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.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Graphic 45

Hello & good evening.
Today I'm sharing a treat bag made for my DT piece over at Jones crafts. I love g45 Halloween in wonderland !! I also used the impression obsession spider web die which I really do is think fab.... 
So here's a few snaps


Hope you like it.

Also so excited to be meeting up with such a lovely blogging friend for the first time tomorrow. Her name is Sylvie and she lives in Gibralter & we have been blogging friends for ages. This is her lovely blog...
http://colledgeangel.blogspot.co.uk/
We are off out together for a spot of lunch. Can't wait. 
Don't forget my giveaway on my previous post, will be drawing a winner on Monday seen as though it's bank holiday. 
Finally I have a sneak peek of a sample for the new launch of something very special from Leonie Pujol live on Hochanda at 8pm on the 28th. I really really love this new product , you must tune in to see the launch. 


Have a wonderful evening & thanks for the support & comments.
Elaine xx

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Celebrating 81 followers

Ok so I'm doing the happy dance as my followers surpassed 75 ! Yay it seems to have taken forever......I have 81 now.
Anyway I'm giving some brand new goodies away to 1 lucky blogger. I should of posted this yesterday but have purchased another die to put in as a prize but it still hasn't been delivered yet. So I will put up what is on offer so far.....




Crafters companion die.
Clearly besotted stamps & matching dies
Clipboard to alter
Square canvas
Indigo Blu slap it on starter kit
Stix2 foil
Chipboard heart
Flowers
Graphic 45 tags & chipboard
2 wire wreaths 
A handmade gift from me aswell. There's well over £30 worth of stash up for grabs. Everything has been paid for by me.  All you have to do is make sure you are following and leave me a comment on what you might like to see on my blog or what you think of it. Be gentle with me !!! 
Right I'm off to finish some design team work. Have a fabulous evening and thanks again for your support.
Take care 
Elaine xx



Saturday, 13 August 2016

Thank you !

Huge thanks I finally reached 75 followers, well actually I now have 80 I'm so chuffed. I can finally sort my giveaway out. I will be back on Tuesday with pictures & details. So a big warm welcome to my 8 new followers. I hope you enjoy what you see here on my little blog.
Today I'm sharing my mad hatters tea party tray. This is a Jones crafts DT peice made using the fantastic new deluxe Halloween in wonderland by graphic 45. 
I loved making this and adding all the detail to it.........
Here's some snaps






Some of the embellishments are from Tim Holtz. The little metal fork and spoon were cut from spellbinders set homespun. I used a g45 chipboard for the saucer and the made the cup & handle using the papers. Many of you will know how much I love making Halloween projects. 
Right I'm off to watch some olympics we are currently 3rd in the medal table and we still have some fantastic athletes to compete. Any of you watching it ?
Hope you all had a nice weekend and again many thanks for being a follower and leaving comments.
Big hugs 
Elaine xx




Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Leonie's new launch is live...

Good evening to all my lovely followers. Tune into Hochanda right now to see the fantastic new Christmas entwined dies and stamps that Leonie Is launching. It's a one day special. The dies are fabulous and intricate and cut lovely, and well I just love stamps so these are perfect.
Here's one of my samples which is an altered tissue box.......




I covered the box in distress paint and then rubbed the Silver Pebeo gilding wax over parts of it. Then I heat embossed some of the fabulous stamps and added some of the dies all from this release. I created it as a small home decor peice ideal for those cold winter days.
Don't forget you can also tune into Hochanda tomorrow for more shows at 9am, midday, 4pm and 7pm. Leonie and the rest of the fabulous design team have made some amazing projects as usual and I've been in awe of such a talented bunch of lovely people.

Nicks blog
http://nickinbarnsley.blogspot.co.uk

Katrinas blog
Http://cornishkat.blogspot.co.uk

Janes blog
Http://isleofcraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk

You can also see more on Facebook and Instagram. Right I better get my very excited self to the TV !!!!

Thanks for stopping by its greatly appreciated.
Love & peace
Elaine

P.s Thanks to Leonie & crafters companion for letting me be part of the DT and letting me work with such great products xx

Tune into Hochanda at 8pm tonight

Hi Guys,

Just checking in to remind you about Leonie Pujols new launch on Hochanda tonight at 8pm with her amazing new launch of Christmas Entwined dies and stamps.....they are fabulous really enjoyed playing with these and I'm definitely going to be using them on some of my Christmas cards this year ! 
Here's a sneaky peek of one of my samples. Hope you like it.


Take care I will be back at 8pm. 
Big hugs 
Elaine xxx

P.s I'm 3 away from 75 followers and have a lovely blog candy when I reach 75, please spread the love as someone has to win the stash xxx

Friday, 5 August 2016

More samples

Good morning fellow bloggers, hope you are all well. Today I'm sharing with you some of the samples from the last Leonie  launch. I have to say I loved these dies and stamps. They work with cards, scrapbooking and obviously the mixed media..... The bubbles is a particular favourite of mine....






I can't wait for the next launch I think it's the 10th August, stay tuned for some sneak peeks. 
Right off I dash having a catch up with friends kind of day....
Take care & thanks for stopping by xx





Monday, 1 August 2016

1st Aug Eclectic DT make

Hello ! How is everyone, good I hope and that you all had a lovely weekend. 
The 1st August means a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu. This month the challenge for the purple team is "it's a male thing " ......
Well I made this card whilst colouring for the daily marker 30 day challenge (although I haven't managed everyday) I have managed to participate loads and have really enjoyed doing colouring. 
Let me know what you think.


I used a very old stamp that I got from pink gem designs and my promarkers. The papers are 6x6 children's hour from graphic 45. 
Please do pop over to see what amazing things my fellow teamies have made. 

Yesterday I was lucky enough to go to a wonderful workshop organised by the fabulous Sue from crafty bunch, taking the workshop was the very talented Mark Gould, we used the deco art media line. We made a box and ATCs to fit in it, wow the techniques blew me away !! Loved them all and I didn't want the day to end.
Here's some snaps...

The start...


Making one of the ATCs...


Ta Da......The finished project


Huge thanks to both Sue and Mark, I do hope we get to learn more from Mark in the future.
Right I best crack on with my DT makes I have lots to do lol. Have a fab evening, thanks for looking. 
Take care 
Elaine xx