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.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy easter

Good morning,
And a very happy easter to you all. Im having a nice quiet relaxing day. Work has been hectic and there has not been time to craft and Im back in work in the morning yuk. So today I have cracked out my stash and created this cute card using hobby house toppers. Hope you all have a great day. Im cooking a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for this evening when my other half gets back from work. Take care
Elaine x

Monday, 25 March 2013


Todays card is using another hobbyhouse topper,lace and the hatpins ,if you look closely by the flowers you can see them. Hope you all had a fab weekend. It was very cold and snowy ! Hope you like it and thanks for looking x

Friday, 22 March 2013

Secret garden

This evenings project is an altered birdhouse, which I have decorated using goodies I won from Graphic 45's secret garden range. I inked the edges of the paper and wood using peeled paint distress ink. I added some lace which was white but dyed it with tea dye ink. Did some fussy cutting and some other bits. Hope you like it, thanks for looking x

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Bloglovin !

Good evening, well whats with the weather it is so windy and cold ! Wheres spring I cant wait for it to arrive to spread a bit of cheer . Well enough moaning heres another card made using my favourite toppers from hobbyhouse. I have matted the topper and inked the edges with faded jeans distress ink, and over the topper I have added a glitter film from little claire. I haven't added my sentiment yet . Hope you like it. By the way I too have joined bloglovin, really not sure why its happening or what its for but hey ho ill go with the flow. Take care xx

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Surprise !

Well it may come as a surprise but todays card features another hobbyhouse topper. I really really do think these are so beautiful and easy to use, I've used a laser cut card , added my topper and die cut flowers. Then I've simply put on the beautiful pearls that co-ordinate perfectly. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking
Elaine xx

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Craft fair

Good morning, today Im sharing a card made using more lovely toppers from hobbyhouse which I purchased on Sunday along with the cute little ribbon slider. The papers were from my minds eye - free on a magazine ages ago. I think its really cute. Hope you like it too.
Take care xx

Monday, 18 March 2013

I just cant get enough

Today I have another card made using hobbyhouse toppers. I love them and they are so easy to use. Ive gone with a peach and choc look on this one. Thanks for looking. Have a great day - the sun is shining here hope it is for you too !

Sunday, 17 March 2013

More toppers !

I really am loving these toppers at the moment. I find them very easy to work with. I have used dcvw paper from nana's kitchen and i treated myself to some more hobbyhouse pearls and hatpins. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Saturday !

Well my saturday shift at work is over and that can only mean one thing.... Yes 2 days off. Im off to a craft fair Sunday morning looking forward to that. Anyway on to todays card. I made this at 8.00 am before I went to work. Its a hobbyhouse topper with Dcvw paper and hobbyhouse pearls - great toppers when you don't have much time for colouring. I adore these. Hope you like it, thanks for looking have a fab weekend
Elaine xx

Friday, 15 March 2013


Tonights card made with some fabulous hobbyhouse craft goodies and my minds eye papers. Love the toppers, lace and matching gems ! Hope you like it. Thanks for looking hope you have a great weekend x

Monday, 11 March 2013

Basket of flowers

Hi folks,
Todays card features my new set of dies called Homespun. I saw them on the lovely Christine Embersons blog and I ordered a set from her as I couldn't resist. This is my first play around with them I have used the basket but you get so many cute dies such as a jug and a pie. It looks so homely ! Well hope you like the card thanks for looking i really appreciate it

Bee - happy

Well this a cute little card that I made using a new honeycomb embossing folder. I did it in orange to resemble honey, i then stamped and coloured a little bee added some ribbon and it was complete. Hope you like it x

Sunday, 10 March 2013


Todays card features birdsong paper from papermania, a stamp I had for xmas but never used and fanciful flourish die also pearls from hobbyhouse crafts - love these. I had a mammoth sort out of my papers today and boy had I forgotten some of the lovely pads that I have ( note to self dont need to buy anymore until the next millennia ). So I am seriously going to try and use some of them over the coming months. Thats all for today im off to finish my mums sunday roast. Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 9 March 2013

More pages

Another page layout of my niece hope uou like it. K & co embellishments and papers that I purchased ages ago ! I really need to craft more to use up my stash. Thanks for looking x

Friday, 8 March 2013


Todays post is about my scrapbook that I am doing of my niece. She will be 7 this year and i started to document her early years in a nice pink scrapbook. I thought I would share a couple of recent ones. I think that I will give it to her when she turns 16 ( long-way off yet ). Maybe when the time comes I wont be able to part with it !! Anyway thanks for looking have a super friday. Im doing a baby shower tonight for my best friends daughter.
Take care x

Thursday, 7 March 2013


I was asked to make an oriental male card for someone who liked kickboxing - at very short notice ! This is what I came up with considering it was late and all craft shops were closed I don't think it was too bad. He liked it anyway and thats all that matters. Thanks for taking the time to look
Elaine xx

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Mothers day

Today im showing a mothers day card that I have made for my mother in law. I have used the beautiful graphic 45 ladies diary papers. I have added minature cotton reels and a tiny coat hanger and distressed the edges with vintage photo. Hope you like it ( hope my mother in law does too shes also a crafter )
Elaine x

Friday, 1 March 2013


What a week, busy busy busy. Unfortunately it was with my day job so not had much time to craft apart from a few cards that I was asked to make. This is one of them. A quick card using kanban Mackenzie. I have used a similar design to one that dawn wheeler did. Hope you like it x