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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Midweek magnolias #143 Midway Reminder Summer Time

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

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

The theme is SUMMER TIME
there is inspiration on the blog,details of how to enter
 and the prize is from MAGNOLIA SWEDEN !!!!

I have made a notebook with my Cinch using chipboard as the base . I first painted the chipboard with gesso and then added prima acrylic paints which I daubed with kitchen roll to make the patterns .



I have stamped Vintage Swedish Coast Cottage stamp from Magnolia and painted them with distress inks and then cut them out and used foam pads to adhere to the surface .


I have used this chippie from Live & Love crafts
 which I coloured with a prima chalk edger.


I have used some embroidery thread with charms also from Live & Love crafts and stamped the It's summertime text also from Magnolia . The pebbles are from Prima and are painted with gesso and acrylic paint and then I used prima micro beads in between for the sand . The crab charm is from Paper studio.


I love the back page I used A Tim Holtz stencil
 to make the stones using prima sand texture paste.


I had great fun getting messy !! I hope you are inspired to join us !!!



Many Thanks for visiting my blog 
Sending Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx





Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Midweek Magnolias #143 Summertime

Hi Crafty Bloggers

It's time for a new challenge over the next fortnight with 
the theme is SUMMERTIME 
I hope it's sunny where you are ?? There are lots of gorgeous inspiration on the blog along with all the details of how to enter and the fantastic prize from MAGNOLIA

I have chosen Bee Tilda which I have coloured with distress inks to match the beautiful Pion scent of lavender design papers from LLC .


The base was cut with the Vintage box 1 large die and matted onto papermill linen card.  I have cut Tilda out and sat her on chipboard from LLC .


I have used a coat of guesso on the chipboard and then used distress inks to colour them .  I have added some small WOC roses.


I have also used the envelope die from The vintage box with more roses.


I have cut some  tickets from the papers for the bottom.


I hope you are inspired to join us <3


Many Thanks for visiting 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx








Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #142 Midway Reminder Anything Goes

Hi Crafty Bloggers
How are we all ??
I am here to remind you of the wonderful challenge at 


the theme is Anything Goes with a  Magnolia Image. 
All the wonderful inspiration and details are all on the blog so why not pop on over and check it out. 

I have used stop in the name of love Tilda behind the window She has been coloured with distress inks to match the Maja design papers .


I have used lots of chippies from LLC which I have daubed lightly with gesso and then used pastel gelatos to colour them.The sentiment stamp is from LOTV.


I have used some cheesecloth and flatback pearls and roses from WOC.
The Base is made from white corrugated card with a Magnolia Vintage Box die.


The bow is a doohickey die with prima pebble in the center.


I hope you are inspired to join us :)


Many thanks for stopping by 
Sending crafty hugs
Kirsty-Anne xx





Saturday, 9 July 2016

The Sketchy Challenges #100 Veronique's Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

We have a new fortnightly challenge at THE SKETCHY CHALLENGES 
 new design team members and a brand new blog look because we are celebrating our 100th Challenge !!! 
 Here is the sketch by Veronique 


and we are sponsored by 

with a gift voucher and free postage they sell the most gorgeous flowers !!


I have made a card for a colleague for a Birthday boy who loves farming so I bought these stamps from Lili Of The Valley and coloured them with distress ink mediums to match the design papers from Maja design at Live & Love Crafts.



A wee close up


I have used Magnolia doohickey dies for the cloud and fruit tree and ideology stickers for the name and number and some bling gems from Docrafts.


I have used a prima pebble on the number and these fab text stamps also from LOTV.


The bike charm had been daubed with gesso also from LLC.
I used the other stamps to put on the tags that can be pulled from behind the image which are placed in a pocket underneath.


I do hope you can join us in our 100th Challenge <3

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




Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Midweek Magnolia's #142 Anything goes with a Magnolia Image



Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a super new challenge at


the theme this fortnight is ANYTHING GOES with a Magnolia Image 
There is oodles of inspiration from the design team all the rules of how to enter and a fantastic prize from Magnolia all over on the blog !!!

I have chosen Gucci Tilda to colour to match the Vintage Romance blue Maja Design Papers . As always I have coloured her with distress inks .


I have also used computer icon stamps around her .


I have used lots Wycinanka Chipboard from Live & Love Crafts which I have lightly daubed with gesso and coloured some elements with gelatos.


The charms and WOC roses are also from LLC as with the lace . 
I have made shopping bags myself with the scorpal and cropadile to add brads ,lace, design papers and charm and the handles with crochet thread.


I hope you like my creation and are 
inspired to join us <3



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

- blue Design Papers 

Many Thanks for visiting 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne