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Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts' BIG DAY!!!!

Hello & good morning!!
(really long post - sorry)

Today is the day I have been waiting for & hopefully so have you!!

Today Saturday 3rd July 2010 is:
The winner of my blog candy!!! So here goes..........
......True Random Number Generator 33 
That's Andrea wohoo!!!
Well done Andrea, please email me
(Winner should contact me by Monday 5th or I will have to re pick) 
Don't forget you can also follow me on Facebook 

The raffle:
As you know I have prizes donated by channel five & now I have more prizes donated by friends & family plus some Ellephantastic prizes so you will daft not to join in!!
You have until 2pm (today 3rd July)  to either send a donation on my just giving page tickets are £1.00 each or send as a gift on paypal to or buy now via paypal here I will then send you your tickets via email (I will have my laptop with me all day)
or buy from me at my open day in Acomb

My NEW Shop:
In my new look shop there are lots of new exciting things!
Pop over & have a good browse. I will be constantly updating my stock as this is a growing shop for me & a step up from just a hobby.

I also have a new blog (which is still under construction) Today & Always
Today & Always is my Wedding Stationery business I am hoping to get off the ground & that is actually progressing quicker than I expected hence the quick half finished blog!

Challenge Blog:
Welcome to the first Ellephantastic Challenge - whoop!
Here is the banner again for you to advertise
Just in case you haven't met them before here are my fab friends & DT ladies...oh & me!

Helen aka Ellephantastic
Back in 2007 I was diagnosed with CFS/ME & then more recently I have been diagnosed with Fybromyalgia too. I cursed this very debilitating illness for sticking its rather uncomfortable nose into my life....however now I thank it! If it wasn't for the ME I'm not sure I would have refound my love for crafting & drawing.

I have been slowly building up my skills, blogging, meeting new people, starting a little shop & now a new shop & challenge blog! I also would never have met all my wonderful friends in blogland. So I officially thank you ME for being a pain in my side (and everywhere else!!) & showing me my true path....crafting!!!
Please do pop along to the SHOP which is now open & if you live in or near York please come down & see me. I am having a craft open day (today 3rd July) at my sisters. I will be available to get hold of through email etc all day so if you want to pop down give me a tinkle (see Terms & Conditions on Shop, nod nod wink wink!) & I'll give you directions!

Michelle aka Thistle's Happy Place
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!

Jane aka Whoopsie Daisy
Hi! I'm Jane! I am a mother to 2 young boys and one loving cat. I am a college student during the day and happy crafter during the wee hours when my boys are sound asleep. I also teach Copic classes and rubber stamping / card making class at the local scrapbook store. I am very grateful for the little things in life that bring me such joy! I am so happy to be part of the Ellephantastic Design Team! Thank you, Helen!

Angie aka Handmade by Lilacanglia
Hi I am Angie, aka lilacanglia,
I am a 45 year old mum to 3 fabulous boys, and have been married to their dad for 21 years in August.
I started card making in Jan 2007, and have not looked back since, then it was just stickers on card blanks and now it ranges from stamping, decoupage, 3d cards like carousels, tractors etc, to doing the occasional tutorial, all self taught, I am so happy to be a part of the Ellephantastic Team,
Angie xx

Vanja aka Vanja's Crafty Den
Hi, my name is Vanja
I'm 27 years old and I come from Serbia. I started stamping and making cards in the end of summer in 2008 and became totally addicted. :)
Colouring is very important to me, I colour with watercolour pencils most of the time, I like to try new techiques and I love distressing which I use very often.
I'm very happy to work with Helen's adorable images and with the talented ladies from the Ellephantastic DT. :)

Now lets get down to business!
Ellephantastic Challenge #01 "Its up to you!"
 (with optional use of new FREEBIE Roger)

Challenge #01 "Its up to you" - exactly that, you decide what you want to make e.g. a card, gift, altered art anything you want, any colours you want & if you are stuck for an image try the new FREEBIE Roger stood! Just right click on the image & save as or use one of my other FREEBIES!!

The sponsor for this first challenge is ME!
what will you win? Well how about these goodies? ....

Need a little inspiration? Have a look at these lovelys!
x x x

Now go over to the Challenge Blog & join in!!!


Regina said…
Congrats Andrea!
Vanja said…
Congrats, Helen! I've been looking around just now, your new shop looks great! Have a wonderful day, today! :)
Hugs, Vanja
Thanks Helen for all the lovely goodies. I've emailed you with all my details.
Have a great day today and I'm off to my craft room to join in the challenge.

oh how fun!!!! will definitely try my best to play.

i have started my own challenge too and would love for you to pop on over!

have a fabulous weekend and the very best of luck. i'll be back for sure.
congrats girl, you're so lucky
hugs angelique
sarah said…
hi helen thanks for the message i still dont know what im doing but can you tell me how to advertise yours shop on my blog! you are my first follower lol love sarah xoxo

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