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

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


  1. Hello!
    your card is very beautiful!
    such nice photos!
    I never been outside Croatia!
    Hope you had fun time in Mexico and your hotel problems did not spoil your time.
    Take care my friend
    Fiki ❤

  2. Lovely pics from your vacay. So sorry about the work situation. Just look at it as starting a new adventure in your life. The card is lovely. Very cheery colors and makes me long for spring. Hugs!

  3. Oh my! I am green with envy! :) Awesome holiday snaps, Elaine. Your card is sooo pretty. Great colour combo. You know what they say about doors closing. Maybe you need to shake things up and take some risks. Fingers crossed you'll something that makes you happy.
    hugs Asha

  4. Oh wow!!! Such a lovely vacation and beautiful photos!!!!! Sorry to hear about your work situation .. but I think bigger opportunities will come knocking! ;) Love your card too .. makes me think of summer sunshine!

    Big hugs,