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, 31 March 2013

Happy easter

Good morning,
And a very happy easter to you all. Im having a nice quiet relaxing day. Work has been hectic and there has not been time to craft and Im back in work in the morning yuk. So today I have cracked out my stash and created this cute card using hobby house toppers. Hope you all have a great day. Im cooking a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for this evening when my other half gets back from work. Take care
Elaine x

Monday, 25 March 2013


Todays card is using another hobbyhouse topper,lace and the hatpins ,if you look closely by the flowers you can see them. Hope you all had a fab weekend. It was very cold and snowy ! Hope you like it and thanks for looking x

Friday, 22 March 2013

Secret garden

This evenings project is an altered birdhouse, which I have decorated using goodies I won from Graphic 45's secret garden range. I inked the edges of the paper and wood using peeled paint distress ink. I added some lace which was white but dyed it with tea dye ink. Did some fussy cutting and some other bits. Hope you like it, thanks for looking x

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Bloglovin !

Good evening, well whats with the weather it is so windy and cold ! Wheres spring I cant wait for it to arrive to spread a bit of cheer . Well enough moaning heres another card made using my favourite toppers from hobbyhouse. I have matted the topper and inked the edges with faded jeans distress ink, and over the topper I have added a glitter film from little claire. I haven't added my sentiment yet . Hope you like it. By the way I too have joined bloglovin, really not sure why its happening or what its for but hey ho ill go with the flow. Take care xx

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Surprise !

Well it may come as a surprise but todays card features another hobbyhouse topper. I really really do think these are so beautiful and easy to use, I've used a laser cut card , added my topper and die cut flowers. Then I've simply put on the beautiful pearls that co-ordinate perfectly. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking
Elaine xx

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Craft fair

Good morning, today Im sharing a card made using more lovely toppers from hobbyhouse which I purchased on Sunday along with the cute little ribbon slider. The papers were from my minds eye - free on a magazine ages ago. I think its really cute. Hope you like it too.
Take care xx

Monday, 18 March 2013

I just cant get enough

Today I have another card made using hobbyhouse toppers. I love them and they are so easy to use. Ive gone with a peach and choc look on this one. Thanks for looking. Have a great day - the sun is shining here hope it is for you too !

Sunday, 17 March 2013

More toppers !

I really am loving these toppers at the moment. I find them very easy to work with. I have used dcvw paper from nana's kitchen and i treated myself to some more hobbyhouse pearls and hatpins. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Saturday !

Well my saturday shift at work is over and that can only mean one thing.... Yes 2 days off. Im off to a craft fair Sunday morning looking forward to that. Anyway on to todays card. I made this at 8.00 am before I went to work. Its a hobbyhouse topper with Dcvw paper and hobbyhouse pearls - great toppers when you don't have much time for colouring. I adore these. Hope you like it, thanks for looking have a fab weekend
Elaine xx

Friday, 15 March 2013


Tonights card made with some fabulous hobbyhouse craft goodies and my minds eye papers. Love the toppers, lace and matching gems ! Hope you like it. Thanks for looking hope you have a great weekend x

Monday, 11 March 2013

Basket of flowers

Hi folks,
Todays card features my new set of dies called Homespun. I saw them on the lovely Christine Embersons blog and I ordered a set from her as I couldn't resist. This is my first play around with them I have used the basket but you get so many cute dies such as a jug and a pie. It looks so homely ! Well hope you like the card thanks for looking i really appreciate it

Bee - happy

Well this a cute little card that I made using a new honeycomb embossing folder. I did it in orange to resemble honey, i then stamped and coloured a little bee added some ribbon and it was complete. Hope you like it x

Sunday, 10 March 2013


Todays card features birdsong paper from papermania, a stamp I had for xmas but never used and fanciful flourish die also pearls from hobbyhouse crafts - love these. I had a mammoth sort out of my papers today and boy had I forgotten some of the lovely pads that I have ( note to self dont need to buy anymore until the next millennia ). So I am seriously going to try and use some of them over the coming months. Thats all for today im off to finish my mums sunday roast. Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 9 March 2013

More pages

Another page layout of my niece hope uou like it. K & co embellishments and papers that I purchased ages ago ! I really need to craft more to use up my stash. Thanks for looking x

Friday, 8 March 2013


Todays post is about my scrapbook that I am doing of my niece. She will be 7 this year and i started to document her early years in a nice pink scrapbook. I thought I would share a couple of recent ones. I think that I will give it to her when she turns 16 ( long-way off yet ). Maybe when the time comes I wont be able to part with it !! Anyway thanks for looking have a super friday. Im doing a baby shower tonight for my best friends daughter.
Take care x

Thursday, 7 March 2013


I was asked to make an oriental male card for someone who liked kickboxing - at very short notice ! This is what I came up with considering it was late and all craft shops were closed I don't think it was too bad. He liked it anyway and thats all that matters. Thanks for taking the time to look
Elaine xx

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Mothers day

Today im showing a mothers day card that I have made for my mother in law. I have used the beautiful graphic 45 ladies diary papers. I have added minature cotton reels and a tiny coat hanger and distressed the edges with vintage photo. Hope you like it ( hope my mother in law does too shes also a crafter )
Elaine x

Friday, 1 March 2013


What a week, busy busy busy. Unfortunately it was with my day job so not had much time to craft apart from a few cards that I was asked to make. This is one of them. A quick card using kanban Mackenzie. I have used a similar design to one that dawn wheeler did. Hope you like it x