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Saturday, 29 August 2015

The Sketchy Challenges #89 Karina's Sketch & Sealife/Maritime Theme

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

We are back from our lovely Summer break at 

We have a super new Challenge & Sketch from Karina



Isn't the sketch just brilliant !! The theme is sea life/maritime you can use the sketch theme or both !!

I have used a stamp from Magnolia called Swedish coast houses. I have coloured it with distress ink mediums and used Maja design papers matted onto kraft card  for the panels .


The gorgeous lace trims are from LLC. I have added shells from the seaside which have been lightly painted with gelatos and I also spritzed the blooms and leaves from WOC with them . The doohickey die is heart swirl from Magnolia and the enamel dots are by Dear Lizzy .



I hope you will visit the challenge blog for all the gorgeous inspiration and details of how to enter !!

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, 26 August 2015

Midweek Magnolia's #121 1-2-3

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are we all ? I hope you are having lots of crafty fun !. It's time for a super new challenge at  Midweek Magnolia's 

It's 1-2-3 1 image 2 designer papers & 3 embellishments !!

I hope you can join us and check out all the ROOLZ and super inspiration and prize from Magnolia all on the blog !!

I have chosen Chair in The Sunset matched with the Magnolia text stamp . I have coloured the stamped image with distress ink mediums matching the colours with the gorgeous 2 design papers from Maja design from LLC.


I have added some banners from simple stories topped with shells from the seaside which have been painted lightly using gelatos.
The stunning laces/trims are from LLC and lastly the enamel dots are from Dear Lizzy . A clean and simple card from me which is rare but just felt right at the time lol !! 




Hope to see your creations at Midweek Magnolia's !!

I would like to enter my card into the following super challenges 




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






Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Midweek Magnolia's #120 Buttons n Bows


Hi Crafty bloggers 

How are you ? I hope you are all crafting away <3

I am here to tell you about the new super challenge at 
it's 
BUTTONS n BOWS

There is so much inspiration over on the blog along with details of the fantastic prize from Magnolia and details of how to enter so why not check it out !!



I have used more of these gorgeous summer crush papers from Maja design from  The Craft Boutique and I have stamped Stop In The name of love Tilda and coloured her with distress ink mediums .


I have used ribbon from LLC and spritzed some picket fence distress stain on it to give it a shabby look. The gorgeous buttons have been lightly coated with pastel gelatos and are from The Madscrapper by Little yellow bicycle as with the cute wooden pin. The butterfly is from Dusty attic and has been spritzed with homemade spray and finished with a dear Lizzy enamel dot.


The gorgeous balloon die is from La La Land . The crochet circle sentiment is by prima . I have stamped the Magnolia text that goes with the stamp on the Maja Design paper cut out .


A wee shot of the inside !!


I hope you are inspired to join us so get the buttons out !! 




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




Thank you so much for visiting my wee blog !!
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne  ;0) xxx






Sunday, 9 August 2015

Simply Magnolia Guest Designer By The Sea Challenge

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ??  I am so excited to be writing this as I am a guest designer taking part in The super new Challenge at 
 it's 
By The Sea
So excited to be taking part and hope you can join us in the challenge so why not pop on over to the blog for all the wonderful inspiration and details of how to enter <3


I have chosen bikini tilda and coloured her with a variety of distress ink mediums and have used liquid pearls too.


These stunning papers are Maja design Summer Crush from The Craft Boutique they are just so pretty .My fav collection this year ;0)
I have made a beach bag by machine sewing around the paper and adding pearl trim and lollipop charm from LLC . The bow is a Magnolia Doohickey die and lastly some sprayed WOC roses to finish .


The banner is from The Madscrapper by simple stories and the chipboard butterflies which I sprayed with mu own homemade mist using perfect pearls distress reinker and water and a touch of tacky glue in an inkessentials mist bottle my hubby even gave me a ball bearing to pop in so it mixes well lol !!
The camera die is a Magnolia Doohickey .


The lovely shells I collected from Oban . I have daubed some gesso over them.


Lastly Magnolia Doohickey club flip flops die finished with Dear Lizzy enamel dots also from The MadScrapper. Just discovered this shop near Edinburgh it's fantastic and the service is just brilliant and you can order online too !!


I hope you like it and are inspired to join us at SIMPLY MAGNOLIA


I would like to enter the following awesome challenge ;-


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







Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Midweek Magnolia's Midway Reminder #119 Anything but a card


Hi Crafty Bloggers 
I hope it's lovely and sunny where you are <3
I am here to remind you of the awesome challenge on over at 
MIDWEEK MAGNOLIA'S
it's my fav challenge ever 
ANYTHING BUT A CARD 
with lots of super inspiration and a super prize from 
Magnolia so why not pop on over for all the details !!

I have  decorated these gorgeous craft boxes which were a surprise from my super bloggy friend !! I have decorated them with these stunning designer papers from Pion which I machine stitched the panels onto white smooth card from The Papermill . I have used lots of lovely ribbon and lace from LLC .



I have coloured Sagittarius Tilda with a mix of distress ink mediums.I have used dienamics stitched ovals to make the tag finished with Graphic 45 brads and more lovely lace trim.


I have also added pearl trim and used the Doohickey peony and vintage daisy dies with tiny brads for the flowers.


The flowers on top are all from LLC too <3


I have made them to keep some crafty bits and bobs in .

I would like to enter the following super challenges ;-



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




Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Midweek Magnolia's #119 Anything But A Card

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
How are you all ...I am off work for a week and I am so enjoying getting more time to get crafty !! 
There is a super new challenge at 
I love this theme !!! it's 
ANYTHING BUT A CARD 
there is so much inspiration over on the blog from the super talented DT and details of how to enter and the prize from MAGNOLIA !!
 so why not pop on over and find out !!

I have chosen to make a tag with a shape to it like the doohickey tag die .
I have used Golden week Tilda and coloured  her with a combination of distress ink mediums . The gorgeous design papers are from Maja design from LLC.



I have used gorgeous Pink tulle from the Ribbon girl for the bow. The flowers diamante lace, pearl trim , rose trim, organza ribbon ,wooden heart & button are all from LLC too. The die is heart swirl from Magnolia .


More gorgeous lace trims and dragonfly from LLC and the tag and envelope are by dovecraft . The stunning  heart is from a surprise I received in a stunning round robin in a pocket letter !!


I hope you like my tag and are inspired to join us !!

I would like to enter my tag in the following super challenge ;-

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



Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Midweek Magnolia's #118 Embossing Wet /Dry

Hi Crafty Bloggers
I hope the sunshine is out where you are and you are enjoying Summer!!  
We have a brand new challenge for you at
#118 EMBOSSING wet or dry 
I hope you can stop by the blog and see all my teamies gorgeous inspiration and details of the super prize from Magnolia!! 

I have used these gorgeous Pion design papers matted onto papermill linen card.  I have used a craft concepts dot embossing folder on the papers using positive and negative results.


Cute Sakura Tilda has been masked onto the haybale stamp and I have coloured her with distress ink mediums. 


Dies used are die-namics stitched ovals and 
open and closed petal camelia dies from Sue Wilson
The butterflies are cut from the designer papers as with the tag 
All the embellishmens,  lace and pearl trim are from Live & Love Crafts with the exception of the pearls on the flowers which are from ebay. 
I hope you are inspired to join us. 
I would like to enter my card into the following super challenge :-


Thank you so much for stopping by
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xx :)