Sunday, 22 December 2013

Sending Christmas Wishes

Hi Everyone

Well the tail end of this year has been a bit mad.  Work has been very busy and our little family unit had a bit of a shock and wake up call. Hubby had 3 minor heart attacks back in September and my focus has been on him.  

I am glad to say everything is well and he just has a final check up in January which fingers crossed will show no permanent damage, so we can hopefully move on and look forward to the future ahead.

I have many plans for 2014 and one includes a lot more blogging I miss being part of such a great community of crafters.

I am wishing you all an amazing magical Christmas and all the best for 2014.

Lots of love Em x

Monday, 12 August 2013

Back from the Lakes

This is the view I have had from our caravan for the past week.  Although we go to the lake District (Ullswater) every year this is a view I never get tired of.

I absolutely love it, the campsite we stay on is so quiet and tranquil it's a fantastic holiday to fully recharge the batteries.

We had lots of fun and tried some new things out.

Archery - I was a little nervous about this as I am not a sporty/outdoor person but do you know what I loved it, I felt my inner Robin Hood and can't wait to try it again possibly making it a regular hobby.

Sailing yes that is me looking very wind blown driving/steering a boat! Yet again not to sure on this as I get very bad travel/sea sickness, but do you know what it may have took a bit to get my balance but no sick bucket in sight.

We also did our usual trips

The Beatrix Potter Attraction - Windermere

The Little House on the Bridge - Ambleside

and just general chilling and taking in the sites.

If there is one thing I have learnt from this years holiday is not to worry so much (yes I am a worrier) and just have a go you never know you may actually enjoy it and do you know what I did. 

(Also I have learnt that the diet is still not over - photos are so unkind)

Looking forward to getting back into a routine and developing loads of new products and ideas ready for Christmas and of course catching up on all of my favourite blogs.

I'm going to leave you now with a little sneaky peek of a new product coming to my website soon - Perfect for your teacher's Christmas gift.

Available soon at 

Thank you for popping along to my blog

Love Em x

Monday, 17 June 2013

Website launch

Hi everyone hope you have all had a great weekend and a good Monday.  

I'm just popping by very quick to let you know that I have finally finished my website and it is now live.

You can check it out here or click the website/shop tab above.

Would be great to hear what you think 

Love Em x

Saturday, 1 June 2013

***Giveaway Winner***

Thank you so much to everyone that entered my giveaway.

A winner has been drawn by random....... drum roll please......... the winner is......

Emma Hubbard 

Emma if you could please contact me here with all the details for printing and address 
I will get your mug and coaster printed for you and sent out asap.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Last chance to enter my giveaway

Hi everyone

Just a little reminder that today is the last day to enter my giveaway.  All you have to do is visit my giveaway post here

Just leave a comment under the giveaway post and you will be entered in for a chance to win this personalised mug and coaster.

I will draw a winner at random tomorrow.

Hope you are all enjoying some beautiful weather.  I am just getting some work out of the way and then we are going out into the garden to get the last of the summer bedding planted out.

I'll be back with a tomorrow to announce the winner.

Love Em x

Thursday, 30 May 2013


I have just got back from an amazing day out with my little family to Lanhydrock, down in Cornwall.
If you have not been I would highly recommend it.

The house was gorgeous inside and so much to look at.  Our little one did the quiz as she always does at National Trust properties and loved everything.


The weather was beautiful and we sat out in the garden and had our picnic, family moments I really love and want so many more.

My favourite had to be the bluebells they were everywhere and the most beautiful blue that unfortunately the camera didn't seem to capture.  I would really love to return later in the summer to see the herbaceous borders when they are in full flower.

The main problem is the little one has decided she would LOVE one of these (a dolls house) now considering I used to own a dolls house (and craft) shop I think we are going to have to make space for one.

Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather.  If you haven't had chance yet there is still time to enter my giveaway as the deadline is tomorrow.  Just click here or on the picture below and it will take you straight to the post.  All you have to do is leave a comment to be in with a chance to win.

Thank you for popping by today.

Love Em x

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


Hi everyone

After 59 cards, 5 helium balloons, 3 bunches of flowers, 1 cake, 1 birthday tea, loads of gifts and a shopping trip to Cath Kidston our celebrations are over  

We have had an amazing couple of days. (If you missed previous posts it was my little ones 8th birthday, our 9th wedding anniversary and my birthday all in the space of 2 days).

My little ones card using my new LOTV stamps and Memory Box Alphabet die.

Hubby's card.

Little ones birthday badge - The new crown design will be available very soon.

And of course cake...with stripy sponge - Yummy!

Most of this week I will be working on this..........

My new website =)

Don't forget you can still enter my giveaway, just click on the image on my sidebar and it will take you to the post.

Thank you for popping along to my blog.

Love Em x

Wednesday, 8 May 2013



This giveaway is my way of saying thank you to each and every one of you for popping along to my blog and leaving your lovely comments it really means so much to me.

Up for grabs is 1 x personalised mug with my very own star design and a matching coaster.

 You can personalise your mug with a name on the front and a small message on the reverse (as shown above)

Your coaster can be personalised with any name

All you have to do to enter is:
  • Become a follower of my blog (optional)
  • Post the picture on your sidebar with a link back to here (optional)
  • Leave a comment under this post.
  • Please only one entry per person to make it fair for everyone.

Closing date will be 31st May 2013, I will announce a winner shortly afterwards.

My giveaway is open WORLDWIDE so anyone can enter.

Please follow the rules to enter this giveaway, Good Luck.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A little bit of a catch up.

I can't believe it has nearly been 2 months since my last post, how bad am I.  I am busy working away in the background though.  I thought I would share with you some of the things going on.

In March I got asked to make my cousins 21st birthday cake, and like me she loves all things Cath Kidston, I had great fun making this cake (using inspiration from a cake that she saw on pinterest).

I have also been working on and developing a range of personalised cards.

and last but most definitely not least I have started developing a new product of personalised rosettes.

May is a very busy month for us, next week we have the little ones birthday her 8th and our wedding anniversary our 9th (both on the same day) and then the day after is my birthday (not telling you how many).

I am still working on the website hopefully will be launched within the next week along with more new products and designs.

In my last post I mentioned a giveaway, I will be posting that tomorrow =)

Thank you all for popping by and I would love to hear your feedback.

Love Em x

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Simple Easter Egg.

Materials used:

Dovecraft corner punch.
Crafty Impressions Spring Fun stamp set.
American Crafts ribbon

Today's card I am entering into the following challenges:

Thank you for taking the time to pop along to my blog today.

Sorry the posts are so short and sweet at the moment, there is so much going on at ElfCrafts HQ.  I am in the process of setting up a new printer so I will be able to offer handmade personalised cards in my shop soon.  

I have completely revamped my blog, what do you think?
I have opened Etsy, Folksy and E-bay stores (all linked in my sidebar)
I have started pinterest (so you can see a bit more about me and what makes me tick)
I'm also looking into building my own website.........

Loads of exciting things happening at the moment, I will keep you up to date through my blog and also through my facebook page.

I will also be having a little giveaway next week on my blog to celebrate the arrival of Spring and all the new and exciting things that you can expect to see in ElfCrafts!

Love Em x

Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Materials Used:

Card stock - Papermania
Paper - LOTV - Bonnets and Bowties
Ribbon, Flowers, and Brads from crafty stash

In order to get the number shape I just printed the numbers out onto the patterned paper and cut out and then free hand cut the larger pink card stock.

Thank you for popping along to my blog today.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Papertake Weekly - 123 ( 1 metal charm, 2 numbers & 3 roses)

Love Em x

Friday, 8 March 2013

Posy Bear

For my card I have used today

Paper - Spring Drop 
Stamp - Lili of the Valley - Posy Trio
Sizzix Dies - Lace Decorative strip and Circle, Scallops Framelits

Thank you for popping by, I hope you have a lovely day and a fabulous weekend.

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges:

Love Em x

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Polka Dots

For my card today I have used

Paper - Wild Rose Studio Polka Dots & Forever Friends Spring Time.
Stamp - Lili of the Valley - Maisie Two balloons. (which I paper pieced and coloured with ProMarkers).

Thank you for popping along to my blog today.
Hope you have a lovely day and don't get too wet in this dreadful weather.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Love Em x

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

My mojo is back =)

Hi everyone, sorry it's been a while.  I have had one of those times where no matter what I did I wasn't happy with it and it ended up in the bin!  

Well no more my mojo has returned and I am really happy with the outcome.

Paper piecing with an old stamp set by Docrafts Papermania - Hampstead.

Thank you so much for popping along to my blog today.

I will be back tomorrow with another creation.

Love Em x

Friday, 8 February 2013

New product launch at ElfCrafts

Hi everyone hope you are all having a lovely Friday evening.

As some of you may be aware I already run my own business at Patchesuk, but I have always felt that I need something more.  Something to satisfy the creative side of me.

That is when ElfCrafts was born.  Ever since that day I was never 100% what direction to take my new business (ElfCrafts).  I love all crafts but my favourite has to be card making.  I love handcrafted cards and getting that special gift that you can't buy in the shops. 

I have been working very hard lately to come up with an idea that is unique to me and expresses everything I love and satisfies the creative side in me.

Here it is my new star collection.

I am so excited about this new range of personalised products.

 I hope you like them too?

I will be busy listing this full range in my Etsy store over the weekend.

I will of course still continue making my cards, and experimenting with different crafts.  There will also be more collections of personalised products, I have loads of ideas =)

Thank you so much for popping by my blog, I would love to hear what you think of my new star collection.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend

Love Em x