crafty creations

Inspiring crafty creations by Christa


Radley bag 2

Posted by Christa on March 29, 2011 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Commissioned cards.

Sorry its been a while since my last post, will try to get into the swing of things again.

So to start things off heres a couple of cards I made earlier for a commission. I was real excited to get the email request as the lady had found me in a google search!!! I could hardly believe it and had to try for myself and sure enough there it was my Radley dog on page 21 of images. Not quite first page news then !

So back to the cards. Both designs are as before with slight variations. The bag is in the same colour scheme as before as that is 'Jeans' favourite colour. Slightly changed the top flap and handles and added the name.

The Radley dog is in pink and purple as requested this time with the addition of MUM and some pearls on the collar. Hope she liked her cards and had a lovely day.



Posted by Christa on March 15, 2011 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (2)


My beloved Jordan is gone.

The lymphoma had spread to her spine causing her to lose the ability to walk and so her life has came to a close.

Rest In Peace sweatheart.

14th February 2000 - 15th March 2011



Concertina flower

Posted by Christa on March 15, 2011 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (3)

Craft Barn Challenge.

This is my entry for the Craft Barn Challenge this week. Just a quick card using one of the concertina flower methods in the tutorials as things are a bit difficult at home just now as my lovely dog Jordan is very poorly. For those that don't know she has Lymphoma and has been having Chemo for over a year.



Garden easel

Posted by Christa on March 10, 2011 at 12:31 AM Comments comments (4)

Rabbits rule!

Made this fun card for my sons birthday. The garden shed is part of a decoupage.  I used Crafty Individual diamond background stamp in brown to create a herringbone type paving for the garden with a grass edge either side then added Beatrix Potter characters and more paving with the greeting for the easel stopper.

Birthday flowers

Posted by Christa on March 9, 2011 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (2)

For Mum.

Made this easel style card using some gorgeous background paper I found on the internet ( sorry I can't remember what site I got the free downloads from.) It goes really well with the flower image I already had. Kept the rest of the design quite simple with a white punched trellis border, die cut corner and butterfly and stamped greeting with a bow to finish.

Tea and biscuits

Posted by Christa on March 8, 2011 at 10:37 AM Comments comments (2)

One biscuit or two?

Were having a great time at Cardmaking Paradise making cups of tea and biscuits with Sara's latest templates. Why not pop over to the forum and join in the fun.

I used white card for my 'china' and a mask with a glimmer mist spray to create the 'glaze,' then inked the edges. The tea is gold paper. 

The Jammy Dodger is a punched circle of card with a heart shape cut out of one and dry embossed, then lightly inked until golden brown! A few crystals of UTEE are melted over top and is filled with white funky foam cream with some red glitter glue for the jam!

The Bourbon is made in a similar way with the name written using a glaze pen and the holes made by piercing with a poky tool and the funky foam coloured with ink.

Sorry rubbish light for the photos again, roll on Summer.




Posted by Christa on March 5, 2011 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (3)

Domino size.

Tried another of the Craft Barn domino techniques this time using stampbord and gesso.

I loved the sample made by Isabelle using the new stamp from Crafty Individuals CI -302 which I had just bought so I'm afraid I made a copy!  Hope you don't mind.

What a lovely surface stampbord is to work on. Stamped image and coloured with copics, added gesso and dried with a heat gun..........I thought this was just for speed but WOW it bubbled up and created texture. I hope this was the intention and its not just gone horribly wrong! LOL. Gold Krylon on edge and over gesso and finished with a gold butterfly charm.


Altered Dominos

Posted by Christa on March 4, 2011 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (4)

Craft Barn challenge.

Theres a brilliant tutorial on the Craft Barn blog with amazing samples showing us how to alter dominos using Krylon pens and alchol ink and copics.

I had a bit of a play with some black dominos that i had while I waited on my order to arrive, but wasn't happy with the results.  I haven't tried all the techniques yet but will post what i've done as the challenge closes in a couple of days.

The first domino is stamped with a small CI poppy stamp, then masked before stamping the flock of birds. I coloured the image and background with alchol ink using a small paintbrush. Finished by covering the edges with gold Krylon pen.

The second one has a stamped script background and a vintage lady cut out and added. The label is stamped in matching ink to background. I embellished the domino with a flower charm and some gold micro beads. It is also edged with gold Krylon pen.

Still to decide exactly what i'll use them for but they will make nice gifts for crafty friends.




Challenge card

Posted by Christa on March 3, 2011 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (5)

Soft and delicate.

Thought i'd try a different colour combination for this card to what i'd normally choose and went for pink and bronze. Its worked quite well, I like the soft delicate feel it has. Followed the sketch on Our Daily Bread challenge #ODBDSLC50 and used three buttons for the Stampin Sisters challenge #78.