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

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Enchanted forest

Good morning, well it's 5am and I can't sleep so thought I would share my latest make for Jones crafts. 
Darren from jones kindly sent me some papers & embellishments from G45s new collection Enchanted forest. Such beautiful rich colours. I made 2 cards.....

Really enjoyed making these. Simple but effective I think.

Did everyone have a good Easter ? It seemed to be over in a flash ! It's almost April and I can't believe it !
Hope you are all well and thanks for visiting my little blog. I always appreciate it. Take care friends, have lots of creative fun.

Hugs Elaine xx

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Clipboard fun

Good evening fellow bloggers. Well I got my hands on the deluxe edition paper pack communique from Graphic 45. So I thought yep this is the perfect opportunity to alter my clipboard. So I set to work used some distress ink on the edges.

and cut some papers, covered a post it note pad, some Tim Holtz old photos and started to put it together.......and voila 

Loved making this as part of my DT for Jones crafts and I can see I will be altering some more. 
Things have started to settle down, I'm enjoying college and looking for another job as we speak. It's still weird not doing the same routine but have done some fun things the last few weeks. I will also have some exciting news to share soon, but until then my lips are sealed lol.
Hope everyone has had a good weekend.
Thanks for stopping by, I have appreciated all the kind words since losing my job it really has helped. 
Big hugs Elaine xxx

Saturday, 5 March 2016

New Graphic 45

Hello to all my lovely blog followers. Sorry it's been so long but I just haven't had my mind on crafting recently. Well that was until the new g45 collections I ordered came lol. I made a stepper card, using the fantastic Voyage to the bottom of the sea collection for this stepper card. It was for the my Jones crafts DT piece. 

Really enjoyed fussy cutting and putting this card together. 
Well for the 1st time in my life I'm now unemployed. And it's been a week today since it was our closure party, which was fantastic. There was quite a few that stayed in the hotel and we had breakfast together the next morning , it was a very emotional week and I'm only just starting to pick myself up, my job had been the biggest part of my life for so long and it feels like I'm a little lost at the moment. I know I'll be ok and there are worst things that can happen and I'm incredibly lucky in so many other ways but for now I'm just going to chill out for a bit and catch up on life's important things. 
Thanks for stopping by have a great weekend, I'll leave you with a couple of photos xxx