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

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Recipe Card

Seriously the 1st August !! I just can't believe it. Where's the glorious summer weather I've certainly not seen it yet lol. Anyway hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and having crafty fun. 
So over at the Eclectic Ellapu we have a new challenge starting and the purple teams theme is.....A recipe and no not the cooking kind lol.
3 dies, 2 stencils and a sentiment. I really struggled with this and didn't think I would get anything together....but somehow I managed this

I used 2 Tim Holtz stencils and distress inks, I used 3 small spellbinders arrow dies and the sentiment is from Clearly besotted. Hope you like it.
Also last weekend me and Hubby took the godchildren to London, they had never been before we stayed 2 nights in a hotel, went to legoland and Windsor castle and we all had a blast !! Here's a few pictures 

They were so well behaved and although we have taken them out many times before it's never been overnight but the 3 days were amazing. I loved Windsor castle , a real highlight for me. 
Ok friends that's enough waffle, thanks for stopping by I appreciate it. 
Big hugs xx


  1. I just adore this!! All the arrows are pointing to the fact that this card is awesome!

  2. cute kids :)
    I see that you had fun with them.
    your photos are great
    and card is very nice
    hugs ❤

  3. What a wonderful trip and pictures Elaine. Love the card design.

    Hugs diane

  4. Love the grungy look on the card... i could never pull it off. probably end up looking a mess. Glad you had a fab time with the kids ... are you guys practicing?! ;)
    Thanks for your kinds words, Elaine. Big hugs to you, my friend.
    xxx Asha

  5. Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, :0) fabby photos too, we have a bit of an orange thing in the sky today mmmm and its finally dry on the floor x

  6. A fabulous card Elaine, great design and colour combo. The holiday looks like fun. Carol x

  7. I can see you had a fun time of your precious godchildren. Love your CAS creation. Pink and green is always a winning combo.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  8. great photos and love your creation
    hugs Kate xx

  9. wow love the make Elaine fabulous and great pics too hugs Judith xxx