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, 31 August 2016

Candy Winner !

Good evening, well it's time to announce the candy winner. I got my hubby to draw a name out of the hat for my candy giveaway...................
Drum roll....
He chose Wendy aka Spanish crafter Well done Wendy please will you email me your address and I'll post it out to you this week. 

Also thought I would share another couple of samples from Leonie Pujols new glitter brush pens. Did I tell you they are amazing. The stamps are fabulous too !!
Hope you like them

Did any of you catch the shows ? I watched all of them and thought they were great, picked up some more great tips and ideas. I just wish each day had more hours lol. Right it's midnight and time I was in bed. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I will have another giveaway when and if I reach 100 followers. 
Hugs Elaine xxx

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Leonies fabulous new pens & stamps

Good evening, well the time has arrived for yet another fabulous launch from the super talented Leonie Pujol. There will be glitter pens & stamps. Everyone knows I love stamps but the glitter pens are just out of this world. I was a wink of Stella user but since trying these pens I'm converted. There is so much sparkle with these they are magic !!
I've made backgrounds, used them to watercolour and all sorts. So here's a pic of one of my favourite samples.......

The stamp is fantastic and think it's one of my favourites. I also used the border stamp from one of Leonies last releases. You can see how they work together. 
Right I'm off to make a drink and watch the show. Please take a look at my teamies blogs they are so talented and there's a newbie the wonderful Natalie Ellis. Hope you enjoy,





Meeting up with Sylvie

Good morning & welcome to my little spot of cyber land. 
I wanted to pop in and tell you about the fabulous afternoon I had meeting a longtime blogging friend Sylvie college her blog is http://colledgeangel.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1
We met in Coventry which was one of clearest and sunniest days we have had in August. We hit it off straight away chatting and laughing. It felt like we had known each other for ages. I really did enjoy myself, Sylvie is such a warm and lovely lady. We had a fabulous lunch, thanks so much Sylvie. Fingers crossed we can meet up again next time and maybe get to a craft show together. 
Here's a pic of us both......

Don't forget tonight see the launch of Leonie Pujols new range on Hochanda. Make sure you are tuning in at 8pm.....here's a little sneak peek.

Right that's it from me today, have a great day & thanks for taking the time to visit. It really is appreciated. 
Don't forget you have until tomorrow to enter my giveaway on a previous post.
Big hugs Elaine x

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Graphic 45

Hello & good evening.
Today I'm sharing a treat bag made for my DT piece over at Jones crafts. I love g45 Halloween in wonderland !! I also used the impression obsession spider web die which I really do is think fab.... 
So here's a few snaps

Hope you like it.

Also so excited to be meeting up with such a lovely blogging friend for the first time tomorrow. Her name is Sylvie and she lives in Gibralter & we have been blogging friends for ages. This is her lovely blog...
We are off out together for a spot of lunch. Can't wait. 
Don't forget my giveaway on my previous post, will be drawing a winner on Monday seen as though it's bank holiday. 
Finally I have a sneak peek of a sample for the new launch of something very special from Leonie Pujol live on Hochanda at 8pm on the 28th. I really really love this new product , you must tune in to see the launch. 

Have a wonderful evening & thanks for the support & comments.
Elaine xx

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Celebrating 81 followers

Ok so I'm doing the happy dance as my followers surpassed 75 ! Yay it seems to have taken forever......I have 81 now.
Anyway I'm giving some brand new goodies away to 1 lucky blogger. I should of posted this yesterday but have purchased another die to put in as a prize but it still hasn't been delivered yet. So I will put up what is on offer so far.....

Crafters companion die.
Clearly besotted stamps & matching dies
Clipboard to alter
Square canvas
Indigo Blu slap it on starter kit
Stix2 foil
Chipboard heart
Graphic 45 tags & chipboard
2 wire wreaths 
A handmade gift from me aswell. There's well over £30 worth of stash up for grabs. Everything has been paid for by me.  All you have to do is make sure you are following and leave me a comment on what you might like to see on my blog or what you think of it. Be gentle with me !!! 
Right I'm off to finish some design team work. Have a fabulous evening and thanks again for your support.
Take care 
Elaine xx

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Thank you !

Huge thanks I finally reached 75 followers, well actually I now have 80 I'm so chuffed. I can finally sort my giveaway out. I will be back on Tuesday with pictures & details. So a big warm welcome to my 8 new followers. I hope you enjoy what you see here on my little blog.
Today I'm sharing my mad hatters tea party tray. This is a Jones crafts DT peice made using the fantastic new deluxe Halloween in wonderland by graphic 45. 
I loved making this and adding all the detail to it.........
Here's some snaps

Some of the embellishments are from Tim Holtz. The little metal fork and spoon were cut from spellbinders set homespun. I used a g45 chipboard for the saucer and the made the cup & handle using the papers. Many of you will know how much I love making Halloween projects. 
Right I'm off to watch some olympics we are currently 3rd in the medal table and we still have some fantastic athletes to compete. Any of you watching it ?
Hope you all had a nice weekend and again many thanks for being a follower and leaving comments.
Big hugs 
Elaine xx

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Leonie's new launch is live...

Good evening to all my lovely followers. Tune into Hochanda right now to see the fantastic new Christmas entwined dies and stamps that Leonie Is launching. It's a one day special. The dies are fabulous and intricate and cut lovely, and well I just love stamps so these are perfect.
Here's one of my samples which is an altered tissue box.......

I covered the box in distress paint and then rubbed the Silver Pebeo gilding wax over parts of it. Then I heat embossed some of the fabulous stamps and added some of the dies all from this release. I created it as a small home decor peice ideal for those cold winter days.
Don't forget you can also tune into Hochanda tomorrow for more shows at 9am, midday, 4pm and 7pm. Leonie and the rest of the fabulous design team have made some amazing projects as usual and I've been in awe of such a talented bunch of lovely people.

Nicks blog

Katrinas blog

Janes blog

You can also see more on Facebook and Instagram. Right I better get my very excited self to the TV !!!!

Thanks for stopping by its greatly appreciated.
Love & peace

P.s Thanks to Leonie & crafters companion for letting me be part of the DT and letting me work with such great products xx

Tune into Hochanda at 8pm tonight

Hi Guys,

Just checking in to remind you about Leonie Pujols new launch on Hochanda tonight at 8pm with her amazing new launch of Christmas Entwined dies and stamps.....they are fabulous really enjoyed playing with these and I'm definitely going to be using them on some of my Christmas cards this year ! 
Here's a sneaky peek of one of my samples. Hope you like it.

Take care I will be back at 8pm. 
Big hugs 
Elaine xxx

P.s I'm 3 away from 75 followers and have a lovely blog candy when I reach 75, please spread the love as someone has to win the stash xxx

Friday, 5 August 2016

More samples

Good morning fellow bloggers, hope you are all well. Today I'm sharing with you some of the samples from the last Leonie  launch. I have to say I loved these dies and stamps. They work with cards, scrapbooking and obviously the mixed media..... The bubbles is a particular favourite of mine....

I can't wait for the next launch I think it's the 10th August, stay tuned for some sneak peeks. 
Right off I dash having a catch up with friends kind of day....
Take care & thanks for stopping by xx

Monday, 1 August 2016

1st Aug Eclectic DT make

Hello ! How is everyone, good I hope and that you all had a lovely weekend. 
The 1st August means a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu. This month the challenge for the purple team is "it's a male thing " ......
Well I made this card whilst colouring for the daily marker 30 day challenge (although I haven't managed everyday) I have managed to participate loads and have really enjoyed doing colouring. 
Let me know what you think.

I used a very old stamp that I got from pink gem designs and my promarkers. The papers are 6x6 children's hour from graphic 45. 
Please do pop over to see what amazing things my fellow teamies have made. 

Yesterday I was lucky enough to go to a wonderful workshop organised by the fabulous Sue from crafty bunch, taking the workshop was the very talented Mark Gould, we used the deco art media line. We made a box and ATCs to fit in it, wow the techniques blew me away !! Loved them all and I didn't want the day to end.
Here's some snaps...

The start...

Making one of the ATCs...

Ta Da......The finished project

Huge thanks to both Sue and Mark, I do hope we get to learn more from Mark in the future.
Right I best crack on with my DT makes I have lots to do lol. Have a fab evening, thanks for looking. 
Take care 
Elaine xx