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, 15 April 2017

Happy Easter

Hello, hope you are all enjoying the Easter weekend. The sun has been shining even though a little chilly. 
Well I'm here to show you some makes I did for the fabulous Typography launch from Leonie Pujols new collection. Loved working with them. Here are some of them let me know what you think.....




Me and hubby also made some Easter cakes yesterday ..... Super easy but lovely.


Right must go making a big batch of soup.. Have a wonderful Easter Sunday, take care xxx






Thursday, 6 April 2017

I'm back !

Blimey I've not blogged in ages...... Partly due to the fact the last few weeks I've had massive issues with blogger/Google. I couldn't sign in or leave comments! Very frustrating. Fingers crossed you can see my post lol.
Anyway I do hope everyone is ok out there in cyber land. 
What have I been up to, well not a lot of craft just DT work I needed to do but I'm hoping that over the next few days I'll get plenty of time to craft.
It was my last English exam yesterday so fingers crossed for that, I have also had the letter to say I passed my Teaching assistants course - yay! 
Right onto craft. Yesterday saw the worldwide launch of The Eureka 101 from the lovely Toni Darroch at stamps by me limited. It is an amazing tool that does so much...... Such a space saver, aswell as being a fabulous mobile tool. Everything is there so you just pick up and go ! 
Here's a pic of mine....

Stamping, water colouring, scoring are just a few things you can do. I've been creating my own card bases with it - love it.....
Anyway here's some of my first samples I made for Toni for yesterday's show. The stamps are amazing and of course I used the Eureka ! 



Hop over to the stamps by me limited website where you can see lots of samples and videos with the Eureka and lovely stamps.
Take care and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Elaine xxx




Thursday, 2 March 2017

DT time 1st of the month !

Hello & a big welcome to my blog. 
Yesterday was the 1st March and saw the start of a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu. Apologies I'm a day late but had a very very busy day yesterday. 
Anyway the theme this month was Spring and here is my interpretation of it.... 

I was attempting CAS but even though I love CAS I'm so rubbish at it. Anyway I used a clearly besotted stamp and Leonie pujols friend word die. Talking of which Leonie has some amazing new products launching tonight on Hochanda at 8pm. There are some fabulous new products.... Here's a couple of sneaky peeks.



Hope everyone is well and having a good week. I'm off to tidy my desk it's such a mess. 
Take care and I'll be catching up on everyone's blogs soon. I'm sorry I've neglected you all.
Hugs Elaine xx






Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Leonie Samples

Good morning & Happy Valentine's Day..
I'm thrilled to say that on Friday I handed in my portfolio at college. Now it has to be verified and marked. Fingers crossed I will be a fully trained teaching assistant in a few weeks. It's been a real roller coaster ride for me, being made redundant and taking the plunge to become a mature student but I have to say I've really enjoyed it. Just got to pass my English exam early April now lol. So I'm hoping for a lot more craft time now as my mojo had been in hiding with all the work I had to do. I've already spent 2 nights in my craft room since Friday so things are looking up !! 
Right now to show you the samples I made for Leonie Pujols one day special on some of her already released lovely ranges last week on Hochana.



Love all the different stamps, dies and stencils Leonie has designed. I'm currently working with the new range and oh my goodness you are going to love it all ! 
I'm off to Mellington Hall in Powys for a Prosecco afternoon tea with Hubby to celebrate Valentine's, hope you are all doing something nice. 
Take care and thanks for stopping to look or leave a comment. Big hugs. 
Elaine xx



Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Eclectic DT

Good evening lovely peeps, wow 1st February.....Goodness me that crept right up on me lol. Sorry for my lack of posts  but trust me I've been so busy with college spending hours on homework and my portfolio that I could scream ! Im working harder than when I was a full time manager. However the end is in sight only just over 2 weeks to go and then normal crafty service will resume. I feel that the pressure has really stunted my creativity since before Christmas, however today I started a project I'm excited about. When it will get finished is another story lol. 
Anyway I digress the reason for today's post is its time for a new challenge over on the Eclectic Ellapu blog and the theme is anything goes. So I decided that I would make a special card for a lovely friend. A fellow crafter. I used Cafe Parisian as the lucky lady was being whisked to Paris by her hubby ! Lucky lady. So here's the card.....


Love this collection as its so pretty.
Right I'm off to put my feet up. 
Thanks again for all your support and sticking with me, I really appreciate it.
Take care xxxx

Saturday, 14 January 2017

New stash!

Hello lovely peeps,
Tonight I have 3 cards to share with you. All in different styles but they all have 1 thing in common...... They all use the wonderful new papers and ephemera designed and made by the lovely Linda  Simpson. Who has set up Emerald city crafts. They are so nice and come in 2 styles in A4 packs, 6x6 packs and the ephemera. You can get them on her Etsy store.
Here's my makes.




I really enjoyed having a play with them. They are awesome. Hoping to get in the craft room tomorrow seems like I have not had much time lately lol. 
Hope you are all well, it's very cold at the moment brrrrrr. The lovely Heather Won my crafty giveaway, well done.

Take care 
Big hugs & thanks so much for stopping by xxxxx




Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy new year....

Happy new year to all the lovely people in blog land may it be a wonderful one for all of you. We had a quiet night in which is just how I like it. Nice to relax. 
Hopefully 2017 will be a good crafting year and I'm starting the year with a giveaway. More on this at the end of the post. 
Right I managed to spend a few hours crafting on Friday so was really chuffed trying to get back my missing mojo. Still not found it but I'm trying !
I saw this idea on Pinterest...

I thought it was a lovely idea. However I decided to take it one step further and do an album with a page each month of all the good things that have happened. I'm going to use a little wooden box to still keep track but will empty it each month and turn it into a page with photos & notes etc. Now the box has been painted but need to decorate it. 
I had the perfect g45 album begging to be used from the lovely Darren at Jones crafts. So I decorated it with g45 Cafe Parisian papers. 





The album is perfect as it already comes with lots of different style pages ready to decorate. I'm going to decorate the box tomorrow. 
Hope you like it. I must say I was pleased with how it turned out. 
Thank you so much for your continued support over the last 12 months. I would like to say thanks to Jones crafts, Leonie Pujol for having me on the teams. I'm also looking forward to working with Toni & the lovely ladies at stamps by me limited starting this month.
I count my blessings each day.
So my giveaway today will include something to alter from candy box crafts, an MDF heart, notebook to alter and more.

All you need to do is leave a comment about what your favourite thing was about Christnas & new year. 
Enjoy the rest of your day. Lots of hugs Elaine xx