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.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Good evening

Well hello and warm welcome to my blog on this cold Monday evening ! So what have I got to share today........
A Graphic 45 tag book box thingy lol...for my design team project for Jones crafts.
I used the deluxe Botanicabella and I love it, a new favourite for sure. So here's some pictures let me know what you think 

Have an ivory one to decorate aswell ! They are so easy to use and decorate.
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend, I'm on countdown for finishing my current job , less than five weeks to go before my complete change of direction, exciting times lie ahead in the form of college and volunteering at a school. Also soon I'm going to be able to share some exciting news , it's a killer not being able to say lol.  So have to dash plenty of fussy cutting to crack on with, see you soon will be catching up on blogs later. Take care friends and thanks for stopping by, 
Big hugs Elaine xx

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Jones crafts & Graphic 45

Hello and a warm welcome to my blog, this evening I'm sharing a 8x8 card and mini gift bag made for my DT over at Jones crafts. They distribute my favourite craft brand graphic 45 in the UK along with other well known brands. 
I have used the new fabulous children's hour collection... I decided to make a card a gift bag just to prove that this calendar collection is very versatile. 

I fussy cut lots of butterflies and also punched some tiny ones using the papers. I have added wink of Stella but it's hard to see on the photos. 
Hope you like it, I'm off to a workshop tomorrow at my lovely local craft shop the fabulous owner Sue has organised Fran Westmoreland, who is a wonderful mixed media artist working for Prima to come along and teach us how to get messy with a canvas. What's everyone else up to ? Whatever it is have fun? 
Take care & don't forget I have wonderful candy up for grabs but I just dont seem to be able to get to 75 followers so please spread the word.
Big hugs Elaine xx

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Happy new year

Hello and happy new year to all my lovely followers, 
I'm so sorry for my absence it's been so hectic. I was 40 in December and had just over 2 weeks off work as hubby had treated me to a holiday in Mexico to celebrate. We only went for a week and it was such a beautiful country, although we had a lot of problems with our hotel. But that's another story. Here's a couple of pics.

So when we got back we had to decorate the house with Xmas decorations, shopping, wrapping and cleaning etc , then it was manic going back to work less than 2 weeks before Christmas Day. I'm also very sad to say it was my last ever Xmas working with all my lovely friends at the job I have worked in for 21 years, so was also quite emotional.
We are due to get our 45 day redundancy notice tomorrow and my meeting is planned for Tuesday. The store closes on 27th February, it's a big change but we must all embrace it and think of it as an opportunity.

It was our 1st Christmas in our new home which was lovely and we had friends and family round and things are now starting to calm down. I have been doing a lot of crafting the last few days but these are for DT work so will share soon. I can show you this card I made for fun this week using doodlebug paper and spellbinders flowers. Hope you like it...

I will be back soon with more makes, and I promise to be a better blogger, well I'm going to have a lot more time on my hands soon !! 
Hope you all had a great Xmas and new year with all your family and friends, take care, big hugs Elaine x