Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Altered canvas part two

Hi Everyone, 
 Kristy here with part two of my altered canvas.

Last week I showed you my background technique and so today grab a cuppa and sit back and relax while I decorate.

I hope you enjoyed the video!

Here is a snap of the finished project

And here is a list of the yummy products I used.

Kaisercraft Looking Glass - Chesh Cat-Scottie CraftsPrima Tiny Rose Bud Blue-Scottie CraftsKaisercraft Txtre Diamonds Clear Stamp-Scottie CraftsMetallic Rub-ons Kit #1-Scottie Crafts Coredinations Black Magic Assort Potion-Scottie CraftsTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Iced Spruce-Scottie CraftsRanger Distress Ink Pad Bundled Sage-Scottie CraftsRanger Distress Ink Pad Weathered Wood-Scottie CraftsRanger Distress Ink Pad Tea Dye-Scottie CraftsRanger Distress Ink Pad Aged Mahogany-Scottie CraftsTsukineko StazOn Craft Ink Jet Black-Scottie CraftsRanger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool-Scottie CraftsPrima Mini Sachet Lakeside-Scottie Crafts Prima Mini Rose Two Tone Pink 10 per bag-Scottie Crafts

Thanks for watching and have a great week everyone.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Altererd canvas part one

Hello again ladies and gents

This week I have been doing things a bit differently.......... Im posting on a Monday, My project isnt a card and rather then a lot of photos, I have made a wee video for you all.

So grab a cuppa and enjoy part one of my altered canvas.

I hope you enjoyed the video and a look at the paper transfer technique I used.

Products I used in this video (so far) are linked below.

 Kaisercraft Looking Glass - Chesh Cat-Scottie Crafts         Col Art Modeling Paste 8 oz-Scottie Crafts       Xyron Create-A-Sticker 1.5  inch-Scottie Crafts

Thanks again for watching and please join me again soon for part two.

Have a crafty week everyone.

Kristy x

Thursday, 28 November 2013

The white rabbit - Kristy S

Happy Friday everyone.

Im back again to share with you another card using the Kaisercraft looking glass collection so follow my white rabbit and take a look

This week I used a free lineart from Surea at Deviant art and as always colored up with Tim Holtz distress inks and markers on Watercolor Distress Cardstock

 The clock in his hand I have heat embossed using a Versamark pen (these are great for small details) and Gold embossing powder

The backing paper and his paper pierced hat is from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper

Here I have added my last Prima resin clock touched up with metallic rub on and also a few Prima mini roses, and the book I made using Grunge paper, old book paper and a Script stamp.
I have also tucked away a piece from the collectables here along with a doily from my kit.

The tag,banner and number piece are all from the collectables, the large clock die cut is from Tim Holtz, and the small wooden clock is also from Kaisercraft.

Well that's me for this week, have a crafty weekend everyone.

Kristy x

Thursday, 21 November 2013

My Kaisercraft Grungy Organizer

Hello again,

This week I want to show you all an organizer I created out of a file folder which I cut down to just above A5 size, wrapped in brown paper inked and then embellished. 

Here is how it came out.

To create a journal feel, I ran some grunge paper through a clock embossing folder and then using Distress inks and glimmer mists came up with this leather looking binding.
I absolutely love grunge paper it smells like real leather and takes inks and mists so well, I also used it for my hinges which were cut with the Tim Holtz Hardware findings die and embellished with Prima crystals.

 In the center is one of the Kaisercraft Wooden Frames which I have jazzed up by adding some details in puff paint, then once dry I painted the piece with acrylic paint and used my metalic rubon to highlight the raised areas.
 Later on I may add a picture of my family or maybe print off my blog name to place in here, its fully functional so I can change my mind what will go in here.

Also behind the frame you maybe able to see a bit of script and some clocks that have been added using texture paste through a Crafters Workshop template, these are fabulous and I used two different stencils for this project.

 The closure of this album is a piece of elasticated ribbon that I have misted and attached a Tim Holtz Keyhole to, You can also see here the gorgeous image of Alice from The Kaisercraft looking glass collection, this piece that I have used for the Album is called Tweedle Dum.

Because I plan on carrying this organizer around with me I kept the foliage to a minimum and just embellished with a Large script flower from my stash and used some of the 6.5 x6.5 paper from the collection to create the smaller green flower, then I Just added in a few Prima Lakeside roses, A Prima resin clock from last months kit and a Prima Key tucked in underneath and another Resin Piece for the two corner pieces (not in this photo), I also used part of a Kaisercraft clock which got the same treatment as the frame.

 Here is a quick look at the inside of the album which I have secured/decorated with Washi tape.

So I hope you enjoyed my project, If you don't want to bother with finding and cutting down a file folder like I did, Tim Holtz has recently brought out his own  fabulous folders and Ring bindings so you can customize as much or as little as you like. (unfortunately I didn't spy these till after I had made my album DOH!!!!)

O well, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend

Kristy x

Thursday, 14 November 2013


HI bloggers, Kristy here.

 This week I want to share a card I made using the new Kaisercraft The looking glass collection.
 I was so excited to get this paperline this month and cant wait to show you some of the things I have come up with.

So please take a look!


 I have done a little step by step collage for you also so you can see how I layered up my card.(and yes I managed to drop an ink pad lid on my paper but it got covered in the end (whew)

So this is my first time using a Magnolia stamp and I must say I totally get the addiction,  this one is called Tilda with love potion, and she was so much fun to color.
As always I have used my Tim Holtz Distress inks and markers on Watercolor Distress cardstock
I have also stamped around her with the Kaisercraft texture stamp called Postmarks and used some liquid pearls to accent it!

I wanted to give the big flower sprays a miss this week so I pulled out this lace applique that I found at my local sewing centre, and the cute doily poking out in the corner came in my kit.

The Stamped wording comes from the Crafty Secrets stamp collection called greetings from wonderland, I saw this set online in another country and asked the lovely ladies at Scotties to get them in for me, so if you see something you like, ask the girls and they might just be able to get them in for you too.

Here is a look at the inside, the Butterfly is from the collections Sticker sheet, the "Remember" tag is from the collectables and the doily is a Couture Creations doily Die

Here is another look at the front,
 I have a few Prima embelishments here including a Prima resin bird sitting on some cut offs from the Sizzix Autumn Gatherings die, these were left over from another project and worked out great here  as branches, They are covered in Stickles Dry fine glitter
I also added some Prima bling and Prima flowers from the Meadow and Lakeside collections and the green doily behind the celebrate rub on is from the cutouts in the 6.5 x 6.5 paper stack

And that's that, I hope you like her.

Have  a great weekend everyone.

Kristy xx 

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Carnival with Graphic 45

Hello all

Kristy here with my last post featuring the Graphic 45 Mother Goose paper collection.

I have loved working with these papers and hope I have shown the versatility of them too.

This last card is no exception and was made for a friend of mine who very recently had a carnival themed wedding so I had to put my thinking cap on for this one and I really like how it turned out.

Im on a run here with easel cards so here she is all opened up  for you.

The feathers here were just regular craft ones which I curled around a butter knife using the same technique that you use to curl ribbon, and I really like the effect this gives.
Also in this mash up are some Kaisercraft and Prima blooms, burlap ribbon and another crochet doiley. 
The key was from Scotties and the little rose on the left is a fimo rose I made (I actually burnt them) but I actually like "antique" color.

The Image I used this week is Circus Trixie from Saturated Canary, and again she is printed on Ranger Watercolour distress cardstock and colored with Distress inks and markers
I have also added some glitter gel pen to her hair for some extra shimmer, then layered her up on some G45 paper, burlap and a Couture Creations doily die cut using dimensional tape.

There are a few other things tucked away here from older lines like the Prima Bling and also the tickets cut from the Graphic 45 Curtain call paper but they mesh well in this look.

So that's all from me this week, please come back next Friday to see the new paper line I am using, I cant wait!

See you then.

Kristy x

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Christmas Cracker by Kristy

Hello all,

Its Blog Hop time at Scotties!!! Yay !!!

Christmas is less then two months away and as you have seen by previous blog posts the DT have been creating beautiful Christmas Projects and for the next week they will be creating Christmas Crackers all week! 

Please come visit the blog everyday for the next week to see their gorgeous crackers. Make sure you read the whole post each day for instructions to hop to one DT blog each day. On the individual blogs there will be a secret word or words for you to note down.  Once the week is over you will have a secret sentence to post on our Facebook Page under a post that will happen on Friday the 8th of November. Please post the sentence by 10am on Monday the 11th November 2013 to be in a random draw  for a great set of wood mounted Memory Box Stamps.  We will also be announcing a competition next week too.

Please note there might be a delay in the individual blog posts going up so if they are not there please check later in the day thanks!

First up with her cracker is Kristy with her  lovely musical cracker.

Hi Guys

if you have come here from Scotties blog well done, your on the right track!

 My secret words are..........

 Join us at

 So good luck
Great to have you playing along.

Anyway here is what I popped together using last months kit Kaisercraft Christmas Carol

These crackers are super easy and take no time to make, So lets get cracking on how I made this little beauty. (pun very much intended)

I started off with some empty toilet rolls but you can also cut up an old paper towel insert too.
and a piece of scrap paper measuring 10x6 inches,
Here I used some old music note paper but most of this gets covered so don't worry if you don't have any.


Now the trick to getting the cracker shape is to roll your paper around the tubes and adhere with some double sided tape.
Once this is done slide the two outer rolls out a bit to create a space where your ribbon will go and then use a firm string or ribbon to crease the paper. (you can mist this area with a bit of water if its too heavy a cardstock too)
then you can remove the two outer rolls completely.


I have then taken some of the 6x6 Kaisercraft Paper and cut into 3 parts, 2 measuring 2 1/2 by 6 inches and one 3 1/2.
 Then I inked up the edges with Tim Holtz Distress ink Tea dye and rolled this around my main cracker piece with more double sided tape to adhere.

To decorate I have taken a few pieces from the Kaisercraft collectables and popped these up with dimensional tape and then as usual I went a little nutty with some glitter and ribbon.

Wallah, homemade crackers.


Have a great weekend everyone and good luck.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Boo easel card with Graphic 45 by Kristy

Hi all, Kristy here.
This week I have gone a little outside the lines and used the new Graphic 45 nursery rhymes paper to make this cute Halloween easel card. 

I wanted to show how versatile this paper was and that its not just for cutesy baby books etc (even though its great for that too)

So take a look.

I have also made a quick video explaining what I have used in more detail. 

I hoped you like the video, here are some more shots and links to the products.

This Gorgeous stamp is named Hazel and she is from Wee Stamps, I have colored her up with my Distress markers on the Watercolor Distress cardstock

This is a Prima resin bird I have covered in Gesso and Tim Holtz Distress ink and also a wee bit of Metallic rubon

Here is a pumpkin I made using some more of the nursery rhymes paper and some mini brads

 Now here is a little look at the Prima resin clocks which I have altered with some distress inks and Metalic rubon also.
Also tucked in here are some flowers I have made with the Spellbinders rose creations and and a few other techniques, and again altered these with Gesso, rubon and some Diamond dust,
also tucked away is a crochet doily and some feathers from Scotties.

Here is another look at those Graphic 45 Papers and you can see the Gesso I have dry brushed on the cardstock for that spooky feel.

Sorry for the awkward angle here but I needed to show you some more of that gorgeous Nursery rhyme paper which I have punched with the Martha Stewart iron gate punch. 
 The resin stickers are held up with a Tim Hotlz memo pin. and you can just see the tip of my "potion vial" here (which is actually filled with Glimmer mist)

And here is another of the Prima resin birds and some of that burlap trim which was the inspiration for this whole card.

Well this is her all closed up and ready to go.

I hope you enjoyed my post today and you all have a fantastic crafty weekend

Kristy xx

Challenges im entering

A Gem of a challenge - Spooky
Inky Impressions - Halloween /Black and Orange  
Simon says stamp - Spooky