Friday, 27 March 2015

It's Egg Hunting Time ..........

Challenge #7 is all about EASTER.
Time to make those cards, gifts and holiday decorations.
For this challenge I have made a cute card using some great products I have in my collection.
For this card
I have used a 3d pre coloured image
- cute little sitting bunny girl.
I thought went perfect with the bench die I was going to use.
For the card base I have used a 6" x 12" piece of green cardstock and then the inside of the card  in cream cardstock I have used
Elizabeth Craft Design - pop it up die
* 780 - Garden Bench
Cut a second bench in black cardstock and used parts to accent the chair. In Green I made some tuffs of grass from the die that is also in this set.
I now have the base of my card ready to decorate.
For the posts and banners I used pink and purple cardstock and used the
Elizabeth Craft Design - pop it up die
* 778 - Lots of Pop
Added some cord, bling and pen detailed edges and faux stitching to flags.
For the sky background I have used a Elizabeth Craft Design  
* iris blue shimmer sheet and embossed it with a folder from Darice * Cloudy Sky
then sanded the sheet to bring clouds out more. Coloured the edges blue and then added a sun and cloud made using
Lawn Fawn Die
* #LF657 Spring showers
For the grass background I have used a photo of grass I took myself and printed. 
Then I Cut out about 14 medium and small egg shapes using a mix of different coloured shimmer sheets and embossed them with folders from Cuttlebug
* Oriental Backgrounds set
* Swiss Dots
And did the same as the cloud background and sanded each embossed egg to highlight the embossing.
I then placed them around the card in different spots and pop them up for more 3d effect.
This was a fantastic fun card to make and it was great to get out my stash of gorgeous fun dies and embossing folders .
I hope I have inspired you to get out those dies you might not use much and make something fun for easter.
then pop over and add your creation to the challenge #7 at
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Plz leave a comment telling me what you think or any questions and share with your friends and crafting community.




Thursday, 19 March 2015

Shake it like a Polaroid Picture

Ok!  are you sick of me all yet!   I've been a crafting up a storm.
I so wanted to join in a world wide DT challenge and I am allowed 3 entries so here is my final one..
This is the fantastic challenge I have entered
and if you haven't :(  been following my blogs, Please do though would love you all to stalk my blog.... LOL !
 you would of missed my other 2 entries ..
so i'll pop a pic and link here...
First entry is this beautiful mermaid Bestie sitting by the sea waiting for her true love to come ..

 And and this beautiful girl is a fun steampunk Bestie watching as time passes by for another Birthday.

So for my Final entry, I have gone completely different again and used this cute little messy Bestie coloured with copics.


I got inspired to do this card when I saw the old skool pop up camera card file in the silhouette store.

Pieced together and embellished with my Zig -clear wink of stella pen and Inkssentials glossy accent also a glass dome as the camera button

Copied my coloured Bestie image in sepia and used in the pop up card polaroid.

       I have also used Lawn Fawn Polaroid stamp from the set -

LF 322 Say cheese

with my Bestie image

* Sizzix die set 659780 " Smile " 4 layers to give it some thickness.

Background paper from American Crafts - plus 1 Amy tangerine 6"x6" paper pad

Film strip and Butterfly from my stash of collected die cuts from swaps.

bit of bling everywhere wooden flowers and mulberry flower embellishments and a heart charm from my stash

" Happy Birthday " peel off from Elizabeth craft designs

Martha Stewart Border edge punch - doily lace

and finally some

 Sospeso Flowers -series 2/01 Daisy

Here's a video showing Sospeso technique
and the final finished creation..
I hope you have enjoyed my blog today and love my cute camera card. Actually brings back memories of when I was younger and polaroids were all the rage.
coming back into fashion also I see.
Plz leave a comment and follow my blogs, then pop over and check out all the fab stamps at my Bestie designs.
and a great 50% off sale at the esty store
Again thanku for popping by , hope you have been inspired to get crafty
and plz check out all the great places you can enter your creations, lots of great prizes to be won.
See you again soon
Hugs xx
Kristyn DT for
and design team leader for
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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Happiness is Beary Daisy

Welcome to my very first post and inspiration piece for
 Creative Moments Design Team
Challenge #64 - CARD , TAG OR GIFT
My creation today is a gift made for special lady, my mum.
I made this cute little tea light using what I had sitting around my craft room and the house.
And the cute digi is from Di's digital downloads -
I've coloured him with my copics
Flower - E71 E77 , Y11 Y15
Grass leaf and bug - G12 G14 G17
Shirt - B00 B02 B05
Bear - E74 E79 E97, E93 and Blending fluid dabbed over the top with a course dry sponge
to give the fluffy look.
To make the tea light holder I have used a small Coffee Jar
Wrapped it with Cardstock die cut with Fancy That steel die - lattice
and backing piece in Light Blue foil cardstock embossed with Darice folder - Cloudy sky
and sanded to bring out the embossed clouds
Inside I have added my battery operated tea light and surrounded with Green glass pebbles
then added ribbon, bow, butterfly and tag.
This little tea light is so cute and gives off a fantastic light of blues and green when lit, and show casing this cute little bear.
I hope you have been inspired to create your own special gift for a special lady in your life...
Please come join us at creative moments and enter your creation.
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Thanks and
Kristyn xx

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Stepping Back in Time with My Besties

Here's another Creation Using these fun My Besties.
I love steampunk so when I saw this cutie I just had to have her.

 I always start my colouring with the plan to stick with a colour theme, but as usual I always end up throwing in some colours I didn't expect.. and I'm so glad because it came out fantastic with the touches of red and blue.

I used my Silhouette Cameo and dies for most of this card and it was great fun putting this all together.

                                             The dies are
Crafty Ann - Border 15 steampunk (using brown cardstock)
Cherry Lynn Designs -B383 Owls with gears steampunk (using brown cardstock and  Viva D├ęcor Inka gold
Silhouette files
Steampunk clock (using Elizabeth craft design Opel fire gemstone shimmer sheet, white iris shimmer sheet and black cardstock)
Roman clock & gears and cogs (using black and grey card stock)
and under this cut I have used a 6x6 sheet from
 Kaiser kraft pad - Madame Boutique
The base of the card is another silhouette file
Top Hat card (using black, grey and red cardstock
The embellishments are from my stash, years of collecting ...
Feathers, Steampunk key, cog, Tags, feather and a nice shiny button which was silver, so I coloured it with some
 Tim Holtz -ADIRONDACK alcohol ink - butterscotch
also used some off cuts of coloured Mesh and  
Mulberry paper flowers and a black fabric flower
Lastley I finished off with making a small Banner and a Happy Birthday black peel off sticker, and putting some
 Inkssentials - crackle accents on a few pieces.
I hope you love my card and get inspired to pop over to My Bestie designs and buy some beautiful digi's and start creating your own masterpieces.
Please leave me your comments and share with your friends .. follow my blog to stay watching my creations.
Hugs xx
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Monday, 16 March 2015

Under the Sea - Chunky book swap.....

My favourite time of year in crafting is here , CHUNKY BOOK SWAP time..... and Aussie Crafters do the best ones...
Last year I did my very first chunky swap and I have been addicted ever since.

I was that excited about joining the swap I made enough for 2 books, and I'm so glad I did as they are fantastic little collections of art by very crafty people.
The Theme for this swap was RAINBOW and wow rainbow they were.
 Each person in the swap was given colour to create with and to make their 7-9 double sided pages.
This is what we all ended up with after the swap ( I got 2 books) lucky me!!! ;) and what my pages looked liked back and front

These are fantastic ways of creating and the chunkier the better, some of the pages in the books are mind blowing, some had hidden chambers in them, which contained a necklace and charms and trinkets and things that popped out, one even had a roll of washi tape attached.
So this year we are hoping at Aussie Crafters to do at least 3 - 4 chunky's a year, and with having a fantastic creative bunch of crafters I think they will be even more amazing this time round.
So our first chunky for 2015 is themed "UNDER THE SEA"
It is a 10 x 15cm landscape page,
 always made on a good firm cardstock
 500gsm + (chipboard, grungeboard, mounting board & project card. )
I've gone all out this swap and made a water shaker or Gel card.
 On my front page I have made my water/ gel page.
Using * a small plastic bag
*good strong adhesive tape
* Hair gel
* Chunky light blue glitter
*cardstock to make the frame over the bag to conceal its edges 
* Tim Holtz Distress ink - Salty Ocean
* Stampendous - embossing enamel
- aged green and aged marine
* Bubble bling
* Designs by Ryn - stamp, Textures 
 * Lawn Fawn stamp set - Critters in the Sea.
On the back page I have covered it with 
* Elizabeth Craft Design - light blue velvet adhesive paper
* Hand drawn on some bubbles and my words
* Cut out 2 clam shapes out of heavy cardstock then embossed both pieces one side with
* Stampendous - embossing enamel
- aged rose and shabby green
Joined the clams together, gluing a piece of satin ribbon.
* added some charms and trinkets
then glued into place on page  and added a blue glass pebble to embellish the page more.
Inspiration from my talented design team
This link below is a video I have made showing you my chunky page and a chat about what a chunky page swap is .
It is my first video so please bear with me as I learn.. I do hope though that you enjoy it and understand what a chunky swap is .
 now I have my completed Chunky page
and when I join in the swap with Aussie crafters I have to replicate this page 7-9 times depending on the sign up number, so that I will then get a completed book back after the swap with everyone's under the sea themed chunky page in it.
I hope you are inspired to create something wonderful and be apart of owning your very own chunky book.
and info
Pop over to Aussie Crafters and join if you haven't already,
our amazing group and join in with all the fun and crafty events we have happening..
Hugs xx
Kristyn -DT @Aussie Crafters  

My Enchanted Seaside where Mermaids Play

Hello Crafty People... Today I want to share with you a card I made, its been quite the process. I really didn't think it would come together.
a new challenge inspired me to use some of my Bestie digi's

 I'm glad I stuck with it because I think it came out perfect and hopefully tells a little story and inspires you to never give up on anything in life, always push through.

This Beautiful Image which I have coloured with my copics and made into a 3d Bestie.       
To put this card together has been a mission and I have used many many items and techniques.
the card base is a 6' x 12' and I have made up a custom pop up in the centre with Kaiser Kraft - base coat collection
P1061 distressed
as a platform for the cute mermaid Bestie to sit on.
covered the back with Kaiser Kraft - Base coat collection
P1063 concrete
and base with Rowlux illusion film - Dark Blue Moire
I then added some glass pebbles sea green and sea blue and surrounded it all with Inkssentials - Glossy accents and
Derivan Matisse glass beads 1.5mm and 3mm. giving the card base a great wet, sea and bubbly finish.
I then added some a couple of stamped images and words from stamp set sea breeze from - Clear Impressions
and finally a little dolphin from Lawn Fawn set - Critters of the Sea
On the background I have added some ribbon mesh and distressed it and added some green moss.
up top I've added some dry seaweed (from my local beach) and a opal glass pebble and also a Prima Junkyard Findings - water pipes part.
finished detail with a EK edge punch - cake piping large and some bling on mermaid waist and top boarder.
It was lots of work but i'm so glad I pushed through with it, I think it came out great .
I hope I have inspired you to get creative and push your creativity further then you ever have.
Happy Crafting
Hugs xx
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Saturday, 14 March 2015

A Stitch Back In Twine : Ribbons, Lace and Twine

A Stitch Back In Twine : Ribbons, Lace and Twine: Well it has been an amazing couple of months for me, crafting up a storm and getting myself out there in the crafting world. I'm so e...

Friday, 13 March 2015

Easter Hat Parade

It's challenge time again at Aussie Crafters., and this month we have a OFF THE PAGE anything goes use anything challenge - EASTER.
Aussie Crafters has a huge range of crafters , all ranging from card makers , mixed media artist , jewellers, bead makers and knitters and crocheter's...
 So this challenge will suit everyone, just create something Easter using your craft skills.

We also has a wonderful guest designer this month, so first thins first lets introduce
Rebecca Collins

Crafting is more than just a hobby for me it is my passion and has been for over ten years . I enjoy using my crafting skills to add something a little extra special to family celebrations or holidays and to cast a little magic for the children. I love trying new crafts and incorporating them into the one's I already do. I am a scrapbook addict first and foremost but the other crafts I enjoy include cardmaking, making teddy bears, cross stitch, beadwork, making candles, woodwork and Christmas decorations.
Rebecca's Inspiration is amazing and i'm so excited to show it all to you..
First up... a cute Easter egg tree


Easter Egg Jar

and also a beautiful tea light

Rebecca really loves to craft these are all amazing crafts. Easter is going to be happy and cheerful in Rebecca's home this Easter.


I got inspired to make my off the page creations when I went and did my grocery shopping and saw all the wonderful Easter decorations and crafting goodies available. So I gathered up some goodies and went home and started to create.
and this is my Easter creation.

This is what I gathered together and away I went creating my Easter Hat .
Added a few feathers and a laced satin flower, paper mini flowers

Thanku for popping by Please leave a comment below and follow my blogs ..
Let your imagination run wild and create something fun and Eastery ...
Kristyn xx
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