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Ellephantastic Design Team Call

I am looking for some fun new crafters to join our team! Click HERE for details

Good luck!!

knitted Bob the Builder

Evening! I hope you are all off doing your entries for this weeks challenge??!!! No?.... well have a look at these then. I have finally finished Bob the Builder. He has been a royal pain in the rear end & there has been a few hysterical laughing fits whilst knitting him. I think I am finally happy with the finished toy. I'm pretty sure the little laddy he is for will love him!





Because he is for a little boy I have sewn everything on well. Didn't want any removable bits. Back to my Fulham played which I first knitted as a Westham player so I'm now changing his kit.....sometimes I do wonder about my brain!!!


Ellephantastic Challenge 'Blue'

Hello! It is Saturday again so that means time for another Ellephantastic challenge This week I am hosting the challenge & I have chosen the theme...I'll give you a clue!....Its my favourite colour!! That's right 'Blue' You can interpret 'Blue' how you would like, be a dash of blue or lots of blue! I have gone for a dash of colour & some feeling blue. I have made a Thoughts & Feelings book for an order.




This week is a little different as you have 2 weeks to enter. Everyone is getting busy for the C word so I decided this was the best way forward.
We have a fantastic prize on offer from the lovely Susie so make sure you join us for the chance to win!
Happy weekend


Handmade by Lilacanglia Folksy shop

Morning all! Just a quick post to ask you to stop by my good friend Angie's new shop
Handmade by Lilacanglia Folksy shop

here are a few pics of the things you can buy & more...so pop over & have a look.


Stationery gift box for a jewellery lover!

thought I'd share my bit of crafting from Friday afternoon





Breast Cancer fund raising morning...

...just a quick post this morning to tell you & congratulate my Aunty Lesley & family/friends on there successful fund raising morning yesterday.  I donated some of my craft work to be sold yesterday, my Uncle Graham was a human juke box!! (He sings & plays guitar) My Aunty is into bead making so she had made some bits too & my mum donated some of her knitted toys. There was also other bits & pieces like tea & biscuits etc. Sadly I was not well enough to go yesterday but mum text me to say it was a great day & they raised  £500  how cool is that?!
Here's a pic of my Aunty Lesley & Uncle Graham

Lesley has battled breast cancer & you can read her journey through it HERE Here's my Uncle singing. You can find his website HERE If you'd like a sneak listen then here you go!
Find more artists like Graham Hodge at Myspace Music

Ellephantastic challenge - Halloween

Good morning campers....wait no bloggers!! I hope you are all well & don't have the nasty bug that is going about. My poor nephew had it, then his mum & now his dad (my brother). Shall be keeping clear!!
Get well soon bro & Fran xxx
Back to business! This week Vanja is hosting our challenge & she has chosen 'Halloween' I hope to see you all at Ellephantastic Challenges  with some spooky cards/projects this week! Here is my project. It is a sweetie jar.

I have used my Charlotte - Halloween image which you can buy from my Ellephantastic Shop take care xxx



Husband & Wife joint email entry into this weeks challenge!!

Michelle one of the Elle DT members has sent me a picture from her friend & asked if I can enter into this weeks  Ellephantastic Challenge It is a joint effort from her friend & her friend's husband. Husband has done the cross stitch & she has put the card together....how cool is that??!! Here's the card I think it is fab! Even more so that it is from a couple. Don't think my hubby would cross stitch!! Thank you Jacquie & your hubby!! Good luck xxx


Digi onto a candle tutorial for CDAC forum

Digital image onto a candle tutorial

First & most important part of this tutorial is you MUST have permission from the digital artist to use there image on the candle, because you will be tracing it. (I give permission to use my images on candles)Adjust your image to the size required for the candle & print onto paper or card (you can then later use your printed image to make a matching card?!)Now using white tissue paper. Place the tissue paper over the image & trace around the image using our chosen ink - I used a black gel pen. When you have traced the image, place the tissue paper onto some (normal!) tissue or kitchen roll whilst you colour it. This is because the excess ink (if using pens) goes through the tissue paper & can spoil your image. I have used promarkers to colour mine. Once coloured carefully cut round your image
I now like to add a very small amount of glue to the back of the tissue paper to hold the image in place on the candleNow wrap grease proof pape…

Ellephantastic Challenge #16 - 'colour purple & sketch'

Hello! Happy Saturday!! I hope you are all well? This week the challenge is being hosted by Michelle & she has chosen 'Colour Purple & sketch' pop over to  Ellephantastic Challenges to join in!!
This week we have a new sponsor Glitterbabe's Stef is giving the winner  thats right 3 images!! Stef also very kindly let the DT girls including myself choose one of her digis to use for the challenge & I chose her very cute Bat
here is my project using the Bat & the sketch by Michelle I hope we still get a good response to the challenge this week. Hope to see you there xxx


Tiger....GRRRRRR!!

Hello! Today has been a busy but fun day. I have seen my mum, dad, brother & nephew. Also my friend Tiffany. She is going to a party tonight dressed as something beginning with the first letter of her name ....TIGER!!! GRRRRR!! I have helped her to make her costume, it was funny & some giggles. Here are some pics




Ellephantastic Challenge #15 'Anything Goes'

Happy Saturday bloggers! This week over at Ellephantastic Challenges I am hosting a theme of  'Anything Goes'
We are also sadly saying goodbye to Jane & hello too some GDT's Sandra, Kim & Jill
Make sure you pop over to see Sandra & Kim's project for this week & check out their blogs. Here is my project for this week. I have had a weird & difficult week so had to think of something to do this afternoon & decided I'd have a go at a shrinkles....well did I laugh!! Me & mum have chuckled away this afternoon about many things but watching the shrinkle whir around in my combi oven doing nothing finished me off!! So here we go...no laughing!! She's not come out too bad, but could have been better. Sadly I didn't have the energy or time to do another so I am showing off my laughable first try!!
Don't forget to let us know if you make anything with Elle digis so we can show it off in the gallery. As the 'C' word grows ever closer here'…

You MUST see this card!

Whilst hopping about tonight I came across this card I had just HAD to share with you! It is by Angie's (Elle DT) 9 year old son. He chose to use Roger Halloween & he's even entered it into some challenges (well Angie has for him!)  Wish him luck everyone!! Good luck Declan xxx

Have to share this Ellephantastic FAN card!!

Just doing some blog hopping & challenge comments when I came across this awesome card by Angelique

not only has she done it orange & black for this weeks Ellephantastic challenge. She's also use  Rosie one of my freebie digis from the other week! Thank you for the fab inspiration Angelique