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Inspiring crafty creations by Christa



Posted by Christa on March 29, 2010 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (2)

The hedgehog family.

Some fun knitting for the nursery, aren't they cute!


Easter Easels

Posted by Christa on March 29, 2010 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (2)

For the Grandkids.

Just discovered how to make these easel cards that are so popular at the moment. I thought they'd be great for the kids Easter cards this year, so this is what I made.

Images printed off computer and enhanced with added flowers, ribbon etc. Used nestabillities dies in CB to make the shape for the card. Finished with some punched rabbit and flower shapes.




Easter Cards

Posted by Christa on March 25, 2010 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (4)

Religous set.

Time seems to be passing so quickly just now, already nearly the end of March and Easter fast approaching so I thought i'd better make a start on my Easter cards.

Just a few quick and easy cards with decoupage images and simple matting and layering using the cuttlebug dies or embossing folders.






Posted by Christa on March 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (4)

The Great Outdoors.

Another smile for the TFC E-mag swap. This was the last one as we're having a change and swapping TAGS in the next issue.

I used luna lights paint for the background so it has a lovely sheen in real life. I stamped some foliage and birds to complete the setting then stamped the swan on a white piece of card and cut out . Also stamped the ferns on a seperate piece, coloured and cut out. Added a flower brad to finish.


Pizza Box Words

Posted by Christa on March 23, 2010 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (7)


The TFC E-mag is out today so I can reveal what  I did for my latest design team project.  

When I saw the template for this issue was a little box with the words MUM in it I decided to do some parchment work to decorate it.

I haven't done Parchment work for ages and really enjoyed getting back into it although I thought I might have bitten off more then I could chew as I struggled to find a pattern that would fit, so had to adapt one and make up the rest as I went along. I did find a tag design that would do so used it as a guide for the bits I made up. Think I perfected my cutting out by the time  I finished the box. LOL



Pram Cover

Posted by Christa on March 19, 2010 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (4)

Teddy in bed!

Well I've been busy clicking away with the knitting pins this week to get the pram cover finished for my new grandchild due in July. It was the 20 week scan last week and as you'll have guessed from the colour of teddy its going to be a girl. I had a ball of pink and blue at the ready to make the teddy when baby was born so it was good to have it all completed now.

A special thank you to my dear friend Kath for supplying the pattern and enabling teddy to see!! I had totally forgotten i'd need eyes and a nose to finish it off. 

Cuttlebug resist

Posted by Christa on March 15, 2010 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (7)

Quick card...........

I followed a technique from the TFC online magazine to make this card.

Use the Cuttlebug and embossing folder as normal, emboss the cardstock then run the side of a wax crayon over the raised design. I used a yellow crayon to give a warmer colour to the design. Sponge with ink and blend. I used brilliance ink pads so it has a lovely sheen in real life. Wipe with a tissue to remove any excess ink and to reveal the wax resisted areas.

Ink another piece of card in matching colours and stamp your image. I used Adirondack raisin ink pad, again for a softer finish. Matt and layer onto main card and finished with a ribbon.







Woodland Scene

Posted by Christa on March 13, 2010 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (4)

Inky fingers again......

To make this card for my sons birthday. Brayered the background then stamped the trees and added a bit of depth and texture to the scene with a sponge and ink. Stamped a flock of birds to finish.

Matted and layered onto main card which I've stamped with a leafy border and inked the edges. Stamped a verse on a scrap from the brayerd background and embellished the card with a stamped and cut out leaf.

Bottle Caps

Posted by Christa on March 9, 2010 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (4)

They've arrived!

Sorry its been a bit quiet on here lately but I had another unscheduled stay in hospital last week, hopefully this is the last.

It was lovely to find the bottle cap swaps had arrived in my absence so now I can show you the ones I made. 

We each had to alter 5 ordinary bottle caps I got mine from a home brewers supply shop. First task was to remove the inner resisted with all its might!! Next came the flattening.........a bit of bashing with a mallet and were ready to decorate.

I punched circles of card to fit the caps and stamped varius images. Coloured the cap edges with copic pens, gold leaf or acrylic paint. Attached the images and filled with glossy accents adding varius embellishments to finish.

If you'd like to see what the other ladies did with theirs, check out the recent video link in the menu to the left.





Posted by Christa on March 2, 2010 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (2) just around the corner!

Well here we are into March already. Hope you've been lucky enough to have sunshine as well over the past couple of days. Still VERY cold and crisp but lovely and bright.

Got a couple of birthdays this month and of course Mothers Day so plenty to keep me occupied craft wise. Can't reveal any of what I've been working on lately so you'll just have to be patient.

Have a nice day all.