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Hello Ellephantastic fans  

My News:
Apologies it's been so long. I took some time out at the end of last year into this year & then when I was planning on getting back into things I became quite poorly & found out I was pregnant after trying for 7 years & a failed go at IVF. 
It was quite a shock & lovely surprise as you can imagine!!

So I am now currently waiting for my baby to arrive. We're having a boy & he's due 25th October so just under 2 weeks if he lasts that long!!!

Shop News:
My shop is currently still open for digital stamp sales
I decided to stop doing Wedding Stationery altogether so that side is now shut for business.
My knitted toys & other knitted creations are on hold since the new toy safety CE rules have come in. I will slowly bring this back at some point. 
I am currently working on The Peepos monsters collection created by Erica Martyn from Odds & Soxlets
Here's a sneak preview you will have seen before on my blog. His name is Booboos
Erica is building up a great portfolio of her Peepos range which you can find on her Facebook Page

My other crafting is also on hold for sale wise but I have been a little busy making things for baby!!!

Crafting News:
Here's some of things I have been doing. Don't forget to check my blog for more information

I have recovered the family moses basket which is over 40 years old!
I used Bazoo Cuddle time fabric designed by Helz Cuppleditch

I have also made with this fabric a nappy stacker & tissue box cover


I couldn't resist knitting baby a few bits too 


Other's the first card I made this year back in June for my mum

For more crafting see my blog.

If you're new to Ellephantastic don't miss my free digital stamps HERE
I am on Facebook my page is HERE

Thank you for your time, patience & support it is always appreciated.
It makes my day when I get comments back saying how you like my digis etc.
I really hope I can do some more when baby has settled in.
Bye for now

Helen Laurence

Welcome to the last newsletter of 2011 
I am taking a much needed extended break!!

Important notes: My shop will remain open but after October there will be no updates until I return. e.g no new special offers or freebies.

I am taking a break from drawing, crafting, blogging everything!!

New for October
October's freebie Roger in his wellies.

SPECIAL OFFER: One FREE digi of your choice with any purchase 
(offer ends 31st October)

New digis
Roger & Marley Trick or Treat / Roger The Mummy!!!

Autumn Leaves

For the none crafters:
I'm afraid I've not done much crafting lately to share with you :-(
Here's a kinda appropriate card for this final newsletter!!

As always thank you all for your support throughout 2011
see you in 2012!!

If you need somewhere new to haunt try 2 of my favourite places

There's a new challenge started this month with freebies & 1st, 2nd 3rd prizes!!!


Now has 2 weekly challenges plus a fun monthly one & a great new gallery to show off your makes

September's News

Hello & thank you for subscribing to my newsletters.

For September I have some new images, special offers & FREE images in store.

I haven't done much crafting recently due to health etc & lack of crafting mojo, but I have a few bits to share.

Don't forget you can follow my blog or follow me on facebook 

NEW digi stamps now available from

Roger, Rosie & Junior

Roger & Rosie get married

Roger flies a kite

Roger under a toad stool
Emily Autumn


September's FREE digi stamp
(Please visit my shop for reverse image)

September's Special Offer
Get Autumn Leaves set FREE with any digi stamp purchase which includes
all leaves on one sheet plus each individual leaf - see shop for full details

Happy Crafting!!!

NEW Crafting antics!!

card image is Rory from Ellephantastic

Coaster image is Toots from Odds & Soxlets

A4 place/play mat with Toots & friends from Odds & Soxlets

PLEASE NOTE: I am currently NOT taking orders for anything handmade or wedding stationery as we are trying to sort out moving house. We have no date & nowhere to go yet but I need to get ready all the same!! 

Thank you for your patience

August's Newsletter

Oh my god where did July go??!!.....welcome to my August newsletter!!
Throughout July we have been celebrating our 1st Birthday at Ellephantastic Challenges.

We have had a blog hop with Blog Candy at the end....there is still time to enter! Its open until tomorrow

challenge with LOADS of great prizes!!

I have extended the digi Special offer until the end of August
Buy Elle's Elephant & get another digi of your choice FREE

Also the FREEBIE images for August are now in my FREEBIE section!!

I just love Zoe's Make it Crafty images & have been playing & colouring them.
Here's what I've been up to!
For more of my cards & colouring please visit my blog

Due to the new regulations on toys I am not taking any orders for knitted items until I am up to date...thank you for your patience at this time.

Other News:
You may also notice I have updated the Ellephantastic site so everything is either under or linked to

Due to my CFS/ME & other commitments I have decided I will no longer be updating the Gallery blog but I will leave it open & linked to browse through. For my crafts click HERE

Sovereign Park Summer Fair - Saturday 6th August 1pm-3pm
Stalls, mini trains rides, games & more
Off Boroughbridge road, Acomb, York

Thank you very much for your time & support

July's Newsletter

Hello! Today is Ellephantastic Challenges 1st Birthday ....woooooo!!!
To celebrate we have a {Celebrations} challenge, 
a Blog Hop with BiG Blog Candy at the end 
& Lots of great prizes to be won!!

Also to celebrate I am offering 4 yes 4 FREE digis in my shop
HERE or on my blog HERE

 if you would like you're very own FREEBIE then just reply to this email with the name of the digi stamp you would like from my shop

For the none crafting followers I thought I'd share a couple of my latest makes
You can see more on my Blog or in my Gallery


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Lastly ......I will be at Thorpe Willoughby Carnival (Selby) next Saturday 9th July if you live near by or fancy a trip out please do pop over & say Hi!!
Its a Disney themed carnival this year & my brother will be coming as Captain Jack Sparrow!!!

Have a great weekend

MAY's Newsletter

Hello! Thank you for subscribing to the Ellephantastic monthly newsletter
May has been a busy month for me & a tough month so far.
  • May 7th I did an Ellephantastic Craft Open Day to help raise money & awareness for CFS/ME awareness day May 12th. I raised £32.00. I have a couple more events coming up & hope to raise some more money so I can send a good sized cheque to Action For ME 
  • Due to the budget cuts the CFS/ME Management course in York has been scrapped so a couple few of us have got together to campaign to have it reinstated. Here's the links to the stories in the York Press Fury as York ME course Scrapped & ME sufferer hits out as course axed
  • If you would like to keep up to date with our campaigning you can follow CFS MonkE on twitter & Facebook
  • Since the campaigning I have been really poorly with my ME so haven't got much done 
Ellephantastic - ness!!
  • As its a new month its time for a new digi FREEBIE!!! Pop over to my shop & Pick Up your FREEBIE  Baby Giraffe

  • I have been spending quite a bit of time practicing my colouring after finding Make it Colourful challenge blog. Its a fantastic challenge blog with some awesome tips & inspiration. Here's some cards I have made for the challenges.

  • Of course it wouldn't be Ellephantastic without some knitting!! I am a little behind with my knitting but here's a puppy & a Pepper Pig made recently

PLEASE NOTE: I am currently NOT taking on anymore knitting orders until I have completed my current projects.

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Some updates for you all

My Main Shop/site address is

For people looking for handmade cards & gifts check out my NEW
Boutique Store

The old handmade crafts shop is now a 
which I have updated with lots of new photos

& you can still keep up to date via Facebook & myBlog

In the NEW Boutique Store are some cards for sale
starting with some Mothers Day Cards

They are first come first serve OOAK cards. 
I can also make any to order too so please just ask

(If you can not see the following pictures then go to my blog HERE or 


I have a few images & something fun & new to share with you this month.

First: 'Fun & New'

I have just set up a page in my shop especially for YOU!
It is a page for you to share your creations made with Ellephantastic digis stamps


If you are one of the first 10 (different) people to share you creations you can choose one of my digis FREE!

Please note it is NOT a challenge site, it is just a place for you to share all your Ellephantastic creations. Although there may be the odd prize here & there hee hee!!
All creations linked must have an Ellephantastic image on to be permitted

Now for a few NEW images
In order that they appear
Baby Eva, Joey, Super Rog', Chicky-March Freebie (for un coloured version click HERE), 
Roger - Hot air Balloon, Barney the dog, New & update Rosaline Rabbit

All my individual images are under £1.00

Don't Miss

March's challenge starting tomorrow over at Ellephantastic Challenges
I still have a few bits left in my HALF PRICE SALE 

Thank you & A BIG THANK YOU to all you kind ladies who emailed/contacted me to thank me for my images & freebies you really made my day & cheered me up!

Happy belated Valentines day!!

Whats going on:  
  • New Roger images
  • All digi images now have a NEW price or in the SALE
Don't Miss!:

  • Half pricSALE still on
  • February's challenge 'Distressing with a Love theme'
  • Mid-month tutorial by Clare on challenge blog on Saturday 19th
  • New Monthly FREE images to collect them all click HERE
New Roger images - all under £1.00

New Freebies for January & February - to get them all click HERE

Don't Miss!
Half Price SALE still on all craft products HERE

Pepper & friends wooden stamps now £3.99 each

February's challenge over at Ellephantastic Challenges
Theme - 'Distressing with a Love theme'
4 sponsors so 4 winners!!
Here's one of my DT's cards for inspiration

Clare's mid month tutorial over at Ellephantastic Challenges on Saturday 19th February
'Spring card'
Here's a taster / sneak peak at mine

Thank you as always for your continued support & custom

On a personal note - you may remember I mentioned previously about us having IVF treatment. We had our first go in January & unfortunately it didn't work. We are sad but positive for the future so its back to lots of crafting for me!



Hello & Happy New Year Ellephantastic fans!!
Welcome to January's Newsletter.

Check out my Half Price Sale on ALL Craft products

First to let you know I am still on my 'time out' time till at least February, but I have been doing a little crafting & made some new digi stamps. Have a look & see what you think below. You can buy my images from my shop

Elle & Andi - Valentines

         Roger - Cupid                                       Roger & Rosie - I love you
  Roger & Rosie - sat together
 Roger - sat left                                           Roger - sat right

 Rosie - sat left                                      Rosie - sat right

Over the Christmas period I had a little re vamp & now my usual shop HERE is just Handmade items & my shop, shop is now

I have also given the Challenge Blog a new look & we have started our Monthly challenges with the New Team. 
Here is my card for our first 2011 challenge 'New Beginnings'  using one of Robyn's Fetish stamps who is our New resident sponsor
There is now 4 sponsors so 4 prizes & 4 winners, so make sure you pop along & join in for the chance to win some awesome prizes!!

I hope you are all recovered from Christmas & New Year.
May 2011 bring you fun, laughs & changes


Helen Laurence

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