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Inspiring crafty creations by Christa


CI winner

Posted by Christa on May 6, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (11)


How amazing is that. So thrilled to have been chosen as one of the 5 winners for the CI challenge out of so many beautiful entries and such a high standard of creativity.  See entry below for details of card. Can't wait for my stamp prize to arrive. Thank you.

Natures Beauty

Posted by Christa on April 28, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (3)

Crafty Individuals Challenge.

Just in time! My entry for the CI April challenge. Background  paper made using polystyrene chips dipped in paint and swirled. Stamped CI 347 twice to decoupage the butterflies, coloured, glittered and cut out whole image and attached with dimentional dots. Stamped image again and used as 'leaves' for the baby wipe layered flower i'd used for cleaning up paint from making background. Finished with a fancy brad for flower centre and pearls on butterfly bodies. Dont know if you can see the layers are edged with silver krylon.

A fine Romance

Posted by Christa on February 17, 2014 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (3)

Crafty Individuals Challenge

My entry for the February challenge ...a fine romance. Background paper from CI book 3 Springtime with added faux stitching around edges. Main image stamped using CI -338 with Plum Archival Ink on large spellbinders heart die, added some 'pearls' to the image for a romantic feel. LOVE from Expressions clear stamp set. Embellished heart with lace to which i added stickles crystal glitter for sparkle. Cupid is my sentiments exactly K338 stamp, cut out and attached with 3D foam. Finished with heart charm and pearls in corners.


Posted by Christa on May 26, 2013 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (1)

ODBD challenge.

Its been a while since i did a challenge card, i've been a busy bee this month with some commissioned cards, swaps and family cards. Only just going to make the deadline for entry but hopefully thats me back on track now. The theme this week was sky or water, I choose sky with this simple sympathy card.



Posted by Christa on May 24, 2013 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Local colours.

Another sketch from Cardmaking Paradise for this mans card. Very quick and easy to follow


70th birthday

Posted by Christa on April 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (2)

Spring in Fashion.

Combined the Crafty Individuals challenge theme with a 70th birthday card i needed for a friend. Created the background using CI-171 Harlequin script stamp with two colours of Brilliance ink, peacock and orchid and over stamped with CI-182 elegant swirl then added the happy birthday.....a free stamp from CI with an order.

For the layer background I stamped a verse over some harlequin paper and stamped a flourish in the corners to tie in with main background.

The main images are from CI-322 the dressmaker stamped on some left over background that was masked with the CI beautiful butterflies panel sprayed with glimmer mist. Added some additional colour to the lady and to all the edges of the layers etc.

Stamped and cut out some leaves and the flower and added the die cut flourishes and 70 and a few pearls to finish.



Posted by Christa on March 28, 2013 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Easter blessings to you all.

This is a second entry for the ODBD challenge this week. I followed a sketch on Cardmaking Paradise blog for the layout....see sketch 3. 

The background paper was made by blending distress ink and stamping repeatedly with the ODBD verse from the Christ is Risen set and finished with the small lily as the focal point.

Easter challenge

Posted by Christa on March 28, 2013 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

He is Risen....

Challenge on ODBD for the next two weeks is 'The true meaning of Easter.' I used the lovely ODBD grunge cross stamp and die for this clean and simple card.


I got an award

Posted by Christa on March 20, 2013 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

First award of the year.

Thank you to the ladies at ODBD my card for last weeks challenge won an award. See silver anniversay in previous post. Thanks again its very much appreciated.

Siver anniversary

Posted by Christa on March 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Challenge entry.

Combined challenges on Our Daily Bread and Form-a-lines to create this silver anniversary card. Stamps from ODBD fancy labels and don't worry sets embossed in silver. Background dry embossed with hearts folder.