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Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 in cards


Wishing everyone a Happy Healthy Creative 2016 !! 
I discovered this year my shading has been to dark sometimes that I prefer pastel colours and I have dabbled in mixed media !! That I need new light tent spots lol and just loved all the collections from Magnolia !! What trends will 2016 bring us ??? 


Sending crafty New Year Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xx


Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Midweek Magnolias's Midway Reminder #128 Anything Festive


Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time to remind you of the super challenge at 

the theme is ANYTHING FESTIVE !! with a fantastic prize from Magnolia and lots of inspiration on the blog !! .... the challenge runs until January so you have lots of time to enter !! I hope you will join us <3

I have chosen Tilda with little snowy snowman I just love her !! I have coloured her with a combination of distress ink mediums to match the beautiful papers from Pion from Live & Love Crafts



I have also used an inkessentials white gel pen
 for her cheeks and liquid pearls around her.

The doohickey fern I have coloured with the inks to match the papers and I have added a yellow bicycle wooden pin and these stunning  lace flowers..prima flower ..Bo Bunny brad and pomegranate beads also from LLC .


The ceramic dots are by Funfair ..the aqua pom pom trim a gift and the bark star and pearl trim are also from LLC.



Lastly some lace trim at the bottom from LLC



My bloggy friend sent me this bag to decorate and I have matched the papers again to the colouring of Tilda in Christmas coat . I have used some cheesecloth behind her and this beautiful Joy crafts snowflake which has been frantaged with shabby green embossing powder. 
I have added some cute pom poms to the skates .The pockets are cut from the papers and finished with more lace trim and tags cut and finished with blue organza ribbon.


I just adore this colour combination !!


I have added some shabby bells to some crochet thread at the top.


Close up of the cloth and ferns and stunning flowers from LLC finished with an antique brad.


Just had to add some pine cones and a bow to finish 


Just need to find a nice gift to put inside now <3



I hope you like my festive creations and I would like to enter them into the following super challenges ;-



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
















Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Midweek Magnolia's Challenge #128 Anything Festive

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I hope you are all well ?? and are getting prepared for Christmas !!!
 It's time for a super new challenge at 


the theme is ANYTHING FESTIVE !!! for the next fortnight <3

There are oodles of inspiration and a prize from Magnolia so get crafting !!
 and pop on over to the blog for all the details .

I have chosen Tilda with Christmas Lamp and coloured this cutie 
with different distress ink mediums to match the gorgeous papers
 from  Pion called Christmas In Norway .


I have cut papermill smooth card into a tag shape and used my cropadile to punch a hole for the lace and seam binding and magnolia lamp charm.
The pearls, oval frame and button trim are from Live & Love Crafts  as with the papers and Tim holtz memo pin . The brads are from Bo Bunny and The Hobby House. Die cuts are holly leaves from Joy crafts , Magnolia Doohickey twisted swirl and Bride bow from Magnolia and La La Land viewer die. The stickers in the viewer spell Merry Christmas with Tim Holtz ideology stickers. Lastly the burlap banners are from Simple Stories.


I hope you will join us at MIDWEEK MAGNOLIA'S

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



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


Saturday, 28 November 2015

The Sketchy Challenges #92 Sabine's Sketch & Christmas Time Theme

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ?? it's been hectic lately but lovely to relax 
with some crafty time !! It's time for a super new Monthly Challenge at


We have a fabulous sketch from Sabine and the theme is CHRISTMAS TIME 



you can use the sketch and or theme and there are lots of inspiration on the blog from our design team and guest designers not to mention all the details and super prize from LIVE & LOVE CRAFTS

  


I have chosen a La La Land image called Christmas Elf Marci I had so much fun colouring her with distress ink reinkers markers and pads to match the beautiful Pion Christmas In Norway and palette design papers from Live & Love Crafts.


I have used this lovely snowflake from Joy crafts which I have embossed using  stampendous shabby white embossing powder. The lovely lace cinnamon sticks ...bark star and bells are from LLC. The lovely tag and brads are from Bo Bunny heritage collection and lastly the gorgeous cherub is from my lovely bloggy friend who made her !!

I hope you can join us in the challenge with your Christmas creations

I would like to enter the following super challenge ;-



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








Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Midweek Magnolia's Midway reminder #127 Pink & Green

Hi Crafty Bloggers

I hope you are well and are crafting away !! It's time to remind you of the current challenge at MIDWEEK MAGNOLIA'S it's Pink & Green such a gorgeous colour combination with lots of fantastic inspiration from the design team and a fabulous prize from Magnolia so please pop on over to the blog for all the details <3


I have made another Christmas card using this wee cutie called Tilda with little snowy snowman !! I love her cape !! I have coloured her with a combination of distress ink mediums and finished her using a wink of stella clear glitter pen and an inkessentials white pen and lastly some liquid pearls .


I have used these gorgeous papers from Pion and Maja design from LLC for the layers using a label doohickey and edged with some guesso and glamour dust. She is matted onto a dienamics stitched oval die . The sleigh is from a doohickey club which I have slightly bent and tied some tiny bells with thread to it and made some parcels just with card twine and some coats thread for the bows. I have attached the sleigh to the doohickey so wrapped fern tag. I have put a Bo Bunny brad in the center of the doohickey snowflake.


The other side features a die from memory box called precious mittens die finished with a button from Tim Holtz ideology. I have curved the doohickey scalloped dotted lace die cut and added some more bells. I have also used some gorgeous cream pearl trim around the card and diamantes.


Lastly I have finished with tiny wooden buttons with pink thread. The papers and gorgeous embellishments used are from Live & Love Crafts .


I hope you are inspired to join us at Midweek Magnolia's .
I would like to enter my card into the following super challenges ;-



Thank you for stopping by 
sending crafty hugs
Kirsty-Anne xx








Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Midweek Magnolia's #127 Pink & Green







Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's a new challenge at MIDWEEK MAGNOLIA'S !!
The theme for the next fortnight is Pink & Green 
there is a super prize from Magnolia and lots of gorgeous inspiration from the design team on the blog so please pop on over for all the details !!

I have made another Christmas card using these fab new stamps from Magnolia called Christmas merchant desk & Lingonberry Christmas candle Tilda and Lingonberry corner. 



I have coloured them with a mix of distress ink mediums. The colour inspiration is from the lovely pion designer papers used . I made an easel card with Papermill smooth white card as the base.


Dies used are all  Magnolia Doohickeys  except from the poinsetta from La La Land  . I have finished with pearl string , half backed pearls , frosted berries and frame all from Live & Love Crafts .

A picture of the inside it's an 8 x 8 inch
 so the panel at the front can lay flat in the post !!



Lastly more dies and a the pocket for a gift voucher !! 
Another Christmas card done I am on a roll !! Just love crafting in this horrible weather all cosy with my music on in the background <3

I hope you can join us at Midweek magnolia's 
the pink & green is just gorgeous together !! 

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


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








Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Midweek Magnolia's Midway Reminder #126 Anything Goes

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time to remind you of our current super challenge at
  Midweek Magnolia's it's ANYTHING GOES !!
so you still have time to enter and have a chance of winning a fantastic prize from Magnolia !! Please pop on over to the blog for all the gorgeous inspiration and details !!!

I have chosen two cute Tilda's for my next Christmas card !! Cosy Tilda & Christmas Card Tilda and I have coloured them with different distress ink mediums using Pion papers for the colour inspiration from LLC,


I started with The Papermill Smooth card as my base . The large white flower is from prima and I added some shabby bells and stamens to the middle. The frosted berries, glitter tuille, pom pom trim, bark star, and pearl string are all from LLC. The stunning snowflake is from The handcrafted card company and the wooden pin is from Little Yellow bicycle. 

I hope you can join us <3
Sending Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Midweek Magnolia's Challenge # 126 Anything Goes


Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a super new challenge at MIDWEEK MAGNOLIA'S 
it's ANYTHING GOES !!
Please check out all the gorgeous inspiration ROOLZ and fantastic prize from Magnolia all over on the blog !!!

I am cracking on with my Christmas cards and this challenge is perfect for entering them !! I have chosen Sparkle poinsettia Tilda I just love her !! I have used gorgeous Magnolia and Pion papers for the colour inspiration for her !!


I have used a die-namics stitched oval to stamp her on and coloured her with distress ink mediums and some liquid pearls and white inkessentials pen,


I have used Magnolia Doohickey branch die and bride bow with a Bo Bunny heritage brad, All the die cuts have been frantaged with shabby embossing powder from Stampendous at LLC using versamark embossing ink and Tim Holtz text stamp. The poinsettia die is from La La land crafts with stamens from LLC . The gorgeous cherub and stunning pearl trim are from my wonderful bloggy friend !!


I have folded down the corner showing off more of the gorgeous design papers with a doohickey club volume 1  die with LLC pearls and star charm. I have tied bells and tiny pine cones from LLC to the branches with green thread.


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


A wee shot of the inside with more gorgeous papers and a little pocket for some Magnolia Jolly tag die cuts tied with some seam binding from WOC.


I would like to enter the following super challenges ;-


Thank you for visiting my blog I hope you are 
getting lots of Christmas cards made too ;0)

Sending Lots Of Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xx






Saturday, 31 October 2015

The Sketchy Challenges #91 Annete's Sketch & Autumn Theme



Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a brand new challenge at THE SKETCHY CHALLENGES
we have a fabulous sketch by Annette 



The Theme is Autumn !!
You can use the sketch or theme or both please check out all the fantastic inspiration and details of how to enter on the blog <3

I have chosen Tilda with heart rice to colour matching Bo Bunny Heritage design papers and coloured her with a combination of distress ink mediums .


I have also used an inkessentials white gel pen and liquid pearls to highlight and matted her onto  a spellbinders oval die 

I have cut spellbinders autumn leaves dies with the papers and used white embossing powder and versafine embossing ink with a Tim Holtz papillion text stamp. I have used these pearls from LLC in a small cluster.


The bow is cut from Magnolia doohickey bride bow with a Bo Bunny brad and I have also used a prima frame with more of the design papers inside. The owl charm is from my stash .

Here I have used a Magnolia Jolly doohickey tag with some lace and also some embossing again.


I love how it has all layered up with the beautiful lace !!



I hope you can join us in our monthly challenge 

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



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















Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Midweek Magnolia's #124 Halloween

Hi Crafty bloggers 

How are we all ?? ..We have a brand new challenge at
MIDWEEK MAGNOLIA'S and the theme is HALLOWEEN ...there is a super prize from Magnolia and lots of gorgeous inspiration on the blog so why not pop on over and check out all the ROOLZ !!

I have chosen Little Witch Tilda and coloured her with distress ink mediums to match the Bo Bunny Heritage designer papers which were cut with Magnolia Doohickey labels die onto Papermill Linen card . 


I have used Marianne design clock with a Bo Bunny heritage brad at the top .. The heart charm is from prima The house is from Magnolia doohickey called big house which I blended with distress ink and the roses are from my stash.. I put some liquid pearls dots on them and some guesso and liked how they turned out !!. The gorgeous garland is from Magnolia and the frame is prima with some ideology stickers . Lastly the leaves are from WOC with a sponge daubed with guesso.
Some more pics <3
   





I Hope you are inspired to join us !!

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


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

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Midweek Magnolia's Midway reminder #124 CAS or Overloaded

Hi Crafty Bloggers

There is still time to join in on THE MIDWEEK MAGNOLIA'S Challenge
which is CAS or Overloaded !! with a super prize from Magnolia and lots of inspiration then why not check out all the details on the blog !!

I have chosen to go fully loaded this time !! which I find easier as I love adding all the embellies !! I have coloured Rose cake Tilda with distress ink mediums and used Maja Design  Summer  Crush papers for the panels which I cut from Doohickey large labels and matted onto Papermill linen card .


I have stamped the doily with Tim Holtz papillion stamp and layered it over this gorgeous lace trim. I have added some dusty attic chipboard which I have misted on the top and bottom of the image and finished with diamantes from the handcrafted card company. The tag is a jolly doohickey peeking out at the side finished with a rhinestone heart . The apron die is from doohickey club volume 1 with text from Magnolia attached with mini brads from LLC . The little flowers are from WOC and I have coloured them with gelatos and added more mini brads . Lastly I have added a prima cupcake and I had a happy accent when doing another project I splattered some ink and I think it actually looks cool lol !!

I hope you will join us in the challenge !!

I would like to enter into the following challenge ;-

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

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Midweek Magnolia's #124 CAS or Fully Loaded

Hi Crafty Bloggers

It's time for a brand new Challenge at Midweek Magnolia's 
It's CAS or fully loaded !!
There is a super prize from Magnolia and lots of lovely inspiration on the blog so why not pop on over and check out all the details !!

I have made a CAS card it was hard not to keep adding embellishments lol and then I thought maybe I have added to much already lol.

I have chosen Bohemian Peony Tilda and coloured her with distress ink mediums to match the beautiful Pion designer papers which I machine stitched onto papermill smooth card base.


I have used pink rhinestone trim around the frame from LLC . I have used the bride bow die and peony doohickey dies and finished with pearls and stamens . The leaves are from WOC and I just adore these poppies !! It was lovely not to cover up all the pretty papers !!

I hope you will join us <3
Thank you for visiting 
Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

A wee shot at Mixed Media !!

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I fancied a wee change and found a fab shop near Edinburgh that sold lots of crafty goodies and especially Dusty attic Chipboard called The Mad Scrapper . I have been looking at projects on Youtube for tutorials and ideas . So here is my first proper attempt quite pleased but I am still learning loads .


I have used Maja Design Coffee
 in the Arbour design papers . 


I have framed the cut out picture and added some cheesecloth and large daisies WOC blooms and Tim Holtz tag and buttons from my stash .


I have used some metal embellies from prima which I have coloured with pastel gelatos . The stencils used are Tim Holtz dots and blossom with white texture paste and I have also used Tim Holtz papillion stamps underneath .I have made my own mists using reinkers modge podge glue n seal and water in a mister bottle... I like to match the colours with the papers 


I have covered the words with a prima chalk edger and then used some white gelato over it to colour them . The tiny frame  and 
the pearl centers are from LLC.


I hope you like my canvas 
I would like to enter it into the following super challenges ;-


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