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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 March 2011

Mid Month Inspiration and ATC Tutorial.

Hi and Welcome to the Middle of the Month with us on Ellephatastic.
If you haven't you still have time to enter the main challenge HERE!
Our Theme is Cute with a Butterfly

So this month its Me (Hazel) who has chosen the tutorial for you and its all about ATC's

So I will tell you a wee bit about what ATCs are and show you how to make one then let you see some great ones our Design Team have made. They are super.

ATCs are Artist Trading Cards. They are cards the same size as a playing card. So 3.5" by 2.5" (9cm by6.5 cm)
The idea is to create something you would swap with other crafty friends. 
 ATCs are not sold just swapped. 

So to begin with get your blank ATCs together. 

Choose which Images you would like to use. For my 4 I decided on 
Roger Pilot,
Baby Roger,
Joey the Rabbit 
Barney the Dog

Collect together your crafting tools and papers you require. 

Decide on what you want to do with your ATC and get it all prepared for sticking together. 

Finished Coloured image.

I use a stamp to write the information about my ATC on the back. It helps you to remember when you have made your ATC and for what. Also write the back before you stick things on the front as its easier.
My Finished 4.

Now here are the ATCs my Fellow Design Team Members have made. They are all great.




Remember you have until The end of the month to enter the main challenge.
Love from The Ellephantastic Design Team.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

March's Challenge #24 'Cute with a Butterfly'

February Challenge re draw for Die cut Dreams prize......& the winner is
please email me with you address

* For February Winners Please click HERE or scroll down *

Hello, this month Tina is our host (Helen is typing the post!)

Thank you to everyone who entered February's Challenge for winners please scroll down

Our challenge for March will run from today Saturday 5th March until 1st April & our theme

'Cute with a butterfly'

so we want to see lots of 'cute' cards/projects with butterflies on them

Each month here at Ellephantastic we have at least 4 sponsors & each month we 'Spotlight' one of our lovely sponsors & this month 

Our Spotlight Sponsor is:

Crafty Sentiments Designs
Crafty Sentiments Designs is an online webshop started by Suzette in 2010, we offer cute characters and sentiments for all occassions. We have now add digital stamps and papers to our range. We release new images every two months, so for information and idea's  and freebies visit us at

They are offering this VERY 'cute' with a butterfly image as this month's prize

Bear on a Mushroom digi stamp
We are very honoured to have Jo from Crafty Sentiments Designs GD for us this month. Jo chose one of my Roger images- 'Roger as the Easter Bunny' for her GD card

Our next is

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.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5
digital stamps or  4 digital stamps and 1 paper set of their choice.

Robyn's Fetish stamps & more have joined us this month with this fab GD card from 

using the Teapot image RFS sent us girls to play with

our 3rd sponsor is

I'm a stay at home craft-aholic mum, with a passion for craft
I run my own little craft Business "Die cut Dreams" mainly to fund my craft addition
Most of the die cuts I sell are designer die 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.

***PLEASE NOTE Die cut Dreams shop is closed until May 2011 while Susie moves house! We wish Susie best of luck with the move!!***

DCD's prize this month is

A lovely Easter kit (you will get everything in the photo)

Susie has also very kindly joined us with this super GD card

our 4th sponsor is 

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 as 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. You can also now buy some crafting products

Now if you've not already had enough inspiration then check out the Design Teams work!!
Please click on the team names to go to their individual blogs

Bear on a mushroom & Lilly with flowers from Crafty Sentiments Designs
Teapot from Robyn's Fetish stamps & more

**PLEASE remember to check our rules before entering. ONE entry per person, thank you**

Have fun & Happy Crafting!!

Friday, 4 March 2011


Thank you so much to you all for making our 2nd challenge of the 2011

DISTRESSING - love theme such a success!

and so to our

lucky winners

Drum roll please !!

Our first winner of 4 digi images from Ellephantastic Shop

is #40

Please email here with your choice from the shop

Our second winner of the lovely door hanger kits from Die Cut Dreams

is # 24

please email here with your address so that we arrange to send them to you

and our third winner of 2 digi images from Crafty Sentiments

is # 58


please email here so that we can arrange for you to receive your prize

and our fourth winner of 5 digi images or 4 digi images and 1 paper set from Robyns Fetish

is # 34

Carol H

please email here so that we can arrange for you to receive your prize

Now for my top 3 in no particular order

Congratulations to you all. Please feel free to take the badges from the sidebar

Don't forget that tomorrow is the start of our next challenge!

See you there!