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Friday, 1 May 2015

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



Anything But A Card (DT)

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

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Texture / Embossing for the Purples

I decided to make another project for the Purple Team over at Eclectic Ellapu this month.  The theme is Texture/Embossing and was chosen by Elaine W.  Fab theme as it leaves it wide open for interpretation.  Listed below are my ingredients for my hanging hearts

2 x 3 inch hearts
small cardboard frame with stamped image inside covered with crackle accents
Hearts covered in bridal lace pressed into texture paste then painted.
Texture paste only on the back - no lace
piece of old braid split to use as the cord to hang it from and a bow made from the remainder
Inka gold wiped over the hearts and frame

Thats it all done - now for the pics

I do hope to see you all over at Eclectic Ellapu this month and remember our DT call

Hugz and love always

This has been entered into the following challenges

Brand new challenge over at Altered Eclectics 13

It is time for a new ANYTHING GOES over at ALTERED ECLECTICS.Well this time I wanted to make something different and I also wanted to use some canvas roll I recently bought.  

List of objects used

Old watch box without the lid
The foam watch cushion
Calico - wiped with DI and script stamped then used to cover watch cushion
Canvas roll painted and stamped with script also - no one told me it likes to curl up tightly - REAL FIGHT LOL!
old furniture braiding - been in my stash for yonks lol - doubled and twisted for the edge
lots of old looking metal fndings - always too frightened to use them as cost alot of dosh lol
glass bottle with a pen nib I placed inside - well it did write the script!

Thats it really it transformed into my very own pin cushion and guess what I love it lol.  Hope you do too.

Why not head on over to ALTERED ECLECTICS and share your art work with us.  Also a reminder the DT call for Altered Eclectics and Eclectic Ellapu will be running until the 31st October.

Hugz and love to all

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

Challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

Its that time again and the challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu this month for the Pink Team is Flowers - can be embellishments, background anything you imagination can think of.  

I have just made a simple card using a stamp by Kaisercraft called the Lakehouse - love it.

I stamped, ambossed and coloured the image using copics.  The background paper I made using Distress inks.  The sentiment is from Elusive Images.  The material is pleated is from a jelly roll which is wiped over with Distress ink.

Quite a quick project for me but satisfying all the same.

Why not head on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in with the fun.  The Purple Teams theme is Texture paste/Embossing.  Plenty of scope for either challenge.

Oh and before I forget I am running a DT call for both of my challenge blogs (Altered Eclectics) which runs until 31st October if anyone is interested

Thats it for now and please call again

Hugz Elaine xxx

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Birthday card required

Just as it says above - a birthday card is needed for next week so I just got on and made it.  Was really simple - stamp, prismas and crackle accents.  Voila all sorted

Thanks for dropping by and please come back again

Hugz Ellapu xx

New DT Post and it's STEAMPUNKtember

Wow have some great news - I applied to be on Design Team for Anything but a Card Challenge blog and I was chosen.  Such great news and I am thrilled.  The new DT will be announced today and we will all be showing a STEAMPUNKtember project of our owm and here is mine.

I felt like getting really messy so lots of modelling paste, paint and inka gold used, my hands look terrible now lol.  I used an old box, bits of chain from evergrowing bits and bobs stash, modelling paste and wood effect stamp (not recognizable with embellishment on) for texture, lots of wooden cogs, made to look aged using modelling paste, paint etc just like the box.  Thats it really....... hope you like the final piece. 

 Sorry for overload of pics

Why not head on over to Anything but a Card and join in with the fun.  We would love to see you there.

Hugz and love

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Just a card.................24

Good evening everyone

I recieved a puzzle stamp from France made by Magenta and I just love love love it!  The words mean 

''Fill my life with music and love me without end''

How lovely is that! (Got no one to send it to lol)

I stamped and clear embossed, coloured all using copics and DI, mounted onto black cardstock, added some ribbons from my bits and bob box and voila all done! 

Sorry for all the pics but couldn't make up my mind as usual.

Thanks for dropping by and hope to see ya all again real soon.

Hugz and stuff

Elaine xxx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Birthday Gift Bag - 5

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


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