Tuesday, 24 February 2015

My Vintage Bestie make her FAMOUS

I had to Post this blog today , because I made something that has to be my favourite piece so far... I don't usually brag, LOL!    but I just love this piece and felt the need to share it with you all ...
I recently started using My Bestie 3d sheets and fell in love. But I have a favourite Bestie that if I could use eveytime I create I would,
This beautiful girl is not a 3d sheet yet but I thought I would challenge my self and give decoupage a go. she is a full
 pre-coloured digi sheet with background
* First I printed her out on a A4 canvas paper,
this Bestie comes already coloured and with a beautiful background.
* I then cropped the picture of her down to just her and copied her again onto canvas paper 6 times
* and then the fun began as I figured out how to cut each layer to create the 3d image.
once I did all the figuring out and fussy cutting .. the real fun began.
so starting with a 25cm x 30cm plain canvas ( a recycled one I got from a second hand shop )
I painted it with a similar colour in acrylic as her dress and then distressed it with sandpaper and added some Tim Holtz distress spray stain in                       - evergreen bough
and                                        - seedless preserve
I then took the full printed image A4 piece and distressed the edges and inked them with Tim Holtz - vintage photo
Then added a laced border edge made with my Martha Stewart lace - doily border punch
 and behind that I added some baby pink mesh ribbon
I then glued a piece of thick recycled cardboard to canvas measuring just slightly smaller then the A4 image print, to give the image piece some pop from the canvas when I add it .
Now its time to piece the Bestie all together
Using 3d foam tape I pieced all the image together in order as in picture above
left to right , top , bottom
Giving it the finished 3d look ,I've added my clear wink of stella to flowers, eye, underlayer of dress and streaks in her hair for a bit of dazzle.
Now I glue her to the canvas onto of the cardboard to give it a bit of lift and shadow off the canvas
then add mulberry paper flowers in pinks and creams and glittered creams , some leaves and bits from my stash
a brass key flat back from stash
and peacock , ostrich and emu feathers personal collection
then again with my clear wink of stella I gave everything a bit of bling

Final piece finished
I hope you have enjoyed todays blog and are loving this bestie as much as I am ..
she definitely a cutie
plz leave your comments and share with your friends .and pop by and check out all the great Besties at Sherri Baldys esty store
Happy Crafting
Hugs  xx

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Spring is in the Air

Hi !  here in Australia we are getting ready to welcome in the Autumn season , but on the other side of the world they are welcoming In Spring...
So after winning a Guest designer spot in challenge #149, 
I'm going to share my guest designer card with you , with the theme " SPRING "

I have used Image
 I have coloured it with my copics and re-printed to make a 3D besties.
 also using
* Recollections - signature, special - Dreaming in Colour 12" x 12" paper pad
* Martha Stewart border punch doily lace
* Elizabeth Craft Design Black peel off words
* Elizabeth Craft Design steel die - Bees #710 , cardstock - black, yellow, silver foil
                                                         Lady bugs #711 , cardstock - black, silver foil , red moire Rowlux
* 3D foam dots

Thanku For popping by and I hope you enjoy my card and find inspiration to join in on the challenge at My Sherri Crafts.


Hugs xx

Challenges entered

#29 – Bring On Those Spring Colours
vintage stamping challenge

Friday, 20 February 2015

Gifts to say Thank you

Well today I have had a quiet crafty day , as I had to batten down the hatches as my State where I live ( QUEENSLAND -Australia ) is being hit by a very nasty cyclone , bringing lots of wind and rain to where I live, south of the cyclones path.
So I have a quick short blog to show you todays project creating using My Bestie Design 3D printable sheets , which I won after placing in top 3 at in their last challenge #3
I have never used one of these sheets before and really didn't think they would be something I would use..
But after using this one today I absolutely love them , especially when you want to make a quick project and not have to worry about colouring first.

I have used as my image

and created a 3d bag with my Silhouette Cameo
Design ID #56457
3/10/2014 - circle handle purse flower lace by
Samantha Walker
I have also coated it with Derivan Matisse - Polyurethane gloss varnish to give it that leather look and feel.
Added some paper flowers
Tim Holtz idea-ology - Buckle
Orange glitter ribbon as the strap
Brass brads

Hope you enjoy Checking out my Rainy Day - cyclone Marcia , Crafting

plz leave your comments and share with your friends
Happy Crafting
Kristyn xxxxx

February Snazzy Sketch Challenge Aussie Crafters

Hi, and welcome to February Snazzy Sketch Challenge at Aussie Crafters
This Month we have a wonderful Sketch Designed by our wonderful DT Magi Giger and Aussie Crafters Owner Colleen Baranov 
But first Up I would like to introduce you too our winner of the January Snazzy Sketch   
Marcella Cullum

Our very first guest designer here for Aussie Crafters.

Hi my name is Marcella Cullum, I am 43 and a mother of 5 children..1 has left the nest but still have 4 remaining, I'm also a grandmother of 1..

I am currently studying , doing a Diploma in counselling.

I have always had an interest in crafts as I love to make things and seeing the end result having tried many different types, but must admit the scrapbooking and cardmaking has really won out. I have only being doing cards the last 2 years on and off with a busy family..but alas I'm hooked and I admit I have a craft addiction..

Seeing all these crafting pages on Facebook,  Pinterest, Google and You Tube so many talented people and wonderful creations, keeps me wanting to create.

Last months challenge that I did was the first I've ever done by following a sketch..  I have done once before in scrapbooking but not on a card, so was amazed to win with so many talented people in this group and grateful for this opportunity.
I hope you all enjoy this months sketch and join in
Happy crafting
Now to get onto our February Snazzy Sketch

Marcella Has Created 2 Beautiful Layouts using the February sketch to give you lots of inspiration when creating your entry into this challenge.
2 fantasic versions of the sketch
one on right more sticking with the theme using flowers for a more girly layout
and on the left bringing her own take on the sketch by using cogs  for a more boyish layout




Card 1.boy - materials used - brick embossing folder,

heart die cut i had in scrap box

lala stamp

Kaiser craft pens
perfect pearls
copper metal cogs.
Card 2.girl - materials used - brick embossing folder
heart die cut i had in scrap box
card topper picture
some flowers from my stash

We also have some wonderful inspiration from our DT's and aussie crafters creator
Colleen Baranov

          Magi  Giger                  
(ME) :) Kristyn McInnes
Challenged entered
Hope you got inspired to join in with our February Sketch . plz leave your comments below and follow the links to Aussie Crafters , and join in the fun


Happy Crafting
Kristyn xxx


Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Je Te'aime - I LOVE YOU

Another fun challenge is underway at Aussie Crafters just in time for valentine's day I hope you can pop over and visit and join in the fun. 

 So this month we are having a sweet treat bag challenge.
The rules are simple make a sweet treat bag with any material you like as long as it is a bag for treats
Include red in your piece and the words " JE TE AIME "  and if you received the Aussie Crafters newsletter this month , there was a tutorial to make paper fold hearts . we like you to add that to your piece if you like.

There is also a wonderful prize up for grabs Sponsored by the wonderful Anne Maree Campbell from  Markers Maniacs

Challenge Link

My bag is pretty simple, most items are from my stash
I've used a bag I cut with my Cameo Silhouette a while back but never used.
Flowers , satin heart and flower , I've also use as an insert in the bag , some sheets of red Rowlux illusion film
and a beautiful digi stamps from Faeryink coloured with copic pens.
Hope you like my bag and can come join Aussie Crafters and the fun that we have crafting together.
thanku and keep crafting
Kristyn xx 

Tea for 2 or 3 or 4 or 5........

Today I'm going to take you to a wonderful place, of strange and mystical creatures, where its perfectly normal to be!  
Please join me as we head into underland (wonderland) and have an enchanted tea party.
Faeryink is having a fantasic fun challenge this month to showcase her wonderful enchanted tea party characters.
As always I have gone a little mad and crazy and left simple in the box and decided to challenge myself with a fun creative little display ..
I have used beautiful Gabbie as alice for my creation, such beautiful stamps/digi's to colour
I've used my Copic Pens
*HAIR -Y02,Y11,E23,E43
*CLOTHING - RV000,RV10,B0000,B01,B04
E23, E43
EXTRAS - E40,E43, C3, C5, C10, RV29, YG06, YG17, YG61, G000
SKIN - E33, E15, E13, E11, RV00

I've also used my Silhouette Cameo files  to make the teacups and then stacked them.
Ive also made a teapot with splash
The splash I have used thick acetate and coloured with my copics
also used the acetate clear to give the illusion of a floating teapot
The grass and tulips also are a silhouette file
Adding my favourite quote
I hope you have enjoyed my blog and love my tea party themed creation.
Plz pop over and join in this fun challenge and check out Faeryink and all the wonderful digi's
and plz leave your comments and follow my blog..
Keep crafting

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Flowers made with Bestie Love

Well its challenge time again and I just cannot help myself. I find it hard to make just a card, and I always want to be different and at times really enjoy taking the challenge rules quite literally.
So the challenge I'm entering today at My Besties Pretty Precoloured Printables Challenge Blog! OR PPP!
Challenge #3 - Anything Goes with a Besties Printable / Add Flowers

Won - top 3 , DT pick
I thought why just add flowers to my creation , why not turn my besties into flowers and create a vase of besties flowers.
I had so much fun creating this and I'm thinking I will now gift to my amazing grandmother to decorate her unit.. I love brightening her day by giving her my creations.
anyway enough chatting . hope you love my vase of Besties and feel inspired to make your own gift of love.
plz leave your comments , follow me here or on pinterest ,  instagram and google+  and share with your friends and family
Thanku for popping by
Happy Crafting
Hugs xx
Kristyn DT 

Blue hair Bestie
Pink  hair Bestie
Purple hair Bestie
Yellow hair Bestie
Green hair Bestie

Belinda Beehive
Vase and Flowers Made with silhouette Cameo Design studio Files - six sided vase and lace flowers
Paper flowers from my stash
Yellow plastic Cocktail sticks
Yellow, white polka dot ribbon
Cardstock from my stash
Paper straws to hold flowers
3d Dots
Tim Holtz Distress ink - vintage photo
and coloured with copic markers ( sketch and ciao ) If youd like to know the colours used plz ask in comments :)
 Challenge #3 - Anything Goes with a Besties Printable / Add Flowers - entry #7
WON - TOP 3,  DT pick
Challenge 59 # Anything goes + option Thinking of You / Valentine ENTRY #42
Challenge 61 Anything Goes/Love ENTRY #43
Challenge #2 love and romance entry #17

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Art and Craft from my Past

A few days ago I finally bit the bullet and joined INSTAGRAM, i'm thinking it may be a good place to get myself out there, and meet other arty crafty people.
So in doing that I started going back and looking through my creations an the path that has lead me here, to blogging and sharing and joining in with challenges and meeting lots of well known artists and also people like me still learning and helping each other along.
So tonight I thought I would share some of my creations and show all the different paths ive been on as I find my way, figuring out who I am and what type of crafter or artist I would like to be and where I would like it all to take me.

Keep crafting
hugs Kristyn xxx