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

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Happy mail !!

Evening fellow bloggers, what a day it has been, a rare mid week day off for me so me and hubby spent it shopping, and then my first ever Jones crafts DT parcel arrived and wow did I love opening that box, here's what was inside.......

Every graphic 45 lovers dream ! A full set of the new release precious memories and the deluxe edition of once upon a springtime...... But most of all a graphic 45 badge - I've been after one of these for ages lol. Think I will ditch my work name badge tomorrow and wear that haha. A huge thanks to Jones and Darren Saxton for giving me the DT position working with g45. I love that box of goodies. So tomorrow evening I plan on sitting in my craft room and creating with the new goodies. 
I do have a quick card to show you using g45 raining cats and dogs.

I just adore that blue paper and those little resin flowers were from my amazing friend Maria.
Well hope you are all well and having a good week. 
Take care xx

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Dog treats

Morning , hope everyone is well and enjoying the weekend. I'm at work but looking forward to Sunday and Monday off. Maybe I might fit in some craft as this week has been such an emotional week and tiring week. But onwards and upwards as they say. So on Monday I managed to create a lovely little doggy treat bag for one of my good friends who has a gorgeous dog. I used the Graphic 45 raining cats and dogs collection. Added some scrabble pieces and a Tim Holtz buckle to look like a collar . 
Let me know what you think......

I will be catching up with everyone's blogs tomorrow. Take care friends and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Elaine xx

Monday, 16 February 2015


Hello to my lovely blogging friends, what's everyone been doing this weekend. For me it was working sat & sun,  but hubby did take me out in the evening for Valentine's Day it was yummy.....who can resist a pudding like that.

Well after finally coming down from my massive high after making the Jones crafts design team, I made a graphic 45 tag using one of the black tags and the wonderful French country papers. I also used yellow wink of Stella to go over the sunflowers and popped on a wooden fence that I've had for what seems like years !!

I love this paper collection, makes me think of baking bread and pastries in a gorgeous country house kitchen. Wouldn't that be lovely inbetween crafting. Somehow don't think I can afford to give up my day job yet !! 
Well must dash I'm making a nice chicken roast dinner and crafting. 
Have a lovely Monday, thanks for stopping by, I'll be round to catch up with everyone's blogs today. Take care xxx

Thursday, 12 February 2015

The best crafty news EVER !!!

Forgive if I'm a tad excited today but since Monday I've been harbouring a secret.........
I applied to join Jones crafts design team, this is a company that supply retailers with brands such as Graphic 45, Kaisercraft and the list goes on. Never in a million years did I think they would pick me but they did and I was over the moon. I will be working with my beloved G45 for them. There is 8 new DT members altogether and I can't wait to get started. Feel free to pop onto facebook and follow me Elaine Mellor and Jones crafts. Here's a snap of the fb page they put on.

In celebration I made a little Valentines gift bag using Sweet sentiments. 

Ok so sorry for waffling on, hope you are all well and having a good week. Be back over the weekend xxx

Monday, 9 February 2015

Monday's here again,

How quickly time seems to be going... I have enjoyed a lovely crafty afternoon. I have made a start on Hubby's valentines card using Neat & Tangled stamps. I have waited 6 months to use these for him and they have been hidden away. He is a massive Star Wars fan so these seemed appropriate., well they did to me anyway.

The words inside will read "we fell in love" say the outside and inside all together and I think that's quite sweet.

Then I made him a little treat bag with little chocolates inside using some clearly besotted stamps. They were free on simply cards & paper craft and they are fab.

Other news my friend loved the save the dates. I will show you a photo of the prototype.......

They looked lovely when they were finished but I can't show them as I didn't take a photo of the finished ones before I gave them out - doh what an idiot !!
That's it from me today hope you haven't fallen asleep from boredom !! Have a nice evening, thanks for dropping by and please remember 75 followers means a big giveaway !!
Take care xxx

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Blog candy

Quick quick post from the staff canteen. Please spread the word that when I reach 75 followers I will have another giveaway - which I'm putting together and it includes a pad of Graphic 45 !! Oh my can't believe I said that lol. Thanks to Tracy from chronically fighting fibro she has already made a post. Thanks , have a wonderful weekend. Xx

Friday, 6 February 2015

I'm still here !

Hello yes I'm still here and crafting away but I can't share just yet as I have been working on some DT things and also some save the dates for a very special friend. I will show you a picture of the production line but not the finished article as she won't get to pick them up until tomorrow..........

I hope she likes them !!! Nervous as you never know what to expect as I only had wording and colour to go on ! 
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend  and just wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks for all the comments and popping by to look at my creations. 
Working Saturday but Sunday is day off, going to see Big hero 6 with hubby and the godchildren. Monday is a full day of craft yay !!
Take care , back soon xxx

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Eclectic is back !!

Finally after our Christmas break the DT and our wonderful boss over at Eclectic Ellapu are back. This is our first post of the year. I'm on the purple team and the theme was hearts and roses. I used graphic 45 Time to celebrate with roses on and added a gorgeous metal rose charm that I got from the lovely Christine Emberson. The die is from creative expressions, I think it's a Sue Wilson one 
Here it is .....

Love the colours in this paper collection. 
Well must go as I'm posting on my break from work. Got a lovely evening planned tomorrow as all the ladies from Tuesday craft club run by the amazing sue are going for a meal yay !! They truly are a great bunch. 
Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. Take care , catch up soon xxxx