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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, 15 October 2011

October Mid month Tutorial

Good evening Everyone! 
Michelle here again,
I hope you're all well and keeping cosy in this slightly chillier weather? Though today in Sheffield was really beautiful (even if I was at work). 
I'd just like to remind you of this month's Recipe details as I think there may have been a little confusion.
so it's a 1, 2, 3. Recipe using 1 image - 2 colours which are purple and green
and three embellishments - now this could be 3 buttons, 3 brads or 3 chippies or a combination of these, this could also be interpreted as using 3 types of embellies e.g. some buttons, some candy and some ribbon.
Hope this makes more sense and I look forward to seeing some more of your fabulous creations! and thanks to those of you who have taken part already. 
Ok on with business... I've decided to make a wee box to share with you. 

so here's what you'll need 
I've used some coordinating card/heavy paper, Eazi-Score Board, glue gun and my daughters Thomas the tank ruler, to decorate; a digi image, coloured with promarkers, some Craft Candi and a die cut shape with a wee spider to finish. 

I cut one piece of card to 15cm x 15cm and the other 16cm to 16cm. 

Using the 15cm x 15cm piece first, I used the first score line on the board
and scored the four sides of the card.

I then folded each side and creased with the scoring tool. 

next up I cut a slit in the corner to make the corners neat

and glued it together

I done the same with the 16cm by 16cm piece except I used the second score line on the board, this will then give you a slightly bigger top.

I decorated the lid with some die cut shapes, some candi
and I used Charlotte - Halloween which can be found here from Ellephantastic
I coloured her with Promarkers and a purple glitter pen. 

Hope you've enjoyed my wee tutorial. if you've not entered our challenge this month, you can check the challenge deets here. Look forward to seeing your creations!

Monday, 3 October 2011

September's winners & top 3

Hi, sorry we're a bit late this month. There have been a few things that needed sorting out.
November's challenge is going to be our last for a while. We're having an extended break.
Thank you to everyone who entered our "Here come the girls" challenge.
Here are the winners.

Challenge Winner


Winner is - No 41 - Purple Crazy
Please email Helen at 
(please put your subject as Challenge Winner)

Elle Guest DT Spot winner's

You will get to guest DT with us in November for our last challenge.

As it will be our last challenge for a while in November I've decided to pick more than one GD (at random) in no particular order

Kelly Smith
Scrap Joanny
Teresa Arsenault
Made by Mandy

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

There was only one entry this week who used an Elle image & that was
Winner is - Teresa Arsenault
Please email Helen at 
(Please put the subject as Used Elle image winner)

Top 3
(in no particular order)


Sara l

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 for our last challenge in November :o)

Saturday, 1 October 2011

October's challenge

Hello Everyone! It's Michelle here with October's Monthly challenge!
First of I'd like to say thanks to everyone who joined in on last months challenge, there were some gorgeous entries!

* Click HERE for September's Winners *

Now for this months challenge deets -
The Challenge
Theme:  {recipe: }

Three embellishments - brads, buttons, flowers etc, Two

colours - Purple and green (or shades of) and one image

I thought as it's Halloween this month I'd choose purple and green for the part of the recipe and as you'll see with our gorgeous DT entries we don't have to create something spooky :-) 

Dates: 1st October ~ 2nd November

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!!

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.

This month's Guest Designer
Sara Moreno

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

To help you out here's this months FREEBIE!! You can get the rest of my freebies HERE

Roger in his wellies

Use Roger or any other Elle digi & get put in a side pot to win 2 you still have the chance to win the main prize!!!!

Happy Crafting & Good luck!

PLEASE NOTE: The next challenge (November) will be our last for a while as Ellephantastic is taking a break for a few months.