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

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Happy days !

Todays card is made using happy days paper from papermania. I have combined it with a mo manning topper and other bits from my stash. I inked the edges of paper and punched a border using a martha stewart punch. Thanks for looking

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Crafters block

Seem to have a bit of crafters block at the moment. Far too much i want to do with so many things that its hindering me ! Anyway a quick card using a new stamp and fanciful flourish die.
Xx

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Poppy stamps

Quick card made using a collection of poppy stamps, and coloured using fired brick distress ink and a waterbrush.
Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Been & gone

Well christmas has been and gone ! Feels like it was over in a flash. I do hope you all enjoyed the festivities.... I know i did.
On to todays card just a quick one using a me to you topper and other bits and bobs
Thanks for looking
Back to work for me in the morning boohoo.
Elaine

Monday, 10 December 2012

Weekend crafting

Well today I'm showing what I have been making this weekend. My first attempt at decorating xmas wreaths. I got the plain wreaths from crafty bunch in telford. They are so cute - thanks sue
Also in the picture you will see a autumn box and card which I got from the lovely Christine Emberson I couldn't wait to get stuck in. The kit is amazing....more please
Anyway thats it for today.
Thanks for looking
Elaine

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Gift envelope

A gift envelope made the other following inspiration from the lovely christine emberson.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

New heart dies

Heres a card I made using some new dies I got just today. I have created an aperture using the heart and then embossed the cut out and inked up with worn lipstick distress ink . Added a bit of twine, sentiment and a bow. Nice and simple
Thanks for looking
Elaine

Inspiration

This tag was inspired by christine emberson who makes such wonderful things. I have distressed the tag using peeled paint & walnut stain inks. Added some lovely ribbons that i picked up from cumbria on my visit last week and then added a few more bits and bobs. Hope you like it thanks for looking
Elaine x

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Buttons !

Love working with buttons and ribbon. Hope you like it
Elaine

Monday, 12 November 2012

Forever friends

Card made using forever friends die-cuts and papers from papermania. Love the cute image.
Thanks for stopping by.
Elaine

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Craft before work !

Quick card made again using last years stash. This is honey and hugs from papemania.
Elaine

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Last years leftovers !

Trying to use things from my ever growing stash that I got last year. This one uses craftwork cards paper and sentiments. Took me an age to do all that cutting out. Hope you like it.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Quick Christmas

Today's make is a quick Christmas card using papers from papermania. Stamped sentiment and liquid pearls to finish off. More using these lovely papers to follow. Thanks for looking
Elaine

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Graphic 45 Kraft reflections

Made this morning using 3 different pieces of the Kraft reflections paper from graphic 45. Love this paper almost didn't want to cut into it !!
The border was torn and inked with peeled paint distress ink and background paper was inked with walnut stain. Cut the quote and mini cards out and finished off with a bow made from twine. Hope you like it thanks for looking x

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Graphic 45 November challenge

I've entered this card into the November challenge over at graphic 45. I've used steam punk debutante papers, inked and distressed the edges and coloured the brad using alcohol inks.
Thanks for looking
Have a great weekend

Mo manning toppers

Card made using a pre-coloured topper. Martha Stewart punch and added some flowers. Love these toppers very cute.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Christmas tags

For these tags I have used Tim holtz ink pads to blend the colours. Over stamped with various stamps, to finish I've spritzed with perfect pearls and added a few gems.
Thanks for popping by x

Tuesday, 30 October 2012