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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

The Big 40 Birthday Candy !!!!!!

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CANDY NOW CLOSED WINNERS ANNOUNCED 
THURSDAY 6th SEPTEMBER !!!!



What's the prizes ?

1st Prize - £40 cash

2nd Prize - £20 cash

To spend on whatever you want !!!

What do you need to do ?
1. Have a paypal account.  Candy Is open worldwide.
2. Become a follower if not already.
3. Post the picture on your sidebar on your blog please and link back to here.
4. Leave your details in Mr Linky.
5. Leave a comment tell me what you would spend your prize on !

 The winners will be checked for complying and will  be picked by random.org after the 28th August 2012  (MY BIRTHDAY WHOOPEE) and announced here on the blog shortly after.You will receive the money at your exchange rate on the day of transfer through paypal ! This is open to crafters only!!.  Candy hunters will be excluded !!!. 



Good Luck & Thank you for visiting my blog 

Crafty Hugs

Kirsty-Anne xx ;0)



Sunday, 26 August 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge # 54 Bookmark

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How is your Sunday going? !! 

 It's Time for a super new challenge at 

which is a Bookmark with Tilda such a great idea for the schools going back !! My teenager is starting her advanced Highers at a new college on Monday  so it's all exciting !! for her ;0)

I have made a bookmark with Tilda with peanut from the turning leaves collection !! Love her little mouse so cute !!!


I have coloured them with prismacolor pencils . The gorgeous paper is from Magnolia . I used a 1 inch width ribbon and lace together with  1 inch end silver clasps (used for jewellery making) attached with pliers . I used spellbinders dies for the die cuts and these pretty flowers from prima topped with Melissa Francis pearls .


I have added this gorgeous gingham bow made from ribbon from my local sewing shop. I have decorated the back with Magnolia Tomorrow Text stamp .


The flower at the bottom is a crochet flower from Tabby Craft Designs at etsy . On one side I have added a Tim Holtz Philosophy tag and on the other a punched flower with pearl beaded center from Maya Road attached with twine .


I hope you will pop on over and see the girls wonderful creations at 
Totally Tilda  and the super prize from Wild Orchid Crafts !!!

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





I am also so pleased to tell you I will be staying on here for another 6 months at Totally Tilda as a design Team member I am so lucky to be here and so proud !  ;0)

My candy ends tonight if you haven't entered already !!

I have done my housework super quick with lots of  music to motivate me  lol  as the teenager is still out from the night before !! and the stamp monster is working !!  and now I am off to craft !! 
Thanks for stopping by

Bye For Now

Kirsty-Anne ( Kitty) ;0) xxxxxx


Saturday, 25 August 2012

MDUC Challenge #161 - Stitching

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are you all ? Are you having a great weekend ? it's been another super busy week chasing my tail but I am  off work tomorrow so can't wait to get some crafty time to relax ;0) 

It's another great challenge at MDUC Challenges and I am here as a guest designer to tell you all about it !! This week we would like to see your fantastic creations using real or faux stitching !!! 

My wonderful Bloggy friend Jill sent me this super stamp for my Birthday , I was so excited and had to play with her straight away !! I first tried colouring her with no lines with inks  but the bike just did not look like a bike lol so I opted for the safe option with my pencils lol .


I have stitched all the papers and Tilda to the matting using Prima papers . I made these two pockets with some scrap material where I added some peach satin ribbon and dotty buttons. I also stamped some birdies and hearts onto the material using hero arts stamps with some coffee ink. Lastly I have added two pretty Magnolia Doohickey butterflies ! Quite a quick card for me lol !!

I hope you will join in on the fun at the stitching challenge at MDUC and take a look at the teams wonderful designs !!

Back tomorrow with another Magnolia creation . Thanks for visiting and see you then ;0)
 P.s My Birthday Candy ends tomorrow !!

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) xxxx 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Teddybo Challenge

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I am off work today so taking it easy !! Not been working long in this job and still not sure what I am doing yet lol !! So tired as was off for a few months and it's hard getting back into a routine lol !!

This is my last post as a DT for Teddybo as I just don't have the time they deserve with my new job ! Teddybo will always be in my fond memories as Gayle the owner gave me my first DT position and I have grown to love the bears and all the wonderful talented girls on the DT .

There is a new challenge at TEDDYBO which is to use Black white and one other colour !
 I wasn't too sure at first so stayed neutral with brown !! and am quite happy with the results.

There are lovely new graphics to play with at the Teddybo Shop !!!
 and lots of inspiration on the blog from the girls !!


 I have chosen Teddybea_215 which I coloured with pencils using lots of lovely shades of browns !
I stamped some hero arts flowers at the sides . My printer was playing up and printing black green so I looked it up and cleaned the heads and hey presto and to my relief it's working again ! Before I had fixed it I had to use distress ink black soot on some white card for the panels ! I have also used Basic Grey Kraft paper pad .

 I embossed cuttlebug corner dies with a craft concepts dots folder and then added bows with this gorgeous spotty ribbon from my local sewing shop ! Just round the corner from my new work is a craft shop and a sewing shop how lucky am I though it's not good for the bank balance lol !
I found this super digi sentiment  here ! I put a Magnolia Vintage tag behind it and added lots of stardust stickles all over the card !! I finished with some lace ribbon and black roses from eBay . 

I used the super sketch by Chantal at Sketchy Challenges no . 30 for inspiration it was fun to work with and I would like to enter this challenge !!

Hope your all having a super week ! 
Lots of Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne xx ;0)


Sunday, 19 August 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge Midway #53 Reminder Tilda with Kraft Card



Hi Crafty Bloggers !! Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday !! I am putting my feet up and am crafting away !! 
It's time to remind you of the Current challenge at TOTALLY TILDA !! I have really enjoyed this challenge to make a project using Tilda with Kraft ! Don't you think it really does go lovely with Magnolia Stamps !!
I have used Magnolia Tilda Tailor ! I just love her hair and bow !!




I have coloured her with prismacolor pencils !  and bleneded with zest solution .


I have used some scraps of pretty material to put behind the tears and on the dress ! I found this stunning lazer cut chipboard mannequin on ebay expensive but totally worth it !! I used Magnolia Doo Hickey stitched lace die and put them facing together with some threading inbetween ! I have used Bazzill kraft card with spellbinders label die and these pretty flowers from prima with Candi centres. I have dyed some some seam binding with some spun sugar reinker and a touch of perfect pearls so pretty ;0) !!


I used a pearl pin from the Ribbon girl with some material and twine and finished with a sewing machine charm. I used some studio white gesso around all the stitched panels.


Some mesh from the Ribbon girl a touch of satin ribbon and lace from my local sewing machine to finish her dress off ! Though £250 Tilda is a bit expensive lol !!!
 Love how this turned out with all the different textures !



I hope you can join us in this super challenge and have a look at all the girls super creations at
 TOTALLY TILDA , there is a super prize too !!

I would like to enter my card into this super challenge !


Thanks for stopping by not much time left to enter my big 40 candy !! Why not enter you just never know who random picks !! 

Lots of Crafty Hugs 

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx


Saturday, 18 August 2012

MDUC Challenge #160 - Masking

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Hope your all having a super weekend !! I have had just the busiest week ever and I am so looking forward to tomorrow to put my feet up !! It's also time for a new challenge at 
So thrilled to be here as a guest designer ! This is just a great challenge to try out masking using 2 images or more !! I have only tried it a few times !! and it really is worth the results !! So why not give it a go there is lots of super talented inspiration over on the MDUC blog !!

I have picked Magnolia Old Swedish Chair & Tilda makes a blueberry blanket from the turning leaves collections ! I have masked her onto the chair ! There is a super tutorial here for masking with these stamps ! and I have tried the no lines technique for the first time with distress inks ! Took me  a couple of attempts lol 


I have made a sewing box from a template that was on my wishlist to do that I found here  !!


I have used different papers from Pion &. Riddersholm Designs !! I have used Magnolia dies and Magnolia flowers ! First time I have tried flowers from Magnolia they are so pretty ! They are from Live & Love Crafts !!.  Love that shop !!!


Here is a shot of the side where the panels lift down to keep all those sewing bits & bobs in !! I have stitched all the panels and added tea rose trim !!


Here is the other side where I have made a wee pocket and attached a sewing machine charm.


Here is the last shot lol a view from the top when the sides open ! I finished it off with a Magnolia ticket die which I used the Magnolia limited edition stamp .

I hope you like my sewing box and hope you will join us in the MDUC Challenge !!
Still trying to catch up with you all . Thanks for visiting and for all your wonderful comments ;0)
I would like to enter my Sewing box into the following wonderful challenges ;-
MAWTT - Shape Up
C.R.A.F.T challenge - Box


Thanks for visiting 
Lots of Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxx

Friday, 17 August 2012

Fairytale Friday

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

What a week it is flying in and I have been rushing about doing everything !! Sorry if I have not been round to visit yet , I will catch up lol !

It's Fairytale Friday and where we have all the gossip from Teddybo towers not to mention lots of super inspiration from the girls ! We have a lovely new teamie too so please welcome Donna & her wonderful creations !!

I have chosen the cutest ballerina ever !! Teddybea_213


I have coloured her with pencils and added sprinkles of glamour dust !!


I have used spellbinders labels dies and Tim Holtz rosette die . The lanterns are stamps from Hero arts which I have coloured and added some twine and pearls ! The stunning crochet flower is from Tabby Craft designs at etsy ! I have finished with a pink lace bow and plum glimmer misted rose .

I hope you can join in our current challenge at Teddybo which is distressing !! There are just so many cute graphics to choose from including this sweet ballerina !

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your all looking forward to the weekend !

Lots of Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Magnolia Picnic Basket ;0)

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How is your week going !! I have been crafting away on my days off and have been playing with Magnolia ;0) I have made a picnic basket from a wonderful tutorial you can find here . I have chosen Tilda with Hawaii Flower. I have used this gorgeous inspiration picture from the DT call at Totally Tilda for inspiration.



I Just love the colour combinations so pretty ;0)

So here is what I came up with !!



I have coloured Tilda with prismacolor pencils and used these beautiful papers from Prima !! I made these super flowers with the flower shoppe cartridge with the cricut ! To make the frame I used some pretty pink lace ribbon and lastly I used lots of Magnolia Doo Hickey dies and finished with Kraftwork cards candi .

I would like to enter my picnic basket into the following  ;-



I am off to craft and tonight I will try and catch up with all you wonderful bloggers . 
Thanks for stopping by ;0)

Lots of Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne(Kitty) xxx




Sunday, 12 August 2012

Totally Tilda Challenge #53 August Tilda with kraft card


Hi Crafty Bloggers !! How are you all !! The sun has been shining away here in Scotland ! It's been super hot and not a cloud to be seen yesterday or for today !! Today it's a brand new challenge at
  Totally Tilda !! 
We would love to see Tilda with Kraft !! You can colour on kraft or use kraft card on your creation !! 

I have been playing with Tilda with daisy yet again !! I have coloured onto kraft card with prismacolor pencils ! I was surprised how the colours change so if your trying it out test your colours on a spare piece first lol !! 


I shaped the card using my cricut and used this for the frame around her !! The gorgeous papers are by Prima ! I have added some studio white paint around the edges .


I have used rosebuds from Wild orchid crafts ! The charm and bling button on my flower is from the ribbon Girl . I made the flower with some cheesecloth and some mesh. I love the layers !!

We have a wonderful talented Guest Designer Suzie joining us and a super prize !! So why not pop on over and take a look at all the wonderful creations ;0) at Totally Tilda .

 Just to remind you there is still time to enter there DT call too ! You can get all the info here ;0)

I would like to enter this card into Tilda's Town Challenge - #31 Shabby Chic Challenge .

I am working today and can't wait to finish ! as off Mon & Tues so I am going to craft and spend time with my Stamp Monster ! I haven't been able to visit you all as still mastering my new job lol but I will try and get round soon !

Thanks for visiting and lots of Crafty Hugs

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) xxxx


Saturday, 11 August 2012

MDUC - #159 Card & Tag Challenge

Hi Crafty Bloggers 


I am so excited to be here as a  guest designer at 
for  August !! 
 The challenge this week is to make a  card with a tag !!
 I have been playing with Magnolia Tilda with a gift for you and the Magnolia Limited Edition Stamp.




I have coloured her with pencils and used coffee Archival ink to stamp with . I have then cut with a classic spellbinders circle die and I have distressed the edges and added touches of black and blue sugar glitter.

I have used this super template to create these large tags with the smaller Magnolia Vintage Tag Die.


I have used beautiful papers from Riddersholm design called Chantilly Dawn from Live & Love Crafts  which I have stitched with the sewing machine. I have coloured the Floral Swirl Corner die with a mixture of vintage photo distress ink and cosmic shimmer mist in turqouise . I then added some more sugar glitter !  I have misted a cream wild rose with the turquoise again and added peach roses to brighten it up !


I have added a Tim Holtz rosette die in cream and topped with a peach satin bow and misted flower with chocolate brad for the center .

Just had to show you more of these gorgeous papers , a view from the back !! The clothes peg is from American Crafts and you can see some cheesecloth peeking at the side which I had frayed at the edges and had added a dab of dried marigold distress ink.

Hope you can join us and pop on over to the challenge and see the wonderful inspiration from the

Magnolia Down Under Challenge Girls !!!


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

Simon Says Stamp - Let's Play Bingo/Ribbon Free blooms .
Midweek Magnolia's - Use two dies /punches - Used magnolia Dies & Tim Holtz Die

My stamp monster is home in the next couple of hours from America !! So excited to see him !!! ;0) 

Thanks for stopping by 
Lots of Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne (Kitty)
xxxxxxx


Friday, 10 August 2012

Fairytale Friday ;0)

Hi Crafty Bloggers

It is time to catch up on all the gossip at Teddybo Towers ! The current challenge is distressing so hope you can join us and pop on over and see the girls wonderful creations !! 

I have chosen Teddybobea_101 .


I have coloured these two love birds with pencils ! I picked Prima Fairy Belle papers which I tore around the edges and sewn them with the machine. I won a super stamp set from Simon Says Stamp so I used these to decorate the card ! I just love the hearts ! I used these super prima flowers where I have added some woodware brads, Lastly I have used this spotty ribbon ! 

I would like to enter my card into CLP challenge no.50 which the sketch gave me the inspiration for all the lovely distressed panels !

Thank you for visiting hope your all looking forward to the weekend !!

Lots of Craft Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Monday, 6 August 2012

Christmas with Magnolia !!

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are we all !! I managed to make a Christmas card and found this super tutorial here . I really recommend this as it lays flat too and it's so much fun to decorate and has great dimension. I have used Tilda In Christmas Coat & House from fall 07 Collection. I have used distress inks and some studio white paint and some glamour dust !


I have used Graphic 45 papers ! The last of my stash from last year so I need to get some Christmas papers !! I have also used Magnolia Shooting Stars Border stamp with some aged mahogany distress ink.


I have used Magnolia Doohickey Spruce Die for the tree where I used the blending tool lightly with distress ink.




Here is a picture of the inside here I have used the Magnolia fairy tale tag die with some more of the shooting stars and Magnolia Santa is coming stamp.



I would like to enter my Christmas creation in the following Super challenge


Thank you for stopping by must dash !!! and get some crafting done I am in the mood for some colouring !! Just find it so relaxing ;0)
Bye For Now
Crafty Hugs  

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xxxx

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Totally Tilda Midway Challenge Reminder #52 July Summer Fun Tilda


Hi Crafty Bloggers 
How are we all ?? Are you having a lovely weekend ? What a week !! I have finished my training at work in Glasgow. The guys who did the training really looked after me and were just brilliant characters to be around   I start implementing everything on Monday so wish me luck !!! 
I just love crafting to relax and I am here to remind you that we are midway in the current super challenge at 
 It's Tilda with Summer Fun !! 
I have coloured Burger Tilda ! Don't you just love her ! I have coloured her with pencils ! 



I have used these super papers from Riddelsholm Fleamarket collection . I have used Pion's Grandma's Letters with tiny brads all from Live & Love Crafts . I have used these beautifuk Magnolia Doohickeys dies - Leaf & Heart Swirls,Swirly Butterfly and Peony Flower Petals . I have finished with a computer generated recipe card and white seam binding with large pearl brad from Wild orchid crafts .


I hope you will join in on the Summer Fun challenge and check out all the talented designs from the girls at 


 They are having a DT call so why not check out the details !! here .


I am currently writing this post while watching the movie P.S I Love you !! I have been crying my eyes out it's so sad but makes you fell all gooey too !! I am missing my Stamp Monster so much feel so lost without him , he survived his tandem jump ( looked amazing!!!  )http://www.skydivecsc.com/social/csctv/?videoID=62tj5mb562ru65vh - if you want to see the Stamp Monster  lol .He has even been up to Canada for a couple of days , he has just stopped off in Chicago ( hopefully at Micheal's lol) and is driving his way over to Seattle through what he calls the real American towns and has met some wonderful people along the way . He will be home on Saturday !! can't wait ;0) Off to get another tissue lol x

I would like to enter my creation into the following Super Challenges ;

Just Magnolia Week 168 - Handmade flowers

Paperplay Challenges - Week 31 - Layer It Up

Thanks so much for stopping by
Lots Of Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) ;0) xxxx

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Live & Love Crafts Challenge Elizabeth's Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ? Hope your having a super week !
 There's a brand new challenge at the Live & Love Crafts Blog .
 I am honored to be here as a guest designer .  
The new challenge is a fabulous sketch from Elizabeth !!!



I used the sketch to make a recipe card with Magnolia Tilda with carrots . I have coloured her with prismacolor pencils .


I just love carrot cake and have lots of newspaper /magazine clippings of recipie's to try out so I thought I would make a place to put them all in !!


I have used a selection of beautiful Pion papers !! Can never decide which side to use they are all so pretty lol. That's what I love about sketches you can use up all the little bits  ! I have used sewn panels and a spellbinders scalloped circle . The beautiful peach trim is where I have added some pearls from Melissa Frances. The large paper clip I have tied a peach/pink gingham bow with vintage beaded centres . I have cut Magnolias Dies the butterfly and stitched lace !! The tiny flowers are from Prima botanical gardens where I have added these super cute brads .

Here is a couple of shots of the recipe box for the recipe insert to go in



I have used another Magnolia Flower Die and placed this stunning Vintage Antique button in the center .
I have used Pion Grandmas' Schoolbook to cut the letters for the sections .


I found these huge paper clips in my local stationers !! and thought I could attach my clippings to them ;0)


I hope you can join in on the fun and check out the  teams wonderful creations and the wonderful prize to spend on these gorgeous crafty goodies at Live & Love Crafts .  There is also an extra prize so why not check out all the details on the blog !!!
There are new products in store too ! I have added them all to my wish list lol ;0)

I would like to enter my recipe gift box into the following Super Challenges ;-



Thank you so much for visiting 
Lots of Crafty Hugs

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx