Blog Hop for That Craft Place

Come and join us on our blog hop for – That Craft Place.

We are having a wonderful Blog hop to show case our amazing Design Team theme is Anything Goes so don;t forget to enter into our challenge.

Links to Shop and Groups TCP facebook Shop Natter page Ditzie Digi Design’s inspiration Our Etsy store

We give away freebies in the Ditzie Digi Design group once a month so please hop over and say Hi!

Here’s the prizes:

1st £10 spend in That Craft Place

2nd £10 DDD esty store

3rd £5 That Craft Place

4th £5 DDD etsy store

To win you need to make sure your a member of each group.


Now the amazing Design Team have some inspiration on there blogs and ( some of the DT ladies are giving away there creations to one lucky blogger ) so make sure you hop by and give them some love




Claudia –

Stacey –


Rebecca –

Gayle –

Debs –


kay –


Aurora –

Lisa M-

Erin S   <————————-  You are here!

Rachel –

Suzi –


Deb J



Love & Hugs

from all of us at

That Craft Place




Here’s my creation.

Callie's New Shoes

Callie’s New Shoes

Lots of flowers!

Lots of flowers!

I started with a shoe money box from Lisa’s fab shop.  I love these piggy banks as they come in a variety of designs and are so wonderful to paint.  I did a base coat in blocks of purple, teal, and blue (my favourite colours) DecoArt paints.  Then I used DecoArt’s Weathered Wood effect which just might be my new favourite technique.  I don’t know, I’m fickle so next week it might be a different technique! lol  Over the Weathered Wood I put a thin coat (where I remembered) of buttermilk.  It’s such fun to watch the top dry (not at all like watching normal paint dry) because the cracks appear before your very eyes!

I coloured up this fab digi image from Ditzie using my copics and then a bit of frantage to make it all smexy.  The sentiment, also from Ditzie, is all the validation I need for a new pair of shoes! lol  I thought it went perfectly with the image and the shoe money box.





The flowers are a just a bunch I picked out of my stash…mostly from That Craft Place.  Although the giant rose came from a fizzy bath set and was a hideous shade of pepto bismol pink.  Once again, the fabulous Dylusions Sprays worked their magic and made everything the right shades for my project.  I also used the sprays to colour the cheese cloth (originally white) that I got from Lisa.  I tried to take Neil Walker’s advice and use a couple of different colours on the flowers to add interest.  Did it work?

I used DecoArt’s Faux Finishing Medium to apply the cheese cloth to the show and it worked a treat.  I was able to put wrinkles (for a lack of a better word) into the cloth to add texture for the flowers to cling to.  I used the fab collal silicon glue to attach the flowers.







This picture shows the weathered wood effect.  Thick paint = big cracks.  Thin coat = little cracks.

Weathered wood effect

Weathered wood effect

Love, love this technique.  I learned it in one of Mark Gould’s classes at That Craft Place aka my happy place!


Thanks for stopping by.  If you leave me a little bit of love, I’ll put your name into the draw for this shoe money box as Prince Charming has declared I don’t need anymore shoes.  Normally, I wouldn’t listen, but since the three shoe racks I have don’t hold all my shoes, I might just have to agree with him!  Don’t tell him! lol


I’d like to enter this project in to

Charismascards – anything goes


70 thoughts on “Blog Hop for That Craft Place

  1. Erin fabulous work hun you are so talented xxx thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments which are appreciated xx and ty for the invitation to the blog hop x

    1. Aww thanks Sam! That crackle finish is really easy. If you want more details let me know! Erin xx

    1. Aww thanks Linda! The crackle finish is really easy and my new favourite technique. Erin xx

  2. A super creation Erin and so very different.

    Thanks so much for joining in at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

    1. Aww thanks Sylv! It was a fun project to do! The crackle finish is super easy and one of my fav techniques! Erin xx

    1. OAwww! Thanks Brawny! Your kind words have made my day! It was a fun project today. Erin xx

  3. This is an awesome project! The crackled effect looks splendid and the large flowers are absolutely delightful. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog. 🙂

  4. Such a beautiful project!! Love the boot and the crackle finish it has on it, really gives it some texture. The image is adorable and the flowers are lovely!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes Challenge!! 🙂

    Elina- DT member, Party Time Tuesdays

    1. Thanks Elina! It was fun to do. The crackle finish is so easy! It’s one of my favourite techniques. I’ve been doing it on almost everything at the moment! lol Erin xx

    1. I like to be different! lol I haven’t made a card in months. It was fun to do…and it all came together as if I wasn’t needed in the process if you know what I mean! 😉 Erin xx

  5. Wow this is just stunning, I love it, it is just so different. Thank you for joining us at My Heart Pieces Challenge. Marlene DT

    1. I like different! lol I haven’t made a card in months! You’ve made my week! Erin xx

    1. It’s a fun sentiment isn’t it? Perfect for this project. Thanks for your kind words! Erin xx

  6. Hi, A lovely project, love the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

    1. Thanks Erin (fabulous name by the way! 😉 ) Those are ‘my colours’ I may dabble with other combinations, but I always return to purple, green & blue! lol Erin xx

  7. Oh my word what an awesome creation I wouldn’t know where to start its totally amazing! Jacqui DT Sister Act

    1. Aww thanks Jacqui! It’s certainly different! It was lots of fun to do though. Erin xx

  8. What a stunning creation! I just love this!!! I want one! And it’s my fave colors! You have done a wonderful job. Thanks for playing at Crafting from the heart. Good luck. We hope to see you next time!

    1. Aww! Thanks! The colours are ‘my colours.’ Actually, they’re my mum’s, but since I’ve looked for and bought so many things for her in those colours they’ve become mine too! lol I have other favourites that I dabble with, but I always return to these colours. Erin xx

  9. Wow, wow, wow, what can I say except you’ve blown me away…… What a stylish money box decorated so beautifully.I am in awe.such talent.Hugs Debbie x

  10. Fabulous creation, love the weathered effect, great image, loooooove her shoes, perfect sentiment too, thanks for playing along at the Paper Creator anything goes challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

    1. Thanks Colette! I believe you’ve made my day! lol She was fun to colour and perfect for the money box. Erin xx

  11. Such a pretty project, love that crackle it looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges this time
    Claire xx

    1. Aww! Thanks Claire! The crackle is so easy to do too! I love the effect. DecoArts Weathered Wood rocks! lol Erin xx

  12. Fabulous project!
    Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



  13. SUPER Cute project. I haven’t seen anything like this, LOVE THE COLORS!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Challenges, I hope that you are a regular and have it so you get regular e-mails!

    Oh, I have BLOG Candy, here is what you do, just comment back on the Paper Crafting Challenges Blog and say “Kim made me DO it” All comments will be a draw for s bundle from me, so far I have 2 stamp sets and a Memory box “celebrate” stencil, So please comment!!
    Thanks for joining us!!!

  14. Fab card – I love what you’ve done with the shoe!

    Thanks for joining our farewell challenge at Stampin’ For the Weekend.



  15. Beautiful project love the colouring and the flowers .. thank you for entering the F&F challenge and good luck x Annie

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