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

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Male cards !

Don't know about everyone else but I sometimes struggle with making cards for men, not sure why but its far easier to craft when its for women ! Anyway I sat at my craft desk and decided to use up some spare kits that I have had for ages. Hope you like them and thanks for popping by x

Monday, 28 January 2013

Little claire challenge

I decided to have a go at this months little claire challenge. Hope you like it. Their blog can be found here little clare
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Look inside

Ive just finished the inside. I think i like it. Hope you do too !

Fake book

Im currently working on altering a paper mâché box that is a pretend book. I have so far covered it with tim holtz paper and inked the spine and edges using walnut stain distress ink. I will share the insude when I have finished it.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, 20 January 2013


Quick post today to show you a picture if a notebook made a while ago. Love mo manning toppers. Day off tomorrow think I'm going to be staying in crafting in the warmth. Take care

Friday, 18 January 2013

Snappy !

A very quick card today didn't have much time to craft last night was so busy. Anyway I have used a docrafts topper and some papers from my stash. I cut a fancy flourish and  added some flowers. Hope you like it and thanks for looking. Take care keep warm.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Kanban stamps.

A couple of cards made. The valentines card is from bit of inspiration from Pinterest again. Then I made a slightly different design for a birthday in lilac. Hope you like them.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Sale box !

Today I'm posting a picture of a box made for a friend. This is the first one I have ever done, a paper mâché one purchased in the xmas sale from hobbycraft. I used first edition papers which i glued down using matte medium. I then distressed the edges using tea dye distress ink. Added a ribbon and put together a little cluster from spellbinders fall foliage. Hope you like it.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

A new page

A quick scrapbook page that I have made using DCVW taj mahal paper. Ive added a fanciful flourish die cut, flower and a doily.
I picked out the colour red from the photo and started from there !
Thanks for looking

Tags ahoy

Loving making tags at the moment partly due to the inspiration from the lovely christine emberson. Heres a couple ive made this week. Using different dies and ink. Hope you like them.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Loving pinterest

Another card inspired by from one i saw on pinterest. Love the simplicity

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Spellbinders !

I saw a similar card on pinterest. I decided not to go with flowers but fall foliage from spellbinders. Bit of inking and voila autumnal card is done.
Thanks for looking
Elaine x

Monday, 7 January 2013

Time !

Love this stamp ! Its a docrafts urban time pieces. Ive matted and layered using gold card and paper from kanbans industriana pad. Added a stamped sentiment and a tim holtz embellishment. Hope you like it.
Thanks for popping by
Elaine x

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Ladies diary

Todays card is made using graphic 45 papers "a ladies diary". I have inked the edges of the papers and card using vintage photo distress ink. Ive then layered the papers and added other bits amd bobs. Hope you all like it. I just love the vintages ladies in this collection. Thanks for looking
Elaine x

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy new year !

Happy new to everyone.
This card seems to have taken me all day to create. I have used the sizzix butterflies stamps and dies set. Inked using black soot distress ink and finished with some gems and lace. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking
Elaine x