cream, Lemon Yellow, Canary Yellow, Sand, Goldenrod, Dark Brown, Light Umber, Spanish Orange, Yellowed Orange, Chartreuse, Spring Green. White.

Sparkle Embossing Paste Background – Guest Tutor!

I was lucky enough to have this card published as a Guest Tutor for the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine recently.  This is a fun idea that I learned from the genius of all techniques Jennifer McGuire, thank you yet again!

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Hello There – Detail

Hello There

Hello There

I’m having such a relaxing time on my holidays, slowly ticking of the ‘very long’ list of things to do (ie I’ve cleaned out my craft cupboard, phew!), heading out for lunch by the beach, catching up with friends and even seeing some movies…..   I will be back real soon, I have another video mini series starting next week and I can’t wait to start sharing it with you.

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Other Supplies:  Palette Knife.  Copics – BV00,02,08. YR24. Y26. YG00,03.  Cardstock – Pansy, Key Lime.

Blooms at Purple Onion Designs (video)!

Hello, I’m back with a very bright cheery ‘Blooms’ card for Purple Onion Designs.  It’s not very often, but today I chose not to use a sentiment on this card….   very daring of me.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

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Blooms – Detail

Blooms

Blooms

You can find all the products that I used linked below or head on over to Purple Onion Designs and check out the stamps for yourself!

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Other Supplies:  Copics – RV00,02,04,17.YG00,03,17,25. Y13,17. YR04,12,18.

We are ALL Happy Dancing for you Bev!

We are all doing the Birthday Happy Dance for Bev, I hope you have the most wonderful day and I’m sending you BIG hugs all the way from Australia!  Bev is amazing and such an inspiration, head on over and wish her all the best at her blog HERE!

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Happy Birthday – Detail

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

To create this card I used inspiration from the new challenge at Altenew where this month’s theme is From the Craftroom: Lime Lemonade, such a sweet inspiration.

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You still have time to link up your Birthday cards and best wishes for Bev, just click HERE!

Hugs til next time,

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Other Supplies:  Black cotton. Copics – YG00,03,17. Y11,38.