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 July 2014

Challenge time

Good morning, I'm currently sat at work eating my toast when I realise its Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at fantastic tuesday. Thank goodness for iPhones so I can post my card. The theme is anything goes and I have used do crafts papers & a hobby house topper. I distressed the edges with my scissors. Quite happy how it turned out. 

Hope you like it, I best get back to work.
Thanks for visiting xxx


Sunday, 27 July 2014

A new Hobbycutz challenge.

Good morning, hope everyone is well and having a wonderful weekend. Me I'm just off to work but managed to make 9 cards last night - I think I'm slowly getting back into it, they were only basic easy ones though. I've decided to have another charity day in September and will pass the money on to Christine Emberson who does a lot of fundraising for the royal marsden and Ronald McDonald house. A very worthwhile cause & one that is very dear to my heart. Anyway today's sees my first challenge back at Hobbycutz and the theme is buttons . Here is my make using one of Kobies fabulous laser cuts...


Hope you like it, the first bit of colouring in I've done in months. I've really been slacking ha ha.
Off to work now . Thanks for stopping by , I do appreciate it xxx

Friday, 25 July 2014

Dont forget blog candy !

Good evening all, don't forget I have a blog candy when I reach 50 followers. It will include toppers, brads, stix2 products and more. Please become a follower and be in it to win it xxx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Fan - Tastic

Afternoon from a really sunny & hot West midlands !! This is a quick post as im preparing tea then its craft club over in Telford at the fabulous crafty bunch.
So its been awhile but im back at fan-tastic tuesday and the theme is anything goes. Hope you like it, thanks for looking and have a great evening xx


Sunday, 20 July 2014

Eclectic & snaps

Good afternoon & what a lovely Sunday it is. Hope you are all having a fab weekend. It feels like forever since I posted some DT work but Today's sees the start of a new challenge over at eclectic ellapu. And the theme for the purples is anything goes. So at a rather speedy pace I did this at 11pm last night as for some reason had forgotten what day it was lol. Hope you like it.


I used a clearly besotted stamp set from an earlier release but never got round to using it. 
Also thought I would share a couple of photos from our honeymoon to Florida. We stayed on disney for 2 weeks, & for the 1st week we stayed at animal kingdom lodge and it was amazing. Opening the balcony to see giraffes grazing was awesome,




Magic Kingdom & Cinderellas castle were breath taking ! 




There was so much to see and do it was unreal. My other half went on all the rides on his own due to my back ! He was braver than me that's for sure. We went to all 4 disney parks and the 2 water parks. 
Will be back with photos from week 2 and more craft soon. Thanks for looking I do appreciate all the lovely comments I have had. Take care xxx
















Friday, 18 July 2014

Linthwaite house hotel

Morning , I'm typing this as I get ready for my late shift at work ( big sigh ). Thought I would pop on with a card and a few pics of the day after the wedding. I managed an hour of craft at around 2am the other morning I am finding it so hard to get back in the swing of things with sleeping etc. but at least I made one. I have used G45 botanical tea. Let me know what you think.


So I thought I would share a few snaps of what we did after the wedding........
The day after the wedding when everyone checked out the hotel my new hubby had told me he had booked lunch in the lakes and that was all he was prepared to tell me as he wanted to surprise me , and wow thats exactly what he did ! We drove to a place called linthwaite house hotel, he had hired a summer house on a little lake - just the 2 of us. It had a fantastic picnic, champers, chocs, flowers and even a little teddy bear. We just sat in the quiet ate & drank, i was blown away. Apparently people usually hire it for proposals !!! Romantic or what





My hubby didnt want to give the car back on the Monday ! He loved hiring it. 
It will certainly be the only time he ever drives one lol.
I will be back with more craft & honeymoon snaps. Take care hope you liked a peek xxxx







Monday, 14 July 2014

Professional shots.

Evening to all my lovely friends in blog land. Just thought I would pop on and share a couple of pics & the link to the blog post our photographer has done.
Steve hillman photography



The room ready for the sit down meal
We had a magician - he was amazing ! Not the rabbit in the hat sort , a real good close up work one.

We provided real rose petals in these little paper bags. The brilliant Susan Jones from crafty bunch made the felt rose button holes so no one felt left out & I made the tags & tied them on.
Please pop over and take a peek if your not bored to death yet lol.
I feel quite sad that it's all over as it was almost 3 years in the planning & it's back down to earth with a bump now. 
Well I have had a ten minute play yesterday a charity kit from Christine Emberson but my mojo is hiding at the moment. Hope to have a play later in the week.


Thanks for stopping by. It's appreciated.
Elaine xxxx


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Back to England

Hello, yes I'm back & now Mrs Mellor. Had the most amazing wedding day and was lucky to share it with some of my closest friends & family. We are waiting for the professional photos but here's a couple that I've taken from friends photos on Facebook. 



Will share better ones when I get them.
Arrived back home yesterday after 3 amazing weeks in Florida ! 
Will post pictures another day for those. Hope you like them. Thanks to everyone for the messages & to Sylvie of blog Gibmiss for the lovely card. Hope everyone is ok and will catch up with your blogs ASAP. Take care xx