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.

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


  1. Lovely card Elaine! Love the colour combo, Jane :) X

  2. very nice card!
    love this box that you made!
    have a nice day

  3. Your card is proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks - love that you're using older stamps that often get forgotten. And the ATCs look SUPER cool! I am so intrigued by that acrylic!

  4. Sweet image and love the colours, a lovely card Elaine :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  5. Great card, I love those Graphic45 papers their colours are so rich you can feel them. Looks like you had a great time at the class. I use to be in Leonies ATC group years ago but it dried up!! Not made one for years. Thanks for coming over to leave comments it's been nice to read them.

  6. Your card is totally adorable. LOVE that ATC box and the acrylics are so cool. Never seen those before. Awesome look!

  7. Your card is totally adorable. LOVE that ATC box and the acrylics are so cool. Never seen those before. Awesome look!

  8. Wow, stunning box and ATC's Elaine, what a fab day you must have had.
    Katrina xx

  9. Lovely card, Elaine. Judging by the the box and ATC projects you definitely had heaps of fun at the workshop.
    x Asha