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 November 2014

Trees !

Good evening, can someone please tell me who has stole november !! Nearly December eeeek ! Things are getting so busy at work , working extra hours and all that. So a really quick post as I need my bed and some sleep so badly !
Tuesday means time to show you my DT slot for fantastic Tuesday and the theme is trees. I decided on a rustic looking card and kept it very simple. I have put wink of stella on all the branches and they sparkle beautifully but you cant see in my pictures. Its not good lighting at all just lately !! 

Thats it for now, must dash. Take care everyone and thank you for leaving such lovely comments xxxx

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Matching pair

Good morning, its a lovely cool Sunday morning. Very very quiet. Love it when its like that , don't you ? 
Anyway work is hotting up and we have less than 5 weeks until the big guy comes which means next few weeks will be very very busy. Im in work later so just relaxing before getting ready. 
Today I thought I would share a card and matching box. Quite simple and easy to do. Both sets of dies I got from Christine Emberson and that box is just so useful. 

I went with a clean & simple card using stamps I have had for years and never used....hope you like my matching pair. Take care for now, enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs Elaine xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Im back

Good morning, hope that everyone is well and warm. So popping in today with my latest DT for fantastic tuesday. The theme for this week was Male. So I dug out some g45 good old sport paper and wonderful hobby house topper and hey presto and card I'm actually reasonably happy with. Male cards are so hard lol.

Let me know what you think......
So we got back from our few days away and we enjoyed every minute. Saw some wonderful family and friends. Then before we came home hubby treated me to that early birthday pressie at Abbey house (although its not until early December lol)
Where the food was amazing !

And the Christmas decorations were fabulous and so different from when we had the wedding there in June ! Our florist who is amazing gets married there this Saturday ! I will be thinking of her.

As usual we did not want to leave. But all good things come an end and its back to work Wednesday ready for the madness of the Christmas rush ! Only 1 decent break of a few days before Christmas. The rest will be an odd day scattered here and there. But cant complain as I have a decent job. And on the case of the slipped disc it has got a bit better so fingers crossed. Well thats enough of me rabbiting on I must get to bed its past midnight. Thanks for stopping by and a big hello to my new followers.
Hugs Elaine xx

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Well earned rest....

Hello to all the lovely peeps in blog land, and a huge welcome to my new followers. So after finishing nights yesterday I have a day to adjust back and from tomorrow 6 whole days off yippee ! We head off to Cumbria tomorrow evening for a little weekend stay with family, and hubby has booked us into abbey house hotel for an evening on Sunday as an early birthday treat ! Cant wait. 
Anyway today I have been catching up on my DT work but cant share them just yet. But I can share this card I made for my friend she requested a card for a 1 year old. 

Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by it means so much to me. Take care xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Atg with Ribbon

Good evening. A rather quick post from me this evening as I am working nights and blimey I am shattered. So here is my DT piece for fantastic Tuesday, where the theme is ribbon. A quick make as time again has been short. I find working in a shop Nov and Dec are just manic !!

Have a great evening, take care & thanks for stopping by xxx

Tuesday, 4 November 2014


Another card using the doodlebug papers. These were the scrap pieces from my card the other day & I am trying to be good and either use them straight away or put them in the bin ( recycled bin). As I have tons of papers & scraps, me and my buddy maria have said no more purchases until the craft show on the 6th Dec unless its essentials, like adhesives/cards. We are desperately trying to use kits, papers etc up. Well onto the card then here it is....

Not the best but as I say its used bits up. This is for Fantastic tuesday,and the theme was add a butterfly. Do pop over and maybe join in with the challenge. Hope you are all having a good week off so far. Thanks for stopping by, its always truly appreciated xx

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Leaves & foliage

Good morning on this lovely autumn day. 1st November wow already. So that leads me to my new DT card for Eclectic Ellapu ! Im in the purple team and I chose the theme which is leaves & foliage.... This is what I came up with.

I love these paper-pads from Doodlebug. But they are quite hard to get and I order from craft mojo. Thanks Sally. 
I used a spellbinders die for the leaves. 
Hope you like it, i must admit it was one of my favourites that I made the other day. Please pop over and see what both teams have made as there are some fab makes. Have a great weekend thanks for stopping by. Take care xx