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*For Sale* ... "Thank You" Teacher cards...

For Sale "Thank You" Teacher cards £1.50 each (Plus P&P or free collection)


You can also order cards. I have the options to do Boy or Girl Brunette or Blonde Colour of school For male or female teacher
Get in touch via email ellephantasticshop@gmail.com or on social media
Have a great day Helen  xxx

Sneaky peak!

Today I've been working on my CE tested knitted toys files to get them ready to be put up for sale. Not long now!

On your Wedding Day...

I'm hoping this post has worked because I am actually writing it yesterday (Monday) and have (I hope) set it up to post itself tomorrow (Tuesday!) I will be out at my Fatigue clinic appointment and doing a bit more to my Wall Mural.
Andi (Hubby) and I are invited to a Wedding in July and I have been super organised .....what....organised....yes I know don't freak out!!
I made this card whilst hubby and Murphy were out at the weekend giving me sometime to chill out and craft....oh and sunbathe!
Its one of the lovely Lili of the Valley stamps which I just adore. The stamped pattern is a Stampin Up roller I've had years and barely used! I have coloured the image using promarkers and kept is quite simple.
Really loving it and so are other people as I have an order for one!
Happy Tuesday (I hope!)
Helen xx

Keeping in the Father theme today....

This morning whilst having my relaxation time after the school run I watched a video of Zoe from Make it Crafty colouring this image (which is free until 21st June on Make it Crafty Facebook group) She set a challenge whilst colouring to colour texture/pattern. I decided to have a go with my spectrum aqua pens for this challenge and I am rather chuffed with the end result especially as I am really new to these pens still.
Stay cool!
Helen xxx

Father's day special

Hi, I hope you all enjoyed the very sunny weekend and had a great Father's day. Here's a card I made for my Dad. The image is one of my own which you can buy  HERE Truth be told I actually made the card a while ago but never had a use for it as it had other sentiments on it. I found these air force type ones in some stash a friend gave me so I changed it around and hey presto a perfect father's day card πŸ˜‰
Have a lovely Monday & don't forget the sun cream Helen  xx

A Summer theme

My crafting mojo was in need of a little inspiration this afternoon so I went on a little blog snoop over at Lili of the Valley I love their images and already had this one coloured up.  I noticed they have a June challenge with a "Summer" theme so decided to have a play and this is what I came up with. Not bad considering my card making mojo is about 4 years out since having Murphy!!
Happy Monday Helen  xxx

Work in Progress Wall Mural

What started as a conversation on Facebook with someone I didn't know quickly became an idea and quick sketch!

She was already super happy with the idea so I added a little colour and arranged to go meet her and see "The Wall" 


I took Murphy with me as you can see! He was a really good boy while Mummy did a bit of sketching out on the wall to see how it would plan out.....and actually it was perfect for my original plan!

The next visit I went alone (Murphy was at school) and I started to get the paints out, and this is how far I have gotten so far. Not much left to do now. Mostly filling in now. Very exciting watching it come together and I've enjoyed it immensely.








I will keep showing the progress and the finished Wall so keep watching out here or on social media. Have a great day Helen xxx

A lovely card for my lovely mum

Last week it was my lovely mum's birthday. I decided I would get back to making cards instead of buying so made this one for her. She loved it 😊 You may have already seen it if you follow me on social media....and now will see it again as it will share itself to Facebook!
Have a great day! Helen

About me...

......I thought its probably time I should update my About me info! So here goes.... I am currently 36 years old (as of June 2017) I live in Selby with my husband and son who is (at present) 4 and a half years old.... my son not husband πŸ˜†
I suffer with CFS/ME, Fybromyalgia, anxiety and depression. They take up a large amount of my energy and time along with my family so I need an out, something for me and that is Ellephantastic. It's my creative life. Being creative, being inspired by other peoples creativity and inspiring others with my creativity are what keep me going. As well as the love I have for my family, but that goes without saying because who couldn't love this dude?

I love all kinds of crafting and creativity, knitting, art, baking, photography, paper crafting....anything really!
I have spent a lot of time the past 2 to 3 years working on myself and trying different avenues. E.g businesses, counselling, medication, diet.....all sorts! Every time though I have end…

Ellephantastic Cakes

Froggy I thought I would share with you today some cakes I have made over the last year and a bit. Who doesn't love cake? Right! Froggy was a chocolate cake decorate to match my niece's frog themed birthday.
Baby Giraffe Baby giraffe was a treacle sponge cake made for my niece who loves Giraffes Really pleased with how it turned out.


Rose Garden
These are cupcakes and I made a box for them by decorating a large cake box and making my own insert. I made them for my mum as a surprise  They are treacle cupcakes ....yum!




Chocolate Cakes All the cakes I have made have been for my family 
Hope I haven't made you hungry!!
Helen "Ellephantastic" Laurence xxx