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Inspiring crafty creations by Christa


Woven Heart

Posted by Christa on January 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (9)

Altered scraps.

This is what I did with some scrap papers following a Craft Barn tutorial and is my second entry for the challenge.

I used a variety of papers left over from other projects to make the woven centre for the heart  ( template from Cardmaking Paradise) and the flower.

Once woven I placed a scroll stencil over part of it and sprayed with glimmer mist, removed the stencil and when dry, sprayed the rest of the woven area so the colour blends the different paper pieces but allows some pattern to show through.

I punched scalloped circles from the scraps and sprayed them to match and scrunched them up. Leave to dry then layer together fixing with a brad.

The border for the heart was stamped with a corner stamp using versamark and embossed in silver. I lightly sprayed it with glimmer mist as well. When card is dry dab off the excess from embossed area. 

Stamped a verse on more of the scrap paper but left it as it was this time, matted and layered it on some sprayed scrap card, cut a couple of flourishes to finish. So very little waste from this project and used up plenty from others.












Ribbon Scraps

Posted by Christa on January 31, 2011 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (3)

Use them don't hoard them!!

If your anything like me you'll have little bits of left over ribbon, paper and card that you just can't throw out but never seem to use. Well now you can!

The Craft Barn have some great tutorials and ideas of how to use them and is the challenge for this week.

Heres my first attempt. I found some left over pattern paper and used the paperpiecing method to 'dress' my little fairy image. The rest I used as a mat for the card. For the circle behind the fairy I used up some small scraps of ribbon, I really like this as a background for the image.


More challenges

Posted by Christa on January 23, 2011 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (6)


The Craft Barn Blog has a challenge #1 for us this time to colour in using pencils. I think i was a bit ambitious to choose this fairy as I haven't used my Polychromos pencils for a long time and have never blended with Sansodor but i'm quite pleased with the finished result.

I really liked the sketch over on Our Daily Bread, challenge 45 so I used it to make my finished card.

As i've used a fairy and its an 'anything goes' challenge #138 on Flutterby Wednesday, i'm entering it for that too.

Challenge entries

Posted by Christa on January 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (4)


I made this card following the sketch for this months Crafter's Companion challenge with optional theme 'Something new'  Did use some new stash, paper and dies, but not sure if that qualifies.

I'm also entering this card for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge #71 Something with wings. It was lovely to use this dragonfly stamp which i've had for ages, with my new background paper. The challenge is based on the verse...

Scripture: Ruth 2:12, "May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge."


Craft Barn Candy

Posted by Christa on January 13, 2011 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (1)

A Mystery Bag!

Congratulations to the Craft Barn Blog, they've reached 400 followers and to celebrate are giving away a surprise bag of candy.







With Love

Posted by Christa on January 11, 2011 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (5)

Hearts and Flowers.

Thats the theme for the templates in the latest magazine at Cardmaking Paradise. Ideal for Valentines day but also Anniversaries, Mothers Day etc.

My Designs....

Mini Heart Concertina with slip case.                            

Using doublesided paper I stamped and gold embossed the border detail and LOVE for the main part. The hearts were sponged lightly with versamark to add some speckles of gold embossing. Finished with a rose charm  and a matching slip case.


 Heart card.

Two versions of this, the first as a Valentines card made in red and black and edged in gold. The red hearts are embossed in the Cuttlebug swiss dots folder and I used a Spica gold pen to add a bit of sparkle to all the dots. Words are gold rub ons. Cute teddies are a Craft Creations decoupage.



Second version is for a special birthday.

I used some lovely matching papers by Karen Neuburger edged with Brilliance pearlescent purple ink. The little cutie opening the pressie is a Magnolia stamp called 'Unwrapped Tilda' from the So Jolly and under the Mistletoe collection. I coloured Tilda with copics and was really pleased I managed to keep her looking soft and delicate. The die cut flower is part of a Marianne Design set called flower doily.

Entering this for the Just Magnolia challenge #Anything goes with the option of adding buttons.








Love dream window

Posted by Christa on January 7, 2011 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (4)

My Prince has come!

Well with Valentines day approaching for all you romantics its time to put the tinsel away and get out the hearts and flowers.

The 'dream window' template from Cardmaking Paradise on a frame is so versatile. I've used it to make a very soft, romantic card with a fairytale image. I 'dressed' the window in lace and added die cut flowers etc and printed the words.

Inspired by the song 'Some Day My Prince Will Come' from the Walt Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This is my entry for the Cuttlebug Spot challenge.

Sorry photo doesn't do it justice with such bad light on a dreary dull day like today. 


Fairy easel card

Posted by Christa on January 5, 2011 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (2)

For Kirsty.

This card was for a December birthday. Another easel shape made with a lovely fairy decoupage and die cut name and butterfly. I thought the stary design on the main card was ideal for the image.  

World of Warcraft easel card

Posted by Christa on January 5, 2011 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (2)

For Holly.

 A few months back I made a WOW card for Ian. It seems theres a big following of this online game and I was asked to make a 16th Birthday card for Holly on this theme. So using her online character and a suitable background image from the game I made this easel card.


Posted by Christa on January 1, 2011 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year!

I hope 2011 brings you all health, peace and happiness (and lots of crafting time!)