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.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Enchanted forest

Good morning, well it's 5am and I can't sleep so thought I would share my latest make for Jones crafts. 
Darren from jones kindly sent me some papers & embellishments from G45s new collection Enchanted forest. Such beautiful rich colours. I made 2 cards.....




Really enjoyed making these. Simple but effective I think.

Did everyone have a good Easter ? It seemed to be over in a flash ! It's almost April and I can't believe it !
Hope you are all well and thanks for visiting my little blog. I always appreciate it. Take care friends, have lots of creative fun.

Hugs Elaine xx



Sunday, 20 March 2016

Clipboard fun

Good evening fellow bloggers. Well I got my hands on the deluxe edition paper pack communique from Graphic 45. So I thought yep this is the perfect opportunity to alter my clipboard. So I set to work used some distress ink on the edges.


and cut some papers, covered a post it note pad, some Tim Holtz old photos and started to put it together.......and voila 




Loved making this as part of my DT for Jones crafts and I can see I will be altering some more. 
Things have started to settle down, I'm enjoying college and looking for another job as we speak. It's still weird not doing the same routine but have done some fun things the last few weeks. I will also have some exciting news to share soon, but until then my lips are sealed lol.
Hope everyone has had a good weekend.
Thanks for stopping by, I have appreciated all the kind words since losing my job it really has helped. 
Big hugs Elaine xxx






Saturday, 5 March 2016

New Graphic 45

Hello to all my lovely blog followers. Sorry it's been so long but I just haven't had my mind on crafting recently. Well that was until the new g45 collections I ordered came lol. I made a stepper card, using the fantastic Voyage to the bottom of the sea collection for this stepper card. It was for the my Jones crafts DT piece. 



Really enjoyed fussy cutting and putting this card together. 
Well for the 1st time in my life I'm now unemployed. And it's been a week today since it was our closure party, which was fantastic. There was quite a few that stayed in the hotel and we had breakfast together the next morning , it was a very emotional week and I'm only just starting to pick myself up, my job had been the biggest part of my life for so long and it feels like I'm a little lost at the moment. I know I'll be ok and there are worst things that can happen and I'm incredibly lucky in so many other ways but for now I'm just going to chill out for a bit and catch up on life's important things. 
Thanks for stopping by have a great weekend, I'll leave you with a couple of photos xxx