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Inspiring crafty creations by Christa


Oriental birthday

Posted by Christa on October 31, 2011 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (1)

For Hilda.

It was a special birthday for Hilda this year, the big 70!!! so a special card was needed I hope this fits the bill.

Hilda likes all things Oriental so decided on that for the theme. Stamped and gold embossed image, coloured and cut out, attached with 3d foam on die cut mat. Sentiment to match and embelished with cherry blossom and chinese coin.

Butterfly easel

Posted by Christa on October 31, 2011 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Design time again.

Time for another lovely template from Sara at  Cardmaking Paradise. Here it is, a beautiful butterfly easel card. I embossed the butterfly in a Cuttlebug folder then inked the raised surface with Perfect Plum Stampin Up ink and repeated the process for the base mat. Sentiment is a stamp from the See D's Springtime Set 50501. Silver Krylon on edges, flower embellishment and gems to finish. 


Posted by Christa on October 20, 2011 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

At Peace

Mum age 84 years passed away peacefully at 3.30 this afternoon (Thursday 20th October 2011) and joins my dad in their heavenly home free from pain and suffering.


Serenity Prayer

Posted by Christa on October 12, 2011 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (4)

God grant me.....

This is my entry for this weeks challenges on Our Daily Bread #79 make your own embellishment and Stampin Sisters in Christ #110 anything goes.

Stamped and embossed the sentiment in silver, matted on co-ordinating card, dry embossed and punched scalloped border at bottom. Stamped daisies, and cut out to make the embellishments. Added a butterfly to finish.

Card of the Day!

Posted by Christa on October 12, 2011 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)


What a start to the day. My card 'Faith is the Light' is being featured as customer card of the day on Our Daily Bread design blog. That has really lifted my spirit today, thank you ladies. See Blinkie badge in sidebar to left.

Thirtieth Birthday

Posted by Christa on October 6, 2011 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The big 30!

Made this for my son. I'm beginning to feel my age now my youngest has hit 30!

Template is my own cut out of white card, covered with background paper leaving a white border. Decoupage car, peeloffs in corner and greeting to finish.

Faith is the light.............

Posted by Christa on October 2, 2011 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (7)

That guides you through the darkness.

Challenge entry for Our Daily Bread #78. Stamped brocade background in Marvy blending blox shades of orange. Used off cut of card coloured with yellow from the blending blox using a sponge and cross die as a stencil. Stamped verse in blue and added the cross to finish.  Card edged in gold Krylon pen.