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Good morning everyone!  I’m excited to be joining a large group of talented crafters for the annual Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

For my project, I decided to do a very simple one layer postcard that would be very mail-friendly. I love going back to postcards nowadays, complete with those vintage stamps and a simple handlettered message.

I started by stamping the buildings from one of Mama Elephant’s October release set – City Sidewalks. I masked off the buildings to blend the distress inks in. I flicked some opaque paint and water to the ink to give it the effect of snow.


On the back, I stamped a few lines for where I would put the mailing address. Remember how all the postcards have a line in the middle separating the address from the message? Well, I decided to imitate that using the dotted die from Fine Trimmings!


It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by [sponsor’s name] so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Hello! Today, I’m on the Mama Elephant blog today with a little card featuring Tiny Ninjas. This little ninja was just calling out to be paired with a piece of string for rope, so I made it into a fun swinging ninja!

I first masked off an area to blend my background in. I wanted the ninja to be swinging around against the sky so the ninja would pop out against the blue background. I masked off some clouds using the die cut from Sunday Stroll.

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I framed the card using the scallop die cut from All Prettied Up and adjusted the rope with the ninja to get it swinging the right direction.

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I finished off the card with a simple “Thank You” sentiment from the same Tiny Ninjas stamp set.

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If you look closely, you’ll see some water and white paint splatters against the background!

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Hello everyone! We’re at our last stamp highlight for Mama Elephant‘s November release and we’ll be taking a closer look at Crafty Labels today!

I love curly brackets so I decided to use the largest curly bracket label, which was big enough to fit my little cat eating the ice cream cone.

Mama Elephant - Crafty Labels

For my background, I wanted a fun plaid in yellow and blue with the overlapping becoming green. I flicked some silver paint, white paint and water onto the plaid to create those lighter splatters.

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Good morning and welcome back after the weekend! I’m back with another project for Mama Elephant for the November release stamp set – Hollow Letters.

Love project life? You’ll need this alphabet set. Do scrapbooking? You’ll need this alphabet set. Actually, all of you will need this alphabet set! This set is perfect for creating your own sentiment and you can colour them in or just leave them hollow!

Mama Elephant - Hollow Letters

I used the alphabets and stamped my own custom sentiment. I coloured the “moon” in yellow and added some glitter to it for interest.

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Good morning everyone!! I’ve been waiting patiently for this set for the longest time ever since I saw a sneak peak of it from Simon Says! And I’m sure most of you were waiting patiently for it as well!

For my project, I turned one of the tiny ninjas into a female ninja so I could put two together for a wedding card!

Mama Elephant - Tiny Ninjas

Wedding ninjas? Why not! Plus I love that Japanese sentiment for Congratulations!

Mama Elephant - Tiny Ninjas

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Hello everyone! I’m back with Mama Elephant to feature a fun little stamp set that I’ve already used on my stampede project – Little Cat Agenda!

This is a fun stamp set that you can use for your agenda, or just to create little tags or cards. I used the little cat that’s taking a photograph with a camera and I thought it would be fun to have it photograph a starry night sky!

Mama Elephant - Little Cat Agenda

I first die cut a semi circle and cut around the edges of the little cat. Underneath, I blended a starry sky with some purples and blues. For the stars, I used an acetate sheet with white stars. Of course, you could also make this into a shaker card!

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Welcome to the Mama Elephant Release Design Team blog hop!
Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

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Good morning everyone! Hope your October was full of excitement and inspiration! And we’re back again for Mama Elephant‘s November release!

For my project, I’m using the adorable Little Cat Agenda stamps as well as the tag die from Bowtiful Tags to dress up some washi tapes as a present to a friend. I stamped these adorable cats on the tags and masked them off before blending in all the dots for the background using the Fine Trimmings. This is one of my favourite die to dress up my cards!

Mama Elephant Stampede - Little Cat Agenda

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share us on Facebook: facebook.com/mamaelephant «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: twitter.com/heymamaelephant «
» 4. Follow/tweet us on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!

Now let’s get on with the Stampede with our amazing designers!
Anna KossakovskayaMelania DeasyVera Rhuhay
Pamela HoNichol MagouirkLaura Bassen