Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Midweek Magnolias #158 Anything Goes with A Magnolia Image

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all? It's time for a super new challenge at the

Midweek Magnolias

The theme is ANYTHING Goes with A MAGNOLIA IMAGE
We have a wonderful prize from 

For all the ROOLZ and fantastic inspiration
 please visit the blog for all the details.

I have used Tilda enjoying summer coloured with prismacolor pencils on Neenah dessert storm card and framed her with a chippie from The Trinket parlour . The background paper was made with stripes of painted prima watercolors confections and I used a Vintage box die to cut the shape .

All the pretty dies are from the Magnolia recipe card collection and Vintage Box cut from the handmade background paper .
I have finished with a teardrop pearl and Nuvo drops.

I hope you can join us <3

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

Saturday, 11 February 2017

The Sketchy Challenges #113 Team A Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a brand new challenge at 

The Sketchy Challenges
It's Team A's turn and I have designed a sketch for this fortnights challenge 

feel free to flip the sketch too !!

The awesome sponsor is 

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to check out all the generous details of the prize and all my teamies gorgeous creations please pop on over to the blog 

The weather is horrible cold and non stop rain and snow on the way so I needed some bright colours so I decided to colour Heavenly Tilda trying a new colouring medium Prima watercolor confections just adore them and hoping to try out new sets I have used the pastel dreams set to colour her on Prima watercolor paper. I was quite surprised it's very similar to Langton aquarelle paper but cheaper !! 

I have made my own background using the paints blending the colours in stripes  I have added some black card and white card with foam cutting a Hero Arts Love die and Tim Holtz chit chat sticker . The dies are from various Magnolia kits. The flowers are from The Trinket Parlour and lastly I have finished with some Nuvo drops .

I hope you will join us 
I would like to enter my card into the following super challenge ;-

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

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Mixed media Journey continues

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I have been so inspired by MaremiSmallArt on youtube and at Maremiscreative cafe on facebook that I have been enjoying learning mixed media and it reminds me of my younger days when I used to love drawing and painting .

First up I have made a handmade journal with envelopes from a video tutorial on her channel had so much fun decorating I love that there is never a real plan and its awesome to see how it turns out !!

I have used designer papers on the chipboard cover and lightly put on a coat of white guesso .  I have glued all the metal ,chipboard pieces and resin with E6000 mostly all from the trinket parlour on facebook . I then lightly paint the pieces with a dry brush with guesso . Once dried I have used prima watercolor confections in pastel dreams to colour applying with a brush .

Lastly I added some pearls and used a gold metallic gelato to highlight.

A shot of the inside the clasp closes with some wax cord

Here is some of the texture paste that I had also used with a Tim Holtz stencil  to add interest before applying the watercolor.

Here is my first page inside the journal after the pastels I wanted some colour . I have used Tim Holtz distress crayons directly in stripes and used my finger to blend out . I then used a baby wipe on the Tim Holtz stencil to remove the wax to leave white dots and then used the same stencil with a black crayon for the darker dots.
I had watched another video where we were encouraged to use test pages and had made the watercolor flowers , I used a circle punch to cut them out . I have used a black crayon to smudge around the flowers and white gel pen to add highlights . Thread was added for the stalks and lastly stamped butterfly's on the waste test paper to create the butterflies . I have use Tim Holtz chit chat stickers to finish .

There is a wonderful challenge at the creative cafe that is called 52cafecards . 
For A & B the challenge was Art & Bubbles .
I have used Prima Vintage Alphabet cards as the base . A light coat of guesso first to prime . The first I used gelatos and a water spray with stencils for texture and a harlequin stamp . I splattered some paint and used a die cut for the art and sticker for the word . The second I used prima art alchemy paint on top of a stencil with texture paste . I used a black pen to outline and then stamped the words on paper and cut and corner chomped the sentiment . Lastly some bling !! and white gel pen to finish !!

The next part of the challenge is C for Coffee & D for Dragonfly 
I played with textures in the first using sand texture paste and cheesecloth . I then added distress ink with water to the textures . I have used darkroom door stamps to cut out the coffee cup stain and coffee word and then used distress inks and gel pen to colour , The last ATC I have used a stencil with texture paste using distress prima watercolours to colour with some water and to paint the chippies . I have added a bling dragonfly and words sticker to finish .

Next up is E for eclipse so looking forward to getting crafty soon . 
 Mixed media  tips I have learned so far 
1. Always use inks with water on craft mat don't apply straight to project .
2. Water down guesso or use chalk paint over design papers with script you want to show through .
3, Spread out glue and dry evenly to stop warping of paper .
4. Dry each layer before adding another 
5. Do not use heat gun for texture paste as it looks great when all puffed out but goes flat again when you touch it .
5. Leave white spray to the very end and practice a light mist as hard to cover over if too much applied.
6. Do not be afraid just do it !!! have fun  there is no pressure to be the best mixed media artist and every artist has there own interpretation <3

Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to try new things !!
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Midweek Magnolias #157 Show some love (Use a Heart)

Hi Crafty Bloggers Can you believe it's February already !!!
 and time for a super new challenge at

Midweek Magnolias

the theme this fortnight is 
SHOW SOME LOVE (use a heart)

there is lots of gorgeous inspiration on the blog and all the details of how to enter and a wonderful surprise package for the winner from

I have chosen Miracle love Tilda to colour with distress inks . Just loved colouring her to go with the gorgeous design paper from Magnolia .
The chippies , pearl trim and gorgeous flowers (so so pretty) are from
 the Trinket Parlour on facebook .

I have added some sequins from my stash and some Nuvo drops and lastly this die cut from Hero Arts and sentiment . I just can't help myself from adding some white dots with a uniball gel pen and lastly a touch of wink of stella glitter pen .

I hope February brings you all lots of love
 and hope you can join us in the challenge <3

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

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Midweek Magnolia's #156 Anything Goes with a Magnolia image

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ?? It's time for a super new challenge at 

Midweek Magnolias

The theme is Anything goes with a Magnolia Image 
There is so much inspiration on the blog and all the roolz and 
details of the fantastic prize from

I have made a card featuring Chef Edwin coloured with prismacolor pencils . I have used lots of dies from the advent calendar and  now available to order separately . Edwin has a messy kitchen lol !! I have also used some dies from the Doohickey Boxes and from the little Italy collection .

The grape charm is also from Magnolia and the cute flowers and metal word and tiny frame are from The Trinket Parlour on Facebook .

I hope Edwin has someone to help clean the kitchen with him lol !!

I hope you will join us in the Midweek Magnolia's Challenge 

Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Saturday, 14 January 2017

The Sketchy Challenges #111 Anything Goes with Team A

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ??? It's been snowing here and it is so cold so thought I would make a nice bright colourful card lol !! We have our first challenge of 2017 at

The Sketchy Challenges

We have a fantastic new generous sponsor so please 
check out all the inspiration and details on the challenge blog !!!

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I have coloured Tilda  from The Magnolia Advent Calendar with distress ink mediums and used these gorgeous bright Magnolia design papers with the recipe card dies to decorate and matt .  The card base is made from a Magnolia Vintage Box die with Papermill linen card. The fantastic chipboard and flowers are from the Trinket Parlour on facebook.

I have painted the chipboard with distress ink stain . The front opens out and I have stamped a sentiment  Happy Memories from  a Magnolia text stamp inside on black card with white embossing powder... it's hard to see in the picture lol  . The dies I have coloured with distress ink pads and used the blending tool .

I hope you can join us over the next fortnight !!
Thank you for visiting my wee blog <3
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Midweek Magnolia's #155 Crafty New Stash

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
I hope you all had an awesome Christmas and can you believe it's 2017 !! Wonder what trends we will try this year and what gorgeous collections we will see from Magnolia !! 

It's time for a super new challenge 


All the roolz and fab inspiration from the design team
 are all over on the blog so please check it out !!!
and the prize is a mystery package from 

I was so lucky to have purchased the advent calendar box
 so I have used lots of goodies from there on my tag ;0) 
The tag is cut from the recipe card die and tab from Neenah dessert storm card . The stamp is Wine tasting Tilda coloured on the dessert storm card with prismacolor pencils and uniball gel pen to highlight. All the dies are from the new collection except the Happy Birthday which is from Creative Expressions a gift along with the gorgeous Magnolia design paper from my wonderful friend .

I have used some flat backed pearls and some Nuvo drops to finish 

I hope you can join us and show us your New Crafty Stash 

Also can't live without my Wink of stella glitter pen too !!

Also wanted to show you a quick tag I made for a Thank you using another gorgeous Have dinner with me Tilda from this collection ;0)

Finally I would like to announce the winner of My Blog Hop Candy for Midweek Magnolia's #154 chosen at random by my daughter is


please contact me here with your address so I can post your surprise prize ;0)

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