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

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Part 2 of my Leonie samples

Good afternoon, what a lovely day sun is shining and me and hubby have been on a 5 mile walk taking in some fresh air ! 
Anyway onto some samples made for Hochanda using Leonie Pujols fabulous range of stamps. I can't seem to stop playing with these and even though they have now been aired I've still got them on my desk and made 3 things with them yesterday !! 
These samples got shown & im sure I gave a squeal of delight when I saw them and heard my name lol.

And when I saw that 2 of my makes had made the packaging well that nearly finished me off !! I can't tell you how exciting it was. I know there are so many talented crafters out there & I don't take anything for granted but I'm a crafter and I love my hobby and I'm truly grateful to Leonie & also Darren at Jones crafts the other DT where I get to work with G45. They have given me a fabulous opportunity and I enjoy every minute of it. 
Thank you to all my followers who visit and leave comments it means so much. 
Right of to get ready for craft club. 
Take care friends xx

Saturday, 21 May 2016


Good evening to all my lovely followers and I have a newbie so welcome to Holly. So today I'm sharing a little mini album made using Graphic 45 cityscapes. I just love this collection and it's taken me ages to cut into it !! Here's a few pics of the finished sample, made for Jones crafts. 

Loved making this and it didn't take long at all, made little pockets for the tags to sit inside. Well hope you all liked it. 
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of the weekend. 
Take care xx

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Leonie Pujol launch !

Good evening and I have to say such an exciting one for me. It's Leonie Pujols new stamp launch on Hochanda 8pm tonight. It's a one day special, 6 amazing stamp sets that I have had the privilege of working with. They are fabulous and I'm sure they will go down a storm.
I would like to thank Leonie and Crafters companion for their huge generosity as the DT packages we have had have been incredible. Myself and the design team are so lucky. Which brings me onto Leonie and my fellow teamies they are incredibly talented there are some stunning makes. 
Please click on the links and check out their blogs.....

Over the next couple of days I will show you my samples and what I've been making. Well time to get the kettle on and get ready to watch the launch. I will leave you with a couple of pics of the first lot of samples.

Thanks so much for all the continuing support, I'm so grateful to each and everyone of you. Have a great evening.
Big hugs
Elaine xx

Other show times are :
Thursday 19th May 9am, 12, 4pm and 7pm

Friday, 13 May 2016

New policy envelopes !

Good afternoon to all my wonderful followers, I would just like to say a big thanks to everyone that visits me and leaves me comments, I read them all and I'm very grateful. 
So onto today's make. I was very lucky to be given some of the graphic 45 brand new staples from Jones crafts. These included the fabulous new policy envelopes. Wow love these ! I used Communique papers also by G45. 

The front....

The back

And then I decided to cover 3 of the g45 tags and use it like a tag book. 

Really enjoyed putting this together as its a something a little different that graphic 45 have brought to us. The typewriter die is from Christine Embersons online store and it's by spellbinders. The papers and other embellishments are from my favourite shop Crafty bunch. 
Hope you like what I have created. 
Take care, have a fabulous weekend xx

Saturday, 7 May 2016

National Scrapbook day !

Howdy ! What a fine morning it is and what better way to start the day with a competition !! With a £50 prize from none other than the fabulous Jones Crafts !
Well May 7th is national scrapbooking day and the lovely Darren from Jones Crafts has orchestrated
a giveaway...... So pop over to the FB  page give it a like and enter your scrapbook page in the comments on the post. Also be great if you look at all my wonderful teamies layouts and leave them some love ! All the links are with the photos on the FB post. 

Here's my make using the fabulous Enchanted forest by Graphic 45.......

Remember to scrap lift the layout from any of our pages. Have a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by xxx

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Stop press news !!!!!!

Quick post to share with you a very exciting competition coming up from the fantastic Jones crafts....... Check it out and enter from Saturday. You will get to see mine and the lovely teams scrapbook pages and the chance to win a huge prize................good luck xxx

Sunday, 1 May 2016

1st of the month

Wow is it really the 1st May ! 
Before I know it I'll be making Xmas cards lol.
Well it can only mean one thing and that is the start of a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu. The theme for this month is anything goes ! So set your creativity free make something and share it over at Eclectic. My teamies have made some wonderful pieces this month. 
Here's my make....

I used the fabulous stamps & masks from Leonie Pujols new release. I teamed it with my new neon inks from Hero arts. The paper is Doodlebug . Really enjoyed making this nice bright card, just wish it was as nice outside !!!
Hope you like it, thanks for dropping by. Have a fabulous Sunday xxx