Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Mama Elephant Stampede Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to a very special Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop! We are celebrating 7 years this month with a fantastic new holiday release along with our amazing friends! Stay tuned to the end of my post for details of promotions for the celebrations!

I'm so delighted to be joining in the blogs hops for this release. I have used the wonderful Fuzzy Hugs for my project today - hope you enjoy it!

The leaves are from the lovely Peonies In Bloom set. The background is created with Distress Oxide Inks Fossilised Amber and Brushed Corduroy with splatters of both and some Vintage Photo.
The critters are coloured with E59, E33, E34 & E21. 
The frame is Framed Tags Waverly. I totally adore the images in this set and the sentiments are perfect too!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Here is the promotional flyer for this year's celebration. We've added an extra freebie tier this time around!

You can shop the newest release which is LIVE in our store now!


That's not all! To celebrate this special Anniversary release, Mama Elephant is giving away ten $25 gift certificates to our store!!! That is 10 winners!!! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the 3 day 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/leave a comment for us on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «
(Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!)

Here are the designers for today. Please make sure to visit each of them and leave some kind words and comments!

Keeway Tsao » www.kiwikoncepts.com
Silvia Galloni » www.piccolepolpettecrescono.blogspot.com
Melania Deasy » melaniadeasy.blogspot.com
Ali Farmer » www.alilovescardmaking.blogspot.com(you are here)
Lucia Cao » www.blueberrycrafty.wordpress.com
Kathy Racoosin » www.thedailymarker.com
Mama Elephant » www.mamaelephantblog.com

Thank you and Happy Stampeding!
Ali xx

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Reverse confetti Blog Hop - New Release

Hello Fetti Fans! Welcome to the Reverse Confetti New Release Blog Hop! Hope you are enjoying all the inspiration for the September Release! Stay tuned to the end of my post for the full hop listing!

I have created a pretty floral design with the Peony stamp set and dies as well as using the Rounded Stitched Window which is perfect for framing your floral stamps. I've also used the This & That 6x6 paper pad for the frame - perfect graphic print to offset the florals.

To make my card I simply stamped the images on watercolour paper with versamark ink and white embossed them. I then smooched Distress Oxide Inks onto a silicone mat and pushed the images into the inks multiple time, drying between. When I was happy with the ink coverage, I die-cut the images.
Inks Used: (flowers) Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac.
(leaves) Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood.

I splattered the front of a white cardbase with Black Soot and Worn lisptick inks and adhered the frame cut from the paperpad, leaves and flower.
I do love this flower image - it's size is perfect for it to be the central image on a card whilst still having some area for the pretty leaves to compliment it.
You will find my affiliate links for the products I used below - thank you xx


Here's the full hop listing - kudos if you have made it this far through the entire list!!

Thanks for joining us for this release hop xx
Ali x

Friday, 9 August 2019

Tonic Studios Garden Party Release - Blog Hop

Hello Crafters! Welcome along to my blog and the Tonic Studios Blog Hop for their gorgeous Garden Party Release! Not only do you get to see all the fabulous inspiration from the amazing hop contributors (see later in my post for the full list and a bonus discount code!) and there are prizes to be won!! I have an interactive card for you today so read on for details!

Don't forget - Tonic Studios is giving away a £25 gift voucher to every stop in the hop. Winners will be chosen from the comment section and announced on the Tonic Blog on Wednesday, August 13 – 2019.

When I saw the critter stamp sets I literally let out a little excited squeal! The clean lined images were such fun to colour and each stamp set in the release has a huge number of stamps to choose from! And....all those cute outfits - how would I ever choose? That gave me the idea for this interactive card - Using the acetate wheel, you can help Bunny choose her outfit for her party!!
Also check out my Instagram @alilovescardmaking for this card in action!

I began by stamping out all the images I wanted to use (some from Celebrate Life, Celebrate Friendship and Celebrate success). 

I stamped an extra head for the bunny.  I coloured them using alcohol markers.
To create the background, I used a cloud stencil with my Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and used some spotted paper for the 'grass'. I die cut an acetate wheel with a circle die and secured to the front of the card. I used 3-d foam around the edge to adhere the grass/patterned paper making sure that the wheel could move freely.  

I adhered the bunny image to the front of the card behind the acetate wheel and used 3D foam to adhere the extra bunny head so that it overlapped the front of the acetate wheel a little. I then adhered the outfits to the front of the acetate wheel so that they lined up with the bunny body.

I adhered the cake and presents/balloons either side of the bunny so they prevented the outfits from showing each side. Turn the acetate wheel and you can choose bunny's outfit!! How adorable and fun is that??

I stamped and adhered the sentiments to the bottom of the card - white embossed on black cardstock. Hope you enjoyed my card and have fun on the rest of the hop!! Here it is......

    Here's all the links to the products for you xx


    Use ALI15 Code for 15% off your order!!

    Ali xx