Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Beauty & The Beast







Hi there! I thought I would finally get around to blogging my Beauty & The Beast drawings.
I designed & coloured these for a competition with Waterstones called Picture This unfortunately I didn't get past the first round :-(

I am however very pleased with my drawings & my colouring. It took me hours & hours to get to this stage. All the characters started off looking very different to this!

I am having some time out from crafting at the moment so I apologise for being a little antisocial!!
Happy Crafting
xxx


Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Odds & Soxlets Guest DT projects



Odds & Soxlets Create & Craft
A4 place/play mat & coaster

For my guest DT projects for Erica Martyn's Odds & Soxlets I decided to make an A4 place/play mat as they remind me of when I was young. My youger brother & sister & I all had a place/play mat which we used for our tea time & to play on ...in particular with play dough I remember!!
I then decided to make a coaster to go with it using Toots.....I love Toots!!!

For full details on how to make these projects visit the Odds & Soxlets 

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Elle sponsoring I did it Creations challenge


Today I am sponsoring I Did it Creations Challenge.
They're theme is children & they asked if I would like to GD which I was thrilled to do.

I have used my Rory ~ football image & coloured him with Promarkers.
I have used Dovecraft back to basics II papers which you can buy from my shop along with the image with FREE p&p!!

Please pop over & have a look & join in the challenge for a chance to win 4 digis of your choice from my Ellephantastic shop.

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Ellephantastic {August} Challenge ~ "Add some layers"


Oh my where did July go?? .....oh well time for another challenge over at

This month Tina is hosting & has chosen the them {Add some layers}

I have used one of my Free digi images Baby Roger. I coloured him with promarkers & layered up using my nesties. I'm not all that happy with the card as its not my usual standard because Mr Mojo has gone on his jollies!! It does however look better in real life than in this pic!

I hope you all had fun celebrating with us through July & come back to join in this fab challenge.
Make sure you stay tune for a fantastic tutorial coming up mid month from Tina you will love it!!

Have fun, Helen xxx

Friday, 5 August 2011

July's Challenge & Blog Hop/Candy winners...& Top 3

I thought I'd just pop this post on here too to help get the word out...check to see if you're a winner?!!


Challenge Winners


Glitterbabe's
PRIZE
$10.00 voucher
Winner is - 59 Suzi
Please email Helen at ellephantasticshop@googlemail.com 
(Please state which prize you have won)


Just Tracy's Crafts
PRIZE
A buzz bumble stamp & sentiment stamp
Winner is - 80 Karin
Please email Helen at ellephantasticshop@googlemail.com 
(Please state which prize you have won)

One Stop Card Crafts
PRIZE
£10.00 voucher
Winner is - 4 Romina
Please email Helen at ellephantasticshop@googlemail.com 
(Please state which prize you have won)

The Cutting Cafe
PRIZE
3 sets of your choice
Winner is - 9 darling ho
Please email Helen at ellephantasticshop@googlemail.com 
(Please state which prize you have won)


The Stamping Boutique
PRIZE
5 digis of your choice or 3 digis & 1 paper pack
Winner is - 70 Marianne's Craft room
Please email Helen at ellephantasticshop@googlemail.com 
(Please state which prize you have won)


PRIZE
£10 gift voucher
Winner is - 45 Princess Kitten
Please email Helen at ellephantasticshop@googlemail.com 
(Please state which prize you have won)
PRIZE
9 piece door hanger kit
Winner is - 91 Kate
Please email Helen at ellephantasticshop@googlemail.com 
(Please state which prize you have won)

4 Digi Stamps of your choice
Winner is - 27 Gro Tjeltveit
Please email Helen at ellephantasticshop@googlemail.com 
(Please state which prize you have won)

Blog Candy Winners

UK Only Winner is - Kathleen MC

Please email Helen at ellephantasticshop@googlemail.com 
(Please state which prize you have won & your address)

NONE UK Winner is -Carly W

Please email Helen at ellephantasticshop@googlemail.com 
(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.

Top 3
(in no particular order)

Helen because this dog just made me chuckle!



Collete S because I love how everything on this card goes together & the colouring is awesome



Annika ...wow what more do I say?!!!



Congratulations, 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 :o)

Thursday, 4 August 2011

August Newsletter & FREEBIES!!

Hi peeps!

Just to let you know I have a new Newsletter out today 
& some FREEBIES in my store along with a Special Offer.

Happy Crafting!

Ellephantastic {BiG Birthday Blog hop Candy}

**This Post will sticky to the top until August**


Whoop whoop its Ellephantastic Challenges Birthday Time!!!!

Join us in celebrating by going on our BiG Birthday Blog Hop to enter the BiG Birthday Candy below

Also be sure to join in our Birthday {Celebrations} challenge for a 2nd entry into the the Candy!!

(For full details & rules see Ellephantastic Challenges)

The BiG Birthday Blog Candy
(Please note due to postage costs there are 2 candy's one for UK & one for Overseas. Please make sure you ONLY enter the one that applies to you)

UK residents Candy
*If you've entered the challenge you get a 2nd entry, enter your name & 2 next to it*
NONE UK ONLY!
*If you've entered the challenge you get a 2nd entry, enter your name & 2 next to it*



The Blog Hop!!

Helen ~ You are Here!!

You start the blog hop at Ellephantastic Challenges & you should end your journey here!!
Don't forget to comment on ALL the blogs

Birthday Challenge
Theme ~ {Celebrations}

We have LOADS of great sponsors this month for our BiG Birthday {Celebrations}
The sponsors have been very kind & let me & the Elle girls play with some of there images/sets
Here's mine ...be sure to check out the Challenge blog for more inspiration from the girls & you'll see them on the Blog Hop too!!

Crafty Sentiments Designs ~ Primrose image
The Stamping Boutique ~ Puppy Surprise image & Die Cute Dreams die cuts
The Stamping Boutique ~ Latte for two & Die cut Dreams die cut
GlitterBabe's ~ Bird Bath image & sentiment
Die cut Dreams ~ Bear & door hanger kit
Die cut Dreams ~ Bear & Rectangle scallop die cuts
 Ellephantastic ~ Roger Pilot, Barney & Roger in his Elle motor images
Plus Make it Crafty Hilly lane scene & Mushroom house
This is A5 in size & is my new mouse mat!
 The Cutting Cafe ~ Cute Critters Set
inside the card


Happy Birthday Ellephantastic & Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Elle sponsoring Just Tracy's Crafts


Today I am sponsoring Just Tracy's Crafts & they very kindly asked me to GD.
I sent JTC 2 of my images to play with. Barney & Roger with flowers which you can buy from my shop

They're theme is Birthdays. I decided to use Barney. I coloured him with Promarkers & made a little boy's card as I rarely do boy cards & thought Barney was perfect for it.
I have also used Dovecraft back to basics II papers which you can buy from my shop with free p&p in UK!!

Please pop over & have a peak at the wonder JTC DT's crafts & join in their challenge for a chance to win 4 digis of your choice from Ellephantastic.

hugs xx