The Newest Challenge….

As many of you know, I am part of a group of ladies that form the Design Team for That Craft Place; The DT. I have been on the team for a while now and love it. I have never worked among more talented and supportive people – it is a pleasure to call myself a team member.  We cover lots of subject for our challenges which are usually every two weeks and this time around the theme is Words!  Ah words – fitting Lorraine as you never stop talking is probably what you are thinking…..

This is my challenge piece…All the accessories and the image are from That Craft Place – the image can be got from the Etsy Shop; – some fabulous images for you to buy, download and colour for yourself – there is also the Natter and Chatter Facebook page where we swap ideas and projects that you have made and we also have a monthly fun challenge over there too;   and lastly the amazing That Craft Place Facebook shop where you can choose crafty items, pop them in your virtual bag and then pay for them at the end of the month – this is brilliant and means that you don’t forget to buy those wonder crafty items you spot mid month;https: //   Oh – nearly forgot….we also have the That Craft Place blog – which you can find here; Here is the place to view what we make and join in with the challenge! Phew – thats a lot of place to go visit but get your coffee or tea and head on over….


So the card stock and paper were in my stash but pretty much everything else came from That Craft Shop – head on over, trawl through the product files in the virtual shop and choose yourself some great crafty items for your next project!

Until next time – remember to stamp your place in the world! xxxx


So it’s been a while…..

It has been a while….and frankly I don’t quite know where to start!  I am always ‘wanting’ to post but never seem to find that minute in which to sit and write. I would love to be one of those uber organised mom’s, but I guess I am just not. I do have an organiser….but it has a lot of blank pages! Mind you, I am constantly busy! My boys – who are no longer small – seem to take up just as much of my time as when they were toddlers.

So, what you are really here for is not to hear me waffle on but to see what I have been making, and with have an ounce of luck, be inspired by something I have made….at the very least find out where I got my crafty items from….

I think the simplest might be to spread my makes over a couple of posts. So my first up is my most recent make…..This is a piece which came as brown board ready for painting or covering etc.  First of all I coated this with gesso, soft blue chalk paint, crackle paint and then white chalk paint, drying between each coat. I lightly sanded the edges to give a vaguely aged look, then added die cuts and coated every where with satin varnish! I hope you like my lovely new flower storage drawers…..Everything including the drawer storage available from THAT CRAFT PLACE…of course! (link here –

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Look out for those flowers coming on a project very soon….

Right – I will leave this one here for now and post again very very soon….until then….remember to stamp your place in the world! xxxx