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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, 20 August 2011

August Tutorial - Digital iamges and Transfer paper

Hello! It's Tina here. I am back with a tutorial!

I have used the wonderful and very cute Elle stamp from Ellephantastic!

Here is my tutorial based on how to use digital images and transfer paper.

You will need:-
1. Digital image
2. Colour medium (I have used Promarkers)
3. Transfer paper
4. Scanner/Photocopier
5. Iron
6. Garment

1. Start by printing off your digital image and colouring it in.

2. Take a piece of transfer paper and copy your coloured image on to it. Make sure you print it on to the correct side, the white side. Hint- Keep your coloured image to use on a matching card etc.

3. You now have your image printed on to the transfer paper as shown below.

4. Choose the garment you want to use, I have chosen a baby grow.

5. Cut out your image, go as close to the image as you can.

6. Place the cut out image on to the garment and place a piece of card stock on the top as the heat will be very hot.

7. Using your iron on a high heat, run the iron over the paper with the image underneath. (PLEASE LOOK AT THE INSTRUCTIONS ON YOUR TRANSFER PAPER PACKAGING FOR HEAT AND TIME NEEDED)

8. Taking care start to lift up the side of the transfer, be careful as it is still hot. If the transfer paper comes away easily and the image remains on the garment then continue to pull the paper away.

9. You are then left with a mirror image of your image.

10. If you are using letters make sure you have printed them and transferred them the correct way around or they maybe back to front when you transfer them.

Here is a close up. The images transfer so well. You can use your favourite images! I love little Elle!
You can make a matching set of baby clothes!

I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial. I would love to see what you make!

Bye for now.

Tina xxx

Saturday, 6 August 2011

August challenge {Add some layers}

Hello! Tina here, this is my first time hosting a challenge so I am VERY excited!

Thank you to everyone who joined in the hop. Did you enjoy it?!

* Click HERE for July's Winners *

The Challenge
Theme: Add some layers
Dates: 6th August ~ 31st August 2011

PLEASE NOTE: We have made a few changes. These changes have been put into effect to make things easier & so I don't have to close the challenge blog due to the time & energy it takes, which was taking its toll on my CFS/ME. - Helen

ONE entry each please
You may combine your entry with other challenges
It MUST be a new card/project no backlinking
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!!

From now on Ellephantastic will be the sole sponsor with special appearances from other sponsors

Would you like to GD for Ellephantastic?
Put GD next to your name on the linky to be in with a chance to GD with us

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.

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

All images used by the Design Team are Ellephantastic images

Happy Crafting & Good luck!

Friday, 5 August 2011

July's Challenge & Blog Hop/Candy winners...& Top 3

WOWEE we had a lot of entries into our Celebrations challenge!!
Thank you so much for celebrating our 1st birthday & blog hop with us.
It was great fun hopping round your blogs looking at your beautiful creations.
Well after deleting a few naughty extra entries...tut tut *wags finger* & making sure the winners had followed the rules......Here are our winners!!

Challenge Winners

$10.00 voucher
Winner is - 59 Suzi
Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won)

Just Tracy's Crafts
A buzz bumble stamp & sentiment stamp
Winner is - 80 Karin
Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won)

One Stop Card Crafts
£10.00 voucher
Winner is - 4 Romina
Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won)

The Cutting Cafe
3 sets of your choice
Winner is - 9 darling ho
Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won)

The Stamping Boutique
5 digis of your choice or 3 digis & 1 paper pack
Winner is - 70 Marianne's Craft room
Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won)

£10 gift voucher
Winner is - 45 Princess Kitten
Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won)
9 piece door hanger kit
Winner is - 91 Kate
Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won)

4 Digi Stamps of your choice
Winner is - 27 Gro Tjeltveit
Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won)

Blog Candy Winners

UK Only Winner is - Kathleen MC

Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won & your address)

NONE UK Winner is -Carly W

Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won)

Many congratulations to our winners! 
Please feel free to help yourself to the winners badge from the right hand side.

Top 3
(in no particular order)

Helen because this dog just made me chuckle!

Collete S because I love how everything on this card goes together & the colouring is awesome

Annika what more do I say?!!!

Congratulations, feel free to help yourself to the Top 3 badge from the side bar!

Thanks again to everyone for taking part in last months challenge, hope to see you all again :o)