Sunday, 14 October 2012


A HUGE big welcome to you all and YAYYYYYYYYYY, the time has come for me to unleash and launch my wonderful Eclectics into the cyber world of blogland challenges. It has felt like an eternity for us all.

If you remember, a few weeks ago I was looking for DT's for a fortnightly challenge blog.  I had 20 applications and I could not choose only a few so I decided to take them all on and separate them into 2 teams - The PINK and PURPLE teams.  The PINK team is headed by me and the PURPLE team is headed by Paula - another really talented girlie.  

The fortnightly challenges have now become weekly challenges.  Double the fun, I say and the bonus for me is double the wonderful girlies I now have the privilege of knowing.  They are all extremely talented and I am so so proud of them.  PS, they have to put up with me (there is always a downside, huh!) 

Another plus side is there will be TWO FIRST ever challenges - well, we can't have the PURPLE team feeling left out of having a first challenge, can we?  lol
Our new challenge blog is all about FUN, FUN, FUN.  We are purely a badge awarding challenge blog rather than being sponsored.  The reason for this is I do not want to restrict my Eclectics creativity whilst giving you inspiration.  
Anyone wanting to join in our weekly challenges has the autonomy, as do my girlies, to create whatever they wish just as long as it fits the theme for that week. 

The challenge rules are set out (briefly) in the right hand side bar and full set of rules on a separate page at the top.  Also, as you will notice, there are pages for winners and a selection of badges.  I like choices. LOL  Maximum entries of 3. 
I will also add that the DT's can enter the challenge but will not be eligible for badges - they deserve to have fun, too!

Winners will be picked by the challenge host for their week.  NO RANDOM ORG allowed on this blog, no matter how many entries.  There will be a top five for each one hundred entries (I am being a little optimistic!)

Anyway, once again I would like to welcome you all to our world and hope you all have fun in doing what you all do best... CREATE, CREATE, CREATE!
The theme for our FIRST ever ECLECTIC ELLAPU's challenge for the PINK team, hosted by moi, is (drum roll please... LOL)


(how predictable was that!  LOL  My imagination knows no bounds!) 
And without further adieu, I would like to introduce you to The PINK Team with their inspiration for this week. I am not going to apologize for the pic overload - their projects are worth highlighting and showing off. 

 Please enter your creation into Miss Linky below - yes she is female here no matter what anyone says!  Please link your project back to ECLECTIC ELLAPU and most of all have fun!













  1. Hmmmm, I don't see the Miss Linky tool. :-(

  2. I know I am really frustrated here am working on it....something is working against me argggghhhh!

    any entries will have to be put incomment box with link til sorted... feel like crying

  3. After all the fretting and headache it suddenly started working

  4. WOW!!! congrats on setting up a fab new challenge!!
    Your DT creations are stunning


  5. Congrats!! The DT creations look amazing and I'm so happy for you that you got this up and running. :D :D

  6. Thank youeveryone fingers crossed everything is working now lol x

  7. Congratulations on your brand new challenge, and two great teams... what lovely inspiration, and I do believe I'm the first to get Miss Linky to co-operate!!
    Alison x

  8. We did it! Let the fun begin!

  9. good luck and congratualtions on your new challenge blog I'm excited to be taking part. What a wonderful DT team and the range of cards and crafting ideas are wishes x

  10. Good luck with your new challenge.
    Tine :)

  11. Congratulations and good luck with this lovely challenge blog. The DT creations ae fantstic. Ursula xxx

  12. Congratulations on your new venture Elaine! I consider myself a bit (or a lot) eclectic, so I should fit right in! You have a wonderfully talented bunch of ladies for your Eclectics - their inspiration projects this week are all so beautiful, and I look forward to meeting the Purple Team next week. Big hugs to you!

  13. Wow all the DT's card are wonderful guess i better get my brain going an come up with something for this challenge sounds like a real fun one now to go find a sketch. See ya later all.
    Linda xxx

  14. Congrats on the new challenge blog - can't wait to play along. Wonderful DT inspirations on here - let the fun begin!

  15. How fun was this.....yeah a lot of fun really hop it's oke to do a lo instead of a card???
    Hope you like my entry have a great monday xox Amy

  16. Congratulations on your Fabulous new challenge blog..Wow!! Such beautiful cards from the design team, with lots of inspiration!..looking forward to seeing what team B come up with...
    Wishing you lots of success with what looks like to be a fantastic challenge blog...

  17. Ladies well done beautiful creations and look at the entries already brilliant this is going to be great I can feel it in my water lol
    Jacki xx

  18. Yes, Amy Yoorthuis it's totally fine to do a LO! Eclectic isn't just part of our name. We have card makers and scrapbookers on the DT. The anything goes challenge is perfect for both! And I loved your LO!

  19. Thanks for the invitation to join in your new challenge blog! The design team is awesome (even tho we only get to see half of it this time LOL) It's been enjoyable browsing everyone's blog and being inspired by the artwork!

  20. A fabulous selection of gorgeous cards from your design team. Good luck with future challenges and I will be sure to taking part again.


  21. Thank you everyone... I am blessed with a fabulous design team, pinks and purples and they truly are an inspiration to one and all. We all have much to learn and we all find inspiration everywhere from everyone. That is why we are all united by our true love of crafting.
    Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu x

  22. What fabulous DT creations - awesome. TFS

  23. Congratulations and the best of luck with your new venture. Wonderful inspiration xx Jan

  24. Thanks DT for fabulous inspirational pieces .I particularly loved Chana's project with vintage image ..Good luck with first challenge .Am following and I will enter when time allows me.
    Hugs Shirley-Anne

  25. Well done you for choosing everyone & such great showman/womanship ha ha. My first visit yes ..... my last never. Janet T

  26. Gorgeous samples ladies!!! Congratulations on your first official challenge :) So proud of you Elaine!!! Sending you love and hugs my DT Sistah!!!

  27. So happy to be a part of your first challenge with entering my card. I found your link over on The Outlawz also and have become a follower. You can follow mine at Congrats and best of luck.


Thank you for all your lovely comments,.....Thank you and keep sending the love...... apologies for word verification - It just appeared and I have settings to not have it but can't get rid of it - I will keep trying though as it bugs the hell out of me xx

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