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

Monday, 23 March 2015

Busy bee

Firstly I would like to say a huge welcome to my new followers. I'm now at 59 and the big giveaway is at 75....... 
Ok so what's been happening in my world, well lots of work and other things going on for me at the moment hence the lack of crafting time. But in a couple of weeks all that will have changed !! My lips are sealed for now.....
Anyway what have I made to show you today....
A recycled box using By the sea by Graphic 45. This is for my DT piece for the wonderful Jones crafts.

I primed the box in white and then swished over it with some blue distress paint. Chopped cut and then stuck papers down. Hope you like it, makes me think of hopefully nice weather and summer months to come. It's been lovely weather wise here all weekend. 
Right off to do some housework and then a bit of creative time. Have a wonderful day, take care friends, and thanks for stopping by xxxx

Monday, 16 March 2015

Fun with Artisan style

Good Morning to all my lovely blog friends, hope you all had a great weekend getting creative. Today I have decided to have a day to myself catching up with DT projects and generally having a good old play with my crafty stash. I'm even doing some cooking later and off with the hubby to see my crafty buddy Maria. Her son James is a Star Wars fan and hubby is off to help him build his millennium falcon..... Boys and their toys lol.
Anyway enough of that,  So what have I created then.....
A new home card using Graphic 45 Artisan style for Jones crafts. Such a gorgeous collection.

I used spellbinders distressed edges Die  to create my card base. Then embossed it using my brick folder and rubbed Versa magic Aloe Vera and distress ink peeled paint to show the bricks in a bit more detail, I then Cut out the house twice to give height and added flowers and a lock. Really love the colours of this one. 
Please to pop over to Jones craft on Facebook , give them a like and see what the other design team members have created. 
Right back to my desk now, have a fab day and thanks so much for stopping by today. 
Hugs Elaine 

Monday, 9 March 2015


Well I have been playing with the gorgeous Once upon a springtime from Graphic 45. I was lucky enough to get the special released pack in my Jones DT box. It's been on my list for years but have never been able to get it, so I was thrilled when they decided to bring it out of retirement. However it doesn't feel like spring here it's been so cold windy and rainy. So I thought I would bring Spingtime indoors.......
I created a mini tag using the mini tag staples from g45 and also an 8x8 card to match. I love to fussy cut and so set about cutting lots of the flowers. Such gorgeous papers in this collection. 

Hope you like them, I'm sorry the pictures aren't great but it's so gloomy and dark I just couldn't get great shots. The good news is when I reach 75 followers one of the prizes will be a brand new Once upon a springtime pack......I had already purchased it before my DT box came and I thought that one of my crafty buddies might like the chance to win one. Spread the word I need 20 more followers to be able to give it away.

This pack alone is worth £30 and there will be more prizes with it......
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and got plenty of craft done. 
Take care friends
Big hugs Elaine x

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Jones crafts DT box

Hello friends and followers, managed to crack open some of my gorgeous new graphic 45 papers that I got in my wonderful DT box from Jones crafts. 
I used precious memories which is so cute. I made a card & little gift bag.

Not had much time this week as we had stock take at work & I've had so many things to do. But I managed to make a project last night which I will share at a later date. So let me know what you think of my crafty makes. Hope everyone is well, and sending friendly hugs to all.
Elaine x

Sunday, 1 March 2015

1st March

So it's the 1st of March and that means time for my DT piece for Eclectic Ellapu..
The team have come up with some amazing inspiration, please do take a look. So the theme for the purples was Go Green. Here's my take on it.

I used some graphic 45 papers, my spellbinders herb die, clearly besotted stamp and doodlebug sprinkles and Vellum. 
Hope you like it. Right off I trot now hope you are all well and have had a great weekend. Bye for now 
Elaine xx