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, 28 November 2013

Christmas round the corner

Christmas is less than 4 weeks away and panic is starting to set in. Now im organised on the gifts front. However behind on the handmade tags and cards. I have made loads but its not enough so each night I am making quick ones for colleagues. I think I need around 20 more and a couple of special ones. Here are a few from a really old Kanban kit.

Hope you like these. Thanks for looking.
Take care xx

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Vintage !

Good morning, hope everyone is keeping warm as it certainly has gone chilly so much so I have dug out my big fluffy dressing gown and warm slippers. But I do love this time of year ! Anyway enough of me going on. Its tuesday so its challenge 11 over at fan-tastic tuesday.
Theme is vintage ( loved this ).
This week we are sponsored by Lacy sunshine and I got to work with Lizabeth Gatsby ! 

 I printed onto watercolour card and used distress inks & water-brush to colour her in. Added lace, flowers and a piece of Anna Griffin paper. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by, I have a day off today and myself my 2 eldest bridesmaids are going shopping and lunch but more importantly the dresses have arrived for them to try on ! The first time I will see them in them in right colour and size etc ! The wedding is less than 7 months away. Eeeeek !
Take care xx

Sunday, 24 November 2013


Happy Sunday !
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Hobbycutz challenge blog 

and the theme is Steampunk. ( Love this theme) Here is my card using the image Steampunk Victoria. I coloured her in with distress markers. I used docrafts paper & cogs embossing folder. The wooden cogs are amazing ! They are made by the lovely Kobie over at Hobbycutz do pop by her shop & take a look.

The sponsor this week is the fabulous 

Well have a wonderful day & thanks so much for taking a peek at my blog.
Take care
Elaine xx

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Challenge Saturday at Suzie bees

Evening and today see the start of a new challenge over at :

The theme this week is buttons and we are sponsored by the lovely Robyns fetish. I have to admit that I used my own stash which included Christmas wreath peel off and some buttons. Hope you like it. Have a fab weekend. I am off to see the comedian Greg Davies tonight so hoping for a good laugh. Take care & keep snuggled up its FREEZING !!!!
Thanks for looking.
Elaine xx

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Challenge time

Afternoon , it is time for another challenge over at :
The theme for this week is Make it fancy. Well I certainly attempted that !!!
The sponsor this week is Digi Darla and I just had to use the angel wings digi stamp. I used a fancy square card, spellbinders frosty form dies and coloured using distress markers and glitter.
Had great fun making this. The dies are fantastic. Hope you like it. Have a great day & thanks for looking.

Monday, 18 November 2013

G45 obsessed !

Happy Monday ! I go back to work in the morning after a lovely week off , although it will be hard getting back up at 3.30am even worse in the cold. Never mind I am thankful I have a job. ( it does help pay for craft stash lol ). So todays post is a couple of easy graphic 45 makes - a card and mini notepad. I adore g45 and sometimes I only sit and look at them .....
But I did manage to do something with Kraft reflections & typography. Hope you like them. A huge thank-you to everyone who has left me comments or popped by it makes it worthwhile to know people take a peek. 
Elaine xx

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Good morning

Well I got back home last night after a lovely week seeing my family in Scotland and popping into Cumbria to sort a few Wedding bits and collect the invites. Hang my head in shame that I have not made my own. Only 7 months away it will soon be here. I managed to get in some craft with my 6 year old niece - we had so much fun. Cant wait until I see her again.

Anyway I thought I would pop on a card I made a little while back.
I used the dies I got from Christine Emberson and I have to say those little presents are so cute. The set is called frosty forms. You should pop over and take a look at 
There is a great selection of spellbinders. 
Onto my card then its really
Quite a simple Christmas card. Hope you all 
Have a lovely Sunday & thanks for looking
and leaving comments it is appreciated.
Elaine xx

Friday, 15 November 2013

Hobby house toppers

A really quick post from me, currently in Cumbria sorting out a few things for my Wedding in June. But had a great few days in Scotland before heading into Cumbria. Was great to see my family and my niece is growing so fast ! Anyway I made a card using a gorgeous hobby house topper, some dies & bits and bobs. Hope you like it. Have a great weekend. Thanks to everyone who stops by xx

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Fan -tastic tuesday

Hello , its Tuesday that means another challenge over at fan- tastic. Sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine. My digi is called snowflake quality control. I have coloured her with distress ink. Sorry for the poor photo but bad autumn light & mirri card not a good combination. Well must dash I am posting this from scotland. I have gone to spend a few days with my little niece. Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 10 November 2013


Thought I would pop in again to show you a card I made as part of my DT for hobbycutz. This week sponsored by
I chose to work with the Christmas sentiment, I used one of the beautiful swirly frames from Hobbycutz ( you should definitely take a peek in the shop )
I used paper from a craftwork cards set. Finally added some gorgeous green ribbon.

 Really like this one hope you do too. Please do hop over and have a look what the other DT has created. Have a great Sunday.
Elaine xx

Eclectic challenge

Hello , today see the last challenge of the year over at Eclectic Ellapu (cue sad face). This was my first ever DT spot and I have loved it. But don't panic its just a Christmas break ! We will be back on Feb 2nd completely refreshed and hopefully santa will have got me some new crafty things to play with !!!
So the theme for today is anything but a card. I made an ATC with my lovely g45 papers.
Hope you like it. I will be back later. Have a fab day everyone xxx

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Whoops Im late

Oh no I am day late with this post for Fan-tastic tuesday ! Better late than never. This weeks sponsor is Digi Darla and I have used the gorgeous image sweeping fall leaves. I stamped some leaves as a background, cut out leaves with my spellbinders and finally added some fibres, which Is the theme for this week. Thanks for looking. Must dash Im blogging on my break.
Take care xx

Sunday, 3 November 2013


Good morning, at last I feel a tiny bit better have had one of those nasty bugs for a couple of days. Anyway enough of me feeling sorry for myself onto todays card. 
I made this to enter the hobby house challenge. The theme was pearls. I used a gorgeous pre coloured image, prima paper and those little corners are from the frosty forms spellbinders dies which I got from the lovely Christine Embersons shop Hope & chances. Of course to finish I added lilac and green pearls from my local stockist of hobby house ( intricut crafts). Hope you like it. Have a fab sunday . Thanks to everyone who visits my little blog . I do truly appreciate it xx

Saturday, 2 November 2013

New challenge blog........

Today sees the start of a new challenge blog and Im lucky enough to be part of the Design Team !!!!!!
So exciting and the lovely Sue has worked extremely hard behind the scenes setting everything up, but its paid off as todays it goes live . Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine.
I was given the digi image Keiko tokyo  city girl. The theme was emboss. I coloured her with watercolour pencils and used red embossed oriental card. 

Please do hop over and take a peek at my teamies work ,and why not join in the fun . You never know you could be a winner. Thanks for stopping by my blog have a lovely weekend xxx

I have entered this into the lacy sunshine challenge blog