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Inspiring crafty creations by Christa


Radley Bag

Posted by Christa on October 18, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Pretty in pink!

Another commissioned Radley style bag, this time in pink. I used a patterned paper as requested and initials instead of an age. I'm really pleased with the finished card and hope the recipient enjoys receiving it.

Radley Dog

Posted by Christa on May 11, 2012 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (1)

50th Birthday commission.

Well seems the template I made for the Radley Dog card is proving very popular with yet another request for one. A 50th birthday this time, other wise the same as the original design. Hope she liked it.

Wedding Bells

Posted by Christa on June 11, 2011 at 8:18 PM Comments comments (0)

Wedding Commision.

I was asked to make a small wedding card after donating some cards to a local group to help them raise funds for a summer outing. Perfect oppertunity to use my new set of sentiment stamps which includes one for a wedding.

Embossed the main card with tiny hearts. Added the decoupage and a ribbon border with the stamped greeting. Very quick and easy, I hope they like it.



Radlley dog 3

Posted by Christa on May 25, 2011 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Well the Radley dog card is proving to be a top favourite with folk. Just had another commisson for one as a thank you card this time in a black and cream colour scheme.

Radley bag 2

Posted by Christa on March 29, 2011 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Commissioned cards.

Sorry its been a while since my last post, will try to get into the swing of things again.

So to start things off heres a couple of cards I made earlier for a commission. I was real excited to get the email request as the lady had found me in a google search!!! I could hardly believe it and had to try for myself and sure enough there it was my Radley dog on page 21 of images. Not quite first page news then !

So back to the cards. Both designs are as before with slight variations. The bag is in the same colour scheme as before as that is 'Jeans' favourite colour. Slightly changed the top flap and handles and added the name.

The Radley dog is in pink and purple as requested this time with the addition of MUM and some pearls on the collar. Hope she liked her cards and had a lovely day.


40th Birthday

Posted by Christa on November 8, 2010 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (3)

Commissioned cards.

I was asked to make some 40th birthday cards for a lady who loves Radley bags so this is what I came up with.

Card no 1

I decided to make the card in the shape of the Radley dog which is a nice simple shape to follow. I made the base card in black and matted it in cream. I kept the embellishments simple, just a few black die cut flowers and 'dog tag' 40th birthday greetings. Finished off with a few faux stitches round the edge. 



 Card no 2

Did this one in the shape of a 40 using Saras template, covered in pretty paper and added a cute teddy decoupage and a few flowers.



Card no 3

This one is in the shape of a handbag as was requested. I adapted one of Saras templates and added the compulsory Radley dog!

Card no 4

Request for this one was colourful with Happy Birthday Mum on front and a springy 40 inside..................Hmmmm!!!

Hope this fits the bill, not quite a springy 40 but it is quite colourful. The Happy Birthday words on the front are decoupaged and the ribbon unties to reveal the pop out 40.


Sorry the photos are so dull the lighting is really poor just now with all the wet weather and dark evenings.

And the final card is a stamped image coloured with promarkers. ( Scanning has done the opposite to photos..............colours are not this harsh in real life) 

Added some glitter to image and varius embellishments.

Hope she likes them.