About Me

Hi and a warm welcome to my blog. My little place in the cyber crafting world. I'm Elaine and I'm 41 years 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, Toni Darroch at stamps by me limited and Eclectic Ellapu challenge blog. 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

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Where is Mr Mojo ?

Hello to everyone in cyber land, hope everyone is well & that you all had a good Christmas, it seems to have gone by in a flash ! I'm pleased to say I break up for 9 whole days as of Saturday. Which means a rest and a chance to see if I can find my mojo as I dont really seem to be able to find my flow at the moment. Hubby even got me a comfy office chair for my desk. So to try and help I used a kit that I was given..... A hunkydory one and I made 7 quick cards here are a couple 



If felt good to make something even if they were easy and simple. 
I was very lucky to have my crafting buddy Maria and hubby secretly buy me all the remaining Tim Holtz distress inks. I'm very lucky..... I will leave you with snaps of the stash I got.




I really do need to use up some of my stash !! Think a self imposed ban on purchasing might be in order !!!!
Well thanks for looking hope Santa got you everything you hoped for. 
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful new year. 
Take care Friends xxx








Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Happy Christmas Day.......

Wishing you and all your loved ones a wonderful & healthy Christmas. 
Thank you so much for all the visits and support this year. I'm truly blessed with such wonderful network of friends and family. This is our 1st as husband and wife and its felt so special. 
Made a quick visit to my friend Maria's and this is what her son and my hubby got up to !!

Not quite sure who the biggest kid is lol.
We have been out for a lovely dinner at a restaurant as we normally do it was fantastic. I will leave you with a snap of us both on the way to lunch. Have a wonderful few days, big hugs 
Elaine xx


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Graphic 45

Good evening, quick post just got in from work. I made a card using g45 time to celebrate which I was lucky enough to get the complete collection for my birthday.....

So I made this for a lovely lady that goes to the craft club I go to. She is also a huge G45 fan. Hope you like it. 
I would like to say a huge thanks to Bibiana for such a gorgeous Christmas card and lovely stamps, so very kind of you, and also to Sylvie for a beautiful card also. I will treasure them. 
Right time For bed another long day in the world of retail tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by, I really do appreciate it and I know everyone is super busy. Thanks take care, 
Elaine xx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Final fantastic !

Evening to everyone ( rather late with this at 10pm only just got in from work ), hope you are all well and ready for Santa..... I know I'm not. Oops
Well today is the last fantastic Tuesday peice of the year. The theme is Anniversary.....

I made a simple card using the negative from my flourish die as I thought It was wasteful to throw it away. Hope you like.
Just wanted to say a big thanks to all the ladies from Fantastic Tuesday and Eclectic Ellapu for having me in the DT. I have really enjoyed working with them and look forward to doing it again in 2015. Take care special blog friends and thanks for all the comments and stopping by.
Elaine x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Fantastic Tuesday

Good evening, hope everyone is keeping well and warm, it is freezing here and very windy. So today is my birthday and also a new challenge for fantastic Tuesday........ Theme is add some fruit. Wow that's was quite hard for me but I did find some apples on my new graphic 45 - time to flourish papers. I only got these last week and didn't want to cut into them !!! 


I have had a lovely day going to cinema with my Hubby and great friends. We then went to chiquitos for lunch. This was my first time and we thought it was fab. My very good buddy Maria got me something I have been after for ages - Tim holtz scissors and rulers, and the wonderful Sue from the craft shop and club I go to got me ranger texture tools. Can't wait to use them. 

Hubby also spoilt me with loads of lovely things including a Martha Stewart scoreboard yay ......

Anyway enough of me waffling on. Have a wonderful evening. Thanks for stopping by. Much love Elaine xx


Saturday, 6 December 2014

Wake me up on the 24th !

Good evening to all my lovely followers, so sorry for the lack of posts but it's going crazy at work I'm either starting at 3.30am or doing late shift until 10pm there has literally been no time to craft. However I do have my last bit of luxury time off for 4 days. Then it will be almost non stop until I finish on Christmas Eve !!
So I did not waste my 1st day off , me and 2 lovely ladies went to a craft show at the motorcycle museum in Birmingham. We had a great morning. When I got back I cleaned all of the upstairs so I could craft this evening. And of course look at my new purchases.......


So what have I made ????
Well nothing yet with my new purchases but I stumbled across these tim Holtz trees I had about 12 months ago. So I decided to colour them up with my spray inks. Here's how they turned out....


Just got to decorate them now...... 
Well hope everyone Is having fun in the build up to Christmas. Thanks so much for stopping by I really do love reading the comments. Take care friends xxxx








Monday, 1 December 2014

1st of the month.

Yay it's the 1st of December and that means 2 things Christmas is approaching at lightening speed and that its time for a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme for the purple team is not a card. So I made a big tag......


I used the largest graphic 45 tag and the gorgeous 12 days of Christmas, love this collection so vintage. To finish I added one of the keys and inked the edges. Hope you like it. Work is incredibly busy for me at the moment and there's no crafting time , but I'm off to a craft show Saturday with my friend Maria. Looking forward to that. Well must go hope you are all well thanks so much for visiting me. Take care xxx