Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Hello Everyone.....
You're probably wondering where we have been the last while ....
Well, we have been in the back-ground
putting the foundation work for a business that we hope
will surprise and delight you.  

Thought we'd share this little story from Stan & Sharon Miller's
book 'Especially for Mormons' Vol. 1
which brings smiles after an exhausted week.

"The Santa Claus at ZCMI was more than a trifle surprised
when a beautiful young lady about twenty years old
walked up and sat on his lap.

But Santa quickly recovered,
and started talking to the college-type lass.

"And what do you want for Christmas?" asked Santa.

"Something for my mother," said the young lady.

"Well, that's what I called thoughtful," smiled Santa.
"What can I bring for your mother?"

Faking a moment of thought,
the girl brightened,
turned to Santa, and said:
"I'd like for her to get a son-in-law."


From Elphine House Australia,

we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas

enjoying each other's company

building lasting memories

 with many beautiful friends and loved ones.

May 2011 brings you prosperity,

and all your aspirations

to fruition.



Lew and Helen
Elphine House Australia.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


from sunny, crispy wintery day in Brisbane.
We hope the weather is good wherever you are, and that you are enjoying the weekend so far.

So, if you've all had some stretchies,
some nice cookies and chocolate drinkies... it's time to announce our winners - are you excited?? We are! Thankfully, the drawing was randomly done in various categories, so it wasn't too difficult to arrive at our winners. Whew! *wipes brow*

Well, actually you are all winners in every way but with only three to claim the prize.
So if you are one of the winners,
our Congratulations to you.
We would love to see what you create with your digi winnings, please send them to the following email: lewhoward@live.com
 and we will post them on the Elphine House Blog, for others to see.

In the near future we are also planning on having an Elphine House Design Team call.
So we will be looking for that creative spark in your work, so feel free to submit your creations featuring Elisabeth Bell stamp designs.

For those who have not won a prize today,
we will have further giveaways as we develop this business further.

Thank You once again for your participation.

With Love,
Elphine House

Randomly Selected Winners:

The BRONZE Winner is ..... CATHY !!!
wins four character digis of her choosing from 

The SILVER Winner is ..... KIM !!!
wins four character + one bonus accessory digis from

And the GOLD Winner is .... ULLI !!!
wins eight character digi images of her choosing from

Please remember to follow Elisabeth Bell's Terms and Conditions in regard to downloading and the use of her Digi Images.

Please contact Elisabeth Bell by sending her an email to: Listrations@yahoo.com,
and she will send you your winning digi images in the next few days.


With Love,
Elphine House


Hi Everyone .... sorry to delay the closing time ... I just had to tease you a bit since what you're getting in return, if you're one of the winners, are super dooper digi images. ;)

So without further adieu ...
we would love to say 
for your participation. 
All of you shared some brilliant ideas which will be passed on to our Artist, Elisabeth Bell.

We will be back in a short moment to announce the Winners ....
So, please feel free to stretch, enter your kitchen and make some snacks and a hot chocolate drink.

Be back soon ....
Elphine House

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Hi, Everyone

The Super Beauty-licious Digi Blog Candy is now officially open.

Remember to visit Elisabeth Bell's Gallery to view those super beauty-licious digi stamps. 

Yayyy ... There will be more happy card makers and scrapbookers this time next week I should imagine.  That is so exciting!!

So, have fun Everyone, love to hear your creative thoughts on the Candy Questionare: "What would you like to see from Australia's Elisabeth Bell stamp collections".

 Lots of Love,

Elphine House.

Oh Just a little reminder, the winners will be randomly selected from this "Blog Candy Officially Open" post, so if you've already placed your thoughts in the previous posts, and would like a chance to win four or eight of Elisabeth Bell's super beauty-licious digi stamps, you may like to re-enter them here... Yes, please, below this post.  Have Fun!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Super Beauty-licious Digi Blog Candy

Ok, we're going to make some EXCITING changes here,

So instead of just three GINNIE's, we are offering ... two whole sets of the existing digital stamp images in the Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery.  There are 8 different character stamp images (Accessories Not Included) from the month of February 2010 to June 2010. 

So what's that in total???? wait, wait, wait .... 

Sixteen... Yes, SIXTEEN!!!  

Would you like to know which ones they are?  

Ok, here goes:  

The Candy Question that you will need to share your answer with us is:  

"What would you like to see coming from Australia's Elisabeth Bell stamp collections?"  

Of course, anyone can enter, and we will still offer this winning to three randomly selected winners from the entries, as previously mentioned. But please remember you must have an e-mail address so you can download your winning. If you have a blog, please kindly post this Candy on your blog, that would be very nice. Invite friends and family to enter the blog candy giveaway so they too get a chance to create beautiful cards and memoirs with these awesome digital images.

Please remember to read Elisabeth Bell's terms for use of her beautiful digital images, and to adhere to them. We want to keep things fun for everyone!  

Now, the most fun part for you, if you are one of the three winners, is to choose which of the Elisabeth Bell beautiful digital stamp images to download. So instead of winning just one "Ginnie, Gliding with Butterflies' as previously offered, you get to choose several MORE! Woot!!   

So if you are a Bronze or Silver Winner you will get to download 4 Super Beauty-licious Digital Stamp Character Images, and if you are the lucky Gold winner, whoopydooda, you get to download all Eight!

So, start thinkin, everyone, and start dreamin, the blog candy begins in round about 47 hours.  

With Love, 
Elphine House.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Elphine House's FIRST Blog Candy Give Away!

Good Afternoon, Everyone!

It's almost school pick-up time in Brisbane, and the weather has turned a little cool and cloudy.  Still a perfect Winter in Brisbane for all to enjoy.  So, the time has come for Elphine House's first blog candy giveaway .... ah, we would love to spoil you all, if we could!! I am soooo IN LOVE with LITTLE GINNIE, she reminds me of my girls when they were little, how they used to love roller blading. In one of the beautiful suburbs of Brisbane where we used to live, our street sloped down toward the beach and our girls would roller blade down hill to visit one of the beautiful parks by the ocean. Here at Scarborough park, lined with tall pine trees was a perfect place for roller blading and for many other fun things to do. Little Ginnie with her sparkling dashing eyes and her all action movements certainly bring back some FUN-TASTIC MEMORIES. And thanks to the very talented DT's who have created those beautiful, no, VERY BEAUTIFUL cards out of this digi image!! I haven't met them but already I think they are such special, wonderful people!! So, our blog candy giveaway for you this June is LITTLE GINNIE, and if you would like to be in the winning, you simply need to share your thoughts with us on this question....

"What would you like to see coming from the Australia's range of Elisabeth Bell's Collections?"

Ofcourse anyone, anywhere in the world may enter.  You will need a personal email account should you be the lucky winner. We will select three random lucky winners.  You will need to leave your answer below this post including your first name and where you are from.  If you have a blog, please leave your blog address and post this candy on your blog, too.  This Candy is open for one week only commencing 12:00 noon Saturday 26th of June 2010 and will close at 12:00 noon Saturday 3rd of July 2010 (Queensland Time). The winners will be announced on Saturday afternoon 3rd of July 2010 and their names will be passed on to Elisabeth Bell. The winners will then need to visit Elisabeth Bell's blog to download Little Ginnie. (Please remember we do not cover custom fees, if any).
Thanks again, Everyone.  I thought I'd give you a few days head start to think of what you would like to see coming from here.  Have a wonderful week.

With Love,
Elphine House.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Welcome, Danielle (and everyone else)! You'll catch on soon enough. ;)

But, ofcourse, Elisabeth, you deserve lovely compliments especially when there is so much LOVE placed in every single art work.

I think it's about time we look at a blog candy giveaway before the month of June is out, don't you think? Hmmm, I wonder what that will be.....

With Love,  Elphine House.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Saying Hello!

Hi All...!!! Thankyou for the fantastic GREETINGS..!! you all sound so wonderful and you are all very welcome to our Elphine House.  

Believe me, we are just as excited as you all are so will try not to tease you all too long.  We've just enjoyed a long weekend here in sunny Brisbane with the Queens's Birthday public-holiday yesterday so today trying to recap on new things.  To Summer @ Belles n Whistles Stamps ~ Thanks sooo much, you know we're one of your biggest fans, too, and we think you are super wonderful. To our fabulous Elisabeth Bell, you are one super artist, your exceptional talents bring so much joy and flutters in our hearts, so I guess it would be right to say "THANKYOU" from all your fans here in sunny Brisbane, Down Under, and Over Yonders.  

With Love, 
Elphine House.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A New Adventure from Down Under

It is with great excitement that we announce Elisabeth Bell's artwork which has landed on the golden shores of the land "Down Under".