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, 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas

Just popping in to wish everyone a very merry Christmas. May your day have been filled with peace, love & Joy.  Thank you for visiting my blog ❤️

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Remember me...

Hello and a warm welcome to my blog. So sorry for the long absence, I've been super super busy and add into it the issues I'm having with Apple removing blogger from the App Store then you can see why it takes me so long....
Anyway I have been doing my day job, DT samples and Stix2 demos which I have really enjoyed. My last one was on the 2nd at Stick 2 it crafts in Ripley and what a fabulous store it was.
Here's a few pictures...

Also yesterday was my birthday and I had a lovely day, Hubby got me a Heidi Swapp lightbox ( I have wanted one for ages ) I was thrilled.

 Hope everyone is well and nice and warm with this bad weather here in the U.K., it was unusual for snow on my birthday and I loved it lol. I have been getting round to visiting your blogs and will carry on with that later tonight.
Must go, thanks for stopping by xxx

Monday, 23 October 2017

Stamps by me 4 day deal.

Hello and good evening. Hope you are all well.
Firstly I must apologise but still I'm struggling with blogger... it's takes me five times as long as it did before ! Why oh why did Apple remove the app from the store !
Anyway let me tell you that the lovely Toni from Stamps by me is having her first ever 4 day deal on Create and craft. It starts tomorrow at 4pm and you will not want to miss it ! As usual there are some amazing products.
Here's one of my samples that I made then put into a frame.....

I made a watercolour background using some new colour generation inks. I then stamped the image using my Eureka stamping tool also from Stamps by me  and then I lightly watercoloured over some areas  using some more new products from Toni which are a huge set of watercolour paints. 
Really love this stamped scene think it's one of my favourites. There are also more stamps being released in the postcard collection. You will have to tune in tomorrow to see the complete set.

Right I must go 
Take care

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Stamps by me samples

Good evening, hope everyone is well and safe. There have been some terrible things happening around the world recently. We all need to be thankful for what we have, some people have been severely affected by the hurricanes & earthquakes. My heart goes out to everyone.
Today I'm sharing some samples I made for my DT at stamps by me limited. Toni has come up with some beautiful stamps and dies yet again........

Make sure you tune into Create and craft this Friday to see the new release. The rest of the DT have made some inspirational things and I'm in awe of them. I turned the splat die into little characters for a children's card !
Have a great week, thanks for stopping by.
Elaine xx

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Ultra fine tip glue applicators

Hello and good evening ! Today's post is all about a fabulous product from Stix2 anything. I was so lucky to receive a pack of the new ultra fine nib and bottle 3 pack complete with pins. I've got to say I'm so impressed.
This is what they look like...

I filled one of my bottles with stix2 PVA glue....
Since then I've been using it to glue all kinds of small and tricky things...

The glue has been in my bottle for almost a month it hasn't dried up and the pin hasn't gone  rusty either. It really is a fab product. 
Why have I never used it before, it's perfect for tricky die cuts also.
Right must dash 
Take care & thanks for looking
Elaine xx

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Eclectic Ellapu design team post

Happy September ! Yes I apologise I'm a tad late with this months Eclectic DT post. Please forgive me  we have just had our garden done finally !
Right without further ado here's my card. The theme was flora or fauna, I used the wonderful new stamps & dies from stamps by me limited. Hope you like it !

Please do hop over and take a look at what my teamies have been making.
Right must crack on lots of DT samples to make and organising for my next stix2 demos, not to mention I'm back at work on Tuesday after a fabulous 6 weeks off..... oh and I've going to the crafty bunch retreat this Friday for the weekend yay !!
Take care friends thanks for looking.
Have a fab weekend.
Elaine xx

Monday, 14 August 2017

Rome 2017

Hello and a big warm welcome to my blog. Hope everyone is well, I have not long returned from a 5 day break in Rome. It was our first time ever to Italy and it's been on my list of places to go for years. We were totally blown away. We walked and walked for miles and saw all the sights.... but trust us to go when there is a heatwave ! 40/41 degrees was soooo hot !

It was a truly fabulous trip and I really need to see other parts of Italy !
Anyway here's a quick card I made using some stamps by me products and stix2 card.
Thanks for looking 
Take care 
Elaine xxx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Eclectic time

Hello and a huge warm welcome to my little slice of the cyber world.
Today I'm sharing my DT make for Eclectic Ellapu.
I made an 8x8 card using a heartfelt creations paper pad that I've had for around 7 months !
Time to cut into I thought.... well the theme is simple - anything goes. Please do hop over and take a lot at what my lovely teamies have created. So with out further ado here it is...
Take care my friends & thanks for stopping by I always read every comment xxx

Saturday, 29 July 2017


Good morning, hope you are all having a lovely relaxing weekend.
I'm super excited to let you know that the lovely Toni Darroch from Stamps by me Limited is onnCreate & Craft today at 8pm and tomorrow at midday. The shows are all about the Eureka 101 which I love. It's for stamping, water colouring, scoring etc etc. I thought I would share a simple card that I made just adding some scoring lines using the score tool and board that comes with the Eureka. I then used a variety of stix2 products for a simple card.  Hope you like it.
Don't forget to tune in as Toni designs everything 100% with the crafter in mind.....

 Well don't forget to tune in. Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for dropping by.
 Elaine xx

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Stamps by me samples

Hello and a huge warm welcome to my blog. I'm so happy that downloading various google things actually worked ! I would like to say a big thank you for visiting and leaving me messages. I currently have 90 followers and I will be giving away some blog candy when I reach 100 so please spread the word.
Right last Thursday saw the release of some lovely new dies and stamps from the lovely Toni at Stamps by me Limited. The tag dies are just wonderful and cut like a dream. Here are some of the samples I made for the show....

Really enjoyed working with these dies, hope you managed to watch the shows on Create and craft.
Well I've been busy crafting all day so far and so glad it's the school holidays lots and lots of time to craft.
Right must get back to my desk. Have a fabulous weekend everyone.
Take care

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Fingers crossed

Hello and a warm welcome to my blog.... fingers crossed this post appears with the photos. I've had to download google plus only to then find out I also needed google photos. Honestly why have Apple removed blogger from the App Store! So frustrating.
Anyway I've been busy still crafting and Sharing photos on Instagram & FB but thankfully I can now share with my blog followers. That is of course if I have any left lol.
Well on Thursday Leonie did some shows on Hochanda using her fabulous Christmas range. I made a few samples for the show.

I really loved working with these again and I'm sure anybody that has purchased them will also love them. I will now finally this weekend get round to catching up on everyone's blog and comment now that I'm back up and running ( hopefully ) . 
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Take care 

Sunday, 2 July 2017


Hi and a big warm welcome. I'm so sorry I'm still having big issues with blogger, I've had a new phone and now blogger has been removed from the App Store ! It's still on my iPad but keeps locking me out. I've tried to post with photos but then they come up blank. Please be patient as I'm useless with technology.
I've been super busy with my new jobs and my DT work.  I was also lucky enough to help the lovely Susan from crafty bunch on her stand at the Hochanda create it live event on the 17/18th June . I loved the whole buzz of helping set up the stand, do some make and takes and then help take it down.
I've tried to upload a few photos but they aren't working!
Right must go go t some DT work and then going to try and sort the blogger/photo problem out.
Take care and thanks for stopping by.
Big hugs
Elaine x

Monday, 29 May 2017

Happy UK bank holiday...

Hello and a warm welcome on this dreary bank holiday. It's always the way here in the uk for it to be rainy and dull on a bank holiday.... However that does mean lots of craft time yay. Hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday, I have spent the last few days creating samples for the lovely Toni at stamps by me limited. The next show is on create and craft 8th June - here's a few samples of what I have made. There will be 3 new fab sets of stamps...

These backgrounds have been created using stix2 fabric paints.
I will share more samples nearer the time.
I have also been super busy doing Stix2 demos and I have to say despite nerves I've really enjoyed it. I have been to some lovely places, met fantastic people and used some amazing products. It's been brilliant and I feel truly blessed. 
Here's some pics of my time demoing over the last couple of weekends.

Thank you all for supporting me, looking at my blog and leaving messages it's always appreciated, and I promise I will catch up on everyone's blog tomorrow. I'm off with hubby to the cinema to see Pirates of the Caribbean tonight looking forward to it! 
Have a great evening and take care xxx

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Dreams can come true....

Good morning & happy Sunday to you all. 
I have the most amazing news to share which I still can't quite believe! The lovely Ruth from stix2 anything has very kindly given me an opportunity to do some demos for the company. I honestly can't believe my luck as for the last 11 years I've dreamed of being a demonstrator and never thought it would happen. I've only known for just over a week and had my first demo yesterday at Domino crafts in Wolverhampton. So it's been a manic week lol. All my crafty friends know how much I love stix2 tapes, adhesives and tools anyway but now I get to work with a much bigger range and I'm loving the fabric paints & beads sets. Here's a few pics of my samples and the day...

I would like to thank the ladies that came on Saturday and Domino crafts for having me. But most of all a huge thanks to Ruth for having me on the team and to Lisa for passing my details on to Ruth.
Have a great day everyone & thanks for dropping by. 
Big hugs
Elaine xx 

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Stamps by me limited

Good evening lovely followers, today I have some of my samples that I made for the lovely Toni who owns Stamps by me limited. I really really do love these stamps, and when I combine them with the fabulous Eureka tool that she designed well it's a match made in stamping heaven..... Right enough chatting from me here's a few of the samples. Hope you like them.

Same stamp done in a different style...

Aren't they gorgeous stamps.....
Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend. Take care and thanks so much for stopping by xxxx

Monday, 1 May 2017

Bank Holiday

Hello there and a huge warm welcome to my little blog. It's been a bank holiday today here in the UK. A wonderful 3 day weekend. We have got loads done this weekend and been out for lovely walks, meals and all the chores done which left me some time for a couple of hours crafting each afternoon. I will share what I made with you in the week. 
Today though it's a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme was anything goes YAY ! So I made a special card for a very special lady. She is the owner of the craft shop I go to. Her name is Sue and there are no words to describe just how much she does for us all at craft club and her local community. Oh and it's the lady who organises the fantastic craft retreats we go to each year.... I started with a plain black box that my friend Maria gave me.

I decided to use one of the newer collections from Graphic 45 called Vintage Hollywood. I made my own card blank to for the box and decorated the top of the box.

Really loved making this. I highlighted the lady and flowers with wink of Stella. 
Hope you like it.
Right that's all from me, please do hop over to see what my fellow teamies have made. 
Thanks for stopping by, take care.
Elaine xx

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Happy Easter

Hello, hope you are all enjoying the Easter weekend. The sun has been shining even though a little chilly. 
Well I'm here to show you some makes I did for the fabulous Typography launch from Leonie Pujols new collection. Loved working with them. Here are some of them let me know what you think.....

Me and hubby also made some Easter cakes yesterday ..... Super easy but lovely.

Right must go making a big batch of soup.. Have a wonderful Easter Sunday, take care xxx

Thursday, 6 April 2017

I'm back !

Blimey I've not blogged in ages...... Partly due to the fact the last few weeks I've had massive issues with blogger/Google. I couldn't sign in or leave comments! Very frustrating. Fingers crossed you can see my post lol.
Anyway I do hope everyone is ok out there in cyber land. 
What have I been up to, well not a lot of craft just DT work I needed to do but I'm hoping that over the next few days I'll get plenty of time to craft.
It was my last English exam yesterday so fingers crossed for that, I have also had the letter to say I passed my Teaching assistants course - yay! 
Right onto craft. Yesterday saw the worldwide launch of The Eureka 101 from the lovely Toni Darroch at stamps by me limited. It is an amazing tool that does so much...... Such a space saver, aswell as being a fabulous mobile tool. Everything is there so you just pick up and go ! 
Here's a pic of mine....

Stamping, water colouring, scoring are just a few things you can do. I've been creating my own card bases with it - love it.....
Anyway here's some of my first samples I made for Toni for yesterday's show. The stamps are amazing and of course I used the Eureka ! 

Hop over to the stamps by me limited website where you can see lots of samples and videos with the Eureka and lovely stamps.
Take care and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Elaine xxx