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

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

How long ago !

Wow can't believe I haven't posted for 12 days - naughty me..... But working in retail means November and December are sooooooo busy and I hardly get anytime to create for long. And I have to do my own festive shopping aswell lol. Well I managed to make this months months charity kit from the lovely Christine Emberson. It's a cute little gift bag and I love it.

I was also lucky enough to recently win one of Christine's competitions, here's a picture of me wearing the tiara and looking at the book.

Excuse my work uniform !!
This is what I won

And then this week as I had sent in the pic of me in the tiara I won a set of these dies -

She's a very very generous lady and she dedicates a lot of time and effort to bring us these kits for charity. 
Anyway time for me to get ready for craft club with my friend Maria. 
Be back soon hopefully,
Take care & thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 12 November 2015


Good evening, and a huge warm welcome to all my followers. Hope you are all having a good week. So it's a new challenge for Team A which is my favourite things. Which is graphic 45, so I made a perpetual calendar using a g45 tag, g45 Christmas Carol papers, spellbinders dies and lawn fawn goodie bag die. 

I actually had this as a sample on my demo day & a lady said she was going to make it in one of her classes. Hope you like it too. 
Thanks for checking in , I always appreciate it. 
Take care xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Eek where is time going !

Can't believe it's been over a week since my last post !! Sorry but I dont know where time is going . Thought I would share a couple of makes that I did recently.

This is a canvas that I made on my demo day, I used graphic 45 Christmas carol collection. Love this !!

Then Wendy the lovely owner gave me a case to alter. So I took it home and transformed using steampunk debutante which I also love ❤️

Haven't had much time this week to craft as work is beginning to get very very busy in the build up to Christmas. Plus I'm trying to prepare myself for redundancy in February. It's starting to
Hit home that I'm going to have to start thinking about what I am going to do for a job ! Anyway enough of my waffling on.

Hope everyone is well and I thank you all for the support and comments.
Take care xx

Sunday, 1 November 2015

1st of the month DT project

Good evening to all the wonderful people in blog land. Well today is the start of a new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu, and the theme for the purple team is alter it ! So transformed a MDF butterfly.......

I was given this by the lovely owner of intricut crafts to alter ready for my 1st ever demo day. So I painted it in black gesso and used g45 collection Mon amour. I did 2 layers of paper and only adhered a strip in the middle so that there would still be full movement in the wings. Really happy how it turned out and the pictures don't do it justice. 
I'm pleased to report the demo day went well and although I was really nervous the time flew by. Really hope I get to do it again lol. Here's a couple of snaps...
Wendy the owner & her lovely daughter who is also an Elaine

And a couple of my samples on the table

Don't forget I have a blog candy prize when I get to 75 followers which seems to be taking forever lol.... This is one of the prizes

A deluxe edition of once upon a springtime and also included in the papers is chipboard and stickers. I shall also be throwing in several other crafty items. So spread the word someone's got to win !! Anyway have a wonderful Sunday evening, thanks for visiting xxx