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Inspiring crafty creations by Christa


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CI winner

Posted by Christa on May 6, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (11)


How amazing is that. So thrilled to have been chosen as one of the 5 winners for the CI challenge out of so many beautiful entries and such a high standard of creativity.  See entry below for details of card. Can't wait for my stamp prize to arrive. Thank you.

Natures Beauty

Posted by Christa on April 28, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (3)

Crafty Individuals Challenge.

Just in time! My entry for the CI April challenge. Background  paper made using polystyrene chips dipped in paint and swirled. Stamped CI 347 twice to decoupage the butterflies, coloured, glittered and cut out whole image and attached with dimentional dots. Stamped image again and used as 'leaves' for the baby wipe layered flower i'd used for cleaning up paint from making background. Finished with a fancy brad for flower centre and pearls on butterfly bodies. Dont know if you can see the layers are edged with silver krylon.


Posted by Christa on March 14, 2014 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Always in my heart.....

Its hard to believe 3 years have passed since Jordan went to the Rainbow Bridge. RIP my angel, miss you xx


A fine Romance

Posted by Christa on February 17, 2014 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (3)

Crafty Individuals Challenge

My entry for the February challenge ...a fine romance. Background paper from CI book 3 Springtime with added faux stitching around edges. Main image stamped using CI -338 with Plum Archival Ink on large spellbinders heart die, added some 'pearls' to the image for a romantic feel. LOVE from Expressions clear stamp set. Embellished heart with lace to which i added stickles crystal glitter for sparkle. Cupid is my sentiments exactly K338 stamp, cut out and attached with 3D foam. Finished with heart charm and pearls in corners.

Domino Concetina Book

Posted by Christa on August 21, 2013 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Crafty Individuals Open Challenge

Entering this for the CI open challenge this month It was originally made for a swap on the Cardmaking Paradise Forum 

The dominos were altered using alchol ink and copic pens to colour the stamped image. I added elements to create interest. The dominos are edged with gold Krylon pen and a flower trim added. The book ties with ribbon at the sides. The pages have rounded corners the paper layers are from CI background books and stamped with varius CI stamps on the front and the back to create 'a walk in the country!'


Posted by Christa on May 26, 2013 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (1)

ODBD challenge.

Its been a while since i did a challenge card, i've been a busy bee this month with some commissioned cards, swaps and family cards. Only just going to make the deadline for entry but hopefully thats me back on track now. The theme this week was sky or water, I choose sky with this simple sympathy card.



Posted by Christa on May 24, 2013 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Local colours.

Another sketch from Cardmaking Paradise for this mans card. Very quick and easy to follow


New Job

Posted by Christa on May 16, 2013 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Flying high....

with a new job. Followed a sketch on the Cardmaking Paradise forum to make this congratulations on a new job card for my son.


Posted by Christa on May 5, 2013 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

For my son.

Decided to make a card in the shape of a camera for my sons birthday as he has recently become interested in photography. Stamped the sentiment etc and inked the edges of the layers to add dimension.


70th birthday

Posted by Christa on April 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (2)

Spring in Fashion.

Combined the Crafty Individuals challenge theme with a 70th birthday card i needed for a friend. Created the background using CI-171 Harlequin script stamp with two colours of Brilliance ink, peacock and orchid and over stamped with CI-182 elegant swirl then added the happy birthday.....a free stamp from CI with an order.

For the layer background I stamped a verse over some harlequin paper and stamped a flourish in the corners to tie in with main background.

The main images are from CI-322 the dressmaker stamped on some left over background that was masked with the CI beautiful butterflies panel sprayed with glimmer mist. Added some additional colour to the lady and to all the edges of the layers etc.

Stamped and cut out some leaves and the flower and added the die cut flourishes and 70 and a few pearls to finish.