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, 25 February 2014

Sprinkle n sparkle

Good evening to all the fellow crafters out there in blog land. A fresh new challenge over at fan-tastic tuesday. The sponsor

One of my favourite themes anything goes. 
My DT card

I have used the image pansy ring which is fantastic. I have coloured using my distress markers. Matted and layered with red foil card & some green papers from a mens pad from hunkydory ! It doesn't just need to be for men. A simple ticket stamp and matching punch from SU. Hope you like it. Have a great evening, thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 23 February 2014


Good morning ( just about )
Hope everyone in blog land is having a great weekend. I am currently staying at my brothers house looking after his cat. He flew to Mexico on Wed for 2 weeks, lucky !!! So have had a little bit of relaxing craft time , however with a serious limited stash. Reminds me of the days I had just started to craft !! Way before the hoarding started..... Now i have more than i know what to do with. But Im sure all us crafty people are the same. 
So its time for a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu, the theme is gems, sequins. Heres my make

 A little basic but hey ho !
Please pop over and join in.
Have a great weekend.
Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Kaisercraft infused with G45

Tonights blog post is a wooden kaisercraft set of drawers. 

I have been making this for a couple of months, i put it together, painted it and then left it for awhile. Then decided that G45 couture would be perfect ! So I covered the drawers and top with paper.

 Added the matching embellishments, and one of my own necklaces & feather. I have also used metal handles which are by Hobbyhouse. They are gorgeous. I then put liquid pearls in red to hide the screws. I do hope you like it. I really enjoyed making it. Thanks so much for taking a look. Have a great evening
Elaine xx

Tuesday, 18 February 2014


Afternoon & time for a new challenge at fan-tastic tuesday the sponsor is 
The theme is bright and cheery. 
I have used stamps from clearly besotted. Hope you like it. Do hop over a take a peek at the rest of the DT work.

Thanks for stopping by xx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

What a week !

Morning to all the lovely people that peek by my blog. Hope everyone has managed to stay safe and well in these terrible weather conditions. It has been a horrible week for me have felt really out of sorts for a few days, was even off my food ( thats bad for me - love my food ) and generally took a massive effort to just get out of bed for work. So haven't crafted at all until I had to quickly put this together for the new challenge at Hobbycutz. The theme was blues and browns......

I used one of rangers biggest tags and covered the gorgeous butterfly in one of my new distress paints. I did struggle with this but at least I managed to get it done so I didn't let the team down. Please do hop over and take a look and why not join in. On the plus side my other half managed to get me 2 rare pads for my g45 collection for Valentines !  

Anyway thanks for stopping by , its lovely to read comments left, have a great weekend xx

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Love is in the air !

Sorry I am a little late with this post only just got home from work been a very stressful day !
So its time for a new challenge over at 
Fan-tastic and the theme is romance and the sponsor is Bugaboo.
The image I chose is friends.

I used a spellbinders ribbon die which I love ! Hope you like it, do hop over and join in. Have a great evening thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Purple team back in action

Hello and it's Sunday 9th February and that means its the purple teams first challenge back for 
Eclectic ellapu since our wonderful Christmas & new year break. The theme is Valentines & it must contain a die-cut heart. So here's what I came up with. Hope you like it.

I used my sizzix nested hearts and memory box little set of hearts. I kept it fairly simple. 
Hope you are all ok and keeping safe & warm , the weather is shocking,
Have a great Sunday an thanks for looking.
Elaine xx

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Challenge o'clock

Morning it's fan-tastic Tuesday challenge time again ! Remember your work needs to be square and this weeks theme is anything goes. Sponsored this week by the fabulous Lacy sunshine.....

I chose wix ablaze such a fun image.

The silver & purple paper was sent to me in a little Xmas package from the lovely Bibiana. Thank you !
Well must dash I have a split shift at work today did the 4.30 am start and going back for 2.00pm. Have a fab day , thanks as always for looking and popping by xxx

Monday, 3 February 2014

Ning & other stuff

Hello and a huge welcome to my newest follower groovy_grommit much appreciated. Well my day off today has been super busy with lots of small things that needed to get done.  However I have joined Graphic 45 Ning site and its soooooo fabulous ! This is what I made this evening when I sat down for a couple of hours after tea.


My first g45 upload to the Ning site. This is purely for all things g45 and let me tell you it's jam packed full of g45 makes. I also managed a few Dt makes which I can't show you yet. Well I hope everyone has had a great day, thanks for looking it makes the hours spent worthwhile. Take care.

Big hugs Elaine xx

Sunday, 2 February 2014

For a lady

Good afternoon crafters, 

The Sun is shining thank goodness as the last few days have been awful weather wise. I have managed to drag myself into my craft room to try and get some DT work done. I have discovered I'm not immune to catching a cold as I thought I was !!!! Last night I had to tuck myself up in bed early after a dose of medicine.  
Well it's the start of a new challenge over at Hobbycutz and the sponsor is Aurora Wings.
The theme was for a lady. 

I tried to make a fantasy style card but not sure if I did a good enough job lol
I have used a Hobbycutz laser swirl corner and just added some stamped Poppy's onto it. 
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
Take care, thanks for stopping by and taking a peek xx