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

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Fingers crossed

Hello and a warm welcome to my blog.... fingers crossed this post appears with the photos. I've had to download google plus only to then find out I also needed google photos. Honestly why have Apple removed blogger from the App Store! So frustrating.
Anyway I've been busy still crafting and Sharing photos on Instagram & FB but thankfully I can now share with my blog followers. That is of course if I have any left lol.
Well on Thursday Leonie did some shows on Hochanda using her fabulous Christmas range. I made a few samples for the show.



I really loved working with these again and I'm sure anybody that has purchased them will also love them. I will now finally this weekend get round to catching up on everyone's blog and comment now that I'm back up and running ( hopefully ) . 
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Take care 
Elaine 
XXX

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Apologies

Hi and a big warm welcome. I'm so sorry I'm still having big issues with blogger, I've had a new phone and now blogger has been removed from the App Store ! It's still on my iPad but keeps locking me out. I've tried to post with photos but then they come up blank. Please be patient as I'm useless with technology.
I've been super busy with my new jobs and my DT work.  I was also lucky enough to help the lovely Susan from crafty bunch on her stand at the Hochanda create it live event on the 17/18th June . I loved the whole buzz of helping set up the stand, do some make and takes and then help take it down.
I've tried to upload a few photos but they aren't working!
Right must go go t some DT work and then going to try and sort the blogger/photo problem out.
Take care and thanks for stopping by.
Big hugs
Elaine x

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