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Inspiring crafty creations by Christa


New Home

Posted by Christa on September 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

On the move again.

A simple card with image from the web and stamped cat, dog and sentiment.

Let it Snow

Posted by Christa on September 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Challenge entry...

Trying to avoid a last minute panic this year so sticking to making another Christmas card for this weeks Our Daily Bread Designs challenge which is a stamped background.

I stamped and heat embossed the beautiful snowflake background stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs. Its such a lovely design I didn't want to hide it so kept the forground to a minimum. Kept to the blue and white theme for the image and sentiment, all cut out and attached with 3d foam for dimention and added a few pearls to finish. 

60th Birthday

Posted by Christa on September 16, 2012 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (7)

Last days of summer!

The September challenge on the Crafty Individuals Blog is on the theme of the last 'days of summer'. I was in need of a special birthday card so combined the two and came up with this.

The main image is CI-324 and the sentiment is from CI-195. The background is  coloured with a spray bottle using distress ink mixed with water and oil pastel resist in the centre, I don't think the resist has worked very well, but I like how it looks! The embossed areas are highlighted with inka gold. The flourish was painted with Pebeo fantasy paint but the photo doesn't show the effect very well


Christmas card

Posted by Christa on September 16, 2012 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (2)

My first this year!

Well folks September is rolling on by, as has the whole of this year, so I thought i'd better get started on my Christmas cards so heres the first.

This is my entry for the Our Daily Bread Design challenge this week which had to include a bird so what else could I choose but a beautiful Robin redbreast although in this case I left it uncoloured! Stamped the poinsettia background in red and the image and greeting in brown. Added touches of copper stickles glitter and finished with a dimentional Poinsettia.



Posted by Christa on September 6, 2012 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (2)

Challenge entry.

Well I take my hat off to all the people out there that make these beautiful stitched cards all the time! It was definately a challenge to make this card for the Our Daily Bread Design this week which had to include stitching! I only managed part of the design and that took long enough, I definately prefer getting inky fingers!