crafty creations

Inspiring crafty creations by Christa



Posted by Christa on August 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (6)

Crafty Individuals Challenge.

Thought i'd have a go at the CI Bright and Beautiful challenge this month using the second version of the birdhouse template from Cardmaking Paradise 

I used background paper from the 'trees' book for the birdhouse and diecut leaves and stamped the little birds on background paper from the 'springtime' book. The sides of the birdhouse are inked with distress ink 'scattered straw'.



Posted by Christa on August 13, 2011 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (4)

Christmas Robins.

This lovely template from Cardmaking Paradise   prompted me to make a start on my Christmas cards. It was just perfect for the little robins image I got from a friend. 

I used green textured card for the house and red for the roof trimmed with wavy sissors. Spread Stickles Icicle glitter over them to add shine and sparkle. Coloured the Robins with Polychromos pencils, added glitter.............well it is a Christmas card after all!!

Die cut ponsettia, stamped and gold embossed greeting, stocking and baubles........another freebie from Craft Stamper magazine. Finished off with some snow............Polar white flower soft.


Cuttlebug frame

Posted by Christa on August 10, 2011 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Quick and easy card.

Used the lovely freebie stamp from Craft Stampers magazine coloured with promarkers, added a little butterfly so the image fitted the Cuttlebug embossed frame. Stamped the greeting and its done......


Posted by Christa on August 8, 2011 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (1)

For a special friend.

Template from Cardmaking Paradise. Stamped and embossed the butterfly with Crafty Individuals stamp CI-116 to give texture to the wings, stamped the caterpillar quote. Punched some flowers in contrasting colour and added green gems to finish.

Ribbon with a.........

Posted by Christa on August 5, 2011 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Flat knot!

Great video tutorial on the Cardmaking Paradise website showing you how to tie a ribbon with a flat knot. Just a quick card to give it a try. Entering it for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge #100 use a large or small creature.

First Birthday Card

Posted by Christa on August 2, 2011 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

For Jessica.

It doesn't seem possible but thats my wee princess turned ONE already!

Template from Cardmaking Paradise. Pink card with vellum gingham layer decorated with Winnie the Pooh die cut, balloons etc. Stamped greeting.