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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.

Meet the DT

Hi I am Helen aka Ellephantastic. I am now 30 & have been married to a fantastic man who supports me with every aspect of my life for 4 years now.
I suffer with CFS/ME amongst other things & re found my love of crafting after having to give up work due to my illness.
My hubby & I are currently waiting to start IVF so hopefully at some point I may be able to update this to say I am a mum, but until then I am a mum to puppy (Tess) & 3 bunny rabbits who I treat like kids!!
I love to craft. I knit, sew, draw, make cards & crafts a little scrap booking & some altered art.

Hi this is me, Jill, in my usual pose with a camera! I am an avid photographer, not good, just keen! I have been married for 38 years to a wonderful man who puts up with me spending lots of time on crafting!
I have three grown-up children and five grandchildren, two cats, Bonnie and Clyde, and one fluffy bunny appropriately named Fluffy.
I love all sorts of crafting, mainly scrapbooking and card making which I have done for a few years now. I also enjoy knitting and cross-stitch. I have a craft room which is so full of stash that unless I tidy up regularly I have no room to craft anything!
I am thrilled to bits to be part of this wonderful team and have the chance to work with Helen and the girls!

Hi I'm Michelle, AKA Thistle or Shelbert. I'm 35, married to my gorgeous hubby, Chris and mummy to the best creation I've ever made, Becky.
I've been crafting since I was a young girl, starting off with cross stitching Christmas cards. I moved onto papercrafts when I began doing birthday & celebration cards for friends. I started blogging late last year and shortly after got hooked on challenges.
I'm so proud to be on this fantastic design team not only with some brilliantly creative ladies but also
with the gorgeous images Helen creates !

Tina B

Hi! I'm Tina (Tina B) I am married to a wonderful man called Darren. We have a beautiful dog called Tommy xx I have been crafting all my life, paper crafting for about 5 years. I love it!! I am an accountant in my day job. I am lucky enough to have some wonderful friends who craft too, we all met on a craft forum and have become really good friends meeting up for each others birthdays and Christmas and whenever we feel like it! I am so excited to be here and to get to know you all xxxxxx

Hi there, my name is Nikki and I live in Bonny Scotland with my two wonderful springy dogs Dylan and Daisy. I am a young widow but am so very lucky to have been married to the most wonderful man. My baby has just left home and will soon be 21!!
I suffer from ME/CFS and IIH. But still try to smile.
I love all forms of crafting although I have to admit I really am a paper stroker, I also really love stamping.
I'm looking forward to joining the team in 2011 and to see what you all come up with too. Lots of exciting things ahead.


Hi I'm Tamara, married to a fabulous hubby that is very understanding and supports me through my crafting addiction. We have a beautiful daughter, Savannah who brings us joy and happiness each and everyday. I started paper crafting in 2005 after receiving a handmade card from my cousin it inspired me so much I thought I would give it a go, since then I've been hooked.
The first major craft item I purchased was the Sizzix Big Shot which is still going strong today with my crafting space going from the dinning table to a purpose build cabin at the bottom of the garden and I have to say I think I might need a bit more space. I can be found there most days with glitter, glue, sticky pads and copic's all around (a girl in heaven).
I am proud to be part of the Elle design team and to be working with such amazing and talented lady's.


Hi! My name is Joanne...some know me by Stampinmims or adctd2stamping in various areas of blogland. I was born, raised, and  I live in Florida  with my DH. We have four children and with all of their children,  we stay busy! I started crafting as a young child with sewing, needlepoint, crewel, even macramé, made jewelry, learned all about scrap booking in 1998 , card making soon after, started my blog, Cardology,Etc in October 2009, and began to learn all about digital images in 2010. I love my digi's, rubber and clear stamps. There is nothing like ink on my hands at the end of the day. When I am not crafting or cleaning the empty nest you will find me reading or playing on my Nintendo DS.