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Inspiring crafty creations by Christa


Baby cards

Posted by Christa on July 30, 2010 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Its a girl!

It was great fun making some baby cards for a change. I made this one for the 'new parents'. Lots of pink matting and layering and a stork image from the belly button range.



And this one for the other granny.






Posted by Christa on July 29, 2010 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (2)

She's arrived!

At last, Jessica, my new little granddaughter was finally born on Thursday morning 29th July 2010 at 15 minutes past midnight, after missing her due date and taking 26 hours of labour before entering this world, she certainly made us wait. She is gorgeous and weighed in at 7lbs 3.5oz.


Magazine designs

Posted by Christa on July 26, 2010 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (5)

Issue 19.

Heres some of what i've been busy with over the past few weeks, I can show you them now the latest issue is out.

Dream window......................Found this image on the internet and thought it was perfect for this card as she has a dream catcher in her hand. I loved using this template.



Atrist easel .....................I had lots of fun making this card. The easel is stamped with a border stamp and edged with silver pen. The image has been on my computer for years and never used until now, she was perfect for this project. I had a stamp similar to the flower in the image so I stamped it twice, one paler than the other and cut them out. Stamped the greeting onto a die cut shape and edged with silver.




Balloons........... This is such a versatile template, I decided on a childs theme althought lots of grown ups love Winnie the Pooh! Used different cuttlebug folders for the different coloured balloons and added the die cut elements.




Altered Art

Posted by Christa on July 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (6)

Slide mailer swap.

I've been so busy this past few weeks..............crafting i'm happy to say, that I almost forgot to post about the slide mailer swap. It took me ages to make a start on this as i've never altered one before and I only had the one, so no room for errors!

First stage was to prepare the surface using a couple of coats of gesso so the ink would be nice and bright. Its been a while since I made this and can't remember exactly which ink I used. I started with yellow and blended red in from the sides covering the slide mailer. I added some 'mesh' detail to add interest stamped in red and to finish I sprayed with gold glimmer mist and dabbed some glitter glue to add more sparkle unfortunately it doesn't show up in the photos.

I decided on a flower theme so coloured a couple of flowers to match, also sprayed with glimmer mist and a touch of glitter. Layered them adding a gold gem in centre. Die cut the flourishes and added a touch of glitter.  Stamped the butterfly on vellum which I also glittered (sounds like overkill of glitter but really it was only a touch!!) Also stamped the butterfly on the slide mailer and layered with the vellum. Lightly stamped a few flowers and another butterfly to finish the front.

For the inside I stamped the daisy and verse directly on the mailer.  For the slides I stamped on paper and coloured with ink to match and you've guessed..... more glitter! These were then sandwiched between the slides and glued into place. The space around was filled with gold micro beads. A small daisy finished off the inside.

And finally the back cover. I stamped onto paper again, coloured with ink and rubbed glitter over. To finish I added some matching fibres and beads.  

Sorry this has turned into such a long post. I was really pleased with the end result and enjoyed doing it once I had a plan!








Blog candy

Posted by Christa on July 23, 2010 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (2)

Craft Barn giveaway.

Theres some fab candy up for grabs over on the Craft Barn blog until Friday 30th July. Good luck everyone.


 Hope this works okay, i'll have to learn how to add links to the side bar! 



New Home card

Posted by Christa on July 23, 2010 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (4)

Home Tweet Home.

My son and family have just moved into a bigger house so made this fun easel card for them. Used the scalloped nestabilities dies, printed image is cut out and glittered and attached with 3D foam. Die cut flowers, with added flower heads and a touch of glitter.

I won!

Posted by Christa on July 23, 2010 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (1)

I'm on a roll!!!

I could hardly believe my eyes when I logged onto the Craft Barn blog and found i'd won the shaped card competition with my Christmas in July entry. Its the first time i've entered a blog challenge/competition so i'm chuffed to bits and can't wait for my brilliant prize to arrive.

Thats two prizes in two weeks maybe I should buy a lottery ticket next week!

Art Competition Winner

Posted by Christa on July 14, 2010 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (2)

I came second!

Sorry to brag but I just had to tell you all my news.

I entered some of my art work in a competition earlier this year at I've just had an email from them to tell me I came second and have won a £50 gift voucher to spend in their shop. I went to have a look at all the winners and could hardly believe I had two more of my paintings mentioned. You can see them all here.



Envelope Card

Posted by Christa on July 14, 2010 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (2)

My third Craft Barn entry.

This is my final entry for the shaped card competition at the Craft Barn

The card is shaped to look like an envelope with a message popping out when closed, and opens like a concertina. I cut a wavy shape at the front for the fairy to nestle in as she leaned over. The card is covered in co-ordinating paper and I used the Cuttlebug happy birthday folder for the message, swiss dots folder for panel on front and die cut the words Sara. Added some punched flowers, gems and glittered the fairy and all the dots on the panel to embellish.





Craft Barn Entry

Posted by Christa on July 13, 2010 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (2)

Christmas in July!

This is my second entry for the Craft Barn shaped card competition. I adapted a Time for Crafting template to make a Ho Ho Ho card for Christmas.

Each letter is covered with different Xmas papers and the edges are inked in green. I used several different techniques to stamp and colour the images and embellishments.