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Monday, 1 December 2014

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places

Altered Eclectics 
on the 1st day of every month

Eclectic Ellapu 
on the 1st day of the month



Drop by and join in the fun!
Hugz always 
Elaine aka Ellapu xxx 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Birthday Gift Bag - 10

Another project completed - this time a gift bag for my daughters birthday next month.  I will be filling it with girly things, just hope she likes it.  I forgot to take a pic of the before but it is one of those chipboard carrier bag so is rigid to start with.


Modelling paste with brick stencil
saxe blue paint as base then washed over with cream
wooden frame painted in taupe and wiped over with inka gold
my fave stamp - Ophelia from shakespeare, stamped clear embossed and then covered with acetate
jewelled flower from an old pair of earrings, 
leak appliques 
pearl strands
old doilies
gold crushed ribbon for handles and bow

I think thats about it lol

Enjoyed doing this and sorry for overload of pics - I could not make up my mind which ones were best ones lol

Hugz to all

Elaine xxx

Another card for my stash.....5

Hi everyone

I am getting to like these stamps for fun birthday cards.  They make me chuckle and this one is me all over!


Kraft card
orange and yellow coredinations card distressed
Stamp - Dolly Mama's
coloured pens
stamp letters embossed with clear embossing powder
red and green TH DI sponged around image

Thats it really - just shook all ingredients together and a wave in the air and voila all done!

Thanks for dropping by and please do ring the doorbell and pop in!

Hugz Elaine xxx

Thursday, 11 September 2014

A fun card - 13

and not usually my type of thing but I came across these fab and funky stamps (Dolly Mama's by Stamps Happen) and actually like them.  I find it difficult to find them though so if anyone in the UK knows where from let me in on the secret lol.  What I like about them is no shading and shadowing necessary yayyy!

I used some cordinations card embossed, sanded and wiped over with red DI and an odd scrap of paper for the backing of the card.  A couple scraps of ribbon from my never ending scrap box lol.  I stamped the image, coloured it using copics and fussy cut it out.  I then stuck it onto some card I had sprayed with dylusion sprays - then mounted it on yellow card.  I stamped the bag image again and fussy cut that out and made the bag look 3d.

I will be using this for an upcoming birthday

Thats it really - it was fun and whats more really easy lol.

Love and hugz to all

Elaine aka Ellapu xx

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Friday, 5 September 2014


Just a quickie tonight - a fast fix for my passion before beddy byes lol

I covered a playing card with a scrap of vintagy paper with the word memories on it and wiped TH ink over the top.  I stamped the image of the fab sweethearts onto cream card and wiped the same ink over it.  I used my dymo for the letters and a tiny doily also wiped with the ink.  I sealed it using mod podge antique.

There ya go so quick if you had blinked you would have missed it all LOL.

Now for the pics

Thank you for visiting

Hugz Elaine xxx

Monday, 1 September 2014

Added extra DT project - 15

As we a little thin on the ground with DT over at Eclectic Ellapu etc I decided to make a card to add to the inspiration.

I used the following

Kraft card
brown card 
Paper from Basic Grey
An image from a stamp I bought a while back and forgot about, silver embossed and then coloured with copics and chalk
The sentiments is from Die'sire range
The ribbon from my stash
handmade bow
Rock Candy over my image and sentiment

Well thats it for now - I keep on saying that lol and I am sure it wont be long before I am back again lol.

Hugz and love to all and please go join in the fun over at Eclectic Ellapu

Elaine xxx

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New challenge Eclectic Ellapu - 8

Hey everyone.....

This project is for one of my challenge blogs, Eclectic Ellapu, whereby the theme for the PINK team is HEARTS.  Now I love to alter MDF hearts, and usually end up shabby chic.  This time I wanted to do a new look.  

I used poppy paper on one side and bark print the other. I wiped the paper over with distress inks and splashed it with water.  I painted green leaves red using maya gold and rubbed inka gold over the top.  I also roughly painted around the edges using the maya gold.  I stamped and gold embossed poppy seed pods. I tore out the words Thank you from the same paper stack.  Finally made a bow using sheer ribbon.  

That was so simple I keep looking at it and thinking there must be something missing LOL.


Why not head on over and join in with the challenges.  The PURPLE team are hosting the theme of BIRTHDAY FOR A LADY.  You could combine the 2 and remember you have a month to join in.

Hugz always 
Elaine xxx

Something for a lil girl -4

or maybe my bedroom lol.... This is my DT creation for the September challenge over at Altered Eclectics.  I am just going to list the ingredients and then show you the process through pics. I hope you like the end product........

childs bricks 
pink chalk paint
4 napkins - not had a chance to use these til now
mod podge
lace trim

You get the idea with the napkin process so wont bore you with all the blocks being dissected lol

Now for the finished product and apologies for rubbish pics lol

Thank you so much for visiting me and please call again.  Why not head on over to Altered Eclectics this month and join in with the challenge.  Remember it is always anything goes as long as it is altered art/mixed media - NO Cards/atc's etc.......

Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

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Sunday, 31 August 2014

My Sunday Afternoon Project - 6

A similar make to yesterday but different lol.

Nice little list going on here

Chipboard large puzzle piece
pen to make marks to replicate screwheads
stamp - lost coast designs
wooden bird cage green/black embossed broken up and placed to look as thhough she is breaking out.  The travel at the bottom of cage.
As she has dominos at top of head I painted two Die for the top
black cord to hang it from
wooden hand and roses copic coloured and triple embossed as the bodyform with wings on a chain for necklace
cog and bird coloured simply using stazon

Thats about it for now

Hope you enjoyed your visit and please drop by again real soon

Hugz and love

Elaine xxx

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Saturday, 30 August 2014

What a puzzle!....8

Good afternoon all

I managed to come up with one of my old styles of art which I happened to think I had forgotten how to get back into.  I have done so many shabbyish projects lately I needed to do something else.  it is a birthday hanging for a man - so here it is.

Listed below are all the items used

Large puzzle piece chipboard which had been hanging about quite a while
Background - paints, vanilla, brown, red, cream, blue, green, - brayered onto the puzzle  
My new Lost Coast design stamp / black versafine and clear embossed
wooden cogs some with tim holtz powder and gold powder embossed
chain embossed with green vintage powder - not all that visible but it is there lol
wooden clock faces
metal TH clock hands
screw brads
wooden wings inked and embossed
playing cards torn/distressed with nk
vintage cuff links
th drawer pull with dymo tape - happy birthday

That's it folks and I hope you enjoyed today's visit - why not follow my blog - if you really want to that is lol

Hugz and love always from the South Coast UK

Elaine aka Ellapu


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