crafty creations

Inspiring crafty creations by Christa


Stitched card

Posted by Christa on April 25, 2010 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (2)


I think needles and thread are not my strong point LOL Its taken me almost a week to make this card! I seem to be having dexterity problems at the moment.

Odd ball cardi

Posted by Christa on April 14, 2010 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (2)

For the new baby.

I was fed up waiting on the knitting yarn i'd ordered to arrive so decided to chance making a little cardi with two odd balls in different colours that were almost full and hope I had enough. Well it was touch and go as I knitted the second sleeve and only just made it by the skin of my teeth. Still had the collar to do and both balls were more or less finished so after a good rummage I found a scrap of yellow not too different a shade, but it was only 4ply. I decided to give it a go and hope for the best can you tell the difference? There was just enough wool scraps left to make a couple of little crochet flowers to make it look  more girlie.

Altered CD

Posted by Christa on April 6, 2010 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (4)

Fairy Lilac.

I wanted to join in the TFC forum altered CD swap as i'd plenty old CD's lying around and i'd never tried to alter one before, so here is what I came up with for my first effort.

I coloured the CD with alcohol inks, took a fairy image and added a bit of lace for the skirt and a skeleton leaf for the wings. Used some metal flowers and spirals and a nice verse to finish it off.

I'm quite pleased with how it looks but didn't think it was good enough for the swap. Will make another now I 'know' what i'm doing!


Bottle Cap flower

Posted by Christa on April 4, 2010 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (3)

Delightful daisy.

Thought this altered bottle cap would make a lovely centre for this large daisy. Used same stamp on background paper so it all tied in. Varius CB dies and folders used for the name etc and finished with gold pearls and ribbon. 


Bottle cap close up


Happy Easter

Posted by Christa on April 4, 2010 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (3)

Easter chic

Here we are into yet another new month and its living up to its wet reputation with lots of heavy April showers. Hope you all have a lovely Easter break.

Heres a few more Easter cards I made.

This one is using up some pieces of CB embossed scraps for the background, inked the edges to match the decoupage.

Same cute chick on varius backing papers.



Added a nice yellow bow to the stem of the daffodil on this one before I sent it.



and finally a simple parchment cross. Happy Easter everyone.