Wednesday, 11 November 2015

change of site

I have been having a nightmare with blogger for a long time now.  Photos go missing etc etc, so I have decided its time for a change!  I can now be found at As yet there is nothing there but hopefully within a day or two it will be an all singing and dancing page that actually works!!!!!  fingers crossed!!!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Wow what a treat we have in for you 

Our wonderful Ladies have created some epic creation with the new release please make sure you hop on over to all the ladies blogs and prizes will be given out during the release if you comment on all of the wonderful DT girls 





 Trudie (you are here)





Links you need to know 
That Craft Place Etsy 
That Craft Place Challenge Blog 
That Craft Place - Facebook 
That Craft Place - Facebook natter chatter page 

I have made 4 cards using the gorgeous ButtonBox Fairies.  I have more projects coming over the following days as well, so be warned!!

I hope you like my makes and don't forget to visit the other girls!!


Sunday, 19 July 2015

Challenge time at That Craft Place

Its time for the papercrafters to set the challenge at TCP and this time its
Here is my inspiration card.
I have used one of the totally brand spanking new stamps from Little Darlings called Lily Mac.
I had had the sentiment stamp for a long time but had never used it, I felt it went perfect with this!!
Don't forget to visit our challenge blog to see what else the team have been up to and to leave yur entry xxx

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Saturated Canary Fashion Decades 1960 and 1970

Here are two more of the fashion decades images from Saturated Canary.

Saturated Canery Fashion Decades Contest 1950

My second fashion decade card is using 1950 from Saturated Canary.
I've used a combination of papers from Santoro, Kaiser craft and my leftover stash to make this layout.  The feathers were actually left over after making a corsage for Brenden to give to one of his dates for prom (yeap he had two girls on his arms!!).  I teamed these up with some red and black flower and finished off with a sheer bow and a piece of bling!
I would like to enter this into

Saturated Canary Fashion Decades contest. 1940s

When I saw that the lovely Krista from Saturated Canary was doing a fashion decades colouring contest, I knew I would be entering!
This is my card made using the 1940s image.
I teamed her up with the Botanical Tea collection from G45. 
I wanted to achieve an afternoon tea look.
There is lots of fussy cutting, cameo cutting and dies used in this.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Alice in Wonderland 150th Birthday BlogHop

Today we are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, and what better way to do that, than to share lots of creative projects inspired by this wonderful story.

Not only will you see lots of amazing artwork today, but you can also win prizes from the following amazing companies;

Prize winners will be selected from Random blogs throughout the hop using to select each winner.  In order to be eligible for a prize you must visit all stops on the hop and leave a comment. The prize draws will be open until July 18th, with winners announced on July 20th.

Here's my Alice in Wonderland inspired project;

Blog Hop List

Sunday, 21 June 2015

That Craft Place challenge - Layers

New Challenge For All Crafts - Layers
Hi all, hope your having a
crafty weekend :-).
Wow we had some amazing Anything Goes entries 
for our last challenge, remember
to pop back next week 
to see who the winner
and top 3 are.

Need more inspiration?  why don't you join us in our Natter page
on facebook, DT adds lots of inspiration plus you can add your creations
on there as well, we also do a swap each month.
Lisa also runs an online facebook shop which is
connected to her bricks and mortar shop, each day lots of new crafty products
are added and she also runs a pay at the end of the month scheme.
And if your a lover of Digi Stamps then look no further then our 
gorgeous digi's.

What's New with our Challenges
From now on we shall have one theme a month (which today is Layers)
and the other challenge will be Anything Goes Mixed Media only this
gives our mixed media DT freedom to create,
plus it gives our viewers a chance to feel free to have a go at mixed media :-)

Challenge For All Crafts - Layers
Here is my inspiration card using an image from a bundle of digis by Saturated Canary.
Everything else is from TCP!  
I am totally in love with the MDF word banners that Lisa is now making.

Whilst I am here another Saturated Canary card using loads of beautiful goodies from Lisa!

I hope you feel inspired!!!


Sunday, 24 May 2015

Shabby Chic at That Craft Place

I could go on and on about why I've not posted for so long but most, if not all of you know what's been going on anyway, so I'll just get on with the good stuff!

Time for another challenge at TCP and this time it's Shabby Chic!

I have made a wall hanging using lots of gorgeous goodies from the shop, including one of the new gorgeous Buttonbox fairies!

This is the gorgeous Bella. 

I have coloured her using my copics on Lisa's Super smooth card and used stampendus shabby pink embossing enamel to decorate.
The hanger, papers, all flowers and other bits and bobs were from TCP.

Check out our challenge blog for full challenge details and to see what the amazing team have been creating!!

Hopefully I will be back soon with some more creations!!



Sunday, 15 March 2015

Rosey Hearts challenge

Today I get to share with you all a new challenge design team.  I am lucky enough to be a member of the Rosey Hearts Challenge team A, and we are about to launch our first challenge!
Our first theme is Anything Goes with an added option of Naughty or Nice.
Full details of the challenge and other makes by our gorgeous DT can be found on our blog.
For this I have used Always Alice.
The MDF key and chipboard mushrooms and hearts are all from That Craft Place.

That Craft Place Challenge - Use a charm

Its time for another challenge at That Craft Place.
The theme for this is
Use a Charm.
I have been looking forward to spring for a long time so decided to go for something bright and cheerful to break up the dull days we have been having!!
The image is IIIeana from Slinky Tart and I think she is gorgeous!!
The charm I have used on this card is actually a heart shaped locket that comes from That Craft Place, along with all the flowers, ribbon, skeleton leaves etc.  The sentiment stamp is from My Favourite Things an the papers are Graphic 45, both purchased from the lovely Lisa at TCP.

Check out our challenge blog to see the other beautiful creations made by the design team and to add your entry xx

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Make it Crafty - 4000 members party weekend

The gorgeous Zoe at Make it Crafty has organised an eventful weekend packed full of questions, challenges and who knows what else, to celebrate reaching 4000 fans of the FB group.
So far I have made two different attempts at these challenges!!
#WildCrazyHair and #OneLayerCard
#WildCrazyHair and #TransparentWings
I'm hoping to get more done tomorrow but for now I'm calling it a day!!
The question now is...... do I apply for the CAS design team??

Sunday, 15 February 2015

That Craft Place Challenge Time..... Inspired by a Film.

I'm back!! 
Today, That Craft Place, is launching another of their fab challenges and for once, I have some inspiration to show you!!
The theme for this challenge is
Inspired by a film
This style of challenge are my favourites.
With it being Valentines day yesterday I chose to go for a good old soppy film.....
Love, Actually
The stamp is an exclusive club kit Marci from La La Land Crafts which I just totally adore.  I have used a combination of dies and my cameo to make the layers.  The flowers, trim. leaves and ceramic angel are from TCP.
Alice in Wonderland
This time I used the Alice in Wonderland digis from La La Land Crafts, (yes loving these at the moment!).  I used them to decorate Lisa's fabulous standing mushroom MDF laser cut.   If you haven't checked out what she is doing you really should.... the options are endless!!  I sprayed this with aerosol primer and then gave it a light even coat of gesso.  I use this method as the aerosol gives a really smooth finish and covers really well, the only problem being it doesn't really like be painted on.  I find a light coat of gesso really helps with this.... it doesn't need to be thick as the whiteness is already achieved, its just a better surface to paint onto.  I cut various different tufts of grass using my cameo.  The images were also printed and cut using the cameo softwear which saves hours of fussy cutting!!!  Then to make this more 3D I used small off cuts from acrylic packaging to make six tabs I then stuck them to the back of the images (top and bottom), to stand them away from the mushrooms.  I then finished it off by covering the front edge with more grass.
Alice in Wonderland is one of my all time favourites and I have been waiting for an idea to use with these mushrooms, so this just had to happen!!
Check out what other films have inspired the DT...... there is quite a selection


I would like to enter the following challenges