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Merry Christmas Blogging Buddies!

Merry Christmas!!
Hope all my blogging buds have a great time see you in 2012
hugs Helen x

Ellephantastic's last challenge - November - Weather Related

As you may have noticed I am taking some time out. My health has not been great & the ME is being difficult so a break is the best thing. I'll not be gone forever but for the time being this will be our last Ellephantastic Challenge
Jill is hosting & she has chosen 'Weather Related Theme' I have used my Emily Autumn image along with my Autumn Leaves collection. I have also used Big Tree & Crooked picket fence by Make it Crafty. I have coloured with promarkers & used a SU sentiment stamp.
I feel sad but relief now the challenges are finishing as it takes a lot of my time & energy. I would like to thank my FANTASTIC design team for all their hardwork this year & their support, friendship & kindness.
I would also like to thank everyone who has taken part in our challenges & all the companies who have sponsored us this year.
Thank also to the fab guest design team we have with us this month.
See you all very soon hugs x x

NEW - Odds & Soxlets Craft Challenge

The new Odds & Soxlets craft challenge has now launched!!!
Grab yourself some awesome freebies & have a go at the Halloween themed challenge for the chance to win 1 of 3 prizes!!!
I have used the Toots free Halloween image & made a teepee card using Nikki's tutorial from Ellephantastic challenges which you can find HERE
This is my 2nd to last card before I pack all my craft stuff up ready for moving!!

Ellephantastic September challenge {Here come the girl's}

Hello! This month over at Ellephantastic Challenges Nikki is hosting & has chosen {Here come the Girls} as her theme. I have used one of my new images Belle. I printed her out with light lines to try the new craze in the craft world 'no lines' I have coloured her with promarkers & then done some extra shading with pencils too. One of my DT girls Jill had already made a door hanger as her DT project which inspired me to make this one. I have even made it for myself...shock horror (I never make things for myself!)
Nip over to Ellephantastic Challenges for more inspiration using Belle from my totally fabulous design team.
Be sure to also check out all my new images, special offers & freebies in store now!!
Happy Crafting!!

Playing with inks, sunsets & clouds!

Make it Colourful challenge this week is 'Sunset with clouds'
I've been playing with my Stampin Up spot ink pads, sponges & toy stuffing!!
I used a cut out stencil for the clouds & sponged the inks round layering the colours. Then I used my fineliner pen from letraset to draw some mushrooms, leaves etc along the bottom.
I also had a go with my promarkers on letraset bleed proof pad.

Unfortunately I've not had chance to make a card with a sunset but I have enjoyed playing this week so thanks MIC for the great challenge & inspiration.
Helen x

My Memories digital scrapbooking giveaway/BLOG CANDY!!!

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NEW digi stamps, special offer & FREEBIE now in store!

NEW digi stamps now available 
Roger, Rosie & Junior
Roger & Rosie get married
Roger flies a kite
Roger under a toad stool Emily Autumn

September's FREE digi stamp

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

Happy Crafting!!!

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

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 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!

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!!

Ellephantastic {August} Challenge ~ "Add some layers"

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

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  (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  (Please state which prize you have won)
One Stop Card Crafts PRIZE
£10.00 voucher Winner is - 4 Romina Please email Helen  (Please state which prize you have won)
The Cutting Cafe PRIZE
3 sets of your choice Winner is - 9 darling ho Please email Helen  (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

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!!

Challenge blog Jill Joanne Michelle Nikki Tamara Tina 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

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

Make it Colourful {Not NORMAL coloured hair!}

image used - Zoe all excited
I was very lucky last weekend & won the random pre picked winners on the 2 categories on  Make it Colourful's big birthday celebration challenges. I also won this awesome image on my card  Zoe all excited. Which Zoe's DT were giving away as candy as part of the celebrations. Then I won the 2 images for using an MIC image in the last challenge I got top 3 too!!! WOW !! I was so chuffed to pieces & got to pick lots of fab images to play with, so I have been busy!!
I am entering this card into this weeks Make it Colourful Challenge ~ {Not NORMAL coloured hair}
Here's the card I made with some of my winnings & some images I had already bought from Zoe.

images used: all Make it Crafty  Aim em up Cupid, Run away Cupid, Geeky Love, Lovers Pavilion, Stairway to heaven & Daffodil Dell
I have coloured all the images using Promarkers using my fabby new pen holder too which hubby found for me on ebay!!

Its set out in the same …