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.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Leonie and her new launch

Good evening, wow it's been a struggle for me this week, have been studying for maths Exam which was Wednesday and I'm not holding out much hope of passing. My first exam for 24 years and it was not easy !!
Anyway today I thought I would share some step by step photos of a wall hanger that I made with Leonies fabulous new mixed media launch......

Step one cut the mount board and then die cut the mosaic peices out and glue together. Then cover in white Gesso.

Step 2   I painted the area I wanted in blue.

Step 3  I then rubbed Pebeo gilding wax over the mosaics and stamped a sentiment from the mixed media stamps.

Step 4. Finally I die cut the mixed media hearts and added those 

I have to say I really enjoyed making this it got me doing lots of different things. The new dies and stamps are just fabulous, well worth investing in them.
Hope you enjoyed looking I thinks that's my first ever very basic step by step I've done on my blog. I know there's lots of room for improvement lol....
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, I'm so excited I'm going to a workshop with Mark Gould at the fabulous crafty bunch shop. The wonderful sue has organised it. Will share photos next week. 
Take care, thanks for stopping by xxx


  1. Well done on your first step by step Elaine! The project looked fab. Have a lovely time at your workshop, I am not jealous...much!!! Jane :) X

  2. Well done it looks great, you are clever. Marlene

  3. Good luck on the exam Elaine. What a fun project and tutorial.

    Hugs Diane

  4. good luck on the exam!
    wonderful project love text.
    have a nice day

  5. An exam?! I cannot imagine doing any kind of exam... even a pub quiz can spook me these days! Glad you managed to unwind making this beautiful piece. Fingers crossed you'll pass the test.
    x Asha

  6. Just so fun Elaine. Loving the geometric shapes.
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  7. Total fun! There's nothing like getting out a bunch of mixed media goodies to play with. Love the added texture. :-)

  8. Total fun! There's nothing like getting out a bunch of mixed media goodies to play with. Love the added texture. :-)