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

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Sunshine at last

Good evening fellow crafters, what a fabulous sunny warm day its been, shame I've been at work all day. Im posting a card using another topper, just love this one its so cute. I have also used the hobby house flowers which are adorable. Hope you like it thanks for looking x

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Fresh spring day

Morning, hope everyone is having a great weekend, I have struggled to get any time to craft this week as I went back to work after having some holiday. And as I have to get up at 3.30am, its always a struggle my first week back to get in a routine !
Anyway I was up nice and early this morning and made a quick card from a hobby house topper , and some lovely embellishments from My Crafty Heart. How gorgeous are those Prima butterflies. Well have a fabulous day, thanks for looking xx

Monday, 22 April 2013

Free papers !

Hi folks, I'm enjoying my last couple of days of freedom before having to go back to work yuk ! But I have had a lovely week relaxing and generally catching up on things. Well todays card is made using some free Teresa collins papers and chipboard. I must say that the papers are gorgeous. I inked the edges and added a few bits. Hope you like it, feel free to leave me a comment.
Beat wishes Elaine xx

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sunday fun !

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend , Mine started off with finding out graphic 45 was on create & craft. Omg I so love the products and papers they produce its such good quality. Anyhows I was inspired to make a little hangy thingy out of my secret garden collection. Its painful to cut them up as usually I just love to stare at them. But after a few heart wrenching moments I was crafting away and I came up with this. I have covered a chipboard heart and then lots of fussing cutting and hey presto its finished. Hope you like it and thanks for looking

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Special news !

Well today has been a good one, the best news came to me at 3am this morning - my best friends daughter had a baby girl, marvellous news especially as now I will have 3 generations of bridesmaids at my wedding next year. My best friend will be my maid of honour, her daughter my chief bridesmaid and granddaughter my flower girl. How wonderful , that will make for a great photo. Then to top off that lovely news the postman delivered me a parcel of forever friends kraft notes that I had won from the do-crafts website ! Will have a day of craft on Thursday. Thanks for stopping by xx

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Male card

Today I'm showing a card I was asked to make in double quick time. It was for a friend to give his dad. To be fair I didn't have a lot to go on just that he liked classic cars and gardening. Don't think it turned out too bad. This week I have a week off and I am certainly hoping to get lots of crafting done. Have fun people thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Ruby wedding

Hello and good evening,
Todays card is for a ruby wedding anniversary. I was asked a couple of weeks ago to make the card for a friends wife ! Eeeek never made one before - serious pressure upon ones shoulders ! After a bit of messing I came up with this. Hope the lucky lady likes it. Thanks for looking xxx

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Altered tissue box

Good evening everyone, well I am currently working on altering a tissue box. Not finished yet but I thought I would show it half done. I have used graphic 45 ladies diary papers they are lush. Hope you like it. Have a great evening and thanks for looking x

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Missing in action

Hello everybody well i have been very busy getting everything ready for Tuesday, I decided to hold a craft event on my day off for the some of the staffs children as its school holidays. So i will be using the works training room for the day with 18 children and my wonderful helper maria. I have packed, cut and put everything together so each can have their own goody bags . Just hope i can entertain them long enough !

Thursday, 4 April 2013


Good evening,
Yes apologies for the poor photo it was taken with my iphone late last night ! Again I've used a hobby house topper and some paper from k & co. I have punched out flowers and put stickles in the centre. I also punched some borders and wrapped them around 2 corners added some pearls and viola a card. Hope you like it and thanks for looking

Monday, 1 April 2013

Back to work !

Well its back to work for me today !
But I made this card last night, and thought I would post it today ! Hope you like it. Made using a hobby house topper and bits and bobs. If you look at my blog its had a bit of a makeover thanks to a good friend who has helped me sort a few things out as technology is not my strongpoint. Thanks for looking
Elaine xx