If you follow me on Facebook, you have surely already read about my haul of Mama Elephant and Simon Says Stamp goodies from the States...There's also a haul video in the making, but I am afraid that you'll need to wait a bit to see it - I am off for a short trip to the Czech Republic in the coming days, and will only have the time to edit the video when I'm back...
Anyhow, since I just couldn't wait any longer to get crafting with the cute Mama Elephant stamps & dies I had purchased, this morning - instead of packing - I decided to make a birthday card for my friend's Baby Girl. And it's a very special birthday, too - the first one!
If you're a bit familiar with Mama Elephant's products, you'll quickly realise that the card has a ME products overload, LOL! I actually wanted to add a few little critters from the Cosmic Stars set, too, but the little cutie-pies from the Just Hatched set made me completely forget about my initial plan! I did remember to use one of the lovely sentiments from the Up and Away set, and - of course - I couldn't resist using the lovely scalloped & stitched die duo from Femme Frames... I have wanted to get these dies for SO long, and I am happy to announce that I was not disappointed - the dies are of an equally excellent quality as the stamps are... The only problem with them is - I still don't have all of them, haha! I will definitely get more at some point, however - they're just so FAB! I finished off the card with some little (aka dainty) bows that I added some little pearly buttons to, and... surprise surprise... some clear Wink of Stella.
I got so focused on Mama Elephant, that I completely forgot to mention my background! I coloured it with watercolours (Tesco's best!), and the resisted pattern was made using white embossing powder & a cling stamp by Hero Arts: Lattice. The little cutie pies were coloured with my ProMarkers. Oh, and the big number 1 was cut using my Silhouette Cameo.
And a few close-ups, so that you can see the lovely Wink of Stella magic:
I am entering the card into the following challenges:
A Gem of a challenge - Stitching (made used the Femme Frames die)
QKR stampede - Add a button (little pearly buttons on the bows)
Inky Impressions - Animal Friends
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Milestone Birthdays
Love to Create - Inspired by a Song/Book "Happy Birthday" song
Mama Elephant - Watercoloring + Birthdays
Inky Impressions - DT call (please note I won't have access to the Internet until August 25th in case you're trying to reach me)
Phew, that was a long post...
I guess it just proves my excitement about my Mama Elephant goodies...
Have a great weekend!