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

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