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Saturday, 25 April 2015

The Sketchy Challenges #86 Sabine's Sketch & Spring Theme

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a super new monthly challenge at 
We have a super sketch from Sabine 


Her theme is Spring !! You can enter by using the sketch or theme or both so why not pop on over to the blog for lots more inspiration <3

I have chosen Sweet Tilda with balloon and I have made a tag using kraft tags which I pre bought already cut . Tilda has been coloured with a combination of distress ink pads reinkers and markers.


I have used Santura Design papers and pearls and my memory keepers cropodile for the sunshine brad. I have also used Champagne glitter tape and beautiful laces and metal embellishment from Live & Love Crafts . The heart hanger and film tape is from Tim Holtz ideology and the flowers from Wild orchid crafts . The butterflies are cut using a Martha Stewart punch.


The back has been decorated with a santura frame on a kraft envelope with tag for writing a sentiment . The inside is finished with a locket in which to put a picture in . 

I hope you like my tag and are inspired to join us in The Sketchy Challenges .

I would like to enter into the following super challenge

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






Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Midweek Magnolia #112 Masculine Card

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It is time for a brand new Challenge at

Midweek Magnolias

The theme is a Masculine Card !! We do hope you can join us in all the fun and pop on over to the blog for all the DT members stunning inspiration !! You have 2 weeks to enter and a fabulous prize from Magnolia !!

I have chosen Time to Drink Champagne Edwin and coloured him with distress inks in only black soot and a touch of weathered wood around him for a shadow . The gorgeous papers are from Graphic 45 Curiosity Shop as with the keyhole Chipboard and individual letter stickers .


I have used La La Land gears die which has been inked and then frantaged with shabby embossing powder . There is a doohickey jolly tag behind the champagne  glitter washi tape and is finished with white ruffle ribbon . The wishbone is from Tim Holtz ideology . The blue pearls are from Santuru . The charms are from the handcrafted card company and are tied with some crochet thread. The little flags at the side are from La La Land crafts dies as with the tab dies. All the layers have been painted with studio gesso paint.



I hope you like the handsome Edwin and are inspired to join us !!

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

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Midweek Magnolia's #110 Show Us Some Metal Midway Reminder

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
I am here to remind you of  the super new challenge over on at 

Midweek Magnolias

Why not pop on over for all the details and super inspiration

I am slowly getting there making some Christmas cards all year round !!
I have chosen two gorgeous Magnolia stamps Christmas Candle Tilda & Waiting for Christmas tree. They have been coloured with a combination of distress ink markers reinikers and pads. I have used studio gesso on the edges for that shabby snowy feel . I have used spellbinders labels die ,Doohickey Fern Tag ,Doohickey Christmas Tree Branch ,X Cut banner die, & Marriane design bow.



I have used distress stain for the bow and tied some shabby bells and parcel charm & Joy charm to the banner all with a touch of paint.


On the tree branches I have a tiny star charm and beautiful Crystal charm all from Live & Love Crafts as with the lovely lace.


The papers are from MicheleRdesign and I love the non traditional colours.


I do hope you can join us at Midweek Magnolias 

I would like to enter my card in the following super Challenges :-



Thank you so much for visiting
Sending Lots Of Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx






Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Midweek Magnolia's #110 Show us Some Metal


Hi Crafty Bloggers
I hope you all had a lovely Easter with family & friends <3
It's time for a brand new challenge at

Midweek Magnolias

Challenge #110 Show Some Metal

It's perfect for getting those charms out !!
 I forget how many I have until I get my wee box out lol

I have chosen Celebrate Tilda she has been coloured on Langton Cold press Aquarelle paper with distress ink markers. The frame is a Spellbinder ovals die.
The papers are from MicheleRdesign and are called perfect petals I just love them !! I have used two new treats a Martha Stewart heart punch and a Xcut heart banner die . The gorgeous bottle and glass charm are from The Handmade Crafts Company as with the pearl hearts. The blackboard charm lace pom pom trim and rolled roses are from Live & Love Crafts . The Congratulations stamp is an oldie from Dovecraft.




The gorgeous frame is from Santura and it has been painted with Distress stain and I have used more of these gorgeous papers underneath.

I have used some crochet thread for the bows and I have used an inkessentials pen to write on the blackboard charm .


I hope you will join us in all the fun and see all the gorgeous inspiration over at The Challenge blog.


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

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






Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Midweek magnolia's Reminder #110 In The Garden

Hi Crafty Bloggers 
There is still time to enter this super Challenge at

Midweek Magnolias

Challenge #110 theme is in The Garden or Tilda with flowers !!
I hope you will join us and see all the inspiration on the blog <3

I have coloured Tilda with Big Tulip Pot and mini Magnolia stamp seeding,
as always I have painted them with distress inks . I have used Pion design papers and the sentiment is from Magnolia attached to a Tim Holtz ideology memo pin .


I have tucked some cheesecloth behind them and some lace from Live & Love crafts on top of the main image and also tucked at the bottom . The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and the cute ladybirds are from my super crafty friend. Lastly the smaller stamp is under  My Favorite Things die -namics Polaroids die with a small metal embellishment from LLC.

I had graet fun making this card and was so pleased how it worked out as there was no real plan !! 

I do hope you can take part and I would like to enter my card into the following super challenge ;-


Thank you for visiting
Sending Crafty Hugs 


Kirsty-Anne ;0) x

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