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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Midweek Magnolia's Midway #131 Valentine Love



Hi Crafty Bloggers 
I am here to remind you of the current Challenge at 
the theme is VALENTINE LOVE 
there is so much inspiration on the blog and all the details of how to enter and the chance to win a fabulous prize from Magnolia !!
I hope you can join us <3 

I have been trying out some mixed media still learning the basics !! 
I have made some videos so you can maybe learn with me and my youtube videos are a learning curve too lol



Canvas Tutorial 




Distress Ink Colouring 
 Angel Cupid Tilda
Part 1



Distress Ink Colouring 
Angel Cupid Tilda 
Part 2




Here is a list of ingredients used 

8x10 canvas 
Studio Black Gesso 
Ranger White Texture Paste  
Dutch DooBaDoo heart stencil 
Distress Spray Stain Picket fence 
Metal Gears/Mechanicals
Prima Archival Relics Flaming hearts 
Kaisercraft wood flourishes - Wings 
Finnabair Art Basics Gel  Matte Medium
Distress Ink Mediums - Reinkers Pads & markers & stain 
Cheesecloth
Dusty Attic Chipboard 
Gelatos 
Flatback pearls
Angel Hair 
Prima Resin Frames

I hope you like my creation and are inspired to have a go and get messy lol

Thanks for visitng 
sending crafty hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Midweek Magnolias's #131 Valentine Love


Hi Bloggers 

It's a brand new Challenge at MIDWEEK MAGNOLIA'S !!

The theme is Valentine Love 

I hope you can join us and check out all the gorgeous inspiration with details of how to enter are on the blog and the fantastic prize from Magnolia <3

I have chosen Christmas Heart Tilda to colour with different distress ink mediums . I have used Magnolia Doohickey  Label die to cut out the gorgeous design paper from Pion  . I have also coloured  boho heart stamp and leaf branch &  used Boho love stamp at the bottom again from from Magnolia.


A clean and simple card !! Just added a few pearls and added a bit of glitter to the heart with a wink of stella clear pen <3


I have added some lovely lace inside from my stash and I am so happy how it turned out !! Finally have new spotlights and what a difference it has made to the photograph .

I would like to enter my card into the following super challenge ;-


Thank you for visiting my blog
sending crafty hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #130 Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image



Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are we all ?? it's been snowing here and it is so cold !! Great weather to get all cosy and craft away !! It's time for a super new challenge at


The challenge is Anything Goes with a Magnolia Stamp 

There is a wonderful prize from Magnolia and lots of inspiration on the blog so please check it out !!! 
I have made a notebook using a mixed media background and my favourite stamp Italian Speedy Tilda !! I just want to colour her again and again !! I have made a basic tutorial for youtube and I am learning so much about mixed media and also about making videos so I hope you will join me and hopefully take some inspiration too <3




The Gears, steampunk paperclip and road sign are by Prima . The sticky letters and mini album are Ideology by Tim Holtz. The burlap & Lace flowers and corrugated card are from Live & Love Crafts as with the pearls. Magnolia Speedy Tilda and Magnolia ticket Doohickey die are from Sirstampalot.

Many Thanks for visiting I hope you can join us in the Challenge 

Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Monday, 11 January 2016

Stand Up Notebook !!


Hi Crafty Bloggers 
I hope you are crafting lots in 2016 !!!

Santa brought me a We R Memory Keepers cinch binding machine!!  So had a play and made my bloggy friend a stand up notebook it 's my first attempt at using the machine so am still learning!!  Finding out that spiral wires may be better than these wires lol !! Sorry my picture is a bit blurry !!!



I have coloured Italian Speedy Scooter Tilda just love her!!  I have coloured her with a mix of distress ink mediums. 
The gorgeous papers are Maja design enjoying outdoors from Live & Love Crafts love these too!! 


I printed off a calendar for one of the pages. 


I have used Tim Holtz ideology stickers on the tabs with a Marianne bow die. Also on the front are some lace from my stash and some rose trim also from LLC. I made some pearl string into a bow and attached it to some WOC flat blooms and added a brad for the centre.


I wrapped some seam binding at the top. You can see some pages here underneath for scribbling crafty notes.

The back has a cut out from the design papers with some button lace from LLC and an ideology charm and small frame. 


I hope you like my first creation with the Cinch <3


Thanks for stopping by 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne :) xx






Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Midweek Magnolia's 129 Crafty New Stash

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
It's time for the first challenge of 2016 for 
 The Midweek Magnolia's Challenge
and the theme is use your
Crafty New Stash !! 
There is a fab prize from Magnolia and lots of inspiration on the blog too 
So why not pop on over 
for all the details !! 

Santa brought me a cinch book binding tool from WeRMemoryKeepers 
and I have made a crafty notebook that you can jot down ideas and remember challenge themes !! 
I have coloured Edwin the artist with distress ink mediums matching the gorgeous 
Designer papers from Maja design called enjoying outdoors from Live & Love crafts 



The beautiful lace and burlap flowers and Melissa Francis frame are from LLC . The butterfly chippie is from dusty attic which I painted with Gelatos and I have also tucked in an ideology pen nib and some leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts . The enamel dots are from funfair and ribbon are from my stash !!!
I hope you can join us in the Midweek Magnolia's Challenge and show us your crafty new stash .

My spotlight has broken so hopefully better pictures next time when the new ones arrive !!!

Thanks for stopping by
Sending Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne :) xx

Saturday, 2 January 2016

The Sketchy Challenges #93 Linda's Sketch & Anything Goes Theme

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all??  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year   I had to get on with some Birthday cards so this new Challenge at
The Sketchy Challenges  was perfect as it's Anything Goes for the next month with a gorgeous sketch from Linda!!  You can use the sketch or theme or both!!!  Please pop on over to the blog for lots if lovely inspiration and all the details!!  



I have chosen papers by Maja design which I cut using Magnolia Doohickey Labels die. 
I have coloured Magnolia Tilda dancing in Italy stamp and coloured her with distress ink, markers, reinkers and pads and lastly a touch of liquid pearls around her!!  The stunning lace is a present from my fabulous Bloggy friend :)
The gorgeous flowers are from Live & Love Crafts as with the vintage brads. The wooden pin is from Yellow bicycle and the banners are from Simple Stories  with ideology stickers. The blue organza ribbon and small roses are also from LLC and lastly the leaves which I daubed some gesso on are from WOC.


I hope you can join us in our new Challenge and are looking forward to seeing your creations!! Hope you get to dance in 2016 !! Even just a happy dance lol ��




I would like to enter into the following super challenge :-



Thank you for visiting 

Sending lots of Crafty Hugs and New Year Cheers �� 
Kirsty-Anne :) xx



Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 in cards


Wishing everyone a Happy Healthy Creative 2016 !! 
I discovered this year my shading has been to dark sometimes that I prefer pastel colours and I have dabbled in mixed media !! That I need new light tent spots lol and just loved all the collections from Magnolia !! What trends will 2016 bring us ??? 


Sending crafty New Year Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xx