About Me

Im 39 years old and work in retail as a Deputy Manager. I love to craft whether it be cardmaking or altering something. I have been crafting for almost 10 years and it helps me to relax after those busy days at work. My big aim was to blog regular and get onto a design team, now Im on 2. Very proud to have recently made Jones design team. I am godmother to 2 lovely children Matty & and Rebecca...Hope you all like what you see and thanks so much for reading my blog and leaving comments.

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


  1. I can smell the salty air from here! Such a gorgeous project and I love the feature of that curved piece up top. Nice work!

  2. A gorgeous box Elaine, love those papers. Carol x

  3. Hi Elaine
    Gorgeous box... Love your papers to... Fabulous....
    Thanks for all your comments Elaine....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  4. What a gorgeous makeover Elaine. I am dying to hear your news! Susan x

  5. Absolutely stunning Elaine and I love the Grapgic 45 cardstock you used on it. I am also wondering what your news will be. I do have a very inquiring mind. Thanks so much for the sweet compliment on my blog. It made me smile and my day. Big hugs.
    Laine K

  6. This is simply stunning sweetie, hugs Pops x

  7. Looks fab Elaine, cant wait for your news, xxx

  8. the sea theme is wonderful I saw your project on instagram. great post
    lots of love

  9. Greetings Elaine, so cute the beach scene box design is so fun.

    Hugs diane

  10. Greetings Elaine, so cute the beach scene box design is so fun.

    Hugs diane

  11. Gorgeous papers, Elaine. And you've done a great job showcasing it on the box. Fabulous!
    hugs, Asha

  12. HI Elaine! Oh what a STUNNING box! I love the colors .. love G45!

    Hope you had a lovely weekend!

    Big Hugs,

  13. Morning Elaine and gorgeous project crafty hugs Judith xxx

  14. A stunning upcycled box and I love the vintage sea theme.
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