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

Monday, 1 February 2016

Eclectic is back !

Wow 1st Feruary already, I have just under 4 weeks until the store I have worked in for the last 21 years closes its doors for good. Time for bigger & better things as they say lol. 
Well I'm thrilled that the Eclectic Ellapu challenge blog is back after our extended Christmas break. The theme for the purple team was picked my myself and it was decorate or make your own little gift bag. Here's my effort....

I used the gorgeous Graphic 45 botanicabella. Such a wonderful paper collection. I added one of the chipboards and cut and layered one of the butterflies, this is all included in the deluxe edition paper set. I used a lawn fawn die. This is my favourite die that I own and I make so many things with it. So hope you like it, please do hop over to see what my fellow pink & purple teamies have created, and join in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by xxxx


  1. Not long now Elaine. Will be a sad day when it closes. Yep that's my fave lawn fawn die too, looks fab x

  2. This looks fab Elaine. Hope things turn out OK workwise, xxx

  3. it is very pretty gift bag!
    so sorry for your store is closing.
    take care
    lots of hugs
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

  4. A gorgeous gift bag Elaine, sorry to hear your store is closing. Marlene

  5. such a beautiful gift bag great design
    hugs Kate xx

  6. This is THE cutest bag. I really like that you made the bag a traditional brown. It really complements the G45 elements you used. :-)