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, 17 September 2011

September's mid month tutorial

Hi there,
It's Nikki here again, welcome to another Ellephantastic mid month tutorial.
This time around I have decided to show you how to make a tee-pee card. These cards are great fun to make and look really good on the mantlepiece!

We would love to see what you make with them, so be sure to put a comment on this post so that we can pop over and see what you have made.

 Here is the finished card

 To make the base of this card you will need 3 6"x6" pieces of card that you have scored on the diagonal.
 Cut you 2 pieces of paper 20cm x 20cm - cut them down the diagonal - ink all edges and then fix into position.
 Use this picture as a guide as to how to fix the paper to your card.
 Now we start to fix the base card together - this is step one
 Step 2
 Cut another square of paper 51/2cm x 51/2cm - cut on the diagonal and ink the edges
 Fix these into position on your card as shown above.
 Now it's time to decorate your card front.
I used a little magnet at the side of my card to keep it shut, but you could use a button, ribbon, velcro dots etc.

I hope you liked this tutorial, I'm looking forward to seeing all of your teepees.....
Happy craftin'

Nikki x

Friday, 9 September 2011

August Challenge Winners & Top 3


Wow what a super response to our last challenge!!
Thank you everyone for entering. Its a joy to see all your lovely creations.
Well I wont keep you!!
Here's our winners

Challenge Winner


Winner is - re drawNo 44 Zahreen Splash Bunny
Please email Helen at 
(please put your subject as Challenge Winner)

Elle Guest DT Spot winner

You will get to guest DT with us in October

Winner is - Sara
Please email Helen at 
(Please put the subject as Elle GD spot)

Used an Elle image side pot winner

You can choose 2 images from my shop

Winner is - re draw Teresa Arsenault

Please email Helen at 
(Please put the subject as Used Elle image winner)

Top 3
(in no particular order)
Elizabeth H

Kathy Curry

Betty Wright

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

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

Be sure to join us on Saturday 4th September for our next challenge!! 

Don't miss my NEW digi stamps, special offer & FREEBIE out today!!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Winners from August shout out!

Please can the winner of our main challenge & the winner for using an Ellephantastic image get in touch by Friday 9th September or I will redraw.

Find the winners HERE

Saturday, 3 September 2011

September's challenge {Here come the girls}

Hi there, it's Nikki here , welcome to another challenge from the team at Ellephantastic.
We love to see what all you very talented crafters come up with  for our challenges. Thank you all so much for taking part in our last challenge.
So, time for another challenge.........
Happy crafting x

* Click HERE for August's Winners *

The Challenge
Theme: {Here come the girls}
Dates: 3rd ~ 28th September 2011

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!!

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!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

NEW digi stamps, special offer & FREEBIE now in store!

NEW digi stamps now available from

Roger, Rosie & Junior

Roger & Rosie get married

Roger flies a kite

Roger under a toad stool
Emily Autumn


September's FREE digi stamp
(Please visit my shop for reverse image)

September's Special Offer
Get Autumn Leaves set FREE with any digi stamp purchase which includes
all leaves on one sheet plus each individual leaf - see shop for full details

Happy Crafting!!!