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, 29 October 2013

New challenge , new name

Hello and yes it is Tuesday again ( they come around so quickly ) and that means a new challenge at the recently renamed fan-tastic Tuesday. There is one major difference and that is it it can be any size as long as its square yay ! This weeks sponsor is the marvellous Lacy Sunshine and the theme is Halloween. I chose fangletta. I coloured her using distress inks and added a Tim holtz web die and some fab ribbon. Thanks for looking do hop over and join in. Have a great day friends xx

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Hobbycutz !

Again good morning, this is my second post of the day for my Dt piece hobbycutz. The theme was bingo choose 3 in a line.
I choose the 3 going down the right side. I used a fab digi image called payton from crafts & me. I chose not to colour it as I loved it in black and white. Although I did add some silver glitter pen to parts. I then added flowers and a gorgeous butterfly from hobbycutz where i added pink ink , glossy accents and sprinkled glitter into it before it dried. Hope you like it and why not pop over and join in. Thanks for looking again its truly appreciated 
Elaine xx

Inspired by a film

Today see the start of a new challenge for the purple team over at Eclectic Ellapu. Inspired by a film was the theme ! Oh dear I struggled with this one. I went through my stamps and found a couple of wooden Chinese ones and thought mine would be "Enter the Dragon" 
Why is it that if I am asked to do a film or song my crafting mind goes blank.......
well onto the card I stamped the corners using Chinese writing in versa-mark then perfect pearls. Stamped and coloured up the dragon and a bit of layering and it was complete. I do hope you like it. Thanks for looking hope you have a lovely weekend xx

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

2 posts 1 day !

Its me again and I am back with a canvas I made this afternoon. Anyone that knows me , knows I adore Graphic 45 and this collection which I recently purchased is called Typography ! Its fab. I used a plain mini canvas with distress ink & Tim holtz stencil. The papers were finally cut. I then added a couple of chipboard buttons and metal embellie ( also g45 ). Finally some flowers from hobbyhouse. Hope you like it as I really had fun creating this. Thanks for looking.
Elaine xx

Fat - tastic tuesday

Good morning ! Yes its Tuesday and that means the start of a new challenge over at the fat tastic tuesday challenge blog. We are sponsored by the fab robyns fetish and you have the chance to win some digi stamps. The theme is ribbon. I chose Christie angel. Added a martha stewart punch around the page mat. Gems and and a blue bow. Hope you like it. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog as always it means a lot to me.
Elaine xx

Monday, 21 October 2013


Good Morning, 
Today the weather is so miserable, dull and plenty of rain. Mondays are my day off from my paid job, and I always play badminton with friends and my other half. And today was no exception I had a serious workout !! Have also managed to get loads of housework done so I can craft later !!! Well todays card is made using my favourite kanban stamp a lighthouse. Teamed together with some docrafts papers and coloured with distress inks and a waterbrush. I used an 8 x 8 card blank added a bit of twine and some card candy. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking, hope you all have a lovely day. I will be back in the morning with my DT piece as a new challenge is starting over at fat tastic tuesday xx
  Take care 

Saturday, 19 October 2013


Hello to all, and today Im sharing a card I have had to make super quick ! A lovely lady called Wendy helped with the idea. Im getting married next year and I will be having 5 bridesmaids. 3 of which are the same family but different generations, tiny little Darcey may who is being Christened tomorrow is my youngest flower girl ( she is six months old currently ) darcey's mum is my chief bridesmaid  and her mum is my matron of honour ! How cool is that. Anyway I have been busy helping with sweetie bags and thank-you cards, so much so I have left my own card until the last minute !!!! Ooops 
I have used an 8 x 8 card , several layers and die cuts. Hope you like it.
Dont forget theres still time to enter challenges over at Fat Tastic tuesday !

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Fat-tastic tuesday !!!

Morning , yes its Tuesday and that means its time for another challenge over at Fat-tastic tuesday. This week we are sponsored by Eureka stamps and Cazro chose the theme Autumn. My fave season. I chose to work with Oak wreath leaf. I coloured with distress markers & inks. Used a leaf embossing folder and spellbinders die. Hope you like it & thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog xx

Monday, 14 October 2013

Brother !

Today Im showing a card made for my Brother who will be 41 on the 17th ! Found these lovely bicycle tags whilst on holiday. I used some MME paper and the tags.
And one little word "adventure" from Tim Holtz's chit chat book. I quite like this quick card , hope you do too !! Have fun and thanks again for all the lovely comments and stopping by xx

Sunday, 13 October 2013

More from me !

Well this is my 2nd post of the day.... Its a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu. The theme is 1st birthday and it is the purple teams turn. Pop over and take a look at what they have created and why not join in. My card is animals cut from little cuttlebug dies so cute. Apologies for the poor quality photo. Its not as dark as that in real life, but not much natural light around at the moment especially in my little craft room. Well have a lovely sunday. Thanks for looking
Elaine xx

Hobbycutz #20

Good Sunday morning to everyone !
Todays is a new challenge over at hobbycutz, the theme is wedding. I chose a lovely image from Limited run called first kiss. I stamped and embossed the front of the card with a script stamp. Put my image inside, used a lovely flourish from the very generous kobie at hobbycutz ( aka the boss ) and then added a few flowers. Hope you like it, please do pop over and take a look at what my teamies have made xxxx

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Steampunk spells

Today I am showing a quick picture of a little book made from graphic 45 steampunk spells ( i love it ). It was designed by the lovely sue who puts together a crafty club for us on a Monday night. I Leapt for joy when I knew what we were doing ! Apologies for the poor photo. Have a great day everyone xx


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Its Fat-tastic tuesday !

Hello and good evening ! Im a little bit late with todays post. Time for a new challenge over at Fat-tastic tuesday. And this week we are once again sponsored by Lacy sunshine and the theme was gems. I chose a image called Oceana & Nigel. Such a cute image. This time I printed onto watercolour card and used my distress inks and waterbrush. Hope you like it and as always thanks for looking.
Elaine x

Monday, 7 October 2013

Love potion

Good evening to all my crafty friends. Today I am sharing a canvas that I have made during a busy day off, this was  in-between going to badminton, lunch and craft club. I coloured a inexpensive white canvas using a distress paint , stamped a crackle stamp by indigo blue, tim holtz stencil, lace and scrabble letters and finally a tim holtz word stamp. I then layered different coloured glitter into a tim holtz tube. Im not quite sure if its finished yet. I think it needs something in the top left corner. I like how its turned out so far.  Thanks for looking, I really do appreciate you stopping by xxx

Saturday, 5 October 2013

And theres more.

Todays card is pretty similar to yesterdays but a slightly different card base. I stamped the holly border and coloured it in. Added some toppers and more embellishments. Not bad for a quick card. Thanks for stopping by hope everyone has a fab weekend xx

Friday, 4 October 2013

Where does time go ?

 Im sure we all feel the same that time is rattling past us ! I have had a busy busy week at work, doing my DT work and all the other general things that we seem to have to do. But I managed to make a couple of quick cards with some of the things myself and my craft buddy got from a craft fair we went to at the weekend. We got some fab bargains ! Thats all for now. Take care xx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Eclectic Ellapu - treasure hunt

Hello its October 1st and that means the Eclectic Ellapu treasure hunt has kicked off today. Pop over to the blog for the rules. There are so many prizes - i wish I could win. The owner Elaine has put a lot of time into making it awesome. Heres a piccy of the goodies.........

Fat - Tastic Tuesday Challenge #3

Good Morning Fellow bloggers and crafters. Wow finally a day off after 8 days and it feels good ! Im off round my craft buddies house this morning to crack on with some Christmas cards ! 
Anyway enough of my tales. Today sees the start of a new challenge over at the Fat-tastic Tuesdays challenge blog. The theme flowers and the sponsor is the fab Lacy sunshine. I got to choose Angel Boo and its fabulous ! So cute. I must admit it was a slight rush this week and she was coloured using Promarkers during my break at a Managers meeting lol. Anyway I hope you like it, take care Friends xx