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.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Children's hour

Good evening, and a very warm welcome to my blog. This week I have made a card using Children's hour collection by Graphic 45, this is a DT make for Jones crafts. Love the purple colour. 

I also used 2 different spellbinders dies, liquid pearls and a pretty little bow.
The stitches and trade show starts at the weekend in Birmingham and fingers crossed some of my samples will be on display in the fabulous Jones crafts stand. A very very proud moment for me if that happens, hope the lovely Darren sends me pictures lol.
Well my Tesco career is almost at an end only 4 more working days to go and just over a week until it shuts its doors for the last time......

I started as a very young girl 21 years ago as a checkout assistant on 18 hours a week ! I finish as a full time deputy Manager - am I going to miss it, time will tell. Lots of mixed emotions leading up to the final week. Not looking forward to the goodbyes and watching the shutter come down one last time. End of an era but everything happens for a reason,
At least that's what I keep telling myself. 
Well thanks for stopping by and listening to me waffle on. 
Have a great weekend everyone & be happy...... I will leave you with a picture of  me ( in the middle ) , the checkout manager and grocery manager ! We have all been taking lots of pictures and selfies to capture the memories.

Elaine xx


  1. Gorgeous card Elaine, love the vibrant colours.

    Good luck with your future, I,m not a fan of Tesco as I used to work for one of their suppliers. xxxx

  2. Your card is very beautiful !
    so sorry that tesco is closing.
    its very nice that you taking pictures to capture memories.
    lots of hugs
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

  3. What gorgeous vivid colors Elaine and fabulous design. Very sorry to hear your Tesco store is closing what a fun picture.

    Hugs diane

  4. This card is so positively dainty and beautiful!! I just love how all the elements work together. As to the end of your long-running position I can only imagine how difficult it must be! Sending lots of support!

  5. Beautiful card, Elaine. The G45 papers are truly lovely. Can't help but feel sad reading you post. But as you say, everything happens for a reason. So, chin up, drink tea (or whatever else English people do!) and march on to the next exciting phase of your career. I'll be cheering you on from across the channel!
    BIG hugs, Asha

  6. I'm glad you included the pansies in the corner because that's what this paper collection screams. The purple and green are so striking. Gorgeous! Hopefully your path change will lead you into a wonderful new chapter in your life. Hugs!