For our latest Challenge click HERE
For our latest Winners click HERE
For Elle Mid Month Tutorials/Inspiration click HERE

PLEASE NOTE: November's challenge is going to be the last challenge for Ellephantastic for a little while we are all taking a much needed break. Thank you all very much for taking part we look forward to seeing you again sometime next year.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Sunday, 1 January 2012


All items below are stock from my craft shop which I am selling off at HALF PRICE!!

Postage: p&p is calculated separately by weight so please contact me with what you would like so I can calculate the postage for you.
I will post worldwide but please note some of the 12x12 papers are very heavy so p&p will be hefty!!

Payment: Payment is by Paypal / Postal Orders or Cheque.

Any questions just ask.

12x12 papers
£7.49 (was £14.99)

12x12 papers
£7.49 (was £14.99)

6x6 papers
£2.49 (was £4.99)

6x6 papers
£1.99 (was £3.99) 

6x6 papers
£1.99 (was £3.99) 

flat backed adhesive pearls
£0.99 (was £1.99)

flat backed adhesive pearls
£0.99 (was £1.99)

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

November's winners & Top 3

Well here it is the end of our last challenge.....*sighs*.........but we have lots of winners....*smiles*
It has been great visiting (nearly) everyone who has entered the challenges over the past year & a bit.
I hope you all have a great Christmas & New Year.
Hopefully see you again in 2012

All the best
Helen & the Elle Team
(Jill, Michelle, Tamara, Nikki & Joanne)

Challenge Winner
all winners are picked at random

Please email Helen at 
(please put your subject as Challenge Winner)

2nd Prize
3 digis of winners choice

Winner is - No 3 Merethe
Please email Helen at 
(please put your subject as Challenge Winner)

3rd Prize
 2 digis of winners choice

Winner is - no 32 Tess
Please email Helen at 
(please put your subject as Challenge Winner)

I've also decided to award ONE digi of their choice to the two youngsters who joined us for our last challenge

Theo (7 yrs)
Used an Elle image side pot winner

Winner picked at random

You can choose 2 images from my shop

Winner is - Darling ho
Please email Helen at 
(Please put the subject as Used Elle image winner)

Top 3
(in no particular order)

Congratulations, to everyone! Please feel free to take the winners & top 3 badges from the side bar.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Tissue Box Tutorial

Hi Jill here again thought you all might like to have a go at making this!

with thanks to Split Coast stampers

Box of tissues (I used a Kleenex brand)

Two 5 1/8" x 9.5" pieces of cardstock (base)

One 6 9/16" square piece of cardstock (lid)

Four 4 1/4" x 4" pieces of cardstock (base patterned layers)

Four 4 1/4" x 3/4" pieces of cardstock (lid side patterned layers)

One 4 1/4" square piece of cardstock (top patterned layer)

Scoring tool/Bone folder


Scissors or knife

Sponge for inking


Score the long sides of each of the two 5 1/8" x 9.5" pieces of cardstock at 1/2" and 5".

Crease the folds and glue to form box base

Score and crease the 6 9/16th" square piece of cardstock at 1" along all four sides. Cut the oval using an oval cutter. Cut each corner as shown in the photo and glue the tabs inside the lid

Sponge all the edges of the box base with the ink and then you are ready to decorate!

I chose some patterned papers from my stash cut them to the sizes above then glued them on the box.

Hope you enjoy making it.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

November's challenge

Well isn't it sad this will be our last challenge for a while..... sniff, sniff...

Helen has decided that she needs a break from the challenge and we all wish her the best and hope that she will come back refreshed and renewed at a later date.

So it has fell to me, Jill, to announce the subject for our final challenge and it is


We don't mind what you create, it can be a card, scrapbook page, altered item just something to do with the weather!

* Click HERE for October's Winners *

The Challenge
Theme: Weather Related
Dates: 5th November ~ 30th November

ONE entry each please
You may combine your entry with other challenges
It MUST be a new card/project no back linking
Link your card/project NOT your blog
Please turn off word verification (in your settings) to make it easier for us to leave you comments
You do not have to have a blog to enter you can enter via email to
or on Facebook HERE 
You do NOT have to use an Ellephantastic image but if you will be put in a side pot for a chance to win 2 images of your choice!!

The Sponsor
Hi I am Helen. I suffer with CFS/ME & found a few years ago I could no longer work due to my illness.
To give myself something to do (when feeling well) I decided to go back to my roots....crafting!!
I grew up drawing, knitting & 'Cutting & Sticking'
Now I like to do all kinds of paper crafting, card making, altered art, knitting & sewing.
I also design & draw my own digital art.
My fun hobby has unintentionally grown into a li'l crafty business for me which I am loving.
There is nothing I like better than to put a smile on someone's face because of my crafting :0)
 You can order & buy a lot of my work from my shop.

As this is our final challenge there is more than one prize:

1st Prize

2nd Prize
3 digis of your choice

3rd Prize
2 digis of your choice

PLUS - you will be entered into a side pot if you use an Ellephantastic image. Winner will get 2 digis of their choice & is still eligible for the main prizes.....Thats GREAT odds!!!

Here's my last freebie Roger in his wellies which fits perfectly with our challenge & will give an extra chance of winning if you use him!!!
The Ellephantastic Guest Designers
 Scrap Joanny

Tickell Expressions

Kels Makes

Made by Mandy

The Ellephantastic Design Team
Please click on the team names to go to their individual blogs

and here's what Michelle's daughter Becky did to Michelle's first image...I just had to share!!
I think the added flower soft, embossing powder & glitter is fab!!!

All images used by the Design Team are Ellephantastic images

Happy Crafting & Good luck!