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Saturday, 28 March 2015

The Sketchy Challenges #85 Annette's Sketch & 1.2.3 Theme

Hi Sketchy Crafters
How are we all ?? The weather has been so much better with the sun shining and the fresh spring air it definitely does put a spring in your step !! It's time for a super new Challenge at 

 Here is the lovely sketch by Annette which you can use for inspiration or you can use the theme 1-2-3 or both !! Please check out the blog for all the details and super inspiration from the Design Team !!


The Challenge is sponsored by 

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I have used this cute Kitty digital stamp . I printed it onto my Langton watercolour paper and heat dried the image 5 times with my heat gun so that I could colour it with distress inks , Just love the expression on her face lol !! 
 My 1-2-3 is 
1 x Kenny K digital stamp 
2 x Design papers 
3 x types of butterfly 


I have used Spellbinders dies to cut the shape of the card from papermill linen card and used MicheleRdesigns papers on the layers which I edged with studio gesso paint with an angled paint brush .  The butterflies are cut from the papers on the card and around the card I have used Tim Holtz around the edge butterflies. I coloured the white card using distress inks with blending tool and then used Magnolia butterfly stamp and embossed with Ranger fine embossing powder on top . I have cut some holes with my memory keepers tool and pulled some natural twine through for the chevrons and for the bow. The lovely painted charm is from Live & Love Crafts . The flower and bow are cut from vellum with Magnolia peony and bride bow dies and then I used worn lipstick distress ink with blending tool to make them this gorgeous pink/peach colour and finished them with a Hobbycraft button in the center . The beautiful doily die is from Cheery Lyn and is called french pastry doily .


I hope you like my card and are inspired to join us at 
The Sketchy Challenges you have a month to enter too !!
Thanks for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Midweek Magnolia's #110 In The Garden

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
So So excited to be here as a DT member for
Midweek Magnolias

still can't believe it lol . There is a brand new Challenge #110 with the theme In The Garden or use Tilda with flowers so why not join us and pop on over to the blog for some super inspiration from the Design Team .

I have chosen  Speak No Evil Tilda & Edwin & Summer Hill Background to colour . I have used a combination of distress ink markers , pads and pens to colour then . I also stamped embossed the Magnolia text .


The design papers and post card are from MicheleRDesign


Dies used are vintage daisies and dragonfly doohickey dies from Magnolia with pearl string and painted dragonfly charm from Live & Love Crafts . The centres on the flowers are from Hobbyhouse.

I Hope you will enjoy us in all the fun !!
I would like to enter my card into the following super challenge 


Thank you for stopping by
Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

For Mum

Hi Crafty Bloggers

I have had a few days holiday and got the spring cleaning all done . Though it does not feel like spring with the snow outside lol !! Just love taking time to enter some challenges and make a card for fun ;0)

I have made my Mum her Mother's Day card . I have cut a shape myself using papermill linen card and fiskers paper trimmer. I have frantaged the doily at the top with stampendous pink embossing enamel. The ruffle ribbon and pearl trim are from Live & Love Crafts ....as with the design papers.


I have used Pion design papers for the backing layers and for the die cuts.
I have machine stitched the layers and used the Magnolia sentiment stamp onto the design paper and then used Ranger embossing powder.


I have coloured Joyful Tilda with a combination of distress ink markers and pads on langton cold press aquarelle paper with Ranger Archival ink.


I have cut the Doohickey Tag and put a die-namics perfect Polaroids die on top with detail from the design paper finished with a cut out butterfly from them and spots of liquid pearls.


This die is from The Magnolia Christmas Doohickey Club. I have added some crochet thread and a Live & Love Crafts button.


I have cut the doohickey peony petals and used the heart from the apron for the center and added another butterfly.


I have cut a straw from Live & Love Crafts and put La La Land banner dies underneath with some letters cut from graphic 45 papers and finished above with a Melissa Francis pearl.

I hope you like my card . I would like to enter the following challenges as they inspired me to make my Mum's card.



Thank you for visiting 
Sending Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne xx









Sunday, 1 March 2015

Stempelglede Giveaway & Challenge

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I just love visiting the stempelglede design team blog as it is full of stunning inspiration, They now have a pinterest page and are having a challenge and giveaway to celebrate !!! 

2015 © Stempelglede

I have made a card using the inspiration from the mood board 

2015 © Stempelglede
I have chosen the picture with the window 
and the lovely pastel colours  to make  a card 





 and stamped it with brown ink and used fine embossing powder to make it stand out on the design paper. I have used other stamps from the set inside and on the back . I had great fun getting crafty and have listed the ingredients below !!

I hope you like my creation 
Thanks for visiting 
Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xx

Ingredients
Stempelglede Just A Note Stamp Set
Papermill Linen Card
Ranger Archival Coffee Ink Pad
Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Sewing Machine for stitching panels 
Digital design papers from MicheleRdesigns
using Canon Pixma Printer with Neenah Card
Studio Gesso White Paint
Lace ,button & cameo from Live & Love Crafts
Pearl button from Hobbycraft
Window die by Marianne designs
Flower doohickey dies from Magnolia.




Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Sketchy Challenges #84 My Sketch & Favourite Colour Combo's

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
How are we all ?? The weather is just non stop rain here in Scotland  at the minute with a sprinkling of snow in between lol !! ...roll on spring ;0)

It is time for a brand new challenge at
this month with a sketch designed by myself ..here it is using



papers called perfect petals...just love them they are so pretty ;0)



I have used these papers on a recycled notebook where I  have machine stitched them and used a spellbinders circle to cut her. 




She is Birthday Marci from La La Land crafts . I have used a combination of distress ink reinkers ..markers and pads to colour her onto Langton cold pressed aquarelle paper.
This is my favourite colour combination MINT & LILAC at the moment and is the theme to the challenge you can use the sketch ...theme or both !! there is lots of fantastic inspiration on the blog from our talented guest designer and our Sketchy designers so why not pop on over for all the details including the great prize from our sponsor MIcheleRdesigns !!!



I have added some feathers and liquid pearl dots around her . The candles and sentiment are also with the stamp set ..great value .
I have cut some banners free hand for the sentiment and wrapped them around a vintage straw from Live & Love Crafts and popped a Mellissa Francis pearl on top .

The envelope is from elements to go with the digi papers from MicheleRdesigns 

I  have used a prima butterfly stamp on these gorgeous papers
and nib from the set from LLC .


I have made an pocket inside for some tags too with another envelope !!


Here is the back finished with some paper from LOTV


I hope you like my decorated notebook and are inspired to enter the challenge <3


Thank you for visiting my page . 
I would like to enter my notebook into the following super challenges ;-





Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxx












Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Notebook#2



Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Here is my second decorated notebook...so much fun to make . I have chosen For You Tilda coloured on Langton cold press paper with a mixture of distress ink reinkers, pads and markers where I have used a Spellbinders die to cut the shape and have edged the panels with studio gesso and matted
 in between a papermania doily,





The design papers are digi papers free from activity village online and were printed onto neenah cardstock with my canon pixma printer. The bow if rom Marianne design with a heart brad in the center and underneath are some Kort & Godt rolled paper flowers.



I have layered cheesecloth under the panels for texture and added a heart pin and some charms lightly coated with gesso and finished with some glitter on top .



I have machine stitched all the panels and die cut tags on the inside pocket with the Magnolia Doohickey tag


I hope you like my notebook 
I would like to enter the following super challenge;-


Thank you for visiting 
Sending Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx











Thursday, 5 February 2015

Notebook No 1


Hi Crafty Bloggers

I am sharing a  notebook that I have decorated . I had received a gorgeous decorated notebook from my dear bloggy friend and just had to have a go at making one and then made two and I am going to make more lol .

Here is my first one I used recycled spiral notebooks that I found on sale at ebay !! bargain . I found gorgeous free digital papers from activity village online and printed then onto neenah cardstock with my canon pixma printer and matted them onto kraft cardstock with my sewing machine. They matched perfectly with some LOTV papers I had too . I have added mini pom pom trim and rose trim from Live & Love Crafts . The corner dies are embossed with white embossing powder .


I have coloured sakura New Year Tilda with a mixture of distress ink reinkers pads and markers and used a spellbinders die to make the shaker frame and filled it with stampendous lavender crushed glitter and twinklets diamond dust.

I have used some cheesecloth for texture and printed the sentiment from images from the web and matted it on craft card and finished with an ideology pin and some gorgeous lilac gingham ruffle ribbon and clay hearts all from


I have used several Magnoilia doohickey dies including the vintage daisy with a doodlebug glittered brad in the center and some Martha Stewart pearls.


I have decorated the inside with a pocket and some Magnolia Doohickey jolly tags with twine.


I hope you like my notebook and are inspired to make one . I would like to enter my creation into the following super challenge !!



Thank you for visiting 
sending Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxxx