Meet December’s featured Designer: Kristina of Kristmess Designs

Kristina of Kristmess Designs is the creator of this month's lovely Gold Members Kit

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What inspired you to create this month's DST Gold Member kit?
The birds in my yard!

What is your favorite part or element of the kit?
The watercolour style and the chickadees! I am going through a watercolour and artsy phase right now!!

Tell us about your family:
I am married to a French Canadian and now live in Quebec, Canada. (I was born and raised in the UK) We have 3 sons who are all growing up too quickly! Next year they will all be teenagers!

How long have you been designing? What program(s) do you use?
I started designing 12 years ago when my youngest son was born. Well I guess it’s been longer than that but that is when I opened the door to this digiworld I now live in! I use Photoshop, always have. I have been using that for over 20 years now, a lot has changed since then!! I also use Illustrator, however I am not as comfortable with that as I am with PS.

What part of designing is most challenging to you?
Starting a new kit is usually the hardest part for me. It usually takes me long to get ideas together and get things started. I keep changing my mind about things and quite often end up doing something entirely different to what I thought I’d be doing when I started out! But once I get going it all just flows together and then I have a hard time stopping! Sometimes my kits can end up huge!!

What has been the greatest compliment you have received about your designs?
People don’t usually ‘say’ much about my work, when they do it’s usually pretty good and makes me happy. However, I have to say that the greatest compliment of all has got to be that people are buying them!!

How much time to you allocate to designing in a typical week?
This is hard to answer because every week is different but basically I take any time I can get! I am probably sat at my computer more time than I am not - not sure if that’s good for me but that’s how it is!

What is the latest you’ve ever stayed up to finish a design or scrap?
I’ve pulled all nighters before, however now I’m getting older this is harder to do!! I’m usually up until 2am easily, not always finishing off kits but if that’s what I need to do then I will. I am definitely a night owl.

What’s your favorite snack to have handy while you design?
I don’t really snack much but I’ve taken to having a cup of chocolate flavoured tea beside as I work, although I have to admit I often get so carried away in a kit that I let it go cold!!

Slippers or barefoot?
Slippers in the Winter, barefoot in Summer.

Favorite TV show?
I have never really watched a lot of TV but lately I have taken to forcing myself to stop working and sitting down with my older kids and watching a bit of TV. At the moment we are into ‘Outlander’.


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