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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, 31 July 2010

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts challenge #5 - Distressing

Hello!

I hope everyone is ready for another Ellephantastic challenge! My name is Vanja and I'm your hostess this week.

The theme I have chosen for this weeks challenge is "Distressing" and you can use any distressing technique that you like.

We have a wonderful sponsor this week - Die Cut Dreams!

Susie is offering this wonderful kit to one lucky participant, just check out everything that this kit contains, wow!



Book and plate standing card Kit.
The kit contains 24 large pieces ; 8 card backs, 8 card fronts and 8 card stands .
The kit makes 8 complete cards for the winner to decorate in their own style, the round plate cards fit in 6" square envelopes and the book cards fit into C6 envelopes (envelops not included in the kit)

Susie is joining us as a guest designer this week, too! Thank you so much Susie, this is absolutely stunning! :)



And now check out the Elle DT creations, as beautiful as always! :)

Helen



Jane



Michelle



Vanja



To participate in this weeks challenge, just add your link to inlinkz, please link directly to your blog post and only one entry per person.

The challenge is open till Friday, August 6th, 9 pm GMT.

We look forward to seeing your creations! :)

Friday, 30 July 2010

Challenge #4 - Party Invitation - Winner & Top Three!

Good evening everyone, hope you're all well?
I just want to say thanks to everyone who took part in this past weeks challenge, though there was only 4 entrants they were all fabulous! So well done!
perhaps there's not a lot of party's to be organised just now:-)

Anyhow let's see who's won last weeks fab prize

I used Random.org and found the winner to be: 

Min: 1  Max: 4   Result: 2

 2. princesskitten -
 Well done Kitten, please contact Helen 
by using the link on the side bar to claim your prize 
and feel free to take the winners badge from the side bar to display
on your blog.  

Now for the top three, in no particular order:

 1. angelique 

  3. pinky 

4. Croms  

Well done ladies! Please take the top three badge from the side bar to display on your blog and well done!

hugs
Michelle
xx 

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Challenge #4 - Party Invitation

Hello Everyone! Pleased to meet you, I'm Michelle and I'll be your hostess this week.
I hope you're all enjoying our smashing new Challenge Blog! 
Our family have quite a number of birthdays over the coming month so I thought it'd be a good idea to do something a wee bit different and create a Party Invite. To take part in our challenge this week we'd like to see your invites too! 

The Goodies
 Our gorgeous prize this week will be provided by Vikki at Posh Pins

Let's have a look at all the fantastic DT projects



and mine Michelle 

Aren't they brilliant! Pop over to the DT's blogs by clicking on their names 
for more info on their invites and to share some love, we do love to read your comments.  

The Elle image on Helen's invite, Marley & Charley Cheese on Angie's Invite and 
the Alphabet letters and cute wee Baby Buglia on my invite 
are all available to buy over at The Ellephantastic Shop.

So we'd love to see your party invitations, you don't have to use an Elle digi image but if you do that'd be great. Please link directly to your project using inlinkz below. For full details of the rules have a wee look over on the right. 

You have until 9 pm on Friday 30th July to enter your creation.


Best of luck everyone and hope you enjoy the challenge!
Hugs
Michelle and the Elle DT
xx


Sew Special Top 3 and Challenge Winner

Welcome back everyone!
Today, I have the Top 3 and Challenge Winner to announce!

Before I get started, I just wanted to thank everyone for entering their beautiful projects. Each and every one of your creations are unique and amazing. Such awesome talent out there! Please keep coming back and joining in on these challenges.

The Top 3
(in no particular order)
Congratulations to Agnieszka, Peggy, and Cheryl G.!






Peggy Russell ~ Beautiful Greetings




Cheryl Gorka ~ She Stamps




The Challenge Winner!
Congratulations, Chris!



The Top 3 are welcome to take the "Top 3 Banner" from the side bar.
The Challenge Winner can contact Helen via the "Contact Me" link on the side bar.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Hugs,
Jane (Whoopsie Daisy) and the Elle Design Team

Saturday, 17 July 2010

BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE WINNER AND TOP 3.


THANK YOU TO ALL THAT JOINED IN OUR BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE LAST WEEK,
I HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AND MORE JOINING IN AGAIN FOR THE CHALLENGE THIS WEEK, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THIS WEEKS CHALLENGE.

I USED RANDOM.ORG
BUT DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PUT THE IMAGES IN A BLOG POST,
(WILL LEARN FOR NEXT TIME)


HERE IS THE WINNER -




THE TOP 3 IN NO CERTAIN ORDER ARE




THE TOP3 ARE WELCOME TO TAKE THE TOP3 BANNER FROM THE SIDE BAR PLEASE,
AND CAN THE WINNER PLEASE CONTACT HELEN VIA THE CONTACT ME LINK ON THE SIDE BAR.

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL.
HUGS
ANGIE & ELLE DT
X X X

Ellephantastic Challenge #3 ~ Sew Special!

Hello everyone!
Welcome to another Ellephantastic Challenge!
My name is Jane (a.k.a: Whoopsie Daisy) and I am your challenge hostess this week.
I noticed that my sewing machine has been quite neglected so I decided to use "sewing" as this week's challenge theme.

No sewing machine? Or perhaps you don't care to use your sewing machine on your cards? No problem! Have a go at faux sewing! Do you have any stamps or stickers of stitches? YES! They do count! You just need to include some sort of sewing / stitching on the project.



That's right!
The prize this week ~ FOUR digital images from Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts!

Introducing:
Marley and Charlie
CHEESE!



Aren't these two just the cutest?
They sure love their cheese!

Below are the fab samples created by the Elle DT.
Please hop over to their blogs and leave them some love!





 









To receive an entry to have a chance to win the 4 Ellephantastic digis, please link DIRECTLY to your project.  Please make sure that it is a NEW project & only 1 entry per person.



You have until 9pm Friday, July 23rd to enter.

 


Thank you and HAVE FUN!
We can not wait to see your SEW special projects!  


Saturday, 10 July 2010

Its our 2nd Challenge ............ BIRTHDAY

Hi, hope you are all having a great day,
Thank you all for the wonderful entries to our first challenge,
this is the second challenge for Ellephantastic,
and it is my turn to choose,
I am Angie aka lilacanglia and seeing as it is my birthday one day this coming week,
I chose to do a BIRTHDAY theme.
we are being sponsored by the fantastic Crafty Sentiments.


Who have kindly given this rubber stamp as the prize,
I think its a great prize to win, and hope you will all join in with us.



This lovely bear with the flowers and balloon below is Ellephantastic's Roger with flowers,
we have used for this weeks BIRTHDAY theme,


Here are the wonderful DT's work,
please pop over to their blogs and give them some love,


Vanja

PLEASE REMEMBER TO LINK TO YOUR CARD OR PROJECT, NOT JUST YOUR BLOG,
AND ALSO ONLY ENTER ONCE PLEASE.
THANK YOU, HAVE FUN AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ALL THE LOVELY CREATIONS.
HUGS
ANGIE AND THE ELLE DT TEAM XX

Friday, 9 July 2010

Winner of our first challenge & top 3....

Thank you to everyone who played along with our first challenge 'Its up to you'
31 entries, not bad for a first week!
Ok I prolong your agony any longer!!
Using random.org numbers 1-31 (sorry I had to delete a couple entries as its only 1 per person)
the winner for challenge #1 is........................
......................................
..................
True Random Number Generator
Number one which is Crom's Cubby Hole....congratulations!
& here's her lovely Roger card
 Please take the winners badge
 now for the top 3 (which I have chosen)
 I love how Roger is holding balloons.

The bunny looks just like my Lilly. She died nearly 3 weeks ago & this card made me smile :-)

I love that this is something different & the rose is fab!
 Please take our top 3 badge
Thanks again for playing along. Come back tomorrow when Angie will be bringing you challenge #2!

Saturday, 3 July 2010

The first Ellephantastic Challenge - #01 "It's up to you!"

**ONE entry each please**
Hello & welcome to the first Ellephantastic Challenge - whoop!
(sorry long post)
Here is the banner again for you to advertise
Just in case you haven't met them before here are my fab friends & DT ladies...oh & me!

Helen aka Ellephantastic
Back in 2007 I was diagnosed with CFS/ME & then more recently I have been diagnosed with Fybromyalgia too. I cursed this very debilitating illness for sticking its rather uncomfortable nose into my life....however now I thank it! If it wasn't for the ME I'm not sure I would have refound my love for crafting & drawing.

I have been slowly building up my skills, blogging, meeting new people, starting a little shop & now a new shop & challenge blog! I also would never have met all my wonderful friends in blogland. So I officially thank you ME for being a pain in my side (and everywhere else!!) & showing me my true path....crafting!!!
Please do pop along to the SHOP which is now open & if you live in or near York please come down & see me. I am having a craft open day (today 3rd July) at my sisters. I will be available to get hold of through email etc all day so if you want to pop down give me a tinkle (see Terms & Conditions on Shop, nod nod wink wink!) & I'll give you directions!

Michelle aka Thistle's Happy Place
Hi I'm Michelle, AKA Thistle or Shelbert. I'm 35, married to my gorgeous hubby, Chris and mummy to the best creation I've ever made, Becky.
I've been crafting since I was a young girl, starting off with cross stitching Christmas cards. I moved onto papercrafts when I began doing birthday & celebration cards for friends. I started blogging late last year and shortly after got hooked on challenges.
I'm so proud to be on this fantastic design team not only with some brilliantly creative ladies but also
with the gorgeous images Helen creates!

Jane aka Whoopsie Daisy
Hi! I'm Jane! I am a mother to 2 young boys and one loving cat. I am a college student during the day and happy crafter during the wee hours when my boys are sound asleep. I also teach Copic classes and rubber stamping / card making class at the local scrapbook store. I am very grateful for the little things in life that bring me such joy! I am so happy to be part of the Ellephantastic Design Team! Thank you, Helen!

Angie aka Handmade by Lilacanglia
Hi I am Angie, aka lilacanglia,
I am a 45 year old mum to 3 fabulous boys, and have been married to their dad for 21 years in August.
I started card making in Jan 2007, and have not looked back since, then it was just stickers on card blanks and now it ranges from stamping, decoupage, 3d cards like carousels, tractors etc, to doing the occasional tutorial, all self taught, I am so happy to be a part of the Ellephantastic Team,
hugs
Angie xx

Vanja aka Vanja's Crafty Den
Hi, my name is Vanja
I'm 27 years old and I come from Serbia. I started stamping and making cards in the end of summer in 2008 and became totally addicted. :)
Colouring is very important to me, I colour with watercolour pencils most of the time, I like to try new techiques and I love distressing which I use very often.
I'm very happy to work with Helen's adorable images and with the talented ladies from the Ellephantastic DT. :)

Now lets get down to business!
Ellephantastic Challenge #01 "Its up to you!"
 (with optional use of new FREEBIE Roger)


Challenge #01 "Its up to you" - exactly that, you decide what you want to make e.g. a card, gift, altered art anything you want, any colours you want & if you are stuck for an image try the new FREEBIE Roger stood! Just right click on the image & save as or use one of my other FREEBIES!!

The sponsor for this first challenge is ME!
what will you win? Well how about these goodies? ....

Need a little inspiration? Have a look at these lovelys!
To be in with a chance to win this fabby prize please link your PROJECT (not your blog) to the linky. Please make sure it is a NEW project & only 1 entry per person.
You have until 12pm Friday 9th July to enter
Please see side bar for rules & don't forget to turn off your word verification to make it easier for us to comment.