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.

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


  1. Love your butterfly Elaine, it's gorgeous. Carol x

  2. your buttrrfly is amazing!
    love it
    and this other ceatons are very nice too!
    lots of hugs!

  3. Just gorgeous Elaine

    Hugs Diane

  4. Just gorgeous Elaine

    Hugs Diane

  5. Wonderful project Elaine, glad the day went well and the paper pad is gorgeous, xxx

  6. It looks like a wonderful shop! And WOW! That project is super super cool! Love the black and pink color scheme!

  7. So glad to hear that your demo went well. Your display looks gorgeous. Speaking of gorgeous, the butterfly is incredible. Hugs!

  8. congrats on your demo. beautiful table and you are doing great projects!!!
    hugs bibiana

  9. WOW! What a fab shop! I'm sure they'll want you back for another gig! Awesome project, by the way!
    hugs Asha