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.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

December Eclectic

Hello lovely peeps. Wow December the first, it's almost Christmas woohoo ! However I do have my birthday before then..... 
Right onto today's DT make for Eclectic Ellapu. 

I have desperately trying to use up old kits to create some space. The theme was bells and I attached one to the little red bow. Please take a peek over at what the wonderful team have created. 
We have very generously been given time off until the next challenge starts on Feb the 1st next year. Thanks for stopping by. 
Hope everyone is well, take care for now xxxxx

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Love & Sadness

Today's post is a mixture of happiness and sadness.
This weekend saw myself and hubby attending a very special couples wedding. Now my lack of crafting recently was due to this wedding as I made all the stationary, and on the day the room looked beautiful.
My first ever table plan.....
Favour bags & namecards

The beautiful Mr & Mrs Sutton-Jones
Me & the Groom
Special friends 
It was a beautiful weekend and we stayed overnight and all had breakfast together. I wish them both a lifetime of happiness.
The week was also very sad,
On Thursday a very special lady who I was glad to call my friend lost her 4 year battle with cancer. I had known Rachel for 21 years and she was an inspiration. Tomorrow would have been her first wedding anniversary and I would like to share a picture of that happy day which I was so glad I got to be a part of.

Sending love and wishes to all her family.
The wedding yesterday had lanterns on the lake in memory of the groom's father so I dedicated mine to Rachel.

Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. 
Thank you for reading my post today xxx

Sunday, 13 November 2016

I'm a bad blogger !

Evening fellow crafters. Firstly I must apologise for the lack of posts and visits to your blogs. It's been manic here for me. Front & rear gardens have been done which caused carnage. I finally managed to finish 100 name cards , 88 favour boxes and a table plan. Tie that in with college, school and work it's been a nightmare with no real time to do any craft. I have a huge day at school tomorrow aswell my college tutor is coming into school to observe me and see how much criteria I have met. To say I'm nervous is an understatement !!! 
After this week has gone all normal service will resume. Thank goodness lol. 
So what am I sharing with you lovely folk today then.....
A little festive trio for the dinner table using Graphic 45's lovely St Nicholas collection. Made this a couple of weeks ago for my DT piece for Jones crafts.

Love this collection so very festive, and anyone who knows me knows how much I love the festive season !!! 
Hope you are all well and enjoyed your weekend. I'm off to try and get some sleep ready for tomorrow, wish me luck I might need it. 
Take care friends.
Elaine xxx

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Time flies

Good Morning, how is everyone ? So it's the 1st of the month ( seriously where did October go ??? ) which means it's time for a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu. The theme for the purple team was let sparks fly - use glitter, gems or gilding flakes. 
I chose to make a MDF Xmas heart using   Graphic 45 St Nicholas and used some glitter Xmas trees that I've had in my stash for an eternity lol. 

Let me know what you think, and do pop over and check out what both teams have made this month. 
Right I must crack on I'm finishing off my friends Wedding favours no name cards this week. 
Take care and have a wonderful week xxx

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Halloween Treat bags

Hello & a warm welcome to my blog. 
Sorry I haven't been sharing much lately had a terrible cold that turned into a chest infection and didn't go in my craft room for almost 2 weeks !! Glad to say I'm feeling much better and I've been doing a spot of crafting. 
Today I'm sharing with you some gift bags I made for Jones crafts a few weeks ago using G45 Halloween in wonderland. Love this collection....

I also have some super exciting news to share.... Last Monday the lovely Toni from stamps by me limited put together her first design team and I'm thrilled to say that I made it. ( not even sure how it happened ) but I'm over the moon to working with another lovely team. The DT officially starts in November, Toni is on create and craft at 1pm today. Make sure you have a peek. 

That's all from me today, hope you are all well & doing lots of crafting. 
Take care and thanks for looking.
Hugs Elaine x

Monday, 17 October 2016

A peek at more samples

Hi everyone, 
Hope you all had a good weekend, I'm currently laid up in bed with the worst cold that I can remember. Not even the energy to craft but they say rest is best. I can't complain really. 
So I thought I'd show you some more of the samples I made for Leonies last launch. Hope you like them....

Had a great time working with them and there's so many more things I want to do with them aswell. These products will have a huge shelf life. 
Right that's all from me for now, although next time there might be some good news....... 
Have a fun day , thanks for looking xxx

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Leonies amazing new launch

Good evening & a huge warm welcome on this very chilly Autumn evening.
So round about now the super talented Leonie Pujol is launching some brand new stamps & masks.
Got to say love them used separately & love them even more combined. Had a real good time playing with them.

The first design team sample I'm sharing is a scrapbook page - Jen fisher if your reading this blog you inspired me to do a layout xx

Anyway here it is.....

The picture is of me & friends at our redundancy party hence why I chose the masks magic & memories. ( I'm the lady one on the left ) very apt wording.

To add a finishing touch I went around the words with my glitter pen. Hope you like it, I was really pleased with it.
Right I'm off to watch the launch in bed, got a terrible throat & head, hope it doesn't come out as a full blown cold lol.
Don't forget to tune in at 8pm on Hochanda. 
Thanks for looking, big hugs to you all.
Elaine xx