Thursday, 27 December 2012

Snowflake ATC

Hi all, just popped on to show a ATC I have just made. The base is snowflakes stamped with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The I used loads of different sprays (sprays here in the shop). I die cut some snowflakes (all dies here), one with glitter card the other with grunge board which I painted with white paint and heat embossed some sparkle. For the embellishments I coloured stampbord then stamped an image and had a go at scratching some off. Finally I added some ribbon and a snowflake charm.
The great thing with ATC's is that you can have a go at techniques on small areas :-)

Hope your all enjoying the festivites :-)
Happy Crafting
Kerry xxx

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Hi all, just popped on to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from all of us and hope your enjoying all the festivities.  I shall leave you with a mini Christmas tree that I decorated with stamped images (stamps in shop here), some shrink plastic, brilliance inkpads and UTEE. Basically I stamped the writing stamp first on die cut shapes of shrink plastic, let it dry then stamped the image on top, then I shrank it with a heat gun, then covered in versamark and used ultra think embossing enamel over it to give a really nice shine, I did this 3 times.  The star on top I added a piece of wire to help it stay on top :-)

Thanks for looking, Happy Crafting :-) Kerry xxx

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas Tree Tree Tree

Hi all, sorry it's been awhile, I think it this time of year where we all start rushing to get everything done lol.  Just a quick card from me with some Paperartsy stamps which you can find here in the shop and some simple paper piecing, Lisa has loads of papers to pick from which can be found here :-)

This is a great card if your want to do some batch Christmas cards (if your last minute like me!!!)

Happy Crafting
Kerry xxx

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Splash of Paint

Hi all, Kerry here, just popping on to show you a card I made using the gorgeous Indigo Blu stamps (hit on link to be whizzed on over to the Indigo Blu stamps in the shop), I used the Discover your passion, the sentiment sets are really large which means you can make a great focal point to any card :-)

Close Look

So why not pop along to the That Craft Place Shop and have a look at all the wonderful stamps and of course lots and lots more crafty goodness :-).
Happy Crafting
Kerry xxx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Encased Leaves

Hi all, Kerry here, just popping on to show you a tag I have made.  If you can remember in September I did a load of tutorials and the last one was about masterboards, well I made this tag with the master board I made in that tutorial :-)
I also had collected some leaves and pressed them (in a book for a couple of days), well I wanted to use them on my tag somehow so I heated some UTEE on my heat mat, then popped the leaves on top, then sprinkled more UTEE and heated.  To make it slightly more decorative I ripped some music paper I had and added it to the back :-)

I also added some Tim Holtz ideology which you can find in the shop here and some gorgeous lace and string which you can find in the shop here :-). Thanks for visiting.
Happy Crafting

Monday, 12 November 2012

Birthday Girl

Hi all Kerry here, just popping on to show you my latest card using the Saturated Canary Wallflower stamp which you can find here in the shop.  I absolutely love this stamp and she was great to colour in, I used promarkers.
The papers I used was My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 2 Rosy which you can find here in the shop, and you can also find amazing trims, ribbon and embellishments here in the shop :-)

Happy Crafting, thanks for visiting :-) Kerry xxx

Sunday, 4 November 2012


Buttons and how do you store your's ???
are u a tub kind of crafter or maybe a old Coffee jar
Or even a colour organised kind of crafter ???

Here is how some of our DT ladies do it



Scatty Jan 



Trudie ( and her Hubby's Hand ) hehehehe



Come and show us how you store your's 

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Metal Tags and acrylic paints

Yesterday I showed you how you might use acohol inks and metal tags ... today i thought I would use paint on the tag.

Before you start painting with acrylic paints on metal, rather than metal foil, you need to provide it with a base to 'fix' to.  I used Ranger glue and seal - it only needs a thin coat, but it helps the paint stay put!
You will acrylic paints, walnut stain distress ink, clear embossing powder and an embossed tag.  Because you are painting the embossed and debossed areas pick a folder that doesn't have too much detail.  I used a text folder (Lisa has lots of patterned folders to choose from), but patterned or floral folders work equally well.
Having let the glue and seal dry, paint the tag, using different paints for diferent parts of the pattern or words.
 Don't worry that it will look quite matt and flat when it is done.
Having let the paint dry thoroughly, take a sanding block or sanding paper to it and sand some, but not all the paint off, including in the debossed areas.
 Now cover the tag with walnut stain ink and let it dry thoroughly.
Add embossing ink, I use versamark, to the whole tag and cover in clear embossing powder, and then heat - carefully!  Unlike metal foil the tag will get hot and you can burn your fingers!  Once all the powder is completely melted let the tag cool. 
 You end up with a shiny, vintage looking tag.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Metal Tags and Alcohol inks

Lisa sells some fab metal tags, they come in boxes, with 2 sizes.

 They have a smooth unfinished surface, ready for you to play with.
 I decided to have a play with them and explore how versatile they are ... please excuse the photos - we have really poor lighting in our house!

So the first thing I did was apply alcohol inks, as they work perfectly with smooth, shiny surfaces.

 I used a blending tool and felt, but didn't use blending solution. 
 I applied several layers, leaving each to dry for a minute or so before applying the next, until I got the effect I wanted.

Gorgeous as the finished tag is, it needs a bit more ...

As the metal tags aren't very thick they are perfect for embossing, to add texture.

 I experimented with several folders to see the effects I could get.
And then decided to make  Christmas tag...

I embossed the tag, lining it up with the text I wanted...

Then I applied alcohol inks, as described above, giving it several coats to create a good depth of colour. 
Then I took a sanding block to the tag, sanding off the top coat of ink ...

So you get a burnished effect.

 You can take as much or as little as you want off ... you get a better shine the more you sand.

This tag will hang from my Christmas tree.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Halloween Cutie

Hi Kerry here, just popping on to show you all some more halloween inspiration, I have used the whimsy stamp Hazel, but as you know all of the whimsy stamps are cute and can be found on our Facebook Page, all you have to do is ask Lisa and she will take a picture of them all :-). The patterned paper is Bazzill Hallows Eve and can be found here in the shop or above on facebook.
Also don't forget to enter our current challenge which is tic tac toe -
I have used the gems, sentiment and ribbon for my card below -

Right I shall be off now, planning on getting inky tonight so keep an eye out for more posts :-)
Thanks for visiting
Hugs Kerry

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Left handed card!!!

Hi all just popping on to show you some inspiration with Saturated Canary stamps which you can find here in the shop :-).  It's the first time I have ever used Saturated Canary stamps and wow they ink lovely and they are great for colouring in especially their hair.  Reason I have called this card left handed is, well I shall show you the pictures -

I used patterned papers from October Afternoon 9-5
which are here in the shop :-)

Close Up - I used promarkers for colouring in, if you 
would like to see what colours I used my blog post
for this card is here and the details are in the recipe at the 
bottom of the post

My left handed card!!! I was using a sketch, and
because it looked the same up and down I popped
the topper on the wrong way lol lol

Right I better dash, hope your having a fantastic weekend. Happy Crafting :-) Kerry xxx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Be Afraid

Hi all Kerry here, I know it's been a few weeks, but life got in the way of crafting as it does, but all is calm now.  Thought I would pop on and show you some more halloween inspiration for our current halloween challenge and blog hop is here :-) lot's of prizes up for grabs so why not have a go, it finishes on Saturday evening.
On my card I used Priscilla by Kraftin Kimmie which you can find all the Kimmie stamps here on the shop website.

Just to warn you I have a new camera and lets just say, I'm still learning, maybe I should read the huge booklet but no I like to learn the hard way lol lol

Think I would be scared if my daughter started reading all those books with skulls on them lol.

Happy Crafting :-)
Kerry xxx

Sunday, 21 October 2012


Its Show your stash time 
and this fortnight it's 
they can be bulky and hard to store ...
So how do you store your's !!!!

Here is how the DT ladies store there's 







So come and show us how you store your's