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.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Happy UK bank holiday...

Hello and a warm welcome on this dreary bank holiday. It's always the way here in the uk for it to be rainy and dull on a bank holiday.... However that does mean lots of craft time yay. Hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday, I have spent the last few days creating samples for the lovely Toni at stamps by me limited. The next show is on create and craft 8th June - here's a few samples of what I have made. There will be 3 new fab sets of stamps...


These backgrounds have been created using stix2 fabric paints.
I will share more samples nearer the time.
 
I have also been super busy doing Stix2 demos and I have to say despite nerves I've really enjoyed it. I have been to some lovely places, met fantastic people and used some amazing products. It's been brilliant and I feel truly blessed. 
Here's some pics of my time demoing over the last couple of weekends.




Thank you all for supporting me, looking at my blog and leaving messages it's always appreciated, and I promise I will catch up on everyone's blog tomorrow. I'm off with hubby to the cinema to see Pirates of the Caribbean tonight looking forward to it! 
Have a great evening and take care xxx






Sunday, 14 May 2017

Dreams can come true....

Good morning & happy Sunday to you all. 
I have the most amazing news to share which I still can't quite believe! The lovely Ruth from stix2 anything has very kindly given me an opportunity to do some demos for the company. I honestly can't believe my luck as for the last 11 years I've dreamed of being a demonstrator and never thought it would happen. I've only known for just over a week and had my first demo yesterday at Domino crafts in Wolverhampton. So it's been a manic week lol. All my crafty friends know how much I love stix2 tapes, adhesives and tools anyway but now I get to work with a much bigger range and I'm loving the fabric paints & beads sets. Here's a few pics of my samples and the day...





I would like to thank the ladies that came on Saturday and Domino crafts for having me. But most of all a huge thanks to Ruth for having me on the team and to Lisa for passing my details on to Ruth.
Have a great day everyone & thanks for dropping by. 
Big hugs
Elaine xx 





Saturday, 6 May 2017

Stamps by me limited

Good evening lovely followers, today I have some of my samples that I made for the lovely Toni who owns Stamps by me limited. I really really do love these stamps, and when I combine them with the fabulous Eureka tool that she designed well it's a match made in stamping heaven..... Right enough chatting from me here's a few of the samples. Hope you like them.



Same stamp done in a different style...


Aren't they gorgeous stamps.....
Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend. Take care and thanks so much for stopping by xxxx



Monday, 1 May 2017

Bank Holiday

Hello there and a huge warm welcome to my little blog. It's been a bank holiday today here in the UK. A wonderful 3 day weekend. We have got loads done this weekend and been out for lovely walks, meals and all the chores done which left me some time for a couple of hours crafting each afternoon. I will share what I made with you in the week. 
Today though it's a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme was anything goes YAY ! So I made a special card for a very special lady. She is the owner of the craft shop I go to. Her name is Sue and there are no words to describe just how much she does for us all at craft club and her local community. Oh and it's the lady who organises the fantastic craft retreats we go to each year.... I started with a plain black box that my friend Maria gave me.

I decided to use one of the newer collections from Graphic 45 called Vintage Hollywood. I made my own card blank to for the box and decorated the top of the box.


Really loved making this. I highlighted the lady and flowers with wink of Stella. 
Hope you like it.
Right that's all from me, please do hop over to see what my fellow teamies have made. 
Thanks for stopping by, take care.
Elaine xx


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