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, 30 April 2011

Challenge 26# - May Challenge 'Birthday/Party'

Good Morning Everyone! Michelle here, did you all enjoy the wedding yesterday? Wasn't Kate beautiful? and the best thing about it all, a lovely long weekend to fit in even more scrummy crafting!

First of all a big THANK YOU to everyone who took part in last months challenge, there were some gorgeous entries and WELL DONE to our prize winners and our Top Three!

It's my turn to choose the theme this month and as it's my daughters 2nd birthday in a couple of weeks I thought it'd be the perfect opportunity for a Birthday Challenge.

The Challenge
Theme: {Birthday/Party}
Dates: 30th April ~ 3rd June 2011

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

Digi Doodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and crafts.  It was started just a couple of months ago with a little more than 100 stamps, and has since then grown to over 250 stamps - now available. 
Joy (the mother of this team) designs realistic images, while I (Judy aka/daughter) love the “fun side of life”, and create images with cartoon flair.  Having these two complimenting styles have enabled Digi Doodle Shop to offer just about any type of stamp.  Plus, we also offer “custom made stamps”, and blog designs.  Our best work comes from request, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for, just send us an email and before long you’ll see it in the shop. 
It is a real honor and pleasure to sponsor this challenge, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing creations.  We thank the design team for their incredible creations, and wish all the participants the very best of luck in this challenge.
Thank you so much for having us, and again the very best of luck to all of you.
Judy and Joy

$10.00 Gift Certificate

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
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

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

May Prize ;
50 piece yummy Romantic Cupcake Die cut Kit
The kit consists of
50 die cut pieces for you to assemble cut in Romantic Red, Hot Candy Pink & Pure White.
Susie has also very kindly joined us with this super GD card

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.

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

using Digi Doodles Cecil wrapped up 
Made Using Digi Doodles Fall Pheasant.

May Card #1 ~ Using Digi Doodles Baby Owls & Robyn's ~ Spring Flowers

May Card #2 ~ Using Crafty Sentiments~ Relax Bear

using Digi Doodles ~ Day Dreamer

using Digi Doodles - Fascination & Robyn's Fetish - Spring flowers

Digi Doodles
Robyn's Fetish Stamps & more
Crafty Sentiments Designs

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

Have fun & Happy Crafting!!

Friday, 29 April 2011

Winners and Top 3 April Challenge ~ "Anything but Square or Rectangle"

Good Afternoon folks,
Thank you for entering into our challenge this month, there were so many fabulous and beautiful cards and projects this month, you are all so very talented!

Onto our Winners


Sassy Studio Design Winner 

No 83 Tracy Payne

Prize is 4 digital images of your choice

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

Crafty Sentiments Design Winner 

No 31 Teresa Arsenault

Prize is 3 Digital Images of your choice

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

Robyn Fetish Digital Stamps 

No 28 Carol Jenks

5 Digital stamps or 4 Digital stamps and 1 paper set of your choice

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

Die Cut Dreams Winner 

No 80 Helen

Prize is a set of 2 door hanger kits in Deep Plum and Blueberry with overlaying die cuts for the front and backs. The kit consists of 10 pieces which are:
2 Chipboard die cut hangers 
4 Coloured Card Die Cut Hangers 
4 White layering shapes 

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

Ellephantastic Winner 

No 52 Lisa R

Prize is 4 Digital images of your choice
Please email me at 
(Please state which prize you have won)


Now onto my Top 3 
No 84 

No 63

No 32

and a Special mention 
No 67 
For using an Ellephantastic digital Image



Saturday, 16 April 2011

Mid Month Inspiration and Tutorial ~ Corner Bookmark

Good morning all you Ellephantastic fans!  Tamara here and its my turn to host the Mid Month inspiration and Tutorial.  I decided to go with a corner bookmark for my tutorial as I find them quick and easy to make and they make a gorgeous gift for anyone...


Tutorial for a Corner Bookmark

Craft Supplies you will need 

  • Score board and score tool (I used the Houghie board)
  • Large Scalloed edge punch (mine is 3")
  • Edge punch or border die (I used Martha Stewart doily punch)
  • Pencil
  • Paper trimmer 
  • Double sided tape and glue
Step 1
Card stock and Measurements
  • Card stock cut to 4" x 4" square (if you prefer you could make the square bigger or smaller)
  • 2x Squares cut to   2 ¾” x 2 ¾”  (cut one out of card stock and the other from your chosen design paper).
  • If you make your square bigger or smaller you will need to adjust your smaller square.  To do this just measure your diagonal score mark this will give you the size of your smaller square.

Step 2 
Mark three sides of your 4" square at 2 inches.

Step 3 

Score your lines from mark to mark.

Step 4

The two smaller  2 ¾” squares, cut them both diagonal to end up with two triangles.. 

Step 5 

Use your punch or die to shape the bottom edge of the base of your bookmark..

Step 6

Using one of your design paper triangles, glue to the front. 

Step 7 & 9

Measure from the bottom edge of the triangle to the top edge of your shaped border. Cut a piece of card stock and decorate.  I used distressing inks to add some colour to my edges.

Step 8 

Glue to the front and add ribbon.

 Step 9 

Follow step 8 this is for the back of your bookmark to hide the ribbon edges. 

Step 10  

Use double sided tape to secure the two flaps at the back.  Then add the other card stock triangle to hide the gap.  Decorate with the remaining design paper triangle.

Step 11

Add your die cut circle and scalloped edged circle and decorate.  For this bookmark I used a digital 

image from 

called "New Rosaline"

Add your chosen embellies and your finished.


The Design team have come up with some gorgeous corner bookmarks 


Don't forget there is still time to enter into our current challenge "Anything but Square"

Click HERE for the current challenge..

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have fun making it!