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Barwell, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Hi fellow crafting friends.. I am married and have been for 18 years, we have 2 children who are 17 and 14 and getting more complicated as they get older! I love my crafting.. though mainly cardmaking, it keeps me busy and off the (high)street, apart from our local craft shop where I am a frequent visitor. I have been crafting for about 6 year, it started with putting a few cut out easter eggs on some cards for people and just grew to what it is now, I have taken over the dinning room, garage and I have the cupboard under the stairs to.. one day I hope to convert the garage into a proper craft room. We live in Leicestershire but are orginally from Exeter in Devon. We moved here after a short stint in Bedfordshire but have been here for 8 years in October, its the longest we have ever been in one place for! My husband is an aircraft engineer but I dont really share his love of metal flying machines! Just cars and crafting!

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Bookatrix 50th Anniversary card

I am not a big fan of all these over flowery cards but this one is for a friend of my mothers on there 50th Wedding anniversary.
I bought some flowers and was lucky enough to find some almost matching Mirror card (in burgundy) and the gold just sets it off nicely. I am hoping that it will go down well!

Friday, 19 June 2009

Novelty Cards

I thought that I would post some of the novelty cards that I have done in the past. These are great for men and we all seem to have a few mental blocks when it comes to them!

Monday, 15 June 2009

Earring Cards

I bought these earrings a a craft market amd thought that they would make a great centre piece for a card.
It is my step mothers birthday in a few days and thought that this would make a great present for her.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

A quick thank you!

I just wanted to post a quick thank you to my friend and fellow blogger Cheryl for just being some a loyal friend and such a support, your the best!
elyse x

Inspired by Collaging

I love these postcards and they make excellent
central pictures for these cards.

I'm on a roll!

Here are a couple more that I have done.

I just love collages and love having a go but never get the form of collage that I want. I thought that I would have a go at this one and see how it turns out.
I love the inspiring cards of Beata Ewas cards (see her blog below) and the manic stamper (also below) and aspire to do as well with collaging as they do.. I could do with some lessons from them!
Anyway, I am going to keep going with them and see if I get better, any advice by the way would be great!

Friday, 5 June 2009


My first attempt at pyramage. The backing paper is K & Company with swirls I stamped on to it.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Fathers day (21st June)

The second of my fathers day cards (above).

The first of my fathers day cards. This came from a peice of wrapping paper cut out and decoupaged and perfect for my father!
Just got my father in law and a card for my husband from the kids to do now.. watch this space!