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.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Halloween Treat bags

Hello & a warm welcome to my blog. 
Sorry I haven't been sharing much lately had a terrible cold that turned into a chest infection and didn't go in my craft room for almost 2 weeks !! Glad to say I'm feeling much better and I've been doing a spot of crafting. 
Today I'm sharing with you some gift bags I made for Jones crafts a few weeks ago using G45 Halloween in wonderland. Love this collection....

I also have some super exciting news to share.... Last Monday the lovely Toni from stamps by me limited put together her first design team and I'm thrilled to say that I made it. ( not even sure how it happened ) but I'm over the moon to working with another lovely team. The DT officially starts in November, Toni is on create and craft at 1pm today. Make sure you have a peek. 

That's all from me today, hope you are all well & doing lots of crafting. 
Take care and thanks for looking.
Hugs Elaine x

Monday, 17 October 2016

A peek at more samples

Hi everyone, 
Hope you all had a good weekend, I'm currently laid up in bed with the worst cold that I can remember. Not even the energy to craft but they say rest is best. I can't complain really. 
So I thought I'd show you some more of the samples I made for Leonies last launch. Hope you like them....

Had a great time working with them and there's so many more things I want to do with them aswell. These products will have a huge shelf life. 
Right that's all from me for now, although next time there might be some good news....... 
Have a fun day , thanks for looking xxx

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Leonies amazing new launch

Good evening & a huge warm welcome on this very chilly Autumn evening.
So round about now the super talented Leonie Pujol is launching some brand new stamps & masks.
Got to say love them used separately & love them even more combined. Had a real good time playing with them.

The first design team sample I'm sharing is a scrapbook page - Jen fisher if your reading this blog you inspired me to do a layout xx

Anyway here it is.....

The picture is of me & friends at our redundancy party hence why I chose the masks magic & memories. ( I'm the lady one on the left ) very apt wording.

To add a finishing touch I went around the words with my glitter pen. Hope you like it, I was really pleased with it.
Right I'm off to watch the launch in bed, got a terrible throat & head, hope it doesn't come out as a full blown cold lol.
Don't forget to tune in at 8pm on Hochanda. 
Thanks for looking, big hugs to you all.
Elaine xx

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Leonies sneaky peek time....

Good morning, hope everyone had a good weekend. 
Today im sharing a sneaky peek and all the info ready for Leonie Pujols amazing new launch of products at 8pm on Thursday. 
I loved working with them. Make sure you tune in, the design team have made some fabulous samples. 

Right must dash currently working on some Halloween projects.
Thanks for looking, Elaine xx

Thursday, 6 October 2016

St Nick

I'm getting myself in the festive spirit ! 
I altered a frame for this weeks Jones crafts DT piece. I got the frame from the lovely lovely Sue, owner of the awesome crafty bunch.....not only does she run the craft shop but she is a fabulous friend too. 

I used the new Graphic 45 Papers
St Nicholas. Painted with prima paint that the lovely sue gave us at the retreat. Some fussy cutting here & there and my frame was complete. 
Thrilled with this collection that the ever so lovely & generous Darren Saxton from Jones crafts sent me...... I almost didn't want to cut it up !!!!!!
I'm very lucky to be on such wonderful design teams, and huge thanks to everyone that reads my blog. If it wasn't for you lovely people my little blog wouldn't exist. 
On that note it's time I got myself to bed, college in the morning..........
Take care & thanks for leaving comments. Have a lovely weekend xxx

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

New Leonie Launch

Hello and good evening to all my followers.
What an exciting evening it is too !! It's the fabulous Leonie Pujols new launch live on Hochanda at 8pm. It's been a pleasure to get to use the fabulous products. There are 6 embossing folders and 6 stamps sets. I'm sure they will go down a storm.
Here's one of my favourite samples that I made using one of the embossing folders and one of the stamp sets. I also added the artic glitter brush pen to make it glisten, and used leonies snow die from a previous launch. I really loved making this little scene.

Close up of that fabulous embossing folder.......

Please also take a minute to visit my amazing team mates blogs....

Nick - http://nickinbarnsley.blogspot.co.uk/

Jane - http://isleofcraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Unfortunately the lovely Katrina had an operation and hasn't been able to make samples but we are hoping she will be back with the next collection. Plus there are some more lovely ladies joining the team soon  - Nicola, Ann and Claire. Please give them a warm welcome.
Right it's coffee and Hochanda time. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love,
Big hugs Elaine xxx

Saturday, 1 October 2016

1st of the month Eclectic

Hello peeps, I'm so sorry I'm quiet at the moment but life seems to be really really busy for me at the moment. College, school etc etc..... And I'm working on a lovely couples wedding Stationary. Currently making name cards and favours. Oh and a table plan. Here's a pic of the front of the invites 

Anyway the reason for today's post is its DT time again for Eclectic Ellapu - I really can't believe it's the 1st October..... The theme was Autumn.

Please take a peek over at the blog as my teamies have made some amazing creations.
Hope everyone is well, take care and thanks for stopping by xxxx