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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Midweek Magnolia's 153 Christmas



Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are you all are you getting in the festive mood !! and making lots of Christmas preparations ?? I have put my tree up and wrote out all my cards so at least I have started lol <3

It's time for a super new challenge at the 
Midweek Magnolias

our theme this fortnight is 

CHRISTMAS

and our wonderful sponsor is 

Our Sponsor

All the gorgeous inspiration from the design team and
 all the details of how to enter are on the blog !!!!!

I have made a twisted easel card from a super tutorial I found from one of my favourite crafters Jennifer D you can find it here 


I have coloured Tilda stamp Me & my snowman with prismacolor pencils and used a uniball white gel pen to highlight. I have cut tags from the Vintage box 3 . The chipboard stars are embossed and topped with pearls .

The papers are by Pion.  I have added a tag in the corner
 another cute stamp from this collection.

I have embossed an older text stamp from Magnolia and
 made a shadow with my pencils around the text.


I have used another snip art chippie from The Trinket Parlour on Facebook and used the fuse tool to create the shaker window in the middle filled with sequins.



I hope you are inspired to make a twisted easel
It was so much fun to decorate !!


I have placed a tag at the back and a place to write the sentiment .


I hope you will join us <3
Thank you for stopping by 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)






Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Midweek Magnolias #152 Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image


Hi Crafty Bloggers 
How are we all ??? I have had a lovely week off work last week and got some Christmas crafting time in so thoroughly enjoyed myself  ;0)

 Here is a picture of my cat Mr Kiefe 
inspecting my craft room
 and getting up to mischief .... he was even inside the filing cabinet at one point lol 



It's time for a brand new challenge at
Midweek Magnolias
The theme this fortnight is Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image 
with a  prize of a surprise package from 


There is oodles of inspiration...over on the blog so please pop on over and check  it out for all the details of how to enter !!

I have stamped Tilda with little rudolf so loving  this gorgeous collection . I have cut her out and used Papermill linen card as the base and then added a layer of white corrugated card and then ripped strips of this gorgeous Magnolia design paper a firm favourite with my fellow design team members !!


I have used the snowflurrie background die which I used glitter washi tape on card then cut out and used small diamantes to finish. I did the same with the Santa sleigh die which I covered with the text stamp from the new collection and  the leaf stamp was cut out and adhered on top with some leftover swirls that came from the dies . The mini cards were made from a vintage box die and added some bling from MaremiSmallArt on etsy


The Chippies were painted with distress stain just behind her and she was coloured with distress ink reinkers and pads and finished with a uniball gel pen and lastly some glitter with the zig pen.


Just adore these doodle flower dies from Sue Wilson
 also topped with some bling.


I loved how it turned out with a whimsical feel !!


I have decorated the inside with Magnolia Vintage Box envelope dies so I can sneak in some surprises !!!


I do hope you are inspired to join us <3

I am inspired to enter my card into the following super challenge ;-


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






Saturday, 12 November 2016

The Sketchy Challenges #108 Team A Karina's Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

We are expecting snow this week it is really cold so think it is on it's way . Perfect weather for getting all cosy and crafting !!
 We have a new challenge at 
The Sketchy Challenges
We have a wonderful sketch this fortnight designed by Karina 


It is super gorgeous !!! Might have to use it over and over again lol !!

Our wonderful sponsor is a surprise package from 

All the details and all my teamies in Team A's gorgeous inspirations 
are on the blog so please check it out <3

I have got so much inspiration from the Vintage Box 3 from Magnolia that I received and from wonderful crafters such as Jiwon Jung and  when I was a teenager a long long time ago lol we used to use Airmail letters so that gave me the idea for the fold of the card .


I have used the design papers from Magnolia cut with the large stamp die and then covered it all up lol .  I have used the mini stamp and put a ceramic charm postcard with mini pearl , The ribbon bow is topped with a stamped pearl and finished with Magnolia tiny blue roses.


 I have use a metal gear with the propeller die topped with large pearl and framed the postcard stamp with metal corner and clock pebble .
 I have tucked a doily die just under the postcard.


 I have used the passport die and stamp and  added paper pages . Just love the suitcase dies but it took lots of patience to put together .

I have used the ribbon from the box along the bottom 


Here is the back you can see the papers and I used Sizzix Tim Holtz die for the connectors with some cord . I have used some washi tape along the top and have coloured the edges of the stamp die with a chalk edger and also blended some distress ink on the main card base of Papermill linen card.


 The inside is where I used more Magnolia papers and tags
 and washi tape with the stamps in the box .


Here is another panel using these gorgeous stamps 


It even stand ups which I was surprised to find out <3


I hope you are inspired to join us 


Products used are from Magnolia Sweden & The Trinket Parlour

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

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #151 Winter

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

Midweek Magnolias

and our theme this fortnight is WINTER 
with oodles of inspiration on the blog and details of how to enter
 are all on the blog so please check it out  <3

We have a wonderful surprise package for the winner from 


I have used Tilda with little snowy and snowy branch stamps with Pion design papers matted onto Papermill linen card  cut with Magnolia vintage Box die and then I have used guesso and glitter around the edges as with the snowballs .



I have used prismacolor pencils to colour the stamps
 on bristol board and cut them out . More of the papers used for the sentiment with metal corners .


The tree is snip art and had been daubed with guesso . I have added a clock pebble and some bling to the tree topped with a lace and ribbon bow.


Here is the inside using memory box precious mittens die and luggage tags from the Vintage box 3 and  the passport die
 in there for a miniature present .


I have decorated the back with some more of the gorgeous design papers .


I hope you are inspired to join us <3

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




Saturday, 29 October 2016

Mixed Media Christmas Tags



Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I have been dabbling in mixed media again after watching a cool Youtube channel called Maremi SmallArt  where I saw this video and I thought I would have a go and make some larger tags for Christmas presents.


It was so much fun getting messy lol <3. I have used black gesso and prima acrylic paints on top of some corrugated card. The paper pieces are scraps from Magnolia design papers and Creative Expressions .


The gorgeous bling is from her etsy shop just love them !!


I have coloured around the papers with a sharpie !!

 I added picket fence spray stain to lighten some areas 


I have cut more papers at the back and tucked 
some ribbon behind them to write on 


I hope you like them !!

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






Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Midweek Magnolias #150 Anything goes with A Magnolia image

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ?? This is my first creation in my new craft room and I am so lucky to have this lovely new space . In the process of organising it all and labeling all my stash that I have accumulated over the years
 can't wait until I am super organised !! 

We have a wonderful new challenge at 
MIDWEEK MAGNOLIAS the theme is ANYTHING GOES with A MAGNOLIA IMAGE and as always we are so happy to be sponsored by 
MAGNOLIA of SWEDEN with a surprise package for the winner !!!
There is so much lovely inspiration on the blog along with the roolz so please pop on over to check it all out <3


I have chosen a new Stamp and Cutz combination from Sirstampalot and also available at Magnolia . Her name is Cocoa Tilda and it came with gorgeous snowflurries die. I have made  a part to hold a gift card for coffee as my daughter often works out in the cold weather  and  needs plenty of warm  coffee lol.


I have got so much inspiration from Jennifer Mcguire Ink on youtube !! 
like using the dies as masks for creating the background
and for incorporating a gift card .

I colored her with distress ink reinkers and I have used a uniball white gel pen to highlight her and then I have cut her out and stuck her on a partial cut doohickey jolly tag that has some xmas music notes..... stamped from a stamp from the vintage box 1..... which I embossed with fine gold embossing powder and finished with panduro ribbon bow at the side . The die at the top is also a doohickey die which I stamped some ink over . The Costa coffee gift card is held under the tag and at the top by the cut straw so it can be easily slide out and then kept as a wall hanging .

I have made the shaker element with the fuse tool and sequins and glitter inside with some dovecraft lace and bling...a skate charm....embossed chipboard and a marrianne border die to decorate. I have also added some embossed snowflurries .


Here is the back with an embossed Magnolia text stamp with some brads and strips of the masked snowflurries....
 with using distress ink pads and blending tool .


I had so much fun trying out new techniques and getting inky .
I do hope you will join us <3



Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxx













Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Sketchy Challenges #106 Team A Theme Anything Goes

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a super new challenge at The Sketchy Challenges 
with Team A and there is a theme this fortnight 

ANYTHING GOES

with a surprise package as the prize and their is lots of inspiration on the blog so please check it out on the blog !!

Image result for surprise package picture

I have made a Halloween box to keep my Halloween craft items in so that I can just pull it out once a year and get ready to craft !! I started with a box and painted it with black gesso and also decorated with Pion The witching hours design papers .


I have added mini stamps from Magnolia coloured with prismacolor pencils and crystal flower spray, checked ribbon are from them too . All the resins are painted with prima opal acrylic paints.  The flowers and coffin (painted with gesso) and charms are also from the Trinket Parlour on Facebook. Also their was a fab tutorial from there on how to make this <3


The fence is made from coffee stirrers from a fab tutorial on facebook by
 The Trinket Parlour. The dies used are stitched doodled flowers by Sue Wilson and Spellbinders dies.


I have left the lid open on the coffin so I can put charms and gems in there .


<3


I hope you like my box and are inspired to join us and get crafty .

Many Thanks for stopping by 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx