Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Evening fellow crafty people,
What a gorgeous day it has been, far too nice to be indoors.  We've been enjoying the sun in local park today, but I have been up to my crafty lair for a bit this evening.

So what's on my desk this week?  Lets have a look.

Crikey it is messy.  Well this week I've been making a birthday present for my husband.  I've made gelli plate mono prints using Clarity Stencil seed head designs.  You can see one of my attempts in the right hand corner.  I was cutting out frame for them which you can see on the desk in the middle. There is also a little peak of the card I'm making for my husband (see finished result below).

New toy alert .. my Brother scanNcut! I was trying to cut my frames out on it but not very sucessfully.  I got the the sizes completely wrong

So I had to resort to my trusty Silhouette.  You can see above a birthday card I've made for friend using a Clarity stencil and grunge paste (it was one of Barbara Gray's blog tutorials).

This is my husband's birthday card.  I used a Sheena Douglass stamp which I painted using H20s on kraft card.  The porthole and sentiment are from the Silhouette store.  I have since added a 'we' to the love you bit if you think the sentiment doesn't read right!  I lost the 'I' somewhere along the line.  Probably stuck to the bottom of my shoe.  Below is the finished birthday present.  It was an idea I got from the Silhouette blog; I've put my husband's favourite Beatles song lyrics in vinyl onto the prints.  I hope he likes it. 

One last thing I'd like to share.  Last week at school it was mad as all my students rushed to complete their GCSE and A level coursework.  It was an exhausting week but look what I found on my school work desk on Friday.  Aren't they lovely and it makes all worthwhile.

Have a great week and please leave a comment if you pop by.
Love Ela xx


  1. What a lovely card and gift for your hubby - he will be delighted! I particularly love the card - the lighthouse is one of my favouritest stamps, and the sentiment is wonderful. The porthole is a great addition. Lovely flowers from the kids - shows how much they appreciate you. Easter blessings, Chris # 31

  2. Hi Ela, just snooping your desk, wow you've been busy and very successful - love the prints for hubby and the card. You are well loved to get gorgeous flowers. Cheers and have a great Easter week RobynO#43'

  3. How lovely that your pupils showed their appreciation like that :-). Your husbands prezzy is fab, so thoughtful!
    hugs, LLJ 37 xx

  4. I am amazed at your beautiful card for your hubby!

    Students can be very fickle at times, and you wonder if they are learning anything, then they go and do something so beautiful. Congrats on being a good teacher!

    Thanks for the visit this week
    Krisha #3

  5. Wonderful TY card and flowers- I'm sure it is well deserved. I love mess!
    thanks for visiting, your kind words and the snoop around your place.

  6. How lovely to receive those flowers and card from your pupils - beautiful!! Great present for hubby - trust he likes it. The card is great - what a fantastic idea of how to present that stamp from Sheena. Well done.
    Have a special Easter.
    Margaret #18

  7. I love your husbands card. And I expect he will love his gift too! What a clever idea.

    The card and flowers you received from your students is great. I like the lettering - they did a great job!

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Kay (13)