Wednesday, 30 September 2009

LAST CHANCE Stamping Up products...

so please scroll down for daily blogs!!!

to look at the 'Last Chance List' please click HERE ....
There are some fantastic offers on with 25% and 50% off some of the products - I will be placing orders at the end of the week, but don't panic if you can't order before then as I will be placing more orders throughout the month
Please contact me on
Elaine x

Friday, 25 September 2009

Holiday time......

Hi everyone!
this will be my last post for a week as going away to Malta for a lovely holiday!! (hopefully!!)
wanted to share this little box and gift I made with my grandchildren...
We used Sweet Always papers and then used a shot glass (plastic) with a lid , which I had ordered from ebay (50 of them to use at a workshop with the kids!) I have put chocolate raisins in this one...but when I do the workshop with the children it will be coming up to Christmas, and we will use the new Christmas papers coming out on the 1st October, so will be using the chocolate raisins as 'Reindeer Droppings' humour!!
They were really fun and quick to do....and I even adapted a template I had to make it!
Right...that's all for now - see you in a week!
Elaine x

Wednesday, 23 September 2009


just a quick note to let you know a couple of changes to my workshops coming up!


Thursday 8th OCTOBER at 7.30pm

at Elaine's

Make and Takes - Free Raffle - 10% of orders of £25 or more + free gift

(contact me on



Saturday 31st OCTOBER - 10am - 3pm

£15 (inc all materials)

come and make boxes - cards - gift tags - ornaments etc..

at Elaine's (contact




Thursday 10th DECEMBER 7 - 9.30PM

£8 (inc all materials)

at Elaine's (contact

need that last minute card for someone box etc

come along for festive fun and mince pies and mulled wine!


All for now folks!
Elaine x

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Little House on the...Lily??!!

Hi everyone!
you know I said I would be back today with something made from one of Lauren Meader's templates....well....I lie!!
I sat and made up this little house! I have seen them in mags and other blogs hanging from Christmas trees, or used as an Advent Calendar (24 of them!) It took a while to get the dimensions right, but I thoroughly enjoyed making it.
sorry that it isn't hanging on a Christmas tree branch....a lily stem was the nearest I had!
I used Stampin Up CS, and the Christmas tree stamp is from one of the sets which has 25% discount, called Happy Winter. Even the little holly sprig is from the new Scrapbooking set called Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin'.
My daughter came and saw them and wants me to make her some for her tree so I suppose I had better get started.......only 13 weeks on Friday till the 25th!
Elaine x

Monday, 21 September 2009

Back into the workroom!!!

Hi everyone!

Sorry I have been missing for afew days, but not felt like crafting, but then yesterday just sat in my workroom and made this ...bit of a poor specimen really, but at least I have got back to it!!

I used stamin up CS and paper, ribbon and sentiment stamp - but used an image I coloured in way back in the summer when I had the swine flu!!

I quite like the colours - hardly anything to it, and yet it took me nearly an hour to decide and make! Even the photo is rather naff!!!

I am now going to make one of Lauren Meader's back tomorrow for this!!!!
enjoy your day

Elaine x

Monday, 14 September 2009

Tree Trimming....sneaky peak!!

Just had a lovely hour making these Christmas cards..........

so you can have a sneaky peak at one of the new stamp sets coming out in the new catalogue!!! It's called 'Tree Trimmings' and I just LOVE it!!

I am really quite a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas - red and green and gold....some would say boring!!
In this set, there are 3 bauble stamps and a string to hang then on the tree....
For the card above, I stamped the baubles in Real Red on to Vanilla CS and then cut them out. I wanted something that looked like a branch of a Christmas tree to hang them on.....I used the swirl out of the 'Baroque Motifs' set which I haven't used much yet. I stamped it in Old Olive onto Vanilla CS and then positioned the baubles and masked and stamped the strings to hang them on.
I used SU 3 dimensionals to raise them, and used the Stampin Glitter to make them sparkle. I mounted the Vanilla onto some Real Red CS, added some Old Olive Ribbon, and the sentiment is from 'Seasons of Joy' set, mounted on the scalloped and oval punches.

For this card, I did the same again with the baubles, and glittered them. I used the swirl stamp from 'Season of Joy' set again to look like a branch.....and then stuck the baubles directly on to the card. I used some Always Artichoke ribbon and the sentiment is again from 'Season of Joy'. I mounted the card onto red, and then on to Vanilla CS.

Hope you like them, as much as I have enjoyed making them!
Elaine x

Jems Challenge

Hi everyone!
Sorry not been on the blog for a few days but not been well, and spent abit of time at the hospital with this trigeminal neuralgia.........anyone who has had any type of nerve pain will know how unbearable the pain is, but I think I may have it under better control now, as they have given me some better painkillers and hopefully an injection at some point this week.
So crafting has gone by the wayside I'm afraid....but I did manage to get the Jems Challenge done set by Anne!! Took me ages as I had really lost my drive, but once I started it seemed to come along okay!
hope to be back tomorrow as doing some cards this afternoon
Elaine x

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Happy Winter.....

Hi everyone!
You will have noticed on my blog that there are alot of the products in the current catalogue which are on the 'LAST CHANCE LIST'.
Here is a set of Christmas Cards and Box I made using the stamp set HAPPY WINTER and designer papers WINTERGREEN.
(sorry the photos are abit dark....don't know what happened there!)

The stamp set will no longer be available after 30th September and is a bargain at the discounted price of £'s a really versatile little set. If you would like to purchase this set before it me on .

thanks for popping by!

Elaine x