About Me

Hi and a warm welcome to my blog. My little place in the cyber crafting world. I'm Elaine and I'm 42 years old and married to the most amazing man I could wish for. My passion is all forms of crafting and I'm extremely lucky to be on the design teams for Leonie Pujol and Toni of Darroch at stamps by me limited . I also do a bit of demo work for stix2 anything and I love it. I've recently retrained after being made redundant to become a Teaching Assistant which is a very rewarding job. Well I hope you like what you see on my blog. I'm always grateful for people taking a peek and leaving messages x

Monday, 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas

Just popping in to wish everyone a very merry Christmas. May your day have been filled with peace, love & Joy.  Thank you for visiting my blog ❤️

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Remember me...

Hello and a warm welcome to my blog. So sorry for the long absence, I've been super super busy and add into it the issues I'm having with Apple removing blogger from the App Store then you can see why it takes me so long....
Anyway I have been doing my day job, DT samples and Stix2 demos which I have really enjoyed. My last one was on the 2nd at Stick 2 it crafts in Ripley and what a fabulous store it was.
Here's a few pictures...

Also yesterday was my birthday and I had a lovely day, Hubby got me a Heidi Swapp lightbox ( I have wanted one for ages ) I was thrilled.

 Hope everyone is well and nice and warm with this bad weather here in the U.K., it was unusual for snow on my birthday and I loved it lol. I have been getting round to visiting your blogs and will carry on with that later tonight.
Must go, thanks for stopping by xxx

Monday, 23 October 2017

Stamps by me 4 day deal.

Hello and good evening. Hope you are all well.
Firstly I must apologise but still I'm struggling with blogger... it's takes me five times as long as it did before ! Why oh why did Apple remove the app from the store !
Anyway let me tell you that the lovely Toni from Stamps by me is having her first ever 4 day deal on Create and craft. It starts tomorrow at 4pm and you will not want to miss it ! As usual there are some amazing products.
Here's one of my samples that I made then put into a frame.....

I made a watercolour background using some new colour generation inks. I then stamped the image using my Eureka stamping tool also from Stamps by me  and then I lightly watercoloured over some areas  using some more new products from Toni which are a huge set of watercolour paints. 
Really love this stamped scene think it's one of my favourites. There are also more stamps being released in the postcard collection. You will have to tune in tomorrow to see the complete set.

Right I must go 
Take care

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Stamps by me samples

Good evening, hope everyone is well and safe. There have been some terrible things happening around the world recently. We all need to be thankful for what we have, some people have been severely affected by the hurricanes & earthquakes. My heart goes out to everyone.
Today I'm sharing some samples I made for my DT at stamps by me limited. Toni has come up with some beautiful stamps and dies yet again........

Make sure you tune into Create and craft this Friday to see the new release. The rest of the DT have made some inspirational things and I'm in awe of them. I turned the splat die into little characters for a children's card !
Have a great week, thanks for stopping by.
Elaine xx

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Ultra fine tip glue applicators

Hello and good evening ! Today's post is all about a fabulous product from Stix2 anything. I was so lucky to receive a pack of the new ultra fine nib and bottle 3 pack complete with pins. I've got to say I'm so impressed.
This is what they look like...

I filled one of my bottles with stix2 PVA glue....
Since then I've been using it to glue all kinds of small and tricky things...

The glue has been in my bottle for almost a month it hasn't dried up and the pin hasn't gone  rusty either. It really is a fab product. 
Why have I never used it before, it's perfect for tricky die cuts also.
Right must dash 
Take care & thanks for looking
Elaine xx

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Eclectic Ellapu design team post

Happy September ! Yes I apologise I'm a tad late with this months Eclectic DT post. Please forgive me  we have just had our garden done finally !
Right without further ado here's my card. The theme was flora or fauna, I used the wonderful new stamps & dies from stamps by me limited. Hope you like it !

Please do hop over and take a look at what my teamies have been making.
Right must crack on lots of DT samples to make and organising for my next stix2 demos, not to mention I'm back at work on Tuesday after a fabulous 6 weeks off..... oh and I've going to the crafty bunch retreat this Friday for the weekend yay !!
Take care friends thanks for looking.
Have a fab weekend.
Elaine xx

Monday, 14 August 2017

Rome 2017

Hello and a big warm welcome to my blog. Hope everyone is well, I have not long returned from a 5 day break in Rome. It was our first time ever to Italy and it's been on my list of places to go for years. We were totally blown away. We walked and walked for miles and saw all the sights.... but trust us to go when there is a heatwave ! 40/41 degrees was soooo hot !

It was a truly fabulous trip and I really need to see other parts of Italy !
Anyway here's a quick card I made using some stamps by me products and stix2 card.
Thanks for looking 
Take care 
Elaine xxx