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.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Quick post...

Good evening, hope everyone is enjoying the weekend ! I'm just going to share a few photos of the craft retreat I went on  2 weeks ago. It was fabulous and we left for Brownsover hall hotel on the Friday and sadly left kicking and screaming on the Sunday night as we didn't want it to end lol.......
This was organised by the ever so wonderful Susan Jones for the 2nd year running. Susan owns crafty bunch where I go to craft club. Now a lot of regular ladies went and also some others from far and wide. Here's some snaps of the hotel.

My room was in the converted stables

The crafty room....in full flow

We made a wonderful frame book on the Saturday with Sue.... And on the Sunday
a fabulous shrine with Fran Westmoreland. Will share photos of the finished projects after I've finshed tweaking them. The food and hotel was just fabulous.
It was amazing and thanks so much to sue for all the hardwork she put in.
No crafty projects to share, I've really been struggling with time and mojo lately. Have spent half of today doing college work before I fall too far behind. 
Take care thanks for popping in, 
Hugs Elaine xxx

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Cafe Parisian

Good morning cyber world ! Thought I would do a quick post before I head off into work. So today im sharing a card made using the beautiful new Cafe Parisian collection from graphic 45. I made it for my Jones crafts DT for this fortnight. The colours are so lush and work perfectly with a tiny bit of black. 
Let me know what you think....

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, I do wish I was going to Ally Pally but hey you can't have it all and there's always next year lol. 
Take care friends, thanks for visiting.
Hugs Elaine xxxx

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Biscuit Tin.....and heartfelt thanks

Good morning, hope everyone is well.
Today I'm sharing my DT make for Jones crafts. I have used graphic 45 Halloween in wonderland. I love this collection.....
I used an empty tin from biscuits I purchased at the good food show.....

I originally put green paint on but it wasn't thick enough so went with black gesso instead. 
The finished tin.....

Now all I need to do is decide which of my favourite biscuits to put in lol !!!
Hope you like it, it was so much fun to make. 
Let me know what your favourite biscuits are.....I love any with chocolate on 😂😂. 
Well I'm super excited as tomorrow I leave for a craft retreat organised by the wonderful Sue from crafty bunch. I can't wait, a workshop taught by sue herself and also one from Fran Westmoreland. Good company, craft, food and drinks what more could you ask for.
I also just wanted to share something personal, March was national brain tumour awareness month and I decided to sign up with hubby for the Wolverhampton 10k in memory of my wonderful little brother Matthew. 

This Saturday marks the 20 year anniversary of his passing, so even more reason to give something back...... We managed to raise £330 for the brain tumour charity and I want to thank everyone who supported us and donated. It really means so much. 
Here's a photo of me at the end. ( I've never been one for running and it was our first 10k ).

Sorry for the long post. But thanks so much for stopping by and leaving comments I really appreciate it xxxx

Friday, 2 September 2016

Eclectic DT

Evening all its two minutes past minute and my post didn't go live grrrrrr. That's the 2nd time I've tried it !!! 
Anyway this should of been posted on the 1st my apologies. 
So over at Eclectic Ellapu the theme for the purple team is new beginnings. I chose to do a CAS new home card. I love the CAS style but I'm very pants at it.....!!!!
Well at least I've tried lol

Please do have a look over at the blog , the rest of the DT have made some awesome things as always.
Thanks for looking & sleep tight
Elaine xx

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