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.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Gilded lily

Well good morning to everyone out there, hope it's been a fabulous weekend for everyone. I didn't get much craft done, just a few cards when my best buddy came over. We sat together and chatted and crafted it was lovely. 
So then today I thought I would share last weeks design team piece for Jones crafts, I was very lucky to a lovely DT box filled with gilded lily and rare oddities papers, chipboard and tags. Thanks to Darren & jones crafts for such a fab box. Anyway I started with a 8x8 canvas

And transformed it into this.....

I really like how it turned out, lots of fussy cutting, I used my brayer to put the paint onto the canvas. I also used one of my Tim holtz crown adornments but added a bit of blue distress paint to match some of the blues in the papers. I went round the wording with my wink of Stella pen. 
And so it was finished, I'm really happy how it turned out and the pictures don't do it justice. Gilded lily is such a wonderful collection. Well folks hope you
Like it, thanks for popping by, I always appreciate it and read all the comments. 
Take care, love Elaine x


  1. very pretty canvas!
    I love Lilys!
    have a great day
    hugs ღ

  2. This looks so pretty Elaine.

    I have sent you an email I think !!!!

  3. Elaine this is so beautifully feminine with the soft pinks. Adore the shabby chic feel.
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  4. My gosh this is cute Elaine, what fun embellishments and colors.

    Hugs Diane

  5. this is stunning Elaine love it
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. This is absolutely fantastic elaine x

  7. Gorgeous really beautiful Elaine love it crafty hugs Judith xxx

  8. I am loving the colours on this creation sweetie hugs Pops x

  9. This is so soft an vintage and romantic! I'm loving that crown! Really great piece.

  10. This is lovely Elaine, so pretty :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  11. Gosh!!! This is a super elegant project, Elaine. Well worth the pain of fussy cutting!
    hugs, Asha

  12. love the soft colors
    warm hello from sunny California
    current "Throwback Thursday challenge" at my blog: any shaped card

  13. oOoh yes Elaine! I've been eyeballing that Gilded Lily pack .. it's soooooo beautiful! Love your card too ... absolutely STUNNING!

    Big Hugs,

  14. oooo it's wonderful! I can just see you have tons of fun with your paints and those lovely papers. Isn't the Wink of Stella pen fun. Such a simple way to add sparkle. Hugs!