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Inspiring crafty creations by Christa


I've been published

Posted by Christa on September 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (1)

My tag.

I had a lovely surprise when my copy of Craft Stamper magazine came in and I found my name in print. I'd sent in a tag for the 'trade it' section and mine has been picked to appear in the magazine. Just a small mention but its still very exciting to see your work published.






Posted by Christa on September 28, 2010 at 6:02 PM Comments comments (1)

For Crafty Individuals.

Those of us who entered the slide mailer competition received a free stamp from Crafty Individuals and as a thank you we each made a smile to go in a book as a surprise for them. See completed book and smiles here

I found this lovely image that went well with the stamp I got so decided to try an image transfer. I printed the image out and transferred the image by dabbing it with the nail polish remover then rubbing it with the back of a teaspoon. I was really happy with the result as it was the first time i'd used this technique.

I then masked it off and stamped the background with my free stamp, inked the edges and sprayed with glimmer mist. I stamped some of the watch faces on separate card, cut them out and attached. I glazed the large one with diamond glaze to make it look like it had glass. Finished off with a small thank you.

I also decorated the other side of the smile by stamping round the edge and used part of the same printed image.











Thank you tag

Posted by Christa on September 25, 2010 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (4)

For Sara.

The design team for Cardmaking Paradise (Time for Crafting new name) got together and made a tag booklet as a surprise for Sara to thank her for all the hard work she's put in to get the new website up and running.

This is the tag I made for her.

I painted the tag with metal paint and sponged on a slightly lighter shade. Then randomly stamped and embossed varius designs. It has a lovely sheen in real life. The flower is 3 layers stamped on grunge paper, coloured and sprayed with glimmer mist and touches of silver pen, all held together with a floral brad. Leaves are a die cut and veins added with a fine pen. Added a small tag and beads to fibres to finish off.






Posted by Christa on September 25, 2010 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (9)

Sketch Challenge.

Love this beautiful big butterfly stamp by Elusive Images which i've had for ages but not used in a while so thought it was time to ink it up again.

I brayered a background using the Hydrangia Big and Juicy ink pad first rolling it over crumpled paper to add some texture. I cut the scalloped circle then a smaller circle from inside it and rotated it slightly before attaching it with 3D foam and added the butterfly which I also stamped in Hydrangia, cut out and glittered.

Followed the sketch on Crafters Companion monthly Challenge #4  added a greeting, some flowers, a glittery bow and some die cut flourishes also glittered, to finish the card.

Also entering this card for the Oldie but a Goldie challenge #2 and Flutterby Wednesday #123






Artist easel

Posted by Christa on September 16, 2010 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (5)

Art for an artist.

Needed a card for an artist friend so Sara's artist easel template was  perfect for this. Found this gorgeous still life image and a lovely decoupage with flowers and paint brushes which finishes the card off beautifully.

This is my entry for the Paper Play Challenge week 37 - all shapes and sizes.







Floral banner

Posted by Christa on September 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (4)

Thank you.

Made this as a thank you gift for a friend who did me a big favour. Used a lovely floral handmade paper and one in a contrasting colour and cut the edges with scalloped scissors for the base.

Made the flower centre from dried, used teabags .................yes teabags! Got the idea from another friend, thanks Lottie. Spayed them with glimmer mist, edged with a little silver pen and stamped the thankyou and flower on top one.

Made a matching ribbon ring for flower base and secured all the layers with a brad and its ready for hanging.

Entering this for the A Pocket Full of Posies challenge #6 




Sympathy card

Posted by Christa on September 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (2)

Clean and simple!

Thats the challenge for Crafty Cardmakers #29 and this card fits the bill perfectly. Another silhouette style with a lovely religous verse this time I added some corner detail and a line of colour to link them together.


Anniversary card

Posted by Christa on September 15, 2010 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (1)


Made this card to fill in time while I waited for an arty project to dry ready for the next stage.

Its my entry for the Just Magnolia challenge #72 which is a sketch. Thought that would be quick and easy to do but my head was full of ideas for the other project that it took longer than I intended!

I needed an anniversary card so chose the heart papers and ended up with a pink and yellow colour scheme. Used copics to colour Tilda.  



Baby birth frame

Posted by Christa on September 14, 2010 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (2)

For Jessica.

I made this little wall hanging for Jessica to hang in the nursery. I'm also using it as my entry for the prize draw in the magazine, so if anyone wants to win an ATG gun or a Stix2 pop over to card making paradise  and see issue 20.

I used 2 of Sara's templates..... the box frame and the pram. Trimmed them with varius lace, flowers and baby embellishments and its done.  


Inchie swap

Posted by Christa on September 10, 2010 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (4)


We had to make some inchies for the swap in this issue of the online magazine in Paradise. The theme was BLUE.

I made a background using a piece of cardboard painted with gesso, then spritzed with 'stream' colour wash spray and blue glimmer mists. Then randomly stamped on varius designs and embossed in pale blue. Then stamped a few images in dark blue to fill any gaps. Chopped it into inch squares ready to add the finishing touches. For that I used gold charms, gold pen on the edges and printed a suitable word for each one.

Stage One

Stage Two


Finished Set of Nine.