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Inspiring crafty creations by Christa



Posted by Christa on September 30, 2011 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (1)

God Bless us.

This is my entry for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge #108. Glossy card brayered with Turquoise blue ink and stamped with darker blue. Greeting is highlighted with white gel pen. Matted on main white card with side embossed with CB swirly leaf folder.

Another award!

Posted by Christa on September 26, 2011 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (1)


I was so thrilled to find I had won another award for my Our Daily Bread challenge card this week thats TWO weeks in a row! Thank you ladies.


Fall colours

Posted by Christa on September 22, 2011 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (8)

Challenge card.....

Entering this card for Our Daily Bread challenge #77 Fall colours or theme and Stampin Sisters in Christ #107 Wings and biblical verse. Dry embossed background with Brilliance ink 'Aurora' sponged over raised surface matted on orange card. Die cut oval stamped verse in black and edged with ink, also butterfly corner stamped and coloured with ink.

Nothing but ink

Posted by Christa on September 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Messy crafter...........

......especially when it comes to ink and for this card there was plenty. The template is from Cardmaking Paradise. I used glossy card and 'Spice' big n juicy ink pad for the background. Right side is Josephs coat technique and left side overstamped and embossed.The main image, border, leaves and greeting are all stamped on glossy card coloured with spice. Stamps are Crafty Individuals, Elusive Images(border) and Karantha stamps(background)

Collage stamping.

Posted by Christa on September 17, 2011 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Inky fingers and an award.

Well that certainly brightened up my morning. My card in the previous post which I entered for the Daily Bread Shining Light Challenge has been selected for the Award, see side bar, woooho!!!

Two cards today, the first is a masked and sponged background overstamped with a quote and varius grasses.

The second is a stamped script background with a hero arts wildflower stamped in the corner and the edges inked with distress ink. Matching flower stamped in black on distress ink and torn edges.

Hope you like them, all comments gratefully received. 


Our daily bread challenge

Posted by Christa on September 12, 2011 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Lacing challenge...........

not using lace but actually lacing ribbon, lace, string, or paper through something. So I used some ribbon through the Marianne Design die LR0129.

I stamped the Brocade background and get well stamp, both Our Daily Bread stamps, in Brilliance Pearlescant Purple ink also the freebie butterfly from Craft Stamper magazine.

Lace challenge

Posted by Christa on September 10, 2011 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (1)

With Love.

Made this for the challenge on the Form a Lines forum to include lace on your card. The main image, which I created last year and never used, is masked and stamped with varius stamps to create the romantic collage. There are micro beads on the dress and scroll at the side. Used lace across the card and for the bow also punched a lace edge to the greeting.

Tag swap

Posted by Christa on September 7, 2011 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (1)

All about me!

First of all sorry its been a while since my last post..........i've no idea where the time has gone and very little to show for it. So without further ado on with the tag.

The latest swap at Cardmaking Paradise was a tag with the theme of all about me. Now that was a real challenge. In the end I decided on a stamped collage to represent a few things about me, coloured loosely with a sponge and distress ink.

In the tag you'll see I enjoy walking in the countyside and love dogs, especially Jordan, sadly now deseased. I love my grandchildren and my flower garden and of course art and crafts!


Tag card

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Ink everywhere!

Boy am I a messy crafter when it comes to ink and on this card theres plenty of that. The template is from Cardmaking Paradise I used the Josephs Coat technique for right side of the background and overstamped and embossed the left side. I brayered ink on the glossy card with big n juicy inkpad 'Spice' With same ink background for main tree image, border, leaves and greeting. Stamps are from Crafty Individuals, Elusive Images (border) and Karantha Stamps (background)