crafty creations

Inspiring crafty creations by Christa


Colour Blending

Posted by Christa on July 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (5)


The challenge this week on Our Daily Bread Designs was to include the sun. So out came the brushes, I love using the ink blending brushes for this type of background on a card, they give such beautiful results.  


Blog Candy

Posted by Christa on July 13, 2012 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (3)

Crafty Individuals......

are giving away some blog candy! Take a look at all the lovely goodies you can win.


Card for a man

Posted by Christa on July 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (2)

Ship ahoy! 

Unless its for someone in particular I always seem to end up making cards for the girls, so today its the boys turn!

If your like me you'll have a bundle of die cut waste so I decided to put it to good use today and use some of it to make the ocean 'wave' for my ship with the scallop circle waste. Background paper is from Crafty Individuals Book 6 the Seaside. Ship is a Personal Impressions stamp. Others are from Crafty Individuals set CI-272. Finished with an anchor charm.

Entering this for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge (at least) 1 circle or oval element, (at least) 2 different papers, and (at least) 1 embellishment.



Posted by Christa on July 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (2)

In distress!

My challenge entry for Our Daily Bread Designs this week. A very simple layout with Grunge Cross background stamped in black archival and edged with distress ink scattered straw and tea dye. Bottom edge on both layers torn. Sentiment from Tags 3 set edge also distressed. Die cut cross as focal point painted with Pebeo Fantasy Paint gold......Don't seem to have got the 'effect' from the paint but it still looks nice!

Flip Flops

Posted by Christa on July 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Sunshine anyone?

Definately not in Bonny Scotland but I do have a pair of flip flops to help you dream of warm sandy beaches.

This is the latest template from Sara at Cardmaking Paradise  along with a lovely little box to send them in. I thought it would be fun to make a pair for the Olympics as well as one for the beach.

Shining Light Award

Posted by Christa on July 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Missed the boat!

A special thank you to the ladies from Our Daily Bread Blog Challenges for another Shining Light Award last week. Sorry I missed this weeks challenge I got confused with the change of days, I thought we had till Tuesday to post our entries but I see its Sunday it closed.  

9th Birthday

Posted by Christa on July 2, 2012 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

You Rock!

Can hardly believe my grandson is turning 9 years old this week. This is the card I made for him using a photo I got of him at Christmas as the main image on some background paper matting and layering and computer generated greetings.