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Tilda helps me practice my colouring, distressing & shabby chic skills!!!

***This is my 3rd post today...please scroll down for more***
I love blog hopping & seeing all your lovely colouring, distressing & shabby chic makes. However I am rubbish at all 3 ....so I decided to do a bit more blog hopping for some inspiration & actually have a practice at the 3 things I love but can't do!
The main inspiration for doing this card sprouted from me stumbling across  The Shabby Tearoom - 'buttons & bows' & Make it Colourful - colouring 'light source from top left' challenge blogs
Here is my card


What do you think? I am very happy with the results considering how 'shabby' my colouring is!! Do you think my shading is correct? Sorry I am rubbish with shading!! I have recently started using promarkers & I'm starting to get use to them a little. I think this is one of my best colouring efforts to date. (I would like some copic sketch markers eventually!!!)
I would like to enter this card into the 2 challenges above plus a few …

Happy Birthday to Nikki & my Li'l Bro!!

***This is my 2nd post today..please scroll down to see knitted Postman Pat!!***
I would like to wish Nikki (one of my DT girls) & my younger brother Adam a very  Happy Birthday!!
Here's the card I made for my brother
I used a Dustin Pike image & is it PM or DCWV boys & men papers?? Coloured with promarkers

Postman Pat Ellephantastic style!!!

Good Sunday morning bloggers!! I thought I would share with you today some photos of the Ellephantastic handmade Postman Pat!
Isn't he fun?!!!
I've also been playing about in photo shop making myself a new signature. Not quite right yet but getting there!!
Going for Sunday dinner later at my mum in laws...yum!! Hope you all have a good day  x x x

Mid Month tutorial & inspiration time at Ellephantastic Challenges blog..

...that's we are mid month again at  Ellephantastic Challenges doesn't time fly?!!!
This month we have a great tutorial brought to from Clare & for added inspiration the DT girls & I have all made a card using Clare's tutorial & my images.
Pop on over now for a look. Here's my card

I have used:
Clare's tutorial fromEllephantastic Challenges for the card Roger - stood one of my FREE images you can get HERE PM papers - sorry I forget which! Die cut hearts from Die cut Dreams Felt flower from SU Love charm from harrogate trip last sept
Don't miss the last of my HALF PRICE SALE & All my digis are now £1.00 or less http://www.ellephantastic.co.uk/

NEW Roger image & FREEBIE!!!

Well after a wee cry this afternoon - a few emotions stirred from yesterday's visit to Leeds I managed to get some digis done.  Yesterdays visit - The doc discussed with us possible reasons as to why my first cycle of IVF treatment didn't work & what they will do different in my 2nd cycle (when I have it) They are really good/nice doctors & he even saw us after we'd not actually been booked in properly for yesterday!! Going back to the hospital brought my emotions back to the surface because the visit yesterday in our minds would have been my 7 week scan. I was also expecting them to say we'll have to go on a waiting list but in actual fact if we'd had the money yesterday we could have booked in for round 2! I wasn't sure about having another go but if I'd had the money I would have booked myself in there & then yesterday. We have the letter & phone number so as soon as we find the whopping £4250 we can ring up & book in. Best start a whip …

A quick choccie bar cover for Valentines day!

Today I made this quick chocolate bar cover for Valentines day using  Erica Martyn's FREE decoupage & paper set you can get HERE
Happy Valentines Day! xxx

NEW lower prices on ALL my digi stamps

NEWlower prices on ALL my digi stamps http://www.ellephantastic.co.uk/


A bit of card making!

I thought as I have some spare time today that I would share with you a few cards I have made over the past couple of months.
This first one is a Star Wars 3D box card I made for my brother's birthday
This is a Terry Pratchett 3D box card I made for my brother in law
A Doctor Who 3D box card made for an order

A scrabble board card made for an order. The tiles are 3D
Easel card made for an order for a special friend who is Scottish. The thistles picture is one of my own photos from winter
I've also made a cute decoupage card for my sister but forgot to photograph it...doh!! It's been great getting back to cards. I hope to get some more done soon.
Happy crafting...may the mojo be with you!!!!!!!

A bit of knitting!

I thought I'd share with you some knitting I have done over the last 6 months & not got around to blogging. First my Ellephantastic version of an iggle piggle!!

& my most recent knit Rooney - Man UTD player

hugs xxx

Ellephantastic February challenge - distressing with 'Love' theme

(this is my 2nd post today - scroll down for more) Happy Saturday! Thank you for all your lovely comments & support re IVF. I am feeling a little better now I've got back into crafting!!! Couple of tear free days!!
Today is  Ellephantastic Challenges new challenge for February Distressing with a 'Love' theme
I have used my Roger & Rosie - sat together image which you can buy from my shop http://www.ellephantastic.co.uk/ I have also used scallop edge heart die cuts from Die cut Dreams

I still have a HALF PRICE SALE on craft products so make sure you check that out. I am also sponsoring One Stop Craft Challenge blog today so pop over & play along!! Happy weekend hugs xxx

I am sponsoring One Stop Craft Challenge

Morning bloggers! Today I am sponsoring a challenge over at  One Stop Craft Challenge
I was very happy to join in & GD for them too. OSCC have chosen my digis Roger & Rosie to work with & their theme is 'To use a number' You can buy my images from my shop http://www.ellephantastic.co.uk/  I used Rosie & number 40 for this birthday card
Make sure you pop over to Ellephantastic Challenges for our new February challenge hugs  xxx