Thursday, 15 September 2016

Say Hi to our September guest ...

This month we welcome Elaine King from England, UK with her take on our inspiration image for September. 

 I used the black and yellow of the bee as my first inspiration and then also knew I wanted to include an insect in my layout. I had this photo from a couple of years back that I have been keen to scrap since then but as it is a striking photo it was difficult to know how best to use it. 

I first took the black CS and cut the star/flower on my Silhouette Cameo. I then added the purple, yellow and green papers behind each 'petal'. I deliberated long and hard about whether to have a title or not but in the end I went with a purple tissue paper butterfly instead let the photo speak for itself.  The little orange flowers were stamped, heat embossed then punched using Stampin' Up Petite Petals stamp set and punch. 

Hi..I'm Elaine and I live at home with my lovely husband, of 36 years, Mark, and our three dogs. I have two adult sons one of whom is married to my lovely daughter in law and they have a gorgeous baby daughter, Amber who was born in March 2015 and is the light of my life. I have recently taken early retirement and I am now enjoying more time spent doing what I love.. scrapbooking and mixed media and of course, playing with Amber!  I also dabble in a little card making from time to time too. I love meeting new people through this hobby, both online and in person and I just love this crafting community. 

Please visit me on my blog -

Here are a few of my recent projects ...

Thank you for joining the team during September Elaine.  It has been a pleasure having you with us :).

Everyone has until the end off the month to play along with our Pixels and Paper challenge. We'd love to see how you are inspired by our colour challenge.

Next week we have something special to share with you from a member of our design team.  Please call past on the 22nd for some Team Training.


  1. That is an AMAZING LO....loooove the way Elaine has taken the inspiration and turned it into such a stunning page. YUM!!!

  2. Love your style Elaine... fabulous!

    1. That's so kind of you to say..thank you!