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

Thursday, 22 October 2015

My favourite re-release

Hello friends, well to say I was overjoyed when graphic 45 decided to re-release steampunk Debutante is an understatement. I loved these papers when I went to a workshop around 6 years ago and only ever managed to buy the odd sheet. But now I have a full set yay ! So I created this little matchbook box which is also from g45. It's this weeks design team piece for Jones crafts. I painted it with black gesso and cut out all the bits and bobs from the paper including lots of the little butterflies. Added some dies and flowers etc. I'm really pleased how it turned out. Take a look.....

Hope you liked it. Anyway a huge piece of exciting news for me is that I've been asked to demonstrate graphic 45 at one of the craft shops in the local area. I'm thrilled and also scared out of my wits ! It's at intricut crafts which has just moved into a larger premises. Nerves are so bad already, I'm beavering away making lots of samples etc. so wish me luck it's on Halloween lol. 
Hope you are all having a great week , take care thanks for looking and taking the time to leave comments, I can't thank you enough xxx

Thursday, 15 October 2015


Good morning, well I'm here today to show my make for MAWTT and the theme was Halloween, so I made a frame from a spare piece of mount board. Painted it with Dylusions paint, used a Tim Holtz stencil and added papers from rare oddities by Graphic 45. I then added embellishments from my stash. To get the blood marks on it I dribbled alcohol inks on and blotted it off. 
Let me know if you like it

I've had a busy weekend as I went on my 1st ever craft retreat..... Organised by the wonderful Susan Jones from crafty Bunch. This is her putting the shop back together lol,

It was amazing and didn't want to come home. We stayed in a fabulous hotel from Friday to Sunday night. 2 full days of craft with Hels Sheridan & Pauline wheeler. The food and company was fab . 33 ladies all together, some great friends, and even met some wonderful new ladies, food, drink and craft it was perfect. Thanks Sue you deserve a medal ( I'm praying she does another ). Anyway here's a few snaps.

This is one of the projects a folio using the gorgeous Graphic 45 gilded lily. I haven't taken a photo of the storage we made but will post it later in the week.

Well thanks so much for looking, sending hugs 
Elaine xx

Thursday, 1 October 2015

1st of the Month....

Well it's the 1st October so that can only mean it's time for a new Challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu. The theme for this month for us purples is Halloween. I just love Halloween. I decided to alter a cheap frame that cost only £1. Here is the before photo....

I then covered it in dylusions paint in purple & hints of the lime green colour. Then I got out my graphic 45 papers & embellishments using the amazing Rare Oddities.......this is how it turned out. Really rather pleased with it. Let me know what you think.

The little bottles are from Tim Holtz and I've filled them with liquid pearls. 
Had great fun making this. Anyway please do pop over and take a look at what all my wonderful team mates have made. Hope everyone is well, thanks for stopping by always appreciated. 
Don't forget I'm having a big giveaway when I reach 75 followers and it will include all brand new items including some Graphic 45 !!
Big hugs 
Elaine xx