Happy New Year! Time to say hello to 2019 a brand new year with brand new possibilities.
But what’s with the blog title? Read on and I shall explain …
Over 2018 I have added a fair few bits and pieces to the craft stash and I decided that in 2019 my philosophy should be, use it or lost it.
Given how much I love craft stash, you can guarantee that you’ll be seeing a fair few blog posts over the coming weeks and months because there ain’t no way on this planet that I am losing it! *stamps foot resolutely.
So, what better day to kick this resolution off than the first day of a brand new year?!
It is with great pleasure, therefore, and without further waffle, well there might be some, that I would like to introduce you to Mama Elephant!
Mama Elephant has some of the most delightful clear stamp and creative die concepts that I have seen. Unique, timeless and versatile is how I would describe them, if I had my business head on. HAPPY-SQUEEEEEEAL! and OOOOH-LOVELY!, is how I would describe them if I had my ‘naughty spending money when I shouldn’t’ head on.
You know what I mean ;)
Anyhoo, having popped an order in for some of these fabby stamps via Simon Says Stamp I actually forgot about them until they popped through my letterbox a while later – so that was an unexpected joy, for sure!
You already know about the long wait that they had to be used so I’m sure they will be thanking their lucky stars for my new year’s resolution, lol.
Anyways, I’m still waffling and I haven’t even shown you what I ended up making with them. Soz and here’s the first.
After the busy end to last year’s workshop season and design deadlines I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed sitting down to spend some time simply colouring this design in.
Nothing clever, nothing fancy, just some relaxed me time. *happy sigh.
It’s not bad is it?
I added a little twinkle with a black Wink Of Stella pen and then some Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss but apart from that, just the trusty old pencils – which still smell lovely when I open the box.
In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I didn’t really want to stop so when I had finished the first one, I started a second – and then a third!
I will share a little secret here. You probably know that I sometimes have trouble sleeping. Well, at the end of this relaxing craft session I ended up sleeping for TWELVE HOURS!!! Oh my, and they say that crafting should be on prescription – I totally agree!
Anyhoo, if you are interested in seeing how I made these little creations, just use the page number links below to work your way through the three wee projects.