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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, 19 February 2011

Mid Month tutorial & inspiration

** For February's challenge click HERE**

Hi, Clare here. Today is my turn to do the tutorial over here at Ellephantastic. I decided that I would like to show you how to create a card that is extremely versatile for any occassion & quite simple to do.

The Spring Card or Diamond Card as it is sometimes known was very popular a couple of years ago & was probably the basis for the Easel Card being created.

First you need to cut a piece of card into an arrow shape. The best way to do this is use an A4 sheet It needs to measure 14cms wide.

Then you need to mark 3 points to create your arrow. These points will be at the following places... 21cms on the left side, 21cms on the right side. To get the point you need to mark a point 28cms high & 7 cms across. Draw a line to create the point & cut.

The next stage is scoring your arrow. You need to score horizontally at 7cms & 14cms (red score lines). You then need to make 2 score lines diagonally from the 2 side points to the 2 corners of your 1st score line (blue score lines).

You now need to make your folds. The horizontal score line's are valley folds. The diagonal score lines are mountain folds. When you have made your folds your card should look like this. Now you can decorate.

I like to cut all the different sections of paper out first before I start assembling. This way you can make sure they all fit. To cut the paper to fit your diamond, I start with a 10cm square piece of paper & cut down until it fits.

When you have assembled all the pieces you need take your card & lay out flat. This makes it easier for you to decorate. Once you have decorated your card you need to stick the diamond to the base. Do this by placing tape to the lower triangle of the card.

The design team have also been making Spring Cards & have come up with some great ideas.




Don't forget to make sure you enter our Love & Distressing Challenge that is still running xx Clare x

** For February's challenge click HERE**

Saturday, 5 February 2011

February Challenge #23 'Distressing with a LOVE theme'

Wow we were absolutely blown away by all the gorgeous entries for our January New Beginnings challenge! Thank you so much to all our challengees for including us on your challenge schedule!
Congratulations to the winners and top 3. HERE.

Well hello to you all again for another of our MONTHLY challenges. I am Jill and it's my turn to host. This month we would like to see DISTRESSING on your LOVE themed cards. It doesn't matter if your project is a card, scrapbook page, ATC or an altered item just as long as it fits in with the challenge!

Once again we have some great prizes which are generously given by our sponsors. Many thanks to them all

February's Spotlight Sponsor

I am a stay at home craftaholic Mum, with a passion for craft. I run my own little craft business "Die Cut Dreams" mainly to fund my craft addiction. Most of the die cuts I sell are designer cuts and a lot of them I have designed myself so you can't buy them anywhere else. As well as die cuts I also sell lots of other craft supplies such as charms, brads, gems and more.

A set of 2 door hanger kits in Romantic Red and Hot Candy pink with overlaying die cuts for the front and backs of the kits. Consists of 10 pieces which are - 2 chipboard die cut hangers, 4 coloured card die cut hangers and 4 white layering shapes.

GDT Susie from Die Cut Dreams

Ellephantastic is very honoured to sponsor this challenge.

Hi I am Helen. I suffer with CFS?ME and 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 and 'Cutting and Sticking'

Now I like to do all kins of paper crafting, card making, altered art, knitting and sewing. I also design and 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 smil on someone's face because of my crafting. you can order and buy a lot of my work from my shop. You can also now buy some crafting products. My prize is 4 digital images of the winner's choice.

Crafty Sentiments Designs is an online webshop started by Suzette in 2010. We offer cute characters and sentiments for all occasions. We have now added digital stamps and papers to our range. We release new images every two months, so for information and ideas and FREEBIES visit us at
Crafty Sentiments prize is 2 digis of the winners choice. Wow!
Suzette's GD card

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More is proud to sponsor this challenge

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.
PRIZE 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set of their choice

I think the DT have done us proud with this challenge

and me Jill

Aren't they all brilliant!

So come on show us all those gorgeous DISTRESSED LOVE themed creations!
Don't forget only ONE entry each please

please link your card/project DIRECTLY and NOT just to your blog
Only NEW cards/projects NO backlinking

You have until 4th March 2011 (midday) UK time

Friday, 4 February 2011

WINNERS - January

A huge thank you to all of you who have entered our first challenge of 2011.
I think I have managed to get round to see everybody's cards & projects they are all super!
So, now we can announce the winners!
Please can all winner email me at 
with the prize name/sponsor as the email subject

All winners have been chosen at random & please feel free to take the winners badge from the side bar

Winner of prize #1 - Robyn's Fetish Stamps & more
 5 digital stamps or  4 digital stamps and 1 paper set of their choice.
is #32

Winner of prize #2 -Die cut Dreams
One hundred (yes 100) Hearts cut in good quality pretty coloured card 
is #86
(please email me with your address)

Winner of prize #3 - Crafty Sentiements
Cute 'Blitz' digi stamp
is # 47

Winner of prize #4 - Ellephantastic
4 digis of your choice
is #69

Congratulations to all of you!!!

Top 3
Please take the top 3 banner from the side bar
In no particular order
Shelly Schmidt

Liz marsden

Madddie - 9

Pop back tomorrow for our next challenge!!