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

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

First ever SC

Wow just had this gorgeous saturated canary stamp delivered today from 
My crafty heart. I could not wait to have a play, this is the first time working with them and they stamp beautifully. I have coloured her with distress inks and used first edition papers Desert blooms. Hope you like it as I really enjoyed making this card. I am going to enter it into the SC challenge this week. Thanks as always for looking, take care and have lots of crafty fun 
Elaine xx

Sunday, 26 May 2013

DT number 2

Well peeps todays post is my DT work for eclectic ellapu , my second on the purple team, the DT have come up with some lovely work ! Do hop on over and take a peek & why not join in. My card is made using teresa collins paper, digi image coloured with pro markers and then punched out some flowers in 3 different sizes and layered together. Hope you like it. Its been gorgeous weather here but i have been at work all day ! Hope its still nice tomorrow a day off yeah !! Have fun,
Elaine x

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Martha stewart

Its the bank holiday weekend !! But unfortunately I am in work all of it except Monday ! But still I have a job which I am    thankful-for after all it helps feed the craft habit !! Which brings me onto todays cards - a couple of quick ones from a Martha Stewart kit topped off with my own embellishments. Nice and spring looking ! Have a great Bank holiday and thank-you so much for looking and lovely comments.
Elaine x 

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Edinburgh castle

Quick post from me , got to get to bed up at 3.30 in the morning !!!!! This is a quick scrapbook page I've made using kaisercraft products and some prima wooden embellishments . Its from when we went to Scotland a few years ago. Thanks for looking xx

Monday, 20 May 2013

Feeling colourful !

Good afternoon, well this card seemed to take forever to make this afternoon, I messed and changed it about, yes and then I changed it again ! Blimey was in my craft room for 3 hours and this is all I came up with . But I did have a tidy up aswell. I am a very tidy crafter that has to have a nice clear desk for each project I start. I definitely have OCD and I think that stems from my job lol. Well I do hope you like it . I have used a hobby house topper, 8 x 8 card and various other bits. Thanks for looking, Im now off to my monday craft club x

Sunday, 19 May 2013

G45 papers

Good evening fellow bloggers, hope you have all had a lovely sunday. Its been glorious in the midlands. We went out for a lovely countryside walk and it was great. Anyway todays make is a scrapbook page, i have made this for the May challenge over on graphic 45's facebook. I used ladies diary which is gorgeous. Yes that is a photo if me. I am normally reluctant to show pictures of myself. Im not the most photogenic of people. But as this one has me in my sunday best i thought oh well just do it.
Hope you like it, took me nearly 2 hours !
Have a great evening. Thanks so much for looking xx

Saturday, 18 May 2013


Quick post today, been very busy with work and trying to sort out some wedding stuff.....I'm getting married next year and decisions are needing to be made. Everything's booked but the biggest headache is stationary, we both made the decision for everything to be made by a professional. As I didn't want all the stress that goes with that, but the problem is we keep changing our mind on the design. Save the dates have gone out already and we are toying with a few ideas now. But who could have thought it would be this difficult ! Anyway I thought I would share a picture of the venue as my craft mojo is struggling at the moment .... Gorgeous even if it is 160 miles away !!!! 
Thanks for looking, have a lovely weekend xx

Thursday, 16 May 2013


I have decided that I love making female cards, mens are more awkward, however Im going to challenge myself to do more of them !!! But todays card is still female ha ha. Made this tonight for a special friend who's birthday is next month. Hope you like it. A day off for me tomorrow - hopefully a bit of craft will be in order. Take care and thanks for stopping by xx

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


Good afternoon, today Im sharing a clean and simple card, made using forever friends kraft notes that I won. The papers are lush. A bit of inking and distressing and a topper, finished off with a couple of stars. I really enjoyed making this as I had not crafted for a couple of days due to working all weekend and through the night. I cant seem to get much time to do larger projects at the moment. Hopefully will do soon. Take care, thanks for stopping by.
Elaine xx

Monday, 13 May 2013

Eclectic Ellapu

Wow what a week I have had, still over the moon at my first ever DT ! My first challenge for the purple Team is 26th may but wanted to join in with this weeks. The remit given by the lovely jacki was pink/black/skulls. So I decided upon a scrapbook page of my niece. I used 2 different sheets of paper from dcwv if you look closely the skulls are on there !!! Hope you like it, thanks for looking and dont forget to join in with the challenge at

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Over the moon.

A big hello to all my new followers. I really do appreciate it, my blog is definitely a work in progress. On the Tech front a special friend helps me with that - big shout out to Ben . Anyhows I just want to say that I am over the moon to have been accepted to work with the wonderful team over at Eclectic ellapu. Thanks to Elaine from Eclectic for this amazing opportunity. My very first Dt !!!! I look forward to working with you all, if Im going wrong please point the newbie in the right direction. Hope I meet the high standard !
No card to share today just my very happy news.
Big hugs
Elaine xx

Sunday, 5 May 2013

All mixed up

Good evening,
Today Im showing a card made using all kinds of different bits and i mixed things up a bit with this one. I started by inking up the edges of the card and added a tim holtz stamp to the corners. I then used a stamped image from artemio and inked the edges, i watercoloured the flowers using distress ink (fired brick).
Finally i put sepia accents on the clock face and stamped a tim holtz sentiment in the corner. I really enjoyed making this. Hope you like it. Have a great bank holiday monday xx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Wedding !

Good evening fellow crafters, tonight I am sharing a quick wedding card I was asked to make but it wasn't to be too fussy. Think it turned out ok. Thanks so much for looking .
Elaine x