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

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Launch time for Leonie

Hello fellow crafters
A very exciting evening for me as Leonie is Live on Hochanda at 8pm with the launch of her new embossing folders and stamps. Although I didn't get much time to play as I was on holiday, the time I have spent using them I have really enjoyed. I just love both sets of products. The embossing folders are just lovely, as too are the stamps. Both sets are part of the entwined collection and Leonie has designed them to work with those lovely entwined dies from her last launch. I know that I will get lots of use out of these and will use them time and again.
The design team have worked so hard and have made some beautiful pieces.
If you fancy a peek at them here they are.......

The fabulous Nick

The fantastic Katrina

The wonderful Jane

And not forgetting the super talented designer of all the wonderful crafty goodies we get to work with......Leonie Pujol .
 Here are two of the show samples I made....

I would just like to say thank you to Leonie & crafters companion for having me on the team. It does really mean so much to me.
All that's left for me to say is enjoy the shows.
Take care & thanks so much for stopping by my little blog.
Big hugs Elaine xxx

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Home sweet home

Good morning, sorry for my absence around blog land but have been celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary from the big apple. Yep we splurged some of my redundancy on an 8 day trip to New York. Well you only live once and we have never been. It was amazing with so much to see and do, to be honest the USA is my fave holiday destination. I must also say that Virgin holidays are fantastic. My second holiday with them, so much better than Thomson in my opinion. Better start saving the pennies for the next trip lol.
Here's a photo of the view from the boat going over to Liberty island...

Cool or what eh !!!
Anyway into this weeks design team project for the amazing generous Jones crafts...
I made a little mobile mini safari zoo with g45s new collection. I love it.

I made it for a special friends Granddaughter......
Right must dash will share more snaps of NYC soon.
Take care and I'll be catching up on everyone's blogs soon.
Thanks xxxx

Friday, 10 June 2016

A few more TV samples

Good evening, today I'm sharing a few more samples that I sent off for the launch of Leonie pujols new entwined stamps and Dies range. Here's a scrapbook page and tag. Hope you like them. I must admit I loved doing these. Red is my favourite colour......

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, whatever you might be doing. 
Take care friends xx

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

New leonine launch on Hochanda

Hello a big warm welcome to my little blog. Tonight at 8pm sees the new launch of Leonie Pujols 12 die set and 6 stamps. Make sure you are tuning in, I'm very lucky to be working with such fabulous products alongside a wonderful supportive design team. Let me introduce them to you

Leonie Pujol - Super talented designer/crafter and our boss lol.
Leonie's blog

The lovely Nick...
Nicks Blog

The Fabulous Katrina
Kat's blog

And finally the super Jane Royston
Janes blog

So here's a few of my samples, hope you like them

The stamps and dies work so well together, 
Well I'm off to watch the show, thanks for stopping by and for all the support 

Elaine xx

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Jones Crafts & Graphic 45

Good afternoon, popping in with a quick post ( it's Hubbys birthday today ) to share my make for Jones Crafts. I do love being on this fabulous DT. Darren and Jones are awesome. I'm a lucky lady. 
Anyhow here's what I made using the the gorgeous g45 Enchanted forest, altered notebook.

The little charm doubles up as a page marker or bookmark . Love this collection  with all the green and yellow tones in it. 
Hope you like it ! 
Huge shout out to the lovely Nick Roberts whose birthday it is aswell today.
Before I go I would like to say thanks for stopping by and the support I have had. I love my hobby and I know how lucky I am. 
Have a great week everyone xx

Saturday, 4 June 2016


Good afternoon, lovely sunny weekend, hope your all having a fab time and enjoying yourselves. 
Recently I spent time making loads of alcohol ink backgrounds 

Then I decided to use the fantastic stamps from Leonie pujols last release on  Hochanda, This is how it finished 

I was really really pleased with this but made it after the launch so it wasn't shown on TV ! Love this collection of stamps and quotes. 
Hope you like it, I'm off now to have a play with new graphic 45 papers. 
Thanks so much for visiting xxxx

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Whoops !

Whoops I completely didn't realise it was the 1st of June yesterday so huge apologies to the lovely Elaine aka Eclectic Ellapu boss !!! So the theme for the purple team was weddings........
I used a saturated canary stamp and practised with my Aqua markers.....
Loving the aqua markers so easy to use. 

Hope you like it, I really need to colour more often and use some of my older stamps. Please pop over to Eclectic Ellapu and see what my fabulous teamies have come up with.
Hope everyone is well & thanks for stopping by. Have a great day xxxxx