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Sunday 30 June 2013


Exciting stuff to tell you today!

We're at the end of June now and boy but it's been the busiest and best month ever, filled with lots of exciting times and good news.

My heartfelt thanks go to my friends and family for all the birthday wishes, beautiful cards and very generous gifts...I was thoroughly spoilt rotten...VERY thoroughly.

My home is filled with the most beautiful handmade cards, and I got lots of new crafty stash to play with.

I also got some very, very exciting news...
I am now officially a Tildarette on the Totally Tilda Challenge!!!
I was more than a little stunned to be asked but absolutely delighted.
It's a fantastic team to be on and all the ladies are so much fun (as well as amazingly talented) though some of them are very naughty...mostly the ones I already know so I feel perfectly at home!

I will start by joining in with  the next challenge in a fortnight but there is a new challenge today with the theme of "Tomboy Tilda". The sponsor for this challenge is the very lovely Nikki, owner of 

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With the prize from Bunny Zoe's Crafts being...

Please bob on over to the Totally Tilda blog to see all the amazing cards from the Tildarettes.

I also won a candy last week! It was a huge shock as I couldn't win a bag of sand in the desert so I nearly fell off my chair when I found out my name had been picked for this....

Thank you very much La-la Land Crafts and Irina, I will be stalking the postie :)

I'll be back tomorrow with a long last!
Thanks for looking.


  1. So pleased for you Elaine. Huge hugs and I look forward to seeing your new creations.

  2. Wow Elaine Congratulations on both counts!!! So glad you won that fab stash, especially as you are always so generous with candy yourself!! can't wait to see all you fab creation!
    Jacqui xx

  3. Woooow Elaine! That's good news! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you. You deserve it! I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

  4. wow've had a good week...congrats on your new DT spot!!


  5. Awesome news Elaine - congratulations!! So wonderful you've had such a fantastic month and lovely to know you were celebrated and spoilt by your friends and family. Looking forward to seeing your card tomorrow. Congrats on the LaLaLand win too! Looks fabulous!! Hugs, Wends xxx

  6. Congrats on your candy win darling needed some more stash didn't you a girl can never have to much !! Enjoy you deserve it
    And I so lucky to have you on the team ....looking forward to the next challenge
    Hugs Susie xx

  7. Hi Elaine I Was Looking At The Challenge And Saw Your Picture On The SideBar Thought I Had Missed The Announcement. Congrats They Are The Lucky Ones To Have You And So Pleased You Where Spoilt Rotten You Deserved It. What Wonderful Candy To Finish Off Your Birthday Enjoy It I Know You Will.

  8. Congratulations on your new team Elaine! They are extremely lucky to have you and I can't wait to see your lovely Magnolia creations. As far as the candy win, it couldn't have been won by a sweeter person. You are always so giving with everyone else and I'm thrilled that you won such a fabulous gift!

  9. Tildarette huh? Liked my name better.

  10. Hi Elaine, really pleased you had a fabby birthday sounds like you had a great time. Well done too on your DT position with Totally Tilda that's great news and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations. Fantastic candy win too! Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  11. Congrats on all counts!
    Lisa x

  12. Congratulations both on your win and well deserved DT post xx

  13. I'm speechless! I must have missed something somewhere but I have noticed a few Tildas creeping in - it's fascinating to see how we change over the years & I'm thrilled that you're joining a team so your designing can be showcased more widely. Glad you had a lovely birthday too. Congratulations on several accounts.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  14. Welcome to Totally TIlda and can't wait to see your next creation. Congrats on the win! Hugs, Brigitte

  15. Congrats Elaine! You totally deserve it!
    I'm looking forward to your DT inspiration!

  16. Huge congrats and well deserved. So happy you won a fab candy as you are always so generous xx

  17. A well deserved win for a lovely birthday lady....... and great news on becoming a Tildarette!! yipee....

  18. WOW !!! Elaine this a huge accomplishment & I am so excited for you. Can't wait for your wonderful posts using my favorite images ... And also big congrats on your candy win. It's like the frosting on the cake & you soooooo deserve all of it.
    Hugs, Janie

  19. Huge congrats on your DT spot, Elaine! I'm looking forward to your Tilda creations :o)
    And I'm so happy for you that you've won this awesome candy! It is so well deserved because you are so generous with offering gorgeous blog candies and your cards are always beautiful and unique.
    Hugs, Anja

  20. Wow thats fab news Elaine,congrats!!
    And congrats with your stunning prize!!
    Big XXX Heidy

  21. What fab and well deserved news. :) your cards are gorgeous, your colouring fab. X

  22. Congratulations, I'm soooo pleased you won this awesome candy.
    Hugs Tracy x

  23. Wow congrats to you Elaine on your new DT post! and i am so glad you won candy as you deserve it!!!!!!


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