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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, 30 October 2010

Ellephantastic Challenge # 18

Good morning challenge goers!!
This week is a little different. As everyone is getting busier with the time of year including myself 
Ellephantastic Challenges is going to change to fortnightly up to the new year.
So that means you have until 12th November to enter.
Please remember it is ONE entry each.
This week I (Ellephantastic aka Helen!) am your host & I have chosen my favourite colour as the theme
You may interpret 'Blue' as you like. Maybe a really blue card, or a dash of blue accent or maybe the emotion blue as I have done for my project
This week we are being sponsored by our resident sponsor
here is the fantastic prize
50 piece sentiment topper kit , the kit consists of 25 stamped sentiment circles and 25 coloured scallop circles to mount them on , the kit makes a total of 25 small toppers

Susie has also joined us this week as a GDT spot

Now for the Elle DT creations

& here's Michelle's card...bless her she was a little late, but we don't mind because look at this gorgeous card!

Please remember to link your project NOT you blog & it is ONE entry each
Also you have until 12th November to enter
Good luck!

Winners & top 3 for challenge #17 - Halloween

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Halloween challenge, all the entries were absolutely beautiful!
Let's see who won the fabulous prize donated by Posh Pins:

Generator Min: Max: Result: 6 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

So, number #6, that is you Lisa J.!!!

Congratulations Lisa!! Please take the winners badge from the side bar and contact Helen to claim your prize.

And here are the top 3 entries chosen by me, it was very hard to pick only 3:



Lau W

Well done girls, there is the top 3 badge in the sidebar.

Thank you again everyone for playing along with us! :)
Have a lovely weekend and Happy Halloween to all those who celebrate it!


Thursday, 28 October 2010

DT Call.....ring ring!!

Ellephantastic Design Team Call

With the new year approaching fast & changes a foot I am looking for some fun new crafters to join our team from January 2011.

From January 2011 the Ellephantastic Challenges will change to monthly.

Please read all the information below & if you then would like to be considered to join the team please link your favourite card/project you have made this year or link a new card/project to the linky below.
If you would prefer or the linky is down then please email me your card/project.

The DT call will stay open until the 28th November to give everyone plenty of time.
The Elle DT & I will then choose the new members. I've not decided how many yet!

The successful new members will then be contacted, confirmed & sent an invitation to join the Elle DT blog.
An announcement will be made shortly after.

What are the 'Perks' of being an Elle DT member?
  • get to use & keep ALL of my digital images past, present & any new ones I make whilst you are on the team
  • You also get 10% off any purchases from my Craft Shop please email because as I will need to put the discount on for you
  • Your blog will be linked to the challenge blog, my blog & my shop for more exposure
  • You get to be part of a fun team!!
What are the requirements of being an Elle DT member?
  • From January 2011 Ellephantastic Challenges will become a monthly challenge
  • You will be required to commit to the team for 6 months at a time
  • You will need to make a card/project for each challenge - one per month
  • Please try to comment on all entries into the challenges - especially on the ones you are hosting
  • You will be required to host challenges - this will be done on a rota basis
  • You will be required to do a Tutorial of your choice - this will be done on a rota basis
  • You will be required to choose a theme for your host dates
  • You will need to write your own post for your host challenge & add the linky to the bottom
  • You will need to do a winners post & top 3 at the end of your month hosting
  • Be willing to help out if a fellow DT member is stuck/ill etc
  • Post on the DT blog or email me as soon as you can if you can't do your host or winners post, so someone else can fill in for you
Thank you & good luck!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Challenge #17 - Halloween


It's Vanja here again I hope everyone is ready for another challenge!
With Halloween "knocking on the door", I thought it would be only right to choose Halloween as the theme for this weeks challenge! :)

Our sponsor is Posh Pins

Check out the prize that one lucky participant is going to win!!

And here is some inspiration from the Ell DT and our GDT:

A fantastic creation from the GDT Sandra:

Fabulous project from Helen:

And my (Vanja) card:

So, join us and show us your spooky creations!!
To participate in this weeks challenge, just add your link to inlinkz, please link directly to your blog post, link to a new project and only one entry per person.

The challenge is open till Friday, October 29th, 9 pm GMT.

We look forward to seeing your creations! Have fun! :)

Friday, 22 October 2010

Winner of Challenge 16 & Top Three!

Evening folks!
Hope you're all well? 
I'll get straight to the point shall I? 
The winner of this weeks challenge is 

True Random Number Generator
and that is.... 
Well done, please contact Helen by clicking on the contact me link at the top of the page. 
and now for this week's top three... in no particular order

 Well done ladies, please help yourself to the top three badge from the right hand side of the blog. 

Thanks for taking part this week, hope to see you all back tomorrow 
for next week's challenge.
Thanks folks, hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Challenge 16 - Sketch & Colour Purple

Good morning Folks! Michelle here for this week's challenge details.

I just wanted to say a wee thank you to everyone who entered 
last week's challenge what an excellent turn out and 
so many beautiful entries! 
Well done to the winner and the top three!

Now onto this week's challenge, shall we hear about the prize first? Yeah I think so :-) 

So our prize this week has been provided by Stef of Glitterbabe's Art
Here's a wee bit about Stef: "Hi. My name is stef h. I am owner of GLITTERBABE’S ART SHOP. I am married to a wonderful man going on 17 years and we live in sandwich, Illinois – a funny little place right after plano and bologny, Illinois! Which gives you…. Plano bologny sandwich! JUST KIDDING – about the bologny part anyway! I really do live in SANDWICH and it really is right after PLANO!

i have been a crafter – mostly cardmaker - going on 10 years and I have been drawing images for just about a year now. Actually, it was my hubby who encouraged me. When he heard all the talk about digital stamps he talked about my doodling and suggested I give digi images a try. After many hours of practice I decided to put my “doodles” out there and opened my shop and, as they say, the rest is history! I strive for quality product and work hard to give my very best. I have tons of fun with it and I hope you do too!"
And here's this week's prize 
and a fantastic Guest Designer Spot on the Ellephantastic Team!  

So I decided to go with a sketch and my favourite colour - purple. 

Here's my sketch 

and here's the Design Team's projects for this week:

Helen's used the cute wee bat image from Glitterbabe's Art
 and I decided to go with Helen's idea and also made a wall hanging ;-) 
I used Glitterbabe's Cat on a broom 

You can get to the Design Team's blogs by clicking on their names above their pic's 

If you'd like to take part in this weeks challenge, create a card or project using our sketch 
and the colour purple then add your link to the wee blue frog below. 
Just one entry per person please.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend
Michelle & The Elle DT.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Challenge # 15 - 'Anything Goes' WINNER!!

Oh my gosh!! Look how may entries there were...135 
(once I'd deleted the naughty few people who didn't read the rules lol!!!!)
THANK YOU so much for all your entries you are all winners for me!!
So without further ado here is the winner for challenge 15 'anything goes'
...drum roll!!...

True Random Number Generator26
congratulations Katie! Please email with your address so I can send it onto crafty sentiments & don't forget the winner badge from the side bar.
Now for my top 3...well this has not been easy I can tell you!!
Ok in no particular order

Thank you ladies please do take the top 3 badge from the side bar!
Congratulations to everyone & thank you again.
PLEASE remember it is ONLY ONE entry each please!!
Helen (Ellephantastic)
x x x

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Challenge # 15 - 'Anything Goes' Sponsored by Crafty Sentiments

Before I get to this weeks challenge I would like to say a very sad farewell to 
Due to other commitments etc she decided to step down from the Elle DT.
Bye bye Jane!

I therefore decided to ask the other DT girls (Vanja, Angie & Michelle) if they would like to suggest any of their friends to GDT with us to fill in some gaps until the end of the year. 
So it is my pleasure to introduce to you
Sandra, Kim & Jill with be with us until the end of 2010 & then there will be a DT call in January 2011, so mark it in your calendars!!

This week we have Sandra & Kim joining Vanja & myself.

So now onto this weeks challenge which is
'Anything Goes'
so whatever you like is good with us. 
You don't have to use Ellephantastic digis but if you do that's great.
This weeks sponsor is one of our resident sponsors
the prize is this super cute stamp...awww!

Don't forget to link your project not just your blog & ONE entry each please.
If inlinkz is still being funny then please leave us a comment with a link.

Now for some inspiration from the very talented Elle DT & GDT

GDT Sandra


Elle DT Vanja

Elle DT Helen
Now no laughing at my project this week!! In my ultimate wisdom I decided to try doing a shrinkles.
There was lots of giggles & tittering from me & mum watching it go round & round in my micro combi oven!!

Have fun & good luck!!

Black N Orange Winner and Top 3,

Happy Saturday to you all,
I would first like to apologize for not getting round to commenting on all your lovely entries for my black n orange challenge, I can assure you I have been and looked at all the lovely entries,
just that blogger has been having issues with me and been unable to comment.

without further ado here is the winner
please contact Helen and she will arrange the prize with you.

Now for the top three,
such a hard decision as all the entries where absolutely brilliant.


please click on their names to see their wonderful cards,
as blogger is not letting me upload their pictures.

Scroll down for the new challenge,
look forward to seeing your great entries.
Angie & the Elle DT
x X x

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Challenge # 14 - Do I see Black and Orange??????

Challenge #14

Black and Orange

Happy weekend everyone,
I (Angie) have chose to do a colour challenge this week,
and chose black and orange,
it does not have to be Halloween as long as its black and orange.
We have the most wonderful sponsor this week,
it is (drum roll) our very own owner Helen from
Ellephantastic Challenges,
and she has kindly donated

4 digi images of the winners choice


Here are the lovely DT teams projects,
please pop by their blogs and give them some love,



***There seems to be some problems with inlinkz please leave us a comment with a link or email me**

Friday, 1 October 2010

Challenge #13 - So Charming Winners


Thank you to everyone who entered our Charming challenge, all the entries were absolutely beautiful!
I have used the Random Org. to choose the winner and the number picked was number 8, that is Kym from Kym's Crafty Cards!!
Congrats Kym, you won the fantastic prize offered by the lovely Susie from Die Cut Dreams! Please, email Helen by clicking on the "Contact Me" link. :)

Choosing the top 3 wasn't easy at all with so many fantastic entries, but here they are:

Ona i ja/Agnieszka

Wenche P


Well done ladies! You can take the top 3 badge, which is in the sidebar and add it to your blog! :)

Thank you again for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges and to come back tomorrow too see our new challenge!:)