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Inspiring crafty creations by Christa


Wedding Heart

Posted by Christa on July 28, 2011 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Hearts and flowers.....

Just the thing for a wedding card. Template from Cardmaking Paradise . Entering this in the Our Daily Bread Shine a Light Challenge #69 Use piercing on your card!

Alcohol ink background

Posted by Christa on July 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Some great techniques........

for using alcohol ink on the Craft Barn Blog that I wanted try out. I've only got a few colours and didn't get the same results as Andy Skinner but was quite pleased the way this one turned out so made it into a card which i'm entering into their challenge this week.

The background is made using matt card and dipping it into water you've added alcohol ink to. I used stamps from the Papermania nostalgia pastimes set and the edge of a tree stamp from Clarity Stamps with Versamark for the foliage around the main card.


I also tried the acetate with alcohol ink technique by Gio. Used Viva decor dimensional pen to draw out some flower shapes then when dry painted the petals with alcohol ink, I also covered the outline with the alcohol ink to make the colour match the petals (which is a purple shade NOT blue as the photo shows) I cut out the acetate flowers and using a brad for the flower centers attached it to another alcohol ink background with the same colour (again photo hasn't picked up the colour properly, it was pale but not that much) Stamped around the edge and added a bit of colour to the flowers. Matted it onto main card embossed with Cuttlebug.



Waving arm card 2

Posted by Christa on July 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (8)

Challenge entry

Haven't done any challenges for a while so when I saw this template from Cardmaking Paradise was perfect for the Stampin Sisters in Christ # 98 challenge this week I thought it was time I did. Also entering it for Our Daily Bread # 68 challenge.

The challenge was to have something moving on your card, well the wheel on the side turns and moves the 'setting' sun up and over. The words 'grand old' inspired me to use the ship stamp which also has a 'high flying flags' and the seagulls are flying so they all cover the second challenge.

I used gossy card and brayered the background using Adirondac Sunshine Yellow, Red Pepper and Sailboat Blue dye ink. Then using varius stamps created the scene and added the birthday greeting to finish.


Waving arm card.

Posted by Christa on July 13, 2011 at 6:36 PM Comments comments (0)


This card is made using another clever but simple template from Sara at Cardmaking Paradise. Theres some fabulous samples of male cards using this template. 

The background paper is from Forever Friends with love 6x6 pad. Stamps by Papermania from summer bloom, lazy days. Used Stampin Up ink Pink Passion and Gable Green. 

You can't tell from the photo but the butterflies will 'fly' above the card as you turn the wheel at the side

Altered tub.

Posted by Christa on July 5, 2011 at 5:21 PM Comments comments (1)

For bits and pieces!

Finished a large tub of drinking chocolate just in time to make this handy storage tub for my grandsons birthday tomorrow.  No excuse now for losing any of his special bits and pieces.

Tub is covered in designer paper with a large hand cut scalloped border at the base. All the images are stamped, cut out and coloured with promarkers. Cuttlebug die for his name.


Also made a small notebook in similar design.


Number Eight

Posted by Christa on July 5, 2011 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Birthday Boy.

Eight already!!! Its my grandsons birthday tomorrow, thats how old he'll be, where does the time go!

Seeing as its a 'big' birthday I decided a big number 8 would be good for his card this year. My own template, covered with patterned paper and inked the edges. Stamped Happy Birthday verse directly on paper in a few places. Other images, tag and word SEAN stamped, coloured with promarkers (pastel set) cut out and attached with 3D foam. Added a few stars to finish.