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, 28 October 2014


Hello and hows everyone in blogland. So how quick has the week flown by again ! As my regular readers know I had some root spinal block injections on Thursday not particularly pleasant but not too bad. I stayed in hospital for the afternoon and they let me out once I could walk properly on my leg !! A huge thanks to Maria for taking me and my hubby for looking after me. I don't know what I would do without those pair. I have to have physio and see the consultant again but wont know if its worked for 2-6 weeks. Anyway I did have a few days off and on Saturday went to the best workshop I have ever been to. The lovely Sue from Crafty bunch organised it and the wonderful Pauline Wheeler taught us how to make the most fantastic book ! I did not want it to end, but pictures to follow in the week. So today I am sharing my DT piece for fantastic Tuesday and theme is monochrome. 
Hoe you like it. Must dash as I have craft club over at crafty bunch. 
Take care friends.
Elaine xx

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Flowers & more

Good evening , blimey today we have had violent winds, hailstones and tons of rain. I was glad I was at work lol. Luckily its not as bad now. Hows the weather where you all are ? 
So Tuesday already which can only mean 1 thing a new challenge over at Fantastic tuesday...... The theme is flowers and here is my contribution to the DT.

Hope you like it. Just a quick note I might be a little quiet for a few days going to hospital Thursday afternoon for a minor operation procedure on my slipped disk, and on Saturday me and my best buddy Maria are off to a graphic 45 workshop. Organised by the wonderful Sue from Crafty bunch and Pauline Wheeler will be showing us how to make a typography book. Cant wait. I just hope my back will be ok. But I'm lucky to have Maria as she is driving. Anyway hope you are all well and take care. Big hugs Elaine xx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

In the Spirit

Hi and Welcome to my little blog, my outlet for my creativity....... Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.  Its very windy today but I am off to Birmingham's LG arena to see Ed Sheeran and Im so excited . Hubby brought the tickets and sent them to my room on the morning of our Wedding as a surprise and now its finally here yay. Anyway enough of all that I have been getting in the spirit of halloween and made treat bags. I have used my clearly besotted stamps & memory box die. Think they have turned out ok.

Could not stop at 1. 

Im hoping to have a good craft later on and catch up with DT work before We go. Take care friends, thanks for popping by xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Anything goes with Yellow

Hello fellow bloggers, I do hope everyone is well in the midst of all this gloomy rain. It sure is dark and miserable !! So onto my card which is a bit brighter.........

Its time for a new challenge over at fantastic Tuesday. The theme is Yellow. I have used doodlebug papers and another hobby house topper along with a few flowers and the bunting is a memory box die. Hope you like it, have a lovely evening. 
Thanks for stopping by xxx

Monday, 13 October 2014

Hobby house

Good morning, Mondays sure do roll round quickly ! Today is my day off,  I worked all weekend and went out on the town Saturday night. ( 1st time in ages ). This afternoon I intend to craft as I haven't made anything for ages. 
So todays card I'm sharing, has been made with some leftover strips out of my new Kaisercraft pad that I didn't want to throw away. 

A hobby house topper & pearls. So there you have it, let me know what you think. Have a wonderful week, ill be back for Fantastic Tuesday in the morning. Take care , big hugs Elaine xx

As always I really appreciate the support. Comments and visits xx

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Fantastic Re-run

Well after my massive mix up last week with my DT card for fantastic Tuesday where I posted the wrong card. Here it is again on the correct day.....oops oops and more oops.

So the theme is anything goes with wings. I used my new spellbinders and a sizzix butterfly die. Hope it ticks the boxes. I just loved the mint colour card aswell. Do pop over and look at the wonderful creations from my fellow DT. Hope everyone is having a good week so far. Big hugs Elaine xx  

Saturday, 4 October 2014

World card making day

Happy world card making day ! Here is a card I made the other night, sorry not been able to craft today way too tired and work tomorrow ! (Huge sigh) 

I used some kaisercraft paper - think it was rustic harmony that I got the other day from the amazing shop I go to for club once a fortnight - Crafty bunch love it. I also got a matching pack of die cuts. I used one just in the bottom right corner and added a rub on. Hobby house topper & flowers and some prima pearls.  
A quick card as I have been so short of time this week. But that will change on Monday as I have a day off yippee !!
Anyway ill leave you with one of my favourite photos from the wedding. I love it. 

Thanks for visiting and leaving comments, it is always appreciated. Happy crafting 
Hugs Elaine xx

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Eclectic Ellapu

Hello to all my wonderful followers hope you are all having a fab week. Its the start of a new challenge over at eclectic ellapu on the first of every month and the theme  for the purple team was set my me this month yay ! I chose texture paste/ embossing. So plenty of scope there. I made a tag. I purchased texture paste recently to use with my Tim Holtz stencils and love it. Heres my halloween texture tag.......

I wanted a different colour for my paste so took a little and mixed it with some imagination crafts silkies and loved the way I changed the colour. Think I will try even more colours now. Cheaper than buying lots of different pastes !!
Well please do drop by and take a look at what my wonderful team mates have made. 
Thanks for stopping by 
Take care 
Elaine xx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Another fantastic card !

Well I really don't know whats happened to my brain - the card I posted earlier is actually next weeks , so im ahead of myself lol. So this weeks theme at fantastic Tuesday is camera/spotlighting and heres my make

A big thanks to bad kitty as I won a craft mojo voucher from her blog ! Very kind
Well must dash , thanks for stopping by xxxx

Fantastic Tuesday

Here we are again Tuesday already well actually its 3.30am Wed and im just at work ! Shattered as me and hubby, maria and her 2 children and our good friend Adam went to Blackpool for the day. Had great fun. 

On the big wheel all 3 boys !
Anyway heres my card the theme was wings .

Take care, thanks for stopping xxx