Saturday, 30 April 2011

May's Ellephantastic Challenge ~ {Birthday / Party}

Digi ~ Baby Owls from Digi Doodles shop
Spring flowers from Robyn's Fetish images & more

Digi ~ Relax Bear from Crafty Sentiments Designs

Hello crafting buddies!! I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend.
Today it is challenge time over at 

Our theme this month is 

{Birthday / Party}

I have made 2 cards this month to use the lovely digis our great sponsors have generously given myself & the team to use.
Be sure to pop by the Elle DT's blogs for some more inspiration & I look forward to seeing your cards or projects.

x x x 

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Tilda helps out again with a Make it Colourful challenge ~ Colouring Black Hair

Isn't Tilda helpful?!! She's so great to practice your colouring on!! 
I was hopping about yesterday & decided I wanted to have a go at a challenge & I just love Zoe's
Make it Colourful Challenge  which is 'Colouring Black Hair'
so I watched & used Zoe's fab tutorial video to do this ....other wise I wouldn't have had a clue where to start!!!!

I have used:
Tilda image
Promarkers & watercolour pencils to colour
Papermake up sentiment
My Mind's eye 12x12 'Wild Asparagus' papers
Dovecraft 'colours' 12x12 papers
Spellbinders die cut for inside
Cuttlebug die cuts for embellies
Carfty Feeling's Bloom kits flowers

Hugs Helen x

Monday, 25 April 2011

Zoe's Make it Crafty Blog Candy ~ ends 22nd May 2011

Just look at this lovely candy Zoe's offering from Make It Crafty
Its open till 22nd May 2011

I just love Zoe's blog & shop. The inspiration I get from visiting is just phenomenal!!
You MUST pop over & join in or just have a look around.
She also has a fab challenge blog Make it Colourful which naughty me hasn't entered lately ...slap my wrists!!
You should have a look there is some great tips & tutorials & it really helps you with your colouring.


My weekend with my niece Felicity

My niece Flissy came to sleep over on Saturday night. We were suppose to be going to Knowsley Safari Park on Sunday with Eddie Browns as her birthday gift from me, but they cancelled due to not enough bums on seats....arrrrrrrgggh!!! I was soooo mad :0(
I didn't want to disappoint Flissy too much so she still came for the sleep over (we chucked hubby onto the sofa & she bunked in with me!)
We had fun crafting on my bed making Easter eggs for Daddy, Mummy, Charlotte, Flissy & Eva (in other words my brother in law, my sister & all 3 nieces!!)

I'm suffering a bit now with a trapped nerve after playing silly games & piggy backing her!
Fun was had that's the main thing.
Hope you all enjoyed your weekends
Helen x

Friday, 22 April 2011

My first polystyrene ball cupcake!!

I thought I'd share with you my first cupcake made with a polystyrene ball, ribbon, flowers & the top off a perfume bottle!!

I saw a cupcake made up at Harrogate show in March & just had to have a go. I made it for my sister's birthday as she's a huge fan of cupcake stuff!!

Gonna have to get some more balls & make some more me thinks!!
You may near some ear muffs however as I did swear an awful lot whilst making it!!!

Hope you all have a great Easter weekend.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

April's digi stamp FREEBIE!!

Wishing Well

I know I'm a little late into the month but I do like to keep you on your toes!!
To get April's digi stamp FREEBIE visit my website

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Ellephantastic Mid Month Tutorial & Inspiration

Hello! I'm a little late posting this. It was a busy day yesterday.
Above is my first go at a corner bookmark.
You can make one too by following Tamara's tutorial on the 

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine.
I apologise for the short post my brains not working properly!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

A Special Fund Raising Ellephantastic digi stamp

please note the image is coloured as an example
Image comes in JPG & PNG 
300dpi 500px

'Ronnie painting'

I couple of weeks ago I found Crafty Emma's Store whilst hopping about on Face book.
I was just having a good browse & maybe clicking add to cart here & there..sssh!!
...WHEN ....I came across her digi stamps page 

At first I thought I'd maybe found a fellow artist when I realised her digi stamps were actually from different artists & had been specially drawn for her shop to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance which she is fund raising for in memory of her dad who was tragically killed at work in 2009.

After placing my wee order with Emma I contacted her saying how much I would love to do an image specially for her fund raising. I was delighted when she said yes!!

As the other images were all of something her dad loved to do she asked me to do an image 'drawing' 
So I set about sketching & decided to use my well know bear Roger.
For this particular image we have renamed him Ronnie after Emma's dad which I was very honored to do.

If you would like to buy 'Ronnie painting' please click HERE
ALL proceeds will go to The Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

For more details about Emma's fund raising please visit Emma's blog

The Ellephantastic DT girls & I have made a few cards as inspiration for you.






Saturday, 2 April 2011

Ellephantastic Challenge - 'Anything but a square/rectangle'

Hello! Today is the start of another challenge over at 

April's challenge is 'Anything but a square/rectangle' our theme was chosen by Angie who sadly has decided to step down from the Elle DT so Tamara has stepped in to host this month & I would like to send my best wishes onto Angie from us all. She is welcome back anytime she wants to the Elle DT.

As always we have 4 fantastic sponsors & therefore 4 fantastic winners!!

My card is a handbag card made with this months Spotlight Sponsor Sassy Design Studio's image 
My Fair Lady

I have also used one of Robyn's Fetish images & more stamps for my matching tag.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Be sure to pop over to our challenge blog to see all the Elle DT girls lovely work.

Also why not do your little bit of fund raising & buy my Ronnie Painting image ALL proceeds go to The Yorkshire Air Ambulance to by him click HERE