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

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