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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.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Peak at the Elle girl's June tutorial projects & a little sneaky peak into Saturday!!

aren't they both lovely?!!

Pssst....a sneaky little cat out of the bag....come over here on Saturday 2nd July for some BiG 'Celebrations', blog  hop & some Cand-eeeeee!!!!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

June's Mid Month Tutorial ~ Card Organiser

Hi there, it's Jill here, where is time going - middle of June already. Ok so here's is our mid-month tutorial. It's so nice to get your cards organised for the next year, birthdays, anniversaries etc, so why not try making this organiser!

(With thanks to Splitcoast Stampers for the idea)
Make this Card Organiser to keep track of birthdays and to store pre-made cards.
Supply List

  • Binding system (I used a Bind it all with three quarter inch wires), or you could use book rings - I would suggest three one inch/one and a quarter inch should work well in the pocket part and two of the same size in the top part.

  • 6 sheets of double-sided 12"x12" cardstock

  • 2 pieces of 6"x7 3/4" thin cardboard or matt board

  • Paper cutter with scoring blade

  • Bone folder

  • Monthly calendar here

  • Additional paper/cardstock and embellishments for the outer covers as desired.
Step 1
Take a piece of your 12x12" double sided cardstock and score it at 4 1/4". Repeat with all the other 12"x12" cardstock pieces.

Step 2
Now turn your 12"x12" cardstock by one quarter and score at 6". Repeat with all the other 12"x12" pieces.
Step 3
Turn up the lower part of the 12"x12" pieces and crease well using the bone folder. Fold the cardstock in half, once again making a sharp crease with the bone folder. You have now formed two pages with pockets.

Step 4
My next step was to cover the matt board with paper.

Step 5

You are now ready to bind the organiser.

Initially I made the holes with the Bind it all in the matt board covers and then the pages. I lined it all up and inserted the binding wire. If you are using book rings ensure that you have sufficient to hold the organiser together so that cards will not slip through the side edge of the pocket. After I had bound the Organiser I then decorated the front cover with Ellephantastic's Rosaline Rabbit image and a punch to create the lacy border.

Step 6
The final step is to add the monthly calendar pages - the link for you to print these is in the Supply List.

Hope you enjoy making your organiser!

Here's some more inspiration from the wonderful Elle team

Joanne - our newest member of the DT, welcome Joanne!

Saturday, 4 June 2011


Hi there, it's June, so my turn to do the challenge.
My name is Nikki and I love all things crafty. For this months challenge I have created a sketch for you to use. We are all looking forward to seeing what you create.
On a sad note a couple of our Design Team are stepping down, so this will be their last challenge with us. Clare and Hazel, we will miss working with you but we all wish you well & all the best for a very crafty future. Make sure you both pop by to say hello and join in the challenges with us.
Thank you both for all of your hard work! xxx

The Challenge
Theme: Sketch
Dates: 4th June ~ 1st July 2011

you can turn it & adjust the sizes but please make sure we can still see you've used the sketch

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

Make it Crafty specialises in digital stamps that you can combine with all your favourite characters.
Now we also offer fun characters, rubber stamps and lasercut embellishments designed for cardmakers!
PLUS, we have one of the best blending cards for alcohol markers!
3 digis of winners choice
Guest project from Zoe owner of Make it Crafty
Zoe has used Ellephantastic Alpha's A. B & C on her card

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

GD card from Suzette owner of Crafty Sentiments

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 Jeannette

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

June Prize ;
" A set of 2 Door hanger kits in Soft Summer Green & Hot candy Pink 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

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 Robyn's strawberries image
using Make it Crafty image

using Making it Crafty ~ Boot House digi
using Robyn's strawberries (apologies I forgot to use the sketch on this one!)

using Make it Crafty image

using Make it Crafty image

I have to confess that this card is my second card, as I got so carried away with using the digis on my other card, I forgot to use my own sketch! oops....
So here is the first card I made, this one is using Ellephantastic and Make It Crafty digis.

using Make it Crafty image

using Ellephantastic digi stamp ~ Rosaline Rabbit

Make it Crafty
Robyn's Fetish images & more

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

Have fun & Happy Crafting!!


Friday, 3 June 2011

Challenge 26 - May Winners and Top 3

Good evening everyone! 
I hope the weather with you has been as wonderful as it has been in Sheffield today, simply glorious! 
I'd like to say thanks to everyone who took part in this last months challenge, there are some gorgeous entries.
Now lets see some of the fabulous winners:

$10.00 Gift Certificate
Winner is - 29 - lafrancarella
Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won)
Relax Bear digi image
Winner is - 90 - Julie W
Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won)

Digital stamps or  4 digital stamps and 1 paper set of their choice.
Winner is - 112 - Jan R
Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won)

50 piece yummy Romantic Cupcake Die cut Kit
Winner is - 59 - Ali Watson
Please email Helen at 
(Please state which prize you have won)

4 Digi Stamps of your choice
Winner is - 40 - Lisa R
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.

Now for my Top 3, in particular order -

Congratulations Ladies, 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 tomorrow for details of the next challenge and some beautiful work from the DT and GDT.
Have a good night ladies & gents